Category Archives: Theatre and the Stage

My Anti-CLIMAX

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By J. ASHBY-STERRY. SOME years ago, I gave what I was pleased to denominate an “Entertainment.” Rude people said the audience looked up-on it in an-other light. But no matter. I had a good deal more time on my hands than I have now-a-days, and I derived the keenest amusement from the … Continue reading

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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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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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RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS.

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By WALTER LACY. As a most indolent medical student of some twenty summers, rising in the afternoon, and making my main meal at midnight, on Mondays and Wednesdays at Offley’s, Tuesdays and Fridays at the Cider Cellars, and Thursdays and Saturdays … Continue reading

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