Players of the Present, Part 1

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Dunlap Society, 1899 - Actors
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Page 236 - If we examine Miss Mitchell's stage art to discover the secret of her really wonderful success, we readily find that naturalness and a seeming absence of art are its essential qualities. Favored by nature with a youthful presence, which aided her, even in her latest appearances before the public, in rendering her child heroines peculiarly attractive, she added to such native attributes the full measure of youthful spirits and animation. Her portrayals were unique, and yet nothing more than the holding...
Page 162 - Mexico, when the war broke out, in 1845, he was among the camp-followers of the American army, and, with his comrades, gave performances in tents. He saw General Taylor on the banks of the Rio Grande ; he heard the thunder of the guns at Palo Alto ; he stood beside the tent in which the gallant Ringgold lay dying ; he witnessed the bombardment of Metamoras, and, two nights after the capture of that city, he acted there, in the Spanish theatre.
Page 162 - I's got a little darky here to jump Jim Crow." Mrs. John Drew, who was present, says that the boy instantly assumed the exact attitude of Jim Crow Rice, and sang and danced in imitation of his sable companion, a perfect miniature likeness of that long, ungainly, grotesque, and exceedingly droll comedian.
Page 310 - York city, as Captain Gregory in " One of our Girls;" Prosper Couramont in "A Scrap of Paper " ; Dr. Lee in " Met by Chance ; " Ernest Vane in " Peg Woffington," and Wildrake in " The Love Chase." He was engaged by Daniel Frohman to star in the part of Jack Hamilton in " The Highest Bidder," at the Lyceum theatre, and made a metropolitan success and toured with the play.
Page 362 - Othello' at a theatre in Liibeck, a man rose in the pit, his face purple with rage, and aimed a revolver at Othello. After he had been disarmed he explained that he had come to the theatre for the first time in his life, and was possessed with too chivalrous a spirit to see a woman murdered before his eyes.
Page 232 - A Rough Diamond," Gertrude in " The Loan of a Lover," Paul in " The Pet of the Petticoats," Harry Halcyon in "A Middy Ashore," the Countess in " The Wild Irish Girl," and Dot in
Page 38 - In the season of 1885-86 he was the Host of the Garter Inn in the " Merry Wives of Windsor," and Keycs in " Love and Harness," and in 1886-87 played Tranio in "The Taming of the Shrew.
Page 287 - By some misunderstanding we were both cast to play the part of Gillypod. At first we were both inclined to insist on our full rights under the terms of the contract. Previous to that engagement we were but slightly acquainted with each other. When we met to talk the matter over I took a great fancy to Crane, and told him frankly that if I had known...
Page 72 - The Seven Sisters," subsequently appeared in Boston, Mass., and then toured the United States. Her second engagement in New York city was in the summer of 1867, at Wallack's theatre, during which John Brougham's dramatization of Dickens's "Old Curiosity Shop" was brought out under the title "Little Nell and the Marchioness," with Lotta in the dual title role.
Page 166 - Boucicault shaped them in a week, . . . but he faith in the success of his work, and told Jefferson that it could not possibly keep the stage for more than a month. While much of the first and third act was the conception of Burke, part of each was Jefferson's. . . . The impressive...

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