William Terriss and Richard Prince: Two Characters in an Adelphi Melodrama

by George Rowell

When West End star William Terriss was murdered outside the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre in December 1897 it was part of a melodrama as sensational as any of those in which he had had such great success. The villain, Richard Prince, was a much less successful actor; the heroine was Jessie Millward, Terriss’s leading lady.

Hardback; 115 pp, 16 ill., ISBN 0854300422.

A real-life melodrama, the murder of William Terriss by fellow-actor Richard Prince in 1897

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