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B''IjI 6 OODWIN'S WEEKLY. 1
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Hll :, Dramatic.
HljfMjIjj Ono daily paper said: "A fashionable first night
RMjjIll audience bowed down at the shrine of a Utah au-
MiHlrl thor," If it did, that audience bowed down to
Hiliili i Mr B- H. Roberts, for everything of worth in the
RjBRfjfe!1! I wording of "Corianton" came from his pen, and
Hpf&fPJ i; without clever people, beautiful costumes, gor-
I l I geous scenery and the spectacular features, the
! j production of the play would be a dismal failure
bj i instead of a notable success. There is strength
HVP I' i nnd power and interest in "Corianton," but there
"IjI! i I would be no crowding if put in three acts, and
IfjL1 I if numerous boring dialogues were eliminated.
Ifl!" ;l In fact, they must be stricken out entirely if it
PISH! jjt',j is the intention to try the Mormon play on a city
Eail'lih ' audience.
t!j:i Clumsy, long sentences, without a breathing
Hjjjjl spell and void of a single line that is worth re-
Biv ' r membering, tedious waits with an empty stage
lilr ik ' when maddening songs are interpolated, old ideas,
Hfi H II some not even redressed; these are some of the
HKgjjJl'fjr , many things to be sacrified upon the altar of
Hm f lij hlue lead.
Hff ra 1 But not by the vealy Bean, he from that lite-
flU no i rary center- Richfield, Sevier.
Ill llil ' From a literary standpoint, the play is unpar-
MjV jflij " donable, and the old ideas and late rehashings
li4 ' 'I ill t from modern productions should not be gone over
Hi lull ' lightly. Think of having to listen again to the
Bfli viWi shopworn cry, "It cuts no ice what a gent does,
H.T li'li ' ' but wnen a lartv trifles it'8 a11 off-"
Bj ytl I "Corianton" is well acted it is distinctly a
Btjf flf 1 1 1 Utah production, and when it is trimmed to the
lijjl jp! proper size, we will be proud to send it out to
I iylwl i i I ask for tno criticsm of tne play-going public in
$ filial I other cities. The asinine trick of Bean's in his
I LMl childish criticism has done no harm except to
H;W;'r You Bean, and if he wants to turn against the
ji,,l hands that feed him, what's the difference? He
I', wi 1 writes like a baby, but without the dignity of
IH 'f III 1 one' and every memer of the company is justly
I" , li ! treating him like a stepchild. Poor young fool,
Hi' 1 1 I tllc neonl m'en't at fault, they have made some
l&fl I 'I thing out of frail foundation, and to them he owes
Ifcr Ifll a11 gratitude rather than condemnation.
nl' i ' ' Mr Hawortn is splendid. His work is artistic,
p' ll'i! magnetic and intellectual, and his only fault is
Bin4! J ' ln tho first act in IlIs mannerlsra of shaking his
H)' 1 j w shoulders as he leaves the stage. Miss Lane has
Hi lv 1 not tlie barmen eve mit ne Zoan ze Isabel is
Hraj'' ,Jj ( very acceptable. The Korihor of Mr. Lewis was
fir' 'Jl in great, and the climax of the first act, where he
Hfi jU 1 defies God, is one of the best scenes in the play.
HE' W jj Thomas Coleman's work as Seantum was striking
Hr' ! 1 1 and finished. He was forceful in his interpreta-
Hi I'll I tions, and strong in every scene. Walter St. Clair
m L I jf 1 as Bastol, the jester, made a great deal of the
M I?" b j. part, and some of the keenest lines in the play
H ; j i ' were his. Bowers did not make enough of Shib-
H y jj 1 Ion; he was too calmly beautiful and not earnest
H lliilil enough, but his work was acceptable. Miss Ma-
B ilP'li L.ane, Miss Draci and Messrs. Lindsay, Young,
B I uHiBl Swenson and the others were conscientious and
II i hIJIi . no serious fault can be found with any member
Bi fill I ie comPany'
BCi itlf g To Mr' Lewis and Ir- Haworth and every one
Hl y J 1 connected with the production, with the exception
Hal lira w W1 of Bean ls due tlie credit that hard work is en-
IKlMCill titled to.
BIB u! 1 ' The intimation of Bean in his brilliant criti-
HDf m cIsm on the music shows what an ass he is. He
sHl lis takes one line and writes, "Music? ? ?" It could
Ml Jwf not nave oeen in hetter taste, and Mr. Shepherd
Bf Jii s e congratulated.
M Waal I Jones & Hammer, the popular publishers, have
BBKBBil. a niost attractive programme this season.
HBBni! Tno 0rand is a heautiful little house this sea-
HIBk son' Tlie Pau Hammers, Sr. and Jr., have been
at work all summer, and have made the interior
of the play-house a gem.
Why Miller Is Called a Martinet.
There Is one person in Henry Miller's company
who takes with gratitude all his suggestions in his
character of stage manager and does not call them
arbitrary and uncalled for, says Town Talk. This
is Grace Elliston, who made her first bow to San
Francisco as leading lady of "Arizona," and is
playing ingenue roles with the Miller-Anglin com
pany. Last Thursday I went in to see a rehearsal
at the Columbia. It was a great tribunal scene.
Though it was only Thursday, with four more
chances for rehearsal, the actors were letter-perfect
in their parts. But in a few details they did
not satisfy Mr. Miller. He gcive some suggestions
to Mr. Courtleigh as to his denunciatory speech,
and Miss Blliston's fall had to be repeated before
it was pronounced correct. She complied good
naturedly. It was she who led the singers in
their chorus and enthusiasticlly joined in herself,
beating time meanwhile, Henry Miller is a lesson
to lazy stage managers who think they do their
duty if they offer a few suggestions about the
scenery and entrances and exits. Miller may be a
martinet, but he exercises his discipline over him
self as well as over his company. His instructions
to the supers in that Tribunal scene were equal
to a lesson in dramatic art. He insists upon per
fection in every detail, and, after all, that Is what
makes the difference between a New York produc
tion of a play and one in "the provinces." If Au
gustin Daly had not drilled his people into perfec
tion by close discipline his name would never have
been coupled with that of Henry Irving in stage
management. It is easy to dub managers of dra
matic companies tyrants, but without determina
tion, how would children learn their alphabets?
It's the same principle that is involved in every
walk of life.
Theatrical managers In Louisiana are having
high jinks owing to the racial feeling exhibited
in the galleries during performances, and have
cancelled all bookings of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and
similar plays owing to the attraction they afford
to the colored population. They have even gone
so far as to pass a resolution asking the State
Legislature to pass an act forbidding negroes ad
mission to all first-class theaters. In other words,
they propose to blackball all ladies and gentlemen
of color owing to the absurd caste line which is
still a predominating influence of "befoah th'
war" residents of the territory lying south of the
Mason and Dixon line.
There is a charming blonde young woman well
known to Philadelphia as well as Baltimore and
New York, who laughs when you call her "Se
nora." A woman friend gave the story away, says
The Philadelphia Press, and as she takes it good
naturedly, there is no use keeping the joke away
from the public. You see, young as she is, sho
elected to marry a man who was a grandfather,
or, rather, he became one soon after his marriage
to her. She has that deceptive, innocent type of
beauty that gives the owner the appearance of
being about 18. She was looking at the Cuban
curios and souvenirs for sale at a bazar with a
woman friend, and the old woman behind the
wares called her "Senorita." "No, no," said the
friend, "she is Senora." The old woman shook
her head and declined to believe. "No, Senorita,"
she said. "She is a girl," she continued in broken
English; "she is too young and pretty." "Yes,
she is a senora," said Mrs. G , wishing to tease
the younger woman and, remembering the birth
of the grandchild, she added: "She's not only
married, but she is a grandmother!" "Dios! But
these Americans are so progressive!" said the old
Golf is a game for young and old alike. it B
does more to stimulate a tired brain and bring I
vigor to softened muscles than four hundred dol. B
lars' worth of sarsaparilla taken according to &. m
rection in the gladsome springtime. It brings a B
color to the cheeks that would put Madame Yale B
to shame, and is a better system of training f0r II
a loose temper than a job tending chickens in a II
flower bed. It requires as much patience as bll- II
liards, and just as good an eye and steady a nerve It
Also, it requires practice, and this is what I want II
to preach about. II
Mr. Holman broke into "A" class last week II
and easily, too, with a score of 84 for the 18 holes
Now it is said that to learn golf well enough to
make a satisfactory score, a player must be picked
young. Yet Mr. Holman, who was 21 several years
ago, and who never saw a golf club until last
year, is now putting up a game that is hard for
any of the "A" class men to beat. It shows the
effect of constant, dogged practice. Oh, ye duffers
quit your swearing and get out with one or two
Frank McGurrin is another player wose game
has improved remarkably. He tied Channing's
record score of 80 a few days ago. He was one o!
the real nice easy ones last year, and even this
spring was given a good handicap. Who will es
say to concede him the "halved holes now? Verily
not the writer. It is practice that does it. good,
hard digging with the club that you are weakest
with. To the deuce with the medal scores for a
while. Go out somewhere with your driver or
your midiron or your putter and a lot of old balls
and practice. Find out why you sclaff or top so
many balls, or put crooked, and correct it. Go
ahead now, try it awhile.
Billy Reed and Bob Harkness are also with the
select, Reed making an 87 and Harkness an 85
There is going to be some pretty play for the
championship this year.
The trap bunker guarding the fifth hole should
be widened and deepened. Too many topped balls
jump it in its present condition.
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