TOO HUMAN TO BE CALLED DIVINE
26 - 27 APRIL 7.30PM
“Too human to be called divine” - Vita Sackville West
Ellen Terry was not only one of the greatest actresses of the 19th century, she was also one of the most remarkable women of her time. Born in 1847, she married three times, first to the pre-Raphaelite painter G.F. Watts when he was 47, she 16; the marriage lasted ten months only. Defying Victorian morality, she then began her liaison with Edward Godwin, to whom she bore two illegitimate children, Edward and Edith. After six years, Godwin left her, and she resumed her career on stage, endearing audiences. Eventually, she became Sir Henry Irving’s leading lady, playing opposite him in all of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, at the Lyceum Theatre, where she remained until 1902.
Eileen Page returns to Tara following her astonishing performance in 2018 in Eleanor of Aquitaine Mother of the Pride (now available to buy as an audio recording).