The Henry Irving Archive
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Henry Irving


Bibliography and Document Archive

Image Library

Plays and Productions

Performance Calendar

Correspondence Project

Who Was Who at the Lyceum Theatre

"An actor of the highest rank comes nearer to the heart of the people

than do other great men."
The Times, 21 October 1905,

                                          the day after Sir Henry Irving's burial in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

This site is managed by Kristan Tetens (Michigan State University) in partnership with the Irving Society (UK), which promotes the study of the life of the English actor-manager Henry Irving (1838-1905), his artistic achievement at the Lyceum Theatre with partner Ellen Terry (1847-1928), and his contribution to Victorian culture. For more information on Victorian theatre history, including bibliographies and links to online resources, visit the Victorian Theatre Research Web at

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