Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 29, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 504 pages

Nina Auerbach brilliantly reveals the Ellen Terry whose roles, on stage and off, embodied everything that a rapidly changing world exhorted women to be.

 

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Contents

Ellen Terry 1888
18
Eleonora Duse
24
STAGE CHILD
30
Ellen Terry as Mamillius in The Winters Tale
41
Kate and Ellen Terry
53
Ellen Terry in Endymion
61
Ada Rehan as Rosalind
67
A MARRIAGE IN ART
76
Ellen Terry as Ophelia by Edward Gordon Craig
239
Pamela Colman Smiths drawing of Ellen Terry as Ellaline in The Amber
245
Sarah Siddons as Lady Macbeth
253
Edward Gordon Craigs Lady Macbeth A drawing
265
MOTHERHOOD AND MODERNISM
267
Ford Madox Browns Take Your Son Sir
275
Ellen Terry as Hermione in The Winters Tale
283
William Bell Scotts A View of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran
306

Letter from Ellen Terry Watts
97
George Frederic Wattss Choosing
103
George Frederic Wattss Ophelias Madness
114
Photograph of the Terry family by Lewis Carroll
123
LOVE AND THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY
132
Edward William Godwin
145
CHAPTER 4
169
4
175
Haverly Theatre program for the Lyceum production of The Merchant
193
Caricature of Henry Irving as Hamlet
200
Signature of a letter from Ellen Terry to Walford Graham Robertson
209
Drawing by Ellen Terry 1886
219
Ellen Terry as Portia
228
Edward Gordon Craig
320
William Rothensteins lithograph of Ellen Terry
338
Letter from Ellen Terry to Walford Graham Robertson 21 March 1901
346
Edward Gordon Craig and Nelly Craig
363
Edys WOMEN
365
Edith Craig as Ailsa Craig
380
Edith Craig and Ellen Terry
398
Ellen Terry narrating a Nativity play
417
The Pioneer Players in Through the Crack
428
Clare Atwood Christopher St John and Edith Craig
435
CHRONOLOGY OF SIGNIFICANT DATES
478
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About the author (1997)

Nina Auerbach is the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

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