Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree


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Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (17 December 1852 – 2 July 1917) was an English actor and theatre manager.

Tree began performing in the 1870s. By 1887, he was managing the Haymarket Theatre, winning praise for adventurous programming and lavish productions, and starring in many of its productions. In 1899, he helped fund the rebuilding, and became manager, of His Majesty's Theatre. Again, he ... more »

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  • ''Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour. He will always use it in evidence against you.''
    Herbert, Sir Beerbohm (1853-1917), British actor-manager. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Beerbohm-Tree, ch. 12 (1956).
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