Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 17

Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 17

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... Touchstone, and Sir Andrew Ag-ueclicek, were all exceedingly well played; and the Mercutio was especially good, notwithstanding that he robbed his dying jest of its point by leaving out the words, ' You were wont to call me a merry fellow.' Miss Morant (who, by the way, was a member of the stock company at the Royal here, during its first season), despite a certain unpleasant shrillness of voice, made an excellent (lelia and a charming Olivia; and Mrs. Tannehill gave an admirably natural rendering of the l'm'se. Since Miss Neilson's departure a good deal has been said in the press and elsewhere in deprecation of the enthusiasm and excitement manifested during her visit. The inhabitants of London have been held up to us as a bright and shining example of a people who never go wild over an actor or actress. The truth is that there is no populace who are more apt to go into fits of enthusiasm in such matters, as any one may know who will read the descriptions of such scenes as that which took place, for instance, when John Kemble took leave of the stage in Coriolamls, or, to come down to our own times, when Kate Terry made her final exit in Juliet. Neilsonomania may not be the highest form of enthusiasm. For ourselves, however, we think it a hopeful sign for the people of Toronto, that they are capable of being stirred into excitement by other things than party politics and faction fights, or even an aldermanic election. So thinking, we are not inclined to find fault, if, when the gifted actress, who has given us so much pleasure of the best and purest kind, came in front of the curtain at the close of her last performance of J nliet, and with a face quivering with emotion, with eyes bedimmed with tears, and in a...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881052
  • 9781236881052