Fifty Key Theatre Directors

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Carroll subscribed to the Theatre magazine and wrote two articles for it. Both wrote stories for children (Ruskin’s King of the Golden River and Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland were both much-reprinted classics of the genre). Both went to see Claudian three times, and Carroll’s comments directly echo those of Ruskin. 7 Ruskin and Carroll knew each other in Oxford and Carroll actually photographed Ruskin. E. Gladstone, who was Prime Minister during the years 1868–74, 1880–5, 1886 and 1892–4, had been brought up in a strict Scottish Presbyterian atmosphere and had inevitably imbibed the deep evangelical mistrust of the stage.

He saw Irving in Hamlet, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry VIII and King Lear. But he also went to the Lyceum for Irving’s melodrama productions The Lady of Lyons, The Lyons Mail, Ravenswood, The Corsican Brothers, Faust and poetic dramas The Cup and Becket. Other visits to Shakespeare productions included Mary Anderson in Romeo and Juliet, Lillie Langtry in Antony and Cleopatra and Charles Fechter in Hamlet. But Gladstone’s theatregoing was nothing if not catholic.

35 As a member of the London School Board, Headlam pressed to have Unto This Last made compulsory reading. Embracing and expounding Ruskin’s views both on art and on society, Headlam became a thoroughgoing Ruskinian. The last straw for his bishop may well have been the enthusiastic lecture that Headlam, by now Curate of St Matthew’s, Bethnal Green, delivered to the Commonwealth Club on 7 October 1877 on the subject of theatre and music hall. A summary was published in the theatrical journal The Era (18 November 1877) under the heading ‘startling defence by clergyman’ and it was subsequently issued as a pamphlet.

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