Ellen Terry

Standard Name: Terry, Ellen


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Cultural formation Pamela Hansford Johnson
Her family was comfortably upper-middle-class on both sides, but her mother's theatrical connections made a difference. The family made a cult of Sir Henry Irving (for whom Pamela's maternal grandfather had worked as a manager)...
Education Hélène Barcynska
HB 's ambition to go on the stage caused her to write for advice to Ellen Terry , and then appeal for help to the admiring Sir Thomas Lipton , who offered to pay her...
Education Elizabeth Jenkins
EJ vividly remembered later Ellen Terry 's performance in Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet (which her mother took her to see when she was ten). But she did not register the full impact of Shakespeare...
Family and Intimate relationships Berta Ruck
Her Welsh grandmother, born Mary Anne Mathews , whom she called Nain, had kept a youthful journal, some of which BR prints.
Ruck, Berta. An Asset to Wales. Hutchinson, 1970.
While in London, Nain had met Ellen Terry and George Eliot ...
Family and Intimate relationships Edith Craig
Actress Ellen Terry , EC 's mother, died at home at Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Kent.
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
Family and Intimate relationships Edith Craig
EC 's mother, the well-known actress Ellen Terry , had already, before Edith was born, been married to the painter G. F. Watts for less than a year from 1864, and was not divorced. She...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Robins
ER 's first few years in London brought her into contact with several important literary and theatre figures, including Henry James , Oscar Wilde , actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree , and actress Ellen Terry ...
Friends, Associates George Egerton
After the success of her Keynotes, GE became acquainted with the literary and intellectual world. Among her new acquaintances she expressed admiration for Havelock Ellis but called W. B. Yeats a poseur.
Egerton, George. A Leaf from the Yellow Book. White, Terence de VereEditor , Richards Press, 1958.
Friends, Associates Christopher St John
Christabel Marshall (later CSJ ) met the actress Ellen Terry and her daughter Edith Craig ; they soon became intimate friends.
Auerbach, Nina. Ellen Terry: Player in Her Time. W.W. Norton, 1987.
Friends, Associates Emily Faithfull
EF 's circle of literary friends included Oliver Wendell Holmes , Joaquin Miller , James Russell Lowell , and Walt Whitman .
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
She also made the acquaintance of many actors and actresses, including Henry Irving
Friends, Associates John Oliver Hobbes
She made many friends and acquaintances both as a figure in society and as an author. These included literary people such as George Meredith , Thomas Hardy , Punch editor Owen Seaman , William Archer
Leisure and Society Christopher St John
The Annual Ellen Terry Memorial Performance was held at the Barn Theatre , Smallhythe: the three women commemorated were Ellen Terry , Edith Craig , and Virginia Woolf .
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
Leisure and Society Eliza Lynn Linton
She enjoyed going to and hosting prominent literary and social receptions. Her guests included a wide range of people: popular writers such as Rudyard Kipling , Marie Corelli , and Frank Harris ; luminaries of...
Leisure and Society Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Music was very important to EBO (though she says she had inexplicably little talent), and she gives one of the five books of her memoirs to her musical life. She heard Edvard Grieg conducting his...
Literary responses Hannah Cowley
The Critical called The Belle's Stratagemthe best dramatic production of a female pen which has appeared since the days of Centlivre , to whom Mrs. Cowley is at least equal in fable and character...


May 1856
Ellen Terry made her theatrical debut at the Princess's Theatre , watched by an audience which included Queen Victoria and Prince Albert .
20 February 1864
Painter George Frederic Watts married the young stage-star Ellen Terry , thirty years his junior.
During this period, photographer Julia Margaret Cameron took some of her best known portraits of famous men.
26 December 1867
Ellen Terry and Henry Irving made the first of many stage appearances together when they played opposite one another in Katherine and Petruchio (better known as The Taming of the Shrew) at the new...
10 October 1868
Actress Ellen Terry began living out of wedlock with Edward Godwin .
28 February 1874
Ellen Terry returned to the stage in The Wandering Heir.
April 1875
Ellen Terry presented the character of Portia in an unsuccessful production of The Merchant of Veniceat the Prince of Wales Theatre ; the role became synonymous with her name.
30 December 1878
Henry Irving and Ellen Terry began their successful stage partnership at the Lyceum Theatre in London by starring opposite one another in Hamlet.
1 November 1879
The Lyceum Theatre produced a successful revision of The Merchant of Venice starring Henry Irving and Ellen Terry .
Breaking with established department store practice, Harrods began to offer credit to select customers.
February 1891
Theatre producer and critic J. T. Grein founded the Independent Theatre Society in London to promote literary rather than commercial plays, and the new drama in particular.
10 December 1908
The inaugural meeting of the Actresses' Franchise League was held at the Criterion Restaurant in London.
June 1911
Ellen Terry lectured on the topic of Shakespeare 's Triumphant Women, under the auspices of the Pioneer Players .
22 June 1925
The Film Society was incorporated in London, where it operated until 1939.
November 1925
Actress Ellen Terry gave her final stage performance in Walter de la Mare 's Crossings at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith near London.