Thomas Ryan in Greater Boston - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 22:


I came near being killed one night in the Howard. The elder Booth was playing the title role of Richard the Third, and was in one of his magnificent moods, when, during the development of a tragedy, he would become so impassioned and exalted that he believed himself to be a real personage in a living drama.


On the night in question I was in my usual place in the orchestra, helping to play the battle music, with one eye on the stage watching the progress of the combat, which was …   more >>

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 22. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Greater Boston


Thomas Ryan

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Theatre music performed by Thomas Ryan

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:04:41 +0000
Approved on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:22:10 +0000