The Play-Pictorial Volume 11

The Play-Pictorial Volume 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... Mr. Henry Morrell Congo Jack Mr. Thomas Weguelin A Sailor Mr. A. C. Grain Rosa Bud Miss Adrienne Augarde Helena Landless Miss Constance Collier Mrs. Crisparkle Miss Cicely Richards Miss Twinkleton Miss Muriel Alexander Princess Puffer Mrs. Frederick Wright, ten. Mrs. Tope Miss Augusta Haviland Servant Miss Hilda Moore Mr. J. Comyns Carr, having successfully accomplished the difficult feat of extracting an interesting drama from the pages of "01i%'er Twist," has essayed a still more arduous task in utilising the unfinished book of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood " for the purpose of providing a drama for Mr. Tree. And in doing this he seems to have had in mind the powerful melodrama associated with the name of Sir Henry Irving, for in Edwin Drood, as in "The Bells," there is a big dream scene in which Jasper enacts the crime in pantomime which for some long time he has resolved to put into execution. That is the solution which Mr. Carr furnishes to the problem of who killed, or what became of, Edwin Drood. Mr. Carr causes Edwin to overhear a part of his uncle's mad ravings, and so impressed is he with their truth that he immediately takes his leave and quits England, only returning when, some six months later, he learns that Neville Landless stands accused of the crime. But before that Jasper has confessed, as he is quite convinced in his own mind that he really did commit the murder, and when Edwin arrives he is on the verge of dissolution in the infirmary of the county gaol. The drama strikes a very gloomy note throughout, but this is inevitable when one considers the sombre character who is seldom absent from the scene, and whose personality, as represented by Mr. Tree, so dominates the action of the story Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921909
  • 9781236921901