Charles Macklin by Sir Edward Abbott ParryCharles Macklin by Sir Edward Abbott Parry

Charles Macklin

bySir Edward Abbott Parry

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE SEVENTH AGE. Peace was no sooner concluded with the conspirators than Macklin entered into an engagement with Mr. Harris, in the spring of 1775, and made his appearance for his daughter's benefit, meetingwith a very gratifying reception. This so pleased him that he afterwards played Richard III., but his success in this character must have sprung from the special circumstances under which he attempted the part, and the performance was soon relinquished. During the next season, 1776, he performed but seldom. Even at this advanced age, his head was full of daring schemes, and plans that would have been considered venturesome in a man of half his years. He seriously considered the advisability of taking a farm of three or four hundred acres near Cork, and applied to several Irish gentlemen to aid him in the matter; but, finding nothing that exactly suited his wants, gave up the idea, not without regret. About this time, Henderson was brought to the father of the stage, who granted him an interview. He was still a young man destined for greater honours than those he had already attained. Macklin gruffly acknowledged his genius, but bade him unlearn all he had learned, that he might hope to learn to be a player. He played Shylock for the first time during the season of 1777. He is remembered as a great Shylock, and created some dissension among the critics by abolishing the phrase, "many a time and oft,' and pointing the line thus: "Signor Antonio many a time, and oft on the Rialto." During the next year Macklin gave an unnecessarily brutal interpretation of Sir John Brute, but otherwise made but little stir upon the stage, busying himself with his writing, and some preparation for a provincial tour. He was very anxious to play at Edinburgh, and...
Title:Charles MacklinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217457738

ISBN - 13:9780217457736