1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm

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Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm (1853–1917), English actor and manager (see 27.234), died in London July 2 1917. The chief Shakespearean productions of his later years were Macbeth in 1911 and Othello in 1912. In 1912 he also produced Louis N. Parker’s Drake and in 1913 his biblical play Joseph and his Brethren. In 1914 he produced Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. During the World War he was active in propaganda work, organizing lectures at His Majesty’s theatre and speaking himself frequently in America during his theatrical tours. He published a volume of Thoughts and Afterthoughts (1913) and other occasional papers. His sudden death, after a comparatively slight operation, at the age of 63, was felt as a great loss to the contemporary English stage.

See Herbert Beerbohm Tree: some Memories of him, collected by Max Beerbohm (1920).