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A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families, Holroyd Michael


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Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название:  A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Классификация:
ISBN: 0374270805
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374270803
ISBN: 0-374-27080-5
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-374-27080-3
Обложка/Формат: Hardcover
Страницы: 620
Вес: 0.947 кг.
Дата издания: 31.03.2009
Язык: ENG
Размер: 23.42 x 15.75 x 4.80 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание: Deemed a prodigy among biographers by The New York Times Book Review, Michael Holroyd transformed biography into an art. Now he turns his keen observation, humane insight, and epic scope on an ensemble cast, a remarkable dynasty that presided over the golden age of theater.
Ellen Terry was an ethereal beauty, the child bride of a Pre-Raphaelite painter who made her the face of the age. George Bernard Shaw was so besotted by her gifts that he could not bear to meet her, lest the spell she cast from the stage be broken. Henry Irving was an ambitious, harsh-voicedmerchants clerk, but once he painted his face and spoke the lines of Shakespeare, his stammer fell away to reveal a magnetic presence. He would become one of the greatest actor-managers in the history of the theater. Together, Terry and Irving created a powerhouse of the arts in Londons Lyceum Theatre, with Bram Stoker--who would go on to write Dracula--as manager. Celebrities whose scandalous private lives commanded global attention, they took America by stormin wildly popular national tours.
Their all-consuming professional lives left little room for their brilliant but troubled children. Henrys boys followed their father into the theater but could not escape the shadow of his fame. Ellens feminist daughter, Edy, founded an avant-garde theater and a largely lesbian community at her mothers country home. But it was Edys son, the revolutionary theatrical designer Edward Gordon Craig, who possessed the most remarkable gifts and the most perplexing inability to realize them. A now forgotten modernist visionary, he collaborated with the Russian director Stanislavski on a production of Hamlet that forever changed the way theater was staged. Maddeningly self-absorbed, he inherited his mothers potent charm and fathered thirteen children by eight women, including a daughter with the dancer Isadora Duncan.
An epic story spanning a century of cultural change, A Strange Eventful History finds space for the intimate moments of daily existence as well as the bewitching fantasies played out by its subjects. Bursting with charismatic life, it is an incisive portrait of two families who defied the strictures of their time. It will be swiftly recognized as a classic.




Lytton Strachey

Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название: Lytton Strachey
ISBN: 1845951832 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845951832
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: Lytton Strachey, genius, wit, iconoclast, biographer, pacifist, and homosexual campaigner, was at the nexus of the literary and artistic life of Bloomsbury. He revolutionised the writing of biography and smuggled deviant sexual behaviour into our history in his reassessment of Elizabethan and Victorian times. This title tells his story.

IB Economics Standard Level

Автор: Holroyd Stephen
Название: IB Economics Standard Level
ISBN: 1907374337 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781907374333
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Описание: This OSC IB Revision Guide, by an experienced IB teacher, provides a complete overview of the course and practical advice on the exam; it is useful throughout the course but especially before tests, mock and final exams. Review sections help students target their revision. The book is concise, easy to use and wiro-bound so the pages lie flat.

Great Push

Автор: Holroyd Jack
Название: Great Push
ISBN: 1781590419 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781590416
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Описание: It was too good an opportunity to miss for many officers in the British Army when, in 1914 and 1915, they sailed across the Channel with the BEF - they took their cameras with them to record the historic events unfolding in Europe. Soon photographs of British soldiers in the trenches began to appear in newspapers and magazines throughout this country. The War Office decided it had to be stopped - far too much information presented on a plate to the enemy.

Official cameramen - only - would take the images the nation thirsted for, thus control would be firmly with the authority conducting the war. Otherwise, illicit cameras were banned. This action coincided with the Allies' planned offensive against the German areas of occupation of France. In 1916, Sir Douglas Haig, commanding the BEF, began his great offensive to drive the invaders off the ground they had been occupying for over a year and a half. The 'Great Push' as the offensive was advertised to the nation, began 1 July 1916. A glossy picture magazine was produced to inform the British public of the progress of the offensive. Over a four months period until the Battle of the Somme faded away in November the magazine appeared with the following advertising blurb:

'Sir Douglas Haig's Great Push; The Battle of the Somme; A popular, pictorial and authoritative work on one of the Greatest Battles in History, illustrated by about 700 wonderful Official Photographs and Cinematograph Films; By Arrangement With the War Office; beautifully printed on the Best English Art Paper.'

As is well known, the Great Push turned out to be little more than a nudge, but, for the sake of national morale, the British public had to be encouraged to believe that all was going well, especially in view of the horrific casualties wrecking the lives of families throughout the land.

The Great Push, in the form of IMAGES of WAR, helps capture the propaganda thrust of the times and presents once more the illustrations of those bewildering days along with an ID number for easy reference.

SS-Totenkopf France 1940

Автор: Holroyd Jack
Название: SS-Totenkopf France 1940
ISBN: 1848848331 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848848337
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Описание: SS-Totenkopf is a photographic account of that unit`s birth and first month of active service. The Division, formed from concentration camp guards, fought alongside Rommel`s 7th Panzer Division against the only British armored counterattack of the campaign. The translated text appears inter spaced with the author`s explanations.

Book of secrets

Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название: Book of secrets
ISBN: 0099548941 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099548942
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: Deals with a company of unknown women: Alice Keppel who was the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; Eve Fairfax who was Lord Grimthorpe`s abandoned fiancee and sometime muse of Auguste Rodin; and, the novelist Violet Trefusis who was the lover of Vita Sackville-West.

Book of Secrets

Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название: Book of Secrets
ISBN: 0374115583 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374115586
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1802 р.
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Slam dunk state side

Автор: Holroyd, Irene
Название: Slam dunk state side
ISBN: 1609111354 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781609111359
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Basil Street Blues and Mosaic

Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название: Basil Street Blues and Mosaic
ISBN: 009954895X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099548959
Издательство: Random House
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Book of Secrets

Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название: Book of Secrets
ISBN: 0701185341 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701185343
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello stands the Villa Cimbrone - a place of fantasy and make-believe. This title presents hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries.

Strange Eventful History

Автор: Holroyd Michael
Название: Strange Eventful History
ISBN: 0099497182 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099497189
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: Henry Irving - a merchant`s clerk who became the savior of British theater - and Ellen Terry, who made her first theater appearance as soon as she could walk, were the king and queen of the Victorian stage. This book explores their public and private lives, showing how their artistic legacy and their children came to influence the modern world.

Strange eventful history

Автор: Holroyd, Michael
Название: Strange eventful history
ISBN: 0701179872 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701179878
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: Ellen Terry was a natural actress who filled the theatre with a magical radiance. Her greatest partnership was on-stage, with legendary actor-manager and tragedian Henry Irving. This book also reveals the forgotten man of modernism - Edward Gordon Craig, the revolutionary stage designer.

Bernard shaw

Автор: Holroyd, Michael
Название: Bernard shaw
ISBN: 0099749017 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099749011
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: Playwright, wit, socialist, polemicist, vegetarian and charmer, Shaw was a controversial literary figure, the scourge of Victorian values and middle-class pretensions. Holroyd has cut his huge biography to a manageable single-volume life - the definitive Shaw for general readers and students alike.


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