The Life And Adventures Of Peg Woffington (volume 2)

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Charles Macklin and his Tavern--The British Inquisition--Foote's most Excellent Wit--Macklin's Pupils--Foote as an Actor--The Diversions of the Morning--Drinking a Dish of Chocolate with the Wit--His Mimicry--Young Tate Wilkinson and Peg Woffington--Her Anger and Resentment--The Mimic Mimiced--Wilkinson, Foote, and Garrick--A Night at Drury Lane--The Mirror at Covent Garden--Rich, Foote, Garrick, and Wilkinson. The theatrical world and its ways during the last years of Peg Woffington's life afford an interesting, amusing, and not uninstructive etudy. Poor honest hearted, whimsical Charles Macklin, whilst yet in the vigour of his life and fulness of his fame, resolved to retreat from the stage, before, as he said,' the powers of acting were weakened by age and infirmity.' Accordingly, on the 20th of December, 1753, he took his farewell benefit at Covent Garden in 'The Refusal,' playing Sir Gilbert Wrangle, Mrs. Macklin Lady Wrangle, and Miss Macklin Charlotte, when the unbounded approbation of the audience, as Kirkman narrates, 'bear the most ample testimony of their satisfaction and the actor's merit, they regretting loudly and repeatedly the retirement of their old favourite.' At the conclusion of the play he spoke a farewell epilogue, in which he compared himself to a sailor tossed from shore to shore, sick, wet, and weary, who had resolved to go to sea no more. 'Some other schemes, of course, possess my brain,' he said. 'A scheme I have in hand will make you stare, Though off the stage I still must be a player.' He then commended his wife and daughter, who were yet to remain on the stage, to the favour of the audience; and, having spoken his adieu, he bowed profoundly and retired, amidst the universal plaudits of his audience. He had realise...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Charles Macklin and his Tavern--The British Inquisition--Foote's most Excellent Wit--Macklin's Pupils--Foote as an ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217592473

ISBN - 13:9780217592475

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