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CHE
MODERN STANDARD DRAMA,

A COLLECTION

OF THE MOST POPULAR ACTING PLAYS,

With Critical Remarks,

ALSO THE STAGE BUSINESS, COSTUMES, CAST OF

CHARACTERS, ETC.

EDITED BY JOHN W. S. HOWS.

VOLUME VIII.

CONTAINING

THE APOSTATE,
TWELFTH NIGHT,
BRUTUS,
SIMPSON AND CO.
MERCHANT OF VENICE,

OLD HEADS AND YOUNG

HEARTS,
THE MOUNTAINEERS,
THREE WEEKS AFTER

MARRIAGE,

AND A PORTRAIT AND MEMOIR OF MR. GEORGE H. BARRETT.

NEW YORK:
DOUGLAS, No. 11 SPRUCE ST

AND FOR SALE BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1848.

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MEMOIR OF MR. G. H. BARRETT.

Ma. George H. BARRETT was born at Exeter, in England, e de 9th of June, 1794, and arrived at Boston, Mass., in Octoka, 1996, accompanied by his mother, an actress of great bisty: one of those shining lights who passed through the izmatic ordeal with the highest feelings of private respect. di Barrett has been several years stage manager of some * our first class theatres. At the Bowery, under Gilfert in 15, where he delivered the opening address ; at the Tremont, bisa, under Dana and Barry; and lately at the new theatre versted by Col. Mann in Broadway. I. Barrett' has always held the first rank among de best comedians of the day. Endowed by nature with Liga ilow of spirits, and polished by education, his dramatic thathions have always been highly relished by the multitude, e scholar, and the gentleman. He possesses a fine figure, a Fall voice, and a handsome countenance; is graceful in his acce, thoroughly acquainted with the business of the stage, and bwa bow to make characters tell and render them successful wa efective. As a farce actor, he is unrivalled, and in the oper walks of comedy, he has had few equals. His Charles

"School for Scandal," may dispute the palm of excelne with that of any other actor, and his Mercutio and parta

mlar cast, are worthy of much praise. In private life he a mach esteemed, and his conduct both as an actor and a gendan, has ever been alike honourable to himself and his pro

SR. BARRETT is still in the prime of life, and will, we trust,
mag continue to grace the boards of the American stage.

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