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Chapter 1 - Play Going
WHEN I was a boy a constant visitor at my father's house was Gustave Garcia, son of Manuel Garcia the centenarian teacher of singing, grandson of the great Garcia.
Chapter 2 - Play Going
Now there is no reason why we should expect the English to be temperamental actors. We do not expect a greasy Italian to stand up to fast bowling on a bumpy wicket, but we do ask him to sing.
Chapter 3 - Play Going
A PLAYER may possess every imaginable quality of mind and temperament and all possible powers of mimicry and impersonation.
Chapter 4 - Play Going
I WOULD like to say something on the old question as to whether the player who subjugates his part to the romantic splendour of his own personality is as great an actor as the player who can abstract his personality.
Chapter 5 - Play Going
THE first piece I saw in the theatre was the pantomime of Bluebeard in which Harriet Vernon was Selim, Ramsey Danvers Fatima, and some still lower comedian Sister Anne.
Chapter 6 - Play Going
BUT I must remember that my title is Playgoing and not Playacting, and that after all the play's the thing to catch the conscience of your playgoer, be he dramatic critic or the simple fellow who goes to the theatre to rid himself of the Stock Exchange.
Personality And Speech
PERSONALITY IS sometimes defined as the expression of one's self. We express ourselves by our dress, our grooming, our bearing, by every act and movement; but, most of all, we express ourselves by what we say and the way we say it.
Speech Improvement
Think back over the conversations in which you have taken part during the past week. Weren't your opinions influenced somewhat by the speakers' voices?
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