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Henry Irving: A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor Manager Richard Foulkes

Henry Irving: A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor Manager

Richard Foulkes

Published September 15th 2008
ISBN : 9780754658290
Hardcover
212 pages
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This collection of essays by leading theatre scholars explores each element of Henry Irvings 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 aMoreThis collection of essays by leading theatre scholars explores each element of Henry Irvings 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.