Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sir Max Beerbohm

‘No actor of our time deserved immortality as well as he’ Sir Max Beerbohm

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Sir Max Beerbohm

‘It seemed miraculous how Dan Leno contrived to make you see before you the imaginary persons with whom he conversed… Continue reading

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The Times

‘He could hardly walk, and certainly never dance, without raising a smile, but he had a hundred different ways of walking and dancing, each appropriate to the person he was representing.’ The Times

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Sir Max Beerbohm

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Joseph Grimaldi

Joseph Grimaldi (18 December 1778 – 31 May 1837) Known as ‘The most celebrated of English clowns’, credited with being ‘the first white-face clown’. Joseph Grimaldi’s performances made the Clown the central character in the English Harlequinades.

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Richard Findlater

Richard Findlater (Kenneth Bruce Findlater Bain) (1921 – 1985) English theatre critic and historian. One of Britain’s most respected writers on the theatre. Continue reading

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The Dan Leno Project

Welcome to The Dan Leno Project. Dan Leno was one of the great music hall and pantomime stars of the Victorian era (many would say ‘the greatest’.) Continue reading

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