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THE

MODERN STANDARD DRAMA,

A COLLECTION

OF THE MOST POPULAR ACTING PLAYS,

With Critical Remarks,

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ALSO THE STAGE BUSINESS, COSTUMES, CAST OF
CHARACTERS, ETC.

EDITED BY JOHN W. S. HOWS.

VOLUME VIII.

CONTAINING

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THE APOSTATE, TWELFTH NIGHT,

BRUTUS,

SIMPSON AND CO.

THE MOUNTAINEERS,
THREE WEEKS AFTER
MARRIAGE,

MERCHANT OF VENICE,

AND A PORTRAIT AND MEMOIR OF MR. GEORGE H. BARRETT.

OLD HEADS AND YOUNG
HEARTS,

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THE

MODERN STANDARD DRAMA,

A COLLECTION

OF THE MOST POPULAR ACTING PLAYS,

With Critical Remarks,

ALSO THE STAGE BUSINESS, COSTUMES, CAST OF
CHARACTERS, ETC.

EDITED BY JOHN W. S. HOWS.

VOLUME VIII.

THE APOSTATE,
TWELFTH NIGHT,

BRUTUS,

SIMPSON AND CO.

MERCHANT OF VENICE,

CONTAINING

NEW

OLD HEADS AND YOUNG
HEARTS,

MARRIAGE,

AND A PORTRAIT AND MEMOIR OF MR. GEORGE H. BARRETT.

THE MOUNTAINEERS,

THREE WEEKS AFTER

1848.

YORK:

DOUGLAS, No. 11 SPRUCE ST

AND FOR SALE BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.


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MEMOIR OF MR. G. H. BARRETT.

MR. GEORGE H. BARRETT was born at Exeter, in England,
w the 9th of June, 1794, and arrived at Boston, Mass., in Octo-
1796, accompanied by his mother, an actress of great
ty: one of those shining lights who passed through the
dramatic ordeal with the highest feelings of private respect.
MA BARRETT has been several years stage manager of some
f our first class theatres. At the Bowery, under Gilfert in
1905, where he delivered the opening address; at the Tremont,
Bistro, under Dana and Barry; and lately at the new theatre
cted by Col. Mann in Broadway.

MR. BARRETT has always held the first rank among
best comedians of the day. Endowed by nature with
high flow of spirits, and polished by education, his dramatic

s have always been highly relished by the multitude,
de scholar, and the gentleman. He possesses a fine figure, a
pod voice, and a handsome countenance; is graceful in his ac-
fe, thoroughly acquainted with the business of the stage, and
Lows how to make characters tell and render them successful
and effective. As a farce actor, he is unrivalled, and in the

he walks of comedy, he has had few equals. His Charles

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the School for Scandal," may dispute the palm of excel

e with that of any other actor, and his Mercutio and parts da similar cast, are worthy of much praise. In private life he

Amach esteemed, and his conduct both as an actor and a gen

eman, has ever been alike honourable to himself and his pro

fession

MR. BARRETT is still in the prime of life, and will, we trust,
ng continue to grace the boards of the American stage.

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