The Story of My Life

Recollections and Reflections

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Author: Ellen Terry
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 120 / 346 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 648
Added to site: 2005.12.18
mnybks.net#: 11790
Origin: gutenberg.org

The life of an English stage acress. Terry played her first roles at London's Princess' Theatre at the age of eight, and entered the company at the Theatre Royal in 1861.

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the theater, and went on with the next act as if nothing had happened. Such fortitude is commoner in our profession, I think, than in any other. We "go on with the next act" whatever happens, and if we know our business, no one in the audience will ever guess that anything is wrong--that since the curtain last went down some dear friend has died, or our children in the theatrical lodgings up the street have run the risk of being burnt to death.

My mother had eleven children altogether, but only nine survived their infancy, and of these nine, my eldest brother, Ben, and my sister Florence have since died. My sister Kate, who left the stage at an age when most of the young women of the present day take to it for the first time, and made an enduring reputation in a few brilliant years, was the eldest of the family. Then came a sister, who died, and I was the third. After us came Ben, George, Marion, Flossie, Charles, Tom, and Fred. Six out of the nine have been on the stage, but only Marion, Fred, and I

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