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Archive Profile | JAMES AGATE [1877 – 1947] | Theatre Critic

Saturday 2nd March 2002 James Evershed Agate [1877 – 1947] was the renowned theatre critic of The Sunday Times. He started there in 1923 and worked on the paper until … Continue reading

08/02/2020

Theatrical links and war heroes in Bedford Park, Chiswick – House Historian

In looking through the 1891 census for Bath Road, which runs along the boundary of Bedford Park, I found the widowed, Marie Saker, recorded as an actress. She was living … Continue reading

01/18/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • HENRY IRVING • Faust & Romeo & Juliet

‘I had seen [Henry Irving] in Faust, his blanched face appearing in the unholy light of thirty limes, a long, thin figure in red, heightened by the tall feather in … Continue reading

09/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • Johnny Toole & Henry Irving

Johnny Toole, the great English comedian, was a great friend of Henry Irving, and they used always to be chaffing each other. One night at supper Toole said: “Henry, I … Continue reading

10/04/2014 · Leave a comment

An actor’s life for me: Lena Ashwell

Originally posted on The Library Time Machine:
The first time I read the name Lena Ashwell was in connection with a production in 1902 of the Japan-set drama The Darling…

09/18/2014 · Leave a comment

Twelfth Night at the Lyceum, Illustrated London News, August 16, 1884

Originally posted on The Badger's Sett:
Click to enlargeHenry Irving is pictured centre playing Malvolio. The premier actor-manager of his day, Irving had previously been more famous for his…

08/25/2014 · Leave a comment

Sir Henry (John Henry Brodribb) Irving

Henry Irving 6th February 1838 – 13th October 1905 Ellen Terry & Henry Irving – Vicar of Wakefield by FirstNightVintage Henry Irving was born John Henry Brodribb in Somerset to a … Continue reading

05/28/2014 · Leave a comment

Ellen Terry as Volumnia

Dame Ellen Terry as Volumnia in Coriolanus Card This signed photograph of Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) as Volumnia in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is a treasured possession, left to me by the actress Rosamund Burne [? – 1975]. Ros was a … Continue reading

03/29/2013 · 1 Comment