The Glasgow Stage

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWalter Baynham

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. After a brief engagement, Mr. Charles Calvert made his first bow to a Glasgow audience in the " Island Home," and on the following night appeared in his own translation of the drama of " Rube, the Showman," which he played to perfection. His style was not original; it was modelled on that of Charles Kean's in regard to voice, gait, and action. The next week Calvert acted with similar success in the "Hive of Life," playing with the drama the burlesque of "Esmeralda." We next produced, with scant success, a wretched transpontine drama called "The Pirates of Savannah," for which Mr. Henry Loydall was engaged. The attraction of that week was, however, the charming singing and acting of Julia St. George in Planches extravaganza of the "Invisible Prince," which was played as an afterpiece to "The Pirates." Then we revived "Aladdin," "with Lloyd as the "Widow." Chas. Rice came down and made a tremendous hit as "Christopher Chirrup" (his original character) in the drama of "Jessie Vere;" Mrs. Edward Price playing the heroine. As an attraction an engagement was made with a Herr Tolmaque, who professed to outdo the then famous Davenport Brothers in the unfastening of any knot, without visible means, his hands being secured and his arms bound to a chair by one of the audience. He challenged anyone to bind him so that he could not extricate himself--shielded by an extinguisher-looking covering--in one minute. On the second night he made a most dismal failure--a sailor having bound him to the chair and tied him so that the "spirits " (!) were unable to untie the knot. On August 2nd Miss Amy Roselle (now Mrs. Arthur Dacre) made her first appearance as a very pretty little girl, who came to play seconds to her brother, Master Percy Roselle, a child-actor who...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. After a brief engagement, Mr. Charles Calvert made his first bow to a Glasgow audience in the " Island Home," and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217328172

ISBN - 13:9780217328173

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