In this scene, too, as in others, Forbes-Robertson makes it clear that that final tribute of Fortinbras was fairly won.
Forbes-Robertson is not merely a great Shakespearian actor; he is a great spiritual actor.
The "leading man" of her company is Mr. Forbes-Robertson—a most talented person.
If Mr. Forbes-Robertson is reading a poorly-written part, it is hard to hear that the lines are, in themselves, not musical.
In the scene with Ophelia, Forbes-Robertson's tenderness was almost terrible.
Forbes-Robertson seemed to be saying good-by at once to his audience and to his art.
Forbes-Robertson is one of those artists who has chosen to bid farewell to his art while he is still indisputably its master.