A corridor joined the theatre
to the door on the by-street; and with this the cabinet communicated separately by a second flight of stairs.
Oh for the Ecclesford theatre
and scenery to try something with.
I declare that this bold metaphor is admirable, and that the natural history of the theatre
, on a day of allegory and royal marriage songs, is not in the least startled by a dolphin who is the son of a lion.
Theatrical society, rather than the theatre
, has made the lives of actors as we see them in these volumes, in many cases so tragic, even sordidly tragic.
One might surely be comfortable here instead of waiting at the theatre
Thus, had Miss Mason not been his employee, he was confident that he would have had her to luncheon or the theatre
in no time.
But between inner vision and outward pleasantry he found time to watch the theatre
crowd streaming by.
Presently he hailed a tall, bearded man, grim-browed and rather battered-looking, who had his opera cloak on his arm and his hat in his hand, and who seemed to be on the point of leaving the theatre
A man who is the successful manager of a theatre
is probably the last man in the civilized universe who is capable of being impressed with favourable opinions of his fellow-creatures.
Crummles, and Miss Crummles, were printed in very large letters, and everything else in very small ones; and, turning at length into an entry, in which was a strong smell of orange-peel and lamp-oil, with an under-current of sawdust, groped their way through a dark passage, and, descending a step or two, threaded a little maze of canvas screens and paint pots, and emerged upon the stage of the Portsmouth Theatre
This thought hath been carried so far, and is become so general, that some words proper to the theatre
, and which were at first metaphorically applied to the world, are now indiscriminately and literally spoken of both; thus stage and scene are by common use grown as familiar to us, when we speak of life in general, as when we confine ourselves to dramatic performances: and when transactions behind the curtain are mentioned, St James's is more likely to occur to our thoughts than Drury-lane.
And what chance would I have in the theatre
After about fifteen dishes, he concluded the repast with dessert, some of which he even carried out of doors, for some young gentlemen at table, amused with his coolness and gallant free- and-easy manner, induced him to pocket a handful of macaroons, which he discussed on his way to the theatre
, whither everybody went in the cheery social little German place.
I had the means of getting an admission for myself and a friend to the pit by applying to one of the scene-painters attached to the theatre
, with whom I had been well acquainted in past times.
A murderous attempt on a restaurant or a theatre
would suffer in the same way from the suggestion of non-political passion: the exasperation of a hungry man, an act of social revenge.