Bruno, the big actor, was so babyish that it was easy to send him off in brute sulks, banging the door.
Father Brown instantly ran across to him, taking no notice of Cutler and the colossal actor, though the room already rang with their blows and they began to struggle for the dagger.
If not the greatest actor of his day, Kynaston was the greatest of the 'boy-actresses.
The mingling of the public with the players was a practice which so annoyed the haughty French actor, Baron, that to suggest to the audience the absurdity of it, he would turn his back on them for a whole act, and play to the audience on the stage.
However, Miss Lane (who had herself been too much occupied in contemplating the grown-up actors
, to pay the necessary attention to these proceedings) rescued the unhappy infant at this juncture, who, being recruited with a glass of wine, was shortly afterwards taken away by her friends, after sustaining no more serious damage than a flattening of the pink gauze bonnet, and a rather extensive creasing of the white frock and trousers.
But they have a taste for all representers and actors
of great things.
If this were the case, it might be possible to define the biography of one spectator as a series of successive aspects of the actor
related according to the laws of dynamics.
Thus used to living in the public eye, the actors
carry off their parts at weddings and other dramatic ceremonials, with more spirit than is easy to a townsman, who is naturally made self-conscious by being suddenly called upon to fill for a day a public position for which he has had no training.
The Monkeys at the sight of the nuts forgot their dancing and became (as indeed they were) Monkeys instead of actors
It enumerated the actors
in the Judicial Drama--the men who held in their hands my husband's honor and my husband's life.
In these, instead or representing real people, the actors
represented thoughts, feelings and deeds, good and bad.
At the fall of the Roman Empire, which marks the beginning of the Middle Ages, the corrupt Roman drama, proscribed by the Church, had come to an unhonored end, and the actors
had been merged into the great body of disreputable jugglers and inferior minstrels who wandered over all Christendom.
And this, as I could not prevail on any of my actors
to speak, I myself was obliged to declare.
Look at the faces of the actors
and buffoons when they come off from their business; and Tom Fool washing the paint off his cheeks before he sits down to dinner with his wife and the little Jack Puddings behind the canvas.
Everybody who is at all acquainted with theatrical matters knows what a host of shabby, poverty-stricken men hang about the stage of a large establishment--not regularly engaged actors
, but ballet people, procession men, tumblers, and so forth, who are taken on during the run of a pantomime, or an Easter piece, and are then discharged, until the production of some heavy spectacle occasions a new demand for their services.