Washington And The Theatre (volume 8); By Paul Leicester Ford by Paul Leicester FordWashington And The Theatre (volume 8); By Paul Leicester Ford by Paul Leicester Ford

Washington And The Theatre (volume 8); By Paul Leicester Ford

byPaul Leicester Ford

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lady, the lady of general Greene, and a very polite circle of the gentlemen and ladies, with an elegant Concert, in which an Oratorio, composed & set to music by a gentleman whose taste in the polite arts is well known, was introduced, and afforded the most sensible pleasure." A second pleasure was given to Washington during this Philadelphia visit, reported in the issue of January 9, 1782, of the same paper: "On Wednesday evening the 2d instant, Alexander Quesnay, esq. exhibited a most elegant entertainment at the playhouse, where were present his excellency general Washington, the Minister of France, the president of the State, a number of the officers of the army and a brilliant assemblage of ladies and gentlemen of the city, who were invited." The entertainment was held at the Southwark Theatre, corner of South and Apollo (now Charles) streets, between Fourth and Fifth streets. "After a prologue suitable to the occasion, EUGENIE an elegant French comedy was first presented (written by the celebrated M. Beaumarchais) and in the opinion of several good judges was extremely well acted by the young gentlemen, students in that polite language. After the comedy was acted the LYING VALET a farce, to this succeeded several curious dances, followed by a brilliant illumination, consisting of thirteen pyramidal pillars, representing the thirteen States -- on the middle column was seen a Cupid, supporting a laurel crown over the motto -- WASHINGTON --the pride of his country and terror of Britain. On the summit was the word -- Virginia-- on the right -- Connecticut, with the names GREENE and LA FAYETTE --on the left--the word Pennsylvania with the names WAYNE and STUBEN; and so on according to the birth place and state proper to each general. The spectacle ended with an...
Title:Washington And The Theatre (volume 8); By Paul Leicester FordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217417752

ISBN - 13:9780217417754