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What the Local Playhouses Will Offer for Entertainment Next Week
Columbia—Margaret Anglin in
"The Taming of the Shrew."
Alcazar—Ralph Herz in "Miss
Nobody From Starland."
Orpheum—William Burress in
"The New Songbirds," head
ing vaudeville bill.
Grauman's Imperial — Motion
Pictures. "In the Bishop's
A theatrical event of extraordinary
Interest will open the regular season
of the Columbia theater Monday
night, when Margaret Anglin will be
gin a fortnight's engagement in a
series of Shakespearean comedy re
vivals. The opening play will be
"The Taming of the Shrew," with
Miss Anglln in the role of Katherina,
a character which has been the dream
of every aspiring and ambitious
actress, and in which Miss Anglln has
won the praise of critics and theater
The characters in the play, follow
ing the induction, will bring out the
full strength of Miss Anglin's com
pany of players. Each character will
be assigned to a player of merit and
distinction. Including lan MacLaren,
Eric Blind, Ruth Holt-Bouclcault,
Sidney Greenstreet, Max Montesole,
E. V. Backus. Lillian Thurgate, Wal
lace Widdecombe, Florence WoWs.-n.
<Harry Barfoot. Max Fisher. George
Currle, Eugene Shakespeare, Harri
son Carter. • Sally Wjlliams, Roy-
Porter, Brandon Peters and many
In the matter of scenic equipment
*nd stage accessories In the mount
ing of the comedy. Miss Antrlin has
spared no expense. The costcmes are
all made from the rarest imported
silks and fabrics, and patterned from
designs by Livingston Piatt, who also
made the designs for the scenery and
will personally superintend the light
ing of the stan>- on Monday night.
Special music, composed and ar
ranged by William Furst, will ac
company the action. During Miss
AogHn's engagement there will be no
performances Sunday night. The
usual Wednesday and Saturday mati
nees will be given.
A unique event in local theatricals
will be the presentation at the Cort
t.ieater tomorrow evening of the
i!rama on the white slave traffic, "The
Lure." This startling play will be
«een in this city simultaneously with
its sensational New York run, where
it has been playing ever since Au
gust to crowded houses at Maxlne
"The Lure" is a bold and daring
drama by George Scarborough. It
has stirred tip a storm of conflicting
opinion by its thrilling realism. Scar
borough was formerly a special secret
service agent for the government and
he was encouraged to write his drama
by Stanley W. Finch, head of the
federal bureau for the suppression of
the white slave trafflb. Mr. Finch de
clares its characters to be lifelike and
Its situations true.
This indorsement of the piece by
the United States department of Jus
tice is further emphasized by the
great praise bestowed by the New
York reviewers upon Mr. Scarborough
hlmaelf for his skill as a dramatist.
The play lias been declared to be more
daring-than "The Easiest Way," and
*A ton Davies of the New York Even
ing &un asserts that "since the debut
of Eugene Walter with 'Paid lo Full,'
no »uch powerful dramatist has ap
peared on the American stage."
The company comprises William J.
Kelly, who first enacted Ben Hur on
the coast, and who is one of the best
leading men in America; Beatrice
Prentice, who was for many seasons
leading lady with Robert Edeson;
Charlotte Granville, the noted English
emotional actress; Leonard Ide, who
supported Margaret Illlngton In "The
Thief"; Harold Russell of "The Man
of the Hour" fame; Enid Gray, who
recently scored a hit ln "Excuse Me,"
and other well known artists.
The TivoH opera company will re- |
I turn home tomorrow night, after a'
j brief but successful tour of the In
terior, and present at the Tivoli opera
| house, for the first time in many
; years, "Marltana." Vincent Wallace's
, beautiful romantic opera.
Founded on the story of "Don Cae
j sar de Bazan," the action takes place
| in Madrid, where a band of gypsies is
j encamped, with Marltana. a young'
j girl of great beauty, among their
number. The gay King Charles is
j smitten with her charms, and Don
j Jose, his minister, who is In love with
j the queen, resolves to obtain the
I gyspy for the king. He praises her
beauty and Don Caesar de Bazan
comes reeling from a ta\ - ern where he
has lost his last maravedl in gambling
and meets Don Jose, his former friend*
Ijazarillo. a poor boy, who has Just
attempted to kill himself, attracts the
attention of Don Caesar, who, hearing
the story of the boy's wrongs. Is
drawn Into a duel, for which he is
sent to prison, while Don Jose is
promising Marltana an Introduction
at court. The second act shows Laza
rlllo watching Don Caesar asleep ln
prison. Don Jose enters and makes
a proposition whereby the latter may
'die a soldier's death instead of being
ignominiously hanged, tho conditions
I being that he should marry. Don
I Caesar consents, being willing to
Buffer matrimony for an hour and
three-quarters. The soldiers are ln-
I vltcd to dine with him before hia
i execution, and during the feast Laza
l rillo extracts the bullets from the
I guns. The time comes for the execu
j tion, Don Caesar is led forth to his
I doom and a volley of musketry is
heard. The scene changes to the
( palace of the marqvrts of Monteflori,
where Don Jose introduces Marltana.
Don Caesar appearing on tho scene
and claiming his firlde, Don Jose Is
confounded, but contrives to intro
duce the marchioness to Don Caesar
as his bride. Don Caesar repudiates
I her, believing himself deceived, and,
! hearing tho voice of Marltana, is con
! firmed in his suspicions. He demands
his:tmie wife, and Don Jose orders the
arrest of both Dor* Caesar and Marl
tana. The unhappy Marltana now
pines in a villa belonging to the king,
but she spurns his offers of wealth.
During an Interview between her, and
the king Don Caesar arrives and en
counters the king, whom he does not
recognize, and a most amusing scene
follows. The king is called away in
haste and Maritana and Do/i Caesar
meet all ending happily.
■Ralph Herz will be at his funniest
ln "Miss Nobody From Starland," thej
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 ? 1913.
[merry and melodious offering which Is
to succeed "Madame Sherry" at the
I Alcazar next Monday night. He
I originated the leading role, that of
I Preston HalUday, an eccentric youth
| whose blunders and mishaps are re
sponsible for most of the fun and
music with which the comedy is fairly
glutted, and assisting him will be the
cream of the Alcazar's regular acting
corps, including Stage Director Fred
J. Butler and several specially en
gaged artists, **to say nothing of. a
big beauty chorus and an augmented
Brimful of novelties Is "Miss No
body From Starland." Us au
thors. Hough and Adams, evidently
aimed to avoid as far as possible the
stereotyped mode of musical comedy
construction, and the result is a
group of unconventional characters
placed in unique situations and speak
ing and singing lines that revel ln
When the play begins Preston Hal-
Uday Is aboard a trans-Atlantic liner
entering New York harbor. Aa a
druggist's clerk in London he gave a
customer deadly poison in mistake for
I harmless medicine, and, fearing the
consequences, he burled his identity
and took ship for America. ' Among
his fellow passengers are some dia
mond smugglers shadowed by a de
tective who Preston imagines Is
seeking him, and the fun evolved by
his error is fast and furious. A more
novel scene that the disembarkation
of the crowd was never conceived by
playwright. It will be relished as a
big surprise by those who attend the
Preston succeeds in getting safely
ashore, and to baffle further pursuit
Wmw 3k MJM.XTmm\JM. » JL first concert oct. 24, 1913
ORCHESTRA LAST CONCERT MARCH 13, 1014
H£iiRrHADL£Y Conductor, i soloists
Orehe.Tr? 'ESS . S^HUMANN-HEIKK
SK2v' fl „«t fIvTroTTCLARICE WHITEHIIX
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(Taller/, first seven rows 0.00 JEAN OERARDY
Gallery, last eight rows ((.00 And Others to Be Announced Later
Regular Subscribers CAt F ftPFNS S HJ S t
Hew Subscriber* W«-L VfLnO OCT. 8 MAIL ALL ORDERS for season tickets.
Seats allotten' guarantors and subscribers with check payable Musical Association of
not purchased before October 10 placed on San Francisco, 711-712 Head building, 200
public sale. Post street. San Francisco. Cal.
WA/f/sterPt. >**'Market Phone Us Market73o^^
Cir*V Sept. 25
| engages to serve as a chorus man in
| a burlesque which is to receive Its
premier at a Chicago theater. His
awkwardness at rehearsals provokes
; the irascible stage manager (played
by Mr. Butjer) to discharge him. and
i when the fateful night arrives he is
■ not only in evidence, but serves aa
: substitute for the leading man. In
i capacitated by illness.
• « ; : : »
A premier feature of the London
music halls and the famous Crystal
Palace will be given the headline
honors on the Empress bill next week.
Sammy Watson's farmyard is the
most unique animal act in vaudeville.
Mr. Watson pressed into service al
most every familiar animal of the
barnyard variety, and has spent many
long years ln teaching them the
most comical and humorous bundle of
tricks ever accomplished by animal
Dorothy Rogers and her talented
company will present the laughable
farce. "Babies aLa Carte." Tho plot
of this farcical oddity deals with the
trials and tribulations of a young man
at college, who has a penchant for
playing the ' races, and who has
reached the limit of his father's pa
tience and purse strings. Miss Rog
ers is one of the most beautiful
women on the stage, and for several
years was a prominent member of
the Llebler forces.
One of Europe's finest acrobatic at
tractions will be seen when the Mal
vern family present their unexcelled
feats of strength and skill.
"The Five Merry Youngsters," a
breath of boyhood and the worldly
wisdom and humor of the streets, will
breeze into the Empress. With rare
ability anri originality these young
men portray the various types and
nationalities that are fount! every
where in the United States.
. Two of the daintiest young women
in vaudeville aro the Melnotte twins,
wiio will be one, of the charming fea
tures of the bill. •
Baron Lichter, the popular come
dian and pianist.>has been booked over
thts Sullivan and Considlne circuit and
will appear at the local house. Baron's
reputation as an entertainer is well
, known to Empress patrons, and his
return engagement will no doubt be
welcomed by all. The Essaneescope
and two other added attractions. In
cluding "The Bremens" in "The
imps' Playground," will complete the
-« . #>
Charles J. Carter, the Illusionist
and mystifier, will feature the new
bill which opens tomorrow's matinee
at the Pantages. For many years a
legitimate successor to the great
Hermann has been sought, and there
are competent critics who concede
that Carter is Justly entitled to wear
the honors of the world famous
magician. His Illusions are baffling.
All of his tricks are performed in
full view of the audience with the
theater lighted. This }s his third trip
over the circuit in one year.
Raul Pereira and his famous
stringed sextot will be the special
feature with the new show. Pereira
was formerly court violinist to the
king of Portugal, and Is a master
musician. The sextet render a high
class program of classical selections.
"Live Wires," a comedy dramatic
playlet with the Frank Mills players,
is one of the pleasing numbers of the
bill. The story is told in the lobby
of a big New York hotel, and a tele
phone operator plays a principal role.
The other acts Include Vera Hall,
lea<,ing T!,€atcr ' tis and Maf " et » Phone Sutler 2460
M H I nut Time Tonight—S<otl Antarctic I'lcturn
THE DRAMA OF THE DAY
George Scarborough's Intensely Thrilling Play on
the White Slave Problem
Indorsed by Stanley W. Finch, Chief of the United
States Bureau for the Suppression of the
White Slave Traffic
APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK CRITICS
"It 'strikes a big, timely and human note an<l covers the whole questlou honestly ami
powerfully."—Actou Davies ln N. Y. Evening Sun.
"A atlrring uplift play."—N. Y. Tribune.
'The play will serve a good purpose. Withal, lt Is a splendid lesson to parents and
their young daughters."—N. Y. Amerlean.
Mght and Sat, Mat. Prices, s©e fo SU..V). Bent Seats $1.00 nt Wed. Mat
]&M GERALDINE w M - w »•■•
W* A 1% fRh &L R% AI.WIX S< HIIOKDER, C ellist.
JKHP' : k fi_ IDDi HJS AItTIII B ROSKXSTEIX, Pianist.
J*S*» r ffl WW WW MB WW I'IMCKS— Box. I.oge Seats, $:t.oo : Onhes-
I Hli llflll tra. $2.50. $2.«>: Balcony, $2.30, $2.00.
■ «■ ■« »■» $1 .VI; (ialleiy. 51.30, $1.00.
SfAlt ShermanOlay.' fined Mot* j <;<-r:;ldlne Ksrrar at Mndionmigh Tbe.i-
LoHBERS day September 22 \ ter. Oakland. Tuesday Night. (1,-totier 7_J
ii ■■mini—mm—ii—ii— iimi iiiMwiMM i ■■iiiiwiti wim n —itnjTTTßiiwmiimirr^
with her N-ray gown, and Ed Ray
mond in bright songs and dances;
Carmen and Roberts, acrobatic nov
elties. John Lynch, the "Irish Ca
ruso," and the four Baldwins. In a
rollicking rathskeller specialty.
i "In the Bishop's Carriage." upon
i which a very successful play has
I been based, and as reproduced ln
film form, is one of the greatest hits
of the day, will be shown for the
first time in this city at Grauman's
Imperial theater, commencing with
| tomorrow's matinee, ln putting thlß
1 great drama of the underworld into
j motion pictufe form, Daniel Frohinan
selected Mary Plckford for the lead
i ing role, and.it may be said that Miss
i Plckford's charming art, which made
her one of David Belasco's most pop
ular and successful stars, is seen to
full advantage. Miss Plckford. ln the
role of Nancy, with whom fate plays
many strange parts, Is said to have
made the greatest success of her ca
! reer in "In the Bishop's Carriage,"
I which Is from the pen of Miriam
! Michelson, a well known local author.
! The story Introduces Nance Olden, an
i Inmate of the charity house. Falsely
I accused of theft and punished, she
I rids herself of the matron's perse
cution. She escapes and Is later
found in the rooms of Tom Dorgan,
j a crook, with whom she forms a
i partnership In crime. After a daring
1 jewel theft Nance. in despair,
I eludes the police by Jumping into the
; bishop's carriage. From this incident
j a chain of thrilling incidents pro
, gress, until Nance Is again rescued
: from the police by the timely inter
-1 vention of Obermuller. a theatrical
manager, who. impressed by • her
mimic talent, offers her a position and
I a chance to travel the straight path.
I Tom Dorgan later returns to claim
I her, but is defeated by Obermuller
whom she ldter marries.
The members of the Oriental Play
ers company are busily engaged re
hearsing in preparation for the open
ing of the Oriental theater (formerly
the Savoy) the end of this month.
Owing to the extensive renovating
and decorating that are going on, the
theater is not available for rehearsals
and a neighboring hall Is being used
for that purpose.
The company to open the Oriental
[ includes Walker C. Graves Jr., Mar-
Jorie Cortland, Frances Carso, Vivian
j Blackburn, Andrew Robson, Ada
J Nevll. Dan Jarrett Jr., Frank .T. Qil
len. John Steppling and Egbert
Munro. Twenty-seven of the best
' plays that have been seen on the
eastern stage have been secured for
production at the Oriental, together
with options on releases for 1914 and
The date of the opening perform
ance, together with the name of the
comedy drama, will be announced
within a few days.
Miss Anglin, Comedienne
Actress Discusses Garb
Every woman, whether she be
matron, social leader, debutante or
interested in social functions, has
contended with the deception of
various shades of light in choosing
j material for a frock or a gown. One
may easily imagine, then, the diffl
| culty with which an actress effects
a choice, in view of the infinite vari
: ety of stage lights to which a costume
! must be adapted. More«than one ac
: tress has found expensive costumes
! beautiful In the modiste's room and
| hideous under the glare of the "spot-
Margaret Anglin, who will make her
initial bow in Shakespeare to San
Francisco theater goers Monday
night at the Columbia theater, re
cently employed an effective way of
evading disappointment in this par
ticular. When she was in Paris last
spring she had with her the designs
for the costumes for her present
Shakesperean revivals and purchased
much of the material required for
their making. Miss Anglln hadn't
time to remain In Paris and superin
tend the making of her dresses for
Katherina, Viola and Rosalind, and
naturally she could not submit the
construction of the stage dresses for
these characters to the mercies of a
foreign costumer, from whom she
would be separated by the Atlantic
ocean. She therefore brought the bro
cades, silks and other rare and ex
pensive fabrics home with her and
the costumes were made in New York
under her personal supervision and
under the direction of the designer,
In order to get the light effects on
O'V e\RRU.\. TOVItAX
Safest and ' Most Magnificent Theater in
WEEK I!K<;INMNii TOMORROW AFT
M ATI NEK EVERY DAY.
A WONDERFUL SEW BILL'
IWilliAm burress & CO.
"THE NEW SONGBIRDS."
The Latest Phase «f the Grand Opera
If sale hr Victor Herbert. Rook and
Lyrics l.v Ce»j.-gc V. Ilobart. |
Vaii'ieTiU''- Kurrraost Author-Comedian,
J. C. NUGENT.
In lII* Original Oddity,
• THE REtH LAR."
A Unique Sidelight on New York Night
JAMCS— A!. AN
MULLEN & COOGAN
In "PUD NONSENSE."
CARL 1 McCULLOUGH.
Presenting New EOOrLIGHT IMPRES-
LANE & O'DONNELL,
Assisted by M1.1.E. MAKCARET.
CHAS. A. — —REN
DELMORE & LIGHT
In "A WHIRL OK RA'iTIME."
GOLF TOURNAMENT AT
Shown hr Orpheum Motion Pictures
Last Week -Great Hit. j
The Mimical Corned, y Oddity.
'THE LITTLE PARISIENNE'
Direction of .'esse L. l.nsky.
Evening Prices—tOe, 2S<\ 50c, 75c; box
seats. *1.00. Matinee Price* I except |un
davs and holidsv*)—loc. 25c. Me.
PHONE DOUGLAS TO.
The leading Playhouse —(Jeary and Masou
LAST THREE TIMES
Tonight, Sunday Matinee and Night
SUNDAY MATINEE, 23c to tl.
THE MISSION PLAY'
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
in Elaborate Shakespearean Rerivals.
" m TAMING n SHREW"
i With the Induction*
MISS ANGLIN AS KATHARINA
"AS YOU LIKE IT."
EVERY KIND OF TRAINED ANIMAL.
DOROTHY ROGERS & CO;
BABIES A LA CARTE
A GREAT BIG COMEDY SHOW
PRICKS - "10.-. "20c" " :;uc
Market St.. opp. Mason *t.
CART E R
World Famous Illusionist.
Special Added Feature.
RAUL PEREIRA SEXTET
VnudcTllle's Artistic Musical Act.
6 Other Pantages Feature*
the various fabrics, that is to say. the
effect of the "spot" light on the cos
tumes, as they progressed in the mak
ing, Miss Anglin had her carpenter
and electrician build and equip a
miniature stage in a room in her
scenic studio in New York, and there
the actress had her gowns draped
and subjected to the trying lights of
the stage, and Mr. Piatt surveyed and
studied the varying effects, with the
final result of a harmonious color
scheme. Not only did Miss Anglln
use this means of obtaining har
mony of color in her own costumes,
but those of each individual member
of the/company were put through tho
same test in order to accomplish what
Miss Anglin has obtained, namely a
wonderfully harmonious scheme of
colors which will be demonstrated In
her Shakespearean revivals during?
her engagement at the Columbia the*
' ater. In each play Mr. Piatt will per
| sonally superintend the lighting ef
fects on the stage, which will be one
lof the innovations of Miss Anglln's
! productions, of which a number of
. distinctive features are promised.
Eddy St.. near Market. Phone Sutter 4200
TON WHY LAST TIME of MRS. BCOTT
Commencing Sunday Night
8 -NIGHTS ONLY -8
W A I.L A CE'S BE A B TIFFL
HERE THOSE FAVORITE
"Let Me Like n Soldier Fall,"
"Scenes That Are Brl|ghte»«,"
"In Happy Moment*. Day by Day"
And All the Others.
SPLENDID CHORI S.
Tivoli Opera House Orchestra.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
Pop. Prices. 25c, 50C and 75c; bo: seats SI
Monday, Sept. MASCOT"
ENGAGEMENT OF THE
A GREAT AND THOROUGHLY'
EQUIPPED ORGANIZATION OF
6 v \To™ * OCT. 13th
To Commemorate the
VERDI - WAGNER CENTENNIAL.
Among the Famous Artists are:
Carmen Melts, Lucia Crestanl,
Marin Moselsea, Fnnny \nl»un.
I inberto Chlodo, Pletro Scbiavaaal,
l.ulgi Mnntesanto, Giorgio Mascai
and Emllio Scsoiin.
Under the Personal Direction of the
Celebrated Composer, Leoncavallo,
NOTE—Notwithstanding the Great Ex
pense Connected with This Engagement.
Popular Prices Will Prevail, S2 to 50c.
SUBSCRIPTION SALE WILL BEGIN
AT TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE. MONDAY,
One box for twenty-five performances. $500
(19 evenings and •"> matinees)
One box for fifty performances $1,000
(3S evenings and 12 matinees)
Special coupons will be Issued entitling
holder to exchange sane for $2 seats. A
discount of 92 will be given for every fen
eottpoes purchased a* follow*:
20 Coupons good for 29 $- 5cat5....538.00
'.Mi Coupons goo 4 fi>r ::o $2 Seats.... 54.00
50 Coupons good for SO $2 Seat*.... 80.00
Holders of coupon* are entitled to first
selection of seats.
Mail order*, accompanied br fund*, ad
dressed to W. H. Leahy. Tivoli Opera
House, will be promptly filled.
ALCAZAR ™' JF
PHONE KEARNY 3
Matinee Today and Tomorrow
LAST TWO NIGHTS
AND HIS COMPETENT SUPPORT in
Pfiees—Night, 25c to $1; Mats.. 23c to 50c
STARTING MONDAY NIGHT
MR. HERZ and a Capable Cast In tke
Merry Musical Offering
T H I-: A TEH
Market St. Opp. Hlbernla Bank.
THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS
COMMENCING SUN DAT MATINEE.
In a Motion Picture Version of
THE BISHOP'S CARRIAGE
A Story of the Underworld.
Rv Miriam Michelson. the local author.
ALL SEATS 10c nod 20c—worth double.
BUSH AND LARKIN STREETS
Ocean Water Baths
SWIMMING AND TUB BATHS
Salt water direct from the ocean. Open
every day and evening. Including Sunday*
and bollda)«. from C a. m. to 10 p. m.
Spectators' gallery free.
The Sanitary Baths
Natatorlum reserved Tuesday and Friday
mornings from 9 o'clock to noon for women
"FILTERED OCEAN WATER PLUNGE"
COMFORTABLY HEATED. CONSTANTLY
CIRCULATING AND FILTERING.
Hot Air Haii Dryers. Kleetrie Curling I-»a»
and Bhsr.-.?e? 7u*~. aa for Wo meßatk.tr> Erse
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