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Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving

Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108057455

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  • The greatest actor of his day, Sir Henry Irving (1838–1905) thrilled audiences with his tragedy and melodrama, his Hamlet and Richard III, most famously at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Born John Henry Brodribb, he took the name Irving for his first professional stage appearance in 1856. A long and exhausting apprenticeship followed, during which he played some 700 roles in theatres up and down the country before establishing his reputation in 1871 in the psychological thriller The Bells. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum and here, with his business manager Bram Stoker (1847–1912) and actress Ellen Terry (rumoured to be his mistress), he became the theatrical icon of his age. This engaging two-volume tribute by Stoker, his closest friend, was first published in 1906.

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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108057455
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Earliest recollections of Henry Irving
    2. The old school and the new
    3. Friendship
    4. Honours from Dublin university
    5. Converging streams
    6. Joining forces
    7. The Lyceum productions
    8. Irving begins management
    9. Shakespeare plays - 1
    10. Shakespeare plays - 2
    11. Shakespeare plays - 3
    12. Shakespeare plays - 4
    13. Irving's method
    14. Art-sense
    15. Stage effects
    16. The value of experiment
    17. The pulse of the public
    18. Tennyson and his plays - 1
    19. Tennyson and his plays - 2
    20. Tennyson and his plays - 3
    21. Tennyson and his plays - 4
    22. Waterloo - King Arthur - Don Quixote
    23. Art and hazard
    24. Vandenhoff
    25. Charles Matthews
    26. Charles Dickens and Henry Irving
    27. Mr J. M. Levy
    28. Visits to America
    29. William Winter
    30. Performance at West Point
    31. American reporters
    32. Tours-de-force
    33. Christmas
    34. Irving as a social force
    35. Visits of foreign warships
    36. Irving's last reception at the Lyceum
    37. The voice of England
    38. Rival towns
    39. Two stories
    40. Sir Richard Burton
    41. Sir Henry Morton Stanley
    42. Arminius Vambéry. Volume 2:
    43. Irving's philosophy of his art
    44. The Right Hon. William Ewart Gladstone
    45. The earl of Beaconsfield
    46. Sir William Pearce, Bart.
    47. Stepniak
    48. E. Onslow Ford, R.A.
    49. Sir Laurence Alma-Tadema, R.A.
    50. Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bart.
    51. Edwin A. Abbey, R.A.
    52. J. Bernard Partridge
    53. Robert Browning
    54. Walt Whitman
    55. James Whitcomb Riley
    56. Ernest Renan
    57. Hall Caine
    58. Irving and dramatists
    59. Musicians
    60. Ludwig Barnay
    61. Constant Coquelin
    62. Sarah Bernhardt
    63. Geneviève Ward
    64. John Lawrence Toole
    65. Ellen Terry
    66. Fresh honours in Dublin
    67. Performances at Sandringham and Windsor
    68. Presidents of the United States
    69. Knighthood
    70. Henry Irving and universities
    71. Adventures
    72. Burning of the Lyceum storage
    73. Finance
    74. The turn of the tide
    Index.

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    Bram Stoker

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