Tag: Shakespeare

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Ellen Terry (1847-1928) appeared on stage for seventy years. During that time she married twice, managed a theater, toured the United States, taught and lectured, corresponded with George Bernard Shaw, was painted by John Singer Sargent, and wrote a very interesting memoir. Most of the letters written to me I…

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My grandmother told me a story long ago of taking the train to New York City to see Katherine Cornell and Basil Rathbone in “Romeo and Juliet”: The first time he played Romeo, Rathbone was twenty-one – which I think would have been around 1913. In 1934 Basil would have…