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TRAMP AND OLD-MAM' STUDIES-;ARE THE-PARTS TALENTED
WILLIAM WEST' LIKES? BES1 TO'TAKE v
After all, there!s no one quite so-
interesting and versatile asa1 char
acter man in a stock company.
He has the advantage; of having'
learned to look at life from the angles
of all the different characters he has
impersonated. So I thought when "William West
stepped out as a "FatheriTime"pic-
West as an Old Musician
ture in the Edison plant at 'Bronx
to shake hands with me.
"I'm 'Father Time today,'-' he
laughingly announced, as he pushed
a part of his great hoary beard un
der his arm and gathered his dust
gray, flowing skirts up preparatory
He surely looked the part. If any
one had asked me' to guess his age,
as he. looked at that minute, it would
have been a toss-up between Methu
salah's and Noah's. -
It's a queer sensation; making a.
person's acquaintance through a lot.!
and as Nature-Made Him.
of grease paint and false hair-and
You feel so far off from their real
selves it seems as if it were riecessary
to shout to make them hear.
William Westplays almost as many
parts as there, are days in the year.
Sometimes he "is a dear old, dreamy
musician whose outlook on life is
through the windows of an artist's
soul. " v
Sometimes he is a tramp, dirty,
poverty-stricken, and grotesque;
viewing all things from the stand
PQint of the- hungry under dog.