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NEW PLAYS ARE OFTEN WRITTEN ON A MULTIGRAPH
"Interior0 Brings All
. Arts to the Theatre
\l_rtrrlinrk s One \c\ Play at the Ban-, box Is a Success?
ful Attempt to Interpret Life Without Use
of Charact. rization.
By HEYWOOD BROUN
Not sines "The Ziegfleld Fouie " ? ft New York ha. anything more
than Mai '? ' ' ' "'? *? mi." bet n here.
jvr.. mind is that i f itage decoration.
of the N? a ' lam was employed hy Joseph
of designs, m hae the stage of the B a
revival of the out act play, which the Wa fa
' la ? ear. If wo remember correctly, "Il
? r. ? .. ? ii te enUtled "Plays for Marionette.-." The
? are figures on :ce< ?7i a symphony.
Oh- nterpreted in other terms than tho.se r.f
chara*' how- life as a seriea of i ? .nd.. mood
an attempt to make drama the universal art.
pn-- included In its synthesj
7h? 'Interior" is at-, immense yellow window out ecroe.
the far'* of a dark purple Stage. Through the wimluv is s?*en one group
ef eharactera in a hou-c, while outside i- another croup in the ?larktie
of the carden. The figures of the garden Catherine are visible only
e when they move in front of the arindow and are silhouetted
? the yellow light. The persons confined in the inner frame
rrr : .nits in a design. Those who roam in darkness arc voice.-.
We learn at the becinninp of the play that a child, a member of the h"'i *?
hold of the inner framt hai beet: drowne I
?,? -s. , one of the outer group. '
.-pated to carry the news
? ,t he halt
ead hesitates t"
, te hi? mi??:r>n because he can
.re ?*???? ?* m\ -f I- ? - ?
household. The group IB 'he inner
frjrt,- .most a? a tableau at
tas play, bul as the
? ? ' sw light. Th?
char.p.rp saoeda are suppestcd for the
. >.o than the
? er make? - |
The author undoubtedly had in
??of voices ar. :
pr?s*' ' of the pla]
are scarcely realized. A? '
The . tranper and The Old Man d
'alien upon the
of the village
ire hl r of the drowned
F hey are coming: by
? reandshoBl way, but the hum of the
The proup in the house cannot hear
? _pproaehinp v.llaper.,
? mai ' ey bepin to feel
B Bg .-? rrea v.
te th? voices
?nd r_ ? er frame. Gest
iow, and move
er and the
.?? ? l of the
-? igen are _? ?
-?or, aad ai ths house?
hold - | them With the
arice al to Edward '
man, sadsi whoa? d reel on the : ? -?
*aa ?? . the actors are
to a M ? t marionettes under
the bws; sf ths d rector, who is the
aaaaci hj s * - the vi,r.t,v
' Kalph _???
:? ? ? -r ? . -iormancc, and also Th?
tarier i \. Meyer is po
however, ? to at
tempt ir.i vidual comparisons in a play
Basse '?? I i object i? to pain a com
I | .
In spit? of the fad that "Interior"
i? novel te Sem Vor. theatregoei
'? t has alaraya
v?f- . . . ,. ,
fsssil ? met age
much th. greater ehaaes of latei
iif e?. ' ? ? ?nee.
We v I a ?? ? d an interestinp
ever,'- g for 1 ' \.\c\ire. Me
latest th? rei ?- left opening ef
Ais ' rere i- n" play
? Kss hegini with any?
" ?.- (? soon as tl
Playei ochle the epicure
- r I tea 1
'he Be... | ? order te see the first
""er? - ByrOU and Mar
?Sa B? . t. the bit
Bast? ? thai Bu?l
'" hi? pall I .'lie of a certain
R.t the perambulating theatregoer
?hould tht. car? ?? i-'-' sway ia tl??
-v *'* "?* ' '??'' "f
You-j. ."<? ,: ' Th? ?olltary Jasper
X ag ? ?'? e locked door in a"
attemi till pro
??Sei ' | curtain in town
? the begli ng of
'he tot ght next
f ?? ? ?"? i ? ,.-,,? 0f ? | r ?rai
afUr vhiel > . weald do well
asas the meeting of Es Stevens and
"The ? . aatened 'A "man." and
**A thai the end.
I'.'- nth .tree'
Th.??., to the 1 .?e. the wanderer
'"?old re. <,r,.?e Georrc return 'o the
'Odfinf. Of her hj'hand a' the be
r>""ine - ' t of "The New
[**a 'des" Racing arrea? ?fwn. there
*?uld ttil] he time to hear "Helena's
P**hsa4M a? the ! Oat mor
j^r lamp would be nereasarv. f
7r* 'a every reason whv th?
?-T. r 1 ?
"???-. Woman" ?hould be on the
By thil ? - e the connoisseur of
/""** ??-? ?? |d -mdouhtedly
"* tired, but huppv In order to round
?Ut his evenirjj ar-d cool o?T he could
._' _T h?r:r,M* SI l| ? t at
I ? ipodrome.
The films have rhanped itunv tl |
'?. 'he tkeatnral world, bel the vela?
?T a New York verdict r.-mair.? I I .
^puiat'or of the metropolis is a small
??-'or In the vast oublie to which I
motion pleture play makes
out fom?-tow or other the sovereignly
__ ____ ."rk ''
_,.""'I !" **'** ""disputed Ths
\_ v rT'<iuc"' *'?nts to knew what
??* loria says ju?t as much ?? ? ?.??
"atiarer V,t ,h, house whie
"Selling ^attractions. Dougl
rh plr, v?
bark?, for BStonCO, ""ade hi? film
? in ?? - Tors la Th< I Bib," ol
the Triangle company. Folks here
Said thai ? d the reme
? ? ? .? eountry took '-,.- merits o-i trusi
? ? ths I' Cure, w hi!. I -
managers induced kin to sign a con
tnd for vents und yours. The r -'
of the-, t ? *.,' State? may bo1 love
New York, bttl !?'? II von. they WOO! '
I.e? :?. be liere recorded to the cr?di?
of that admirable actor Bara? y Her?
nard that on 'he first nii?ht of "AI.
Hr?l Mawru?s'* he refused (o ?tep on'
of his character to bow ?o the Hi
sistent applause of a first night nudi
Th? ? ?ime the Waihil gt i
Square flayers put on a mi
which did no? conflict with the sehe?!
? ths Bej .bu- Theatre Jans Coa
v.. ? ? to the Baadboi and spi
. ? ' usly throughout * -?
An-1 just for that we thii.l. Mill Cowl
is a dsrned good actress. 1
PlaAYS TO COME
Week of N<??c*mber 1 to Keep Fir?!
I' on- opei BgS ?re already mi
? : for ths weeh of November i
Boberl II McLaagk "The
? ? ?. from te mon OW .'.* the
. ' h street Theatri 11 -?'.li
be produced by the Belwyi
i.? ii i h .p i ble '"i 'i? i ? ' . - ? i . . ?
At tin.' ? . ' i ?"?,.. riga '
will T... o be m the cast. |
On the same aveaiag Klaw _? Erlanp
er will bring "Around the Map." (' M
B. McLellan'a newest, into the New Am
Bterdaas. II is i? musical production
? i along lavish line?.
"Fair ami Warmer," a furcc by Avery
Hopweed, will open at the Flltinpe No?
resaber '-'. In the casi will he .lane?
Bet hsr, Matlpe Kennedy, .lohn I um
berlaad, Ralph Mergaa, Hamilton Re
veils, Oltvs May, l:,.hei* Flacher und
Gajl lirai"!- 'i
On Novenbei '? Amolli l'nly wils
?.pen I n "Th?- Anp? 1 in the
at n thestr? ? ' ' . lie an?
I Readings at Bandbox.
Muriel Hope, an aetres?o??'ho ha? ap
I peared on both the German and Kng
!:<h stage?, will give the first of a
?eries of twelve Sunday evening read?
ing? at the Handbox Theatre to-night.
The reading? will be given under the
I auspice? of the P.and School of Social
iBd will include Mooetald'a
T raged j of Man," Mockaye'a "Scare
crow." d'Annunsio'i "Gfoeoada," Tche.
i boa - "< barn Orchards" Hauptmann'?
i "War' ?i.d Verheeren'? "Cloister."
SHERMAN WAS RIGHT'
TO BE SEEN TUESDA.
Farce by Krank Mandel O .mini
"Sherman W_? Right," a farce whicl
'ierives its situations from complica
tions resultinjj from the capture o? th?
Prinz Eitel Friedrich, now interned ir
BN'ewport New?, will be revealed at th?
Fulton Theatre Tuesday evening. The
new play is by Frank Mandel, eo-authot
of "dur Wive?," ?een several season.?
apo. H. H. Frasee Is 'he producer
The play is hallt primarily upon rea?
sonably familiar farce material, but i?
said to be developed along original
lines. John Smith assumes the name
of Johann Schmitt to win Anita Ritter,
who is of German inclinations. But
| the real Johann Schmitt is engaged in
I a plan to make war munitions for (ier
I many, and the comp!.cations pile up.
The action is accelerated by the pres?
ence in the cast of a Russian Secret
Hale Hamilton, who has not been
seen in New York since "A Pair of
Sixes" was produced, will play the lead?
ing part. Others well knov?n will be
Dorothy Dorr. Dodeea Mit-hall, long
with N'a-lmov?; Jean Shelby. Sam Sid
man, a recruit from burlesijue; (leorpie
Lawrence, Eraeat I ..--art. Surann? Wil?
li?. Kegii.e Wallace and M.ut m Alsop.
remembered for hi? work a.? the
I ereniksd raayer m ".-'even Keys to Bald?
Where and Whv Plays
of the Season Continue
".Abe ?inc. Miiwruss, at the Lyric. Has Icchnic.'.l M''nf**
Which Make it Almost as Good a Play as
It Is an Entertainment.
By HF.YWOon BROl'N.
"Ah* sad KawTBi -." at tas Lyi
Tu..?.*re, .. ??'?on of "Potos?
and Perimatter," '?.vised with ae
dramatic skill m ItrUtTtttre ?n?l w th <i
vast amount of p 'erta r.ment. Barr.ev
Bernard, a tbe, gives one of I ?
p,e.-e? of rhar3.c?,.r acting which New
York ha? St SI
"Quinneys,'" at 'he Mavne El
Tho-itre, i? a pleasant, ?low moviBg,
character s'udv. I' is well acted, and
will delight a'.l excep those who in?
sist on punch in the pays they choose.
"Our Mrs. MV'hosney,"
Lyceum, i? a moderately arp isiag
decidedly unskiifui i il .<f dramatic
work. The ehorming Ethel B.-rrymore
i? the heroine of the stories by Edns
Kerber. Miss Ferber an?! Qooige V.
Hobnrt are the playwright.?.
"The Mark of ?he *Beast." a* ? <
Princes?, :? a theatrical sea p'a-,.
one or ?wo strong scenes which are
"The I'nchastened Woman.'' at the
Thirty-ninth Btreet Theatre, is an la*
toreenaa pi ij by Lo ill An im
Family Stevens and Chrlstios Noi
do ?ome exceedingly effective acting in
DRAMA AND FARCE
AT UPTOWN HOUSES
"Law of land" at York "Natu?
ral Law" at Lexington.
"The T,_w Of the I.and." Gen-ge
Rrosdhiirs?'.? BBCCessfal drama of .1
?eeson ago, will rn.ke its first sppsar*
aree in New Toril thia week at popular
price?. It -" he the hill at the York
Theatre, LOBOS Avenue and lM'h
Adelaide Fr?>neh w?'l h?>.d '^e ea?t
in the role created by Julia Dean, .nd
rhe will be --upp.r'ed hy I
f.ynne. Fran'- Stirling. Joseph Mer
rlrk, A. T. Hemlnp. Durwood PoarOBS
ami Kdward QalBUB.
"The Natural Law," with several of
the original players in the cast, will
return to New York this week as the
attraction at the Lexington Theatre,
I-ixington Avenue and Fifty-first
Street. The play was on view for ten
week? las' BOMOB at the Republic
In the cast will be Julie Herne,
Teresa Maxwell-Conover, Howard Hall,
C.n-ad Nage!, Robert Lee Allen,
t'harles Coleman. Maggie Hollo v:?y
Fisher and ( aiohn Waide.
"The Show Shop," with the cast seen
in several of the neighborhood thea?
tre?, will be the week'? attraction at
'he Standard Theatre.
"High Jinks," Friml's musical jolht.
of several seasons ago, will be seen
this week at the Bronx Opera House,
. , ? ?
E. H. Sathen
. I kaw
ho-, -? .
. -. I
e an ev
was a I
"Youncr America," ? tha
sad ?> dog Fred B
?? ? ...
?he leeaei .
"Rolling S'oi.e?." a' the I'
bri?k play b
venture in the vi
i_ an smosii -?.
technical fa I
"Mrs. Bol* ." at t
Comedy. ?Coi ? I
One Act Pla> r.
The Washington Square P
ths Baadboa Theatre, I- "
Street and Third Av< tine. ': .
of _ne act pla
reried. Ms ? a
tive tragedy "Interior I
performed, ? - ? P
b?rlese :'? "Heleaa'a n tabead Pi ?
Maeksys'j fai >. tie
urea the rharmiBg 1 ;
"Fire sad Water, s plej about tl
war, is hardly up to the B
ard set by the ?'ther three ;
at that the program*.?
(intention of <"-?-*..- lat?
goer. The c
"Miss lafertaatioB," a* the George I
Cohan, show j I
sons all ?leltght ful. i littl
music and a dcai of grace, .
"Hit?the - r:,.: Rolltday," st th
I ? ? . ? indaj
George M. Cohan.
"Common Clay." st tl a Reaebl
sex drama, han.'i'e.l - :?';?. wise
for acting po
mo?t of the pi
solved theatrically rather tha.,
cally. A cast of Wsll kr. IWB pis;
eludes John MsMB, J?:.?. ( .,..
Whytall an.l Roh. rt Mel ids
"Sherlock Hoiries," St tin* Kr-.pire
has Gillette in his famous
tion of the great detective. Ii.
although extremely old f.?-h ?.:
lost little of its appeal, and
theatregoer will have r.o
being thrilled ???I an Hol- ?
from the gas ch ?n.ber.
"Cnder Fire," nt the Hadsei
a*re, demonatratei .,::.?- again th?
ing qualities t.f the [risk. Sol J? St?
!..it i .??.?a..! Larry Redaaond
Paria from th?. Germans, it ? d ?l it
partis for Kngla- .1. bul more t i ally
for the girl he lo\r.| U 11 lam < "\rie
nay la a roman' le hete, I S el IL innig
an attract,v.- heroioe, Frank ? raven
an amu?ing BSB ?'.?p? rinan and th.- t 1 iv
an exciting melodrama of the familiar
"The House of fila??," at the Csndler
Theatre, is a mcl.drama abooi the po?
lice, by Max Marcls Mars Rvaa is a
somewhat ttariiil heroine in the chief
I "Alone at La?-." St th? Si abort, has
a \ i niant scor" it Fran ? I '*' sr. Mere?
? over, the musit :? d< -ur.g.
The libretto lag? behind this h;gh
"The Princess Fat," B< the ? OTt, has
! .,-,r j?a ? ter i I '? - Herbert
operetta, -*h.'-h coots sf 'he
beat work of I
Miaa Painter In th?
set? and ii.it CSI
1 h?- !..
"I h;r. ? h-n," at the I I ?
ery and Ston?- h.? ?
many sreeh ??
"Hip-Hip Hooray!" at the Hippo
dromt scale entertainment
dore with excellent tas'e. The huge
of the theatre is _sed for many
surprises ar.d a touch or so of beauty.
ice dancer, CheslottS,
- p. ir.ii ths best feature of the pro?
"Town Topics," a' the Century, is a
rapidly paced randevllle .how w--eh
enl-?ts the i Of Well
known performer- ! i - of Will
in the ca. t are P< vr
Pegs, !'?-??* I gaaaa,
?'The Girl Who ? ths l.oi.g
p-n Danfortl sao of
. ? ' .- ?
"Th.- Blue Paradise" i? a pleasantly
musical piece, which all
og comedy work - Lean
and ( ici) Ma*. I
"Th.. Ziegfeld Midaighl Frolic" is
cheerful after the theatre entertain?
ment, featured bv an unusually fair
Another Sius?? Programme. ?? if h \dd
?H features, at Hippodrome.
The BOOM piogratr-*
drome to-n'.ght will be a-, ?
Chai lotte, skater, ar. !
of the ice." Orvill? Il i
Storey, Nat Will* sad ths Miramba?,
will also appear, and Vir_
soprano, ard Herbert !.. Clarke
? t, will be the ? ,
portion of the |
range from Ro??.
Fifteen acts ?? . 1 ! rrike ap -he |
the Century, where "
the mag-net. On the progi I
be Singer ? M dget?, i ???,.
ber; Blossom S.e.??>. H ill Rocera, Cam?
eron Sisters, (ro?- and J.. . \
elaide and Hughes and I
Creatore and :
pair of concert? at the Standard
ire, ami a I?
urn to-night at the Wwtsx Lards?,