How Paris Amuses Itself

How Paris Amuses Itself (Paperback)

By Frank Berkeley Smith 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459083040
EAN: 9781459083042
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 96
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Chapter SOME RISQUE CURTAINS SERIOUS LININGS NUG in the corner of an ancient alley called the Cite d'Antin is the Theatre de la Robiniere. Its official address is 3 (bis) Rue La Fayette, that is, you are requested to enter there and, following your nose around the corner, grope your way in the obscurity over the cobbles and make a second turn to the right. At last a green lantern over the doorway glimmers ahead of you. It is the Robiniere now installed in what was once the Theatre Mondain. The Robiniere once existed on the first platform of the Tour Eiffel; since then its proprietor, Monsieur Franois Robin, has moved it to its permanent address, all of which speaks well for its success. It is filled nightly with Parisians of the vicinity. Much of the success of this tiny theater is due to the indefatigable effort of its director, Monsieur Robin, who literally passes his life in his playhouse, assisted in its management by his wife. These two, without help, without even a secretary, run the theater, often working from early morning until long past midnight, writing their own posters, watching the rehearsals of their excellent small company (in which Madame plays), attending to press notices, receiving authors and artists, and, in short, making a success of this old Salle d'Antin where all its preceding owners met with ruin. There is nothing elaborate about this stuffy little bandbox of a theater. Its narrow auditorium is plain, dingy and old-fashioned. A piano serves for the orchestra, but the comedies are clever and the acting excellent?two things which Parisians demand first of all. The Robinire is but one of a number of miniature theaters in Paris beginning at eight- thirty or nine o'clock, and producing each night four short realistic comedies, of...
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Title: How Paris Amuses Itself
Publisher: General Books
Author: Frank Berkeley Smith
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459083040
EAN: 9781459083042
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 96
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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