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Cumberland's British Theatre, Vol. 14 free pdf Excerpt from Cumberland's British Theatre, Vol. 14: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical, Printed From the Acting Copies, as Performed at the Theatres-Royal, London- Disagreeable Surprise- The Stranger- The Village Lawyer- School for Scandal- The Spoiled Child- Animal Magnetism- Wheel of Fortune Farce is that sort of "ad libitum" writing, to which no precise bounds have as yet been assigned. The question is, not how far an author may go by any dramatic rule, but how far the humour and temper of the audience will let him- and so capricious and uncertain is the public taste, that we have heard an audience loudly and vociferously applaud The Castle of one thing- and The Siege of another- who, a few nights before, hissed Congreve's' "Love for Love," and Sir John Vanbrugh's "Confederacy." At the head of English Farce writers, "O'Keefe appears - gay Humour's fav'rite son, A rare compound of oddity and fun!His well-wrought scenes, his quaint amusing style, And wit grotesque, would make a Stoic smile.Ye, who have laugh'd when Lingo trod the stage, Before this dull and sentimental age-Be grateful for the merriment he gave, And smooth his cheeriest passage to the grave!" What author ever carried Farce to greater lengths than O'Keefe, and, at the same time, succeeded so admirably? He is the very genius of the grotesque, who has bequeathed to the stage a rich legacy of fun and comicality, that entitles him to the lasting gratitude of every admirer of the drama. That such a man should have endured privation in a season of age and infirmity, is deeply to be lamented- it is, however, a gratifying reflection, that his forlorn situation should have awakened the munificence of the Sovereign of these realms, who, with that fine feeling which stamps an additional value on a favour conferred, appointed a high dignitary of the church to be his almoner. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330574400
EAN : 9781330574409
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Number of Pages : 358 pages
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