See also:born at Channes (Vosges) on the 22nd of
See also:September 1862; he was educated at the lycee of
See also:Nancy, and in 1883 went to
See also:Paris to continue his legal studies . He was already a contributor to the monthly periodical, Jeune France, and he now issued a periodical of his own,
See also:Les Taches d'encre, which survived for a few months only . After four years of journalism he went to Italy, where he wrote Sous l'ceil
See also:des barbares (1888), the first
See also:volume of a trilogie du moi, completed by Un Homme libre (1889), and Le Jardin de Berenice (1891) . He divided the
See also:world into moi and the barbarians, the latter including all those
See also:anti-pathetic to the writer's individuality . These apologies for ' Jedediah Morse
See also:American Geography,
See also:part ii. p . 334 (Boston, Mass., 1796) . 2 Knight's
See also:London, vol. i. p . 144 . 3
See also:Hone's Every
See also:Book, i. p . 1248 . 4 Collection of all the Dialogues written by Mr
See also:Thomas (London, 1704), p . 297 .
6 Hone's Every Day Book, ii. pp . 1452-1453 . 6 See
See also:Catalogue descriptif (
See also:Ghent, 188o), Nos . 461 and 462 . 7 Breitkopf and Hartel's Critically revised edition of Mozart's
See also:Works, series x. no . 1o .
See also:Brown son of a
See also:farmer . He made his first appearance on the stage at
See also:Halifax in 1864, and then played in the provinces alone and with his wife, Caroline Heath, in East Lynne . After managerial experiences at Leeds and elsewhere, in 1879 he took the management of the old
See also:Court theatre, where he introduced Madame
See also:Modjeska to London, in an adaptation of Schiller's Maria
See also:Stuart, Adrienne
See also:Lecouvreur, La
See also:Dame aux camelias and other plays . It was not till 1881, however, wheu he took the Princess's theatre, that he became well known to the public in the emotional drama, The
See also:Lights o' London, by G . R .
See also:Sims .
See also:play which made him an established favourite was The
See also:King by
See also:Henry Arthur
See also:Jones, perhaps the most successful melodrama ever staged, produced in 1882 with himself as Wilfred
See also:Denver, his
See also:George (an excellent comedian) in the
See also:cast, and E . S . Willard (b . 1853) as the " Spider,"—this being the part in which Mr Willard, afterwards a well-known actor both in
See also:America and England, first came to the front . Barrett played this part for three
See also:hundred nights without a break, and repeated his London success in W . G .
See also:Wills's Claudian which followed . In 1884 he appeared in
See also:Hamlet, but soon returned to melodrama, and though he had occasional seasons in London he acted chiefly in the provinces . In 1886 he made his first visit to America, repeated in later years, and in 1898 he visited
See also:Australia . During these years the London stage was coming under new influences, and
See also:Wilson Barrett's vogue in melodrama had waned . But in 1895 he struck a new vein of success with his drama of religious emotion, The Sign of the
See also:Cross, which crowded his theatre with audiences largely composed of
See also:people outside the ordinary circle of playgoers . He attempted to repeat the success with other plays of a religious type, but not with equal effect, and several of his later plays were failures .
He died on the 22nd of
See also:July 1904 . Wilson Barrett was a sterling actor of a robust type and striking physique, not remarkable for intellectual finesse, but excelling in melodrama, and very successful as the central figure on his own stage .
CHARLES BARROIS (1851– )
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