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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912.
"Hansel and Gretel," as First
V i Part of Double Bill,
f NV . Pleases,
Some of the most famous masterpieces
Of literature that nre assured of an
.undying popularity wore originally con
'celved and written without any thought
lof their being of use for longer than
,the moment, for the benefit and amuse
ment .of children.
Lewis Carroll's famous "Allco In "VVon
iderland" and "Through a Looking
'filnmm " anil Thnrlrnrfl v'a "HfiRn nml tllf
nipg" ftrej. classics, and many othcrd
could be mentioned. "Hansel and Gretel,"
ty Bngolbert Humperdlnck, n typo of
pure German opera rarely to be found,
was originally written for a children's
performance, and the success that at
tended it first performance was to
marked that the author was urged to
enlarge- upon his theme, and mako It
an opera of greater proportions.
While the music Is characteristic of
the plot, and abounds In catching melo
dies, waltzes, and folk songs, It Is evi
dent that the little comedy was stretch
ed In places to meet the requirements
of grand opera. There 1b no moral, no
attempt at Intricate plot, or subtlo al
legorical significance In the opera. It
Is purely the charming little story of
Hansel and Gretel, as it was written In
Grimm's old fairy tales. There are only
three acts, and the performance is a
well spring of delight to any child, for
Its plot Is so simple that even the small
est tot could grasp Its story.
I Singers Are Charming.
Aa Moado as Gretel. and Edith
Bradford as Hansel, . were more than
charming, and gave an Interpretation
of their roles which showed that they
understood the necessity o ploying
Ucwn to the mlnda of children. Miss
Meade's voice is high and clear, and
while her lower notes would not meet
the reqalrenonts. perhaps, of a heav
ier O'ra, she was a happy choice when
icnst in thin part. Her conception of
tin lntlmiitf social relations with Han-
iiel wan delightfully frank, and tt'oy
quarreled exactly as two naughtv chll
ilren ivculd auarrol. without over act-
Irur this Kcene in the least. The Ahorn
Comnanv hoa presented Miss Bradford
before to Washington eudlcnces, with
wnom she lias oeen pocuiar.
Anna. Mull, in thn dual 1010 of tin
Sandman and the Dewman, ha excel
lent parts. She has a good soprano
voice, but It seemed unstaUo last night,
especially in the second part of the bill,
when ' Cavallerla Iiusticnnla" was Riven
in which she was cait as Lola. Morton
Adklns took thn nart of Peter, the
broom maker, and Elaine DcSellem vns
Gertrude, his wire. Mr. AaKins aiwuis
jrlvcs a pleasing porformanco vocallv,
a'id as Altlo, in tho second opera, hla
rvlilri anno- cnn xcnllent. Miss Do Bel-
Jem, boildos playing Gortrude in "Hansel
land Gretel," took the part of Mamma
il.ucla In the Massagnl opera. Her voice
Iwas hwd to advantage in her part,
land her tr.ake-un In both characters was
Webb Does Well.
'Another singer In the cost whose
make-up was decidedly satisfying was
Clifton Webb. wno took tho nart of tn0
Witch who oats children, but if it could
have- been popslble, tho voice oX a wom
an would have been better suited to tho
.part. The program had billed Johanna
Krlstoffy as Bantuzzam, but she will
not appear until tonight. Miss Bertha
Shalek singing that role last night. Her
voice was admirably suited to Battaln's
rendition of Turrldu.
Artistically and vocally. Miss Shalek
gave a performance that is well worthy
of unstinted praise.'- The audience at
last night's performance did not re
spond with the applause that the credit
able and enjoyable performance merit
ed. Perhaps they had forgotten how to
be children again, or perhaps thoy were
In "Hansel and Gretel" Production
liiHsnkl? WiaHvvT- &h$kj ilLsllH
IPOLI PLAYERS IN . .
SCORE A SUCCESS
Present Winchell Smith's
Popular Comedy in Ex
Ada Meade as Grstel, and Edith Bradford as Hansel.
afraid that some one might see that
thoy were enjoying something that waa
not Intricate, but how they could refrain
from laughing at vivacious Gretel and
conceited Hansel, Is difficult to fathom.
The stage effects in the Tiumperdinck
opera wero beautiful, the angels and
tho glimpse of heaven in tho second act
being ono of tho most ambitious pieces
of scenic effects tho management has
jet attempted. The orchestra, under
the direction of Carl Nlcovla gave Its
usual satisfying and conscientious work,
and. of course, was forced to repeat tho
"Intermezzo." The double bill will bo
presented by the Aborn Opera Company
throughout tho remainder of the week.
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An acrobatic act of merit by the
Three Zlegler Brothers, followed bv oth
er acts of the same caliber makes up a
well balanced bill at the Casino. Every
act was well received by tho two
crowded houses that witnessed the show
esterday. The trapeze work and the
feats of strength apd hand balanc(ng Is
better than the average acrobatic acts
seen In vaudeville.
Whitney's operatic dolls are quite an
Innovation In that line of entertain
ment. The net Is original in character
and brought forth much applauso at
both performances yesterday. George
H. Wood, "that minstrel man." pleased
every ono present with his "darky"
sonira nnd Imitations.
Tho feature of this week's bill is a I
by Jane Dara and company. Miss Dara
depicts accurately and naturally the
characteristics of tho "switchboard op
erator." The other members of the
company ablv support her in the act.
Usher and Whltecllff. a pleasing younc
beau and a charming bud, ooffor a com
edy singing, dancing and talking act
that pleases every minute.
A pile of trash catching fire caused
a small blaze this morning In the rear
of tho office building at EOS Seventeentn
street northwest. Firemen extinguished
the flam" before any damago was dono
to tho building.
Bufus E. MHor, a workman of tho
new normal school building at Eleventh
and Harvard streets northwest, was
seriously Injured this morning, when a
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ing fell three stories.
The accident was caused by tho
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the top of the building. Mllor was Just
about to step from tho elevatqr when the
He was taken to Garfield Hospital,
where It was found ho had been badly
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Milor Is thlrty-slx years old and lives
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This week Winchell Smith's comedy
drama "Tho Fortune Hunter" Is being
produced in a manner that assures
packed houses for tho balance of the
week. Aside from tho extremely long
waits between acts, a most enjoyable
performance is given. In casting the
play each part seemed to be In Just the
proper hands. In staging the produc
tion not a detail has been omitted, even
down to a genuine rain storm In the
In tho part of the hero. A. H. Van
Buren gives a delightful Interpretation
of Nat Duncan, tho part formerly
played hero by Thomas W. Boss and
Jack Barrymore. As Betty Graham,
the druggist's daughter, Miss Izetta
Jewell gives a distinctive personality so
different from her former roles that
one wonders at her versatility. The
Sam Graham, druggist, inventor, and
pathetically unbusinesslike father of
Betty, was an artistic portrayal by
Mark Kent, and following closely was
Charles Fisher, tho original "Bllnky"
Lockwood, tho banker.
Others who wero excellently cast
were Robert Le Sueur, as Harry Kel
logg; Harry E. McKce, as George Burn
hnm; Duncan Penwarden, as Roland
Barnctt. Louis Haines, as Tracy Tan
ner; Billy Betts, as Pete Willing: G.
Fredericks, as Charles Sperry; Miss
Loulso Kent, as Josle Lockwood; and
ftllss Gertrude Bondhlll, as Angle
Tho long waits between acts wero
made less tiresome by the excellent
orchestral numbers, which Included se
lections from "Bright Eyes," "Madam
Sherry." and "Tho Red Widow;" a
novelette, "Perplexity," and marches,
"The Dashing Cavaliers" and "T.
Miss Neilson Creditably
Takes Part Made Famous
by Lillian Russell.
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and four members of Mt. Vernon
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on so well that nono yearned for the
Lillian Russell Interpretation of the
part taken by Miss Frances Neilson,
which is saying a wholo lot. Except for
a few evidences of scant preparation
tho work of the company couldn't be
"Wildfire", is truo to tho title all
through the three acts. It would be
harder to get more action In as few
lines. It Is tho story of a handsome
widow who is left a string . of race
horses. Including tho farrioun three-year-old
"Wildfire," by her husband,
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visitor from England, and Carson Dav
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