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Our Recent Actors - 2 Volume Set Westland Marston

Our Recent Actors - 2 Volume Set

Westland Marston

Published April 27th 2012
ISBN : 9781108047685
Hardcover
648 pages
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Love of the theatre began at an early age for John Westland Marston (1819 90), and developed into his lifes work as a playwright, critic and literary figure of the Victorian era. He fell out of fashion and into poverty in the last years of his life,MoreLove of the theatre began at an early age for John Westland Marston (1819 90), and developed into his lifes work as a playwright, critic and literary figure of the Victorian era. He fell out of fashion and into poverty in the last years of his life, though Irving and other friends helped with a gala benefit performance of his most famous play. This two-volume work, published in 1888, is a tribute to the actors, plays and performances of his youth. Victorian dramatic works ranged through a variety of styles and genres, and Marstons recollections cover the wide area of theatrical culture in which he was involved. Combining professional knowledge, backstage anecdotes and accounts of the emotional impact of performances upon Marston himself, the work offers an intimate insight into the growth and development of nineteenth-century theatre, and personal reminiscences of some of the most famous actors.