Quotation by Eugene Field

Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace.
Eugene Field (1850–1895), U.S. author, critic. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "Capsule Criticism," The Portable Woollcott (1946).

Writing for the Denver Post, Field was referring to Creston Clarke's performance of King Lear in Denver, c. 1880.
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