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Inutility of Biography–Various views of managemenat nd

various managers-Lord Byron and Mr. Robins-Receipts to Kean's first appearance-Mr. Henry Harris-Mr. R. Sheil --Mr. C. Kemble-Mr. Elliston-King George and King Robert-Break up of the old understanding between the two Theatres--and its consequences – Mr. Price and Mr. Bish--A bad actor a bad bargain-The American Stage the ruin of the English Stage-Advantages of utilityCurious illustration thereof-Combination of Kean and Young in tragedy, and Liston and Mathews in comedy, Ingredients of an utilitarian-Failure of the theatres the fault of the public—Sir Robert Walpole, and his medical advisers . . . . . . . . . .



Indifference of the public to theatrical amusements-Advan

tages possessed by the Foreign stage-Consequent cultivation of the art—A few singers do not constitute an Opera -Difficulties under which the large theatres labour–Folly of reduced prices–Necessity of reduced salaries-Lord


Chamberlain — Difference between authority and oppression-Sir E. L. Bulwer and the Marquis Conyngham

-Licences to be had for asking—Hardship on the Haymarket theatre complained of by the manager to the public

- The Duke of Sussex's opinion of the proper support of the London Stage . . . . . . .



Performers and their salaries, past and present–Their deport

ment under different circumstances—The article of engagement of a leading actor, and its mutual advantages--Consequences of befriending a performer-James Smith and the Zoological Gardens-Horses and Actors, managed by old Astley-Cox versus Kean - Singular letter — Salaries of Mathews, Munden, Fawcett, Quick, Edwin, Irish Johnstone, C. Kemble, Macready, Ellen Tree, compared with those of Farren, Liston, Power, George Cooke, John Kemble, Mrs. Jordan-Different notions of comfort-Actors the destruction of dramatic literature--Knowles-Bulwer --Colman-Inchbald-Morton-Reynolds, &c. , i



A London manager as he is, and as he ought to be The

conceit of authors and actors contrasted—Times when
theatres were prosperous_Garrick's salary and season-
“ Orders ” the cause of all kinds of dis-orders—The press
and its privileges-Difference of value in paper and other
currency—Disadvantages of people not paying for their
admission—Increase of newspapers—A favour no boon-
Individual opinion founded on general criticism-Disad-
vantages of steam to a theatre-Success and talent not
synonymous—Reasons why no one ever should be a manager




The value of experience exemplified—The general result of

all prosecutions—The Garrick Club—What it ought to effect, and what it does—Thomas Campbell's reception in it—Sin. gular success leading to singular disaster-Kean and Macready's Shaksperian language-Madame Malibran's mind defined in her correspondence-Mr. Hackett and Mr. George Colman-Mr. Dowton's opinion of American editions of English plays—Mr. Kean's death, and his last appearance preceding it-Union of the two Patent theatres -Causes, or rather reasons, for its necessity . .



A good address very desirable—Mr. Henry Harris's opinion

of the author's Opposition to it-Mr. Bulwer and his Bill
- The Duke of Gloucester-False reports likely to lead to
other reports—The Duke of Wellington's favourite maxim
-Symptoms of hostilities~Mr. Sheridan Knowles, and his
“co-mates in exile”—Memorial to His Majesty, and its
gracious reception-Different views taken by different authors

- The King a better judge than his subjects—Two theatres
better than nineteen, in an undramatic city, logically dis-
cussed-A trip to Paris

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Mems. of a Manager during a Continental trip-Terms on

which to meet a bad dramatist-French honour, and its reward--Opinions on the novelties of the day-Mademoiselle


ricarde-Duke of Devonshire-Duke of Wellington-Lord
John Russell - Another defeat-Saints and sinners — Lord
Stanley's notions of compensation very correct . . .



| A visit to Germany, and its theatres—Advantages of a Dutch

town - Meat regulated by quantity rather than quality -
Arnheim-Lord Howick, Mrs. Trollope's ideas of comfort
- Professor Livius at Dusseldorf — The value of Kings and
Kings' bones—the Rhine a case of Rhino-A touch of Poetry
- Distance between the “ diet of worms,” and a cold chicken
-singular rencontre of three singular characters—Studying
German - Heidelberg and its glories — Strasburgh and its
påtés — Mr. Charles Kemble — Reduced prices, and their
consequences - Young actors in Shakspeare's plays — Mr.
Forrest-Mr. Murray-Mr. Bishop-Manfred — The Morn-
ing Chronicle-Payne Collier - Pierce Egan . . .



Dissolution — Difference between a capital fellow and a fellow

of capital-Mr. Stanfield and Mr. Ducrow--Family sorrows -Mr. Farren and a distinguished nobleman-Additional verses to a popular song-Death and drunkenness-Sir Robert Peel and the Patent Theatres — A distinction between ways and means—Mr. Poole and the horn blower-Death of Mathews—Italian airs—Laporte's opinion of them in a letter -Bunn's opinion of them in a song—Malibran's engagement -Unprecedented terms--One man found to refuse what all the rest of mankind were trying to possess -- A droll and a

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