There are people nowadays who think that Irving was a ranter and a ham; quite true, he was, but in the sense that Alexander the Great was a martinet and a butcher. Ranting and hamming are very necessary accomplishments for a great actor, and he is able to invest them with a greatness which lesser actors cannot approach.
He is killer and clown, big-hearted buffoon and strutting martinet.idi amin
On matters of intonation and technicalities I am more than a martinet— I am a martinetissimo.leopold stokowski
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