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LLANGOLLEN LOCAL DIRECTORY.

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SHAKESPERIAN READING BY MRS. THEODORE MARTIN. WE hear that a reading of unusual interest is to be given in the Assembly Rooms, Llan- gollen, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 19th of September, in aid of the funds of the Cottage Hospital. This institution was founded about three years ago by the late William Wagstaff, Esq., of Plas-yn-Vivod, C) as a memorial of his wife, and has been of the greatest service to the district. Last year, during the visit to Llangollen of the British Archaeological Association, Mrs. Theodore Martin, better known to the world as Helen Faucit (who, with her husband, Mr. Theodore Martin, was spending the summer months at their charming Welsh home, Bryntysilio, near Llangollen), at the request of her friend and neighbour, the founder, gave a reading of scenes from Romeo and Juliet for the benefit of the Hospital, which not only delighted those who had the good fortune to hear such a reading of Shakespeare as is nowhere else to be heard, but added largely to the funds of the institution. This year, Mrs. Theodore Martin has promised to give another reading from Z5 Shakespeare for the same purpose, in memory of Mr. Wagstaff, who died in October last to the general regret of the whole neighbourhood. All lovers or our great poet, who are within railway reach will, we are sure, be only too glad to seize the opportunity now so rare of hearing a reading by the celebrated Helen 0 0 Faucit, and of helping at the same time an nstitution of the kind which is of all others important for the poorer population of our rural districts.

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