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Should we really care for the greatest actors of the past could we have them before us? Should we find them too different from our accent of thought, of feeling, of speech, in a thousand minute particulars which are of the essence of all three? Dr. Doran's long and interesting records of the triumphs of Garrick, and other less familiar, but in their day hardly less astonishing, players, do not relieve one of the doubt. Garrick himself, as sometimes happens with people who have been the subject of much anecdote and other conversation, here as elsewhere, bears no very distinct figure. One hardly sees the wood for the trees. On the other hand, the account of Betterton, "perhaps the greatest of English actors," is delightfully fresh. That intimate friend of Dryden, Tillotson, Pope, who executed a copy of the actor's portrait by Kneller which is still extant, was worthy of their friendship; his career brings out the best elements in stage life.

The stage in these volumes presents itself indeed not merely as a mirror of life, but as an illustration of the utmost intensity of life, in the fortunes and characters of the players. Ups and downs, generosity, dark fates, the most delicate goodness, have nowhere been more prominent than in the private existence of those devoted to the public mimicry of men and women. Contact with the stage, almost throughout its history, presents itself as a kind of touchstone, to bring out the bizarrerie, the theatrical tricks and contrasts, of the actual world.

1. In the expression One hardly sees the wood for the trees, the author apparently intends the word trees to be analogous to

A. features of Dorans language style
B. details learned from oral sources
C. personality of a famous actor
D. details of Garricks life
E. stage triumphs of an astonishing player


2. The "doubt" referred to in the passage concerns whether

A. the stage personalities of the past would appeal on a personal level to people like the author
B. their contemporaries would have understood famous actors
C. the acting of famous stage personalities would appeal to us today
D. Garrick was as great as he is portrayed
E. historical records can reveal personality


3. Information supplied in the passage is sufficient to answer which of the following questions?

I Who did Doran think was probably the best English actor?
II What did Doran think of Garrick?
III Would the author give a definite answer to the first question posed in the passage?

A. I only
B. II only
C. I and III only
D. II and III only
E. I, II and III



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1. In the expression One hardly sees the wood for the trees, the author apparently intends the word trees to be analogous to


Explanation

The wood refers to the bigger picture, the trees to the details. One apparently does not get a picture of Garrick the man, but one does get along and interesting record of his triumphs. We are also told that Garrick has been the subject of much conversation and anecdote. Hence the trees refers to the details of Garricks life learned mainly from oral sources.

Answer: B


2. The "doubt" referred to in the passage concerns whether

Explanation

Should we care for the greatest actors means should we like them. The author goes on to ask whether we would find their ways and ideas too different from our own. These are the doubts that he raises. The author is not really concerned whether we would like their acting. Hence, A is the best answer.

Answer: A


3. Information supplied in the passage is sufficient to answer which of the following questions?

Explanation

The quotation marks around "perhaps the greatest of English actors," tell us that the author is quoting from the book he is reviewing, and hence the author of that book, Doran, thinks Betterton was probably the best. Doran writes long and interesting records of the triumphs of Garrick but we cannot infer Dorans opinion of the actor from that. The author would not give a definite answer to the question because he says the writings of Doran do not relieve one of the doubt. We can answer question I with the word Betterton and question III with the word no.

Answer: C


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New post 08 Feb 2019, 17:28
please post the OA ..It was largely unclear to me.
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Hi! Please correct this passage. There are many mistakes in the writing. Thank you!
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New post 09 Feb 2019, 20:26
Passage was a bit cryptic.

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New post 12 Feb 2019, 08:57
all wrong, not sure, if this can be given in the gmat!
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