Benham's Musical Review Volume 8, No. 11

Benham's Musical Review Volume 8, No. 11

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...marked about the character by Hackett, but it is high praise to say that, with the vivid memory of that great Falstaff in every mind, the audience, on each occasion, was thoroughly delighted with Mr. DeBar's rendition. It is not every great actor that can attempt Falstaff; Mr. Deliar, in 'his voice, manner, clear and faithful conception, admirable inake-up, and conscientious education, has the ability and opportunity to achieve a distinction only second to the poor old fellow who sleeps on Staten Island. JACK AND _ltt.t., a pantomime, founded upon the thrilling aquatic narrative related in Mother Goose's melodies, followed Mr. DeBar. With new properties, stage tricks, and a clown quite as fantastic as Geo. L. Fox, the entertainment was a good one, not counting the vivacious and unique olio prepared by the management as an entrcact. Anni./itnt: NEll.S()N, advertised as " the greatest living actress," appeared on the 18th, succeeding the pantomitiie. Miss Neilson's reputation is builded on her representation of "_Iuliet," and we are willing to concede, for the sake of avoiding argument, that she is a juliet in whom there is very little fault. Btit if she is " the greatest of living actresses," we will go awhile to meditate among the tombs. If it were iiol for he: "made-up" fame, her reputed beauty, and her fascinating features looking languishly from every shop front for a week or two before her actual One of our agents, during the severest " cold snap," staitcd out on a tour, as is often his wont, in good old Scripture fashion, without "scrip or purse," not relying so much upon Providence, however, as on his own power to lighten the pockets of some unwary fellow tnortalby more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791959
  • 9781236791955