Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Extracts from diaries, memoirs, private letters, obituaries and other rare ephemera are drawn together to build a contemporary account of the acting achievements and personal lives of three inspiring figures from the late nineteenth-century theatre; Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: These volumes chart the careers of three Shakespearian actors through reviews, interviews and reminiscences. Sources are chosen to illustrate individual performances and the contemporary responses to them. Herbert Beerbohm Tree epitomized the late-Victorian and Edwardian actor-manager. Known for his monumental productions of Shakespeare, he was criticized by many as vulgar. Yet his work was popular and his Shakespeare festivals celebrated Shakespeare's place as a national and imperial figure. Famous for his distinctive mannerisms, Henry Irving's acting divided critics. Perhaps the best known of all the actor-managers, he often took responsibility for directing, set-design and casting, and re-opened the Lyceum theatre under his own control. In 1895 he was the first actor to be awarded a knighthood. Ellen Terry was considered the greatest Shakespearian actress in Britain. Brought into partnership with Irving, she spent two decades as his leading lady. Substantial volume introductions and extensive notes provide contextual analysis of the source material. This set will be essential to those researching the staging of Shakespeare's plays, the History of the Theatre and to those teaching performance studies.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9781851969319 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0961517
Descrizione libro Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Limited. Condizione libro: New. pp. 1392. Codice libro della libreria 50940085