Ellen Terry's Memoirs

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Read Books, Feb 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 376 pages
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Ellen Terry's Memoirs Originally published in 1933, this is the autobiography of the famous English actress, with additional biographical chapters added. Dame Ellen Alice Terry GBE (February 27, 1847 - July 21, 1928) was an English stage actress. She was born Alice Ellen, but she had reversed her names by the time of her first marriage. From 1874 she became the leading Shakespearean actress in London, and in partnership with Henry Irving became successful in England and the USA. In 1876 she married Charles Kelly. In 1903 she formed a theatre management business with her son, abandoning Irving. She struck up a friendship and a famous correspondence with George Bernard Shaw. In 1907 she married American actor James Carew. She became a Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire (GBE) in 1925. Contents Include A child of the Stage, Growing Up, An Early Retirement, Six years in the Country, Back to theTheatre, Eventful years, Work At the Lyceum, The Lyceum in the Eighties, America, The Macbeth Period, The End of the Lyceum, Jubilee. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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