Letter from Margaret Pilkington to her mother

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Letter from Margaret Pilkington at Croham Hurst School, South Croydon, to her mother. She describes in detail two contrasting performances of Macbeth and Twelfth Nightshe had seen, concentrating on the scenery and effects used.

Margaret Pilkington also describes in detail the individual performers, in particular Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who played Malvolio in the a production of Twelfth Night. He had been knighted the previous day [26 June 1909] and received a great round of applause on delivering the line 'Some are born great...'.