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Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853 - 1917) was an English actor-manager. Born in London, he was the half-brother of Max Beerbohm. Educated in Germany, he went on the stage on his return to England and by 1887 he was running the Haymarket Theatre in the West End of London. Ten years later, he was responsible for the construction of His Majesty's Theatre, also in the West End. He played many of the leading roles in his own elaborate productions, which included the premiere of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, in 1914.