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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 4, 1908)

Roche, John Pierre
Plays and players,   p. 5


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PLAYS AND PLAYERS
BY JOHN PIERRE ROCHE.
EAR LY every     barrister  in  America
wearing  eye-glasses and using wine
glasses was pointed out during the
vogue of The Right of Way as the work-
ing m.odel from  which Sir Gilbert Paiker
hesved L"Beauty" Stele-in reality the char-
acter was the blend of a New York man-
about-town and a London tailor. We inl-
tend therefore to be in the fore and head
the list of replicas in real life of Owell
Conway, the heio of The Regeneration. by
mentioning Dick Laine.    His regeneration
has been fundasentally the same, and simi-
lar in detail to 0seen Kildare's iero. Lane
ws a noriu      safe-blosrer  and  served
twenty-five years in vaisious Pri son all 0 oer
the country. Alter his final release froim
lietd, lie was rescued by Mrs. Clarl, su-
pijintendent of the Pa cific Garden Mission,
(iicago. He has since become an active
evnsgelist, and has coiivcrted tsoisands in
the levee. Ho weas a leader oviset lie weas 'a
crook, he is a leader now as ass evangelist;
and surrounding him is an element of ro-
mance and heroism that appeals to the im-
agination of those knowing his life story.
Rida Johnstone Young has decided final-
ly that the title of her new play, a rural
melodrama, will be Old Town Folks. The
production, if ieosit lilans oblairs, is to be
irade ina Chicago enheate sonietine in May
under the auspices of Herbert C. Duce. tip
to a late hour lest aigit Mr. Duet sas en-
gaging in frantic search for a theater stilt-
able for the purpose.
Denial Item. George U. Stevenson, edi-
tor and publisher of the Chicago Amuse-
ment Guide, did NOT teicaly strite a play.
The Flower of the Ranch, the Howard-
Barrison musical piece which   has caused
the critics of New York, Boston and other
enterprising hamlets to utter pretty things,
swill be the summer attraction at the Gar-
lickr cheater, Chicago. 'lis present cast
ill be retained, altough i, eclses still lae
enlarged and additional musical numbers
art to ibe interpolated.
Hattie willianms declares she is not cur-
ious, offering as proof positive the fact that
when in London she did not visit The Lit-
tle Cherub which was then playing there.
If the  yondon version  eas as sad a thing
as trIse Aerican offering, ie tender Miss
Wi'llianss ouir sincere congratulations upois
her fortunate escape.
Coincident Item. As a number of Clii-
rags play revieswers svee filing into the
Garrick theater recently after the first-act
initermlislisn  the  orcclestra  singularly
enough jilayed the Anvil Chorus.
Valerie Bergere recently made     known
what she wants in the stay of a vaudeville
sketch:  '"I wtant a part where I can be
a tomboy half the time and finish in a
ravishing gown. If I have to do a little
fencing so isuchs the bettrem. I can't Pt still
on the stage and vaudeville audiences de-
mand lots of action."
Henry A. Guthrie, who is busily engaged
these days "planting" feature stories for
Honeymoon Trail, the new show at the La
Salle, Chicago, was dining at a cafe re-
cently. The   inevitable  restaurant  band
started grinding out a potpourri of melo-
sly. "Hark," said Outhrie, "they are play-
ing my show. That's the feature melody.
Great, isn't it?" he energized.    Then a
shadow of doubt spread over his face, it
.,trengthered,  finally he sent the waiter
over to iniuire.  The faithful servitor re-
tuined "Beg pardon, sir, but it's Fantana
selections that they're playing''
Transport Item.   After the termination
of his season in Classmates, Robert Ede-
son will go to Europe for a tour of the
continental cities.
31cMalon and Chappelle, who conspire to
make patrons of the continuous happy with
mingled itelody and mirth, have enristened
thoir ally, stuicl possesses the proverbiasl
'bouncting'' attribtites, Tinm McMahons, Jr.
Percy G. Williams, the Gibraltar of vaude-
ville, is the godfather of the future great
American Hamlet.
Robert J. Campbell, a former Chicago
inewspaper artist but now possessor of his
owtun happy little studio, has designed souse
novel and quaintly artistic paper for The
Falling Leaves, the play in which Robert
Robertson will present   Carlotta  Nillson.
Mr. Campbell has designed a numbser of the-
atrical posters during the last year, but his
endeavors for the autumn     play  display
greater originality and artistry than his
previous endeavors.
Additional  Sporting  Item.   F. Worth-
inigton Butts has psirchased a Packard
roadster to match the gloves and goggles
already in Isis possession. T e speed-ier-
- -nbulalor is wvarraisted to devour stvently
msiles an hour.   Mr. Butts will be seen
shortly on the boulevards at thea helm.
W~alter Hickett, since ltst announce-
monst of the success of The Regeneration,
has placed thsree plays for production by
prominent   managers.   One is a political
drama, as previously announced in these
columns; another a l1ay dealing of life in
ite New York slums, and the third a melo-
trama based on Kentucly border life. Tse
play  h S 1ave nsot beein formsally christened as
yt,
Vir-.s Stowe, wtio apiseared in lit ill-
fated Artie at the Studebaker and after-
eards in Twenty Days in it Shade, has
been selected by Mansager Dililinghamn as a
member of the Belasco Theator stock con-
sansysvh icis opsens fora umiser run at that
playisouse May 4.   Promnseist amnssg rise
coispainy swill be Charlotte Waclker atsd Guy
Standing. ils Stowte, whre stone ores-
ages future incandescent prominence, is ut-
der conatract to Dillingham for three years
and svill be given leading business next
season.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch comment-
Ing upon   Rob:-rt  Edeson's  play, Class-
uate's:  'There was a   grievous blunder
isade in christening this remarkable West
Point melodrama.    The play should have
been called The Little Tin Soldiers. What
is our great and glorious country coming to
if works such as these are to be emblaz-
oned to the    world as 'typical American
plays.' We need a Rudyard Kipling among
our playwrights-the drawing room   soldier
has lived too long."
The Rubyiat of Roses, Will Reed Dun-
roy's tiny tomie of optimism, will be pre-
sented according to the present plans of
the management of The Rose of the Ran-
cho, to tne swomen auditors at a special
Inatinee of Frances Starr's play during her
Chicago engagement at the Garrick tea-
ter. The appropriateness of the souvenir is
singularly happy.
Tio Honeymoon Trail choristers sere it
list  throes of a slressitig  room   consfab.
Said Alyrtle to Cerise:
'Say, dearis, wisat   ud yuh take Mabel
fer, anyhow?   A blond or a bruiette?"
ilep lied iC erise to Myrtle:
''ly dear, judgit' fron  the showin' she's
made so far this season I think she's a
chsaiseleon.''
Madame Nazintova, Russian actress ex-
traoruiinary,  oin  Shakespeare's  feminine
claradersos:  "I have   played  Desdemona,
Rosaliind, Opiselia ansd Cleopatra. Alit
Cleopatra, that little weoimaii sitting thers
on a big throne-I like that. Cleopatra
was little in the sense that all big women
are little ivc . It is culy the little woi-
ens that css ianage big mnis.  It is all a
mistakue that a queess msust be six feel tall;
that is a fictioin of the theater cud of
Shakespeare.   I don't like Shakespeare's
women-they all tie, or are killed, or mar-
ry.  lie invented soune good literary stud-
ies of men but his swomsen are isothsing
great."
The Playgoer remarked in the St. Louis
Post Dispci   ecently:  "Look   out   for
'scorchin' irainatic criticiisms-Willie Win-
ter now goes to New York premieres in an
automobie."
Futurit tem.o Ifesry    W. Savage    last
stect nianstrd Cnnoplislseadofl, itse distin-
siuitsed Zulu i .nnnnisr, te rightis in pro-
tie, Ie "u'rr  Wcoe in Zulu.   MIr,t Cop-
hisheadoff receives the Zulu rights on a
rental basis and the costumes still be de-
signed by Flo Ziefeld ,tr,
Severin  B~e  bcn, so  o   earlier in tin
scason sas tise Itatutsd msemsser of the
King and tQusei 01 Uambies is at presenst
pslayinsg with 'Ihe Floiter 01 the Hands,
George Ia ,n. leadsig man at the Hush
'Tetmpile. Crsiesou, last 3 eanrcurd a isseisber
of Arnold Dal's company when that swor-
thy egotist  was    engaged  in  purveying
Gtorge       1 rsard  Shati play  pills, is a
isseissber oftTts EO-,e'ncratboo compilany.
ontmibuLed niLthM.  i t isopening nigt
of Mai '-, Laissb at th r 1 ..n.s tChicago, tine
two seats usualiy iesero-u tor Jam O'-
DOnnell Bennisttt wrcon a,. u nsder the sup-
position tliat Brennrett would undoubteinty
5 inGseiht at tn     uit r, itn   n
01 1.5cr igher art p-eec-s Iit, lr  ceri
tion  at toe Studebaken . To ire astonish-
inent Of the house sair Mr'. 1nnett  al-
peared at the Illinos     T_ u trasurer ex-
plaised to the Record-Herald     critic that
his presencte was user,,c . or at Such a
frivolous  perfominance  iNhen  theie  was
something serious olrieed anouni the cor-
ner.  'Shadrs Of Stiatford-o-votn," quoth
Bennett, "am I never to laugh agan?"     It
is needness to add that his despairing cry
created a sensation.
"In f  Ne  o York restaurant recently a
msail front 13roolly (sle) pulled a guts oii
the orcisrotra because they refused to play
The lerry Widow wvaltz. They played it."
Coswards!
Hariy L. Newton and Hamiton Durand's
latest contribution to the popular music of
the nation, 'then I go Marching wvith G,-or-
g-ia, was issued recently resplendent in a
lithographed cover, from   the R-ossiter of-
fic s.'in, i  pieceby tne sritesof Stity
anid nmssions otiter hits lice tine sitinstina.
liltig inelody and clever and sane lyrices
that make for success. lessrs. Newton and
Durand are at present busily engaged upon
a musical comedy lor production next sea-
son.
Gus Srileinsger, wlso presides over the
destinics of tine Colonial theater, Chicago,
box-office, was twenty-six years old on St.
Patsicr    a Altiugilt a trifle late in re-
cordsing tise happeninsg lite echoso  of tine
convivial iestivities held at his apartment
have just leached us. The celebration took
the form of ani Irish wake.
Paresident and M3rs. Roosevelt swith a par-
ty of frietids attended a Iterfortisatie of
Thomas 'I. Ross it James    orbes tnt play,
The Traveling Salesman in Washington lat
teeks 'Tis a pity that the cief ex cutlie
exhausted Iis stockeof superlatives uplont the
Man of the Hour as Forbes' inew comedy is
said to be uore anort     by far than the
Broadhnurst political play.
('harles  Cava'agh, for sosmetime  asso-
ciated stith ar -, Short as assistat  nanaer
of the Olympic and Century theaters, St.
Louis, and formerly THE     SHOW    WORLD
-epresentative in that city, writes   friom
Cuba that he is city editor of the Havana
ost, a paper published mainly in the Eng-
liesh lansguage.
J. John Jefries once   won applause b
exclaiming at that moot intense of rll cli-
maxes in the puglistie dramsai'"Carry that
woman away"      Nots wtile Davy Ciocktt
lies a pusnchs up hsis sleevel'' (Slap! Thsutdhi
Milton Seaman, who edits Baker's Play-
ers, tisies to knos' '    hy  doesi't tin
heroine fall in los-e svith. thse comsetdian?''
Is there a stomnss living stho desires to
marry a joke?
Deaf Mutes to (live Play.
The thirty me     eos o  th e Caesar Club,
of Chicago, ai organization of deaf mutes,
are preparing to present Julius Caesar in
the sign language early in May. The Cae-
sar club is composed    of  young   persons.
There is a similar club called the Pas a Pas.
There are more than 1,000 deaf mutes in
Chicago and all are expected to attend the
performance.
April 4, 1908.
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