See also:English actor and manager, was
See also:born in
See also:London, on the 17th of
See also:December 18J3, the son of
See also:Julius Beerbohm, a London
See also:merchant of German parentage; his
See also:brother, Max Beerbohm (b . 1872), became well known as a dramatic critic, a
See also:miscellaneous writer and caricaturist . Taking the stage name of Beerbohm
See also:Tree he made his first professional appearance in London in 1876 . After some years of varied experience he made a striking success in 1884 as the curate in The Private Secretary, but he was making himself well known meanwhile in dramatic circles as an admirable actor in many roles . In
See also:September 1887 he became lessee and manager of the Haymarket theatre, London, where his representations of melodramatic " character " parts, as in Jim the Penman, The Red Lamp, and A Man's
See also:Shadow, were highly successful . His varied talents as an actor were displayed, however, not only in a number of
See also:modern dramas, such as H . A .
See also:Jones's Dancing Girl, but also in romantic parts such as Gringoire, and in the production of so essentially a
See also:play as Henley's Beau
See also:Austin; and in classic parts his ability as a comedian was shown in The Merry Wives of Windsor, in which he played Falstaff, and as a tragedian in
See also:Hamlet; his presentations of
See also:Shakespeare were notable too as carrying forward the methods of realistic staging inaugurated at the
See also:Lyceum under Irving . In 1897 Mr Tree moved to the new Her
See also:Majesty's (afterwards His Majesty's) theatre, opening with
See also:Parker's Seats of the Mighty; but his chief successes were in
See also:Phillips's poetical dramas, and in his splendid revivals of Shakespeare (especially
See also:Richard II. and the Merchant of Venice) . The magnificence of the mounting, the originality and
See also:research shown in the " business " of his productions, and his own versatility in so many different types of character, made his management memorable in the
See also:history of the London stage; and on the
See also:death of
See also:Henry Irving he was generally recognized as the
See also:leader in his profession . His wife (Maud
See also:Holt), an accomplished actress, and their daughter Viola, were also prominently associated with him . In 1907 he took his
See also:company to Berlin at the invitation of the German emperor, and gave a selection from his repertoire with
See also:great success .
In the same
See also:year he established a school of dramatic
See also:art, for the training of actors, in London; and in this and other ways he was prominent in forwarding the interests of the stage . He was knighted in 1909 .
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