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A Strange Eventful History

The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families

A Strange Eventful History( )
Author: Holroyd, Michael
ISBN:978-0-09-949718-9
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Arrow
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $27.99
Book Description:

Henry Irving - a merchant's clerk who became the saviour of British theatre - and Ellen Terry, who made her first theatre appearance as soon as she could walk, were the king and queen of the Victorian stage. Creatively interdependent, they founded a power-house of arts at the Lyceum Theatre, with Bram Stoker as business manager, where they recast Shakespeare's plays on an epic scale and took the company on lucrative and exhilarating international tours. In his masterly new biography,...
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Book Details
Pages:672
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.5 x 21.4 x 4.8 cm
Book Weight:0.732 Kilograms
Author Biography
Holroyd, Michael (Author)
Michael Holroyd was born in London, England on August 27, 1935. He was educated at Eton College. He published his first book, a biography of writer Hugh Kingsmill, in 1964. He has also written the biographies of George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John, Lytton Strachey, and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. His other works include Basil Street Blues, Mosaic, and A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers. He has received several awards including the Heywood Hill Literary Prize in 2001, the David Cohen British Prize for Literature in 2005, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography for A Strange Eventful History in 2009. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2007.

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