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A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families

Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their families; and discusses Terry's acting career, marriage to George Frederick Watts, and her feminist daughter, Edith Craig; as well as Irving's successes as an actor and manager in Victorian England and his sons.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ellen Terry, Dame; Henry Irving, Sir; Edward Gordon Craig
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Holroyd
ISBN: 9780374270803 0374270805 9780312429492 0312429495
OCLC Number: 243544503
Notes: First published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2008.
Description: xviii, 620 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rumours of a Death Foretold --
A Story in a Book --
The Terrys --
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall --
Heaven and Holland Park --
England's Michelangelo --
The Kingdom of Pattledom --
A Marriage is Arranged and a Deed of Separation Signed --
The Kate Terry Valse --
Found Drowned --
Happiness for a Time --
All Change --
A Failure to be Proud of --
Men! --
What's in a Name? --
Entrances and Exits --
Their Coronation --
Our Lady of the Lyceum --
Interval: Irving on Holiday --
His Shylock --
Shakespeare's Lovers --
Children! --
Our American Cousins --
From Malvolio to Mephistopheles --
Death of a Husband, Death of a Lover --
Her Lady Macbeth --
Ted and Edy and Harry and Laurence --
All is True --
After the Shooting --
Counter Attractions --
One More Laurel Wreath --
Mixed Fortunes --
The Irish Pretender --
Wishful Thinking --
Choices --
Confusions --
For Love or Money --
Made in Heaven --
A Sea of Troubles : Helgeland and Hungerheart --
The End of Irving --
Women! --
Brothers --
Family Affairs --
Masks and Faces --
Not Quite Alone --
The Long Game of Patience --
An Occasion --
For Friendship's Sake --
Good Night Unto You All --
White Candle, Aged Face --
An Outline of Sources.
Responsibility: Michael Holroyd.

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Chronicles the lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their families; and discusses Terry's acting career, marriage to George Frederick Watts, and her feminist daughter, Edith Craig; as well as Irving's successes as an actor and manager in Victorian England and his sons.

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