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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 31, 1913.
5 B A MI'S I3M 13 NTS. AMtrSBMRNTS. BRANDEIS THEATER THBSB WiaHTU srarTBUBBS 4 ft ! UATXHXIS 8ATTOSAT GASKILL and MacVITTY (Inc.) Announce tlio Return ot Last Year's Dramatic Sensation Kidder CO-V I" assrv tfiitfrxfcv 1 iHk. Tss It aM I .eslsssssK N. WSMW vn '"CV AstsstsssssssssssKiJssssssssssi rBEDMNTUD BY AIT TTtTffSXTAXJjT BZCSUGKT OAST. A series of stare raaJliUo ptotnres A ffrlpplnir story of lor, mystery and nerolsin, with wonderful dsllnta tions of oharacters. THE HOST FOPTOA& AMXBX0A9 BOOS. and starUlnr effects from origins! sketches of tlio Osark hills. HXS MOST rOPULAK AJCERXOAjr riiAY. FOUR DAYS, COM. SUN., SEPT.- 7tl) MATINEE Wednesday; Seats Thurs. IU7E come to believe that actlns is not skllt. but mainly 'nerve.' In moit cases what passes for art is unadulterated self-assurance." Nope; that's not a jaundiced ci it-o utterance, although it might sound like It: H is from the pen (or perhaps it was typewriter) of Mr. Lee Ehubert, who like a colossus has bestrode the puny world of American attain dramatla for several years. Mr. Bhubert Is writing ubout the actors and actresses of America at the present time, and In his pleasant way goes, on furthor to sy: "When actors are In the chorus, they do their work and do not grumble. The moment they are' noticed: every thine becomes a hardship, and the manager is treated to substitutes and excuses every day ot the week but one salary day. The actor Is a person so naturally conceited as the becomo unconsciously ungrateful. He cau only see self." And If this seems a bit hard on tha actor, read what Mr. Bhubert has to say of the actorlne: "The only thins that Ule actress brings to the play, apart from her gown, is her personality. Ou the other hand, the maoasur fur nishes her with a part to play, generally written by a noted author, he has her taught to play that part by an expert stage manager. Me puts her before the public with the assistance of expert press agents, and advertises her in the papers at great expense. All she does In return is to devote about twenty-four hours per week to work in the theater. There aro' a great many stars earning amounts as high as J2.60) a week. The common caliber and feminine stars earn from $300 to $1,090 per week, and mere leading women are getting- from JWO to ?JC per week. These same people could not earn $10 per week at any other trade, working eight hours Per day." All of this was called out by some an nouncement of the Actor's Equity associ ation, which seeks some correction ot abuses complained of. If a newspaper critic or reviewer had indulged in any such tirade, one of the first to denounce him would have been Mr. Lee ahubert; indeed, one of Mr. gftubert'a ussoclate colossi, Mr. William A. llrady, has on several occasions roundly rated ihssa offensive scribblers who failed to view his efforts with eyes that gleamed with Joy in anticipation of opportunity for fulsome putfery, Mr. Bhubert, however, puts his cam very plamly: "it is tha mummer who takes all the jnonetaty rwk, sv.w uwsa xiu cnunue at an. And here wa find tho problem of too American theater at present reduced to Its simplest terms. Mr. Bhubert has un consciously scored & oulls-eye in his ef fort to answer the complaining- actors, and has framed a most drastlo indictment against the: managers, or rather the type of manager personltied by Mr. Bhubert. Managers there be who have definite con ceptions ot artistic verity, high regard for public intelligence, and who look upon the theater as an exponent of useful at tributes and worthy aspirations, men and women who need not be named In ord4t to be exonerated from whatever ot strlctutes may here tollow. These men und women are holding high the standard of the American stage, honor it by their presence, and dignity it by their dally life. The class of managers Mr. 'Bhubert speaks for must be those ho most nearly represents. Personally, he is best known in tho annals of tho theater as a disturb ing Influence; no other agsncy has been so potent a factor in bringing the busi ness OI the theater tO it nreaftnt rnn.ll tion as "the Shuberts," Not a city in tho country but has one or more Mrst class theaters boyond its needs, because of the activity of "the Shuberts," built under the Influence .of promises as beautifully Illuminated as plauslbte promoters could aevise; not a city in the country today but sees some of this property idle, use less and only of service us a menace to tho success of a conservatively conducted theater; or if not idle, then driven with sensational, hysterical devices for tho purpose of "amusing" the publlo to the end that dollars may be taken nt 'he door, but In no way approaching the legitimate function ot the theater nor advancing the cause ot art in even the remotest. Tbls condition is the Achievement of the "Shu bert" business policy, which has since been modified to the extent ot at least a working agreement with "IC & E," tho destruction ot which "monster" was the quest on which the Bhuberta set out a decade ago, full panoplied champions ot things as high! conceived as any venture of Sir Galahad or any ot his knightly companions. The "trust" was never so firmly entrenched as It Is today, and the "Shuberts" are working with It. Bo much for material accomplishments. In tho artistic column, one may set down to tho ' credit of the "Shuberts,'' for example, "The Blue Bird," but along with It must go "The Blue Mouse," the one a fantasy of no substance, the other merely vulgar; under Bhubert direction, various under-1 takings have flourished, the great Hippo- drome being one of their enterprises, but Its value to the art of the actor is chiefly In showfng how many freak things a clever electrician, .assisted by a gifted carpenter, may devise, and the extent ot spectacles that may be provided by a stage director who bfcs unlimited acces. sorles In the way of people and animals. Just now the activity of tho "Bhubert" managerial corps la occupied with the presentation of plays that depict with sordid fidelity the nightly orgies of pur veyors of the "white slave" traffic and this In the name ot "education." Verily, the actors of America can well afford to let the "managers" have full responsibil ity for the conditions! -4 Also, Mr. Bhubert touched very closely upon another cause ot the present de cline In the status of the theater In America when he wrote that "the only thing that the actress bring to the play, apart from her gown, is her personally " One ot the cries that have gone up front the protesting critics has been that man agers of the Bhubert ilk have gone by women of Intelligence and experience, capable of bringing to tho theater some thing In addition to gowns and personal ity, and have bestowed their favor upon those women who can mako a gown look good, personality being entirely second ary, It not entirely negligible. Stars made overnight, sudden "discoveries" of astute managers, have been forced into prominence through the agency ot "ex pert press agents," regardless ot imy histrionic ability, artistic aptitude or ex perience on the stage, and the p'ibllo has heard tho manager loudly bowull his misfortune when it has turned aside from his combination of "gown and personal ity" to run after that ot some other mn ager. A twinkle of the bare toes set the name of Ono young woman blattr.rf In electric lights on Broadway within a year after she had taken her first lemon1 on the stage in Omaha. Is It any wondof that the theater has fallen from 1U high place In America under such ministra tion T Olory bel The cue Is not so hupeless at It looks. America has many earnest and capable men and women on the stage, people to whom their art Is mo.e than a mere means to a livelihood, to whom the profession of acting means something beyond the certain appearance at the manager's office on salary day. 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