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THE TREATMENT OF PAUPER CHILDREN.,

FATALITY TO A ROOK-SHOOTING…

A BIRMINGHAM ROMANCE.

THE OASTLER MONUMENT.

MR. KICKHAM, THE RELEASED…

KCQUITTAL of YOUNG CHALONER…

BISHOP GOSS AT PRESTON.

WHAT WAR WOULD MEAN.

AN ACTOR ABOUT ACTORS.

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AN ACTOR ABOUT ACTORS. At the dinner of the Royal General Theatrical Fund, the other evening, lir. Buckstone the eminent comedian, said :— _We (actors and actresses) consider ourselves to be hiiihlv-respectable me. tubers of society, and very good ci iz ns, notwithstanding the Lord Chamberlain's re- cent circular respecting the skirts of the dancing ladies. But, as there was no commit iee of morals to regulate how long or how short such skirts were to be worn, the question appears to have remained in statu quo ante, though I II.USt say that his lordship ought to have re- ferted to those particular places of amusement where the i-kirts ended not far from where they com- menced, and not have tarred us all with the same brush, especially as when that circular was sent to the Hay market Theatre we had neither a ballet nor a short skirt in the house. There is one declaration I wish to make respecting the theatres, that may help to set a certain portion of the public risbt as regards the habits of actors. On Monday, the 15thof March last, ameeting was held at a certain place called Fxeter-hall. The object was to oppose the opening of museums, picture galleries, and other instructive places, on a Sunday, when an eminent lawyer a member of Parliament, thought proper to assert that to allow the opening of museums and galleries on that day would lead to the opening of theatres. Now, I am sure, as regards the Haymarket, there is not one member of that estab- lishment who would consent to act on a Sunday and I am certain I may declare, in the name of every per- former of both of sexes in England, that none would be found to do so. Hundreds of them frequent places of worship on Sunday, and all of them enjoy the day of rest too well to have it interrupted by attending L to their professional duties. For my own part, I know that on Saturday night, after a hard week's work and many anxieties, I have frequently exclaimed, Thank Goct, to-morrow's Sunday."

FENIAN PRISONERS.

BIRDS OF THE GUANO ISLANDS.

A COUPLE OF CLEVER DOGS!

EPITOME OF NEWS,

'1'HE MARKETS.

ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE…

A NARROW ESCAPE.

A VERY INTERESTING SUBJECT.

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