The Seamy Side; A Story of the True Condition of Things Theatrical

The Seamy Side; A Story of the True Condition of Things Theatrical (Paperback)

By H A Dennison , Percy Ives Publishing Co 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459051742
EAN: 9781459051744
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 134
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 II. ON THE ROAD. We opened, or had our first performance, in Troy, N. Y., a one-night stand, I was informed, to try the company and get the rough edges off the play and acting. The manager was with us to see how we compared with the original, or metropolitan, organization, which made our task, I think, even doubly hard as comparisons are always more or less odious. Yet the nervousness and excitement of that first night were simply exhilarating. The effect was only analogous to the first plunge of the season into the sea, or a child's feeling of being in peril yet with a strong hand leading it, an unexplainable fear and tremulous emotion, but with it all, still, a sense of security and hope. It seemed to me that Miss Melloweye ought to have been the happiest woman in the world to have so charming a role; to be able to look so pretty; and to be so applauded and rewarded for her performance with bouquets of roses until her dressing-room became a veritable bower of posies. Everything was hubbub and excitement, but to me the actors played as if inspired. Success seemed in the very air, as call after call was the compensation for the endeavor of each act. Mr. Nevermind, the leading man, apparently outdid himself. Mr. Littleman was a success from start to finish. I plunged in and said my three speeches with what was, to me, gusto enough to take the roof off the house. How I made my extra girls come up in the shouts, and how we did romp that village dance Work? Why, we were actually aglow with the physical exertion we were going through, and we really labored as if we each individually owned that show and it was our money which was to be lost if it didn't make good. You see I was already becoming accustomed to the vernacular, so that it was easy to express ...
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Title: The Seamy Side; A Story of the True Condition of Things Theatrical
Publisher: General Books
Author: H A Dennison , Percy Ives Publishing Co
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459051742
EAN: 9781459051744
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 134
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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