David Edgar: Theatrical Families
1 January 2009
Show More A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and Their Remarkable Families by Michael Holroyd.
Chatto, 620 pp., £25, September 2008, 978 0 7011 7987 8Show More
“... design. No shortage, then, of performers and performances. But there is another performer involved in this, and indeed any biography – its author. As Gordon Craig transformed theatre design, so MichaelHolroyd in 1967 revolutionised the writing of biography with Lytton Strachey, which extended the biographer’s reach from the public to the private, from the work to the man, from the study to the ...”