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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...with the play and its production and acting. I had good opportunity of hearing his views. It was of course my duty to wait upon him, as ceremonial custom demanded, between the acts. In each "wait" he went into the Royal room to smoke his cigarette, and on each occasion was gracious enough to ask me to join him. Several times he spoke of Nuremberg with love and delight, and it seemed as if the faithful and picturesque reproduction of it had warmed his heart. Once he said: "I love Nuremberg. Indeed I always ask the Emperor to let me have the autumn manoeuvres in such a place that I can stay there during part of the time they last!" As a good instance of how on the stage things may change on trial I think we may take the last scene of Faust--that where the scene of Margaret's prison fades away--after the exit of Faust in answer to the imperious summons of Mephistopheles: "Hither to me." Then is the vision of Margaret's lying dead at the foot of the Cross with a long line of descending angels. For this tableau a magnificent and elaborate scene had been prepared by William Telbin--a rainbow scene suggestive of Hope and Heavenly beauty. In it had been employed the whole resources of scenic art. Indeed a new idea and mechanism had been used. The edges of the great rainbow which circled the scene were made of a series of stuffs so fine as to be actually almost invisible, beginning with linen, then skrim, and finally ending up with a tissue like gold-beaters' skin; all these substances painted or stained with the colours of the prism in due order. I believe Telbin would have put in the "extra violet ray" if it had been then discovered. When, however, the scene was set, which was on the night before the...
bound: 94 pages
publisher: TheClassics.us (September 12, 2013)
isbn: 1230397450, 978-1230397450,
weight: 6.6 ounces (