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PORTRAIT OF AN ACTOR

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Recollections of Robert Farquharson by DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE
SIR LEWIS CASSON
SIR JOHN GIELGUD
SIR DONALD WOLFIT
VIVIENNE CHATTERTON
CARLETON HOBBS and DAVID PEEL
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
Robert Farquharson , who died last year at an age unknown to his friends, played the part of Herod in the first English production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1905. Max Beerbohm found his performance especially laudable 'in that he never let his minute expression of Herod's self in all its hideousness interfere with his musical delivery of the elaborate cadences.'
His wit, usually deflating, sometimes venomous, but always apposite, was legendary; with it he combined considerable learning and unexpected kindness to old ladies.
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Contributors

Unknown: Robert Farquharson
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Sir Lewis Casson
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Sir Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Produced By: Robert Farquharson
Unknown: Max Beerbohm

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