The Playgoer Volume 3

The Playgoer Volume 3

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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: ...a dignified Katherine de Vaucelles. A truly beautiful performance is that of Miss Suzanne Sheldon, as Huguette du Hamel, known as 'the Abbess, ' one of the frequenters of the Fir Cone Tavern, who loves Villon, and proves it by thrusting herself between the poet and Thibaut d'Aussigny's dagger, and by taking for herself the cleath-blow intended for her lover. She plays the part throughout with spirit and unobtrusive grace; her pathos rings true, and she overcomes many real dilficulties with perfect ease, without a suspicion of overacting, despite the obvious temptations to which an actress of less talent and experience would very probably succumb. It is easy, no doubt, to prophesy after the event, but it was obvious from the first that a long run was in store for Mr. lVl'Carthy's play; it has met with the approval it deserved at the hands of the public, and although the hundredth performance took place several weeks ago there is as yet no sign of its waning popularity. MAX Rounr. HE two important incidents of the musical world of London on Saturday, December 6th, were the return to his honoured and honourable post as chief of the Queen's Hall orchestra, of Mr. Henry J. Vood, after his long illness, and the production, under the baton of the composer, of Richard Strauss's latest symphonic poem Heldrnlebcn, which, being translated, is " A Hero's Life." There was but one sentiment that prompted the enthusiastic burst of cheers that greeted the appearance of the popular conductor as he walked on to the platform to resume his magnetic sway over his players and his public, and that was one of satisfaction that the winds of the South and the waters of the Mediterranean had restored to perfect health...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695274X
  • 9781236952745