History of the Providence Stage, 1762-1891

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Rhode Island News Company, 1891 - Actors - 298 pages

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Page 6 - Mr. Morris — Will represent an old gentleman, the father of Desdemona, who is not cruel or covetous, but is foolish enough to dislike the noble Moor, his son-in-law, because his face is not white, forgetting that we all spring from one root. Such prejudices are very numerous and very wrong.
Page 6 - MRS. MORRIS will represent a young and virtuous wife, who being wrongfully suspected, gets smothered (in an adjoining room) by her husband. Reader, attend ; and ere thou goest hence Let fall a tear to hapless innocence.
Page 6 - Moor named Othello, who loves a young lady named Desdemona, and after he has married her, harbors (as in too many cases) the dreadful passion of jealousy. Of Jealousy, our being's bane, Mark the small cause, and the most dreadful pain.
Page 7 - DOUGLASS will be her faithful attendant, who will hold out a good example to all servants, male and female and to all people in subjection. Obedience and gratitude Are things as rare as they are good. Various other dialogues, too numerous to mention here, will be delivered at night, all adapted to the improvement of the mind and manners. The whole will be repeated on Wednesday and Saturday.
Page 6 - Inn, will be delivered a series of MORAL DIALOGUES, IN FIVE PARTS, Depicting the evil effects of jealousy and other bad passions, and proving that happiness can only spring from the pursuit of virtue.
Page 69 - Lord of the soul ! magician of the heart ! Pure child of nature ! fosterchild of art ! How all the passions in succession rise, Heave in thy soul and lighten in thine eyes I Beguiled by thee, old Time, with aspect blythe...
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Page 65 - ... said, but those he did play well, he played better than anybody else. But dissipation marred his vast powers even in these ; and recklessness reduced this genius to penury. After receiving ,400 in banknotes, the proceeds of a benefit at Manchester, in one of his summer tours...
Page 84 - And made e'en thick-lip'd musing melancholy To gather up her face into a smile Before she was aware! Ah! sullen now, And dumb, as the green turf that covers them.
Page 6 - Of jealousy, our being's bane, Mark the small cause and the most dreadful pain. Mr. Allyn— Will depict the character of a specious villain, in the regiment of Othello, who is so base as to hate his commander on mere suspicion, and to impose on his best friend.

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