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.Week-End Edition, March 25-26, 1916. In fc- NEW YORK m THEAT&ES ( EMORY B CALVEfcT Celebration of Shaksperian Ter-Centenary in New York a Big Event. NEW YORK, March 15. The Ger mans say the war is hindering their celebration of the 'William ShaKBpere tercen-tenary legs than those of the British and that more works of the Bard of Avon -will be seen In the country of England's enemy this spring than in the Hard's own land. But it Is safe to assert New York held the lead of all the world's drauja centers this week in playing homage to "the sweet sfngcr of Avon." A winter In which Shaksperc has icon well represented on the stage cul minated in new productions at two the ater, an operatic version at the Metro politan and a testimonial exercise In h ! Sli.ikpere held the place of -onim nee. Krom now on tercentenary celebra tions will follow each other rapldly here, as In every other center through out the United states. Despite the multiplication of playwrights and the rise of the movie, queen Elizabeth's ioet continues easily to lead the field. rne of the most notable New York WMESfMKD - -mrw&srm&& - - MISS FLORENCE REED. Pathe star, who recently made such craat hi In "New York." will in seen again shortly in Maravane ' t hompson's "The Woman's Uw." In this storv Gall Orcutt (Miss Floret, c. i.erdi Is the home loving wife of a hssolute young New York mllltonain , '.forge Orcutt muncan McRae). On!v lecause she does not wish to bring on the head of her cherished hoy. Vunre. the stigma of divorce, does Gail con sent to live under the same roof with her notoriously unfaithful husband, i nder such conditions, and when do mestic affairs are strained to their i uttermost limit, Orcutt in a quarrel oi cr another woman commits murder and then, in the true cravennees of I ills soul, rushes to his wife for pro- I tectlon. UlfBS TO PLAY KAIT.IITT P.RT. F.dith Storey, having had her wish to dance before the camera gratified in .... , I M . T( .. fnm T?l 1 ., " I her etenar roie in a into iui -v.,.. designed her ow-. daring gownB for the part of the actress-adventuress. And, having played the part, she con fers,. she likes roles "Just a little bit n.iughlv because they add zest and tingle to life." But, she hastens to add, she wouldn't like to play those parts aiiys. "RACK SUICIDE" STIRS COMMKNT. lYom a mysterious "nowhere" and an anonymous "somebody" there, has come since the release and first show -ing of a motion picture production. r.j.ce Suicide," a deluge of letters i onitri' i nf upon the thime which Joseph 1" mum ias e-lrcted. In the 3 t r ' -v r r jr,,jw 3 Lt e filaum, ' r ' -r - en 'c Li"! ' ar '1 '-;e1 is a 1- o rf " eor.in? fcri? J-ara I" wh fit s-e JS tD bo Btarrcl Stage events for mnr time was Sir Herbert Tree's production of "Henry VI11 " at the New Amsterdam theater. In this pla the titled actor-manager appeared for a run of 254 performances In London, giving the laugh to those who argue that ShakBpcre is no longer popular. A group of wealthy men who have often done tnu h for the drama in the past are supporting Sir Herbert. Messrs. William K. Yanderbilt. Clarence 11. Mackay, Otto If. Kahn-nnd others have MibAcrlberi a $50,000 guarantee for the engagement. But It is doubtful if the subscriptions will ever be called for, as the reception Sir Herbert has received seems to as sure the costly production will be a great success from a financial as well as artistic point of view. Sir Herbert played the strong role of cardinal Wolsey, while Lyn Harding appeared as the king. Miss Kdlty Wynne Matthison was Katherine; Miss Willette Kershaw, Anne Boleyn, and Charles Dalton, the duke of Bucking ham. The music was by Kdward German, while dances directed by Miss Elizabeth Itothe were Introduced. Cecil King directed tho stage. "Henry VIII." is only the first of a series of Shaksperean plays, the scenery Florence Reed Acrlnj- com- qnltr nntilrallr (o M Pathe Htnr. llrr fnther before her wnw n Ttell knwu nelor on Hie legitimate stage. majority of Instances the Ictteis have been commendatory, and Justly so. The film not only lias passed the censors In all states where it has been shown, hut it has stirred admiration from the standpoint of the moral taught, and also because of the beauty or the theme. The story Is set In the far-off time of the cave man, and deals with his mode of living, his loves, his hopes. It affords for the actors and actresses rare oportunlty for clever work, and they make the host of the opportunity. ivoii.RX-r i.irr tiik envsoits ruin play. Pittsburg censors barred a scene from the "Battle Cry of Teace." This was the scene In which a woman shoots her two daughts to saTe them from capture by an army Invading New York. The exhibitor aid the scene was necessary to the play, and found a way to evade the order of the censors. He employed three actresses, and when that point In the picture arrived, the lights were turned on,- the curtain raised and the scene was acted out on the stage. Then the lights were turned off again and the screen pictured the rest of "The Battle Cry of Peace." Ham and Bua, the Kalem comcdl anfe, turned authors to write the story of "Ham, the Diver," a forthcoming release. Now the players don't know whether It was their acting or their ability as writers that made the pic ture so successful. f:raco Punnrd and Fram it Tord of T'r iversnl K-lvc .-t-irtcl on .another serttl photopla-f. It Is called "Pe of the Kauge." , wmKmmmBMk '& and properties for which Sir Herbert has brought over from Ixndon. The Metropolitan Opera company's contribution to the Shakspere celebra tion was heard when Herman Goetz's operatic version of "The Taming of the Khrew" was sung. The company pro duced this opera for tho first time in the Metropolitan's history, but It had been sung here by another company 30 years ago. James K. Hackett. who had great success in "Macbeth" earlier In the winter, revived "The Merry Wives of Windsor" with Miss Viola Allen, at the Criterion theater. Mr. Hackett's ill ness had interrupted his season. Mr. Hackett played Falstaff. Miss Al len, Mistress Ford, and MiBS Henrietta Grossman. Mistress Page. Orrln John son was Mr. Page. The scenery, by Jose Urban, was es pecially effective. Wllllsm Furst had composed incidental music which wan well received. Richard Ordynskl staged the production. One of the chief features of the SOth birthday anniversary celebration of William Winter, poet and critic, at the Century theater, was a Shaksperean masque by Herman Hagedorn, called "The House of Magic." It embodied scenes from "Romeo and Juliet," "Twelfth Night," "Much Ado About Nothing." "The Merchant of Ven ice," "Merry Wives of Windsor," "King Lear," "Julius Caesar," and other Shak sperean plays. Many stars showed tholr affection and respect for the dean of American dramatic critics by their appearance in the masque. Beatrice Cameron, who In private life Is Mrs. Richard Mansfield, returned to the stage, while Mrs. Sol Smith, now 86 years old, played the nurse In "Romeo and Juliet," and Miss Blanche Bates appeared as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing." Others Included Misses Julia Arthur, nnie Kussel. Viola Allen. Rose Cogh lan. Persy Haswall, Henrietta Crosman, Kathryn Kidder, Jane Cowl, Isabel Irv- ng and Crystal Heme, James O'NelL Frederick Lewis, Louis Calvert, Bran don Tynan and Walter Hampden. Besides the masque, an original poem by James Whlteomb Riley, written for the occasion, was read and a memorial signed bv prominent persons in Amer ica and Kngland was rpesented to the agea critic. A new manager and two new play wrights appeared on Broadway when Richard "-.ambcrt produced the farce called The Blue Envelope" at the Cort theater. The authors are Frank Hatch and R. K. Romans and their work proved humorous to some extent, but lacking in novelties, its old fashioned devices, such as six doorways for tho charac ters to dodge In and out of, were tried and true, and they brought the laughs the v can always b depended upon for. The plot centers around two men, one the husband and the other the lover of a blond beauty, who both seek refuge In the same sanitarium to escape her. Then. too. there is the blue envelope containing the supposedly damaging love letters which flits from hand to hand and causes all sorts of trouble. Carrie Reynolds Is the beautiful ad venturess and proved not to have lost her light opera vo'ce. She sang her speeches. Walter Jones was the subur ban dweller who loved not wisely but too well Rotund Josie Sadler was a mirth producer. George Probert was an acceptable villain, while Ralph Narln contributed to the fun of the evening. A party of United States secret ser vice agents looked over 'The Heart of Wntona" one night this week and pro nounced it "Just like Oklahoma." What connection there may be be tween chief Flynn's men. Oklahoma and Georgo Scarborough's play at the Ly ceum (which has been reviewed In this column), may not appear on the sur face. But Mr. Scarborough, the playwright, was once Mr. Scarborough, the secret service agent, and these tall critics with the seven shooters In their back pockets were his former associates In getting land fraud evidence out In Oklahoma years ago. So when thev said Wetona's Indians a la David Belasco, looked like Okla homa Indians, it went. "Pay Day" has moved from the Cort theater to the Booth theater. When It was produced all the critics went astray. They said, in essence, that the play, produced as a melodrama, was so ultra-melodramatic that It made people laugh, and they said it was more like a burlesque than like melodrama, be cause it was so impossibly melodra matic. And by hard effort the critics, to be polite, kept from laughing at It The prologue acted In real life by live actors opens with an actor reading a play which he has written for a prominent actor who has a groat aver sion to the movies. The actor who has wrltt n the plnr tells the other actor br has r.rout;ht it to him because he is one of the few really good, actors who have refused to EL PASO HERALD A3SASS!MATinM One of the Big Scenes From "The Birth of a Nation;" Historically Accurate. A PLAY within a play Is a bit of dramatio construction which has often been utilized by dra matists since the play became an In stitution. I'erhaps the earliest and most prominent utilization of this con structive detail as far as the English speaking stage Is concerned Is the player scene In "Hamlet." which Shak spere uses as an effective part of the I earner development of his tragic plot. I Nothing of this sort has ever been ' revealed upon so pretentious a plan as is shown in David w. Griffiths mo tion picture drama, "The Birth of a Nation." at the Texas Grand. Grif fith's scene Is the reproduction in his- I New Type of Star Boarder By DOROTHY DIX. AWESTKRN woman got a divorce from her husband on the grounds of "mental cruelty and non support" She has now taken him In to board with her. and report says that the plan Is working admirably, and that the dove of peace has taken up its roosting place In that once discordant household. Fine business There are many men who are well nigh Intolerable hus bands, but who would make delightful boarders And there axe also many women who are disagreeaable wives, but who would be charming landladies. The mere fact that certain people are tied together makes them fight like the Kilkenny cats, but they could get along amiably enough If they knew that they were free to pack their trunks and leave whenever they liked. Many women don't get divorces from niggardly and abusive husbands be cause they are bound to have what money they can screw out of said hus band to support them. Many men re main tied to hateful wives, who fret and aggravate them almost to death, be cause, with all their faults, their wives are still superlative cooks, and they can't bear to tear themselves away from the creature comforts to which they are accustomed. Snlt en the Problem. Tills western woman has cut the Gordian knot of these difficulties and showed the unhappily married how to eat their cake and have It. too, as It were: how to hold on to husband's money and wife's pies, and still be free. It is to exhango the uncongenial roles of husband and wife for landlady and boarder. The avantages of the situation are manifest at a glance. Let husband be come a boarder and he at once as sumes company manners, for no boarder would feel free to talk to his landlady in the tone of voice In which the average husband addresses his wife. Nor would he feel at liberty to knock the food and the general way In which the estab lishment was run. As a boarder a man would not. of course, assume the right to dictate to his landlady about her private affairs. On the contrary, realizing that all boarding house chickens have as many legs ns a centipede, and only an infi nitesimal portion of white meat, also lhat there is real cream and near eroam. and likewise skimmed milk that mas querades as cream, and that the helps of the pudding differ as one star dlf fercth from another star in glory, and that It rests with the landlady which of these a boarder gets, he would ex ert all of his arts and wliles, and blandishments and cajoleries to stand ace high with the arbiter of his des- i tiny. It is equally easy to see, too. how many a man would find his wife much more agreeable as a landlady than he go into pictures tells of his great dis like for the pictures and speaks of his hopes of having the play accepted so he can be released from a picture con tract with a prominent firm. The actor playwrlght leaves with the promise that his play will be read. Soon the young wife of the promi nent actor enters with a scenario of a moving picture; she suggests that she and her husband read It; he refuses on the ground that he is an "actor." not a "movie." But his wife finally per suades him to read It Lights go out, and then begins the story partly acted In real life by Irene Fenwlck and Vin cent Serrano and partly portrayed on the screen. Each of the scones is In troduced lv a screen flashing a moving picture "title," which means a word In troduction to the picture It is in tb'flc title, with thir won derful vein ot Rcrlousn s and stilted Inglisn thit the audi'ix- fimis mmy of the b.t. a- of laughter that pvn m.lri bu yrho naTe .j tBa speed ate the pc . fonuance. r tone and drama ic detail of Ford's theater. Washington, D. C, on the night of April 14. ISfiS. when president Lin coln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth before the eyes of a gala audi ence gathered on that occasion to cele brate the close of the civil war. This scene is one of the tense dra matic movements in a story that is astonlshinC for its thrilling action. Tho drama Is a complete story within Itself and yet is a vital part of the entire story. In the language of motion picture production It Is known as "a studio scene." This means that It was built Indoors and had to be specially con structed to get th delred effect It is the largest Interior set ever built for a motion picture story. The scene is. In minute detail, an exact repro duction of Ford's theater as It ap peared upon this historic occasion. Nu merous authentic works upon the sub does as a wife. Undoubtedly too many women take advantage of the fact that their husbands can't give notice and leave at the end of the week to treat the poor men as they'd never dream of treating a star boarder. They think that anything Is good enough for tho man who does nothing but support the whole establishment. No tidbits are cooked up for him. No pains are taken to sec that he has the little comforts that he especially craves. Nobody both ers to cater to him. It makes one positively shudder to think how different Is the status of Mr. Smlthkins. husband, from what be the status of Mr. Smlthkins, boarder, who had the second floor front with bath. And. morally, the change would even be greater, for to landlady with a good paying boarder who acts like a perfect gentleman ever feels called upon to disagree with his opinions, or call his attention to his little weak nesses, or to keep a rigorous eye on his comings and goings. The moral of all of which Is that it would be a good thing if every wife would try to treat her husband as If he were her star boarder, and every man would look upon his wife In the light of his landlady as well as a wife. France Expects Million American Sight Seers To Come When War Over Taris, France, March 25. A "Commlt teen of French hotel keepers" that has recently come Into existence, estimates that a million Americans will come to France immediately after the war to visit the sites which have become fa mous during the hostilities. All sorts of suggestions are being put forward. One Is that a broad highway should bel aid down along the front from Dixmude to Belfort to be called "The Holy Road." with plenty of good hotels at intervals, simply furnished, but each containing from 80 to 110 rooms and an abundant supply of baths Another suggestion is thef ormatlon of special tourist trains running from tho Channel to Belfort in which the tourists should live and sleep while they are sight-seeing. Meantime the committee of hotel keepers Is busy preparing for the ad vent of the visitors by trainlr.g staffs to replace the German and Austrian managers and waiters of the pre-war period, renewing furniture, repainting and repaperlng. and In particular Im proving the sanitary arrangements in the various hotels. TJie renovation of the French hotel Rystem in view of post-bellem tourist traffic will require the employment of a great deal of capital. This, It Is said, must be supplied by Amerlca.whlch has such large financial interests In Franco that she Is substantially concerned In French prosperity. Since tho war began the sanitary au thorities hase requisitioned throughout France nearly 600 hotels, large and small, while three-quarters of the beds existing In French hotels today are at the disposal of the minister of war. Darkened Streets Cause 307 Deaths of Londoners London, Eng.. March 25. Since tbe order of Inst October for further darkening ths itreeti went Into effect 307 people have met death by accident at night. Street dangers, ItnljtlnK from the fatal a-cldfnts. seem to hn. d", r. ascd ullghtty slnre tho beginning f ho v. it Many believe this la due Ilrjt ject were stud-'d to get the exact measurements and dim- usions of the old theater. In this research tht- fun damentals were furnished by Nlcolay and Hay's "Abraham Lincoln, a His tory." The writers served as secretaries to president Lincoln and were in close touch with the stirring eents of that period. A detail showing the thor oughness of the work is the picture of Booth's leap from the presidential box after he had fired the fatal shot The distance covered in this leap was 12 feet. The actor playing Booth had to be carefully rehearsed in this scene and to get in the Important detail of his spur catching In the flag that draped the box. This accounts for tha fall which resulted in Booth fracturing his leg. The leap takes Just one second In the picture, but it had to be rehearsed time and time again and Raoul Walsh, h Miss Robson to Tour the World if the European War Ends By July 4. T,HAT distinguished comedienne. May Robson, who appears at the Crawford theater three days be ginning Sunday matinee in her new I MISS MAY comedy. "The Making Over of Mrs. Jiair, the people of which portray the doings of a family from the middle west in the metropolis, and how a wom an from that section who knew the good and the lovable side of home life, transforms herself Into a social leader Of tile tTlfwt .la.f -A. I. .... n l.nw 10th transcontinental tup as a star I ?nd W'U when reaching San Francisco ( this coming KaBter week, start on her muoe-enctrcllng at the head of her own organization. Miss Robson Is booked for quick Jumps from here to the Pacific coast, playing only the most Important the atrical centers. From thence she will leap over to Hawaii and by way of French School Children Furnish 500,000 Garments To Soldiers In Trenches aris. Prance. Mrrch 2r. The school children of Fran hne furnished moro than SOOflilO wjrr fiirm-'nt-i to th.' ,,i,li. "turtng ib. nt mt... ..vmpalg i 1 h teacher rf pnbli. . h tils of both sexes hav lo contributed to that work, and have OLM who played Booth before the real pic ture was caught just as Booth mada the jump to the stage and rushed out of the theater, through the stage door, wore out three pairs of trousers at tho knees before the right picture waa caught This will give one an idea of the difficulties of the leaps he made. This entire scene of Ford's theater was the most difficult of all to take except the big battle scenes immediate ly preceding it. These being In tha open, the camera men were not ham pered by demands of accuracy to the minute extent that they were In tak ing this important Interior. Jlr. Grif fith was fortunate in being able to secure the aid of several eye witnesses of the actual events who were present with him when the picture was taken. Chief among these was Dr. Chap man, the noted prohibitionist and lec turer, who lent material assistance la supplying Important facts. 3h SPCT ;- u- ( O- Gaum to the Philippines acd thence dowa Into Australia. From this BtJN A, ish possession she will. If the Europ ean war ends by the Fourth of July, start for the British Indies by way ot Shanghai, Hong Kong. Singapore, the Straits settlements, Bombay and Cal cutta, with side trips up to Delhi and other Hlndoostan cities, into Madras and thence back by way of the S"J63 ROBSON. canal and the Mediterranean ports intj ri- nm nome aoout easier, 191 . Should the war continue. Miss Rob son, after having played Uncle Sam's island possessions, will return to the states by way of Seattle and the North Pacific territory Into British Colum bia, and come east through tbe Cana dian dominion to Winnepeg and from there down to the Twin Cities and Into the copper country, crossing at tha Soo bark Into Ontario and through sev eral cities In that section into Toronto, from whence she will cross back Into the Lnited States at Buffalo and down homo to her residence on Riverside Drive near Gen. Grant's tomb. Ialao shared largely in tha maintenance oi different war charities by aban.ionWg part I ?f '5!f larle- They have In addition I found homes for more than 30.000 children, I victims of the invasion of France, and have 1 played a considerable part In accelerating- , I the roll of gold Into the bank of France. ! These detractions, however, hare not la-T lerrupi-tj m. ecnoni Berk of France. Thera has not h'. n In Fran. anywhere exceptlttff the InTa'lftl ristotis Ivi eum T .. hi l t' h rieD int. rrui t.'i ,t r un.y- raitr cones , th- ast a t on has shown b fr lal In- f '-tnattoa frm the (nxnistar of nufcUo in structton. v; 1.