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Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity to attain what is most required and desired by such a spirit as I am a slave to.
When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for, and I have had to play it, and must play it till the curtain falls.
A frequent change of role, and of the lighter sort - especially such as one does not like forcing one's self to use the very utmost of his ability in the performance of - is the training requisite for a mastery of the actor's art.
I cannot grieve at death. It seems to me the greatest boon the Almighty has granted us. Consequently I cannot appreciated the grief of those who mourn the loss of loved ones, particularly if they go early from this hell of misery to which we have been doomed.
Time has not grown so very old since the most prominent members of our profession, though admired by the public eye, and lauded by its tongue, were socially, viewed askance, and regarded as "merely players."
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Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
November 13, 1833
June 7, 1893
Edwin Thomas Booth was a 19th-century American actor who toured throughout America and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays.
Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Richard III (1874)
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