Stories of the stage, ed. by C. Scott. i. The stage door. ii. The green room

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Clement William Scott
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Page 54 - But all the run is now after Garrick, a wine-merchant, who is turned player, at Goodman's fields. He plays all parts, and is a very good mimic. His acting I have seen, and may say to you, who will not tell it again here, I see nothing wonderful in it ; but it is heresy to say so : the Duke of Argyll says, he is superior to Betterton.
Page 91 - ELAINE. ELAINE the fair, Elaine the lovable, Elaine, the lily maid of Astolat, High in her chamber up a tower to the east Guarded the sacred shield of Lancelot; Which first she placed where morning's earliest ray Might strike it, and awake her with the gleam; Then fearing rust or soilure...
Page 21 - Did he think there would be fifty people there? " Nane can tell." Did he think that the throng would be so great that the Provost would have to be summoned to keep order ? Even this audacious proposition did not induce him to commit himself, and we were left to infer that, in his opinion, it was not at all unlikely. Eight o'clock drew near, and we sallied out to survey the scene of operations. The crowd had not yet begun to collect in front of the Town Hall, and the man who had undertaken to be there...
Page 10 - ... be good, But life at least it will not be : Men will stand saddening as we stood, Watch the same fields and skies as we And the same sea. Let this be said between us here, One love grows green when one turns grey ; This year knows nothing of last year ; To-morrow has no more to say To yesterday.
Page 52 - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance.
Page 53 - In after-days he would say to his friends that he " remembered Garrick living in Durham Yard with three quarts of vinegar in his cellar, and calling himself a wine merchant.
Page 21 - Linlithgow since the Regent Murray was shot by Hamilton of Bothwell Haugh. The old town was probably weary of that subject now, and would be grateful to us for cutting out the Regent Murray with a much superior sensation. My friend the manager accordingly paid several visits to Linlithgow, engaged the Town Hall, ordered the posters, and came back every time full of confidence. Meanwhile, I was absorbed in 'The Lady of Lyons...
Page 31 - This is an excellent service, because it places the actor upon the same plane of self-respecting propriety and courtesy with the men of all other professions. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS, in Harper's Magazine, June, 1885. Irving, no doubt, owes much of his success — his most deserved and legitimate success — to his resemblance to Macready and Charles Kean. His " You annoy me very much ! " in Digby Grant, was Macready over again ; and much of his " mannerism
Page 21 - Theatre anxious to adopt every Improvement which would give brilliancy to the Scenery, and the appearance of the Theatre, introduced it ; and to prevent the accidents which the best Street illumination is liable to, they at a great expense constructed Gasometers ; finding however that with the utmost care and skill, the introduction of Gas in the audience part of the Theatre, produced an offensive odour, and the Public having suffered inconvenience and disappointment in their amusements, by the mischievous...
Page 43 - ... the Illustrated Times — a weekly paper, half magazine — to which, in company with Edmund Yates, GA Sala, the Broughs, and scores of others, I was a contributor under the editorship of Mr. Henry Vizetelly. When the so-called famine in London occurred in 1861, I was asked by Mr. Algernon Borthwick to write a series of articles in the Morning Post on the condition of the London poor, and these articles were reprinted under the title of 44 " Ragged London,

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