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Ri J 6 "GOODWIN'S WBEKL,Y. I
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I'm A Heart to Heart Talk With Haworth.
ffi f. Jj The Leading Man of "Corianton" Gives an Exclu-
H J, i' I 5 sive Interview .to Goodwin's Weekly.
HU khil Josepli Haworth, who will soon be introduced
HL2 II i I to the Salt Lake public as loading man in the new
Ifjfl I I spectacular play "Corianton," which will make its
lit ill initial bid for public approval on the boards of the
WHm. I Salt Lake Theater, was rounded up in his den in
n 1 1 I the headquarters of the Dramatic Bureau in the
BUf fit I Deseret News building, and kindly gave free ex-
ffjf;il J I pression to his opinion of the prospective outcome
HP !;I i of the unique production in which he is to play
HEf I; : ' jj ! so prominent a part.
Bill 'Hi I Mr Havortli resembles strongly Chai'les Mil-
Kiiii !? ' er Frol11111111 management, and so thoroughly
Href hj, believes in the merits of "Corianton" as to impress
Kfilli )l one with the unusual excellence of the newly-
HE! -jV ' fledged production.
mew ; H-V "If 'Corianton' fails to prove itself the equal, if
BJB.jfjt nt the superior of Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, or any
HKqJ similar production, I shall never again pose as a
iPlft PI ' prophet in lines dramatic," said the clever actor.
M'4J "We wi am satisfied, show the public some
lltil thing in spectacular drama which has never had a
ral!j(i superior on the American or foreign stage. Be
ff ti ,( sides that, it is a clean production, and will do
Ik m "i I more toward elevating the stage than has any pro
Ill if t f i duction in the history of the drama. "We shall
l II 1 have twelve professional people in the cast, among
IS h I whom are Agnes Rose Lane, our leading lady, who
IS Hi I !! is a woman culture and refinement with a grand
19 He I ' stage appearance and has only been associate " in
Bi yji f ' professional life with such artists as Clara Morris
Wm HiV and Richard Mansfield besides having had two
HP I1 Ijr years' study with the finest masters in Paris and
Kfj-ft .1 London. Mr. St. Clair is an old New York fa
m?i,'' vorite, formerly with Wallack's theater. Mr. Cole
li!ViO man was ormery leading heavy with Maud An
mff vM derson and Miss Marlow. Miss Mograne, an in
MWv $ genue of great promise, will certainly ably sus-
llr J1M tain ber part in tlie cast C B Rers formerly
Hi 'u ' of ew York 5 a Positive genius in designing cos-
Iwliiji'i tumes, which in this play will be unparalleled.
SM They are simply superb and will rival anything
Ml ever placed on the stage. As for myself, well, I
if will only say that I will try to make my presence
U felt on the opening night of 'Corianton.' I wish
ii you not to forget our director, Mr. Lewis, whom
Hfflli we have a11 adopted as 'Daddy,' and while I have
IMI-I j& been associated with my managers in my profes-
Kiiiii mt sional work, I feel that I am not overreaching the
BBJhL IE mark when I say that without doubt he is the
fjjL's! most capable and painstaking director with whom
IMF ''! kave ever associated. His courteous treatment
fill f towards those associated with him and his high
Hjlt I ideal respecting his work have gained for him the
High; 1 ' lovo and respect of every artist with whom he has
Bf ' i 1 come in touch.
N 1 1 "The play was written by one of your own Utah
III I boys' U Bean aDout tue flrst of October, 1897,
Ujrf I" since which date he has made several material
H ;f f1: changes in its construction, improving and devol-
W x J! oping its plot. He brought it before the critics
w ' . , first about three years ago. He tells me he had
H. . very uphill work as, while the critics would pro-
Hj ' nounce it a great production, they were loath to
Hm ; take hold of it, owing partly to the obscurity of
HlHi th- yunS playwright and partly to its untried ori-
Hi II gin. Mr. Bean is but 28 years old, and has the rare
Hi T faculty of accepting suggestions without taking
H1 1 J umbrage. He once read his play to a member of
BRiL If a barn-storming company, who unhesitatingly pro-
! : I ! nounced it 'rot' The author immediately dis-
Ij . Mi ployed his familiarity with the manly art by
HIj M knocking the B. S. artist down. I am staking my
HUlf reputation on the ultimate success of this first ef-
jBBHI fort of the bright young Western writer. The
BBlpMM play has no forerunner, no novel like Quo Vadis
$ffllmlB and Ben IIur to announce its greatness, but makes
WKMSSSKt its initial appearance solely on its merits. The
play will have many decidedly novel features,
which will immediately appeal tn an intelligent
public, its choruses, which are unsurpassed, will
be conducted by the Utah choir, while its magnifi
cent ballets will be led by the best talent in the
country. One of the points on which we pride our
, selves in this production is the clean personnel
of our people. Aside from the dozen professional
artists who will take leading parts the entire
company will be composed of the best element of
Utah young people. It has strong heart interests
which weave into the production the loves of sor
rows of men and women of the days antedating
the birth of Christ, while its plot is laid in the
wierd land of sunshine and fable, among the Az
tecs of the Western world. Its great religious
features will appeal to all sects, as the play is
really founded on Jewish tradition. Its plot is
woven around an Aztec romance dating seventy
five years before Christ. The Nephites who figure
in the personnel of the cast were a band of reli
gious people who held forth the hope and belief of
the coming of a Messiah, Their lives were holy
and God was the anchor upon which rested their
"The costumes will be a blending of Oriental
and Aztec as taken from plates and writings by
standard authors on that comparatively unknown
land and peopl. One of the unique features of the
production of 'Corianton' is that the chorus and
ballet will be under the cbaperonage of a matron,
who will have full charge of the department of
the young ladies connected with the play. When
we close in Salt Lake we anticipate touring .the
United States and then make the round of Euro
pean theatrical stands. Another unusual feature
(In the production of 'Corianton' is this: We will
never, under any circumstances, produce this play
on the Sabbath, and are hoping and believing that
'Corianton' will be an active means toward the
end of elevating the drama in more senses than
one. I wish to add one word about Salt Lake. I
have never in my life, professionally or off the
boards, met with so clean, upright and out and out
religious living people as those I have met in Salt
Lake, and I do not feel that I am drawing a
'long bow' when I say that people living in East
ern and Western States might learn a lesson which
would last throughout eternity by coming in close
touch with the good people of the city of the Mor
mons, as I have been accustomed to hearing Salt
"The characters and their names you will un
derstand are taken from many of those to be found
in the Mormon Bible, and while the play is reli
gious in its lines, there is a grandeur, dash and
romantic situations and climaxes throughout its
reading that will hold the auditors' attention
throughout its production. There is not a 'drag'
throughout its entire recital, and I for one am will
ing to stake my life on its ultimate success and
indorsement alike by press and public."
The modesty of the subject of the interview
precluded the possibility of getting him to enlarge
on his own experience in professional lines, but a
heart to heart talk with him developed the fact
that he is steeped and dyed in the wool with the
certainty that the coming dramatic event of the
American stage is the Utah boy's production,
Wished He Was a Mormon.
When Collis P. Huntington was married for the
second time, Henry Ward Beecher performed the
marriage ceremony. Huntington's first wife had
been dead less than one year, and he desired the
second marriage to be kept secret until his return
from Europe. He gave Mr. Beecher a marriage fee
of $1500. When Huntington returned, some
months later, he went through a public ceremony,
and Beecher again officiated. Ho gave Beecher
another fee of ?150o. The great preached had his
humor aroused by this second fee. Turning to
Huntington, he said "Collis, I do wish you were a
mormon." Chicago News.
Poems You Should Know. I
Whatever kind of a job you may have, you don't
get all that's coming to you if you let a day go
by without drinking at the fount in which tho I
muses lave their airy feet. There's nothing like
poetry for a man with an empty stomach. Pro
fessor J. Keats Syphers.
Roll On, Time, Roll On.
(By the Sweet Singer of Michigan.)
Roll on, time, roll on, as it always has done
Since the time that this world first begun.
It can never change my love that I gave a dear one
Faithful friend that I gave my heart and hand.
Chorus: Roll on, time, roll on, it can never turn
To the time of my happy maiden days
To the time of my youth it can never turn back.
When I wandered with my love, bright and gay.
Oh, I was a happy girl then as could ever be,
And live on this earth below
I was happy as a lark and as busy as a bee.
For in fashion or in style I did not go.
My parents were poor and they could not dress
For they had not got the money to spare,
And it may be better so, for I do not think fine
Make a person any better than they are.
I' I ! i I
Some people are getting so they think a poor girl,
Though she be bright and intelligent and gay,
She must have nice clothes or she is nothing in
If she is not dressed in style every day.
Remember never to judge people by their clothes,
"Honorable are rags if a true heart they inclose."
And I find it was the truth when I married.
For our brave, noble Washington said,
This is all according to S. E. Kiser, in the Chi
One man accosted another on Tuesday when
it was red hot, and said: "Lord, but is it not a
"0, no," was the reply; "it is just seasonable."
"The farmers need it, I suppose," said the first
"So do I," said the other; "I sell beer."
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