Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Lyceum Rehearsals. II

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Cont. from Part I Especial care is bestowed by Mr. Irving with regard to every detail of the murder scene. On another occasion, the scenery is not ready, but a flight of steep steps, essential to the action, is placed … Continue reading

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The Lyceum Rehearsals. I

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By G. B. Burgin. One day a paragraph appears in the papers that a new piece will shortly be produced at such and such a theatre. Paterfamilias lays down the paper and placidly observes that it may be worth while … Continue reading

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The PHANTOM Theatre.

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By ROBERT REECE. -o- THE time having, in my opinion, at length arrived, when the most impressive experience of my life should be revealed, I will endeavour to place it on record frankly and simply  unimpeded by digression, unembellished by comment; … Continue reading

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Our Little WORLD.

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By JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD. LARGE as the world doubtless is, and easy as it now is to go from place to place, there are few of us who do not live and move and have our being in a very limited circle. We are drawn towards a particular spot, and once there we remain as fixed and … Continue reading

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The MYSTERIOUS Customer.

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By J. L. TOOLE. MANY years ago, there was a very popular song in London called “The Gay Cavalier.” It was adorned with a wonderful picture of a Charles the Second gallant, all-feathered hat, bulgy boots with lace ruffles tacked onto … Continue reading

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JOHN CAMPBELL: A True Story of a Benefit

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By HENRY NEVILLE. IN the apocryphal “good old times of the drama,” necessity created many monsters. The “Monster Benefit “was one, and it really meant much more than it does in these rapid times of railway and telegraphy. A benefit … Continue reading

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The STORY of a Good GOBLIN.

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By E. L. BLANCHARD. LITTLE more than forty years ago — or, for the satisfaction of those who insist on chronological accuracy, on the evening of Saturday, September 15th, 1838 — I was waiting at the wing of the Royal English … Continue reading

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