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  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • THE OPERA HOUSE FILEBorn 1728, when the actor-manager John Rich commissioned John Gay to write The Beggar's Opera and did so well from it, he could afford to put up the theatre.

    The Royal Opera House: Welcome to the new people's palace | Observer Profile

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • At some point the view settled that Harold Macmillan – one of our longest-serving Old Etonian prime ministers (1957-63) – was a consummate actor-manager rather than a serious, constructive politician, let alone statesman.

    Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan by DR Thorpe – review

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • The guests at Baron d ' Holbach ' s twice-weekly salons were called " wicked company " by British actor-manager David Garrick, who frequented the salons during two sojourns in Paris in the 1760s.

    The Zealotry Of Free Thinkers

  • Certainly William Fay, an electric light fitter, who was also an actor of genius, had some experience, for he had toured Ireland in a company with a negro actor-manager; and his brother, Frank Fay, was learned in the history of the stage, and fond of reciting poetry.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • The French actor-manager Edmond La Grange was preparing a new production of Hamlet and suggested to Oscar that he might like to assist him with the translation.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • When his dressing-room door was open, from the mirror on his dressing-room table the great actor-manager could command a clear view of the centre of the stage.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

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