in a volume of parodies entitled "A Christmas Garland," where I found myself in very good company.
Indeed, in the wild school of caricature then current, Mr Max Beerbohm
had represented him as a proposition in the fourth book of Euclid.
The section Men of the Day gave ample scope for the caustic remarks of Bowles coupled with the superb colour cartoons by artists such as Carlo Pellegrini, Max Beerbohm
, Leslie Ward and WR Sickert.
The show's numerous caricatures-especially those by Thomas Nast, Max Beerbohm
, and Toulouse-Lautrec--make this clear.
Of course the well known contributors - Beardsley, Beerbohm
, Bennett, Corvo, D'Arcy, Davidson, Dowson, Egerton, Cissing, James, Symons, Wells, Yeats - are easy to discover and display, but there have had to be esoteric rummagings in certain less well illuminated areas.
The way in which different castings throw the balance of the play is not explored although this is clearly the case in the stage history of The School for Scandal in which, as Worth rightly maintains, the central characters are the members of the Surface family, particularly Joseph; in the hands of actor-managers such as Squire and Marie Bancroft at the St James's Theatre and Herbert Beerbohm
Tree and Marie Lohr at His Majesty's the Teazles gained a prominence not envisaged by Sheridan.
Nash worked in musical comedy and pantomime throughout his career, and in the legitimate theatre for Sir Henry Irving and Herbert Beerbohm
And there, playing the ancient waiter Henry Beerbohm
Jonson was 38-year-old Clive Dunn, polishing the old man act that reached perfection as Corporal Jones in Dad's Army.
Although the two men share many tastes--both revere Carlyle and Beerbohm
("He was the perfect petit maitre .
There's a Burne-Jones pencil portrait of the 9th Earl of Carlisle from Castle Howard and a Max Beerbohm
sketch from Blenheim.
Tree was the archetypal actor-manager of the late Victorian era, a magnificent ham who directed and starred in the premieres of Oscar Wilde's plays, a luvvie before we'd invented the term.
Historical accuracy became the guiding principle applied to the dramatic presentation of Shakespeare throughout the latter two-thirds of the nineteenth century, reaching its apogee with the work of Herbert Beerbohm
Tree, who as manager at His Majesty's Theatre (1897-1915), earned a reputation for his lavish Shakespearean productions.