6. Herbert Tree as "Svengali" in "Trilby."

Scope and Content

One cigarette card with illustration of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

Was one of our most versatile actor-managers, as well as a man of letters, and a brilliant raconteur. His first appearance on the stage was in 1877, and it is interesting to recall that he was the original "Rev Robert Spalding" in "The Private Secretary." As the proprietor and manager of His Majesty's Theatre he has produced a remarkable series of sumptuously mounted plays. He was a master of make-up, and has played many famous and historic parts. Shakespearean and otherwise, and he will long be remembered as the original "Svengali" in the dramatised version of "Trilby."