My Years on the Stage

My Years on the Stage

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My Years on the Stage

My Years on the Stage

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How long ago is it, old schoolmate, since two "middlers" from Exeter rollicked down to New Yorkfor an Easter vacation, and on an imperishable evening glamoured their young memories permanently with Augustin Daly's company of players at Daly's Theatre and The Taming of the Shrew?

What a good and merry town was brown-stone New York then, when one stood at the doors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel to see the pretty girls from all over the country parading by after the matinee; when the Avenue was given over to proud horses and graceful women; when there were no automobiles and only a few telephones; when Ada Rehan was playing Katherine at Daly's and when those two Exeter schoolboys got the impression that the whole place belonged, in a general way, to the Petruchio who tamed her, John Drew!

The earth must have swung round the sun a few times since then, my schoolmate, for now comes that gay young Petruchio before us with his Memoirs! He . . .

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