Nights at the Play by Henry Mackinnon WalbrookNights at the Play by Henry Mackinnon Walbrook

Nights at the Play

byHenry Mackinnon Walbrook

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1911. Excerpt: ... ALBERT HEINE IN "DIE CONDOTTIERI" The Great Queen Street Theatre June yd, 1907. Rudolf Herzog's tragic "Die Condottieri," with its thrilling story, from Venetian history in the fifteenth century, has been acted for the first time in London by a company that included four leading members of the Munich Court Theatre, all of whom made a successful first appearance here, while in one of them, Herr Albert Heine, the audience had the pleasure of recognising a very powerful actor indeed. The author himself had come over from Germany for the performance, and was called and cheered twice after the second act and twice again at the finish of the fourth; and, save that in the third act one of the players, Herr Joseph Idali, fainted, causing the curtain to fall for a few moments and necessitating the remainder of his part being read from the book by a substitute, the evening was one of brilliant success. The essential part of the story of "Die Now known as the Kingsway Theatre. Albert Heine in " Die Condottieri'1' Condottieri" deals with the last ambition of Bartolommeo Colleoni, the famous Venetian mercenary commander. Feeling the hand of death drawing near, he demands that his long services shall be recognised by the Council of Ten ordering his statue to be erected in the city, also that his natural son, Giovanni, shall be proclaimed his lawful heir. On being told that the Council will grant neither of his requests, he orders his armour to be buckled on; and, tied in a chair to keep him from falling, he is carried into the presence of the Council. Sitting there, a grim figure, with his son standing behind him, he recounts his services to the Republic, and demands the reward on which he has set his heart, only to meet with a further refusal; and in the middle of a ...
Title:Nights at the PlayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217242650

ISBN - 13:9780217242653