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THE SUN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1912.
IN HIS "JULIUS CAESAR"
Docs Away With Stilted Atti
tudes and Old Style
THE WHOLE COMPANY GOOD
Actors rut Life and Fire Into
"Julius I'senar" t the I.yrle Theatre.
Julius CicMr Fuller Melllsh
Oetavlus Osesar Kenneth Hunter
Marc Antony W. Faversham
Marcus l)rutu Tyrone Power
Casstu's Frank Keennn
Casca Herton Churchill
Clnna John "Kdmunds
Trebonlus Arthur Klllot
Declu Ilrutua Maurice Franklin'
Meteltus Cimber. Henley Kdwarrta
Voplllua Lena... '....Ward Thornton
Reothsayer Frederick Howe
Tltlnlua Edmund Mortimer
Meesala y...Itlchard Clifford
Lucius, tervant to Hrutus.. Kl'le Itlier
Plndarus, tervant to Caislua. .Frank Honson
Calpurnla, wife to CsMar....Jane Wheatley
Portia, wife to Brutu Julie Opp
William Faversham (ratified the ambition
e( nearly aver)' famous predecessor of III
In the American theatre last night when
he performed at the T.yrlc Theatre Shake
peare'a trairedy "Julius Ccpsar."
Juataa Edwin Ilootli and John McCullough
and Richard Mansfield selected llrulut asthe
r Ale which appealed to them most strongly
Mr. Faversham elected to play Antony.
Lawrence llarrett was alone In clinging to
Ceassua, but hl superb acting in that role
Justified him in the selection of a part in
the tragedy which none of the others hud
Mr. Faveraham'a personal success as
Aniony last night far surpassed the Im
preulon made by the generalrepresentatlon,
excellent aa that was. Here is indeed a
admirable a production of Shakespeare's
'Urrlnt tragedy of liberty" as one tnleht
wish to see. But its heart is the herolo
and human performance of Antony which
Mr. Faveraham gives.
It might be said of the general repre
sentation. In the brief time allowed for
comment, that Its impression is in a way
me Renaissance ramer man 01 a severer
. claaalo period. It Is the humanity with
. which the play is charged In iu present
Performance that suggests a later period
Jior does this entail the slightest lost of
nobility to the tragedy.
The style of acting is. If one except Mr,
Keenan, who is essentially modern,
throughout of later period than might have
been looked for.
, Much of this feeling comes from the act
ing of Mr. Faversham. which is essentially
i. human and departs from all previous for
nmllty and frigidity of style once thought
"inevitable to the acting of just this play.
..('lassie pose and stilted declamation are
not present In 10 own performance or that
.of his associates.
The wholly modern method of acting the
v plays of Shakespeare could not have been
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. 'In the representation last night. What
- 'might be accomplished by the modern
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jtf the conspirator. It would never have
aufneed ns n dramatic method for the lter-
J.formance of the whole company.
' Mr. Faversham was In the first place
"t a figure of striking masculine beauty In
j the graceful draperies of .Antony. He
i moved with distinction and grace and
' declaimed with a depth of feeling which he
has never before put into speeches that he
has spoken in any previous role.
He delivered the famous oration with
variety and with exquisite modulations
and tonal shades that saved from monotony
a voice which, while agreeable in quality
and sufficiently resonant, is not especially
rich in its variety of color.
In gesture as well as in speechi Mr. Faver
sham retained a certain degree of claaslo
dignity, but the humanity and warmth
that his strongly human interpretation of
the r61e enabled him to Impart ulways
.dominated his own performance and that
of his associates. And he had been gen
erous in surrounding himself with the best
actors who rould be found to Mil roles so
famous In the history of the American
Fuller Melllah as Ctttar struggling against
the small portrait of the great man that a
the Senate scene the arrogance and In
I tolerance of the tyrant. Seated on the
draped throne against a convex background
of -marble with two massive bronr.e statues
tit either end he received the petitions of
the Senators, who from their tiers of marble
benches flanked by the columns of porphry
' with their brar.cn Doric capitals came to
kneel before him, Tyrone Power as the
uncertain, puzzled Hrutu enmeshed in
the web of the consplroeytbefore he 14. ware
of it had no difficulty In delineating the
honesty and innate authority of the char
acter as well aa his growing .misery under
the consequence of toe murder. It was
the Indication of the suspicion and lick of
confidence In himself that made the orchard
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ttCTUO ill muill nu nun mtj unaiivunuu UI Ull
alluring and nobly feminine Portia acted
by Julia Opp so striking. Then In the tent
' scene his domination of Oalu by his'
ewn powerful personality fell' in with the
best traditions of the actors who have
played the role In the past. Frank Keenan
t was as Cousins a figure of haunting and
unsatisfied ambition. Modem as his means
of acting the role were.it brought into bold
outline the traits of this important figure
In the action of the conspiracy. Other less
important characters in the play were well
- represented, Especially dignified was the
grief of ICalpurnia, played by Jane
Wheatley, at the close of the Senate scene
but it was fairly the Antony of Mr. Faver
sham whlch'domlnated the evening.
Joseph Barker's views of the Rome
of the Cteiurtj are vivid under the hard blue
sky of the southern countries. Sometimes
t one felt a vague suggestion that the scale
was small and that one viewed tho pictures
through the wrong end of an opera glass.
But the antique world was little. The
mobs were plastio and epresfed their
emotions with appropriate spontaneity,
Mr. Faversham, in the famous speech
moved the spectators In the audience room
quite aa effectively as those who followed
the progress of the action on the stage.
' It Is doubtful If any actor on the American
stage to-day could 60 well havo enacted
Antony, which remains after all one of the
most sympathetic) flguies In Shakespeare's
tragedy. Ho t air, Faversham not alone
for his flno performance of this role but
the art 1st lo manner In which such a
MTted play Is now presented at tho I.yrlo
Theatre, theatregoers In New York should
to- grateful. The most effective wuy Iu
which' they ran show their appreciation
Is to crowd tho I.yrlo Theatre (luring the
brief season of four weeks in which I tie
' play Is to be seen.
Mane, nianehn Arral's Recital,
Mme. Blanche Arral, soprano, gave the
first of two song recitals ut Aeolian Hall
yesterday afternoon. Her progruiume wus
one of remarkable variety, ranging from
songs by Cirieg and Iieniborg .to tiperatio
arias by Verdi, Mas6chtrsalnt-Suens and
Thomas. It ulso c.illml fnr the services of
Leonardo Htagllano, flutist, and E. Droit
stein, 'cellist. Mine. Arral's voice showed
signa of wear, but her singing had certain
merit of which facility was the most con
nsicuasia. Her Intonation waa not always
nawlesa. Bhe had large audience and
CHINESE PLAT IN CHINESE WAY.
The Yellow Jacket" at Fallon Thea
tre Itoth Narrlty and Success.
The Yellsw Jacket" At the Fulton Thea
tre. Properly Man .Arthur Shaw
Choru Hlinor l'erusint
Wu Hln Yin (leorxn Itelpli
Due Junj Fan Grace Vnlentlne
Tso , i Antoinette Walker
Chee Moo,,.. Hkxnne Morland
Tal Fan Mln ltesinaul ll.irlow
Huey Hln Fah Orare A. Harbour
I.ee Sin J, Arthur Young
Wu Fah Din Schuyler Lnild
Yin fluey (long Hetinald Unrlow
Wu Hoo nit George Helph
Chow Wan Antoinette Walker
Moy Fah Loy Juliette Day
Tal Char Shoeing... . ,. Hoy Gordon
Oil Hok Oar Murk Price
The Fulton Theatre, originally built as a
novelty, the Folies Bergero. a failure,
came to its own yesterday afternoon In the
production ot "Tho Yellow Jacket, a Chi
nese play produced by Harris A Selwyn, n
young theatrical firm. Theatregoers, par
ticularly the first nlghters, were present
even If It was a matlne performance,
and those of them who have been clamoring
for something pew on the stage found It,
although the novelty was as old as the hills
to the Chinese stage.
The play Is said to have been written
over 2,000 years ago, but has been arranged
Into English by (leorgeC. Hazelton, author
of "Mistress Nell" and other plays, and
J. II. Henrlmo, who tor twenty years has
associated with the Chinese and who
knows their language and customs.
It was given In Chinese fashion. There
waa but one scene, which represented the
interior of a stage in a Chinese theatre
and was modelled after the old Jackson
Street-Theatre In San Francisco.
The property man remained on the stage
throughout the three acts, smoking Chi
nese cigarettes or drinking tea at his seat
In a corner, when his services were not
required In making a change In the scene,
though there were many changes in each
A bamboo flshpole held by the property
man served as a weeping willow tree: to
change from one room to another the actors
simply changed places at a table. CAorua
sat at a table throughout the play to explain
the scene to be presented: the Chinese
orchestra played from a platform In the
rear of the stage, and each actor as he
appeared for the first time explained to th
audience the character he was to represent j
before he got into the action oj the play.
And throughout the three hours of the enter
tainment there was considerable talking
to the uudlence.
There are twenty-nlno characters in "The
Yellow Jacket," and as presented by the
Chinese it Is nuld to have been done In ninn
nights, but has also been lengthened out
to 1,000 nights. Told, briefly, IV u .Sin Fin,
(iovenior of the province, has two wives,
the tint of whom, Chee Moo, has borne him
a 'weakling eon, Wu Jloo Sit, represented
in the first act by a piece of carved wood.
Wu .Sin Via deslrea her death In order that
he may more full)- possess himself of Hut
Jung Fan, his second wife, who may pre
sent him with a perfect heir. Her father,
Tai Foh Min, conspires with his son-in-law
for the murder of the first wife, but.tho hired
assassin, Lee Sin. kills lustead the maid of
Chee Moo, and en mutilates the face that
his master is deceived, l.rr Sin and his wife,
Suty Sin Fah, maid to the first wife, flee
with the child at the death of his mother. '
The second act tells of the awakening
Into manhood of IV u Hoo Sit, of Ills meeting
with Sloy Fah Loy, who Is betrothed to IV u
Fah ii'n,.who has been born to the second
wife of Wu Sin Ytn, and who has succeeded
him as Governor. After learning that he
Is the rightful ruler be succeeds In deposing'
his half brother und assumes the throne
with Hoy Fah Lay as his wife.
There was plenty of Oriental atmosphere
In the settings and costumes, which were
brought herefrom Chlnu for the production.
Special muslo had been written by William
Furot, olid the cast, in which no one actor
waa featured, got Into the splrtlt of the play
In most acceptable munner, even if the
women did have difficulty In standing on
inch square blocks on the bottom of their
shoes, The play Is described on the pro
gramme as a merely Chinese play. It nas
mostly comedy, but tho auditors couldn't
agree as to whether it was comedy, tragedy,
farce or burlesque. Hut they did agree
that It was both n novelty and n success.
"OUR WIVES" HOLDS YOU.
v flay at Wallace's I. Iked hy
Flrat Mlirlit Audience.
"Our Wives" at Wallai L' Theatre.
Frank Ilonera Henry Kolker
Kylvao Martin WtllUm lto-lto
Hurry Lyon Mark Smith
Melville Tatum (icurge (Ira ham
Otto .. John Flndlay
Wlleon Pamela Uaythorne
Hmlly Martin.... Vera Flnlay
Margaret Lyon Inabrl MacClrtKor
Elisabeth Tatum (Iwcndolyn Piers
Helen Krafft's and Mandel's thren act
comedy which opened last night at Wallace's
Theatie proved to be Interesting and was
well received by u good sired audience.
The play was well staged and the cast on
tho whole well balanced.
Every fall of the curtain was a signal
for prolonged applause and the company
was forced to respond several times. At
the. cud of the second act thern were cries
of "Author, author," and Mr. Kolker came
before the curtain and said that Mr. Manriel
was In Toronto, where u musical comedy
of his was opening.
The story of tho play Is that of a young
librettist, Frnuk Bowers, who Is rather u
confirmed woman hater und believes that
outside of his cook there is not a woman
In the world who can please him. He de
clares that every time a woman bus crossed
his puth it has resulted In bad luck for him.
Bowers Is Just preparing for an evening's
sport with his three friends, Martin, Lyon
and Tatum,. when they all burst In on him
with the intelligence that they are engaged
and "are the happiest men nllve." Ho fore
tells the passing of "the good old duys" with
their marrlagu and then proves it to them
when they all leave enrlv to write letters to
their prospective wives.
Left alone Bowers hears some one playing
In the apartment abovo and reellm; that he
could collaborate with that person he
sends for the composer, only to tlnd that
it Is a woman After n tulle, however,' he
decides that both of them can forget sex
in their work.
He calls the woman Wilson und she terms
him " Taste" and they enter on their work.
.All goes well with the work and their friend
ship until there is u gathering at How era's
bouse of his friends and their wives,
it is seen thut the old ituys nre not the
samo and the party breaks up ufter a ciuur
rel. in despair llnurrn turns to IVin,
and she In sympathising with him reveals
her love for lilm. In her grief at revealing;
her feelings lluuern thinks he sees the llnul
scene for their play und the girl Icavcs.hlin
lloxttr later heais XVilwn playing the
melody which Is to make his show famous
and finds that he's n man after all und very
much iu love. Woirers's friends return lo
make up, and although Hut dinner is spoiled
the curtain goes clown on a happy lot of
You will Like This Beer!
Satisfies and Refreshes
"THE DOVE OF PEACE"
SETTLES ON BROADWAY
Walter Dnmrosch and Wallace
Irwin as Comic Opera
SL'FFJIAOETTES IX MUSIC!
The Score Abounds in Mel
ody and in Well Written
"The Dot e of Peace" At the llroailwar
Han. Terence Donnybrnok, .. .Arthur Deagon
Willie Fetrurhlo Perkln Frank Pollock
Hlldegard Tyler Alice Yorke
Mir Hannibal Hnbba Ernest Torrenrs
Capt. I'aul Jonce ...Thomaa Hanlle
Arabella Smllhion Jeeale llradbury
Saffron Kldd William Welp
Juanlla Mendoia Henrletle Wakefield
Von ltamon Casava Fred Waolder
Mrcllnnln Jack Hendertun
(Jen. Cortei William Welp
lloppy Toddy Ueorce Uurke Scott
"The Dove of Teuce" lit In the llroadwuy
Theutrw last night. To say that there was
immediately an era of general good feeling
would be to put It mildly.
Accordlm; to the hill of fare "The Dove of
1'ence" Is a comlo opera In three acts and
six scones, dramatic plot by Wallace Irwin
and Walter Dainrosch, book and lyrics by
Wallace Irwin, music by Walter Damrosch,
staged under the direction of W. J, Wilson
unci II. II, Hurnslde, orchestra under tho
direction of Max lllrchfeld, It always
takes a lot of people to push a comlo opera
There Is a big heap of dramatic plot in
"The Dove of Peace." In' the flist place
there are n number of persons at a summer
hotel at Portsmouth. X. II, One ot them is
a handsome head waiter, whose grand
mother left word In her will that If he kissed
any lady before reaching tho age of twenty
Ihe universal peace would settle down on the
You would think that all the cirls would
Just be crazy to kiss him as soon as they
round this out. but they are not that. They
say, "What! So more parades, brass
Panels, tall soldiers with braes buttons and
all that sort of thing? Nay, nay." And
thereby hangs the plot,
Heeauso when handsome Wiltir does not
kiss IliUUuuriir what Mulvaney used to call
"War, bloody war, north, south, east and
.west," breaks out lietween the I idled
States and Cuba and promptly all tho wulturs
strip off their waiting clothes and are trans
formed (while you wait! Into I'nlted States
sailors In white working suits. Likewise
the waitresses are exhanged into I!ed Cross
The battleship Orient is about to sail to
take possession of (luam. How convenient!
The llritish Ambassador to (iuam Is at tho
hotel and Is iiermitted to go on the ship.
Terence Donnybrnok, iieace commlsxloner.
Is also allotted to go on the ship, not as u
peucn agitator, but as special correspondent
for the Daily Chnnticlicr. which really got
up the war by means of redheaded head
In Ileum all these persons meet some other
persons of Spanish origin. They also meet
some muslo of Spanish origin. There is a
plot by the Spanish Coventor to have all
life American officers slain by savages.
Surrounded and without hope, salvation
looms above the gloqio when Oonnybrook
says that now is the time for that kiss.
H'(0 bestows it upon.JIUJcearde and there
is u rather longwinded dark stage change
to a brilliant tableau sheafing the triumph
of peace. All hands are transformed into
shepherds and shepherdesses und Arcadian
simplicity settles clown on the earth.
Hut, alas! peace hath her victories. Kvjcry
olie becomes disgusted with the new con
ditions because all the spico Is gone out of
lite, the r.Iysian fields are altogether too
Klysian and every one is spoiling for a
fight. Suddenly it is discovered thut tho
clause in the graudmother's will specified
"men" and eaid nothing about women.
That settles It. Some one shouts "Votes
for Women." and the militant suffragette
pialces her appearance to the tune of u
lively march. The battle is on once more.
In the end the women arrest "all the men as I
traitors for buing given Cuam up without
a strugglo and take them ull back to Wash
ington to be tried before the Senate. Hut
the Senate has fallen asleep and cannot be
waked up, So the women turn the Senators
out and proceed to try the men, find them
guilty, and then, learning that Wtllir had
reully passed his twenty-fifth birthday
when hn gave the kiss and that universal
peace had been quite unnecessary, marry
the men and thus put an end to everything,
the opera included.
Mr. Damrosch has provided for this
uncommon sort of libretto a score which
contains plenty of delightful music. Tho
melodies are simpler, melodious, smart in
rhythm, furnished with salient characteris
tic traits, and ut the same time not at nil
commonplace. There is much muslcianly
skill shown tu tho score, but it is not of the
kind that will puzzle tho thinking apparatus
of the tired business mini, The counter
point written around "Tho Star Spangled
llnnner" will please musicul people ami not
woiry others, and the burlesque on "(Jod
Save tho King" ought to uniitse every one.
Ilut mbslcal tricks such us these do not
constitute the chief part of tills score.
There are ingratiating numbers which will
probably becomo iiopular. "The Dove of
Peace" waltz Is In the vein of the Viennese
writers of to-day und is graceful, TJie
solo of Juanita, which Is brightly Inter
rupted by Spanish dance music and danc
ing, Is churming. So, too, is the tunefu
duet, "Your eyes have told me," ot J uanita
and Cavt. .ones. The sextet "Trclhstorio
Man is oxcellent nnd the dance "The Cave
Man" following It Is well written. The
March of the Militant Suffragettes is capital
in conception und execution.
Not only bus Mr. Dainrosch composed
ploastng muslo but he has orchestrated
It In a style not altogether familiar to the
Ilroudwny comic opera. This orchestra
tion has much distinction, Is full of deli
cate and winsome color effects and Is when
nocossary brilliant without being noisy
"The Dove of Peace" Is handsomely
mounted and its spectacular features are
numerous, Tho performance had plenty of
lire and action and the chorus was good to
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"HAWTHORNE OP THE U. Br A."
Cohan A Harris Find I.ove aa Well
an War In the Balkan.
"llswthsrne of the V. .. A," at the Aator
.Mln FIts.Hardlnge Smy Ih. . .Annie Hughes
M, de WKs ...Ivan 8lmpon
Princess Irma Overltch Irene Fenwlck
Anthony Hamilton Hawthorne,
Hodney Illnke .....Sam D. Hardy
Auguitu HI Allan Pollock
Count Ivan Pavlovlc... Krlu Dllinl
(ten. Hohontoe Henry Stephenson
Col. Itadukakl Walter Howe
rrlnre Vladimir Halberttadt,
Martin ti. Alsop
M, Frederick .Louis I.e Iley
A Heporter W. Leonard Howe
Kate Uallard Ituth Allen
Thomas Ilallard..... ...Hapley Hnlmea
M. Aadamovlc Legal Itoblnion
M, Htelnmeti ...ttexfonl Collins
Considering that a war Is fighting itself
out Iu tho llaikans, there is some degree
of timeliness in Douglas Falrbanks's new
play, "Hawthorne of the tT. 8. A.," which
Is set In hypothetical Ilorrovina, somowhere
east of the Adriatic. Moreover, the play,
which Is written by James llernard Fagan,
has more to recommend it than mere time
liness. It Is a delightful absurdity.
Mr. Fairbanks has tlmo and plenty of it
to display his undergraduate manners and
all his young America. Unlike "The Man
from Home," which had so long a run ut
the same theatre three years ago, the hero
Is no innocent from the Middle West; helsa
New York youngster, brim full of New Yoik
slang. And properly enough It is a princess
to whom he makes his advances.
The story never stops for breath. Two
young Americans, Anthony Hamilton Haw
thorne, played by Mr. Fairbanks, sind
Kodney lllake, his friend. Unci themselves
In Oberon, the capital of Berrovina, with
plenty of money, which young Hawthorne
has Just won at Monte Carlo, The story
of his wealth gets Into the newspapers and
he is put down as An immense dignitary
In the t.'nlted States. He uses the reputa
tion to the uttermost.
Princess Irma finds him one day walking
in her garden and tho Inevitable result
takes place. Ilut when he finds that she
is a Princess there Is another inevitable
result and he makes up his mind to go
Ilut at that moment who should nppoar
but I'rince Vlatlimir llalbertttilt, the ancient
enemy of the reigning house. Momentary
peace makes Ids marriage with the Princess
necessary. Ilut the Prince is too much of
a hotspur to wult for the throne to fall to
him by Inheritance. He must light for It.
Ilairthornr discovers tho revolution, warns
the King, und bis Majesty prepares to tlee.
The mob enters the palace, the King
retires, and llautbnrnr greets it in his stend.
He says hello to them, and "glad to meet
you," and soon gives them n lecture on
how much wiser It is to make money than
to fight He pays thorn off with bis Monte
Carlo winnings, and insists that Vlatlimir
lie sent away forever. Then he makes
everybody rich by American methods
railroads, advertising, hotels and so on
line! In the last act he starts back to America
with the good wishes of the whole king
dom. Hut does be go? Not at nil, The King
learns of his attachment, declares thut
Dorrorinu shall be a republic at his death,
and then smiles on tho young lovers.
Mr. Fairbanks Is a pleasure throughout
the piece. Miss Irene Fenwlck, who plays
the Princess, Is pretty and on tho whole
acceptable. Allan I'ollocl: ns tbe King
does an altogether finished bit of character
work Ills diction as usual was charming.
Sam II. Hardy as Hodnty Hlakr. Hapley
Holmes ns a I'nlted srntes Senator, and W.
Leonard Howe ns the reporter of the llorto
vina Stimilar lived up to their several
The play met with. great approval from
Die uudlence. Mr. Fagan has made a re
markably breezy play and Mr. Fairbanks
was fresh air Itself. Mr. Fagan would do
well Ho out the last dozen speeches.
The end of the play is the only part which
cTied for a blue pencil.
rOI.ITK'AI.. I POUTIC.l.. -.-.n POLITICAL. 1 . r . "Znru- -n-,
ROOSEVELT cannot carry New York State
A vote against TAFT
ONE CHARACTER HAKES FLAT.
"A nieh Man' "on" la Pleaalna; If
Pretty Thin Drama.
"A Rich Man's Ben" at the Harris Theatre.
Holt Rugenle Woodward
A bell boy Harold Orau
Mathew Mummer Paul Kvarton
Mathew 1'lummer, Jr Halph Morgan
Kmlly I'lummer. Jesale lUlph
Charlotte Avery ! Lillian Slnnott
Henri tildeon Iturlon
Itev. Oudthorpo llarrett, , , John Cumberland
Mary Lawrence, . ., Louisa ltutter
Judson .,,..,,,,.11..,, Waller Allen
Hennett .....Joseph Hleae
Florence Jans Corcoran
A Constable... Oldeon Burton
With tho slenderest sort of n little story
to support It A ltlch Man's Son, by James
Forbes, produced last night at the Harris
Theatre, aucceeded In sending Its audience
home In a pleasantly satisfied, amiable
frame of mind,
There Isn't enough plat to this play to
make a musical comedy, but there Is one
character that is so well conceived and so
delightfully acted and there are so many
bright lines thnt the first night gathering
at least was willing to forget tho meagre
ness of the substance offered for Ita enter
The plot teJU the story of the, lovo affair
of Mathew I'lummtr Junior, the spoiled eon
of a rich, ambitious, self-made father who
is determined that the lioy shall make a
marriage that will establish him in society.
The boy, however, is attracted to his
fathers stenographer, and succeeds In
eloping with her against her will. Dy n
little clever management all around tho
father's consent Is won and also the
stenographer's mid evorythlug ends hap
pily. Ilut the play is not the story, nor the
affair of the son or the stenographer. The
story is entirely wrapped up In the rolo
of Emily Plummtr, the mother of the amor
ous youth, There have been plenty of
similar stage women honest, unpreten
tious souls, who longed for tho simplicity
of their, lives before the money came, but
there have been few if any as genuinely
human and sensible and altogether lik
able as Kmlly Plummtr, who never could
get right down to thinking until she got
her corsets off.
Miss Jessie Rnlph, into whose capable
hands fell this particularly fat noting part,
was severely handicapped by a cold and
hoarseness, but she played with such com
plete unci warm hearted sincerity, touched
with humor and again with tender feeling,
that in splto of her evident physical ills
comfort It was entirely due to her efforts
that the fabric of the little play held to
gether. Ilalph Morgan played the part of the son
with considerable credit, but his inrsistent
light comedy manner grew a little monot
onous nt times'. The part would have
gained In strength If he had occasionally
diversified his methods,
Tho other parts iu the play were hardly
more than bits which were sometimes
played with distinction that added much
to the entertainment, and again were
merely conventional. John Cumberland
gave a delightful sketch of a young curate,
human under his skin, but horribly fright
ened of the predicament In which he found
Miss Lillian Slnnott was a society girl
whose sophistication was a source of never
ending amazement to Hmily I'lummtr, and
Miss Jaue Corcoran scored a bit of a hit for
herself as a waitress In u Connecticut
"THE POINT OJYIEW" AT DALY'S.
Jalea Ecltert Goosman's Play Starts
Han on Broadway.
"The Point of View," which William A.
Brady produced at a single matinee at the
Forty-eighth Street Theatre, on October
23, began a regular engagement lust night
at Daly's Theatre. The cast remains about
the same as in the original production
and includes Lucile Watson, (Irace (iriswold,
Georgia O'ltamey, Kmlly Stevens, May
Malloy, Ernest Olendinning, Francis Carlyle
and Itobert Kelly.
During the Intermission, Ins auditors had
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an opportunity to express their approval
or disapproval on special ballots which
asked, "Do you like tho play?" The aoo
replies were all favorable but one, which
said, "It depends on the point of viaw,"
It was written by a guest at the Hotel Im
perial, NEW STRAUSS OPERETTA.
"Ms- I.Hllr Friend" Proilucnl for the
First Time In Aiuprfra.
D i t no IT, Nov. 4. Tho first production
In America of "My Little Friend," a new
comic opera by Dscar Strauss, was given
lie in to-night at the (larripk Theatre, under
the management of Fred C. Whitney.
The work calls for thlrty-soven singing
parts and a large chorus, while the Straus
score employed forty musicians under the
direction of A, de Kovclll.
In tint cost wen) Louis Jlanison. AUrvd
Kappeler, George O'Donnell, Harry Muc
Donough, Charles Angelo, Gertrude Hutche
son. Fern- Rogers, Juanita Fletcher, 'Edith
Slnctulr und draco Sherwood.
The opera will be seen In New York later
In the sesKon.
the Devil" V
A Belaaeo Pln- In Hracnar.
SvnACfSB, Nov. 4, David Hclasco pro
duced here to-nlgth at the Empire Theatre
for the first time on any stage "Vears of
Discretion," a new comedy by Frederick'
and Fanny Locke Hatton. Mr. lletanco
has tcmporarilv deserted the serious Bluve
and has orosouled play full of comedy
nnd novel situation, Kfflo Shannon played
the leading part. he was supported by
l.yn Harding, IlruceMcltae.Herbert Kclcey,
K. M. Holland. Itobert MoWade. Jr., llr.int
Mitchell. Alice Putnam und Mabel Hiiuyea.
Mr. ltelasco and the authors were culled
before the uurtuln after the second act.
Hlra'nril llennett's Neve Piny.
Washinutov, Nov. 4. ltichard Bennett
at the Columbia Theatre to-night pre
sented a new play bv Margaret Turnbull
entltlecT"The Stronger Claim." In addition
to being the manager , Mr, Dennett played
one, of the tirinciiwl characters. Other
characters were played by Edith Wynne
Mathlson, Tlni. Murphy, Alice Johuton.
(nrff&rel (I'Nolll Robert Fischer .and
Master Mct'omer, From here tbe attraction,
will go to lUlllniore lor a wees, alter
which H will bo seen In iew Ycrk.