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Edith Craig directed plays in support of the women's suffrage movement.

Edith Craig sold women's suffrage newspapers in the streets of London.

Ellen Terry toured her lectures on Shakespeare's women in UK and USA.

Ellen Terry was given a diamond brooch by the royal family for her stage jubilee in 1906.

Edith Craig is said to be the model for Miss La Trobe in Virginia Woolf's last novel, Between the Acts (1941).

Ellen Terry and George Bernard Shaw had a very long correspondence.

The Lyceum Theatre company had so much scenery and props that it needed a whole train carriage.

Edith Craig directed many nativity plays.

Ellen Terry's first husband was the artist, G. F. Watts, described as 'England's Michelangelo'.

Ellen Terry published a book on The Russian Ballet (1913).

Ellen Terry published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1908).

When Edith Craig directed A Pageant of Great Women in Sunderland, 2000 people saw it.

Joseph Conrad wrote to thank the Leeds theatre for Edith Craig's direction of The Secret Agent.

Ellen Terry hated the tendency in American theatres to 'light the stage like a saloon'.

Edith Craig directed the first modern production in 1925 of John Webster's The White Devil (1612).

Edith Craig's friend Pamela Colman Smith designed one of the most famous Tarot Card sets.

Edith Craig and Pamela Colman Smith designed scenes for a play by W. B. Yeats.

Ellen Terry and other actors often put on entertainments for passengers on transatlantic journeys.

Ellen Terry is mentioned in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula (1897).

Ellen Terry was on tour in Australia and New Zealand when the First World War broke out.

In 1895 Henry Irving became the first British actor to receive a knighthood.