At twenty-six he was a professional of eight yearsa#39; standing, having worked in theatres throughout Scotland and ... In these conditions the only guidance for a young actor in technique and interpretation was advice from more ... the Sadlera#39;s Wells actors, William Hoskins, to eliminate his stutter and West Country accent. When he was seventeen, Hoskins arranged an interview with Phelps, who offered him a lowly post in the company, but Irving decided to start his career in the provinces.
|Title||:||Players and Performances in the Victorian Theatre|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 1993|