About this book
Subtitled, "The Dramatic Lives Of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving & Their Remarkable Families". Terry and Irving were the king and queen of the Victorian stage, working with Bram Stoker and undertaking lucrative international tours. Holroyd explores their public and private lives, showing how they and their legacy influenced the modern world.
Henry Irving - a merchant's clerk who became the savior of British theater - and Ellen Terry, who made her first theater appearance as soon as she could walk, were the king and queen of the Victorian stage. This book explores their public and private lives, showing how their artistic legacy and their children came to influence the modern world.