The Actor's Budget; Together with ... a Rare and Genuine Collection of Theatrical Anecdotes and Comic Songs ...

The Actor's Budget; Together with ... a Rare and Genuine Collection of Theatrical Anecdotes and Comic Songs ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...while their. linen was washed; the landlady came as usual for' THEATRIOAL unzcnorrs, no. 155 Weston and Shuler. _ money to provide breakfast. They had but a sleeve' of a shirt between them. The companion hid himself; Weston jumped into bed, slipped on the sleeve, and stretching out the arm thus covered, gave the money required. Weston, before his comic fame was established, appeared as a substitute for Shuter in the part of Sharp. Shuter's name was in the play bills; and when '.Weston appeared, the galleries vociferated " Shuterl Shuter!" Mrs. Clive played the part of Kitty Pry, and was no less a favourite than the other. The uproar continued, and nothing could be heard" but " Shuter! Shuter!" As soon as it was possible to be, heai-d, 'Weston, in his own inimitable and hurigorous manner, asked aloud in a seemingly stupid amazement, and pointing to Mrs. Clive, " Shoot her! " Shoot her! why should I Shoot her? I am sure she " plays her part very yvell." ' Good humour was in-' stantly restored, and he met with universal applause. Weston' Will.--A few weeks before his death, Weston said to a friend, " If you will write for me, " I will make my will." The friend complied, and Weston dictated, not puns, but strong sense, and keen satire. " I Thomas Weston, comedian, hating all form " and ceremony, shall use none in my will, but pro" ceed immediately to the explaining my intentions. " Imprimis---As from Mr. F oote I derived all my " consequence in life, and as it is the best thing I am " in possession of, I would, ' in gratitude, at my " decease, leave it to' the said Mr. Foote; but I ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929489
  • 9781236929488