Sir, Henry Irving Archive

  • SIR HENRY IRVING IS DEAD, Sudden Collapse At The Midland Hotel, Bradford

    SIR HENRY IRVING IS DEAD, Sudden Collapse At The Midland Hotel, Bradford

    Bradford, Daily Telegraph, October 14, 1905 SIR HENRY IRVING DEAD, SUDDEN COLLAPSE AT THE MIDLAND HOTEL, PATHETIC END OF A GREAT CAREER PROPHETIC LAST WORDS ON THE STAGE  “Into Thy Hands, O Lord.” Sir Henry Irving, was the greatest actor of the Victorian age and thought of by Gladstone as his greatest contemporary.  He transformed the theatre [...]

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  • Sir, Henry Irving’s Funeral

    Sir, Henry Irving’s Funeral

    IRVING’S FUNERAL Bradford, Daily Telegraph, October 19, 1905 THE PALL – BEARERS WESTMINSTER ABBEY SERVICE PROPOSED BRADFORD MEMORIAL Yesterday morning a cast was taken of the face of Sir Henry Irving, which was tranquil and dignified in death. In the afternoon the body was cremated at Golder’s Green, beyond Hampstead, where the ceremony was of [...]

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  • Sir Henry Irving – The World Mourns

    Sir Henry Irving – The World Mourns

    Bradford Daily Telegraph, Monday October  16, 1905. SIR HENRY IRVING’S DEATH. UNIVERSAL TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD ACTOR. KINGS MESSAGE Mr. ROOSEVELT’S APPRECIATION LAST HOURS DESCRIBED BY BRAM STOKER. REMOVAL OF THE BODY FROM BRADFORD AFFECTING INCIDENTS THE BURIAL PLACE. The death of Sir Henry Irving after his performance in Bradford on Friday night has aroused [...]

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  • Henry Irvine, The Farewell Tour, 1905

    Henry Irvine, The Farewell Tour, 1905

    Sir,  Henry Irving – Retirement Henry Irving’s retirement was planned to coincide with having completed fifty years on the stage.  Henry himself  made the announcement on June 1, 1904 at a supper given to him by the Manchester Arts Club.  Having made his intentions known publicly, this gave Henry two years in which to bid [...]

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