The Playgoer Volume 2

The Playgoer Volume 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... take an interest in things theatrical, it comes a veritable blessing, and especially out here, where home people so soon lose touch with the old country. I have always taken a warm interest in the stage, and out here (an exile from dear old London) a magazine that will tell mu of its theatres, and actors, and their failures and successes, is exactly what I have long sought for. " I have shown T/re P/aygaer to several of my friends in Sydney and they all agree it is worthy of the highest approbation, and wish it every success. We (Can/inner on p. x.) have to pay 9d. for it, but do not begrudge the extra outlay, as we think it is worth far more than 6d. 1"I was especially delighted with the photos and article on Miss Lottie Collins, whose Australian tour was everything you say it was. Iam in hopes of some day opening my new magazine and finding a similar account of London's own Marie Lloyd--(All in good time.--ED.)--a lady whose recent colonial tour is only inadequately described as successful. Her performance won universal praise, and her kind nature made fast friends wherever she went. On the occasion of her farewell season with Mr. Rickards at the Tivoli, I plucked up courage to write and ask for the favour of her autograph for my theatrical collec tion. I received no reply. and assumed that she had regarded my request as an impertineiice. However, a few days after she left our shores I was delighted to receive by post, from the photographers, a beautiful Paris panel photo of the lady, on which she had written, 'VVith best wishes from Marie Lloyd.' I need hardly tell you how pleased I was and how much I prize it. " Now I must apologise for such a lengthy epistle (and calling it 'a few...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948327
  • 9781236948328