See also:London by the title of " German
See also:Reed " was a
See also:form of theatrical enterprise deserving of
See also:commemoration in connexion with those who made it successful . Mr
See also:THOMAS GERMAN REED (
See also:born in
See also:Bristol in 1817, died 1888) married in 1844
See also:Miss PRISCILLA
See also:HORTON (1818-1895), and in 1855 they started their entertainment at the "Gallery of
See also:Illustration," in
See also:Waterloo Place, London . From 186o to 1877 they were assisted by
See also:JOHN ORLANDO
See also:PARRY (1810-1879), an accomplished pianoforte player, mimic, parodist and humorous
See also:singer; and the latter created a new type of musical and dramatic monologue which became very popular . His tradition was carried on after 187o by Mr CORNEY
See also:GRAIN (1844-1895), who, as a
See also:clever, refined, and yet highly humorous society entertainer (originally a
See also:barrister), was one of the best-known figures of his
See also:day . After the retirement of the elder German Reeds, their son,
See also:ALFRED GERMAN REED (1846-1895), himself a capital actor, carried on the business in
See also:partnership with Corney Grain . The " German Reed Entertainment "—which was always patronized by a large class of
See also:people, many of whom objected on principle to going or taking their
See also:children to a
See also:regular theatre or a
See also:hall--retained its vogue for
See also:forty years at Waterloo Place and at the St
See also:George's Hall,
See also:Regent Street . But the
See also:death of Mr Corney Grain almost simultaneously with Mr Alfred German Reed, in 1895, together with the changed public attitude towards the regular theatre, ended its career .
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