ISBN: 9780906399934 - hardback, 128 pages, 100+ photos
Portrait of Ellen Terry
Terry was undoubtedly the greatest and most flamboyant British actress
of the late nineteenth century. In her long and unconventional life
she played many roles – both on and off the stage –
and was admired by some of the best known figures of her time. G.
F. Watts and John Singer Sargent painted her, dramatists such as
Shaw, J. M. Barrie and Tennyson created roles for her, Lewis Carroll
and Julia Margaret Cameron photographed her, Oscar Wilde wrote poems
about her and Henry James and John Ruskin reviewed her performances
(though not always favourably).
this biography David F. Cheshire charts Ellen Terry's life and career
from her earliest reputed appearance on the professional stage in
1854 at the age of seven, as one of the little princes in Richard
III, through the years of her great stage partnership with Henry
Irving, to her last major public performance at 76, as Mistress
Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, when the playwright and critic
Herbert Farjeon found her performance "electric ... gallivanting
Portrait of Ellen Terry, which features over 100 photographs, many
from the Terry family archives not previously published, is a fitting
tribute to a remarkable actress, once described by her rival and
friend, the legendary Sarah Bernhardt, as "more a woman than
all the women in the world."
a complete list of parts played by Ellen Terry plus biographical
notes on her relations, friends and colleagues.