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TITE OMAIIA DAILY HEE: SUNDAY, NOVEMHEn 1, 1003.
ABOUT PLAYS PUYERS AND PLAYHOUSES
Omaha people will look buck with pla
vt to th week Just paused for one event
In the theatrical line th coming of Mis
Harned and her company In "Irl." Th
Pee has long el nee expressed Its opinion as
to the advisability of presenting urh plajrf
and aeea nothing- In the present Instance
to warrant a change In that opinion. It la
firm In the belief that the theme with
which "Iris" deals la not one for public
discussion, and that, without being" prudish,
people can well afford to, and do, eschew
from general conversation. It deala with
a certain phase of social conditions, ex
pounds a possibility. If not a probability,
and Is offered with such verisimilitude as
to almost convince one of Its renllty. Tet
It overshoots the mark In an effort at In
struction, for the public , mind Is not yet
prepared to grasp the details and asslmi-
lat the arguments Involved In the debate,
and It falls short of the primary object of
the theater, the entertainment of the peo
ple. But so long as we are to have the
Pinero play presented at all, how fortunate
we are to have It given to us by people who
are In every way capable of rendering It
intelligently and satisfactorily. Plnero's
eharrn Is purely Intellectual, and Its evanes
cent fragrance la easily lost. The least
rough treatment destroys the delicate per
fume and disappointment Is the result of
any attempt to furnish a Flnero play with
any but the best of talent. And this Is
Just what we received at the Boyd during
the engagement of Mis Harned and her
company.
Arthur Wing Pinero has won Ms place
among the foremost of modern dramatists.
He Is thoroughly technical in his construc
tion, but so deftly does he build that
vents follow each other with a sequence
that Is so logical, so natural and so en
tirely free from apparent strain that It
appears the working of fate rather than
the Intention of a writer that hurries his
characters along; through their several
orbits to the ultimate ending. Bo rarely
does he resort to the melodramatic that
the Instance, when noted. Is worthy of
comment. One of these rare times occurs
far the third act of "Iris." It has to do
with the checkbook Incident. It Is a harsh
note, and jars on the sensitive Imagina
tion. ; One would much prefer that Mr.
Pinero had found some other' and less
gross method of bringing Iris Into the
tolls of Maldonado. "In vain Is the net
of the fowler spread In sight of the bird"
ought to apply here as elsewhere. It Is
quite easy to believe Maldonado capable
of such a brutal exhibition, but It Is hard
to conceive a woman, so animated by
high resolve, so buoVed up by determina
tion lately taken on In the presence of
the man she really loves, so easily allowing
herself to be ensnared by the one she has
most reason to fear. Aside from this, the
piece 1s of the true Pinero ring, sparkling
In places with bitter sarcasm and lighted
with Irony and wit at the expense of so
ciety. ; "What la a financier?" asks one
of the young women. "A pawnbroker with
Ideas," answers another. But Pinero Is
not cynical. H merely undertakes to be
practical,, and if he has so far been
baffled In his efforts to find an avenue of
escape for his heroine It has not been
because he has not searched, nor la It at
all likely that he will abandon the search.
Ho knows of course of the way pointed out
Jy Tolstoi, but he doesn't deal with women
of the Maslova type. Nor has he given us
a Dmitri as yet. His people are people of
culture, surrounded by every refinement of
civilisation, and his social fabric la of the
highest.- ';'.";;.' c , ;-
Aside from the pleasure afforded by
Pinero's skill as a onstruotor Is the -delight
afforded by the ease and trace with
whtotr be uses the EngUah language.. There
Is a facility, a fluency . and graoe In his
sentences attained by few of the moderns.
No one who has beooma at all familiar
with the English language Is lacking In
regard for Its wonderful possibilities, a
feeling that easily grows Into reverence,
and when on may listen to th easy pro
nunciation of carefully constructed
phrases. In which the beauties of words
properly assembled are brought Into high
relief, clothing sentences of pith and mean
ing, the delight Is enhanced by that feel
ing of respect and affection for the tongue.
Mr; Pinero understands this, and has the
very happy faculty of so wording his sen
tences as to giv them an effect that Is '
distinctive, and at the same time to pre- i
serve th rhythm and "beat" that makes
them melodious. II also understands how
to us words so as to get that greatest
of advantages from the English tongue
to be able to shade his meanings as deli
cately as a painter may modulate his col
ors or a musician may phrase his passages.
Given a Pinero play and a competent com
pany, and the student of English may en
Joy himself thoroughly and never for a
moment consider the theme or Its treat
ment. In this connection: In the November
number . of Bcrtbner' Prof. Brander
Matthews has an article on "The Literary
Merit of the Modern Drama," In which he
deals some vigorous blows a gainst the
Ultra-stylists, those persons who Insist that
because a play Is popular It Is necessarily
bad. Quoting from on of these, who
says "I would rather have failure with
Tennyson than success with th writer who
Is now engaged In whitewashing Julia,"
Prof. Matthews points to the undeniable
fact that Shakespeare, Mollere, Cornellle,
-Cervantes, all of the writers who have
become famous, wrote first for the money
that came with success. Shakespeare's
plays were produced to please the people,
and It was some hundreds of years before
th world discovered that W. Shakespear
was th greatest of psychologists. Like
wise Cervantes died without knowing that
th tunny story h wrote was really th
weapon that was to giv th death
blow to a ridiculous custom. Rostand,
Pinero, Jones, all of th moderns, are
writing to pleas th people, for they want
the people's money. Even Tennyson, who
failed as a dramatist, however well his
play may read, first wrote for money and
was disappointed when It did not come to
Mm. His success In another field of liter
ary endeavor Is an evidence of this. It Is a
decidedly healthy, commonsense view that
Prof. Matthews take of th literary phase
of th modern drama and one that Is
certain to b Indorsed by thoughtful per
sons. At all of the local playhouses business
was good during the week. The bill at the
Orpheum was one of the best ever given
at that house, and waa Immensely popu
lar with. the public One of its features
extensively commented upon was the sing
ing of Princess Losoros, th Hindu canta
trice, whose vole was listened to with
much pleasure by th musical people of the
city. Bh cam to Omaha a stranger, but
leaves many friend who wl'.l welcome her
back should she ever return,
Last week reference wss made to the
traits In which Mm. Janauschek found
herself and the Impending auction of her
treasures, from the Dramatlo Mirror the
fallowing is taken:
Mm. Janauschfk waa forced through cir
cumstances to offer fur stile lust week a
large colirctlon of her most valued tKwses
Klona, nuiauitlng of stags gowns. Jewelry
and sundry witter aritcl, all of which were
dar to the l.rt of the venerable actress
and whli h meant more to her than they
ever will to tk.ur purchasers. And et there
whs not a gtvat nuuibtr at the sale at 7
Wast Ufclrtr-luurth suect. Buui vi thus
prts.'nt wandered about overhsullng th
nainiy cms or luces, costly gowns. Jewelry,
iikiuunn, uiu-iMPiiionefi cape ana mnnflw,
snd the various articles offered for sale.
1 he attendance Included curiosity seekers,
Investors and others, but there were very
few who hnd even a passing thought for
the woman whose stage treasures were
SOU.
The auctioneer lamented the lack of en
thusiasm, as Indeed he might, when a gown
worn in Macbt th brought but a paltry sum.
It was sad to see some of the articles sold
for a song. The gowns, bonnets and knick
knacks were displayed about the store and
were at the mercy of any and all who
wished to handle them, uowns that had
been worn by Mme. Janauschek on nights
or her greatest triumphs, wnen me ap
plause of thousands greeted her ears and
when homage of the masses was bestowed
upon her, seemed to inspire no special in
terest in those at the sale.
A gold bracelet with a diamond nd sap
phire setting or UreeK aesign nrougnt iuu.
This was presented to Mme. Janauschek by
King Ludwls- II of Bavaria and was worn
by her ss Medea. A decoration presented
her by the king of Baxony sold for , a
gold watch marked "Janauschek" brought
but 1H and an antique silver crucifix sold
for $178. A set of real coral in gold setting,
which was presented Mme. Janauschek by
the late dnwager empress of Uermsny. was
sold for $128. N. S. Wood paid the highest
price for any article when he purchased a
set of turquoise and pearls for $23). There
were a number of other srtlcles which
brought nominal prices, but for the greater
part the objects brought much less than
they were worth. ' .,
It Is refreshing to note that considerable
Interest is being tsken In the venerable
actress' condition. Last week Virginia
Harned sent a check for to siari a
fund, which has already grown to over $300.
Mme. Janauschek was offered a perma
nent home in either the Actors' Fund home
on Staten Island or In the Edwin Forrest
home in Philadelphia, but was forced to
decline them, as she requires the constant
.,AnH0n nf - tnuM anil this the hOTnPS
do not allow. Her condition remains much
the same end she is stm st m innw .
Dr. J. E. Kelly In Saratoga Spring.
Comlngr Kveats.
"Poxv Grandpa." a farcical comedy, con
structed from the humorous pictures which
originated In the Sunday supplements, will
be given at the Boyd this afternoon. Th
engagement Includes tonight and Monday
night. Joseph Hart, well known here in
vaudeville, and before that of th firm
of Hallen and Hart, and Carrl DeMar
head the sixty farceurs employed In the
cast. A large chorus of pretty girls are
employed to add seat to th fun. which Is
said to be fast and furious. Th play Is
built around twenty-five sketches of Mr.
Bchults, th creator of "Foxy Grandpa."
Th scenes are laid at th Vermont Bum
mer hotel," where Goodelby Goodman, Foxy
Grandpa, and his two grandsons are rest
ing for the summer. All sorts of pranks
are played on th old man by th boys.
"D'Arcy of . th Guards," with Henry
Miller and Margaret Anglln, co-stars, will
be seen at the Boyd Tuesday night. While
Mr. Miller enacts th title role Miss Anglln
has a very conspicuous part In the young
American girl who, loyal to her cause, per
forms many hasardous deeds, but finally
succumbs to the love making of the rol
licking, handsome guardsman, D'Arcy.
Henry Miller, who plays the leading role,
shows a witty Irish guardsman of the
sort made famous by Charles and Samuel
Lever. A quaint scene Is th one where
the British officers In a Jolly scene, quaff
bumpers of American brewed punch and
Join In singing "Sally In Our Alley," the
quaint old ballad which waa then In
vogue, or Just getting to be. Th best
act, th third. Is wher th heroine Is
stopped In her attempt to convey a warn
ing to Washington' army, and shoots the
gallant D'Arcy.
Among the regular events on the local
stage 1 James and Frederick Warde,
which is announced. for- next Wednes
day in an entirely new historical drama
founded upon'' the eventful - career of
Alexander? th Great; Mr. James appear
ing in the title role, and Mr. Warde as
Perdlccsa, Ms minister of state. The ad
ditional element of novelty will, therefor,
make the' occasion more Interesting than
Usual. At the age of 20 Alexander com
manded the greatest army that had ever
been brought together, and in leas than
thirteen years he conquered all of what
waa then known of the civilised world.
Populoua cities he swept out of existence
and others he brought Into being where,
Derore, had been nothing but a desert As
an illustration of the latter, Is th proud
city he founded on the bank of th Nile,
which he named Alexander and which,
although twenty-three centuries have come
and gone, still remain a highway for the
commerce of three great continents.
Mary Shaw will be seen In Ibsen's
"Ghost" at the Boyd Thursday night forJ
on performance. "Ghosts" Is said to bel
the best thing In a literary way that this
celebrated writer has ever done, certainly
it Is the effort that haa caused th most
widespread comment. The action of
the play takea place at Mrs. Al
vlng' country house ' near on of
the large fjords In western Norway. Mrs.
Alvlng, the central figure of the play, is
the role assumed by Miss Shaw. She Is ths
widow of Captain Alvlng. late chamberlain
to the king. The captain was a libertine,
openly In th day of his youth, and secretly
so In latter years, after h had attained
the reputation of a man of great worth
and piety chiefly through the Instrumen
tality of his wife who lived a He for the
sake of their only son. Mrs. Alvlng sent
her son abroad to have him away from th
bad Influence of his father. He become
a painter and resides In Psris. Th play
opens on the day of his return to be pres
ent at the dedication of an orphanage,
raised as a memorial to th philanthropy
and piety of his father.
Clay Clement, after several years ab
sence from Omaha, will be the attraction
at th Boyd Friday, Saturday and Sunday
nignt. Matinees will be given Saturday
and Sunday. "The New Dominion." the
beautiful southern drama written by Mr.
Clement, will be the offering, ailt was
on his last visit. He will enact the role
of Baron Von Hohenstauffen, the eccentric
German botanist Miss Clement will be
seen In her old role of Flora May ' Ran
dolph, the southern girl whom th baron'
falls in love with. Miss Mlgnon Oxer, Miss
Rilla Wlllard, John Foy Palmer, W. Rath,
Thomaa Normoyle and M. A. R. Harvey
ar other members of th company.
There are four acts In "Heart's Adrift."
The first has for Its local a banker's office
In th Wall street district In New York
City. Act II is first placed In the con
demned cells of the city prison, and ths
second seen In one of th curiou East
side restaurants. For the third act there
are also two scenes, th first of which
shows th workshop of th Inventor of an
airship, and th second, th airship Itself
sailing through space away up In clond
land, and to heighten the effect ther la a
big electrical storm In pVogress. In ths
laat act there ar also two scenes, ths
first of which shows a cove on Long Island
sound and the second on of the hand
somest residences on th sinks of the
Hudson river, where wealthy New York
ers delight to spend th nested term.
"Hearts Adrift" Is to be the attraction at
the Krug theater th first half of the week,
opening this afternoon.
Musical comedy In its best expression.
Such Is the promise for th Krug theater
next Thursday and Friday evenings when
Ward and Vokea will present their new
frolic, "A Pair of Pinka" This popular
duo of comedians hav not been aeea In
Omaha In several years, but It la promised
that they will now b see a in the very
best offering of their' career. The cast
includus such well known people as Lucy
Daly. Margaret Daly Vokea. Vlnle Daly,
Chsrles Howard. Tony Williams, Qus
Bruno. Ruth Gould, Lew Millar, -David
DeW'olf aud Dan CvWinan. Th cg-
ment Is for two evening "prformancei
only.
"The Head Waiters" will be seen st the
Krus next Saturday matinee and night,
brought up to date. The company, headed
by Joe Kelly, Includes Inman and Vincent,
Dolly De Vyne, Franta Hayford," Elsie
Harvey, Pierce and Roslyn, Nat Jackson,
Eureka Comedy - Tour, Bert Walnwrlght,
Lew Kelly and twenty-flv chorus girls.
Eight big arts, varied and for the most
part presented by artists that havs not ap
peared locally In vaudeville, will open the
week at th Orpheum with a matinee to
day. Charles Dickson and his own little
company will fill th headline position.
He will be recalled In leading roles of "Mis
takes Will Happen," "Incog" and other
comedy successes. His vechlcle this time
will be "Heart to Heart Talks." Another
flrominent card will be Paxton'a Art
Studies, one of the biggest acts booked
here this sesson. This turn consists of a
series of beautiful and Impressive picture.,
In which living models do the posing
Emily Lytton and William Gerard will
offer a sketch entitled "A Lucky Duck,"
which is put on with a splendid scenic
investiture. Mr. snd Mrs. Scarl Allen will
appear In a skit called . "The Sign Painter."
A sensational balancing "stunt" will be
contributed by Alfred Arnesen. Some of
his work is done on a slack wire and he
does some remarkable hand balancing on a
pedestal. Almont and Dumont play
trumpets and all kinds of wind Instru
ments. They wear the handsome uniforms
of the Hussars. "A Sting Town Yap," a
lively conversational skit, will be the of
fering of Carleton and Terre. The motion
pictures projected by the ktnodrome will
be entirely new.
Gossip from stageMnd.
E. H. Sothern will open th New Lyceum
theater in New York on tomorrow night.
Sir Henry Irving produced "Dante" In
New York laat week. The revlewi rs do-
vote much space to praise of the play and
its performance.
Charles B. Dlllincham and Frank I'erlrv
have lust completed a new arrangement
by which Miss Maud Fealey Is 10 become a
star next season under their management.
'Ethel Levey Is to join Andrew Mac as
company In a few weeks when he puts on
iauy Atony, nis newest trisn piay. xnus
far Mr. Mack has been meeting with suc
cess iu his revival of "Arraii-Na-Fogue."
Jane Kennark and "Under 'iwo Flairs"
did a big week's business at the Meiropull
theater in New York und moved to ihlla
delphia. Mr. Woodward went to Philadel
phia during the week to look after some
rnangerial details.
"Hearts Courageous" has Droven a failure
In spite of all the enihuxlaailo buost.ng de
voted to It. and On in Johnson closed h i
starring career in it last night. He will
appear at Daly's as leading man in "A
Japanese Nightengale."
The opening of the New Amsterdam the
ater by Nat Goodwin In "A Miofummer
Niaht's Dream" was the event or the wa.'k
In New York. Both the theater and the
production are praised for their magnin
cence by the New York papers.
Ethel Barrymore, In her new Imported
comedy, "Cousin Kate," has scored an
other hit equal to her first fine starring
venture in ' uapiam Jinks." Miss Harry
more is at Dresent maklne one of the
successes of her stellar career in New
York City, where they have taken most
kindly to the English comedy she Is using
mis season.
Miss Viola Allen began her first season
as an actress-manager at Springunld,
Mass., last-week, where her scenic produc
tion of "Twelfth Night" was given Its nrst
presentation. It was also Miss Allen's first
appearance in Shakespeare for a good many
years, ins reports irom mere indicate that
Miss Allen has a big success on her hands.
The star's performance of Viola in hirhlv
spoken of. the work of John Blair as Ml
volio and Clarence Handysldes as Sir Toby
Is also commended.
Julia Marlowe lias turned un her nrettv
Bom at "The Prettv Sister of Jose ' and
pronounces It unworthy of her further ef
forts. She will close her season In Chicago,
having cancelled all her western tour, and
announces that she will write for the mag
axines during the time between now and ths
opening or ner joint starring tour with Mr.
Sothern. Miss Marlowe may be right as to
the play: it probably Is unworthy of her,
but she is doing one dangerous tiling; sho
Is teaching a large share of the American
nubile that they can get along without
her, and maybe some day they will decide
to do sa.
Mrs. Flske has begun her tour of the
country, that will Include this city, most
brilliantly after her verv notuhle rniru ra.
ment in New York. In Baltimore the opened
ina ifcHuuiui nw Maryland tneaier, play
ing "Mary of MaKdala," and the house
was thronged during her week's engage
ment. On Monday, October 26, Mrs. Kb Ice
began an engagement at Ottawa, Canada,
and on the first night she was compli
mented by the nresence of several diatln.
gulshed parties that came long distances to
witness ner nerrormance in the Heyse
drama. Lord Mlnto, governor general of
Canada, with Lady Mlnto and party, ar
rived in Ottawa by areclal train for the
event, and special trains were run to Ot
tawa from various points, some of them
far distant. One came from Montreal
where Mrs. Flske will not be seen this sea
son, ana another party attended from "up
per's Lake. In the Adirondack. On Mon
day, November 2. Mrs. Flske will dedicate
the new Majestic theater In Toronto, the
finest theater In that cltv. where aha win
play for a week.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
Th following letter was received laat
week at this office:
OMAHA. Oct. 28. Having been a constant
reader of your articles in Musical Depart
ment of The Bee, I thought I would ask
you to explain a few matters to me. Is it
possible to be a Judge of good mimic If you
cannot play or have had no musical educa
tion T
Are the dramatlo critic good authority
on what is good or bad iu th - musical
line?
Th reasons why I ask the above ones.
tions are as follows: I am the wife of a
laboring man and to gratify my love for
music have to go to the Hoyd to some musi
cal comedy now I read of the coming at
traction, It has good music, fine voices,
"The Chinese Honeymoon," for Instance,
which I do not think had very tine music or
such good voices, but maybe I am like the
gtri who sat Desiae me at a performance
given by the Shay-Gordon Opera company
last winter. She asked me If the play was
all singing. When I told her "yes," she
said: "I would rather hear the Ferris Stock
company." Maybe being so Ignorant of
music I am no judge, I thought Louise Gun
ning with De Wolf Hopper had a beautiful
voice, but I did not see her receive much
notice, while Anna Held, who I think Is a
poor singer, received a couple of columns.
Why is it in a city like Omaha, where
there are lots of people like myself who are
fond of music but have to stay on the out
side and enjoy reading about it, some one
does not get up a good entertainment, and
nave a reasonaoie aumisaion ree.
I wonder If the people wno nave an inns
private muelcalea are not a nine seuisn
keeping all the muslo for people who have
It all the time. I think that is why musical
comedy is so popular, for if you are fond
of music and are not too proud to sit away
up or away back, you can get consioerauie
enjoyment for little money, and it la not
always the people In front who appreciate
hm iiHt. for the most appreciative listener
I ever saw waa a white-haired old lady with
an old-faehionea nuuia. wno was ii m per
formance of "II Trovatore" she was a re
flection Of all the .emotions enacted on the
stage, or her sigh of pleasure at a beautl
hiirn nnti sustained by the leading
singer. Another case of genuine enjoyment
was that of a boy about 17, whom I saw at
the "Tenderfoot He had never been to a
theater before, living away out wti. uui
was very fond of music and would say
to his sister, "Oh, I am so glad I came.
such sweet muslo ana can t mey sum i
Think! HOW stsrveu um "J
and what a treat in store for him as i ha
grows oiaer. l am surijr i
you, but this letter grew out of my review
of a lot of criticisms on past events, one
critic saylag. "good," and another saying.
no good." leaving roe greatly in doubt,
pfc if. of a laboring man! Bless her
heart, and I wonder how many ef the
.nu mY.n occubv boxes, or tit in ms
choice seats of our local theaters could
write as Intelligently upon th musical
situation! What a stinging reoux w sums
of our vapid, silly, uneducated American
musical critics, wtio contend that the
muit ba riven nothing but an v.
about "carvtn' chicken," hot
tamales. tc, set a la ragtime, as the first
step of their musical education. I wun to
goodnea ther were more sensible women
like th on whos letter l nave quoiea
writing for th papers and leas of thes
strutting musical critics, so-called, who
talk ana prat about "tba niaa" Jd
common music, gurh.rot! Her Is a thing
to make one thin. A letter from a woman
who says she is one of the masses, the
"wife of a laboring man." All honor to
hef, and to her husband, for they reprove
many of those who sit In high places In
Omaha and pretend to be very h'ghly
educated Indeed, and yet their musical
capacity Is as limited ss the usefulness of
Niagara falls to the Sahara desert. .
In reply to some of the questions let
me say, first. It Is absolutely Impossible
to be a judge of good muslo if you have
had no musical education.
But In reply to this reply you may say,
"Do all good critics, then, sing or play, or
act?"
I will answer that question by an Illus
tration. I know nothing about electricity,
trolley cars or street railway systems, but
I do know, and know most positively that
the Dodge street car line is disgraceful.
is an insult to the very large traffic It
ought to cater to, and would not be tol
erated In any city but Omaha by the hun
dreds of people who are compelled to rldo
on It every day. Now, do you see the
point?
What makes me able to form that
opinlonT Because I am compelled to ride
on the Dodge street cars, and I have rid
den upon the cars which traverse Far
nam street, the Harney street cars, the
Walnut Hill cars and the Hanscom Park
and North Twenty-fourth street cars.
You see, by constant comparison and
constant appreciation of the differences
between each I have become educated as
to what constitutes good street car serv
ice. Now, if I just got on the car and
read the paper and did not notice anything
either right or wrong about the service
I would' not be capable of criticising.
Critics, that Is, good critics, In the same
way, becorWe educated very thoroughly In
time and are sure of the points of excel
lence or the reverse.
But they must keep both eyes wide open.
Another question which Is asked is this:
"Are the dramatic critics good authority
on what Is good or bad In the musical
liner
I have referred that question to one In
whose Judgment -I have Implicit confldenoe,
In affairs dramatic (as well as other
things), an opinion which Is shared by
thje dramatic preBS of this country, the man
who writes under the head of "About
Plays, Players and Playhouses" In The
Sunday Bee. And he says, what do you
suppose? "Well, tell the lady that you
know of one dramatic crltlo who knows
nothing about music and Is da Just
awfully glad he doesn't." Now, I don't
know what he means by that. You can
translate It for yourself.
Further replying to the letter In ques
tion, I regret that I cannot give an opinion
on th merits of "The Chinese Honey
moon,"' Louise Gunning or Anna Held. I
gave up the farce-comedy habit some time
ago. There was a time when we musical
critics wrote up comic operas, but there
are no comic operas nowadays, not since
the "Serenade" or the "Fortune Teller"' or
"Princess Chic." Then tho dramatic crit
ics took a whirl at writing up the musical
productions, beeauss there was so much
more stage business, dialogue, scenery, and
those things which come under the Juris
diction of the dramatlo pen. Nowadays
the dramatlo critics ore bored to death
with the shows, as a rule, which call them
selves comlo operas operettas, musical
comedies, etc
And In a few seasons you will find a
blank report in the newspaper offices to be
filled In by the office boy, for each suc
ceeding account of each succeeding musical
spasm, labelled by whatsoever nam It
may b.
; And now a very, serious question pre
sent Itself. "Why l It that some one
does not give a good entertainment and
hav a reasonable admission fee?" There
U on answer, Th musicians are tired of
paying money out of their own pockets
to develop musical conditions, when they
put in the work as well, and especially
when they do not hav to do It, for th
sake of pecuniary results. The musicians
hav tried It, on at a time, that Is, some
(Continued on Page Eighteen.)
VOCAL CULTURE
OPERA ORATORIO CONCERT
Most singers have never had their voice
Dlaced. conseauently have no scale, cannot
sing high, have difficulty with vowel en
nunclation, and the real quality and beauty
of their voice is lost. They have no agility,
no messa dl voce and the trill, or a stac
cato arpeggio, or perfect legato, Is an Im
possibility because there Is no placement.
These can be given to any singer who will
study the Italian method of voice produc
tion, the method used by the greatest
singers in the world.
FREDERICK B. PATES, Tenor,
Studio SIS Karbach Block.
HISS BIAHCHE SORENSO'I
VOICE CULTURE
STUDIO 550RAMGE BLDQ
Telephone 287.
Frank Oscar Newlean,
Baritone
Teacher of Tone Production and
Artistic Singing-. '
Studio, 509-3 ! Karbach Block-
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ALEXANDER THE GREAT
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MAW GHOSTS"
VT Direction of George H. Brennaa.
Drama of Terrific Intensity.
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Immorul is a silly and Illogical pi .ceedlng, for It Is, If It In anything st all
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The New Dominion"
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Modern
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Paxton's Art Studies
Marvels In Beauty and Impresslveness.
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In "A Lucky Duck."
Mr, and Mrs, Sear 1
Alien
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Gymnast.
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