Sir Henry Irving

(1838—1905) actor

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originally John Henry Brodribb, achieved fame as an actor for his performance in The Bells (1871–2), and afterwards scored successes in a large number of Shakespearian and other parts, his impersonation of Tennyson's Becket being one of his chief triumphs. His management of the Lyceum Theatre in association with Ellen Terry, 1878–1902, was distinguished, and he revived popular interest in Shakespeare.

Subjects: Theatre.

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