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  • Some hick town newspaper said I was the best actor in the cast, but I think he was trying to be funny.

  • No one has better understood or more skilfully portrayed the artistic temperament - the musician, the actor, the poet - and no French writer before her had so divined and laid bare the heart of a girl.

  • He was a spectator rather than an actor on the stage of the world.

  • Her husband distinguished himself both as actor and playwright, and his Parisien (1682) gave Mme Guerin one of her greatest successes.

  • Her brother, the actor Nicolas Desmares (c. 1650-1714), began as a member of a subsidized company at Copenhagen, but by her influence he came to Paris and was received in 1685 sans debut - the first time such an honour had been accorded - at the Comedie Frangaise, where he became famous for peasant parts.

  • Two special features, however, which characterize the celebration should here be noted: (a) The person of the high priest, who is throughout the entire drama the chief and indeed the sole actor.

  • Frankl; the pianist Moscheles, the dramatist Mosenthal, and the actor Sonnenthal, the mathematician Spitzer and the chess-player Steinitz are some of the most prominent names.

  • WILLIAM WARREN (1812-1888), American actor, was born in Philadelphia on the 17th of November 1812, the son of an English actor (1767-1832) of the same name.

  • He is said to have written the history of his consulship and the Cimbrian War after the manner of Xenophon; two epigrams by him have been preserved, one on Roscius the celebrated actor (Cicero, De Nat.

  • If we wish to know what Wagner means, we must fight our way through his drama to his music; and we must not expect to find that each phrase in the mouth of the actor corresponds word for note with the music. That sort of correspondence Wagner leaves to his imitators; and his views on " Leit-motifhunting," as expressed in his prose writings and conversation, are contemptuously tolerant.

  • Joseph John Gurney of Norwich, a brother of Elizabeth Fry, by means of his high social position and his various writings (some published before 1835), was the most prominent actor in this movement.

  • JULIUS SOPHUS FELIX DAHN (1834-), German historian, jurist and poet, was born on the 9th of February 1834 in Hamburg, where his father, Friedrich Dahn (1811-1889), was a leading actor at the city theatre.

  • Plutarch (Cicero, 5) mentions it as reported of Aesopus, that, while representing Atreus deliberating how he should revenge himself on Thyestes, the actor forgot himself so far in the heat of action that with his truncheon he struck and killed one of the servants crossing the stage.

  • Making friends with Alityrus, a Jewish actor, who was a favourite of Nero, Josephus obtained an introduction to the empress Poppaea and effected his purpose by her help. His visit to Rome enabled him to speak from personal experience of the power of the Empire, when he expostulated with the revolutionary Jews on his return to Palestine.

  • The officers on whom devolved the duty of representing the wrongs of their fellow-countrymen and demanding redress, proceeded to Rangoon, the governor of which place had been a chief actor in the outrages complained of; but so far were they from meeting with any signs of regret, that they were treated with indignity and contempt, and compelled to retire without accomplishing anything beyond blockading the ports.

  • Edmund Kean, the actor, had one which followed him about like a dog.

  • To each quotation, as he borrows it, Vincent prefixes the name of the book and author from whom it is taken, distinguishing, however, his own remarks by the word "actor."

  • 9), which is superscribed "actor," he clearly explains how the value of a number increases tenfold with every place it is moved to the left.

  • Still, having been an actor in many of the events recorded, he is on the whole accurate and trustworthy.

  • It was originally governed by the royal officer or actor dominicus, and down even to the close of the Empire it remained a purely imperial or royal town.

  • Gradually the Kabuki developed the features of a genuine theatre; the actor and the playwright were discriminated, and, the performances taking the form of domestic drama (Wagoto and Sewamono) or historical drama (Aragoto or Jidaimono), actors of perpetual fame sprang up, as Sakata TOjOrO and Ichikawa DanjinrO (1660-1704).

  • The books were profusely illustrated with wood-cuts and chromoxylographs from pictures of the ukiyoe masters, who, like the playwright, the actor and the romancer, ministered to the pleasure of the man in the street.

  • Sir Ernest Satow states more definitely that Sakakibara attributes its origin to the year 1695, when portraits of the actor Ichikawa Danjiuro, colored by this process, were sold in the streets of Yedo for five cash apiece.

  • In his Commentaries, by laying aside the ornaments of oratory, he created the most admirable style of prose narrative, the style which presents interesting events in their sequence of time and dependence on the will of the actor, rapidly and vividly, with scarcely any colouring of personal or moral feeling, any oratorical passion, any pictorial illustration.

  • QUINTUS ROSCIUS GALLUS (c. 126-62 B.C.), Roman actor, was born, a slave, at Solonium, near Lanuvium.

  • The two often engaged in friendly rivalry to try whether the orator or the actor could express a thought or emotion with the greater effect, and Roscius wrote a treatise in which he compared acting and oratory.

  • Lutatius Catulus composed a quatrain in his honour, and the dictator Sulla presented him with a gold ring, the badge of the equestrian order, a remarkable distinction for an actor in Rome, where the profession was held in contempt.

  • DAVID GARRICK (1717-1779), English actor and theatrical manager, was descended from a good French Protestant family named Garric or Garrique of Bordeaux, which had settled in England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

  • Garrick subsequently accompanied a party of players from the same theatre to Ipswich, where he played his first part as an actor under the name of Lyddal, in the character of Aboan (in Southerne's Oroonoko).

  • Pope went to see him three times during his first performances, and pronounced that " that young man never had his equal as an actor, and he will never have a rival."

  • Garrick's French descent and his education may have contributed to give him the vivacity and versatility which distinguished him as an actor; and nature had given him an eye, if not a stature, to command, and a mimic power of wonderful variety.

  • The list of his characters in tragedy, comedy and farce is large, and would be extraordinary for a modern actor of high rank; it includes not less than seventeen Shakespearian parts.

  • To this period belongs Garrick's quarrel with Barry, the only actor who even temporarily rivalled him in the favour of the public. In 1763 Garrick and his wife visited Paris, where they were cordially received and made the acquaintance of Diderot and others at the house of the baron d'Holbach.

  • It was about this time that Grimm extolled Garrick as the first and only actor who came up to the demands of his imagination; and it was in a reply to a pamphlet occasioned by Garrick's visit that Diderot first gave expression to the views expounded in his Paradoxe sur le comedien.

  • Johnson, of whose various and often merely churlish remarks on Garrick and his doings many are scattered through the pages of Boswell, spoke warmly of the elegance and sprightliness of his friend's conversation, as well as of his liberality and kindness of heart; while to the great actor's art he paid the exquisite tribute of describing Garrick's sudden death as having " eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure."

  • See also for a very valuable survey of Garrick's labours as an actor, with a bibliography, C. Gaehde, David Garrick als Shakespeare-Darsteller, &c. (Berlin, 1904).

  • Publius Cornelius Lentulus, called Spinther from his likeness to an actor of that name, one of the chief adherents, of the Pompeian party.

  • Hitherto the actor had walked the stage in modern dress.

  • According to Suidas, Herodotus was himself an actor, and indeed the chief actor, in the rebellion against him; but no other author confirms this statement, which is intrinsically improbable.

  • He had been an eyewitness of and an actor in the events which he describes, but his testimony must be accepted with caution.

  • John Philip Kemble, the actor, was born at Prescot in 1757.

  • Nell Gwyn, who sold oranges in the precincts of Drury Lane Theatre, passed, at the age of fifteen, to the boards, through the influence of the actor Charles Hart and of Robert Duncan or Dungan, an officer of the guards who had interest with the management.

  • The first seems to have been that founded in 1709 with Richard Estcourt, the actor, as steward.

  • Toole, the actor, in 1876.

  • After various experiments as schoolmaster, private tutor and actor, he turned to journalism, and afterwards more than avenged himself for the triviality and narrowness of his new surroundings in his famous Roda rummet (" The Red Room," 1879), described in the sub-title as sketches of literary and artistic life.

  • This was the second warlike expedition in which he was the chief actor, and the accomplishment of its objects led to further operations, among them the subjection of Khwarizm and Urganj.

  • Melingue, Etienne Marin (1808-1875), French actor and sculptor, was born in Caen, the son of a volunteer of 1792.

  • One of his greatest successes was as Benvenuto Cellini, in which he displayed his ability both as an actor and as a sculptor, really modelling before the eyes of the audience a statue of Hebe.

  • In these two accounts, which form the basis of the Uri version of the origin of the Confederation, it is Tell and Tell only who is the actor and the leader.

  • 3 The disciple, whatsoever he does - whether going forth or coming back, standing or walking, speaking or silent, eating or drinking - is to keep clearly in mind all that it means, the temporary character of the act, its ethical significance, and above all that behind the act there is no actor (goer, seer, eater, speaker) that is an eternally persistent unity.

  • He was a prominent actor in the taking of the Bastille (14th of July 1789), in the massacre of the Champ de Mars (July 1791), and in the attack on the Tuileries (loth of August 1792).

  • 'JEAN MARIE COLLOT D'HERBOIS (1750-1796), French revolutionist, was a Parisian by birth and an actor by profession.

  • But he had made up his mind to be not an actor but an onlooker and critic in the battle of life; and when Wieland, whom he met on one of his excursions, suggested doubts as to the wisdom of his choice, Schopenhauer replied, "Life is a ticklish business; I have resolved to spend it in reflecting upon it."

  • In 1838 a theatre was opened, one of whose proprietors was Joseph Jefferson, the father of the celebrated actor of that name.

  • According to the version which appears to be the earliest: " Juvenal was the son or ward of a wealthy freedman; he practised declamation till middle age, not as a professional teacher, but as an amateur, and made his first essay in satire by writing the lines on Paris, the actor and favourite of Domitian, now found in the seventh satire (lines 90 seq.).

  • But the lines originally written on Paris, having been inserted in one of his new satires, excited the jealous anger of an actor of the time, who was a favourite of the emperor, and procured the poet's banishment under the form of a military appointment to the extremity of Egypt.

  • The undoubted reference to Juvenal in Sidonius Apollinaris as the victim of the rage of an actor only proves that the original story from which all the varying versions of the lives are derived was generally believed before the middle of the 5th century of our era.

  • If Juvenal was banished at the age of eighty, the author of his banishment could not have been the " enraged actor " in reference to whom the original lines were written, as Paris was put to death in 83, and Juvenal was certainly writing satires long after loo.

  • She married a dissolute and brutal actor of the name of Reddish.

  • He introduced a separate actor as distinct from the leader of the chorus, and thus laid the foundation of dialogue.

  • He graduated at Brown University in 1807, was successively a school teacher and an actor, completed a course at the Andover Theological Seminary in September 1810, and was at once licensed to preach as a Congregational clergyman.

  • There he met the younger Lewis Hallam (1738-1808), a pioneer American theatrical manager and actor, who induced him to remove to the United States, and in 1783 he settled in Philadelphia, where he at once took the oath of allegiance to the United States, was admitted to practise law in 1785, and rapidly attained a prominent position at the bar.

  • Biographers have delighted to relate how painfully Demosthenes made himself a tolerable speaker, - how, with pebbles in his mouth, he tried his lungs against the waves, how he declaimed as he ran up hill, how he shut himself up in a cell, having first guarded himself against a longing for the haunts of men by shaving one side of his head, how he wrote out Thucydides eight times, how he was derided by the Assembly and encouraged by a judicious actor who met him moping about the Peiraeus.

  • They found a brilliant interpreter in Aeschines, who, after having been a tragic actor and a clerk to the assembly, had entered political life with the advantages of a splendid gift for eloquence, a fine presence, a happy address, a ready wit and a facile conscience.

  • Archias of Thurii, a man who, like Aeschines, had begun life as a tragic actor, and who was now in the pay of Antipater, soon traced the fugitive, landed in Calauria, and appeared before the temple of Poseidon with a body of Thracian spearmen.

  • In the language of the theatre the "dresser" is the person who looks after the actor's wardrobe and assists him in the changing of his costumes.

  • Some hick town newspaper said I was the best actor in the cast, but I think he was trying to be funny.

  • Contrast with that a roughly contemporary figurine of an actor playing a modest young woman.

  • Naturally, as a Hampton resident Garrick was noticed by Walpole who rather disparaged his social standing as a wine merchant turned actor.

  • The actor's appearance was key in the making of the documentary.

  • The actor had a nonchalant delivery that was cool, honest, appealling and likeable.

  • As brilliantly portrayed by veteran actor George Cole, the man was, of course, Arthur Daley.

  • The veteran actor floats into action in New York.

  • Being a good comic actor is about having a lot of control.

  • He went on to become a noted Shakespearean actor.

  • Syriana Rental and retail: Labyrinthine but involving tale of oil and corruption which won George Clooney a best supporting actor Oscar.

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  • But the heartthrob actor refused to meet anyone he didn't know and insisted on sitting in his own VIP area all evening.

  • Mr Pastry ' Mr Pastry ' was my favorite comedy actor.

  • Here is a character actor waiting for the right role to bring him to light.

  • admiration society for the actor.

  • A-list actor, he does bring a good presence to the film and he looks very good as the werewolf.

  • amateur dramatics, expressing a wish to be an actor.

  • A second algorithm allows the animator to create a range of geometric paths through the scene for an actor to follow.

  • Sun in Pisces, so good for an actor, and Sagittarius ruling the ascendant, a larger than life personality.

  • asocial actor is asked for support, he never supports.

  • The unabridged audiobook of the novel is read by actor Geoffrey Palmer.

  • autogenous reconstruction reinforced by a LARS Actor 8 or 10 is recommended.

  • Geoff is a former actor who played the baddie in the Welsh soap opera Dinas.

  • captain bateS: You thought he was an actor?

  • Meanwhile, in London, pictures surfaced of French beau, Olivier Martinez dancing with scantily clad actor Michelle Rodriguez in St Tropez.

  • The 16-year-old actor admitted he is considering other projects after playing bespectacled Harry for more than five years.

  • This required the actor to don a completely blue bodysuit which covered him from head to toe.

  • Her family and French actor boyfriend Olivier Martinez were by her side.

  • brunette star was still dating the British actor when she met Zane on the set of ' Three ' in the Bahamas.

  • He is justly celebrated at Stratford as a comic actor; she is generally identified with more mature roles than that of Juliet.

  • The meeting will be hosted by Matthew Sharp who has performed worldwide as singer, solo cellist and actor.

  • Peter Sarsgaard is making a name for himself as a talented character actor.

  • I believe this mistake was caused by the actor not being able to see the chessboard through his helmet.

  • You, on the other hand, a pretty good actor, seem to be sporting increasingly ridiculous coiffures.

  • He was a prolific film, theater and television actor and an avid collector.

  • comedic actor Harry Shearer.

  • Angie Le Mar A comedienne, writer, director, actor, Angie Le Mar is one of Britain's top comediennes.

  • In the 1980s, he drew the comic strip, Inside Woody Allen, based on the movie director, writer and actor.

  • commentary by the director and lead actor, a behind the scenes featurette and a picture gallery.

  • conceit of the film, that a CGI actor could become the world's biggest celebrity, is entirely believable.

  • The mask allows the actor to explore an entirely different mode of performing from that required by modern theatrical conventions.

  • debauched night out with British actor Sean Bean.

  • dell ' arte operated through a series of stock characters; each actor usually specializing in one persona.

  • Manufacturing left first all-time wpt money leader father actor dick.

  • dismember parts of an actor's body between frames without having to lift it out of the picture.

  • In the dissociated condition, the GM&L target was spatially dissociated from the main actor.

  • divorce proceeding from Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen.

  • To all four wheels actor Douglas henshall in a vacuum.

  • At Oxford, he engaged in amateur dramatics, expressing a wish to be an actor.

  • Molière remains France's best-known comic dramatist, but was also a distinguished actor, director and the leader of several theatrical companies.

  • The actor playing the older boy, Vladimir Garin, was tragically drowned after the film's completion.

  • Immensely entertaining story of doubles - a history teacher and B-movie actor.

  • eyebrow movement that had immortalized the famous actor.

  • The film was well received at the Cannes film festival where Richard Harris won the best actor award.

  • The film was well received at the Cannes film festival where Richard Harris won the best actor award.

  • fitting epitaph for a great actor.

  • fluffed lines and actor's pulling silly faces.

  • foley artist, who does sound effects for the show, shares the stage with the actor Toby Jones.

  • full-blooded theatrical performances by a very versatile actor with a remarkable range of voices.

  • Damon also garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in the title role.

  • This Frankenstein Monster is very tall and emaciated, the actor's frame accentuated by make-up that makes him appear even more gaunt.

  • The message however is too gloomy for the author, preacher, actor or judge.

  • good-looking actor.

  • Goal es una cinta que tiene gran valor y significa mucho en la vida del actor.

  • hard-boiled eyes like those of the actor, Peter Lorre.

  • heartthrob actor Robson Green, former star of TV series Soldier Soldier is to shed his nice guy image.

  • Exit actor, stage left, in an almighty huff.

  • hunky actor had turned down attempts to lure him back to the soap because he wanted to become a Tory MP.

  • St. Mark 7 v 5. The English word hypocrite comes from the Greek word for actor.

  • The word ' hypocrite ' is, in Greek, simply the word ' actor ' .

  • Maybe you have read about the life of a famous pop idol, soap actor or film star in a magazine.

  • The actor's reaction & tears are compared by Hamlet to his own inaction.

  • inexhaustible mine of discoveries always challenging for an actor.

  • But it never felt invasive, which is really great for an actor.

  • An actor can use non-word sounds as character mannerisms, like a character who always sniffs loudly when they get angry.

  • Actor Steve Guttenberg's directorial debut of comic misadventures is a hilarious, pitch black comedy based on James Kirkwood's cult classic novel.

  • Sally the Cook, played by television actor Rodney Bewes, was sadly miscast.

  • The career of Josse De Pauw (1952) actor, writer, theater director and filmmaker demonstrates an impressive artistic multiplicity.

  • The young actor has just nabbed a role in the forthcoming ' Jurassic Park 3 ', playing Macy's son.

  • narrated by the actor Ray Brooks and the catchy theme tune to Mr Benn was written by Don Warren.

  • narrated by the actor Ray Brooks and the catchy theme tune to Mr Benn was written by Don Warren.

  • Also, the actor who had played the scary nerd in the first play was now playing a stoned 6th former.

  • orgy deal video under-aged orgies of aces and faces former child actor.

  • This film got several Oscars including best actor for Gregory Peck.

  • Walkerdine ' s (1988) concerns about the rational actor in the state who transcends particularity and contingency are well known.

  • play the guitar or ukulele; he was a real actor.

  • Legendary actor Roger Moore stars as debonair playboy Simon Templar in the series that made him an international star.

  • Oliver, Are you an actor who also plays tennis, or a tennis player who also acts?

  • Greg is a fading middle-aged actor whose family life has long since become stale; Sally is a struggling young playwright.

  • po-faced seriousness of an actor consumed by his craft.

  • Actor Anna Carteret, who one played policewoman Juliet Bravo on TV, was allowed to leave around now - her statement is here.

  • portrayed by an actor who performs off-stage in front of a video camera.

  • As brilliantly portrayed by veteran actor George Cole, the man was, of course, Arthur Daley.

  • posthumous Best Actor award?

  • But the former television presenter is hoping to carve out a new role as a serious actor, he tells Steve Pratt.

  • producer of smash hit western drama ' Deadwood ', which stars British actor Ian McShane.

  • She said she had received unambiguous approval in writing from the actor's publicist for the use of his words.

  • recurring dreams about the actor Alan Alder.

  • Which Hispanic actor will be cast in the role of good-natured but slightly retarded sidekick?

  • A contemporary, Michael Flanders, then a budding schoolboy actor, penned a school revue GO TO IT!

  • Actor Michael Sheard stayed in character for the whole link, with Andy playing the nervous schoolboy.

  • The controversial and gritty portrayal of teenage life in west London was written by actor screenwriter Noel Clarke.

  • servicemanrvicemen should an actor dressed their nfl peers the news seems.

  • Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen wants to play the legendary singer in Irvine based Director Joey Martin's £ 2million film.

  • Moving on - did you know you'd actually snogged a former Red Dwarf actor?

  • Once again, these programs are something the avid actor spotter need not get excited about, and the story line is equally uninspiring.

  • stager manager and actor but also a madcap schemer in generating audiences for his show.

  • Stella performance from an actor at the top of his game.

  • Gervais is also a quite sublime actor, one of the best.

  • The on-off couple decided to call time on their relationship after a series of arguments about the actor's commitment to the Brazilian supermodel.

  • superstar actor and rap artist.

  • supporting actor Oscar.

  • Oliver, Are you an actor who also plays tennis, or a tennis player who also acts?

  • Something for children Waiting in the foyer, we are brought immediately to attention by the truly theatrical entrance of a white-haired actor.

  • The veteran actor makes his man of the cloth both admirable and ambiguous - the heart and soul of an unusually thoughtful film.

  • Bruce Willis has been shamed as a ' bad tipper ' by angry waitresses who have served the Hollywood actor.

  • Now, at the ripe old age of 54, actor Jane Seymour dared to go topless on screen for the first time.

  • typecast the actor.

  • This is a character that the actor has no problem playing as he throws in a few comedic uppercuts to keep your attention.

  • versatile actor that made a splash with his performance in Black Hawk Down.

  • veteran actor floats into action in New York.

  • Dave Johns Geordie stand-up comedian, actor and TV warm-up artist Dave Johns, has played all of Britain's leading comedy venues.

  • His father, Georgius Joris de Koman, otherwise Joris van Amersfoordt, probably a native of Bruges, was a shopkeeper and amateur actor at Delft; from the circumstance that he played the part of King David, his son received the name of David, but probably not in baptism.

  • No one has better understood or more skilfully portrayed the artistic temperament - the musician, the actor, the poet - and no French writer before her had so divined and laid bare the heart of a girl.

  • In front of the theatre are statues of Schiller, August Wilhelm Ifland the actor, and Wolfgang Heribert von Dalberg (1750-1806), intendant of the theatre in the time of Schiller.

  • He was a spectator rather than an actor on the stage of the world.

  • Her husband distinguished himself both as actor and playwright, and his Parisien (1682) gave Mme Guerin one of her greatest successes.

  • Her brother, the actor Nicolas Desmares (c. 1650-1714), began as a member of a subsidized company at Copenhagen, but by her influence he came to Paris and was received in 1685 sans debut - the first time such an honour had been accorded - at the Comedie Frangaise, where he became famous for peasant parts.

  • Two special features, however, which characterize the celebration should here be noted: (a) The person of the high priest, who is throughout the entire drama the chief and indeed the sole actor.

  • Frankl; the pianist Moscheles, the dramatist Mosenthal, and the actor Sonnenthal, the mathematician Spitzer and the chess-player Steinitz are some of the most prominent names.

  • WILLIAM WARREN (1812-1888), American actor, was born in Philadelphia on the 17th of November 1812, the son of an English actor (1767-1832) of the same name.

  • He is said to have written the history of his consulship and the Cimbrian War after the manner of Xenophon; two epigrams by him have been preserved, one on Roscius the celebrated actor (Cicero, De Nat.

  • If we wish to know what Wagner means, we must fight our way through his drama to his music; and we must not expect to find that each phrase in the mouth of the actor corresponds word for note with the music. That sort of correspondence Wagner leaves to his imitators; and his views on " Leit-motifhunting," as expressed in his prose writings and conversation, are contemptuously tolerant.

  • Joseph John Gurney of Norwich, a brother of Elizabeth Fry, by means of his high social position and his various writings (some published before 1835), was the most prominent actor in this movement.

  • JULIUS SOPHUS FELIX DAHN (1834-), German historian, jurist and poet, was born on the 9th of February 1834 in Hamburg, where his father, Friedrich Dahn (1811-1889), was a leading actor at the city theatre.

  • Plutarch (Cicero, 5) mentions it as reported of Aesopus, that, while representing Atreus deliberating how he should revenge himself on Thyestes, the actor forgot himself so far in the heat of action that with his truncheon he struck and killed one of the servants crossing the stage.

  • In theatrical matters in the old days of stock companies the verdict of an Edinburgh audience was held to make or mar an actor or a play.

  • Making friends with Alityrus, a Jewish actor, who was a favourite of Nero, Josephus obtained an introduction to the empress Poppaea and effected his purpose by her help. His visit to Rome enabled him to speak from personal experience of the power of the Empire, when he expostulated with the revolutionary Jews on his return to Palestine.

  • The officers on whom devolved the duty of representing the wrongs of their fellow-countrymen and demanding redress, proceeded to Rangoon, the governor of which place had been a chief actor in the outrages complained of; but so far were they from meeting with any signs of regret, that they were treated with indignity and contempt, and compelled to retire without accomplishing anything beyond blockading the ports.

  • Edmund Kean, the actor, had one which followed him about like a dog.

  • To each quotation, as he borrows it, Vincent prefixes the name of the book and author from whom it is taken, distinguishing, however, his own remarks by the word "actor."

  • 9), which is superscribed "actor," he clearly explains how the value of a number increases tenfold with every place it is moved to the left.

  • Still, having been an actor in many of the events recorded, he is on the whole accurate and trustworthy.

  • It was originally governed by the royal officer or actor dominicus, and down even to the close of the Empire it remained a purely imperial or royal town.

  • Gradually the Kabuki developed the features of a genuine theatre; the actor and the playwright were discriminated, and, the performances taking the form of domestic drama (Wagoto and Sewamono) or historical drama (Aragoto or Jidaimono), actors of perpetual fame sprang up, as Sakata TOjOrO and Ichikawa DanjinrO (1660-1704).

  • The books were profusely illustrated with wood-cuts and chromoxylographs from pictures of the ukiyoe masters, who, like the playwright, the actor and the romancer, ministered to the pleasure of the man in the street.

  • Sir Ernest Satow states more definitely that Sakakibara attributes its origin to the year 1695, when portraits of the actor Ichikawa Danjiuro, colored by this process, were sold in the streets of Yedo for five cash apiece.

  • The first production of Addison's Cato was made by the Whigs the occasion of a great demonstration of indignation against the peace, and by Bolingbroke for presenting the actor Booth with a purse of fifty guineas for "defending the cause of liberty against a perpetual dictator" (Marlborough): In the terms granted to England there was perhaps little to criticize.

  • In his Commentaries, by laying aside the ornaments of oratory, he created the most admirable style of prose narrative, the style which presents interesting events in their sequence of time and dependence on the will of the actor, rapidly and vividly, with scarcely any colouring of personal or moral feeling, any oratorical passion, any pictorial illustration.

  • QUINTUS ROSCIUS GALLUS (c. 126-62 B.C.), Roman actor, was born, a slave, at Solonium, near Lanuvium.

  • The two often engaged in friendly rivalry to try whether the orator or the actor could express a thought or emotion with the greater effect, and Roscius wrote a treatise in which he compared acting and oratory.

  • Lutatius Catulus composed a quatrain in his honour, and the dictator Sulla presented him with a gold ring, the badge of the equestrian order, a remarkable distinction for an actor in Rome, where the profession was held in contempt.

  • DAVID GARRICK (1717-1779), English actor and theatrical manager, was descended from a good French Protestant family named Garric or Garrique of Bordeaux, which had settled in England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

  • Garrick subsequently accompanied a party of players from the same theatre to Ipswich, where he played his first part as an actor under the name of Lyddal, in the character of Aboan (in Southerne's Oroonoko).

  • Pope went to see him three times during his first performances, and pronounced that " that young man never had his equal as an actor, and he will never have a rival."

  • Garrick's French descent and his education may have contributed to give him the vivacity and versatility which distinguished him as an actor; and nature had given him an eye, if not a stature, to command, and a mimic power of wonderful variety.

  • The list of his characters in tragedy, comedy and farce is large, and would be extraordinary for a modern actor of high rank; it includes not less than seventeen Shakespearian parts.

  • To this period belongs Garrick's quarrel with Barry, the only actor who even temporarily rivalled him in the favour of the public. In 1763 Garrick and his wife visited Paris, where they were cordially received and made the acquaintance of Diderot and others at the house of the baron d'Holbach.

  • It was about this time that Grimm extolled Garrick as the first and only actor who came up to the demands of his imagination; and it was in a reply to a pamphlet occasioned by Garrick's visit that Diderot first gave expression to the views expounded in his Paradoxe sur le comedien.

  • Johnson, of whose various and often merely churlish remarks on Garrick and his doings many are scattered through the pages of Boswell, spoke warmly of the elegance and sprightliness of his friend's conversation, as well as of his liberality and kindness of heart; while to the great actor's art he paid the exquisite tribute of describing Garrick's sudden death as having " eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure."

  • See also for a very valuable survey of Garrick's labours as an actor, with a bibliography, C. Gaehde, David Garrick als Shakespeare-Darsteller, &c. (Berlin, 1904).

  • Publius Cornelius Lentulus, called Spinther from his likeness to an actor of that name, one of the chief adherents, of the Pompeian party.

  • Hitherto the actor had walked the stage in modern dress.

  • According to Suidas, Herodotus was himself an actor, and indeed the chief actor, in the rebellion against him; but no other author confirms this statement, which is intrinsically improbable.

  • He had been an eyewitness of and an actor in the events which he describes, but his testimony must be accepted with caution.

  • John Philip Kemble, the actor, was born at Prescot in 1757.

  • Nell Gwyn, who sold oranges in the precincts of Drury Lane Theatre, passed, at the age of fifteen, to the boards, through the influence of the actor Charles Hart and of Robert Duncan or Dungan, an officer of the guards who had interest with the management.

  • The first seems to have been that founded in 1709 with Richard Estcourt, the actor, as steward.

  • Toole, the actor, in 1876.

  • After various experiments as schoolmaster, private tutor and actor, he turned to journalism, and afterwards more than avenged himself for the triviality and narrowness of his new surroundings in his famous Roda rummet (" The Red Room," 1879), described in the sub-title as sketches of literary and artistic life.

  • This was the second warlike expedition in which he was the chief actor, and the accomplishment of its objects led to further operations, among them the subjection of Khwarizm and Urganj.

  • While seated with his family and friends absorbed in the play, John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who with others had prepared a plot to assassinate the several heads of government, went into the little corridor leading to the upper stage-box, and secured it against ingress by a wooden bar.

  • Melingue, Etienne Marin (1808-1875), French actor and sculptor, was born in Caen, the son of a volunteer of 1792.

  • One of his greatest successes was as Benvenuto Cellini, in which he displayed his ability both as an actor and as a sculptor, really modelling before the eyes of the audience a statue of Hebe.

  • In these two accounts, which form the basis of the Uri version of the origin of the Confederation, it is Tell and Tell only who is the actor and the leader.

  • 3 The disciple, whatsoever he does - whether going forth or coming back, standing or walking, speaking or silent, eating or drinking - is to keep clearly in mind all that it means, the temporary character of the act, its ethical significance, and above all that behind the act there is no actor (goer, seer, eater, speaker) that is an eternally persistent unity.

  • He was a prominent actor in the taking of the Bastille (14th of July 1789), in the massacre of the Champ de Mars (July 1791), and in the attack on the Tuileries (loth of August 1792).

  • 14, is now held to give him a claim to rank, not merely as an astute and successful intriguer, or an accomplished political actor, but as one of the world's great men, a statesman who conceived and carried through a scheme of political reconstruction which kept the empire together, secured peace and tranquillity, and preserved civilization for more than two centuries.

  • 'JEAN MARIE COLLOT D'HERBOIS (1750-1796), French revolutionist, was a Parisian by birth and an actor by profession.

  • But he had made up his mind to be not an actor but an onlooker and critic in the battle of life; and when Wieland, whom he met on one of his excursions, suggested doubts as to the wisdom of his choice, Schopenhauer replied, "Life is a ticklish business; I have resolved to spend it in reflecting upon it."

  • In 1838 a theatre was opened, one of whose proprietors was Joseph Jefferson, the father of the celebrated actor of that name.

  • According to the version which appears to be the earliest: " Juvenal was the son or ward of a wealthy freedman; he practised declamation till middle age, not as a professional teacher, but as an amateur, and made his first essay in satire by writing the lines on Paris, the actor and favourite of Domitian, now found in the seventh satire (lines 90 seq.).

  • But the lines originally written on Paris, having been inserted in one of his new satires, excited the jealous anger of an actor of the time, who was a favourite of the emperor, and procured the poet's banishment under the form of a military appointment to the extremity of Egypt.

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