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19 June 2017Theatrical Personalities of the 20th Century
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Theatrical Personalities of the 20th Century
Frances Hughes
Monday 19 June 2017

After 38 years in Education (18 as a Head Teacher) Frances is now a freelance lecturer in art and theatre history.  She has lectured at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden and many other venues. She is the tour guide at the Garrick Club and is also chairman of the Irving Society and of the Henry Irving Foundation.

In the two decades before the Great War of 1914 – 1918 a group of children were born who arguably became the greatest generation of actors the United Kingdom has ever seen.  In this lecture Frances will look at the lives and work of actors such as Laurence Olivier (depicted above in perhaps his most famous role as Richard 111) Ralph Richardson, Edith Evans and others too numerous to mention.  She will also trace their influence forward to the present major actors of the British stage – to name Judi  Dench as just one.  They have all proved that theatre is a fine art as well as superb entertainment.