Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Essay: Nicolini and the Lions." Joseph Addison.

Review: Signore Nicolini fights the lions, impersonated by three admirable actors. They are sham fights, of course. There are even people who say that Signor Nicolini and his lions share a pipe together after their fight on stage. Not unlike “what is practiced every day in Westminster Hall, where nothing is more usual than to see a couple of lawyers, who have been tearing each other to pieces in the court, embracing one another as soon as they are out of it.”

The Art of the Personal Essay: An anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. Ed. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books. A division of Random House, Inc. 1995.

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