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Letter from Bernard Henry Holland to John Willis Clark, 25 Mar. 1880-25 Mar. 1900 (Circa. No date given)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8952/67

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He read Clark's critique in 'Pall Mall' and went to see the play at the Lyceum; 'Irving certainly most un-Romeo in the first act and as you say looks sad because old not because in love.'; he thought some of Irving's acting 'overdone' and 'too hysterical'; Ellen [Terry] was better in earlier parts; 'She don't seem to me to rise to the situation in her big speech when she contemplates her burial.'


  • Creation: 25 Mar. 1880-25 Mar. 1900 (Circa. No date given)


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