Sir Henry Irving

Sir Henry Irving

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Sir Henry Irving was the greatest actor of the Victorian age and was thought of by Gladstone as his greatest contemporary. He transformed the theatre, in Britain and America, from a disreputable and marginal entertainment into a respected and uplifting art form. This work gives an account of Irving and his impact on the Victorian theatre and life.Richard Dickins, describing 31 October 1874 as a#39;a day in my life to be marked for ever with a white stonea#39;, recalled his ... times, and in my opinion, Irvinga#39;s Hamlet was, not the most perfect, but the greatest and most beautiful performance of myanbsp;...


Title:Sir Henry Irving
Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher:A&C Black - 2007-01-20
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