Eminent Actors In Their Homes; Personal Descriptions And Interviews by Margherita Arlina HammEminent Actors In Their Homes; Personal Descriptions And Interviews by Margherita Arlina Hamm

Eminent Actors In Their Homes; Personal Descriptions And Interviews

byMargherita Arlina Hamm

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... Viola Allen.. Her boudoir. Julia Marlowe At Highmount. Annie Russell.... Her art treasures. Amelia Bingham... In her salon. James K. Hackett, Mary Mannering-hackett In their study. Mr. And Mrs. Robert Edeson Their morning-room. Joseph Jefferson.... At his easel. William H. Crane... In his " Fishing-Box." Mary Anderson De Navarro A portrait. Nat C. Goodwin, "I Maxine Elliott-goodwin j In their music-room. Introduction the Actor and His Home IN no field of American life has there been greater development than in things theatrical. It is difficult to realize how vast a change has occurred between the beginnings of the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. One hundred years ago there were few places of amusement, and a mere corporal's guard of actors and actresses. What playhouses existed were to be found in the larger cities. In the smaller cities there was a strong social and religious prejudice against stagecraft, which went so far as to oppose the mildest sort of amateur performances, and even to point the finger of narrow-minded scorn at charades and similar parlor entertainments. There was no playwright worthy of mention, and almost no dramatic literature to be found in any library. The few theatres of that time were pitiful in their poverty and slender resources. The very best were inferior to those in the larger towns of this country to-day. The illumination was by means of candles and a few lamps. In winter there was scarcely any heating apparatus, so that audiences sat in overcoats and mufflers, while upon the stage there was a paucity of scenery, costumes, paraphernalia, and conveniences, which seems like a relic of barbarism. The playhouses were very small, and the prices charged so low that it is difficult to understand how managers and actors ...
Title:Eminent Actors In Their Homes; Personal Descriptions And InterviewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217945163

ISBN - 13:9780217945165