London: 1899. Ephemera. A program from the opening night of Robespierre, a play by Victorien Sardou. Starring Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. An enthusiastic audience member has hand written, "In memory of the first night of Robespierre April 15, 1899." on front cover, and additional comments inside, pllus a newspaper clipping review of the play.
Sir Henry Irving was an internationally-famous Shakespearian actor , enjoyed great success during his two decades as manager of the Lyceum Theatre, London. Irving was the first actor to be awarded a knighthood.
Ellen Terry, an actress of equal renown, worked in partnership with Irving at the Lyceum since 1878. Together, the pair have staged several Shakespeare plays, along with the work of numerous contemporary playwrights. In 1925, Terry will become the second actress to be created a dame.
8.5 x 11", 8pp, stitch bound to a manila folder, paper wraps, green and red titles, center crease. Very good condition. Item #27175