The Secret History of the Green-Room; Containing Authentic and Entertaining Memoirs of the Actors and Actresses in the Three Theatres Royal Volume 2
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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...for general approbation in London. He waited on Mr. Hmuus, about the opening of C0vcnt Garden Theatre, 1787, without anyintrodnetion, and coming to the point at once, told him he wished to become an Aetor. Mr. HARRIS replied, 'that there were many possessed with the isame desire, but few with the necessary qualifications. Upon which Mr. FenneL beg ' ged ged leave to put it in his power to judge, and immediately repeated two or three speeches so much to the satisfaetion of his auditor, that a night was instantly settled for him to make his defiuh Either from a desire of concealing his countenance, or a partiality for the part, he seleeted Otbello for 'his um-ee, and the encouragement given to his first efforts, emboldened him to drop the sable mask, and come forward as Yaflier, Alexander 111z Great, kc. but still under the fietitious name of CAMBRAY. In all these charaeters he was kindly received, and looked on as a very promising Theatrical candidate. But as his talents did not create the admiration he wished and expeeted, he thought it adviseable to praetise in the country, until his powers were nearer maturity. The favour with which his exertions had been honoured in Edinburgh, pointed out that City as the most genial school for his instruetion; but he had scarcely renewed his former estimation before he was driven from that Stage, in the most arbitrary, unjust, and ungenerous manner. ' The The Play of Veiuire PN'.F7"Uz1 was to be performed, and Mr. Woons, wl1ohas been the Scotch Rm ius for about twenty years, already chagrined at the reputation of Mr. FENNEL, was mortified and alarmed when the part of jaflw was taken from him, and given to the latter, though...
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