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COMIC OPERA AND TRAGEDY WEEK'S ONLY OFFERINGS AT THEATER "Dolly Varden” Tuesday Night and John Griffith in “Macbeth” Friday Night—Some Coming Attractions. Tupudof Xifeht, ‘‘Dolly Vnrdon.” Friday Niftht* John Grfltith In •‘Macbrlh.” Comic opera and tragedy are the only offerings of the week for Savan nah theater-goers, and in neither case will there be a matinee. For some reason the matinees thus far this season have not received the support that a majority of them had reason to expect. There was a time when matinees were popular, and unless the patronage warrants there will be even fewer matinee perform ances. Tuesday night "Dolly Varden" will be again offered amusement lovers. The opera was seen here last season and at that time was all that could have been desired. The scenery, cos tuming and company were excellent. Friday night Mr. John Griffith will be presented in “Macbeth.” Although he has never appeared as a star in this city this tragedian comes well recommended and his production will " ' ~ T7f ~ **''& ■*>v !■ W'* vv+j,, yji .•?; : % : | rl ? r KSfyii|i^Ktp &jb k■■ ,--. ~••/- - ', • fr- •4*' ' ••> •■ a .f S v❖£ ’-*tv . |v’- ; :.,fe ( ( *?* /* • ,> - tir si c v,\. vv :, -- '. ; l :< tV';xlf, !f :< ti f- • J‘ '-.plfe ;•■ it i -kyt, > X if -~ < '■ 'Se ISH :'ff ft? "$ i F '#•'#’ ¥'- '-4r- -;r vs m i,; •i *% a 4**-* :?i i;-& •. ■•• II •4* - 1 V-• •„ .: i fcV 1;. - v V- •>. ' t-' fc -, probably be witnessed by many admir ers of Shakespeare. “Dolly Yarilen.” F\ C. Whitney is one of those suc cessful managers who has found the Open Sesame” to the storehouses of all good things in opera. A Whitney production, albeit, they are generally of the comic order, is serious in purpose and desire, and us ually gorgeous enough in the matter of embellishment for grand opera, careful* enough for an Irving stage, TUESDAY NIGHT F. C. WHITNEY PRESENTS The Greatest Comic Opera Success, Dolly Harden By Strange & Edwards. 200 NIGHTS IN NEW YORK 200 Our Own Orchestra* nok°on r Ju£° r ~ M) ’ Ba,con ’ r $l 0 ° and 75c - Gallery 50c. Seats FRIDAY NIGHT JOHN M. HICKEY PRESENTS THE EMINENT TRAGEDIAN John Griffith Aided by a brilliant company of legitimate players In a stupendous production of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy HACBETH Complete and Correct Fireproof Scenic Equipment Dazzling Electrical Effects. 1 Startling Chemical Illusions. Sensational Battle Tableaux, Etc. A tale of Enchantment in Six Acts Prices: 25c., <;oc., 7*c., SI.OO, #i.so. m Reserved seat sale opens Wednesday. • and so appealing in voice, scene and costume as to enlist the requisite praise. One of the best examples of this Whitney demand for volume and rich ness is exhibited in his production of Rtange and Edwards' successful opera “Dolly Varden." "Dolly Varden” is now in the fourth season of what promises to be the most successful of any comic opera produced during the last dec ade. Orchestra, $1.50; balcony, SI.OO and 75 cents; gallery, 50 cents. “Macbeth.” The announcement of the engage ment in this city of John Griffith on Friday night carries with it interest to the best class of theater-goers, and this interest is intensified by the fact that he will present Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy “Macbeth.” Mr. Griffith's presentation of it will have most adequate aid in the com pany he has selected, and the fire proofed scenic equipment furnished by his management. Novel and thrill ing electrical effects and chemical il lusions have been added. Mr. Grif 'fith is personally a most interesting HISS MACD HOLLIN'S MAKING ITPl T P IN HER, PORTABLE DRESSING ROOM FOR 'DOCIjY VARDES.S character, a combination of the men tal and physical—in appearance he suggests the peerless Edwin Forrest and has the frame and strength of the champion pugilist, James .1. Jef fries, while mentally he is a great stu dent of classic literature and is fairly a crank on the works of the divine bard, Shakespeare. Seats on sale Wed nesday morning. Thos. W. Ryley has closed a con tract with Miss Ida Conquest for a period of.five years, under which she SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS* SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1904. is to be exploited as a star. The piece selected for her first appearance is “The Money-Makers,” by George Rol ditt, which has made an unqualified success in London. Arrangements are being made to open the season in New York about the first of December. Miss Conquest is well known in her line of dramatic work, having been leading woman for John Drew, Richard Mans field and N. C. Goodwin, also at the Empire Theater, New York. * Women of the May Irwin type are few and far between, but such an one is Miss Langtry Ashton who so clever ly and humorously porti'ays the title role in the screaming farcical musical comedy, “Alice, Where Are Thou?” by H. J. W. Dam, which will be pre sented here on Tuesday Dec. 6. Miss Ashton has long been a leading mem ber of the principal comedy attractions, her most recent engagements having been played with George Sidney 'and Ward and Vokes. When “A Girl From Dixie,” begins its second tour, the same big cast of principals headed by Genevieve Day and D. L. Don will Interpret the prin- cipal characters in Harry B. Smith’s charming musical comedy. It Is hard to recognize the dar marks of a hypnotist in the kind of Jew that Harry G. Walters plays in Fred E. Wright’s new show, "The Beauty Doctor," hypnotist he is, so the pro gramme says, but in the laughter that greets his attempts and the mix-ups resulting therefrom, the audience real izes the comedy that rtin result from a misapplied function. "It is to laugh” seems the watchword of most of the Jew comedians, and Walters In his in terpretation of the landlord-hypnotist is said to extract all the humor there is in the role. Everywhere that the delightful new De Koven, Klein and Cook romantic opei’a "Red Feather,” has been pre sented it has been considered the musi cal event of the season. This is due, in no small way, to the rendition of its principal gems by Grace Van Stud diford the primma donna and star of the organizi\jion. Her voice has de veloped into a gi'and opera soprano of volume, flexibility and brilliancy. The fortunes made out of popular songs have been proverbial since the days of “After the Ball,” yet' it is diffi cult to realize that a composer may receive almost as much from the pub lication of one melody as from the entire opera in which it is sung. “The Royal Cher - is a most prosperous mu sical comedy, but there has been a con stant race between the royalties com ing from it and those coming from the sale of Ks best song, "O'Reilly.” More than half a million copies of this ditty are said to have been sold up to date. The reference to politics in George Ado's "The County Chairman" are pe culiarly timely. Here are some of Ohem: "You didn’t tell me,” remarks young Wheeler, "that I was a candidate." “I don’t tell things,” replies Hackler. "That's why I’ve lasted so long in poli tics.” Mrs. Briscoe, the wife of the village Pooh Bah, says to Hackler: “I've got a husband. He thinks he's going to vote for Judge Rigby. Well, Jim Hackler. all I got to say is he votes for your man, else he don’t get nothin’ to eat this winter.” "You know what Sherman said of war?" observes Hackler. "He said it was H—l,” Wheeler re plies. " . “That's because Sherman had never been in politics." Mr. Zangwill, a man of genius, and one of the most distinguished of living Jews, has lately added to his rather complicated personality anew element. He was Rlways an ardent Hebrew' na tionalist, a bold social thinker, a prolific and yet thoughtful creator of Action. He has now become a triumphant play wright. Arthur Dunn, starring successfully In ‘The Runaways," tells an amusing story on a German oornetlst who is one of the seven men carried with the com pany to augment the orchestras -of theaters visited. This Teuton was lodged on the third Aoor of a small hotel |n Minneapolis. On the morning of his second day there another roomer complained to the Boniface: "I can’t stand that Dutchman next to me, lie tooted his blooming cornet all night, though I kept rapping on the wall for him to atop.” Motnewhat later the cornetiat appear ed his face beaming "Fin# apprrclatinner von mnlk vmi ! got nest to me,” he said. *'A!l night long #f#ry tint# 1 played t tuns he knocked on de vail for an encore. I played ‘Efery Morn I Briny Dee Vio lets’ to him fourteen times, and still he vasn’t satisfied.” DECADENCE OF COMIC OPERA LYRICS. Is the writing of comic opera lyrics a lost art? Persons who do not concede this to be so must at least confess that at present it seems to be a generally mis laid art. Bright, tripping verse of the sort that used to come from the pen of W. S. Gilbert in England and of J. Cheever Goodwin in America is so rare in both countries nowadays as to rank properly with Etruscan pot tery. Out of all the musical comedies produced during the past five or six years, particularly those which orig inated in this country, it would be a difficult matter to pick twenty songs in which the sense is not involved, the humor anything but verbal buffoonry, and the rhymes true. Robert Brown ing, who did not hesitate to mate words that were far from uniform in sound, would have recoiled at hear "kitchen” placd opposite “proposi tion,” and at similar rhymes used in lyrics which pretend to more ingeni ous couplets than "blue” and “true,” “clear” and “dear.” It is an interesting fact that the quality of comic opera “poetry” has deteriorated as the quantity, or num ber, of its authors has increased. When J. Cheever Goodwin wrote “Wang,” a piece in which the lyrics are amazingly bright, and which is being played now by De Wolf Hopper wdth even greater success than ten years ago, there were not five recog nized w riters of lyrics in America. Gil bert, who really introduced the present form of operatic verse in "Pinafore,” with without rivals in England. Now dozens of poet-tasters spill their ink vapidly, and nearly every comedy pre sented is the collaboration of an en tire syndicate of rhymers. The high er average of education in Great Britain is responsible for the fact that most of the lyrics that are at all worth while come from London, where •. * ' ■" ' '■ MISS I.OUISB RIPI.KY All Dolly Vardvn. men like Cupt. Basil Hood, Lionel Monckton, Paul Reubens and Adrien Ross hold forth. None of these has come up to the standard of the Jlngler who wrote of "a Shipper little chappie on a big black block,” but some of them have done very good work, not withstanding. - In America Harry B. Smith is to be thanked for a. number of clever lyrics —such as “The French Clock,” from "The Three Dragoons,” and “Mary From Maryland," from "A Girl From Dixie.” These are exceptions, how ever. to the rule of puerility In subject and execution. The advent of such men as John Kendrick Bangs, who, with Roderlc Fenlleld, has writ ten "Lady Teazle" for Ltillan Rus sell, should lift the standard of musi cal comedy in this country. Literary men have a habit of correctness and precision which makes for the best even the best comic opera lyrics. Miss Russell, who ought to be a pretty fair Judge of these things, said re cently to the New York Telegraph that the llangs-Penfleid lines were the cleverest she had ever sung. This promise, together with the ap pearance of a volume of lyrics from "Fantnna,” Is the ripest that the sea son has to Home of these rhymes from "Fontana,” which Is by Robert Mmlth. and is now Ac log played by Jefferson De Angelts and his company at tjie Garrick Theater, Chicago, are notably accurate and witty. The cntchfevt of them arc entitled "I>*'tiy end Toon " "A le*eon in Klt qurt.” "A Truculent Governor," “My Word” and "What Will Mrs, Grundy Closing Out OUR BUSINESS is an absolute fact and not a fake sale, as some people would have you believe. OUR ENTIRE STOCK ' ■'H. is for sale to any individual or to the public at large. We. Have the Largest Force of salespeople employed by any China house in the state, selling at prices that no firm could exist on. Our Stock won’t last much longer at the rate we are selling it. So you can’t afford to let this golden opportunity go by without availing yourself of this rare Chance to purchase Holiday Gifts, in Whiting Solid Silver, Haviland’s China, Cut Glass, Art Pottery, Metal Goods, and furnish your kitchen with the very best at unheard of prices. ALLEN BROS: The Wedding Present Specialists and House Furnishers, 103 Broughton Street, West. Say?” It will be observed that even the names are more or less Gilbertian —more, in comparison with such mod ern cognomens as “Sallie” and "The Darktown Swells.” It is gratifying to note that “Fan tana” is a hit. Another Masfleld Story. To Richard Mansfield an enthusias tic woman admirer had paid tribute of praise, adding, “I suppose, sir, that when in the spirit of those great roles you forget your real self for days.” “Yes, madam, for days, as well as nights. It is then I do those dreadful things—trample on the upturned fea tures of my leading lady and hurl ten derloin steaks at waiters.” “And you do riot know of it at all?” “Not a solitary thing, madam, until I read the papers the next day.” * Not the Oly One. ■William H. Crane, before his de parture for Europe, told the following: “In submitting a story to a certain magazine a disappointed literary aspi rant requested that in the event of his manuscript being found unavailable he be favored with the reason. In a week the manuscript was returned, and on the customary printed slip accompany ing it was written: “ ‘Dear Sir—The superscription to your manuscript seems to us to best express our reasons for refusal. Re spectfully yours, " The Editor.’ "Opening the manuscript at the title page the puzzled aspirant read his own handwriting: “ ’ “His One Great Sin.” About 4,300 word*.’ ” In New York Theaters . New York, Nov. 12.—The engage ment of Madame Rejane at the Lyric Theater in an extended repertoire, shifting from the lightest of comedies to the most impassioned of emotional dramas, promises to be pretty nearly, if not quite, the most notable series of entertainments in the French lan guage ever brought to the attention of this public. At another theater not far away a month of revivals of old French plays by an imported stock company had served rather to whet the appetite than dull It, and this cir cumstance undoubtedly proved bene ficial to the Rejane subscription sale, which has been very large for all the pluys announced. It Is unquestionably a fact that Madame Rejane Is the greatest of living French actresses— greater even than Bernhardt, by rea son of the fact that her art knowa no limitation of scope. Bernhardt In tragic or merely strenuous roles is, of'course, pssrless In her time and generation, Odors of Perspiration Royal Foot Wash BBSHMMI ■ feet. #•-.. l -- Clops Chilling, cures Owen ting, llclilng Swollen, Tired Fret, lie at druggists, or press Id from BATON PRtta CO., Atlanta, Ga. Mens? kiosk M not sails tied, kkunpis for l-ceii! stamp. but Rejane sweeps through the gamut from mere frivolity to the highest range of impassioned personation, and her talent is as resplendent as the ever-varying rays of a perfect dia mond. The welcome she received upon the occasion of her opening perform ance at the Lyric was earnest, vehem ent and prolonged, showing that in her previous engagement some years ago she had established herself very strongly indeed in the regard of this community—a position emphatically strengthened as the evening pro gressed to its termination. The per formance, indeed, was eminently satis factory in all its details from the charming contribution of the star to the personation offered by the hum blest member of the supporting cast. Some of the plays, such at "Zaza,” “The marriage of Kitty,” etc., to be introduced during the Rejane engage ment are familiar to American audi ences. New York is mildly convulsed over the most recent vision of Miss May MR. JOHN GRIFFITH AS MACBKTH. Irwin’s press agent, who appears to be possessed of an altogether remark able imagination. Early in the sea son this vivid dreamer of dreams suc ceeded In widely circulating the ru mor that Miss Irwin was to be led to the matrimonial altar by former Sen ator David Bennett Hill of New York, known to all familiar with his career as a confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool bach elor, to whom the charms of the fe male sex, no matter how alluring to men In general, have no attractive features whatsoever. The report in due course was denied, but not until It had accomplished Its purpose of concen trating interest upon Miss Irwin, At the Belasco Theater David War field in “The Music Master” grows Savannah —TO— World's Fair, St. Louts. Via Cent, of Ga. Ry, W. & A. R. R., N. C. and St. L. and I. C. R. R. THE MOST DIRECT AND PICTURESQUE ROUTE. Daily. Dally. Ev. Snvannah. . 7:ooam 9:oopm Ev. Atlanta... .B:3opm B:2sam Ev. Chat'nooga.l :15am I:2spm Ev. Nashville, ,7:ooam 8:00pm Ar. 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It la quite likely that another sen son will see New York in possession of a theater to be devoted exclusively the purposes of negro minstrelsy. Dockstader's engagements on Broad way during the past two yenrs ha' 1 ' been so very successful as to stimu late the formation of a syndicate whose agents are now looking f° r suitable site for the purpose mention* ed. Should the plan develop as Irm rated. Doekstsder will plsy In York each year from November Mari-h, devoting all hut the hot ' v “" ' er pert of the remaining interval the other large olUes.