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Alexandria gazette. [volume] (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, July 01, 1919, Image 4

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? " "Robin J.Hood"
Famous Opera
margarf.t smi?'w -"Damf dup^cn'-- in "robin hood"
r*h.,iii;u:-,u i;ir ?\i" ha.? ~<c ?J'lieuUy in retailing the musical headl .ters
of i\?^r yc;t i ;: >n ill., '.'iiaiitauquii pi ('grain.'.'. The light operas, J'Tlie Mika
*i<>, lit Oiii'r-os of > ? mainly,'" and ':J'in ,'oie ' have set a high standard
?ami -V >??'??? nmj thin!- i*. vH: N d'T'culi for iif year's offering to equal and
p.I. t > nrna >. \ni ;?'! the (.'imutau ,iua mauugemeni: without the
le'avt !ie-ii:itioii aim .nine-. that V* gin 'Id Dclvovon's opera "liobin Hood" is
!"? . re.itsuvess which .?? !?<'?:; cvev ?>??.? t'T. pleasure of offering for the
approval of tiie towns on ite circuits. ;
Not only was "liobin i f?? >*1 the first m ifical attempt at legitimate opera
oo:Mi?ji:c hy American authors, hut of all the light musical works horn on
this continent since its produ< tion twenty-sis years ago, it is the one most
worthy of reviv.:!. A; Chautauqua this beautiful and tuneful o]?era will be
produced by a full east chorus and orchestra. This company will consist of
thirty-five members, each an individual artist in his pari and chosen be
cau-e of his ability to interpret his special role.
The artistic effect will be greatiy heightened by th<> special costuming
and elaborate scenery which is carried to give the special setting necessary
for this production.
One ol' the features of "liobin Ilood" which never fails" to delight the
audiences is the unusual collection of well-known songs which are contain
ed in the score. Some of the most popular hits, among which are no doubt
Dome of your own personal favorites, are these:
Songs From "Robin Hood"
"Then Iley! For the Merry Green- "lh>: Ho! Then for Jollity."
wood." "Ye r.irds hi Azure Winging."
"Brown October Ale." "Armorer's Sou::."
"Come Dream So Bright." ... "A IItuning We Will Go."
"Tinkers' Chorus." "Ah! I Do Love Thee."
"Oh. Promise Mo." "Sweetheart, My Own."
"Come Away to the Woods." "Love, We Never More Will Part."
I'ut tuneful music, elaborate costumes and scenery and popular song
hits would not make "liobin Hood" a success if it were not for the fuct
that the Chautauqua management has secured a cast capable of making
the most of their opportunities.
These well-known artists will play the leading roles in "liobin Ilood':
Jame-. St 'vons, Walter C. Wilson, Margaret Smith, Joseph Florian, Edward
Beck and Henry L'aylor. All have had operatic experience in bis operas
in l irge c'li'.'s and will render thujr parts in a iighly professional
Tnn *in ??r
ol S: oeks Orchestral Ciub
Of Brooks Orchestral Ciub
'I he other day a small group of
lutn cl arairs attended a luncheon
at the Unicn League to meet an
American newspaper man ^"no has
l.w.J abroad since 1000?until the
eiybrcak oi" ths war in Berlin antii
r rce then in London?and whose
knewie'dge cf bip: men and problems
in Europe is broad and accurate. '
He to these men of just
. h .-thing? as t<hcy wan tod to know.
Ii.' gave them clearer insight into
seme cf major issues upon
v.'ivh wcild peace cr.il progress arc
jv, edicated.
By summer's end this skilled ob
. (j vcr will h-".ve gi v< n several hun
ri'ul. thousand men ar.:' women a
jvrce vo get fi:V.-har.d information
cc: c-tvning ihc aims. r. *"ds ;?nd ferl
r.-> ci i};c people with whom, be
u'.;',-C of Lietits, v."? must co-on
v- most closely in ihc* threat task
of set:;ng to right.- a war-wrecked
i*J. IU- will cat ry <.n his service
r,:-: an ambassador of better under
Ao "Scarlet" in "Robin Hood"' Opera
The opera "Robin lluod,"' Chautau
qua's greatest music;!! success, will be
given al Chautauqua >>n 1 lie lii'lb even
ing. A full east, chorus, and orches
tra of tbiriy-ttve people will present
Reginald Dekoveu's masterpiece.
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Who Plays the Part "Little Jchn"
ir "Robir. Heed."
standing in the simplest, most dem
ocratic faihicn, speaking- in terts to
neighberng groups?''talking w:? h"
fell: :n a friendly way. He is on the
Chautauqua circuit.
People generally know a giod
deal about Chautauqua ami they've?
heard much ef reconstruction. It '
c-'evb; ful, however, wbe'ther the av
( : perscr. appreciates the eio- ?
r(is{:cnship be t wecn the two.
To do ro cne muF-t get the' :! rhr
f';cu~ on this most American of ou:
innitutiens?and today Chautau jci
::n in.-titeticn. Thousands of"
tcv.r.: scattered thru every s t?
'C - fonvard to its anneal visit as :
I :'r nt-eHcetual feast cf the > nr.;
i art summer mere thin 7.001 [
I inrrie in this lar.d bcueht sc -n j
?A.-. Half a million prac "c i"
're--- men stood back of i :\~
finncial guarantors. Seme tw nty
^i'licn men. women and c-h" Iron
held the programs.
'!hice people form a ration wide
It.r uc' of neighbors. They go t
Chauitauqua sessions to be cn
trtfa'ned and enlightened. The"
iv Iher well in an vane- of thr open
ing houi and sit thru to the las',
wee cf rth" last number. Th y
r-if thoughtfully to the ?.lc:hir:-s
- -f! tr-II: about them afterward. Th
Ice:-! newspapers give full reports
TY..C tlur car -y the mc ::g. s f
:i. who ecu Id not. attend or :-nn
<rn the impression made on these
wI were < n hand to hear.
y are the real, baekbmfr'. ?
Vf the1 nation?the every:'ry ess: nc
of true Americanism. Mill or.-, c'
.'hen live rn the farms that inv
mr'e arc! are keeping ns safe an:"
?sane in our sense cf direction. \\ her.
?you rc'aeh them, you reach the rich
<?:' -oil of democracy.
7 his season the keynote of Chau
tauqua is reconstru." tion. During
the war Chaulauoua did cyeellen'.
v-.rk in maintaining he national
n rralc. It contributed largely to
?h.r t /'neyeV-rvive-inspirit; of do or
which lv. stoned thr end of tne
hugglo. It did th;s s-> w:l! th..
Pr sident Wilscn callcel it "an : a t j -
gr: l part ef our nrticnal defense.'*
~\c\>:?hut wo might let the Chan
tan aua Association sneak for
? The old world has been destroyed.
Cut cf tbe fragments t>f the the
nc..'* must be built. 'I he n;*w a; "1":'
tecturc' has not yet arrived.
Never in it? history ha the coun
try bad "icater need to think clear
ly The gi ('at national an-' inL -rna
ticnal i ucstions which are call.ng
fc solution can be solved correctly
only by clear thinking on the par*
,f every man. And Chautauqua is
the people's university and the one
fvf: forum for disctisccn n Amer
Iti- program is patriotic, but non
partisan; its teachings are a' *ys
clearly moral. bv<t never sectarian.
Without regard tc, class, creed, pv. ty
oi' social stratification, its gesp"1. :s
alvrys of ger.uin* uplift and of
: readening vision.
Without this free discussion de
mocracy is impossible. Ru-sui an 1
Cc* many s;titled free and open dis
cu: r. The cue is in chaos, th,1
c.ther in the bitte rness of defeat af -
ter an ill-advised attempt at worl1
dm inion. Chautauqua will lv.ip
pre serve our priceless democracy :<v
the enly sure* way. a free ar.frank
ussion cf the country's nt" -'jic :ns.
Thus Chautauqua, always an 1 fer
cv r important, is this vc-e.r more vi
tal to the ccmmunuy than ever b;1
fe ve. It will .create that ceninv.m
i.ty interest that banishes is".!:vu?ur!
selfishness. It will bring t( thev ?
all tbe people cf the town to cc?n
= id r with the1 nation's keenest mind -
1 ITI?POSE?The h;>si interests of all the people, ail the
2 O t.N'Tlxr.XTS have Chsutnuquas,?Australia and Norih
America. ?
-i COUN'l lliKS have Clumiauquas,?Alaska, Australia, Can
:i.l and the United States.
:C STAT::;-; in rhe Union have CliauiaiiMua*?evnrv State.
2iVm:i TOWNS !j;i?.-? Clnutauquns and Lyceum courses.
uO'J.OuO GI'AUAXTOIIS underwrite Cliauuiuquas and Lyceum
i*' 'i!i'>es,
s,r.:":>'hh? PKdi'l.K aiv season tieket holders.
I'O.OOOOVO i'ili -PLE attend Chautauquas and Lyceum courses every
the "world's birjrc.-t proble:ns. ?
will bo p. stcacylnfr force for th.
fijrht kind cf p. : .\.-s In this re ?"
?tructicn period.
A purpose thus basv; i: bounl to
be helpful, irct only to the contrr.un
tic's which shr.ro th'.? prop-ian::*. ' ?ut
'.o the ccuntiy a whole. C'.iy
folk, who hcvd countless opportunl
"! c ? U" htaiir'c th: : -. : ff -I
ifcr*cght and music, cannot tuico.u-.t?
?y : ] pvccial :? it met".r- .
: "rail T<wt te h: ? a h of *?h
!'.cti;rc-s a::.' nv ar C lotav^aa
provides. Jndcctl> wo wish - ry
city-hicd rr:n r,:"h h sv :???? ??>
pcitr.nity tc ? f r hint .:>* h w
this thing works ottt. It would bs
Chcj&auoua organisation,
few yesre as*n by a grci.ro cf forward
at the bead cf th. pre .'on
"Frin.t Tuck" in ' Robin Hooc!"
at chautauqua
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| ?.!l? Overseas Quartette
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Service Men In Musical Treat
r . i; "pit realize the part that music has had in the winning of llio
' iii.t never-give-in spirit called morale is lar.roIy a product of the
< !?' "' !' due to the songs of the men on the march and in camp
I Au I . I'.'ve all heard these songs su?g?!?ut most of us only at second
I ha.: ].
J'he "Overseas Quartette," composed of four young men from the A. 11
\ F., v I" render a program at Chautauqua that will completely satisfy the
! longing of tiie home folks to hear at iirsth'aml the songs of the boys in
Those Yankee soldiers bring us the great world war in music. And
the songs iliey will sing will show us thai not :i!l <>f the war wis tragedy.
Much of it was fim and good fellowship and so in their program these sol
dier lads will show us the combination of fair, thrills and tragedy which is
modern war. They will portray in song and pantomime the many sides of
the life thai iias made men out of weaklings and heroes out of cowards.
r.esidcs the quartette numbers there are excellent solos and jluets.
Each member of the company is capable of sustaining hi< own part In solo
work m.?st ereditabjy and these numbers will lie one of the very enjoyable
features of the program. _ Their songs cover a wide variety and besides
the son.,-; of trench and camp, their selections will also be on the eternally
interest:nir themes of love and peace.
The Chautauqua management presents this company with great eoitfi
dence because each of the members of the company lias had extensive ex
perience in platform work before entering the service and there would be :io
doubt of the success of the attraction as an ordinary civilian quartette.
"With their unique experience as a background and Ihe timely son^-s of
trench and camp as the main of their program, this quartette is
bound to be uue of the feature the Chautauqua Week in your town.
Alexandria Chautauqua, July 12-18
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RUTH LONG, in Revue Company
"So'chi Hc;= S.-i the Opera
'?rich in Heed"
Th'* op.-ra Im J." Chautau*
' rv . ?- li-a! . . .?? will be
g:.? xi at Chat!:acquit on the even
i. ing. A 1 ! ca.-:. chorus. o:.il orches
tra of thin*-ttve people ??';!! pfosejit
L'eKoveii's masterpiece.

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