Sir Herbert Tree - Sloane Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.803 W 000° 09.540
30U E 697197 N 5708891
Quick Description: This blue plaque, for Sir Herbert Tree, is on the west side of Sloane Street close to the junction with Pavilion Street.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/27/2013 4:41:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMG840
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

The plaque, that has faded slightly, reads:

 


On this site lived
Sir Herbert Tree
1852 - 1917
Actor Manager
 

 

The Britannica website [visit link] tells us about Tree:

"Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree,  (born Dec. 17, 1853, London, Eng.—died July 2, 1917, London, Eng.), one of the great figures of the English theatre, who became the most successful actor-manager of his time. His half brother, Max Beerbohm, received recognition as a writer and caricaturist.

Herbert was educated in England and Germany. Taking the stage name of Herbert Beerbohm Tree, he made his amateur debut in London in 1876 and turned professional two years later. In 1882 he married Helen Maud Holt (1863–1937), who frequently appeared on the stage with him. He was a striking success in 1884 in the role of a curate, and in 1887 he became lessee and manager of the Haymarket Theatre, which he ran with great success for 10 years.

Tree’s range of plays and parts was very wide. His Shakespearean productions carried on the traditions of Sir Henry Irving in stressing lavish visual displays. He proved a fine Falstaff and Malvolio, but his Hamlet was not so successful. His Svengali in Trilby was acclaimed as the best performance of the role ever seen.

In 1897 Tree moved to Her Majesty’s Theatre, which he recently had built, and there produced a repertoire ranging from poetic drama by Stephen Phillips to children’s plays. His Shakespearean productions drew audiences from all over the world. Among the most remarkable were Richard II, King John, Henry VIII, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His stage versions of Charles Dickens’ works and his characterization of Fagin in Oliver Twist were considered outstanding. He was above all a romantic actor with a genius for character parts and comedy. In 1904 he founded what became the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and he was knighted in 1909."

The date of birth differs by a year with that shown on the plaque.

Blue Plaque managing agency: Unknown

Individual Recognized: Sir Herbert Tree

Physical Address:
76 Sloane Street
London, United Kingdom


Web Address: [Web Link]

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