Natural & Character


Seymour HicksSeymour Hicks

No. 25

Seymour Hicks as Scrooge in "Scrooge"

Seymour Hicks, as a light comedian, has no superior on our stage. His exuberant vitality, his resourceful wit, and a technique closely modelled on the best French lines, are all best shown off when he appears "as himself." He seldom disguises himself, therefore; but when he does, he always proves that in him has been lost an exceptionally fine character-actor. His make-up for the part of Scrooge, in an adaption of Dickens's A Christmas Carol, has become famous. Here it is, in all its surly denial of everything that Sir Seymour, in his own person, stands for.