The Stage 3 Volume Set: Both before and behind the Curtain, from Observations Taken on the Spot

The Stage 3 Volume Set: Both before and behind the Curtain, from Observations Taken on the Spot

by Alfred Bunn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108081672
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies Series
Pages: 970
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Preface; 1. Inutility of biography; 2. Indifference of the public; 3. Performers and their salaries, past and present; 4. A London manager as he is, and as he ought to be; 5. The value of experience exemplified; 6. A good address very desirable; 7. Mems. of a manager during a continental trip; 8. Ambassadors; 9. Jephtha's vow; 10. A visit to Germany, and its theatres; 11. Dissolution; 12. 'Repeal of the union' carried. Volume 2: 1. Reduction of prices; 2. Overclouding of the horizon; 3. Illness and recovery; 4. The manager's last sight of the actress; 5. Disadvantages of a clean over a dirty house; 6. The examiner of plays unfit for his situation; 7. Seven shillings and four shillings versus cleanliness and dirt; 8. Patent delights!; 9. New reading of a passage in Macbeth; 10. Doubts respecting Killigrew's patent solved. Volume 3: 1. Mr C. Kean's appearance in London; 2. A splendid dinner, and a better dessert; 3. The end of a season; 4. 'War, war, no peace'; 5. Posthumous opera by Sheridan; 6. Various opinions of various people; 7. The steward's reckoning; 8. Pains and penalties give way to rhyme and reason.

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