Shadowplay

Joseph O'Connor, 1963-

Book - 2020

"Henry Irving is Victorian London's most celebrated actor and theater impresario. He has introduced groundbreaking ideas to the theater, bringing to the stage performances that are spectacular, shocking, and always entertaining. When Irving decides to open his own London theater with the goal of making it the greatest playhouse on earth, he hires a young Dublin clerk harboring literary ambitions by the name of Bram Stoker to manage it. As Irving's theater grows in reputation and f...inancial solvency, he lures to his company of mummers the century's most beloved actress, the dazzlingly talented leading lady Ellen Terry, who nightly casts a spell not only on her audiences but also on Stoker and Irving both. Bram Stoker's extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum Theatre, his early morning walks on the streets of a London terrorized by a serial killer, his long, tempestuous relationship with Irving, and the closeness he finds with Ellen Terry, inspire him to write Dracula, the most iconic and best-selling supernatural tale ever published"--

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Genres
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Published
New York, NY : Europa Editions 2020.
Language
English
Item Description
"A novel"--Jacket.
Physical Description
387 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781609455934
Main Author
Joseph O'Connor, 1963- (author)