|A carte-de-visite portrait of Ellen Terry, the legendary British actress who excelled in Shakespearian roles and dominated the English stage for two generations. She is seen here as ‘Olivia’ in Twelfth Night.
Professionally, Terry established herself as Britain's leading Shakespearean actress. In 1878 she formed a partnership with Henry Irving at the Lyceum, where he became actor-manager. Working closely with Irving she dominated English theatre for over twenty years. In 1903 Terry went into theatre management and with her son helped to popularise the work of Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw, for many years corresponding with the latter.
Photographed by Window and Grove of 63A, Baker Street, London.
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