Plays of the Present (Google eBook)

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Dunlap Society, 1902 - Actors - 331 pages
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Page 27 - The idea of a play on Beau Brummel is, I believe, Mr. William Winter's. The execution of that play — Mr. Winter claims it has been an execution in more ways than one — some of the business, and the great bulk of the dialogue is mine. The artistic touch, some of the lines in the comedy, not the most important ones, and the genius that has made it a success are Mr. Mansfield's.
Page 79 - David Garrick' — especially the scenes in which he attempts to disenchant the citizen's daughter by assuming the excesses of a drunkard — Mr. Sothern was droll and effective, without being overstrained, and there was real feeling in his sense of the humiliation he inflicts upon himself to save the girl who loves him from a misplaced passion. His declamation of some tragic lines, though a little heightened for the special occasion, was so fervent, that it might have been effective if his acting...
Page 35 - A play, according to Auguste Vitu, should contain a painting, a judgment, and an ideal. Mr. Pinero has given us the painting; the judgment we need not insist on, for judgments are generally wrong; but it would do no harm if, in subsequent works, he could manage to throw in a touch of the ideal. XLVI.
Page 12 - ... moreover, from my dwelling on the pettiness and sordidness of motive which reign throughout, that the whole effect of the play is unpleasant. Mr Shaw's cynicism is not in the least splenetic ; on the contrary, it is imperturbably good-humoured and almost amiable. And amid all his irresponsible nonsense, he has contrived, generally in defiance of all dramatic consistency, to drag in a great deal of incidental good sense. I begin positively to believe that he may one day write a serious and even...
Page 182 - CAST KING CHARLES II AUBREY BOUCICAULT JAMES, DUKE OF YORK JAMES A. KEENE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM GEOFFREY STEIN EARL OF ROCHESTER HERMAN HERSCHBERG JACK (CHARLES) HART HALLETT THOMPSON STRINGS WILLIAM HERBERT DlCK THEODORE THOMPSON SWALLOW EDWARD FOWLER BUZZARD JAMES F.
Page 72 - Cyrano, and that was the«only fact to be regarded. To this feeling, the supreme expression was accorded by the author in his dedication of the play : " C'est a I'dme de Cyrano que je voulais dedier ce poeme. Mais puisqu'elle a passe en vous, Coquelin, C'est a vous que je le dedie.
Page 161 - The Courier of Lyons." This is a mere expression of individual opinion, but it may at least be accepted as an impartial one, since I myself had previously adapted the play, and had acted it repeatedly ; but upon seeing Reade's version, I put my own behind the fire. Excellent as his manipulation of the work was, "The Courier of Lyons" did not at that time do much to advance Mr.
Page 262 - Angel Clare EDWARD M. BELL. Alec Stoke-D'Urberville CHARLES COGHLAN. John Durbeyfield JOHN JACK. Abraham Durbeyfield ALICE PIERCE. Farmer Crick WL BRANSCOMBE. Jonathan WILFRID NORTH. Tim ALFRED HICKMAN. James WE BUTTERFIELD. Bailiff WL BRANSCOMBE. Joan Durbeyfield MARY E. BARKER. Tess MINNIE MADDERN FISKE. 'Liza Lu EDITH WRIGHT. Marian ANNIE IRISH. Izz NELLIE LINGARD. Retty BIJOU FERNANDEZ.
Page 213 - Lord Topham WL Branscombe Ludwig Charles Arthur Toni R. Erlynne Josef John J. Collins Princess Flavia Grace Kimball Antoinette de Mauban Marie D. Shotwell Frau Teppich Kate Pattison-Selten Horace Glyn Guido Marburg SYNOPSIS OF SCENES.
Page 108 - Man Low Yek CHARLES BRYANT. Chan Wang FRANCIS POWERS. Hop Kee JH BENRIMO. Chum Woe HARRY SPEAR. Kwakee JOHN ARMSTRONG. Duck Low GEORGE FULLERTON. Sum Chow HARRY LEVIAN. A Chinese Ragpicker WALTER BELASCO. A Provision Dealer FONG GET. Chan Toy VENIE WELLS. Way Get JOSEPH SILVERSTONE.

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