Hitherto the actor had walked the stage in modern dress.
He was a spectator rather than an actor on the stage of the world.
Some hick town newspaper said I was the best actor in the cast, but I think he was trying to be funny.
John Philip Kemble, the actor, was born at Prescot in 1757.
Biographers have delighted to relate how painfully Demosthenes made himself a tolerable speaker, - how, with pebbles in his mouth, he tried his lungs against the waves, how he declaimed as he ran up hill, how he shut himself up in a cell, having first guarded himself against a longing for the haunts of men by shaving one side of his head, how he wrote out Thucydides eight times, how he was derided by the Assembly and encouraged by a judicious actor who met him moping about the Peiraeus.