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SINGERS AND SINGING.

SINGERS AND SINGING.

Few singers have been able to boast, like Mario, that they come of a noble family. Many have begun life in a very humble way, even humbler than that of the basso profundo who was picked up a few years ago at a railway station by the depth of tone in which he cried, "Pay here!" T
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE ROMANY DRAMATIC CLUB.

THE ROMANY DRAMATIC CLUB.

In ail of the Convalescent Home at Broadstairs for the Children of the Very Poor, the members of the above-mentioned club gave the first performance of their sixteenth season on the evening of the 17th inst. at St. George's Hall. This club, amongst the amateur societies in Londo
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
STAGE GLIMPSES IN BURMAH.

STAGE GLIMPSES IN BURMAH.

Burmah just now is attracting great attention, and but for the immediate influences of the great political crisis we should hear a great deal more of perhaps the most interesting country of the East. The people of Burmah are far more intelligent and have greater cul- tivation th
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
LIVING CURIOSITIES.

LIVING CURIOSITIES.

Speaking of " freaks, " as living curiosities are termed in the United States, an American paper says :-" It is a 'bigger thing' to be a freak than to marry a rich widow. Freaks grow rich. The competition between mpuseums has run up the price of curiosities until their salaries
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
TEMPLE THEATRES OF FOOCHOW.

TEMPLE THEATRES OF FOOCHOW.

With respect to the above Miss C. F. Gordon Cumming writes as follows:- Of all the odd methods ever devised by any nation for combining amusement with religion, I know of none so quaint as the theatrical entertainments provided by wealthy Chinamen for the edification of their go
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
AN ACTOR EVER YOUNG.

AN ACTOR EVER YOUNG.

AN ACTOR EYER YOUNG. It is but a few years since the death of the consum- mate artist-actor Laferribre, who was at the same time the honour and glory of the French stage. Laferribre left an artistic name, an immortality won by years of study, and veritably exceptional merit. He w
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THEATRICAL GOSSIP.

THEATRICAL GOSSIP.

TEATRICAL GOSSIP. Mlis LANGTRY, we are able to inform our readers, has taken the Prince's Theatre for six months, and proposes to open on January 30th with a new play. Her numerous admirers will join us in wishing her all possible success. THE reason of the non-appearance of the
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
MRS. CONOVER'S ENTERTAINMENT.

MRS. CONOVER'S ENTERTAINMENT.

The kind-hearted lessee of the Olympic on Wednesday last once moreprovided Christmasentertainmentfor some three or four hundred of the poor little children of the district. A large iumber of them were gathered ot the stage, where they feasted their eyes on a gigantic and richly
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
SHAKESPEARE'S MORALITY.

SHAKESPEARE'S MORALITY.

SHIAKEBPEARE'S MORALITY. One of the greatest charms of the poetry of ScTUxSPEcAuE is the absence of preaching. When SsAKcserAuRs: utters his most profound thoughts he does not, as it were, take the hearer by the button-hole and point the moral he wishes to enforce. The moral come
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
ANECDOTE OF ROSSINI.

ANECDOTE OF ROSSINI.

On the day preceding the first production of The Ruguenots in Paris, Adolphe Ordmieux gave a splendid and numerously attended breakfast party in honour of Meyerbeer, to which entertainment he invited the lead- ing musical critics and composers of that day, assembled in the Frenc
December 26, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England