Memoirs of a Manager: Or, Life's Stage with New Scenery, Volume 2

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W. Bragg, 1830

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Página 12 - There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack!
Página 111 - Hast thou not read what brave Virginius did ? With his own hand he slew his only daughter, To save her from the fierce Decemvir's lust. He slew her yet unspotted, to prevent The shame which she might know. Then what should I do ? But thou hast tied my hand. I wo...
Página 86 - King, are pretty sure of seeing something of Mr. King's manner, whenever they see Sir Peter Teazle on the stage : it is much the same with all other parts we see done. The authors draw the outlines, and form the leading characteristics ; but the peculiar, and personal qualities of the original performer go down to posterity, as a necessary and absolute portion of the said character.
Página 145 - A story told by Mr. Henry Lee about Incledon is worth recording. " I had engaged him for Barnstaple for the third time, and told him that I had discovered the house where Gay was born, and I had, or was about to have, the chair in which Gay sat when he wrote many of his works. One night, or rather morning, on going homeward, Charles wanted to again look at the house where ' Jacky Gay ' was born ; he sent a boy to fetch a chair, which he pretended was Gay's chair ; in it he sat, and sang several songs...
Página 94 - Whiteley had the address to get the public to build theatres for him, and left them under his own direction. Now I have not been blessed with such powers of persuasion: I have all my life been so dull as to build theatres for myself; Mr. Whiteley's plan was much the best.
Página 128 - For the present 1 will only notice the right, or supposed value of new Pieces first acted in London, and afterwards exhibited in the Country. Both Authors and London Managers used to conceive it an invasion on their right of property, without asking themselves whether publicly performing a Play and taking money of those who attended to witness it, whether this was...
Página 118 - I oft found both : 1 urge this childhood proof, Because what follows is pure innocence. I owe you much ; and, like a wilful youth, That which I owe is lost: but if you please To shoot another arrow that self way...
Página 51 - They soon began to be very annoying to the most respectable ladies and gentlemen in the boxes and other parts of the...
Página 90 - French people have honored themselves by freely calling him forward as their legitimate, and most illustrious sovereign ! and it is to be hoped that the whole of Europe, will soon...
Página 129 - Managers conceived they had a sort of oopy-right ; and that Country Companies could not play any of the said pieces without due permission.

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