Great Acting in English

Great Acting in English An essay on the acting of Shakespearean actors E H Sothern and Julia Marlowe

  • Title: Great Acting in English
  • Author: Arthur Symons
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  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • An essay on the acting of Shakespearean actors E.H Sothern and Julia Marlowe.

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    1. Born in Milford Haven, Wales, of Cornish parents, Symons was educated privately, spending much of his time in France and Italy In 1884 1886 he edited four of Bernard Quaritch s Shakespeare Quarto Facsimiles, and in 1888 1889 seven plays of the Henry Irving Shakespeare He became a member of the staff of the Athenaeum in 1891, and of the Saturday Review in 1894, but his major editorial feat was his work with the short lived Savoy.His first volume of verse, Days and Nights 1889 , consisted of dramatic monologues His later verse is influenced by a close study of modern French writers, of Charles Baudelaire, and especially of Paul Verlaine He reflects French tendencies both in the subject matter and style of his poems, in their eroticism and their vividness of description Symons contributed poems and essays to the Yellow Book, including an important piece which was later expanded into The Symbolist Movement in Literature, which would have a major influence on William Butler Yeats and T S Eliot From late 1895 through 1896 he edited, along with Aubrey Beardsley and Leonard Smithers, The Savoy, a literary magazine which published both art and literature Noteworthy contributors included Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, and Joseph Conrad.In 1892, The Minister s Call, Symons s first play, was produced by the Independent Theatre Society a private club to avoid censorship by the Lord Chamberlain s Office.In 1902 Symons made a selection from his earlier verse, published as Poems He translated from the Italian of Gabriele D Annunzio The Dead City 1900 and The Child of Pleasure 1898 , and from the French of mile Verhaeren The Dawn 1898 To The Poems of Ernest Dowson 1905 he prefixed an essay on the deceased poet, who was a kind of English Verlaine and had many attractions for Symons In 1909 Symons suffered a psychotic breakdown, and published very little new work for a period of than twenty years His Confessions A Study in Pathology 1930 , has a moving description of his breakdown and treatment.

    2. A very warm and gushy essay from 1907 by a British magazine editor on the talents of the Edwardian-era acting team of E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. They had begun acting three years earlier and had already established themselves as the Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh of the stage before those two were twinkles in their daddies' eyes.Symons laments the state of Shakespearean acting on the British stage and holds up the American duo as an example of what native performers should aspire to. Sym [...]

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