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" Mr. Betterton (although a superlative good actor) labored under ill figure, being clumsily made, having a great head, a short thick neck, stooped in the shoulders, and had fat short arms, which he rarely lifted higher than his stomach. His left hand frequently... "
English Actors: Their Characteristics and Their Methods - Page 19
by Sir Henry Irving - 1886 - 60 pages
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812 - 404 pages
...superlative " good actor) laboured under an " ill figure, being clumsily made, " having a great head, a short " thick neck, stooped in the shoulders, and...waistcoat, while with his " right he prepared his speech. " His actions were few, but just. " He had little eyes and a broad " face, a little pock-fretten, a...
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Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H

David Erskine Baker - Dramatists, English - 1812
...superlative " good actor) laboured under an " ill figure, being clumsily made, " having a great head, a short ' thick neck, stooped in the ' shoulders,...waistcoat, while with his " right he prepared his speech. " His actions were few, but just. " He had little eyes and a broad " face, a little pock-fretten, a...
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian and Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1822 - 514 pages
...although a superlative good actor, laboured under an ill figure, being clumsily made, having a great head, a short thick neck, stooped in the shoulders, and...waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech. His actions were few, but just. He had little eyes and a broad face, [was] a little pockfretten, [and...
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The Lives of the Players, Volumes 1-2

John Galt - Actors - 1831
..."although a superlative good actor, laboured under an ill figure, being clumsily made, having a great head, a short thick neck, stooped in the shoulders, and...waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech. His actions were few but just ; he had little eyes and a broad face, was slightly pock-fretten, and...
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The New American cyclopaedia: a popular dictionary of general ..., Volume 3

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1859
...superlatively good actor, labored under an ill figure, being clumsily in ado. having a great head,, a short, thick, neck, stooped in the shoulders, and...waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech ; his actions were few but just; he had little eyes and a broad face, a little pockfretten; a corpulent...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 89

1861
...which he rarely lifted higher than his stomach. His Kft hand frequently .lodged iu his hreast, hetween his coat and waistcoat, while with his, right he prepared his speech. His actious were few hut just. He had little eyes, and a hroad nice, a little pockpitten, a corpulent...
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Before the Footlights and Behind the Scenes: a Book about "the Show Business ...

Olive Logan - Actors - 1870 - 612 pages
...although a superlative good actor, labored under an ill figure, being clumsily made, having a great head, short thick neck, stooped in the shoulders, and had...waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech. His actions were few but just. He had little eyes, and a broad face, a little pockpitten, a corpulent...
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Before the Footlights and Behind the Scenes: a Book about "the Show Business ...

Olive Logan - Actors - 1870 - 612 pages
...arms, which he rarely lifted higher than his stomach. His left hand frequently lodged in his hreast, between his coat and waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech. His actions were few but just He had little eyes, and a broad face, a little pockpitten, a corpulent...
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The Mimic World and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and Effects

Olive Logan - Theater - 1871 - 590 pages
...although a superlative good actor, labored under an ill figure, being clumsily made, having a great head, short thick neck, stooped in the shoulders, and had...waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech. His actions were few but just. He had little eyes, and a broad face, a little pockpitten, a corpulent...
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The Mimic World and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and Effects

Olive Logan - Actresses - 1871 - 590 pages
...short arms, which he rarely lifted higher than his stomach. His left hand frequently lodged in Iris breast, between his coat and waistcoat, while with his right he prepared his speech. His actions were few but just. He had little eyes, and a broad face, a little pockpitten, a corpulent...
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