Robert William Elliston, Manager
by Christopher Murray
A study of one of the most colourful characters of the Regency stage, behind whose histrionic posturing, drinking, libertinage and bankruptcy lay a man with a burning zeal for theatre. A leading actor at Drury Lane he became manager at the Olympic, the Surrey, Birmingham Theatre Royal and other theatres as well as of Drury Lane.
Hardback; 224 pp, 17 ill., ISBN 085430 005 8
A study of one of the most colourful characters of the Regency stage, Robert William Elliston