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Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influence

Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influence

1st Edition

Edited By Katharine Cockin
January 20, 2016

In this essay collection, established experts and new researchers, reassess the performances and cultural significance of Ellen Terry, her daughter Edith Craig (1869–1947) and her son Edward Gordon Craig (1872–1966), as well as Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll and some less familiar figures....

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actress

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actress

1st Edition

By Helen Grime
January 20, 2016

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is a paradox; a famous actress whose career spanned most of the twentieth century she is now largely forgotten. Drawing on material held in Ffrangcon-Davies's personal archive, Grime argues that the representation of the actress, on and off the stage, can be read in terms of ...

The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes

The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes

1st Edition

By Stephanie Green
January 20, 2016

Charlotte Stopes was the first woman in Scotland to get a university qualification. She devoted her life to studying Shakespeare and the promotion of women in public life. Though Charlotte is largely forgotten, her daughter Marie is well known. Green asserts that Marie’s success can only be ...

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