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CLASSIC PLAYS
PITTED AGAINST
BIG SPECTACLE
e*
Mantel 1 at English’s Thanks
giving Week, ‘Aphrodite’
at Murat.
STRONG VARIETY BILLS
Thanksgiving week will witness
the return of Shakespeare’s plays as
well as the first presentation of the
widely discussed spectacle, “Aphro
dite,” on a local stage.
Robert B. Mantell, who played to
capacity business last year at Eng
lish’s, returns to that house Monday
night with a repertoire which will
include “As You Like It” and “Louis
XI,” which are new productions.
The biggest spectacle on tour today Is
“Aphrodite - and will be the Thanks
giving week offering at the Murat with
McKay Morris, who has been leading
man for many seasons for Stuart Walker
et the Murat In a prominent role.
It will be Interesting to note the draw
ing power of Mr. Mantell In the classics
contrast with the extravagant spec
tacle “Aphrodite.”
Promis'ng bills have been booked at
the vaudeville houses for Thanksgiving
week and anew extravaganza will be at
the Park.
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EXTENSIVE REPERTOIRE
TO BE OFFERED B¥ KAXTEtL.
With anew scenle production of “As
You Like It” as 'the feature of his rep
ertoire Robert B. Mantell, foremost
classic tragedian of this generation, re
turns to English’s as the Thanksgiving
week attraction. Indianapolis is becom
ing a favorite Thanksgiving city for the
tragedian, this being his third visit at
that particular period In recent years.
The new “As You Like It” production,
built during the last summer in Mr.
Mantell's own studios on the grounds
of his summer estate on the New Jersey
coast, is described as lavishly picture
esque in its reproduction of the ro
mantic Forest of Arden. The tragedian
has revived the comedy after a ten
years’ absence from his repertoire for
the special purpose of presenting his
young and lovely leading woman. Miss
Genevieve Hamper as Rosalind, one of
the most fascinating of Shakespeare’s
heroines. In the guise of a boy. Miss
Hamper introduces some clever new
stage business of her own devising, said
to heighten greatly the comedy of the
Situation. She studied Rosalind for two
years before giving her first perform
ance In Toronto a few weeks ago.
Mr. Mantell, following the example of
the old English tragedian. Mactsady,
plays the Melancholy Jacques, one of the
most picturesque roles In the entire
of Shakespeare.
In addition to “As Yon Like It,” Mr.
Mantell will present during the course
of his Indianapolis week, six other
Shakespearian plays and the “Richelieu”
of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, the most
extensive and impressive repertoire
played in America since the death of
Booth.
As the last minute, Mr. Mantell de
cided to open his engagement at Eng
lish's with his latest production. “Louis
AMUSEMENTS.
Hj'ill MMif thank qivikq imcmi I
v ‘ t ' : i: I f
Week Starting Monday Night B! o*p r .*i. I
Eves., 8 Sharp; Mats,, Wed. and Sat., 2 Sharp; Thursday Mat., 2:20. i? .
I Engagtmeni Positively Limited To One Week o O
?.j THE SENSATION OF PARIS AND NEW YORK BROUGHT TO INDIANAPOLIS rff gs! PI
F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest present |pPj H
The World's Most Colossal Production and Spectacular Success vXyt&at !
I (From the Thea.re Renaissance, Paris) |g§
One Entire Season at the Century Thea'r, N. Y. jflpjpi j
A Romance of Ancient Egypt in the Days When Civilization Was in Its
Infancy; When Gods of Earth and Idols of Clay Ruled the
Tempestuous Passions of Men. WS';*-P*
A Vivid Portryal of Glorious Days in Pagan Alexandria
V The Marvelous, Gorgeous, Magnificent,
feUOl I ilfaLi Overwhelming, Superb, Fascinating, Intoxicating,
Opalescent, Glittering, Delightful and Adorable *‘*-r
I Production Ever Known in the History of the Theater. BUB
World’s ffost Cazz’hg and Most Costly Shovr k&J
Choreography by MTHEL FOKIWE I ,T f}“ E.LYALLSWETE
(Creator of the Russian Ballet)
Nights—Orchestra, $3.85; Balcony, $3.30, $2.75, $2.20, $1.65. M
£****#)££) Wednesday Mat.—Orchestra, $2.75; Balcony, $2.20, $1.65, sl.lO. CJ
K■■v 11 jr* Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and Saturday Matinee: Orchestra,
J* IliWkV $3.30; Balcony, $2.75, $2.20. $1.65; these prices include war tax.
(Company of 300. Eight Enormous Scenes P|
NOTE—In order tickets Inclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for their return. JgJA
coming! and
b BARNfcli BERNARD ORDERS I
tartm 0 j (Creator of "Abe Potash” on the Stage) NOW
Monday j IN THE NEW COMEDY SUCCESS ; Seats Thursday, a
NOV. “His HONOR, 1 TKi:
29 | ABE POTASH” J”rS. !
Matinees B ~ , \ $1.50, $2.00.
Wednesday y Mom * o ' ,< ' °'“* J “"‘ Eekw * w.d™.d.y Met. 0
and !; WiTH ENTIRE ORIGINAL CAST 7 . *'• *>•> |
Saturday ! ONE YEAR BIJOU THEATER, N. Y. (Saturday Matinee fj
r> t> m ! EVEN FUNNIER THAN "POTASH AND PERLMUTTER” (60c, 75c, ' SI.OO, ■
* 2O P. M. —N. Y. Times.j sl-50, $2.00
MARY GARDEN MX
Most Fascinating of Living Opera Singers In Concert. v.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 12
Box Office Opens at Edison Shop, November 29. Prices: $3, $2.50, $2, $1.50, sl.
Bradford Mills Concert Direction. Merle Armitage, Vice President .mߣ4-|
BjTßlrfiiil IF* 18 ™”!
XI,” and this will be an event In the
theater.
Mr. Mantell will present the plays on
the following order: Monday, "Louis
XI;” Tuesday, "Hamlet;’ Wednesday
“Richelieu;" Thanksgiving matinee,
“Julius Caesir;” Thanksgiving night,
“As You Like It;’’' Friday. "Macbeth;"
Suturday matinee. "Merchant of Venice’’
and Saturday night. "Julius Caesar.”
FACTS AND FIGI RF.S
CONCERNING '•APHRODITE.”
Facts, fiction and mythology figure In
the presentation of the much discussed
production of “Aphrodite," which F.
Ray Comstock and Morris Gest will pre
present at the Mural for one week be
ginning next Monday night.
In Greek mythology, as eve-y one
knows. Aphrodite Is the supposed daugh
ter of Neptune and the Goddess Venus.
She Is the Goddess of Love, Htid In the
days of mythology was worshipped gen
erally throughout the East, being oaileJ
by various names—Astarte, Isis and Aph
rodite. Mythology says she sprang
from the se-a in all her glorious beauty,
and tradition pictures her as riding the
wares upon a boat made from a shell.
In “Aphrodite,” the romance by Pierre
Louys. the two historical characters are
Berenlke, Queen of Egypt, who reigned
from about M B. C. to 18 B C. She
was the daughter of Auletes Ptolemy,
and the elder sister of Cleopatra. The
oleos Demetrios In the play "Aphro
dite,” Is also an historical one. for De
metrlos Is easily Identified as a famous
AMUSEMENTS.
FTMril TOMORROW
JCLiI Mi M —J Jl JljL k-—* NOV. 21. DOORS 3P. M
FENTON, GUNMAN, SASU.
Great story of a life of burning Interest. Twenty years of crime and daylight
ahead. Open to every man In the city without) charge. No women. No boys.
sculptor of Alexandria of that period,
while the mutilated statue of the god
dess Aphrodite, male by Demetrlos In
Alexandria, Is one of the treasures of the
Louvre in Paris.
The historical romance of the love of
Qneen Bernike and the sculptor, De
met.'los, was selected by Pierre Louys as
the basis for his famous novel, which
was first published In Paris In 1885.
In 180 C, the late Cuiniile Erianger of
Paris composed a grand opera upon tin
book, “Aphrodite," and this was present
ed at the Grand Opera, Paris, With Mary
Garden in the role of Cbrysis. a courtesan
It was a tremendous success. Then In
1914, a French dramatist, Pierre Frondaie.
utilised the novel as the basis of a play
which, although founded on the novel,
differs widely from It In many respects
This play, “Aphrodite,” was a sensation
in Paris. It was playing to capacity
when the outbreak of the war in July,
1914, compelled a prom.iture production
and Immediately purchased the play for
America
About a year and a half ago, shortly
after the end of the war, Mr. G>'t de
cided that the time was ripe to produce
“Aphrodite" In New York, and accord
ingly plans were laid. First, E. Lyall
Swete. who had staged "Chn Chin Chow”
for Comstock and Gest. was engaged to
stago “Aphrodite." He laid out the
scenes, drew rough scene plans, sent
them to London to Joseph and Philip
llarker, the seenle artists who painted
(Continued en Fags Sl*.)
INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1920.
In The Land of Make Believe
By WALTER D. HICKMAN
Manager Ad Miller of English’s tells
me that he has tome new and Inter
esting bookings On Nov. 28 for three
days English's will house “It’s Up to
Y'ou,” anew musical comedy, and open
ing on Dec 2, for three days, will be
Victor Herbert’s latest musical comedy,
“The Girl In the Spotlight," with Hal
Skelly, who will be remembered as the
egg-beater talesman In "Fiddlers Three.”
Another booking is cnauneey Oleott In
•Tlacuahla.” On Dec. 6, William Rock
AMUSEMENTS. J - J - JWJLri n J
gmm |y&
JLi TRIO
Nevelty Aerial Is*. L { Roof Garde* Venice.
Tte Melodious lutwy
“A RAINBOW COCKTAIL”
___ Vaudeville - # Most Gorgeous Kevue.
“BOY WANTED” FIELDS & ROBERTSON
A Unique Comedy The Gloom Chasers
PHESAY & POWELL ANITA & STANLEY
Kscsntilfl Liitertilnm Nstlctl Funmskn
CONWAY & FIELDS FOX FILM FARCE
Just Sadie and Charlie “His Noisy SHU”
[Donning la tl< Ljrrls Ballroom Afternoon aad Evening.
V -J]
Jf jiere
I ALL NEXT WEEK I
VAUDEVILLE
SPECIALTIES-MUSICAL-NOVELTIES-VARIETY 1
EXTRA—Wilson Franklyn—SPEClAL 1
Supported by a First-Class Company
“My Wife Won’t Let Me” 1
BILLY DE ARMO FRISCO TRIO
On the Links Comedy Musical
GIBSON & BETTY LATHABEE DUO
Singing-Talking Novelty B
The Mott Astounding and Amazing Picture of the Century,
with the Well Known and Loved
LEW CODY and ROSEMARY THEBEY I
I ARE YOU LEGALLY MARRIED?
THE CHURCH SAID THEY WERE
HE BELIEVED THEY WERE—
SHE KNEW THEY WERE
THE BABY TOOK IT FOR GRANTED—
AND THE LAW SAYS NO!
CAN YOUR WIFE BE ARRESTED for
. will bring his 1820 Revue to English’*.
The first theater party of the season
for the Sbrtners will t>e given Dec. 0
at the Murat at the opening perfortn
! ance of “Not So Long Ago," with Eva
,Le Galllenno. “Buddies, -and "Adam
• and Eva’’ are other ahows to be seen
| soon at the Murat.
! Dixie liinea send* this department the
following impressions from Broadway:
| A devotee of Indoor sport tried to
figure out how much the weekly royalty
of Avery Hopwood amounted to the other
day. Mr. Hopwood la that envied young
playwright who seems to write nothing
but successful plays. He has one of
Uls own ou Broadway—appropriately
named "The Gold Diggers”—and three
In which he Is part author. “The Gold
Diggers" has been running more than
a year to capacity badness. It Is con
servatively estimated that this play alone
brings In the author *1.500 a week roy
alty and when It la sold for moving
pictures for about SIOO,OOO he will get
half of It. Any way, when the man be
gan to figure on Mr. Hopwood’s roy
alties he began to grow weak from
fright at the sire of the figures before
he had half finished, and no one else
has had the temerity to seek to figure
it out.
With aneb an allunng prospect, is it
airy wonder that of the 100,000,000 popu
lation In the United States double that
number are writing plays? When one
play can make a million dollars in
royalty—and such a play as “Way Down
East,” If written at this time and won
as great success as It has, or "Ben Hur”
—no wonder the paper market is bulled
and the ink makers get rich.
But there is only one Avery Hopwood,
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AMUSEMENTS.
LAST 2 Booth Tarkington’s New Comedy In Four Act*.
Jnnv “Clarence” Nlte —soc to $2.50
I t feJM (Direction of George C. Tyler) Mat. —soc to $2.00
ENGLISH’S
all thanxsg;v.ng WEEK 88;
Special Thanksgiving Day Matinee
ROBERT B.
MANTELL
AND
GENEVIEVE HAMPER
NEW PRODUCTIONS OF- ■■ ■
Monday—LOUlS XI.
| A 111 A I Tuesday—HAMLET.
1111 I H i Wednesday—RlCHELlEU.
BhVwA w fll Thanksgiving Matinee JULIU9
AND CAESAR.
Thanksgiving Night AS YOU
AQ YOU lIKF IT Friday— MACBETH.
HU lUU LIIXL II Saturday Mat. MERCHANT CF
VENICE.
MISS HAMPER AS Saturday Night—JULIUS CAESAR.
ROSALIND
Prices--Nights, $2, V,*o, SI, 500. M tinees, si.*o, S*, 7fc, 50c
3 DAYS EEC. KON , KOtf. 29—MAT. WED.
A Company of 60 As Glorious As the Golden Bloom
In Granny's Garden
Prices: 50c to $2.50; Mat., 50c to $2. Seats Thursday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Des. 2,3, 4. Mat. Sat.
THE GEORGE W. LEDERER COMPANY PRESENTS
VICTOR HERBERTS
YU** PI HHiill The Genuine
ft tl£ |{wa y IMF!? Musical Comedy
HH 1 lit, Treat of the Season
tm SPOTLIGHT
Original Production and Cast as Presented for Months at the Knickerbocker
Theater, New York.
HAL SKELLY JOHN REIN HARD AGNES PATTERSON
EDDIE DOWLINO EUNICE BAIVAIN
NAT CARB MAKY UILBIIBN LILLIAN YOUNG
BEN FORBES JULIA KELETY* GENEVA MITCHELL
JOHN HENDRICKS MINERVA GREY EVELYN GREIG
And a Brigade of Dainty Sub-Pr!ncip^ls-All Girls
Have Y'on Heard “I Can Not Sleep, Dear, Wlthont Dreaming of Yous"
Nights, 50c to $2.50. Saturday Matinee, 50c to $2.00.
P, B.—By special request Mr. Victor Herbert will conduct the Augmented Or
chestra on the opening night.
SEATS READY MONDAY, NOV. 29
(-Q—| THE WILDEST TIME
SINCE THE TOWN , ;l u
NIGHTS WENT “DRY” to 30
Galling Gun Club Frontier Jamboree
“SLIPPERY
GULCI-F
DANC'N’—GAMBLIN’—AMUSING STU3STS
Idmisshun Four One'Jii’
REAL MUSICAL
COMEDY IS PUT
INTO PICTURES
‘So Long Letty’ to Be Shown
Next Week—Women Stars
Predominate.
GRIFFITH’S NEW ‘FIND’
Thanksgiving week on the local
movie screen will reveal a movie
version of “So Long Letty,” which
was a successful musical comedy on
the stage In the hands of Charlotte
Greenwood, in addition to David
Wark Griffith's “The Love Flower”
and a number of well-known female
stars in new vehicles.
Grace Darmond has the Letty role in
■the movie version of “So Long Letty.”
Carol Dempster, anew Griffith “find ”
has one of the leading roles in “The
Love Flower.”
Among the other stars ou the Thanks
giving week movie menu will be Wil
liam Farnum, Gloria Swanson Wallace
Reid, Ethel Clayton and others.
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BIG CAVE-IN SCENE
IN NEW DE MILLE MOVIE.
As realism and atmosphere appears to
be the middle name of Cecil De Mille,
It is not strange to bear that In “Some
thing to Think About," one of tha
scenes shows a cave-in in a chamber of
a tunnel. Advance views of this scene
shows that De Mille has been able to
reflect the horror of sach a scene where
men are trapped by a sudden bursting
of a big water main.
In “Something to Think About,"
Glora Swanson has the role of Ruth An
derson, who has agreed to become the
wife of David Markey, a cripple from
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