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Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh

Published March 4th 2015
ISBN : 9781502883315
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64 pages
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[...]other pillars of society. The risk of too great familiarity with an audience which insists on honouring the artist irrelevantly, at the expense of the art, must be run by all- a more clinging evil besets the actor, in that he can at no timeMore[...]other pillars of society. The risk of too great familiarity with an audience which insists on honouring the artist irrelevantly, at the expense of the art, must be run by all- a more clinging evil besets the actor, in that he can at no time wholly escape from his phantasmal second self. On this creature of his art he has lavished the last doit of human capacity for expression- with what bearing shall he face the exacting realities of life? Devotion to his profession has beggared him of his personality- ague, old age and poverty, love and death, find in him an entertainer who plies them with a feeble repetition of the triumphs formerly prepared for a larger and less imperious audience. The very journalist-though he, too, when his profession takes him by the throat, may expound himself to his wife in phrases stolen from his own leaders-is a miracle of detachment in comparison- he has not put his laughter to sale. It is well for the souls health of the artist that a definite boundary should separate his garden from his farm, so that when he escapes from the conventions that rule his work he may be free to recreate himself. But where shall the weary player keep holiday? Is not all the world a stage? Whatever the chosen instrument of an art may be, its appeal to those whose attention it bespeaks must be made through the senses. Music, which works with [...].