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His attitude made her feel larger than life-size, made her the greatest actress. And a great actress must be generous. It’s generosity that distinguishes a great actress.
Julia thought that she could make an exception for him. The young man was invited. 3.
Jimmie Langton was running a repertory theatre at Middlepool. He was a talented director. At first sight it seemed strange that actors agreed to work in his theatre.
He worked his cast hard. He screamed at them, he bullied them, he underpaid them, he mocked them and drove them like slaves. He had such a passion for the theatre, that the actors felt that they couldn’t afford to let him down.
It gave them a sort of satisfaction to comply with his outrageous demands to please him. Jimmie had wanted to be an actor himself, but his physique practically prevented him from going on the stage. He was fat, bald-headed and looked like one of Rubens’ prosperous burghers.
Besides, he was a bad actor. 4. Julia was a born actress and she had no doubt that she would go on the stage.
Her career was singularly lacking in hardship. Her first teacher was an old French actress, who taught her all necessary things : how to walk and how to hold herself on the stage, how to articulate distinctly and how to use her sense of timing, which Julia had by instinct. She was quick-studied.
A certain number of tricks that Julia had learned from her, later turned to be out of date and Julia had to get rid of them. She had to acquire a more conversational style to be able to act in modern plays. But she always thought of Jane Taitbout with gratitude.
5. Michael’s father was a Colonel. Neither he nor Michael’s mother approved of the idea of Michael’s going on the stage.
Though they had to submit to that, they insisted that Michael should be educated like a gentleman. Old Mr. Gosselyn was a pensioner, but still, he managed to send Michael to Cambridge and dreamt that Michael would excel there.Скачать