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PLAYS AT THE THEATRES THIS WEEK
acapmstt or Btrsic.
fiwiiir mm* Wisasasay iltM* an*
WitoiKhr ?tlesi "1TltT>f Twtet*
TimiIiu , pirlii ?>? eight "t%? Be.
KrMar Satea-eay algfcts aae Set.
aeuay metlaee?Rettert Maatoll, |sj
All week?Tme Ceil ef the Heart.?
I EXPIRE THEATRE.
riet area and Keaga.
w&Ma a revival of a fourscore years'
eld play can round out a season la
Hear York at the New Amsterdam
Theatre and Empire Theatre of five
months' d natlon, it must surely have
much to commend it. Yet "Oliver
Twist.'' as produced by the Lileble
CaaaSeay, accomplished this with,
marvelous ease and to very good finan?
cial profit. The fact speaks larger
than all the volumes ever written by
theorist on the uplift of the stage ?n?
the abiding good taste of the American
public. Dtekeae*a tale is as true to
?cay as It nan eighty years ago. The ve
jic.-r of modern civilization but thinly
<i:?guiscg the Kagins and BIH Slkesea
Of the preent year of grace. The pri?
mordial brute still exists in our midst
In other shapes and togged out in oth?
er garments, but Just as ruffianly, aO
fiendishly cruel, as dangerously deceit?
ful, ss when Pickens gave him stag*
? sJateaee ar.d presentment.
The Ueblrr Company presentation ol
"Oliver Twist" Is as s masterpiooO
painting retouched by the brush of a
t-killed a-tist. It preserves the Dtek
.ens traditions: the characters might
JiHve stepped from the frames of ola j
prints. Jt in as though the years are I
swept S6ide and the appalling Loridofi
Of ISSI underworld suddenly set before
s modern sudlencc. It is a marvelous
i revelation In stage craft. To add to
;the effectiveness of the drama, which
t'ieatregoei s will witness at the Ac a d -
;emy on Tuesday and Wednesday, with
,'matinee Wednesday, a cast of excep?
tional excellence has been selected for
?the various- parts?Wilton I.,sckaye as |
il'agin, Marie p0ro as Oliver, Constance
Collier as Nancy, Edmund Breese as
.Bill Hikes?and In other TOles of lesser
I importance, such conspicuous players
Sss Howard Gould. William T. Carieton.
"Krank Kendrick, Charles Harbury, At
aTtKNK KKOM^THK il^L^TTHKHS?^r\T THE BUUl ALL THIS WKKh.
the time of the muelo festival at Paris,
during the French Second Empire. An
especially elaborate production, to
which the Marquis de Saint Georges
added. ?as made for this occasion, and
so successful did it become that it
won for its celebrated composer such
coveted honors as commander of the
Order of Carlos It. from the Regent of
Spain, and was made otievaller of the
Lf gion of Honor by Napoleon III. To
a surprising extent. It is said, Edward
I*. Temple, fojpmerly of the New York
Hippodrome, has succeeded in realizing
alt of the suggestions contained in
the Parisian version. To Mr. Temple
is given credit for having succeeded
with perfect consistency in introducing
A SCE?tTK FROM "THE BOHEMIAN GIRL."
Up. K'?'^^.Tam*; A. FureV, Charles
Fmill*:'?1*ffi1slls.ii Tx>uis. Beatrice Har?
ren. Harriett* Ross. Eettle Ford and
-Ihr Ii..lie.man Gki"
Of all the ?nslcsl productioBS pre-J
rr:::?-d within the last few jiirs, none!
haTe attained mor? widespread atten?
tion <>r r< oeived warmer praise than!
1 .-> i A>- : ?: Opera Company's mod?
ernized revivsl of "The Bohemian j
?JirV in English, which will he the |
attraction at the Academy an Th?rs-j
??iay. matinee and n.irht.
The r?-as->n for this, it is said, lies j
:n the (act that ir: Ks new dress U
? v. u ? >tronser appeal for j
1 popular favor than it did as it was
farmer!] evented. Many of th*i
. 'iHr.s? r..t?d into thi? version I
?? > >-iiKK<stfd by the book us-d at j
in Balfe's work, with Us wealth o
charmlng airs, including "The Heart
Bowed Down." "I Dreamt 1 Dwelt in f
Marble Halls." "Then You'll Itemvmber
me." etc.. a cavalcade of horsemen in
a thrilling' dash up the mountains in
pursuit of the kidnapping gypsy chief.
a realistic kermess of old Bohemia, in;
which a troupe of whirlwind acrobats!
B.ves a marvelous performance, a gyp?
sy camp, a daszlins; ballet, in "The I
Dance of the Hours" and other novel!
features. In this presentation six mas?
sive scenes are displayed, among which
re <?,.unt Amheim's caetle in the moun
! -iny. and the. marble halls, two excep?
tionally fine specimens of tho scene
; aatet? rs* to t.
VA iri:e ut;-.:s ia.1 efforts have been
I made to amplify the scenic environ
I ment. assurance is given that the
muslManly requirements of the opera
have not been Blighted in the smallest
degree. To the selection of the cast
the Messrs. Aborn have given their
personal attention, and every member
1b fitted both artistically and physic?
ally to the roles given in their care
The result. It Is promised, is a su?
perior cast of soloists, an effective
chorus, an exceptional corps de ballet,
and a special orchestra, representing in
all one of the largest If not actually
the largest organization on tour.
Robert B. Man tell.
Robert B- Mantcll. who comes to
the Academy of Music Friday evening
for an engagement embracing "Mac?
beth." "The Merchant of Venice" and
"Richard III.," recently remarked to a
friend: "It Is my ambition to present
the plays of Shakespeare not as they
were presented in the days of Queen
Elizabeth, but as the author would
have them presented were he living
"From everything we know of
Shakespeare, there Is the best of rea?
son to believe that he was thoroughly
up-to-date and even a trifle In ad?
vance of his time. He made use of
every mechanical device recognized a?
effective on the stage of his day. an 1
he and Burhage and his other asso?
ciates doubtless prided themselves
upon the excellence of their produc?
"Were Shakespeare llvine now. T
have not the least douht that lie would
seize eagerly upon every new elec?
trical Invention that would make r?
storm scene effective, an.l every new
combination of lights and paint that
would reproduce on the stage the
magnificence of a fairyland of his
imagination. For that reason, I do
not hesitate a minute to make my
production as effective pictorially as
"Shakespeare, too. to-day would em?
ploy the easy, 'natural* style of act?
ing inste.i'i of that declamatory style
In vogue In his day. and there is every
naion to be'.ieve that he was far
ahead of his time in this respect. For '
his long speeches are usually much
niore crowded with action than the
ucclamaf ions of his contemporaries,
snd it is this fact that causes ."-hake- \
peare's plays to hold their own in corn
Petition with modern drama, while the j
works of his contemporaries are never
presented on the stage to-day. I
In the theatrical w orld. the old say?
ing about there being nothing- new Ba?
der the sun is an unchangeable fact
Plays <3e.il with passions and emo?
tions, and no dramatist, not even the
immortal Shakespeare, couid suggest
the smallest addition* to the passions
aimi emotions of old. They can. how?
ever, take them and form them into a
new series sf combinations, or grip
pings, of heartaches and thrills. it
was reserve,i for Shakespeare to teacn
a compWf knowledge ?f human char?
acter. If one ?oes not know his neigh?
bor's character, he cannot know his
virtues, and if he does not know Ins
virtures. he cannot act Justly towards
him. The drama, then. Is nothing more
-The fall of the Heart."
?er U trtcnw. s, -\
nor less than to teach the science or
Shakespearu sounded all of its depths j
I and all other dramatists are following j
j the path blazed by the immortal bard,
j Later day dramatists, however, are
bringing the drama, with its myriads
I of complexities. Into the doings or
everyday life, not In a Shakes?
pearean, poetical way. but In the ex?
position of everyday life.
It is well for stage literature and
, for mankind In general that we have
I the always present day dramatists, not
?' as great as Shakespeare, but great
I enough to Interest, to amuse, educate
and thrill. Without knowledge of hu-l
; man character, man would be the verl
! est fool. All his other accompllsh
j ments would only hurry him the mo>:e
! readily Into absurdity. i
I Take, for instance, the play John
I Nicholson & Co. will present here this
ACADEMY, Nov. 12,13
THE de KOVEN OPERA CO.,
Daniel V. Arthur, Manager,
The Nation's Light Opera,
Music by Rr?iii:j.ld do Koven,
Book by Harry R Smith.
Staged by Daniel V. Arthur.
With its great cast ?f
Grand Opera Stars
Bessie Abott, Metropolitan G. O. Co.;
Walter Hyde, Covcnt Garden, London;
Edwm Steven-, Herbal Wateroos, Metro?
politan G. O. Co.; Geo. Frrrthingfcanv
! Anna Bu^sert; Louise Le Baron: Dorothy
I Arthur; Floren? *? Wiesham, Metropolitan
I G. O. Co.; C.irl Gantvonrt. Bo-ton Grand
O. Co.: Pauline Hall: Sylva Van Dyck;
I Philip Sheffield; Mi>ha reieazu.
[ Greatest singing chorus extant, selected
[from the Metropolitan, Philadelphia,
[Boston and Chicago Grand Opera Com?
panies. Augmented orchestra.
The little Theatre
i Organ Recital. Song. "The Holv Citv."
Iby H D Brvant. and FOUR GOOD
! P'ICTI RKS.
Pictures Changed Daily, j
week at the BUou Theatre. "The Call
of the Heart The theme deals with |
the marriageable a"Wl and the ambiti?
ous parent who seeks distinction.
Jt IS an Intensely thrilling drama, re?
plete with comedy to relieve the mo?
ments of tense situations, and la
strikingly Interesting to the final cur?
tain. "The Call of the Heart-* Is well
staged as to minor details and correct
as to the time and place.
The producing company Is hsadsd by
Mr. Nicholson, who has won an excel*
lent 'reputation for marked dramatle
ability through many seasons of suc?
cess under the direction of discerning
managers. As an unscrupulous aristo?
crat, who represents merely a "name"
to which a sweet and wealthy Amert- I
can woman has been fettered In a most i
unhappy marriage. Mr. Nicholson Is I
making many new friends by his artls-|
tlo presentation of a rather unwhole
'gome character. Tho psrt demands A
skillful Mending or conflicting emo?
tions, which expose the dissolute habits
of the man. at the samt? tlmo reveal?
ing a vein of humor, us well as under*
eurrent of love, which, true to She na?
ture of the man. is unhallowed because j
the recipient is a woman other than
his wife, ami with a character quite |
ss debatable us his own.
Miss Ann Hamilton, as tn? abused I
wife. Is a tower of strength In tbe
support of Mr. Nicholson, end divides]
honors with Mm. Her part, too, is
trying one, but she handles it with I
Such finesse that sho n*ver fills
open the flood gates of charity and to I
win forgiveness for the one indlsi-rr
tion of he* life. In fact, every mem- I
ber of the cast has heea selects) (<*f is]
particular ntness for the role to be in-j
terpreted, and the company Includes!
Corwin Luck more. W. J. Mel orinell, |
Clarence BsUaJr, C. ftV Waters. W. C. |
Turner. MUIey Stevens, Virginia Hart?
ley and others.
World"? Baseball Pteture? at Celenlat
Wilmer, Vincent & Wells have se?
cured the rights to the display of the
world's series baseball pictures In this
city, and this Interesting event wtll
figure as OBS of the bright features of
the new week's bill to open to-morrow.
McGraw sn.l Stahl and the great play?
ers of the champion Red Sox, ss well as
the battlers for tho title on the New
York Giants, will be shown, as will the
history-making plays that were so nu?
merous during the series. The r'sys
and players will be described us they
One of the most famous minstrels of
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
1 BIG ACTS AT LITTLE PRICES
Where the Wise Folks Go.
This show i? like the American flag?
crowded with stars. Every artist a star;
every act a feature. 1 ..How the crowd ,
Novelty for the Wise.
Tho;C Highly Educated Birds.
Laughs for the Wise.
Bits of vaudeville nonsense. There's ai
new idea for you! A little of everythinc. |
using only the hit?, and throwing all the
rest away. Sure it's as funny a-, any?
thing you've ever seen anywhere.
Cleverness for the Wise.
( harming ( oruediennci.
Every one will be whistling their song
and admiring their gowns.
Entertainment for the Wise.
Phenomenal f.adv Baritone.
"A Derided Hit.n
Enjoyment for the Wise.
Lubin Pictures, with music and effects.
Prices for the Wise.
Matinee. 5c and 10?.-. Nights. 10c.
"Time for the Wise."
2:45 to 5:30. 7:15 0? 10:45.
5c for Children
ltc and 29c
THE FAMOUS MERRY MONARCH OF MINSTREL MOKES,
Pioneer of Black Face Comedy of the Old School and its Greatest
I raiiipolin? Artista.
ROY & WILSON
( 'lei e: Sinr'ng i "omrdia??.
LEONARD k ALVm
Starinc Monrlav Motion Pwtiirr?. of ihr Sensational
World'- Ka-eiwiH SerW>. K<~ion \>. New V??rk. muh IV
- ii|>'i-<i:- ><i the Grr.?t I1.i\ - and llayer.
Jotn the Mati?
at .? P. M.
Itr Night? 2ar
r ?a a ? p. m.
The Lavine-Camcron Trio.
Nennet tonal \? rohnte. Dancing and Whirlwind Comedian*.
f IIAr r.THF.L
Rogers & West,
< Xis?v < omedv >kit?r?t?.
WILLIAMS * WEST*
( h^rminc Ctnvrr?4t?r^nal t r^ix-rlv
Tnn Can't Spend
Afternoon Mere AdVant ageovsty Than With Up.
Mme. Marce?a Sembrich
The World Famous Soprano* :jf
Monday, November llth
Presented by Mrs. Mary Pace Groner.
Scale of prices. $2.00 to 50c. Sale of seats begins Novem?
ber 4th at THE CORLEY COMPANY.213 East Broad Street.
Advance orders by mail. Secure Rood seats by sending in
your order early. Phone Madison 247.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29-3?.
1812 En***ement Eitraordlnarj---Dickens' Centenary JC^j"^
The Distinguished Dramatic Coalition of those Eminent Stars
CK A YE
OL LI E R
In the Liebler Co. Big Cast Production of the Co turns Carr Version,
New to America,
as done by Sir Herbert Tree at His Majesty's Theatre, London, and by the
Liebler C o. (or iive months last year at the New Amsterdam and Empire Thea?
tre?. New York.
Special Note.?Curtain rises at 8 P. M. sharp on account of the e?ihrrrsrt
nature of the production. Matinee curtain 2 P. M.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
THURSDAY MATINEE AND EVENING.
THE A BORN OPERA CO. Present their Lavish and Spectacular Pro?
duction of BaJfe'a Masterpiece,
Splendid cast, chorus and special orchestra of 80 people* Sams remarkable
troop of hor?es and Arabian acrobats that delighted hundreds last year.
PRICES: Matinee, 25c to $1.5?; Night, 50c to $2.St. Seats Monday.
Academy of Music
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2
MANAGEMENT WILLIAM A. BRADY.
? Robert R. Mantell. by right of
abilitv. c'ficiency and professional
achievement, is now the legitimate
leader of the American stage. "?Wil?
liam Winter in "Shakespeare on the
Stage." his permtnent record for pos?
"It is indeed gratifying to know that
there is still an actor who is passing
on the best traditions of our stage."?
The late Dr. Horace Howard Furness
in a letter concerning Mr. Mantell,
written to a friend a few weeks before
"Macbeth" .Friday Evening
"The Merchant of Venice".Saturday Afternoon
"Richard III." .Saturday Evening
Prices: Evening. 25c to I2.VS; Matinee. 25c to SI.5f.
ThsTs. aid Sflt
Seats Now Seflfng. No Advance in Prices.
Fifty Cents BEST SEATS Fifty Cents
R F. Ri< ksen A John Nirhorwi fine I offer John Nicholson and the
Chicago cast and produ< tion in the human play_