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Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving

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An engaging 1906 two-volume tribute to the most famous actor-manager of the nineteenth century by his closest friend and business manager.

Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving

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Henry Irving

Author : Richard Foulkes
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Henry Irving (1838-1905), the first actor to be knighted, dominated the theatre in Britain and beyond for over a quarter of a century. As an actor, he was strikingly different with his idiosyncratic pronunciation, his somewhat ungainly physique, and his brilliant psychological portrayals of virtue and villainy. As a director of spectacular, and commercially driven, entertainments, Irving anticipated Hollywood directors from D.W. Griffith to Stephen Spielberg. And as manager of the Lyceum Theatre, where audiences included the leading public figures of the day, he controlled every aspect of the performance. This collection of essays by leading theatre scholars explores each element of Irving's art: his acting, his contribution to the plays he commissioned, his flair for the stage picture, and his ear for incidental music. Like Wagner, Irving was a proponent of a holistic approach to the stage, that is, blending together acting, painting, music, and architecture to create harmonious, balanced, and artistic theatre. Irving emerges not only as the peer of such eminent contemporaries as Tennyson, Sullivan, Shaw, and Burne-Jones, but also as a powerful influence on the twentieth-century theatre.

The Dracula Secrets

Author : Neil R. Storey
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Since its publication in 1897, there have been suggestions that the fictional exploits of Dracula were closely associated with Jack the Ripper than a Transylvanian Count. Historian Neil Storey provides the first British-based investigation of the sources used by Stoker and paints an evocative portrait of Stoker, his influences, friends and the London he knew in the late 19th century. Among Stoker’s group of friends, however, were dark shadows. Storey explores how Stoker created Dracula out of the climate of fear that surrounded the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888. Add to this potent combination the notion that Stoker may have known Jack the Ripper personally and hid the clues to this terrible knowledge in his book. The premise is seductive and connects some of the giants of stage and literature of late Victorian Britain. Having gained unprecedented access to the unique archive of one of Stoker’s most respected friends and the dedicatee of Dracula, Storey sheds new light on both Stoker and Dracula, and reveals startling new insights into the links between Stoker’s creation and the most infamous murderer of all time. NEIL STOREY is an award-winning historian and lecturer specialising in themes that shaped society in the 19th and early 20th centuries, notably crime, medicine and warfare. He has published over 30 books, is the creator of the popular Grim Almanac series published by The History Press and regularly writes features on social history themes for national periodicals. Storey is distinguished by his original and diligent research; he has assembled a nationally respected archive of rare books, manuscripts, engravings and photographs to illustrate his works and has featured on numerous television and radio documentaries as guest, historical adviser and consultant.

Earliest recollection of Henry Irving The old school and the new Friendship Honours from Dublin University Converging streams Joining forces The Lyceum productions Irving begins management Shakespeare plays

Author : Bram Stoker
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Bram Stoker

Author : Andrew Smith
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Stoker is best remembered today as the author of Dracula . However, as the twelve essays in this volume demonstrate, Stoker's work blends the Gothic with the discourses of politics, sexuality, medicine and national identity to produce texts that may be read by a variety of critical methodologies. Following an Introduction that analyses how Stoker's writings have been critically received in the twentieth century, the book addresses not merely Dracula but also the author's other writings through historicism, psychology and genre.

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Author : American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
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Ruskin the Theatre and Victorian Visual Culture

Author : Anselm Heinrich
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This book brings together original research in theatre and the visual arts, around the common object of a revaluation of the intersections of the theatre and visual culture. Contributors are drawn from a stimulating mix of highly-esteemed and established scholars (such as Shearer West, Jim Davis, Richard Foulkes and David Mayer) and new scholars, bringing fresh research materials into the mix. The collection offers a set of essays around a theme of emerging interest in Victorian studies. There are few books focused on the theatre and the visual arts since Martin Meisel's Realizations. Since then, essay length pieces have been published by prominent theatre and art historians, several of whom are contributors to this work. The multi-author nature of this collection of essays allows a broader range of original material to be examined, and a number of critical approaches to be pursued. The collection is made coherent by the focus on John Ruskin's aesthetic and cultural theories, and their application to a re-evaluation of the popular theatre of the late nineteenth century. All contributors are working within a theoretical framework which challenges Modernist historiographical assumptions about a theatre in moral and aesthetic decline in this period.

The Athenaeum

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Dracula

Author : Clive Leatherdale
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Henry Wikoff the American Chevalier

Author : Duncan Crow
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Dracula

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Biography of a fascianting figure in world history - new-style Renaissance mercenaries' leader, Machiavellian patriot, tactician of war and terror and a sadist. He was born the second son of Vlad II, Dracul (better known as "Dracul") and was named Vlad Tepes, Dracula.

The Athen um

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Theatre Culture and Society

Author : Sir Henry Irving
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A book about Sir Henry Irving

Bram Stoker

Author : Richard Dalby
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Bram Stoker: A Bibliography

Annual Report of the Osterhout Free Library

Author : Osterhout Free Library
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Annual Report

Author : Osterhout Free Library, Wilkesbarre, Pa
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The Christian Work and the Evangelist

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The Publishers Weekly

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Bram Stoker s Dracula Unearthed

Author : Bram Stoker
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