Michael Kelly in London - 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 311-313:

Parsons, when on the stage with John Palmer and James Aickin, used to make it a point to set them off laughing, and scarcely ever failed in his object. One evening, over our fried tripe, I was condemning them for indulging their laughing propensities on the stage, and said I thought it was positively disrespectful to the audience. " For my own part," said I, "I enjoy your comicalities and humour as much as any one, when in the front of the house ; but were I on the stage with you, nothing that you could do, would make me so far forget the character I was acting, as to indulge in misplaced …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 311-313. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434304562715 accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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The Doctor and Apothecary performed by Michael Kelly, James Aickin, John Palmer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:56:02 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:35:33 +0000