A Pirate of Parts
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A Pirate of Parts

By Richard Neville
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  • A Pirate of Parts
  • NEW YORK The Neale Publishing Company 1913
    • All rights reserved
    • To my sister, Mrs. Mary Hughes, who for years has been associated with several of the most notable presentations on the American stage and with many of the most prominent and talented of American players, both male and female.
  • "BILL OF THE PLAY"
  • A Pirate of Parts
  • CHAPTER I
    • "Is all our company here?"
      • —Midsummer Night's Dream.
    • —Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • CHAPTER II
    • "What stories I'll tell when my sojerin is o'er."
      • —Lever.
    • —Lever.
  • CHAPTER III
    • "Come all ye warm-hearted countrymen, I pray you will draw near."
      • —Old Song.
    • —Old Song.
  • CHAPTER IV
    • "Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.... The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death."
      • —Tempest.
    • —Tempest.
  • CHAPTER V
    • "I would rather live in Bohemia than in any other land."
      • —John Boyle O'Reilly.
    • —John Boyle O'Reilly.
  • CHAPTER VI
    • "What strange things we see and what queer things we do."
      • —'Tis English, You Know.
      • THE INDEPENDENT THEATRE!
      • The Greatest Show of its Kind on Earth!
      • FUN UNDER A TENT.
      • On this Saturday Evening
      • Will be presented for the first and only occasion, Under the Distinguished Patronage of Everybody, the Great Spectacular and Classic Pantomime HUMPTY DUMPTY,
      • The Only Show of its Quality in Existence.
      • Those who see the performance will never forget it.
      • Secure Your Seats Early.
      • Carriages may be ordered for any hour.
      • Box sheet ready at noon Saturday, corner of Vanderbilt and Astor Avenues.
    • —'Tis English, You Know.
    • THE INDEPENDENT THEATRE!
    • The Greatest Show of its Kind on Earth!
    • FUN UNDER A TENT.
    • On this Saturday Evening
    • Will be presented for the first and only occasion, Under the Distinguished Patronage of Everybody, the Great Spectacular and Classic Pantomime HUMPTY DUMPTY,
    • The Only Show of its Quality in Existence.
    • Those who see the performance will never forget it.
    • Secure Your Seats Early.
    • Carriages may be ordered for any hour.
    • Box sheet ready at noon Saturday, corner of Vanderbilt and Astor Avenues.
  • CHAPTER VII
    • "He employs his fancy in his narrative and keeps his recollections for his wit."
      • —Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
    • —Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • "Every one shall offer according to what he hath."
      • —Deut.
    • —Deut.
  • CHAPTER IX
    • "One man in his time plays many parts."
      • —As You Like It.
    • —As You Like It.
  • CHAPTER X
    • "Originality is nothing more than judicious imitation."
      • —Voltaire.
    • —Voltaire.
  • CHAPTER XI
  • CHAPTER XII
    • "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
      • —Hamlet.
    • —Hamlet.
  • CHAPTER XIII
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • "Nature hath fram'd strange fellows in her time."
      • —Merchant of Venice.
    • —Merchant of Venice.
  • CHAPTER XV
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • A New Way to Pay Old Debts.
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • "The actors are at hand; and by their show you shall all know that you are like to know."
      • —Midsummer Night's Dream.
    • —Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • CHAPTER XVIII
  • CHAPTER XIX
    • "Experience is a great book, the events of life its chapters."
      • —Sainte-Beuve.
    • —Sainte-Beuve.
  • CHAPTER XX
  • CHAPTER XXI
  • CHAPTER XXII
    • "Is this world and all the life upon it a farce or vaudeville where you find no great meanings?"
      • —George Eliot.
    • —George Eliot.
  • CHAPTER XXIII
    • "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players."
      • —As You Like It.
      • IMPORTANT NOTICE
      • Come One—Come All—Be On Hand
      • GOTOWN METROPOLITAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
      • Proprietor and Owner............ Mr. Ed. McGowan
      • Mr. McGowan takes pleasure in announcing that he has engaged the celebrated Actor-Manager, Mr. Sellers Micawber Handy, and his talented company of performers to appear
      • Next Saturday Evening
      • To celebrate the anniversary of the founding of
      • Gotown
      • To make the event worthy of this occasion this highly talented and distinguished bunch will be presented under the direction of Mr. Handy
      • In a Variegated Program
      • Made up of selections from undeniably good sources, ancient and modern. In consequence of the length and richness of the Bill, details will not be given out until the night of the Show. It may be mentioned, however, that
      • Singing and Dancing
      • as well as Acting in all the various departments of Tragedy, Comedy, Burlesque, Grand Opera, etc., etc., will be introduced in the most approved and up-to-date style that circumstances will permit
      • Local Celebrities
      • Have generously volunteered their valuable services to lend a hand and do something
      • List of Prices
      • Tickets in advance may be purchased beforehand at Ed. McGowan's Spiritual Emporium
      • Tickets bought of speculators on the outside will be refused at the door
      • The entertainment will start at 8 o'clock and wind up when the audience have all they want
      • P. S.—Don't miss this chance, for it will be the only anniversary of its kind with which Gotown will be honored in a long time to come.
      • The Weston Handel and Hayden Philharmonic Society will handle the Music
    • —As You Like It.
    • IMPORTANT NOTICE
    • Come One—Come All—Be On Hand
    • GOTOWN METROPOLITAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
    • Proprietor and Owner............ Mr. Ed. McGowan
    • Mr. McGowan takes pleasure in announcing that he has engaged the celebrated Actor-Manager, Mr. Sellers Micawber Handy, and his talented company of performers to appear
    • Next Saturday Evening
    • To celebrate the anniversary of the founding of
    • Gotown
    • To make the event worthy of this occasion this highly talented and distinguished bunch will be presented under the direction of Mr. Handy
    • In a Variegated Program
    • Made up of selections from undeniably good sources, ancient and modern. In consequence of the length and richness of the Bill, details will not be given out until the night of the Show. It may be mentioned, however, that
    • Singing and Dancing
    • as well as Acting in all the various departments of Tragedy, Comedy, Burlesque, Grand Opera, etc., etc., will be introduced in the most approved and up-to-date style that circumstances will permit
    • Local Celebrities
    • Have generously volunteered their valuable services to lend a hand and do something
    • List of Prices
    • Tickets in advance may be purchased beforehand at Ed. McGowan's Spiritual Emporium
    • Tickets bought of speculators on the outside will be refused at the door
    • The entertainment will start at 8 o'clock and wind up when the audience have all they want
    • P. S.—Don't miss this chance, for it will be the only anniversary of its kind with which Gotown will be honored in a long time to come.
    • The Weston Handel and Hayden Philharmonic Society will handle the Music
  • CHAPTER XXIV
    • "There's nothing to be got nowadays unless thou can'st fish for it."
      • —Pericles Prince of Tyre.
    • —Pericles Prince of Tyre.
  • CHAPTER XXV
    • "Joy danced with Mirth, a gay, fantastic Crowd."
      • —Collins.
    • —Collins.
  • CHAPTER XXVI
    • END
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