Other Days: Being Chronicles and Memories of the Stage

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II.
JOSEPH JEFFERSON.

Joseph Jefferson was an intimate friend of mine during the last forty-five years of his life. It was my privilege to know him well,—and to know him was to love him. He was not only a great actor, he was a man of noble mind, original character, sympathetic temperament, and lovely spirit; he not only exercised a potential influence upon the 'dramatic profession, to which his life was devoted, but by virtue of the sweetness and kindness that his genial nature diffused, through the medium of his acting, he deeply affected the lives of thousands who were personally strangers. He was of a theatrical race, beginning in the time of Garrick; he began acting when he was a child; and, as he continued to act until within less than a year of his death, in his seventy-seventh year, he, practically, passed all his days on the stage. Like many dramatic infants that

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 9
  • Illustrations 11
  • A Royal Line. 15
  • Joseph Jefferson. 64
  • John Brougham. 98
  • Dion Boucicault. 124
  • Charlotte Cushaian. 152
  • Edward A. Sothern. 178
  • John Mccullough. 204
  • Mary Anderson. 255
  • Adelaide Neilson. 279
  • Stage Conditions—past and Present. 302
  • Notes 337
  • Index 365
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