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I 10 TRliTH
I I AMUSEMENTS
H Salt Lake theatre Olga Nethcrsolc
HH in "Saplio," matinee today, pcrfor-
HH malice tonight.
HH Orphcuiu High Class Vaudeville,
HH today and tonight.
HH Lyric "The Power of Justice,"
HHJ matinee today, performance tonight.
HHJ Coming Attractions.
HHJ Salt Lake theatre Crcston Clarke
HHJ in "The Ragged Messenger," I'cb.
HHJ Seldom or never before has Salt
HHJ I-nke received such a continuous in-
HHJ tcllcctual dramatic treat as that given
B by Olga Nethersolc during the week
HHJ just closing. The town is to be con-
HHJ gratulatcd also, on the manner it has
HHJ responded to make the Nethcrsolc cn-
HHJ gagement a box-office success bc-
HHJ cause the actress really earned the
HHJ The first intimation Sale Lakers
HHJ had of Miss Nethersole's existence
HHJ Was several seasons ago, when a New
HHJ York police court studied "Sapho" at
HHJ short range. Undesirable as the 110-
HHJ toriety may have been from the ar-
HH tistic standpoint, it certainly gave the
HHJ actress a national tcputalion and
HH opened the flood-gates of the money
HH spenders. And while thousands have
HHJ been attracted to Miss Nethcrsolc
HH through curiosity in the first instance,
HH their later conversion bad been bc-
HH cause of the woman's personal genius
HH and the almost new meaning she ap-
HH plies to dramatic art.
HH In personal appearance Miss Ncth-
HH ersolc is more striking than beautiful.
HH There is an intellectual expression in
HH her face, however, far more attractive
HH than the dreamy eyes and dimples
HJ which drive poets to poetic madness.
HH Her figure, tall and willowy the ab-
Hh solute essential of an ideal actress
Hh is most gracefully trained, or rather
HH naturally responsive, in the allure-
HJ ments which gesture adds to the
HJ beauty of speech. She has a body
H which might be variously compared
HJ to that of a mermaid or a leopard.
Hh There is the smooth, undulating grace
HI of the one and the lithe, feline
HH strength of the other. She can do all
HJ sorts of tricks with it she can coil
HJ herself like a serpent, with a quick,
HI boneless heave until she seems drawn
HJ within herself or uncoiling, she can
HI lower above everybody oh the stage.
HI And she can collapse all over, with
HJ a kind of shuddering rhythm dis-
HJ tressed, yet poetic like that of the
HJ same serpent, dead and limp, thrown
HI over a chair. Miss Ncthersolc has,
HI more fully than most actresses, this
HI wonderful power of accenting physi-
Hfl cal expression. Bernhardt has it aso
HI in almost limitless degree. Without
HI it no acress can attain the perfect
Hi flower of her art. The 'soul of the
HJ artiste is only half reflected in her
HJ voice when the body also responds,
Hh then, and then only, does artistic con-
HJ victiou work a double charm.
HJ Miss Nethcrsolc is partial to what
HJ arc called "problem plays." She
HJ claims the seamy side of life teaches
HJ moral lessons no less valuable than
HJ those where virtue is the only mirror
Hm held up to nature. This argument
HJ does not originate with Miss Ncthcr-
HJ sole the great Shakespeare was an
HJ advocate of the same doctrine. A
Hi problem play is not necessarily filthy
Hi or vulgar, nor does it, when rightly
Hi written, reach out and soil the linen
HJ of our better selves. The best prob-
HJ lem play best in the sense of truly
Hi illustrating life must always contain
HJ lessons of moral value. They heed
not cater to vulgarity or obscenity.
Tint they must give us Life whose
pathway through the world is actual
ly and really red with the blood
of feet pierced with thorns actually
and really red with the blood of
hands, thorn wounded in picking the
flowers of folly and deceit.
And besides the emotional actress
fights her soul's battle on the field
where shadows make the sunshine
glorious by comparison.
Miss Nethcrsolc has the happy fac
ulty of losing herself in a part, so far
docs she carry artistic conviction that
the existence of an audience to play
"at" seems utterly forgotten. JHer
one pernicious fault lies in an uncon
scious surrender to monotone of
speech, at surprising intervals, and,
now and then, a rather wild gesticu
lations of arms. But, in splendid
atonement, there is always that su
perb technique which produces ef
fects not by noise or violence, but
quietly, artlessly it seems, by the
sheer power of authenticity. And
this, after all, is what has filled the
town with enthusiasm sending us
out into the night with the missionary
intention of reforming the world.
Go and sec the eight Vassar girls
at the Orphcum this week. Whether
these young ladies have just escaped
from the famous poughk-cpsic board
ing school, matters little. And wheth
er they have college diplomas hidden
away in their stockings, matters still
less. The fact remains that these
Vassar girls arc a bunch of rare en
tertainers. They dance, they sing,
play violins and blow their pretty
heads off on cornets one of them
whistles like Anna Shaw until the
audience goes daffy with noisy ap
plause. But the prettiest thing of all is the
electric dance with which they ter
minate their act.
I have seen the electric dance at
tempted before. I say "attempted,"
because never before have I seen this
dance so full of dazzling splendor.
Talk about ending in a blaze of glory!
These Vassar girls turn themselves
into electric mermaid.-, and go swim
ming in a sea of rainbows, dashiiigi
the golden flame over their pretty
heads like waves of colored water
burning with stars. It's beautifully
Howard and Howard do a clever
stunt in the "Hebrew Messenger Boy
and the Thespian." It's yiddisb all
right fresh from the east end of
Hester street. Go and see this funny
little Sheeny and the manner he pro
jects himself over the foot-lights.
Marie Yuill and Robert Boyd are
there in a little college stunt called.
"The Co-Ed." Not so harmless as
it seems, when the little lady does an
ur dressing act behind a screen and
flings fro.m her hiding place many
mysterious articles of wearing ap
parel. The head and hand balancing of
Leonard and Louie, is truly wonder
ful. Prof. Weihe resumed the leader
ship of the orchestra last Monday
night. A's he mounted the leader's
platform, the house broke out into
stormy applause. The members of
the orchestra made a neat appearance
in their semi-evening dress, and Prof.
Wcihc beat his baton over their
broad-cloth backs with his old time
"The Pledge of Honor" is not
always so strong in real life as
it is in melodrama "at the Lyric.
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This entertaining drama has kept the
same crowds going down Main street
that were going last week and is add
ing to the popularity of the stock
company. The company is certainly
making a reputation for versatility in
dramatic work in every way pleasing
to the Lyric patrons. Indeed, there
arc hundreds who have acquired the
Lyric habit much to the box-office
gratification of manager Moore.
Charles Stuart, a young stock ac
tor, is in Salt Lake with a new playlet
written by Charles II. Bloomfield.
He submitted the manuscript to Man
ager W. L. Jennings of the Orphcum
with the result that he was informed
that the sketch bore car-marks of be
ing a winner. Mr. Stuart is now
looking for a pretty girl who can
dance, sing and act with the object
in view of trying out the piece at a
private performance in the hopes of
signing a contract with the Orphcum
HARRY LE GRANDE.
Commencing Sunday Feb. 17, the
Lyric Stock company -will present
fQr one week the beautiful Southern
drama in five acts, "The Octoroon."
This play deals with slavery days in
the south and over it hangs all the
mystic glamour of the days "Befo
de war." The story is one that ap
peals to every heart dealing as it
does with the life and love of a young
slave girl through whose heart flows
seven red drops of blood but is pois
oned by the eighth drop being black,
that one black drop permits her to
be sold at public auction to the high
There is a strong comedy vein run
ning all the way through the piece,
and the situations are strong, with
some very thrilling climaxes, making
altogether a very pleasant evenings
The great knife fight between the
villain and the Indian and the burning
of the good ship Magnolia are two of
the strong features.
Do not fail to see the little darkies
with their songs and dances.
THE HARTMANN CONCERT.
Arthur Hartniaun, the most cele
brated violinist in the world, who gave
a concert a few weeks ago under the
auspices of the Unicrsity of Utah,
liked Salt Lake and his reception
here so well that he returned on his
way back from the Northwest and
gave a second concert on Fridaj1
evening in the Congregational church.
The capacious edifice was crowded
with the most cultured people of the
city and they were not disappointed.
The performance was in all respects
an artistic success, Hartmanu main
taining his reputation as the world's
foremost violinist. The program
rendered was as follows:
I. Pibroch Mackenzie
b. Caprice (Variations) and
II. Polonaise Chopin
III. Ciaconna (by request) Bach
IV. a. Romance Fjni Henriques
b. "Tango" (Spanish dance)
V. Paraphrase "Engen Oncgin"..Z!.
VI. a. Bcrcicusc .... Theo. Holland
Dedicated to Arthur' Hartmann. .
b. Zephyr Hubay pi
The next monthly meeting of the
Association of the NauvoO Legion
will be held Friday evening, Febru
ary 22nd, at the Bishop's Office. Tith
ing Yard, at eight o'clock. All mem
bers who can possibly attend will
kindly do so as it is Washington's A
Birthday, and a legal Holitjay, and
, , WM1 M. BROWN, '
Secretary A. N. L.