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THE SUN, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1916.
N THE SEPTEMBER PLAYS-
NEW PLAYS OF THE WEEK AND REVIVALS.
MONDAY Casino Theatre "Flora Bella," new operetta, with l., lH
Abarbancll. Criterion Theatre George Arliss in "Pucanim," i,v
Edward Knoblauch. Standard Theatre Andreas Dippel will ni
sent "The Lilac Domino," seen last season at the Kotty-fourtli
Street Theatre. Bronx Opera House "Potash ami Porlmtiiti.T n,
Society," by Montague Glass and Roi Cooper Meirniu, will Ik. rp.
vived, with Barney Bernard in his original role. llroiix Theatre .
"The Devil's Harvest," by Edward E. Rose. Montauk Tlicutre
"The Making Over of Mrs. Matt," by James Ford, with May
IT falls to the lot of the dramatic I
reporters to observe more fre
quently probably than nny other
class of workers that Biblical process ,
.down a steep hill into the sea. Rich- ,
nrd Watson Tully gave the latest ex
jhlbttlon of It at the Lyric Theatre on
.Monday, when his play "Tho Flame"
was acted for the first time "The en
tire production," the programme aol
'tnnly announced, "has been staged by
It wo perfectly clear ns the unfor
'tunnte play progressed that eomo am
ateur stage manager was responsible ,
for tho repeated bungling and Inept
Jmanner of projecting the play which
kept the audience In laughter -when '
he intent of the author was most se- i
rlous. If Mr. Tully engages a stage
manager for his next play the first
night audience will be grateful.
There Is, howover, much that la In
teresting in "The Flame," and It la
doubtless still possible to make It Into
a play that may enjoy wide popular
ity. It Is entirely unnecessary that
the amiable padre should turn out to
be the father of the New England
heroine. The mother Is entirely too
Important tn the action and she should
be reduced to what she accomplishes
In the first act. Then the racket of
the tomtoms nhould be carried further
from the audience. They might have
been In the orchestral pit on Monday,
it Is true that all the noises should be
more remote. Thero Is not the least
illusion about them now.
The millionaire with his donation Is
also a figure to be eliminated. The
character of the mysterious girl who
comes out of the well like the Xickle
man In "Die Versunkene Glocke" Is
poetic, and with the clarification of
the voodoo episodes will be a more
vital figure. It Is not In the least
necessary to the significance that
there should be a baby carried about
In the procession. Cannibalism Is not
essential to the lmprcsslveness of
these episodes Mr. Tully may still
carve out of "The Flame" a dramatic
and above all a timely play. It Is un
fortunate that he has not the assist
ance of some capable stage manager
to put Ms plays before the public. If
the manner In which "The Flame" was
acted Is an example of his skill In this
particular Richard Watson Tully In
corporated ought to object violently to
Richard Watson Tully unincorporated
taking any such liberties with his
Come of the best farces on the
American stage used to be written by
George Broadhurst. What he had to
do with "Fast and Grow Fat" at the
Globe Theatre the other night It Is not
easy to tell. Avowedly the play Is
founded on a book. So there was no
necessity of Inventing the fiction. The
pleto lasted from 8:40 until 10:40 the
opening night, so under any circum
stances the piece was very short and
could not have proved a tax on any
writer. Whatever fun the book may
have contained was not observed In
Its dramatlo form.
Bo why was Mr. Broadhurst neces
sary T There Is about enough fun In
Frank Mclntyre'a new play to make a
twenty minute sketch for Mr. Kings
ley's palace of refined voordevllle. As
It Is the time of actual playing Is
little more. But there Is not yet any
evident reason why Mr. Broadhurst
should have been called in.
But he did something novel In pre
senting a ncene of Intoxication which
continued throughout an act. Zcldn,
Sears after showing the effects of a
pint of whiskey on an empty stomach
to the amusement of tho audience
ones repeated the effort several times.
There was no means of adding variety
to the recurring scenes except by tho
adoption of a mechanical device of one
kind or another. In the case of Miss
gears It was the frequent change of
frocks in which she appenred from
tlms to time, It must bo admitted to
the constantly diminishing delight of
the spectators, by which tho Impossible
uwa vi uurryiuw un ine numor was
L H farce ot th present day, 4 fep..
WF jjU stAI "PAGANISM
IIBBLl Mi'T'aW I Oatety Theatre, "The Silent Witness"
LLLHB I'WHP aaHaaLaLWIaaaaaaaal I the Fulton Theatre. "The fliilltv I
I B iHMeH I
m hd' ' HH I -inrr nt tne Astor xnentre. "I'lease
WfKm liBPl ' 1 aaaaal I H,'lp Emily" the Lyceum Theatre,
BBLT ' Vl 1 1 I'AI.AOE THEATRIC Tempest
I BlHHl2i 4BH II ?rM Wilbur I
LETT.y yoCKE attfi HIPPODROME
resented by "Fast and Grow Fat" and
farce of the past by "What Happened
to Jones" even the youngsters will be
pining for the palmy days of the
drama, which, by the way, are not our
In the single scene In which the
action of "Mr. Lazarus" at the Shu
bert Theatre Is played there hangs a
grntcMiuo crayon of the former hus
band of the woman who, now married
to another, now keeps the lodging
house. She says It Is a very poor por
trait of her first husband, since It was
mado from a faded tintype. It is In
reality little short of a caricature.
But it establishes one of the most suc
cessful characteristics of the new play
by Harriet Ford and Harvey O'HIg
glns. The shadow of death is no
where over the play. Unlike "The Re
turn of Peter Grimm." there Is no
question of tho hero having returned
from the grave. Even when he strug
gles to make up his mind to deolare
his Identity and struggle to live with
his family he is not regarded as one
who has come back from the gravo.
That Is never suggested. If he Is the
person he Is thought to be he never
fell out ot the train and was not killed
H the accident.
So tho gloom more or less uncon
scious which Is Inevitably the result
of the suggestion of death In a play, In
very skilfully ameliorated by the au
thors of "Mr. Lazarus." Indeed, It
scarcely appears during the four acts,
which aro surprisingly well sustained
In view of their faint dramatlo in
terest. If, Indeed, the publlo falls to
appreciate "Mr. Lazarus" it will be
WHERE TO DANCE.
Olive Thomas as Beauty in
Distress, after Will Rogers has
roped and tied her with his lariat
at tho Ziegfcld Midnight Frolic
atop the New Amsterdam Thea
tre, is a sight to move a heart of
stone to pity. It is the favorite
sport of her 'many admirers to
help untie tho helpless maiden
whom the "crool" Westerner has
treated in such a heartless man
ner. Bird Millman, Frances
White and William Rock, the
Arnaut brothers, the beautiful
Allyn King, Paul Frawley and
Sybil Carmen continue to drive
awny dull care around the mid
Pierre and Cantone's "Castles
by tho Sea," Long Branch, will
close its season on Friday night
with n masque ball.
Hotel Shelbume, on Oeean
Parkway nt Brighton Beach, of
fers amusement nightly and a
place to dance to the accompani
ment of ocean breezes and a good
1 ' TWP'l' I 11 '
isssssssssltsMi mi m
at the ontau, o
chlcfly on account of the sordid atmos
phere of tho play. Its action passes
entirely In a furnished room, which Is
not a background stilted to tho atmos
phere of poetry and beauty.
That "A Pair of Queens" should
havo failed to Interest the publlo at
the Longacre Theatre and Is to give
placo to another farco Is surprising.
It seems Incredible how any difference
can bo1 detected between "A Pair of
Queens" and say "A Full House."
Why one should please and fall Im
almost lmposslblo to understand. Or
why either of tho two should be con
sidered tho least bit superior to "Sher
man Was Right" Is another problem.
To rill Intelligent theatregoers one Is
as dull and forced, as noisy and me
chanical as tho other. "A Pair of
Sixes" was, on tho other hand, more
skilful and less dependent on the
physical efforts of Its actors, Hut the
rest seemed as like as two peas. The
publlo must be very discriminating to
be able to find any difference between
THE FLATS THAT LAST,
3few Season HTvrlls Mat of JMays
That Are Still to Be Hern.
The plays thnt continue in New
York are "The Poomernng" nt the
Uelaseo Theatro, "Seven Chances" nt
the Cohan Theatre, "His Hrldal Night"
at the Republic Theatre, "Fair nnd
Warmer" at the Harris Theatre,
"Cheating Cheaters" at the Eltlnge
gaKtri-Sum fcHh JUgbr- fhs
' IV at ft? COLOMBIA
PALACE THEATRE Tempest
anil Sunshine. In "A Brontlwuy
Bouquet," a sprightly melange of
song, dance and comedy, head
the bill for the week. "Swnt the
Fly," n novelty nketcli by Eleanor
dates, author of "Tho Poor Little
Rich Girl, is a playlet of henlth
propoganda staged bv May Tully.
Fay Bnkcr will play the fly. The
cast also contains a dog, a horse,
11 monkey, 11 cut and a rabbit
played by clover anlmnl Impersona
tors. Adelaide and Iludien begin
their fourth week of classic, mod
;rn and allegorical bullets. Wilbur
.lncl; ami .NVlIn Walker appear in
a fnrce cnlled "A Pair of Tickets."
"The Rural Sunday School Reno
lit" l n new character sketch of
rural life by Chick Sale. Emma
Cams, slim and blond, returns with
Larry Comer in a now singing
and ilanclnu' piece. Willie WVMon
remnins for a second week of
COI.l'MHIA THEATRE "The
N't'W Rurlesijuc Revue" is the title
nf tho procramim' which departs
-ninewhat from the custnmar.v na
ture of Columbia production. It
Includes 11 number of comedy bits
which alternate with musical
features. Twelve scenes are umi1,
niie being the Interior of 11 Broad
way cafe. A pantomime In three
divisions cnlled "The Apple of
Paris" Is tine nf the novelties nnd
a short burlesque of "Vncle Tom's
Cnbin" is another; nlso thero is n
croup of living plcturos. The enst
Includes Harry K. Morion, Danny
Murphy, Harry O'Neal, Jack Dun
ham, Zclhi Russell, Julia De
Keity nnd Flossie Everett.
STAR THEATRE "The Lid
Lifters Company" will present a
performance of burlesque nnd
vaudeville for the week. Among
the principle entertainers are
Hnrry (Whistling) Lang, Dolly
Sweet, Frank (Bud) Williamson,
Ilussel Hill, Harry Von, Robb and
Robertson, and a chorus of twenty.
Ora Entnl Is tho principal feature
hi the vnudeville programme, lle
ulnnlng next Sunday the Star The
atre will glvo two concerts every
Sunday, consisting of ten vaude
ville numbers selected from the
best vaudeville nnd musical shows
lll'SIIWIOK THEATRE Her
mine Shone will present "Ureal
.Moments In the Life of Mary
Ann," a poetic fantasy In seeii
scenes. It is the must elMlinnite
spectacle in scenery nnd costumes
heretofore altemptecl by MU
Shone. Ralph Dunbar, protlucer
of musical novelties, arrniujod the
piece for Miss Shone. Ruth Koyce,
one of the youngest comediennes
in vaudeville, will present n scries
of songs. Aveling and Lord will
offer u pieco written by Aaron
Hoffman. Hurry Bereaford in a
comedy of youth. "Twenty Odd
Years." mul others are also on the
PROSPECT THEATRE .Be
ginning lit the. Monday matinee
tho Prospect Theatre, which has
kept open nil summer, will start
its winter season. In ndilition to
the regular Keith vaudeville pro
gramme will be shown Triangle
lirst run film dramas and Keystone,
comedies. Tho progrnmmo this
week includes Al Hoyt's minstrels
and feature film "Shell No. 49."
"Somebody's Luggage" at the Forty
eighth Street Theater, "A Pair of
Qseens" at tho Longacre Theatre,
"Tho Rig Show" at the Hippodrome.
"Fust and Grow Fnt" at the Globe
Theatre, "Tho Flame" at the Lyric
Theatre, "Sir. Lazarus" at the Shulert
Theatre. "Pierrot the Prodigal" at the
Iiooth Theatre, "The Great iover"
at the Cohan and Harris Theatre, and
the Washington Square Players at
the Comedy Theatre.
The musical plays which are still
on view Include "The Follies of 191 6"
at the New Amsterdam Theatre. "The
Passing Show of 101" at the Winter
' Garden, "Very Good Eddie" at the
Casino Theatre, "Sybil" at the Umpire
I Theatre, and "The Girl From Hr.izll"
, at the Forty-fourth Street Theatre.
NEW PLAYS OF THE WEEK.
Tt Comedies and an Operetta.
N spite of the dullest beginning
that any theatrical season ever I
made the managers ore undis
mayed. Three more playj are to be
given this week.
George Aril's opens his New York I
season at tho Criterion to-morrow eve- '
nlng in Edward Knoblauch's comedy
"A romance cf a hundred years ago,"
says the advance report, "with quaint ,
settings of a London home, a Dover
hostelry and a French auberge. Is set
forth as tho basis of "Paganlnl." Thero
is an atmosphere of chaises and stage
coaches, of silver snuff boxes and f ,
furbelows and filmy lace, of quaint
costumes and quainter manners. I
"Resides tho eccentrically human
Paganlnl tho characters Include tho
overbearing Hrltlsh parent of Vic-1
torlan times, the strictly chaperoned
duughter, the port loving squlro nnd
his charming and complacent lady, the
Pickwickian butler and the young
army olllcer who loves mimic 'with n ,
chorus.' Of tho many phases of 1
Paganlnl's life Mr. Kn.iblauch has se- I
lected for delineation the period which
the great violinist spent in London.
It is a personal and human phase.
The story deals with the Infatuation
telt for Paganlnl by a young and In
genuous London girl, daughter of tho
house where Paganlnl was a guest.
The action of the play takes place
between morning nnd evening of the
"Klaw & Krlangcr and George C.
Tyler have sunounded Mr. Arliss with
a company which Includes Margery
Maude, R. Leigh Denny, Mrs. Arliss,
Sara Dlala, Edgar Kent, Dudley
Dlgges, Charles Ilarhury, Leila Rep.
ton, Fred Nlcholls, Roslna Henley and
"From n study of his biography It
would appear that while Paganlnl the
musician Is well known Paganlnl the
man Is an enigma. Although ho lived,
composed, played gloriously nnd actu
ally enraptured nntlons with his art
few persons Itnew him without his
violin. His nature appears to have
been such ns to forbid familiarity. He
dlil not care for, In fact he despised
I'hnum .'.101 llrjant 1
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HKCINMNtl TO-MOIIHOW N'KillT.
"At IJaniVoths. MaryMacLknitilUeaertod
la :-8vtm Um fsmlix JM.'.'MCMM
That was the
artistic oldo of him. He lived for his
music, but ho must have felt there
wns something more In life. It Is
that something that George Arliss Is
I ald to essay In his delineation of
Paganlnl. It Is with Paganlnl the man
that Edward Knoblauch has concerned
himself In his play. The annals of the
great violinist's life contain at lea-st
traces of two personal romances. With
this phase of Paganlnl's life a." the
nnd repelled, Intimacy.
NEW YORK'S LEADING THEATRES
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ftf ATS .ELIING FOR (NTiHt tNGAfotMENT
hauls of his story Mr. Knoblauch has
selected, It Is remarked, a period of
the musician's eareer spent'in London,
and has woven a story of an In
Keniioiis yotintc Enfjllsh Klrl's frlcml
ship md Hulsetiient Infatuation for
the Maestro. In the. course of the
1 romance the aftermath of Paganlnl'n
, earlier love adventure Intrudes Into
the story, all of which Is reprcnentod
1 as taking place between mornlns and
evenlnsr of one day and Is laid In ItH
three respective acts In a wealthy
'London home, the old Ship Inn at
Dover and at a typical auoerge in
"While the forthcoming appearance
of Oerg Arliss at the Criterion
marks the metropolitan premiere of
Taganlnl' tho distinguished Klaw &
I Krlnngcr and George C. Tyler Mar
found In the Knoblauch play a vehicle
for his tour of the middle West and
Canada last season."
At the Casino Theatre to-morrow
1 nUht John Cort will present Llna
Almrlm'nell In n new operetta, "Flora
ISella," book by Felix Doermann. re
vised nnd adapted by Onsmo Hamil
ton, lyrics by Percy Wnxman and li
bretto by Charles Cuvllllcr. composer
of "Tho Lilac Domino," and Milton
Schwarzwald. Mr. Cort hus surrounded
his star with some brilliant talent
In Liwrence Orossmlth, Charles Pur-1
cell. W. II. Weltlon, Adolph Link, Rob-1
"l uonnor, itiiDrri myiun, jiuriei
Hudson, Juliette Llppe and Kate
Stout. The scenes of the opera are
laid near Petrogrnd and the story Is of
Russian umours centring around a
princess of that country whose noble
husband lavishes admiration but not
his love upon her. Craving the more
Intimate devotion, she determines to
win hl strongest affection by a sub
ttrfuse. The first act shows the coun'
try house of Prince Nicholas, the scc
.laniiK, llarkett. LeM.JiMir
Mi.ilniw Wi-I K Sat.. 2 20
TO-MORROW at 8:20
Openin; ot Rt;uW Season
Klaw A: Erlaner an:l
(lisirc . Tjlcr preM-nt
In Kdw. Knoblauch's Comedy
Theatre, W. U St,
Kstate of llrnry
II HarrK Mars.
MON. NIGHT, SEPT. 18
KI.AW A Kltl.AMIKIt ami
OKiillOK C. TYI.KK preMnt
THE GLAD PLAY
Cat li.cliules I'.itrlda Cnlllnire,
Kttle .simnnnn. HrrU-rt Keleey.
I'lilUlp Meryrale, .lesle Hu.lnv
Maml (ir.nik'iT. Ili'lfii WiMttiiTs.
Iiy, Man. I llitofonl
SEAT SALE STARTS NEXT THURS.
KvV at 8.30. Mats. Wed. & Sat. at 2.20.
Boomerang J journal
DAVID BELASCO presents
HV 1UI COOI'KK MEGHl'K.
Goes Way Up
Hllll MAIII.i; KKNNKIH
Thin hero led
A tricked life:
But, hunting jewels,
Found a wife.
Who made h'm over altogether In
1 1 111:
I'.wn Kw. K ail Wot A S.ii M.u. ;
Sriiu Septiiu H nrrkk Ahrail,
Wff it' ' trT-""
onrt tlvea a view of the Slpn of th.
Golden Calf, t'ctrosrad, mi. I ihir,.
Is a?aln the home of Prince M -liol-u.
There are eighteen numkrs m '(,,
score, some of which are ''film, i i v
Oood NlRlit," "ninssnm of Mv Ou:n"
"It'n Very Kurd to Urine l'p P.it irr
"Younir Men, Take a Tin frnm t,
. "Love Is a Dance," "Horn it, n,
"Give Me All You HitW'," ' ,ilm
1 "Hypnotizing Duet" and "Creep, Creep
I the World's Anleep." The staulhe of
the production Is by Klrhard finlvtw
' and the Hcenery Is by .lriciih 1 it in
Tho orchestra will be under the iliret.
tlon of Qustave Salzer.
On Thursday In the Loncacrn Th.
atre H. H, Frazen will present Wllllim
Collier In "Nothing Hut the Trnii'
now farco In three nets by .l.nnn
Montgomery. This will be Mr i'
Iter's first appenrance umW 11,,
Frozen management and will aln b.
the first performance tit ".N'othitii: Ilu
the Truth." The Idea of the faru' l
from Frederick Isham's not el f ts
same name, although Mr. Menu iti. t
has adopted little more than tin ulrn
Mr. Collier will piny the rn. ef
Robrrt Itcnnrtt, n youni? stock ivokr
engaged to marry the daughter nf tli
senior partner. The girl ha nnii
taken a pretentious charity fin wim;
she has already raised Sln.nno nnu
brings that amount to the olllec
Instructions to her fiance to dr.uW
11. n puhi o niirc --n, ni.- .'m"
her father agrees to double that lln,.
neff Is afraid to Invest In the tf,(.,
market, but In the heat of ! nrn
ment he wagers that amount with hi
partner that he can tell the trut'i fn
' twenty-four hours. The other prlr.
clpal characters will be played bv NV
A. Sparks, Margaret Urnlnerd rno:
Lucy, Morgan Coman, Maude Turnr
Gordon, Vivian Wessell, lone Ilrlirht
Mary Harper and Theresa Mleheleni
Thr.itro. W 42il t. 'The Hnilw
llrautlfiil." Klaw A KrlittmiT Mir
Ka. S to. Mat-. Vt iil .-.it . in
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