The Life of Augustin Daly (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1917 - Dramatists, American - 672 pages
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Page 560 - ... 29 Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Page 134 - For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish...
Page 103 - Edwin Drood, but it was at a very early stage in the development of the idea, and what he said bore mainly upon the earlier portions of the tale. Edwin Drood was never to reappear, he having been murdered by Jasper. The girl Rosa not having been really attached to Edwin, was not to lament his loss very long, and was, I believe, to admit the sailor, Mr. Tartar, to supply his place. It was intended that Jasper himself should urge on the search after Edwin Drood and the pursuit of the murderer, thus...
Page 560 - For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it : lest after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish...
Page 448 - Guildenstern Lawrence Hanley Osric Charles Koehler Marcellus Edwin H. Vanderfelt Bernardo Herbert Kelcey Francisco Frank Mordaunt First Actor Joseph Wheelock Second Actor Milnes Levick First Grave-Digger Joseph Jefferson Second Grave-Digger . . -WJ Florence Priest Harry Edwards Ophelia Helena Modjeska The Queen Gertrude Kellogg The Player Queen Rose Coghlan J RANKEN TOWSE.
Page 548 - ... have with your plaudits and consideration encouraged me for so many years in the past makes this, indeed, a proud and happy moment for me. But I feel that all these plaudits and this great greeting might not have been for me, had it not been for one who taught me how to merit and deserve them, who from the beginning of my career has watched and guided my steps, smoothing the way to success for me, and encouraging me in moments of trial and discouragement, and, in fine, striving to make me...
Page 293 - L'Assommoir is a disgusting piece : One prolonged sigh from first to last over the miseries of the poor; with a dialogue culled from the lowest slang, and tritest claptrap. It gave me no points that I could use; & the only novelty was in the lavoir scene...
Page 231 - ... is fearful. Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind-hearted, liberal, sincere, and all that, who did not know the meaning of a "flush.
Page 231 - I wish to say also that this play is didactic rather than anything else. It is intended rather for instruction than amusement. The Chinaman is getting to be a pretty frequent figure in the United States, and is going to be a great political problem, and we thought it well for you to see him on the stage before you had to deal with that problem. Then for the instruction of the young we have introduced a game of poker. There are few things that are so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker....
Page 261 - One of his stage tricks is very effective but quite unworthy a great artist. He is fond, whenever the scene permits, of shutting down every light leaving the stage in utter darkness, lit only by the solitary lamp or dull fire which may be in the room; while he has directed from the prompt place or the flies a closely focused calcium which shines only and solely upon his face and head; so that you can only see a lot of spectral figures without expression moving about the scene and one...

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