By George Iles
I First visual appeal. A father's recommendation. How Salvini studied his artwork. Faults in appearing. the need to excel in every little thing. A version for Othello. First stopover at to the USA. In Cuba. visual appeal in London. Impressions of Irving's Hamlet. The decline of tragedy. Tragedy in languages. American severe style. Impressions of Edwin sales space. ADELAIDE RISTORI First appearances. Salvini and Rossi. seems to be as girl Macbeth. As supervisor. First stopover at to the USA. starts off to play in English. JOSEPH JEFFERSON [William iciness, the dramatic critic of the recent York Tribune, in 1894 wrote the "Life and paintings of Joseph Jefferson," released by way of the Macmillan corporation, London and long island. He supplies an account of Jefferson's lineage, after which says: "In Joseph Jefferson, fourth of the road, well-known as Rip Van Winkle, and destined to be lengthy remembered by way of that identify in dramatic historical past, there's an visible union of the salient traits of his ancestors. the country luxuriance, manly energy, careless and adventu
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An actor has a very unattractive kind of life to offer to any woman who is not herself following his profession. What I mean is that the fact of a man being an actor does not debar him from such gratification as he may find in the pleasures of society. And I believe that the effect of such raising of the actor's status as has been witnessed in the last fifty years has been to elevate the general tone of our calling and bring into it men and women of education and refinement. At the same time, remember that social enjoyments should always be a secondary consideration to the actor, something of a luxury to be sparingly indulged in.
Imagine for one moment Shakespeare and Garrick contemplating at the present moment from the heights the spectacle of their fame. Who would grudge the actor the few years of fervid admiration he was privileged to enjoy, some one hundred and fifty years ago, as compared with the centuries of living glory that have fallen to the great poet? Sometimes you may hear your calling sneered at by those who pursue it. There are few professions that are not similarly girded at by some of their own members, either from disappointment or some ingrained discontent.
I opened it and read: "Cleaners in full possession here--look our for soap and pails, and report directly at box-office--don't fail! A. " I confess I was angry, for I was so tired and the motion of the steamer was still with me, and besides my own small affairs were of more interest to me just then than the greater ones of the manager. However, my two years of training held good. In an hour I was picking my way across wet floors, among mops and pails toward the sanity and dry comfort of Mr. Daly's office.