Memoirs of Joseph Shepherd Munden, Comedian

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byThomas Shepherd Munden

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... John Palmer was the best general actor he had ever seen. Palmer played everything, and everything equally well. He possessed the advantages of a tall and well-proportioned figure, an expressive countenance, melodious voice, and most persuasive manner. Mrs. Siddons once observed that, so naturally insinuating was he in Stukely, she felt at times off her guard, and, for a moment, could hardly help fancying that his propositions were real. He carried this quality with him into private life, which obtained for him the name of " plausible Jack." It is said that on one occasion, having an invitation to dinner, he knocked by mistake at the next door, where he found a large party assembled in the drawing room. Not perceiving his host and hostess, he concluded they were in some other part of the dwelling, and commenced conversing familiarly with the company. The master and mistress of the house plainly perceived there was a mistake, but were so fascinated by his powers of conversation that they suffered him to proceed until dinner was announced, when they pressed him earnestly to let it be no mistake, but to remain and be their guest. Jack Palmer was improvident and always in difficulties; he however contrived to keep the bailiffs in good humour by orders for the theatre. The season of 1797-8, beheld those surpassing actresses Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Abington at Covent Garden. March 31, 1798, Munden played Sir Peter Teazle to Mrs. Abington's Lady Teazle. April 23, Peachum, for Madam Mara's benefit. 24th, The new pieces that were produced, were Mortons' " Secrets Worth Knowing," and Colman's " Blue Devils;" and on the 30th, " The Eccentric Lover," a new Comedy by Cumberland: principal characters by Lewis, Quick, Holman, Fawcett, Murray, Knight, Whitfield, Munden, Mr...

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... John Palmer was the best general actor he had ever seen. Palmer played everything, and everything equally well. He possessed t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217019110

ISBN - 13:9780217019118

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