Thomas Betterton, Volumen2

K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, 1891 - 196 páginas

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Página 160 - I shall say the less of Mr Collier, because in many things he has taxed me justly; and I have pleaded guilty to all thoughts and expressions of mine which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise, he will be glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause when I have so often drawn it for a good one.
Página 6 - The Siege of Rhodes. Made a Representation by the Art of Prospective in Scenes, and the Story sung in Recitative Mustek. At the back part of Rutland House, in the upper end of Aldersgate Street, London.
Página 129 - All this ? ay, more: Fret, till your proud heart break; Go, show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your bondmen tremble.
Página 187 - I thought of him with the same concern as if I waited for the remains of a person who had in real life done all that I had seen him represent. The gloom of the place, and faint lights before the ceremony appeared, contributed to the melancholy disposition I was in ; and I began to be extremely afflicted, that Brutus and Cassius had any difference ; that Hotspur's gallantry was so unfortunate ; and that the mirth and good humour of Falstaff could not exempt him from the grave.
Página 33 - ... a piece, which is the first time I ever sat in a box in my life. And in the same box came, by and by, behind me, my Lord Barkeley and his lady; but I did not turn my face to them to be known, so that I was excused from giving them my seat...
Página 130 - I have hardly a notion, that any performer of antiquity could surpass the action of Mr. Betterton in any of the occasions in which he has appeared on our stage. The wonderful agony which he appeared in, when he examined the circumstance of the handkerchief in Othello...
Página 28 - That where the doors of entrance now are, there formerly stood two additional side-wings, in front to a full set of scenes, which had then almost a double effect in their loftiness and magnificence.
Página 151 - But we can't fear, since you're so good to save us That you have only set us up, — to leave us. Thus from the past, we hope for future grace I beg it And some here know I have a begging face. Then pray continue this your kind behaviour, For a clear stage won't do, without your favour.
Página 80 - I come, unknown to any of the rest, To tell you news; I saw the lady drest: The woman plays to-day: mistake me not, No man in gown, or page in petticoat: A DICTIONARY OF ACTORS A woman to my knowledge; yet I can't, If I should die, make affidavit on't.
Página 70 - Killigrew's way of getting to see plays when he was a boy. He would go to the Red Bull, and when the man cried to the boys, " Who will go and be a devil, and he shall see the play for nothing?

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