The Burton Holmes Lectures Volume 7

The Burton Holmes Lectures Volume 7

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and drives the traders from the sacred place. But there is no need to tell the story of the play; the gospel-story needs no retelling here; we know the scenes by heart; we are come to see the play-ers, rather than to listen to a reading of the play. Our interest is centered in Anton Lang, the new Christus of 1900. His face is the ideal face of Christ, as conceived by the Italian Masters, gentle and meek and beautiful, but with no trace of weakness or of effeminacy. A face that had not great strength and character would suffer from the softening influence of this frame of wavy From an oificial photograph MARY, THE MOTHER OF ESl'S hair and beard, beautifully blonde and silken, yet absolutely natural. There is no trace of make-up; no wigs, no paints, are ever used by any of the actors who must appear in the full truth-revealing glare of day. Nor do even the women rely upon the aid of pencilings or powders. Anna Flunger, the "Mary " of the Play, appears with face unaltered by art, her dress and veil draped with Biblical simplicity. She is agranddaughter of Tobias Flunger, the man who was the Christus in the play of 1850. Her father is the postman; she acts in ' 1 scenes in which 1890, and made CASTING OUT THE TRADERS FROM THE TEMPLE them pathetically and tragically memorable. Never shall I forget the thrill that swept over the vast audience ten years ago, during the scene where Mary, watching the passing of condemned men bearing their crosses, recognizes in one of them her son. Rosa Lang 's utterance of the cry, "It is my son!--my Jesus! " was the very voice of nature, and touched a note of tragic pathos surpassing in its simple earnestness any dramatic utterance I have heard. Rosa Lang did not marry, as has been...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854276
  • 9781236854278