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“EDY WAS A LADY”

The fascinating story of Ellen Terry seen through the eyes of her daughter Edith Craig containing hitherto amazing details never included in any biography to date.

Edith Craig

Photo by kind permission of The National Trust

In addition to her musical activities, Ann Rachlin is currently developing her life-long theatrical interest in the career of the great Victorian actress, Ellen Terry and her daughter Edith Craig (pictured). Since the 1970’s, Ann has amassed a considerable and valuable collection of rare personal Ellen Terry and Henry Irving memorabilia. This, together with years of dedicated research has enabled Ann to become an authority on the life of the great Victorian actress.

Amongst her fascinating collection, Ann owns the only memoirs of Ellen’s daughter Edith Craig, whose unpublished recollections of life with her mother are both revealing and intriguing. ‘EDY WAS A LADY” is the title of Ann’s highly popular illuminating talk on Ellen Terry, as seen through the eyes of her daughter. Ann is singularly privileged to be able to dip into this precious hitherto unknown archive which was dictated by Edith Craig to her friend Vera (Jacko) Holme. Ann completed the transcription of the minuscule 80 page manuscript in 2008. These reminiscences written in the 1940’s have been in Ann’s possession since the 1970’s and are now being given a voice after 60 years of silence.

 

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