The Flare of the Footlights (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Flare of the Footlights The Embankment Theatre, where Mrs. Bellingham was inaugurating another season on this particular evening, occupied a site adjoining the Strand approach to Waterloo Bridge. Prior to Mrs. Bellingham's tenancy the building had stood empty for months. It possessed a somewhat unfortunate reputation as an unlucky house, and specula tors desirous of exploiting theatrical enterprises were rather inclined to give it the cold shoulder. A long record of failures was associated with the place, and three adventurous lessees had already made their appearance in the Bank ruptcy Court. From its position immediately overlooking the river, and the nature of its visitors during the greater part of the year, the house was commonly known as the Seagulls' Retreat. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
- 22 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 105 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white