Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair adapted for the stage by an unidentified author. Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Related place
England
Related people
Stevens, Muriel
Related place
England
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forward looking members of the aristocracy,” &amp; on the strength of the inspiration 
invited the two young men to the theatre the next day where she continued their 
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Mary Robson read a very pleasing part as the shy but ambitious little London 
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Vanity Fair

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-31662

Evidence

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Vanity Fair adapted for the stage by an unidentified author. Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Related place
England
Related people
Stevens, Muriel
Related place
England
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	R. H. Robson in the Chair. &lt;br/&gt;
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[...]&lt;br/&gt;

7. Two one act plays were then read. The first of these starred Margaret Dilks as 
Becky Sharp, a part which she read so successfully as to make her nervous about 
the effect on her own character afterwards. The Secretary has had the pleasure of 
seeing Margaret Dilks two or three times since, and is glad to report no noticeable 
deleterious effects.
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Muriel Stevens as Amelia, very demurely&lt;br/&gt;
C. E. Stansfield [as] George Osbourne &lt;br/&gt;
R. H. Robson [as] Joseph Sedley &lt;br/&gt;
A. B. Dilks [as] Rawdon Gawley &lt;br/&gt;

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old time hauteur of Vere de Vere, and the kindly condescension of the great lady 
who travels third class, and lectures on the appeal of socialism. She had, so to 
speak, two beaux on her string, Victor Alexander as the prepossessing but 
ineffective young peer, and Roger Moore as the young foreman plumber. Into this 
dual situation Rosamund Wallis entered with such verve, as to become for the 
time being what the late William Fryer Harvey would have called “one of the most 
forward looking members of the aristocracy,” &amp; on the strength of the inspiration 
invited the two young men to the theatre the next day where she continued their 
education. &lt;br/&gt;
Mary Robson read a very pleasing part as the shy but ambitious little London 
midinette. We were sorry her part was not longer. R. H. Robson stepped into the 
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