“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Herbert Tree

Herbert Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Herbert Tree Marker
This theatre
was founded in 1897
Herbert Tree
& directed by him
until his death

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 51° 30.502′ N, 0° 7.908′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Haymarket and Charles II Street on Haymarket. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1Y 4QL, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Her Majesty's Theatre (here, next to this marker); Ho Chi Minh (within shouting distance of this marker); Rugby Football Union (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brigade of Guards (about 120 meters away); The Hampton Site (about 150 meters away); Robert Falcon Scott (about 150 meters away); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (about 180 meters away); John First Lord Lawrence (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .  Herbert Beerbohm Tree (Wikipedia)
Herbert Tree Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Herbert Tree Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the corner of Her Majesty's Theatre.
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this page online
. "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 promoted a mix of Shakespeare and classic plays with new works and adaptations of popular novels, giving them spectacular productions in this large house, and often playing leading roles. His wife, actress Helen Maud Holt, often played opposite him and assisted him with management of the theatres....Although Tree was regarded as a versatile and skilled actor, particularly in character roles, by his later years, his technique was seen as mannered and old fashioned. He founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1904 and was knighted, for his contributions to theatre, in 1909. His famous family includes his siblings, explorer Julius Beerbohm, author Constance Beerbohm and half-brother caricaturist Max Beerbohm. His daughters were Viola, an actress, Felicity and Iris, a poet; and his illegitimate children included film director Carol Reed. A grandson was the actor Oliver Reed." (Submitted on February 9, 2018.) 
<i>Beerbohm Tree</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Dover Street Studios, circa 1910
3. Beerbohm Tree
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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