Monthly Archives: August 2016

My First “READING.”

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By Henry IRVING. MANY years ago (I think it was in the autumn of 1858), I made an ambitious appeal to the public which I don’t suppose anybody remembers but myself. I had at that time been about two years upon the stage, and was fulfilling my first engagement at … Continue reading

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COMEDY and TRAGEDY.

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By W. S. Gilbert.* * The author has taken steps to reserve to himself the right of dramatizing this story. In 1745, Mdlle. Céline was “leading lady” at the Theatre Francais. She was a very beautiful woman, twenty-five years old, … Continue reading

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The Broken NECKLACE: a Love Story

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By Marie BANCROFT. YEARS ago, in a small country theatre, where my father was engaged, I was considered by the manager a very clever child, and in children’s parts had become a pet with the audience. Attractions must have been at … Continue reading

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The Stage DOOR KEEPER.

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By clement W. SCOTT. A MEAN and narrow opening in an unromantic wall — an entrance less pretentious than any that can be found at the side of a factory gate — an approach difficult to find, hidden up a blind … Continue reading

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On the Water.

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I. On the water, on the water, While the summer days were fair, Whispering words in softest accents Thro’ a veil of drooping hair; While the little ear was peeping, Half-ashamed and rosy red, Blushing at the earnest meaning Of … Continue reading

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SKETCHING the castle.

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I. SKETCHING the castle, there they sit, A happy group, this summer day: But I, who cannot draw one bit, Can sketch it too as well as they. II. Yet if you saw my castle-sketch You might begin to laugh … Continue reading

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EVAN HARRINGTON or, He Would Be A Gentleman.

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BY GEORGE MEREDITH. Chapter XXVII A Exhibits Rose’s generalship; Evan’s performance on the second fiddle; AND THE wretchedness OF THE COUNTESS. We left Rose and Evan on their way to Lady Jocelyn. At the library-door Rose turned to him, and … Continue reading

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