Amateur Theatricals: A Practical Guide

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C.A. Pearson, 1904 - Amateur plays - 245 pages
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Page 210 - Offender shall be liable for each and every such representation to the Payment of an Amount not less than Forty Shillings, or to the full Amount of the Benefit or Advantage arising from such Representation, or the Injury or Loss sustained by the Plaintiff therefrom, whichever shall be the greater Damages, to the Author or other Proprietor of such Production so represented...
Page 122 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature...
Page 128 - And I am sure I was a fool to marry you, — an old dangling bachelor, who was single at fifty, only because he never could meet with any one who would have him. SIR p.
Page 212 - Court, the defendant contended that he had tendered the fee after the performance, but that the plaintiff had refused to accept It. The Judge said that the law clearly stated that consent in writing of the Author or Proprietor must be first had and obtained, and gave Judgment for the plaintiff for the full penalty and costs. It is not required by law to have a notice printed on a play...
Page 210 - That if any Person shall, during the Continuance of such sole Liberty as aforesaid, contrary to the Intent of this Act, or Right of the Author or his Assignee, represent, or cause to be represented, without the Consent in Writing of the Author or other Proprietor first had and obtained, at any Place of Dramatic Entertainment...
Page 32 - I have taken with them, and the perspiration I have expended, during the last ten days, exceed in amount anything you can imagine. I had regular plots of the scenery made out, and lists of the properties wanted; and had them nailed up by the prompter's chair. Every letter that was to be delivered, was written; every piece of money that had to be given, provided; and not a single thing lost sight of.
Page 209 - To prevent useless correspondence it must be strictly understood that no reduction can be made on account of a performance taking place for the benefit of a charity or any other cause whatever. 1. Every person who, without authority, takes part in any Play, or causes any Play to be represented, is liable to a penalty or damages. Penalties will always be stringently enforced in all cases where the title and names of the characters of a play have been changed or disguised. By the 3rd and 4th Wm. IV.,...
Page 28 - At this he bungled sadly — his hearing suddenly failing as well as his memory, there was a dead stop. In vain the prompter, the...
Page 33 - The Duke gave us the use of his large picture-gallery, to be fitted up with seats for the audience, and his library, adjoining, for the erection of the theatre. The latter room being larger than required for the stage and its scenery, the back portion of it was screened off for a "green-room.
Page 211 - Russell v. Smith/ 12 QB, NS, 217." 4. It is no defence that money was not taken. " Although In the case of ' Russell v. Smith,' reference was made to the fact that no charge was made at the door, that was no element at all In considering the question whether a place Is a place of Dramatic Entertainment.

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