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Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Some Memories of Him and of His Art Collected by Max Beerbohn
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Herbert Draper Beerbohm, better know as Herbert Tree, was born in London, December 17th, 1853. He was the second son of Julius Ewald Beerbohm and Constantia Draper. (His father, who had been born at Memel, in 1811, was of German and Dutch and Lithuanian extraction, had settled in England when he was twenty-three, and had become a naturalized British subject some years before his marriage.)

He was educated first at a school at Frant, in Kent, and afterwards, with his two brothers, at Schnepfenthal College, Thuringia, where his father had been educated.

At the age of seventeen or eighteen he "went into the City" as a clerk in the office of his father, who was a grain merchant.

Soon afterwards he began to be well known as an amateur actor; and in 1878 he went upon the stage professionally, as Herbert Beerbohm Tree, playing many parts in London and the provinces.

Among his chief successes in the early 'eighties were his impersonations of the Rev. Robert Spalding, in The Private Secretary, and Macari, in Called Back.

On September 16th, 1882, he married Miss Maud Holt. Their first child, Viola, was born in 1884; their second, Felicity, in 1895; and their third, Iris, in 1897.

In April, 1887, he became manager of the Comedy Theatre, where he produced The Red Lamp.

Later in that year he became manager of the Haymarket Theatre. Among his chief productions here were Captain Swift (1888), The Merry Wives of Windsor (1889), A Village Priest (1890), The Dancing Girl (1891), Hamlet (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), A Bunch of Violets (1894), Trilby (1896), and he First Part of Henry IV. (1896).

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January 1999 : USA Library Binding

Title: Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Author(s): Max Beerbohm
ISBN: 0-7812-0613-8 / 978-0-7812-0613-6 (USA edition)
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January 1920 : USA Hardback

Title: Herbert Beerbohm Tree; some memories of him and of his art collected by Max Beerbohm
Author(s): Sir Max Beerbohm
ISBN: 0-7426-4241-0 / 978-0-7426-4241-6 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Herbert Beerbohm Tree: Some Memories of Him and of His Art (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Max Beerbohm
ISBN: 1-331-69883-9 / 978-1-331-69883-8 (UK edition)
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