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Will Open in "Zasa" and Other Plays
at the Grand Tomorrow.
Of all students of human nature, and of
all men able to apply that study to the
writing of plays which are fictional only in
that they are incidents occurring ,behind
the footlights, David Belasco, the famous
playwright, is the greatest and most suc
cessful. When lie wrote that remarkable
dramatic masterpiece,-"Zaza," which today
is the most popular and best known play
Sbefore the public, he created one of the
most" wondcrful characters ever conceived
by the master mind of the finished play
wr;gi;t. "Zaza," a French vaudeville
siuger, is at once the most impetuous, fasa
cin:ting, brilliant and loyal woman known
to the drama, whom love purifies and mis
fortune chastens. Her creator, the won
dcrful student of complex feminine na
ture, has compelled her to endure and
display every one of the hundred emotions
to the heart of a woman who loves pas
sionately, suffers, despairs, enjoys, hates
and endures the pangs of jealousy. An
actress who is able to portray this great
role must have more than the abilities of
a good actress: she must be animated by
the spark of genius; she must be one artist
in a thousand.
Florence Roberts, the distinguished
actre:s, who has been gradually forcing
herself to the front in just such wonder
ful impersonations as this, is the star who
has demonstrated beyond question that
"Zazit." of all other plays, is the particular
one in which she is enabled to show her
marvelous emotional ability and talent to
the greatest advantage. While this bril
liant artist has never appeared in this city
as yet. she is known throughout the coun
try as one of the best American actresses
of today, and while her triumph in "Zaza"
is at presenlt her most important accotm
plishmcntt, she has gained national fame
in stch plays as "Sapho," the sensational
Daudet play : "Camille," the favorite
I)umas' drama: "The Adventure of the
lad) Ursula," a new romantic play by the
great novelist, Anthony Hope, and many
Supported as she is by a splendid dra
matic organization, and accompanied by a
carload of scenery for the complete pro
duction of her repertoire, Florence Rob
erts' appearance at the Grand. for a week
commencing tomorrow night, is sure to be
the event of the dramatic season here.
Who Assumes the Role of "Buster" in "Lost River."
Fame not only comes to Florence Roberts
as all actress, it also comes to her through
her suptlcrb wardrobe, which is said to be
the most ma;nilicent one ever displayed by
an American actress. Her gowns in
"Zaza" are said to be so beautiful as to
ch:use malible exclamations of admiration
frotm the dazzled auditors, and her cos
tuntmL: worn in the other plays in her
repl tLoir ctre, saidl to be equally lavish.
A seasonl of granld llEnglish and comic
opera will 1he inlaugurated at the Grand
Opera house with the coming of the new
year. During Manager Marks' recent
visit to New \'rk he arranged for the en
gagem'ent of the Herald Squarc Opera
company, otne of the best know.v operatic
combinations before the publi: at the pres
eml tiume. Its rotu ill losto.i , .l"ence it
orig, i:jcd, was simply phenomenal. 'This
sncetss wats duplicated in New York,
Plhiiulelphia and other large cities.
'lhis company makes ito stoppage be
tweenl New \ork and San Francisco, ex
•Cpit )Iutte, asld extraordinary inducements
were, given by the enterprising manager of
the b;rand to give Ilutte this season of
"Side Tracked" is one of the ioelo
clraltunals baised on the plltheavals of modern
micitet that Ihlils its own "season in aniid
season out.' It has coined itmoney for its
owlner, anl Ino donllht when it shortly ap
pear- it the I ;ranlld Op()ra house the re
ceilpts will add ti tthe already "big pile."
ThIe ('Grand ()pera house is right in the
swiitt for big business. What, with the
successful enlgagenlettt of the 'Telephone
Girl," which gives its last performance to
night, Florence Roberts, Hlermiianni and
Wh e
Who Is One of the Beau tie With "Princess Chic."
the other strong attractions coming, the
Grand is strictly "it."
"The Game of Life," which Manager
Marks announces will appear at the Gran
later in the season, opened in New York
city last Monday, and is playing to ca
pacity business there this week. This
play has been running in L.olhon for sev
eral seasons, and from its reception in the
American metropolis, it promises to dupli
cate its foreign success in this country.
Following are some of the expressions
used by New York papers in speaking of
this new offering:
"A thrilling romantic melodralna"
New York American. "A big audience
went away satisfied"-New York W\\'od;
"Aroused great enthusiasm"- New York
Herald. "Met with strenuous approval"-
New York Evening Telegram. "Keeps
the pulses beating and the hearts throb
bing"-New York Journal.
Kirke La Shelle Opera Company Is Com
ing to the Broadway.
One of the merriest combinations of
pretty music, pretty costumes, pretty
women, beautiful scenery and 'ther esc:l-
tials of comic opera at its btebt is Iproi tt
ill the presentation of "IThe IPrincess hic:"
at the Broadway theater for three. in ,lt
beginning Tuesday. I)ecember ,.
'The Kirke L.a Shelle ('ontic Opera coon
pany, pIrets- tintg this, delightful opera, is
said to have arrived at a higher standalrd
of exeehllnce tIllan ever before ill its emlire
history, and those who are fond of good
comic ipera well sItng ;land Iavi.shly
inotllltCed, have somnething worth anticipa
ting in the piresentation of the favorite 1.3
Shelle-Eidwards work.
The cast engaged by ManatIger Jlhn P.
Slocum for "The P'rincess (hic" otrganiza
tion includes talented and bleautiful ('hris
tine Iludson. Mliss Iludson is allpparin
in tlihe' title role of the piece, and the critlic.
of the East and South, where the conlpan
so far has beenll playitg this season, have
Ibestowved upottn her remarkable high praise.
Slhe is said to have great beauty, a fine
figture anti just the proper temperament to
give "T'he Princess Chic" a spirited and
artistic imlpersollation. Anid beyondl these
qualifications her voice is most delicious
and captivating in its quality.
The popular basso-conmedian, Joseph C.
Miron, who made a tremendous hit inl the
original production of "The Princess ('hic"
in New York, and who last -eason forsook
the ranks of the I.a Shelle organization to
be featured at thet headI of "The ('haper
ons" company, is back in the cast of "Th'le
I'rincess ('hie," playing the part he mady
the biggest hit of his life in, namely, that
of BIrevet, the soldier of fortune. Mr.
Miron's magnificent bass voice, it is said,
is not equalled by any other ill lyric opera
in this country. lie has, also, great abil
ity as a comedian.
The organization presenting this popular
opcra Is a very large one, numbering 60o
people, and has in its ranks a large pro
portion of those who participated in the
original success of the piece.
Arthur's Famous Play is Coming to the
Broadway N~ext Week.
Tie artistic heauty of the scenery de
,Jpilrting the old saden pike with its old
lfashioned toll gate in Joseph. Arthur's big
,scenic melodrama, "Lost River," which is
.to open at the Uroadway next week and the
'exciting series ot sensational cvnts which
occur in the third act of the phty, whilch
termiinates with the thunder of thorough
breds' hoofs as ite heroine dasIhes throulgh
the toll gate pursued by two, mlounted rob
brrs, mlade this act onle Ot the icatures of
the play during its run of saix miottiths iti
New lurk.
Every tight nllumbers of people woutld
w:nlder to the box olsice about to o'clock
andil buy standing room Just to see this one
'powerful scene. There are Imany other sen
:titOllual episodes occurring . roughout the
play. The panoramic eltects used In the
iirst acts are very ettective. The villain
rides swiftly alter the hero, both apparent
ly pedalling their wheels at top speed, till
the villain gains ground, and with uphtted
arm, is about to stah the hero in the back
just as the heroine rides on and shoots
frtoml her wheel, shattering the villain's
wrist. The panoramic arrangement at beau
tifuil scenery, the vivid lightning Hashes,
rolling of thutlder and sounds of talling
rainl add realism to this scene.
Quickly following is a iquainlt, homely
scentl of loosier lite, lull ut huitor and
tender pathos, strongly in contrast with the
e.xciting incidents of the preceding and sule
ccedinglt scenes, yet full ot huntlan synpathy
anil swift transitions which helped to imake
this author's companion play, "tilue Jeans,"
fa mous.
James A. Herne's Play Is Due at the
.I;James A. Ilerne s two tlitmous domlestlic
plays. "'learts ot ()ak" and ".Shore Acres"
isar hieing presented this scason with their
usuial relmarkable success. ' o the present
genecralisit these plays are practically new
lhile to those who saw them sonic years
ago they appeal with strong seitinent, like
th,' return ot dear olid Iriends. "Hearts sIt
t thak" was the first idraima written by Jalimes
A. Ilerne ini which the character of a
villatin is eliminatedl. It was the play that
created a s'nlls:iliton by the ilit'rodllicloll st
a real live hmahly inistead it the "lro.erty"
t ý. I ~
AmS he Appears In "Sapho," One of Her Strong Roles.
I)ecelnber t a and rt., with a Zaturadly mnat
inee of the comlpany 111nd1 production.
Mrs. L.etlie Carter is Inearing tile con
clusiion of her stay iln New York, but "D)it
Harry," David delascu's latest play, is as
great a surcees as ever alnd tie capacity
Arthur (regory. wlho dnr o m Iof Ih
~amustin~g b~its of cha racter %%rl m " ii V k
State Folks," ,ginet h I rice aplr*et varl
before the fiootliights onn Maay t, in t, it
the 'Itheater Ioyal, Viamehitater. I- lLtdLd.
asM Arthur, Duiki of Itretagii., in Nh~t .
pram's ~B King John.".1
t hallrs 1)' 111NH)', a 1 I'rl·IIII diI.oIII.1( It,
I 6r
r 'a? ,r
Walter C. Lawrence, Joseph C. Miron and Forrest Huff Assumes Leading Roles in "The Princess Chio
*arli h" whit h had p~reviohIsy done duty in
tIh theaiter,. It w'ill IL- IltercsIg news to
the play orer ofI tllis city to learn that
"heairts ol I ak' with a specialty selectcet
casi it oplayers aIn a Imtagnificenit itistI1(y
of scenery is if) Ice seeni at the Ittnnitwiay
theater on riilay and Saturday cveiiinn,
of the nlew ielasco theater is tested at
each perforimanlce. IHoston will be the
next city to see this work and the en
gaigetellnt will hIe played at the flillia
Street theater, where Mrs. Carter has
mItade so mallny t;uccertses itn the past in
"The Heart of Maryland" alnld "Zaza."
hiut writtt:: a rnavodramn: alums Ne
Yorkh. It is called "'I lit' ? ry t;.tue
i ght."

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