History of the American Theatre Volume 1-2

History of the American Theatre Volume 1-2

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...The revolution, althobgh it (leprived the elder Gardie of his title, neither took from him his wealth nor his oflice; he was alive at the time of which we write, and receiver-general at La Rochelle One evening, when the beautiful actress was on the stage, she was called upon to sing the Mar seillois Hymn. She refused. The cause of her_ refusal is not stated. The audience were enraged--she was withdrawn from the stage, and, at that time of universal excitement, found it necessary to fly the country. Gardie left country and family, and accompanied the mistress of his destiny. They returned to Cape Francois. On the insurrection of the blacks, they took refuge in this country, where they lived as man and wife, he principally supported by her salary as a dancer and pantomime actress, for her skill as a comedian was nugatory, where her language could not be understood by the frequenters of the theatre. The boy knew him as a father and the husband of his mother; as a husband and a father he was exemplary. The ballet and pantomime establishment had been lopped off from the New-York theatre in consequence of scanty receipts. Gardie's principal resource for support was copying music. When Mr. Hodgkinson, in 1798, had determined to leave New-York for Boston, he employed Gardie to copy the orchestra music belonging to the theatre of the first place. He went away, and even that source failed. The young man was in debt, and as he himself thought without resource--he was helpless and friendless. His wife, for such she was in the eye of law and society here, solicited, importuned, him to write to his father. He now resolved to return to him. He wished her to return with him, but she could not conquer her re _ pugnance to the family which had...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925769
  • 9781236925763