Mr & Mrs Beerbohm Tree in Hamlet

Mr & Mrs Beerbohm Tree in Hamlet

Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852-1917) and his wife Maud (born Helen Maud Holt) (1863-1937) had been married ten years when they appeared opposite each other in Hamlet at the Haymarket in 1892. Although Tree's Hamlet was compared unfavourably with Irving's, notices were still warm. Clement Scott, reviewing the production for the London Illustrated News, thought him 'one of the most classical of all the Hamlets shown to us by a very young man' (Tree was 39 years old at the time).