Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1838-02-06
Death 1905-10-13
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English actor and manager of Lyceum Theatre.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lyceum Theatre, to Arthur Sullivan, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125258

Henry Irving was a British actor-manager. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum Theatre and hired Ellen Terry as the company's leading lady. This partnership lasted for 25 years and was reknowned throughout England and the United States. Bram Stoker, Henry Irving's manager and personal assistant, was responsible for most of the arrangements for the company's tours booked in the United States and Canada.

From the guide to the Henry Irving-Ellen Terry tour correspondence, 1884-1896, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

English actor; manager of Lyceum Theatre.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Grand Hotel, Glasgow, to Rev. Henry Geary, 1878 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125507

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brevoort House, New York, to Edwin Booth, 1884 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125504

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lyceum Theatre, [London], to Mr. Nash, 1896 Oct. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125505

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hotel Brunswick, New York, to James B. Pond, 1888 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125506

British actor.

From the description of Letter signed : [n.p.], to Edmond Rostand, 1899 July 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874750

Henry Irving was a Victorian-era actor and theatrical producer. He achieved early success and began to play leading roles throughout London, often with Ellen Terry. He became manager of London's Lyceum Theatre and his many productions were popular and highly praised for their production values. His nationalism led to a new production of King Arthur, which was an artistic and popular triumph in England and America. He was the first actor to be knighted.

From the description of Henry Irving letter to Mr. Buckheim, 1889 May 15. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54004523

From the description of Henry Irving letters, 1875-1889. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64190480

Actor.

From the description of Note of Sir Henry Irving, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451136

Sir Henry Irving (born John Henry Brodribb), English actor.

From the description of Sir Henry Irving manuscript material : 2 items, 1887-1904 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 437049894

English actor.

From the description of Letters 1898. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49996012

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Prof. Knight, 1895-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269510990

From the description of Letter signed : [London], to Miss Davidson, 1887 June 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269553523

From the description of Autograph signatures to letters (2) : to Prof. Knight, 1895-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269511044

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Plaza Hotel, New York, to Elsie Leslie, 1893 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269534080

Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) was an English actor.

From the description of Letters of Sir Henry Irving , 1880-1904. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122559983

Henry Irving "born Feb. 6, 1838, Keinton Mandeville, Somerset, Eng., died Oct. 13, 1905, Bradford, Yorkshire, original name John Henry Brodribb [was] one of the most famous of English actors, the first of his profession to be knighted (1895) for services to the stage. He was also a celebrated theatre manager and the professional partner of the actress Ellen Terry for 24 years (187-1902)." -- "Irving, Sir Henry." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. http://search.eb.com/eb/ (Retrieved July 30, 2009)

Joseph William Comyns Carr (1849-1916) was an author, gallery director, and theatre manager.

Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) "playwright who, with Émile Augier and Alexandre Dumas fils, dominated the French stage in the late 19th century and is still remembered as a craftsman of bourgeois drama." -- "Sardou, Victorien." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. http://search.eb.com/eb/ (Retrieved July 30, 2009)

Emile Moreau (1852-1922) was a French playwright.

From the description of Henry Irving acting prompt-book, 1897 February 12. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 428816056

Epithet: formerly John Henry Brodribb, actor

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x000096

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Subjects:

  • Prompt-book
  • Theater--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Actors--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
  • Actors--Correspondence
  • Actors--19th century--Correspondence
  • Theater critics--Correspondence
  • Theater--History--19th century--Sources
  • Theater--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Actors

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Linkinhorne, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • Milan, Italy (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Abyssinia, Africa (as recorded)
  • Southill, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • Menheniot, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • Stebbing, Essex (as recorded)
  • China, Asia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Okehampton, Devon (as recorded)
  • Cornwall, England (as recorded)
  • Arroyo del Molino, Spain (as recorded)
  • Peking, Chihli, China (as recorded)
  • Egham, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Plympton, Devon (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Denshawaï, Egypt (as recorded)