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Applause bu u Ushers UshersA
A Deceit Which Deceives No NoOne NoOnePublic NoO
One OnePublic O eFubIic Public Not Fooled Fooledin
in That Respect But in inMany inNanj
Many Others OthersSAW OthersI OthersC
C 1 SAW W the ushers applaud and 1 1I 1knew 1I
I I I knew very Tor well the fate of that thatplay thatpla thatI
I play pla This was the sententious sententiousreport scntentlous1oport sententIousroport
report of a first night in Wash Washington W WathIngton h hInston ¬
ington a season or BO o ago It was wa made madeto madeto madeto
to a well known manager mana er in New Ne York Yorkby Yorkby
by b one one nc of the critics who attended the theopening theoP9nlns theopening
opening performance and to both men menit menIt menIttoId
it IttoId told the th whole story BtOO11 a story ot a asympathetic aympathet1c
sympathetic audience wearied Instead ot otbclnc ofbelnc otbe1n
bclnc be1n amused amusedTwo amusedTwo amusc amuscTwo
Two thoughts arc excited by b that in incident Incldent incident ¬
cident as it now recalls Itself The first firstis firstIs flr8tIs
is that so small a percentage of o play playgoers playgoers ¬
goers understand und rJtnnd how often ushers arc arcutilized areuUlSzed arcutilized
utilized to give plays IayB vim 1m and go The Thesecond Thesecond Thecond
second cond Is that so few managers under understand understand understand ¬
stand how futile such devices prove proveEvery proveEvery
Every Evcr city cit in the Union suffers from fromthis fromthl3 rom romth1J
this tendency tcndenc of the ushers u hers to counter counterfeit counterfeit counterfelt ¬
feit public approval Washington cer certainly certaJnldoc9 certainly ¬
tainly taJnldoc9 docs doc Several yearn ear ago when whenmore whenmore whenmoro
more than one local theater was given givenover givenoyer givenover
over to vaudeville a n young woman wom was washired washlrcd wa wahtrcd
hired at much expense to sin sing 1ng three or orfour o otour ofour
four ballads Her performance proved provedto prlJvedto provedto
to be a genuine enulne frost But no one onewould onewould onewould
would have known it from from the action actionof nctionof actionof
of the audience Every night that young youngwoman youngwoman youngwoman
woman was greeted with handclapping handclappingBO handcl3pplngsogenerlly
BO sogenerlly generally distributed that it required requiredclose requiredclose requiredclose
close attention to discover that it start started started startwith ¬
ed with the usaers usl ers scattered conven conveniently comenIentl convenlently ¬
iently Ientl along the back wall wanBut wallBut wallBut
But we need riot go back so far tot fotlocal fOllocnl totlocal
local examples Only a few weeks ago a amusical amusical amusical
musical play was offered at one of our ourleading ourlcadlng ourIcading
leading theaters It was empty dull dulland dull dulland dulland
and vulgai vUIg It also cost a great deal of ofmoney o omone ofmoney
money mone Inconsequence In onsequence it simply slmpl had to tosucceed tosucceed tosucceed
succeed no matter whether Henry HenryIrving HenryInlng HenryIrving
Irving Richard Mansfield lll1nlifieldand and E H HSothern HBothern HSothem
Sothern all failed So tho ushers scat scattered Hcnttered scattered ¬
tered about the rear wall as before dill diligently dlUgenU dillgently ¬
gently genU applauded nIl tho solos and ev every sverychorus everychorus IJ IJchorus
chorus which ended with a 3 high note noteafter notealter noteafter
after a swelling swe11ln intake in take of breath breathToday breath breathToday breathToday
Today the young oung wpman who wh pro provoked prooked proyoked ¬
yoked oked the vaudeville frost Is hfn hino no longer longeron longeron longeron
on the stage sta e and the musical play is isan lsan Isan
an acknowledged failure failureImportant failureImport1Bt failureImportant
Important if True TrueA TrueA TrueA
A supreme instance of this deceit was wasreported wasreported wasreported
reported all along the theatrical circuit circuitrecently circuitreccntJ circuitrecently
recently reccntJ It marked the opening of a aplay aplay aplay
play produced by a manager famous as asthe asthe asthe
the most artistic paperer in tho busl buslSuspiclon buslness bustness
ness nessSuspicion nessSuspicion
Suspicion was first aroused by a press pressdispatch prossdispatch pressdispatch
dispatch sent prepaid to every ce1 dra dramatic dramatic dramatic ¬
matic editor in the country count1 According Accordingto
to this dispatch the audience of o that thatilrst thatlIrst thatlirst
lIrst night had refused to o le lete ce e its scats scatsat seataat seatsat
at the close of the performance had hadcheered hadcheered hadcheered
cheered Itself hoarse and clapped its itshands Itshands itshands
hands until they were sore and had hadfinally hndfinally hadfinally
finally disbanded only on the initiative initiativeof
of thcpollce It was a fine story but it itbelonged Itbelonged itbelonged
belonged in what newspaper men call calltho canthn callthe
the important if true class classWithin classWithin classWithin
Within a n week it was reportedall over overtho overtho overthe
tho circuit that for every super on onthe onthe onthe
the stage that night that manager had hadten hadten hadtea
ten in the audience The ushers were werebeaten werebcaten werebcaten
bcaten a mile as Checkers would My MyMuch sayMuch l l1uch
Much 1uch doubt might be raised even as usto asto asto
to the apparent value of such applause applauseIt
It is clear the public is not fooled long longenough longenough longenough
enough to count Perhaps it is not fool fooled fooled foolad ¬
ed at all for a a man usually buys seats seatsto seatsto seatsto
to view a n performance a second secon econd time timeonly timeonb timeonly
only when he enjoys it himself no mat matter matter matter ¬
ter what his fellows in the audience audienceseemed audienceseemed audienceseemed
seemed to think of It The occupant of ofevery oCecry ofevery
every ecry seat these th se days IB his own critic criticAll criticAU criticAll
All the handclapnlng in the world will willnot w11lnot willnot
not prevail against tho personal expe experience experience experience ¬
rience of a tiresome evening eveningIt
It is equally certain the critics are not notdeceived notdeceIved notdeceived
deceived Most of that craft find par particular particular particular ¬
ticular pleasure in opposing popular ver verdicts verdicts verdiets ¬
dicts and so are ever on guard against againstmuch agalnfttInuch againstmuch
much applause All Allot of them moreover moreoverare moreoverare moreoverare
are eternally on the watch for just justsuch justsuch justsuch
such subterfuges as this handclapping handclappingby
by the ushers u hers and a play which might mighthave mhhthave mighthave
have been seen through Indulgent eyes eyesinvariably eyCJJInarlablY eyesInvariably
invariably gets the ax when support supported supported supported ¬
ed in this way by the 1house 1houseThe house houseThe houserhe
The only possible good which can come comeout comeout comeout
out of this idiotic proceeding is this thisthat thisthat thisthat
that sometImes author and actor have havetheir havetheir havetheir
their best goods in store for use as en encores encores encores ¬
cores and the extra applause is needed neededto neededo neededto
to o produce the work In its It real form formIn tormIn formin
In that thlteonlan event eventan an event which arises arlsosabout ariscsabout arisesabout
about onca oncQln in a thousand years yesrsuthor yesrsuthorand author authorand luthorarid
and actor would do well to rewrite their theirplay theirplay theirplay
play and not depend on the paid em employes emplo employc ¬
ployes plo of the theater to cover up their theirmistakes theirmls theirmistakes
mistakes mistakesLadies mls mistakesLadies Jes Jesdies
Ladies dies and Gents Your Kind Ap Apjplause Applause Applau8e
jplause jplausein plauseIn plau8einpne
in inpne ne respect every audience Is easily easilyfooled e3511 e3511tooled easilyfooled
fooled If there arc any exceptions to tothis tothis tothis
this rule they have not yet ot been > een re recorded recorded recorded ¬
corded Any actor or singer can get all allthe allthe allthe
the applause ho desires simply by mani manifesting manltt3t1ng nrnnitesting ¬
testing more and more pretense and os ostentation ostentation ostentation ¬
tentation a as he reaches the close of his histurn histum histurn
turn From grand opera down to tocheap tocb tocheap
cb cheap ap circuses the performer has only onlyto onlyto onlyto
to put on more airs woggle his shout shoulders sh shoutders ul ulders ¬
ders and make a great effort as ho hoconcludes hoconcludes hoconcludes
concludes in order to obtain a whirl whirlwind whirlwind whiriwind ¬
wind of handclapplng This Is well wellknown wellknown wellknown
known to actors themselves and how however howCer however ¬
ever much they may take advantage of ofit ofIt ofIt
it they describe the whole hole proceeding in inthis Inthis Inthis
this terse phrase Ladies and gents gentsyour gentsyour cnts cntsyour
your kind applause applauseYou allpll1useYou appiauseYou
You would oud think a solfrcspcctlng solfrcspcctlngWashington solfrospectlngVashlngton selfrespectingWashington
Washington audience would ould be ashamed ashamedto ashamCd ashamCdto
to shower approval on a adancer dancer merely merelybecaune merelybecaullC merelybecause
because with great effort effort she managed managedto
to kick straight up in the air but it itnever Itnever Itnever
never is You would think It would be beashamed beIlBhamCft beashamed
ashamed to applaud a muchheralded muchheraldedtenor muchhorntdedtenor muchheraldedtenor
tenor merely because at the close of a afine afine afine
fine solo he struck a high note In thin thinfalsetto thinaI8etto thinfalsetto
falsetto but it never Is You would wouldthink wouldthink ould ouldthink
think It would be ashamed to shout wild wildroars wildrontS wildroars
roars of laughter at the tenth oofl1ke oofl1kenttempt fake fakeattempt fakeattempt
attempt of a cheap comedian to reach a ahigh ahhh ahigh
high note but it never is You would wouldthink wouldthink wouldthink
think it would be ashamed not to know knowthat
that thrills thr1l1 and cadenzas are not fine finesinging lInesinging tinesinging
singing that hisses and rolling ees and andfine andtine andline
fine sentiments shouted at the top of oftho ortho ofthe
tho voice 0100 are not fine acting that dlv dlvJng dlvJng dlvJug
Jng through pianos and brandishing brandishingslapsticks brandishingslapUcks brandishingelapsticks
slapsticks arc not pure humor but It Itnever ltnCser itnever
never Is and apparently it never will be beDetermined beDetermined beietermined
Determined to Applaud ApplaudNow ApplaudNow ApplaudNow
Now and then tho applause n plausc is genuine genuineand genuineand genuineand
and is entirely merited but still Is out outof outot outof
of place placeWitness placeVltnes placeWitness
Witness Vltnes the conduct of our own Wash Ynsh ¬
ington audience at the Sombrich recital
last Thursday In the course course of the
Travitita nrla the singer was Inter Interrupted In interrupted tor torrupted ¬
rupted no less than four times No one onecontends one onecontends flO flOcontends
contends that th t the composition Is worth worthI orth
I MARIE TEMPEST in The Marriage of Kitty KittyJI
I 1 t
very much In any nn case but if it has hasmerit hnsmerit hasmerIt
merit it ought to be heard through through and andif nndIf andIf
if the audience not only thinks It has hasmerit husmerit hasmerit
merit but enjoys It beyond all descrip description description descriplion ¬
tion it ought especially not be inter interrupted Interrupted interrupted ¬
rupted ruptedAholher ruptedAno1her ruptedAnTher
AnTher curious example suggests It Itself Itself Itself ¬
self In the course of one of his lec lectures lectures Iccturos ¬
tures at the First Congregational CongregationalChurch CongregationalChurchltr CongregationalChurchdr
Church Churchltr Mr Krohblel once had a pianist pianistplay pianistpIa pianistplay
play pIa von Wobers VO IS Invitation to the theWalse theWalJc theWale
Wale The lheleoturer lecturer especially warned warnedhis warnedhis nmed nmedhis
his hearers of the coda at the close closeof closeoC closeof
of the composition and asked them not notto notto notto
to applaud until untillt it had been played But Butas Butas
I as soon as the audience heard the char characteristic churnclerhiUc characteristic ¬ I
acteristic rhythm of the closing bars of ofthe ofthe
the main section it made ready rond and be before before before ¬ I
fore tho coda could begin the auditorium auditoriumechoed auditoriumechoed auditoriumechoed
echoed with handclapplng handclapplngPerhaps handclupplngPerhap handclatppingPerhaps
Perhaps the explanation of thJLs eager eagerness eagerness cagerfleas ¬
ness is the same as that once offered by byDanlclc b bDaniele byDaniele
Daniele Manln the Venetian patriot He Hehad Hehod Hehad
had gone tc a public meeting organized organizedby organizedI organizedby
by citizens who thought as he did The Thechief Thechief Thechief
chief address proved to be a great dis disappointment dlsappointment disappointmnL ¬
appointment Nevertheless Manln inter interrupted Interrupted interrupted ¬
rupted the the speaker again and again againshouting againshoutJng againshouting
shouting Brava Brava at the top topof topof
of 0 his throat throati throatWhat
i What V hat are you OU shouting at you fool foolasked foolasked 1 1asked
asked some one near him That address addressisnt addressIsnt addressIsnt
isnt worth listening to toWhat toWhat toVhat
What if it isnt 1 returned Munin MuninI
I came here to applaud and Im going goingto goln golnto goingto
to applaud applaudThe applaudThe
The conclusion drawn from all this thiswill thIsI thiswill I
will be that most of the applause In our ouriwise ourtheaters ourtheaters
I theaters Is either fraudulent or un unvIse Unwise
wise That comes very cry near being true trueThe trueThe trueThe
The crHIofl have always held themselves themselvesaloof themsehesaloo themselvesaloof
aloof from estimating popular favor ac according accordln accorIng ¬
cording cordln to tho noise made by audience audienceand audlencennd audiencerand
and the managers arc coming further furtherand turtherand furtherand
and further toward the same conclusion conclusionTheir conclusionTheir conclusionTheir
Their argument is obvious genuine ap applause applause applause ¬
plause bursts like heat from a fur furnace furnace furnace
nace from every section of the the theater th thater theater ¬
ater when the approval la genuine but butbased butbased butbased
based upon Ladles and gentlemen gentlemenyour gentlemenour gentlemenyour
your our kind applause the manager can candetect candetect candetect
detect It on tho Instant and finally If Ifthe ICtho itthe
the applause la sincere and properly properlybestowed proporlybt8towcd properlybestowed
bestowed there are a thousand better betterindications botterlndlcntlons betterindications
indications of that fact than the clap clapping clapping clapping ¬
ping of hands A D A APast APast AFast
Past and Future FutureTwice FutureTwlce FutureTwice
Twice Told Tales failed to hold the theattention theattention theattention
attention of local theatergoers last lastweek lastweek lastweek
week This is probably no surprise SCrlrl C to toanyone toanyone toanyone
anyone except Messrs Frohman Nixon Nixonand Nixonand Nixonand
and Zimmermann These three mon monand monand menand
and one or two other theatrical man managers mal1 mal1agershave man managershave ¬
agers agershave have yet et to learn that the career careerof cnreqr cnreqrof carejrof <
of a revival depends most largely oji ojithe onthe n nthe
the worth of the thing revived Er Ermlnie Erminie Erminie
minie and Mice Uce and Men Ien arc neither neitherono neitherono neitherone
ono of any an great worth and something somethingmore somethingmore somethingmore
more than stars Is needed to give civcthem clethem givethem
them life Occasionally Occasional public Interest InterestIn
In the personality of certain actors may maycarry maycarry maycarry
carry along a bad play pIa but this Is rare rareand nre nreand nreand
and Is a contradiction of a business rule ruleinstead ruleInstend ruleinstead
instead of affirmation of one Person Personality PerllonnUt Personality ¬
ality nUt spectacle and advertising are not notenough notenoughIn notenoughIn
enough enoughIn In witness whereof Ben Hur Hurhas HurhWl Hurban
has Just turned up his toes in Philadel Philadelphia Phi1tde1phill Pniladelphia ¬
phia phia17ashinton
Washington will be glad to welcome welcomeFrancis wclcomeFrancis welcomeFrancis
Francis Wilson n on in comedy of any sort sortand sortand sortand
and the firm of Russell Gilbert In Ingood Ingood Ingood
good comedy comed each of those two condi conditions conditions conditions ¬
tions being an advance over the en engagements enements engageznents ¬
gagements ements of last week weekKellar weekleJJar weekKelIar
Kellar held his own and more at the theLafayette theLafayette theLafayette
Lafayette Chases fulfilled the first firstmission firstmission firstmission
mission of the stage stageto to entertain At Attho Atthe Atthe
the other theaters the ocean rolled on onIn onIn onin
In its accustomed way wayMarie wayMnrle wayMarie
Marie Tempest and The Red Feath Feather Feathor Foathor ¬
or will divide attention this week weekMiss weekMiss weekMiss
Miss Tempest will offer a fine example exampleof
of the versatility ersatmt of genius enlus She sings singsas singsas singsas
as well as any woman now in comic comicopera comicopem comicopera
opera Yet she has Invaded comedy and andproven nndproon andproven
proven her ability to compete with ac actors actors actore ¬
tors who have given all their time to toacting tonctl1G toaetig
acting The Marriage of Kitty la said saidto saidto saidto
to display her talents to advantage We Wehope Wehope Ye Yehopo
hope this may be true trueGrace trueGrace trueGrace
Grace Van Studdlford is the Red RedFcathor RedFcathor RedFeather
Fcathor Here is another woman who whocan whocan whocan
can sing The Issue with her has been beento beento beento
to find something to sing sIn According to toour toour toour
our neighbors In Baltimore she has hasfound hasfound hasfound
found it in The Red Feather The Theopera Theopem Theopera
opera was first fir t produced in Baltimore Baltimoreand Balt2moreand Baltimoreand
and was greeted there as one of Mr MrDe 11rDe MrDc
De Koyens most notable compositions compositionsTho compositionsThe compositionsThe
The lyrics are by Charles Emmeron EmmeronCook EmmeronCook EmmeraonCook
Cook and read well As a last recom recommendation recommQndation roeommendation ¬
mendation tho management has hn provid provided provldocJ provided ¬
ed a mounting exceptional even for this thisday thisIlY thisday
day IlY
Bustor Brown comes to life at the theLafayutte thoIarayuUe theIatayutte
Lafayutte Now favorites and old oldamong oldamong lcJ lcJamong
among the th latter is Edwin Latell Latchare Latchareannounced are areannounced aroannounced
announced at Chases Melodrama
farce and burlesque complete il1ft il1ftweeko liu liuweeka iuIweeks
weeks bill billSuch bl1lSuch
Such are the ups and downs of the thotheatrical th ththeatrical thetheatrical
theatrical season seasonAt seasont seasonAt
At t the Theaters TheatersNational TheatersN TheatethNationalTilaxie
National N tionalMaIie Blarie Temp Tempest TempestMarIe TempestMario est estMarie
Marie Tempest will reappear In Wash Washington WashIngten ¬
ington at the National Theater tomor tomorrow tomorrnw tomorrow ¬
row night after uCterap an absence of several severalyears severaljC severalyears
years jC rs This actress was last seen fI n her herin here hereIn herein
in comic opqrn but several years y ars ago npoentered n agoentered o oentered
entered the field of legitimate coirv coirvdy coli colidYe con condy
dy During the past pa t three years y ars nelrfa nelrfaof n nsof ovB ovBof
of her success In more legitimate com comedy c coinedy m mcd ¬
edy cd has frequently reached this city cityHer cltrHer cityHer
Her play The Marriage of Kitty Kittywhich KJttyWhlch Kittywhich
which she will > > 111 present prc ent here ran for forsome forsome forsome
some 350 nights lust season in London Londonand LondonIlncJ Londonitnd
and last night ended its long and suc successful successrul sueceasful ¬
cessful engagement at the Hudson The Theater Thclter Theator ¬
ater Now York In this season where whereso
so many failures have h ve been recorded in inihe Inthe I Itne
the metropolis The Marriage of Kitty Kittyhas KittyIns KittyItas
has been one of o the bright spots In the thetJp1l thedjill
dull tJp1l horizon horIzonJl horizonMlssflempcst
JRIlss Jl Mlssflempcst gS Tempest Js Js reliably rellabi said to have havedeveloped h3cd havedveloped
developed d oloped Into a most finished and ar artistic artl artitic ¬
tistic tl t1c actress and there is scarcely room roomto roomto roomto
to doubt that her herLondon London and New York Yorksuccess Yorksuccess ioricsuccess
success wilt be duplicated here She Shebrings Shebrings he
i i1r1nls
brings the entire production and the theLondon theLondon I ILondon
London cast which Includes Leonard LeonardBoyne LeonnrdBoyne LeonardBoyne
Boyne Gilbert Hare and Ada Ad Ferrar Ferrarnil PerrarnIl Ferrurall
nil of whom arc well ell known and ana an highly highlyesteemed hIghlyesteemed lghbesteemed
esteemed here hereThe hereThe hereThe
The play pIa Is an adaptation by b Cosmo CosmoGordonLennox CosmoGoruonLennox CosmoGordonLennox
GordonLennox Ml Miss s Tempests hUD huaband hUDband huehand
band of La Pasarelle by b Fred Gresae Gresaeand drerneand rc c cand
and F de Crolsset which was acted actedwith actedwith actedwith
with great success in Paris by Rcjanc RcjancIn RejaneIn Itejancin
In the course of the action MLJS 1t IS Tem Tempest TempeJt Ternpest ¬
pest sings a French song Tout ToutPasse ToutPosse ToutPasse
Passe which will serve to show sho thit thitshe thlotshe thttshe
she still un retains her former form or skill in invocalization Snvocalization invocalization
vocalization Her costumes are said 8ah to tobe tobe tobe
be unusually rich and beautiful al although 01thougn although ¬
though In one scene dte he ie is required to tomake tomake tomake
make herself as unattractive looking lookingas looklnaas
as possible possiblea a task en n which Miss Tem Tempest Tem1elt TernIJest ¬
pest enters with true artistic fervor fervorThe terorThe fervorThe
The story sto of the play concerns the theperforming theporCormlng thepqrforming
performing of a legal marriage cere ceremony c rc rcmony rcmony ¬
mony between Kitty Kltt and Sir Reginald ReginaldBelsizo neglnlltlBelslzo ReginaldBelsizo
Belsizo to fulfill the conditions of a awill awill
will 111 under which he has to be married marriedIn
In order to Inherit a large fortune It Itis ItIs Itis
is understood that the married couple couplearc coupteare coupitare
are to part immediately after the cere ceremony ceremony ceremony ¬
mony and that a divorce is to follow followOf tollowOt followOf
Of course this does not turn out as in intended Intended intended ¬
tended and after many man complications complicationsof
of any extremely extremel amusing character characterthe characterthe characterthe
the married couple duly fall In love lovewith lovewith lovewith
with each other Mr Boyne plays playsBclnize playsBe1lfze playsBelsize
Bclnize and Mr Tlare Uar the knowing
lawyer who puts putsup un the Job JobColumbia jobColumbiaThe jobColumbiaThe
Columbia ColumbiaThe The Red Re Feather FeatherAccording FentherAccoriHng FeatherAccording
According to critics olsewlwre It is isapparent Isanparent
apparent from a survey DUMe of Th The Red RedFeather Redeather fledFeather I
Feather eather the opera in which Grace Van VanBtuddlCord VanStuddiford
Studdlford opens at the Columbia Thea Theater
ter for one week beginning Monday Mondaycenlnr Mondayevening
evening that Messrs De Koven Klein Kleinand 1 1I1nd
and Cooke have boldly disregarded all alltho allthe j jtho
tho recent developments of ragtime and andtwostep ILl1dtwostep andtwostep
twostep and Irrelevant varieties varletl s and andhave antihave j jhnve
have gone back to opera the honest honestform I IfQrm
form of romantic opera as s known In Intho Inthe
tho dny dR days of Gcrce and Mlllockcr of ofA otAUdran
A AUdran lid ran and Suppe Red R d Feather has hasa hasa
a subject and plot plotThat plotThat plotThat
That the lovely Countess Draga should shouldbe shouldbe II IIbe
be also Iso the bandit Red Feather appears appearsat
at a 3 casual reading to supply excellent excellentmaterial excellentmaterial
material or the purpose 1 > ur ose of opera and andIt nndIt andit II
It furnishes turnlsh a relation between the hero heronn heroan heroan
an ofllcor ordered Clrd rcd and determined to tocapture tocaplure tocapture
capture the bandit and the lady of or his hislove hi hilove hislove
love who Is actually the object of his hissearch hissearchthat hissearchthat
search searchthat that gives a sentimental motive motiveto moti motito motiveto
to the romance The Intrigue Intrlguols Is simple simpleand simpleand simpleand
and yet not too obvious and It moves movesas movesns movesas
as opera o ocra > erl1 plots plot sometimes do not and andreaches anflreaches andreaches
reaches a conclusion through a logical logicalseries 10IlcnlDerles logicalneries
series of situations which hlch Are capable capableof
of musical expression or embellishment embellishmentSome embc1l1shmcntSome embellishmentSome
Some years yen have passed since we have havehad AAehnd hvehad
had a now work of such earnest intent intentand Intentnnd Intentand
and such well considered presentation presentationThe prcllcntnUonThe presentationThe
The music wo are told has the char characteristic charncterlstlc characterlistic ¬
acteristic charm of Rqjbln Rq Rqin ln Hood and andthe andthe andthe
the fresh beauty of uTI Th Th s Fencing Mas Master Muster Master ¬
ter Ult it Is real music filed to its place placeand placeand placeand
and written with understanding as well wellas wellas ell ellas
as with sentiment Jt JB h from rom all ac accounts accounts nocOunts ¬
counts admirably sung and the whole wholeproduction wholeproduction wholeproduction
production of Red Feather we are aresure nre8ure z zsure
sure is rich and sumptuous beyond any anything an anthing anything ¬
thing Just now In mind mindMlas mlUd mlUdllIss mlidMiss
Miss Van Studdlford followed toll owed her fine fineperformance nnoperformanco tineperformance
performance of Mnfd rnld Marian by a ascore ascore ascore
score from the same composer Mr De DeKoven Dcoen BeKoven
Koven oen Is said to hn hlle c given her some somesplendid somesplendid somesplendid
splendid solos in lho l Ifri o Red Feather Featherand FeatherandF Featherand
and andF F Zlcsfcld Zl gtcldt Jr j aas has surrounded surroltn d her herwith herwith herwith
with a company c mplny tlmtUs tIiat Is wortlfyof worth worthy ot the thestar thestar thestar
star nnd the production prOd etlOn Including includingT
James E Sullivan Elsie De Vere Lil Lillian LUUnn LIIHan ¬
Han Sefton Corn Tracy Floye Red Redledge R Redledge d dledGe
ledge Louise Holllster Dean B Du Dulany Dulany Dulany
lany Esther Brunette Daisy R FUjruet FUjruetHelen FUlP1etHelen FilguetHelen
Helen Wheaton heaton Evelyn Ormsby Dor Dorothy Doroth Dorothy ¬
othy oth Maynard George L Tallmon and andeightyfive nndelghtYfie andeightyfive
eightyfive others ballet chorus show showgirls showgirls showgirls
girls etc etcChacea etcC1e etcChaeeeFrederic
Chacea C1e ChaeeeFrederic Frederic Bond and Vaudeville VaudevilleChases VaudevilleChases VaudevilleChases
Chases will marshal this week for forthe torthe forthe
the delectation delectation of lovers of polite vaude vaudeville vaudeyule nude nudevUle ¬
yule Frederic Bond and company Poet Poettlngers PotUngers Poettingers
tlngers Swedish Ladies Qintct Ed Edwin EdIn Edwin ¬
win In Latell the Fred GJllct Trio Frank FrankGardner FrankGnrdner FrankGardner
Gardner nnd Lottie Vincent C W Lit Llttlefleld Littlefield Littlefleld
tlefleld the Dancing Passparts and the theAmerican thoAmerican theAmerican
American Vltagraph motion pictures plctur s de depicting d dplcUnG dcpIcting ¬
picting the sensational nsatlonal incidents in a atrain ntrain atrain
train robbery robberyFrederic robbcoredorlc robberyFrederic
Frederic redorlc Bond will 111 emphasize his en engagement c cbllcement epgngement ¬
gagement by appearing In a condensa condensation condenJatlon conc1enation ¬
tion of o 0T My 21 Awful Dad DadPocttlngcrs DndPoettlngcrs DadPoettingers
Pocttlngcrs Swedish Ladies Quintet is isformed Istormed Isformed
formed of fair Swedish wedlsh singers whoso whosoact whoseact h 80 80actIs
act actIs is said tq t be the height h Ight of plo ploturesqucness ploturesQucnt pieturesquenes
turesqucness turesqucnessEdwin turesquenesEdwin > ss ssEtJwln
Edwin Latell Is the blackface bt bnf bnfjoist btt bttjoist e eJolst
joist and comedian who In the thepat past haft hafthad haa haa11ad ha hahad
had tho happy faculty ta u1t tt of extorting more morelaughter mbr mbrlaughter mbrdlaughter
laughter from from the Chase Chascaudlcnces audiences than thancan th3nan thanean
can an be credite creditcdto cr to any other comedian comedianof com dltn dltnoC
of like character The Fred Glllct Trio Trioare TrIoare Trioare
are European acrobatic comlqUes comlq c8ot c8otreit of ofgreat ofgreat
great reit foreign f rcign repute Frank Gardner QaHlherand QaitJncxand Gardnerand
and Lottie Iottle Vincent will 111 submit a comic comicsatire c Omiesatire mlt mltsaUre
satire on golfing entitled An Idyl of ofthe otthe ofthe
the Links C W v Llttlefleld Js the themimetic themImetic themimetic
mimetic comedian The The dancing PaM POBSparta PaMparts ass assparts
parts offering novel parodlstic dances dancesare dAncosare dancesare
are another lorelgn offering of t recent recentimportation c cOnt cOntImportation nt ntImportat1on
importation importationLafayette Importat1onI ImportationLafayctteBuster
Lafayette I LafayctteBuster fay tteuBust Buster r Brown BrownBroadhurst lJrownBroadhurst BrownBroadhurat
Broadhurst Curries new musical musicalextra mudcalextra musicalextravaganza
extra extravaganza vagnnza vnrnnza Buster Bust t Brat will be bepresented beIJrescnted beIrescnted
presented at the Lafayette Lata ette Theater the theensuing th thensuing theensuing
ensuing week The work ork has been b n ac accorded necorded noCorded ¬
corded an Ovation wherever it has ap appeared apP appcnreI ¬
peared P < nrea and is accredited with being ohe oheof oneof oheof
of the seasons biggest most elaborate elaborateand elaboratenm elaborateand
and nm finished Onllhed successes during prlrtg the initial initialappearance 1l1ltlt1nppearance Initialappearance
appearance In New Ne York At the end endof endot endof
of the first act there were fourteen Courteencut Courteencuttaln cur curtain cuttam ¬
tain tam calls Buster Brown as Out Outcuult Otcault Outcault
cault cartoon him Is a pleasing plc lSln mis mischievous mlRchlevous miseblevous ¬
chievous fellow but as Gabriel late of
the Nat Wills forces impersonates Imperson tes him himhe himhe himhe
he becomes clever provokln mischiev mischievous mlschloous inisehlovous ¬
ous and funny tunn and Tlge 11 < e the dog in inthe Inthe Inthe
the hands of George All the English Englishanimal EngUiJhanimal Engllzthanimal
animal Impersonator is i a correspond corresponding corresponelIng correspondIng ¬
ing hit The many mnn pranks and attend attendant attendant attendant ¬
ant troubes the artist incorporates in inhis inhIs inhis
his newspaper illustrations arc said saf tobe to tobs tob
bs b brought out in a happy bright brightlausrhprovoklnff btlght btightlaiighiprovokIng btlghtlallghproQldng
lausrhprovoklnff manner manner by Gabriel and andAll and andAll
All 11 There Ther Is an assemblage of fifty fiftyshow fiCtyshow fiftyshow
show girls new and Il d elaborate scefieiy scefieiymusic sccfiet sccfietmusic scehetymusic
music mostly original orlglnnland and a cast which which hlcii
Includes Jack Taylor Rosa Bafnot
Nannie Dodson Luclla Drew Al Al Lamar LamnrCharles Lamar1nox LamarKnox
Knox Wilson nson Mamie Goodrich anu anuCharlcJ and andCharles
Charles Srain SrainAcademy S SruiuAeadcmyMcFaddens uln ulnAcdcmyMcFaddens
Academy AcdcmyMcFaddens McFaddens Row of Flats FlatsMcFaddens Flats FlatsMcInddens FlatsMcFaddens
McFaddens Row of Flats a a popular popularfarce popiilar popiilarfnrce popularfarce
farce comedy will be the attraction nttractJpn attracti ii at atthe ntthe atth
the th Academy Academ this week opening to tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow ¬
morrow night The production this thisseason thisseas thisseason
season seas n is said to be ad entirely entire new one oneand one onenn oneanti
and nn in this edition of McFaddens Row Rowof Rowof Rowof
of Flats the laf lat1st t and most popular popularmusic populomusic popularmusic
music of f the day da will be heard The Thecompany Thoconpnny Thecompany
company includes the Exposition Four FourGertie FourGertie FourGarlic
Gertie DoMilt Ada da Boshell Joe Wll Wlllard Sll Slllard 11 11lard
lard Prett Reed Jerry Sullivan WnltUr WaltdrBramblette YaltdrBramblcttc
Bramblette Teddy Simmonds the Yel Yellow5 Ye Yelow ¬
low Kids May Baker and Libby HarU HarUEmplre liar HarEmpltCOn liarEniplrc4On Yet
Emplre EmpltCOn 0n the Stroke of Twelve TwelveThe t tThe
The comedy comed drama On the Stroke StrolcTwehe of ofTwelve ofTwelve
Twelve begins begins a weeks engagement at atthe ntthe atthe
the Empire Theater T catet tomorrow afternoon afternoonThe ntternoori ntternooriThe afternootiTime
The management of this enterprisepromises t efltorpthopromises > enterprise nterltrhJcpromiscs
promises a well v eIl written drorao quick quickIn quickin
In action and relieved JeUC d by b a groat variety varietyof nrletyoC
of telling Incidents Incldr > nts The cast n t this sea season senson season ¬
son has been selected with cnre nnd nndwith nndWHh andwith
with Oy n a new scenic equipment equiprncntcomedy The Thecomedy hc hcccimedylncldentshavc
comedy ccimedylncldentshavc Incidents have not been slight slighted sllghted slighted ¬
ed but on on the th contrary form form orra the the greater greaterportion lT grOitterportIon nter nterport1onoC
portion port1onoC of the action X A novel Hebrew Heliretycharacter He Hebrewcharacter ru rucharacter
character a negro servant 50rvantnntJ and an Irish Irl h
hostler are the lending comedy parts partsquick prtsnd partsand
and nd their lines are spirited and full or orQuick o oquick
quick humor humorHampsred humorHamp humorHampered
Hampered Hamp red bJ Her H r Beauty BeautyHaxine Beaut BeautMaxine Beautjhfaxine
Maxine Elliott Finally Wins Recog Recognition Recognition Recogthtion ¬
nition for Her Work WorkCan WorkCnn WorirCan
Can beauty J > enuty aid an actress In her pro profession procaslon profession ¬
fession or is it a theatrical crlnic crinie to tobo tobe tobe
be too beautiful beautifulSingular 1 beautifulSingular > eauUtu1SinGUlar
Singular as it may soem this ques question question question ¬
tion is apparently answered negatively negativelyso nesathc13so negaivey negaiveyso
so far as beauty is concerned by tho thoexperience thoexperIence theexperience
experience of Maxine Elliott In her ef effort erfort effort ¬
fort to win wi recognition ns an actress actressAt nctressAt actressAt
At lost l t however success has come caine to toher t ther toher
her but il It has been in spite of ot Her Herbeauty nerbeaut 21crbeauty
beauty beaut and not because of It that httt she sheIs sheIs sheis
Is now noo a star in Her Own Way Vay
In Clyde Fitchs flHer Her Own Way at atthe atthe atthe
the National NationalFrom NationalFrql1 NationalFrom
From tho time Miss Elliott first de decided decided doclded ¬
cided to togo go upon the stage she has had hadpeople hadpCple ImUpeople
people talk of her beauty when she shewshcd shewmliCd he hersh
wshcd rsh d to discuss her art artOf artOt artOf
Of course you OU will be a success on onthe onthe onthe
the stage her friends told her You Youare Youare
i iare
are so beautiful beautifulAnd beautifulAnd i
And while hllC most women would have haveaccepted haveaccepted i inccepted
accepted this ao a compliment com Umcnt to Miss MissElliott MiiiElliott I
Elliott the remark Implied that oven 1C 1Cshe It Itshe Ifshe
she had talent sh6 sh would have no need needfor ncedtor needfor
for it itBut ItBut itBut
But it was Wfl her talent that finally won wonrecognition wonrCcognltlon wonrecognition
recognition even from the critics who whoImd whohad whohad
had formerly discussed only onl her beauty bcitutyhen
When hen she played with Mr Goodwin Goodwinthe Goodwinthe Goodwinthe
the remark was frequently made madeShe madeShe madeShe
She dpQont dou t huvo to net shes so sobeautiful sobeautIful 0 0bCJutltul
beautiful beautifulAnd bCJutltulnd
And nd all the time Miss Elliott tW > 5 vas vasstudying it itstudyipg s sstudyIng
studying and striving to advance A ami U
11 I GRACE VAN STUDDIFORD as The Red Feather
I wIn c cpiuendation nmendatlon for tor her work instead insteadi Insteadat insteadot
at tol foi1 i the Rifts Its of personal beauty beautywhich beautywhfch beautywhich
which nature attC had bestowed b towed upon her herAnd herAnd herAmid
And ii l last in Her Own Way the thecosohamcndd theCtLscha1 thecttsehnilendd
cosohamcndd CtLscha1 cttsehnilendd en d critics of New York who whohad whohad whohind
had Bpofen spo n of Miss Elliotts beauty for fortea to toterl fortea
tea year cnr conceded C oncc cd that hidden behind behindit behindIt behindIt
it was w S reW re ability abilityThe nblJityThe abIlityThe
The admission adm admjssion islon coming after years of ofsincere otBh1c ofihccre
sincere Bh1c re stnilng 5 ri lng proved all tho more morewelcome moreclcomo morewelcome
welcome clcomo because bCC so Miss Elliott had h ad almost almostglvpn almostgh almostgiven
given gh n up hopiS hop of ever living down her herreputation herreputatIon herrOptitation
reputation forVieauty forVieautyPersonally for cnuty cnutyPersonally eautyPersonally
Personally M 1 Mjsa ISJ ss Elliott believes that thata thata
a homely homel > girl vfjlth lth talent will succeed succeedon suc eed eedon
on the stage quiCker than t beautiful beautifulgirl beautltulgirl beautifulgirl
girl without talent Ient The remarkable fea feature fcnturot en enturq ¬
ture turq turot of Miss ElllotUs JSiuoivs E11Io rs own experience exp rlcmce Is is isthe Isthe Isthe
the Troof too found theVen thecn that good looks lookscan lookscnn lookscan
can sometimes at ir trs gs s a positive detri detriment detriment detrimeat ¬
ment to tdancement in the theatrical theatricalprofession theatricalproCession theatricalprofession
profession Now thaty that thatshe she has finally finallyachieved fin finallyachieved l1y l1yaohleved
achieved a success MJs Mea liS Elliott will willfind willfind willlljitL
find that her beauty will T lll ald hur In her herfuture hord1Luro hertituro
d1Luro future career careoras as a star starDramatized starDrthiiatizedNo1
yr Dramatized DrthiiatizedNo1 atized NO NOA Novbls NovblsA s sA
A Play PlkyForm PlrForn Form Rather Avoided Avo Avoidcd1Eng Avoidcd1English dcdbYEng dcdbYEngUsh hyvEng hyvEnglisa
lisa Managers ManagersBy
In England we have had of latefcvr latefcvrof latc tew tewot
of the plays made from novels which whichhave whichha whichhave
have ha e bean so 3 t conspicuous on the Ameri American Axnerlcan merl ¬ I
can stage Possibly Posslbl the reason ronsonmn may be bethat bethat
that English managers scam to have havemore haemore havemore
more faith ih the ability abIHt of their or original orIginat ¬
iginal 1 lnal dramatists than is the case with withtheir withtheir withtheir
their American confreres There Is not notany notany notany
any prejudice In London against the thedramatized thedramatized
dramatized novel per se and I ought oughtto oughtto oughtto
to bo the last la t to decry them for one oneof oneot oneof
of my y greatest tcnt st successes Juccc ses on the dra drarhatlc dramntlc draihittie
rhatlc stage was made In Becky BeckySharp BeckyS BeckyShirp
Sharp S 1Qrp But London managers are not notInclined notIncUned notinclined
Inclined to believe that the publicity publicitya
a Ii novci has attained is going to help helpa
a play pia made m < le therefrom unless the theplay thel thepidy
play l has tn1a sufficient intrinsic merit to todarry todtttl I
darry d rt It It Is a similar case to relying relyingoh relyingOh
oh Oh the namu of a famous playwright to tomake tomake tomake
make a success success for or his play That may mayand ma mannd mayahd
and docs draw on a first night but If Ifthe Itthe ifthe
the piece docs not please the name Is IsValueless Iaal
I Valueless ValuelessNow al l elo83 elo83J
J Now I arrived In Now Ko York recently recentlysomo recent recentBomo recentlysome
some tlmd In advance of the date of ofmy ofny
my my opening o en ng and naturally naturall I wont ant to a agreilt agrclt agremtt
I greilt many theaters I saw some of 0 the thedramatized thedramnt1zcdnoel thedramatized
dramatized dramnt1zcdnoel novel plays which it vould vouldbo vouldbe ould ouldbo
bo fnvldlous to mention and sonic of ofthorn o othcmbavo ofthem
thorn thcmbavo have sihcc ice been reckoned with the thodeparted thedC thedeparted
departed dC nrt d Dc Dc Mortui etc or as the theschoolboy thesChoolboy theschoolboy
schoolboy translated it of the dead deadthere deadthftels deadthete
there thftels is nothing left but but their boneV boneVand bon bonnnd hone honeamid
and as far to as I Imow there were no notnournors nomo nomourners
mourners mo rntrs among u iOng the public publicIt publicIl publicIt
It Seems to me to require almost as asi nsi asmuch
i much skill 1t11l to make a good dramatization dramatizationot
ot a novel and perhaps even more as asto asto asto
to write an original play A hack play pln plnrlcht playwright
1 wright rlcht will make a paste and scissors scissorsi acIasorsversion
i version 11lon which will necessarily nccessarn bo beclumsy boclumsy
clumsy and unsatisfactory unsotlstacto1 and often oftenunintelligible ortenutltntelllgiblo oftenunintelligible I
unintelligible to those who havent read readthd readthe
the th book The able dramatist will be behampered behnrrpcrd behampered I
hampered by b the differences In methods methodsof met metodsof ods I
of construction con trUcUon between bctwc n a novol and a apl aplqy apl4y
pl plqy < iy His great difficulty dlffi ult Is to find what whathe wbathI ahiathe
he hI can leave out while the less experi experienced cxporlneed qxporienced ¬
enced need writer will tro o astray astra on the rock rockOf rockor rockof
Of trying to cram In everything he can
1 Jhae have heard It said that the only way Wa Wato a ato
to make a good ood dramatization Is to read readthe readth readthe
the th boTjlc once and then throw It away
Naturally Naturn1 y this is i an exaggeration like likemost 1fkomost likemost
most broad statements still there is ismuch Ismuch ismuch
much truth in it but many ml1n novels have have0ood hrvegood havegood
good dlalogufe that Is worth lifting liftingand UCUnSand liftingand
and noWadays some novelists write wr1t In
dramatic form Corn and with a very ve1 evldlit evldliteye evld evidee 11t 11teeto
eye eeto io the ultimate stage use of their theirwork theirworlt theirworlt
worlt workThe worltTlt
The rh story storY of a play must be consecu consecutive consecutivti ¬
tive U consistent cons toht and developed In log ¬ I
ical l lllctlucnce sequence In a book one can halt
go Hack and andexpiain explain motives which are arenot arenot arenot
not clear ctea upoh the surface Then again
tho action of a book may be as diffuse diffusenft dltruscns dItfueaN
nft the author pleases as to time occu occupied uccupled occupied ¬
pied and changes of scene and location
bUt tho dramatist Is I bound to a certain certaincxtcrit certainextent certainextent
extent to conform to conventions and
try to 10 observe o1 > lono those tho e mysterious m torlous and
haunting terrors known as The Uni ¬
ties tiC
When Dickens Dlck n8 novels wore first Wit wilt rIt
ten crude versions v lfIlons vere quickly
put pu puupon
upon tho state st Jtc but despite the enor ¬
mous circulation of the books the plays
did not do well w wdli l Dickens Dlcl cn8 longer stories
ore so s diffuse dltCu e that they the do not lend
IhdmsblvoQ th in lvOt1 readily r fdll to tlrnmaUct1tnt tlrnmaUct1tntmlht dramatic trent trentmfcht treatmOnt
mOnt The ohe one exception 1 Ia The Only On1
Wnjj Vft vftI But his short stories have been
tho SOurceof 8 urcb0many many paying plays The TheIs
rJcitctoi1 < lhfJ Heart1 Is now bcln being rc i
> 4t +
vivcd Ived In London and is still in Jeffer Jeffersons Jetrersonsrcportolre Jeltersonaarepertoire ¬
sons sonsrcportolre areportoire here Mrs Lirripers Lirriperslodgings Llmpersodglnss LirripersIodgings
lodgings was done as Uncle Dicks DicksDtrllngr DIcksDrllng DicksDrrling
Dtrllngr by Toole The Message from fromliars fronMars fromLiars
liars appears to have been Inspired by byThe hyooThe byThe
ooThe The Christmas Carol Little Nell Nellwas NeWwas Nellwas
was a a great success with your Lotta JLottaand Lottaand Lottaand
and there were several others othersThackerays othcrThackerays othethThackernys
Thackerays books are een less fitted fittedfor fltLPdfor fittedfor
for dramatic treatment with the excep exception exception exception ¬
tion before mentioned of Vanity Fair FairTonights FaJrTonights FairTonightsSprnphonj
Tonights TonightsSprnphonj TonightsSprnphonjMilis Symphony SymphonyHiss
Hiss Jfichcla as 3 Soloist and a Good GoodProgram Good17ognIn GoodProgram
Program ProgramThe 17ognInThe ProgramThe
The second popular concert of the theWashir theshlrgton theWrshftgton
Washir Wrshftgton shlrgton gton Symphony Orchestra which whichtikes whichu
tikes u ken place at the Columbia Theater Theaterthis T1aterthis LJ18uterthIs
this evening will be marked by b the de debut debut debut ¬
but In America of perhaps the most mo t emi eminent emineat ¬ i inent
nent and successful of the younger ouner vio violinists vohinists o ¬
linists of today todayMule Marie Nichols who has hasjust hanjust hasjust
just landed in this country on her re return return return ¬
I IplEtlng
turn from Europe There alter com completing cornpletlag ¬
pleting her studies with Ycaye Halir Halirand HaJlrand Halirand
and Joachim she made a triumphant triumphantcor trlumphant trlumphantCOL
cot ccrt tour winning generous applause applausein
in Paris Berlin Vienna Edinboro and andLondon andLendon andLondon
London She is said to have aC a brilliant brilliantand brlmantand brilliantand
and yet et a deliciously deHclousl sensuous tone and andto andto
to have completely mastered all the thetechnical thechnIcal the1chnieal
technical chnIcal difficulties of her Instrument Instrumentaiirt instrumentarM I Iafl
arM afl last 1 ast but not least to be remarkable remarkableforyouth remarkablefor
foryouth for youth outh grace and beauty b < aut Her two twonumbers twonumhers twonumbers
numbers will be played with the orches orchestra orchestm orchestm ¬ I
tra tm and i11d will be a Serenade for violin violinand violinand loUn loUnand
and orVhcstra o hestrl1 by b Max Bruch and a aCaprlceNto nCaprlce aCaprice
CaprlceNto Caprice by Guiraud GuiraudiKted QulrnutlThe GuiraudThe
The or orheztrnI hcstrnl scloetlons are calcu calculated ealeahated
hated to dfejplay the Symphony Orches Orchestra Orchestra Orchestrii ¬
tra at Its West ncst st They comprise a se selection selection solection ¬
lection from Bizets Carmen Ear Earmark Narclaims ar arc1ssus ¬
claims by N N1n 1n n Scherzo Scherzo by Gold GolcJmark Goldmark
mark overture to tQ Poet and Peasant Peasantby Poos Peasantby = nt ntb
b by Von Suppe a selection lectlon from Mr tr DC DCK DcKovans DoKovons
K Kovans ovens new oporaVRed opora Red Feather the thecelebrated theelebrnted thecelebrated
celebrated Largo for strings trlngs by Handel Handelnnd Handelnnd Handeland
nnd finally the boautiful boo Urul waltz by byAn bySlrnuss byStriluss
Slrnuss caned calledMorgentter calledMorgentterAn MOrgOnDpttero MOrgOnDptteroAn
An Unusual UnusualComkimerit UnusualComkimeritWashington Compliment ComplimentWashington COm imeI1t imeI1tWashington
Washington Symphony Orchestra OIch ha With WithThe WithThe WithThe
The Rei Re Feather FeatherMembers Fcat1tcrMembers FeatherMembers
Members of the WashingtonS Washington Ynshlnto i3ym i3ymphony tymphony m mphony
phony Orchestra Orch tra have arranged a aful gWce mce mceful 1 1ful
ful compliment for their thplr conductor conductorReginald condu condutorReginald 1tor 1torReginald
Reginald De Koven composer composer of The iTheRed yrhe yrheRed TheR
Red R d Feather The entire orchostrti t of ofsixty orsixty ofsixty
sixty men baa volunteered volunteeredo ao o take AarC AarCIn art ar arIn
In the performance of a 3 special matilnoo matilnooto mat 00 00to I
to be given on Thursday January ZI 11 l4 at at21G ntU at2E
21G U at the Columbia Theater For ihe iheflrst Ihe Iheilrst he heI1rst
flrst time in the history of Wmshlngttm Wmshlngttmin Yashlnrt n nIn
in fact for the first time in the lUstdry lUstdryof hl litstrryof t ry ryot
of the country has an entire pcrmanont pcrmanontsymphony permantntsymphony permam nt ntsmphony
symphony orchestra arranged to take takepart ta taeepart e epart
part In a performance perf OrIn fU1 oe of otthis this oharaotnri oharaotnriI oharao eharaot1r eharaot1rIt r rIt
I It Is h a remarkable compliment to tme tmecomposer t tltecomposer e ecomplJlJer
composer and there is no doubt that tt ttiwill t tw1l1 twill
will result in a memorable porforniancp porforniancpof IJ porfOrmancl porfOrmanclof rormanc
of tho opera This special performance performancei rrormnc irformftncwill rrormncill
i will ill be conducted by Mr Do Koven l KovenMiss ov6n ov6non j jMiss
Miss Seftons Success SuccessOne i iOne
1 1oC
on One cf the most conspicuous successes successesof 1 1of
of ooTh The Red Feather company Is Ul UlHan L11Han LIIhan
Han Sefton a Washington ashlngt n girl who hols holsunderstud Is isunderstudy f funderstudy
understudy to Grace Van Studdlford StuddlfordNot StuddifordNot
Not long ago Miss Van Studdiford was wasunable wasunablo
unable to sins her rol role and Miss Set Stzton Setton Setton
ton was called upon at a a moments momentsnotice momentsnotice momentsnotice
notice to assume the post of temporary temporarystar temporarystar
star Her He success was Instantajieous InstantajieousjSho InstanbnoousShe instal1t13JeOusShe
jSho She sang sa saitg g and acted as Red Feather FeatherTor Flatl1er Flatl1ertor FJatlierror
Tor several days eliciting from the thecritics thecrItics th thcritics
critics wherever she appeared the most mostcommendatory 1I18tcommendatory mOstcommendatory
commendatory notices noticesMiss noticesMiss noticesMiss
Miss Sefton lo it not only onl a resident r ldent of ofWashington ofVashington
Washington Va hlnoton She Is a native of the theCapital theCapital theCapital
Capital and a a product of Its educational educationalinstitutions educationalInstitutions educationalInstitutions
institutions Half those who whoego go to the theColumbia theColumbia thcColumbia
Columbia this week will know bar as a apersonal apersonal apersonal
personal friend friendHad l lHad 1Iiad
Had Gabriels Toe ToeGnbrlol ToeGnbrlel Toehibriol
Gnbrlol the little comedian who 110 plays playstho p183tho playsthe
tho title role In Buster Brown ore created oroftcd oreated ¬
ated some excitement at Ocoan OcO < < n View ViewVa Viewa i iVa
Va a last summer Ho n weighs only on title thlrtyclght thlttelght titletyeight
tyclght pounds but nevertheless n neverthUiss crthCi 5thlnks 5thlnkshlmselt thinks thinkshimself thinkshimself
himself an expert swlmme swlmmeThe swlmmerThe switnmeiThe
The surf s rf around Ocoan Vie VIcv abounds abountJsIn i iIn I
In crabs afld one morning Gabriel had hadscarcely hadscnrcel hadf hadfscarcely
scarcely scnrcel donned his babys size bathing bathingsuit bathingsuit bathingsuit i
suit before a shriek ccliocd c < 1I1d along the thebeach thebenc11 thebeach
beach that sturtled the hotel guests froni fronitheir fro frotheir frotheir
their reveries reorlesoGnbriel reveriesGabriel f fGabriel
Gabriel had emitted the shriek 8hrl k anfl anflhis an anhis anhis
his partner Lamar who Jlh O plays ll1Y s the Juvfo Juvfonlle jU jUnile juvinile
nile raIn In the attraction named thin thinlc thinlclag Ic Icing c cIng ¬
ing he must have run ru1noul afoul ot a sharlk shftr shark sharkA
rushed Into the water clothes and all to tohis tf tfhis tobin
his rescue r soUc A moment later he emerge emergebearing emergpl emergplbearing ornergelbearing
bearing Gabriel G briel on his back to wh whtoes whn3 whn3toes whtoes
toes hung a huge crab The yottng < Ong man mannow mannow mannow
now wears rubber boots when disport disportIn disportIng disportIng
In Ing himself In the surf surftines sUr sUri surfLInes
i 4 4Line
tines Line LInes to toliansfield toliansfieldMansfield Mr Mansfield MansfieldMansfleld N ansfleldllansfie1d
Mansfield whose varipus mrj 2r alents all agree agreeArc agreetre agreeAre
Arc known from Janet t 1e land fc frtlnt m tea S e to sea saaThy seaThy 103 103Thy
Thy roles new lustre t t8 tJ t > e scene ceue Impart ImpartAdd bRpctrtAdd impartAdd
Add art 1rt to nature and to nature art artWhile ArtWldle artWhile
While hastening crowds still winder WQn mdersiill mdersiilladmire still stilladmire tiU tiUadmire
admire admireAnd admireAnd admireAnd
And find in thee the true Promethean fire fireFor tireFor fireFor
For who can doubt the once alljlorlous stage atageHas atl atlHuJ stageHaslagged
Has Haslagged lagged behind the genius of the age ageSince a aSince ageSince
Since players 12er3 unabashed una hcd their ahaiae admit admitTheir admitIbeIrlovc a jt jtTheir
Their IbeIrlovc lore of lucre and their leek lli of wit witFar witFar witFar
Far more content to grovel p < lTcl than to sntr sntrThe wiarThe nar narThe
The love of fame excites their oonls oou Ouls no more moreSuch IDO rneoSuch l lSuch
Such are they now but there thcr xra was once a time timeWhen timeWhen timeWhiea
When Garrick made dramatic art sublimeWhen sublimeWhen sublime sublimeWhen
When Bettcrton awoke the trapie tr e strain strainAnd 8tntinAnd strainAnd
And Qain and Macklin echoed it again againThe againThe againIbe
The lovelier sex cx their talents too combined combinedAnd combinedAnd combimiJnd
And what vras coarseness els cite their taste tasterefined tutercnned tasterefined
refined refinedThen rcnnedThen refinedThen
Then Wofflngton her sprightly art rt avowed avowedAnd aTOTedAnd arowedAnd
And CUre triumphant stalled upon the crowd crowdThen crowdThen awdThen
Then Abinuton with 1tb archness archne ruled the tow towCharmed town townCharmed townCharmed
Charmed with d h her laugh and even with her herfrown hlrfromJ herfrown
frown frownFor fromJFor frownFor
For such a stage loved oldsmith shaped his hispen hispeon hIspen
pen penAnd peonAnd penAnd
And Drama flourished In full honor then thenFor thenFor
For such a sage grave Johnson Johnsonwrote wrote Irene IreneAnd IreneAnd IreneAnd
And by his presence C dignified dfltrl ed the thestCle thestCleFor scene sceneFor acmeFor
For such a stage famed Burke oft spoke In Inpraise Inra ti tipraise
praise praiseAnd praiseAnd ra c cAnd
And thrice great Sheridan received rec hedlta Its bare bareBut 1nnDut baysBut
But times have changed the cursed thirst o opjld of ofWJld ofgold
gold pjldHas WJldHas goldlIes
Has parched mens minds and sordid minds Are artcolds Arecold arecold
colds coldsThe cold coldThe coldThe
The vulgar appetite has vulgar zest ustAnd zest4id Jt JtAnd
And what is i paltry nonsense pleases best bestThU bestT111 beatThis
This T111 empty creature and oh shame ah me his h wife wifeDevoid wifeDevoId wileDevoId
Devoid of culture and halfdrained ofllfe ofllfePresume of life lifePresume lifePresume
Presume upon a 1 cushioned scat e2t to sit sitTo sitTo sitTo
To Judge J dse of excellence end yawn at wit witBrousfct w witAwy U UA
A Awy with suchand such and may a brl brighter hter day dtrt dayBrouebt
Brousfct t back by Mansfield long lan with Manslela Manslelastay MansticIdstay eI eIy eIJIay
stay stayMay stayMay y
May shades of former erase Genius press around aroundBy arpundBy und undBy
By their approval may he still b < crowned crownedMnr crownedIn crownedilay
Mnr In their applause sustain his manful tack tackilay wkar taskiay
ilay iay ar their applause app be all hut h l heart need ask askF ukF askF
F JIcAllister JIcAllisterTaught eAUlaterTaughtbn
4 4Taught
Taught Taughtbn bij Audiences AudiencesAuthors AudiencesAutJ AudiencesAuthors
Authors AutJ and Composers CpIXlPosers Learn LeariiFrom From the thePublic thePublic thePublic
Public PublicReginald PublicRegtnaId PublicReginald
Reginald De Koven said to a recent recentInterMijweir recentInt recentintpMver
InterMijweir Int ivfCV 1 that Tie had written Red RedFeather RedFeather RedFeather
Feather In order to lay a Robin Hoods Hoodschest HoodshoJit Hoodschest
chest chestJoe chestJoe hoJit hoJitioe
Joe ioe JenTorsjpji told me once lie liesaid 110said liesaid
said that I would w ld rue tho day I pro produced proclueed Proluced ¬
duced Robin bn Hood that I Tfould be beRobins beRobIns beRobias
Robins slave forever that no matter matterwhat tro mztterwhat tter tterwhat
what I I1 mlcht 1lcbt do hereafter er atter the pubLc pubLcwould pUblcwould pubLewould
would say Good vary ery good perhaps perhapsson perhapfbu perhapsbu
bu not so good guo as RobIn Mr Jd iffer ifferson tr trson
son said he had been cursed by Rip Van VanWinkle VanWlnklo VanWInkle
Winkle In this way He knew ho hI had haddono haddo haddone
done do no more artistic thrgs than Rip v Ven VenWinkle 4ll 4llVlnkJc n nWinkle
Winkle but the public would not Jt > t aJ aJmlt a1mlt aImit
mlt it And his prediction redlctlon about me has hascome hascome hascome
come pretty prett nearly < true So I Iwritten have havewritten tuvewrittcn
written Red Feather to prove tht I Ican Ican Ican
can do as well or better than I did tJl in inRobin InRobin inRobin
Robin Hood HoodSpeaking1 HoodSpeakn HoodSpeaking
Speaking Speakn of Red Feather when > it ittraa ttwas t tKl8
was Kl8 originally prcduacd p u1ed by the Van VanStuddiford VanStuddltord VanStuddil
Studdiford Studdil rd opera company Mr 1r De Kov Koven Reven ¬
en raid fafdNeither raidNeither fd fdXelther
Neither Mr Klein Mr Cook nor normyself norm normyself
myself m selt did a a thing to the opera for the th thefirst
first three nights nl J1ts We Ve simply sat In Infront Intront infront
front and watched For Fo orone one audience audienceteaches atdIetcteaches audIenceteaches
teaches us more than five lheyearz years of dress dressrehearsals dr drrehearsals dressrehearsals
rehearsals rehearsalsWe rehearsalsWe rehearsalsWe
We noted the cr applause appleusesaw sav what whatpoints whatpoints whatpoints
points told tbId We noted what did not notseem tot iotseem totsoom
seem to go Jolted jotted these things down downand downand downand
and profited accordingly The ideas ideasour Ideasaucllences ideasour
our audiences gave us were were lesion lesionAn 1 legionAn 1 n nn
An n audience is a study In Itself tt ttdiffers Itdiffers t
differs not only in different cities bqt butin bqtin bqtIn
in the same cities on different nights It Itdepends Itdepends Itdepends
depends largely on what its had to eat eatand eatand eatand
and the weather weatherFor wcatberFor weatherFor
For instance an umbrella audience audienceIs
Is the very yer worst audience thai ever evertraveled evertraeled evertraveled
traveled by cab < nb or trolley to worry a acompany acompany acompany
company of actors into fits of nervous nervousness nervousnoss nervousness ¬
ness Its raining you see and every everyone ueryone cveryone ¬
one who comes has braved the elements elementsto lemnt lemntto
to see a show Its a a wet and uncom uncomfortable uncomfortable uncomfortabie ¬
fortable audience and It is in oad oadhumor oadhumor endhumor
humor It seems to think that uaving uavingcome uamgcome navingcome
come outdoors on a beastly lIght tie tieamount Ueamount teamount
amount of pleasure it gets from tjo tjotheaters t tuetheaters le letheaters
theaters should be in proportion to the thediscomforts thedlscomCorts thediscomforts
discomforts experienced expe enced in getting to tothe tnthe tothe
the playhouse playhouseConsequently plahouseConsequently playhouseConsequently
Consequently Its a capJous audi audience au aud audonce t tence ¬
ence and hard to pull And being l eln damp dampand dampand dampand
and wet Its not only cnl captious but bad badhumored badhumored badhumored
humored And thats what makes an anumbrella nnumbrella anumbrella
umbrella audience the hardest under the thesun thesun thesun
sun for the actor to enertaln en encrtalnModern rtaIn rtaInt rtaInModern
Modern Stage StageNethods StageNethodsFrederic Methods MethodsFrederic Me hbds hbdsFrederic
Frederic Bonds Apt pt Comment on onVarious 011Various o oVarious
Various New 11 ew Conditions ConditionsThe ConditionsThe ConditionsThe
The Actors ActorS Earthly Enrthl Paradise ParadiseThat ParadlseThat ParadiseThat
That Is Fred Bonds description of po polite polite poUte ¬
lite vaudevllle vaudevl11eand and he professes to be bea becomp6ent bea
a a competent Judge Few of ihcvyounger ihcvyoungercomedians theyoungercomedians thciOungercome
comedians come lans have had a 3 more arduous or orheading ormore ormore
more Fccosful ucossful crireer < reer th than M Mt Bond Bond Bondheeding
heading le dlng the Chase ChasI bi bill this week weekI ek
01 I do not wish It to be thought thought con continued continued continued ¬
tinued Mr 1r Bond ootat that I am a either idle idleor Idleor Idleor
or unambitious unabitIous when I make mako this ts ap apparently apprentl apparently ¬
parently prentl extravagant ctasnt estimate 6tml1to of the theplace theplace theplace
place of polite polte vaudeville ud me In the actors actorsscheme actors actorsscheme actorsscheme
scheme of life Ufe In undergoing und Ilna the pro process proceas ¬
cess ces of selfanalysis selaalyls am reflection rofeton I Ifind Ifnd Ifind
find fnd perhaps perhnp that tot I am Inclined Inclno to be bepessimistic bepessimitc bepessimistic
pessimistic pessimitc about the drama drma and the theactor th thactor theactor
actor of today as a compared compro with con conditions condtons condItlons
ditions dtons as they were wer when whe I was ws bat battling bt bttUng batthIng ¬
thIng most strenuously streuously for success suoces ucc us a a allegltlmato a alegitimate
legitimate legtmate comedian comedianI eomed1r comedianBut
I ooBut But please plQO dont consider me a has hasVbeen h hasbeen
been as they the s sft af t not by Y long lg odds oddsvfor odd oddsor
vfor or I feel tee even mor morA more capable cpble than tht ever ccrr evert
jaf r genuine acting actn The fact tct Is how howfever however however
fever ever that tht actors ators like Uk phyiiclars ph 1s and andothcr adother andother
other professional profcloAI men are ar becoming bomIng bomIngpeclaUsts becomingpeclalists
Specialists peclaUsts Indeed Indeo they are forced for into intoI
I c The demand for
public ceand amusement amusementI amumlnt amumlntor
I or plays and ad players Is so great gt the thet
t henter heaters are so many mny and the feniusea feniuseai lUiusE
i i ro ao o few that tt actors actor and actresses aCec5 by byyiio byC oyie
yiio ie C score sr are ar being beig thrust thrst iorward Opra to toi 0 oI
i ill 1 11 the breach brach and to Induce the he pu puLc puLcnto > uc LcntD
5 nto paying png the high hgh prices pre charged c argfd by byho bybe bylie
ho regular resJr theaters theaterstetters theter theatersicrsNot
tetters icrNot icrsNot Not Playwrights PlaywrightsAs Plnyights Plnyightsa
As a consequence cOneueuce of this playwrights playwrightslave ph 1Wrght
lave 1e become boIo literary lt1 tailors uad ii < ad 1 aIm siroiarly s1marly aImany
arly any they cut and fit ft their tbfr products prr4cts to toho toho tOho
ho limited limied capabilities c1fhUl of 0 of stellar aspl asplrants tpl tplnts aspimats
rants mats and claimants cI nt The Th resuH rsut is s wht whtnctors wh whtactors t tncor
actors ncor call 01 onepart onoPrt plays pla wh whereh rcla aU aUthe aUthe
the subordinate suborlnte characters arr ar ar simply slnplyfeeer simplyfeeders
feeders feeer to use us the tcchilcal term t rm but butwhich butwhich
which might better beter be called cJd tellius deJtcs deJtcsmnde atelhitrsmade telliusmade
made to revolve 1610 perforce perroc around rund the theartfcial theartificial
Artificial artfcial central ceatr luminary luminaryA lun1uuy lun1uuyooA
ooA A nmnuger mngr nonoduy n01aaynf nft nftr < t UP bE has hasobtained 18 18obtined hasObtained
obtained obtined a play that t1at auks uls his 1 rtar tr tar pru prucoeds prueeeda
coeds to select the nuprortrt J1ifortn ompany ompanysolely ompanySQloly ompanySolely
solely and nn simply to t t th tho othr h r a parts partsThe ut utThe
1 The clothes art ar t th tkie u If p nl iie lle e actor adorgt actorranet
jmist ranet gt War car them T r o run e 1cqenee vAence < ience is isthat ISthlt Isthat
that thlt the modern ut acter ltr tor U 1c fiuds ds himself hmeJ hard har hardI

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