Ellen Terry

(1847-1928) Dame Ellen Terry, a part of a large and famous family of actors and actor-managers, was one of the most famous actresses in the world in the nineteenth century. Many of her most famous roles were alongside Sir Henry Irving, one of the most famous male actors in the world at the time. She joined his company in 1878, becoming his leading lady, touring both America and Britain in her famous roles in The Merchant of Venice and MuchRead more

Sarah Brooke

(1875 – ?) Sarah Brooke trained with the Thomas Thorne Company and after touring with them made her London debut in 1896. She then toured with the company of Johnston Forbes-Robertson and had the opportunity to play Desdemona. At Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1899 she appeared in King John. The next year, 1900, she was at the Lyceum Theatre, London, where she played Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Katherine in Henry V; she played Katherine again in 1905, butRead more