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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 1917.
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THEATER PROGRAM
FOR THIS WEEK
Robert Mantell at Belasco for
Week of Shakespeare
Repertoire.
COMEDY AT THE NATIONAL
Madge Kennedy in "Fair and
Warmer" Mary Pickford
Rim at Columbia.
Kobert Mantell la at the Belasco
Theater tills week for one week's
performance of Shakespearean reper
toire. Six plays will be given. "Merchant
of Venice," "Hamlet," "Richelieu,"
"Kins Lear," "Macbeth," and "Julius
Caesar."
"Fair and" Warmer," a comedy suc
cess which has been here once before
this season, featuring .Madge Ken
nedy, will be the attraction at the
National.
Mary Plckford's latest, "The Pride
of the Clan;" Is to be shown at Loew's
Columbia beginning today, for one
week.
neTjascoi Robert
Mantell, Drama.
Robert B. Mantell, a recognized
leader of the American stage In the
interpretation of the great roles of
Shakespeare will be seen at the Be
laeo Theater, beginning tomorrow
night,"w4Ui tie regular afternoon per
fortnances on, Wednesday and Satur
day in the engagement of one week.
His repertoire has been selected from
a 'list of fourteen plays and for the local
engagement will be as follows: Monday
evening "The Merchant of Venice,"
Tuesday evening "Hamlet," Wednesday
matinee -'The Merchant of Venice,"
Wednesday evening "Richelieu," Thurs
day evening "King Lear," Friday even
ing, "MacBeth; Saturday matinee,
"Richelieu," and Saturday evening,
"Richard the Third."
The last named characterization
and "King Lear" are regarded by Mr.
William A. Brady, who has been as
sociated with" Mr. Mantell as manager
for the past twelve seasons, as mas
terpieces. In "Macbeth" Mr. Mantell
is: credited with putting into the role
the elemental barabarism which
Shakespeare undoubtedly dreamed
when he created the Thane of Cawdor,
and which so few actors have succeed
ed in visualizing.
William Winter, dean of American
dramatic' critics, says rn his new
book, "Shakespeare on the Stage,
regarded as the most authoritative
utterances on American theatricals
in the past fifty years, that "Memory
will long treasure the reading of Mr.
Mantell as among the most expressive
and touching that achievements of
elocutionary art that has been known
In recent years."
One of the finest compliments ever
paid to an actor is contained in a let
ter written by the late Horace How
ard Furness, the great Shakespearian
scholar American had produced to a
friend a few months before his death
and just after he witnessed Mr. Man
tell's performance of "King Lear."
He writes: "It is Indeed gratifying to
know that there la still an actor who
Is passing on the best traditions of
our stage."
Mr. Mantell's company this season
includes "Fritz Lelber, John J. Burke,
Guy Llndsey. Frank Peters, Alfred L
Barrett, John Wray, George Alex
ander, George Westlake, George Wil
son, Genevieve Reynolds, Marion
Evensen, Teresa Larkln, Virginia
Bronson. Llla-Dell Frost, and Gene
vieve Hamper.
Rational! "Fair and
Warmer," Comedy.
Washington Is to bate another op
portunity this week to see "Fair and
Warmer" at the New National Thea
ter. This famous farce comedy by Avery
Hopwood, which Selwyn and company
bring back for a return engagement,
with the same company, headed by
Madge Kennedy, played here before
Just after completing a run of 400
performances at the Eltinge and Har
lls theaters in New York.
The author of "Fair and Warmer"
has written many hits. Including the
never-to-be-forgotten "Seven Days"
and "Nobody's Widow," in which
lUanche Bates starred for two sea
ons. In HFair and Warmer" Mr.
Hopwood has taken the greatest of
all farce subjects two pairs of seem
ingly mlsmated young married peo
ple and ghen it the famous Hop-
wood twist.
The Bartletts are a somewhat pe
ruliarly assorted pair Billy, the
husband, has no knowledge of the
wide, wicked world as exemplified
by Broadway's flaming arcs, except
what he has read in the Smart Set
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BOSTON NATIONAL OPERA
Grand Opera for Three Days Last
fart of Week at Poll Theater.
The Boston-National Grand Opera
Company, whose excellent perform
ances here last season assured Its
perennial welcome to Washington,
will make its second annual visit to
this city for three, days beginning
Thursday, January II, at Poll's Thea
ter. The engagement will open with
Verdi's "Aida" on Thursday night,
Puccini's "La Boheme" will be the
Friday night offering, Mascagnl'a
"Iris," with the now-famous Japa
nese soprano, Tamaki Mlura, as the
heroine, will bo the Saturday matl
nee bill, and Gounod's "Faust" will
close the engagement Saturday night.
Of the stars and other principals
to be heard in the various casts, few
need any introduction to Washing
ton, the list including Tamaki Mlura,
rrancesca" Peralta, Mabel Rlegelman,
Bianca .aroya, Maggie Teyte, Lulsa
Villon!, Maria Gay, Elvira Leveronl,
Maria Wlnictskaja, Rompo Boscacci,
Giuseppe Gaudenzl, Riccardo Martin,
Giovanni Zenatello, George Baklan
off, Vincente Balllster. Thomas Chal
mers, Giorgio Pulltl, Paolo Ananian,
Virglllo Lazzarl, Jose Mardones, and
others, with Roberto Moranzonl Ful
penzio Guerrlerl and Adolf Schmld as
conductors.
magazine. Laura, his wife, knows
all this life, for she loves to dance
and have what Is known In New York
as a good time, while Billy is usually
left at home to watch the clock.
Their best friends, tho Wheelers,
are equally as mlsmated in tempera
ment, although in their case It Is
friend hubby who Is the fly-by-nlght.
while Blanny, his captivating little
wife. Is the Innocent who prefers the
apartment to the Joys of Broadway at
midnight.
Playwright Hopwood arranges to
leave Billy and Blanny alone one
evening while their respective mar
ried partners are at the opera and
dance later. The odly assorted pair
after talking things over decide that
they, too, will essay a venture In
wickedness.
Washing a. wild alcoholic con
coction down by a quart of cham
pagne the two assimilate a beautiful
and spectacular "bun" In the throes
of which they greet their returning
Laura and Jack at an early hour In
the morning. The cast Includes In ad
dition to Miss Kennedy, who is the
featured player, John Author, Ethel
Wilson, Robert Ober. Arthur Stan
ford, Jane Seymour, Harry Lorraine,
and John Morris.
Pell'ai Kate Ellnore.
Farce With Sialic
Kate Ellnore In a rollicking farce
with music, "My Aunt from Utah,"
will be the attraction at Poll's The
ater for four days beginning tonight
at 8:16 and continuing until Wednes
day evening. Inclusive. There will be
matinees Tuesday and Wednesday.
The "My Aunt From Utah" engage
ment has been limited to six perform
ances In order to permit the Boston
National Grand Opera Company the
Daiance or me ween.
Nearly every theatergoer In the
United States and Canada has seen
Kate Elinore either in Oscar Hammer-
stein's "Naughty Marietta," Lew
Fields' "All Aboard," New York River
Garden production, or as a head-liner
In vaudeville. As the lead this season
in "My Aunt From Utah" Miss Elinore
is declared to have found a role In
which she has more than duplicated
her former successes.
The "story" has to do wjth the pre
dicaments of a young man who has a
penchant for telling stories. He Is a
brazen -prevaricator and as is usual
with fibbers, builds & monument of
lies that work to "his undoing1.
Miss Ellnore has been surrounded
with a cast which includes Josephine
Sabel, Whltlock Davis, Ethel Lloyd,
Donald Archer, Marjory Sweet, Waldo
Whipple, Lawrence Peterson and
others, together with a big ensemble.
B. F. Keith's Vaude
ville. Templeton.
Fay Templeton, comedienne, long
with Weber Fields, Cohan, Zlegfeld,
and others. Is the head-line attraction
at the B. F. Keith Theater next week.
She has come out of her recent mar
ital retirement, it being her first time
here In the Keith vaudeville.
She will sing here a group of comic
songs interlarded with topical talk.
Among her numbers is "Mary Roe
From Idaho," detailing how a woolly
Western girl won success in the effete
East. Another presents her in black
face as launderss. In addition, she
sings "Sally in Our Alley." as In the
old times. "Memories," "My Evening
Star," and other ballads.
Jimmy Clark at the piano alter;
nates with Miss Templeton. The add
ed attraction will be the conqueror of
"John L.," James J. Corbett, Vclept
"entleman Jim," the champion
heavyweight pugilist of "th'e world un
til the "Kangaroo," ,FJtzsommons,
.wrested away his laurels.
Corbett continues on the stage and
has become as adept as a reconteur
as he was with the mitts. His stories
relate to his travels and triumphs.
Valerie Bergere, with a supporting
cast, is another on this starry bill.
She will present "Judgment," a
playlet. Another prominent Inclusion
will be Marlon Weeks.
This time among her songs Is Sem
brich's "La Plrntemps." Miss Weeks
has a coloraura soprano and touches
"G" above high "C."
Other novelties will be Dan Burke
and company In a musical exploit;
Tom Smith and Ralph Austin in their
comic absurdity, "All Fun;" Nick
Huftord and Dell Chain In "By Ro
quet:" the MellHo sisters, four con
quest:" the pipe organ recitals,
and the Hearst international news plo
tcral. Gayetyt Burlesque
Review, 1016.
Jacobs & Jermon's -Burlesque He-
view, "1916 Model," is this week's at
traction at the Gayety, commencing
with the performances at 3 and 8 p.
m. today. The entertainment Is pat
terned after Broadway revues and
not only burlesques burlesque, but
the 'legitimate" as well.
A strong cast Is headed by Harry
K. Morton, Danny Murphy, Harry
O'Neal, Al Dean, Zolla Russell, Mme.
Julia de Kelety, and Flossie Everette.
The production Is staged m two
acts and In twelve scenes, among
which are the following: The Blue
Dog clubhouse, New York city: Un
cle Tom's Cabin revue; the Rhoon
woods, and a well known cabaret.
Among the specialities to be Intro
duced are "The Apple of Parle," a
classic pantomime, and living repro
ductions of world famous art opjects.
Some of the song hits include the
following: "Bad Little Girl," "Any
Kind of a Song," and "If Only the
World Were Mine." A chorus of
thirty girls Is said to be much In evi
dence during the course of the produc
tion. Loew's Columbia! Mary
Pickford. Films.
Mary Pickford will be seen at Loew's
Columbia for the entire week begin
ning today in the second photoplay
of her own corporation. It Is called
"The Pride of the Clan," and as the
central figure of a Scotch story or
strong human and heart appeal tho
famous screen star will create the
role of a lassie of the heather.
The story of rThe Pride of the
Clan," Marget MacTavlnh, who accord
ing to the law of a little Island on
the west coast of Scotland becomes
the head of the elan at the death of
her father. Jamie Campbell, a young
fisherman, has won the heart of tho
lessle. Jamie has always been regard
ed as the son of the Countess of Dun
lassie. Jamie has always been regard
ed as the son of Mrs. Campbell, one
of the clan. It so happens that In
reality he Is the son of the Countess
of Dunstable by her first marriage.
On the eve of his bethrothal the
Countess finds the young man and
tells him of his real Identity. She
swears him to secrecy even from his
own sweetheart. Her motherly feel
ing, however, overwhelms her as she
watches the quaint ceremony of the
publis botrctiial Of bar son and Mar-
get. Meeting him afterward she em
braces him, and Is seen by those who
do not know of the relationship. The
fact is told to Marget.
The Earl also having learned of
the secret meeting of the countess
with Jamie and not knowing the
relation, confronts the countess with
the revelation. The wife breaks
down and confesses that the young
man Is her son. There being no chil
dren by his marriage to tho countess
the earl is delighted and at once
starts to plan for a brilliant future
for Jamie. How the earl Is finally
reconciled to Marget, and how the
lovers are united frms the basis of
a story of great beauty and charm.
Strand t Douglas
Fairbanks. Films.,
Douglas Fairbanks will head tho
program at Moore's Strand Theater to
day until Wednesday Inclusive, in
"The Matrlmanlac" k
A happy-go-lucky youth plans to
marry the daughter of a wealthy
banker, who heartily disapprove! of
him as a son-in-law. So forthwith the
fellow and the girl decide to efope, but
they find "papa" is some detective and
hard to elude. The youth gets a mar
riage license, but finds to his dismay
that "there Is many a slip twlxt the
altar and the girl."
Father hustles daughter on the
Overland limited, and her admirer fol
lows with a lassoed minister in many
and devious ways. Every time he
comes within hailing distance of his
sweetheart, father changes his route
list.
Douglas Fairbanks accomplishes all
sorts of stunts in the picture, ably
assisted by Constance Talmadge and
others.
On Thursday and Friday Emmy
Wehlen will be featured in "Vanity,"
a photoplay in which a young girl
gets Into the power of an. unscrupu
lous police official, who uses her to ex
tort a, murder confession from an hon
orable man who loves her. Later she
realizes that she loves him, and her
fight to save him forms the climax In
the picture.
In the production. Miss Wehlen is
supported by Paul Gordon, Emile
Agoust, and others.
On Saturday Gertrude McCoy will
head the program in "The Lash of
Destiny." There will be other attrac
tions daily, and the Strand Symphony
Orchestra will render appropriate
musical accompaniments.
Garden!. "Ninety
and Nine" Film.
Lucillo Lee Stewart, William Cour-
tenay, and Hundley Gordon will head
line, the program at Moore's Garden
Theater today, Monday, and Tuesday
In a visualization of "Ninety and
Nine."
The niece tells of the unshakable
faith of a girl In a man; although he
Is drink-sodden, she seeB his soul
struggling against the inner prob
lems, and helps to lift him to his real
place In society. Then when the real
test of manhood comes, he drives a
runaway enerine through a blazing
foresflre, saving the town from de
struction, ana vindicating ner xauu
and loyal love." '
As a special added attraction on
these days, Mr. Moore announces the
personal appearance of Lucille Lee
Stewart and Hundley Gordon at every
performance.
On1 Wednesday and Thursday Mar.
garlta Fischer will head the program
in "Miss Jackie of the Navy." It tells
a whimsical story of a scolety girl's
adventure pnioard a battleship. As
the result or a wager she dons a
mMa- aulf-i hrtarria thft vessel All a
stowaway, and It Is not until they
are wen away 10 sea,.wjai ucr pres
ence Is discovered.
ifmA p.f,nv, wilt h ifM nn Fri
day and Saturday In "The Tigress, or
the Vampire or Russia." a. young
Russian girl Is gravely wronged and
nffHfiitiri In her nwn country, and
follows her persecutors to America.
Her incttioas oi tracing me villains
and her manner of revenge gain for
her the title of "The Tigress."
Masonic Auditorium.
"An Enemy to the King," a roman
tic drama, replete with fencing duels
and the stirring scenes of the Hu
guenot days in France, featuring E.
H. Sothern and Edith Storey, will be
presented tonight at the Masonic
Auditorium. The play is a Vitagraph
feature In seven parts and holds
the Interest of the audience to the
end. Mr, Sothern has apeared In but
three screen plays, of which "An En
emy to the King" Is the latest.
In Miss Storey he has excellent sup
port. Upon the legitimate stage she
won exceptional honors and has
achieved a high place in her profes
sion. This talent and experience she
ha brought to her screen acting. "An
Enemy to the King" is magnificently
staged and costumed, and great care
and attention have been given to de
tail. LECTURES ON ORIENT
Newman's Travel Talks at Belasco
January 14 and 15.
E. M. Newman last spring and sum
mer covered 20,000 miles In search of
new pictures and information for an
upto-date series of five traveltalka.
The experienced globe trotter will bo
at the Belasco Theater for five succes
sive Sunday evenings and Monday
afternoons, beginning January 14 and
IB. The Journey, named "The Orient
Today," will be revealed In five sub
jects, as follows: "Japan Today,"
"The New -China." "Peking," "Korea,"
and "Hawaii." Each subject Is crowd,
ed with surprises both weird and de
lightful. Strange changes hitherto
undreamed of will be brought befoio
ou and portrayed through a series
of wonderfully colored scenes and up-to-date
motion pictures.
Mr. Newman's rare human Interest
narrative of the Far East as It is to
day, makes triis series one of the
richest ever presented.
"WONDERLAND" NOW OPEN.
"Wonderland." a show full of Interest
ing marvels of nature, at 419 Ninth
street northwest, announces the arrival
of the Samar Twins.
These rcmarHub.e ".Siamese" twins aro
two young Filipino boys, six and a half
years ago, and perfectly normal In
every other respect save that they are
joined. Their education has not been
neglected, for they understand threo
languages. A physician gives a short
lecture on the phenomenon of this twtn
shlp every fifteen minutes.
In addition to the twins, many other
remarkable and interesting wonders of
nature are displayed. "Wonderland"
1s open from 11 a. m. until 11 p. m.
SIDELIGHTS ON
LIFE ON THE STAGE
Anecdotes, History, and a Lit
tle Fiction Told" of and
by Actors.
When Robert Mantell gives the
first play of his week's repertoire,
"The Merchant of Venice," at tho Bo
lasco Theater tomorrow night, ho
breaks through a consecutive list of
comedy attractions In this city 'since
November 12. ,
On that date Jane Cowl, In "Com
mon Clay," came for a week's visit.
But Mr. Mantell does more than
that by w;y of innovation on his
visit this season.
The first taste of a whole, even
ing of tragedy, will be given this sea
son, Tuesday night when this actor
plays "Hamlet."
It makes one wonder Just how pa
trons wosild responds to a real mod
ern tragedy, ungarnlshed by the
magic name of Shakespeare, for one
solid week.
Tastes have changed Jn the last few
years.
Tragedy we very rarely see; drama,
we see once in a while,- and comedy
(in many forms) we see all of the
time.
Several years ago, the comedy both
"With and without' music, and" the ex
travaganza or revue,, were unusual
'events. Today, the reverse is the rule.
To intimate that although Washing
ton does like comedy. It does not like
drama, would be unfair. Houses at
the performance of "Common Clay"
were crowded, as indeed they were
also at the performances of the ota
er two serious dramas theatrical
Wsahington has bee"h offered this sea
son "The House of Glass" and "The
Harp of Life."
The repertoires of the Washington
Square Players, the Aborn Opera, and
Madama Sarah Bernhardt are not In
cluded In the comparisons, for obvious
reasons:
Of course all of Washington, will
go to the Belasco this week, because
Mantell is playing Shakespeare, re
gardless of whether it be comedy or
drama, or tragedy.
This cannot be a real test. It would
be Inteersting financially and psycho
logically to see whether or not any
one in town would go to see a dig
nified modern tragedy fitted for one
week with everybody killed In the
last act in true Greek tragedy style.
Singer Geta European
Training In Tokyo Academy.
Mme. Tanokl Mlura Is the first Jap
anese to achieve success in the grand
opera houses of Europe and America.
She was born in Tokyo and was the
daughter of a wealthy merchant.
Educated in the high tBchooI, much
attention was paid to her voice and
vocal training was started as early as
her sixth year. Mme. Mlura attended
the Tokyo Academy of Music which,
at that time, had an instructor who
had studied music in Italy. There
fore, Mme. Mlura absorbed the Eu
ropean method of singing. She was
graduated t with high, honors from the
Tokyo academy'$nd sang the Hury
dice In Gluck's opera at her gradu
ation. Prima Donna In Tokyo.
At first, Mme. Mlura appeared in
concert and when the Imperial Thea
ter in Tokyo gave operas, she was
chosen as prima donna. She had been
Instructed as an actress ever since
she had 'regarded the professional
stage seriously. Her debut at the
Imperial Theater was in "Cavalier!
Rustlcana." So great was her success
that Pletro Mascagnl, the composer,
sent her a long letter of congratulation.
Soon afterwards, Mme. Mlura went to
Berlin to continue her studies. Later
she sang "Madam Butterfly" In London
with the Beechan Opera Company, with
such success that Max Rablnoff, man
aging director of the Boston National
Grand Opera Company, engaged her for
this country.
lias New Role.
Mme. Mlura is married and her hus
band is a student of biology at Co
lumbia University. In New York, Mme.
Mlura Is singing for the first time the
role of Iris In. Mascagnl's opera of that
name and when this arrangement was
made. Mascagnl sent her a letter out
lining various Ideas he had on the
character of the country maiden.
Film Stars In the
I'leah at Garden.
. novelty is promised the picture
levers and theatergoers by Tom
Moore In the announcement of the per
sonal appearance of the screen stars,
Lucille Lee Stewart, sister of Anita
Stewart, and Hundley Gordon, today,
Monday, and Tuesday at the Garden
Theater. Miss Stewart has forged
rapidly to the front as a film star.
Miss Stewart will render several little
songs' and relate many amusing Inci
dents of her screen career. A humorous-
and characteristic monologue
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This will mark the debut behind the
footlights of this pair of screen enter
tainers, and quite a host of film folks
from New York will be on hand to
give them an especially good send-off.
After their engagement at the Gar
den they will make a short tour em
bracing most of the large cities as far
West as the Coast. One specially at
tractive feature of their appearance
at the Garden will be the fact that
they will also appear on the screen
In their latest photoplay success,
"Ninety and Nine."
la It Hard To Be Cute For
A Year! Ans.Yes.
That being sucessfully cute Is not
as simple as it appears, is the con
tention of Miss Madge Kennedy, the"
featured player with "Fair and
Warmer.'
Miss Kennedy has won fame
through playing cute roles and for
two seasons she has remained on
Broadway enacting two of tho cutest
roles ever written. In "T.n Beds"
and "Fair and Warmer." But. accord
ing to the famous creator of cunning
bits of femininity, It's not so easy to
cuddle and nestle all over tho stage
for three hours every evening and the
same period on Wednesday and Sat
urday afternoons.
"Being cute," says Mlsd Kennedy,
"Is not such a long ways off from be
ing merely silly, and at times It la
rather difficult to draw the line be
tween tht two." However, Miss Ken
nedy's huge success In playing this
style of character demonstrates strlk-
tngly that she knows how to draw the
line, it waa probably the personality
of the actress whh first led man
agers to cast her for roles like
"Blanny," In "Fair ami Warmer," for
Miss Kennedy Is a ryte little person.
At any rate she started as all good
actresses should, In stock, out In
Cleveland Then followed one or two
minor engagements In productions
until William A. Brady rest her for
the little wife In "Ovar NlBlU," In
which she made a trimnd4us hit.
Her next play waa "Utile Ml"
Brown," which whlli not In ltlf
success, was a great prun triumph
lor Mlta Kennedy. Tints It w Ant
a matter of cours that she alioitM ha
chosen for the role In 'Twin M4"
which she played fur a ") M
Broadway, to be lmmrf!at'y 1ihwn
by another year's nNiKfrlrlt in
"Fair and Warmer."
"Mother Carey's Chleltrn"
On the Stage.
Kato Douglas Wlgsln, whwrf fW
book, "The Romance or a ChfislMM
Card," continues the success totiH in
the holiday season, has been lltf(y
working day and night rehearsing hit
new play, "Mother Catty4 it ChttUitin,"
taken from the famous book nt th
same name, which will ,hav lis first
performance In a few week, Th
producers are enthuslastlo over It
possibilities, and It Is expecld to
prove as popular as "Rebecca of Hun
nyflrook Farm."
Mrs. Wlggln's activities Willi th
new play recall an amusing Incident
which occurred when she was rehears
ing "Rebecca." As everyone who ha
dabbled In the dramatist's art well
knows, the changes which a manager
would like to make In the author's
carefully written masterpiece are a
source of unspeakable anguish. At
one rehearsal, when Mrs. Wlggln was
sitting with a friend In a darkened
rnmer of the theater, nervously wait
ing while the stage manager wrangled
with the producer, tne souna oi a
saw in active operation came strident'
ly to their ears from the mysterious
realm -behind the-wlngs.
"What on earth are they doing
nowr exclaimed Mrs. Wlggln's
friend, apprehensively.
"i don't know. I'm sure." Mrs. Wlg
gln replied in despair, "but thsy're-
-t-,. -....I...- .. .h 1aa ."
prooaoiy cuiuua vu. wtb
NOTES OF THE STAGE
Interesting Bits of Information
About Different Theaters.
Piquant Peggy O'Nell, who popular
ized "Peg o' My Heart" throughout
tire country is one of the leading
lights In Richard Walton Tulfy's mas
sive drama about- Mexico. "The
Flame,"--which comes to the Belasco
Theater for one week commencing
Monday, January 29. Miss O'Nell ap
pears as an Indian girl In "The
Flame."
Walter Damrosch, conductor of the
Symphony Society of New York, came
honestly by his musical talents. His
father waa Dr. LeopoToa .Damrosch.
founder of the Symphany Society, and
one of the most noted conductors and
composers of his day, and his mother
was Helene von Helmburg, a famous
operatic and concert singer.
M. Jose Mardones, the Spanish
basso, who will appear with the Boston-National
Grand Opera Company
at Poll's Theater, is defying tradition
in his costume for Mephlato in
"Faust." M. Mardones' costume In
this famous role Is green and black,
and there is not a touch of scarlet lo
suggest the diabolical character.
Mme. Julia Claussen. the Swedish
contralto, soloist with the Symphony-
Society of New ork, for the second
subscription concert of the series here.
this season, began her artistic ca
reer at an early age at the Royal
Conservatory of Stockholm.
When twenty years old she took
her future in her own hands, by
eloping with Captain Claussen. In
the happy married years since passed
two children have come to them,
Sonja, now thirteen years old, and
Gungberg, eleven. Both children have
Inherited the talents of tjhelr mother.
Executive Manager J. J. Murdock
of the B. F. Keith circuit, sent the
followIng'"wlre" to Manager Robblns,
of the Keith house here last Wednes
day: "Last evening the Vaudeville
Managers' Protective Association gave
a New Year dinner to the vaudeville
artists of America at Young's Hotel,
BoBton, which lasted from 11 till 3.
This Is the first time In the history
of vaudeville that managers and ar
tists have sat at the same table pledg
ing loyalty and friendship to each
other.
"There were 324 persons at dinne,
278 of the martiste, which includes
circus, burlesque, and vaudeville.
Every recognized artist in Boston
was present.
"This meeting of the two factions is
a welding which will undoubtedly
stand out as the commencement of a
new era In vaudeville. An orchestra
of twenty-five union musicians volun
teered their services and played dur
ing the dinner. We regret It was not
possible for you to have been there.
"J. J. MURDOCK."
In Albany three weeks ago. Mr.
Mantell celebrated the thirty-fifth an
niversary "of his appearance on the
American stage. William Winter,
the dean of American critics, who is
now eighty-five years of age and who
for forty-three years wrote the dram
atic reviews for the New York Tri
bune, came from nls home in Staten
Island to Albany to be the guest of
honor.
Mlzzl Hajos, who has changed her
name to Mltzl on account of the dif
ficulties encountered by the Ameri
can tongue in pronouncing it, has
scored tho hit of her career In the
new comic opera. "Pom,Pom," which
is produced under the direction or
Henry W. Savage. In this music play
which was written by Anno Caldwell,
who did "Chin Chin" for Montgomery
and Stone, Mltzl appears as a street
gamin, a pickpocket. She Is said to
bo the cutest sort of boy Imaginable.
She has half a dozen songs, and
Is supported by Tom McNaughton.
Mltzl will be seen In this city in
tho near future.
Five of the members of the Robert
B. Mantell company have been as
sociated In their present capacities
for fifteen years The record in the
point of servlco is held by Alexander
Byrne, the orchestra leader, who has
worked In that capacity for Mr. Man
tell for thirty-five consecutive sea
sons. Next In point of service is
Harry KeeJJer, who has been the stage
manager for a period of twenty years.
Mr. Mantell has now been under the
management of William A. Brady for
twelve years.
Leo Dltrlchsteln. In his latest and
greatest success. 'The Great Lover."
(.Continued on Eleventh Pago.)
COMING SOON TO
LOCAL THEATERS
Attractions to Be Seerrat Play-
houses In the Near
Future.
As Its atirs-Micm the week starting
Hondty, Jtnutrr IS, the New National
wi hv William Glllelte, whom Ar
thur ItopUtni will present In a new
MW4y ftrilltltl "A Successful Calam
lly" ttr Clf Kumrner, author of
"0j4 UfwA'Ht Annabl!e," now the
folgnlna Pnw Ye-rk success, Special
imuir tiit th - production has
t,n laslgn! by Robert Kdmond
J nn and a tsr tkulsrly strong east
Ml4t1 fw Mr, fllllstte's support. The
piny Is In i"i ct and four scenes.
Th l(trKttv.U& engagement of
the mxlsrn morality drama, "Experi
sne" which ran nln months In New
York, In Chicago, and fire each
In Motion arid Philadelphia, Is now
nnound tor th Bslaseo Theater,
Monday, January IS. Meats go n
sale tomorrow morning. There are
eighty-two players In th east.
This play was written by Georne
V. llobsrt, and Is patterned after the
old-time morality plays of four cen
turies ago. Yet. while It retains the
form and manner of the old plays," It
Is strikingly up to date, and is adapt
ed to modern conditions.
Gayety -Bt-rie4Bc.
The Bowery Burlesquers," Joe Hur-
tlg burlesque company, is scheduled
.to play Its first 'Washington date
this season at the Gayety Theater
next week.
The cast is headed by Frank Har-court-
eccentric comedian, and In
cludes Grace Anderson, Marty Sea-
mon, ana ureen ana uiny nosier.
A two-act musical extravaganza in
four scenes, entitled "At Lobster
Beach," will serve to Introduce the
talents of the various players The
entire second 'act is laid in the prison
at Lobster Beach, "an Institution con
ducted entirely for the comfort asad
convenience -of the prisoners', a a-.
lire on ine vteuarc uhuc
B. F. Keith VaaderUIe. y
t Announced for the B. F. Keith
Theater next week are two v Joint
headllners and two Joint added at
tractions, the list being topped by the
California Boys' Band. 1 numbering
thirty-eight. Just concluding- world
tour, in a program of music and
athletics.
Next comes William Gaxton. star
ring In S. Jay Kaufman's -"Kisses,"
originally played by Arnold Daly.
The other pair of features Include
Clark and Hamilton, the London mu
sical comedy notables, fn "A Way
ward Conceit." and Blossom Seeley,
who Is Mrs. Rube Marauard In pri
vate life, supported by. Bill Bailey
and Lynn cowan in "Beeieya cynco
pated Studio."
The rest or the -bill will include
Nina Payne. Paul McCarty and Elsie
Faye. Val Harris .and Jack Manlon.
Donald Kerr and Eflie Weston, and
the news pictorials. '
' - i
Poll's. t
"Little Women," a dramatization of
the Louise M. Alcott story, will be the
offering at Poll's Theater next week.
The plaxvbas Jus$ endeuVa VeT)c -successful
revival run at the Park Thea
ter In New York. The Interpreting
cast Is Imposing. It includes Mr. and
.Mrs. E. A. Eberle, famous veterans of
the stage: Florence Huntington, who
is particularly well known to Wash
ington theatergoers; Adelyn Westley
and other exceptionally capable play
ers. Loew's Columbia Films.
"Great Expectations" is the Para
mount Picture at Loew's Columbia for
the first half of next week, beginning
next Sunday, with Louise Huff and
Jack Pickford In the leading roles.
Beginning Thursday, and tor the last
half or the week, Irene Fenwlck and
rinrm xCnnr will bA seen as co-stars
In the Famous Players-Paramount
picture, "A Gin LiKe inau
Garden Films.
Anita Stewart will be screened at
Moore's Garden Theater Sunday, Mon
day and Tuesday, week of January 14.
in "The Glory of Yolande."
Margarita Fischer will head the pro
gram on .Wednesday and Thursday of
the same week in "The Butterfly
n c.y.v and Saturday Pfcev Hr-
land and Antonio Moreno will be
pictured In "Her Right To Live."
Strand Films.
Harold Lockwood and May Allison
will head the program at Moore's
o. a Th..(i Siinrinv. Mortdav and
Tuesday, week of January 14, in "Pid
gin Island, aaapieo irora me uu
of the same title. i
On Wednesday and Thursday Bessie
Love, will grace the- screen in "The
Heiress at Coffee Dan's."
On Friday and Saturday Dorothy
rLi.y. win h headlined in "The Chil
dren of the Feud."
WHERE TO GO TODAY
Vaudeville, Films, Burlesque, Con
certs, and Lectures for Today.
Tfte final performance of Olive
Wyndham and company, and all the
remainder of last week's bill at the
B. F. Keith Theater will occur today
at 3 and 8:15 n .m
Douglas Fairbanks will be the
center of attraction at Moore's Strand
Theater today In "The Matrlmanlac."
There will be other attractions and
music by the Strand Symphony Or
chestra. Luclte Lee Stewart and Hudley
Gordon will be seen In person and on
the screen at Moore's Garden Theater
today In "Ninety and Nine."
Mary Pickford Is screened at
Loew's Columbia today in "The Pride
of the Clan," her latest photoplay.
FRENCH COMPANY COMING.
The Theatre Francals Company, of
New York, will present at the Belasco
at 2:1B next Friday, "Blanchette," as
the principal attraction. "Les Deux
Glories," with Edgar Beeman. also will
be given. The play Is by Eugene Brieux.
The one-act war sketch will corn
plete the program. This will be the
first presentation of the French play
ers In Washington.
CEJITDRYTHEATM
PLAN MAINTAINED
New Yorlc Theater Gets Ftvs-
Year Lease From Producers
Dillfngham andZiegfeld.
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. The founders
of the Century Theater set their ap
proval on the institution as it is-bow
conducted las: week when "- they
signed a new lease with Dillingham
and Zlegfefd to run five .years after
the present season, realizing that lh
Century is now the foremost tHeatrJ
eal spot fl New York.
A committee of the owners got
their first glimpse of the roof garden,
which, has been converted into aa
urban conception of acocoanut grove,
and were delighted with this feature
of tho enterprise, which will be
opened to the public on January JB-
They were satisfied that the Cen
tury had at last found itself, and
completed the negotiations by which
Dillingham and Zlegfeld will con
tinue to controL The form of enter
tainment exemplified In The Century
Girl" will be followed In future Cen
tury producons, another 'of whicn
will be made early In October. Amer
ican stars are now being engaged,
and a representative of Dillingham
and Zlegfeld is already In Europe
seeking stage novelties.
This season at the Century was
largely experimental, but now that
New York has declared Its apprecia
tion, the management intends to
make it the international home of
musical comedy at its best. One In
novation to be made soon will start
"An Evening at the Century," with
dinner served In the restaurant be
fore the evening performance.
This dinner will be as fine as can
be found in the city, and will "be
ready at 7 o'clock every evening. Im
mediately after, the performance in
thetheater adjournment can be made
to "The Cocoanut Grove," commen
cing January 15, where 'snpper will
lje served and there will be-a unique
stage entertainment and dancing.
The" founders of the Century Thea
ter, who built It and made pos
sible New York's possessing the
finest musical comedy institution
in the world are: Frank. A. Munsey,
George F. Baker, Edmund L. Baylie..
August Belmont, Cortlaadt - Field
Bishop. Frederick Bourne, Paul V.
Cravath. Alexander Smith Cochran.
W. B. O. Field, H. C. Frick E. H.
Gary,. George J. Gould, Archer- Hunt
ington. W. D. Kountze, C H. Mackay.
James Stlllman, B. B, Van Cortlaadt,
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry. Walters,
W. K. Vanderbilt, H. P. Whitney, M.
Orme Wilson, James H.-Hyde, Ernest
Iselln, Arthur Curtis James, Otto-H-Kahn.
and Horace .Harding.
CONCERTS FOR CAPITAL
:
Musical Treats Provided for Rssl-
dents and Visitors.
New York Sympaony-Jsjinary
The next concert of the New York
Symphony Orchestra, Walter Dan
roscb, conductor, will be given arBe
lasc'd TheateyTuesdayafternoori 4i3f
o'clock.'' The soloist for tile occasla
will be'Mme. Julia Claussen, the Wag-,
ner contralto of the Chicago Opera
Company.
Madame Claussen will sing three of
the numbers In the all-Wagner pro
gram. Excerpts will be given "by the or
chestra from' six of the -most noted
operas of the great German composer,
two of which were arranged for con
cert by Mr. Damrosch. The program
In full follows: "Die Meisteralng
er," prelude, Introduction to Act ni,
prize song; "Tannhauser." Bachanale
f rom Act I (Paris version) ; "Trlstand
und Isolde," love music and "Bran
gane's Warning," from Act II (ar
ranged for concert by Walter Dam:
rosch), Mme. Claussen; "Parsifal," ex
cerpt from Act II. "Kundry's Wooing"
(Ihr klndlschen Buhlen), Mme. Clans
sen; "Siegfried," excerpt from Act II,
"Siegfried and the Dragon" (arranged
for concert by Walter Damrosch), and
"Gqtterdammerung," finale, "Brun
bllde's Immolation," Mme. Claussen.
Alma Gluek Jan. 9.
Mme. Alma Gluck, the famous so
prano, will give her only recital in
Washington this season at the Na
tional Theater next Tuesday after
noon, January 9, at 4:30. This will
be the second concert in the artists'
course under the management of Mrs.
Wilson Greene.
Mme. Gluck's program will include
the following numbers: "Air of Aster
la." from the opera II Telermaco. by
Gluck; "An Chloe," by Mozart: "Rose
Softly Blooming," by Spohr; "So
Sweet Is She," Old English; "Mermaid
Song," by Haydn; "Die Post" and "Die
Forelle," by Schubert; "Lanzonetta,"
by Loewe; "Der Sandmann." by Schu
mann; "Vorschneller Schwur, by
Brahms: "Starlet, Tell Me True." by
Mussorgsky: "The Answer," by Rach
maninoff; "The Nightingale," by Rlm
sky Korsakoff: "Green" and "Fan
tosches," by Debussy; "Dawn," by
Coleridge Taylor: "You Are the Eve
ning Cloud," by Horsman; "The Young
Witch." by Hoft; "Miller's Daughter."
by Buzzi-Peccla, and "To a Messen
ger," by La Forge.
Philadelphia Orchestra January 18.
On Tuesday afternoon, January 16,
at the New National Theater, the Phil
adelphia Orchestra will give Its third
concert of the season In tho Capital,
with Olga Samaroff, pianist, as the
soloist. Mme. Samaroff In private
life Is Mrs. Leopold Stokowsky, 'wife
of the leader, to whom so much of
the success of the Philadelphia Or
chestra belongs.
Gerhardt -January 23.
Mme. Elena Gerhardt, who has won
the distinction of being one of the
world's greatest lleder singers, and
Efrem Zlmballst, violinist, wjll give
a joint recital at the National Thea
tre Tuesday. January 23, at 4:30
o'clock. This will be the third con
cert In the artists course under the
management of Mrs. Wilson Greene.
r
I.eglnkkn February 0.
One of the most Interesting events
of the season is scheduled for the
New- National Theater on the after
noon of February 0 when Leglnska,
pianist, will appear In recital. This
young English pianist appeared here
earlier In the season Is a Joint recital
in the "Ten Star Series."
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