Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Herbert Beerbohm Tree was born in London in 1853. After early success as an actor he took over the Haymarket Theatre in 1887. After the box-office success of Trilby he built His Majesty's Theatre. A great character actor he played Falstaff, Fagin, Shylock and Micawber. In 1895 he put on the first production of A Woman of No Importance, a new play written by Oscar Wilde. Beerbohm Tree also helped the career of George Bernard Shaw, by producing Pygmalion in 1914. Herbert Beerbohm Tree died in 1917.

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