Laurence Irving

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Henry Irving - Life and Career
... Irving was born to a working-class family in Keinton Mandeville in the county of Somerset ... After seeing Samuel Phelps play Hamlet soon after this, Irving sought out lessons, letters of introduction, and, finally, work in a theatre in Sunderland in 1856 ... Irving labored against great odds from 1856 till his 1871 success in The Bells in London set him apart from all the rest ...

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