Hesketh Pearson

(1887—1964) actor and biographer

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actor and biographer, whose first book Modern Men and Mummers (1921), contained portraits of many of the theatre personalities of the time. His other works include The Whispering Gallery (1926) and many lively biographies, of (for example) Hazlitt (1934), Sydney Smith (The Smith of Smiths, 1934), G. B. Shaw (1942), Wilde (1946), and Beerbohm Tree (1956).

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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