Edith Evans


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Dame Edith Evans DBE
Edith Mary Evans
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Evans, Edith

 

Born Feb. 8, 1888, in London; died Oct. 14, 1976, in Cranbrook, Kent. British actress. Evans made her stage debut in 1912. She played in London, including the Old Vic Theatre (from 1925 with interruptions), as well as in Stratford-upon-Avon and in New York City. Among her roles were Mrs. Millamant and Lady Wishfort in Congreve’s The Way of the World, Lady Utterwood in Shaw’s Heartbreak House, Mrs. Malaprop in Sheridan’s The Rivals, the Nurse in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Ranevskaia in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, Arkadina in Chekhov’s The Seagull, and Katerina Ivanovna in Crime and Punishment (based on Dostoevsky). Evans also acted in motion pictures. In 1958 she visited the USSR.

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Trewin, J. C. Edith Evans, London [1954].
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I have killed the sick man whom they brought me; and if the sacred Ass of Esdras does not come to my aid I am lost
And has decent delivery of lines finally been chucked onto the Stratford rubbish heap as unneccessary in modern theatre - here, at this shrine, where Olivier, Redgrave, Ashcroft, O'Toole, Edith Evans and other fine actors once trod.
She reminds you of another Dame-Dame Edith Evans, whose English is certified royal.
Edith Evans, Gatt's head of heritage outreach, said the human remains were found in a half a dozen graves.
Not only that but two of Niall's great-great-grandmothers - John's mother Tegwen Butler, 85, and Lynne's mother Edith Evans, 82, are also around.
I idolised all the dames like Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans and couldn't quite believe then that we inhabited the same planet.
Another of the building's many supporters, Mrs Edith Evans, writes: "If something isn't done immediately, it will be too late and another of our beautiful heritage buildings will be lost.
DAME EDITH EVANS Unlike the other luminaries, Evans was established when she grasped the opportunity to tread the boards in the 1923 premier of Back to Methuselah.
Although the 69-year-old hadn't considered himself for the iconic part, played by Dame Edith Evans in the 1952 film and Dame Judi Dench in the 2002 remake, getting a male actor to play the ruthless Victorian powerhouse had been tried and tested, thanks to the efforts of Geoffrey Rush (in an Australian theatre production) and Brian Bedford (in Stratford and on Broadway).
Although David hadn't considered himself for the iconic part, played by Dame Edith Evans in the 1952 film and Dame Judi Dench in the 2002 remake, getting a male actor to play the ruthless Victorian powerhouse had been tried and tested, thanks to the loudlyapplauded efforts of Geoffrey Rush (in an Australian theatre production) and Brian Bedford (in Stratford and on Broadway).
She is predeceased by brothers, William, Gustaf and Oscar and sisters Edith Evans and Alice Anderson.