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Ernest Milton


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OF VENICE' by William Shakespeare
Ibsen, Pirandello, Galsworthy, Shakespeare - in plays by each, Ernest Milton has won laurels, hut to Shakespeare he has returned again and again. As a boy, he saw As You Like It performed in the open air, in the Greek Theatre at the University of California, and it made him resolve to go on the stage. In his twenties he played in the Trial scene from The Merchant of Venice to the Portia of Ellen Terry , and it was but a prelude to a lifetime's association with the play. He has appeared as Shylock at the Old Vie in 1918 ; with the Old Vic Company at the Theatre du Pare, Brussels, in 1921 ; in Egypt, with Robert Aitken , in 1927 ; at the Old Vic in 1928 ; and under his own management at the St. James's Theatre in 1932. This afternoon he is to broadcast in the part which he knows so well, and listeners who are interested to read how he intends to play it on the air, can do so by turning to his article on page 9.


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