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ITH ART SUPPLEMENTS. 



The Stage 

BOOK 
1910 



PRICE ONE SHILLING NET. 



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TJIK STAGE Vr.XR BOOK. 



CHEMICAL CLEANING 
"» DYEING COMPANY 

T. HARRIS, Manager. 




Original Chemical 

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to the 

THEATRICAL AND MUSIC HALL 

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in the Trade. 

The New BARBE System of Spirit lor Dryi CLEANING is the most 

up-to date invention for thoroughly cleaning LADIES' and GENTLEMEN'S 

dress and FURNITURE materials, between shows 

if necessary. 

Managers will do well to consult us before getting Curtains. Draperies, etc., 
or Costumes Cleaned or Dyed. 



Detailed Catalogue and Booklet of Up-to-date Testimonials 
on application to — 

CHEMICAL CLEANING AND DYEING COMPANY 

(T. HARRIS, Manager), 6, ARGYLL ST., OXFORD ST., W. 



Telephsne: 1911 Gcrrard Two Lines). 



Telegrams: "CLEANING, LONDON. 



THE STAGE YEAT: TOOK. 



CLARRSON 

JLvenJs, or Sells. CostumcS, bancy or HistoriV-' 
Z^lsi) Wl^S, or in fact anytliinj^ tliat s Theatrical^ 
Jl^enowned throughout Europe, Asia. Africa & Americ,/\ 
J\ing Edward was pleased to appoint me sole Pcrruquie iv 
^3 elect your own Goods from the largest of Stoc l\ 
^Jldest Established of anv Theatrical Store >^ 



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tuate 41 & 43, Wardour Street, SohO 



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Tip=up Chairs and Seating 

of all kinds 

for Theatres, Cinematograph Halls, 6c. 



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and Best 

Productions. 

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Unequalled 

for Comfort, 

Elegance and 

Durability. 



At all prices from 4 9 



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H. LAZARUS 81 SON, Specialists in Seating, 

21, GREAT EASTERN STREET, LONDON, E.G. 

Telegraphic Address: "Malleable," London. 'i'elephone : 9153, London Wall. 



THE STACK YEAT? BOOiC 



H.>M.RAY^E. 

Manufacturers and Outfitters, 

115 to 119, WATERLOO ROAD, LONDON, S,E. 



i'llcgraiji- : "l;v\NM".i, I,mm„.\.' 
West End Braiu-li : 49, CHARING CROSS ROAD. 

COSTUMES. 

Tlie SMARTEST and MOST ELEGANT, from our own 
designs, AS WORN BY THE LEADING ARTISTES. 

Dainty and Original, at moderate prices. 
Miss Lilian Lka says: "Dresses for .Vustralian tour are 

lovely, and tit perfectly." 
Miss Daisy boEMEit says: "Costumes look lovely and 

fit splendidly.'" 
Miss V^STA Vktoiua writes: " Very pleased with the 

Costume." 
Miss JL\iiie Loftis writes: "Quick change Costumes 

are excel I ent." 
Messrs. Le Roy and Talma say : " Costumes are inucli 
• admired." 

HIGH CLASS 

STDEE BOOTS OHO SHOES 

DANCING BOOTS iV; SHOES A SPECIALITY. 

Mni.LE. Adki.ine Genee says; "Boots and shoes are 
perfect." 

Miss Lii.Y Elsie writes : " Best dancing shoes I have 
ever had." 

Miss Gertik Millar says : " Shoes give every satis- 
faction." 

" Shoe and Leather Record ": "Artistic footwear, reflect- 
ing the highest credit on Messrs. Rayne and on 
British craftsmanship generally. ' 



Tulephonu: 7978 Ci.Nii;Ai.. 
A few doors north of the Hippodrome.) 




Perfect Figure Symmitrical Paddings a Speciality. 

A NEW, LARGE, AND VARIED STOCK OF TIGHTS 

always in stock, at lowest prices consistent with good 

workmanship. 

Messrs, Carl Rosa Co. : " Tights give every satisfaction." 
Miss Violet Vanbui(ih says : " I am delighted with Tights." 
Miss Vkii.a Tki f. writis : "Tights are a most perfert tit." 

THEATRICAL. HISTORICAL COURT, ECCENTRIC HAT MAKERS, 

As Suppliccl til the leailing London Theatres. 

THE CHEAPEST AND LARGEST STOCK OF THEATRICAL SUNDRIES IN THE WORLD 



TLLVSTRATED PRICE LIST POST FREE. 



I^T X G- S : A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF EVERY GRADE. 

WE HOLD A LARGE STOCK OF THE FINEST HAIR FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF WIGS. 

Mr. Hari'.v Lavi.ki: writes : " Wigs are clianipion." The Boissk i Tr.i.ri'hs say : " Wigs are O.K." 

SYSrtM OF BUSINESS. -To sell for Cash at lowest competitive prices for 
Genuine Goods, Materials, and Workmanship. Any article w II be 
willintfly exchanc/ed if not unduly detained or soiled." 



2 HE STAGE YEAh' BOOK 



DAVID ALLEN 6 SONS 



Limited 



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POSTER PRINTERS in the W ORLD 

LONDON, BELFAST, HARROW, MANCHESTER, 
GLASGOW, DUBLIN, BIRMINGHAM, ETC. 



Pictorials in Stock to suit any Play, &c., that may be 
produced, as well as for all that have been produced 
for the last twenty years. :: :: :: :; 



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We place at Before buying 

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years' Catalogue or 

experience. Estimates. 



POSTERS 



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Special Quotations for Large Quantities and Contracts- 
Sample Roll 6d. Post Free. 

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ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE. 

Williamson s Patent Roll Tickets for preventing fraud. 



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Naval 6. riilitarv Outfitters. 



TclcfSraphic Address: " Rcilistic. London." - - Telephone No. : 7842 Central. 

Costumiers to all the principal Theatres and places of Amusement. 

ESTIMATES GIVEN FOR SALE OR HIRE. 

We have supplied the Costumes and Uniforms for — 

BiitterfJies. Flag Lieutenant. White Man. Secret Service. 

Monsieur Beaucaire. Twelftli Niglit. Sins of Society. 

Miss Elizabetli's Prisoner. Mice and Men. Tlie Second in Command. 

Bootie's Baby. Faust. Loliengrin. Second to None. 

Human Nature. Tommy Atkins. Oliver Twist. Prisoner of Zenda. 

His Excellency the Governor. Trumpet Call. 

The Assassin. loianthe. Mikado. Pirates of Penzance, etc., etc. 

EXCLUSIVE COSTUMIER FOR ALL LEW LAKE'S PRODUCTIONS. 



19, LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON, W. 

Real Photo Po5tc ard5 

YMOn /OUti OWM PhOrO0U3PM. 

12. 2s. 100. 6s. 6d. 

special quotations for large quantities. Send stamp for Sample. 



E. L. SCRIVENS, 36, Cooper Street, DONCASTER. 

Advertise your Specialities on Post Cards. 

1,000 for 16— 100 for 4 -. 

Samples and I'rices from 

SENIOR & CO., Art Printers, COTHAM HILL, BRISTOL. 



CORN, BUNION, CHILBLAIN and RHEUMATIC 

o X z«- ^F AX n NT rc. 

ABSOLUTELY CUKES gouty, tt-nd.-i-, weak or •twolUn fn-t. bunions, fliilblams, hard or soft 
corns, stiff or enlarged joints or niusi'le> and RHEUMATISM, etc., in any part of the body. 

Post Free, Is. 2d. 

OA.RI>MrE:R & RE:I4^I>A.I:^]Li, Chimpodhts and Foot .Sincialhls, 

lAll di-.asp> <)\ tlie fret pured witliout pain. Xails a Sppci:iiit'''. i 

85. FCe^ent St:x«ee4:, ti O 1*1 U O N^, VIT. 



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rilh STAGL YEAN HOOK 



WIGS. COSTUMES. 



CHAS. H. FOX, Ltd. 

. . WIGMAKERS AND COSTUMIERS . . 

27; Wellington Street ^ Strand^ 

LONDON, W.C. 



WIGS & COSTUMES TO HIRE OR PURCHASE. 

Competent men sent to make up for 
Amateur Theatricals. 



ESTIMATES GIVEN. CATALOGUES FREE. 



Telephone : Telegrams : 

4552 CENTRAL. "THEATRICALS, LONDON." 



H. W. ELLIOTT. 

EVERY DESCRIPTION OF THEATRICAL PRCPERTIES MADE TO ORDER. 
35, 41, 43, 45, WATERLOO ROAD, LONDON, S.E. 

STORES. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. 
Telephone: CENTRAL 9807- 

Rcay 8i Temple's London wardrobe, 

54, Salmon Street, South Shields. 

(Late with Hall.) 

Fashionable and up-to-date goods. Evening Dresses a Spec^alitV' 

TieCOPYRIGHTPlAV PROTECTION ASSOCIATION 

ESTABLISHED JANUARY. 1907. 

. . OBJE:c'rs . . 

To prevent the representation of its Members Dramatic Property without fee or licence. 
To stop the sale of Piratical Manuscr pts of Members Plays, etc. 
To advise upon any question of Dramatic Copyright. 

To watch over and protect the interests of Authors and Play Proprietors generally. 
To represent rights in. and protect the woi'ks of deceased Members when authorised 
so to do. 

MEMBERS CONTROL 1 ,000 COPYRIGHT PIECES. 

Information or Bills re Provincial Infringements invited by Committi:c 

Secretary, S. CLARE, c o 16, Great Newport Street, LONDON, W.C. 

CORRESPONDENTS REQUIRED, 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



Ballads of Brave Women 

Edited by Alfred H. Miles 

Red limp. I - net. Cloth gilt, 1/6 net. 

" Ballads oi" Bravl Womln " is a collection of Poeius suitable 
for recitation by women. It aims to celebrate the bravery of 
women as shown in the pages of history, on the field of war, in 
the battle of life, in the cause of freeflom, in the service of 
humanity, and in the face of death. :: :: :: :: :: :: 
There is no better volume of recitations with woman for 



their subject." 



Belfant Xeirx Letter. 



Drawing-Room Entertainments 

New and Original Monologues, Dialogues. Duo- 
logues and Playlets for Home and Platform use 

By LAiiiAHiNE Evelyn, Clake Shiklev, Rouert Ovkkion and 
other writers. Edited by ALFRED H. MILES. 

Red limp, I - net. Cloth gilt, I 6 net. 

U^^ No Fees for Private Performances 
STANLEY PAUL & Co., I, Clifford's Inn^ London 



TYPEWRITING. 



Plays and Parts promptly typed. Esti 

mates given for duplicating Plavs (an\ 

number of copies). 



Special Flat binding for Prompt Copies. 

Plays translated from French and 

German for adaptation. 

TypcAwriting of every description executed with the utmost care. 
Best Work, Moderate Terms. 

Use of Office, Clerical A--istauee. \-c.. can \>c given to Dramatic Sucietit^. 

DE MOMET &! WALKER, 

Trafalgar Buildings, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C. 

Telephone: 7574GERRARD. 



TelephoaeK*35 



THEATRICAL' 
PRIISTIISG ' 



-arsiHs-PEit^SS^k OFEYEHrDESCRimON 



UNIFORM CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT CO., 

FRED. W. EVANS, Proprietor, 

5, CLERKENWELL GREEN, LONDON, E.C. 

Cheapest House in the Trade for Attendants, Rink, Band, Ariiiif, Xnvij, Police, 
Fire Brif/nde Uniforms, etc. Send for List. 



THE STAGE YEAR fiOOK. 

W. PAYNE SEDDONS THEATRES. 



THEATRE ROYAL, LINCOLN. 

Lessees: U. PAVSH SUDDOS and ER.MSST POPE. 

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, LOUGHBOROUGH. 

Proprietors: W. PAYNE SEDDON and GEO. ROBERTSON. 

THE SPA, WHITBY. 

Lessee: W. PAYNE SEDDON. 

OPERA HOUSE & HIPPODROME, LONDONDERRY. 

Proprietor: W. PAYNE SEDDON. 

NEW THEATRE, HAWICK. 

Proprietor: II. PaYNE SEDDON. 



TOWN HALL, RUGBY. 

Booked for the Proprietors. 



THEATRE R.VfT> FIT-XJI* TOURS LOOKED. 

COMPANIES FORMED IN THE FIT - UP TOWNS. 
THEATRICAL BOOKINGS OF ALL KINDS. 



Address: W. PAYNE SEDDON, Theatre Royal, Loughborough. 

(SPA. WHITBY, MAY TO SEPTEMBER.' 



Corn Exchange. Hertford 




The Corporation have just built a 
new and up-to-date Stage in the Corn 
Exchange, which is licensed for stage 
plays. The Stage is 32 ft. wide and 
22 ft. deep ; opening 21 ft. wide and 
14 ft. high ; and from Stage to Grill, 26 ft. 
The footlights and skies are provided 
wiih red, white, and blue lamps. The 
Hall, Stage, and Ante-rooms are lighted 
by Electricity on the low tension direct 
system 1230 volts). An electrician is in 
attendance during performances. The 
Hall has a seating capacity of about 
400, and is heated by hot water. 



For further particulars apply to 

VS/^ E JL r^ S flVIarl«:et BesLdle). 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 




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Weymouth - - - 
Pavilion Theatre 



Open all year round. Holds £120 
Ordinary Prices. Lit throuiihout by 
Electric LiUht. No other Theatre 
within radius of 40 miles. DrawinU 
Capacity 60 000. 

Proprietors: WEYMOUTH CORPORATION. Manager: WALTER R WALLIS. 



A Word to Touring Managcrsj 

If you have anything good in the dramatic line, don't tail 

to visit 

THE STAR, SWANSEA. 

You are sure to have a big week, there. 

SHARE GUARANTEE - or CERTAINTY. 

WILLIAM COUTTS, Lessee and Manager. 



The Public Hall, ^-^--^' ^ 



evun. 



Full License. Population 15.000. Fit-up. S:o:'k Scenery. Holds 700. 

Rent or Share. 

Lessees and Managers: CALEB SQUIRE & SON. 



HOPE HALL, LIVERPOOL. 

Electric Lighted. Kinematograph Electric Pitting. Scat 1,600. To let for 
Concerts, Dramatic Entertainments, i'nblic Meetings. For Terms apply: 

J. A. Thompson & Co., Ltd., Printer.^, 1 1, South John Street, Liverpool. 



rilL STAGE YEAR HOOK 



HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT, ESSEX. 

Population. 10.000 to 12.000. 70 Miles from London. 



Manager: Mr. CARL ROSINSKY. 

vv vv CONCERTS 'M .H 



THEATRICAL PARTIES. 

ACCOMMODATES 600. 

5tage fitted with Electric Mead, Foot, and 
Lime Lights. 3Lso Scenery, etc. 

Good Dressing Rooms for Ladies and Gentlemen. 



BECHSTEIN PIANO and EVERY FACILITY for COMPANIES. 



Southborough, Kent, 




Royal Victoria Hall, 



PROPRIETORS : C;^^X^»«>:d URBAN COUNCIL. 
Manager, Mr. Philip Hanmer, Clerk to the Council. 



liable license. Holding capacity: Number of persons (seated). 630. 
An up-to-date stage, 40 ft. wide by 25 ft. deep ; proscenium drop opening. 
28 ft. by 18 ft. Foot and top lights. Lighted by gas. Terms for hiring, 
one night, £1 10s.. two, £2 2s., three or more at the rate of £1 Is. each. 
Amount of deposit rei|uired on booking, none until day before hall used, 
when full amount must be paid in advance. Has some new scenery. 
Nearest Railway Station, S.E. A C.R.. Tunbridge Wells. Southborough 
Station has no accommodation for ka:iiiig. 



ATHENiCUM HALL, ENNISCORTHY. 



DijiEKsioxs: Hall, 70x31; Stag.^, 15x31; Floor to 
Ceiling, 32 feet. Two convenient Dre-sing Rooms 
luiaer Stage, with Private Entrarces, Lavatories, 
Ac. Sitting Aceonimodation, ovtr 500. 
Rknt: One NiRht, £2; Two Nights, £3 lOs. ; Three 
Nights, £5; Four Nights. £6: Five Nights, £7; 
Six Nights, .t8. Gas extra, about 5s. 1,000. 
A tleiiosit of .', the Rent to secure booking, and 
balance piepaid before taking possession. 
Damages to Hall or Furniture will be charged. 
These Terms strictly enforced without exception. 



Address: SECRETARY, ATHENiCUM, ENNISCORTHY. 




THE STAGE YEA-R BOOK. 




Proprietors : The Urban District Council. 



Every convenience for Concerts and Dramatic Performances Under the direct 
supervision of the IVIanagement Committee- 

For particulars, rental and terms of shares, apply \V. S. Bk.llkkhv, Kim.'s Haij.. 

SANDY (Beds) TOWN HALL 

G.N.R. Malm. L.N.W.R. Branch. 

Large Hall to be let for Theatrical, Musical, and other Entertainments- 
Will S3at over 500. Stage 23ft. by 18ft Every Convenience 
. . TERMS ON APPLICATION. . . 



Apply:-F. ^MM . VIT E S T E R 1?>J , S a, n d y . Beds. 

WELLINGTON ^B3S^ TOWN HALL. 

'Licensed for Stage Plays, elc* 

Town Populution 7,500. District 15,000. 
liall 60 ft. by 35 ft- by 35 ft- Stage 30 ft. by 15ft. Hull including Balcony 

>its 700 pcople. 
Terms on application to the Manager. 

VICTORIA liALL, COWES. 

Manager, Mr. H. KINGSWELL, 

Dramatic and music and dancing licenses. Holding capacity: Number of per.sons, 550. Stage 
measurements: 27 ft. wide, 22 ft. deep, 17 ft. 2 in. high ; proscenium, 18 ft. Gas and electric light. 



TERMS FOR HIRING: Sharing or Rental 



Stock of Scenery. 



OPERA HALL, BALLINA. 

80 ft- long, 30 ft. broad, 10 ft, higb. Body of Hall chair seated to contain 400- 

Large Gallery to contain 300. Stage 30x12 ft. Incandescent light, and 

splendid Dressing-Rooms attached to stage. 

ARTHUR MUFFENY, Opera Hall Proprietor, BALLINA. 



'niTL STAGE YEAR BOO A' 




Kilkenny Theatre. 

The Theatre itself is 90ft. long, 36ft. wide: 
depth of Stage, 22 ft. With balcony will seat 900 
people corrifortably. The i aised ttage is fitted 
witli Head and Foot Lights, Grid. ' Fly Rails, etc.. 
etc. Depth from "Grid" to Stage, 35ft. 
Four spacious Dressing Rooms. 



ELECTRIC LIGHT THROUGHOUT. 

t^^ ARC LAMP FOR COLOUR EFFECTS. 



All communications to be addressed to the Manager. 




DUNDALK TOWN HALL. 

Ijarge Stage with Fittings and Drop Scene. 

Open for Daily and Weekly Lettings. 

Seating accommodation, 800. 

One o( the largest Provincial Towns in Ireland. 
situate on the Main Ijine midway between Dublin 
anil Belfast, and has dai y service with all parti 
of Knglaiid v'ni (ireenore and Holyhead. Also four 
days weekly by steamer direct to Liverpool. 

]'''or Vacant Dates and terms of letting, 

Apply to 

M. COMERFORD, Town Clerk, 

Dundalk. 



HOTEL - RESTAURANT BUOL, 

21, CORNIVIARKET STREET, 11 Branch Cafe and 

_. ■_ Res'.aurant. 

^«« 03K:E*0X^J3. ——-11 15. BROAD ST 

The Newest, most Up to Date, and most Economical Hotel in the City. 
THE RECOGNISED PROFESSIONAL RENDEZVOUS. 

Dinners a la carte always ready. 
TABLE D'HOTE. GRILL ROOM. 

Luncheons, 12 ta 3 p.in 2 6 i Luncheons (Quick Service) 1/6 

Dinners, li to 9 p.m 2 6 and 3 6 Dinners „ ,, . 2;- and 2/6 

Fi'ench Chef. 

FINEST BURTON ALES, STOUT, and WINES and SPIRITS. 
SPECIAL to the THKATHICAL I'UOFKSSIOX :-Hot Breakfasts are served at this Hotel es.rly on 
Sundav mornings, :ind Dinners are ready for Professional Patrons at 6.30 evirv Sunday evening. 
Professional T iritT for Biard-Residenee on applicUion. » 77i,- .S7r, ;, and flir SI,,,,- Yiar Iln,,!.' in 
tlie Smokiiit,' mul R'uding Pi-vinis. J. G. BUOL, Proprietor. 



Plays to Let. 



^ISS. Dramas, Comedies, Sketches bj- Leading Authors to let for Tour, Stock and 
Music Halls, ilany with large Plants of Printing. Send for list. 

Comedies and Dramas suitable for Amateurs. 

All Published Play.^, Duologues, Monologues, and Recitations supplied. 

Cheap Wigs. Make-up Boxes. Paper Scenery. Costume Plates. 

"Drawing Room Entertainments.' 

Book of New and Original Monologues, Duologues, Dialogues, and Playlets 
for Home and Platform use, post free, 1/2, 1/8, 3/2, 4/2. 

CROWN AGENCY, 16, Great Newport Street, LONDON, W.C. 

Telegrams: " Stranglcr, London." 



TTIE STAGE VF.AR B007{ 



The stage GYGLOP/EDIA 

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PLAYS. 



An Alphabetical List of Plays, Operas, Oratorios, Sketches, and other Stage 
Pieces, of which any record can be found, since the commencement of the 

English Stage. 
Records of nearly 50,000 Plays, with descriptions, authors' names, dates, 
places of production, and important revivals covering a period of 500 years. 

Compiled by REGINALD CLARENCE. 



Price 1 O 6. Post free, 1 O 1 O. 

From the Offices of ** THE STAGE," lb, York Street, Covent Garden, 

London, W.C. 



THEATRICAL LADIES' GUILD. 



Founder: MRS. CARSON. 
President: MISS FANNY BROUGH. 

90, GREAT RUSSELL STREET, BLOOMSBURY. 



SEWING BEE EVERY FRIDAY, 3 to 5 p.m. 



1, CONDUIT ST., 
W. 



Madame Rene, 

^l)eatrical an6 (Tourt (Tostumes. 
Day and Evening Gowns - - from £3 3s. Od. 

HENRY NEVILLE'S 

PRIVATE DRAMATIC ACADEMY. 

Thorough instruction for the Stage. Professionals 
and Amateurs coached in special parts. 

524, OXFORD STREET, W. - Principal: Mr. Q. R. FOSS. 



Tim STAGE rTTl/? BOOK. 

DRAMATIC CARDS. 



HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE. 



His Majesty's Theatre. 



MR. WILFRED ESMOND. 

On Tour. 
3, Loughborough Park, Brixton, S.W. 



ALFRED LESTER. 



Shaftesbury Theatre, W. 



MISS AMY ST. JOHN. 

Address, 
10, Milton Chambers, Cheync Walk, S.W. 



MLLE. EDNE MOLLON. 



America. 



J. TELLY DILLSEN. 

Comedian. 
Puts Character into Comedy and Comedy into Character. 



MISS KATIE BLAIR. 

Lead and Star Heavies. Title-role, Mr. F. M. Thome's " The Woman 
Pays" Co. Permanent Address, c/o "The Stage," 



MR. ARTHUR KNIGHT. 

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CONTENTS. 



Actors' Associatiuii 

Actors' Benevolent 1- und 

Actors' Church Union 

Actors' Day . . 

Actors' Orphanage Fund . . 

Actors' Union 

Actresses' Franchise League 

Afternoon Theatre, The 

American Agents, The Licensing of 

" American Copyright," by Bernard Weller 

American Stage, The Years Drama 

Alphabetical List of Plays 

I-'ires in Theatres 
,, ,. The New Theatre, New York. . 

New Theatres Opened . . 

Obituary .. 
" Australia, Acting in," by Eardley Turner 
" Australian Stage, The,' by Duncan Neven .. 

Baddeley Cake, The. . 

Bankruptcy Cases 

Books of the Year . . 

British Empire Shakespeare Society 

Censorship and Licensing .. 

Children at Entertainments 

Circuits 

Command Performances 

Copyright Play Protection Association . . 

Copxright, The Committee's Recommendations 

Dinners, Banquets, etc. 

Doggett's Coat and Badge . . 

" Drama of the Year, The, " by J . T. Cirein 

" Drama's Death-Rate, The," by Mostyn T. I'igott . . 

Drury Lane Stage 

English Play Society 

Fires and Accidents in Theatres and Halls 
Foreign Seasons in London 

General Meetings of Societies, F"unds, etc. 

German Plays, Alphabetical List . . 

" Germany, The Theatrical Year in," hv F. K. Washburn Freund, 



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Incorporated Stage Society, The . . 
Irving Memorial, The 

KinematographAct, The 

Lectures and Addresses 

Legal Cases . . 

Legal Cases (Index to same) 

Licensing of Agents, The . . 

London Gu'de, The, Theatres 

The, Music Halls, with Barring 
The, Other Halls Possessing Licenses 

Middlesbrough Lock-Out, The 

Miscellaneous Events 

" Music of the Year," by B. W. Findon 

New Theatres and Music Halls Opened . 

Obituary 

Paris, The Dramatic Year . . 
Paris Plays of the Year 
Play Actors, The 
Play-Producing Societies . . 
Plays of the Year (Full cast-) 

,, (Alphabetical List, London) 
,, ,, ,, (Alphabetical List, Provincial 

(Principal Revivals 
Playwrights' Association, The 
Provincial Guide, The 

Royalty at the Play 

Royal General Theatrical Fund . . 



Shakespeare Memorial, The 
" Sidelights on Lime Lights, 
Sketches of the Year 
Staff Organisations . . 



by R. A. Rober 



Theatrical Clubs 
Theatrical Ladies' Guild 
Theatrical Organisations 
Theatrical Managers' Association. . 
Theatres Alliance, The 
Touring Managers' Association 

Variety Organisations 
Variety Year, The . . 

West End Theatre Managers, Society of 



I'AGE. 

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177 

199 

279 

27 

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288 
293 

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191 

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168 
100 
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95 

95 

103 
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INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS. 



)r Love 

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ART SUPPLEMENTS. 

Mr. II. H. Irving in "The Bells" 

Mrs. KLMUlal, by Mrs. Louise Joplins^ .. .. .. .. / 

Miss Marie Stuclholnie, by Harrington Mann 
Miss Stella Patrick Campbell, by Harold Speed 
Miss Marion Terry, by Mrs. Louise Jojilin},' . . 
Miss Lil\- Klsie, by John Lavery, H.S.A. 

" Mr. Preedy and the Countess." Poster by John Uassall, H.I. 
"The Woman in the Case." Poster .. 
Miss Miriam Clements, by T. H. Kenningion 
Mr. Edward Compton. Poster .. 
Sir Herbert Heerhohni Tret- and Sir .\rthiir Wing Pinero . . 

PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 

" False Gods," " Mid-Cliannel," "The Whip," " Making a Gentleman," 
" The Arcadians," " Arsene Lupin," " Penelope," " The Brass 
Bottle," "The Dollar Princess," "Our Miss Gibbs," " The Woman 
in the Case," "Don," "Smith," "Samson," "Mr. Preedy and the 
Countess," "The Little Damozel " .. .. .. .. pages 

TOURING COMPANIES. 

■■ The Mirr\- WKlnw," " King of Cadonia," " The Devil,'' 
and the Kin-, " Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch " 

DRURY LANE STAGE. 

Eleven Viewi of Behind the Scenes at Drury Lane.. 

ACTORS' ORPHANAGE. 

I'iiotograpbs of the Garden Party 

THE VARIETY STAGE. 

Miss \esta Tilley, .Mr. Wilkie Bard, Mr. Eugene Stratton, Mr. Harry 
Tich, Mr. Harry Tate, Mr. Fred Russell, Mr. Bransby Williams, 
Mr. Neil Kenyon, Mr. Gus Elen, Mr. George Robey, Mr. George 
Gray, Mr. George Mozart . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 

THE FRENCH STAGE. 

Miles, (iilda I'arthy, Marguerite Bresil, Cormon, C5aby Deslj-s . . pages 
Miles. Herrant, Colonna-Romano, Yvonne de Bray, Dorziat .. ,,' 
Miles. Lanteline, and Leconte, Madame Rejane, Mile. Polaire .. 

THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 

.Mr. J. C. W illiamsci:, Sir Rupert Clarke, Mr. Clyde Meynell, the late 
Mr. John Gunn, Mr. William Anderson, Air. Harry Rickards, 
Mr. Bland Holt. Views of the King's, Melbourne, The Princess's, 
Melbourne, and The Royal, Melbourne . . . . . . . . pages 

Miss Nellie Stewart, Miss Rose Musgrove, Mr. Walter Baker, Mr. 
Gregan McMahon, Miss Florence Gleeson, Miss Celia Ghiloni, 
Miss Beatrice Holloway, Mr. Harry Roberts . . . . . . pages 

Miss Lilian Meyers, Mr. Max Maxwell, Mr. Harry Plimmer, Miss Harrie 
Ireland, Miss F.ngenie Duggan, Mr. James B. .\tholwood, Mr. Fred 
Cambourne, Miss Florence Young .. .. .. .. .. pa/^es 

THE GERMAN STAGE. 

Harry Walden, Gustav Lindemann, Friederich Kayssler, Paul Lindau, 
Paul \\'egener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 

Scenerj' for " Julius Caesar," "The Merchant of \'enice," " Coriolanus," 
"King John," "Taso," "Faust," " Herodes und Mariamme," and 
" tiyges und sein Ring," Hauptmann's "Sunken Bell," scene froni 
his " Elga," scenes from Ibsen's " Kaiser and Galilaer, and scenery 
for Bernard Shaw's " The Philanderers " .. .. .. .. pages 

THE AMERICAN STAGE. 

New Theatre, New York, five views . . . . . . . . . . ,, 

Miss Maxine Elliott and her new theatre (six views). Miss Maude Adams, 

Miss Margaret .\nglin. Miss Eleanor Robson, Miss Blanche Ring pages 

Miss Hattie "iVilliams, Miss Blanche Bates, Mr. D ivid Belasco, Miss 

Frances Starr. Miss Dorothy Donnelly. Miss Rose Stahl, Mr. 

Belasco's Company in " The Lily," The Lambs' Gambol (2 views) 

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THE DRAMA OF THE YEAR. 

BY J. T. GREIN. 

AS I was looking over my files to refresh my memory and to strike the balance 
of the year, a tragic-comic idea forced itself upon m^e. I comited the hours 
spent at the playhouse, the hours spent in the study hard at work at the 
desk ; I saw the myriads of letters which had flown from my i>en, and then 
all of a sudden I saw before me a vision of a black Niagara, the torrent of articles 
spread across the land, and all of them devoted to tliat love-child of ours, " the 
drama." And when the vision had waned I seemed to stare into blankness, for 
all this toil, all this energy, all this power of a thousand brains, all this criticism — 
what did it mean in proportion to the yield of a year's crop? In this spirit I 
began to sift as gingerly, as gently, as carefully as it behoved one who desires 
to bs hnient in order not to be destructive. And when all the chaff was oast 
aside and formed a little mountaiir of oblivion, I looked up the ripe fruit of tha 
harvest, and it was oh, so little! Just a handful of gocd strong gi'ain, with 
one single particle of superior excellence, and all the rest good fair average 
quality, as they say in business — ^not much to boast of, but just enough to stiflo 
the cry of the wolf. 

Sir a. W. Pinero. 

Now let us particularise and allot the foremost place to the distinguished author 
who yet remains acclaimed as the leading dramatist of this country. I refer to 
Pinero — him in whom a branch of art was hor oured by the knighthood conferred 
upon him. True, Sir Arthur Pinero's latest play, "Mid-Channel," has but enjoyed 
a short life, and not even- a meriy one. I cannot get away from the conviction 
that my brethren have not meted out that justice to " Mid-Channel " which is their 
wont. Granted the play is unpleasant, its hue is sombre, its length abnormal, 
its characters do not appeal to our sympathy — and to the average Englishman the 
idea of unhappiness engendered by enforced childlessness is one that leaves a 
nasty taste behind ; granted all this, but then when you take the book in 
hand, or when you remember the production, you cannot help being struck by the 
unity of purpose by whicli this work was created, by tho veracity of the pictur? 
of the seamy side of life, by the stern moral which" it teaches, above all by the 
mastery* of craft with which it is constructed. There are failures which are better 
than successes; "Mid-Channel" is one of those. It is worthy to rank as intellec- 
tual drama among the finest; for this very reason, alas! it probably failed to 
attract the public enslaved by "Merry Widows" and "Dollar Princesssis." . 

Henry Arthur Jones has been silent so far as regular theatres are concerned. At 
the Palace, however, a strong and absorbing little playlet from his pen, " The 
Knife,"' was produced in December, and served to introduce to the music halls Mr. 
Arthur Bourchier and Miss Violet Vanbrugh. 

R. C. Carton. 
ilr. Carton, whose charming little comedy, " Mr. Preedy and the Countess," 
enjoyed prosperity at the Criterion, mainly through tlie personal efforts of ?^IioS 
Compton and :\Ir. Weedon Grossmith, shares with Sir Arthur Pinero the glory of 
having failed with a brilliant play. " Lorrimer Sa-biston. Dramatist," succumbed 
after a fortnight's career, despite a decidedly encouraging first night. Why 
did this play fail, which, next to " Lord and Lady Algy," is Mr. Carton's be«t, 
and literally scintillates with humour? Tlie reason is not far to seek. We live 
in days of inflated interest in the actor and his doings, and the dramatist lags 



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so far behind that the average man or woman of the suburbs who goes to the 
theatre, and knows and worships the actress, does not care a rap for the name of 
the man whose work lie enjoys. Now, " Sabiston " dealt with dramatists, their 
workings, their tribulations, their position, and the dialogue was full of theatrical 
terminology. To the first-nighters all this meant delight. To the ordinary playgoer 
it meant caviare. If the play had been named " Lorrinier tSabiston, Actor," it 
might have been a huge success. 

Alfred iSctro : H. H. Davies. 

AMred Sutro has increased his record, but not his reputation, by his comedy 
" Making a Gentleman," which was produced by Mr. Arthur Bourchier. To be 
quite frank, it is shoddy work, vieux jeu in conception, and not redeemed by 
Sutro's usual grace of dialogue, beca.ise tho attentive listener soon discovered that 
there was no heart in it. liy this time Mr. iSutro will have learned that since the 
French methods of painstaking construction we have made headway, and that there 
it some risk in producing theatricality without the inwardness of real life. 

Something of the same nature applies to H. H. Davies's play "Bevis." Mr. 
Davies is a charming writer, but he loves honey and treacle — two sweets which 
do not at all times suit the digestion of the playgoer. It is all very well to take 
a roseate view of life, but in doing so we must remember that the days of Gilbert's 
girl of fifteen are past, and that at Least a fraction of our plnygoijig public is not 
afraid of the truth, nor disinclined to think in the theatre. 

Sir Arthur Conan lDotle. 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle seemed to be alive to the march of the times, for 
in "The Fires of Fate" he gave us a drama which was not only strong to a 
degree, but had a most interesting psychological basis. The scene in the doctor's 
study, where the Major leams tliat his days are numbered, is a great scene in 
the true sense of the word. And the scene in the desert, where the Dersnshes 
attack the European travellers, succeeded as a theatrical tour de force, because a 
hair-breadth of exaggeration would have rendered the picture a oaricature, whereas, 
on the contrary, it held the hearers spellbound. 

Bernard Shaw Trifles. 

Bernard Shaw, usually the most fertile of our playwrights, gave two inconsider- 
able trifles, " The Admirable Ba.shville " and " Press Cuttings," both of which were 
not quite worthy of him. On the other hand, it was with real pleasure that one 
renewed acquaintance with Shaw's firstling, " Widowers' Houses " — produced in 
1891 by the Independent Theatre — which, now under the excellent guidance of Miss 
Horniman's repertory company, showed no trace of antiquity, and revived our 
interest in the problem of the great housing question which is still rampant in 
submerged London. Mr. Fagan tried to follow in the vein of Shakespeare when 
he wrote " The ]\lerry Devil," and although he has caught something of the master's 
spirit and wields a graceful pen, it was not a particularly exhilarating production. 
On the other hand, his journalistic play, " The Earth," was one of the most 
momentous of the year. It was witty, it was dramatic, and without fear or favour 
it exposed the machinations of the Yellow Press. It had a foil in Arnold Bennett's 
"What the Public Wants," which was promoted after production by the Stage 
Society to the Pioyalty. ]\Ir. Bennett is equipped, but the technique of the drama 
is not yet quite familiar to him ; for this reason the play, full of wit and caustic 
humour as it was, appealed to the elect rather than to the crowd. IMr. Coleby's 
" Truants," his third play, was interesting, and contained some very realistic scenes, 
but somehow it did not realise the great expectations raised by the first night. It 
is one of those plays which dimly linger in one's memory, but the action of which 
was not imjiortant enough to render it unforgettable. 

Novelists as Dramatists. 

Mr. Robert Hichens, that exquisite noveli.st, has not yet conquered the stage. 
His "Peal Woman," written with charm and emotion, showed great progress when 
compared with "The ^Medicine Man," but there was no grip in the play. It was 
diffuse, and somehow not quite credible nor fanciful enough to be accepted as a 
fairy tale. Mr. Anstey's " Brass Bottle," although of humbler humour than his 
famous comedy "The Man from Blankley's," scored a very great success, which 
seems far from exhausted. It is full of scenes and touches of which Anstey alone 



SIR HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE, 

Knighted in 1909. 



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SIR ARTHUR WING FINERO, 

Kn''t'ht.cl in 1909. 



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possesses the secret, and the first act is an admirable cattle in the air, conceived by 
an imaginative man. The rest is agreeable tomfoolery. 

Productiveness of W. S. Maugham. 
W. S. ]Maugham remains the spoilt child of the dramatic Muse. His " Penelope," 
with a magnificent scene for Miss :Marie Tempest in the second act, introduced 
Parisian esprit into an English mould; his "Noble Spaniard" wrs a httle mcursion 
into adaptation, and had some charm because the first, act gave a faithful picture 
of home life in the early Victorian days. His "Smith" is, in many ways, the 
best of his plays, and although the fact that his central figure is a servant in 
my eyes somewhat lowers the standard of the comedy, it cannot ]:e gainsaid that 
in dialogue and construction it reveals the infinite resource and the uncommon 
power of observation of this successful author. 

Other Authors and their Plats. 
Mr. Besier's " Olive Latimer"s Husband " was a play in the Ibtenite vein, yet 
lacking the great powers of characterisation of Ibsen. His "Don," on the other 
hand, which brought success to Mr. Herbert Trench's repertory venture at the Hay- 
market, after a worthy if fomewhat academic beginning with " King Lear," is a 
play of some importance. It pictures a Don Quixote of modern time, and without 
ever becoming tragic it illustrates how people full of ideals are apt to come into 
grievous conflict with the convictions of the world. A neat little comedy on Paris 
models was "A Sense of Humour," by Beryl Faber and Cosmo Hamilton, and the 
faulty construction of the play was redeemed by powerful characterisation and fine 
local "colour. A failure from the critic's point of view was " His Borrowed Plumes," 
by Mrs. George Cornwallis West. " The Servant in the House," by Kaiin 
Kennedy, came to us heralded by the trumpets and covered with the glories of an 
American triumph. It proved a worthy but preachy effort to introduce the super- 
natural element ; it ruled itself out of court by the ungenerous and unjust spirit 
ill which the clergyman by profession was portrayed. Mr. Lewis Waller found 
popularity again in ]Mr. Devereux's "Sir Walter Ralegh," a melodramatic carica- 
ture of history. 

Producixc; Societies. 

The Stage Society did admirable work ; indeed the season was a great success. 
It gave " The Fountain," a clever comedy by George Calderon ; it gave Arnold Ben- 
nett's play already named ; it brought Hamilton Fyfe to the fore. His " Modern 
Aspasia," dealing frankly and sympathetically with the cjuestion of the cher ami, 
raised great expectations for the future. It is significant that whereas several 
Continental countries immediately secured the right to produce this clever work, 
not one English manager sliowed the courage to include it in the regular bill. 

The Afternoon Theatre did excellent work in making our public further 
acquainted with Hauptmann's masterpiece, " Hannele," and with Schnitzler's 
■" Liebele " (" Light of Love "), which is almost a classic on the Continent, but did 
not prove to the taste of our public, partly because the interpretation was not 
wholly adequate. The Afternoon Theatre also re-produced "Admiral Guinea," by 
Henley and Stevenson, which proved out of date; "The House of Bondage," by 
Obermer, which had quality of dialogue but an uninteresting action; and "The 
High Bid," by Henry James, which confirmed the conviction that however distin- 
guished the style of a novelist may be, he will fail in the theatre if the gift of 
dramatic instinct be not vouchsafed to him. 

His Majesty's. 

At His ilajesty's Theatre, the leader of which (Sir Herbert Tree) was deservedly 
honoured by the King, the two most interesting productions were " False Gods," a 
play which, in spite of its earnest intention, seems out of place in England, and 
" Beethoven," the central figure of which, without exaggeration, may be termed the 
finest characterisation ever attempted by our leading actor. 

Children's Pl.vys. 

At His ]\Iajesty's the Christmas season brought also a highly successful revival 
of ■' Pinkie and the Fairies," and at the Duke of York's the evergreen " Peter Pan " 
made its sixth triumphant annual entry. The constant revivals of fairy plays of 
literary merits in competition wuth the time-honoured pantomimes (of which there 



8 TJ[E STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

still will be twenty in the West End and Greater London) have a certain importance, 
as they indiiate educational progress. And the fact that Mr. Trench has ventured 
much and won more by his sumptuous production of Maeterlinck's " Blue Bird " — 
in wiiich grace of style and fancy are combined with spectacular effect — seems to 
forecast that ere long Christmas entertainments will no longer be synonymous with 
doggerel and facile humour veneered by scenic splendour. 

Translations and Importations. 

The year brought us translations and American importations galore, the latter, 
such as " The Chorus Girl," mostly stand beyond the pale of serious criticism. 
Among the translations there was meritorious work, such as Bernstein's " Samson," 
Bisson"s '■ Madame X," the latter excellently adapted by John Raphael and splen- 
didly acted by Miss Lena Ashwell ; "El Gran Galeoto," by Echegaray, in which 
Mr. ^Lirtin Harvey scored a personal success, and Bergstrom's " Head of the 
lirm." whiih Mr. Leslie Faber produced for a short season at the Vaudeville. 

It is in the fitness of thing.s that at the close of a year's review one should seek 
the joyfvd note, and thus I have left to the last two plays which fill us with ho|)e 
in the future, with pride at the achievement, and with conviction that if the intel- 
lectual drama is only supported by the managers the public will not fail to follow 
t.uit. 1 refer to " The Little Damozcl," by a very young author. Monckton Hoffe, 
a play which has all the charm of youth and imagination, which has the i)i(juant 
flavour of exoticism yet is entirely original, and which besides bringing a new 
author to the front has I'evealed a comparatively new actress in the person of Miss 
May Blayney. 

" Strikk." 

Last, but not least, I refer to the work which put the Finis corouat opus upon 
the year 1909, namely, John Galsworthy's "Strife." In summary, "Strife" is a 
vehement indictment of the old-fangled methods of the limited company : " All for 
the shareholders, next to nothing for the men, and the iron rod to rule them." 

'Sir. Galsworthy has driven his theme home with relentless directness. He never 
swerves from his purpose, and dulcify as he may, we feel that his heart is with 
the men, that he pleads for the labourer and accuses capital. Nor are his figures 
mouthpieces of a theorist. Some, indeed, are the incarnation of principles; such is 
Old Anthony, the idealist Edgar, the fanatic Roberts — but they are human beings 
as they stand before us ; even without the aid of scenic representation we see the 
outline of their personality ; they are characters of our time strong in vitality, in- 
dividual in thought. It would be churlish to hunt for flaws in a work of so mighty 
a conception, so sincere in execution. It is such drama that we want, such drama 
that will lift our stage as well as our national re])utation. For whereas it ent€rtain.s 
us to the pitch of excitement, it impels reflection on that ])aramount question — the 
(juestion of uniting Cajjital and Labom- in fair play on both sides. 

I leave it to readers to judge what manner of year 1909 has been for our drama, 
nor would I be accused of being a pessimist because I began with scoffing and ended 
with praise. The truth is that according to my lights it is the critic's duty not 
always to say that all's well in the best of all possible worlds, but to put plainly 
before the eyes of the public a true diagnosis of the situation. And at the close of 
the year that is waning the diagnosis is : That so far the output is not commensurate 
with the travail of the mountain, but that there is reason to maintain one's belief 
in slow but sure advance. 



THE BADDELEY CAKE. 

The time-honoured custom of cutting the Baddeley Cake at Drury Lane on 
Twelfth Night still remains in force, though the occasion is not now made the 
excuse for a social function, as v;as the case when the late Sir Augustus Harris 
directed the fortunes of Drury Lane. The practice was the outcome of a bequest 
on the part of Richard Baddeley, a comedian at the theatre, who, by his will, left 
the sum of £100 to the Drury Lane Fund, to be invested in Consols, in order to 
provide cake and punch for the members of the Drury Lane company to partake of 
on Twelfth Night of every year. The first recorded occasion of this having taken 
place was in 1796, and the custom has been continued without a break every year 
since. In 1909 Mr. Harry Nicholls, the Master of the Drury Lane Fund, per- 
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10 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



THE DRAMA'S DEATH-RATE. 

BY MOSTYN T. PIGOTT. 



I]\IAPiKED distinguished persons go 
About the town in haggard bands, 
And saw them in the dii-est woe 

Put sackcloth on and wring their hands j 
And I confess this dismal sight 
Filled me with pity infinite. 

And as they dirged a requiem 

Of gloom surpassing all belief 
I ventured to go up to them 

And ask the cause of all this grief, 
Feeling they would not take amiss 
A well-meant action such as this. 

They gazed on me with some surprise. 
As if they could not make me out, 

And then, as tears welled from their eyes, 
They told me what they wept about : 

In deep, funereal tones they said, 

" Alas ! The British Drama\s dead ! " 

This answer did not seem to make 

Precisely the desired effect ; 
^ly heart was not disposed to break. 

Nor was my brow in sable decked ; 
Pesponding t-o their sad refrain 
I simply .said, " What! Dead again? " 

I saw each worthy's trembling hand 

In anguish at his bosom clutch, 
And could not fail to understand 

That I had shocked them very much ; 
Apparently they thouglit to see 
Me w'nelmed in unplumbed misery. 

Quoth they, " This devastating news 
Appears somehow to leave you cold ; 

You do not seem to share the views 
Which we so passionat<>ly hold : 

You're even moved to merriment 

By this lugubrious event I " 

Said I, "To tell the honest truth. 

My.self to tears I cannot bring : 
Bight upwards from my callow youth 

This always has been happening ; 
I've noticed once at least each year 
The Drama laid out on its bier. 



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" I understand that thrice three lives 

Have been awarded to the cat ; 
The Drama by sume means contrives 

To easily out-distance tliat, 
For its allowance, I should guess, 
Is nine and ninety, more or less. 

" And ev'ry single time it dies, 

Felled by some fresh assassin's hand, 

The direful tale of its demise 

Sheds shadows over all the land — • 

And yet it seems, you must admit, 

To be no whit the worse for it. 

" Its enemies each day embark 

On some new method of attack ; 
They dog its footsteps in the dark 

And stick a dagger in its back — 
Anct ev'ry time that it is slain 
It bobs serenely up again. 

"The Censor works his wicked will; 

The weather's ever on the watch ; 
The critic, if he cannot kill. 

Will always do his best to scotch ; 
And Comedy called ' musical ' 
Prepares the Drama's funeral. 

" And yet in spite of countless foes 

Who do not stick at anything. 
The final death which th.ey propose 

Seems somehow to liave lost its sting; 
The Drama when all's done and said 
Insists in not remaining dead. 

" Good money's always found to build 

New theatres all o'er the place. 
And these are adequately filled 

In practically ev'ry case ; 
And after every decease 
The salaries all round increase. 

" The Public avidly devours 

Most of the fare that's offered it, 

And stands in queues for hours and hours 
To gain admission to the pit : 

Even the Budget can't assuage 

The People's passion for the Stage. 

"And consequently when you come 

To tackle me with bated breath, 
And in a tone intensely glum 

Tell me of yet another death, 
You mustn't quite rely on me 
To grieve to any great degree." 

And as they passed from out my ken. 

Although the sackcloth still they wore, 
I saw the mien of these good men 

Was less perturbed tlian heretofore, 
And Ether echoed with the shout, 
" The ' House Full ' boards each night are out ! 



12 r//£ STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



MUSIC OF THE YEAR. 

By B. W. FINDON. 

IF one is not astonished one can at all events be impressed by the remarkable 
ai tivity which has prevailed in musical circles during the past year. For 
multiplicity (jf concerts, for divei.-ity of taste and fur the broad range of art 
covered, no other country or capital in the world < an show its ecjual. London 
is the Mecca of the foreign inftrumentali.st, although he does not hold sway as he 
did a couple of decades ago. We have changed all that, although it is not a fact 
that is generally acknowledged. 

Sy.Mi'HONv: Orchestras. 

We have, for example, at least three permanent orchestras, the Queen's Hall, 
the London Symphony, and the New, and during both the spring and aUtumn 
seasons they have been significantly in evidence. 

The premier organisation — that controlled by Mr. H. J. Wood — fully maintains 
its position, and it has been responsible for a number of concerts of remark- 
able excellence. During the " Promenade " season at Queen's Hall it again suc- 
ceeded in drawing large houses night after night to assist at the performance of 
works which even a decade ago would have been far beyond the assimilative capa- 
bilities of popular audiences. The London Symphony Orchestra is no whit behind 
its elder brother, and, as in former seasons, its prefers to serve under different 
commanders. Richter and Nikisch each conducted several concerts, and it also 
engaged the services of the Russian Safonoff and Sergei Kusseswitz. Mr. Thomas 
Beecham, who founded the New Orchestra, was responsible for another organisation 
which bore his own name, while the principal conductorship of the New passed 
into the hands of Mr. Landon Ronald. For Sunday evening purposes at the Coli- 
seum a body of capable instrumentalists formed themselves into the British 
(Jrchestra, and the work accomplished by each of these organisations is splendid 
testimony to the advancement of taste and the appreciation of all that is best in 
music among the j)eople. 

Still more remarkable is it to record that these bands are engaged every Sunday 
in giving higli-class instrumental concerts at well-recognised institutions. ^Ir. H. J. 
Wood ccjntinues his excellent series at Queen's Hall ; the Tx)ndon SjTnphony has 
chot-en Covent Garden as its sphere of operations ; the New Symphony is the centre 
of attraction at the Albert Hall, and the British, as I have already pointed out, 
has successfully held possession of the Coliseum. Each band has religiously 
eschewed the dap-trap in art, and has presented to the public all that represents 
the truest and best in musical literature. 

Opera. 

If the year contained no other achievements we might still be proud of such a 
record, and considering the almost astounding advance in public patronage in the 
.<5phere of abstract music since the early 'nineties, it should afford us sanguine 
hopes for the future of a National Opera. Here we lag far behind Continental 
nations. In this respect London and New York are much on a par. In the main 
both cities rely on foreign composers and alien artists. But there are signs that 
we are awakening to a sounder and a healthier state of things. In the beginning 
of the year there was brought to trial during the German season at Covent Garden 
the opera that had been declared victor in the £500 competition instituted by 




MRS. KENDAL, 

In " The Merry Wives of ll'indsor." 

From the picture by Mrs. Louise Jopling. 

By perniissicjn of Mrs. Joplixg and Mk.s. Kendal. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 13 



Messrs. Eicordi. But, unfortunately, " The Angelus," by E. W. Naylor, proved 
a severe disaiipointnient. The libretto was weak, and the music was deficient in 
inspiration and originality. If it was, in truth, the pick of the bunch, then the 
remainder must have been very bad. That such was the case, however, I have very- 
grave doubts, much as I am disinclined to challenge the judgment of the committee 
of selection, who, as Antony would probably have said, were all " honourable men." 

A more praiseworthy attempt was made by ]\Iiss Ethel Smyth, under the auspices 
of the Afternoon Theatre, with " The Wreckers," one of the performances of which 
was honoured by the presence of the King and Queen. It may be that INIiss Smyth's 
work is not destined to make any permanent impression on the operatic annals of 
the country, but it is an opera that no country might be ashamed of having pro- 
duced, although thei-e may be shame to the countiy in which such works can only 
be brought forward through the efforts of a semi-private enterprise. The same society 
was also responsible for the representation of Mr. Joseph Holbrooke's " Pierrot 
and Pierrette," a light and dainty work that indicates that in Mr. Holbrooke 
we have a writer for the stage who, given a good book, will one day, with favour- 
able conditions, establish himself in the front rank of operatic composers. It is 
something, liowever, to have to record the production of three native operas, repre- 
sented by native artists, and sung in the vernacular, within the space of nine 
months. 

We have two well-organised travelling companies, the ]Moody-Manners and the 
Carl Rosa, who tour the provinces with opera for many months in the year. The 
latter gave a highly creditable season in the autumn at Covent Garden, and the 
former held possession of the Lyric Theatre for a few weeks in August. Their 
respective repertoires consisted of works which had to be sung through the medium 
of more or less inadequate translations. Signor Castellano brought a troupe, who 
gave a few weeks' season at the Coi-onet, Bayswater, and then migrated for a month 
to Drury Lane. He is continuing his enterprise by visiting the principal provincial 
cities. It was during his stay at the Coronet that Signor Castellano gave the first 
representation in England of Leoncavallo's " Zara," which achieved only a 
succes de curiosite. So far as this country is concerned neither Leoncavallo nor 
Mascagni has advanced his reputation since the initial productions of the two 
comparatively speaking short works which brought them fame and fortune. 

New^ Works at Covent Garden. 

Signora Tettrazini was once again the "star" of the season at Covent Garden 
during the fashionable months of summer, and the Italian prima donna scored 
familiar successes in roles familiar to her admirers. But the Covent Garden Syndi- 
cate were more adventurous so far as regards the presentation of new works. In 
all they mounted four novelties, which, considering the short time at their disposal, 
the number of works they have to crowd into the space of three months, and the 
inevitable difficulties of rehearsal, is much to their credit, 

Saint-Saens's "Samson and Delilah" came on early in the season, and at once 
achieved a remarkable success, due in part to the magnificent performance which 
Mme. Kirkby Lunn gave of the role of the seductive temptress. We have long been 
familiar with Saint-Saens's works on the concert platform, but it needed the 
dramatic setting to make us appreciate it at its full worth. All who heard it must 
have felt intensely gratified that the religious prejudice that had previously stood in 
the way of its stage performance had been overcome. Considerable curiosity 
attended the first representation of Debussy's " Pelleas and Melisande." Such 
music as we had heard in this country by the French composer had taught us to 
expect something uncommon, something altogether differing from the accepted 
traditions of opera. And we were not disappointed. In the weaving together of 
mysterious sounds Debussy is a master hand, and this to the imaginative person 
who wishes his thoughts to travel in that direction certainly suggests what is 
known as "atmosphere." There are people, however, who do not care for sitting 
in the dark at a seance vainly striving to grasp the invisible, and who much prefer that 
the music shall be such as will appeal to their ears as well as to their sense of the 
mysterious, and to such Debussy can make no appeal. 

For some years past there had been rumours of the English production of Char- 
pentier's " Louise," which has been one of the greatest successes in Paris of 
modern times, and has also made a frank appeal to other countries. It is 
a work so racy of the "City of Light" that one might well entertain serious 
doubts of its cordial reception in London. But succeed it did, and it will certainly 



14 TlLtL St ACE YJLAk BOOK. 



have a vogue for a i.w .seasons, if not longer. The final novelty was tlie Baron 
(1 Erlaiigir's setting of a ver.sion of Tlionia.s Hardy's " Tess," whi'h was given tliu 
tii.stomary thn-u pcrforniances that jirerede the general eon> ignnient to oblivion. 

Okcominc Arti.sts : Festivals. 

Among the debutantes of the £ea.son was the Russian soprano Mme. Kousnietzoff, 
who treated a very favourable impression. It was a satisfactory sign of the times 
to note the number of English-speaking artists wlio were engaged in the various 
representations. It is true they did not all appear in conspicuous roles, but it is 
something to see their name.s figuring on the programme, and to realise that they 
are receiving a valuable training in operatic art. The stepping stones towards the 
realisation of a genuine English opera may be as yet small, but thev are sufficiently 
large for progress, and in time they will lead us to tlie goal of our' aspirations. 

The Crystal Palace has fallen on troublous timers of late, but the we"ll-established 
Handel Triennial Festival found a large and enthusiastic band of supporters The 
festival was once again under tlie direction of Dr. Frederick Cowen. who had 
brought the vast vocal and instrumental machine into wonderful working order 
Such fine effects of pianissimo, crescendo, and diminuendo have never been 'excelled 
in the huge concert room at Sydenham. A deviation from the ordinary rule was 
made tliia year by combining .Mendelssohn with our great master of oratorio and 
tins assuredly gave a variety to the three days' programme that was bv no means 
unacceptable, albeit it may have somewhat destroyed the characteristic feature of 
the occasion. 

Concerts and Recitals. 

It i.s iiupus.sible tu deal with the innumerable concerts and recitals tliat liave 
been given at the various concert halls in the metiopoli.s during tlie year. Their 
name is legion. In the height of the season it was no uncommon thing for something 
like fifty concerts to be announced, ilany, the great majoritv, were given bv tliose 
of whom we shall hear no more, for w^hose presence there was no pressing demand 
and who simply played or sang to a small audience composed of friends and sym- 
pathisers and tired-out critics. A few brief critiques of a negative character were 
their sole reward. 

Among the more distinguished artists who have appeared were Paderewski,. who 
brought with him a new symphony of his own composition : Vladimir de Pachmann 
who gave his customary performances of Chopin: Frederick Dawson. Frederick 
Lamond, Miss Ethel Leginska, Oodowsky, and Busoni : while the liiit of violini-ts 
include Miss Mane Hall, Kubelik, Kreisler, Phillip Cathie, and Frances .Macmillen 
iMme. Calve made one appearance at a concert, and Mme. Nordica gave her fare- 
well concert. Brief as the above review is, it at all events gives some indication of 
the musical activity that has prevailed during the past twelve months, and one is 
inclined to think that if it were less marked it would be all the better for the 
ultimate good of the "divine art." 



IRVING MEMORIAL. 

The site for the Irving statue was in January, 1908, granted by the Westminster 
Uity Oouncil. The statue is to be erected in the centre of the broad pavement 
to the north of the National Portrait Gallery, in the Charing Cross' Road. The 
work IS in the bauds of Mr. Thomas Brock, R.A. The three years in which I^Ir. 
Brock undertook to complete the work expired in December, 1909, and in November 
Lr}^,^ "oified the Committee of the 3Iemorial that the statue was nearly 
fmnf ^f. 'tT invited them to visit his studio and inspect it. We understand 
;.! t f '/i? " Hai'^- the President of the Committee, that the statue will be 
erected in the spring of 1910. 

ruiVi'lnn'nnV'l^^r''"^^"' 26-1909, the Italian Ambassador, the Marquis of San 
(.uil.a.o, umeiled a Memorial on the wall of the main staircase in Drury Lane. 

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MISS MARIE STUDHOLME. 

From the picture by Harrington Mann. 
By permission of the Artist and Miss Studholme. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 15 



SIDELIGHTS ON LIMELIGHTS. 

BY R. A. ROBERTS. 

THE pi'ogressive theatre manager of to-day who is desirous of acquiring all 
the latest Improvements considers it of the first importance to avail him- 
self of the best designed and equipped apparatus for stage illumination and 
scenic effects. A perfectly illuminated scene is pleasing to the eyes of 
critical, or for that matter uncritical, playgoers, and will call forth applause on 
the rising of the curtain, and it is a prime factor in contributing to the success. 
Inadequate illuminations of stage scenes and indifferent scenic productions will, 
in themselves, contribute to disappointment and failure, notwithstanding the best 
efforts of the most popular performers or stage managers. 

Unfortunately, a little word conveying such a great deal is omitted from the 
dictionary of manv stage managers, and just as many performers. That word is 
" Thought." 

On the legitimate stage, with exceptions such as His ]klajesty's and one or two 
other theatres, all lighting details are left to the stage manager and the electrician. 
Presuming one or both of these gentlemen have the eye for colour, the artistic 
touch, the quick power to grasp an idea, and furthermore to grip on to a trifle 
so that it may be made into something effective, not necessarily big or gorgeous — if 
one has thesi© sort of men around one, then the actor or performer may rest his 
soul in comfort. But how many theatres and music halls can be named where one 
may safely send in one's plots and have them carried out? 

An Accident and a Good Effect. 

I obtained my first lesson from a limelight man who was instructed to put an 
amber lime on Little Eva in " Uncle Tom's Cabin," and to change to a white focus 
when she died. (Little Eva was played by the manager's son, aged nine — looked 
fourt'?en — but that did not matter; it was in the "palmy days.") The limelight 
man, who was a pork butcher by daylight, forgot his cue — of course, some people 
will marvel at that — and instead of putting a searching white focus on the boy — I 
mean Little Eva — he popped in a green medium in front of his amber, and obtained 
a very realistic and natural effect, for the combination of green and amber — blended 
— produced the discolouration and fuller's-earth complexion of a dying person, 
whereas the white focus would have obtained a "searching discovery," exhibiting 
the malce-up. But the blend ofyaml;cr and green destroyc'd all tri;ces of paint and 
powder, made the eyes recede; hollowed the cheeks, and, best of all, turned the 
painted lips ashen-hued. , 

Well, observation, the father of thought, urged me to experiment with combina- 
tions, and possibly, in a simple if occaiSionally flippant way meant only in the 
spirit of kindness and camaraderie, I may be able to give a little useful and valu- 
able information on the lighting department to my brothers and sisters in the allied 
professions of the theatre and music hall. (I will include the " fit-ups " and 
" portables," if the Editor permits.) 

Some " Horrible Examples." 

vStanding in the " prompt " entrance of a first-class West End music hall one 
night, I watched a "turn" — a lady. She was dressed in a very pretty Lincoln 
green costume, a sort of "Robin Hood" make-up. She had been to the " Himt," 
and had returned with her " .^.hoot," but her dear old mother was dying in the 
Kennington Road (her costume was of 300 or 400 years ago — I mean it represented 
that period), and the landlord of the dwelling in Kennington Road was clamouring 
for his rent — landlords always clamour — and she, I refer to the Lincoln-green- 



16 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Robin- Hood-lady, had brought her child on to the Embankment. She stepped on 

it not the cliild — and was about to leap into the gurgling waters (they worked a 

thunder sheet hero ; that was their idea of gurgling waters — it was a first-class 
music hall, of course), and this was the cue for red limes. Result : her beautiful 
l.ini'oln green costume became a dirty grey mouse colour. Red on green produces 
tliat colour, so beware ! 

Now, to reverse these colours. A gentleman — he said he was — strolled on in a 
front cloth representing " The Angel " at Islington, and sang a descriptive song. 
With a daring disregard for thought in colour lie was attired in a bright red swal- 
low-tail coat and vest and black breeches and stockings. At one point in his song 
lio s^mg (^f the days of "Good Queen Bess" (outside "The Angel" at Islington!). 
And when the diamatic fourth verse was reached he drew his sword ! (I have 
already detailed his costume, but forgot to say that he wore an opera hat — and 
he drew his sword ! !) This was the cue for the green limes focussed on his red 
coat — " And on my brilliant coat of red, no spot of blood shall ere be shed ! " 
He sang this (I feel sure he was singing) and the green limes turned a brilliant 
red to a very dark brown. Probably my readers, wlio are versed in the complete 
alteration of certain colours when thrown one upon the other, will not doubt my 
assertion that green limes thrown on to red material are productive of a catastrophe. 

Lighting in America. 

In America I find the lighting effects are greatly superior to those in the English 
theatres. In one theatre I discovered a means by which I could let the fire die 
out in the scene in which I play "Dick Turpin." It occurred to me that to be 
geiuiinely natural on the stage a fire would not remain brightly glowing for a 
supposed period of four hours — which is enacted in a period of thirty minutes — 
so by a little device, and a simple one, on the resistance principle (it is perfect 
over there), I allowed the fire almost to die out, and as the ashen embers appeared 
so came the "strangers" on the bars of the firegrate, and the firebars turned to 
a steely blue. The whole thing was so simple, and yet wonderfully successful in 
pleasing the audience, and I obtained a fine round of applause when I took an 
old bellows and brought the embers into life and gradually the fire burned up again 
— and this is how I did it. 

First, the resistance effect on the lamps was used, and they were gradually re- 
duced to blood orange colour. 1 changed the red medium in the lime box at the 
hack of the fire first to amber, then to blue, putting one in front of the other 
and gradually removing the red medium. As the red lights disappeared from the 
" O.P. perch" I put a small blue spot lime on to the firegrate from the same 
perch, and with some bits of loose black linen glued on to the bars, and the bars 
painted aluminium colour, the blue spot lime on the aluminium produced the steely 
blue of white heat, and as I took the bellows to blow it into life the " strangers " 
on the bars could be seen by those with opera gla.sses gently blowing (I refer to 
the "strangers"). It was a very simple device, but greatly appreciated by an 
American audience because it represented thought. I regret to say that in an Ejig- 
lish music hall this would not be allowed, because it took exactly fifty seconds to 
accomplish. 

Though I have only quoted a very few instances of the dangers to be avoided 
in the placing of wrong mediums in the lime boxes, I think my readers will, by 
thinking a little for themselves, realise the many risks they run when telling the 
electrician to put reds, greens, or ambers on just for the sake of obtaining a change 
ill the light; just for the sake of bringing one special verse in a song into promi- 
nence; just to show the corpse is really dead; just to obtain the proofs from the 
safe and pop them in the hero's pocket. 

Now stop and think, and, best of all, rehearse your colours on the actual clothes 
you intend to wear at night. 

If I talked for ever I could not give better advice than conveyed in the laft 
dozen words. I have seen a blue focus thrown on to a man wearing a suit of oil- 
skins (yellow) ; they became dead white. I know, because I was the idiot who had 
omitted to put on the dress at rehearsal, and instead of looking like the coxswain of 
a life boat, I conveyed the charming illusion that I was a jolly miller. Had it not 
been for tlie sou'wester I wore, I had the right appearance for a grill room chef. 

So that blue on yellow means : result, white. It is perfectly rational, and per- 
fectly easy to try these effects yourselves, and then you will avoid clashings of 
colours, and best of all not destroj the real value of your costumes. 




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COPYRIGHT. 



INTERNATIONAL AND ENGLISH COPYRIGHT. 

WITH a view to examining the various points in which tiie revised Inter- 
national Copyright Convention, signed at Berlin on November 13, 1908, 
is not in accordance with the law of the United Kingdom, and to consider 
whether the law should be altei-ed so as to enable His Majesty's Govern- 
ment to give effect to the revised Convention, the President of the Board of Trade, 
in March, 1909, appointed the following Committee : — Lord Gorell (chairman), Sir 
L. Alma.-Tadema, ]Mr. George Ranken Askwith, K.C., Mt. H. Granville Barker, 
Mr. C. W. Bo^vermaTi, M.P., Mr. H. R. Clayton, Mr. Henry J. C. Cust, Mr. 
Edward Cutler, K.C., Mr. Anthonv Hope Hawkins, Mr. W. Joynson Hicks, M.P., 
Mr. W. Algernon Law, C.B., Mr.'Fredk. Macmillan, Mr. T. P. O'Connor, M.P., 
Professor Walter Raleigh, Mr. T. E. Scrutton, K.C., and ilr. E. Trevor L. 
Williams. Mr. T. W. Phillips was aipipointed secretary to the Committee. 

The Committee held sixteen sittings, and amongst the forty-five witnesses 
examined were Mr. J. Comyns Carr, Mr. G. Bei-na^d Shaw, Mr. E. J. Ma-cGilli- 
vray, and Sir A. C. Mackenzie, retpresenting the Society of Authors; Mr. William 
Walla<;'e, representing the Society of British Composers; Mr. ArthuT Boosey, ]\Ir. 
W. A. Elkin, and Mr. Frank Standfeld, representing the Music Publishers' AsS'O- 
ciation ; Mr. D. G. Day, of the firm of Francis, Day, and Hunter ; Mr. Hermann 
Lohr, ^Ir. Lionel ^lonckton, and Mr. Charles Wilmott, song writers and com- 
posers; Mr. John Murray, Mr. William Heinemann, and Mr. Reginald J. Smith, 
K.C., representing the Copyright Association and the Publishers' Association, and 
various witnesses representing phonograph, gramophone, and perforated music 
firms. 

Protection Extended to Life and Fifty Years. 

The Committee recommended acceptance of practically the whole of the Con- 
vention, and thatthe English law should be altered accordingly. One of the most 
important alterations which will be brought about if the Committee's recommenda- 
tions become law will be the extension of the period of protection to life of the author 
and fifty years. At present copyright extends to life and seven years, or forty-two 
years from the date of publication, whichever be the longer period. With life and fifty 
years as the period it is obvious that date of publication will in no way affect, as it does 
at present, the period for which the work is protected. All works published during 
an author's lifetime will be secured the same period of protection after his death, 
and will eventually fall into the public domain together. In cases where a work 
is the production of joint authors the life of the author who lives the longest, 
it is suggested, shall count as the life of the author. The difficulties of applying 
the proposal retroactively in the cases where the author has assigned his rights or 
granted a license to exercise his rights, it is suggested, can be met with a provision 
giving the assignee or licensee the right to come in and secure the benefit of con- 
tinuing to exercise his rights during the extended peiiod on terms to be agreed 
upon, or to be settled by an arbitrator to be nominated by the Board of Trade. 

For posthumous works, that is to say, works first published, represented, or per- 
formed after the death of the author, a term of fifty years, to run from the date 
of first publication, representation, or performance, is suggested. 

Prior Perioemance in America. — A Much-Needed Reform. 
Another very necessary improvement on the existing law will be that an 
author will not lose his rights in this country should his play be presented — i.e., 
performed — in a country outside the Union. ' This will have*^ the very important 




MISS STELLA PATRICK CAMPBELL. 

From the picture b5' Harold Speed. 
By permission of Mr. Speed and Miss Campbell. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 19 



effect of altering the copyright couditions which at present exist between England 
and America, one of the countries which are outside the Union. According to the 
present law should a play be first performed in America the author loses his 
exclusive rights in this country. At present authors endeavour to defeud them- 
selves by giving a reading — generally referred to as a copyright performance — of 
the play in England immediately prior to or simultaneously with the production 
in America. It is doubtful, if the law were tested, whether such reading would 
be held to constitute the public performance required by the Act of 1842 ; but the 
matter has never been challenged. The Committee retommeiid that performance 
shall not be recognised as publication in a country outside the Union. Consequently 
a play produced but not printed in America will be regarded as unpublished. 

Registration Abolished. — Translations. — Kinematographic Rights. 

The present obligation to register the proprietorship of copyright as a pre- 
liminary to legal proceedings will be abolished. AuthorG will have exclusive rights 
of making or authorising translations of their works, such rights being extended 
to the full period of the home rights — i.e., life and fifty years. (The Committee 
do not agree to the paragraph in the Convention which allows a tranislation oa* 
adaptation which, with essential alterations, additions, or abridgments, presents 
the character of a new original work.) ^Musicians and others will have their works 
protected against pirated reproduction on instruments, such as perforated rolls, 
which reproduce the work mechanically. Authors will have their works protected 
against unauthorised reproduction by means of kinematography, and kinematograph 
productions will be regarded as literary or artistic works, and protected as such, 
while without prejudice to the rights of the author of an original work the repro- 
duction by kinematography of a literary or artistic work will be protected as an 
original work. The Committee also expressed a hope that the colonies, as parts of 
the British Empire, should come into line with Great Britain, and that as far as 
possible there should be one law throughout the Empire. 

The full text of the Convention, to which by these recommendations the 
United Kingdom may be said practically to agree, was printed in The Stage 
Year-book, 1909. 

AMERICAN COPYRIGHT. 

The new Copyright Law of- the I'nited States of America, replacing the Revised 
Statutes, Title C-o.. Chapter 3 (1873), and subsequent Amendatory Acts, came into 
force, on July 1, 1909. Its provisions are dealt with in a contributed article on 
another page. 



ACTRESSES' FRANCHISE LEAGUE. 

This League was founded by Mrs. Forbes Robertson, ^Nliss Winif'ed Mavo, Jliss 
Sime Seruya, and Miss Adeline Bourne. The League now numbers over 300 
members. During 1909, in May, it gave seven performances dailv for three davs 
at Caxton Hall to help the Women's Freedom Leagvie. The League also gave five 
performances daily for a fortnight at Prince's in the same month, and raised 
£260 for the W.S.P.U. In addition, the League has given numerous performances 
in the country. On November 12 it joined the Women Writers' Suffrage Societv in 
giving a benefit matinee for their joint funds at the Scala. 

Mrs. Kendal is the President of the League, and the Vice-Presidents are Miss 
V lolet Vanbrugh, Miss Gertrude Elliott, Mrs. Langtry, Miss Irene Vanbrugb, Miss 
Eva Moore, Mine. Marie Brema, and Mis. Lucette Rylev. The Committee are as 
follow:— Miss Granville, Miss Edith Craitr, Miss Winifred^Mayo, Miss Bessie Hatton, 
Miss Sime Seruya, Miss Tita Brand, Miss Mary Martyn, Miss Beatrice Forbes- 
Robertson, and :\Iiss Adeline Bourne. Among the members are I\Iiss Ellen Terry, 
Miss Fanny Brough, Miss Decima Moore, Miss Lilian Braithwaite. Miss Compton, 
Miss Mouillot, Miss Violet Hunt, Miss Cicely Hamilton, and Miss Christine Silver. 
The Hon. Secretary is Miss Adeline Bourne, of 19, Overstrand Mansions, Battergea 
Park, S.W. Gveep and pink are the colours of the League. 



20 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



DRURY LANE STAGE 
ITS MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, 

THK iiMino J)rury l^ane carries, with its iuist of ineiiinries, siiggi'sticJis of won- 
derful stage settings, of ni-eclianica' effects such as ;',re SL^ldom attempted 
elspwliei-e, and of remarkable ingenuity appHixl to the pro<laction of startling 
and unique scenic displays. This record may lie primai-ily attributrd to 
the ability and enterprise of those responsible for its productions, ability and enter- 
prise which have bsen strikingly manifested under the present regime hy Mr. Arthur 
Collins, the able managing director. Without detracting in any way from the credit 
due to the ^enterprising management, it will none the less be understood that many 
of the results achieved have only been .naJe possible by the great area of the stage 
ai"d the complicated mechanical and electrical appliances with which it is equipped. 
Some description of this latter feature should be of much interest. 

The Stage : Its Bridges, Risixg and Tilting. 

Tlie most striking features cf the machinery, and the ones which are likely 
first to attract the attention of a visitor T>elow the stage, are the rising and tilting 
bridges which are shown in two of the illustrations accompanying this article. 
There are four bridges, each of w'hich is a.bout 40 ft. long and 6 ft. wide, and 
in their lowest position they are flush "with the stage, and form part of its surface. 
As the bridges are situated one immediately next to another, they form an area 
of the stage of about 24ft. by 40 ft., which is capable of iboiug lifted vertically 
through <a height of about 8 ft., carrying properties or people with it. Further, 
any of the four bridges may be raised or lowered independently of the others, 
while, in addition to the direct rising and falling, the two front bridges are 
cjip;il)le of being tilted from either end, as shown in one of the illustrations. 
The possibility of combining these various movements in any -way, each of the 
bridges being quite independent of any of the others, gives great flexibility for 
the arrangement of set-pieces or the production of effects. A very successful 
setting of some few years ago, in which canal boats rose and fi?ll in their locks. 
was produced by means of these bridges. Such sensational scenes as the sinking of 
the Beachy Head in " Sins of Society " and the Alpine Pass scene in " The ^lariiages 
of ]\Iayfair " are other examples of the possibilities they present. In " The ^Yhip " 
their utility was not, perhaps, so strikingly illustrated, as the stage had to be made 
exceptionally firm. But in the first act one of the bridges was raised to permit of 
the motor-car accident, in which the hero obtained the mental oblivion which is the 
key to the drama. 

'The methods by which the vi'.rious movements of the bridges are obtained are 
shown in some of the illustrations. The two back non-tilting bridges are lifted by 
electric pow'er. They are provided with feet below the stage, and when in their 
lowest jx)sition — that is, wlien the top surface is level with the stage — the?© feet 
resti on foundations, so that a very steady and solid surface is obtained, on which 
heav\- properties may ;be placed "or moved nlwut. When these two 'bridges are 
lifted they are hung by steel-wire ropes and counterbalanced by heavy weights, 
in exactly the same way that an ordinary window is ^balanced by weights inside 
the casement. These weights are situated rgainst the walls of the building well 
out of the way, and the ropes connecting the bridges to them are guided bv 
carrying them ' round suitable pulleys. Owing to this system of balancing the 
weights of the bridges, the electric motors which work them have only to lift 
the weight of any properties or people which they may be carrying, which enables 
much smaller motors, using less current, to be used than would be necessary if 







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the balance weights were done away with and the motors had to lift the actual 
weights of the bridges. This point would also be of great importance if the 
electric motors broke down and the bridges had to be wound up by hand, as the 
balancing, of course, greatly reduces the effort that would be required. 

The Lifting ^Motors. 
The lifting motors are siituated in a motor-room, which is a fireprooif brick building 
situated below the back of the stage. The interior of this room is shown in 
one of the illustrations, in which the two electric motors which serve to wind u]) 
the bridges will be seen at the right-hand side. There are two main spindles in 
the room, each of which has two drmns, or barrels, fixed on to it, and on these 
liai-rels the wire ropes which lift the bridges are wound. The ropes wound on the 
barrels and leading away, through holes in the sides of the motor-room, to the 
brido-es, can be seen in the iliusti-ation. It will be understood that as the main 
spindles, with their barrels, turn round, in one direction or the other, the wire 
rojjes will either be wound up or let off, so that the ropes Avill either be pulled 
in or let out, and the bridges hauled up or lowered down. The spindles of the 
motors are fixed at right angles to the main spindles, and drive them round 
by means of toothed wheels These wheels are made so that they will not 
drive backwai'ds — that is, when the bridges have been lifted to any height their 
weiglit pulling on the ropes is not able to pull the main spindle round and turn 
the motors, so that the bridges will stop in any position to which they are lifted, 
and cannot be moved unless the motor switches are operated. Handles are fixed 
at the back of the barrels, so that if the electric motors break down men may 
be emploj'ed to wvciA up the bridges by hand. This method would be neither 
so quick nor so cheap as electric power, and is, of course, only intended to be 
used in case of an electric breakdown. The motors are started and stopped by 
switches and gear placed outside the motor-room, and close to the handles which 
control the two front bridges. The gear is arranged so that the motors may be 
driven in either direction. The motors are each of ten horse-power. 

The Hydraulic Power. 

The two front lifting and tilting bridges are driven by water power. Each 
l)ridge is carried at the top ends of two large plungers, or rams, Avliich fit inlo 
iron cylinders standing vertically in pits dug in the foundations. Higli-prcFSure 
water pipes are connected to the bottoms of the cylinders, and arranged with taps 
or valves, so that when the' taps are opened water flows into tlie bottoms of the 
cylinders and, being at high pressure, pushes the rams, or plungers, upwards, 
which rise and carry the bridgeis with them. As each of the two rams, carrying 
one bridge, are able to be worked independently of the other, it is possible to 
raise one end of the bridge without the other, or to raise the two ends to different 
heiglits, so that the bridge may be tilted in either direction. One of llie illustra- 
tions shows the two bridges tilted in opposite directions, while another shows them 
lifted without tilting. These two views together show the great flexibility of 
the arrangement. One of the half-page illustrations shows the massive plungers 
l^elow tbe stage. It will be understood that the bridges are fixed directly to the 
top of these plungers, and are not otherwise supported, and that the plungers 
caiTy the whole weight of the bridges, with any properties that may be placed 
on them. 

The amount of lift of the plungers — that is, the amount of tdt of the bridges — - 
is determined by the amount of water admitted to the cylinders. The amount of 
water is controlled by opening or closing the valves or taps which regulate the 
supply. The valves for each of the bridges are worked by two long handles, like 
the handles in a railway signal cabin, and a man can perfectly control the tilting or 
lifting of one of the bridges by holding these two ha!ndles, one in each hand, and 
moving them backwards and forwards as required. There are, of course, four of 
the.se handles in all, two for each bridge, and they may be clearly seen in one of 
the half-page illustrations. The lower illustration on the same page shows the 
taps or valves which control the water supply to the cylinders, and which are 
opened or closed by the handles. The valves are situated directly under the plat- 
form on which the man stands when working the handles, so that the relative 
positions of the valves and the handles are correctly shown by the relative positions 
of the two illustrations. In the lower picture the rods which come through the 
platform and connect the valves to the handles may be clearly seen. The water 



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which is used to lift the plungers is taken from the mains of the London Hydraulic 
Supply Company at a pressure of 800 lbs. to a square inch. 

In the illustration which shows the operating handles an indicator may be seen 
on the right-hand side, immediately facing tlie man who is working the handles. 
Tliis indicator is arranged to show to what height the two ends of a bridge have 
been lifted. It is mnch the same sort of thing as the indicators which are frequently 
fixed in ottice buildings to show the position of the lift rages to anyone waiting 
at any of the floors, and consists of small blocks or marks which travel up and down 
over numbered scales, one block corresponding to each end of a bridge, so that the 
position of the blocks at once shows the pasition of the bridges. Although the man 
who is working the handles can actually see the underside of the bridges, these 
indicators allow him to judge the amount of tilt more accurately, and to be sure 
that any bridge always takes up exactly the same position during every performance, 
for any scenic arrangement in which it may be used. 

"The Whip" PRonuCTiox. 

The apparatus shown in the small illustration which accompanies the view of 
the motor-room was specially installed for the performances of "The Whip," the 
autumn production of 1909. This apparatus was of a heavy and expensive character, 
and was designed and installed as carefully as if it were to form part of the per- 
manent equipment. It illustrates the care and thoroughness with which all the 
mechanical arrangements at this theatre are carried out. The apparatus consists 
of electric motors and spindles, and was used in connection with the great Race- 
course scene in act four. There are two motors, which can be seen at the left-hand 
side of the picture. The right-hand side one of the two, which is of 15 horse-power, 
drove the big panorama which served as background for the scene. The panorama 
was an endless one built up on a framework and carried by two vertical rollers 
the full height of the cloth. One of the rollers had a projecting spindle, which camo 
through a hole in the stage, and was driven by the motor below. The motor on 
the extreme left, of 10 horse-power, drove the horizontal spindle which can be seen 
in the right-hand side of the picture, carried in bearings secured to the underside 
of the stage. The spindle, in turn, drove the horizontal bands which represented 
the grass in the scene, and between which the horses ran. In addition to the main 
panorama, forming the background, there were smaller side panoi-amas which were 
driven by electric motors fixed actually inside them. As evidence of the amount 
of work that is carried out for the adequate presentment of these productions, it 
may be mentioned that the whole of the stage was raised about one foot for this 
production in order to arrange for the horizontal travelling bands. 

The Switchbg.ard. 

The motors for this Racecourse scene were started from the switchboard which 
controls the lighting of the whole of the stage, wliich is shown in one of the half- 
page illustratioi s. It is conveniently situated on the Prompt side of the stage. The 
switchboard contains three horizontal rows of switch handles, which correspond to 
the circuits for the red, white, and green lights respectively. All circuits are led 
through dimmers, so arranged that the lamps forming any circuit may be turned 
to any height from a mere red glow to full on. The dimmers consist of vessels con- 
taining water into which metal plates dip in such a way that as the plates are 
lifted out or lowered farther into the vessels, more or less of the current is 
absorbed by the water, so tliat the lamps are dimmed or brightened. The rows of 
handles controlling the dimmers can be seen in the ilhutration in the centre of the 
switchboard, directly behind ]Mr. Mather, the engineer. 

At the right-hand side of the illustration of the switchboard the signal board 
may be seen, one of the switches of which is being operated by ilr. Ernest D'Auban, 
Drury Lane's well-known and popular stage manager. All signalling to the men 
controlling the lifting and tilting bridges, the men in the flies, etc., is done from 
this board by means of lamps. The electrical wiring is arranged so that as r.ny 
of the signal switches is closed a small lamp lights up in the flies, or at any 
other point to which the signal is being sent, and at the same time a small lamp 
lights up on the signal board. It is impossible for a signal lamp at a distance to 
light up without the corresponding indicating lamp on the signal board also 
lighting, so that all signals sent out are immediately checked before the eyes 
of Mr. D'Auban, or whoever else may be at the switchboard, and mistakes are 
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THE MOTOR ROOM, 

Showing the gear which operates the Lifting Bridges. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 23 



trations showing the motor-room, the flies, and the bridge operating gear. Metallic; 
filament lamps are used throughout for the main lights, and there are twelve battens, 
each with 260 thirty-candle-power lamps. The square boxes at the extremtj right 
of the illustration of the switchboard are tlie starters for the panorama motors. 
Current at 200 volts is used for all motors and at 100 volts for lighting, and the 
supply is taken from the Charing Cross, West End, and City Supply Company. 
There are two services installed, to jDrevent trouble in case of a breakdown on the 
mains, one current being taken from the special theatre mains and the other from 
the ordinary town supply. 

The Flies. 

The arrangement of the flies in this theatre is very convenient and excellent. 
There are two tiers of galleries. The upper of these galleries, which is used by 
the scene-shifters, is shown in one of the full-page illustrations. The lower gallery 
is reserved for the lime-light men, and it will be clear that this two-gallery 
arrangement allows great freedom of operation for the lime-light men, as they are 
not interfered with by other workmen, and have great freedom of movement in 
carrying on their work. 

Oxygen and Hydrogen Gas Pipes. 

The lime-light system is very interesting. Instead of the lamps being supplied 
from the heavy and awkward gas cylinders generally used, there are oxygen and 
hydrogen gas pipes laid throughout the stage and up to the galleries. These 
pipes are supplied from large gas holders placed in the basement, and which are 
periodically filled from the ordinary gas cylinders. A system is in use by which 
a steady pressure of about 2 lbs. to a square inch is maintained in the gas pipes 
by running water into the holders as required. The result of this is that very 
steady-burning flames are obtained in the lamps, with a complete absence of the 
flickering and spurting which is sometimes seen. The gas pipes are run in various 
directions under the stage and up to the galleries in the flies. A number of small 
traps are arranged in the stage leading to taj^s, to which connection can be made by 
a small piece of indiarubber tube, so that lamps may be temporarily placed in any 
convenient position. In order to minimise the likelihood of fires, all lamps are lit 
by means of portable electric gas-lighters, which does away with the necessity of 
using matches. 

• Ventilating and Heating. 

All air entering the building is drawn in at the basement by means of a fan, 
driven by a 10 horse-power electric motor. It is taken in at the basement in order 
to avoid smoke and other impurities which are more prevalent in the air near the 
roof. Before entering the building the air is drawn through a large cylinder or 
roller which is covered with cloth, and is continually being turned round on its 
spindle. The lower part of the roller dips into a large bath containing an antiseptic 
solution, so that the cloth covering it is always wet. The result is that as all air 
entering the building must pass through this cloth covering the roller, it is filtered 
and disinfected, and enters the theatre in an absolutely pure state. After passing 
to the inside of the roller the air is warmed by being passed over pipes whicli are 
heated by steam from a special boiler. By varying the steam in the pipes any 
degree of heat may be given to the air, and the result of the whole arrangement 
is that absolutely pure air, heated to suit the weather at the time, is supplied to 
the theatre. The air finally passes into the building by ducts placed in the front of 
the stage. There are two installations, as described above, one supplying the stage 
and the other the auditorium. Foul air is extracted from the building by means of 
a fan driven by a S-g horse-power motor placed above a grille in the auditorium 
immediately above the centre electrolier, so that there is a continual circulation 
of warm, pure air throughout the theatre. 

Of the remaining two illustrations, one shows one of the property rooms, in 
which are some of the figures prepared for the ]Madame Tussaud's scene in act three 
of "The Whip." The other is from a photograph of Mr. Ernest D'Auban, the 
stage manager, in his room. Thanks are due to Mr. D'Auban for facilities and 
assistance given in the preparation of this description of the stage machinei-y of this 
famous theatre. Much assistance was also given by Mr. Mather, the engineer, 
who can be seen standing in the centre of the picture of the switchboard. 



24 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL. 

THE movement for a memorial to Shakespeare first arose out of an offer of 
£1,000 made by Mr. Kichard Badger to the London County Council. Some 
meetings were held, and in July, 1905, the Advisory Committee of the 
Shakespeare Memorial Committee, including Sir E. Poynter, Sir W. Rich- 
mond, Sir Aston Webb, Mr. Belcher, >Ir. Brock. Mr. Sidney Colvin, and Mr. 
Hugh Chisholm, met at the Mansion House, and made a report, proposing an 
architectural memorial, including a statue, and suggesting a site on the south side 
of the Thames. The matter was then apparently forgotten for a considerable time, 
but eventually in March of 1908 a meeting was held at the Mansion House, Lord 
Keay presidi.ng. The Committee then announced that a site in Park Crescent, 
looking up Portland Place from Crescent Gardens, had been settled upon, with the 
consent of the Commissioners of Woods and Forests. The Committee proposed to 
remove the statue of the Duke of Kent from the Portland Place site to " au adjoin- 
ing spat of equal prominence." 

Til", project was ttrongly opposed, and long newspaper correspondence < ul 
minated in a meeting held at the Lyceum on May 19, 1908, with Lord Lytton pre- 
siding, when the following motion was unanimously carried : — 

That this meeting is in favour of the establishment of a national theatre a.^ 
a memorial to Shakespeare. 

Mergixo Two Schemes. 
A letter was r^ad at this meeting from the Mansion House Committee proposing 
thai there should be a conference between the Committees of the two movements. 

A meeting was in consequv.Mice held at the House of Lords on May 28. 1908, 
between representatives of the two Committees, and it was resolved " that the two 
general Committees as they stand at present shall be amalgamated, and that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected by the Committee thus formed." This reso- 
lution was passed on the statement made by Lord Plymouth that the Shakespeare 
Memorial Committee was prepared to unite with the National Theatre Committee 
on the understanding that the proposed architectural and sculptural monument 
should take the forni of a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. On July 23 a meeting 
was iield of the two Committees at the Mansion House. The Lord Mayor 
was in the chair. It was decided (1) that the Shakespeare Memorial Com- 
mittee consist of the members of the Shakespeare Memorial Committee and the 
members of the National Theatre Shakespeare Memorial Committee, and (2) that an 
Executive Committee be elected, consisting of 21 members, with the addition of an 
honorarv secretary and a secretary, and with power to add to their number. The 
following were elected membei-s of the Executive Committee : The Lord Mayor 
(chairman), the Earl of Plymouth, the Earl of Lytton, Viscount Esher. Sir John 
Hare, Dr. Fiirnivall, Mr. William Archer. Mr. H. Gramnlle Barker. Mr. S. H. 
Butcher. M.P.. Mr. J. Comyns Carr. Mr. Sidney Colvin. Mr. W. L. Courtney, 
^[r. Robert Donald, ^Urs. G. L. Gomme. Mr. Edmund Gosse, >[r. Sidney Lee. 
Mr. H. W. Massingham. the Hon. Mrs. Alfred Lyttelton. Mr. A. \Y. Pinero. Mr. 
G. Bernard Shaw, Mr. BeerlKihm Tree, and Mr. Forbes Robertson. Mr. I. Gallanez, 
hon. secretary, and Mr. Philip Carr. secretary-. Two sub-committees, one under 
the chairmanship of Lord Esher. and the other under that of Lord Lytton, held 
numerous meetings duiing th? autumn of 1908. 

CoiiMiTTEE's Report. 
The result of thete was disclosed at the Mansion House on March 25. 1909. when 
the General Committee met to receive the report of the Executive Committee, to 
whom the task of drawing up a* scheme was relegated. 

The Executive Commrttee, in their report, defined the objects of the National 
Shakespeare Theatre, as they termed it. as follows : — 

To keep the plays of Shakespeare in its repertoiy : 
To revive whatever else is vital in English classical drama ; 
To prevent recent plays of great merit from falling into the obIi\*ion to which 
the present theatrical system is apt to consign them: 

To produce new plays and to further the development of the modern drama : 
To produce translations of representative works of foreign drama, ani ient 
and modern ; 




MISS LILY ELSIE, 

as "The Merry Widow." 
From the picture by John I^AVERy. k.s.a. 



TTIE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 25 

To stimulate the art of acting tlirimgli tlic varied oppoil unities whicli it will 
offer to the members of its comjiany. 

The cost thev estimated at about £500.000, allotted in tlie followinii manner : — 
Site, £100,000 :" building. £100,000; stage and cijuipment, £50,000 ;' endowment, 
£250,000. 

For controlling body they recommended tluit five governors i-.hould be appointed 
by the Crown; one each by the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, J^ondon, Edin- 
burgh. Dublin, and Wales ; one each by the Eoyal and the British Academics, 
and one each by the London County Council, the Corporation of London, and tlie 
municipalities of [Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Edinburgh, 
Glasgow, and Dublin ; also that the representatives of the High Commifsioners for 
Canada, Australia, and any other federated colonies be ex-ofRcio governors, and the 
following also be ex-officio governors : — The Ambassador of the LTnited States, 
the President of the Board of Education, the ^Minister of Fine Arts (in the event 
of such an ofiice being created), the Chairman of the Shakespeare jVIeniorial Asso- 
ciation, Stratford-on-Avon, and the President of the Academy of Dramatic Art. 

For the administerial staff they recommended that : — ■ 

(a) The managing staff should consist of a director, a treasurer, and a 
literary manager, all of whom should be nominated by the Standing Committee, 
subject to confirmation by the governors. 

(b) That each member of the managing staff should present a moiithly report 
to the Standing Committee ; 

(c) That the director should select, engage, and dismiss all artists and other 
employes, except the treasurer and the literary manager, and be empowered, 
after consulting with the treasurer, to make contracts on behalf of the theatre ; 

(d) And that all appointments, whether to the company or the staff, and all 
dismissals should be reported by the director to the Standing Committee and 
confirmed by them. 

They considered that the arrangement of the programme should rest with tlie 
director, who should submit it for approval to the Standing Committee ; and that 
all new plays should be reported upon by the director and the literary manager 
before being finally dealt with by the Standing Committee. 

They suggested that the dii-ector, if an actor, should in no case practise his art 
for fee or reward during his term of office ; that the Standing Committee should 
decide, by fixed regulation or otherwise, on what exceptional occasions (and in no 
case for personal profit) he should be authorised to appear, or otherwise co-operate, 
in performances at other theatres ; and that he should in no event be east for any 
part on the stage of the National Shakespeare Theatre. 

Some Amendments. 
The meeting approved of the financial estimate. The Shakespeare National 
Theatre was recommended to the Executive for the title. It was also agreed to 
recommend that in the governing body Belfast should be added to the municipalities 
having representation, and that the Crown Colonies .should be represented. The 
Executive were asked to define more clearly the relationship of the director and the 
committee, and on the subject of the omission of a representative of the actors a 
revision of the report was requested. A resolution was moved empowering the 
Executive Committee to give effect to the recommendations in the report. 

A Generous Donation- : Further [Meetings. 

It was announced at this meeting that £70,000 had been promised by an anony- 
mous donor. 

On June 18 a petition on behalf of the Committee appealing to the London 
County Council to grant a site for the erection of a theatre was presented by Lord 
Elcho. The petition was referred to the General Purposes Committee for considera- 
tion and report. 

On July 5 a deputation, headed by the Eight Hon. Alfred Lyttelton, ]M.P., 
waited on the General Purposes Committee of the London County Council, and 
placed before the Committee a proposal for the granting of a free site by the 
Council for the purpose of the erection of a Shakespeare ftlemorial Theatre. " The 
proceedings were in private, but it was disclosed that the Committee commented 
favourably on the scheme. 

On October 23 a meeting of the jMemorial Committee and others interested was 
held at the Mansion House, under the chairmanship of the Lord Mayor, for the 
purpose of securing the support of the provincial mayors. 



THE ACTORS' ORPHANAGE 




GARDEN PARTY AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS IN JUNE. 

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The camel from The P'^^'^^, f„V.,sLTknd Mks. S.u^a Raleigh. 



THE ACTORS^ ORPHANAGE 




GARDEN PARTY AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS IN JUNE. 

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THE ACTORS^ ORPHANAGE FUND. 

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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 27 



THE LICENSING OF AGENTS. 

THE question of licensing agents is one that has been before the theatrical 
world in England and in America dr.ring 1909. In America nearly all the 
organised bodies of those employed in theatres and music halls united in 
supporting what was known as the Yoss Bill, which, after passing Congress, 
the Senate, and being signed by the ^layor of New York, was practically 
annulled by the Mayor of Buffalo refusing his sanction. The history of this 
unfortunate Bill is told on another page of this book, and it is referred to here 
mainly to show that English and American actors have been working to the same 
end. Tlie idea of agents being under some control and being responsible to the 
London and other County Councils is by no means new. but whenever it has been 
bruuglit forward it has ahvay.s been opposed by the agents themselves. This is 
an opposition in which it is ditficidt to discern good reasoning. No respectable agent 
should object to being licensed ; on the other hand, he should be only too willing 
to assist in bringing about the desired legislation which is aimed, not at himself, 
but at the extirpation of the person who is a disgrace to the calling he practices. 
There is the so-called agent who preys upon the hopes and premiums of the unwary 
and unsophisticated amateur, and through whom a continual stream of uneducated 
people, totally unequipped for the calling to which they aspire, flows into the 
dramatic profession. There is the more sinister side of so-called agency work through 
which yoimg and inexperienced girls are sent abroad and on to the Continent, where 
possibly from work at some ill-famed music hall or cafe chantant they drift to some- 
thing worse. Respectable agents should welcome licensing as a means to rid their 
ranks of these impostors and pests. There seems to be an idea of something 
derogatory in being licensed — some implied stigma ; but this argument is contro- 
verted by the agents having an example in that all tlieatrical managers have to apply 
for a license annually, and in addition have to enter into a bond with two sureties. 

Mr. Hay's Bill. 

In April. IMr. Claude Hay. tlien Unionist member for Hoxton. introduced a liill 
into the House of Commons which provided that foreign employment agencies wliich 
professed to obtain emjjloyment abroad for women and girls sliould take out a 
license from the Commissioners of Inland Eevenue to carry on their business. Such 
licenses should not be granted except on the production of a certificate granted by 
the magistrate, and twenty-one days' notice had to be given by the applicant to the 
police, so that the police might have an opportimity of opposing. In order not to 
interfere with business, the Bill provided that the certificate should not be refused 
by the magistrate unless he were satisfied the applicant had failed to produce satis- 
factory evidence as to character. Another provision was that such agents should 
keep books containing the names and addresses of young people, the places of 
amusement in which they might be employed, the nature of the employment, the 
duration of contract, wages, and otlier particulars. 

-Mr. Hay. in introducing tlie Bill, said it had been known for some year.s tliat 
English girls liad been engaged in this country for tlie imrjjose of dancing or ])er- 
forming on tlie Continent and in other places, and many of these girls had liad no 
chance of protecting themselves from their surroundings in the theatres and music 
halls at which they had performed abroad. In other cases they had been deserted 
and left to starve or to take to immorality so as to be able to live. Many young 
children were employed in places of entertainment on the Continent who, under 
the laws of this country, could not be so employed, and they worked longer hours 



28 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



than they would be allowed to do in this coiintiy. Unfortunately, in the majority 
of Continental countries there was no legislation appropriate to these circuniBtances, 
and tlierefore the perpetrators of offences wlio would be punished here could not 
be tou< hf rl abroad. The Home Secretary tould bear (Jut the farts and the necessity 
for legislation, as lie (.Mr. Hay) was informed that tlie officials of Scotland Yard 
had presented to him a voluminous report ( ontaining full information of some very 
grave cases of what had befallen those of tender years sent abroad by these foreign 
theatrical agents. 

Mr. Hay's Hill, however, in the stress of Government business, made little pro- 
gress beyond its first reading (April 6J. 

The London County Council. 

The <|ue.'^;tion of licensing of employment agencies generally was dealt with by 
the London County Council a few years ago. but when the Councils proposals weic 
considered by the Police and Sanitary I>egulations Committee of the House of 
Commons, considerable opposition was offered by the theatrical and music hall 
agents, and to meet the.se objections a proviso was inserted by the Committee, which, 
when the proposals became law in the London County Council (General Powers) 
Act, 1905, had the effect of exempting all theatrical and music hall agencies from 
registration, unless they received preliminary fees. It must be borne in mind that 
the Act applied only to the County of London, and the perton who des-ired to carry 
on an agency business with fjieiiminary fees without Vjeing registered had only to 
remove beyond the border into, .say, Middle.sex. How ineffective and inoperative 
this proviso made the Act in so far as theatrical and music hall agencies are con- 
cerned may be judged from the fact that only one agent was registered on March 
31, 1908, when a table dealing with the number of registered agents generally was 
drawn up. 

On May 18, or rather in the early hours of May 19, 1909, the Council adopted a 
report presented by the Public Control Committee. The Committee reported that 
during the preceding three years various representations had been made to the 
Council by numerous societies and others by means of deputations, petitions, or 
resolutions urging that steps should be taken by the Council to secure an amend- 
ment of the law in several respects, so as more effectually to obviat« fraud and 
to prevent immorality. These societies included the National Vigilance Association, 
the Actors' Association, the Actors' Union, the Society of West End Theatre 
Managers, and the Variety Artists' Federation, and various other societies. Almost 
without exception these societies expressed themselves as being strongly in favour of 
action being taken with a view to the licensing (instead of registration) of agencies 
both for male and female employment, and the only objections to any amendment 
of the existing law were by the Variety Agents' Association. In connection with 
the question of the employment of English girls abroad, the Committee reported 
that they had also had the advantage of the assistance and advice of one of the 
chief constables of the Metropolitan Police. 

A Strong Report. 
The Committee, in tlicir report, also stated : — 

A deputation fr.jin tlie Variety Artists' Federation Iia.' attended before u.». and t-he 
three jirincipaJ iwints eubniitrted Tjy tlieni were ithe fees charged Ijy the agente, which 
tliey alleged were exorhitarit. tlie dedudioii of such fees by music hall tnanagers, and 
the conduct of agents; toward.? their clients. 

TJie regulation of such feefi and the action of the manager*i do not aj»pear t'fi u-s to be 
matters in which a public authority should interfere. We think, however, that adion 
Khoiild be taken with regard to TierooHB who obtain fees under the gui&e of giving 
tuition and Bupplying eongs t»rei)araftory to obtaining engagements for applicants for 
employment. 

A.S regards female artists Reeking employment at home and aliroad. It has been con- 
clusively 7TOved to u« that further dra<>tic fwwers are neces-sary if such artists are to 
be ade<]uately protected and prevented from entering into invalid and doubtful contracts. 

It is to be anticipate<l tluat any attempt to licence or register all theatrical agent« 
will be again strenuou-sly opposed by them, but we consider that thi£ should not deter 
trie Council from now moving in the matter. 

When the Council's Bil' was before Parliament in 190.5 the licensing of variety agents 
wa« opposed by the Variety Concert and Music Hall Agent-s' Aesotiatlon on the grounds 
Btatcd in the following extract from tlii? As.s<iciation'B prrtition :— " Your iietitionert are 
actively engaged in forming an a«?ociation of tlieatrical and mu.sic lialJ agents, and 
propose that only persons of unquestionable integrity and character shall be admitted 




THE 

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A STRIKING POSTER USED FOR ''THE WOMAN 
IN THE CASE." 

The piece was played at the Garrick and afterwards at the New. 

IBeprodueed by permimion of Mr. Herbert Sleath. 



TTIE STAGE YEAH BOOK. 29 



■to membershiip thereof. 'By this means your petitioners will be enabled to raise the 
character of tliose legitimately engaged in their buisiness and ito secure for the com- 
rnunity a class of persons well qualified to be emuloyed in the reeponsible duties devolv- 
ing on them." 

Mr. George A.shton, the chairman of the iSssociation, also stated in his evidence that 
some one body nniM. stai't the criminal law in respect of any lagent who imposeB upon 
any man or woman, and that his Association should be the body to do so. It was 
admitted that the Association came int-o e.xistence las the result of the Council's Bill. 
Undoubtedly the evidence relating to the constitution of the Association greatly weighed 
with the Committee of the House of Commons when they came to their decision with 
regard to the Council's proposahs. 

The variety agents, however, did not take any effeotive action until quite recently, for 
the V-ariety Agents' Association (the successor of the former a.ss:ociation) in a letter, 
dated December 16, 1908, stated that, although the Association was a combination of the 
leading variety agents in the United Kingdom, it had at present no corporate existence, 
ijut that steps were being itaken with th'at object in vie^'. Moreover, a deputation which 
haiS attended "before us from the Association was not able to indicate any instances in 
which the Association h;id formulated legal proceedings againsit bogus or other agents. 

The variety agents would strongly object to the inspection of their books and to rules 
being made prescribing the books to be kept and the method of keeping them, and we 
do not consider that any really useful purpose would be served by the Council obtaining 
powers in this respect. 

Some agents may form their businesses into limited liability companies, and special 
step.s should be taken in order that it may not t)e possible for them to evade any regu- 
lations which may hereafter be made with regard to other agents. 

We think it desirable that provision should also be made, as far as possibJe, on the 
lines of Section 2 of the Money Lenders Act, 1900, to require agents to be licensed in 
their own or usual trade names, and at ail their addresses, and to carry on business in 
those names only. 

In all the circumstances, therefore, we think that there is a strong case for the Council 
to proceed at once with an lapplication to Parliament for powers to regulate theatrical 
and music hall agencies in the same man ler as we suggest with regard to other employ- 
ment agencies, but that as regards the former class of agencies the powers sought for 
ehould not include the inspection and prescription of books. 

The L.C.C. Recommendations. 

The Committee accordingly recommended : — 

(a) That in the opinion of the Council — 

(i) Licensing instead of registration is essential if employment agencies are 
to be properly regulated. 

(ii.) All agents, for male or female employment, or both (other than lab(jur 
bureaux of public authorities or trade union organisations), should be annually 
licensed by the Council, with a discretion to the Council to refuse a license on 
evidence of misconduct in the business of the agency, or to minors. 

(iii.) Agents not accepting preliminary fees should not be exempted from 
the necessity of obtaining a license. 

(iv.) In the case of theatrical, music hall, and variety agencies, powers 
should not be sought to inspect the agents' books or to prescribe the form in 
which the books should be kept. 

(v.) Provision should be made for dealing with any agents who form 
themselves into limited liability companies. 

(vi.) Agents should be licensed under their own or usual trade names, and 
with all the addresses at which they carry on business, and they should 
carry on business in those names only. 

(vii.) The licensing of agents would afford material protection for girls 
seeking employment abroad, but the question of interfering with the terms of 
their contracts is not one with which the Council should concern itself. 

(viii.) No action should be taken by the Council with regard to agencies 
professing to provide paying guests, etc. 

(b) That the Secretary of State for the Home Department be asked to 
receive a deputation from the Council on the subject of the promotion by His 
IMajesty's Government, in the session of Parliament of 1909. of further legis- 
lation dealing with the regulation of employment agencies on the lines indicated 
in the foregoing resolution (a) ; and that the members of the Public Control 
Committee be appointed to form the deputation, if the Secretary of State con- 
sents to receive it. 

(c) That, in the event of the Secretary of State for the Home Department 
not seeing his way to adopt the Council's suggestions, as indicated in the fore- 
going resolution (b), application be made to Parliament, in the session of 1910, 
to give effect to the proposals contained in the foregoing resolution (a). 



30 THE STAGE YEAE BOOK. 



Mr. George Alexander's Vh;orous Support. 

At tliis meeting Mr. George Alexander sjwke on the subject. ^Iv. Alexander 
said : — I wish to support the reionimendations of tlie Committee, especially when 
they deal witli the dramatic and mu.-iiial agent. There are many honourable men 
engaged in tliat calling, and the best i)t' tliem n\\\^l welcome the recommendations of 
tlie Committee that they shall be licensed by tlie London County Council; and 1 
am sure all tliose who have the welfare of the stage at heart are of opinion that it 
is desirable and necessary. The movement has the support of the Actors' A.ssocia- 
tion. the Society of West-End [Managers, the Actors' Union, and. 1 am privileged 
to add, Mr. A. W. Pinero, the chairman of the Dramatic Subcommittee of the 
Authors' Association, and Sir William S. Gilbert. 

I could paint painful and sensational pictures of the misery and degradation 
brought upon young men and women by the conduct of the disreputable agent, and 
the evidence at the disposal of the Committee is more than sutiicient to bear out 
mv .-tatement. Hundreds of young men and women are tempted to leave employ- 
ments in which they aie living useful, if uninteresting, lives, to embark upon a 
career for which they are entirely unsuited. and. after adopting it. and failing in 
it, find it difficidt, nay, impossible, to regain the confidence of their former em- 
l)loyers, who believe — sometimes rightly, and often wrongly — that even a casual 
contact with the stage in its worst aspect means that they return to them " witli 
their robes — .shall we say? — a little dusty at the hem." They part with their money 
to these agents, and the only refuge left to them is starvation and the streets. 
From my own observation the greatest sufferers are the sliop girls and domestic 
servants : the stage seems to have a particular attraction for them. I am continu- 
ally receiving letters from London and all parts of the country asking for help 
and advice, and telling me sad stories of the folly in answering the advertisements 
of these disreputable agents — of parting with their hard earned savings on the 
promise of tuition, with lucrative engagements to follow, and finally being stranded 
alone in our great city, often after cruel and dastardly treatment. The license 
should be granted only to applicants who are willing and able to give at least two 
sureties of respectability and lionesty — just as the lessee of a theatre under the 
control of the Lord Chamberlain is obliged to do. If the recommendations of the 
Committee are adopted by this Council, it will go far to do away with a very serious 
evil. 

Application to Parliament. 

On the Council's adopting the report, the Committee proceeded under Section B 
of tlie recommendations. On July 27-28 the Committee reported to the Council 
that the Secretary of State for the Home Department had intimated that, owing 
to the position of public bu.siness, no useful purpose would be served by the attend- 
ance before him of a deputation from the Coimcil on the subject of the promotion 
by His Majesty's Government in 1909 of legislation relating to employment agencies. 
We are informed by ]\lr. G. L. (iomme. Clerk to the Council, that in these circum- 
stances the Council's application to Parliament in 1910 is being proceeded with, in 
pursuance of the decision of the Council of .May 18-19 (Section C of the approved 
recommendations set out in the foregoing). 



DOGGETT'S COAT AND BADGE. 

This race was rowed on Friday, July 29, between London Bridge and Chelsea. 
For the origin of this competition it is necessary to go back so far as 1715, when the 
then famous comedian, Thomas Doggett, presented the livery and badge to be 
competed for by six " young watermen." Doggett left enough money to provide 
for the coat and badge annually. The Fishmongers" Company, who took ovir the 
trust from the Admiralty, have seen that the event is in no way allowed to lan- 
guish, or to diminish in inttrest among the watermen, for who.'-e benefit it was 
started, for they have themselves provided an annual prize of £10 10s., iu addition 
to which there is Sir William JollilTe's prize of £7 3s. 4d. The race in 1S09 was 
won bv G. R. Luck, T, C. Wingate coming in second. 



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MISS MIRIAM CLEMENTS. 

From the picture by T. B. Kenningtox. 
By permission of the Artist. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 31 



BOOKS OF THE YEAR 

THE literary output for 1909 that bore any direct relation to stage matters 
contained a fair number of books of interest and value to our readers ; 
and such works, large and small, as came under our purview, may be 
grouped under tlie main heads of reminiscences, history, and biograpliy, 
works of fancy and fiction, and treatises dealing with various teclinical aspects of 
theatrical work. 

Reminiscences. 

The section of reminiscences, in which field various old stage friends and others 
seem to have found especially fertile ground, may appropriately be taken first. At 
the head of this category should unquestionably be placed the second Bancroft book, 
"The Bancrofts; Recollections of Sixty Years," a fascinating work, which may be 
regarded rather as a complement of, than as a sujjplement to, the ec^ually delight- 
ful storehouse of stage memories and piquantly expressed reflections, " Mr. and JNIrs. 
Bancroft, On and Off the Stage, Written by Themselves." In their later work 
Sir Sr|uire Bancroft and the incomparable ^larie Wilton of old had naturally, to 
a large extent, to retrace their steps over familiar ground ; but the book contained, 
also, much important new matter, notably with regard to Henry Irving, to the 
economic causes that led to the leaving first of the Prince of Wales's and then of 
the Haymarket, and to a suggested combination with Hare and the Kendals at the 
latter house. These illuminating pages, in particular, will be found of service by 
the future historian of the stage. jMore gossipy, and indeed avowedly made up 
largely of " experiences, impressions, and personal opinions," was Sir Charles 
Santley's vohmie, "Reminiscences of My Life," in which the veteran bariton.-, 
like some of the artists wdiose books were noted here last year, showed himself to be 
both somewhat sensitive of criticism, and rather inclined to play the candid friend 
to those with whom he mixed. A frank and most interesting work was " An Actor's 
Story," by Bransby Williams, in which this able impersonator and versatile artist 
narrated with much freedom his varied professional experiences. Another absorb- 
ing volume, useful as well as entertainingly anecdotic, was " The Ramblings of an 
Old Mummer," by Russell Craufurd. in which that mucli-travelled actor showed 
how globe-trotting, judiciously followed, can sharpen the intellect and broaden tlie 
philosopliic outlook upon life. In the same department might be included a brightly 
written and thoroughly good book of travels, " We Two in West Africa," composed 
by Miss Decima ]Moore in collaboration with her husband. Major Guggisberg. 

History and Biography. 

This section should begin presumably with some reference to " A Short History 
of the English Stage," by R. Farquharson Sharp, a work, which, though commend- 
able enough in the respects of arrangements and sense of proportion, was marred 
by an unliterary style and many bad mistakes in matters of fact and also of 
opinion, which might easily be corrected in the event of a second edition being 
called for. The incorrigible love of paradox possessed by both subject and author 
caused one to find exasperatingly "too clever by half" G. K. Chesterton's bril- 
liantly impudent monograph on George Bernard Shaw, the combination of the.^e 
two intellects proving as overwhelming as that of their six initials. Professor 
Walter Raleigh's equally debatable treatise on Shaw's sorely maltreated predecessor, 
William Shakespeare, was re-printed in a slightly altered form ; and so was jNfrs. 



32 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



A. Keunard's little volume on Siddons, which is chiefly noteworthy for extracts from 
the tragedienne's letters. A much more important work on the same theme was " The 
Incomi)arable Siddons," by Mrs. Clement Parsons, authoress of " Garrick and His 
Circle," who surveyed the whole Siddons period in a very interesting and suggestive 
manner. A tendency t-o depreciate Siddons in favour of actresses contemporary with 
her was the chief fault of "Tragedy Queens of the Gecjrgian Era," by John Fyvie, 
who, like Mrs. Parsons, is an acute and intelligent critic of the stage. Books on 
Richard Mansfield and Mme. Melba have also appeared. 

The Technical Aspect. 

Here, besides a revised edition of Mrs. Emil Behnke's useful work on " The 
Speaking Voice : Its Development and Preservation," is to be noted Cavendish 
^[orton's most valuable and finely illustrated volume of " The Art of Theatrical 
Make-up," which for its skilful application of self-photography to the representa- 
tion of the building up of an impersonation in its outward phases has gained golden 
opinions from Sir Herbert Tree, Mr. George Alexander, and other authorities. 
A companion work depicting the various stages in the make-up of an actress might 
also have technical interest. Of little importance was " The Power of Speech," a 
well-intentioned treatise, by Edwin Gordon Laurence. 

Fiction and Fancy. 

A pretty play of fancy was found in Miss Ella Erskine's little volume of 
sketches and fables with the Omarian title of " Shadow-Shapes " ; other works of 
fiction came from some more known in stage-land. Miss Peggy Webling, with " The 
Story of Virginia Perfect," and Rathmell Wilson with "Re-Birth"; and mention 
may also be made of novels by E. Nesbit (Mrs. Hubert Bland), Mme. Albanesi, 
Newman Harding, and ^Irs. R. S. Garnett. 



THE COPYRIGHT-PLAY PROTECTION ASSOCIATION. 

The Copyright-Play Protection Association was established in January, 1907. Its 
objects are to prevent the representation of its members' dramatic property without 
fee or license ; to stop the sale of piratical manuscripts of members' plays, etc. ; to 
advise upon any que.-rtion of drajiiatic copyright; to watch over and protect the 
interests of authors and play proprietors generally; to represent rights in and 
protect the works of decea&ed members when authorised so to do. The method the 
Association adopts is to obtain provincial bills every week, and as these bills come 
in it first warns those Avho may be acting the members' pieces without permission. 
If the offence is persisted in the Association then takes out summonses. During the 
past year the Association has continued to do much good work. It is only right to 
state that a marked improvement has taken place in Portable Theatre bills, brought 
under the Secretary's notice, as, since the members of the Travelling Theatre 
^lanagers' Association have taken to perform such dramas as can be hired or are 
notoriously " free," there only remain those travelling theatre proprietors outside 
its membership to look after and, where found necessary, to prosecute. Three 
licenses were opposed during the year, and not one of these was granted. 

The following is the roll of members : — 'Messrs. George R. Sims, Wm. Greet, 
Brandon Thomas, E. Hill-Mitchelson, Walter Howard, W. W. Kelly, W. Lestocq, 
Harry XichoUs, F. Sutton- Vane, Walter Melville, Fredk. Melville, Chas. Frohman, 
Arthur Shirley, E. Graham-Falcon, Benjamin Landeck, George Gray, H. A. Saints- 
bury, Eric Hudson, Herbert C. Sargent, W. Musken-y-TUson, W. W. Jacobs, 
Arthur Morrison, Ernest Cai-penter, F. Llewellyn, Ernest Martin, J. B. Mulholland, 
C. Watson Mill, Wentworth Croke. Henry Chatteil. Chas Macdona, (i. ^I. Polini, 
A. Clifton Alderson, Henry Bedford, Herbert Leonard, and ]Miss Harriet Jay, 
Frank Harvey (Exors.), Geo. Conquest (Exors.). " French's, Limited," and Chair- 
man, Mr. A. Shirlev ; Secretary, Mr. S, Clare, Office ; — 16. Great Newport Street, 
V7.C. 




r<D COMPTl 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. %l 



THE VARIETY YEAR. 

THE last three months of the year 1908 saw tlie artists and agents engaged 
in a struggle for supremacy, the former fighting for industrial freedom, 
while the latter were combating the forces which would destroy them. On 
the very last day of the old year, wlien all seemed ])lain sailing towards 
arbitration, the agents desired the inclusion among the terms of reference for arbi- 
tration of a new clause forbidding artists to act as agents. It was generally 
recognised that the new clause was aimed directly at Mr. Joe O'Gorman, 
who, at this time, was in charge of the Grand Order of Water Rats' Agency. 
The Executive Committee of the Federation called a mass meeting for 
January 10 at Terry's. j\lr. Joe O'Gorman, as chairman of the Federation, 
occupied the chair, and created something of a sensation by resigning from 
his official position in the Federation on the ground that he was the stumbling- 
block to arbitration, and that so soon as he resigned. Clause 5 — the new 
" artist-agent " clause — could be considered with the others. Regretfully the meet- 
ing accepted the resignation of Mr. O'Gorman, and they subsequently passed a vote 
of confidence in the Committee. 

Negotiations for peace were resumed on January 18 at 29, Leicester Square. 
George Ranken Askwith, K.C., was held at the Board of Trade Offices on January 
22. The proceedings were adjourned until February 10, when Mr. G. R. Askwith, 
K.C., presided as Arbitrator. Messrs. Walter Payne, Woodhouse, George Barclay, 
Hugh J. Didcott, Will Oliver, and Emanuel Warner were the Agents' representa- 
tives, and Messrs. Charles Doughty, Joe Elvin, William Lee, Fred Russell, and W. 
H. Clemart appeared on behalf of the V.A.F. i\Ir. Philip Rutland held a watching 
brief for the Entertainments' Protection Association ; and Mr. Dickinson attended 
for Moss's Empires, Limited. 

(a) The maximum amount of commission an agent shall be entitled to charge 
an artist for engagements made. 

(b) Whether agents' commission notes may contain a provision that the artist 
authorises the proprietor or manager to deduct the agents' commission from 
their salary weekly, and pay it to the agent. 

(c) Whether agents may stipulate with artists that they shall pay commis.'-ion 
on re-engagements, and, if so, to define the time limits thereof, if any. 

(d) No artist shall act as an agent directly or indirectly, and no agent shall 
also act as an artist. 

A preliminary meeting between the representatives of tlie two societies and Mr. 
George Ranken Askwith, K.C., was held at the Board of Trade Offices on January 
22. The proceedings were adjourned until February 10, when ^Ir. G. R. Askwith 
presided as Arbitrator. Messrs. W'alter Payne, Woodhouse, George Barclay, Hugh 
J. Didctott, Will Oliver, and Emanuel Warner were the Agents' representatives, and 
Messrs. Charles Doughty, Joe Elvin, William Lee, Fred Russell, and W. H. Clemart 
appeared on behalf of the V.A.F. Mr. Philip Rutland held a watching brief for 
the Entertainments' Protection Association ; and Mr. Dickinson attended for Moss's 
Empires, Limited. 

The following artists gave evidence on the first day : — W. H. Clemart, Sidney 
James, INIarie Kendall, Eugene Stratton, James Howard, Fred Woellhalf, and J. 
P. Ling. On the following day (February 11) Messrs. Percy Hannan, Fred 
Russell, George Foster, and Emanuel Warner appeared, and on the last day of the 
proceedings (February 12) ^Ir. George Barclay was the principal witness called. 
At the conclusion of the evidence Mr. Charles Doughty and Mr. W'alter Payne, the 
counsel representing the two associations, retired with the Arbitrator to consider the 
terms of the Award. The Award was issued on February 15, and took tlie following 
form : — 

The Award. 
" Certain disputes having arisen between variety artists and variety agents, 
and_ the Board of Trade having been requested to appoint an Arbitrator to 
decide the disputes, I, the undersigned, George Ranken Askwith, one of His 



34 THE STAGE YEATi BOOK. 

.Majesty's Ci)unsel, the duly ap[)oint<'tl Arbitrator, award and deilare upon tliu 
matters in dispute : — 

" (a) That the maximum amount of commission an agent sludl be entitled to 
L-harge an artist for engagements made is 10 per tent. 

" (b) That agents' commission notes may contain a provision that tlie artist 
authorises the i)ro]nietor or manager to deduct the agent's commission from 
their salary weekly and pay it to the agent. 

" ((•) That clauses in future agency contracts granting to the agent a com- 
mission on salaries on re-engagements are abolished except in the following 
cases (Ij where the agent procures engagements for artists from abroad ; (2) 
where an artist has received tlirough an agent a first engagement witli a manage- 
ment lasting not more than eight week^, and the artist receives a re-engagement 
from the same management within a period of three months from the end of 
such first engagement. In these cases an agent may insert a clause and claim 
tommifsion on the re- engagement. 

" (d) I make no rule preventing an artist acting as an agent or an agent as 
an artist. 

" This award to continue in force till January 1st. 1912, and thereafter sub- 
ject to six months' notice on either side. 

" Signed and published this 15th day of February, 1909, 

"G. K. ASKWITH." 
Thus ended a struggle wliich at one time tlireatened to plunge the music hall 
industry into a tunuoil similar to that of the music hall strike, but happih* this 
latter state of affairs did not come about, thanks to the efforts of the more restrained 
members of both paities. 

Peace and the Federation. 
Tile result of the election of the Execiitiye Committee of the V.A.F. 
liad been announced at the beginning of February. This had proved con- 
clusively that the Executive had had the full and thorough support of the 
members, for the retiring members who had sought re-election were returned 
to office. ApplicJltion for nominations for the positions of Chairman, Vice- 
Chairman, and Treasurer brought forth several names, the choice falling 
eventually upon jNIessrs. Fred Russell, James Allison, and William Lee for 
the three positions named. Immediately upon his election to the position of 
Chairman, Mr. Fred Russell issued an address to the members of the Federation 
— an address temperate in wording, sound in advice, and advocating certain reforms. 
It was obvious that Mr. Ru&sell's election was the result of a 'general desire on the 
part of members for peace — not " peace at any price " (this was farthest from j\Ir. 
Russell's ideas), but the desire to promote industrial peace and progress by amicable 
methods. Subsequent events proved that full advantage was taken of the oppor- 
tunity for the introduction of the spirit of peace in a greater measure than before. 

The Charity Matinees. 
The charity matinee question, however, remained perhaps the chief stumbling 
block between manager and artist, so that it was not surprising to find the matter 
coming up before the V.A.F. Executive for further consideration. The Committee 
decided eventually to vary their rules regarding charity performances so as to 
permit their members to appear without permission at performances in aid of 
charities when the whole of the proceeds of the entertainment were given to charity, 
and mention of this fact was made on the bills. 

Professional Charities. 
The mention of charity naturally brings one to the consideration of the question 
of those charitable organisations in which the variety profession have a special 
interest. The annual dinner given by the ]\Iusic Hall Artists' Railway Association 
on behalf of the Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund was held at the Criteri(m 
Restaurant on Sunday, April 25, with ilr. George H. Chirgwin, the President of 
the latter fund, in the chair. The list of subscriptions totalled about £450, and 
there was a small profit on the dinner, but the occasion was chiefly noticeable by 
reason of the fact that Mr. Joe Elvin, always to the fore in the good causes of the 
music halls, expounded a scheme for the formation of a ^lusic Hall Benevolent In- 
stitution, which had for its object the amalgamation of the various music hall 
charities and the building of an institution on lines similar to those of the Licensed 
Vituallers' Institution. The idea met with the unanimous support of those present, 




MISS VESTA TILLEY. 




WR. WILKIE BARD. 




MR, EUGENE ^STRA.TTON. 




MR. HARRY TICH (LITTLE TICK). 




MR. HARRY TATE, 




MR. FRED RUSSELL, 

Chairman of the Variety Artists' Federation, 




MR. BRANiBY WILLIAMS. 




MR. NEIL KEN YON. 




MR. GUS ELEN. 




[Fouhhan ((• lianje'l. 



MR. GEORGE ROBEY, 




MR. GEORGE GRA.Y. 



4* 




MR. GEORGE MOZART. 



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and it was arranged to hold a special meeting to consider the scheme on some 
future date. This duly took place at the Empire, Camberwell, on August 5, when 
representatives from the various music hall organisations attended and promised 
their support to ^Ir. Elvin's scheme. It should bo mentioned that Mr. Joe Elvin 
has guaranteed the cost of the site, approximately £500. on promise of subscriptions 
or donations to the value of £3,000. The sum specified as necessary for building 
and equipping the institution is £10.000, and it is hoped that it will be po.ssible to 
raise the sum by means of collections, matinees, etc. A matinee, jointly in aid of 
the V.A.B.F. and the Institution, was held at the London Coliseum (by permission 
of Mr. StoU) on Tuesday, December 21, which realised the sum of about £300. 

The other charities — the !Music Hall Home Fund and the INIusic Hall Ladies' 
Guild — continue to perform those many acts of kindness which have made both 
societies such powers for good in the profession, and although, naturally, the re- 
quest for money is perpetual, the more money that is obtained the more good is done 
to deserving cases. Subscribers can rest assured that the working expenses of the 
various music hall charities are kept at the lowest possible figure, and that no waste 
or extravagance is tolerated. It should be mentioned, en passant, that the annual 
sports in aid of the Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund were held at Stamford Bridge 
on August 31, when mainly through the instrumentality of ]\Ir. Alfred Le Fre, who 
was responsible for the organisation, a sum of over £100 was handed over to the 
Fund. 

The Co-operative Scheme. 

During April quite an epidemic of closing halls was prevalent, and various mem- 
bers of the V.A.F. Executive felt that something should be done to minimise the hard- 
ship to artists. Con.sequent upon this, Mr. C. C. Bartram evolved a scheme whereby 
halls in danger of closing should be taken and run on co-operative principles. The 
artists, through a co-operative limited liability company, were to enter into an 
agreement with music hall proprietors to supplj' a company with a salary list agreed 
upon. The first charge on the receipts was an amount for the working expenses of 
the hall, following which the artists' salaries, according to the agreed list, were 
to be paid. In the event of a surplus 50 per cent, was to be paid over to the pro- 
prietor of the hall, and the remainder was to be divided between the artists, pro 
rata with their salaries, and the co-'^perative company. Halls were taken in various 
towns, and were worked on this principle with success, the Hippodrome, Colchester, 
being run for several months. 

The " Combine." 

At frequent intervals during the year there have been revivals of the rumours 
regarding the formation of a huge music hall trust, which would embrace the various 
companies and circuits. The avowed object of this trust was to reduce tlie working 
expenses of the companies interested by minimising or abolishing competition. It 
was proposed to send artists over a tour consisting of practically all the halls of 
any importance in the L^nited Kingdom, thus, it was argued, reducing their expenses 
by reason of the fact that long journeys would be unknown. Mr. Oswald Stall had 
long been looked upon as the prime mover in this enterprise, but the fact that I\Ir. 
Walter de Frece was booking with ~Sii'. Stoll, v.hile on the other hand ^Messrs. Walter 
Gibbons and Thomas Barrasford had merged their interests, certainly lent colour to 
the statement that there were likely to be two combines instead of one. However, 
nothing definite arrived, and during August the rumours became even more per- 
sistent, and details of the proposed combine began to be given, prior, it was said, 
to a final meeting of the managers upon ^Ir. StoU's return from a Continental tour. 
It was now felt that something would be done, but apparently jMr. StoU's absence 
from this country encouraged the other managers to become only lukewarm, and 
shortly after Mr. StoU's return he announced in effect in an interview that the 
combine was "off." During this time the V.A.F. had not been negligent of their 
duty in the matter. They called meetings throughout the country endeavom-ing to 
bring into the Federation those members of the profession who were outside its 
influence, by this means hoping, should the combine ever arrive, to be able to 
present a bold and united front to the attack of the proprietors. It was obvious to 
most people that the first thing such a managerial combine as that proposed would 
do would be to reduce salaries, and on this score alone it was necessary for the 
artists to organise. Meetings were held in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Man- 
chester, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Glasgow during September and October, and 
these were well attended and enthusiastic in character. Opportunity was also taken 



36 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

at this time to consider the claims of the sketch artists, who were specially invited 
to these meetings. 

Free Trade and Amusement. 

]Mr. 11. V. Harcoiirt's Bill in the House of Common.s dealing with the Censorship 
and the licensing of places of amusement was opposed by the V.A.F., although later 
they supiwrted the idea of the single license. When the Joint Committee appointed 
to inquire into these matters was sitting, !Mr. \V. H. Clemart, the General Secre- 
tary, gave evidence before the Committee, and strongly advocated a single license. 
On' the other hand, the music hali managers were almost all opposed to the single 
license, this in .spite of the fact that what are known as sketch prosecutions — 
i.e., prosecutions for presenting stage plays in music halls — were again being under- 
taken by the theatrical managers. 

The Work of the Federation. 

After the former stormy periods through which the Federation had passed, its 
work, owing to the fact that it was not so much in the public eye, might not receive 
tliat amount of recognition whicli is justly its due. From week to week there are so 
many matters of minor importance to the profession as a whole perhaps, but of 
pressing need to the individual which the V.A.F. imdertakes, that it more than 
justifies its e.xistence on these counts alone. But its sphere of influence is much 
greater. Having secured two Awards it is determined that the terms of these 
Awards shall be kept by all parties, and it i.s in dealing with the non-adherence to 
the terms of the Award by certain managers as regards, particularly, barring and 
payment for matinees, that so much good is done by tlie Federation. The option 
clause has also engaged the attention of the E.xecutivc during the past year, and 
the publication by floss's Empires of their counsel's opinion as to the option clause 
in the contracts led to a counterblast from the Federati(m's counsel. During the 
year the Federation secured affiliation with L'Union Syndicale des Artistes Lyrique 
de France. 

Legitimate and Variety. 

In such an article as this it is necessary that some reference should be made to 
the growing jjopidarity of sketches and scenas. This is to be largely accounted for 
by the advent of so many prominent actors and actresses who have come from the 
regular theatres, tempted by the charm of variety and the large salaries, during the 
year. ^Ir. Arthur Bourchier and ]\Iiss Violet Vanbrugh, ilr. Allen Aynesworth, 
]\Ir. Charles Hawtrey. ^Miss Constance Collier and ]Mr. Julian L'Estrange, Mr. 
Havden Coffin. ^Ir. Herbert Sleath and ]Miss Ellis Jefferys, Mr. Pope Stamper and 
.Miss Valli Valli, ^Ir. H. V. Esmond, Miss Fannie Ward, and ]\Ir. Henry Ainley 
and Miss Suzanne vSheldon have all appeared in sketches, while '\\\\ Cyril Maude 
and ^Ir. Huntley Wright liave signed contracts for early appearances in the New 
Year. The line of demarkation between tlieatre and mu.*ic liall is becoming more 
and more obscure, and more actresses and actors are fulfilling engagements " on 
the halls," returning the visits which the music hall artists periodically pay to the 
theatre for pantomime. 

Pantomimes in Music Halls., 

A noteworthy feature of the Christmas (1909) season was the number of out- 
lying London halls the stages of which were given up to the presentation of panto- 
mime twice nightly. The productions referred to included " Puss in Boots " at the 
Walthamstow Palace, "The Babes in the Wood" at the East Ham Palace, "The 
Babes in the Wood" at the Empire. Croydon. " Piobinson Cru.'^oe " at the Camber- 
well Empire, and "Dick \Miittington " at the Ilford Hippodrome. At all these 
halls, with the exception of one (Camberwell Empire) the production of a panto- 
mime is made possible by reason of the fact that the halls possess what is known 
as a " double license " — i.e., licenses for stage plays and for music and dancing. 

The End of the Year. 
At the close of 1909 it is apparent that there are changes impending in the 
music hall business, more especially in the managerial circles. What these changes 
may be time alone will prove, but it is reasonably certain that early in 1910 certain 
variety syndicates will undergo considerable alteration, and " booking in conjunc- 
tion " gives promise of becoming a fine art. The opposition of skating innks and 
electric theatres has been felt keenly in certain quarters during the year, but the 
rivalry of these forms of amusement to the variety business is hardly likely to be 
permanent, and the dawn of 1910 brings with it the prospect of more settled 
conditions. ' " 



TUn STAGE YEA-k -BOOK. 37 



THE DRAMATIC YEAR IN PARIS. 

BY THE PARIS CORRESPONDENT OF "THE STAGE." 

IT is not so much by the number of the plays produced in the course of a year 
that one correctly estimates the dramatic output as the quality of tlic ))ieces 
presented. I will therefore refrain, as much as possible, irom giving lengthy 
statistics respecting the three-act, four-act, or five-act plays that have had 
their first hearing in Paris since January last. Dealing only with the leading 
theatres, which number more than thirty, the critics have certainly been called 
upon to notice something like a hundred plays of three acts or more, whilst tho 
one-act trifles must have exceeded that figure. I regret to say, however, that the 
literary merit of the plays produced has shown a downward instead of an vjpward 
tendency. To refer to them e« hloc, they have only been of average merit, and 
there is absolutely nothing to note of an epoch-marking nature. 

The Better-known Writers. 

Strange to say, too, that whatever falling-off is to be noted has been on the side 
of the better-known writers, several of whom have not maintained their ordinary 
standard. There is Henri Lavedan, for instance, whose " Sire," produced at the 
end of the year at the Comedie Fiangaise, is not at all likely to bear such frec^uent 
revival as his " Duel " has had. Then Edmond Rostand, again, whose " Cyrano de 
Bergerac " will probably remain his niagnum opus, has not yet produced his much- 
talked-of " Chantecler," though we hear of it every now and again as being in 
rehearsal. Rostand's name has consequently been absent from the list of producing 
dramatists for three whole ■ years. Emile Bergerat has also, as in 1908, been 
missing from the ranks ; but Hermanfc, Richepin, and Hervieu, whose names were 
associated with revivals in the previous year, have once more come to the front 
again. The prolific Capus secured at the end of the year a success with " Un 
Ange " at the Varietes, just as he did in 1908 with " L'Oiseau Blesse " at the 
Renaissance ; and very creditable worK Ihas been done by Komain Cocilus, Henry 
Bataille, Paul Gavault, Hennequin, Pierre Veber, Gabriel Trarieux, Flers and de 
Caillavet, Beniere and Noziere, and Charles ^luller. But amongst the dramatists 
to whom one looked for greater success than they attained were Emile Moieau, 
(ieorges Feydeau, Paul Ferrier, Jean Richepin, Leon Hennique, Gaston Devore, 
and the late CatuUe Mendes. 

New Attthors. 

It has happened, on the other hand, that several of the most popular productions 
of the year have emanated either from men of comparatively small reputation or 
from young and unknown authors. In this connection I may mention Rene Fau- 
chois, with his "Beethoven"; Giacosa's play, given with the French title of 
" Comme les Feuilles " ; Beniere's " Papillon dit Lyonnais le Juste " ; and Noziere 
and ]Muller"s " Maison de Danses," produced early in November at the Vaudeville. 

Another circumstance that is not without its significance is that the greatest 
acting successes have not been obtained by the best artists. To begin with the 
ladies, ilme. Bartet, it is true, has triumphed in each new role she has under- 
taken, but the same caimot be said either of Sarah Bernhardt or Mme. Rejano, 
and there is no actress in Paris who for the past few years has deserved more of 
the public than Mme. Rejane. She strives hard to obtain good plays, and often 
succeeds, as with Nicodemi's "Refuge" and Moreau and Clairville's "Madame 
Margot," and she acts as it is given to few artists to act. But so far ill-luck hag 



38 THE STACK YEAR BOOK. 

pursued her in Paris since she left the Vaudeville ; and j'et she seems to have her 
hiigers always on tlie public pulse with a view to providing what is wanted. 
Turning; to the U^hter form of entertainment, one notices that operette of the 
Lecocq, Planquette, or Varney style no longer exists. In its place we find rtvucs of 
a more or less commonplace, not to say vulgar, type, dependent mainly for their 
vogue upon the talent or peculiarities of some special performer. 

To the credit, however, of Parisians, be it said, there is no falling-off in 
public appreciation of good music. The two subventioned Opera Houses havo 
played to good audiences all the year; the .Municijuil (iaite ha.s numbered "Quo 
Vadis? " amongst its many successes, and the llussian season, given at the Chatelet 
in jMay, was a very notable event of the year, and a complete triumph for all con- 
cerned. 

English and Foreign Pl.vys. 

Various rumours are in the air respecting the English plays to be produced in 
Paris during the coming spring, but what we had in 1909 consisted chietly of adap- 
tations of "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Theatre des Arts and "The Merry 
Widow " at the Apollo, the last-named of which i)roved a great hit as regards both 
acting and mounting. Of the German adaptations given little need be said, for 
even under Sarah Bernhardt's fostering care Wildeiibruch's " J'ille des Raben- 
stein " only kept the bil's for a few nights, and Eeinert's "Guerre," at the 
Antoine, was ?n indigestible, w'ordy, declamatoiy production. Besides according 
their patronag.^ to the Piussian troupe at the Chatelet, Parisians supported the 
Sicilian players, headed by Signora Aguglia, at the Kejane Theatre, and the 
Dusseldorf troupe, who were lodged at the Marigny Theatre, which goes to show 
that it is at last recognised Paris has not the exclusive monopoly of all histrionic 
talent. The f-ublic taste for diama of tVie kind familiar for long years at the 
Ambigu and the Porte-Saint-Martin has dwindled almost to vanishing point. 

A few revivals of such plays as Zola's " Assommoir," Dumas and Maquet's 
" Jeunesse des Mousquetaires," and Erkmann-Chatrian's " Juif Polonais " 
have served the managerial purpose occasionally as stop-gaps, but the directors 
who look ahead, such as ]\I. Antoine, of the Odeon, and M. Gemier, of the Antoine 
Theatre, have increased their reputation by the production of plays like Rene 
Fauchois' "Beethoven," Hirsch's "Emigrants," and " Papillon dit Lyonnais le 
Juste," by M. Beniere. It is, indeed, to the Odeon and the Antoine theatres the 
public look for diama to its taste, which differs considerably from the melodrama 
of our youth. 

The Comedie-Francaise. 

M. Jules Claretie, who for twenty years has with such tact and talent presided 
over the historic House of Moliere, has fully manifested his fitness for the high 
position he holds by the nature of the plays he has chosen, and the merit of the 
reproductions li« has given, which latter have included several classical and 
modern pieces. The new plays have included Jules Bois's " Furie," Paul Her- 
vieu's " Connais-toi," Pierre Berton's "Rencontre," and Henri Lavedan's "Sire." 
W''hat mitigated against the success of "La Furie" was that the characters indulge 
in an abundance of fine phrases, and yet, in spite of all they say, their meaning is 
not alwaj's clear. I make no complaint of the dramatist having dealt with the 
Heraklean myth in his own way, nor need objection be lodged against the com- 
plete suppression of Dejanira. The imperfections will perhaps serve the author as 
an indication in the future. We have to admit that there are subjects which re- 
quire the genius of a Shakespeare or a Goethe, and if M. Bois will only turn from 
metaphysics to psychology he will find ample scope for the analytical talent which 
characterises him' Coming to Paul Hervieu's " Connais-toi," what strikes one 
agreeably is that he has followed the Unities. Indeed, he does not use the whole of 
the time at his disposal, for beginning at eleven a.m. the play ends at nine o'clock 
in the evening. I am not intending to pronounce an opinion for or against a 
return to the Unities, so lauded by Diderot and Voltaire, w^ho in their day were 
revolutionaries, for the question is one that will be eternally discussed. Each man 
solves the problem for himself according to his own temperament. Hervieu's 
characteristic is clearness and order. He is, moreover, a practical moralist, for he 
thinks less of a doctrine than of its application or of the consequences, and from 
the truths that he expounds some small lesson can generally be learnt. In short, 
"Connais-toi" is a classic, in which not one single useless word is pronounced. 
What acting, too, it inspired on the part of Mesdames Bartet and Leconte ! I cannot 



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MLLE, GILDA DARTHY, 

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MLLE. MARGUERITE BRESIL 

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As Dolores in the Vaudeville comedy, •' La Maison de Danses." 



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MLLE. GABY DESLYS 

As La Demi-Vierge in " Saus Rancune " at ths Capucines. 



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include M. le Bargy with them, for I took exception to his violent interpretation 
of the role of the husband. Whilst dealing with the best-known dramatists I must 
return to Henri Lavedan's " Sire," produced late in November, and which contains 
three acts of comedy, one of drama, and a fifth of tragedy. This proved discon- 
certing, for the playgoer who has laughed through three acts is not inclined to 
take too seriously the characters tliat have diverted him. Very fine acting oppor- 
tunities are afforded in this play to jMlle. Leconte and i\I. Huguenet, and botli artists 
took advantage of them. A bare mention will suffice for Pierre Berton's 
" Rencontre,^' produced in June, and acted by the younger members of the company. 
Through having interpreted Dumas and Sardou M. Berton has grown to know wliat 
the public wants, and he, involuntarily no doubt, in "La Rencontre," took inspira- 
tion from his eminent predecessors. 

Where "M. Claretie deserves the highest commendation possible is in the selection 
made of plays for reproduction. He began the year with Henry Becque's 
" Parisienne," originally produced in 1885, and which will always be quoted as tliat 
dramatist's best play. It bears reproduction for the reason that it owes nothing to 
fashion, the characters being living types. They are all egoists, it is true, which 
makes the chef d'uuvre, for chef d'ceuvre it is, remain a monument of pessimism 
and bitterness. Another interesting revival was that of Paul Hervieu's 
"Tenailles." The sincerity of its psychology and the perfect analysis it contains 
of the two leading characters will always render the presentation of this play 
acceptable to an intelligent audience like tliat of the Comedie-Francjaise. From the 
old repertory M. Claretie selected for reproduction quite a number of plays, includ- 
ing Ponsard's " Honneur et Argent," JNlarivaux's " Fausses Confidences," Bcau- 
marchais's " Mariage de Figaro," and Regnard's " Legataire Universel " and " Les 
Folies Amoureuses." Regnard, as we all know, was a master of style in his time, 
and it is to this that he owes his present reputation. It was fitting, therefore, that 
the 200th anniversary of his death should be marked in sucli a manner at the 
Fubventioned theatre. IMarivaux's "Fausses Confidences" gave INllle. Cerny a fine 
opportunity of being witty in the first act, dainty in the second, and emotional in 
the third, and its reproduction was right. But the comedy is not one likely to 
attract for long. 

The most important reproduction of all given by M. Claretie was the transfer- 
ence effected by him from the Vaudeville to the Rue Richelieu of Eugene Brieux's 
"La Robe Rouge." This play remains, after many years, among the best work of 
its author, and to renew acquaintance with it only confirms one in the opinion that 
whenever Brieux seeks to solve a difficult problem of conscience he adopts at once 
the most liberal and at the same time the firmest solution He goes in for courage, 
disinterestedness, loyalty, and probity, and he believes in all progress and reforms. 
He is not perhaps to be compared either as a writer, an artist, or a philosopher 
with Diderot, but he possesses in an eminent degree what Diderot had not, namely, 
a perfect gift of stage perspective. 

In his " Suzette," produced at the Vaudeville in September, M. Brieux pleads 
the cause of the children born of jjarents whose marriage has been a misfortune. 
The play does not contain the beauties, the logic, and the truth of " La Robe 
Rouge," but its author compels our esteem always, for he has the true dramatic 
instinct, 'and knows thoroughly how to excite curiosity without ever being weari- 
some. 

The limits of space prevent me doing more than briefly refer to a small number 
of the one act plays produced at the Comedie-Francjaise in 1909. These include 
" Modestie," by Paul Hervieu ; " La Veille du Bonlieur," by MM. Frangois de Nion 
and G. de Buysieulx ; jNI. Millot's " Trois Sonnets," written specially for the 
Corneille anniversary in June; and " Le Stradivarius," by Max ]\Iaurey, a writer 
endowed with a keen sense of humour, a great power of observation, and an aptitude 
for bringing into relief the comic side of human nature. And he accomplishes this 
without any spite or bitterness. His little play is an amusing satire on collectors 
of curios. 

M. Claretie has fortunately gone through his year's labour without having any 
repetition of the annoyance tlmt the law suit respecting " Le Foyer " in 1908 caused 
him, but the discussion that took place on the death of Constant Coquelin between 
Edmond Rostand and :\L Le Bargy involved the director of the Comedie-Fran^aise 
in considerable unpleasantness, for, with the rules of the house laid down as plainly 
as they are in the famous ^Moscow Decree, M. Claretie had no alternative but to 
refuse to sanction M. Le Bargy's appearance in another theatre. He notified his 



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willingness to prodi'ie " Chanteder " at the Comedie-rran5aise if the dramatist 
sliould think lit Id transfer it, but this was not what jNI. Kustand wanted. The 
dittitulfy was tinally solved by Messrs. Hertz and Coquehn getting M. Guitry to 
accept a five years' engagement with them at the Porte-St. -Martin in order to 
appear in the role written for Co(juelin — an event we are all waiting to see fulfilled. 

'J" HE SrBVKNTioNEi) Odeon. 

Working with his customary energy and enterprise, ^\. Antoine has, if they 
come to be enumerated, produced even a longer list of plays than that set down to 
the credit of the Comcdie-Fran9aise, and I think I may say that his efforts have 
met with more substantial reward than h(> had during the previous year. Beginning 
in January with a three-act play by Saint-C!eorges de Bouhclier, entitled " La 
Tragcdie Boyale," M. Antoines next important production was MM. Pieri'e Veber 
and Serge Basset's four-act play " Les Grands," which has something of the 
Cornelian tragedy about it. The other Odeon novelties included Rene Fauchois's 
"Beethoven," M. Hirsch's three-act realistic drama "Les Emigrants," MM. Leon 
Henniqne and Johannes Gravier's "Jarnac." and the Italian dramatist Giacosa's 
play, hei'e called " Comme les Feuillcs," which ran for two years in Italy. The chief 
defect of M. de Bouhelier's " Tragcdie Royale " is that the old demented King Ed- 
gard is wearisome. The French dramatist may retort by saying that King Lear was 
also demented, but we understood the cause with I..ear ; whereas, whilst admitting that 
Edgard may also be a sort of martyr, we need to know how and why he suffers. 
The dramatist's psychology, in short, is not at all clear. He has ambition, too much 
ambition, in fact, and though not without talent, i\I. de Bouhelier is far from 
being a genius. To invent types that are not of this world at all, and to endow 
tiiem with the breath and the tints of life is the privilege only of the elect. It is 
laudable to attempt something new, but temerity has its limits, and the author of 
" Jia Tragedie Royale " should cast his eyes down to the men about him, and depict 
them as they are. He will animate them with a breath of enthusiasm, owing to 
his poetic instincts, and that should suffice. " La Mort de Pan," a two-act play, by 
Alexandre Arnoux, who is only twenty years of age, completed the programme of 
"La Tragedie Royale." Like Francois Coppee many years ago, M. Arnoux had 
his jilay read, accepted, and mounted in a very short time. The actors were also 
young. It was a triumph of youth all round. 

With unfeigned pleasure one records the production of ]\I. Rene Fauchois's 
three-act play "Beethoven," and commends him for not having attempted to trace 
the whole life of the famous musician. The dramatist confines himself to the last 
fifteen years of the compo.ser's unhappy existence. The play contains certain 
beauties that are more easily felt than analysed, and its classification also is puzzling. 
For it is not a tragedy, nor a lyric poem; neither is it a fitrie, or a symbol. And 
it is not history. Yet it is a little of all. The fusion, too, of mus'ic and verse 
imparts a special grace to the drama, although, to do the playwright justice, M. 
Fauchois's poetry alone would have made the play successful. 

Differing very much in style from " Beethoven," but scarcely less interesting, 
was ^l. Hirsch's realistic play "Les Emigrants," produced in the late autumn. 
M. Antoine delights first of all in literature, then as an artist he revels in all that 
pertains to stage mounting. Fine scenery never jeopardises a good play, but it 
should never be brought into glaring prominence. It is said that money is a good 
servant but a bad master, and the term has a more pertinent api)liiation with regard 
to scenery, for when the spectator's attenticm is absorbed bv the mounting of a 
play, its real object has been sacrificed. What Antoine evidently realised when 
"Les Emigrants" was submitted to him was an opportunity for giving three 
striking scenes. The drama m itself is absorbing, though from my seat in the 
second row of the stalls I remember to have suffered from an excess of coal dust 
in the famous Furnace scene, wherein Antonio stabs and burns the man whose wife 
he had taken from him. I would like M. Hirsch to set the scene of his next drama 
on classical lines, that is to say, within the walls of a drawing-room, so as to be 
able to judge better of his talent. 

Jules Renaud's " Bigote," which was played with " Les Emigrants," is a bijou 
in its way. It is short, but full of thought and observation, and the characters are 
all interesting living types. Of "Jarnac," written bv Leon Henniqne in collabora- 




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MLLE. HERRANT 



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In Henry Bataille"s comedy, "I^i Femme Nue," at the Renaissance, 



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[Reutliiiner 



MLLE. COLONNA-ROMANO 



THE PARIS STAGE. 




MLLE. YVONNE DE BRAY 

As Solange w Brieux's comedy, "Suzette," at the Vaudeville 



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Kciitlhiner. 

MLLE. DORZIAT 

As Antoinette in Henry Bernstein's jjlay.',".L.i GiifTc" at the PorteSant-Martin, 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 41 

lines in the drama which denote that the authors have studied sixteenth century 
history, their play being a sort of Liebig of history. The leading parts are exceed- 
ingly Veil drawn, but the stage was otherwise crowded with too many characters 
having little to do with the action. Historical drama seldom seems to attract the 
dramatists possessing the requisite aptitudes for writing it, which is regrettable. 
Coming quite late in the year, that is to say, on December 1, was Mile. Darsenne's 
adaptation of Signor Giacosa's play styled " Comme les Feuilles," which ran for two 
successive years in Italy. It has comparatively little story, but is, nevertheless, one 
of the most intense tragedies ever mounted ; and the drama of down-trodden 
gentlefolk was never more vividly depicted than by Signor Giacosa, whose theory is 
that those who are to fall, fall,"^and that it is as"^ useless to try and stop them on 
their downward path as it would be to prevent the falling leaves from being carried 
away by the wind. 

Amongst the more interesting of the drama.s remounted by 'SI. Antoine during 
1909 may be mentioned Richepin's famous play " La Ghi," created by j\Imc. Kejane 
in 1883, and interpreted at the Odeon by jNlUe. Polaire, who is one of the youngest 
and most original of our present-day actresses. 

The Vaudeville. 

Turning to the Vaudeville, I find that M. Porel, who has had a prosperous year, 
has produced five more or less successful plays, as well as a few revivals. Taking 
them in their right order, we commence with Jean Richepin's five-act drama " La 
Route d'Emerande," which, though written in verse, for which Parisians have a. 
great predilection, only kept the bills a short time. The denouement was foreseen 
from the first act, and playgoers as a rule prefer to have a certain measure of sur- 
prise dealt out to them. Leon Gandillot comes next with his four-act comedy 
" L'Ex," produced in ^May. Though Gandillot has written several comedies that 
are worthy to rank as chefs crcpiivre, his style is often disconcerting, and this was 
the case with "L'Ex." This dramatist's plays, in fact, otten lack balance, and the 
scenes are occasionally irritating. An absence of cohesion and logic makes a work 
imperfect, clearness in the characters, and in the analysis of the sentiments by which 
they are possessed, being an absolute necessity in dramatic art. Unfortvniately M. 
Gandillot omits sometimes to observe this rule. "L'Ex" had but a short run, 
and yet, despite its defects, it contains some charming little traits of observation, 
and is not inaccurately described, I think, as the work of a writer of rare talent, 
of a sort of Diogenes who is not careful enough in the lighting of his lamp. It was 
only a short run that Mil.- Bilhaud and Hennecpiin enjoyed with their three-aci 
play "La [Nleilleure des Femmes." Apparently the dramatists started with rt 
philosophical idea, with a determination, in fact, to prove that what is called 
goodness — or, rather, charity — is nothing but a weakness, and that these qualities 
cease to be such when not allied to discernment and firmness of character. Of 
Brieux's " Suzette " I have already made mention, and, consequently, there 
remains, as regards novelties, only to record the success of JIM. Noziere and Charles 
Muller's adaptation of Paul Reboux's novel "La Maison de Danses," which is a 
singular blend of realism and symbolism, recalling in a measure both Ibsen and 
d'Annunzio. The leading character, Estrella, strongly recalls Richepin's Glu, ;* 
character which Mile. Polaire (who created Estrella) has also impersonated. The 
success of "La Maison de Danses" has resulted largely from the wonderful 
ensemble of the interpretation, for the artists undoubtedly brought out all the 
qualities to be found in this striking work of art. Despite its subject, " La IMaisoii 
de Danses," though occasionally complex, is free from all vulgarity, and it bears 
the stamp of having been modelled by men of literary attainments. 

Re.jane Theatre. 

It is difficult to account for the persistent ill-luck of certain houses. It is not 
that Mme. Rejane's talent appeals only to a certain section of the public, for play- 
goers of all classes and tast-es have long recognised her genius. She presides, too, 
over the most luxurious and best-managed theatre in Paris, and amongst the 
dramatists who furnished her with new plays during the year were Abel Hermant, 
with his "Trains de Luxe," and Romain "Coolus, with " Le Risque." Beginning 
the year with a reproduction of Paul Hervieu's " Course du Flambeau," Mme. 
Rejane, as soon as possible after the tragic death of Catulle Mendes, produced the 
five-act play " L'Imperatrice," upon which he was engaged at the time of his fatal 
accident. 



42 T7i2 STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Heniiaiit's " Trains de Luxe " failed chiefly, I think, because it dealt with the 
sonii'wliat wj.risonie suliject iif " lastarjuoaiisni," if I may coin a woid. The 
" rasta(|U<>are " lias filled our theatres anti our books for a }<ood many years — 
books by Daudet, Jules Leniaitre, Maurice Doiniay, Henri Lavedan, and eveji 
Hermant himself. CatuUe .Mendes' " Imperatrice " can also be dismissed in a few 
lines. f(jr instead of touchinj^ the heart it appeals oidy to th? mind. Mme. liejaiu- 
imparted iharm, di^^nity, and distinction to the charactei' of Marie-Ange, and 
M. de .Ma.K played Napoleon with very commendable sobriety of maimer, but the 
piece was withdrawn after a few representations, and is not likely to be heard of 
again. M. Nicodemis " Refuge," which was produced in May, deserved a better 
fate than it met with. It is a drama of passion, well constructed, and condensed 
into four or five very intense scenes, clearly showing its author to be a man gifted 
with dramatic instinct. He expresses his ideas clearly, and develops his scenes 
with c(;mbin?d logic and strength. The chaiacters, too, are all well drawn, for 
they are human beings, made of Hesh and blood like ourselves. We shall remember 
the name of M. Nicodemi, for he recalls Bataille, De Porto-lviche, and Bernstein. 
That Mme. Rejanes acting should not have influenced the public more than it 
did over this production is another proof, if any were needed, that when ill-luck 
overtakes a theatre it is difficidt to dislodge it. liomain Coolus's " Risque " was 
also exquisitely played by ]\Ime. Rejane, but it contains very little action, and no 
sooner does the action commence than it finishes, and this without one having felt 
any great interest in a single character. Presumably the dramatist thought in 
abolishing all struggle between the lovers he would demonstrate the absorbing power 
of love, but his purpose would have been better served in showing the difficulties 
they had to vanquish. Or their passion needed depicting with such force as to look 
like a stroke of destiny. The third act alone gripped us. Bringing into it an out- 
burst of conscience made the (h'noiipmcut pathetic. 

It was not, I grieve to say, till the end of December that ^Ime. Rejane pro- 
duced the most promising play of the year. This was MM. Emile Moreau and 
Charles Clairville's " ^Madame ^largot." which is written round Henry IV. of 
France and his wife, his mistress, and his divorced wife, all of wliom, with his 
various children, are grouped under one roof. The play fulfils all the conditions 
required. Not only is there life in the story, but the patriarchal atmosphere of 
the Louvre is also there. 

The Gtjinase. 

The Gymnase has been able to go through the year with less change of pro- 
gramme than usual, whith is always a good sign from" the managerial point of view. 
The new plays at this house have included " L'Ane de Buridan," by :MM. de Flers 
and de Caillavetj "La Rampe." by Henri de Rothschild; and "Pierre et 
Therese," by .[Marcel Prevost. MM'. Flers and de Caillavet have been col- 
laliorating with remarkable success for years, all their plays having reached their 
hundredth or two hundredth representation. Dramatists often fail when they 
change their style and strike out a new course. Instead of attempting something 
quite different, these particular collaborators are content slightly to vary the old 
form, and thus we have had in turn as heroine a Suzainie, a Jacqueline, a Mignette, 
or a Micheline, all heroines, for the most part, with a bewitching blend of perver- 
sity and fascination about them. " L'Ane de Buridan " ran for several months, 
and was only replaced in October by Henri de Rothschild's play " La Rampe," 
the theme of which is indicated by its title. The subject, interesting in many 
ways, IS not altogether true to nature. It deals with the history of an actor and n 
lady in society who come together, and between whom, when the woman attains 
success on the stage, a professional rivalry springs up. What happens is that, like 
a venomous plant, this rivalry destroys alike gratitude and love on the part of the 
man. The author makes a point of stating that his heroine is not a born actress, 
but his psychology is still wrong, for the ladies in society who become actresses arts 
often more sensible to the intoxication of the footlights tlian are those bred on the 
stage. Mme. Marthe Brandes played the leading role with distinction, and the play 
ran for a couple of months, which alone indicates the favour with which it was 
received. 

The same actress, with ^BI. Dumeny, Janvier, and Paul Plant to support her, 
is appearing in MM. Marcel and Prevost's "Pierre et Therese," which was pro- 
duced early in December. This play, like the book, revolves in an atmosphere of 
duty, passion, and honour. Contrary to custom, ^I. Prevost wrote his play first, 
and as it is constructed more like a novel than a tragedy, it would go to show that 



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MLLE. LANTELINE 

As Phedre in "Le Circuit," by Georges Feydeau and P. de Croisset, a!i the Varietes, 



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MLLE. LECONTE 

As Leonie Bouquet in Heini Lavotlnn's ''Sire" at the Coni^die FranQaise. 



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MADAME REJANE 

As Edmee Bernieres iu "Le Risque," by Romain Coolus. 



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[Bert. 



MLLE. POLAIRE 

As Estrell in "La Maison Ae Dausus," by NoziCie and MuUer, at the Vaudeville 



TILE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 43 



there is more of the novelist than the dramatist in this writer. Its chief defect is 
that it is not rapid enough. Instead of choosing a critical moment in the lives of 
his heroes and analysing them in liacinian .style, M. Prevost follows them througli 
ttieir whole careers, and in jilace of a psychological study we get a biographical 
drama. Fortunately the play finishes better than it begins, and the acting, as 1 
iiave already i^aid, helps it. 

The Renaissance. 

Comparatively little change of bill has been required at tlie adjoining Renais- 
sance, wliere the novelties liave contitted of "d'en ai ])]ein le dos de Maroot," by 
.AIM. Courti'line and Wolft .; " Le Scandale," by Henry Batailie ; and " I^a Petite 
Chocolatiere," by Paul (lavault. It is an illogical group of chaiacters .M.M. Courte- 
line and Wolff se: before us in their comedy, and yet they leave behind them en 
impression of reality. There is what I will call an odour of humanity floating over 
the whole piece, and fortunately this serves to raise it to the rank of comedy. 
Very different in style was " Le Scandale" of Henry Batailie, which enjoyed the 
vogue of the same author's " Femme Nue." It contains, however, one scene 
lacking plausibility. It is that in which the husband, finding himself alone with 
his wife, is capable of such self-restraint as not to refer to her recent escapade. 
Avoiding a scandal with others present was natural enough, but one can hardly 
admit that a man who, five minutes before, had been beside himself with rage, 
should still keep silent. The play proved, however, a triumph for INI. Cluitry as 
the husband, and also for ]\Ime. Bady, who, in the last scene of all, that wherein 
the wife, being worn out with fatigue, drojjs off to sleep as her husband is talking 
to her. When Abel Tarride took over the management of the Renaissance from 
Lucien Ckiitry in the autumn he produced Paul (Javault's " Petite Chocolatiere," 
which is a combination of com.edy and sentiment. The play is somewhat difficult 
of definition on account of the variety it contains, but it is so skilfully put together, 
and shows such intelligence on the part of its author, that it is not at all unlikely 
he will have the 150 representations he aspired to on the night of its production. 
In the name-part Marthe Regnier is adorably audacious and sprightly. 

The Porte-St.-Martin. 

It was rather with modern drama than the older form of melodiama that this 
theatre did its best busineso during 1909, for the most profitable run of the year 
proved to be Henry Bernstein's " Griffe," with the leading rult played by Lucien 
Guitry. Other reproductions included Richepin's "La Glu " ; CoUe's eighteenth- 
century play, "La Partie de Chasse de Henri IV.," originally produced at Ver- 
sailles, in presence of the young King Louis XVI., in December, 1774; Pericaud and 
Desfontaine's "Pierre de Lune " ; Anicet Bourgeois and Paul Feval's " Bo;-;su " ; 
and Jules Lemaiti"e's " Massiere " ; whilst the new plays have been limited to 
Pierre Decourcelle's "Roy sans Royaume," an historical enigma, which had but a 
short run, in September; and MM. G. Guiches and F. de Nion's five-act play 
"Lauzun," which deals with the love of this cadet de Ga.scogne for La Grande 
Demoiselle. "Lauzun" contains anachronisms, and, without being too much of a 
stickler for form, I quite agreed with a visitor whom I heard on the first night 
declaring that it pained him to listen to Mme. de i\loiitespan and the King of 
France ex'claiming, in ilontmartre acients. " Ca me connait." The seventeenth 
century, like our own, had, of course, certniii faniiliirities of expression, but they 
were not those in use to-day. 

The AiiBiraT. 

Depending nearly all the year upon cuch reproductions as those of Dumas and 
Maquet's " Jeunesse des ]\Iousquetaires " and Zola and Busnach's " Assommoir " 
^IM. Hertz and Coquelin. who have taken over the management of the Ambi«-u 
mounted in November a five-act drama by ]\OI. Bisson and Livet, under the title 
of "Nick Carter." This is written a little on the lines of " Arsene Lupin," 
"Raffles," and "Sherlock Holmes," as regards the characters of the arch-villain 
and the clever detective. The chief attraction of the drama rested with the 
hounds u.sed by the detectives in the discovery of crime. Neither a Frederick 
Lemaitre nor a Dorval ever had more applause than these intelligent animals 
obtained every night. 

The Antoine. 

For modern drama, astute management, and clever acting we continue to look 
to M. Gemier at the Antoine Theatre. His prices still remain about half what is 



44 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



chargeil at any miIuw theatre, and the performances are invariably entertaining. 
" La Dette, " by IJabrii'l Traiioux, was tlie first new play mounted by M. Gemier. 
It was not without defects, but it bore the imprint of having been written by a 
man who would some day produce a chef d'oeuvre. There was vigour of thought 
in it, but it did not hold one spellbound. It is not enough for a play to be in- 
genious and eloquent ; if it fails to make one's pulse vibrate the dramatist has not 
achieved his object. Other plays given during the year were M. Madard'a 
" Donataire." i\IM. Oermain and Trebor's "Guerre." M. Esquier's " Lorsque 
I'Enfant Parait." MM. de Brisay and Lauras's "Master Bob gagnant du Derby," 
and M. Boniere's " Papillon, dit Lyonnais le Juste," produced in the autumn. 
Hitherto M. Beniere had only been known by short plays and farces. Although 
he u.scd a subject that iiad often been treated, one has the impression in "Papillon 
dit Lyonnais le Juste " of seeing scjmething new, because there is a freshness about 
its handling. ^L Beniere has only to give up imitating Gabriele d'Annunzio and 
he will achieve more than he has yet done. His style is less bitter than that of 
Courteline, and nearer to the truth than that of Labiche, which, after all, is an 
enviable position for a dramati.st to acquire. 

Sarah Bernhardt Theatre. 

Sarah Bernhardt has been toui-ing for the greater part of the year, and has 
kept her theatre going for the most part with revivals, in some of which from time 
to time she has appeared herself. There is little to be said of her new productions, 
which included MM. Bernede and Henri Cain's "Revolution Fran9aise," and Emile 
Moreau's " Proces de Jeanne d'Arc." "La Revolution Fran^aise " was given in 
fourteen rapid and picturesque scenes, beginning in a picture framer's shop. Then 
in turn we saw Versailles, the Tuileries, the Vendee, Pitt's house in England, 
Robespierre's home in Paris, with a few accompanying words for each tableau. 
The play ran but ior a few nights. The author of " Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc," 
in which Sarah Bernhardt api)ears as the Maid of Orleans, thought fit to give us 
a neurasthenic Bedford, whom he represented as being in love with Joan of Are. 
M. de Max was far from realising the character, but as nobody has eyes or ears 
for anyone but Sarah Bernhardt in such a drama as *this, the actor's ineflSciency was 
probably only apparent to the critics. 

At the Chatelet, where a very successful Russian season was held in May, the 
performnces have consisted, as usual, of spectacular productions of a more or less 
fairy-tale order. In " Les Aventures de Gavroche " the authors, ^IM. Darlay and 
Marot, brought matters up to date by having aeroplanes for some of their tableaux. 
There was also the shipwreck in full ocean of the " Amazone," besides other wonder- 
ful scenic contrivances. MM. Darlay and de Gorsse's " Petite Caporale," in spite 
of being something of a feerie, stirred the emotions, and thus escaped boring us. 

The Nouveautes, which, like the Cluny and the Palais Royal, produces farces 
that could never find their way to London, has played all the year to good houses, 
the new plays having been Hennequin and Veber's " Grosse Affaire," Nancey and 
Armont's "Theodore et Cie.," and Georges Duval's "Article 301." The Palais 
Royal had its best success with MM. ]\Iars and Bell's "Revanche d'Eve," and 
"Cochrjn d'Enfant," by M.M. A. de Lorde and Raphael, both clever men, attracted 
the Cluny patrons for several weeks. 

The Varietes. 

This popular Boulevard house was able to keep open all the summer with MM. 
de Fleurs and de Caillavet's "Roi." Late in October the management produced 
MM. Feydeau and de Croisset's three-act comedy " Le Circuit." Neither lavish 
mounting, good acting, nor an ingenious scene of reflecting mirrors could save this 
play from the fate it merited, and it was withdrawn as soon as Alfred Capus's 
■"Ange" could be got ready. In this comedy Eve Lavalliere plays the part of a 
wayward, irresponsible wife, and the whcjle thing goes with a snap, but it is never- 
theless far from being the best work this clever author has given to the stage. 

It is with unfeigned pleasure I record that good fortune has returned to the 
Bouffes-Parisiens, now^ directed by Mme. Coi-a Laparcerie, who re-opened the house 
in November with ]\Iaurice Donnay's " Lysistrata." Mention should also be made 
of Romain Coolus's " 4 fois 7.28," produced here earlier in the year, which contains 
(dainty wit of the Marivaux style. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 45 

Theatre bes Arts. 

Long, indeed, is the liit of plays produced during the past year at this theatre, 
but little merit attached to any but M. Lenormand's "' Possedes," which denoted 
penetration and force. ]\I. Lenormand's debut as a dramatist is one of promise. 
Sarah Bernhardt's '" Cceur d" Homme " was also given at this theatre, but it proved 
more a collection of souvenirs than an original drama in the true acceptation of the 
word. Of foreign adaptations, mention may be made of the capital acting as Mrs. 
Erlynne by Suzanne Avril in " Lady Windermere's Fan," and the Spanish adapta- 
tion of " La Marquesita." 

Other Houses. 

The Theatre ^lichel has included operette, farce, pantomime, and drama in it^ 
])rogramme, but there is little worth recalling except Noziere's " Deux Visages," 
in which the author with advantage moderated his customary cynicism. Noziere's 
fkits had the habit, like strong drinks, of burning the palate. \\ atered a little, they 
are guite palatable. Contrast on the stage, as in real life, is what is wanted, and 
certainly the man who never drops his cynicism would soon become a bore. 

I mu.'^t not omit mention of the handsomely re-built Apollo, v.here a French 
version of " The ^Merry Widow " has had a success due in part to its interpretation 
and not a little, of course, to the vogue the play was known to have had in London, 
America, and most of the capitals of Europe. 

The standard of dramatic literature cannot, however, be caid to have been raised 
by any of the plays produced at the ^levisto, the Grand Guignol, Les Escholiers, 
the Comedie-Royale, the Theatre ^loliere, the Capucines, or the Athenee. In fact, 
Gaston Devore's " Page Blanche," produced at the Athenee, left an unpleasant 
impression in the mind, and he may be advised to return to his ordinary style. 
" Paris-Sport," at the Capucines, was a common-place vulgar revue, saved from 
failure by the clever acting of Louis Balthy. Otherwise the revues that have been 
given at Parisiana, the Folies-Bergeres, and the better class of music halls have 
happily had their tone raised a little. 

Obituary. 
The obituary for the year has been a heavy one. Gone from us are the brothers 
Cofjuelin, Catulle Mendes, the composer Ernest Reyer, the singers Las.'^alle and 
Godard, Louis Decori, Georges Pellerin, Lina Mante (of " Assommoir " fame), 
Plessis. Alice Lavigne, the sociifaire Leloir, and Paul Cleves (the director of the 
Porte-St. -Martin). 



THE AFTERNOON THEATRE. 

During the year 1909 the following plays were presented by the Afternoon 
Theatre at His ^Majesty's : — 

Januiry 2b. G. Beriard Shaw's "The Admirable Bashville" (originaJly pro- 
duced by the Stage Society at the Imperial in 1903). 

]March 16. " The House of Bondage," play, in three acts, by Seymour 
Obermer. 

ilay 14. " Light o' Love," drama, by Arthur Schnitzler, translated by 
G. Valentine Williams. 

June 4. " The Dryad " and " Admiral Guinea." 

June 22. " The Wreckers," opera, in three acts, by Ethel Smyth, book by 
H. B. Brewster. 

November 11. " Pierrot and Pierrette," lyrical musical drama, in two acts, 
words by Walter E. Grogan, music by Joseph Holbrooke; and "The Tinker's 
Wedding,'' by J. M. Synge. 

November 30. ]\Ime. Lydia Yavorskaia (Princess Bariatinsky) and her 
Russian company gave the first of a series of performances with "La Dame 
Aux Camelias."' "Ivan the Terrible" was given on the fallowing Thursday, 
December 2, and " Hedda Gabler " on Tuesday, December 7. " The Stronger 
Woman," by August Strindberg, played in English with Lady Tree in the 
cast, on December 9, and "The Stronger Woman" and " Ivan the Terrible" 
on the followinir dav. 



46 1 IlL ^lALit YEAR BOOK. 



ACTING IN AUSTRALIA. 

BY EARDLEY TURNER. 

ArSTJlALIAXS are — considering the meagre population of their country — 
tlie best theatre-goers in the world. Also — and I speak from a not 
inconsiderable experience of play-acting in the colonies — they are about the 
most critical. In American parlance "they want the goods." If th>^ 
"goods" are supplied to them the play will run till the entire play-going publir 
has seen it. If, on the other hand, the performance does not attain to that quaint 
but desirable definition they will, after the first night (a "first-night" in 
Australia is an event at which everybody seems anxious to assist), stay away in 
their thousands. There is nothing the Australian prides himself on more than 
his independent point of view, and, no matter how well boomed an entertainment 
may be, if it is not to his taste he will not have it, and nothing on earth can make 
him have it. 

This ultra-critical attitude is not so very surprising when one comes to think 
of it. A country that even in its yomig days had the privilege of seeing such 
players as Gustavus Brooke, Barry Sullivan, William Creswick, Walter 
Montgomery, and Edwin Booth, to mention only a few star tragedians, has had 
a fairly high-class standard in acting set up for it. Since those early days, be it 
remembered, the Colonies have had the very best plays — and many of the best 
players — that England and, of late years, America could supply. The rights of 
the successfiU pieces only are acquired for the Australian market— pieces that have 
already gained favour with audiences elsewhere. For, pending the coming of the 
native dramatist, there is no such thing as trjang a piece on the " clog " in Australia. 

Accurate Australian Judgment. 

This being, understood, it will be granted that Australian taste, where the 
drama is concerned, should be a particularly cultured one. Therefore, it behoves 
the English actor or actress who contemplates a professional visit to the colonies 
to keep this fact well in mind. In my humble judgment the Australian appre- 
ciation of a player's talent is surprisingly accurate as a rule. 

A land that, young as it is, has produced such great artists as Melba, Ada 
Crossley, and Amy Castles among singers, and Nellie Stewart. ^larie Lohr, Edith 
Latymer, and Alice Crawford among actresses, may safely be allowed the possession 
of both artistic taste and critical acumen. Virhiim sap. 

The English actor, then, if he goes to Australia, and, giving the best that is in 
him, " makes good," will have a very enjoyable experience. Should he join one 
of the organisations of the theatrical managements long established out there his 
work, though hard at first, will be performed under most agreeable conditions. 
To begin with, the climate is hard to beat. In the winter there is but little frost, 
no snow (except on the high mountainous ranges), while fog (that dreaded enemy 
of the English artist) is conspicuous by its absence. The summer is glorious 
beyond expression. Old Sol. like the hard}' old public perfoinier he is, never 
disappoints his audience in Australia. His season is always a brilliant success ! 

When the actor lands on these sunny shores he will be warmly welcomed by a 
hospitable peoplp. and thereafter his work must speak for him. 

Repertory Work and Touring. 

The actual work will be found very little different from that in England, with 
ike •xception that the long run (as experienced in London) is a thing unknown. In 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 47 



the big cities of Melbounie and Sydney — the population of which cities combined 
<loes not greatly exceed a million souls ! — after six or seven weeks at the outside, 
the drawing power of most plays, however successful they may have been at 
home, will be exhausted ; comic operas and pantomimes are the exceptions to tliis 
rule. But during the run all the playgoing public will have paid to see tlic 
pieces, and the theatre will have been practically full all the time. And although 
the prices of admission are lower than at home, full theatres all the time mean 
handsome profits. In the smaller cities of the Commonwealth shorter runs 
naturally obtain, but the business is uniformly good. 

Imagine a big repertory company with a .series of the latest London successes 
travelling around to the big cities of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and a fair 
idea will be gained of what touring in Australia is like ; with tlie noteworthy 
exceptions that the journeys in the colonies are very much longer, and that the 
cities, when you come to them, are cleaner, fresher, and more cheerful as a rule. 
The people appear more prosperous ; poverty, if there be any, is never in evidence. 
Repertory work, of course, calls for constant rehearsal, and it must be admitted 
that, especially at the outset, the newcomer will have very little spare time on his 
hands. But what would you? The average actor in England — I think he will 
agi'ee with me — has too much spare time as a general rule. 

After putting in six weeks of what is surely the ccmiplete lazy life on the liner 
that takes him out, a little hard work should be wek'omed even for its own sake. 
There is nothing so tiring to the keen actor as " resting." 

Beautiful Sydney. 

If the actor voyages right round on the ship to the port of Sydney (and I envy 
liim the eye-opening experience of steaming up radiant Sydney harbour for the first 
time) he will arrive at a city which possesses some of tiie best-appointed and best- 
managed theatres in the world. Here are the headquarters of the famous firm 
of J. C. "Williamson, hard by, and connected with the leading theatre. Her 
Majesty's. The imposing front of this playhouse is situated in Pitt Street, a 
compact and tremendously busy thoroughfare running right up from the Circular 
Quay (where passengers land) straight to the railway station — a distance of about 
a mile. Besides Her Majesty's there are the \-arious other theatres : Theatre 
Royal (under the same management). Criterion, Palace, and many large-sized halls, 
given over nowadays to tlie inevitable kinematograph entertainments — for 
" pictures " have become part and parcel of the entertainment of Australia as of 
most countries on the globe.. There are also two principal variety palaces, one of 
which, the Tivoli, managed by the ever-green ilr. Harry Rickards, has welcomed 
a great many of England's music hall stars. The other, the National, submits a 
programme which contains the names of home-grown artists only — and very smart 
and clever is the native variety artist, by the way. 

The Livino in Sydney. 

Sydney, apart from being one of the most beautiful spots in the world, lias also 
a well-won reputation for being, in the words of the English business manager, " a 
splendid show town." Even in the hottest months of the year (and it can be hot 
in Sydney !) the theatres will be packed night after night ■with audiences keen and 
responsive to a high degree. The English actor on making his 'first bow may well 
make use of the time-worn quotation which he has doubtless at some time or other 
seen inscribed in a landlady's book, and murmur, '" This is a home from home ! " 
Which reminds one that a home, or at least lodgings, for the new chum are the first 
necessity. 

Well, there are hotels and boarding-houses in plenty. Professional "diggings" 
as understood in the old country do not exist. This, to my mind, is hardly in the 
nature of a calamity. For the actor who does not know the country the best plan 
(and one frequently followed) is to put up at a decent hotel for a week or two, and 
meanwliile to look around for a boarding-house best suited to his particular require- 
ments. First class hotel accommodati(jn in Sydney can be got for two and a half or 
three guineas a week, upwards, and tlie newcomer can have Jiis choice of the 
Australia, Wentworth, Arcadia, or Tattersall's, where generally a special profes- 
sional tariff will be quoted. Boarding-houses (any amount of them) can be got for 
twenty-five and thirty shillings weekly. These prices obtain in all other of the 
cities. The new arrival will find most things a little dearer in price than in Eng- 



43 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



land, luurc ospiM tally ilothos — a iiicwst inipoiUint item wlu'ii tlie diessing uf iiiodt'in 
parts loiiu's into ronsidi'iatiun. Ordinary theatrical leijiiiiiitL's, sucii as grease-paints, 
spirit gum, soap, powder, etc., are easily procurable at a fraction or so over home 
prices. N\ igs are coasiderably more expensive ; but good wigs are expensive all the 
world over. 

Working Conditions in Theatres. 

The theatres, commodious and comfortable in front, compare beliind the scenes 
most, favourably with thoje in tlie large towns at home. Dressing-room accommoda- 
tion may be likened to Mercutios woimd — " It is enough — it will serve." Actors 
hardly acclimatised may be pardoned for feeling .somewhat " cribbed, cabined, and 
confined " when the thermometer jumps to 95 degrees in the shade, but under 
cooler conditions the rooms are comfortable enough. The stages are for the most 
J art I'.iomy, and manned by working st-affs which I affirm cannot be beaten any- 
where. Indeed, I have never seen scenes (and in the very heaviest of productions) 
handled with .such dexteiity. The " [)roductions " themselves are. by tlie way, in 
every respect quite ecjual to those of London. In fact, and to sum up, Australian 
theatres are run as efficiently as the race-tracks of the cnuntiy. and tliose admittedly 
approach perfection. 

Touring and Distances. 

Tlie season in Sydney being ended (it may last only a few weeks or three or 
four months), a move must be made to another city of the Commonwealth, and this 
" move " — wherever the next town may be — will prove a pretty formidable affair, 
for the principal cities are very far apart in Australia. Distance is literally no 
object to the native ; the vastness of his continent has never presented any diffi- 
culties to his exploration of it, and the actor-explorer will soon accept the long 
journeys quite as a matter of course. As I write, a little trip of three thousand 
miles or so is being taken by the J. C. Williamson pantomime company, viz., from 
Sydney (New South Wale.s) to Perth (West Australia) ! 

Say that ^lelbourne follows Sydney — as. of course, will very frequently happen. 
That means a train journey only of just on 600 miles. Leaving Sydney on a Thurs- 
day night at 8 o'clock (the po])ular night for starting a season in Australia is Satur- 
day ; an artist's first appearante and the commencement of his engagement in the 
country will tlierefore invariably date from tliat day), the traveller reaches Mel- 
bourne at 1 p.m. the next afternoon, having nice time for lest and a look round 
before tlie f)pening performance. The accommodation on tlie train, as also on all 
steamers provided by the management, is first-class on all occasions. Sleeping 
berths, if recjuired, have to be paid for out of the actor's own pocket. 

^Melbourne and its Theatres. 

The ^lelhoui'ne theatres are, taking them all round, on a slightly larger scale 
than those of Sydney, as befits a city that boasts a slightly larger population. The 
principal are: Her Majesty's, Princess's (popularly known as the "Princess"), 
both of which are managed by the all-pervading J. C. Williamson firm ; Theatre 
Eoyal (which is leased by the young but decidedly go-ahead firm of Clarke, Meynell, 
and flunn. and is the firm's headquarters) : the King's, a commodious and com- 
paratively new playhouse, built for and run by Mi', \^'illianl Anderson. There is 
also a smaller theatre, as its name implies. The Bijou ; and close at hand the 
Pickards Music Hall, known in this city as the Opera House. All of these plaC3S 
of amusement are close to one another, being situated in Bourke Street (a broad 
and spacious thoroughfare at the top of which stand the Federal Houses of Parlia- 
ment), or in streets that intersect it. There are, of course, many buildings devoted 
to picture shows — several of them having been specially built for that thriving class 
of entertainment. 

Melbourne Hotel Accommodation. 

Hotel and boarding-house accommodation in ]Melbourne is extensive. The former 
may be selected from Menzies's (the popular rendezvous of the city, where most 
visiting " stars " |)ut up : the esteemed propiii'toi's wife, as ]\Iiss Dorothy Vane, will 
be remembered by playgoers in England for her chaiming ))erformances in comic 
opera under the D'Oyly Carte management), Scott's, Port Phillip Club. White 
Hart — all adjacent to the various theatres. To those actors who do not object to 
living some distance away from the scene of their daily labours the alluring seaside 
spot of St. Kilda may be recommended. It is a suburb three miles out of Mel- 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. JAMES CASSIUS WILLIAMSON. 



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rrv, -V „" „f ih^.h--u';U in Australia. Mr. Williamson went to Australia from America many 

Ml". Ramaciotti. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




SIR RUPERT CLARKE, 

A managing director of the firm of Clarke, Mevnell, and Gunn. The firm have been forgine ahead 
lately. It is under their direction that the Oscar Asche-Lily Brayton Co. are visiting Australia. 





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THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. WILLIAM ANDERSON. 



[Talma. 



A great purveyor of melodrama in Australia and proprietor of the King's Theatre, Melbourne, the 
most recently erected theatre in Australia. Mr. Anderson was formerly associated with Mr. 
Charles Holloway, but for some years past has been in management by himself. He has produced 

several Australian dramas. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. HARRY RICKARDS. 



himself, and he has brought out some compame:^^^^ 



li 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




[Talmri. 



MR. BLAND HOLT 



IS another Australian whc. combines a vast -X'^dlt^orSte'^'MrHoU S'a^h^ 
American tours. Mr. Holt s parents ^^ee both ^V J^'^^.; //P^^*^^ ^^^'^^ he has been his own 
^"^ra^er^fo^oTef =r ^-""and^ral^^ tXost brilliantly staged mejo- 

manager loi u clranias Australia has seen. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 





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THE KING'S THEATRE, MELBOURNE. 




THE PRINCESS'S THEATRE, MELBOURNE, 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




THEATRE ROYAL, MELBOURNE, 

Vvhere Mr. Oscar Asche and Miss Lily Bravton opened tlieir Australian tour Huder the 
direction of the firm of Clarke. Mcynoll, and Gunn. 




Vigw of the Auditorium, 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 49 



Ixiiinic. and can be reached by tram or train (single fare by either 3d.). Splendid 
arcijiiiinodation is provided at the George Hotel, vvliero at various times many of 
tlie leading theatrical liglits have been guests ; and there are boaiding-houses of the 
best class in great number. 

Adel.mde. 

On one travelling soutli another 500 miles Adelaide, the South Australian capital, 
is reached. Though probably not so far advanced in matters pertaining to the stage 
as either Melbourne or Sydney, Adelaide (the "city of churches," as it is termed) 
is just as appreciative of anything good. It boasts only one playhouse (the T' eatre 
Royal), wliich is hired by the various managers as they require dates. Sharing 
terms, as understood in England, are rarely arranged for in Australia. There ay-^ 
the usual variety house.s and picture shows. These latter are open on Sunday nights 
as well as weekdays, and are splendidly patronised. Tlie prices are lowered for 
the occasion, admission being Is. and 6d. At one hall I visited on a Sunday even- 
ing I was astonished to find that tlie entire music hall programme was gone through 
as on an ordinary night, the only difference being that the performers wore their 
c\ery(lay clothes. This struck me as supplying a curious commentary on the 
so-called "city of churches." 

Hotels (near the theatre) are Black Bull, Criterion, and York — all comfortable 
and reasonable in tariff. 

Having played in these three cities, the actor will acknowledge that he has had 
little to complain about; indeed, unless he be the veriest hypochondriac, he should 
enjoy every hour of his stay amid the beautiful surroundings that each boasts. 

Other Towns. 

Visits are invariably paid to the smaller towns also, no matter how big the attrac- 
tion or how large the personnel of the company. These visits, taken en route to 
the capital cities, are for only two or three nights as a rule, a different piece in the 
repertory being played each evening. In New Zealand, it may here be mentioned, 
the actor must be prepared for a number of one-night stands ; but the tour in the 
Dominion is, however, always a short one. 

The player from England will be much interested in seeing some of the towns 
associated with the first great gold rush in Australia, such as Bendigo and Ballarat. 
He will marvel at the solidly built and well laid out appearance they j^resent nowa- 
days, remembering that it is only within an ordinary life-time that they have sprung 
up. On the outskirts are still to be seen the shafts of the gold mines — in Bendigo 
one of the deepest mines in the world is still working in the principal street, cheek 
by jowel with the town hall — while the city thoroughfares, with their electric trams, 
theatres, and hotels, are quite up to date. Here, too, in these golden cities, will be 
a chance for the observant actor to study some new and varied types of character 
on their native heath, so to speak, such as the miner, the " Swaggie " or "Sun- 
downer," and the ancient Chinese who pitched their tents on the diggings in the 
old days, and whose encampment still remains. 

Bendigo's tlieatre is named the Princess, and its principal hotels are the Sham- 
rock, City Club, Eoyal Mail. Ballarat ("the city of statues" as well as gold 
mines) has for theatre Her ■Majesty's, and no better hotels are to be found in the 
Commonwealth than Craig's, the George, and Carlyon's. From 5s. to lOs. a day is 
tlie ordinary charge to professionals. 

The general characteristics of all Australian cities do not vary much, many 
hundreds of miles though they may be apart. Thus Brisbane, Queensland's capital, 
may be said to resemble in various ways Perth, the capital of Western Australia, 
though the whole width of the vast Australian continent is between the two places. 
So having played in one city the actor thereafter feels quite at home in all, the 
same thing applying to New Zealand and Ta.smania. 

One has plenty to occupy one's mind on such an extensive tour — there is so 
much to do and so much to see. The work will jirove the actor's versatility, and, 
given conscientiousness, v.'ill improve his acting, as the journeys and wanderings by 
the sea should improve his general health. All the actors in Australia have a 
bronzed skin and generally robust appearance as if they thoroughly enjoyed life. 

"Imported" Actors and Criticism. 

• Wherever he goes he of the theatre can have a good time. Golf, cricket, yacht- 
ing, and turf clubs open their hospitable doors to him, and though a small section 



50 TJIK STAGE YEAk BOOK. 

nf the Press cries out against the imjioited actor— not unnaturally arguing that the 
native article is ijuite capable of the best work — newspapers on the whole will be 
kind and generous to him wherever he appears. Criticisms in such journals as the 
'• Sydnev Morning Herald" or "Daily Telegraph" and a few others are scru- 
pulously fair and lionest. and will be held in esteem. The Melbourne newspapers — 
the "Age" and "Argus" — are likewise wf)nderfully well infornied ; indeed, these 
critics are real .students of the drama, and tiieir notices are (juite unbia.-sed. But 
" there are others," though they need not trouble the artist who pleases his manager 
and his audiemes. The critics naturally have a warm corner in their lieart.*; for 
their own actors and actresses, but the English performer, though effort of his will 
be very keenly scrutinised and discussed, gets fair treatment on the whole. 

The newsjiapers are read with avidity by all cla.sses in the colonies, and tlie 
actor from home who is written about, say in Melbourne, will find — such is the 
curiosity of the native regarding anybody fresh from the mother country — that 
when he reaches Auckland, N.Z., he is already quite well known there by reputa- 
tion. 

There is one weekly journal in particular boasting an enormous circulatitm, 
which is to be found in every corner of Australa.»ia — the Sydney "Bulletin." 
Never, I should say, has there existed a paper with such fearlessly independent 
views. A notice therein for the actor therefore, good or bad. may be depended 
upon to be the genuine expression of the writer's opinion, and the English artist 
may be accounted fortunate and deserving indeed if he or she is accorded a line 
of jjraise. I may confess that personally I am very pleased when tlie " Bulletin " 
does not slate me. 

Australian Actors. 

Although the Au.=tralian dramatist has not yet arisen (I have no wish to do the 
most excellent native writers of melodrama an injustice by this remark), it can- 
not be gainsaid that there are many sound and clever all-round artists to be found 
among the native-born aitors — if an imported actor may venture an opinion. The 
portraits of some of the better known, which may be taken as representative, 
performers of to-day are reproduced. 

Au.STRALIAX ilANAGERS. 

Turning to the managers who have done, and are still doing, so much for 
theatrical art in the colonies. fir.st honours naturally fall to ilr. J. C. Williamson, 
head of the world-renowned firm that bears his name. Since Mr. Williamson first 
arrived in Australia w'lth the felicitously named play " Struck Oil," playgoers have 
been provided by him with every kind of attraction — the very best that money 
and astute manag.ement could procure. Australians are greatly indebted to him for 
the quality of their amusement ; the name of J. C. Williamson on the bill is a 
guarantee that the entertainment will be of the highest clai-s. No money is sjjared, 
nothing is scamped, in any Williamson production, while tlie firm's staff of lieu- 
tenants in every department, tliough thoroughly business-like, are kind and cour- 
teous to all. 

Next to ]Mr. Williamson, the oldest manager in Australia is ^Ir. Bland Holt. 
a son of the well-known English actor-manager, the late Mr. Clarence Holt. Mr. 
Holt's productions are always on the colossal, Drury Lane scale ; indeed, he has 
staged most of the big Drury J>ane successes. He personally is one of the biggest 
favourites in the colonics, both as manager and actor, as well as being one of the 
most respected of men. His company form always a big " draw." Some members of 
it have been imder the one management for twenty years, and no happier engage- 
ment were possible. 

Mr. William Anderson is a native manager of a later date w-ho is also very 
successful as a purveyor of sound melodrama, in which his wife (Miss Eugenie 
Duggan) is a popular "star." Mr. Anderson's ventures are many, and uniformly 
well supported by the public. He always has one or two companies on the road, 
and is the lessee and manager of several theatres and other places of amusement. 

The firm of Clarke, Meynell, and tiunn, though it has only been established 
about five years, has unquestionably made its mark. Mr. Clyde Meynell is an Eng- 
lishman who has had a large experience of theatrical management in his native 
country. Unfortunately, ^Ir. John Gunn succumbed to pneumonia at the early 
age of forty on October 20, 1909. Sir Rupert Clarke is the other surviving partner. 



STAGE YEAR BOOK. 51 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 

BY DUNCAN NEVEN 

Drmiicific Critic "Suiulny Times'' and "Referee,'' Sydney, Australia. 

THE Australian stage occupies rather a unique position in many ways. Its 
attractions to English artists appear to be many, judging by the way Aus- 
tralian managers, or representatives of managers, are besieged in London 
with applicants when they are there. But naturally many of these are 
totally unsuited for the requirements of the Australian stage, for out here an 
artist, in whatever sphere of work he or she may be in, requires to be versatile in 
a more or less degree, and much more so than the average English artist. Australia 
is a huge continent, for the most part scantily populated ; but in the capital of each 
State there is a large population. Consequently, though comparatively long runs do 
obtain in ^Melbourne and Sydney, the requirements of management and the demands 
of the public necessitate change. We are given to understand in Australia that in 
England the majority of the actors and actresses are one-part artists, and this state- 
ment is confirmed by the interviews with a number of the principal artists im- 
ported. Whether this be a case of "talk" or not is not very material, but the 
fact remains Australian is a very poor field for a one-part actress. A striking in- 
stance of this wa^ given recently. A lady who was specially imported for a certain 
small repertory achieved unbounded success in the opening production ; but in the 
next, a play of a different nature, she was decidedly badly suited. It was manifest 
that she had made a close study of one class of acting, and had not versatility. 

Necessity for Versatility. 

The necessity for versatility in Australia is thus at once apparent if an artist 
wishes to maintain a fairly even standard in several pieces. Thus English artists 
with an eye on Aiistralia should cultivate versatility. Reports from England, on 
the other liand, announce the success of a number of Australians becau.se of their 
general usefulness as it might be called. After several years on the Australian 
stage an artist finds it an easy matter to adapt himself to the conditions in England. 

Whilst recogni.'-ing the ditliculties that managers must be occasioned in selecting 
artists in England for Australia, it mvist be admitted that some of those imported 
in recent years do not come up to the standard we might reasonably look for. It 
is a well-worn saying now that Australians are a critical people when dealing with 
their theatrical fare, and in the main the statement is perfectly true. The Austra- 
lians regard the theatrical amusements as part of their j^leasure, not merely as a 
means of filling in an evening, and it is therefore natural that they should expect 
something good. In this way patrons follow the careers of individual artists, and 
the profession generally with a good deal of interest, and are not slow to appreciate 
good acting when they see it. An artist is expected to give of the best, and hardly 
any more need be said on this score. To many visiting artists the Australians appear 
an unapjireciative audience, but this is not so. One artist asked a number of friends 
what they thought of such and such a performance. It happened to be a very good 
company and piece, but he was somewhat shocked because the reply he received was 
" Not too bad." This, however, I think is a typical Australian mode of expression 
in connection with the average play. It must not be supposed, however, that 
visiting artists are coldly received ; on the other hand, they are at once hailed 
gladly ; it remains with themselves whether they will improve or lessen the good 
feeling shown at an opening. 



52 rill-L SlWCJi YEAR BOOK. 

Al'STHALIAN TasTK. 

i am asked to .slatt- what class of theatiital I'aie tlic Aui-traliaiis prefoi'. It is 
ratluT a ditliciill jualter to « xpicss any decided opinion. We live on a big con- 
tinent, and tastes may differ as widely. Hut in the main one would he within the 
mark in statinji; tliat a good niiu'^ica] jtiece would receive a warm wehoino anywhere, 
while witii tiie masses melodrama, well staged, can always command large audiences. 
Tlie jtoople as a whole love music, and when the piece is beautifully staged, with 
some g(jod " relief " element in it, there is always a large welcome for it. Judged 
by " Peter Pan " fairy j>lays here are a failure, for this production was magnifi- 
cently staged in Sydney, but the business was poor, and it was never toured. 

Success of Pantomime. 

For many years we were without a good pantomime, but during the last few 
j'ears we iiave been catered for again by Australian managers, and with ?o much 
success that each luis proved a gigantic success. Three years ago Mr. J. C. William- 
son gave " Mother (ioose," and throughout tlie Commonwealth it achieved great 
success. Spectacularly it was magnificent, but it de])arted from the old pantomime, 
in that it was made particularly bright by special features. This was followed by 
" Hiunpty Dumpty," which was again a success; and then we were given "Jack 
and Jill," all on a scale of magnificence never before seen in Australia, and it is 
doubtful if better scenic effects were seen in England. In 1908 also the firm 
of Clarke. Meynell, and (!unn entered the field of pantomime, and gave Australia 
" Cinderella," and their inaugural production was so .succe.=sful in ^lelboiirne that 
it broke tlie world's record by running constantly in Melboiirne from December, 
1908, to April of this year. Its subscijuent tour of the Commonwealth has been a 
huge success, as has that of "Jack and Jill." Both these pantomimes are still 
touring, nine months after their initial production. IMelboiirne generally opens the 
pantomime season at the end of December, and Sydney receives it about Easter, 
so that the greater heat of Sydney at Christmas might be avoided. It will thus be 
seen that ])antomime artists (-an be assured of permanent employment all the year 
round for the tour of the Commonwealth is generally just finished in time for re- 
hearsals to take place for the next j)roduction. 

Drama and It.? Following. 

The drama here has a great following. The romantic and periojl drama, as 
played by the company headed by JNIr. Julius Knight, an English actor, who has 
proved a remarkable draw here in recent years, appears to appeal to all classes, and 
the Williamson management has achieved great success with this class of produc- 
tion. The dramas are, generally speaking, magnificently mounted, every detail of 
the period being well thought out and presented. Mr. Bland Holt, an Australian, 
is recognised as the " King " of melodrama in Australia, and his productions are 
generally a replica of the magnificent spectacles w-itnessed in England at Drury 
Lane. Nir. William Anderson is the other great caterer for melodrama audiences 
in Australia, and he runs Mr. Holt very closely in scenic effects, while his com- 
panies always maintain a good standard in acting. These managers secure the latest 
London and New York melodrama successes and stage them in Australia on the 
same scale of magnificence, better if possible, with the conse(|uence that they com- 
mand enormous patronage. These plays are undoubtedly money makers, and, well 
done, always appeal to the masses. 

The production of plays in Australia has reached a very high standard. Take, 
for instance, the J. C. Williamson management. There is a huge permanent staff 
constantly employed in all dejiartments of produc-tion, while outside aid is enlisted 
on many occasicms. The firm's own staff designs and makes all that iS necessary 
for the many big productions, and a Williamson production can always be depended 
upon to be on a scale of magnificence that one cannot find fault with. In fact, 
many artists and others visiting Australia state that the })roductic)ns here eclipse 
those in England in very many cases. The Williani.'^on management possess a won- 
derful organisation gradually built up with many years' experience of Australian 
conditions and wants. Of course, this may be said to be due, or, on the other 
hand, it may not, to the fact that there are no large firms here making a speciality 
of supplying theatrical goods as is done in London. Hence the necessity for some 
such organisation. I am only instancing the Williamson firm, for without doubt 
Mr. J. C. Williamson occupies a pre-eminent place in Australia's amusement affairs. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MISS NELLIE STEWART. 



VV'du 



A brilliant actress who is one of tlie greatest " draws " in Australia. Miss Stewart is an Australian 
antl one of a family of theatrical artists. One of her most famons impersonations is the title-rule, 
in "Sweet Nell of Old Drury," in which she was supported by Harcourt Beatty. She recently 
appeared in Shakespeare for" the first time as Rosalind. Miss Stewart has acted in England. 



:THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MISS ROSE MUSGROVE. 



A talented Australian who for many years was associated with Mr. J. C. Williamson's Musical 

Organisations. She has latterly been appearing with the Hugh Ward company. Miss Musgrove 

has portrayed successfully a number of varied r61es. 



I 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. WALTER BAKER. 



ITalma. 



The Will Terriss of Australia. Now playing lead In one of Mr. William Anderson's dramatic 

companies. For many years he was associated with Mr. Bland Holt as juvenile lead, and is 

regarded as one of Australia's best actors in melodrama. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. GREGAN McMAHON, 

A native of Xew South Wales, who lias a long list of successes to his cretlit. Originally playing 

in light-comedy role?, he has of late broadened bis method, and has appeared in many strong 

character parts, of which ho has given very scholarly and admirable renderings. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MISS FLORENCE GLEESON, 

A tharm'cng ami vtrsatik' actress, eciually at home in comedy and drama 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MISS CELIA GHILONI. 



[T'lhiifi. 



tr!is;i"SS'£-^s£,=Mii,S ^££p 'i^is^^/s rr.?ssj'£rs 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MISS BEATRICE HOLLOW AY. 

A chai'ming young actress who has rfocntly Ijeen [ilaying ileaiV in 'dramatic 'conipaiiios. She 

is the daughter of the late Mr. Charles Holloway. who occupied a prominent place on the 

Australian Dramatic Stage for so many years. Miss Holloway, though young, has shown that she 

possesses great talent for the stage. 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. HARRY ROBERTS 



A. voung Australian actor wh 
" _-'_:..ii.. ;„ tho lattpv count: 






filE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 53 



Increasing Managements, Lack of Theatres. 

The theatrical business in Australia is in the hands of a few managers, but an 
increase has been apparent in recent years and there appears to be room for all, 
the only drawback being the lack of suthcient theatres in the larger centres. For 
many years Mr. J. C. Williamson provided near and far for all classes, except in 
vaudeville. Brough and Boucicault and the late Herbert Fleming also for many 
years gave Australia the best kind of theatrical fare that they could command. 
During the last few years Meynell and Gunn have come into the field. The firm is 
really headed by Sir liupert Clarke, the well-known Victorian, and Mr. Clyde 
Meynell and *Mr. Jolin (runn are the managing directors. For a time Mr. John 
Wren was also a partner, but Sir Rupert Clarke recently purchased his interests 
in the firm. Thus the J. C. Williamson management, Clarke, ^leynell, and 
Gunn, and in a lesser degree ]\Ir. Allan Hamilton. ^Ir. Edwin Geach, Mr. George 
Marlow, and Mr. Hugh Ward (who makes periodical visits), and ]\Ir. Anderson and 
I\Ir. Holt, already mentioned in the melodramatic field, are the principal caterers 
for Australia's productions. 

Lack of Australian Authors. 

It is fitting at this stage to refer briefly to Australian drama. It is perhaps a 
reflection on us that we have not authors of our own who are considered sufficiently 
good by Australian managers to have their works produced. A number of Austra- 
lian works by local authors have been accepted and produced in other parts of the 
world, but here native works are few and far between. And it is in the field of 
melodrama that our authors of late especially have had the greatest encouragement. 
"Robbery Under Arms," by Rolf Boldrewood, and adapted by Alfred Dampier, 
was one of the first of the big Australian successes, and this melodrama, brimful 
of sensational episodes of the early bushranging life of Australia, has achieved 
remarkable success here, and even at present when revived by a capable company 
can always command good patronage. This piece was staged by ^Ir. Alfred 
Dampier in London some years ago. Then within recent years I\Ir. Anderson has 
staged "The Squatter's Daughter," by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan, two 
good melodrama actors playing with ]\Ir. Anderson's company. The latter is 
also a brother to ]Mi£s Eugenie Duggan (]\Irs. W. Anderson), a lady who has 
achieved great success in these Australian and other melodramas. Then Mr. 
Bland Holt has latterly given us " The Great Rescue," a typical Australian story 
adapted from Lincoln J. Cart-er's story "Bedford's Hope." These three are Aus- 
tralian from head to foot. The first is a tale of the bush, the second also smells 
throughout of the gum tree and the eucalyptus, and there is introduced into it some 
fine Australian scenery, with sheep shearing and wood chopping competitions, w-hile 
the last mentioned is a fine mining story. " The Great Rescue " contains two of 
the finest sensation scenes ever seen on the Australian stage. A miner cut off 
through an inflow of water into the tunnel of the mine for a number of days and 
eventually rescued by a diver, a true incident, whirh occurred in West Australia, 
is introduced into " The Great Rescue," and there is also a sensational race 
between a motor-car and train. Then Mr. J. Smith, of ^lelbourne, has lately 
come into, the field with another melodrama entitled "A INIiner's Rescue." This 
piece, too, has achieved a good deal of success. Within the last few weeks INIr. 
Anderson has also staged another Australian drama called " White Australia " or 
" The Empty North." written by Randolph Bedford. This piece is something after 
the style of " An Englishman's Home." excepting that it points the danger to 
Australians of their vast northern lands being left unoccupied, and further that it 
has more life and sensation in it than the English piece. Mr. Anderson has just 
staged another melodrama by Mr. J. Smith called " The Bush woman," which deals 
with life in the interior of Australia. 

Earlier Australian Plats. 

Thcso are the more recent successful Australian productions emanating from 
Australian brain and dealing principally with Australian life and conditions. But 
reference to the moi'e notable autliors, or what may be termed the earlier period of our 
stage, will prove interesting. In musical productions the hand of J. C. Williamson 
IS seen fairly strongly. In conjunction with Bert Royle Mr. Williamson was respoai- 

[* Mf. Gunn's sad death liad not occiured at the time this article was written.— Ed.] 



54 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

sible for " |)jiii J)jin," tho iiuisic deiiig liy Leon Carron and (leorge Pack. " Aus- 
tialis" is also by Mr. Williamson and Ik'rnaixl EspLnaiise, and "Matsii." is by Mr. 
Williamson and licit Rciyl*?. "Parsifal," one (>f the most gorgeous productionii 
Australia lias seen, is by an Australian, the Kev. Hillliouse Taylor, who also had Mr. 
W'LllLiimson's assistance. Arthur Adams and Mr. Williamson were also responsible 
for " Tapu," a New Zealand story, in wliich there were introduced a number of 
pretty New Zealand scenes of Maori life. The music was by Arthur Hill. Mr. 
Hill, too, is composer of the music of " The Moorish Maid," the librettos of 
which were written by .John Y<iulin Birch, also a New Zealander. The latter, in 
conjunction with " Mr. Hunij)hries " (Dr. Lowe), also of New Zealand, has written 
several other musical pieces, but so far they have only been performed by amateur 
companies with the aid of a few professionals, and toured New Zealand. 
Advice has been received that efforts are being made to have " The Moorish 
Maid" produced in London. This New Zealand piece was a success when profes- 
sionally produced in Australia. 

The FiKLD ot Burlesque. 

Li the field of burlesque the late Mr. Akhurst was the more prominent author, 
and ho has left se^-eral burlesques to his credit. In pantomime themes, too, we 
have been fairly productive in the past. ^Montague CJrover achieved a good deal 
of suocess with his pantoinimo "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast"; while 
Garnet Walch met with success some years ago w-ith several of his pantomimeo. 
Patrick Finn, another Australian, at present in Sydney, is resix)nsible for the 
librettos of several musical comedies and pantomimes. 

Dramas and their Writers. 

But it is drama that has most appealed to the Australian mind. Walter H. 
Cooper, a barristei*, of Sydney, is generally regarded as the "father" of the 
Australian drama. Among the pieces he has written may be mentioned "Colonial 
Exjierience," "Foiled," "Hazard," and "Sun and Shadow." Bernard Espinasse, 
besides his incursion into music, is responsible for several dramas, among whicii 
may be mentioned a version of his own of " The Three ISLisketeers," " Her Good 
Name," and an adaptation of " Sappho." Garnet Walch has also -written a couple 
of dramas besides his dip into pant<>mime, as has also P. Finn. Alfred Dampier, 
now deceased, and one of our l>est actors of the past, dramatised a number of 
Australian stories, the more noteworthy l)eing the great successes " Pio]>bery Under 
Arms," already mentioned, and Marcus Clarke's " For the Term of His Natural 
Life." George Darrell, another ornament of Australia's dramatic stage, now 
retired, has also used his pen and knowledge of the stiige to advantage in writing 
several Australian dramas, including "The Sunny -South," and di'amatising several 
Australian stories. Julian Thomas, a aioted Australian journalist of his time, also 
wrote several dramas; while Lewis Scott is the author of a numljer of others, 
including " Ostracised," dealing with tlie doings of the celebrated Kelly gamg. 
Then throughout Mr. Bland Holt's lengthy career on the Australian st^age this 
actor-manager has been responsible for a number of adaptations of dramas to 
Austi'alian ideas and conditions, the more noticeable, perhaps, being " The Great 
Rescue" and "The Breaking of the Drought" — the latter from one of Arthur 
Shirley's dramas. These plays are hopeful beginnings, and when Australian 
managers can see their way to risk something — for there is risk in staging an 
unknown author, even though he be an Australian— there should be a new era dawn 
in Australian theatrical affairs. It will be noted that most of these are melodramas, 
and, although good of their type, it must be admitted that the Australian managers 
fight shy of comedy plays, \\hi(h are generally staged by the local amateur clubs. 
There have been several cases where " foreign stars " have been infected with the 
idea of writing an Australian drama from what they had seen or heard of life here, 
the late Wilson Barrett, with his " Never Never Land " — which, however, was 
never produced here — being among them. 

The Foreign Market. 

It must not be supposed, however, that there is any dearth in theatrica.' 

authorship in Australia, but managers have so come to regard London and New 

York as places in which to look for their plays that the Australian is apt to be 

OTwlooked. One must admit that the theatre nowadays is a business concern. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 55 



and while the riianagers' desire is to please the people, their great aim is to 
make money. But the most depressing fact is that the managers should be com- 
pelled to go abroad for their plays, as they say they are. Alanagers receive 
quite a number of phiys by Australians, but they eomplam that they are unstage- 
able, as do managers ioi otiier countries with imknown authors. Surely out of the 
great number they receive Australian managers should be able to find a few 
plays which, even though they did require some alteration — and what play does 
not? — woidd "make good" here. Jlany of the plays imported have really no 
artistic or intellectual value in themselves, and are entirely " foreign " to Australia 
in their application. INIany of these plays have interest for a limited section of 
the people only. They would be all right in their way occasionally to givo 
Australians a glimpse of life elsewhere and an insight to the tastes of theatre- 
goers in other lands ; but they are supplied to us for our breakfast, lunch, and 
dinner here by most managers. The greatest condemnation of the present system 
lies, perhaps, in the fact that several Australian plays have been sent to England, 
have been accepted and staged. These, truly, did not deal entirely with Australia, 
but surely if an English manager thinks them good enough, some chance should be 
given them in Australia. 

iShakespeare an Increasing Supply. 

For some time past we in Australia have had complaints from a large number 
of theatregoers that they have not been catered for with the better class of 
play, particularly -with Shakespeare. Up till some months ago we had not had 
any Sha.kesjDearean production worth recalling for ten years. Recently, however, 
Miss Margaret Anglin, the American star, revived " Taming of the Shrew " 
and " Twelfth Night " with success. Miss Anglin was followed by the return of 
Mr. Walter Bentley, who achieved a great success with " Hamlet," though the 
sceneiy was poor ; but ^Ir. Bentley's acting proved superb in the principal role. 
Then, most important of all, we have had return to Australia Mr. Oscar Asche 
and his wife. Miss Lily Brayton, and their complete Shakespearean company 
from England for a brief tour. This is undoubtedly the most notable «vent that 
has occun-ed in Australia's theatrical history, and reminds one of Sir Henry living's 
initial tour of America. Mr. Asche is a native of Australia, but his enthusiastic 
receptions have been more on account of his brilliant success in the roles he 
has given us and the good acting of his company than because he is an Australian. 
The Premier of Victoria, the Chief Justice, the University Professors and Chan- 
cellor, and other such important bodies have welcomed ^Ir. Asche and Miss Brayton, 
and spoken in eulogistic terms of the revival of Shakespeare, and expressed ths 
hope that it is the da\vn of a new era in Australian theatrical fare. The tour is 
under the direction of Clarke. Meynell, and Gunn, who have been well repaid 
for their enterprise. Then Miss Nellie Stewart recently plaj-ed in Sydney "As 
You Like It" for the first time on any stage here, the pi'oduction being gorgeous 
in the extreme and capably acted. These revivals have awakened interest in 
Shakespeare all over Australia. 

A Repertory Theatre. 

A movement recently started in Victoria for the establishment of a Repertory 
Theatre. The question has been taken up by a number of the most influential 
and wealthy people, and the initial meeting was presided over by Victoria's Chief 
Justice. The meeting decided to raise £4.000, and .Mr. J. C. Williamson intimated 
that so soon as this sum was forthcoming he would join with the promoters. 
Nothing definite, however, lias 'been announced as this article leaves Australia. 
The object the promoters have in view is to pi'oduce the best class of plays, and 
also to assist Australian authors. Miss Madge Mcintosh, recently in Australia, 
associated herself with the movement, and promised her services to forwai'd it 
while in England. It is intended to engage a few of the principals from England, 
and then to train Australians as opportunity offers. The promoters of this repertory 
theatre scheme allege that the stage in Australia has sunk to " turgid melodrama, 
foolish farces, and inane music<il comedy." Australia is not the only country 
whose stage has sunk to this level. I do not attempt to plead for the " turgid 
melodrama," etc., hx\\, simply record that the managers are well supported 
by the masses in producing the entertainment they do at present. Besides the 
production of Shakespeare and old comedies, plays by the more modern writers, such 



56 TJlJi STAL.K YliAn nooK. 

as Shaw, lUscn, (lalswortliy, (>raiiville Barker, and otliers, will lie sUiged. Slio'ild 
plays l>y Australians K^ finl!K<iniiiig the?e will al^o lx» prodiued. and thus this 
project will hc^lp, it. is expocted, to bring alwiit thi- birlli of a national draiiia. 
it may appear a striking L-onimentary that no Australian niaiuiger has yet given 
us any of Sliaw's plays. 

National Opera. 

.\ i)roj<'<.t. that doservod success was the formation of wliat was known as tlie 
" National Op^-ra. Company." backed up by Mr. John Wr.-n. of Mellx.urne. Mr. 
Wren sjjent a lot of money, and had a niiinagor in England selecting artists for 
the comjwny in Australia. Tho idea of the promoter wa.x tliat this <()nipany 
should Ive the training ground fo-r eligible Australians, jind that when the^e 
Australians had reached a sufficiently liigh standard and had besn taught their 
business they should replace the imported artists, and so eventually form a purely 
Australian company. The repertoi'y of the company was to be principally old 
English operas and the best of modern operatic works. But "th©" great aim of the 
promoter was to train Australians to take the place of imported artists on our 
fiperatic stage. Unfortunately, the commencement was inauspicious, for the leading 
artists, with one or two exceptions, failed to leach anything like a decent 
standard, and Mr. Wren, after supporting the company for some months, decided, 
with a good deal of reluctance, to relinquish the idea. The company opened in 
MelI>ourne, and then came to Sydney. The latter seas-on war> ibetter than that 
at Melbourne, for it had the aid of some foreign artists. The mounting of the 
pieces was magnificent, ^Mr. George Musgrove"s beautiful settings leaving nothing 
to be desired in this respect. Mr. Wren intimated at the time that he would pro- 
bably revive the project later, but, seeing that he has since sold out of the firm 
of Clarke, Mevnell, and Gunn, the probability does not appear rosy — more's the 
pity for Australia. 

The Vaudeville Stage. 

The vaudeville stage in Australia plays an important jiart in our life of enter- 
tainment, and it has a great attraction for English and American artis'i, for Mr. 
Harry Kickards, who has been aptly termed the " Napoleon of vaudeville in the 
Antipodes " has fresh artists arriving in Australia almost weekly from England 
and America. Visiting artists should guard against prolonging their "turns" 
at the vaiious centres too long, as the audiences get tired rf having the 
same stuff drummed into them. One comedian in Sydney gave the same turn 
for thirteen weeks ! An English artist of standing explained to me that an 
artist in England can " make good " in one turn and play it on circuit, with 
a week at each centre, for almost a year, and then get another turn ready and 
do the same round provided conditions are favourable. Such a condition of 
affairs cannot possibly exist in Australia where the artists only play at the large 
centres in mast cases in four of the States. I would strongly advise vaude- 
ville artists coming to Australia to get ready several turns and give changes at 
intervals. They would be the better able to judge when they landed how long such 
3 turn was likely to go, and if their ojjening turn did not apjieal they would have 
something ready to secure their desired succef,s. It is infinitely better for an 
artist to score than merely to fill a place on a i)rogramme, especially when he or she 
comes from England. As an instance I would recall a recent case where a lady 
gave a turn in Sydney and Melbourne, which we were told was the " rage of 
London " for a season. The turn simply went flat, and nothing could lift it up 
for an Australian audience. Yet this artist persisted with this turn to the end of 
her season, managerial arrangements presumably not being able to accommodate 
her elsewhere. Versatility is the thing that should be aimed at. and acts with 
plenty of go and bright features appeal here. For many years ^Ir. Harry Rickards 
had a monopoly of vaudeville in the principal centres, but within years others have 
come into the field. Mr. Rickards has a circuit embrac-ing Sydney, Melbourne, 
Adelaide, Perth, and Kalgoorlie, and once a year he sends a company of selected 
artists, generally headed by a star such as Cinquevalli or Chung Ling Soo. through 
New Zealand. Occasional!}' he lends an imported artist to Mr. Ted Holland in 
Brisbane. 

Apart from Mr. Rickards, Mr. James Brennan is the other big vaude ille manager 
in Australia, and he has a circuit covering Sydney, ^Melbourne, Nev^castle, and 
Adelaide, while many of the artists engaged by this management also go to ^Ir. 
Holland. Mr. Brennan started out with simply employing Australian talent, but 



THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MISS LILIAN MEYERS. 



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A Uandsome Australian actress, effective in. melodrama. Miss Meyers has playel leading 
for^some years, and has also toured a company of her own. 



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MR. MAX MAXWELL. 



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THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 




MR. HARRY PLIMMER. 

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MISS FLORENCE YOUNG. 



One of the most brilliant artists whom Australia has turned out. Miss Young, though she studied 
under Madame Marchesi, who advised her to enter grand opera, has not acted outside Australia. 
She is the recognised prima donna of the Australian stage, possessing a remarkably fine voice, of 
great range and flexibility. She has appeared as lead in the majority of Mr. J. C. Williamson's 
leading musical organisations and also in pantomime. 



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latterly his success has been such that he has engaged American and English vaude- 
ville artists. INIr. Ted Holland, in Brisbane, has a house running with vaudeville 
all the year round, and he sends companies on tours of northern Queensland, a 
large district much favoured by the smaller fry also. I^p till twelve months ago 
Messrs. John Fuller and Sons, who liave theatres of their own in each of the 
principal centres (four) in New Zealand, ran vaudeville, but the picture boom has 
displaced the variety j^rogramms for twelve months, and consequently there has 
been rather a surplus lot of vaudeville artists for some months. INlany of tliese 
have organised companies among themselves and toured the country districts. 
Messrs. Fuller and Sons, however, have just made the announcement that they 
intend resuming vaudeville at Christmas, and this will relieve the ranks consider- 
ably and widen the field once more. One of the members of the Fuller firm is at 
present touring the world, and it is understood that some arrangement will be come 
to with an Australian manager for the importation of foreign artists who will make 
• a circuit in Australia and then do the Fuller tour in New Zealand. 

Choruses and Ballets. 

• It would not be appropriate to conclude this article without reference to the 
Australian choruses and ballets. Taken on an average the Australian chorus and 
ballet girls are ditticult to surpass. Their qualifications are not merely to look well, 
but also to be able to sing and dance well. INIanagers do not experience much 
difficulty in securing recruits to their banners, so plentifully is Australia equipped 
in this direction. Their physical advantages are also splendid ; in fact, they might 
be called ideal girls in every way for the work tliey are called upon to do. 

Amateurs. 

Amateur dramatic and musical societies occupy a prominent place in our social 
life. But apart from this aspect, these societies do good work through introducing 
to the public at intervals some of the better class works of the older and some 
of the modern authors, and also our " budding authors." In Sydney and Melbourne 
especially tliese societies are very strong, and tliough some of their performances 
do not reach a remarkably high standard, still they are sufficiently good to whet 
one's appetite for the productions to be given by a professional company. Very 
often, too, a promising actor or actress is unearthed, and many on the Australian 
stage to-day, and some of those who have gone abroad and done well, owe their 
start to one of these societies. 

Lack of One-act Pl.iys 

The curtain-raiser has not been seriou.sly introduced into Australian theatres. 
With " An Englishman's Home" the J. C. Williamson management introduced a 
curtain-raiser because of the shortness of the main piece. 

Censor : The Public. 

Censorship of plays is unknown in Australia as you know of it in England, one 
reason perhaps being that most of our productions are procured from England ut 
elsewhere abroad. But here the public are the great judges, and the management 
must bow to their verdict in every case. 

Pictures. 

A word, too, may be given to the picture entertainments. It is recognised here 
that this industry is still only in its infancy, and that with the further development 
of mechanical appliances, the possibilities cannot at present be adequately foreseen. 
At any rate, there were not more than twenty picture shows in Australia eight 
years ago; now there are over 500. West's have a permanent show in each centre 
of the Commonwealth and New Zealand, while I\Ir. C. Spencer, of the Sydney 
Lyceum, has a big connection with luring, etc., while he conducts permanent shows 
in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. There are a number of smaller people run- 
ning shows in the capitals of the States and country districts. 



5d TJlt STAGE YEAR HOOK. 



THE THEATRICAL YEAR IN GERMANY. 

BY FRANK E WASHBURN FREUND. 

THE various tendencies followed by the modern German dramatists in their 
works were described in these pages last year. It »vill be understood, 
then, that no new trend has to be recorded, except perhaps a stronger 
leaning towards the play with a pronounced tendency on the one hand 
and to the problem play on the other. Such " tendency " plays are sometimes of a 
political nature or h-ive social or moral ethics for their theme, whilst the problem 
plays — sometimes by the hand of fine essayists or similar writers — treat certain 
philosophical subjects often in a poetical and sometimes even original way. The 
preference for old comedies of the post-classical period has remained as strong 
as last year, at least in Berlin, and seems to show an attempt at getting away 
from the hard daily struggle of the present and back to the good old days when the 
American "hustle" and its proverb, "Time is money," were unknown. As 
before, foreign countries — Englaiid, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia — 
have been drawn upon, and have had to contribute largely to the play-bill. 
Germany's own harvest in new pieces has been plentiful in quantity, but by no 
means great in quality nor even in " drawing " power. 

Haiptmaxn and Sudermann. 

Hauptmann and Sudermann, the two prominent figures of the " New Movement," 
which has gone on now for twenty years, in German dramatic literature, have both 
made their contributions, the one having rung in the year with a new play, the 
other having rung it out. During the twenty years both have developed according 
to their gifts. Hauptmann was ever the poet, nourished and strengthened by 
contact with Mother Earth even when he erred, for his mistakes generally arose 
through his getting too far out of touch with her ; and Sudermann was always the 
gifted writer and born playwright who, with his youthful temperament, fashioned 
after the old French pattern, went off into new tracks (in " Die Ehre," etc.) in 
the early days of the movement, and won for it an apparent triumph. But his 
temperament gradually changed into a routine which has seldom failed him. 

Hauptmann's Jatest work, " Griselda," deals with the old Griseldis legend, as 
told by Boccaccio. Of course, Hauptmann had to make many changes before 
he could use the simple story of the sufferings of the gientle peasant girl whom a 
Prince married, robbed of her children, and finally chased away in order to test 
her obedience to him. Its ethics — the slave-like obedience of the wife — are even 
still more primitive than those of Shakespeare's " Taming of the Shrew." Haupt- 
mann, therefore, has sought to explain the actions of the Prince on psychological 
grounds, and changes Griseldis from a patient sufferer into a handsome but strong- 
willed peasant woman. Both find happiness at la.st after their rough edges have 
been worn smooth in the school of suffering, and they are ripe for each other. 
Beginning and end are rightly conceived, but the way from the one to the other — 
that is, the development of the piece— seems highly challengeable, because it is 
arbitrary, and does not spring naturally from the necessities of the theme. The 
Prince's behaviour towards Griseldis is attributed to his jealousy of the child- 
that is about to be born to them : he wants alone to possess Griseldis' love ! Such 
a case is, of course, possible, but grafted on to this particular legend quite destroys 
its delicate flavour as well as its poetry, which must not be confounded with 
cheap romance. Instead of a well-built drama, which gradually develops and 
unfolds itself till it reaches the great climax, there a.e only ten "genre" scenes, 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. £9 

one of which — where the Piince, in wild auger, awaits the news of the birth of 
his child — has a most painful effect. The language is peculiar, reminding one of the 
sharp lines of a woodcut, and is intentionally dry. The work has not been an entire 
success. For some time Hauptmann has given up treating present-day subjects, the 
only ones which appeal to him now being the eternal, never-changing questions 
nnd problems of mankind. The themes he seeks are those which, as Otto Ludwig, 
a dramatist of great aims of the middle of the nineteenth century, expressed it, can 
happen everywhere and nowhere, always and never. If without vague symbolism 
he can succeed in transferring such themes to his native land and imbuing them 
with the breath of the soil, he w'ill yet achieve a great work. It must only be 
fallowed time to ripen within him. 

Sudermann's new piece, " Strandkinder," was given in the Berlin Hoftheater, 
where, with it, his name appeared for the first time in the repertory. Very 
probably this is the hand of Dr. Paul Lindau, who, in spite of his seventy years, 
is still hale and hearty, and as chief producer of the Hoftheater has for the last 
twelve months been actively and successfully engaged in enlarging and strengthening 
its repertory on various sides. " Strandkinder " is the name for the wild 
inhabitants of the shores of the Baltic Sea — its product, as it were — in the dark 
jNIMdle Ages, and so also are called their prey, the prisoners of sea fights and the 
survivors of wrecks planned by the cruel shore dwellers. In this play Sudermann's 
imagination has painted us a highly coloured picture of rough primitive passions, 
full of murder, wild hatred, and hot love, somewhat in the style of Wildenbruch. 
Every act has a great climax, and therefore the play seems to promise a success with 
ths public. 

Ernst von Wildenbrixh. 

Dr. Lindau has also brought out in the Berlin Hoftheater the late E. von 
Wildenbruchs " Lieder des Euripides " and his posthumous work, " Der Deutsche 
Konig," the latter being left as a legacy to his countrymen. All the poet's weak- 
nesses are evident in this latter work; his faulty psychology, his high-sounding 
rhetoric, his superficial treatment of great motives ; and it has only found favour 
because of the patriotic spirit which runs through it. It is different with " Die 
Lieder des Euripides." They represent the best that Wildenbruch has done. They 
form a kind of portrait by himself w-rung with pain from his own soul. Euripides 
is himself as he would have liked to be — to be loved and admired. An army 
of Athenians has been beaten by the people of Syracuse, but their prisoners are 
spared because they sing the. songs of Euripides, and their captors hear in them 
with delight the poetry of their own to)igue and the memories of their childhood. 
Then Euripides himself comes and prevails on the victors to set the captive 
Athenians free ; if that is not done, the poet swears he will be silent for ever. 
And in this noble work, full of warm feeling and pulsing rhythms, there is one 
line of true greatness. "Who says I sing only for the Athenians?" asks 
Euripides, as one of the prisoners, his countryman, on being commanded to sing 
Athenian songs in honour of the victors, throws the lyre in the dust, declaring 
that Euripides belongs only to the Athenians. Euripides lifts up the lyre. He, 
the poet of mankind, belongs to the whole world. Such a poet Wildenbruch had 
sometimes dreamt of being, but it was not granted to him. He was ever the 
servant of his gifts, never their master. He allowed his noble and glowing tem- 
perament to run riot instead of reiiiing it in and making it do his bidding. He 
saw single scenes of picturesque splendour, but never a well-knit whole ; he saw 
single features of his figures, which he often allowed to grow to phantastic dimen- 
sions, but never rounded, surely drawn human characters, so that, after the first 
enthusiasm, they leave us cold, and his phrases sound empty. Nevertheless, his 
gifts were great, and his "Songs of Euripides" would perhaps be appreciated 
here, too, if given in a fine and free translation. Lindau gave himself up to the 
work of producing this play with loving piety, and the result produced a wonderful 
impression. 

Historic/ L and Poetic Plays. 

German history has appealed to several other writers. A young Viennese, Rudolf 
Holzer, has taken for the theme of his drama the story of " Kohlhase," which Kleist 
utilised for a novel. Kohlhase is a merchant of Luther's time — Luther himself comes 
into the story — from whom a nobleman in a fit of insolence unlawfully takes two horses. 
Kohlhase first seeks redress from the young lord in court, and when it is refused him 
becomes a kind of outlaw, like Itobin Hood, attacks villages and even towns with lii.s 



60 Uli- STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



band, and is finally executed. The theme treated liere is the feeling of injured justice. 
Right is right, aiid must remain so. This work was brought out in Weimar, but 
had only a siini's il'ii^liiii''. The very difTicult material was not thoroughly mastered 
by the "author, and where he took a different road from Kleist it was not to the 
advantage of the piece. Nor is he entirely successful in the way he uses the old 
language either : side by side with rugged, honest talk can be found speeches that 
are out of the piiture. 

In " Der letzte Streich der Konigin von Navarra " the author, Johannes Raff, 
has made use of a French story. The play shows great weaknesses, but has great 
aims and s-ome capability. Its theme is the eternal uncertainty of love, the grow- 
ing fear that the call of the blood is the strongest, that happiness would be thrown 
to the winds in order to enjoy the compelling jiassion of an hour. 

For some years a number of Renaissance and other dramas by Wilhelm Weigand 
have been appearing in book form without being performed. Now, however, his 
" Lorenzino " has been given in Breslau. It is an ambitious piece on a subject 
which has often been treated : the tragic fate of Lorenzino, who, in order to save 
the citv of Florence, murdered his cousin, Alexandro de Medici. But the piece 
laoks the human note. All the characters stand for an abstract quality, and only 
th?t. and the whole gives the impression of a game of chess. A favourite essayist, 
Karl Federn. who has written several fine essays on Emerson, has also attempted 
an Italian theme in his play, "Der Gast des Mocenigo." It is, however, too 
philosophical. A finely-thought-out comedy has been written by Franz Kaibel on 
the same story from " The Thousand and One Nights," which has already been 
treated by Wieland. " Wenn Verliebte Schworen " (" Lovers' Vows ") is the 
story of an artisan whose wife dies. He swears to mourn on her grave for nine 
days without food or drink, but the persuasion of a female friend makes him 
reconsider his decision. It almost gives the impression of the theme of " Der 
Letzte Streich der Konigin von Navarra" turned into a comedy: vows to-day, 
forgotten to-morrow. In his " Thersites " Stefan Zweig has dipped into classical 
lore. He felt the desire to describe psychologically this mocker of the Homerian 
epos, and in his hands Thersites becomes the " tragedy of ugliness." This cowardly, 
hideous creature has a heart, however, which longs for friendship and love, but 
can never be satisfied, so that the lust for revenge in him gains the mastery in 
the end. The piece is the work of a lyric poet ; it is devoid of outward action, 
and all the work and care are spent almost entirely on the central figure, Thersites. 
Karl von Levetzow, in his " Bogen des Philoctet," has also gone back to the 
antique, to a subject already used by Sophocles. His language in " Der 
Bogen des Philoctet" is not free from rhetoric, his characters are not all 
firmly drawn, but through it all one feels that, to speak with Goethe's Iphigenie. 
"his soul seeks the land of the Greeks." And Levetzow has entered the land of 
the Greeks as a man of his time, just as Goethe once did also. That has helped 
and at the same time harmed the work. The blending of the two ages has not 
been everywhere successful ; contradictions stare at one, and modern philosophical 
views of life show themselves, but nevertheless the piece has so much strength 
and manliness in hate and scorn, as well as in love and friendship, that it gives 
hope for the future. Thanks are due to the Berliner Theater for producing it. 

Plays of the Soil. 

The " Soil " dominates the work of a group of dramatists, a few of whom I 
may mention here, with their latest play.s — Karl Schonherr's "Der Bildschnitzer " 
is a little village drama, charmingly observed and firmly drawn, and another, 
though iinsuccessful, piece of his is " Ueber der Briicke," showing the ii'recon- 
cilable difference between two modes of life — those of the dweller in town and 
the strolling player. A new writer, Ludwig Heilbronn, has written a strong and 
fine play, " Hoogeland," modelled on Ibsen. E. von Keyserling is a quiet observer 
and fine portrayer of morals and manners. His " Peter Hawel " is finely and 
deeply conceived, a poem in prose. Fritz Stavenhagen, who died so young, has 
given in his " De Diitsche Michel, ' in low German dialect, a play which is the 
product of the soil, a kind of humorous, although slightlv forced, contrast to 
Hauptmanns "Weavers." Max Dreyer's new comedy, "Des Pfai'rers Tochter 
von Streladorf .'" also plays in North Germany. Almost all the characters are fine, 
honest Germans to the core, such as Drej'er loves. With them he nms against the 
narrow code of moral laws, and, behold ! the honest public follow»^ Us darint^ leader 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 




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and appLuids the Pastoi-'s brave dauj^hter when she turns off her former lover who 
wants her to accept him for her husband because of the child to be bora to them. 
Whether it would applaud her action in real life is another question. For the 
characters of her play, " Das J^etzte (Uiick " (Frankfurt a. ^lain). the well-known 
novelist, Clara Viebig, has gone to the Eifel, the mountainous strip of country on 
the left side of the Ehine, which she knows so w-ell. The characters are, as usual, 
excellently drawn and lifelike, but the dramatic form is neither sin-e nor uniform 
enough, so that only single scenes w'ork dramatically, although that in a strong 
degree. Finally, Lothar Schmidt has written a comedy with the true Berlin flavour, 
" Only a Dream," a story of adultery, lightly treated. True Berlin types all the 
characters are, with their bitter tongues, their love for shar]! sayings, their slangy 
talk, and their natures devoici of inner culture ! 

" Don Juax " Redivivus. 

A small group for itself is formed by a few pieces which repie.-^ent the old 
theme of "Don Juan"' in a new and generally modern setting, antl with a special 
meaning. Three such pieces have appeared within the year : " Don Juan's Letztes 
Abenteuer," von Hans Otto (Stuttgart) ; " Don Juanito," von Schmitz (Mannheim), 
and " Unterwegs," von Thaddaus Eittner (Vienna). The first of the three pieces 
plays in Venice, and is evidently by an imaginative writer, who, through the power 
of suggestion, forces his audience under his spell almost against its will. The 
second piece shows us a modern Don Juan who has too much intellect and cultin-e 
to be the cai^tivator, so tliat his prey always escapes him. or rather he liimself lets 
it escape. The piece was only partly successful. The first act alone shows signs of 
a light and sure touch. In tiie thircl play, Don Juan betrays the wife of his friend, 
who stabs him. But Don Juan never dies, he is the lover in man. The woman, 
for whom his present embodiment is killed, bends over him and kisses him. 
Suddenly she starts up, horror stricken ,- the dead man has kissed her again ! 

Satirical Plays. 

A. Schnitzler, whose sentimental early piece '' Liebelei " was given by the 
Stage Society last summer under the title " Light of Love," has this year written 
only a one-act play, " Comtesse ^lizzi," which is certainly the very reverse of 
sentimental. It is a satire on the morals of the aristocracy, in which, however, all 
exaggeration of the characters is carefully avoided. By the mere conduct of the 
action and the choice of the characters, he brings out, seemingly quite naturally, a 
biting scorn. Walter Turzinsky, whose '" Gelbstern " was noticed here last year, 
has this year joined forces -with Konrad Stifter. and together they have produced 
an audacious burlesque " !Man Soil Keine Briefe Schreiben," which at the same 
time makes fun of the detective stories of last year. One scene — impossible, of 
course, but very merry — plays in a low den of criminals, and is the best in the piece. 

The Academic Stage Society, Berlin, imearthed Frank W^edekind's eai'liest play, 
a youthful and immatui'e piece, called " Die Junge Welt." It is the attempt of an 
idealist to free himself from the first disappointments of life, but Wedekind has 
never succeeded in this attempt, and still wears his cloak of apparent cynicism. 
His last piece, a one-act play called " Die Zensur," has since come out in the 
Schauspi'elhaus in ^Munich. It is not a play but a dialogue, in which, under the 
name of Buridan, he discusses his own affairs, as some of his plays had been 
forbidden by the Censor. Shortly before the end of last year Hermann Bahr, the 
Proteus of German literature, won great success in the Berlin Lessing Theater with 
his bright and witty comedy, " Das Konzert." It is a very amusing persiflage on 
the admiration for artists of ladies, old and young, of the upper classes, who 
worship in the artist the handsome and fascinating man also. The dialogue is 
full of humour, and sparkles with smart sayings. 

Foreign and English Plays, 

Of the many foreign works I may mention the two following : — (1) The 
recently finished play by the ever-young Bjornson, " Wenn der Junee W^ein Bliiht." 
This fine and humorous piece on the old theme of love is the work of a mature 
thinker, and is yet filled with t)ie warm-hearted feelings of youth. Very soon after 
the Danish premiere it had its first German performance, and had a very hearty 
reception in the Dresdner Hoftheater, which for some years now has been notable 
fw its energy and enterprise. (2) " Revolutionshochzeit," by the Danish writer 
Copnus Mithaelis (Hebhcl Theater, Berlin). It ti-eats in a rather original way an 



62 niE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



episode of tlie great French Revolution. The Shuberts have bought the work for 
America. Of English play.*^ given for the first time in Germany may be mentioned 
Shaw's " Major Barbara " and " Widowers' Hou.'.es " ; (Jalswortliys " Strife," 
produced in Cologne, where it had a very hearty reception from the public; 
with Sonier.sct Maugham's " Mrs. Dot," H. H. Daviess " Captain Drew on 
Leave," W. \V. Jacobs and ].,ouis N. Parker's " lieauty and thi Barge," Parker's 
" Cardinal," which ha.s met with great success, John Valentine's " The Stronger 
Se.\," and several others. The fact that an English musical comedy, " Miss Gibbs," 
has invaded the land of the operette, Vienna, and been a great success there i." 
remarkable, and teems to jjoint to a friendly e.xchange between the two nations. 

Interesting Revivals. 

Some specially interesting peifor?iiances of older works may be mentioned here, 
such as the numerous cycles of Scliiller's plays to commemorate the ISOlh birthday 
of the poet, who is still a living power on the stage. Lindau diiected a cycle of 
the plays in tiie Berlin Hoftheatcr, Reinhardt gave " Don Carlos." and outside 
Berlin tliere were also several cycles, as, for instance, in the Stuttgart Hoftheater. 
Hagemann, in Mannheim, gave the great W'allenstein trilogy in om: evening, which 
proved an extraordinary success. It was in Mannheim that Schiller first became 
know'n by his " J\auber." The Lessing Theater, in Berlin, gave a cycle of thirteen 
Ibsen plays in chronological order, brilliantly performed. l3irektor Brahm showed 
herewith what he has achieved dnring the last twenty years. In the Berlin Hoftheater, 
under Lindau, Hanptmann has been taken up again, his " Sunken Bell " having been 
given there dining tlie year. Two scenes from it are leproduced here. Lindau also 
revived Otto Ludwig's " Die Maccabaer," a powerful drama, but unfortunately not of 
uniform structure, through being cast from several diffeient sketches. After this he 
gave a charming version of his own of Jloliere's " Malade Imaginaire," in which 
the original ending is preserved, and earned hearty success with it. In the Cologne 
Stadttheater, Direktor Martersteig, who has just received the title " Geheimer 
Rat " (Privy Councillor) for his services to the stage, gave a performance of 
" Faust," in which the atmosphere and spirit of the play were beautifully brought 
out. 

Festival and Other Performances. 

The " Miinchner ^larchenspiele " towards the end of the year paid a successful 
visit to Berlin. They gave the old fairy tales in artistic new versions with 
music, so as to get into touch again with the old poetry of the people, and in 
this way to lay the foundation for a new poetic revival. The new movement for 
open-air performances was discussed at some length in The Stage some months ago. 
It also shows the love for the dramatic art in all circles, and the longing for beauty 
and poetry, colour and life in it. 

Quite unicjue are the Festivals for Young People which have been held in 
Weimar by the Schillerbund. For three weeks four classical performances werc< 
given each week to youthful audiences, who in this way became accustomed to 
noble dramatic fare. For this year's performances a considerable sum has already 
been collected. 

Conditions in Berlin. 

In No. 18 of " Die Deutsche Biihne," the official organ of the Deutsche 
Biihnerverein (Society of German Theatre Directors), the following significant pas- 
sage occurs : — " It is a pretty generally known fact, and one not to be denied, that 
the Berlin theatres are at present fighting against very calamitous fortune. The 
want of new " drawing " pieces, constant official regulations from high police 
authorities, depressed conditions of trade — in short, a whole series of adverse cir- 
cumstances — have contributed tow'ards making this year's season into a particularly 
unfortunate one. ' 

All possible means apparently have been tried in Berlin to fight the growing 
indifference of the public to the theatre. Numbers of so-called free tickets are 
given away, and as on each ticket a fee is charged which is equal to about a third 
of the bo.x office price, a small return is thus secured. But it is said that even 
these tickets are sometimes refused. Another plan is to offer tickets to all kinds of 
clubs, societies, etc., at greatly reduced prices, and to sell tickets in all kincls of 
shops at half-price — in short, \q do everything possible to fill the theatres with a 
half-willing, half-unwilling audience. In spite of all this, however, the interest of 
the public centres only round certain premieres, but for these performances a great 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

Reproductions of the original sketches for Max Reinhardt's produc'ion 
of "Julius Caesar." 

Designed by Professor A. Ro'.lor. 




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ACT IV.— IN THE HOUSE OF ANTONIUS. 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

Reproductions of the origina! sketches for Max Reinhardt's production 
of "Julius Caesar." 

Des'giied by Piofu-^or A. Roller. 




ACT III.-THE FORUM. 




STREET "WITH HOUSE OF BRUTUS. 



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of " Julius Caesar." 

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ACT I.-ROOM IN THE HOUSE OF CORIOLANUS. 




ACT I.— STREET IN ROME. 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

Scenery for " Coriolanus," as presented at the Royal Court Theatre, Munich. 

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ACT II.-THE INTERIOR OF THE CAPITOL. 




ACT IV.— VESTIBULE IN THE HOUSE OF AUFIDIUS. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 63 



many free tickets have of necessity to be given away to the Press, etc., without fee 
of any kind. The tendency seems to be now — started by the Lessing Theater — to 
sell all tickets available for sale, on important first nights, only at increased prices. 
The pleasure of being able to pronounce for the weal or woe of a new piece must be 
purchased at an extra price. By these means the fate of new works is put more 
tlian ever in the hands of people with long purses, especially as nowadays the Berlin 
verdict holds good more and more for the whole of (lermany. Such premieres, 
especially in case of Hauptmann first nights, have in this way become a strange 
liiud of society function, at which rich but not very cultured Berlin circles create 
a noisy battle for and against the play and the author ! Such painful scenes 
contribute nothing towards showing Berlin to be a centre of culture ; to Haupt- 
mann and his production they have even done serious harm. For " small " pre- 
mieres, the result of w^hich is uncertain, all possible means are taken to secure 
a full house, that can be relied on absolutely. This guarantees tremendous 
applause on the evening, but the next morning often brings a miserable Press, 
and the result empty houses. But even when the Press is good, the audience 
often falls off very soon. How can that be accounted for? The "Deutsche 
Biihne " attributes it principally to the lack of new "drawing" pieces, but it 
is also partly because Berlin is following more and more the example of London 
and relying on the long run of a " drawing " piece, and has become imfaithful to 
the old repertory system. There are already theatres which daringly begin the 
season, the same as in London, with only one piece, staking their all on the one 
card. In London the evil of the long run has been proved by experience. In 
Berlin they are steering straight towards this evil with open eyes. Berlin private 
theatres are nov,^ forced into the long run system for the reasons that rule in 
London, namely, financial ones. Berlin will probably not have long to wait for 
the inevitable consequence of all this. Instead of stock companies, accustomed to 
play together and to keep up a certain style and tradition, companies will be 
formed for each single run. In last year's volume of this book we discussed the 
plan which had been adopted to try and balance this unsatisfactory state of affairs, 
namely, the lending of actors to different stages and their touring in the provinces 
during those periods of enforced resting. But in the long run that alone cannot 
meet the case. Pieces which enjoyed these long runs during the last year were 
generally musical comedies and poor farces, and also some comedies of satirical 
tendency, of native and foreign manufacture ; in short, mostly pieces of a very light 
( liaracter. ^lusical comedies liave become the fashion. 

The Berlin Schiller Theater. 
The theatres of Berlin are showing two distinct tendencies : on the one hand 
the change into the purely commercial management on capitalistic basis, with the 
consequences just mentioned. An example of this is given by the IMetropol Theater, 
which has now been turned into a company whose shares are bought and sold at 
the Exchange. On the other hand, there is the development of the " Volksbiihnen " 
(People's Theatres), which form a kind of supplement to the Royal Hoftheater. 
Two such theatres, mider the far-seeing and excellent management of Ur. R. 
Lowenfeld; are the Schiller Theater, which, at very low prices, give their public 
(mostly the lower middle classes) a changing repertory of classical but also aniuse- 
.ment plays, and even sometimes premieres. A careful ensemble is made a particular 
point, and although too much attention is not given to the decorations, they are 
always tasteful. The two scenes from the Schiller Theater reproduced here are 
from an Ibsen piece, and are by one of the best German scenic artists. Prof. 
Roller, who has also designed the pictures given here of Eeinhardt's production of 
"Julius CcTsar." The price of seats in the Schiller Theater is, for the best 
places, 2s. 6d. : for the cheapest, sixpence, including programme and cloak-room 
accommodation ! Excellent refreshments are also provided at extraordinarily cheap 
rates. At the same time they are in no way " popular " theatres in the sense of 
certain theatres here, for they have a much higher object in view. Anyone taking 
a subscription fares cheaper still, and these subscriptions are also payable in four 
lustalments, so that even the poorer people can take them. By the way, a company 
has just been started in Berlin which sells, at a slightly increased price, subscrip- 
tions on the instalment system for all theatres worked on the subscription method, 
i his ought to help to bring a larger public to the theatres. It must not be thought 
ttiat these Schiller theatres are merely a philanthropic undertaking. This is by 
no means the case. They belong to a company, but one which has founded them 



64 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

for the common good, not as a profitable speculation. For all that, these theatres 
have not only paid their way, but give a profit of from £1,000 to £3,500 a year! 
One of the two theatres — the one in Charlottenburg — is, moreover, a model of 
modern theatre architecture, with an auditorium designed on the amphitheatre 
system — a real People's Theatre in the best sense of the word — that is. a theatre 
in which the universality of culture is emphasised, instead of the difference of 
classes being sharply marked by separation. 

A Classical Stage Society. 

Truly unique institutions are the two " Freien Volksbiihnen " of Berlin, to 
which a new one has been added, called " Das KlassLsche Theater." They are 
societies which make arrangements with different theatres to have, according to 
their choice, plays from the theatres' repertories played to their members on cer- 
tain days during the season. The new " Klas sische Theater" was founded last 
year for the performance at Wednesday and Saturday matinees of classical as 
well as good modern plays for the pupils of the higher boys and girls' schools. In 
the fir.st season six performances are to be given — in the Deutsches Theater, the 
Berliner Theater, and Xeues Schauspielhaus — ^for the price of six shillings, including 
cloakroom and programme. The parents of the children can, as far as the space 
permits, have seats at the same price. A plan is on foot to extend this excellent 
enterprise to all the board 'schools also. 

Popular Stage Societies. 

The two " Freien Volksbiihnen " are older foundations. In 1890 Bruno Wille, 
philosopher and idealistic educator of the masses, founded the " Freie Volksbiihne." 
It was opened with a performance of Ibsen's " Pillars of Society." The organisa- 
tion is much the same as the Stage Society here ; in fact, it might be called a 
Popular Stage Society with very similar methods, but, of course, entirely different 
aims. The performances take place on Sunday afternoons, and plays and theatres 
are chosen by the Council. The Council consists of a literary advisory board of 
authors and critics, the president of the Society, and office bearers (treasurer, 
secretary, etc.), chosen by the members of the Society. In the first years of its 
existence, companies were got together for each piece, and all the first-rate artists 
competed with each other in lending their services. In those days there were no 
public performances on Sunday afternoons in Berlin ; now that these performances 
bring the theatres so much money, few artists are free for special performances, so 
that the " Freien Volksbiihnen " have now generally to take one of the plays 
already in the repertory of the theatre giving the performance, although, of course, 
the Society can choose the piece. Then they have reserved for themselves the 
right to choose now and then an entirely new piece, which the theatre in question 
has to produce for them. In this way the Volksbiihnen retain a certain amount of 
literary independence. To enlarge this independence again, however, and to be 
enabled to realise all the intentions they cherish, the larger of the two societies, 
" Die Neue Freie Volksbiihne " (the two societies together total the respectable 
number of 60,000 members, many of whom are artisans), has decided on building 
a tlieatre of its own. It has already got together a building fund of more than 
£5,000, collected mostly from small people. This Society alone now pays a yearly 
sum of £25.000 to the eleven theatres with which it has contracts. The members 
pay one shilling for each performance, the seats being allotted by ballot. By means 
of these societies an entirely new public for the dramatic art has grown up. For 
the last three years a similar society has existed in Vienna, with a membership of 
9,000, imder the presidency of Herr Stefan Grossmann, a well known writer and 
dramatic author. 

Provinci.\l Movements. 

From the provinces some interesting movements are to be recorded. The towns 
are occupying themselves more and more with dramatic art, although not in all 
cases to the extent of entirely freeing the managers from financial considerations. 
At a meeting of the " Biihnenverein " (Society of German Theatre Directors), stress 
was laid on the fact tliat managers had to provide all scenery, weapons, armour, etc., 
themselves, representing a cost of about £8.000, and for that reason they must of 
necessity be, in the first place, business men. The managers also blame the towns 
for the adherence to the abhorred system of the " trial month " — the month within 
which an actor may receive notice — because the ]\Iunicipal Theatre Committees 
reserve the right of making the manager discharge any actor whom they do .not like. 



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THE GERMAN STAGE. 

Scenery for " King John/' as presented at the Royal Court Theatre, Munich. 

DehigneJ by IMaschinen Director Julius \'. Klein. 




ACT I. STATE RECEPTION ROOM IN PALACE. 




ACT II.- ABBEY GARDEN. 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

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II.— THE QUEEN'S CHAJVIBER. 




III.— TEMPLE OF HESTIA. 



lllE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 65 



Several new towns have taken up the management of their own tlieatre, as, for 
example, Kiel. In several other towns managers are made to fulfil certain conditions 
in exchange for the subvention, such as a fixed amount of salary, supply of 
costumes for the actresses, cheap popular performances, etc. Towns are more and 
more recogni.sing the fact that an art institution like the theatre can only be per- 
manently maintained on a sound economical basis and adequate payment for the 
actors. In some places the condition is made that if a net profit is the outcome of 
a year part of it must come to the town, the manager being guaranteed a certain sum. 
This is intended to prevent, on the one hand, the squeezing out of " drawing " 
pieces (the manager has no longer only to look anxiously to profits and can turn his 
attention to other works), and, on the other, to prevent expenses, borne by the 
town, such as light, water, and rent, helping in the end only to fill the pockets of 
the manager. The following record of sums paid bv towns towards their theatres 
should be of interest :— Cologne, £25.000: Frankfurt, £13,000; Barmen, £6,Uuu ; 
Dortmund, £6.000 ; Essen, £4,000 ; Elberfeld. £4.000 ; Aachen. £3.500 : Breslau, 
£3,000; Uusseldorf £2.500; Magdeburg, £2,500; Kattawitz, £1,000; Thorn, £1,000. 
Feople'.s Theatres in the Provinces. 
The Cologne Stadttheater has made an excellent arrangement, similar to the 
Berlin Volksbiihuen movement, by which extra performances are given on Sunday 
afternoons to the different societies, trades unions, etc., of the town, and even to 
the Socialist workmen's organisation, the societies hav'ng the right to choose any 
piece they like from the repertory of the theatre. Last year, for example, the 
trades unions chose Galsworthy's " Strife," and received the work with the 
greatest enthusiasm. In a letter to me Dr. Simchowitz, the dramaturg of the 
theatre, wrote : " We are indeed proud of having solved the problem of popularising 
the theatre in this way ; so far no other theatre in Germany has succeeded in this 
point to such an extent or in a more truly liberal spirit." In Hamburg a 
" Deutsches Vclkstheater " is in process of building, which will give each sub- 
scriber one performance a w^eek (forty in the year) for a yearly subscription of 20s. 
This also includes an illustrated theatrical paper, delivered gratis, and free entrance 
to numerous artistic and scientific evenings. 

A. Centre or Art and Culture. 
What can be done by private enterprise is shown by the Diisseldorf Schau- 
spielhaus (directors, Frau L. Dumont and G. Lindemann). It was founded a 
few years ago with great enthusiasm by Frau Dumont, and is now one of the 
centres of art and culture. ' In this theatre, which is architecturally a fine building, 
with a very comfortable and refined interior, not only plays, but also art and other 
lectures (on Sundays) are given, and concerts and exhibitions held. Finally, this 
theatre, which has been further improved by the addition of a beautiful new hall, 
has been selected as the headquarters of a kind of private University called " The 
Rhenish Popular Academy for Ethics and .-Esthetic Culture." The repertory of 
the theatre contains Shakespeai's and all the classics, as well as Ibsen and the 
modern writers. In connection with the theatre is an academj^ of acting, now 
under the direction of Dr. E. Stahl, lately Professor of German at the University 
of Nottingham. The theatre also publishes the excellent paper, " Die INIasken." 
which is sold every evening with the programme for a very small sum. Some ricli 
merchants of the town have generously guaranteed to pay up possible deficits. The 
decorations of its productions are, like those of Reinhardt, on the newest lines ; 
its company, also like Heinhardt's, often go touring. Last year the company 
received well-earned applause in Paris. There is also a prospect of their visiting 
England in the near future. It is good to be able to i-ecord that the actors' 
interests, too, are well cared for in this theatre ; their contracts are 
for a whole year — that is to say, they receive the full amount of 
their salaries during their holidays of about four weeks ; liistorical costumes are 
provided for the actresses by the management, also modern ones for those actresses 
in receipt of a small salary. The Schauspielhaus has, therefore, become a model 
institution in that respect. Besides the Schauspielhaus, there is also the Stadt- 
theater in Diisseldorf, supported by the town, and concerned principally with the 
opera. All this in a town of some' 300,000 inhabitants! 

Stadtebund Theatres. 
The movement of the " Stiidtebund " theatres is increasing steadily. Sevei'al 
of the smaller towns join together and have a good company with an extensive 



66 I Jit .-ii.iuL YLAK BOOK. 

repeilDiy and well-studied perfoiniaiues, instead of each having a niediueie cuni- 
pany anil hurriedly prepared produetions. For the actors, as well as the managers, 
this development "is advantageous. As in eat h of these towns there is a theatre 
season of several weeks, or even months, the aetors often get contracts for the 
whole year, while the managers find in each town a public fresh and eager for 
the theatre. Of course, in this way a good many posts are lost to actors, but these 
were generally positions which could not be taken by any self-respecting man, and 
have only helped to create a miserable proleta)iat, so their loss is no harm to any 
one — in fact, rather the reverse. 

Wandkrtruppen. 
The .•<ystem of sui>sidised touring companies form.s, for quite small communities, a 
kind of supplement to the Stiidtebund theatres. The Marki.schf Touring Company, 
which was mentioned here last year, has enlarged its repertory, and now gives a 
jmmber of classical and modern pieces. Receiving sui)port from the connnimity, 
or perliaps from private sources, in the form of the free use of a hall and light, a 
sum in cash or a guarantee fund, it is independent of "drawing" pieces, and can 
give plays of real artistic value. During the last year 189 performances weie 
given in sixty-eight places by the Markische Wander-Theater. In Hungary such 
touring companies are now even subventioned by the State, less, it is true, to serve 
Art and the edniation of the people than to relieve the poverty of the numberless 
unemployed actors and actresses. However, if the plan works, the result will be 
the same in the end. 

Provinci.\i. Tours by Entire Companies. 

Another important movement in the provinces must be mentioned, as, happily, 
i^ is destined to supplement, not to replace, the stock companies in the different 
towns, for they, in spite of some weaknesses, are a guarantee for a certain inde- 
pendence and healthy growth in the dramatic life of the whole country. The move- 
ment referred to is the " Ensemblegastspiele " of entire companies, which is 
becoming more and more the custom, and closely resembles the big autumn tours of 
the first-rate l..ondon companies. These tours give new interests to both actor and 
public in the towns they visit, provide material for comparison, and bring with 
them new plays and new actors, and in some cases new methods of staging ; in short, 
beget new life, and thus raise the dramatic art of the country. Theatres in Vienna, 
Diisseldorf, Berlin, etc., send their companies on these tours, notably Keinhardt's, 
which gave plays by Shakespeare, Goethe, Schiller, etc., in the Kiia«tlertheatcr 
in Munich during the summer. These tours are taking more and more the place of 
rounds through the provinces by single well-known actors, who during these tours 
■■ star " in show rolcf^ in the different towns, playing with the resident stock com- 
panies. Another good way of supplementing the work of the provincial theatres is 
a custom which has come into use of companies touring with one or several plays 
which, for some reason or other, have failed to get a hearing, but have appeared 
promising. In spite, therefore, of a few adverse points, it may be said that 
dramatic life in the provinces is healthy and progressive. 

New Theatres. 

The many newly built theatres in the larger and smaller provincial towns also 
speak for these favourable conditions. During the year new theatres, some of them 
beautiful and expensive buildings, have been erected in, amongst other places, 
Cassel (Royal Court Theatre), Chemnitz, Stuttgart, Hildescheim, Osnabriick. 
Celle, Wolfenbiittel. Basel, Baden bei Wien, Aussig, and Meiningen, where the old 
Hoftheater was burnt down early in the year. 

^Ieiningen. 
AVith characteristic energy Duke George II., the great friend and benefactor of 
the theatre and the leader of the famous " Meininger," had a stately new hoiise 
erected, in which Geheimrat !Max Grube, one of the Old (niard of the ]\Ieininger, 
now rules as director. He has begun with the excellent idea of opening his theatre 
to young dramatists, especially of poetic works, and of trying to smooth the way to 
fame for young actors. On the occasion of the opening ceremony of the new 
Meininger Theater the "Deutsche Biihne "' published, in December, a highly 
interesting special number, in which the ^leininger and their famous deeds were 
treated. In the same number is to be found an interesting account, '" Die INIeininger 
in London " (in 1881), by L. Barnay, also one of the INIeininger Old Guard, who has 
come to fame, and is now director of the Hanover Hoftheater. In the course of 
the article he tells of the admiration excited in London audiences bv the Meiningers, 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

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especially iu tlic nowd scent's in " Julius Cii'sai'."' During last year, also, the 
Meiningers and their Duke celebrated another happy festival — namely, the 
seventieth birthday of the Duke's consort, the Baroness Helene v. Heldbiirg, who, 
as is well known, was at one time an actress of great and exceptional gifts. 

Art on the Stage. 

The new movement in stage decoration in Germany was described at length in 
these pages last year. This year we reproduce a number of pictures of scenes from 
different theatres, to illustrate this movement still further. Of particular interest 
are the pictures from "Julius Cresar " (Reinhardt) ; from Goethe's "Faust" 
(Cologne), designed by Director Martersteig himself; from Goethe's " Tasso " 
(ilannheim), designed by Intendant Dr. Hagemann himself ; the scene from 
"The Merchant of Venice" (Diisseldorf Schauspielhaus, Directors Dumont and 
Lindemann) ; and from " Coriolanus " and " King John," designed by Herrn 
]\Iaschinendirector Klein, Munich, who has arranged a new kind of Shakespeare 
stage. It was in Munich, too, that the first Shakespeare stage was invented and 
used for years, with the greatest artistic success, by Jocza Savits. All these scenes 
give a good idea of the way in which, in these productions, such minor detail as 
serves only to weary the attention is toned down or totally eliminated, and all the 
forms and masses in which the significance of the subject lies are developed or 
brought out into stronger relief. 

Roller, in Vienna, has already adopted this new style for operatic performances, 
and his example was followed by Dr. Hans Lowenfeld (Leipzig) with great success 
in a performance of " Die Zauberflote," in which emphasis was laid on the general 
impression instead of on correct details of the scenery It. was to have the effect 
not of a " magic farce." but of the great work of Art dedicated to Freemasonry 
and brotherly love. The fine results of the performance justified Dr. Lowenfeld's 
enterprise. This movement has already begun to attract the attention of wide 
circles. In Mannheim, for instance, where Intendant Dr. Hagemann has taken it 
up so enthusiastically, a rich family of the name of Lenz has magnanimously boriie 
the entire cost of the new decorations of " Faust," " Wallenstein," and now the 
whole Wagner Ring. The German Shakespeare Society has also shown interest in 
the new ideas. Dr. Hagemann gave a lecture to the Society recently, which was 
attended by a highly interested audience ; and full accounts of the new woik done 
in Berlin, Munich. Mannheim, Bern, etc., are given in its comprehensive Year- 
Book. Last year the proposal made by Dr. Gregori, of Wien, to found a " Society 
for Art on the Stage " was mentioned here, and it is interesting to leaim that this 
Society has since then really been established, and has enlarged itself greatly. 
This autumn (1910) it will hold its first public congress iu Berlin, at which the 
principal points to be discussed are : The building of theatres (especially the 
arrangement of the stage), limits of naturalistic and stylistic production, the 
education of the actor, etc. At the same time in Berlin there will be a large 
Theatrical Exhibition, arranged by the " Gesellschaft fiir Theatergeschichte " 
(Society for the History of the Stage). In Berlin, also, a number of authors, 
painters, and architects have formed themselves in.to a society whose duty it is to 
choose artistic decorations, suited to the style of the different plays, for the smaller 
provincial stages which cannot afford to engage an artist to design their decorations. 

The Authors' Year. 
The German Dramatists' Society has been making great progress and now 
counts more than 120 membeis, amongst whom are many of the best-known writers 
of Germany. It lias made an arrangement with the sister societies of Denmark and 
Spain to help each other mutually, and hopes to make a similar arrangement with 
the other countries. It was cordially desired to have connection with England 
in the same way, but unfortunately an English Dramatists' Society has not yet 
been established. The Society, in collaboration iwith the Society of German Theatre 
Directors, is working out a standard contract for plays which will be binding for 
both managers and authors, and will regulate the percentage of authors' fees, etc. 
It is to be hoped, also, that an agreement will be arrived at about the treatment of 
MSS. sent in for perusal, for there is as much sinning against this point in Germany 
''''S — well, elsewhere ! A standard contract between authors and dramatic agents has 
also been drawn up, but all the agents have not yet agreed to it. Similar good work 
has been done by the Austrian Union of Dramatists and Composers in Vienna, 
whose leading spirit is Fritz Telmann. 

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68 THE ST ACL VEAK BOOK. 

A TiitATKK Boycott. 
The Genuan Dramatists' Society has diirinj,' the past year l)oycutte(l a Berlin theatre : 
none of its members may, according to a ruling of an extraordinary general meeting, 
give this theatre any play, nor may any member of the foreign societies which 
are aHiliat*'d with the Cerman one, do so either. A member who broke this rule 
was e.vpelled. The case, which is most important for future developments, is as 
follows: — The play by I.uthar Schmidt, " Nur Ein Traum "' (already mentioned 
here), had a veiy good reception at the premiere, and the Press criticisms which 
followed were also very favourable. In spite of this, however, the manager did 
not give it on the Sunday following the premiere, as is the usual custom with 
successes. This, in the opinion of the Society, has harmed the piece very much, 
because, in the eyes of the public, it appeared to have had only a slight success, 
and no one troubled to go, in consequence of which takings at the ne.xt perform- 
ances, it is alleged, fell at once. Finally, the piece was taken out of the repertory 
altogether, seriously damaging its chances in the provinces. In future such cases 
will, no doubt, be provided for by a tuitablc clause in the .standard contiact. In 
the present case the Society has sued the manager and the result is awaited with 
much interest. The question at issue is whether the court will look upon it as 
a recognised custom that a piece which has been well received and well criticised 
should be put on the bill for the following Sunday, and whether, if this is not done, 
the author is entitled to damages. On the other hand, the manager declares that 
the piece from the first was not a financial success. From this case it will be 
plainly seen how important an intc^rnational agreement is : then the boycott would, 
of course, have far greater effect. In such a case, for instance, the interests ot 
an English author would be equally well guarded if he belonged to an affiliated 
society. This case has caused the Society to form a Legal Committee, which, in 
future, will act in such cases. 

A COPTRKiKT CaSB. 

still another legal case, much the same as the "Sherlock Holmes" one, will 
interest English authors. Two adaptations had been made of Justin Huntly 
]\IcCarthy's novel, " If I Were King," for the German stage. The one, by Leo Lenz, 
was the authorised one ; the other, by Felix Josky, was done on the adapter's own 
account. Both were accepted by Berlin theatres, and Josky's was to be performed 
first. Thereupon the authorised adapter, Lenz. took the matter to law, and the 
premiere was temporarily postponed. Soon after, however, the court declared 
Josky's adaptation of the English novel to be legally valid, and the performance 
was allowed to proceed. Herr Josky voluntarily declared himself willing to pay 
Mr. McCarthy the usual share of author's fees, probably the half. 

The Actors' Year. 
Owing to the length of this survey, it is impossible to record in detail the 
progress of the movements amongst the profession in Germany during the last 
year. Nor is it absolutely necessary, as the different points — the demand for an 
Imperial theatre law (which, by the way, is not likely to come to pass soon), 
a minimum salary, etc. — have been constantly referred to in The Stage. I only 
need, therefore, to sum up shortly. It will be remembered that the German Actors' 
Association — which now counts about 10,000 members — at the end of 1908 refused 
to accept the standard contract which had been worked out by a committee formed 
of some of its own members and of some members of the Society of Directors : 
thereupon the latter broke off all connection with the Association, refused to accept 
it as representing German actors, cancelled the Coiu't of Arbitration composed 
of members of both parties, and in other ways tried to fight the Association. One 
may deeply regret the struggle which then ensued, and in which, imfortunately, 
there was much that was merely personal; but, on the other hand, it has brought 
about a development of the Association in the right direction, more in accordance 
with the social and economic views of the present day. Out of a kind of friendly 
society, whose principal object was the provision of oh\ age and invalid pensions 
for its members, a kind of trade union has now developed, which aims at raising 
the social position of its members, and, in fact, of the whole class, and will work 
for their interest with all its strength. Faithful to the motto, " Viribus Unitis," 
proposals are being discussed to combine with all the other similar societies, such 
as the Dramatists', the Musicians', the Chorus Singers', etc. In an interesting 
letter to me Herr Curt Stark, an actor who at one time played in English in 
America, and who is one of the most er.ergetic workers of the Association, proposed 



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an international combination, which, it is much to he hoped, will one day become 
a reality. I had the pleasure of reading this letter to tlu> Committee of the English 
Actors' Association towaids the end of 1909, and I was very glad to see how 
enthusiastically the proposal was received. Let us hope it will bring about the 
desired end ; all would be the gainers by it. 

A Legal Protection Burkau. 

In place of the cancelled Court of Arbitration the Afsociation iias created a 
" Rechtsschntzbiireau " (Legal Protection Bureau), which has already done some 
excellent work, and, it is pleasant to record, has in two cases been able to assist 
English actresses who, unfortunately, were forced to seek protection. Such good 
fellowship and international brotherhood will surely contribute much towards a 
pleasant understanding and mutual appreciation. This Protection Bureau has 
taken in hand 817 cases in all, of which 729 were arranged by a settlement, while 
the eighty-eight remaining cases came before the com-t. If a member of the 
profession is unjustly treated he goes at once to the Bureau for advice, and the 
Bureau acts for him immediately. If he has been dismissed without good reason 
he receives support if the case be a needy one, and also the legal expenses are 
Ijorne by the Bureau. But not only ai-e the actors protected against the directors, 
the directors aie also assisted in cases where the actor has behaved badly. Thus 
the Bureau exercises an educative influence on all sides, which camiot be too highly 
appreciated. Nor is it to be wondered at that this institution, w-hich was intended 
as a " weapon of defence " against the directors, has already been found by some 
of the latter to be a useful arrangement. 

The struggle has strengthened the Association in other respects also — the number 
of its members has increased, and its capital has now reached the sum of £400.000. 
The poor conditions under which the German actors work,* as well as the spirit of 
the times, would sooner or later have inevitably driven the Association on to the 
road of trade miionism in any case, but this struggle has hastened the process, 
has cleared many points, and opened the eyes of the actors. That was plainly 
discernible in the unanimity with which it was decided, at the December meeting 
of the Society, to put such important cjuestions as minimum salary, combination 
with other associations, eic, into the hands of a permanent conmiittee. The 
personal element in the fight will in time disappear, and directors and actors will 
agree to bury the hitchet again, for the best representatives of the former — Baron 
von Putlitz (in his pamphlet, " Theaterhoffungen "), ilax ilartersteig. Dr. Hage- 
mann, Dr. Brahm, etc. — are all in favour of peace, and understand the actors' 
standponit. Some of the towns, such as Frankfurt, [Mannheim, etc., which have 
influence in the theatre, have openly taken the part of the Association in the fight. 
The same may be said of public opinion. And when peace is at last restored 
the great step in advance will have been taken once for all. There cannot be any 
doubt that in the end all three factors together — the actors, the directors, and the 
Princes and towns — will, in accordance with the views of modern timeis, contribut'' 
in providing the solid social and economic basis on which alone a real dramatic 
art can thrive. 

OBITTARr. 

The past year has been one of heavy losses to the German stage. Of dramatists 
who have passed away during the year I will only mention Detlev von Liliencron, 
whose strength, however, did not lie so much in his plays as in his wonderfully 
fresh and youthful lyrics; and Ernst von Wildenbruch. who has already beeii 
discussed in these pages. The stage has to mourn the loss of that fine actor," Adoh 
von Sonnentha!, of the Burgtheater, Vienna, who died full of years; of Adolf 
Matkowsky, the well-known and much-admired member of the Berlin Hof theater, 
taken in the prime of life ; of Klara Ziegler, the former famous^^^lassical " heroine "' 
of the ^Munich Hoftheater ; and of Professor Strakosch, the great elocutionist, who 
worked in the Burgtheater under Laube, and latterly in Reinhardfs theatre' To 
him many fine actors owe their excellent training. Finally, I cannot close without 
reference to the sad death of ]\[eta Illing, founder of' the English Theatre in 
Germany. It was to a splendid cause that she gave her ambition, energv. and 
enthusiasm, but her exertions for it unfortunately cost her her life. 

i^io/^??.'''^°°.°^*^^^^*?''^^^''^ * yearly income of £2S-£bO, 25% have up To^£i20, 20% have from 
ii20-il50, and only 10% have an income of over £150. Out of these sums agents' fees, some 
costumes, tips, etc., have to be paid. ' 



70 THE STAGE YEAR HOOK. 



THE NEW THEATRE, NEW YORK. 

BY W. H DENNY. 

Ti ) wlioiu hfloiigfi c-iecUt for the initiative of tlie scheme of tho Now Tiie^atre 
])ei'haps may never be know-n. Many Jay claim to it ; yet for all that it is right 
to record that the proposition was brought into the sphere of actuality mainly 
through tiie suggestions and ideas of the late Heinrich Conried. 
Whatever errors of management may be attributed to that individual — and the 
last few seasons at the Opera gave rise to the suggestion that he was guilty of 
several of vital consecjuence — it may be admitted at once that his ideals were 
of the highest, and from the time that he became the presiding spirit of the 
little German theatre in Irving Place until the closing days of his direction of the 
Metropolitan Opera House he had ^lusic and the Drama ever before him as Art 
witliout the remotest suggestion of commercialism. 

It was a fortunate circumstance for him that he was brought into contact with 
men of millions, who enabled him to work with his artistic aims, and, having done 
so much for ^lusic, it was a natural sequence that his motives should revert to his 
original pursuit, and it became with Inm an objective to place the Drama upon 
a similar favourable basis. 

His association with millionaires, who were the mainstay of the Opera, enabled 
him to promulgate his ideas, with the result that a number of rich meli were brought 
together, and induced to consider the matter favourably. 

The Directorate. 

It is almost unnecessary to record that many were the alarming premonitions 
regarding the ultimate result of the scheme, and the untimely death of Herr Con- 
ried threatened to put an end to the whole affair, but by this time it had 
progressed so far that retreat only meant the senseless sacrifice of a vast sum of 
monei'- 

When it had arrived at a reasonable condition of approaching completion an 
effort was made to obtain a head oflicial to undertake the duties which would have 
fallen to the late Herr ("onried. (Jranville Barker and Augustus Thomas were 
approached, but both failed to see a chance of succeeding owing to the gigantic 
proportions of the building, which did not agree with their ideas of a dramatic 
house. 

Eventually \Yiiithiop Ames, a Harvard graduate, who had made the drama a 
study from a theoretical and ethical point of view, was prevailed upon to accept 
the position, and afterwards Lee Shubert was appointed business manager. 
Numerous were the comments upon this move, and not a few made disparaging 
forecasts regarding it; but it undoubtidly indicated great acumen on the part of 
those inteiested in the scheme, for .Mi-. Shubert is the head of a firm which ha."? 
succeeded in r.chieviiig a high position in theatrical enterprise in face of what 
appeared to be insurmountable difRculties. Perhaps this appointment had a certain 
influence upon the opening arrangements. ]?ut the result generally must be beneficial, 
for Mr. iShubert has an intimate knowledge of business matters in connection with the 
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72 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



FOUNDKRS OF THE NeW ThEATRE. 

There are thirty fouiiders of the institution, and the list contains the names of 
representative men of New York, while not a few of thorn are familiar to the whole 
civilised world. They are as follows : — 



Elbert H. Gary J. Pierpont Morgan 

George J. Gould James Stillnian 

Eliot Gregory Hamilton McK. Twonibly 

Archer M. Huntington Kob. B. Van Cortlandt 



John Jacob Astor 

George 1\ Baker 

Edmund L. Baylies 

August Belmont 

Cortlandt Field Bishop ' James Hazen Hyde | Cornelius Vaiiderbilt 

Frederick (i. Bourne Ernest Iselin ! William K. Vaiiderbilt 

Alexander S. Cochran Arthur C. James ' Henry Walters 

I*aul D. Cravath Utto H. Kahii Harry Payne Whitney 

Wm. B. Osgood Field W. de Laucy Kouutze 'Si. Urme Wilson 

Henry Clack Frick Clarence H. Mackay Hen'y Rogers Winthrop 

These gentlemen subscribed the three million dollars (roughly £600.000) necessary 
for the site and building, while twenty-three of them have undertaken the payment 
25.000 dols. (£5,000) annually for the nse of a box, or a total of 675,000* dols. 
(£115.000) income, independent of public patronage, and have further signified 
thei)' willingness to a<ld to this amount if < ccasion demand. It will be seen that 
financially the institutioh h:is notlimg wiiatever to fear. 

In return foi this unexampled profusion of generosity not one single instance 
of any advantage, other than the occupation of the box in question, has been 
evidenced, the officials, ]Mr. Ames particularly, having been allowed a perfectly 
free hand in the selection of the jjer><onHeI. What this means to the Drama as an 
art, and all employed in it, can be appreciated by those familiar with the condi- 
tions frequently attaching to the investment of money in various theatrical specu- 
lations. In this respect New York has set a noble example to the whole world 

The Executive Staff. 

The Executive is as follows : — 

President : William K. Vanderbilt. 

Vice-Presidents: Clarence H. Mackay, William B. Osgood Field. 

Treasurer: Otto H. Kahn. Secretary: Henry Ecgers Winthrop. 

Director: Winthrop Ames. Manager: LeeShubert. Literary Manager : John Corbin. 

Producer of Classic Dramas : Louis Calvert. 

Producer of Modern Dramas : George Foster Piatt. 

Assistant Producers : Wilfrid North, Frederick Stanhoi^e, Elliott Schenck. 

Art Director : Edward Hamilton Bell. Treasurer : Jed F. Shaw. 

Technical Director : Claude L. Hagen. , General Representative: Van Ness Har- 

Aclinj-Manofjer : Edward E. Lyons. wood. 

The Building. 

As to the building itself, nothing more exquisite as a permanent home for the 
Drama can possibly be imagined. The extei-ior, as seen from Central Park, can 
scarcely be described, and only a pictorial reproduction may suggest the sense of 
its beauty and completeness of design, which will remain a tribute to the genius 
of the architects. As to the interior, it is in itself a monument to the artistic 
instinct of the designer. It is a dream of white and gold and cerise, and of costly 
marble, the whole pervaded by a soft glow of light, which reveals the effect of the 
velvets, silks, gold, and, above all, the wonderful harmony of colour. 

Those who have gone bifore are not forgotten, for upon marble tablets around 
the auditorium are inscribed the names of those giants of dramatic intellect who 
created the reason for this magnificent structure. Our own Shakespeare dominates, 
and the quotation regarding the holding the mirror up to Nature is inscribed abovp 
the proscenium. 



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The Stage. 

And iiuw tor tht< iiune material and mechanical details, so far as may be 
allowed, since there ai-e certain contrivances for tvhich patents have been applied 
and are still pending, so that fur the present the details must remain secret. 

The stage is 100 ft. wide, and has an opening of 42 ft., with a height of 40 ft., 
while below is a depth of 42 ft. From the stage to the gridiron measures 118 ft., 
and adding the 42 ft. — the distance from the stage to the floor of the cellar — 
a total of 160 ft. is arrived at, giving a space sufficient to satisfy the most 
exacting of scenic designoi". From the curiam to ttie back wan measures 66 ft. 
10 ins. At present the mechanism of the stage is not quite complete, but when 
finished the stage may be raised or lowered, as occasion requires. At present it may be 
revolved, so that as many as four scenes may be set at once, enabling a four-act 
piece to be presented with a v.ait for change of scene of less than sixty seconds. 

Behind the Cvetaix. 

The comfort of the actor has not been neglected, since everything possible in 
the way of convenience in the dressing-rooms has been provided. The dressing- 
rooms on the higher floors are reached by an elevator. Each room is fitted with a 
double wardi'obe, with interior lights, whue around a marble-tojjpod table in each room 
are arranged variously tinted lignts, so that the effect cf make-up may be ascertamed 
according to 'he lighting of the scene. Each room has a hot and cold water supply, 
and is furnished with lounging and other chairs, while on each floor are tub and 
shower baths for the use of the players. 

Nor has the green-room been forgotten — that time-honoured institution, with 
its interesting traditions, swept away by the laiter-day commercialism. At present 
it is not complete, but promises have been made of pictures and articles of interest, 
which will constitute a source of pleasure to all connected with the institution. It 
is not at all an unlikely thing that many English artists who Have had occasion to 
profit by the opportunities of the American stage may give a practical indication 
of their appreciation in donating theatrical mementoes of interest. 

The LmHTixG System. 

The Linolight system is used for stage lighting, and is operated by a single 
individual, through the medium of a switch-board immediately in front of the 
musical director, in the position those familiar with operatic performances will 
recognise as allotted to the prompter. The gradual change of lights has been 
arranged on an automatic system, and may be accomplished in a certain fixed time, 
according to desire, so that the effect of change from sunset to moonlight or moon- 
light to dawn may i.ot be ruined by the accidental turning of a wrorg lever. The 
curtain is raised and lowered by electricity. 

In conclusion, it may be stated that one cannot estimate too highly the benefit 
conferred upon the Drama, though that branch of art is not to be the absolute aim 
of the institution, since Opera also is associated with the scheme. Hitherto the 
lyric art, alone was supported in this manner, while her sister was permitted to 
limp along, assisted occasionally by the fortuitous aid of money bags with ulterior 
motives. 

It is not to be supposed that the new order of things would be permitted to go 
unchallenged, that the inauguration of the New Theatre would go unattended by 
carping criticism, which evidences itself in a desire to belittle the endeavours of 
those concerned in the conduct of the new institution ; but in spite of, or possibly 
because cf this, henceforth in New York the Drama will have a home worthy of 
her best achievements, and the institution, inaugurated amid misgivings, and even 
dissension, will eventually triumph ; will undoubtedly become a lasting evidence of 
the desire of men to leave things better tnan they found them : and will 
eventually confer distinction upon the names of those whose disinterested applica- 
tion of their wealth has resulted in a noble enterprise, which through them reflects 
honour and renown upon the American nation. 



74 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



THE YEAR'S DRAMA IN AMERICA. 

BY THE NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT OF "THE STAGE." 

THE opening of the theatriLul year in the United States was anxiously untiei- 
pated by those connected with the business part of it, since the preceding 
year, owing to the elections, had proved disastrous. Company after com- 
pany came tumbling in from the road, unloading their crowds of un- 
employed actors on the unsympathetic pavement of Broadway, whilst many sure 
money-makers of previous seasons showed scarcely a balance, some having been kejjt 
on the road by means of using some of the previous profits. 

It is not t<j be wondered at, then, that the managers looked forward with con- 
fidence to the year of 1909, since everything indicated that the losses of the foregoing 
yeai' would be made more than good. Alas for the mutability of human affairs, 
e.-^pecially theatrical, the pi-omi<se of the year has not at all been realised, and at the 
cleaning up there will be heard more than one wail. The reason of this unfulfilment 
is not difficult to discern, but, of course, the discussion of this does not belong here, 
but it will be sufficient to mention that whenever a good play, well mounted and 
acted in a first-class manner, has been presented to the public, it has not failed to 
draw. 

Managements and Their SrccESSES. 

The producing managers have had a rough time of it. Henry B. Harris has had 
none too good a streak of luck, for his successes have included only " The Third 
Degree " and " Such a Little Queen" and one or two others. The Lieblers have had 
" The Dawn of a To-morrow " and " The Man From Home." Even Henry W. 
Savage, whose luck last year or so has been proverbial, has not hit the bull's-eye too 
many times this year, and has dropped out several attractions to which he had 
pinned his faith. Charles Frohman has had a smaller percentage of successes tlian 
usual, and the Shuberte have had the same, though the great nimiber of productions 
made by this firm must be taken into consideration, and they have several big money- 
makers to their credit ; while Klaw and Erlanger have had to rely mainly 
upon their old successes. This condition is in the face of the wonderful promises 
made in anticipation of the wealth of dollars supposed to be in course of tumbling 
upon the inhabitants of the United States, owing to the gigantic crops, the revised 
tariff, the settlement of the Presidential question, etc. The lucky ones have been 
David Belasco and Wagenhals and Kemper, though Lew Fields has run them very 
closely, but he belongs more or less to the Shub<>rt faction. 

The Spring Skasox. 

The first production of the New- Year was made by David Belasco at the Stuyve- 
sant of Eugene Walter's " Easiest Way," after an attempt had been made to "corral " 
the play by Me.ssrs. Cohan and Harris, who pleaded a contract giving them the I'ight 
to aJl plays coming iroxw that author's pen for five years from a recent date ; and 
the action is still pending. The success of " The Easiest Way " was instantaneous, 
and the piece ran to capacity until well into the summer, when the run was inter- 
rupted for a few weeks and afterwaids resumed. The next production was bv the 
Lieblers, who presented Miss Jllcanor Robson in "The Dawn of a. To-morrow," 
which also proved a success, and ran the season out : but " Kitty (irey," with our 
G. P. Huntley, at the New Amsterdam, cm January 25. under the Charles Frohman 
management, did not " catch on," and " A Stubborn Cinderella," with Lionel Barry- 
more as a star ou Broadway for the first time, albeit that it came with a big Western 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 

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THE MAXINE ELLIOTT THEATRE, NEW YORK. 




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MISS MAUDFi ADAMS. 

Miss Adams is from the Mormon City. After various ens,'agemen s, she was selected by Charles Frohman 
to be leading lady to John Drew, which position she filled for five years, until Mr. Frohman decided to 
raise her to the disunity of a star as Lady Babbie in " The Little Minister." Since then she has appeared 
as .Juliet in Shakespeare's play, also in " L'Aiglon," "Quality Street," and eventually as Peter Pan, in 
which character she went straight to the heart of the American public. Last season she played entirely 
at the Empire, New York, in " What Every Woman Knows." 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS MARGARET ANGLIN. 

Miss Margaret Anolis is to-day. perhaps, the most successful emotional actress in the United States. 
She was born in Ottawa, Canada. In 1905 she was selected as a star ijy the Shuberis for Hartley 
Manners's version of "The New Magdalen," Zira, in which she appeared at the Princess The itve, in 
Xew York, and on tour. The following season she appeared as a co-stav with Henry Jliller in •' The 
Great Divide." Subsequently she appcai'ed on her cwn account in '' The Awakening of Helena 
Ritchie," which constituted her main attraction for her tour in Australia, under the auspices of J. C. 
WilKamson. On her return to'. New York she opened with the same play at the Savoy, and is at 
present touring the States with it. Her principal hits i^rior to her becoming a star were in " Mrs. 
Dane's Defence ' and "Lord and Lady Algy," for Miss Anglin's versatility is remarkable. She is 
equally at home in comedy and pathos, while her rendering of Shakespearean heroines stamps her as 

an actress of a high order, 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS ELEANOR ROBSON. 



iAiJtda. 



Wi^a,f FnH.n/ '^^V^''^'^^ ::' ■^^^^^^^'^f'; ^'^"^ ''y 1^"- fi^---t husband, Charles Robson, an.l was born in 
in >ftf . L '^"^'''"'^- ^'\''"/l'"'^=^ l'"'e tot her uioiher took her to tlie United States. She first appeared 
iniv^' ° /^r*"*--. ^i' 1902 she was starred by the Lieblers-of which George Tyler is the mov n- 
K^',r '^"''t-ey, 'at the Madison Square Theatre, and later played •' Merely Mary \nn "Lrisrael 
& Yn vlf PP'^""^ m London in that piece. In 1906 George Tylerdeterniined to give he ■ an ent^^ 
nfri Tt f •'''o'°"'. ^"^. ^"'' that purpose secured the Liberty, presenting " Nurse Marjorie" "Thl 
Kfss •'^1l':;'t!;^o o,rMV'"p"f"''''^" ""T' -^^^tron.-s dramatisktion of Bret Harte's 'sa°omy Jane's 
Rnltnn' '^'^^^ season Miss Roljson made an nnmense success in "The Dawn of a To-Morrow. Miss 
Robson s mother, Madge Carr, is known to English playgoers as Madge Carr Cook, in the si^cce^ «1 
American comedy, " Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS BLANCHE RING, 

,, „ -^^ " Tlie Vankce Girl." 

acro;^'8h;"vas''^'r^Tn'Llto^.'''Ma^^^^^ 'f"^'''"' °' ^^-^ ^- R'"^- * well-known 

appeared in London, at the Savoy in a'cieoe r^uif -Pt „ '"'^-^f P.^'^" ^* ^-^^'^ ^^'''y ^S^. She has 
" Sereeant Brue." In 1907 she was'advanPPd f. ,h! 5 -/^ ^ ^"■'?- ■ ^^**^''' '" Anieiica, she playsd in 
and Alexander Carr, in "The Great WkeW.v" ^.fl l"'l ^' "" '^"''u' '^°"'"."^'f"n ^^ith Jeff, de Angelis 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 75 

reputation, did nut occupy the boards of the Broadway for a very long period. 
February was a month of success, for on the first of the montJi " The Girl from 
Rector's " scored a success for J<!0 Webe)', in spite of the fact that misgiving reports 
as to its moral reputation had been lioatiiig about, for on the occasion of its presenta- 
tion in Trenton, N.J., the performance was interdicted by the police. Nevertheless, 
or because of this, it caught on at once. " The Third Degree," produced by Henry 
B. Harris on the same evening, also scored a big success, being the second play by 
Charles Klein written for this manager. This production was notable for the work 
of Wallace Eddinger and Miss Helen Ware in the parts of the irresponsible youth, 
against whom the most convincing chain of circumstantial evidence appears in con- 
nection with the finding of the dead body of the man he visits during a drunJven 
orgie, and the woman of liumble origin, whom he has married against the wishes of 
his family, but who stands by him, and eventually succeeds in freeing her husband 
from the accusation. On February 11 "Havana," the musical comedy, was moved 
from Pliiladelphia at short notice to the Casino, New York, owing to the enormous 
hit made in the Quaker City, and subsequent results justified the action, for the 
piece filled the theatre until well into the hot weather, when a vacation was decided 
upon, and it was re.sted for a few weeks, re-opening the season later. 

Miss Grace George, too, was successful wnn a production of "A W^oman's Way" 
at the Hackett Theatre, but at Wallack's " The New Lady Bantock," which was 
Jerome K. Jerome's " Fanny and the Servant Problem " under a new title, with Miss 
Fannie Ward and Charles Cartwright in the cast, did not score, and " The Fair 
Co-Ed " at the Knickerbocker, produced by Charles Dillingham, shared a similar 
fate, though the latter made good in Chicago later. Nor w^as " The Goddess of 
Reason" at Daly's any more happy. March was not at all propitious, for although 
" A Fool There Was " at the Liberty, with Robert Hilliard as the star, made more 
than good, and Charles Cherry at the Maxine Elliott in "The Bachelor" hit the 
mark too, " The Richest Girl," with Miss INIarie Doro in the cast, failed to last long, 
although under the powerful segis of Charles Frohm.an. An untoward fate frowned 
upon the Suffragist play. " Votes for Women," shown at Wallack's for a brief period, 
" A Woman of Impulse " for a like term at the Herald Square, and " An English- 
man's Home " at the Criterion, though the last-named piece was never expected to 
accomplish much this side of the pond, and many wondered what induced Charles 
Frohman to attempt the experiment. Bertha Galland, in " The Return of Eve" at 
the Herald Square, however, made a partial success, and INliss Henrietta Crosman 
succeeded in enticing the public to visit Wallack's for some time in "Sham," which 
was fairly successful. Aj^ril 1 saw the bringing into the Herald Square Theatre 
" The Beauty Spot," which had made something of a success on the road. Tliis 
was a new version of " The Birth of Venus," produced some years ago, with music 
by E. Jakobowski, but for the present version the scoi'e had been provided by De 
Koven. The production ran the summer out. On April 12 " The Climax " was pro- 
duced by Joe Weber, and scored an instantaneous hit. " The House Next Door " at 
the new Comedy, with C. E. Dodson as the star, presented on April 12, scored a 
success, and lasted until well into the summer, but " The Gay Life " at Daly's and 
a revival of " The Mascotte " at the New Amsterdam Theatre were disappointing 
ventures, ^nd were withdrawn with some celerity. At the Hackett Theatre Laurence 
Irving presented at a matinee an adaptation of Brieux's " T^es Hannetons," entitled 
" The Incubus," which you have seen in England. He gave this shortly before 
sailing for home after his season in vaudeville, and made such a favourable impres- 
sion that preliminary arrangements were at once entered into for a season later. 

April 27 saw the production of " The Candy Shop " at the Knickerbocker. This 
piece after a short time was sent on to Chicago, where it caught on heavily. Until 
quite recently it had been doing very \\ell indeed on the road. 

Early in May George Fawcett, the original foreman in " The Squaw-]\lan " (" A 
White Man "), invaded the realm of .'tardom for the first time in " The Great John 
Ganton," adapted by Hartley Manners from the novel of that name, and he wa.s 
most successful. On the same date J^ew Fields brought into .xic Broadway Theatre 
" The Midnight Sons," for which those who had been present on the occasion of its 
initial production in New Haven, a fortnight before, prophesied a failure. Lew 
Fields, however, had not been idle, and by means of careful revision, excision, and 
addition, including the engagement of Miss Blanche Ring, when the piece was pre- 
sented in New York he managed to make the musical contedy the liit of the season. 
In' opposition to this, "The Narrow Path," a piece apparently suggested by the 
succesis of "The Easiest Way," achieved the record run for the season of one per- 



76 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



formance at tliu Hackett Theatre. Homy B. Harris, the jjroprietor, refusing to 
allow it to bo repeated in faeo <jf tlie iinivi-r.^al condemnation it received on the 
grounds of its salacious cliaracter. 

Tilings were jiretty (juiet during .May and June. On the last day of the former 
mtmtli .\Ii.<s .Marie Dre.'ssler appeared at the Aerial Garden on the roof of the New 
Amsterdam, and speedily came to grief, her piece, "The Boy and the Ciirl," being 
withdrawn after a few )ierformances. On Jime 22 ^liss Maude Adams made her 
famous e.\perinu>nt of a performance of "Joan (,f Arc" in the Stadium of the 
Harvard I'liiversity. The production of " The Motor Girl " at the Lyric, and 
"The Follies of 1909" at the New York Theatre, marked the end of the 
regular season. 

M Ilisl-M.MKR VlCNTUREd. 

Inttjrmittcnt "summer attractions" included two wcek.'^ at the Empire played 
by Sir Charles Wyndham and Miss Mary Moore in "The .Mollusc." This j)iece had 
been a failure previously with Joseph Coyne and Alexandra Carlisle in the cast. For 
the two weeks .Sir Charles and Miss Mooie played the theatre was filled " to 
capacity," and such was the success, that an endeavour was made to induce the two 
to prolong the engagement, but Sir Charles particularly wanted a holiday, so it 
was postponed until later. 

There was an attempt on the part of the Sluiberts this month to run a stock 
company at Washington, but after three weeks' struggle with the hot weather which 
supervened, they gave it up after the jiroduction of thiee pieces which have 
scarcely .>-ince been heard of. 

July is not a month utually selected for starting the sea^cm, but in the ca^e of 
" The Gay Hussars" there seemed to be no choice, since Henry W. Savage believed 
he had another " Men-y Widow," and Shuberts had the same opinion, bcjth having 
determined to maRe it their supreme effort for the season. Mr. Savage, rendered 
wily by his previous exj)erience with "The Devil," laid his plans in secret, and 
before the opposition could begin j>repa rations, got in first, and produced his piece 
on the road. After several changes in the cast he brought it in to the Knicker- 
bocker. Here it stayed for several weeks, after which it was sent out on the road 
for some time, after which it was relegated to the store house. William A. Brady 
returned early this month from Europe with promises that later Sir Herbert 
Tree would appear in the United States under his nianageinent, a statement con- 
tradicted later by the London manager. 

The AiTU.MN Season. 

The ne.xt production was in August, by Henry W. Savage, at the Liberty 
Theatre, and proved to be an adaptation of a Viennese farce, which he called 
■'The Florist's Shoj)." This, after a few weeks, was removed. Of short life, too, 
was " The Only j.,aw," by Wilson Mizner and (ieorge IJronson Howard, which did 
not sncc:eed mainly by reason of its frank treatment of subjects usually handled 
with the most c areful circumspection. At Daly's, shortly afterwards, " Billy," a 
comedy amplified from a sketch played in vaudeville by Sydney Drew, caught on, 
and ran for some time. At the Herald Scjuare Theatre on August 16 a We.-tern 
successful musical comedy was produced, entitled "A Broken Idcjl." 

August is one of the great producing months of the year, and for 1909 there was 
a cpiick succession of productions. " Tlie Dollar Mark," a society drama, by 
rJeorge Broadhu7-st, was staged at Wallack's. This piece had made a sensation in 
San Francisco, wlieie it had been juoduced by a scratcli stock company for the pur- 
pose of filling in a week and ran ten. which is about the record. It did not do at 
all well at Wallack's, and a woi-.se fate was reserved for the London success, " The 
Flag LicHitenant."' jjroduced at the Criterion by Charles Frohman. 

On August 31 Henry B. Harris j)roduced at the Hackett Theatre Channing 
Pollock's " Such a Little Queen," which turned out to be a real success, and served to 
introduce a new .star to Broadway, Miss Elsie Ferguson, who had been out on a 
i-oad jiroduction, playing a not too prominent ))art. On the same date " The Sins 
of Society." whicli had been cpiite a success in Chicago, was produced at the New 
York Theatre. The Drury Lane j)iece, however, did not last long. 

Air. Savage produced his new opera, "The Love Cure," on tlie first day in 
September at the New Amsterdam. " The Love Cure " caught on at once, and gave 
promise of a very lengthy run, but somehow it disap))ointed in this respect, but 
has been a steady money-maker on the road. It introduced two artists in a stellar 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS HATTIE WILLIAMS. 



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part in " Fluffy Ruffles." This season she is starring in Detective bpaiiies. 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS BLANCHE BATES. 

f t.-.,.ti..nfl OvP-oii She was educated in San Francisco, going 
Miss Bi^nche Bates is a native of P°V»''"^„^' ^^ »ne time a member of the late Augustin Daly * 
from school to the stock compan>. .f.^'f «as at one time she became a member of David 

Company, appearing as the Countess Mirtza in The C^^^^^^^ .^^^^ p^,l, ^j 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MR. DAVID BELASCO. 



[Selhy. 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS FRANCES STARR. 

Miss Pranxes Starr was born in Oneonta. X.Y.. and made her first appearance in a stock comi)any in 
Albany, and later joined the Murray Hill company, of Xew York, also stock. After this she joined 
Fred Belasco"s company at the Alcazar, San Francisco, and later the Proctor Fifth Avenue Theatre 
company, from which she was selected by David Belasco to play the ingenue part with David Warfield 
in " The Music Master," when Minnie Dupree left the cast. Her success in this part decided that 
manager to promote the young actress to " stardom," and there she has since remained, playing the 
star parts in " The Rose of the Rancho " and " The Easiest Way." 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 




MISS DOROTHY DONNELLY. 



ISykes. 



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company. After appearing in many printioal r.iles she made a distinct hit in G. Bernard Shaw's 
" Candida," in wliieh Arnold Dalv was starring. Miss Donxf.lly followed this up with several 
othersuccesses, notably in "The Little Grey Lady " and " Daughters of Men." It was not 
until Mr. Henry W. Savage cast her for the part of Madame X., however, that the public had 
an opportunity of appreciating the result of her early training in her brother's company. She 
scored an instant success in it, and is at present appearing in it in Chicago, where the piece 
has had a run. Miss Donnelly is an accomplished pianist, and varies the monotony of 
appearing successfully on the stage by attending to the duties of vice-president of the 
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the French, and which was presented later in New York, at the Stiiyvesant 
Theatre, with considerable success. 

On November 8 ^llle. frenee made her appearance for the season at the New 
Amsterdam, in ''The 'Silver Star," and scored a success, appearing for the first 
time in New York in a speaking part. The same date also saw the opening of 
■ The Belle of Brittany " at Daly's, with Frank Daniels in the part created by 
Oeorge Graves in London. ]\Ir. Daniels, according to the critics, made the hit of 
his professional career. 

On November 22 Harrison Grey Fiske presented George Arliss in a dramatisa- 
tion of W. J. Locke's "Septimus," which made a certain amount of success, and 
the same date saw " His Name on the Door," which had been tried in New 
Haven by amateurs and proved entertaining, introduced Frank Lord, a new 
author, at the Bijou. This play was afterwards moved down town to the Garden 
Theatre. 

At the end of this month Henry Miller returned from London to look matters 
over after his comparatively long absence, and uttered some most uncomplimentary 
things regarding the New Theatre, and announced his intention of producing 
the latest play of the author of "The Great Divide," entitled "The Faith Healer." 
About the same time Henry W. Savage returned also, with several plays, among which 
he coimted as his best acquirement ^lonckton Hoffe's "The Little Damozel." 
During his absence abroad he had given directions by cable to close down " The 
Gay Hussars," "The Florist's Shop," and "Mary Jane's Pa." though the last- 
named was immediately taken up by a Western manager, and sent oxit on a pro- 
longed tour to the Pacific Coast. 

Other Events of the Year. 

In April occurred the death of Heini'ich Conried. His body was brought to 
New York and buried, after a most imposing funeral ceremony in the building he 
liad presided over for so many years. 

An incident of some importance happened in April when occurred a resumption 
of friendly anangements between Kiaw and Erlanger and David Belasco, Harrison 
Grey Fiske, and Joe Weber. The last three had for some time been connected with 
the Shuberts as an independent faction. 

In May The Lambs realised their long-promised Public Gambol, opening at the 
Metropolitan Opera House, netting 840,000 for the one performance,, following 
this lip with a tour of the large cities, and ending up in Chicago. At the 
conclusion, it was found that a net profit of $90,000 had been acquired, towards 
constructing a new club house. The present one is barely five years old, but tne 
club has increased so in popularity that a change of premises is deemed as abso- 
lutely necessary. 

August saw the resignation of Mr. William Winter from the etaff of the 
"Tribune," on which he had been the dramatic critic for over thirty years. His 
reason was that his criticisms were mutilated by the manager, and altered so as 
to fit in with the financial aiTangements of the paper. Later in the year a banquet 
was tendered the veteran lUtpratcur by many irfluential members of the New York 
literarv and artistic circles. 



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compiled by ilr. Reginald Clarence, the well-known ibibliographer of dramatic 
data. Over 50,000 plays are recorded in "The Stage Cyclopaedia," together "with 
descriptions, authors' names, dates, places of production, and important revivals. 
The period covered extends over upwards of 500 years, and records productions 
of which any mention can be found since the commencement of the British stage 
up to the present month. 

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AMERICAN COPYRIGHT. 

CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES LAW. 

BY BERNARD WELLER. 

THE new Act amending and consolidating the Acts concerning Copyright in 
the United States came into force on July 1 last. A statement of the pro- 
visions affecting dramatic, musical, and similar property, from the point of 
view of alien authors, will serve as a supplement to, and in certain respects 
a necessary corrective of the article on " How to Protect a Play " in The Stage 
Year Book for 1908. The Act is one of much length — naturally so, because of its 
comprehensive character — and the provisions are set forth in considerable verbal 
detail ; but, as legal enactments go, the statute is fairly plain sailing. The new 
law gives American authors and other owners of copyright works almost all that 
they could desire in point of protection. One deficiency is that there is no specific 
provision for kinematograph pictures. Such pictures ought to have been made one 
of the separate classes of copyright property enumerated under Section 5; and, 
as it is, these subjects of copyright — now often extraordinarily valuable — have to 
get their protection under cover of sub-sections dealing with photographs or with 
pictorial illustrations. A kinematograph picture has, if one comes to think of it, 
no solid existence. It is an ever-varying shadow on a screen ; and it w'ould have 
been wise to have provided for it as a particular subject. The kinematograph 
picture may perhaps, where it is dramatic in character, obtain protection as a 
dramatic composition. The omission to deal w'ith the kinematograph picture 
specifically is the more notable for the reason that provision is made as to 
mechanical reproductions of musical works by phonographs, gramophones, pianolas, 
and the like. The fixed royalty principle — proposed but rightly rejected at the 
Berlin Conference — is in this respect given a novel legislative sanction. But gene- 
rally speaking, the American copyight owner is protected in the most ample way. 
The period for the enjoyment of his rights is increased to a maximum of 
fifty-six years. For infringement the remedies at civil law have been facilitated, 
and they carry with them heavy penalties. Wilful infringement for profit is also 
punishable as a criminal offence. The formalities attendant on taking out copy- 
right have, however, been increased. They include deposit of copies, registration, 
filing of affidavit, printing of copyright notice on works, etc. — altogether a 
formidable and needlessly-vexatious procedure. Here the new law has consolidated 
without simplifying. It might with advantage have followed the Berlin example. 

Performaxce not PunLlCATIOX. 

The poor foreign author, especially the writer in English, comes, if anything, 
more badly off than before. Fortunately, the dramatic author escapes the worst 
effects of the way in which the United States — a way so discreditable to a great 
country — regards the obligations of international copyright. In the case of a 
published book in English the foreign author or owner has, in order to claim copy- 
right, to meet this requirement : — 

All copies accorded protection under this Act . . . shall be printed from type set 
within the limits of the United Statef?, either by hand or by the aid of any kind of 
typesetting machine, or from plates made within the limits of the United States from 
type set therein, or, if the text be produced by lithographic process, or photo-engraving 
process, then by a process wholly performed within the limits of the United States 
and the printing of the text and binding of the said hook shall be performed within 
the limits of the United States. 

But the English dramatist, as long as he keeps from printed publication outside 
the United States, is saved from these consequences by the definition of American 
law which says that public performance is not publication. Thus a play, or 
dramatic composition — as the term is under the American statutes — if in manu- 
script, or only printed privately and not for sale, is protected at common law. 



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But as soon as it is published as a book for sale it becomes published in the eye of 
American law, aad if it does not comply with the foregoing "manufacturing pro- 
visions " and other conditions of the Act it forfeits all rights — performing as well 
as printing or other multiplying forms — in the States. 

This distinction between performance and publication is maintained in the new 
Act. Section 2 says expressly : — 

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to annul or limit the right of the author or 
proi'.rictor of an unpublished work, at common law or in equity, to prevent the copying, 
publication, or use of such unpublished work without his consent, and to obtain 
damages therefor. 

A play performed, but not printed for sale, is an unpublished work. It is in most 
respects effectually protected at common law. Moreover, certain States — New 
York, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Massachusetts, etc. — have penal 
statutes covering the unauthorised performance of plays. These statutes apply to 
plays that are unpublished works. 

Further, the author who does not take out copyright under the statute and lets 
his play remain at common law has the advantage of perpetual protection. That 
is to sa}', there is no time limit to his exclusive right to his work. Under the 
Copyright Act, on the other hand, he can only enjoy his right — at all events as 
that of a published book — for a certain number of years. 

A Valuable Concessiox. 

The new Act, however, does make concessions in point of statutory copyright 
to authors or other owners of certain works. Section 11 says : — 

Copyright may also be had of the works of an author of which copies are not 
reproduced for sale by the deposit, with claim of copyright, of one complete copy of such 
work if it be a . . . dramatic or musical composition; of a photographic print if 
the work he a photograph, or of a photograph or other identifying reproduction 
thereof if it be a work of art or a plastic work or drawing. 

There is no stipulation that the copy must be in print ; and it would appear that, 
as regards a dramatic composition, a typewritten copy or even a manuscript one 
would fulfil the requirement of the section. It is stipulated that if a work is later 
on reproduced for sale as a book the copyright proprietor is not exempt from the 
deposit of two copies at Washington, made in accordance with the manufacturing 
provisions already quoted. In other words, the statutory copyright secured in the 
unpublished work lapses upon irregular publication in this respect. That is the 
only meaning of the stipulation, taken in conjunction with Sections 12, 13, and 15. 
The provision is chiefiy advantageous to dramatic compositions. It is advantageous 
also as far as the performing rights of songs and other musical compositions go. 
But such pieces as songs, etc, are often valuable as printed publications for 
sale, and copyright obtained under Section 11 forbids anything of this kind. How 
far a kinematograph picture could protect itself under this section is doubtful. 
The section becomes inoperative so soon as the work is " reproduced in copies for 
sale." Is the exhibition of a kinematograph picture publication within the 
meaning of American law ? It would seem not. But what of the films ? Are they, 
if multiplied and sold, copies for sale? If so, and they are not made within the 
United States, do they invalidate any protection enjoyed by the kinematograph 
picture either at common law or under the Act ? 

But, in relation to dramatic compositions, the provision contained in Section 11 
is certainly valuable. On the whole, assuming that a manuscript or typewritten 
copy is valid, it seems advisable — good as the protection at common law is — for 
the English owner to avail himself of tae provision. He then comes under full 
statutory protection. The only point that he has to consider is that he may limit 
his term of protection to the maximum statutory period of fifty-six years, whereas 
at common law his right endures for ever. It is not certain, however, that he limits 
his riffht in this way, for if the fact of filing one copy of his work still leaves it 
an unpublished work, then, according to Section 2, " nothing in this Act shall 
annul or limit " his right at common law. It seems rather an odd and even 
impossible conjunction of common-law rights and statutory rights. One is inclined 
to think that as the property becomes a copyright under the Act the statiitory 
period for copyright is applicable : and Section 8 is favourable to this view. 

There is also the point of view of English law to be considered. Prior 
publication in a non-Union country forfeits the home right to protection. Would 
filing a copy at Washington amount to publication ? There appears to be no 



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sufficient reason for saying that it would. However, the Washington copy need 
not be deposited until after the public performance in England, oi in the British 
dominions, or any Union country. 

Variety Art Protection. 

The words of monologues, duologues, sketches, scenas, songs, etc., if falling 
within the definition of dramatic or musical compositions, can similarly be protected 
under this section. This fact should be noted by variety artists. 

Ad Interim Copyright. 

A further concession, applicable to English books published for sale, gives the 
owner of a work an ad interim copyright for a maximum period of sixty days. 
The owner of a book published abroad in the English language before publication 
in the States must deposit in the Copyright Office, not later than thirty days after 
the publication abroad, one complete copy, with a request for the reservation of 
the copyright and a statement of the name and nationality of the author, of the 
copyright proprietor, and of the date of publication. The owner thereby secures 
an ad interim copyright, which has all the force and effect given to copyright by 
the Act. It lasts for thirty days from the date of deposit. 

This copyright is extended to the full statutory term if within the period of the 
ad interim protection an authorised edition of the work is published in the United 
States, in accordance with the manufacturing provisions. 

Procedure for Ordin.vry Copyright. 

The manufacturing provisions have been explained. The proprietor of an alien 
won*, is, of cour.se, at liberty to set and print and bind copies for sale as far as 
concerns his own country and countries other than the United States, but only 
copies produced in the States will be protected there. Sections 15 and 16 are not 
without some looseness of w-ording, but it certainlj- seems that it will not suffice, as 
formerly, that only the type be .set in the States. The whole work as a book 
must now be set, printed, and bound in that country. Two copies must be 
deposited at Washington promptly after publication. In the case of ad interim 
copyright, as explained, thirty days is allowed. 

The two copies must be accompanied by an affidavit under the official seal of any 
officer authorised to administer oaths within the United States, duly made by the 
person claiming copyright or by his duly authorised agent or representative residing 
in the United States, or by the printer who has printed the work, setting forth 
that the copies deposited have been printed in accordance with the manufacturing 
provisions. The affidavit must state also the establishment or establishments in 
which the type was set or plates made, the printing and binding were done, and 
the date of the completion of the printing of the book or the date of publication. 
Any person who knowingly makes a false affidavit is guilty of a misdemeanour, 
punishable by fine and also by forfeiture of all rights and privileges under 
copyright. 

in addition, a notice of copyright must be affixed to each copy of the work 
published or offered for sale in the United States by authority of the copyright 
proprietor, except in the case of a work seeking ad interiin protection. The notice 
of copyright must consist either of the word "Copyright" or the abbreviation 
" Copr.," accompanied by the name of the copyright proprietor on the title-page 
or page immediately following ; and if the work is a dramatic, musical, or literary 
work the notice must include also the year in which the copyright was secured 
by publication. 

If the two copies of the American issue are not promptly deposited, the Register 
of copyrights may recjuire the proprietor of the copyright to deposit them, and after 
the demand has been made, in default of the deposit of copies of the work within 
three months from any part of the United States, or within six months from any 
outlying territorial possession of the United States, or from any foreign country, 
the proprietor of the copyright is liable to a fine of one hundred dollars, and the 
copyright becomes void. 

The fee for registration of copyright is one dollar, except in the case of 
photographs, for which it is 50 cents. 

The Act lays down an elaborate system of registration, with periodically issued 
-catalogues. Th^, catalogues and .Lndps volumes &re to be admitted in any court 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 83 

as prinid facie evidence of the facts stated therein as regards any cupyriglit 
registration. 

No action or proceeding can be maintained for infringement of copyright in 
any work until the provisions as to deposit of copies and registration of the work 
have been complied with. 

There is a stringent provision dealing with registration of assignment. Every 
assignment of copyright must be recorded in the Copyright Ofhce within three 
calendar months after its execution in the United States or within six calendar 
months after its execution without the limits of the United States. Otherwise it 
will be void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagee for a valuable 
consideration, without notice, whose assignment has been duly recorded. 

Wide Powers. 

The powers enjoyed under the Act are, as have been said, of the amplest kind. 
The copyright owner has the exclusive right : — 

(a) To print, reprint, fuliish. copy, and vemi tlie cojiyrighted work; 

(b) To translate the copyrighted work into other languages or dialects, or make any 
other version therefor, if it be a literary work; to dramatise it if it be a non-draniatic 
work ; to convert it into a novel or other non-dramatic work If it be a drama ; to 
arrange or adapt it if it be a musical work ; to complete, execute, and finish it if it be 
a model or design for a work of art ; 

(c) To deliver or authorise the delivery of the copyrighted work in public for profit 
if it be a lecture, sermon, address, or similar production ; 

(d) To perform or rei)resent the copyrighted work publicly if it be a drama, or, if it 
be a dramatic work and not reproduced in copies for sale, to vend any manuscript or 
any record whatsoever thereof; to make or to procure the making of any transcription 
cr record thereof by or from which, in whole or in part, it may in any manner or by 
any method be exhibited, performed, represented, produced, or reproduced ; and to 
exhibit, perform, represent, produce, or reproduce it in any manner or by any method 
whatsoever; 

(e) To perform the copyrighted work publicly for profit if it be a musical composition 
and for the purpose of public performance for profit ; and for the purposes set forth 
in sub-sLction (a) hereof, to make any arrangement or setting of it or of the melody ot 
it in any system of notation <,t any form of record in which the thought of an author 
may be recorded and from v/hich it may be read or reproduced. 

Incidentally it may be pointed out that under (d) dramatic pieces are protected 
from kinematographic piracy, and under (e) — to which there is a long addendum — 
musical works from mechanical reproduction, subject to freedom to reproduce in 
certain circumstances on payment of a 2 cents royalty for each disc, roll, cylinder, 
or other reproducing device employed. 

Duration of Copyright. 
Formerly the statutory copyright period, dating from due registration and filing 
at Washington, ran for twenty-eight years ; and the author, if he was living, or his 
wife or children, if he was dead, might obtain a further t«rm of fourteen years 
on re-complying with the regulations for original copyrights. The chief alteration 
is that the later period of fourteen years now becomes one of twenty-eight, making 
fifty-six years in all. Application tor the renewal and extension must be made to 
the copyright office and duly registered therein within one year prior to the 
expiration of the original term of copyright. In default of application for 
renewal and extension, the copyright in any work ends after twenty-eight years 
from first publication. The extension under the new Act applies to a subsisting 
copyright. 

Remedies : Civil and Pe^tal. 

The 2>e'nalties for infiingement are, by way of civil action, heavy and various. 
In the case of dramatic or dramatico-musical or choral or orchestral composition 
the penalty is 100 dollars for the first and fifty dollars for every subsequent 
infringing performance, provided that the damages shall not exceed 5,000 dollars 
nor be less than 250 dollars. These penalties are much moi'e severe than they were 
before. Then, on the criminal side, any person who wilfully and for profit 
infringes any copyright work, or knowingly and w'ilfully aids or abets the 
infringement, is deemed guilty of a misdemeanour to be punished by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding one year, or by a fine of not less than 100 dollars nor 
more than 1,000 dollars, or both, in the discretion of the Court. The power to 
imprison existed under Section 4,966 of the old law, but not in conjunction with a 
fine. 



84 THh STAGE YEAR BOOK 



THE LICENSING OF AMERICAN AGENTS. 
AN UNFORTUNATE BILL. 

AN important Bill, wliith propuirfd to aiufiui the law relative to employment 
agencies, particularly directed to control theatrical and vaudeville agencies, 
very nearly became law in New York. The Bill, introduced by Assembly- 
man Voi?s on March 9. went through all its stages, and was eventually blocked 
by the Mayor of Buffalo refusing to sign it. The Bill was warmly advocated and 
supported by the White Rats, the Society of JNlagicians, the Actors' Society, the 
Actors' Union, the Vaudeville Comedy Club, and the Hebrew Actors' Society. 
The main features of the Bill were :— 

Agency Fees. — Gross fees charged to applicants for theatrical, vaudeville, 
or circus engagements, or other entertainments of the stage, should not exceed 
the amount of 5 per cent, of the salary when the engagement was for less than 
ten weeks, and 5 per cent, on ten weeks' salary when the engagement was 
for ten weeks or more. This applied to theatrical engagements ; vaudeville, 
circus, and other were liable to 5 per cent, of the salary throughouli the engage- 
ment. 

Split Commissions. — This practice was especially prohibited. 
License. — Each agent had to obtain a license from the Mayor, to post the 
same in a conspicuous place in his office ; to pay £5 annually for the license, and 
to enter into a bond of £200. The renewal of the license could be opposed. 

Control. — Books to be kept and a record made of all persons to whom work 
was promised or offered, and of all persons applying for employees, together 
with the date of the engagement ; obligatory to investigate the financial respon- 
sibility and reputations of all applicants for actors and actresses, and to " in- 
form all applicants on request who may be engaged or contracted for such em- 
ployment any and all information in their possession at the time said engage- 
ment is made." 

Contracts. — All contracts for theatrical engagements to be drawn according 
to the direction of the Mayor or Commissioner of licenses. 

Other Conditions. — " No such licensed person shall send or cause to be sent 
any female as a servant, or inmate, or performer, to enter any place of bad 
repute, house of ill-fame, or assignation house, or to any house or place of 
amusement kept for immoral purposes, or place resorted to for the purposes of 
prostitution, or gambling house, the character of which such licensed person 
could have obtained upon reasonable inquiry." .... " No such licensed person, 
his agents, or employees shall have sexual intercourse with any female applicant 
for employment." 

Penalties. — For breaking or not complying with the regulations of the Bill 

the penalties ranged from fines of £10 to imprisonment for various periods at 

the discretion of the court. 

The Bill was passed by the Assembly on April 14. The Senate unanimously 

passed it on April 29. It was to have gone before Governor. Hughes on May 6, but 

it was discovered that the Bill in going through amendments had lost its wider 

application, and the Governor's legal adviser determined that it was a special city 

Bill, and concerned only Buffalo and New York. It accordingly went before Mayor 

J. N. Adam, of Buffalo, on May 10, who refused to sign it. He said he thought 

the Bill had been badly drawn, and that Buffalo should never have been included in 

it. Mayor McClellan, of New York, signed it on ^May 12, and in connection with the 

signing issued the folIov.-ing significant memorandum : — 

The condition of affairs existing between actors and these theatrical agencies 

appears to be almost beyond belief. For this reason, therefore, and in order 

that the parties in favour of this Bill may ask for a rehearing before the Maj'or 

of Buffalo and be successful when the matter is completely argued before him, I 

have decided to accept this Bill on behalf of the city of New York. 

An endeavour was made to get the Mayor of Buffalo to grant a rehearing, but 

the application was refused, and one of the most important Bills dealing with 

theatrical matters of recent years was consequently killed. 

We understand that the various organised bodies in New York are working to 
have the Bill re-introduced, when, by limiting its scope to New York, a happier 
result may be anticipated. 



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CENSORSHIP AND LICENSING. 

ONE of the most important events in the theatrical year has been the inquiry 
held by a Joint Select Committee of the Lords and Commons into the 
working of the Dramatic Censorship and the General Licensing and Regu- 
lation of Amusements. This may be directly traced back to the discontent 
with existing conditions shown by the dramatic authors who in 1908 formed a 
deputation which waited on the Home Secretary in February of that year. Ten 
months later, in December, 1908, Mr. Robert Harcourt introduced a Bill in the 
House of Commons which aimed at abolishing the powers of the Lord Chamberlain 
in respect of stage plays and transferring to the local authority the powers of the 
Lord Chamberlain in regard to the licensing of theatres in London. Early in 
1909 Mr. Harcourt remodelled his Bill, and introduced it afresh. Li its new form 
it had the wider application of making one license cover dramatic and music hall 
entertainments. This Bill was blocked on its second reading. 

Some questions, mainly resulting from licenses not being granted to certain 
plays, however, were asked in the House of Commons, and on July 5 the House 
resolved that an inquiry was necessary. The House of Lords on July 7 concurred 
in the proposal for a Joint Committee, and on July 19 appointed five Lords to sit 
with the five members of the Commons who were selected on July 16. The Joint 
Committee was constituted as follows : — Right Hon. Herbert Samuel (Chairman), 
Earl of Plymouth, Lord Willoughby de Broke, Lord Newton, Lord Ribblesdale, 
Lord Gorell, Mr. Robert Harcourt, Mr. A. E. W. Mason, Colonel the Right Hon. 
M. Lockwood, Mr. Hugh Law. 

The Terms of Reference were : — To inquire into the Censorship of Stage Plays 
as constituted by the Theatres Act, 1843, and into the operations of the Acts of 
Parliament relating to the licensing and regulation of theatres and places of public 
entertainment, and to report any alterations of the law or practice which may 
appear desirable. 

The Committee in twelve sittings examined the following forty-nine 
witnesses : — Mr. W. P. Byrne (Home Office), Mr. G. A. Redford (Examiner 
of Plays), Mr. William Archer, Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, Mr. W. F. Fladgate 
(Society of West-End Theatre Managers), Mr. Granville Barker, Col. Sir Douglas 
Dawson (Lord Chamberlain's Department), Mr. J. M. Barrie, Mr. Forbes 
Robertson, Mr. Cecil Raleigh (Society of Authors), Mr. John Galsworthy, Mr. 
Frederick Whelen, Mr. Laurence Housman, Sir Herbert Tree, Mr. Bram 
Stoker, Mr. W. B. Redfern (Theatrical Managers' Association), Mr. 
P. Hedderwick (Theatrical Managers' Association), Mr. Frederick Mouillot 
(Ireland), Mr. J. H. Savile (Scotland), Mr. W. L. Courtney, Mr. T. P. Le Fanu 
(Irish Office), Sir William S. Gilbert, Mr. Clarence Derwent (Actors' Association), 
Mr. A. B. Walkley, Miss Lena Ashwell, Professor Gilbert Murray, Mr. .J. B. 
MulhoUand (Theatres' Alliance), Mr. George Alexander, Mr. George Edwardes, 
Mr. M. V. Leveaux (Touring Managers' Association), Mr. Comyns Carr, Mr. Frank 
Gerald (Actors' Union), Right Hon. J. W. Lowther (Speaker of the House of 
Commons), Mr. H. Tozer, Mr. Oswald Stoll, Mr. P. J. Rutland (Entertainments 
Protection Association), Mr. Alfred Moul, Mr. Portland Akerman (Sketch Artists' 
Association), Mr. Philip Carr, the Bishop of Southwark, Mr. J. G. Snead-Cox, 
Mr. Hall Caine, Mr. G. L. Gomme (London County Council), Mr. Israel Zangwill, 
Sir Arthur Pinero, Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. W. H. Clemart (Variety Artists' 
Federation), and Mr. Philip Yorke. 

The Report. 

The report of the Committee was issued on November 11. The chief conclusions 
and recommendations were : — 

The Censorship. 

The public interest requires that theatrical performances should be regulated 
by special laws. 

The Lord Chamberlain should remain the Licenser of Plays. 

It should be optional to submit a play for license, and legal to perform 
an unlicensed play, whether it has been submitted or not. 

The Director of Public Prosecutions, if he is of opinion that any unlicensed 
pky wl ich has been performed is open to objection on the ground of indecency, 



8b rut STAGE YtAh BOOk 

should havf power to prefer an indittment against the manager of the theatre 
where the play has been produced, and against the author of the play. 

Where a play has not been submitted and is open to objection, the manager 
and the author should be liable to action by either the Attorney-General 
(before a Committ<?e of the Privy Council) or the Public Prosecutor (in the 
law courts). After action by the Attorney-General or the Public Prosecutor 
it should be illegal for any further performances of the play to take place 
until the case has been heard and decided. The theatre license should be 
liable to endorsement. A license that has been endorsed three times within 
a period of five years should be liable to forfeiture by the Court which 
directed the last endorsement, and be incapable of renewal, for a period of 
five years following, to or for the benefit of the same licensee. 

Proceedings may be taken against the producers of a licensed play ; but the 
performance should not be liable to suspension pending the decision of the 
proceedings, nor the license to endorsement. 

Distinct Parliamentary responsibility should attach to the Lord Chamber- 
lain, who should be held accountable primarily to the House of Lords, and 
secondarily to the Lower Chamber, for his decisions. 

The office of Examiner of Plays should be continued. 

The same provisions for licensing, for the punishment or prohibition of 
unlicensed productions which are found to be improper, and for control through 
the license of the building to be applied to plays, should apply also to all words 
sung or spoken in any licensed place of entertainment. 

The scale of fees now payable to the Examiner in respect of stage plays 
should be continued. The fees payable for the examination of songs 
should be on a low scale. 

The period of seven days which must intervene between the presentation 
of a play for examination and its proposed performance should be extended 
to fourteen days. 

The existing practice of managers only submitting plays to the Examiner 
should be continued. 

Theatre Regulation. 

The power conferred upon the Lord Chamberlain by the Theatres Act, 1843, 
to order the closing of all or any theatres on solemn occasions of national 
importance should remain. 

The licensing of the forty theatres which are now in the jurisdiction of the 
Lord Chamberlain should be transferred to the London County Council. 

The authorities should still be empowered to withdraw^ a theatre licen.se 
provided that they are acting "according to the rules of reason and justice." 
But it should not be regarded as a valid reason for withdrawing the license 
of a theatre that a licensed play, to which objection is taken, has been 
performed there ; or that an unlicen.sed play has. been performed there, if 
proceedings ,have been -taken and the Court 'or the Comniittee of th.j Privy 
Council, as the case may be, have not ordered the theatre license to be 
endorsed. 

The licensing aiithority should have full power to grant occasional licenses, 
and to transfer a license from one person to another during the course of the 
twelvemonth for which the license has been granted. 

The Single License. 

The present legal differentiation between the theatre and the music hall 
should be aboli.shed, and each be allowed to present whatever form of enter- 
tainment it desires. 

The new form of license might be termed the Dramatic and Music License. 

The issue of the existing Music and Dancing License, obtainable without 
payment of a fee, should be continued for the use of the assembly rooms, 
hotels, restaurants, skating-rinks, and other places which now, as well as the 
music halls, give performances under its authority. 

Drink License. 
All places of amusement holding the new single license should be required 
to obtain a Justices' license if it is proposed to sell intoxicating drinks on 
the premises, but existing theatres with excise licenses should be entitled to 
sell under that lirensc for a period to be agreed. 



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Smoking. 

It should be left to the managers of places of amusement to decide 
whether smoking should be allowed in the auditorium or not. 

Ieeland. 

With respect to Ireland, no change in the existing law and practice is 

recommended. 

A verbatim report of the proceedings before the Joint Committee at their 

twelve sittings, with the full text of their recommendations, with an appendix 

containing statements by Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, Mr. Henry Arthur Jones, and 

Mr. Charles Frohman, is published in book form at The Stage Office, Price Is, 



THE BRITISH EMPIRE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY. 

THE society was founded in 1901 by Miss Morritt, with the approval and 
hearty co-operation of Sir Henry Irving, who became the society's first 
president. The governmg council of the society is as follows : President, Prin- 
cess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein ; vice-presidents, Mr. George Alexan- 
der, Mr. Arthur Bourchier, !Mr.W. L. Courtney, Lord Howard de Walden, Mr. H. B. Ir- 
ving, Mr. Alan Mackinnon, Sir Charles Mathews, iMr. Forbes Robertson, and Mr. Lewis 
WaHer ; hon. general directors. Miss ^Morritt and ]\lr. Acton Bond. The society 
works not for profit, but for the sole object of making Shakespeare a vital foi'ce of 
the English-speaking race — that is, not only with the cultured, but with the rank and 
tile of the people as well. The public dramatic readings given by the society evoke 
great interest, the more especiaJly as they are cast from amongst the local members — 
except anvLondon, where the readings are in the ihands of professional casts, ilember- 
ship of one centre implies membership throughout the Empire. Candidates for the final 
elocution competition, which takes place annually at a London theatre, with some 
well-known actor as judge, are only eligible to compete on ithedr having qualified in 
their respective local competitions. Those desiring to become members or associates 
of the society should communicate with the acting general secretary, Mr. John 
Beamish, 81. Regency Street, London, S.W. 

The following is a brief summary of the work accomplished in Loildon in 
1909: — 

January 5. — Reading of "King John." The ca.st included Mr. Robert Loraine, 
Mr. Acton Bond, and j\Iiss Esme Beringer. 

February- 2. — Reading of "King Lear." The cast included Mr. Lyn Harding, 
Mr. Acton Bond. Mr. Bassett Roe, and ]SIiss Dorothy Thomas. 

February 28. — Reading of "King Lear." The cast again included Mr. Lyn 
Harding, ;:\lr. Aoton Bond, Mr. Bassett Roe, and :Miss Dorothv Thomas. 

April 1.— Reading of " Othello." The cast included :\Ir. Cyril Keightlev, yir. 
Acton Bond. Mr. Athol Stewart, and Miss Nora Lancaster. 

May 10.— Reading of "Macbeth." The cast included Mr. J. Fisher White, Mr. 
Athol Stewart, and iMiss Greta Morritt. 

:May 18.— Reading of "Julius Cassar." The cast included Mr. Franklin 
Dyall, :\Ir. Acton Bond, Mr. Michael Sherbrooke. and Miss Xora Lancaster. 
June 18.— Reading of "Julius Ceesar." The cast included Mr. Franklin 
Dyall, Mr. Acton Bond, Mr. Halliwell Hobbes, and Miss Esme Bea-inger. 
June 28. — Elocution Competition. Judge. Mr. Arthur Bourchier. 
October 22.— Reading of "Much Ado About Nothing." The cast included 
Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Mr. Norman Foi-bes. Mr. Hubert Carter, Mr. Bassett 
Roe, Mr. Acton Bond, Mr. Harcourt Williams, Mr. Alfred Brvdone, Miss 
Jessie Bateman, and Mi&s Violet Vanbrugh. 

October 24.— Reading of "Othello.^' The cast included Mr. William 
Devereux, Mr. Acton Bond, and Miss ilargaret Halstan. 

December 4.— Lecture by Mr. F. S. Boas. ^^f.A., LL.D. Chairman, Mr. 
p. E, Morrison. 



88 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



CHILDREN AT ENTERTAINMENTS. 
THE NEW LAW. 

THE Children Act, 1908. which came into force on April 1, 1909, provides in 
Section 121 :— 
(1) Where an entertainment for children or any entertainment at 
which the majority of the person.s attending are children is provided, 
and the number of children who attend the entertainment exceeds one hundred, 
and access to any part of the building in which children are accommodated is 
by stairs, it shall be the duty of the person who provides the entertainment to 
station and keep stationed wherever necessary a sufficient number of adult 
attendants, properly instructed as to their duties, to prevent more children or 
other persons being admitted to any such part of the building than that part 
can properly accommodate, and to control the movement of the children and 
other persons admitted to any such part whilst entering and leaving, and to 
take all other reasonable precautions for the safety of the children. 

(2) Where the occupier of a building permits, for hire or reward, the building 
to be used for the purpose of an entertainment, he shall take all reasonable 
.steps to secure the observance of the provisions of this section. 

(3) If any person, on whom any obligation is imposed by this section, fails 
to fulfil that obligation, he shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine 
not exceeding, in the case of a first offence, fifty pounds, and in the case of a 
second or subsequent offence, one hundred pounds, and also, if the building 
in which the entertainment is given is licensed under any of the enactments 
relating to the licensing of theatres and of houses and other places for music or 
dancing, the licence shall be liable to be revoked by the authority by which the 
licence was granted. 

(4) A constable may enter any building in which he has reason to believe 
that such an entertainment as aforesaid is being, or is about to be, provided with 
a view to seeing whether the provisions of this section are carried into effect. 

(5) It shall be the duty of the council of the county or county borough in 
which a building in which any contravention of the provisions of this section is 
alleged to have taken place to institute proceedings under this section if the 
building is a building liceiLsed by the Lord Chamberlain, or is licensed by the 
council of the county or county borough under the enactments relating to the 
licensing of theatres or of houses and other places for music or dancing, and 
in any other case it shall be the duty of the police authority to institute such 
proceedings. 

(6) This section shall not apply to any entertainment given in a private 
dwelling-house. 

The Act also provides that persons habitually wandering from place to place, 
taking children above five years of age, must be in a position to prove that a child 
is either (1) totally exempted from school attendance or (2) is not, by being so 
taken about, "prevented from receiving efficient elementary education." The 
penalty is a fine not exceeding, with costs, 20s. A constable may arrest, without 
warrant, anv person whom he believes to be guilty of an offence under this section of 
the Act (s. 118). 

If, during October to March, a child has obtained a certificate for 200 attend- 
ances at a public elementary school during that period, it is not incumbent on the 
parent or guardian — such person being engaged in a trade or business of a nature to 
require him to travel from place to place — to prove that the child is receiving 
efficient education during the months of April to September. A child means a 
person under the age of fourteen years. Under this Act all applications for license" 
are heard in special Children's Courts, 



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ROYALTY AT THE PLAY. 



THE KING AT THE THEATRES. 

-The Empire. 
' An Englishman's Home '" — Wyndham's. 
' The Dancing Girl " — His Majesty's. 
' Henry of Navarre " — -New. 
' The Earth " — Kingsway. 
' Mr. Preedy and the Countess " — Criterion. 
■ The Arcadians " — Shaftesbury. 
The Woman in the Case " — Garrick. 
' L'Assommoir " — Adelphi. 
July 8. — " The Wreckers " — His Majesty's. 
9. — " His Borrowed Plumes " — Globe. 
,, 12.— The Alhambra. 
Aug. 9. — " The Best People " — Wyndham's. 
Sept. 4 — " Arsene Lupin " — Duke of York's. 
Oct. 28.— " The Whip "— Drury Lane. 
Nov. 4.—" The Whip " — Drury Lane. 

In addition, during his visit to Paris in March, The King 
attended the Variet^s and witnessed " Le Roi," and in May the 
Palais Royal and Olympia. 

'■ On April 23 he visited the Opera House at ]\Ialta. 



THE KING AT THE OPERA, 

May 8. — "Samson et Dalila." 

,, 25. — "Samson et Dalila." 
June 7. — " La Tosca." 

,, 28.— "LaBohtoie." 



THE QUEEN AT THE THEATRES. 

An Englishman's Home " — Wyndham's. 

The Arcadians " — Shaftesbury. 

The Woman in the Case" — Garrick. 

The Dryad " and " Admiral Guinea," by the Afternoon 
Theatre — His Majesty's. 
23. ~" Our Miss Gibbs— Gaiety. 
26.—''' Penelope " — Comedy. 
29.— " The Merry Widow "—Daly's. 



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THE QUEEN AT THE THEATRES-rv,„/nj«^r7. 

July \. — " Lf Volfur " — Adclphi. 

8.—" The Wreckers "—His Majesty's. 
' His Borrowed Plumes " — Globe. 
The Fires of Fate " — Lyric. 
' Our i>Iiss Gibbs " — Gaiety. 
' The Best People " — Wyndham's. 
The Whip" — Drury Lane. 
28. — " Ars^ne Lupin " — Duke of York's. 
29. — " Dear Little Denmark " — Prince of Wales's. 
30.—" The Dollar Prinoess "— Dalv's. 



THE QUEEN AT THE OPERA. 

^lay 25. — " Samson et Dalila." 
June 7. — "LaTo.sca." 

. , 21 . — ' ' Les Huguenots. " ' 

,, 25. — "LaBoheme."' 

., 28. — "LaBoheme." 

The Queen was also present with the King at the Opera House, 
Malta, on April 23, and she was present at a Symphony Concert at 
Queen's Hall on April 7. 



THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES. 

Feb. 12. — " An P^ngli.shman's Home " — Wyndham's. 

., 22.— ■ The Prisoner of Zenda "—St. James's. 
March 4. — " Henry of Navarre " — New. 
,. 11.— '■ Our Miss Gibbs "—Gaiety. 
April 24. — " Our !Miss Gibbs" — Gaiety. 
IMay 5. — " The School for Scandal " — His ^Majesty's. 
,. 8. — " Samson et Dalila " — Covent Garden, 
,, 11. — "Matint^e in Aid of the Queen Alexandra Sanatorium, Davos 
— Drury Lane. 
-" The Arcadians " — Shaftesbury. 
-" The Woman in the Case " — Garrick.. 
-" Our !Miss Gibbs " — Gaiety. 
-"His Borrowed Plumes" — Globe. 
-" The Best People " — Wj'ndham's. 
"False Gods " — His Majesty's. 
-" The Whip " — Drury Lane. 
-" Arsene Lupin " — Duke of York's. 

The Prince of Wales visited the Empire on February 11, and the 
London Coliseum on Julv 20. 



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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 91 



COMMAND PERFORMANCES. 

On November 17 Sir Herbert Tree and his company gave a performance of 
" Trilby " at Windsor Castle. The cast was as follows : — 

Svengali Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree Rev. Thomas Bagot Mr. William Haviland 

Talbot Wynne Mr. Edward Sass Manager Kaw Mr. Hubert Carter 

Alexander McAlister Mr. J. B. Gordon Trilby O'Ferrall Miss Viola Tree 

William Bagot Mr. Henry Ainley Mrs. Bagot Mrs. E. H. Brooke 

Oecko Mr. Henry Morrell Mme. Vinard Miss Cicely Richards 

Zouzou Mr. Leon M. Lion Mimi Miss Hilda Moore 

Dodor Mr. Walter R. Creighton Honorine Miss Marie Hemingway 

Oliver Mr. Prank Esmond Angele Miss Clare Harris 

Lorimer Mr. C. H. Croker King 

Grisettes in the dance: Miss Godden, Miss Austen, Miss Grev, Miss Cowie, Miss Chester. 
Entr'acte music by Mr. Casano's orchestra. 

Manager Mr. Henry Dana Associate Stage Manager Mr. Stanley Bell 

Manager Mr. Cecil King Musical Director Mr. Adolf Schmid 



On November 19 Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Ining and company gave a performance of 
" The Lyons IMail " at Windsor Castle, with the following cast : — 

Joseph Lesurques Mr. H. B. Irving Postmaster Mr. P. A. Pittar 

Courriol Mr. E. Harcourt Williams Coco Mr. H. R. Cook 

Choppard Mr. Charles Dodsworth Commissary Mr. W. Graham 

Fouinard Mr. Tom Reynolds Postillion Mr. W . Cass 

Durochat Mr. Hemstock Guard Mr. J. B. Glover 

Jerome Lesurques Mr. Frank Tyars Waiter Mr. 8. Beaumont 

Dorval Mr. Frank Cochrane Julie Miss Phyllis Embury 

Didier Mr. Stanley Howlett Marie (a servant) Miss May Holland 

Joliquet Mr. Arthur Curtis Niece to Postmaster Miss E. Frances Davis 

Guerneau Mr. H. C. Hewitt Jeannette Miss Dorothea Baird 

Lambert Mr. J. Patric Curwen 

Entr'acte music by Mr. Casano's orchestra. 

Manager Mr. Austin Brereton Musical Director Mr. J. Meredith Ball 

Stage Manager Mr. Tom Reynolds 

On December 3 ^Ir. Frank Curzon presented 3Ir. Charles Hawtrey and company 
at Windsor Castle in " The Little Damozel,'" with the following cast : — 

Recklaw Poole .Mr. Charles Hawtrey Franz Pepo Mr. Ernest Thesiger 

The Hon. Fitzroy Lock. . . .Mr. A. Vane-Tempest Abraham Mr. Cecil Rose 

Captain Neil Partington Mr. Lyle A Servant Mr. Lionel Williams 

Walter Angel Mr. Arthur Playfair Sybil Craven Miss Gladys Mason 

Papa Bartholdy Mr. Hubert Druce Julie Alardy Miss May Blayney 



FOREIGN SEASONS IN LONDON. 

M. GUITEY AT THE AdELPHI. 

On June 21 ^L Lucien Guitry, under the direction of Miss Andrews, began a 
season of French plays at the Adelphi with Zola's " L'Assommoir." Other plays 
given during the season were '" Le Voleur," "" L'Emigre," "" Crainquebille," " Le 
Bourgeois Gentilhomme," "La Massiere," "Samson," etc. 

Princess Bariatinsky at His Ma-jesty's. 
See particulars under heading of the Afternoon Theatre, under the auspices of 
which the Princess played. 

Other Seasons. 

In addition a short season of drama in the original Greek was played at Terry's 
by Miss Smiltou, commencing November 29, and the City of Rome Children's Opera 
Company appeared earlier in the year at the same house. 



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THE KINEMATOGRAPH ACT. 

THE Kiuemalograph Act came into force ou January 1, 1910. 
The Ac-t applies to public kinematograph and similar exhibitions for the 
purposes of which Hainniable films are used. 

The Act does not apply to exhibitions where no flammable films are used. 
Mo kinematograph exhibition of flammable films is lawful anywhere — except in 
a private dwelling-house to which the public are not admitted — unless the regula- 
tions made by the Secretary of State are complied with. 

Licensing and other authorities may make such terms and conditions and such 
restrictions as they may think fit, subject to the foregoing regulations. The London 
County Council, for instance, on December 21, 1909, passed a recommendation of 
the Theatres and INIusic Halls Committee to the effect that the licenses granted by 
the Council under the Act should be subject to a condition that the premises should 
not be opened under the license on Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday. 

It is not necessary that the building should be licensed in every case. The Act 
provides for different buildings or places in which kinematograph exhibitions inclua- 
mg flammable films are given. They may be classified : — 

(1) Permanent premises regularly used. 

(2) Permanent premises occasionally used. 

(3) Buildings or structures of a movable character. 

Permanent Pbesiises Regularly Used. 

Licenses are necessary. The licensing authorities are the county councils or, in 
the case of county boroughs, the borough councils, who may delegate their powers 
to justices sitting in petty sessions, and also in accordance with other powers of 
delegation. 

An applicant must give seven days' notice in writing to the county council, and 
also to the chief officer of police iu the police area in which the premises are situated. 

An exception to this general licensing authority lies in the case of premises 
licensed as theatres by the Lord Chamberlain, who exercises the powers instead. 

The maximum license fee is £1 per annum, or for shorter periods 5s. per month, 
with a limit of £1 to the fees payable in any one year. The licensing authority 
may grant a license for any period not exceeding one year. 

Permanent Premises OccAsioN.iLLY Used. 

A license is not required if the premises are not used on more than six days in 
any one year, but the foregoing seven days' notice must be given of the intended 
use, and the Home Secretary's regulations must be complied with. 

^Iovable Buildings or Structures. 

A license is not required for each fresh place visited. The owner must obtain a 
license from the licensing authority in the place in which lie ordinarily resides, and 
as long as this license runs he has'^gnly to give the local licensing authority and the 
police in any place in which he finds himself two days' notice in writing of his 
intention to' exhibit. He must have complied with the Home Secretary's regu- 
lations. 

A plan and description of the building or structure, certified by the licensing 
authority, must be attached to the license, and must be shown on deniand to any 
police constable or other authorised person. The license may provide that any of 
the conditions may be varied by the local authority. 

Penalties. 
The owner of the kinematograph and the occupier of the building in which it is 
used in contravention to the provisions oi the Act, the regulations of the Secretary 
of State, or the conditions attached to the license, are liable on summary conviction 
to a fine not exceeding £20, and in the cate of continuing the offence to a further 
penalty of £5 for each day during which the offence continues, and the license (if 
anv) is liable to be revoked. 

'[The text of the Act and the Retrulations of the Secretary of State, with some 
explanatory notes, are issued in pamphlet form at The Stage Ottice, price 2d.— Ed.] 



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THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 

THE ACTORS' ASSOCIATION. 

(Incorporated under the Companies' Acts, liib'i^ to 190U.) 

ENTKANCE fee, 5s. Annual subscription, payable January 1, 15s., or 4s. 6d. 
quarterly. The subscription for those elected after April in any year is 
4s. 6d. quarterly for the remainder of that year. The election of members 
is vested in the Council. 

The Association held its annual general meeting on February 9 at the Criterion, 
when the Council reported that there were 1,012 paying members, making with 
thirty-two life members a total membership roll of 1,044 ; that the Association was 
living within its income ; and that satisfactory progress was being made generally. 
It was at this meeting that a resolution was passed supporting Mr. Harcourt's first 
Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on December 17, 1908, in which it was 
proposed to abolish the powers of the Lord Chamberlain in respect of stage plays 
and to transfer to local authority the powers of the Lord Chamberlain in respect 
of the licensing of theatres in London. The meeting apparently misunderstood the 
scope of the Bill, looking upon it as though, in addition to abolishing the Cen- 
sorship, it aimed at abolishing the distinction between theatres and music halls and 
establishing a single license. However, when the Parliamentary Committee 
appointed to inquire into the Censorship and the licensing of theatres ajjd music 
halls were sitting, the Association held a seneral meeting at its rooms on July 20 
and reversed the opinion previously expressed, passing a resolution supporting the 
Censor, and asking for an extension of his powers. The meeting was a small one 
of fifteen members, ten of whom carried this resolution. Mr. Clarence Derwent 
later gave evidence before the Parliamentary Committee on behalf of the Associa- 
tion to this effect. 

In June the Council gave publicity to a draft Standard Contract which they had 
prepared. The principles embodied in this contract were payment for matinees, 
payment for rehearsals — that is to say, half salaries after three weeks' rehearsals 
for productions in London, and half salaries for all rehearsals after one week for 
the provinces— and the £2 minimum wage. This contract was submitted to the 
various managerial associations, each of which refused to consider it. 

Some progress was made towards amalgamating with the Actors' Union, and 
two committees, one appointed by each body, held several meetings and framed a 
report. As the Union quietly died early in November these praiseworthy endeavours 
towards uniting actors under one head proved, however, to be only so much time 
wasted. 

The most serious question of the year, which remains before the Association 
as this book goes to i^ress, was that of the return of the actor-managers. In October 
a Council meeting, at which only seven were present, authorised certain representa- 
tions inviting the actor-managers to return, and at a subsequent meeting a requisi- 
tion in this sense was drawn up and signed, and given to the secretary to obtain 
signatures of members. An attempt was made by the opposing faction in the Council 
to annul the requisition, but the voting was against it. The matter will probably 
be settled by the Association at its annual general meeting on January 25. 1910. 

During the year 1909 the Association paid off some of the outstanding debentures. 
It also finished the year in a financially sound condition, a vigorous policy of re- 
trenchment having brought its expenditure within its income. The new premises, 
32, Regent Street, W., were entered on December 11. 

Council (1909) :— Mr. Frederick Annerley, Mr. F. J. Arlton, Mr. C. Hayden 
Coffin, Mr. Lewis Casson, Mr. Cyril Cattley, Mr. C. F. CoUings, Mr. Clive Currie, 
Mr. Clarence Derwent, Mr. Gilbert Esmond, Mr. Richard A. Greene, Miss Helen 
Haye, Miss Agnes Imlay, Mr. J. Poole Kirkwood, ]Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn, Miss 
Marion Lind. Miss Rose Mathews, Mr. Frederick Morland, Mr. Russell Norrie, 
Mr. Cecil Raleigh. Mr. Langford Reed, Mr. Leonard Shepherd, Mr. Jackson Wil- 
cox, Mr. Chris. Walker, ^Ir. J. Sebastian Smith. Secretary M'-. Duncan Younij. 



94 



THK StAOe. YE An BOOK. 



THE ACTORS' UNION. 

Ill till history of Actors' Urgaiusation brief space is to be allotted to the Actors' 
L'aion. It was born early in 1907, ;in outcome to an extent of dissatisfaction 
with the Actors' Association, in which body at that time the Keform Party 
wore pursuing an energetic iaiiij)aign. Two and a^half y^ars have been tlie 
length of its life, vigorously enough begun, but declining before maturity was in 
sight. The Union began with a 6d. iier week subscription for twenty weeks in the 
year. and. finding difficulty in collecting the amounts, in 1908 altered it to Is. 8d. 
paid monthly, or 15s. paid yearly. £271 odd was its income from subscriptions during 

1908. Members apparently .soon lost interest in the Union, and it died in November, 

1909. with liabilities outweighing the assets by nearly £65. At the meeting called 
to wind-up the Union held at Hummum's Hotel on November 16, Mr. Henry Bed- 
ford supplied the inscription for the gravestone in " Killed by the apathy of the 
actor." Apathy on the i)art of the actor may have largely contributed to its 
decease, but the Committee were in the iiiain responsible, for in the first year of 
the Union they made an order which practically prevented the affairs of the Union 
from being discussed by its members in the Press. Publicity among those in- 
terested was accordingly denied the Union, with the inevitable result. 



THE THEATRICAL MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The Theatrical Managers' Association has 103 members, who represent about 250 
theatres. 

Pre ident : Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. 

( Mr. J. Macready Chute. 
• Vice-Presidents - Mr. J. B. MulWland. 

I Mr. Edward Terry. 

which is elected annually, is divided into four sections, as 



The Council, 
follows (1909) ;— 



Mr. Arthur Bourchier. 
Mr. Seymour Hicks. 
Mr. H. B. Irving. 
Mr. Cyril Maudp. 



Mr. Robert Arthur. 

Mr. H. G. Dudley Bennett. 

Mr. Fred Fredericks. 



Mr. T. H. Birch. 

Mr. lililton Bode. 

Mr. J. W. Bough ton. 

Mr. J. M. Chute. 

Mr. Lester C(5lliiigwood. 

Mr. Siducv Cooper. 

Mr. Otto Culling. 

Mr. E. J. Domville. 

l\Ir. E. Dottridgc. 

^rr. J. F. EUistoii. 

Mr. Charles Klphinstouc. 



COUNCIL. 

London. 



Suburban. 



Provincial. 



Mr. Henry R. Smith. 
Sir Herbert B. Tree. 
Mr. Edward Terry. 
IMr. F. Terrv. 



Mr. J. B.Mulholldud. 
Mr. Fredk. Melville. 
Mr. Ernest Stevens. 



Mr. John Hart. 
Mr. W. W. Kelly. 
^Ir. Egbert Lewis. 
:*rr. F. Mouillot. 
Mr. W. B. Redfern. 
Mr. R. Redford. 
Mr. H. W. Rowland. 
I\Ir. T. Sergenson. 
llT. F. W. Wyndham. 
IMr. F. Warden. 



Touring. 

Mr. Walter .Alelville. | Mr. M, V. Leveaux, 

The annual general meeting takes place the last Tuesday in January. 
Secretary: Mr. Herbert Blackmore, 11, Curiick Street, Loudon, W.C. 



THE STAGE YEAj^ BOOK. 9^^ 



THE SOCIETY OF WEST END THEATRE MANAGERS. 

The Society of West End Theatre Managers consists of twenty-seven members, 
including two hon. members, Sir Squire Bancroft and Sir John Hare. 

The President is Sir Charles Wyndham. The Vice-Presidents are Sir Herbert 
Beerbohm Tree, Mr. George Alexander, and Mr. George Edwardes. The Director 
IS Mr. J. E. Vedrenne. The members are Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. Arthur Bourchier, 
Mr. Arthur Chudleigh, Mr. Arthur Collins, Mr. K. Courtneidge, Mr. Frank Curzon, 
Mr. Tom B. Davis, Mr. Charles Frohman, Mr. J. M. Gatti, Mr. William Greet, Sir 
John Hare, Mr. Frederick Harrison, Mr. Seymour Hick.s, Mr. Edward Terry, Mr. 
J. E. Vedrenne. Mr. Lewis Waller, and Sir Charles W^yndham. 

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Society's offices, 
52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. The Committee meet every fortnight. 

The theatres controlled by the members are : — Adelphi, Apollo, Comedy, 
Criterion, Daly's, Drury Lane, Duke of York's, Gaiety, Garrick, Globe, Hay- 
market, His Majesty's, Lyric, New, Prince of Wales's, Queen's, Eoyalty, St. 
James's, Shaftesbury, Terry's, Vaudeville, and Wyndham's. 



TOURING MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The Touring Managere' Association, Limited, was formed in March, 1900, by a 
number of leading touring managers, to advance and protect the interests of tour- 
ing managers, and by the promotion of a system of arbitration to endeavour to 
avoid litigatioTi between managers and artiste. 

The Association has one hundred and seventeen membe-rs. The Commi'ttee, 
which is elected annually, consists of twenty-seven members. The present Com- 
mittee is as follows : — President, Mr. Wentworth Croke; Vice-President, Mr. E. 
Graham Falcon; Honorary Treasurer, Mr. J. Bannister Howard; Honorary 
Solicitor, Mr. W. Muskerry-Tilson, 26, Southampton Street, W.C. ; Mr. A. Clifton 
Alderson, Mr. Cecil Barth, INIr. Arthur Bertram, Mr. J. A. Campbell, Mr. Louis 
Calvert, Mr. Silvanus Dauncey, Mr. George Edwardes, Mr. William Greet, Mr. W. 
H. Hallatt, Mr. Percy Hutchison, Mr. W. W. Kelly, Mr. G. B. Lambert, Mr. M. 
V. Leveaux, Mr. E. Lockwood, Mr. Lauderdale Maitland, Mr. F. Leslie Moreton, 
Mr. Norman V. Norman, Mr. Alfred Paumier, Mr. G. Brydon-Phillips, Mr. G. 
M. Polini, Mr. Herbert Ralland, :^Ir. Tom H. Taylor, Mr. Edward Terry, Mr. 
Brandon Thomas, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mr. John Tully, Mr. Frank 
Weathersby, and Mr. G. Carlton Wallace. Secretai-y, Mr. M. Martin. 

During the past year the matter that has chiefly been before the members is 
the question of bill orders and complimentary tickets, which has been considered 
in conjunction with the Theatrical ^lanagers' Assooiation and the Theatre Alliance ; 
a report has been formulated on the subject. 

Arbitration cases, stage plays in unlicense»2 premises, and the question of kiue- 
matograph shows have also been dealt with. 
Address; Savoy Mansions, Strand, W.C. 



THE THEATRES ALLIANCE. 

Thie Association was formed in the year 1894, under the name of the Suburban 
Managers' Association. The membership was originally limited to suburban 
managers, but, it being found desirable to extend the sphere of usefulness of the 
Association, the scope was enlarged by making eligible for membership all pro- 
prietoifs, lessees, licensees, directors, and responsible managers of theatres receiving 
touring companies. The name was changed to the present one in 1908. 

The objects of the Association are, inter alia, the discussion and settlement by 
arbitration or otherwise of matters of common interest to theatrical managers or 
proprietors ; the affording to members a central means for inter-communication and 
encouragement, by meetings or otherwise, of the direct exchange of opinions and 
ideas regarding theatres ; the taking when necessary of concerted action and the 
institution or defence of proceedings, legal or otherwise. 

The officers of the Alliance are : — President, Mr. F. Fredericks; Vice-President, 
Mr. Milton Bode; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. H. G. Dudley Bennett; Hon. Auditors, 



96 IHE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Messrc. W. Melville and W. Bailty ; Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. Moverley Sharp, 
Criterion Gliambers, Jermjii Street, S.W. 

The members meet every month at Criterion Chambers, Jexmyn Street, S.W., 
on the second Tuesday in the nionih to discuss and deal with any matters of 
general or particu^aj interest that may arise. 

In 1905 a fund was established to enable the society to assist its members by 
taking up cases of interest and moment, to the general body, either on a defensive 
or oftensive basis, which fund is contributed to by members on an agreed scale, 
and in this way the Alliance has at call several thousand pounds for any such 
purposes, which is a great source of strength to the Alliance generally and its 
members individually. The Alliance is in touch with and works in haxmony with 
all the other theatrical associations. 

The Alliance instituted the standard form of contract between resident a.nd 
touring mana^gers now accepted by the other associ ait ions. Reduced and inclusive 
insurance rates are obtainable for members under a special agreement with a well- 
known insurance company, under which many doubtful points in the Workmen's 
Compensation Act are settled in favour of the insured. 

It was in direct consequence of the representations of the Alliance that the pro- 
hibitive clause with regard to smoking in theatres under the control of the London 
County Council was removed, and the representations of the Alliance in connection 
with the standing-room question have caused the matter to be placed upon a 
more reasonable and favourable basis. 

During the past year the Alliance took a most prominent part in bringing before 
the Chancellor of the Exchequer the hardships in the original Budget proposals, 
wtiich were later on modified to the extent that the increased burden proposed was 
limited to theatres of an annual value of £2,000 and upwards. The Alliance ab>o 
placed the views of its members before the Censorship Committee. 

Applications for membership should be made to the Hon. Secretary at the offices 
as above. Subscription : one guinea per annum for each theatre in respect of which 
* member is registered. 



ACTORS' BENEVOLENT FUND. 

The object of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, which was established in 1882, is to 
help, by allowances, gifte, and loans, old or distressed actors and actresses, 
managers, stage managers, and acting-managers, and their wives and orphans. 

The President is Sir Charles Wyndham. The Vice-Presidents are SirHeibert Becr- 
bohm Tree, Mr. George Alexander, and Mrs. D'Oyly Carte Mr. Harry NichoUs 
is Hon. Treasurer, and Mr. Edward Terry and Mr. Beerbohra Tree the Hon. 
Trustees. 

The Executive Committee are as follows : — 
Mr. Morris Abrahams. T^lr. J. Bannister Howard. Mr. Lionel Eignold. 

Mr. J. D. Beveridge. Mr. H. J. Loveday. Mr. Algernon Syms. 

Mr. E. H. Bull. Mr. Cyril Maude. Mr. A. B. Tapping. 

Mr. Robert Courtneidge. Mr. Akerman May. Mr. Edward Terry. 

Mr. Charles Cruikshanks. Mr. M. R. Morand. Mr. Arthur Williams. 

Mr. A. E. George. Mr. Harry Nicholls. Mr. Frederick Wright. 

Mr. A. Holmes Gore. ^^Ir. Sydney Paxton. 

Actors' Saturday, held for the benefit of the Fund, is held on the last Saturday 
in January. The Secretary of the Fund is Mr. C. I. Coltson, and the offices are 
at 8. Adam Street, Strand'. 

The annual duiner was held on December 12. 1909. at the Hotel Metropole. with 
Sir Herbert Tree in the chair. The subscription list amounted to £1.200. 



THE ACTORS' ORPHANAGE FUND. 

This Fund, founded in 1896 by Mrs. C. L. Carson, has for patrons the 
Queen, the Princess of Wales, and the Princess Royal. Mr. Cyril Maude 
is the President, having been elected to that position on the death of "the late Sir 
Henry Irving, the Fund's first President. Vice-Presidents are Ladv 

Bancroft, Mrs. C. L. Carson, Miss Winifred Emery, Miss Ellen Terrj', Mr. George 
Alexander, Mr. Edward Terry, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Lady Tree. 
Trustees are Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, anc Mr. Harry Nicholls. 



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Hon. Treasurer, Mr. C. Aubrey Smith, and the Secretary, Mr. A. J. Austin. The 
offices of the Fund are at 16, York Street, Covent Garden. 

Executive Committee. — Miss Carlotta Addison, Mr. Henry Ainley, Miss Lena 
Ashwell, Miss Ada Blanche, Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Rev. 
Arthur Brinckman, Miss Phyllis Broughton, Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, Miss Vane 
Featherston, Miss Helen Ferrers, Mr. D. Lyn Harding, Mr. Martin Harvey, Miss 
Constance Hyem, INIrs. Mangles, Mr. Harry NichoUs, Mrs. Saba Raleigh, Miss 
Cicely Richards, Mr. Sydney Valentine, Miss Irene Vanbrugh, Miss May Warley, 
Mr. J. Fisher- White, and Mrs. Fred Wright. 

The aim of the Fund is to board, clothe, and educate destitute children of 

actors and actresses, and to fit them for useful positions in after life. 
Definition op Destitute Children. — By destitute children is meant — 
(a) A fatherless and motherless child. 
(i) A child, of whom one parent ie dead, or incapacitated ; the other living, 

but unable to support it. 
(c) A child whose father is permanently and entirely unable, by reason of 
mental or physical affliction, to contribute to the support of the child, the 
mother living but unabl*? to support it. 
The Orphanage Homes are at 32 and 34, Morland Road, East Croydon. 



ACTORS' DAY. 

The initiation of Actors Day took place on Thursday, October 18, 1906. 

The annual collection falls "on the third Thursday in October in each year. 

Conditions. — All who contribute one night's salary, or fees, once a year are on 
the register. Actors, actresses, authors, managers, whether actor-manager, theatre 
manager, touring manager, business or acting-manager, or stage manager, are 
eligible. The Fund helps no one who is not on the register. All not playing on 
Actors' Day, but who have, in previous years, when playing, contributed their 
night's sala\-y, will remain on the register, provided they notify the Committee of 
the fact. Those on the register may apply for benefit. The Coimnittee may 
authorise grants or loans to contributors, in case of sickness or urgent need. During 
1909 £750 was invested by the Fund. We were informed at the time of going to 
press with the YEiE Book that the income of the Fund for 1909, after paying all 
expenses and meeting all calls upon the Fund, was £100 in excess of that of 1908. 

Trustees : Sir George Lewis, Bart., Sir Squire Bancroft, and ^Ir. George R. 
Sims. 

The Advisory Board stands as follows : — 

Chairman, Mr. Sydney Valentine. Deputy Chairman, Mr. Henry Ainley. 



Mr. Blake Adams, | Mr. Burton Cooke, 

]\Ir. George Alexander, Mr. Alfred Denville, 

Mr. Allan Aynesworth, \ Mr. Kenneth Douglas, 

Mr. Cecil Barth, i Miss Vane Featherston, 

Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Mr. J. Forbes-Robertson, 

Miss Fanny Brough, I Mr. C. T. H. Helmsley, 



Mr. Walter Maxwell, 
Mr. W. H. Rotheram, 
Mr. H. A. Saintsbury, 
Mr. E. Lyall Swete, 
Mr. Brandon Thomas, 
Sir Herbert Tree, 
]>Iiss Beatrice Wilson. 



Mr. C. Hayden Coffin, i Mr. Laurence Irving, 

Hon. Secretarv, Mr. A. E. Drinkwater, Dudlev House, 37, Southampton Street, 
London, W.C. " 



ROYAL GENERAL THEATRICAL FUND. 

The Royal General Theatrical Fund was instituted January 22, 1839, and incor- 
porated by Royal Charter January 29, 1853. It is for the purpose of granting 
permanent annuities to actors, actresses, chorus singers, dancers, pantomimists, and 
prompters ; also acting managei-s, stage managers, treasurers, and scenic artists. 
Any member who has regularly contributed to its funds for the term of seven years, 
at any time afterwards, on becoming incapacitated by accident or infirmity from 
exercising his or her duties, is entitled to receive such annuity for life as the 
annual available income of the funds shall from year to year afford ; such annuity 
to be, in each case, calculated and apportioned according to the class of subscription 
■which the member has adopted and paid. 

If any member die at any period after the commencement of his or her member. 



98 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

ship, the sum of ten pounds is allowed and paid oat of the funds for funeral 
expenses. 

Trustees, Mr. Alfred de Rothschild, C.V.O., Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. George 
Alexander. Diro( tors. Air. George Akxander, Mr. Lewis Cossou, Mr. Henry 
Cooper Cliffe, Mr. Charles K. Cooper, Mr. Tom Craven, Mr. Dillon Croker, F.S.A., 
Mr. Alfred IT. Elliott, Mr. Henry Evill, Mr. Douglas Gordon, Mr. H. B. Irving, 
Mr. H. J. Loveday, Mr. M. R. Morand, Mr. Lionel Rignold, Mr. Charles Rock, 
Mr. Bassett Roe, Mr F. Perceval Steven;. Mr. A. B. Tapping, Mr. Edward Terry, 
Mr. Hubert Wdllis. Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Ekiward Terry. 



THEATRICAL LADIES' GUILD. 

Founder, Mrs. C. L. Carson ; President, Miss Fanny Brough ; Vice-Presidents, 
Mrs. Edward Compton, Miss Carlotta Addison ; Members of the Executive Com- 
mittee, Miss Lena Ashwell, Lady Burnand, Mrs. Alfred Bishop, Miss Phyllis 
Broughton, Miss Lillian Braithwaite, Mrs. E. H. Bull, Miss Ada Blanche, Miss 
Compton, Mrs. John Douglass, Miss Vane Featherston, Miss Helen Ferrers, Mrs. 
A. E. George, Mrs. Synge Hutchinson, Mrs. Ernest Hendrie, Miss Sophie Harriss, 
Miss Clara Jecks, Miss Lindsay Jardine, Miss Eva Moore, Miss Wynne Matthison, 
Miss Alma ^Murray, jMrs. Raleigh, Miss Cicely Richards, Miss Louise Stopford, 
Miss Irene Vanbrugh, Mrs. Fred Wright, Miss May Whitty, INIiss Frances 
Wetherall, and ^liss May Warley. 

Every member to pay not less than Is. per year, and to contribute Is. or more 
towards buying material. The Guild helps mothers (members of the theatrical 
profession) during the period of their maternity by a complete outfit for mother 
and child, in special cases doctors' and midwives' fees being paid. The Guild 
also provides second-hand clothing for stage purposes and for private wear to the 
poorer members of the profession. 

Bee meetings every Friday. 

Secretary, Miss Hammond. Offices : 90, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, 
London, W.C. 



ACTORS' CHURCH UNION. 

The object of the Actors' Church L'nion is to endeavour to make special provision 
bo meet the needs of those members of the Church who are engaged in the dramatic 
profession. 

The chaplains (nominated by the President with the approval of the Bishop of 
the Diocese) endeavour to render any service in their power to the theatrical 
members of the Union, and are glad to be notified of any case of illness or other 
emergency which may need tiieir help. 

The Actors' Church Union is in no sense a mission to the stage. It does not 
regard actors and actresses as in any way different from other people, nor as need- 
ing any "special treatment." It looks upon them simply as members of the 
Church who, on account of the constant travelling which their profession involves, 
are deprived of many of those spiritual advantages which are enjoyed by other 
Churchmen whose mode of life pennits them to have a fixed place of residence 
and to attend some particular church. 

In London the Union in many instances, through its chaplains, has been aible to 
co-operate with the Theatrical Ladies' Guild and the Music Hall Ladies' Guild in 
looking after cases of distress. 

One special feature of the work of the A.C.U. is the lodging-house register, con- 
taining addresses in the various towns recommended by the local chaplains. The 
register is published in the A.C.U. Directory, and is issued to all members. 

The Union also attempts to organise something in the way of entertainment and 
friendly social intercourse to alleviate the monotony of life on tour. 

Any member of the dramatic profession may become a member of the A.C.U. 
on payment of an annual subscription of one shilling, which is required to defray 
the printing and postage expenses connected with the Union. 

President, the Right Rev. the Lord Bi.shop of Southwark; Vice-President and 
Chairman of Committee, Rev. Prebendarv Pennefather, Vicar of Kensington ; 
Vice-Presidents, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of London, Right Rev. the Lord 
Bishop of Birmingham, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Ripon, Right Rev. the 
•Lord Bishop of Glasgow. Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Argvll and the Isles. 



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Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Southampton, Sir Charles Wyndham, Sir Herbert 
Tree, ]\Ir. Robert Arthur, Mr. Edward Compton, Mr. Ben Greet, Mr. Martin 
Harvey, Mr. H. B. Irving, Mr. Charles Manners, Mr. Cyril Maude; Committee, 
Rev. W. Alington, Rev. J. Stephen Barrass, Rev. Wm. Cree, Rev. H. F. Davidson, 
Rev. Wynn Healey, Rev. Thomas Varney, Mrs. H. R. Gamble, Mrs. Donald Hole, 
Miss C. Chambers, Miss Emily Clai'ke, .Miss Louise Stopford, Miss Lilian Baylis, 
Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Phyllis Broughton, Mr. E. H. Bull, Mr. Charles J. 
Cameron, Mrs. Carson, Mrs. Edward Compton, Miss Winifred Emery, Miss Harriet 
Greet, Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn, Miss Eva Moore, Mr. Chris. Walker ; Organising 
Secretary and Treasurer, Rev. Donald Hole, 14, Milton Road, Highgate, N. ; 
Assistant Hon. Secretary, ^liss E. G. Clarke, 22, Kempsford Gardens, Earl's Court, 
S.W. 



PLAY PRODUCING SOCIETIES. 

THE INCORPORATED STAGE SOCIETY. 

This Society was founded in 1899 and incorporated in 1904. Council of Manage- 
ment : — Mr. J. M. Barrie, jNIr. Sidney Colvin, the Hon. Everard Feilding, Sir 
Almeric W. FitzRoy, K.C.V.O., Mr. H. A. Hertz, Mr. Alderson B. Home, Mr. 
W. S. Kennedy, Mr. W. Lee Mathews, ^Ir. Gilbert ^Murray, Sir Sydney Olivier, 
K.C.M.G., Mrs. W. P. Reeves, Miss Louise Salom, Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, Mrs. 
Bernard Shaw, Mr. Charles Strachey, Mr. W. Hector Thomson (Hon. Treasurer), 
Mr. Bernard Watkin, ^Mr. Charles E. W^heeler, ^Mr. Frederick Whelen, Mr. Ernest 
E. S. Williams. Mr. A. E. Drinkwater, Secretarv. Address, 9, Arundel Street, 
Strand, W.C. 

The year's productions of this Society were as follows : — 

" The Rights of the Soul," a play, in one act, by Giuseppe Giacosa ; " The 
Bread of Otliers," a play, in two acts, by Turgenev, at the Kingsway. 
February 21. 

"Unemployed,"' a play, in one act, by Margaret M. Mack; "The Foun- 
tain," a comedy, in three acts, by George Calderon, at the Aldwych. March 28. 
" What the Public Wants," a play, in four acts, by Arnold Bennett, at the 
Aldwych. iMay 2. 

"A Modern Aspasia," a comedy, in three acts, by H. Hamilton Fyfe, at 
the Aldwych. June 6. 

"Kathleen Ni Houlihan," a play, in one act, by W. B. Yeats; "The 
Showing Up of Blanco Posnet," by G. Bernard Shaw ; " The Workhouse Ward,'" 
a comedy, in one act, by Lady Gregory, at the Aldwych. December 5. These 
three were revivals, and were played by members of the Abbey Theatre, 
Dublin, company. 

"What the Public Wants" was the fiftieth production of the Society. 
In connection with this a reception was given at the Hotel Cecil in honour 
of the actors and actresses who had played for the Society during the ten years 
of its existence. On this occasion " Dnll IMonotony," a satire, in two short 
acts, by Gilbert Cannam, was played by a distinguished cast. The Society 
issued a souvenir book containing reprints of the fifty programmes. 



THE PLAY ACTORS. 

This Society was formed in Jime, 1907, amongst several of the more active 
members of the Actors' Association. The objects of the Play Actors are : — 

1. The production of the plays of Shakespeare and other poetical dramatists. 

2. The introduction to the public of original plays by English authors. 

3. The representation of adaptations of dramatic works by foreign authors. 
From these it will be seen that the objects are in a degree similar to those of 

other play-producing societies, such as the Incorporated Stage Society, but they go 
further than these, for in their working details they are so arranged as to bring 
indirect benefit to the Actors Association. The membership consists of two degrees 
—acting membership and ordinary or associate. Only professional players who are 



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members of the Actors' Association are admitted to the first, and from these the 
various plays presented and produced are cast. Associates' subscription are as 
follows : — £2 2s., entitling tiie member to two seats (stalls) throughout the season ; 
£1 Is., which carries one stall throughout the season, or two seats in the dress 
circle and upper circle alternately; and 12s. 6d., which carries one seat in the dre5.s 
circle and upper circle alternately. 

At their annuai general meeting, held at 3, Bedford Street, Strand, on January 
18, it was resolved to constitute the Society as a club, and to have it registered as 
such. A proposal to eliminate from the rules the clause respecting the Actors" 
Association was defeated by a large majority. 

During the year 1909 the Play Actors have produced the following : — 

January 10. — "John Malone's Love Storv," plav, in four acts, by Rachael 
Penn (Mrs. E. S. WiIIard|. Court. 

March 14. — "Sawney, ' one-act play, by Sybil Noble; "The Apple," one- 
act play, bv Inez Bensusan ; " Darracott's Wife," one-act play, by Affleck Scott 
and Alan Carmichael ; and "A Question of Identitv," one-act play, bv Archie 
J. Matthew. Court. 

March 28. — "Sister Beatrice," a Miracle, by ^Maurice Maeterlinck, trans- 
lated by Bernard Miall. Court. 

April 18. — " Chains," play, in four acts, by Elizabeth Baker. Court. 
May 9. — "The Inspiration of Nance," by Blanche Wills Chandler; "Love 
of Woman," by Mrs. George Norman; " The Purse of Gold," by J. Sackville 
Martin; and "How the Vote was W'on, ' by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher 
St. John. Court. 

May 30. — " His Bounden Duty," plav, in three acts, by P. E. Bodington. 
Court. 

June 27. — " Kit's Woman," play, in three acts, by Mrs. Havelock Ellis and 
Joshua Bates, from Mrs. Ellis's novel of the same name. 

November 21. — " The Lesser Evil," play, in four acts, by J^lliott Page and 
Nora Vynne. Court. 

December 19. — " The Monk of San Marco," play, in three acts, by Sybil 
Euskin. Court. 

Of the above " The Purse of Gold " has since been bought by Mr. Herbert 
Trench, and "Chains" has been bought by ISIr. Charles Irohman. 

The Council of 1909 were : — Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn (Chairman), Mr. Fred 
.A.nnerley, Miss Inez Bensusan, Mr. Herbert Bunston, Mr. Lewis Casson, Mr. C. F. 
Collings, Mr. Clive Currie, Mr. Clarence Derwent, Miss Cicely Hamilton, ^Ir. 
A. M. Heathcot«, Miss Rose Mathews, Miss Winifred INIayo, Mr. Edward Rigby, 
Mr. Farren Soutar, Miss F. Wetherall, and Mr. Jackson Wilcox. 

Secretary, Miss Winifred Mayo, Court Theatre, Sloane Square, S.W. Hon. 
Treasurer, Mr. A. M. Heathcote, 13, Devonshire Terrace, W. 

THE ENGLISH PLAY SOCIETY. 

Plays produced in 1909 : — " The White Hawk," romantic drama, in four acts, 
adapted from H. C. Bailey's novel " Beaujeu," by H. C. Bailey and David Kimball. 
Aldwych, May 30. "Unanswered," play by Cecilia Brookes, and "The Price," 
a play, in four acts, by Felix North. "Terry's, July 4. 

Play Examiners and Producers : — Mr. W. Graham Browne, Mr. Philip Carr, 
Mr. W. L. Courtney, Mr. Hubert Druce, Mr. Arthur Hands, Mr. Tom Heslewood, 
Mr. Francis Howard, Mr. Herbert Jarman, Mr. Frank Lacy, Mr. Fred Lewis, 
Mr. Leon M. Lion, ^Ir. Boyle Lawrence, Mr. Eric jNIayne, Mr. Percy Nash, Mr. 
Sydney Valentine. Treasurer : — Miss J. A. Burton. Manager : — Mr. Lyddell 
Sawyer, 1, Trafalgar Buildings, Charing Cross, W.C. 



THE PLAYWRIGHTS' ASSOCIATION. 

Formed in March, 1909. Vice-Presidents :— Mr. J. M. Barrie, Miss Ellen 
Terry, Sir Arthur W. Pinero, Sir Charles Wyndham. 

Produced " Love in a Tangle," a comedy, in three acts, by Harry B. Vogel, and 
" The Debt," a play, in one act, by Mrs. Tom Godfrey, at the Aldwych on Novem- 
ber i6. Management Committee : — Messrs. J. Jelf, Gerald Christian, T. Lindrea 
Mitchell, Edgar Skeet, and Miss Ella Erskine, with the Secretary and Treasurer, 
ex officio. Secretary ; — Mr. N. Thorpe 'Mayne, 25, Regent Street. W, 



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THEATRICAL CLUBS. 

THE GARRICK CLUB. 

The Garrick Club, Garrick Street, Covent Garden, was founded in 1831. Its 
objects are defined as follows : — " The Garrick Club is instituted for the general 
patronage of the drama, for the pui-pose of combining a club, on economic principles, 
with the advantages of a Literary Society, for bringing together the supporters of 
the Drama, and for the foundation of a theatrical librar}^ with works on Costume." 
The club possesses a large collection of theatrical portraits and other pictures. 
Secretary, Mr. Charles J. Filch. ' 

THE SAVAGE CLUB. 

The Savage Club, 6 and 7, Adelphi Terrace, Strand, London, W.C, is for the 
association of gentlemen connected professionally with Literature, Art, Science, the 
Drama, or Music. Trustees : — Mr. E. G. Ravenstein, ]Mr. A. Gordon Salamon, Sir 
W. Purdie Treloar, Bart. Committee :— Col. W. J. Bosworth, Mr. F. Franklin 
Clive, Mr. Conrad W. Cooke, M.Inst.E.E., Mr. Crandon D. Gill, Mr. Reginald 
Groome, Mr. Fred Grundy, Mr. Yeend King, V.P.R.I., R.B.A., Mr. Mostyn T. 
Pigott, Lieut. J. Mackenzie Rogan, M.V.O., Mr. Charles P. Sisley, Mr. J. Scott- 
Stokes, Mr. David L^rquhart ; Hon. Treasurer, Sir James D. Linton, R.I. ; Hon. 
Secretary, position vacant at the time of going to press; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. R. H. 
Humphreys; Hon. Counsel, Mr. Rufus Isaacs, K.C., M.P. ; Hon. Auditors and 
Scrutineers, Messrs. Thomas Catling and Achilla Babize ; Hon. Librarian, Mr. C. J. 
Shedden Wilson. . 

THE ECCENTRIC CLUB. 
The Eccentric Club, 21, Shaftesbury Avenue, W., is constituted for the 
purpose of promoting social intercourse amongst gentlemen connected, directly 
or indirectly, with Literature, Art, Music, the Drama, Science, Sport, and Com- 
merce. The President is Sir Charles Wyndham ; Trustees, ^Ir. Walter J. W. 
Beard, ^Ir. J. R. Cleave, Mr. John Woodhouse, J.P. ; Treasurers, Mr. Tom Fraser 
and ^Ir. William H. White ; Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. A. Harrison. Committee : — 
Major H. Bateman, Messrs. H. Montague Bates, Fred Bishop, Frank Boor, Frank 
Callingham, E. L. Campbell, Alfred Ellis, Walter de Frece, W. E. Garstin, A. E. 
Gatcombe, Denby I_^re, H. J. Homer, Thom.as Honey, W. S. Hooper, J. D. 
Langton, P. Leftwich, John Le Hay, E. Lockwood, Ernest Stuart, W. J. Dayer 
Smith, A. J. Thomas, and R. Warner. 

THE GREFJSf ROOM CLUB. 

The Green Room Club was founded in 1877 for the association of gentlemen of the 
dramatic and artistic professions. Secretary, ]Mr. G. Swann. Address, 46, 
Leicester Square. 

THE MANAGERS' CLUB- 

The Managers' Club is instituted for the purpose of bringing touring and resident 
managers, theatrical proprietors, and all interested in theatrical enterprises and 
business into txjuch with each other. The club has 190 members, and the annual 
subscription is £2 2s., except in the case of members of the Touring Managers' 
Association, Limited, who pay an annual subscription of £1 Is. in addition to 
their subscription to the Association. The Committee, which is elected annually, 
consists of twenty-one members. The present Committee is as follows: — President, 
Mr. M. V. Leveaux ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. J. Bannister How- ard ; Assistant Hon. 
Treasurer, Mr. Frank Weathersby ; Messrs. A. Clifton Alderson, Cecil Barth, 
Arthur Bertram, Edward Compton, E. P. Clift, Wentworth Croke, Peter Davey, 
E. Graham Falcon, William Holies, Walter Howard, W. W. Kelly, Edmund Lock- 
wood, Ernest Norris, G. M. Polini, Alfred Paumier, Herbert Ralland, Edward 
Terry, Sir H. Beerbohm Tree, John Tully, G. Carlton Wallace, J. Major Ward. 
Secretary, Mr. M. Martin. Address, Savoy Mansions, Strand, W.C. 



THE YORICK CLUB. 
For those connected with Literature, the Drama, ^Music, and the Arts. Entrance 
fee. £2 2s. : subscription. £2 2s. Committee : Messrs. E. H. Bull, A. C. 
R: Carter, C, F, Cazenove, George Davjson. -J. Nichol Dunn, W. E- Grogan, 



Giahani Hill, David ll(jdge, W. W. Jacobs, Walter Jeiruld, Harold 
Montague, William Mudford, Clarence Rook, Frank L. Teed, and Clarence 
Wade. Hon. Librarian, Mr. W. Pett Ridge; Hon. Director of Art, Mr. 
S. H. Sinie ; Hon. Diiector of Music, .Mr. Duncan Tovey ; Master of Revels, jMr. 
George Parlby ; Hon. Secretaries, Mr. A. C. R. Carter and Mr. William Mudford ; 
House Manager, Mr. W. Bradford Smith. Address, 30, Bedford Street, Strand. 

The Club was opened in Beaufort Buildings in 1889 and moved to its present 
quarters in 1898. This year (1910) marks the coming of age of the Club, and the 
event will be celebrated on Shakespeare's Day, April 23, by way of a Commemora- 
tion Festival and annual dinner. 



THE GALLERY FIRST NIGHTERS' CLUB. 

The headquarters of the Gallery First Nightere' Club are at the Bedford Head 
Hotel, Maiden Lane, Strand, W.C. Subscription, 10s. 6d. per annum. President, 
Mr. Arthur Were; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. John Page; Hon. Secretary, Mr. G. F. Kig- 
den. Committee, ^Messrs. H. J. Davis, P. L. Jackson. Stanley Jones. H. Major. 
F. Page, W. 0. Summers, H. F. ^^^litworth, and d. V. Wright. Hon. Auditor, 
Mr. Frank H. Long. 

The Club was founded in T896, " to maintain the right of playgoers to give free 
and independent criticism in the theatre, and to afford facilities for social intercourse 
among gallery fiirst nighters." Genuin.*^ gallery playgoers alone are eligible for 
membership. The GTub holds frequent debates on subjects connected with the 
Drama. Other functions include the annual dinner, held at Frascati's in March, 
Bohemian suppers, concerts, etc. Ladies are invited to the annual dinner and 
the debates. 

The Club claims to be the most democratic playgoing club, and one of the last 
strongholds of Bohemianism. Its bugbear is " Respectability." Their presidents, 
etc., are always genuine gallery "boys," the club having a rooted objection to 
honorary figureheads. 

The club had strong associations with the late Nellie Farren, who always spoke 
affectionately of its members as "her boys." They entertained their never-to-be- 
forgotten favourite at a dinner on Saturday, April 29, 1899, when Mr. Cecil Raleigh 
marvelled at the " weird and wonderful enthusiasm." This, however, is a feature 
which characterises all their dinners. At the annual dinner, held in March, 1909, 
the principal speakers were ]Mr. Robert Loraine, Miss Ruth Vincent, Mr. Hannen 
Swaffer, and Miss Ellen Terry. Among the other well-known people who 
have spoken at their dinners are ]\Iiss Eva Moore, Miss Kate Rorke, 
Miss Nina Boucicault, Mile. Adeline Genee, Sir W. S. Gilbert, Messrs. 
H. V. Esmond, J. Forbes Robertson, Lewis Waller, Charles Hawtrey, George Alex- 
ander, H. B. Irving, Arthur Bourchier, James Welch, Oscar Asche, Cecil Raleigh, 
Sydney Valentine, Martin Harvey, Louis Bradfield, Spencer Leigh Hughes, T. 
McDonald Rendle, W. Pett Ridge, James Douglas, Alfred Robins, and the 'ate 
Mr. C. L. Carson, of The Stage — a list of which any club might be proud. 

The 1910 annual dinner will be held at Frascati's on Sunday, February 13, when 
Mr. Rudolph Be.sier, Miss Gwennie "NLnrs, and Mr. E. F. Spence will be the princi- 
pal speakers. 

THE REHEARSAL CLUB. 

The Rehearsal Cluib (29, Leicestea- Square) was founded in 1892 with the view to 
furnishing a quiet retreat to which minor actresses might resort between the hours 
of rehearsals and matinees and the evening performance. 

The me.mber's subscription is 2s. per qua.Tter. The club is open from 11 a.m. to 
8 p.m., and contains comfortable reading and refreshment rooms, the former well 
supplied with books, papers, and magazines. Anyone wishing to see the club will 
be gladly shown over by one of the committee or the matron. 

President, H.R.H. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein ; Vice-president, the 
Ladv Louisa Magenis. Conunittee : Chair, Lady Maud B. Wiioraham, Mrs. George 
Alexander, Ladv Bancroft, Mrs. Herbert Brooks, Mrs. Percy Buchanan, Mrs. 
Chapman, Mrs.* Giimour, Miss Ahce Gladstone, Mrs. Max Hecht. Mrs. R. S. 
Henderson, Mrs. Kendal, Lady Frances Legge, ilrs, George Marjoribanks, Mrs. 
Cyril Maude, Mrs. Mavne, .Mrs. F. jNI. Paget, Mrs. Pownell, Lady Tree. Eleonora 
Lady Trevelvan, Mrs. Philip Walker, Mrs. W. H. Wharton ; Hon Treasurer, Mrs. 
Maynp. 101." Queen's Gate. S.W. ; Hon. Secretary. Mrs. George Marjor.janks, 22. 
Hans Roud, S.W. : Sscreturv. Mis? .Aturray, 35. ParkhiN Road. X.W, 



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VARIETY ORGANISATIONS. 



VARIETY ARTISTS' FEDERATION. 

Founded February 18. 1906. Registered under the Trades Union Acts, 1871 and 
1876. Offices, 18, Charing Cross Road, London W.C. Affiliated to the Trades 
Union Congress, the General Federation of Trade Unions, tiie White Rats of 
America, the International Artists" Lodge, the Australasian Vaudeville Association, 
and Le Union Syndicate des Artistes Lyriqiies. Officers : — Chairman, Mr. Fred 
Russell ; Vice-Chairman, Mr. James Allison ; Trustees, Messrs. Joe Elvin, Paul 
INIartiiietti, and Edmund Edmunds ; Treasurer, Mr. William Lee ; Accountant, jNIr. 
W. H. McCarthy. Executive Committee meetings every Tuesday at 12. London 
and provincial meetings every Fi'iday at 12. Mr. W. H. Clemart, General Secretary. 

The Federation aims at the abolition of all abuses detrijnental to the interests 
and welfare of the music hall profession. It provides its members with financial 
assistance as regards railroad fares, free legal advice, free legal protection, and a court 
of arbitration between artists and proprietors — thus isaving law expenses. There is 
also a death levy of 6d. per head per anember. Entrance fee, 21s. Weekly sub- 
scription, 6d. 

The Executive Committee, as constituted at the end of 1909, was as follows: — 
Messrs. John Alexander, W. H. Atlas, Jas. Alexandre, Barney Armstrong, James 
Allison, Jas. Atroy, Edwin Adeler, Peter Bijou, Signor Borelli, Sid. Bandon, Harry 
Bancroft, George Brooks, Bert Byrne. Billy Brown, Wintleld Blake, Harry Barren, 
Fred Curran, Andie Caine, Tom Costello, J. W. Cragg, G. H. Chirgwin, Whit 
Cunliffe, Harry Conlin, Chas. Coborn, W. J. Churchill, Morny Cash, Leoni Clarke, 
Arthur Carlton, Alf. Chester, Geo. D'Albert, Harry Delevine, Robt. Dunning, 
Sam Delevine, Percy Delevine, Dutch Daly, Marriott Edgar, Gus Elen, Seth Egbert, 
Joe Elvin, Edmund Edmunds, Jas. Foreman, Harry Freeman, W. H. Farley, Hal 
Forde, W. F. Frame, Arthur Gallimore, Maurice "Geraldo, Fred Ginnett, A. E. 
Goafrey, Horace Goldin, Wal Grace, Gus Garrick, Fred Griffiths, W. E. Gillin, 
Johnnv Gilmore, V. L. Granville, Alec Hurley, Fred Herbert, Jas. Howard, Hai'ry 
Herald, Alf. Herald, Frank Halter, Wilson Hallett, Geo. Hughes, Phil Herman, 
Carl Hertz, Will Johnson, Harry Jee, Tony Iveson, Neil Kenyon, Jas. Kellino, 
Fred Kitchen, Max Berol Konorah, J. W. Knowles, William Lee, Albei't Le Fre, 
Alf. Leonard, Harry Lauder, Fred Latimar, Syd. Laurel, Harry Mayville, Bates 
Maddison, Tom McNaughton, Fred McNaughton, B. Monti, W'alter Munroe, Chas. 
Mildare. Fred INIaple, Chas. McConnell, Joe McConnell, F. W. Millis, Paul Mar- 
tinetti, Julian Mack, James Moonev, Steve McCarthv, ^Michael Nolan, Geo. New- 
ham. Orpheus, Jim Obo, Ben Obo, David O'Toole, Wal Pink, Will Poluski, Harry 
Phillips, Fred Russell, Harry Radford, Chas. Rich, Arthur Roberts, F. V. St. 
Clair, Freii Sinclair, Albert Schafer, Eugene Stratton, George Sanford, Geo. B. 
Sinclair, Ryder Slone, Harry Stelling, Harry Tate, Joe Tennyson, Leo Tell, Deane 
Tribune, Barney Vox, Jeff Vendome, Arthur Verno, Horace Wheatley, Harry 
Wright, Tom Woottwell, Erne Warsaw, W. H. Wallis, Horace White, Russell 
Wallett, Bert Williams. 



GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS. 

This Society was founded in 1890. Its headquarters are the Vaudeville Club, 98, 
Charing Cross Road, W.C. In 1909 Mr. Fred Ginnett was King Rat. For the 
present year the officers are as follows : — 

King Rat, Mr. Chas. W\'irreii ; Prince Rat, Mr. Harry Tate; Scribe Rat, Mr. 
W^ H. McCarthy; Test Rat, Mr. Dave O'Toole; Bank Rat, Mr. Edwin (Papa) 
Brown ; Musical Rat, Mr. Burt Shepard. 

During the year the Water Rats held their Annual Ball at the Trocadero on 
March 4, a " Motor Run " to Brighton on July 4, and an " Up River " outing on 
August 15. In the early stages of the Agency trouble they opened an agency under 
the management of Mr. Joe O'Gorman. 



104 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

MUSIC HALL ARTISTS- RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. 

Founded February 2, 1897. Head offices, 18, Charing Cross Road, London, W.<C. 
Secretary, Mr. C. Douglas Stuart. Branch otHces : — Glasgow : Cocbburn Build- 
ings. Agent, Mr. Geo. Ripon. Liverpool : 21, Houghton Street. Agent, Mr. 
Tom McKay. Manchester : All Saints Chambers, 46, Sydney Street, Oxford 
Road. Agent, Mr. Fred Slingsby. Officers for the current year : — Hon. President, 
Mr. Joe Elvin ; Hon. Vice-Presidents, Sir James Bailey, Mr. Charles Coborn, Mr. 
Albert le Fre, Mr. Fred W. Millie, and Mr. Douglas White; Hon. Trustees, Messrs. 
J. W. Cragg, Paul Martinetti, and G. H. ChirgT^'in; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Artbur 
Kigby; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. Eugene Judge (Judge and Priestley). 

During the past twelve months the Association has quietly continued on its 
useful career, and tJiere is bub little to record. It may be noted that a Tiew con- 
cession has been secured for the 7,000 members — viz., that separate tickets may 
now be obtained at the stations on the Great Eastern and South-Eastern and 
Chatham Railways, so that now there is no terminus in the metropolis where this 
undoubted boon is not granted. The annual dinner and dance were held m April, 
with Mr. G. H. Chirgwin in the crhair, supported by Mr. Joe Elvin, and nearly 
£500 was collected on that occasion for the Variety Artiste' Benevolent Fund. 
The Committee has during the year held two important conferences with the 
theatrical managers o! the railway companies, at which several minor concessioufi 
v/ere granted, and the friendly relations between the railway companies and the 
Association are on an even tinner basis than heretofore. 'More than £500 has during 
1909 been distributed between the railway and music-hall charities, thus making 
a total amount of £3,500 which has been given since the formation ot 
this Association. In June last it was decided to remove the offices from Welling- 
ton Street to larger prenai«e« in Charing Cross Road, where there are a spacious 
board-Toom and all up-to-date improvements. The Executive Committee is prac- 
tically the same as last year, and Mr. Fred Herbert a.nd Mr. Harry Blake have been 
re-elected to the positions of Chavrman and Vice-Cbairman. Weekly meetings of 
the Committee are held every Wednesday at 12 o'clock. 



THE TERRIERS' ASSOCIATION. 

Officers : — President, Mr. G. P. R. Burgess ; Vice-Presidents, Mr. J. Alexander, 
Mr. Andie Caine, Mr. T. C. Callaghan, Mr. H. Conlin, Mr. E. D'AImaine, Mr. 
H. Gage, Mr. H. Herald, Mr. B. Obo, Mr. J. Obo, Mr. S. N. Salter, Mr. H. 
Wright; Hon. Trustees, Messrs. H. Gage and S. N. Salter: Hon. Auditors, Messrs. 
A. Voyce and H. Cory Woodrow ; Hon. Treasurer. Mr. Harry Barnard; Hon. 
Solicitor, Mr. G. P. R. Burgess; INIedical Officer, Mr. G. F. McCarthy; Incor- 
porated Accountants, ^lessrs. Turquand. Turquand and Company; Executive Com- 
mittee, Mr. R. Abel, Mr. W. H. Atlas, Mr. H. Bent, Signer A. Borelli, Mr. T. E. 
Box, Mr. G. Cooper, Mr. C. C. Cornish, Mr. A. De Brean, Mr. J. E. Dunedin, Mr. 
J. Dwver, Mr. P. Ford, Dr. E. B. M. Frost, Mr. C. F. Gage, Mr. F. Gee, Mr. 
W. E. Gillin, Mr. H. H. Griff, Mr. E. Karno, Mr. W. King, Mr. C. W. Kloof, 
.Air. F. Larola, Mr. T. Maxwell, Mr. F. W. Millis, Mr. W. L. Murray, Mr. F. 
Neiman, Air. W. Norman, Mr. B. Olrac, Mr. T. Packer, Mr. G. Pearson, Mr. J. 
C. Pratt, Mr. A. Simmons, Mr. G. Smythson, Mr. J. Sparrow, Mr. W. W'elsh, Mr. 
H. Wheatley, :Mr. D. White, Mr. B. Whiteley, Mr. W. Wisper, Mr. B. Woodger ; 
Secretary, Mr. Arthur Were. 

The predominant feature of the year has been a revival of interest in the 
welfare of the Association. A large number of applications for membership have 
been received. These have been carefully considered by the committee, and over 
ninety candidates have successfully passed the ballot. The Terriers hold their 
ceremonial meeting every Sunday evening in the banqueting room of the "Three 
Stags Hotel," Kennington. Many improvements have been effected in the general 
appearance at the " Kennel," various gifts having been recently presented by 
Terriers for its adornment. Officers are duly elected every month for various posi- 
tions, and there is generally a keen competition for the honours. During the past 
year the Sunday meetings have been remarkable for the large attendance of Terriers, 
and for the genial spirit that pervades the gatherings. The Terriers' social functions 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 105 



are well known for their gaiety and enjoyment, and the year 1909 has been one of 
unbroken success in this respect. The ladies' concerts were held on the first Sundays 
in the winter months^ and these drew crowded attendances. The annual house 
dinner was held at the Hotel Boulogne in January last. The annual dinner and 
ball, for Terriers and their friends, followed in March, at the Horns, and were 
very successful, whilst the annual river outing in June beat all records. 

Through the generasity of Terrier Griff, a revival of an old function of the 
Terriers, viz., a p.g's head banquet, was held in October. 

In the early part of the year the Terriers lost their old and esteemed member. 
Terrier Joe Lawrence, the founder of the Association. The past year has also 
been notable on account of the large number of Terriers who have received sick 
pay and medical attendance, whilst the benevolent account, in addition, has been 
heavily drawn upon for the relief of Terriers in necessitous circumstances. Not- 
withstanding these claims, the Association has a substantial balance on the year's 
working, and altogether its finances are in an exceedingly satisfactory condition. 



THE SKETCH ASSOCIATION. 

The constitution of this association was altered during 1909 in order to make 
membership open to sketch authors and actors as well as managers. President, Mr. 
George Gray ; Vice-Presidents, Mr. K. V. Harcourt, Mr. Arnold Bell, Mr. Frank Gerald, 
Mr. George M. Marriott, Mr. Herbert Uamley ; Hon. Secretary and Solicitor, Mr. Port- 
land Akennan ; Assistant Secretary, Mr. Monte Maitland ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. C. 
Claxton-Turner. Executive Committee : — Managers : Isiv. Leonard Mortimer, Mr. 
Frank Hardie, Mr. Albert ^Marsh, Miss Florence Creagh, Mr. Charles Baldwin ; 
Authors : Mr. John F. Preston, Mr. Cayley Calvert, Mr. George Unwin, Mr. Dick 
Cruikshanks, Mr. Gilbert Wells ; Artists : Mr. Leonard Eobson, Mr. Herbert Terry, 
Mr. Fred Kitchen, Mr. Harold Brough, Mr. E. Howard Templeton. Office : Eoom 
52, 13, Henrietta Street, W.C. 



f; VARIETY ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND. 

This voung but thriving society has just concluded its isecond year, and may 
well be proud^of the good work it has done in that brief period. Its funds have 
continued to increase, and the amount giveTi away in charity to the poor of the 
profession averages afcoiit £22 weekly. At the M.H.A.R.A. dinner, largely through 
the instrumentalitv of the President for tlie year, Mr. G. H. Chirgwin, nearly 
£500 was collected, and over £350 was obtained by the extra shilling charged on 
the cards of membership of that society. Donations have also been received 
through various other channels, such as the sports, which realised neai-ly £100 
pro&t, and the matinee at the Coliseum, which Mr. Oswald Stoll so generously 
placed at the disposal of the Committee, will bring in £150, while Mr. W. H. 
Broadhead sent a generous gift of £50. Mr. Joe Elvin headed the list at the 
dinner with £50. Thus it will be seen that the profession can no longer be accused 
of not supporting their own poor. Week after week the most distressing cases of 
poverty and want come before the Committee, and in nearly every instance are 
promptly relieved by grants of loans or by a small weekly pension. The weekly 
amount of these pensions is over £12. Four artists were buried during the year at 
the expense of the Fund, and by an additional contribution to the Hospital Saturday 
Fund letters are obtained for deserving cases for hospitals and convalescent homes. 
The Committee is most strict in the investigation of every case, and it counts 
among its members several of the veteran performers who have known the old 
professionals who come for assistance. By an arrangement with the Music Hall 
Home Fund four artists are now being cared for under the roof of that excellent 
institution. The annual dinner and dance will be held on February 20, 1910, 
when it is hoped that a liberal response will be forthcoming to the urgent cry for 
donations to enable tJae Committee to carry on the good work of charity through 
the twelve months. 



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THE MUSIC HALL HOME. 

TJie Music Hall Home was founded thirteen years ago by certain prominent 
members of the Terriers' Assotia/tion. The objects of the Music Hall Home a,re to 
afford ihfit'er to deserving nK-mbers of the variety profession who have fallen on evil 
times, and to provide a permanent home for poor performers who, through illness, 
disablement, or old age, are quite unable to find employment. 

•U present there are a do/en inmates lodged in the Home, which is situated at 
31, Wilson Road, Caml>erwell, S.E. 

The oliicers for the ensuing year are: — President, Mr. Walter de Frece ; Vice- 
Presidents, Messrs. Harry Barnard, Thos. Barrasford, Harry Bawn, Leon Bassett, 
\V. S. Bassett, Ted E. Box, G. P. R. Burgess, Jas. E. Dunedin, Percy Ford, 
Harry Gage, Walter Hassan, Malcolm McDowall, Fred Neiman, F. H. Pedgrift, 
C. J. Bartleet Perry, Jesse Sparrow, C. Douglas Stuart, Chas. Weldon, and 
Douglas White; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. G. P. R. Burgess; Committee, Messrs. John 
.\Iexander, W. H. Atlas, Ernest Ball, Willie Benn, Harry Blake, John G. Brandoii, 
Tom Branson, Geo. Brown, Bert Chapman, C. C. Cornish, J. H. Davy Jim Elmo. 
T. C. Callaghan, Harry Gribben, H. Griff, Hamilton Hill, H. Hough, W. Kloof, 
P. A. Lennon, Emest L&pard, C. Maninering, W. L. Murray, F. W. Millis, Waller 
Norman, Ben Obo, Jim Obo, George Pearson, Samuel Salter, Arthur Simmons, 
Geo. H. Smythson, Leo Trainor, J. Traynor, George Vivian, E. C. Webb, Horace 
Wheatley, B. Whiteley, Jack Woolf, and Harry Wright: Treasurer, ^Ir. Harry 
Barnard ; Secretai y, Mr. Beiij. Woodger. The Committee meetings are held at the 
Empire, Camberwell, on the first and third Thursdays in the month. 



MUSIC HALL LADIES' GUILD. 

The Guild was founded in 1905. President, Mrc Fred Giiinett ; Vice-Presidents, 
Mrs. Eugene Strattou, Miss Irene Rose, Mrs. Paul Martinetti, Miss !Maude Mor- 
timer, and Mrs. G. H. Smythson ; Hon. Treasurer, Miss Belle Elmore. Executive 
Committee : ^liss Marie Lloyd, Mrs. George Gilbey, Mrs. Leoni Clarke, Miss 
Maude Courtney, Mrs. Morton, Miss Cecilia Macarte, Mrs. C. C. Bartram, Miss 
Rose Elliott, Miss Alexandra Dagmar, Miss Dot Stephens, Mrs. James Home, Mrs. 
Dunedin, Miss Julia Macarte, Miss Amber Wyville, Mrs. Joe Elvin, Miss Ray 
Wallace, Miss Lottie Albert, Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Herbert Shelley, Miss Lil Haw- 
thorne. Miss Marie Loftus, Miss Muhe Payne. Miss Kate Vulca'na, Mrs. Vernon 
Cowper, Miss Louie Davis, Miss Victoria Monks. Hon. Committee : Mrs. Lily 
Bradgate, Mrs. Pettitt, :\Irs. H. Maud Gamble, Miss E. G. Clarke. 

The above Guild has been formed with the object of assisting the wives of artists 
who, through lack of employment, illness, or confinement, are in want of help, by 
supplying proper medical aid, food, coal, or other necessaries as may be required. 
Also, in cases of confinement, to lend a supply of suitable baby clothes for the first 
month, to lx» returned at the expiration of that time. To assist widows of artists 
to find suitable employment ; to find employment for children of poor artists and 
orphans, as programme sellers, call boys ; also office work or other suitable employ- 
ment, and in cases where possible to assist them in obtaining parts in sketches 
where children's parts are included ; to supply necessitous artists with free 
clothing ; to sell stage and other clothing to artists who may require it, at a very 
small charge ; to visit the sick ; to give toys, books, and games to sick children of 
artists. 

Meetings are held every Wednesday at the offices, Albion House, 61, New 
Oxford Street, London, W. Secretary, Miss Melinda May. 




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STAFF ORGANISATIONS. 



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRICAL EMPLOYES. 

This Association was established on August 20, 1890. It represents those 
employed in the various stage departments, in the manufacture and use of stage 
scenery, properties, electrical fittings, animated picture machinee, comprising 
stage managers, heads of departments, carpenters, electricians, kinematograph 
operators, property men, stagemen, Hymen, and others employed in theatres anJ 
music halls, or tlieatrical workshops, resident or touring. 

It is affiliated with the General Federation of Trade Unions, the Trade Union 
Congress. London a:rd Provincial Trades and Labour Councils. The chief office is 
29, Wellington Street, Strand, London. 

Summary of Objects : — To raise the status of stage employes by maintaining a 
minimum rate of pay, definite working rules, and the provision of sick, funeral, 
and benevolent benefits for members. The xVesociation has four branches in London 
and one each in Birmingham, Bradford, Oldham, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Middlesbrough, 
Stockton-on-Teso, and Greenock. The entran e fees vary according to branch 
from 2s. 6d. to 10s. The contributions vary, according to branch and benefit 
desired, from 2d. to Is. 2d. per week. Each branch has a benevolent fund, and 
most of them have sick and funeral funds. The constitution of the Association 
permits any grade or section of employes eligible to join to form a braJich, or all 
sections to combine in one branch in any locality. The aim of the organisation is 
to enrol all eligible men with touring companies, and those resident in every 
theatrical centre in the United Kingdom. 

The National Executive Committee is selected from the members residing within 
twenty miles of the chief office, but it is open to any branch to nominate any 
member to one of the general offices. This Committee organi.«es the London 
annual theatrical sports and annual concerts, and has charge of the National Open 
Benevolent Fund, -which is maintained from the proceeds of the theatrical sports 
and donations received to the annual concert funds, for the benefit of non-members, 
men and women employes, whose case is recommended by a subscriber to the 
sports or concert funds, or by any theatrical or music hall association whose rules 
do not permit them to help such applicants. 

The funds of the Association on December 31, 1908, amounted to £1,293 Os. 9d., 
to whidh date the Association, in addition to the increase of wages, secured and 
maintained, and the protection afforded to its members, had paid in cash benefits to 
members : — 

£ s. d. 

At death of Members and Members' Wives 3,219 

To Members supporting the objects of the Society 1,616 2 6 

Legal Assistance to Members .' 226 15 4 

Compensation secured for Members 245 

*Sick Pay to Members 130 18 6 

Special Grants to necessitous Members, Wages advanced due 
from Fraudulent and Bankrupt Managers (including sums to 
Non-Members and their Widows from the Open Benevolent 
Fund) 396 19 8 

Total £5.854 15 

* The Sick Fund has only recently been formed. 

The present members of the Executive Committee are :— President, :Mr. J. 
Cullen, master carpenter, the St. James's ; Vice-President, Mr. G. H. Dyball, stage 
manager, the London Pa\-ilion ; Treasurer, Mr. J. H. Radford, carpenter, the 
Coniedy; Trustees, Mr. William Barbour, chief electrician, the St. James's;' Mr. 
Arthur Palmer, master carpenter, the Comedy; Mr. Charfes Thorogood, President, 



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108 



„ , ,. ,, \i, L I Coiy, ma.ter carpenter, the Vaudeville; Mr. 

. 1 Branch; LomniiU.c, >1'- ^- " ^T^ •^R.-anohi • Mr A. Jones, carpenter, Royal 
„. Reid, carpenter (President, ^^';^;*^'^ranchr Mr H Lane, carpenter (member 
Opera House (Treasurer Carpenters ^lanch) All n - ^^ F^ ^^^ ^.j^^ 

Comm.tt.-e. Carpenters Branch) ; Mr. H. J • /o^^ eu p P ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ 

Mr. Piulip yheridan, electncan, the ^^'J"^' ",; ^j y^^k's; Mr. J. N. Hunt, 

Vaudevnie; George P-^^^^^g-.^^^^^^f stfeUry! Sr \^^lliam Johnson, 29, WeUing- 
stage staff, the Alhambra ; General Secretary, 
ton Street, Strand, W.C. 

THE DRAMATIC AND VARIETY THEATRE (Employes') 

PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION. 

EsUbUshed April 1^8. Open to a^nj-an over e.ghtjn^^^^^^ 

of age connected uith any theatre or ^^^^-^ J^aU, thea r j^^^^^^ ^^^.^^^^^ 

business in the metropolitan area, ^j^'^aff^^' ^*^^°^ managers, box office keepers 

managers, secretaries of companies scenic artists stage manag ^^^^^^ 

':'^^^sj:c'\^^^- r„;^sr<3'r'n.st. .*. no .v, (.o. an, 

member's wife, equal t« evy. ^'^an^f.^X^'i'^S^^ each member an equal 

Annual division of surplus §^^'1?^ I)i\isSn o" ftmds for nine months ending 
$e\^mtVT4,^TuitT5f pet'Li^ l-<^ - ^3' ^"^^ ^-^- 

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS ASSOCIATION. 
This Association is a branch of the X^^^^aiid^was ^^^^^^^S:^ 
1902, and consists exclusively «f ^^f . "^""^'J^^;, "^j tLatr^ and music halls, 
cians, master propertymen. and "^'^;'-^\ .§J^^^° ^J^,^ j^usic hall, or touring 
Membership is «P!^ to ^W connected wih an^ i^^^^^^^^^ '^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ 

company in the ^"jted Kingdom who ha^ e held such contribution 

monrhs,%nd are otherwise ZtrlLhlocTd'^d^h^^^^^ de.sired and age of 

Ta^i^nrr^'linlm^td oS'\jrd|f of a^ SbVs wi. llO is paid to the 
member, which eums are partly raised by evies^ ^^^,.^^ ^^ 

The Association has also a , benevolent fund arid at^^^^^^^^ ^, hie h the following 
members. An annual dinner has ^e^^ gl^en each jear a ^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ 
gentlemen have in turn presided ^"^^''^^J; Com>ns Garr ^^^^ ^^^^^g.^^^^ ^^^ 

Heroert Beerbohm Tree, Mr. H. b. irking. ^J^°'r" _j„n theatrical sports and the 
Terrv. The As-^odation assists to organise ^^^ London t lea tr^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

annual concerts. The P',^^"^. ^^^^^JJ ^^/^V Mr (^^ stage manager, the 

carpenter, the St. James s : Vue-President Mr ^; ,^^,^J ,,^.tVic,an. St. James's; 
London Pavilion; Hon ^^^.^retary. >lr ^^ Uluini mu>oi Pullinger, master 

Financial Secretary, Mr. ^^ m_ Johnson ;Com^^^^^^^ h^ Strand ; Mr. John 

carpenter, the Garrick ; ^^^r. ^ibp Shendan, electricmn, t^^ ,^^ ^^^ 

Brunskill, master carpenter, the Savoy; ^Ij:j\\X}/Da\Td Sberidan, electrician ; 
Vaudeville ; Mr. R. J. Carter, electrician, Terry s^Ir.UaMdhner^ property 
Mr V R Fid?e electrician, the Lyceum; and Mr. G. \\. umcoi, f p j 
masted: the Garfkk Office, 29, ^Yellington Street. Strand, London. 



T?IE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 1C9 



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CINEMATOGRAPH OPERATORS. 

(Branch No. 10, N.A.T.E.) 

This Association was established in April, 1907. Its office is at 29, Wellington 
Street, Strand, London. Its members are qualified operat-ors of animated picture 
apparatus. 

Objects : — (a) To protect and promote the interests of qualified operators, and 
to raise the status of the<ir profes.sion. (6) To eaicourage among its members a 
knowledge, of the science of new inventions affecting their business, (c) To establish 
a standard of proficiency by a qualifying examination or otherwise, [d] To secure 
the recognition of a minimiun rate of pay for each claes of work, (e) To establish 
an employment register, and such other benefits (sick, funeral, or legal aid) as may 
be hereafter agreed upon. 

Entrance fee, 5s. Contribution, Is. 6d. per month, being for General and 
Benevolent Funds. 

Certificates are issued to members passing an examination, particulars of which 
are supplied on application. 

Present (1910) officers :— President, Mr. J. Wood; Vice-President, Mr. E. Catlin ; 
Hon. Secretary, Mr. H. L. Merritt ; Financial Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. Wm. 
Johnson. Committee : JNIessrs. C. Mayo, T. C. Field, W. Mason, A. Malcolm, 
E. H. Mason, J. M. Robinson, L. Gilling, and A. Hughes. 

During the past year the Association secured the services of representative 
exhibitors to act as a Board of Exaniinens, and to issue certificates for members 
having a knowledge of (a) electric and limelight; [h) electric only; (c) limelight 
only. 

Three examinations have been held, and fifty-three certificates have been issued 
to successful competitors. 

Full particulars of the Association supplied on application to the Hon. Secretary 
at 29, Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. 



CIRCUITS. 

WHERE AND TO WHOM TO WRITE FOR ENGAGEMENTS. 

BARRASFORD-GIBBONS TOUR.— Mr. Thomas Barrasford, Randvoll House, 39, Charing Cross 
Road, W.C. (for Provincial and Continental Halls only) ; Mr. Walter Gibbons (for London 
Halls only). (1668, 1669, 3182, and 3183 Gerrard.) 

BOSTOCK TOUR.— Mr. E. H. Bostock, Zoo Skating Rink, Glasgow. 

BROADHEAD TOUR.— Mr. Percy B. Broadhead, Hippodrome, Hulme. 

HARRY DAY TOUR.— Mr. Harry Day, 1. Effingham House, Arundel Street, Strand, London 
(Gerrard 6915.) 

DE FRECE CIRCUir.— Mr. J. de Frece, Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn Street. (Gerrard 
1050 and 1051.) Booked in connection with Moss' Empires. 

T. ALLEN EDWARDS TOUR.— Mr. T. Allen Edwards, Palace Theatre, Derby. 

6R0S, HENRI (Mr. Leon Zeitlin).— 1, Durham House Street. W.C. (Gerrard 2035.) 

KARNO TOUR.— Mr. Fred Karno, 28, Vaughan Road, Camberwell, S.E. (Hop 3550 and 3551.) 

MACNAGHTEN TOUR.— London : Mr. Frederick Baugh, Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, W.C. 
(Avenue 5954.) Provinces ; King's Chambers, Angel Street, Sheffield. 

POOLE TOUR.— Mr. C. W. Poole, Palace, Gloucester. 

STOLL TOUR.— Mr. Oswald StoU, Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn Street, London W G 
(Gerrard 1399.) 

SYNDICATE TOUR (Mr. Leon Zeitlin).— 1, Durham House Street, London, W.C. (Gerrard 2619.) 

UNITED COUNTY THEATRES, LTD.— Messrs. Rosen and Bliss, 12 and 13, Henrietta Street 
London, W.C. (Gerrard 7623.) ' 

WILMOT TOUR. -Mr. Fred Wilmot, 156, Islington, Liverpool. 



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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS OF THE YEAR. 



April 20. — Tlie.it rio-al mana^erii nuigeil Uiexn- 
selves snliJlj- iipainet Mr. WilleM's Day- 
light Siiviii^ Hill, which during the year 
Wits ailvanotd in Parliament to the stage 
that a .'^l'll•ct Conmiittee was appointed to 
lii-ar evideritv. On April 20 Mr. John Gatti 
({ave evidence before the Committee to the 
effeet tliat the Bill, if passed, would prove 
detrimental to the iatereiJtfi of the thea- 
trical prnff.se.ion. Tlie managers later in 
the year had the satisfaction of the Com- 
mittee reporting adversely on the Bill. 

May 11. — Matinfe organi.^ed by Mr. Cyril 
Maude and Mr. Arthur Collins in aid of 
tJhe Queen .\lexandra Sana.torium at Davos. 

June 14. — Water Rate' matinee at the Oxford. 

June 26.— .\nnu3l Theatrical Sports — Stamford 
Britige. 

June 22.— Garden Party in aid of the Actors' 
Orphanage Fund — Botanical Gardens. 

July 1. — Mntinie in aid of ML«s Maud Robert- 
son (Mrs. Halingden Russell). " Caste " 
played. £300 realised — St. James's. 

July 4.— Water Rat«' motor-car run to 
"Brisht<vn. 

July 20. — Cricket match between London and 
"Provincial Actors in aid of the profes- 
sional charities. London Actors won — 
Kenninpton Oval. 

August 12. — .\ de.putation from the Theatrical 
M.inasers' Association and the Theatres 
Alliance waited on Mr. Lloyd George at 
the House of Commons on the subject of 
the proposed increased taxation under the 
Licensing Bill. Sir Herbert Tree was un- 
able to be pre.sent, but hLs statement was 
read by Mr. Arthur Bourchier. Mr. J. B. 
Mulholland spoke also. The result was 
that Mr. Mulholland was asked to obtain 



statistics ao to bar receipt.s in theatres. 
These, being placed before the Chancellor 
of the Exchequer, resulted in an amend- 
ment being introduced into the Bill fixing 
the license duty on theatres taxed under 
£•2,000 at the old rate of £20. Theatrei 
rated at over £2.000 to pay £50. 

Auguiit 2.5. — .\nnual cricket match between 
Authors and Actors. Result, a draw- 
Lords. 

September 1.5. — Country Fair and F€te held by 
the .Actors' Associa-tion at Earlsfleld. 

October 8. — Sir Herbert Tree unveiled a me- 
morial tablet to mark the site of Shake- 
speare's Globe Playhouse — Bankside. 

November 24. — A deputation of English actors, 
consisting oif Sir John Hare, Sir Charles 
Wyndham, Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. Ar- 
thur Bourchier, Mr. Nonman Forbes, and 
Mr. Majc Beerbohm (who represented hi-^^ 
brother. Sir Herbert Tree), attended at the 
Com^die Francaise, and presented a me- 
morial of the late Constant Coquelin. The 
inscription ran: — "Constant Coquelin, 
Soci6taire de la Com6die Francaise, 18C4- 
18S7. Homage de la part de Bes confreres 
Anglais." 

November 2fi. — A memorial to Sir Henry Irv- 
ing, contributed by Salvini and otJier 
Italian artiste, was unve^iled by the Italian 
Ambassador, the Marquis of San Giuliano, 
at Drury Lane. The memorial is placed 
on the wail of the main staircase. 

December 13. — Church^ v. Stage Football 
Match at Stamford Bridge. 

December 21. — Matinee at the London Coliseum 
in aid of the Variety Artists' Benevolent 
Fund and the Variety Institution. Over 
£300 was realised. 



NEW THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS OPENED. 



March 8.— Alexandra, Stoke Newington, re- 
opened a? a theatre. 

IS. —King's and Hippodrome, Dundee. 

12.— N'ew Kilburn Empire. 

28.— Reopening of the Shaftesbury after 
alteration and improvement. 

14._\ew Theatre. Tidworth. 

2*.— Re-openina of the Palace. Clacton. 

20.— fiai.^tv, Hnuehton-le-Spring. 
2. — Opening of the reconstructed Lon- 
don Hippodrome. 



April 



June 
June 
July 

Aug. 



Oct. 4.— Artillery, Woolwich, re-opened. 
,, 4. — New Borough, Wallsend. 

Nov. 1.— Kelly's (late Queen's), Liverpool. 
,, 8. — Hippodrome, Southend. 
8.— Hippodrome, Ilford. 

Dec. 6.— The Camden opened as a Music Hall. 
C— Re-opening of Queen's, Castleford. 
,, 13. — New Palace, Nelson. 
„ IC— Empire, West Hartlepool. 
20.— Empire, Wakefield. 



FIRES AT THEATRES AND HALLS. 



Jan. 18.— Slicht fire at the Gaiety, Hastings. 
Carpenters' shop beneath the stage 
was damaged. 

March 15.— Fire at the Central Hall, Darling- 
ton Operator's box and films de- 
stroyed, and gallery slightly dam- 
aged. 

j„ly 11.— Fire at the King's, Edinburgh. 

Aug. 11.— Parish Hall, St. Margaret's. Dover, 



totally destroyed by fire. A stock 
company playing there lost every- 
thing. 

Nov. 18.— Roval and Hippodrome. Barry Dock, 
tot'allv destroved. Messrs. Green 
and Hinton's " Was She to Blame " 
company had their stock entirely 
burnt. 

Dec. 22.— Britannia Pier Pavilion. Yarmouth, 
totally destroyed by fire. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Ill 



PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



B 



EING a complete list with full casts of new plays and important revivals pro- 
duced in the United Kingdom during the year 1909. 
* Indicates revival, 
t Produced at a matinee. 
J Previously produced in the provinces. 
li Produced by amateurs. 
^ Played only for the purpose of securing the statutory stage right. 

&.\\Thorstein Ahbey, comic opera, Ln prologue 
and two acts, by the Rev. H. D. Hinde, 
music composed bv the Missee E. Wykeis, 
R. E. Teague, and L. Stocks. 

—Village Hall, Southgate. 

l.^The Bond of Marriage, play, in four acts, 

by Walter :Nixey. Produced May 5, 

Royalty, Llanelly. Renamed The Derelict, 

and reproduced June 14. Star, Liverpool. 

—Royalty, Llanelly. 

7.%Henry of Navarre, romantic play, by Wil- 
liam Devereu.x, in four acts. (Originally 
produced at the Royal, Newcastle, 
November 5, 1908.) Last performance (the 
228th) July 31. 

Charles IX Mr. Malcolm Cherry 

Henry de Bourbon Mr. Fred Terry 

Henry, Due de Guise .. Mr. A. E. Aneon 
Henry, Due d'Anjou Mr. Harry F. Wright ' 
Arthur de Mouhy .... Mr. Walter Edwin 

Cosmo Ruggieri Mr. Horace Hodges 

Marshal de Tavannes..Mr. J. C. Edwards 
Chancellor de Birague .. Mr. Geo. Dudley 

Due de Retz Mr. Maurice Toeh 

Due de la Rochefoucauld 

,. , ,, „ Mr. C. R. Gibbon 

M. des Vallos Mr. Maurice Elvey 

9. Penelope, com«dy, in three acts, by w" 

/t°v,""'o*.^Ls*^?""'''*™- I'^s* performance 
(the 246th) August 13. 
Penelope .. Mies Marie Tempest 

P.';f°^''^'"<?"vu.?^- ^- G^-''ham Browne 
Profeesor Gohehtly .. Mr. Alfred Bishop 

Mrs. Gohghtly Miss Kate Bishop 

Mr. Davenport Barlow .. Mr. Eric Lewk 

^J'^^- /erguson Miss Norma Whalley 

W- BeadswOTth Mr. Herbert Ross 

Mrs. Watson Mrs. Charles Calvert 

Mr. Anderson Mr. J H Brewer 

Peyton .. Miss Ethelwynn Arthur Jones 

oMv T..J. —Comedy. 

^.WNympTitdm, musical fairy plav. in three 
hv 'p'Ji*'? ^'y H^^rry de Koriingh, music 
BrocWey "" Leeds-St. Peter'e Hall, 

^'^'\:y^^" f^'l'O'^' comic opera, in one act, 

by Frank Graves— Murray, Perth. 
10. John Malone'g Love Story, play, ' in four 
f&^J.S''^^^'^- (P-<^-ed by th"I 

^'^I'hJ^A'Tv.' '^-^ -^^'■- Arthur Applin 

^i,*^"^„,^arthorpe Miss Edyth Olive 

Mr, s^vhtv^^^^^'^P" ••^'■^^ W- Permain 

Tnt 11^ -"^"s"' I'^fif'el Grey 

ll^J^^'^u^ -^^'■- I-*^^'"-^ Wniousrhby 

Ka e Saxbey . Miss Winifred Mayo 

S;;A ^"^ "^t^," Sterling Mackinlky 

ESi Mr Fewlass Llewelly^ 

'^'^''"*^'' Miss Inez Bensusan 

—Court, 



JANUARY. 

3. The Test, play, in three acts, by T. W. 
Eastwood (Dramatic Productions Club 
performance). 

Mr. Dalton Mr. Dennis Cleugli 

Grace Miss Edyth Olive 

Mr. Curry Mr. Hubert Wil'is 

Mrs. Curry Miss Gwynne Herbert 

Dorothy Miss Dorothy Fane 

Miss Applobj Miss Alice Mansfield 

Footman Mr. A. Douglas Newman 

—Court. 

3. The General's Past, one-act comedy, by 
Clotilde Graves (Dramatic Productions 
Club performance). 

Maj.-Gen. Sas3nidge..Mr. M. Sherbrooke 
Sir Charles Belphin, J.P... Mr. Scott Buist 
Col. Cholmondeley....Mr. Wallett Wal'er 

Giovanni Gioacca Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Mrs. Cholmondeley Miss G. Heinrich 

Mrs. Caddisbrooke .. Miss Lucy Ashworth 
— Court. 

5.*Th6 Adventure of Lady Ursula, play, in 
four acts, by Anthony Hope. (Originally 
produced at" the Duke of York's, October 

11, 1898.) Transferred to Criterion, 
February 1. Last performance (the 54th) 
February 20. 
Lady Ursula Harrington. .Miss B. Millard 

Dorothy Fenton Miss Dora Barton 

Mrs. Fenton Miss D. Drummond 

Sir George Sylvester Mr. H. Waring 

Mr. Dent Mr. Charles Fulton 

The Earl of Hassenden..Mr. J. L. McKay 
The Rev. Mr. Blimboc.Mr. Lytton Grey 

Mr. Castleton Mr. Owen Roughwood 

Quilton Mr. Evelyn Vernon 

Sir Robert Clifford .. Mr. Heath Haviland 

Mr. Devereux Mr. Gerald Jerome 

Mr. Ward Mr. A. E. Benedict 

Mills Mr. John W. Laurence 

Servant Mr. Frank H. Danby 

5.^Kassa, play, in four acts, by John Luther 

Long— H aym arket. 
6.'3/r«. Gorringe's Necklace, comedy-drama, in 

four acts, by Hubert Henry Davies. 

(Originally produced at Wyndham'e, May 

12, 1903.) Last performance (the 29th) 
Januarv 30. 
Captain Mowbray .. Mr. Yorke Stephens 

Colonel Jardine Mr. Fred Lewie 

Lieut. David Cairn .... Mr. Leslie Faber 

Mr. Jernigan Mr. Reginald Walter 

Charles Mr. LawTence White 

Mrs. Jardine Miss Marie Illington 

Isabel Kirke Miss Dorothy Thomas 

Vicky Jardine Miss Helena Drew 

Miss Potts Miss Ethel Marryat 

Mrs. Grorringe Miss Mary Moore 

— Ciriterion. 



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II tTht Eut$ of the World, play, in three uM, 
by Chas. Darrell. (Originally produced at 
tlie P.O.W.. Grimsby, December 21. 1908.) 
M Achille Kaiifarade-.Mr. J. Edw. Whitty 
M Hector «ie I/Orrae..Mr. Geo. 1). Daipc-r 

M. Gafiton de Carnac Mr. Will Casey 

Ootave Mr. Charles BtirliDR 

m' Paul Roqueville Mr. Chas. Sewell 

Brieard Mr. Albert Rendley 

iviee Miss Irene Stanhope 

E.sme deCamac ....Mis.s Beatric Fitzhuph 
Susanne Pomfleure .. Mise Nellie Garside 

Antoinette M iss Ivy Courtney 

Hdfene deL'Orme..Misfi Ethel Van Praagh 
—Royal, Woolwich. 

11 Proleun in Pftticoats, comedy, in one act. 
■ liv Frank Kniest Potter. (London produc- 
tion June 7. Ualston.) t u . 
Due de Foisseul .. Mr. Wallace Johnston 
Mons. Marigny .... Mr. Philip Cordon 
Duchesse de Foisseul. .Miss Mane Hassell 

Marie Miss Jess Morton 

Slile Diane de Dio .. Miss Viola Ck>mp ton 

—Grand, WolvcrnampLon. 

11 KThe Writing on the Wall, play, in four 

' acts, by F. W. Hurlburt-Terrys. 
11 'Diana of Dohson's. comedy-drama, in four 
acl= bv Cicelv Hamilton. (Originally pro- 
duced ktthe Kingsway, February 12, 1908.) 
Last performance (the 32nd) February (.. 
' — Kmgsway. 

MAifan and Woman, folk play, by Mrs. James 

Mr* Fairly Miss Agnes Imlay 

Lady Bounder Miss Ursula Keene 

Mrs. Burdens Miss Inez Bensusan 

Sir Reginald Bounder.. Mr. Arthur Dennis 

Nuree Smith Miss Wmifred Mayo 

John Fairlv Mr. Max Copland 

Brother of" Xurse Smith.. Mr. Guy Garrod 
— Brondesbury Hall. 

14 How Women are Slandered, drama, in four 
acta, by T. G. Bailey. ., ^ v, «„ 

Major Sterling Mr. Leonard Robson 

Squire Warberton....Mr. Clifford George 

Bob Warberton Mr. Ellersley Pine 

Dr Hanlev Mr. Leslie Bennett 

^ber Joe Mr. Walter Clifford 

The Parson Mr. George Morton 

Jack Sterling Miss Dorothy Dewhurst 

Rosie Sterling ^Hc^^'t'^/ v^v 

Jemmy Chips ■ •••••^I- ,i- ^i>I^°u 

Maud Warberton Miss Phyllis Relph 

Madge Gilroy Mif^s Ella Thornton 

Patty Miss Tilbury George 

Annie Bodv Miss Florence Manners 

—Victoria, Broughton. 

15. Mother, domestic drama, in four acte. by 

Siln F*ai'rweather....Mr. Harry Foxwell 

Frank Rwlne.v Mr. John Kelland 

Stephen Carrington. .Mr. Martin Wiliams 
Jasper Randon. . . .Mr. Edward Rawhnson 

Old Crumpet Mr. Vivian Charles 

uer.s Mr. Charles Grant 

RevT John'stvon2....Mr. Harrison James 

Tommy Nol.kts Mr. Tom Armitage 

Martha Fair^veather.. Miss Emma Rainbow 

Polly Crumpet Miss Nancy Mitchell 

Vesta L'Est range Miss Zara Leigh 

Hon. Mrs. Billy Mifis Dora Kelland 

Sy Bagot Miss Kathleen Hunt 

Little May Rodney.. MiM Daisy Rocheford 
Nellie Fairweather. . . -Mif^ |hdU ^W alsh 

li'The Gondoliers, comic opera in two acts, 
bv W S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. 
(Origiiiallv produced at the Savoy on De- 
cember 7,' 1889.)— Savoy. 



18. The Biue6o«««— Public Hall, Eimouth. 
IB.^This Woman and Thii Man, play, in three 

acts, by Avery Hopwood— Bijou, Bays- 
water. 

19. Olive Latimer'i Husband, play, in three 

acts, by Rudolph Besier. Last perform- 
ance (the 4Cth) February 27. 

Olive Latimer Mrs. Patrick Campbell 

Mrs. Mapleson-Finch ..Mies Helen Ferrers 
Doris Mapleson-Finch Miss Dagmar Wiehe 

Mrs. O'Connor Miss Elsie Chester 

Nurse Cary Miss Belle Napier 

Sir Charles Wevburn .. Mr. Lyn Harding 
Col. Mapleson-Finch Mr. Wilfred Draycott 
Berkeley Ogden, MP. ..Mr. Chas. Troode 
James Morpeth, M.D. ..Mr. Jamce Hearn 

Dr. Wolfe Mr. Leslie Faber 

Servant Mr. Norman Wrighton 

—Vaudeville. 

19.1I.il Highwayman Bold, comic opera, in two 
acts, the words, lyrics, and songs being 
by Harry Ckwrin and Bert Harding, and 
music by Bert Harding— Hippodrome, St. 
Helens. 

19.||Bor7i to be Loved, farce, in three acts, by 
Miss Jessica Solomon : — 

Mrs. Short Miss Kate Hodgkinson 

Harriet Short Miss Lester Stephens 

Rubv CJhester Miss Jessica Solomon 

Iris North Mrs. W. M. Kircaldy 

Mrs. Gaby Miss Stella Farmer 

Nelson Miss K. Newton 

Auguste Rose Mr. Martyn Roland 

Algernon Short Mr. Frank Bayly 

Mr. Gaby Captain Hannan 

Editor Mr. T. D. Stevens 

Mr. Randal Mr. Ernest Bury 

—Albert Hall. 

19.t009 West, one-act play, by Cyril T-wj-ford- 
Garrick. 

W.iThin Ice, one-act comedy, by Cyril Vwy- 
ford — Garrick. 

IQAKiddie, play, in one act, by CyrU Twyford 
(revived at the London Hippodrome, De- 
cember 13) — Garrick. 

23.1IHajji Baha; or. The Star of the Hast, 
Persian musical play, written by George 
Gamble, and composed by William Robins 
— St. James's. 

23. The Bramatift at Home, comedy, in one 
act. by Keble Howard :— 

Ralph Mr. Leslie Faber 

Margery Mrs. Leslie Faber 

—Vaudeville. 

2,'5. Our Miss Gibhs, musical piece, in two acta, 
by " Cryptos,' con.structed by James T. 
Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy 
Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and 
Lionel Monckton : — 
Hon. Hughie Pierrepoint 

Mr. Geo. Grossmith, jun. 
The Earl of St. Ives ..Mr. 0. B. Clarence 

Slithers Mr. Robert Hale 

Mr. Toplady Mr. Arthur Hatbprton 

Lord Eynsford Mr. J. Edward F; :i=er 

Mr. Beavis Mr. J. A. Evelyn 

A Taxi Cabby Mr. F. Payne 

Mr. Amalfy Mr. H. B. Burcher 

Timothy Gibbs Mr. Edmund Payne 

Lady Elizabeth Thanet. .Mis.^ Denise Orme 

Madame Jeanne Miss Jean Aylwin 

Duchess of Minster. .Miss Gladys Homfrey 

Mrs. Farquhar Miss Maisie Gay 

Clarita Miss Kitty Mason 

Nora Miss Olive May 

Sheilah Miss Adeline Btlfe 

Kathleen Miss Rosle Begamie 

Lady Connie Miss Gladys CJooper 



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Our ^liss Gihbs {continued). 

Lady Sybil Miss Julia Jamee 

Lady Trixie Miss Enid Leslie 

Lady Angeda Mifis Crissy Bell 

Lady Muriel Miss Suzanne Selbourne 

Lady Gwen Miso Gertie Thornton 

Mary Gibbs Miss Gertie Millar 

Girls at the Stores: — Misses Madge 
Melbourne, Ida Barnard, Rhona Dalvy, 
Joe Howard, Gladys Carrington, Pattie 
Wells, Irene Warren, Shirley Power, 
Pauline Francis, Nancy More, Marjorie 
Michie, Marjorie Napier, Ruby Kennedy, 
Ruth Argent, Gertrude Birch, Marie 
Dean. 

Dudes :— Messrs. G. Grundy, E. Camp, 
A. Fraser, J. Redmond, C. Cameron, S. 
Lyndon. 

— Gaiety. 

25. How Girls are Brought to Ruin, drama, in 
four acts, by .Mrs. .Morton Powell. (Lon- 
don production, July 22, Shakespeare.) 

Jessie Burton Miss Rona Merrick 

Harry Hailing Mr. Walter Steele 

Philip Edger i ,, „. ,, _, , 

Philip Dare , ^^^- Wallace Clark 

Solomon Sleep Mr. Alric Burton 

Jack Josse Mr. Sidney Bryant 

Mr. Sterling Mr. Walter Hilton 

Mr. Smethurst Mr. R. L. Harding 

Clerk of Assize Court .. Mr. G. Cuthbert 

Sidney Sparkil Mr. W. E. Slilnt 

Police-Sergt. Pride — Mr. James Turner 

, P.C. Dooley Mr. Allan Harvey 

Lucy Lawton Miss Jeannie Risley 

Anna Burton . . Miss Constance Medway 

Anna Rake Miss Bertha Lake 

Maggie Rake Miss Mimi Ashton 

Sally Slop Miss Florence Butt 

Pansy Blossom Miss Mary Stephanie 

Rosa Pink Miss Alice Lloyd 

Lily White Miss Cora Anderson 

Myrtle Green Miss Leslie Froude 

Ivy Leaf Miss Agnes Cuthbert 

Mrs. Slutt Miss Addie Adair 

Winnie Waters Mrs. Morton Powell 

— Queen's, Liverpool. 

2b.\\Joan's Kiss, original one-act play, by 
Frances Goatling. 

Mr. Basden Mr. H. Harold Tether 

Mrs. Basden Miss Edith Bartlett 

Joan Miss Dorris Eldridge 

Bill Mr. Reg. Paine 

Hemma Miss Sylvia Dawson 

Dr. Fergusson Mr. T. J. Lyne 

Trippers, Attendants, Promenaders, etc 
—Royal, Worthing. 

23. Snmson, play, in four acts, by Henri 
Bernstein, produced for the first time in 
England. (London production, February 
3, Garrick.) 

Jacques Brachard. .Mr. Arthur Bourchier 
Jerome Le Govain .. Mr. Charles Bryant 
Marquis d'Andeline .. Mr. Arthur Whitby 

Maximilien Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Flach Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Marcel de Fontenay.. Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

Jean Mr. WiUiam Burchill 

Josef Mr. Charles Vernon 

Zambo Mr. Alfred Bristow 

„, .. ( Mr. Douglas Imbert 

"^"^«" "( Mr. Newton Dunne 

Marquise d'Andeline.. Miss Mary Weigall 

Elsie Vernette Miss Edyth Latimer 

Suzanne Delgarde ..Miss Margaret Vivian 

Clotilde Miss Pamela Gaythorne 

Anne-Marie Brachard.. Miss V. Vanbrugh 
—Grand, Swansea 



25.iEer Fatal Marriage, drama, in four acts, 
by Clarence Burnette and A. Hinton. 
(Originally produced December 28, 1908, 
at the Royal, Aston.) 

Zaco Maletto Mr. Arthur Hinton 

Wilfred Grey Mr. Harry Tracey 

Colonel Crichton Mr. George Childs 

Jim Rogers Mr. Fred Hewitson 

Paul Mr. Gerald Byrne 

Detective Smart Mr. P. M. Wright 

Peter Pimple Mr. Frank Brunnell 

Sergeant Wiggins .. Mr. Laurence Grove 

P.C. Jenkins Mr. William Bailey 

Lily Miss Lydia Audrey 

Doily Dimple Miss Laura Wright 

Myra Maletto Miss Ruth Zillwood 

— Royal, Woolwich. 

2.5.tFrom Shop Girl to Viichess, drama, in four 
acts, bv Charles Darrell. (Originally pro- 
duced on November 25, 1907, at the Royal, 
Bilston.) 

Duke of St. Baynum....Mr. Douglas Cecil 
Lord St. Orbotrude..Mr. Douglas Tremayne 
Sir Morris Maitland. .Mr. T. Lionel Ellis 
Gilbert Spate.... Mr. Frank S. Strickland 

Tommy Tinkler Mr. Henry Gerald 

M. Scalameux Mr. F. Henley 

Corbet Mr. Roy Wharton 

Mason Mr. E. S. Nuttall 

Isabel, Dowager Duchess of St. Baynum 
Miss Amy B. Ellis 

Lady Portcullis Miss Florrie Groves 

Lady Dealmere .. Miss Beatrice Hudson 

Tilly Dobson Miss Georgie Hawkins 

Gertrude Haynes Miss Queenie Lamont 

Fifine Miss Dora Woodberry 

Sylvia Grey, the Shop Girl 

Miss Mary Neil 
— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

25 School for Snobs, plav, In one act, by 
Hilda Hatton— P.H., Dorking. 

25. Pippa Passes, by Robert Browning (Eng- 
lish Drama Society)— Fortune Playhouse, 
Brewer Street, W. 

25.|r/ie Heathen and the Christian, story of 
love and revenge, in four acts, by Fred 
Maxwell. (Originally produced at the St. 
James's, Manchester, July 8, 1907.) 
Chinese Characters. 

Li Mr. Frank Adair 

Chang Lu Mr. Leonard Clapham 

Chang Mr. Harold Garth 

Yam- Yam Mr. James Severn 

Lung Hi Mr. Hugh Newburn 

English Ch4k.4ctf.rs. 
Lieut. Lord Allendale. ...Herbert Robinson 

Admiral Freehold Mr. Gerald Turner 

Petty Officer Powell Mr. Douglas Ames 

Joshua Sampson Mr. Fred Waring 

George Beresford Mr. Victor Hughes 

Bah Lamb Gentle Mr. Bruce Williams 

Robins Mr. Fred Barnes 

Mira Sampson Miss Adeline Raby 

Becky Fibbins Miss Eva Reed 

May Beresford Miss Fay Garnet Vane 

—Greenwich. 

26.^The Persian Cat, comic opera, in three 
acts, by V. H. Sutton Vane, music by 
Harold Bailey — Hippodrome, Brighton. 

^(i.f*The Admirable Bashville ; or. Constancy 
Unrewarded. " Bernard Shaw's master- 
piece in the Elizabethan style," in three 
acts. (Originally produced at the Im- 
perial, June 8, 1903.) 

Lydia Miss Marie Lohr 

Cashel Mr. Ben Webster 

Mellish Mr. Lennox Pawle 

Lucian Mr. Charles Quartermaine 



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The AHmWahWBatKvMt; or, Consluitey UnrewanUd 

(cuntinueil). 

BashTille Mr. Henry Alnley 

V.)!:oriiian Mr. Hnlliwell Holibcs 

I, -l Worthington ..Mr. Courtcnay Foote 

< . : V, ayo Mr. James Heam 

I'aradise Mr. Edward Sa.w 

Adelaide Miss Rosina Filippi 

Citizens, Zulu Chiefs, Attendants, Spec- 
tators, etc., etc. 
Beefeaters in charge of the .stage : Mr. 
Uugh B. Tabberer and Mr. Walter 

Creiffhton. 
—His Majesty's (The Afternoon Theatre). 

2C."ri7iin's yew Hat, by " George Past on." 
(Originally produced at the Court, Novem- 
ber 8, lOOS.) 

Mrc;. Fistiwick Mias Agnes Thomas 

'Tilda (her daughter) Miss Florence Lloyd 

Walter Emerson Mr. Norman Page 

Daisy Meadows Miss Sydney Fairbrother 
— His Majesty's (Afternoon Theatre). 

27. The Angelus, opera, in a prologue and four 
acts (in English), music by E. W. Nay- 
lor. Mus. Doc., libretto by Wilfrid 
Thomely. 

Abbot Tiu\stall Mr. Robert Radford 

FrancLs Mr. Francis Maclennan 

Beatrice Miss Florence Eaeton 

I.uttc-ral Mr. Claude Flemming 

Catherine Miss Edith Clegg 

Dp>ath Mme. Edna Thornton 

Sylvia Mme. Glee.«on-Wh;te 

A Nymph Miss Alice Prowse 

1st Monk Mr. Charles Knowles 

2nd Monk Mr. Albert Garcia 

1st Villager Mr. Campbell-Carr 

— Covent Garden. 

27. An Englishman's Home, play, in three 

acts, by " A Patriot " (Major Guy du 
Maurier). Last performance (the 164th) 
July 19. 

Mr. Brown Mr. Charles Rock 

Reggie Brown Mr. George Bealby 

Syd Brown Master Jack Hcbbs 

Oeoffrey Smith Mr. Lawrence Grossmith 

i'aul Robinson Mr. Arthur Wontner 

Maggie Rrown Miss Elaine Inescourt 

Amy Brown Miss Mona Harrison 

Ada Jone5 Miss Christine Silver 

Captain Finch Mr. E. W. Garden 

Captain Lindsay Mr. Rudge Harding 

Lieut. Jackson Mr. Max Leeds 

Colour-SiTieant Harris .. Mr. Chas. Weir 

Prince Yoland Mr. Edmund Maurice 

Lieut. Rian Hobart .. Mr. H. Stephenson 

Sergeant Thol Mr. Philip Knox 

Serceant Garth Mr Forbes Dawson 

Doctor Mr. Charles Allan 

An Olliccr Mr. Howard Sturge 

Telephone Orderly Mr. B. Egerton 

— WjTidham's. 

28. The Voice of IHs, play, in one act, by 

B. M. Percival— All Saints' Hall, St. 
John's Wood. 

28. The Honour of the Josceli/ns, one-act play, 
adapted by Herbert Collins— AJl Saints* 
Hall, 6t. John's Wood. 

28. The Lute Player, dramatised from Andrew 
Lang's Violet Fairy Book by R. M. Per- 
cival— A'J Saints' Hall, St. John's Wood. 

29.%A Suter's Revenge, dramatic duo, by C. 
Martin— Rehearsal, W.C. 



FEBRUARY. 

1. The World, the Fleth, and the DevO, drama, 

in four acts, by Leeser Columbus. 

Janet Brophy Miss Eva Trevenna 

Nur.se Miss J. Burrowes 

Nicholas Brophy .. Mr. Ernest R. Abbott 

Rupert Dyke Mr. Charles Carte 

Mrs. Jenkins Miss Marjorie Tennant 

Richard Johnson Mr. Edwin Keene 

Capt. Robert Mandate.. Mr. H. B. Wileon 
Beatrice Cuthbert .. Miss Florence North 
Sir Hubert Mandate .. Mr. C. B. Bedells 

Caroline Stanger Miss Marv Douglas 

P.C. Thomas Mr. H. Clayton 

Solomon Isaacs Mr. Weedon Ross 

Gertrude Grant Miss Ada Abbott 

Billy Brunton Mr. P. Layton 

A Widow Miss Nellie Ivinson 

Keeper at Zoo .. Mr. W. H. Davis-Brown 

George Grigg Mr. D. Pentland 

Inspector Topliss Mr. F. Thorpe 

The Magistrate Mr. Francis Trevor 

Magistrate's Clerk Mr. H. Roberts 

Silvia Trevor Miss Ethel Tinsley 

Warder Mr. D. Peyton 

— Pavilion. 

2. The Chief of Staff, play, in four acts, by 
Ronald Macdonald. Last performance 
(the 14th) February 13. 

Gen. de Solatierra Mr. W. Haviland 

Col. Stephen Cavendish. .Mr. Lewis Waller 
Major Dennis O'Diiscoll Mr. A. E. George 

Guillermo Herrero Mr. Shiel Barry 

Sergeant Baltazar Mr. Cronin Wilson 

Pedro Costanza .. Mr. S. J. Warmington 

Jaime Mr. Reginald Dane 

Marcos Mr. Caton Woodville 

Frasquito Mr. George Courtney 

A Despatch Rider Mr. Patrick Digan 

Engracia de Solatierra. .Miss Auriol Lee 
Iduna de Solatierra.. Miss Evelyn D'Alroy 

Lola Miss Madge Titheradge 

—Lyric. 

S.tSamson, play, in four acts, by Henri Bern- 
stein. (Originally produced at the Grand, 
Swansea. January 25.) Last performance 
(the 129th) May 20. 

Jacques Brachard Mr. Bourchier 

Jerome Le Govaine .. Mr. Charles Bryant 
Marquis d'Andeline .. Mi-. Arthur ^\^litby 

Maximilien Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Flach Mr. Leon Quartern! aine 

Marcel de Fontenay..Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

Jean Mr. William Burchill 

Josef Mr. Charles Vernon 

Zambo Mr. Alfred Brist-owe 

^r .. I Mr. Douglas Imbert 

"^'"■^^ ,' Mr. Newton Dunne 

Anne-Marie Brachard ..Miss V. Vanbrugh 
Marquise d'Andeline. .Miss Marie Illington 

Elise Vernette Miss Edyth Latimer 

Suzanne D'EJgarde..Miss Margaret Vivian 

Clotilde Mis6 Pamela Gaythorne 

— Garrick. 

7. Strangers Within the Gates, play, in three 
acts, by H. C. M. Hardinge. (Produced by 
the Dramatic Production Clufi.) 

Aylmer Forsyth Mr. Malcolm Cherry 

Kate Dallison. .Miss Amy Brandon Thomas 
Hon. Margaret DaJlison. .Miss M. Millett 

Rev. Ralph Dallison Mr. Fred Lewis 

Sir Desmond Antrobus .. Mr. A. E. Anson 

Horace Fell, M.D Mr. 0. P. Beggie 

Mrs. Pritchard Mise Blanche Stanley 

Mrs. Forsyth Miss Granville 

Footman Mr. Douglas Homer 

—Court. 



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Cupid and the Styx, tliree-act comedy, by 
J. Sackville Martin. 

Dr. Hope Mr. Lewis Cfisson 

Sir Peregrine Prendarga&t . . Mr. C. Bibby 

Porter Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Nurse Price Miss Sybil Thorndilie 

Dr. Garside Mr. Basil Dean 

Philip Barton .. Mr. Michael Shexbrooke 

Mrs. Barton ML=« Hilda Bruce Potter 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

The Dashing Little Dale, play, by Sey- 
mour Hicks, music by Frank E. Tours, 
lyrics by Adrian Ross. (London produc- 
tion, February 17, at the Hicks.) 
Chevalier de Matimon. .Mr. Hayden Coffin 

Baron de Bellechasse Mr. Sam Walsh 

Lieut-enant Solieveau .. Mr. Frank Wilson 
Officer of Dragoons .. Mr. Henry Frankit;? 

Dubois Mr. Lawrence Caird 

Merlac Mr. Frederick Vigay 

Lepas Mr. M. Protti 

Moulinet Mr. Hughes Croise 

Fleury Mr. Charles Le Galley 

Canifle Mr. Pvoland Chester 

Abb(5 de la Touche. .Mr. Courtice Pounds 
Duchesne de Burgoyne..Miss Louie Pounds 
Duchesse de Xoaillee. .Miss Maud Wilton 
Diane de Noailles .. Miss Elizabeth Firth 

Cesarine de Noce Miss Coralie Blythe 

Baconne de Bellechasse.. Mies F. Wood 
Maids of Honour:— 

Genevieve Fauvepre. .Miss May Kennedy 

Juliet Lanbriet Miss Doris Stocker 

Antoinette de Presselles .. Rena Goldie 

Marie d'Alencon Miss Marie Brenda 

Celestine Gallifet .... Miss Carina Cliff 

Clair Viennez Miss Mabel Watson 

Madft'eine de Mangars .. Rosie Chesney 

Violette des Vau.x Dienee Graham 

Cecile Grand Vivier .. Miss Nellie Pryor 

Eleie Gautier Miss Millicent Field 

Helene de LaundaJ ..Gwendoline D'Arcy 

Therese Ballairs Sliss Eileen Chisholm 

Due de Richelieu .. Mis6 Ellaline lerriss 
—Royal, Nottingham. 

8. Another Man's Wife, play, in four acts. 
Carlo de Vergas .. Mr. Leonard Aardale 
Paul Bernstaff .... Mr. Sidney Radcliffe 

Gilbert Eardsley Mr. Edgar J. Coyne. 

Sam Smiles Mr. Herbert Fuller 

Andy Bremner Mr. Leonard Marshall 

Count Pelikoflf Mr. William Ashby 

Colonel Matterson Mr. Guy P. Ellis 

Captain Spruttle — Mr. J. Summersides 

Servant Mr. M. \Y. H. Whitby 

Little Lucy Miss Enid Entwistle 

Maisie Matterson. .Miss Madge Beresford 

Tibby Miss Bella Moody 

Inez de Castro Miss Agnes Colier 

Lucia de Vergas.. Miss Nina Blake Adams 
— Queen's, Liverpool. 

S.*Hamlet, Mr. H. B. Irving's version of 
Shakespeare's tragedy. Originally pro- 
duced at the Adelphi, April 4, 1905. 

Claudius Mr. Frank Tyars 

Hamlet Mr. H. B. Irving 

Polonius Mr. Tom Reynolds 

Laertes Mr. Eric Maxon 

Horatio Mr. Stanley Hewlett 

Osric Mr. H. C. Hewitt 

Rosencrantz Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Guildenstern Mr. J. Patric Curwen 

Marcellus Mr. B. A. Pittar 

Bernardo Mr. H. Billiard 

Francisco Mr. Norman MacOwan 

Reynaldo Mr. W. Graham 

First Player Mr. S. Beaumont 

Second Player Mr. W. Cass 

Priest Mr. H. R. Cook 

First Gravedigger . . Mr. C. Dodsworth 



Hamlet (coniiuued). 

Second Gravedigger .. Mr. George Silver 

Ghost Mr. Frank Cochrane 

Gertrude Miss Eily Malyon 

Ophelia Miss Dorothea Baird 

Plaver Queen Miss E. Frances Davis 

—Shaftesbury. 

8.^'The Chaperone, one-act play, by Wallett 
Waller and Charles Troode— Vaudeville. 

8. Her Secret Lover, drama, La fouj a£ts, bj 
Mrs. F. G. Kimberley. 

Gilbert Seymour Mr. Cecil Gray 

Captain Darrel Rose. .Mr. Arthur Preston 

John Strange Mr. MillaJ Anderson 

Mr. Murfleld Mr. Milner Noble 

Bill Burley Mr. Cecil De Lee 

Jim Jones Mr. Fred George 

Inspector Wilson Mr. Felix Lawson 

Sergeant Smith .... Mr. Hughie Caizley 

Warder Phillips Mr. Jack Walker 

Rev. Artiiur Holmes .. Mr. Alfred James 

Vernon Cooper Mr. Fred Evans 

Jane Maria Wilkes. .Miss Beatrice Reynolds 

Alicia Royale ■.... Miss Amy EUam 

Ivy Seymour Miss Mabel Mannering 

—Royal, Wolverhampton. 

9.i*Th0 Grandsire, W. Archer " Wood- 
house's " English version, in blank verse, 
of Puiohepin's poetical drama, Le Flibus- 
tier, produced at the Theatre Fran^aifi, 
May 14, 16SS. (Originally produced at 
Terry's, May 15, 1889.)— Playhouse. 

9AHer Proper Mate, play, in one act, by 
Ashton Pearse. 

Wilfred Mr. E. Harcourt Williams 

Albert Mr. Wilfred Fortter 

Rebecca Miss Jean Sterling .Mackinlay 

—Playhouse. 

11. The Truants, comedy, in three acts, by 
Wilfred P. Coleby. Last performance (the 
3eth), March 13. 

Dick Chetwood Mr. C. M. Hallard 

Bent Miss Margaret Murray 

Checkley Mr. W. Lemmon Warde 

Lord Strelland Mr. Norman McKinnel 

Rev. Philip Preston.. Mr. E.rnest \oung 

Mrs. Collins Miss Gertrude Scott 

Lady Darnaway Miss Frances Ivor 

Pamela Grey Miss Athene Seyleir 

Bill Chetwood Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Freda Saville Miss Lena Ashwell 

Jack Carstairs Miss Olivia 

Pegler Mr. W. Fazaa 

— Kingsway. 

15. The Fur Cloak, one-act play, by J. H. 
Irvine. 

Guy Tabary Mr. Eugene Wellesley 

Peter the Slaughterer. .Mr. Arthur Seaton 

Slit-eared Baptist Mr. Stuart Vinden 

Petit-Jean Mr. Francis Roberts 

Francois Villon Mr. J. Harry Irvine 

Boy Miss Mary Goulden 

Louis XI Mr. Tom Heslewood 

Shopkeeper Mr. Murray Kinnell 

Apprentice Mr. Charles Brown 

Tristan L'.Hermite Mr. Arthur Keane 

— Artillery, Woolwich. 

15. Naughty Elizabeth, musical farcical absur- 
dity, in two acts, by Norman H. Lee. 

Reggie Bunker Mr. Norman H. Le 

General Bunker, V.C.. .Mr. A. D von-Shav 

Sammy Crackles Mr. Tom Armita?. 

Billv Bing Mr. Robbie Graham 

William Spraggtnis .... Mr. Harry Davies 

Blinkers Mr. Sam Wood 

Jock Mr. Len Dancer 

Visitor Mr. Gus F.ric 

Bessie Miss Louie Astor 

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ymiQhty Elizabeth {roiitinued). 

Estella Mise Connie Marsh 

Mapgie Mias Ethel Harker 

Rose M iss Dolly Dalton 

Marie Miss Ivy St. Claire 

Nanette Miss Lilian Dearie 

Dai.sy Drll Miss Kvie Conway 

Matilda Screw Miss Irene Vincent 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gay.. Miss MiUicent Davies 
—Assembly liooms. Bromsgrove. 

15.J0/d Maidi' Corner, play, m one act, by 
Maude Thoniii»on. 

Miss Lctitia Mise Viola Garland 

Miss Sophia Miss Adelaide Grace 

Irene Miss Rita Johnson 

En^ma Miss Rita Narcelli 

Briggins Mr. G. I'. Poison 

Rev. Mr. Thursfield .. Mr. E. H. Pateraon 

Dick ThuTsfleld .. Mr. F. Huphhert Dane 

—Marlborough. 

Ib.'Charles the First, play, in four acts, by 
\V. G. Wills (originally produced at the 
Lyceum, September 28, 1872). 

cii.arles the Firtit Mr. H. B. Irving 

Oliver Cromwell Mr. Frank Tyars 

Marquia of Hunt-ley .. Mr. Tom Reynolds 

Ix)rd -Moray Mr. Eric Maxon 

Ireton Mr. B. A. Pittar 

First Cavalier Mr. Stanley Hewlett 

Second Cavalier Mr. H. C. Hewitt 

Attendant Mr. J. Patric Cunven 

Queen's Page Mr. .\rthur Curtis 

Roundhead Captain — Mr. W. Graham 

Prince James Mies Florence Waudby 

Princess Elizabeth Miss Elsie Videau 

Lady Eleanor Miss Eily Malyon 

Queen Henrietta Maria Dorothea Baird 

—Shaftesbury. 

16.fThe Inspiration, play of modern life, in 
three acta, by Edward Locke, with inci- 
dental music by Joseph Carl Breil — 
Bijou, Bayswater. 

lC.*7'/ie Bancin(> Girl, drama, in four actfi, by 
Henry .\rthur .lones. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Haymarkct, January 15, 
1891.) Last performance (the 46th), March 
27— His Majesty's. 

17.1!r/ie Frogg of Aristophanes, in the original 
Greek, produced by the Oxford Union 
Dramatic Society — New, Oxford. 

Yt.XTlie Banking TAttle Buke, play with music, 
written by Seymour Hicks, music by 
Frank E. Tours, and lyrics by Adrian 
Ross. (Originally produced at the Royal, 
Nottingham, February 8.) Last perfor- 
mance (the 101st), May 29. 
Chevalier de Matignon. .Mr. Hayden Coffin 

Baron de B(llech.a.sse Mr. Sam Walsh 

Lieut, de Soliveau Mr. Frank Wilson 

Officer of Dragoons... Mr. Henry Frankiss 

Dubois Mr. Lawrence Caird 

Merlac Mr. Frederick Vigay 

Lepas M. Protti 

Moulinet .Mr. Hughes Croise 

Fleury Mr. Charles le Galley 

Canif Mr. Roland Che.ster 

Abbd de la Touche. ..Mr. (3ourtice Pounds 
Duchesse de Burgogne..Miss Louie Pounds 
l)U'hes.<;e de No.oilles.. .Mi.-i.« Maud Milton 

Diane de Noailles Miss Elizabeth Firth 

C^sajine de Noce Miss Coralie Blythe 

Baronne de Bellechasse 

Miss Florence Wood 
Maids op Honour. 

Genevifeve de Fauvepr6 May Kennedy 

Juliette de Lambriet ..Miss Doi-is Stocker 
Antoinette de Pre5ellcs...Miss Rcna GoWie 



The Da»hing Little]Duke (continued), 

Marie de Mortemer Miss Marie Brcnda 

Cilestine de Gallifet Miss Carina Clifl 

Claire de Viennez... .Miss Mabel Watson 

Madeleine de Maugars Rosie Chesney 

Violette des Vaux Mies Dini Graham 

Cdcile du Grand ^■ivie^..Mia^ Nellie Pryor 

Elise de Gontaut Miss MiUicent Field 

Hclene de Laundal Gwendoline D'Arcy 

Thdrfese de BeJair Miss Eileen Chisholm 

Due de Richelieu Miss Ellaline Terriss 

—Hicks. 

18. The High Bid, comedy, in three acts, by 

Henry James. 

Captain Yule Mr. Forbes-Robertaon 

.Mr. Prodmore Mr. Edward Sass 

Cliivers Mr. Ian Robertson 

A Young Man Mr. Alexander Cassy 

Mrs. Gracedew Miss Gertrude Elliott 

C'<jra Prodmore Miss EsintS Hubbard 

English Tourists: Messrs. S. T. Pearce, 
Pilling, Tyndall, Stewart, Gaze, and 
Boag; Misses Lily Price, Mabel Gill, 
Roberts, and Juliet Hardinge. American 
Tourists: Messrs. Walter Ringham, Wil- 
mot, and C. B. Vaughan; Misses Maud 
Buchanan, Sylvia Buckley, and Whit 
akef. 
— His Majesty's (the Afternoon Theatre). 

l!i.*The Prisoner of Zenda, romantic play, in 
a prologue and four acts, adapted from 
Antony Hope's story by Edward Rose. 
(Originally produced at the St. James's, 
January 27, lS9(i.) Last performance (the 
61st), April 17. 

Characters of the Prologue: — 

Prince Rudolf Mr. George Alexander 

Duke Wolfgang Mr. Frank Cooper 

Earl of Rassendyll Mr. Walter Maclean 

Horace Glyn Mr. Reginald Owen 

Jeffreys Mr. E. Vivi.an ReynoJds 

Giffen Mr. Ashton Pearse 

Countess of Rassendyll 

Miss Lydia Bilbrooke 
Characters of the Play:— 

llSi ^LSn : ''- «-«^ Alexander 
Michael, Duke of Strelsau 

Mr. Frank Ccoper 

Colonel Sapt Mr. Alfred Brydone 

Fritz von Tarlenheim. .Mr. Reginald Owen 

Captain Hentzau Mr. Vernon Steel 

Detchard Mr. Henderson Bland 

Bertram Bertrand Mr. Ben Webster 

Marshal Strakencz Mr. F. J. Arlton 

Lorenz Tcppich .Mr. Ashton Pearse 

Franz Teppich.. Mr. Henry Kitte 

Lord Topham Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Ludwig Mr. Rohan Clensy 

Toni Mr. Sydney Hamilton 

Josef Mr. F. Sinclair 

Princess Flavia 

Miss Stella Patrick Campbell 
Antoinette de Mauban 

Miss Frances Dillon 

Prau Teppich Miss Beatrix de Burgh 

• —St. James's 

19. A ^fidtught Bridal, one-act play, adapted 

from the story of Halliwell Sutcliffe by 
Mrs. F. R. Benson and H. O. Nicholson. 
Maurice St. Quain . . Mr. M. Carrington 
Bruce of Muirtown. .Mr. Moffat Johnston 

Mr. Kenneth Mr. John Howell 

Robin Mr. F. S. Richardson 

Lady Locherbie Miss Helen Haye 

Janet Locherbie Miss Olive Noble 

Nurse Miss Elinor Aickin 

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19. The Equality of Carherry, farcical comedy, 

by Beryl Tucker. 

Lady Charmley Mrs. Graham Niven 

Brindle Mr. J. J. Forster 

Colonel Kwart Mr. J. Poole Kirk wood 

Dot Charmley Mrs. Arthur Jlortimer 

Mr. Fresham Mr. A. Goodwyn 

Mrs. Scathe-Bellew Mrs. Marriott 

Kitty Dopthorpe Miss N. Lindsell 

Sir George Palmer .. Mr. J. F. B. Morrell 
Henry Carberry . . Mr. Arthur Mortimer 

Parkley Miss P. Archer 

Lady Ware Mrs. Tullocli 

Mrs. Forrest Mrs. Murray Rogers 

Mrs. Bridgewater. .Mrs. Dick Cunyngham 
P.ev. Arthur Mildraay..Mr. H. J. H. Noel 
Bobby Charmley. .Mr. F. L. O. de Carteret 

Miss Forrest Miss Monckton 

Miss Gwen Forrest Miss J. Monckton 

James Mr. Ozard 

— Opera House, Jersey. 

20.*She Stoopi to Conquer, Goldsmith's comedy. 
Last performance (the 25th), March 1.3. 
Sir Charlee Marlow. .Mr. Herbert Bunsiton 

Handcastle Mr. E. Holman Clark 

Young Marlow .... Mr. Robert Loraine 

Hastings Mr. Louis Goodrich 

Tony Lumpkin Mr. Georg^ Giddens 

Stingo Mr. Gilbert Porteous 

Diggory Mr. Edward Rigby 

Roger Mr. John Caetle 

Pi,alph Mr. H. Gerrish 

Gregory Mr. Edmund Breon 

Jeremy Mr. J. Cassels Cobb 

Tom Twist Mr. Reginald Eyre 

Jack Slan>g Mr. Harry Norton 

Tom Tickle Mr. Charles Fancourt 

Mat Muggine Mr. George Wallace 

Mrs. Hardcastle Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

Miss Hardcastle Mise Ethel Irving 

Miss Neville Miss Beatrice Ferrar 

Maid Miss Winifred Beech 

— Haymarket. 

20.^Wrinkles on the Rink, musical skating skit, 
by Roy Redgrave and Harry Roxbury, 
music by Dudley Powell — Hippodrome, 
Paisley. 

iO.llLady Exmore's Embarrassment, comedy, 
in three acts, by Herbert G. Phillip's, 
adapted from a story by Alice and 
Claude Askew— Concert Hall, St. Leo- 
nards. 

21. The Rights of the Soul, play, in one act, 
by Giuseppe Giacosa, translated by (Miss) 
F. M. Rankin. (Produced by the Incor- 
porated Stage Society.) 

Paolo Mr. E. Harcourt Williams 

Maddalena Miss Margaret Buss6 

Mario Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Anna Miss Margaret Halstan 

— Kingsway. 

21. The Bread of Others, play, in two acte, by 

Turgenev, translated by J. Nightingale 
Duddington. (Produced by the Incor- 
porated Stage Society.) 
Nartsis Tremibinsky .. Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Piotr Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Anpadist Mr. F. Grove 

Yeg6r Kartasci6v Mr. Henry Kitts 

Masha Miss Edith Cuthbert 

Vassili Kodzovkin Mr. J. Fisher White 

Ivan Koozmich Ivanov Mr. Ernest Cosh am 

Vaska Mr. Frederick Kings 

Prask6vya Ivanovna. . Miss Helen Boucher 
Olga Petrovna Yel6tskyMi&3 J. Bloomfield 
PAvel Yel^tsky .. Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 
Flegdnt Tropachov. .Mr. L. Quartermaine 

Karpach6v Mr. Stanley Lathbury 

— Kingsway. 

22. The Man from Paris, play in one act, by 

H. W. Barker— Muncaeter, Bootle. 



22.\\The Novice, play, by Lady Townshend— 
Tow-n HaJl, Maidenliead. 

22. !]/('« Never Too Late to Wed, one-act play, 
by Montague Samuel— Brondesburv Syna- 
gogue. 

32. Love's Comedy, play, in thre'e aci.-, by 
Henrik Ibsen. 

Mrs. Halm Mise Lester Stephen 

Svaiihikl Miss Octavia Kenmore 

Anna Mis6 Gladve Morris 

Falk Mr. Leigh LoveJ 

Lind Mr. E. Stanley-Yorke 

Guldstajt Mr. Orlando Barnett 

Stiver Mr. Robert Entwistle 

Miss Jay Miss Katherine Maynard 

Strawman Mr. Arthur McCulloch 

Mrs. Strawman .. Miss Gertrude Sterroll 

A Porter Mr. Lawrence Grove 

\ Miss Violet Wenyes 
The Maiden Aunts - Miss Beaudyn 
' Miss Moorhouse 
I Miss Jessie Tiller 
The Young Ladies r Miss Gladys Horton 

' Miss Madge Kay 
Gentlemen, Students' Quartet, the Straw- 
mans' Eight Little Girls, Domestic Ser- 
vants. 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

22.*Louis XI., drama, in four acts, by Casimir 
Delavigne, adapted and arranged by Dion 
Boucicault, (originally produced in New 
York. 1854; Lyceum, March 9. 1S78). 

Louis XI Mr. H. B. Irving 

The Dauphin Miss Eily Malyon 

Due de Nemours Mr. Eric Maxon 

Philip de Comines Mr. B. A. Pittar 

Jacques Coitier Mr. Tom Reynolds 

Tristan L'Ermite Mr. Frarik Tyars 

Olivier le Dain Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Francois de Paule . . Mr. Frank Cochrane 

Cardinal D'Alby Mr. H. R. Cook 

Count de Dreux Mr. Stanley Hewlett 

MonseigneuT de Lude . . Mr. P. Walder 

Count de Dunois Mr. W. Hemstock 

Montjoie Mr. Norman Macowan 

Toison D'Or Mr. S. Beaumont 

Marcel Mr. Charles Dodsworth 

Richard Mr. J. Patric CurweJi 

Officer of Royal Guard.. Mr. W. Graham 

King's Attendant Mr. H. C. Hewit/t 

Martha Miss May Holland 

Marie de Comines .. Miss Dorothea Baird 
— Shaftesbury. 

22. Bluffing One's Way, comedy, in three acts, 
adapted and modernised from Le Puff; ou, 
Mensonge et Verite. by Eugfene Scribe. 
Last performance (the 66th), March 12. 

Jacob File Mr. T. P. Haynes 

Sir Sacripant Brazen, M.P. 

Mr. Watty Brunton 
Ernest Reinhold .. Mr. Henry Ainsworth 

Jobbing Highflyer Mr. A. Davidson 

Subtle Pamphlet . . Mr. Henry Templeton 

Emily File Miss Una Bruckshaw 

Alma Highflyer Miss Mabel Funstan 

—Royalty. 

2Z.f Chips, playlet, by Lechmere Worrall — 
Piccadilly Hotel. (See also under date 
June 8). 

25. The Vengeance of Jim, comedietta, by 
Stanley Killby. 

Colonel Buckle Mr. Cecil Brooking 

Sam Barker Mr. Lionel Hansen 

Jim Stanton Mr. Vernon 0. Crabtree 

F'oxy Flint Mr. James Gelderd 

Jack Masters Mr. Gerald Fitzgerald 

Dicky Doyle Mr. Reginald W. Fry 

Tangle Foot Tim Mr. P. Hartley 

Ted Leeder Mr. Stanley Killby 

Grace Leeder.. Miss Katherine Harrington 

Maggie Leeder .. Miss Beryl St. Leger 

—Royal, King's Lynn. 

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2J. The Real Womnn, play, in three acts, by 
KubtTt Ilirlii'iis. Last ptTformance (tlic 
:J5th). Miinli ■^7. 

Mark Vi riiun . . Mr. Allan Aynesworth 
Horace Cnrnithors .. Mr. Herbert Waring 

HuKh (frnhrtin Mr. Henry Aiiiley 

Sir Ueorte Venables. .Mr. C. Leveson-Lane 

Mr. Blw Mr. Lytton Grev 

I>r. nyr.l Mr. Heath Havihind 

Hutlir at l,a<ly Anlen's . . Mr. H. Ciioinr 
Hutler at Verijons. .Mr. I'rank H. Dauby 
Kootiiicii at Lady Ardou'e. 

Mr. 1). H. Keith. Mr. Geoffrey Douglas 
Duchess of Dorchester.. Miss Annie Hughes 

Diana Woodhain Mi.ss Kate Cutler 

Mrs. Ga-'e Mrs. Harry Cane 

Lady Arden Miss Evelyn Millard 

—Criterion. 

2o.'\The Land of Cherry Blossom, Japanese 
musical play, in two acts, by Frederick 
G. Turner and Maude Sinvth, music com- 
posed by Sydney H. Smvth. 
Sir Cecil Travers .... Mr. Jack Furneaux 
Lieut. Percy Starcher .. Mr. J. W. Pearce 
Chung Ling Tee .. Mr. Percy H. Marshall 
Sammy Sly .... Mr. Frederick G. Turner 

},o San Miss Maude Price 

Katakuri San Miss Marion Turner 

JJi" San Miss Alice Fishwick 

J^ai^o San Miss Minnie Nash 

l;^ San Miss Florence Jones 

Sarah Sly Miss Maude Smyth 

—Stoke Newington Library Hall. 

26. Dag Kathchen von Heilbronn, romantic 

drama, m four acts, by Heinrich von 
Kleist. 

The Emperor Ernst Kiihn 

Gebhardt. Archbishop .... Richard Miiller 

Count von Strahl Rudolf Exner 

Countess Helene Paula Gruber 

Knight Flamberg Max Bratengever 

Gottschalk Josef Kisch 

g""'?.'**^ Antonio V. Driesche 

Kunisunde von Turneck..Hedwig Rohmann 

j^'^a'je ... ... Marie Link" 

Ihenhald Friedeborn Paul Wind 

Kathchen Eleonore Driller 

Count V. Freiburg Hermann Zettler 

Georg von Waldstiltten H. Lindhorst 

Rheingraf von Stein .... Hugo Brrgmann 

Eemhardt v. d. Wart Han.> Berle 

Count Otto V. d. Fliihe .. Bf-rnhard Wice 

Jacob Pech Rudolf Fiehig 

Charcoal-burner Marie Kisch 

-—Court. 

27. Philopoena, a " farrago of fun. fancy, and 

foolishne.ss." in two acts, book and Ivrics 
by Edgar Smith, music hv Maurice Levi i 
Last performance (the lo'th), March 9. \ 

Philip G.-sler Mr. Frank Bernard 

Henry Hawkins Mr. Stanley Cooke 

Charles Hammersley. .Mr. S. Barraclough 

Sam Walker Mr. Ralph Xai'n 

M. Dauber Mr. Alfred Leslie 

Antoine Mr. Edward Kiplin? 

*Vi"'Plm Miss Lucv Kipling 

Marcelle Mi.<? Silvia Zan 

nfiene Miss Lesemoir-Gnrdon 

Klise Mi=.s D. Dolaro 

•leanne Miss Elizabeth Wielan 

Eaton Beane Mr. P. Denton 

Mrs. Eaton Beane Miss Enid LesMe 

Fuller Fogg Mr. Roper Lane 

Mrs. Fogg Miss Julia Dolaro 

Mimi de Chartreuse Mme. Morichini 

Peter Routt Mr. Harrv Bertram 

Mrn. Routt Miss Dorothy Wallis 

BifTkins Mr. John Bennett 

Howell Goode Mr. H Percy 

Toots Horner Mr. Cvril Keene 

Willoughby Hurd Mr. H NorC9 



Philopoena {continued). 

Fiflne Miss Constance Fieher 

Ninette Miss M. Romncy 

-Marice Miss Gladys Lennox 

Pierre Montmarte Mr. E. J. Carlins 

Henri BatignoUes. . .Mr. Reginald Thomas 

Jean Maxim Mr. Chris Francis 

Maurice Vian Mr. George Gray 

Hans Mr. Richard Lomas 

Philopoena Gesler .. .Miss Marie Dressier 
— Aldwych. 

27. The CoUegetteg. travesty, book and lyrics 

by Edgar Smith, music by Maurice Levi. 
Last performance (the JOth) March 999. 
Prof. Witheredloon .. Mr. S. Barraclough 

Jim Witheredloon Mr. Ralph Nairn 

"Ratty" McGown .. Mr. Stanley Cooke 
The Town Policeman. .Mr. Frank Bernard 
Mrs. Trimley Dazzle .. Miss Lucy Kipl'ng 

"Stubby" Miss Lesc-moir-Gordon 

Polly Miss Gipsy Dale 

Jennie Miss D. Dolaro 

Tilly Buttin Mi.=« Marie Dressier 

Students, theologians, town-boys, dancers : 
Misses Stuart. Harrison, Lorraine, Qer- 
rard, Kayes. Martin, Warren, Maclarcn, 
Chatteris, Wieland, Lennox, Hill, Holmes, 
Nainby. 

— Aldwych. 

28. Fi/l, one-act play, adapted from the Ger- 

man by Ella Erskine. (Produced by the 
Revival Company.) See also under dates 
Julv 31 and October 11— Marlborough, 
October 11. 

Fifl Mis.s Ella Er.^k'ne 

Baron de Courcelles..Mr. C. Leveson-Lan"? 

Pierrot Mr. Langford Reed 

A Waiter Mr William Pringle 

—Rehearsal, W.C. 

27. The Spare Ttoom, play, In one act, by E. 

M. Bryant. 

Keziah Craiiford Miss Alice Beet 

Jane Crauford Miss Amy Lamhom 

Dulcie Crauford .. Miss Gwendolen Wren 

Mary Miss May Tavcrner 

Henry Crauford Mr. Lytton Grey 

— Criterion. 

28. Fortut)e's Fool, play, by Rathmell Wilson. 

(Produced by the Revival Company). 

^lignon Mi&s Gertrude Robins 

C.ardo Mr. Esm^ Percy 

Valma Miss Winilred Rae 

Jabot Mr. Campbell F. CargilJ 

—Rehearsal. 

2S. The Friends, one-act play, adapted from 
the German bv Ella Erskine. (Produced by 
the Revival Company). 
Mme. de Chaumont. .Miss Victoria Addison 
Mme. de Livaxdeau . . Miss Maud Kirwan 

Louise Miss Dorothy Heal 

— Rehearsal. 

88. Love and he Silent, play, in one act, by 
Mrs. Chas Sim. (Produced by the Revival 
Company.) 
-Major Gerald Thornton. .Mr. H. Le Grand 

Dr. Pownall Mr. William Pringle 

Dick Shelton Mr. Charles King 

Phyllis Thornton Miss Ad.ah Barton 

Violet Mostyn .. Miss Florence Treasilian 

Carson Miss Frances Wolviston 

— Rehearsal. 



MARCH. 

1. " Potted " versions of What Every Woman 
Knows and The King of Cadonia were 
produced by the Follies at the Apollo. 



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\.*The Yeomen of the Guard, opera, in two 
acts, by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sulli- 
van. (Originally produced at the Savoy, 
October 3, 1888.) 
Sir Richard Cholmondeley 

Mr. Leo ShefTield 

Colonel Fairfax Mr. Henry Herbert 

Sergeant Meryl! Mr. Richard Temple 

Leonard Meryd Mr. Laurence Legge 

Jack Point Mr. C. H. Workman 

Wilfred Shadbolt Mr. R\itliand Barrington 

The He.adsman Mr. Richard Shaw 

Corporal Mr. Cecil Curtis 

First Yeoman Mr. W. Davidson 

Second Yeoman Mr. Fred Hewett 

First Citizen Mr. Fred Edgar 

Second Citizen Mr. Sidney Ashcrof t 

Elsie Miaynard Miss Elsie Spain 

Phoebe Meryll Miss Jessie Rose 

Dame Carruthers Miss Louie Rene 

Kate Miss Beatrice Boarer 

— Savoy. 

1. Ragg, Western American musical drama 
(London production. June 21, Royal, Strat- 
ford). 

Brant Yorel Mr. Edward Leroy 

Major Seymour .. Mr. Chas. E. Lambert 

Charles Kinigston Mr. F. E. Chabot 

Pedro Velasquez Mr. Frank Wheatley 

Joe Crossley . .. Mr. Arthur Saund«Ts 

Jim Burgess Mr. Alfred Gordon-Dobb 

George Washington . . Mr. Alfred Lafolle 

Sheriff Wilson Mr. Martin J. Moar 

Richard Kent Mr. Lewis Clarke 

Esme Deering Miss Hilda May 

Mrs. Timothy Seymour Miss Louie Walton 

Leonora Seymour Miss Blanche Leroy 

Prince's, Horwich. 

1. The Night Before Christmas, American 

domestic drama, in four acts, by Hal 

Reid. (London production March lb, 

Greenwich.) 

Judge John Phillips .. Mr. Alfred B. Cross 
Jack Philliips .. Mr. C. Vernon Proctor 

rb^alo'm^tfack-V.V.VlMr. Henry Lloyd 

Daniel Webster Mills Mr. J. E. Tomliiason 

Joe Miller Mr. Charies Brandon 

Blind Billy Pickenall .. Mr. John Beech 

Sam Simkins Mr. Alfred Selwood 

Major Anderson Mr. W. Jackson 

Mr. HLggins Mr. Fred March 

Sheriff Mr. W. Berscn 

Robert Stone Mr. W. Hudson 

Annie Phillips Miss Gwen Buckler 

Granny Phillips Miss Maud E'l'r- 

Mrs. Hiagins Miss Mary Forsdike 

Charity Smith Miss Amy Rudd 

Ruby Qarltcn Misis Minnie Warden 

Llewellyn Carlton.. Master Sidney Forrest 

Marion Williams Miss Minnie Watersford 

— O.H., Coventry. 

1. The Mystery of Redwood Grange, one-act 
play, by " An Englishman." (London pro- 
duction March 8, Borough, Stratford.) 

Mr. VVilkins Mr. Weedon Grossmith 

Coachman Mr. H. C. Buckler 

—Royal, Portsmouth. 

l.XThe Liicl' of Roaring Camp, drama, in four 
acts. 

Will Gordon Mr. Robert Purdie 

Tom Barnes — Mr. Chas. E. .Tohnson 

Gonzales Mr. Geo. Porteous 

Ebenezer Mr. Clarence Ibbotson 

Paddy McGinty Mr. Hyland O'Shea 

Old Pard Mr. G. Cuthbertson 

The Sheriff Mr. Arthur Redmond 

Snapshot Harry Mr. Tom Sharpe 

Whisky Jim Mr. Alfred Rochester 

Bunco-Eyed Bill Mr. Alfred Cooper 

Red Pete Mr. Arthur Watson 



The Luck of Roaring Camp {continued). 

Jovita de SutrcMiss Flo Melrose-Millctt 

Tommy Baby Audrey 

F.-inny Twinkle Miss Nonali DilUni 

Pink Tibbs Miss Grade Lawrence 

Mrs. O'Flynn Miss Jenny Clare 

Nell Curtiij Mi.sa Olive Wilton 

— Fulliam. 

l.*Terence, comedy, in four acts, adapted by 
Mrs. B. M. Croker from her novel of the 
same name. (Originally produced at the 
Royal, Margate, February 18, 1907.) Lon- 
don production, FulIiam, December C. 

Terence Mr. Murray Carson 

Sir Greville Fanshawe . . Mr. Edgar Kent 
Capt. Bertrand Lovel! .. Mr. Philip Leslie 
Simon Foulcher . . Mr. Ernest A. Douglas 

Patrick Ryan Mr. J. R. La Fane 

"Judge" Mr. T. N. Wegueljn 

Waiter Mr. C. Bulkley 

Maureen D'Arcy .. Miss Lillian Hallows 
Lady Nita Fanshane Miss Gladys Morris 

Mrs. Duckett Miss Hilda Dick 

Mrs. Willis Miss Elsie Wood 

Mrs. Perry Miss L. Marshall 

Mrs. O'Hara Miss Eugenie Vemie 

Julia Miss Maud Afibott 

— Gaiety, Dublin. 

3.ji7he End of the Story, play, in one act, 
by Neilson Morris. (Produced by the 
Amateur Players' Association.) 

George Powys Mr. Lionel Cornish 

Charles Cochpane Mr. David Davies 

Inspector Morrison Mr. Edwin Feis 

IsO'bel Miss Adrienesse Clarke 

— Court. 

3.\\Spoiling the Broth, comedy, in one act, 
by Bertha N. Graham. (Produced by the 
Amateur Players' As.sociation.) 

Mrs. Chance Miss Marie W. Goldle 

Joey Mr. Leslie Thom as 

David Wells Mr. H. Clifton Dale 

'Melia Hammond Miss Kina Hazel 

—Court. 

3.1|Th.e Silver Tankard, pliay. In one act, by 
Cecil Egerton. (Produced by the Amateur 
Players' Association.) 

Colonel Heathcote Mr. J. Hartle>y 

John Saunders. .Mr. R. Harrison Archbald 

Robert Hardy Mr. Francis W. W'atts 

Martha Miss Frances Shewry 

Jessie Miss Dodgs-on 

—Court. 

".\',The Black Cottage, a dnamatLsation, in 
one act, of Wilkie Collins's story of the 
same name by David Kimball. (Produced 
by the Amateur Players' Association.) See 
also under date May 23. 

Aaron Black Mr. H. V. Hodgson 

Abigail Miss Maggie Galsworthy 

Bessie Black Miss Lillian Gray 

Abel White Mr. Fred P. Davis 

Mrs. Knifton . .. Mrs. Frank Anderson 

Mr. Enifton Mr. Gerald Lindsay 

"Shifty" Dick Mr. David Kimball 

Jerry Mr. R. Malcolm Morley 

— Co-irt. 

Z.*The Three Musketeers, play, adapted from 
the novel of Alexandre Dumas, by Henry 
HamiUon. (Originally produced at the 
Metropole, Camberwcll, on September 12, 
1898, and afterwards at the old Globe on 
October 22, 1898.) Last performance (the 
.5Sth) April 22. A further revival took 
place on May 1 at the Lyric. 

Louis XIII Mr. Gayer Macbay 

Cardinal Richelieu Mr. A. E. George 

Duke of Buckingham .. Mr. Vincent Clive 
Comte de Rochefort .. Mr. Reginald Dane 

M. de Treville Mr. Cronin Wilson 

Athos Mr. Bassett Roe 

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The Three itu$luleer$ (continued). 

Aramis Mr. Shiel Barry 

De Chyncrault Mr. Frank Kidky 

D'>E*trci« Mr. Frwlcrick Lloyd 

Jusaac Mr 8. J. WarniiPRton 

Bioirat Mr. Caton \Voo<iville 

Bernajoiix Mr. O. S. Bailey 

De Cahuiar Mr. Cecil McGuinness 

La VicuviUe Mr. A. J. Napper 

Vornet Mr. Roy Cushinc 

Dujart Mr. C. Bonkes 

Felton Mr. S J. Warmington 

Planchct Mr. A1<k; F. Thompson 

Moa«iiiieton Mr. Herbert Vyryan 

Bourdet Mr. Patrick Digan 

BrLscmout Mr. A. N. Wi.-li 

Fourriet Mr. L. James 

De la Fauconnifere Mast. Hamilton Knight 

Le Majile Mr. D. Bartiin 

Itaoul D'Artacnan Mr. Lewie Waller 

Anne of Austria Miss Evelyn D'Alroy 

Miladi Miss Aiiriol Lee 

fiabrielle de Chalus Miss M. Titheradpe 
Mother Superior .. Miss Gwcndolin Floyd 

Toinette ML>s Dorothy Dix 

Sister Miss May Chenery 

— ^Lyric. 

i.^Henry of England, ronnantic play, in a 
prologue and three acts, by Olive Leth- 
bridge and John de Stourton— Bijou, Bays- 
water. 

i.'.The Head of the Firm, comedy-drama, in 
four acts, adiapted from the Danish of 
Hjalman Bergstrom by I^eslie Faber. 
(Originally produced at the Opera House. 
Buxton. June 13, 1908.) Last performance 
(the 27th) March 26. 

John Lydford Mr. James Heam 

Philip Lydford Mr. Haroourt Williams 

James Browne Mr. J. D. Beveridge 

George Heymann Mr. Leslie Fabtr 

Edward Dalby .. Mr. Evelyn Beerbohm 

Torley Mr. Ernest Cosh nm 

Helen Lydford .. Mi.s« Henrietta Watson 

Hetty Lydford Miss Ethelwyn Arthur Jones 

Mrs. Dalby . Miss Sydney Fairbrother 

— Vaudeville. 

C. The Onrden of the Gods, one-act musical 
play, by Ivan Pat Gore and Charles H. 
Williams, music by Hamilton Weller. 

Venus Miss Agnes Maude 

Psyche Mise Pauline Emeric 

Mars Mr. T. Dennis 

Adonis Prettycut Mr. George Lestocq 

— M''est Pier, Brighton. 

7. The Case for the Lady, comedy, in four 

acts, by Florence Warden. 

Sir Willoughby Ray Mr. Stanley Lathbury 

Fiabian Ray ^ir. Athol Stewart 

Colonel Walder.share .. Mr. Hubert Willis 

Gerald Tomlin Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Horace Gre;-ne .. Mr. George E. James 
Peggv Waldershare Mise Florence Leclercq 

Adela R^y Mi^s Hilda Thorp<? 

Theresa Miss Maudi Darrell 

— Kingswoy. 

8. yan Pilgrim, play, in four acts, by Mabel 

Dearmer 

Rev. John Pilgrim Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 

Roger Wentworth .. Mr. Ben Webster 
Rev. Pet-er Britton Mr. William Haviland 

William Staines Mr. Edward Sase 

Dr. Mason Mr. E. H. Pater^on 

Footman Mr. Douglas Homer 

>'an Pilgrim . . Mise Lilian Braithwaite 

Selina West Miss EreTyn Weeden 

Julie Westmacot Mise Ada Webster 

Miss Gripper Miss Agnes Thomas 



San Pilgrim [continued), 

Mrs. Starap Miss Miarie Hudspeth 

Mt.-is Gillespie .. Miss Miarion McCarthy 

Lady Westmacot Miss Elsie Chester 

Beatrice .Miss Esmd Hubbard 

Mrs. Roberts Miss Maud Bowyer 

—Court. 

6. 2'/i6 Heart of the City, play, in one act, 
by Michael Morton and Julian Wellcsley. 

Edward Kennion Mr. Walter Gay 

Harrv Curtiss Mr. Ernest Graham 

Martin Mr. Fred W. Permain 

Margaret Lester ..Mi.'s Florence Leclercq 

Miss Ladd Miss Eveleyn Martheze 

—Royal, Birmingham. 

8. For Wife and Kingdom, romantic drama, 
in four acts, by Ward Bailey. (London 
production, March 29, Lyric, Hammer- 
smith.) 

General Von Kestolde. .Mr. J. S. Pateman 
Captain Lubeck...Mr. Mathew H. Glenville 
Sergt. Offenbach.. Mr. Charles A. Gallier 
Baron Maurice Breslaw..Mr. Albert Guyon 

Karl Ludhayr Mr. Fred Osmond 

Secretary Mr. T. Varney 

Jan Mr. Lewis Gordon 

Paul Mr. Henry Smythe 

Trooper Ruskin Mr. E. Hamilton 

Trooper Tybert Mr. Robert Mann 

Trumpeter Gooche Mr. George Owen 

Esther Misa Lillian Malvern 

Xita Constadt Mi.ss Alice Buckland 

Otilie Schwartz Miss Mabel Veriton 

Camille Von liestolde. .Margaret R. Frame 

Grand Duchess Marie Miss Hattie Zillwood 

— Royal, Smethwick. 

%.%The Mystery of Redwood Grange, play, in 
one act, by " An Englishman." (Ori- 
giually produced at the Theatre Royal, 
Portsmouth, March 1.) 

Mr. Wilkins Mr. Weedon Grossmith 

Coachman Mr. H. C. Buckler 

—Borough, Stratford. 

8. The Bandit's Blunder, burlesque sketch, 
written by Ward Bailey. 

Beppo Nicolini Mr. Harry EwIda 

Dianella Mr. James Ewins 

Timothy Crumpet .. Mr. George Robinson 

Matt-eo Miss Agnes Ewins 

Blanca Miss Dorothy Ewlns 

Gendarme Mr. B. Crosby 

—West London. 

9.\Strife, play, in three acts, by John Gals- 
worthy. Went into the evening bill at 
the HaymarKet, March 20. Transferred to 
the Adelphi March 29. Last performance 
(the 21st) April 3. 

John Anthony Mr. Norman McKinnel 

Edgar Anthony Mr. C. M. Hallard 

Frederick H. Wilder Mr. Dennis Ead'e 

William Scanterburv. .Mr. Luigi Lablache 
Oliver Wanklin ..."....Mr. C. V. France 

Henry Trench Mr. O. P. Ileggie 

Francis Underwood. .Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Frost Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Simon Harness Mr. George Ingleton 

David Roberts Mr. J. Fisher White 

James Green Mr. R. Leiek 

John Bulgin Mr. P. L. Julian 

Henry Thomas Mr. H. R. Hignett 

George Rous Mr. Owen Roughwood 

Llewellyn Mr. John Kelt 

Henry Rous Mr. I. Gillespie 

Lewis Mr. Charles Bishop 

Jago Mr. Charlea Danver* 

Evans Mr. Drelincourt Odium 



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strife (conlinxicdu 

A Blacksmith Mr. W. Henroys 

Davles Mr. Edward Sidney 

A Red-haired Youth Mr. Leslie Oswell 

Brown Mr. J. W. Mason 

Smith Mr. Harold Chaplin 

Enid Underwood Miss Ellen O'Malley 

Annie Roberts Miss Mary Barton 

Madge Thomas Miss Lillah McCarthy 

Mrs. Rous.... Mis8 Rose Cazalet 

Mrs. Bulgin Mi.<s Sydney Paxton 

Mrs. Yeo Miss Blanche Stanley 

A Parlourmaid Miss Gladys Storey 

Jan Master Simon Nag'e 

—Duke of York's. 

lO.tr/ic yVorld and the Woman, domestic 
drama, in four acts, by Lilian Clare Cas- 
sidy. (Originiallv produced at the Pala-ce, 
Newcastlc-on-Tyne, May 11, 1908.) 

Arthur Burleigh Mr. Geo. H. Doyle 

Ludlow Burleigh .. Mr. St. George Frere 

Tut Harding Mr. J. Rice Cassidy 

Terry O'HarrLs Mr. Rolf Leslie 

Sir Francis Chalmers Mr. Henry Compton 

Hon. Willy Mr. F. Copeknd 

Mike , Mr. Carl Beechey 

Old Robet Mr. R. Cockcroft 

John Mr. James Kay 

Janitor Mr. W. Hecford 

Captain Barclay .. Mr. Stanley Wilford 
Lady Marion Chalmers Miss Amy McNeill 

Gwendoline Miss Vara Hern 

Libby Miss Madge Trevelyan 

Nina Miss Violet Parker 

Martha Miss Rita Hestock 

Kuree Halton Miss Rose Hallas 

Nelly Mrs. J. Rice Caesidy 

— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

ll.^Living in a Flat, comedietta, by Albert 
Ward— Grand, West Hartlepool. 

11. My Lady's Glove, comedy, in one act, by 
bert C. Forraby. (Produced by the Cur- 
tain Raisers.) 

Sir Malcolm Dudley .. Mr. fl. Clifton Dale 

Benjamin Mr. Frank W. Russell 

Duchess of Westonhaugh..Maisie Carlton 

Lady Betty Waring .. Miaude O'Sullivan 

— Rehearsal. 

11 Bertha Brent, play, in one aict, by Leslie 
Thomas. (Produced by the Curtain 
Riaisers.) 

Philip Lasmere Mr. Gerald Dixon-Spain 

Frederick Charles . . Mr. Leslie Thomas 

Rhoda Medway Miss D. Mease-Smyth 

Alice Lingard Miss Nina Hazel 

Mrs. Wilton .... Miss Marie W. Goldie 
—Rehearsal. 

11. The Catastrophe, play, in one act, by Hu- 
bert C. Fcrraby. (Produced by the Cur- 
tain Raisers.) See also under d-ate Sep- 
tember 27. 

John Holden Mr. Alex. Maclean 

Harold Barnes .. Mr. Richard Desborough 

Marks Mr. Frank Joneb 

Mrs. Montagu Miss Helene Millee 

lEthel Holden Miss Ethel Taaffe 

—Rehearsal. 

11.1iT7ie Ways of Men, play, in four acts, 
by Albert Ward (for production see April 
19, Royal, Rochdale)— Grand, West Har- 
tlepool. 

13.«1.4re You the Man? play, in four acts, by 
Frank Price (for production see May 13, 
O.H. Buxton)— County, Reading. 



l3.*Hamlet, Shakespeare's tragedy, arranged 
by Ernest Carpenter and Mathcson Lang. 
Last performance (the 70th) May 15. 

Hamlet Mr. Mathcson Lang 

Claudiiu Mr. Eric Mayne 

Polonius Mr. George Fitzgerald 

Horatio Mr. Halliwiell Hobbes 

Laertes Mr. Lauderdale Maitland 

Rosencrantz Mr. Sydney Vautier 

Guildenstern Mr. Cowley Wright 

Osric Mr. Richard Andein 

First Player Mr. Ernest Griffin 

Second Player Mr. Douglas Burton 

Third Player Miss Dora Clementa 

Player Queen Miss Rita Tomkins 

A Lord Mr. Henry Armstrong 

Priest -Mr. K. W. Westerman 

Marcellus Mr. George Relph 

Bernardo Mr. Wilfred Edmunds 

Francisco Mr. Charles L. Ludlow 

First Gravedi'gger Mr. S. Major Jones 

Second Gravedif.ger Mr. H. K. Ayliff 

Captain Mr. J. H. HrDdson 

Servant Mr. John Beamish 

First Sailor Mr. Charles Terric 

Second Sailor Mr. Ernest Cresfan 

Messenger Mr. Russell Davis 

Ghost of Hamlet's Father 

Mr. Frederick Ross 

Gertrude Miss Mary Allestree 

Ophelia Miss Hutin Britton 

—Lyceum. 

14. The Apple, play, in one act, by Inez Ben- 
susan. (Prodnced by the Play Actors.) 

Ann Payson Miss Winifred Mayo 

Helen Payson Miss Adeline Bourne 

Cyril Payson Mr. P. Perceval Clark 

Nigel Dean Mr. Ernest Young 

■ — Court. 

14. Sawney, an East End episode, by Sybil 
Noble. (Produced by the Play Actors.) 

Mrs. Jenks Miss Clare Greet 

Mr. Jenks Mr. William Pringle 

Katie Miss Florrie Lewis 

Tommy Master D'Oyly Sheppard 

Mrs. Gort Miss Lillian Tweed 

Sawney MLss Sybil Noble 

— Court. 
14. .1 Question of Identity, play, in one act, 
by Archie J. Matthew. (Produced by the 
Play Actors.) 

Sykes Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Rev. Aloysius Brown .. Mr. Farren Soutar 
A Householder Mr. Edward James 

— Court. 

14. Darracott's Wife, play, in one act, by 

Affleck Scott and Alan Carmichael. (Pro- 
duced by the Play Actors.) 

Will Darracoti Mr. Jackson Wilcox 

Bess Miss Winifred Rae 

A Revenue Officer .. Mr. George Fitzgerald 

— ^Court. 

15. Going On Parade, one-aot episode, by H. 

M. Richardson. 

Mrs. O'Horan Miss May Saker 

Mrs. Tyms Miss Louise Holbrook 

Mr. Tyms Mr. Edward Landor 

Mr. Richards (Owd Dick) 

Mr. Heriy Austin 
—Gaiety, Manchester. 

lo.lWho is She? romantic play, in four acts, 
by E. Hill-Mitchelson. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Hippodrome, Wigan, on 
December 16, 1907.) 

King Vladamis Mr. Graham Wooda 

Prince Bona .. Mr. E. Hill-Mitchelson 
Captain Arthur Sower Mr. Sinclair Holden 
Sergeant Metroff .. Mr. Alfred Grenville 

Chang-Tee Mr. Edward Swinton 

Paul Mr. George Scully 



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Who M SI. el (cnntinurd). 

Michael Mr. Leo-Hair 

Till' Sjiv Mr. C. H. Henderson 

Siiiirv " Mr. Henry Ciil)l)on 

II.:i.Kinan .Mr. Cyril M;iitl:ind 

K:iilur IMra -Mr. James FurneMjii 

Ihc Little Kiag Mi-^ Mabtl Ronald 

••Who ia She?*' .Miss Violet Carlyle 

S.irette Miss Mary Collier 

Zeta Xoveit^eh Miss Marie Rohson 

Counteas Ladori .Mim Alice Barber 

—Lyric, Hammersmith. 

IS.;.-! Country Girl in London, drama, in four 
acts, by Frank Price. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Royal, Macclesfield, August 
1. 1908.)— Royal, Edmonton. 

Ib.lThe Sight Before Christmas, American 
domestic drama, in four acts, by Hal 
Keid. (Orij-'inally produced March 1 at 
the O.n., Coventry.) — Ureenwich. 

IC.'The ifaster Builder, play, in three acts, 

'' by Uenrik Ibsen, translated from the 

Nonvi'sian by Ednumd Gosse and William 

Archer. (Originally produced February 

2U, 1893, at the Trafalgar Square.) 

Halvard Solness Mr. Rathmell WiL&on 

Uagnar Brovik Mr. A. E. Filmer 

J>r. Herdal Mr. Rosa Shore 

Knut Brovik Mr. Campbell Cargill 

llikla Wangel Mi.s.« Jessica Salomon 

Mrs. Solness Miss Winefr'de Borrow 

Kaia Fosli Miss Beat "ice Filmer 

—Court. 

la.Uhe House of Bondage, play, in three 
acts, by Seymour Obermer. 
Sir Vincent Meredith .. Mr. H. Waring 
i'aul Bertrand, F.R.C.S. Mr. C. A. Smith 

Dr. Roland Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

Cairns Jlr. Compton Coutts 

Lady Joan Meredith ... Miss Jvva Moore 
Duchess of Banff .;.. Miss Beryl Faber 

Ladv Carlington Miss Sarah Brooke 

—His Majesty's (the Aftt-rnoon Theatre). 

18. The Kingdom of His Heart, drama, in four 
acts, by Wilson Howard. 

Dick Bentley Mr. Wilson Howard 

Squire Bentley Mr. Henry Deane 

Mark Cren.lin .... Mr. J. W. Richards 

Jsm Lrown Mr. C. Vailender 

Bob Smithers Mr. D. I'liiiiip- 

Gideon Saarl Mr. R. Harris 

M. Jaschowitz Mr. R. Menus 

Inspector Mr. A. E. Rose 

Chief Warder Mr. G. Smythe 

Second Warder Mr J. Leicester 

Third Warder -Mr. Fred M. Best 

A Solicitor Mr. C Fleming 

Xowspaper Boy -Mr. T. H. Winter 

Judith Prior -Miss Madge Clair 

Betv^y Mios Dot Russell 

Mrs. Bridget O'Xeil .... Mi#s B. Annesley 

Marjory SummiCrs .. Miss Carlotta Anson 

—Royal, Hehburn. 

IR.fT/ic Mad Author, by Wm. Armstrong- 
Royal, Colne. 

IS.^An Old ifan's Darling, domestic drama, 
by D. .M. C. Granville (for production see 
April in, Queen's, Liverpool)— Prince's, 
Preston. 

IS.+T/ic Village of Youth, fairy play, by Bessie 
Hat ton. 

King Lycian .. Mr. E. Harcourt-Willlama 
Prince Winfred .. Mr. L. Racr Dimrobin 

Old Basil Mr. Alfred Brydone 

Time . . MUs Beatrice Forbes-Robertson 

Beryl Miss Jean Sterling Mackinlay 

Rowena Mise Hilda Austin 

— St. James's. 



18. Count Hannibal, romantic play, in four 
acts, adapted from the novel of Stanley 
Weynvm, by Norreys Connell and Oscar 
Asche. 

Catholics 

Charles IX .Mr. Hertjert Griniwood 

M. de Guise Mr. Evan Brook 

Count Hannibal de Tavaimes 

.Mr. Oscar Asche 

Rambouillet Mr. F. BeauchanH^ 

Duke of Retz Mt. A. Thome 

I'ather Pezcley Mr. Caleb Porter 

Chicot Mr. Ernest Henshaw 

Xancay Mr. Francis Pollard 

A Page Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald 

Provost of Pnris Mr. .\lbert Frith 

.\ Cripple Mr. Gordon H arker 

Hadeloa Mr. .\thoI Fordo 

Bigot Mr. J. Fritz Russell 

Landlord at Angers Mr. R. F. Anson 

Provost of Angers .. Mr. Arthur Trantom 
Archdeacon of Angers .Mr. A. V. Bramble 
Mme. St. Lo Miss ELfreda Clement 

HUGUE.NOIS. 

Rochefoucauld . . Mr. Reginald Ian Penny 
TignoDville .... Mr. Gerald Kay Souper 

La Tribe Mr. Charles A. Doran 

Perrot Mr. Tripp Edgar 

Carlot Mr. Reginald Davis 

Clotilde Miss Lily Brayton 

Janette Miss Muriel Hutchinson 

Mrae. Carlat Mi.'.s Elinor Foster 

— Prince's, Bristol. 

lOAFifth Queen Crowned, play, in four acts, 
adapted from Ford Madox Huefler's novel 
by the author and F. Xorreys Connell. 

Cranmer Mr. Orlando Barnett 

Lascelles Mr. Courtney Thorpw 

Henry VIII Mr. James Heam 

Catherine Howaid Miss Ada Potter 

Duke of Xorfolk Mr. Cowley Wright 

Poins Mr. Patric Curw-en 

Magister Udal Mr. Percy Gawthorne 

Mary of Poins Miss Muriel Piatt 

Prince Edward .. MUs Katharine Rivers 
Lady Mary of England Miss Eily Malyoii 
Lady Mary's Maid Mib« Kathleen Roberta 

L.ady Cicely Miss Joan Temple 

Lady Rochford Miss Muriel Alexander 

Mary Hall Miss Margaret Buss6 

First Yeoman Mr. David Temj^est 

Sir Thomas Culpepper 

Mr. H. A. Saintsbury 

Badge Mr. Henry Wilde 

A Seaman Mr. Oscar Vaughan 

— Kirgsway. 

I'jAJn the Name of the Czar, one-act play, 
By Marali Aymet. 

Strepov Mr. Max M<"ut?sol6 

Katia Miss Esm^ Hubbard 

Esther Miss Hermine Gingold 

>: iri-'m Miss Muriel Carra'l 

Leonovitch Mr. Roderick Macleod 

Da\id Mr. Esm6 Percy 

Sarah Miss Florence Castelle 

Isaac Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

Simon Master William Parke 

— Kingsway. 

■lO.'Feed the Brute, comedietta, by "George 
Paston." (Originallv produced at the 
Royalty on May 24, 1907.)— Royalty. 

20. The Nolle Spaniard, Victorian farce, in 
three acts, adajited from the French of 
Grenet-Dancourt by W. Somerset 
Maugham. Last performance (the .55*1')^ 
May 8. 

Duke of Hermanc6....Mr. Charles Hawtrey 
Justice Proudfoot .. Mr. E. Lyall Swete 

Captain Chalford Mr. Athol Stewart 

Count de Moret Mr. L6od M. Lion 



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2'/ie Soble Spiiniard (continued). 

Marion Nairne Miss Kate Cutler 

Lucy Miss Anne Cleaver 

Countess de Moret 

Miss Vane Featherston 

Mary Jane Miss Joy Chatwyn 

Lady Proudfoot Miss Fanny Brough 

—Royalty. 

zl In the Silence of the Veldt, one-act play, 
by Horace Collins. (Produced by the Dra- 
Miatir Debaters. 1 

Basil Thornton Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 

Muriel Thornton. .Miss B. Forbes-Robertson 

Jim Strong Mr. Philip Knox 

Jack Hasler Mr. R. Henderson Bland 

— Court. 

11. The Other Tenth of the Law, one-act play, 

by Edith A. Browne. (Produced by the 
Dramatic Debaters.) 

Miriam Hardy ML?s Kate Rorke 

Paul Ray Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 

Harry Hardy Mr. Cyril Bruce 

Princess Cerica Miss Mabel Knowles 

— Court. 

21. Jenkins's Widoic, one-act play, by Priscilla 
Craven (Mrs. Teignmouth Shore.) (Pro- 
duced by the Dramatic Debaters.) 

Xurse Burton Miss Mary Barton 

Mrs. Wilks Miss Clare Greet 

Hev. Courtenay .. Mr. Richard Hatteras 

Lizzie Jenkins Miss Sydney Fairbrother 

Bill Jenkins Mr. Frank Esmond 

— Court. 

21. The House of the Traitor, one-act play, 

adapted from the French story, " Mateo 
Falcone,'" of Prosper Merim^e, by Rath- 
nieli Wilson. (Produced by tlie Dramatic 
Debaters.) 

Ftirtunato Miss Muriel Varna 

Gianett-o Sanpiero Mr. Esm6 Percy 

Tiodoro Gamba Mr. William Fazan 

A Soldier Mr. E. Marsden 

Giuseppa Miss Frances Dillon 

Mateo Falcone Mr. R. Henderson Bland 

— Court. 

12. .i-lad-in and WeJl Out of It, pantomime, 

by Bruce Smith, music arranged by J. 
Halliday, jun. (Performed by Drury Lane 
Theatre Children.) 

—Albert Hall. 

22. The Three Barrows, four-act play, by 

Charles JIcEvoy. (London production, 
June '10, Coronet.) 

Albert Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Clara Miss HiWa Bruce Potter 

Sir George Oisisiler Mr. Edward Landor 

Louise Parker Miss May Saker 

Mrs. Oruddas Mis* Li:lLa.n Christine 

Geoffrey Parker Mr. Basiil Dean 

Victor Meus Mr. B. Men Payne 

Jackson Mr. Geraird W'ynne 

Joseph Picter Mr. Charles Bibby 

Edfward Frith Mr. Henry Austin 

Anna Miss Mona Limerick 

Itobext Frith Mt. Lewis Cafie<m 

Caroline Ossler Miss Louise Holbrook 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

22. What the Woman Said, playlet, by Beirtha 
Graham— 92, Victoria Street, S.W. 

24.!IT;ie Rise and Fall of Architecture, farcical 
miisieaJ comedy (given under the auspice* 
of the Architecitiiral Musical and Dra- 
matic Society), book by " Purple Patch," 
music arranged and composed by Claude 
telly -Kings Hall, W.C. 



io.WDinyle;/ Dell, comic opera, by H. Fagg, 
composed by L. D. C. Thomas and C. 
Wright. 

—Royal, Bath. 

26. Down in the Mud, one-act play, by Una 
Erie. 

Nita Miss Josie Hurst 

Meg Miss Una Erie 

—Rehearsal. 

28. Unemployed, play in one act, by Margaret 
M. Mack. (Produced by the Stage 
Society.) See also under date August 30. 

A Tramp Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Mrs.. Brown MisiS' Helen Boaictoer 

Mrs. Alec Vesiey (Iris) ..Miss Vera Cob'Urn 

Alec Veseo' Mr. Walter Pearce 

Ohiarlie Howard Mr. Charles Maude 

Policeman Mr. Arthur Bachner 

— Aldwych. ■ 

25. The Fountain, comedy, in three acts, by 
George Calderon. (Produced by the Stage 
Society.) 

Kate Kerrisoin Mias Eily Mal}x>n 

Mrs. Cartwrigiht Miss Alice Mansfield 

Dinah Kippin Miss Nancy Price 

Tom Oliver Mr. Hubert Hairben 

Chenda Wren MJss Mairy Jerrold 

Jim Cinovv Mr. Frank Colllin9 

James Wren Mr. Firederiok Lloyd 

Mrs. JelMcoe Mass Mabel Adair 

Jellicoe Mr. P. Percival Clark 

Jenny JelMcoe Miss Irene Ross 

A Fa^t W^oman Miss Etb&l Ingram 

A Widow Mis« B eatrice Filmesr 

An Idle Man Mr. Fred PenJey 

A Gloomy Man Mr. Wiilton Rosa 

A Little Man Mr. A. E. Filmer 

Pont'if ex Mr. Fred Grove 

Davenil Mr. Allan Wade 

Nix Mr. Piobert Bolder 

Po&tmian Mr. Val Cuthbert 

A Foreman Carter ..Mr. Art-hnr Bachner 

Palmer Mr. Ross Shore 

— Aldwych. 

23. Sister Beatrice, miracle in three acts, by 
Maurice Maeterlinck (translated by Ber- 
nard Miall). (Produced by the Play 
Actors.) 

The Holy Virgan (in | 
the likeneBs of h Miss' Margaret Diamjeir 
Sister Beatrice) • ) 

The Abbess Miss Frances W'etherall 

Sister Eglantine ....Miss Lorna Laurence 

Sister Clemency Miias Kathleen Rind 

Sister Felicity M'iss Jess Dorynne 

Sister Balbina ....Miss Gwendoline Bishop 

Sister Regina Miss Cicely Hamilton 

Sister Giseda Miss Marguerite CeiJier 

The Priest Mr. Reginald Rivington 

Prince BelMdor Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Little ALlette Miss Catherine Rivers 

Nuns, Beggars, Pilgrims : Mii^es E. 
Nolan. O'Connor, Stead, Mathews, Bensu- 
san, Sponti, Furnivall, Devilie, Denton, 
Mayo, Marshall, Evelei-gh, HeathcO'te; 
Messrs. Heathcote, Hubert, Elvey. 

— Court. 

29. JFor Wife and Kingdom, drama in four acts, 
by Ward Bailey. (Originally produced at 
the Royal, Smethw-ick, on March 8.) 
General Von Nestolde 

Mr. J. Sutton Patemi8.n 

Captain Lubeck Mr. M. H. Glenville 

Sergeant •Oft'e.nbach..Mr. Chas. H. Gallier 



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flit Wife nnd Kiniidum (rontiniii'd). 

Baron Maurice Breslaw. .Mr. Albert Guyon 

Karl I.u<ih!i\T .Mr. b"rocl Osmond 

Sivret^try Mr. T . Varney 

Jan ..." .Mr. Lewis Gordon 

Paul Mr. Henry Smythe 

'rriM)|K>r Ruhkin Mr. E. Hamilton 

Trooper Tyhert Mr. Robert Mann 

Trumpeter Gooelie Mr. George Owen 

K.'itber Miss Lillian Malvern 

Nit a Constadt Miss Alice Buckland 

Ottilie Schwartz Miss Mabel Veriton 

Camiile Von N'est-olde >td.ss -M. R. Frame 

Grand Duchess Marie Miss Hettie Zillwood 

—Lyric, Ilamniersmith. 

29. Twenty Dayi in the Shade, farcical comedy, 

in three acts, adapted by Paul M. Potter 
from the French of Hennequin and Veber. 

Comte de Men'ille . . Mr. Charles Norton 

Pantruche Mr. Hubert Druce 

"Shorty" Mr. Augustus Wheatman 

Tiiuplin dcs Bonnaires Mr. H. Daii.sev 

Chantanelle Mr. Claude Haviland 

.Mbert Thomerel Mr. G. N. Heathcotc 

Francois Mr. David Hallam 

Colette de Merville Miss Kate Turner 

Madame Lafont Miss Isabel Merson 

Madame Meran Miss Murielle Lansley 

Donise Miss Helen Chilil 

Rose Miss Marie St. Paul 

—Royal, Margate. 

20. JJ Boy's Proposal, play, in one act, by 
Arthur Eckereley. (Originally produced 
at the Empire, Birmingham, on February 
15.) 
Augustus Sheringham..Mr. Hubert Willis 

Tom Master Philip Tonge 

Lady Pilkington .Miss May Chevalier 

Dean Mr P. L. Julian 

— Adelphi. 

30. A Divided Duty, play, in one act, by Ger- 

trude Mouillot. 

Piet Els Mr. Kenyon Musgrave 

Jack Rivers Mr. Basil Mercer 

Sanna Rivers Miss Margaret Busse 

—Lyceum Club 

30.||i he Superior Sex, comic opera, in thre« 
acts, written by H. D. Banning, composed 
by J. H. Maunder. 

Berenice Miss Nance Tarling 

Aurora Miss Maude Gordon 

Iris Miss Gertrude Gardnt-r 

Daphne Mrs. Gerald Wray 

Mrs. Mendum .MLss Ethel Jones 

Colonel Faddes Mr. A. U. Phillips 

Marmaduke Fitzpulkin-ghorne 

., „ „. ,^ Mr. R. Sharland 

Joe Mullighan Mr. T. J. Cook 

Bill Blogg Mr. H. Wilkins 

Jim Smith .Mr. Arthur Wheeler 

Bob Jones Mr. Macfarlane 

Harry Brown Mr. C. Lumb 

Jack Robinson Mr, Fred J. Klein 

Algernon Mr. Fred Whi.'^tock 

—Empire, Southend. 

DO. A Decadent Dialogue, duologue, by Mrs. 
Haig Thomas. 

Velasquez Green Mr. WUliam Faj 

Violet Gray Mrs. Gwendolen Bishop 

—Lyceum Club. 

Sl^Jrom Convent to Throne, play, In four 
acts, by J. A. Campbell. (Productiou, 
July 26, Rotunda, Liverpool. London pro- 
duction. Septtmber 6, Lyric, Hammer 
smith.)— Osborne, Manchester. 



APRIL. 

1. A Small Holding, one act farce, by F. 11. 
Evans — Broadway. 

1. Hevis, comed'y, in three acts, by Hubert 

Henry Davics. Last performance (the 
40th) May 8. 

Marquis of Bewdley..Mr. A. E. MattheT\-8 
Lord Herbert Penrose.. Mr. C. M. Lowne 
Sir Philip Merryweather. .Mr. Ivo Dawson 

Mr. Hopkins Mr. C. V. France 

Harrison Mr. Horton (}ooper 

Ernest Mr. Arthur Minton 

Parrott Mr. L. H. Kendrick 

George Mr. E. F. Me.uds 

Marchioness of Befwdley..Miss H. Watson 
Lady Merr5^veath/er..Mlss Nina Sevening 
Raohel Hopkins. .Miss Miidge Titheradge 

Mrs. Pym Miss Lottie Venne 

— Haymarket. 

2. Enter the Bishop, farce, In one a«t, by 

Mrs. J. A. Hobson. 

Rev. Peter Merritt .. Mr. Arthur Fenton 

Lucinda Miss Athfene Seyler 

Bishop of Burleigh. Mr. Arthur Broughton 

Mrs. Struggles Mrs. S. Fenton 

-^South Place Institute. 

3. Cupid's Isle, tAvo-act musical comedy, by 

Gerald Ransley. 

Dan Carey Mr. Gerald Ransley 

Jock .McGhie Mr. J. Sidney (jlorrie 

Mikestein Mr. Fred C. Dare 

Mosenstein Mr. George Parry 

Hon. Ferdy Fitzfop..Mr. C. R. Sandowii 

Hankey Bryan Mr. Jack Crellin 

Mifflns Miss Alma Ransley 

Madame Omami Miss Kitty Melbum* 

La Silfida Miss Vera Moulton 

Molly Jones Miss Nancy Beveridge 

Mrs. Jawarp Miss MaTT Vernon 

Edna Bryan Mis« Mariel Harris 

— David Lewis Club. Liverpool. 

i. A Stage Name, play, in one act, by Ina 
Rozant. 

Jack Gray Mr. Emeet Deans 

Mrs. Adams Miss Maud Kirwan 

Alice Barringtou..Mi8S Evelyn Vandeizee 
— Rehearsal. 

5 Artful Miss Dearing, satirical comedy, in 
three acts, by Arthur Law. (London pro- 
duction, April 10, Terry's.) 
Hon. Alaric Dawley .. Mr. Piaiul ArtJiur 

Palgrave Diawley Mr. C. W. Somenset 

Jud.son Blew Mr. .\rtaiur Longley 

MoBillock Mr. G. Ingledon 

Servant Mr. E. Vane 

Lady Gertrude Daw-ley Miss Gnanville 

Lady Bun Miss Eat* Phillips 

Arabella Diawley Miss I'liylli* Embury 

Kate Miss E. M.ayne 

Patiance Dearing .. Miiss Annie Hughes 
— D.P., Eastbourne. 

o.t^hen a Lass Loves, melodrama, in four 
acts, by Tom Craven. (Originally produced 
at the Royal, Margate, November 23, 
1908.) 

Caleib Crass Mr. John Detliv 

Dr. Allan Crass Mr. Arthur (Cornell 

Anthony Greig Mr. A. C. Tihornihill 

Bertnam Bridge Mr. Wm. Riley 

Slack Mr. Louis Palgrave 

Reggie Stapleton Mr. Percy C-ahill 

Calvin Chase Mr. H. Ainger 

Newsboy Mr. J. S. Streete 

Porter Mr. L. Pass 

Officer Mr. Lionel Barton 

Nina May Miss P. Rickmound 

Cyntthia Bridge Miss Janet Warden 

Boyce Miss Jes^iie Lothian 

Oonsitance Lane Miss Nona Hoffe 

— Dalston. 



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5. Money and Man, modern play, in a pro- 
logue and tlhree lacte, adapted by Hiarold 
Comber Wiatt from F. M^arion Crawford's 
novel, " Whosoever Shall Offend." (Lon- 
don production, April 19, Elephant and 
Castle.) 

Folco Corbario . . Mr. D. Lewin Mannering 
Marcello Consalvi .. Mr. Haliiane ]>alton 
Profee.'or K.almon Mr. Joseph Pater Wiiatt 

Ercole Mr. George E. Pelbam 

Footman Mr. H. Spain 

Siignora Oonsiah'i Miss Alice Ballard 

Contesaa MadellLna dell' Armi 

Miss Ethel Griffle6 
Aurora dell' Armi .... Miss May NeUson 

Reginia Miss VioJeit Lewis 

— Royal, Bradford. 

5 The Open Sea, three^act Spanish play, by 
Angel Guimera, translated by Frank Roa 
and Gerald Ames. (London production, 
l\Lay 10, Marlborough.) 

Said Mr. W. Lawsoo Butt 

Don Carlos Mr. A. C. Hiardie 

Ferran Mr. Norman Trevor 

Hass^an Mr. William WaJahe 

Juan Mr. George Buchanan 

Malek Mr. Walter'!. Clifford 

Mahomet Mr. C. H. Kersley 

Osmian Mr. Fred Epiitiaux 

Roque Mr. Frederick Brook 

Guillen Mr. Frank Hilton 

Blanca Miss Ruth Maitland 

— R.oyal, Majichester. 

7.*The School for Scandal. Richard Brinsley 
Sheridan's comedy. (Originally produced 
at Drury Lane, May 8, 1777.) Last per- 
formance (the 100th) July 17. 

Sir Peter Teazle ~. Mr. Tree 

Sir Oliver Surface Mr. Henry Neville 

Sir Harry Bumper .. Mr. R. Cunningham 
Sir Benjamin Backbite. .Mr. H. V. Esmond 

Joseph Surface Mt. Basil Gill 

Charles Surface Mr. Robert Lonaine 

Careless Mr. Charles Quartermaine 

Snake Mr. J ames Hearne 

Crabtree Mr. Edward Terry 

Rowley Mr. Herm.ann Vezin 

Moses Mr. Lionel Brwiigh 

Sir Toby Mr. Carleton Rex 

Trip Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Servant to Joseph . . Mr. Henry Morrell 

Lady Teazle Miss Marie Lohr 

Maid to Lady Teazle.. Miss Laura Cowie 

Mrs. Candour Miss Suzanne Sheldon 

Maiid to Lady Sneerwell Miss G. de Wilden 

Miaria Miss Dagmiar Wiehe 

Lady Sneerwell Miss Ellis Jeffreys 

— His Maje.^ty'c 

8. The Earth, play, in four acts, by James 
Bernard Fagan. (For cast see London 
production, Kingsway, April 14.)— O.H., 
Torquay. 

10.{^rt/Mj Miss Bearing, comedy, in three acts, 
by Arthur Law. (Originally produced at 
the D.P., Eastbourne, April 5.) Last per- 
formance (the 16th) April 24. 
Hon. Alaric Dawley .. Mr. Paul Arthur 

Palgrave Dawley Mr. C. W. Somerset 

.Tudson Blew Mr. Arthur Lomgley 

Servant Mr. Allingbon 

McBittock Mr. George Ingleton 

Lady Gertude Dawley MLss Granville 

Lady Bun Misa Kate Phillips 

Arabella Dawley Miss Phyllis Embury 

Kate Miss E. Mayne 

Patieuce Dearing Miss Annie Hughes 

— Terry's. 

10. An Old Man's Darling, domestic drama, 
in four acts, by D. M. C. Granville— 
Queen's. Liverpool. (S.P., March 18, 
Prince's, Preston.) 



10. The Willow Pattern Plate, Chinese musical 
romance, written and composed by 
Eugenie Magniis. (Originally presented 
as a music hall sketch.) 

Tsial Yong Mr. Cnaufurd Kent 

Kao-ton-ki Mr. Jolm Clulow 

Nieu-chi Miss Nancy Rossiter 

—Terry's. 

10. A Servant of the Public, dramatisation, in 
four acts and an epilogue, by David Kim- 
ball, of Anthony Hope's novel. (London 
production, Terry's, May 16.) 

Ashley Mead Mr. Dennis Cleugh 

Lord Bowden. M.P...Mr. Claude Haviland 

Jack Penning Mr. David Kimball 

Babba Flint .. Mt. Augustus Wheatman 

Sidne'y Hazlewood Mr. Charles Norton 

Lady Irene Kilnorton Mrs. Eve Ongley 

Alice Muddoek Miss Kate Turner 

Janet Miss Vera Hood 

Ora Pinsent Miss Isabel Merson 

— ^Royal, Margate. 

10. A Small Holding, farce, in one act, by F. 
Howell Evans. 

Ella Treloan Miss Maev O'Hea 

Rex Thorndike Mr. George Desmond 

Horace Cnagg Mr. George F. Tully 

— Prince's, Manchester. 

10. The Feud, play of Icelandic life of the 
12th century, in three acts, by Edward 
Garnett. (London production, June 11, 
Coronet.) 

Ungild Miss Ada King 

Thora Miss Sybil Thorndike 

Hordis Miiss Hilda Bruce Potter 

Helga Misis Mona Limerick 

Erling Mr. Charles Bibby 

Walgerd Miss Beryl Mercer 

Einar Gudmund Mr. Henry Austin 

Ospak Mr. Jules Shaw 

Amor Ceallacson . . Mr. Clarence DeI^ve■nt 

Dalla Miss Enid Meek 

Gunbiorn Mr. Joseph A. Keogh 

StanthoT Mr. Edward Landor 

Ragnar Halldorsson. .Mr. Midgley Russell 

Hallgrim Dyrakson Mr. Gerald Wj-nne 

Saemund Halldorsson.. Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Bue Asibiming Mr. Lewis Casson 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

W'.tThe Gentleman JocJcey, musical play, in 
three acts, by Ed'^-ard Marris, with inci- 
dental music by George Ess. (Originally 
produced at St." Julian's, Jersey, October 
18. 1907.) 

Sir Francis Granmere..Mr. H. N. Hancock 
David (Jrayson .. Mr. Helier le MaistTe 
Frank Snake9\vortih..Mr. T. W. Atherstone 

Archie Fitzherbert Mr. L. Dalrymple 

P.C. Blodgers Mr. George Brenwood 

Tommy Mr. J. R. Tyrell 

Grant Mr. P. le Sueur 

Mitchell Mr. Henry Wood 

P.C. Barrowby Mr. Arthur Proctor 

Jenny Jarvis Miss Lily Gold 

Gray Miss Nora Melton 

Moore Miss Rorie Chandler 

Price Miss Dolly Payne 

Bellamy Miss Edie Dawson 

Kitty Granmere . . Miss Maisie Jerrard 
— Crystal Palace. 

10. The Doorway, one-act episode, by Harold 
Brighouse. (London production, June 11, 
Coronet.) 

A Tramp Mr. Leonard Mudie 

An Old Woman Miss Beryl Mercer 

A Policeanan Mr. Basil Dean 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

12. Tf as She to Blamel four-act melodrama, 
by Mrs. F. G. Kimberley. 

William Clarke Mr. F. G. Kimberley 

Capt. Geo. Courtney Mr. Cyril York 

John Norman Mr. Henry Rutland 



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Wat She to Blame t (eonHnued). 

Frank Roselle Mr. Cecil Gray 

T. J. F. S>val« Mr. Willie Barrett 

Dr. Fo.'^bes Mr. J. P. Lallen 

.lim Harford Mr. Frank Hooper 

Joseph l.^a-.ico Mr. John ArLhurs 

P.O. WiUon Mr. Harrj- Stone 

Alice Firearnia Mii* Florence Sle>Tie 

Sarah S-nales Mis.s K. L. Barrel! 

.Mary Nonnan .Miss Ellen Beverley 

Lilian N'omian Mi.w Maude Hastinp-s 

Mrs. Kat-e Koselle . . Mre. F. G. Kimberk y 
— Junction, Manchester.. 
1.3. Mr. Precdy and the Countess, farce, in 
three acts, by R. C. Carton. Last per- 
formance (the 2.S7th) November 27. 

Counle.ss of Riishraere Miss Compton 

Karl of Riishmore .. Mr. G. Davy Buraaby 
Hon. R. Jenner\vay..Mr. A. Vane-Tempest 

Lord Kinslow Mr. George E. Bellamy 

John Bounsall Afr. Fred Lewis 

Hamilton Preedy Mr. Wcedon Gros^mith 

Mr. Sidgrave Mr. Lytton Grey 

Reginald Satmders Mr. Walter Pearce 

BiU^n Mr. Frederick VoLp6 

Chauffeur Mr. Claude Edmonds 

Mrs. Sidsrrave Mi.-,s Lydia RacheJ 

Emma Sidurave Mi-^w Shelley Caltori 

Harriet Budgen Miss Dora" Barton 

—€ri tea-ion. 

UtThe Earth, play, in four acte, by James 
Bernard Fagan. (Originally produced at 
the O.H., Torquay, April 8.) Last per- 
formance (the 12,5th) July .31. 
The Countess of Killonc Mies Lena Ashwell 
Lady Susan Sturrage Miss Sarah Brooke 

Miss Janion Miss Florence Haydon 

Sir Feldx Janion . . Mr. Norman McKinnel 

Denzil Trevena Mr. Allan Aynesworth ' 

Roger Morrish Mr. C. M. HaUard 

The Earl of KiHone .. Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Michael Dickson Mr. A. G. PonltoTi 

Hector Stronge Mr. Ernest Young 

James Bent Mr. Reginald Eyre 

Rev. Malcolm Mackenzie Mr. W. L. Warde 

Robinson Mr. .Arthur Phillipe 

Tupper Mr. Cecil Rose 

Parker Mr. Roderick MacLeod 

— Kingsway. 

Iri. now the Tote was Won, play, dn one act, 
by Cicely Hamilton and Ciiristopher St. 
John. 
Winifred Duncan 

Miss Beatrice Forbes-Robertson 

Mrs. Horace Cole Miss Athene Seylex 

Lily Miss Mignon Clifforri 

Horace Cole Mr. Nigel Playfair 

Gerald Williams Mr. 0. P. Heegie 

Ag.-.tha Cole Miss Winifred Mayo 

Molly Cole MiSiS Madeleine Roberts 

Mme. Christine MLss Maud Hoffman 

Mi.ss Maudie Spark Miss Auriol Lee 

Miss Elizabeth Wilkias .. Miss Helen Rous 
— Caxton Hall. 

Ij. At a Junction, duologue, by Margaret 
Young. 

—Caxton Hall. 

IC.T.l Woman's Way, comedy, in three acts, 
by Thompson Buchanan. 

— Haymarket. 

17. The DevU, play, in three acts, from the 
Hungarian of Franz Molnar, bv Henrv 
Hamilton. (8. P. .April 27, lOOS; P.O.W., 
Birmingham.) La.«t performance (the 26tb) 
May j.O. 
Gu.<tave Vaillant .... Mr. Bassett Roe 

Maurice Dufaure Mr. AMncent Clave 

Baron Tourbinet Mr. J. S. Blvtiie 

Anatole de Crillon Mr. C. W. Blackall 

Gaston G^ricault Mr. Arthur Scuamee 

Baget Mr. J. B. (Jordon 

The Devil Mr. Lyn Harding 



flie Detil (continued). 

Yvonne de Nerval Mi.ss Glayde Mason 

Mimi Vernon MLss Constance Hyem 

Mme. du Chauffault Mrs. Raleigh 

.Mile. d'Hyrvoix Miss Helen Leyton 

.Mme. Baron Mrs. Rose Edouin 

HiJlene Vaillant .. Mi>s Alexandra Carlisle 
— Adelphi. 
\7.\\The Indiscretion of Elizabeth, play, in tihree 
ac'a, by Mrs. C. Campbell W'ardrop. 

Williams Mr. Harold Leichton 

Lady Elizabeth Wargrave..Miss M. A. Forde 
Lady Belinda Ennismore.Mrs. Harry Astiey 
Lord Augustus EnnLsmore Mr. H. .4.<tk"y 
Angelina Holkind Miss Margaret Kinron 
Geoffrey Manningham, M.D., Mr. H. Wii'ia 
Ethel Manningham .. MLss M. Haythom 
Hon. Reggie Cartwright .. Mr. R. Evans 

Philip Tremaine Mr. Henry Harding 

— Balfour Inst., Liverjiool. 
17. Only Amateurs, duologue, by Harold Mon- 
tague. — Balfour Institute, Liverpool. 
17.||J. Love-Crowned King, plav, in one act, by 
Philip B. Kirk Stedman. 

iEleus Mr. P. Kirk Stedman 

Melissa Miss EHyn DIeh) 

— .St. Mary's Church Room, Primrose Hil'. 
n.WHope, play, in one act, by Philio B. Kirk 
Stedman. 

A Youth Mr. Cyril Way 

A Maid Mice Elwyn Diethl 

—St. Mary's Church Room, Primrose HUL 
IS. Chains, play, in four acts, by Elizabeth 
Baker. (Produced by the Play Actors.) 

Lily Wilson Miss Gillian Scalfe 

Charley Wilson Mr. Ashton Pearse 

Fred Tennant Mr. Gordon A. Parker 

Maggie Massey Miss Rose Mathews 

Morton Le.slie Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Sybil Frost Miss Doris Digby 

Percy Massey Mr. Harold Chaplin 

Thomas Fenwick .. Mr. Sebastian Smith 

.\lfred Massey Mr. Clive Currie 

Mrs. Massev Miss Marion Sterling 

Walter Foster Mr. A. K. Aylin 

—Court. 
19. The Ways of Men. play, in four acts, b-y 
E. Vivian-Edmonds. 

Freda Cutler M:is3 Mary Ausitin 

Ev-sther Vaughan ..Miss Florence Hamilton 

Z.imbi .Miss Ethel Vinroy 

Iris Treheme Miss Lilit* Gabriel 

Mrs. Anthony Fawoett Miss Fanny Bower 

Lady Calmere Mi.^s Mabel Stxong 

Lucy Mise Nelly Hayee 

Lord Calmere Mr. E. Vivian Edmond* 

Philip Calmere Mr. Stewart Quartermaine 

Major Ck>urtenay Mr. Fredk. Harker 

Capt. Jude Rawson .. Mr. J. Milne Taylor 

IMorris Barker Mr. Stanley Hoban 

.Tohn Brooks Mr. William Manning 

Cut-hbert Miggs Mr. Harry Harrop 

Sir John Brough Mr. Percv Gibson 

Slus'y Mr. Charles Blnns 

Binks Mr. Peter Stewart 

Kasrel Mr. Allan Ho'v; 

VaJro Mr. George Franof- 

Hasesan Mr. Edward Todd 

Ottina Mr. Otto Gage- 
Orderly Mr. John Brown 

— Royal, Rot^hdale. 
13. A Rogue at Large, drama, in four acts, by 
L. C. Cassidy. 

Oiney ONeil Mr. J. Rice Cassidy 

Nannie Fitzgerald . . Mrs. J. Rice Cassidy 

Tom Fitzgerald Mr. Rolf Le*^!)> 

Ned Lorrimer Mr. Charles Road-Night 

Lazy Larry Mr. James K ay 

Lawyer Griffen Mr. Henry Compt-.i; 

Jas. Machonachie. ..Mr. J. Kingsley Roydai' 
A Showinau Mr. Fred Vallery 



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A Rogue at Large (continued). 

A Pejisant Mr. Jno. Lunrtou 

A Dancing Girl Miss L. S'anton 

Sergeant of Police Mr. Will Hackling 

Donelli Mr. St. George Frere 

Beppo Mr. George H. Doyle 

Gonzago Mr. Charles Marrtyn 

Clito Mr. Alfred Boxall 

Rega Mr. Tom Gahviay 

Paquita Miss Madge Trevelyan 

Rosie Mi&s tally Wynne 

Amanda Fitzgerald Miss Jennie Marquise 

A Peasiant Woman .. Miss Agnes Durliam 

—Lyric, Hammersmith. 

:J.*Komeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's tragedy. 

E.scalus Mr. Herbert Bunston 

Paris .Mr. Duncan Yarrow 

Montague ifr. Russell Thorndike 

Capulet Mr. Kenyon Musgrave 

Romeo Mr. Gerald Lawrence 

iMercutio Mr. Williiam HiaViiland 

Benvolio Mr. J. CasseJs Cobb 

Tybalt Mr. W. Edwyn HoIIow-ay 

Friar Laurence • Mr. Will Dennis 

Friar John Mr. A. Ramsay Macbeith 

BaJitbasiar Miss Dorotthy Bell 

Gregory Mr. Douglas Homer 

Peter Mr. Stanley Lathbury 

Abram Mr. George Owen 

Apothecary Mr. Russell TJiorndike 

Page to Paris Mr. Clifford Lomer 

A Servant Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

Chorus Miss Juliet Hardinge 

Lady Montague .. Miss Estelle W. Steiad 
Lady Capulet . . Miss Gertrude Netterville 

Juliet Miss Fay Davis 

Xurse to Juliet Mrs. E. H. Brooke 

. —Court. 

19. EaeeUe, the Boy Musician, melodnaimia, in a 

prologue and two acXs, by Alfred Millard. 

Nana Miss Phyllis ReJpih 

Pesiteee Miss Stephanie Baring 

Raselle Mr. Andr€ Menlst 

Rastrom Mr. Francis GiffoTd 

Crastole Mr. Ellerslie Pyne 

Razzio Mr. J. H. Da'^nley 

Martzo Mr. W. F. Stir'ing 

Gosse '. ... Mr. Hornby Warburton 

Wilston Mr. F. H. Warde 

Campa Mr. J. F. Fos 

Gatone Mr. Gordon Kingsley 

— Queen's, Manchester 
lO.XMoney and Man, play, in a prologue arif^ 
(three acts, adapted by Harold Comber 
Wiatt from F. Clarion Crawford's novel. 
" Who.'^oever Shall Offend." (Originally 
produced at the Royal, Bradford, April 
5.). 

Folco" Corbaiio Mr. D. Lewin Mannering 
Marcello Consalvi .. Mr. Haldane Dalton 
Professor Kalmon Mr. Joseph Paiter Wiatt 

Ercole Mr. George E. Pelhiam 

Footman Mr. H. Spain 

Signora Consalvi. .Mies Leah Marlborough 
Contesea Maddalena dell' Armi 

Miss Ethel GrifHes 

Aurora dell' Armi Miss May Neilson 

R-egina Miss Violet Lewis 

— E.lephiant and Castle. 
19 Life's Stepping-Stones, melodrama, in tour 
Rata, by F. E. Archer-Smith. 

Lord Valcarris Mr. H. S. Dunleavy 

Hon. Stuart Valcarris Mr. Wm. Maols-ack 
Rev. .Archibald Lyndhurst Mr. A. O'Rourke 
Jack .\nnesley .. Mr. F. E. Aroher-Smith 

R-utland Vane Mr. S. Staniford 

James Ernstine Mr. Osoar Tole 

Shrivins Mr. E. Reginald Staniford 

Lady Valcarris Miss Annie Biddds 

May Castleton Miss Cicely Darragh 

Elsa Vane Miss Hilda Channing 

—P. H., Wolverton. 



19. The Chorus Lady, play, in four aotc, by 
James Forbes. Last performance (the 
102nd) September 17. 

Mrs. O'Brien ;. Miss Alice Leigh 

Nora O'Brien Miss Eva Dennison 

Shrimp .Mr. Edgar Pleon 

The Duke Mr. Harry Pleon, jun. 

Patrick O'Brien Mr. Giles Shuie 

Dick Crawford Mr. Fnancis BjTne 

Patricia O'Brien Miss Rose StaJil 

Dan Mallory Mr. Wilfred Luc^s 

Miliy Sultzer Miss Amy Lesser 

Inez Blair Miss Claire Lane 

Evelyn La Rue Mi.w Hel*n Hilt.->t! 

Rita Nichols Miss Anne Ives 

Lou Archer .. MLss Marguerite Wheeler 

Jlai Delaney Miss Marg'areit Rohe 

Georgie Adams Coot^? Mi.ss Kenyon Bishop 
Sylvia Simpson .. Miss Madeline Traverse 

Call Boy Mr. James Forrest 

Laundryman Mr. John Adams 

Rogers Mr. Albert Mms 

— Vaudeville. 

20.!|r7ie Stalking-Horse, two-iact comedy, by 
Lyon Carr. 

George Henniker Captain Preston 

M,ay Henniker .... .Mrs. Wilfrid Ja<:kson 

Lady Winder Miss Evelyn Gordon 

Captain Travera Mr. H. K. Damant 

Shaw Mr. H. Tucker 

—Institute, Shanklin. 

21. The White Dove, one-act play, by Richiord 

H. Powell. 

Dr. Norman Faraday.. Mr. Metcalfe Wood 
Hildebrand Faraday Mr. P. Perceval Clark 
Oapt. Henry Sinclair Mr. Hubert Harben 
Lieut. Bernard Howson Mr. Harry Douglas 

Durrant Mr. Wiallace 

Helen Faraday .. Miss Penelope WTieeler 
—Royalty, Glasgow. 

22. Sin and the Sinner, "society dnama," by 

H. Morton Baird. 

Hon. Gerald Carlton .. Mr Nige.1 Wallace 

James Tanner Mr Richard Sullivan 

Samuel Hawkins Mr. J. A. Murray 

Detective Wolff Mr. A. James 

Butler Mr. W-alter Mianfree 

The Lady Joan Desmond Miss Eileen Scarry 

Mrs. Lamon Miss Georgina Hamilton 

Rosa Leslie Miss Claire Townshend 

Mrs. Fancourt "An .Australian" 

— Casitle, Richmond. 

22.t2';ie Passing of Paul Dombey, dram-atlc 
episode in one act, by Claude Trevelyan. 

Paul Miss Hope Trevelyan 

Florence Miss Agnes Ellis 

The Doctor Mr. H. C. Hayes 

—Borough, Stratford. 

^^■WCinder-EUaline, fairy play, in three scenes, 
by Leonard Shaw. 

Maligna Mr. Harry Bark 

Sunbeam Miss Minnie PauIJ 

Prmce Alec Miss Dulcie Brooke 

Bubble Miss Elsie Williams 

Squeak Miss Mabel Hogg 

Baron Touchango Mr. Leonard Shaw 

Horatio Mr. Thomas Catt 

Sarah Jane Miss Florrie Smith 

Mary Ann Miss Maud Standen 

Ellaline Miss Maggie Hummerstone 

Fairies, Guests, etc.— Misses F. Standen, 

D. Bunker, R. Carroll, E. Bell, M. 

Smith, M. Bell, E. Standen, B. Gibson. 
— St. Peter's Mission, Friem Bamei. 

22. Cupid and a Caitravan, play, in two acts, 
by Arthur Leslie. 

Jack ChurchiU Mr John GiUett 

Bertie Danvers Mr. Herbej-t Webb 

Charlie Summers Mr. Charles Browne 



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i.'apid (lid a Cnrnvin (nontinue.l) . 

Daisy Primroee Miae Ethel D. Page 

Liiian I'rimiose Mias lJ«>ntrice Salter 

Gladvs Primrose Mise Glad.va Sheoban 

Prificilla Priniroee Mr. Tony Rcmlle 

Nita Miss E\Ta Gold 

—Crouch End Aseembly lU)oui«. 
22 r<My Lowe's Lover, plaj', in one act, by 
Arthur Leslie. 

liili Lowo Mr. John Gdllrft 

Kate Lowe Mise Gla<ly8 Sbeehan 

Pollv Lowe Miss Boat rice Salter 

Henrv Ix>we Mr. Tony Rendle 

Bob Hastings Mr. Janip? S. Webl) 

—Crouch End AsrSMiibly Rooms. 

•22 The Widow Budd, play, in one act, by 
Arthur Leslie. 

Marv Budd Miss Ethel D. Page 

Bob" Budd Mr. John Gllle>tt 

Mrs Perkins Miss Eva Gold 

Mr. Briggs Mr. C. A. Browne 

—-Crouch End Assembly Rooms. 

22. 7'he Secretary's Secret, play, in one act, by 

Arthur Leslie 

Hilarv Jessop Mr. HeJ'beTit Webb 

Irene" Jeaaop Miee Gladys Sheehan 

Horace Muir Mr. William Montague 

James Mr. C. A. Browne 

—Crouch End Assembly Rooms. 

22.\\Th0 St^rm, play, in one act, by Hugh 

Barden.— Abbey, Dublin. 
2S.\[Paid in His Own Coin, comedy, in three 

acts, by Thomas King Moylan.— Abbe^', 

Dublin. 

23. The Concealed Bed in the Parlour, come- 

dietta of Glasgow life, by Graham Moffat. 

Bob Dewar Mr. Graham Moffat 

Xorman Blair Mr. Archibald Murray 

Mrs. Dewar Miss M. Eraser Sanderson 

Madge De^var Miss Kate Moffat 

Miss Clavers Miss Madge Ross 

— .\thenseum, Glasgow. 

2Z.*CytnbeKne, Shakespeare's play. 

Cj-robeline Mr. E. A. Warfburton 

Cloten Mr. H. 0. Nicholson 

Posthumous Leonatus.. Mr. F. R. BejMon 

Belarius Mr. G. Hannam Clark 

Guiderius Mr. F. G. Worlock 

Arv'iragus Mr. Guy B. Rathbone 

Philario Mr. Moffat Johnston 

lachLmo Mr. CjTil Kelghtley 

Caius Lucius Mr. Ribton Haines 

Pisanio Mr. Murray Carrington 

Cornelius Mr. J. P. WlLson 

A Frenchman Mr. W. W. Caithnee* 

First Lord Mr. Alfred Wild 

Second Lord Mr. Harry Caine 

Queeai MisB Helen Haye 

Imogen Miss Margaret Halstan 

Helen Miss Marion Foreman 

—Stratford -on- Avon. 

23. A Scrape o' the Pen, Scottish comedy 
drama, in two acts, by Graham Moffat. 

Flora McGilp Miss Margaret Noble 

Eppie Oliphant Inglis Miss W. Moffat 

Mrs. Dasihwood Miss Kate Moffat 

Hugh Menzies Mr. A. P. Roxburgh 

Leezie Inglis Mrs. Graham Moffat 

Matha Inglis Mr. Graham Moffat 

Jean Lout her or Menzies.^MissN. McLinden 

Alec Inglis Mr. Alex Ogilivie 

— Athenoeum, Glasgow. 

i3.\\Revenge, one-act episode, wTitten by Low 
Warren. 

Dr. Davis -Mr. Sydney Pickford 

Gladys Mrs. Low Warren 

Walter Wright Mr. Bart Kehoe 

Charles Stringer .. Mr. F. A. L. Haycraft 
—Town Hall, Broughton. 



23. Colonel Smith, Ufflvt comedy, In four acta, 
by A. E. W. Mason. Last pertormanco 
(the 15th) May 7. 

Colonel Smith Mr. George Alexander 

Admiral Grice Mr. William Farren 

Wm. Faraday, J. P. ..Mr. E. V. Reynolds 

Robert Tarver Mr. Evelyn Beerlxihm 

James Raleigh Mr. Ernest Thesigur 

Henry Steele Mr. Reginald Owen 

Martin Mr. Henry KittA 

Celia Fanaday Miss Irene Vanbrugh 

Madge Rockingham Miss L. Bilbrooke 

Phyllis Faraday Miss AltheA Francies 

Evelyn Trenchard Miss Dorothy Green 

— St. Jamee'a. 

2-i The Conquest, play, in three acts, by 
George Fleming. Last performance (the 
7th) April 30. 

Col. Armand de Montriveau.. Lewis Waller 
t'hevalier Du Pr6..Mr. Herbert Janrwn 
The Marquis de Marly.. .Mr. Shiel Barry 
Vicomte de Nolac Messenier...^. E. George 

Le Gay Mr. Alec F. Thompson 

Duchesse de Langeais — Miss M. Elliott 
Comtesse de Cerny..Miss Frances Dillon 

Claire de Paves Miss Dorothy Dix 

Madame de Brez6..Miss Georgie Esmond 
Superior of the Convent. .Miss R. Filippl 

Justine Miss Gladys Storey 

A Nun Miss Gwendoline Floyd 

— Lyric. 

25 Chatterton, play, in four acts, by Profes- 
sor M. A. Gerothwohl (founded on the 
French of Alfred de Vigny), with a pro- 
logue by Professor Edward Dowden. 
(Produced by the Dramatic Production* 
Club and the Revival Company.) 

Kitty Bell Miss Ella Erskine 

Rachel Bel) Miss Madge Venning 

The Doctor Prof. M. A. Gerothwohl 

Tliomas Chatterton . . Mr. S. Eijn6 Percy 

John Bell Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Earl of Talbot Mr. C. Leveeon-Lane 

The Lady Frances Miss V. Addison 

Servant Mr. Charles Wemyse 

- Sir "James Beckford..Mr. Robert Bolder 

—Court. 

26. Come Michaelmas, comedy, in one act, by 
Keble Howard. 

John Cogbill Mr. Arthur Soamee 

Mr. Cogbill Mr. George W. Part« 

Mrs. Cogbill Mrs. Rose Edouin 

Charity Miss Pearl Keats 

— Adelphl. 

26. The Angel of His Dreams, domestic drama, 
in four acts, by George A. de Gray. 
Rev. C. Estda)!e....Mr. G. A. de Gray 

Major Dudley Ferrars Mr. C. Burden 

Sir Francis Tregarthen Mr. G. Brooke 

Rov Ferrars Mr. Robert Hall 

Sam Tippett Mr. Tom T. Taylor 

Det. Serg. Roberts Mr. W. Thornton 

Detective Smart. ..Mr. Charles Wakefield 

P.C. Smith Mr. Bert Carlton 

Milly St. AstelL.Miss Isla Garnet-Vayne 

Bessie Sparkles Mi^s Etta Turner 

Lulu M iss Ida Thompson 

Hilda ReiveUe Miss Florence Nelson 

—Royal, Castleford. 

26. Trespassers will he Prosecuted, three-act 
modem play, by M. A. Arabian. 

Sophy Drey ISIiss Hilda Bruce Potter 

Oscar Eckersley Mr. B. Iden Payne 

Gertrude Eckersley. .Miss Sybil Thorndike 

Thomas Eckersley Mr. Henry Austin 

Peter Droylsden Mr. Jules Shaw 

Sir Laud Dunoomb Mr. Charles Bibby 

Christophera Miss Mona Limerick 

A Footman Mr. Gerard Wynne 

Hon. Cyril Hinmers Mr. Lewis Casson 

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26. Samson et Balila, sacred drama, by Charles 
Camille Saint-Saens. (Originally produced 
at the Ducal, Weimar, December 2, 1877.) 
— Covent Garden. 

26. .4 Play in Little, play, in one act, by la/n 
Robertson. 

Marquis of Ripton Mr. David Powell 

Monsieou- G-crrard .. Mr. Ian Robertson 

Manianne Miss Cicoly Barcham 

Philippe Mr. S. Thompson 

— P.O.W., Birmingham. 

2C. The Proof, one-act play, by Alice Clayton 
Greene. 

Jim Patterson Mr. Arthur P. Bell 

Sidney Ross Mr. Launoelot St. G. Lowther 
Elizabeth K. Binns MifiS Marguerite Unett 

Brenda Patterson Miss Doris Digby 

— King's. 

\The March Hare, farcical comedy, in three 
acts, by Harold Smdth. 
Uncle John Croker .. Mr. H. C. Kendon 

Dr. Dart Mr. H. W. P. Bennette 

Rev. Joshua Flewitt .. Mr. M. D. Angus 

Dr. Lister Mr. A. H. Tilby 

James Bolton Mr. J. H. Roberts 

Sykes Mr. A. S. Anderson 

Li. Mrs. Tiiverton Miss A. C. Mackenzie 

B» Lucy Miss May Dean 

^^r Kat« Miss Winnerfiede Cowie 

^^K Mrs. Pilling Miss Th^rfese Jackson 

^Hk Mary MUs Louie E. Smith 

^^F Royal, Birkenhead. 

2S.*The Merchant of Venice, Shakeepeare's 
play. 

Duke of Venice . . Mr. Herbert Buns ton 
Prince of Morocco Mr. Kenyon Musgrave 

Antonio Mr. Will Dennis 

Bassanio Mr. Gerald Lawrence 

Oratirmo Mr. W. Edwyn Holloway 

Salania Mr. J. Cassels Cobb 

Salarino Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

Lorenzo Mr. Duncan Yarrow 

Shylock Mr. William Haviland 

Tubal Mr. Russell Thomdike 

Launoelot Gobbo Mr. S. Lathbury 

Old Gobbo Mr. Russell Thomdike 

Leonardo Mr. Clifford Lomer 

Balthazar Mr. A. Ramsay Macbeth 

Steiphano Mr. George Owen 

Clerk of the Cou,ft Mr. Macbeth 

A Gaoler Mr. Douglas Homer 

Portia Miss Fay Davis 

Nerissa Mass Esme Hubbard 

Jessica Miss Dorothy Bell 

--Court. 

27. A Persian Princess, Oriental mus/lcal play, 
written by Leedham Bantock and P. J, 
Barrow, lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music 
by Sidney Jones, additional numbers by 
Marie Home. Last performance (the 
68th) July 3. 

King Khayyam Mr. George Graves 

Prince Hassan Mr. Clarence Blakistco 

Prince Omar Mr. Noel Fleming 

The Lady Ayala Miss Lily Iris 

Swaak Mr. Horace Mills 

Amm Zad Mr. John Morley 

El Tabloid Mr. Aubrey Fitzgerald 

Akbar Mr. J. Warren Foster 

Mustapha Mr. Sidney Bracey 

Wunbarest Mr. John Lawson 

Tubarest Mr. Richard Attwood 

Khomynkaud Mr. James Haughton 

Dhiskord Mr. James Bernard 

Mpoani Mr. Lionel Braham 

Mpogo Mr. Willie Hartill 

Zingarie Misa Carnle Moore 

Ujujube Miss Vivien Talleur 

Selim Master George Bume 

S^oraida , Miss Jessie Lortnen 



A Persian Princexs {continued). 

Meranda Miss Ethel Negret t i 

Nurmaha! Miss Gladys Henries 

Marzipan Miss Doras Beresford 

Zobeide Miss Emmie Santef 

Fuljan Mies Tessie Hackney 

Lulu M'iss Beatrice Harrington 

Alfred A Bactrian Camel 

Xyo-la Miss Isabel Agnew 

Ktiissmo Miiss Minnie Baker 

Zen Zen Miss Alice Hatton 

Mai-i Misis Moya Mannering 

Dou Dou Miss Hilda Stewart 

Ylopia Miss Lucy Davies 

Goulnal Miss Maggie Jarvis 

King Khafilali Mr. M. R. Morand 

Prince6;3 Yolene Miss Ruth Vincent 

— Queen's. 

28.^The Merry Widow Twankey, musical 
comedy farce, in one act, by Roy Red 
grave. 

Charlie Chappell Mr. T. E. Sinclair 

Brankstoue Chine .. Mr. Percy Maitland 

Sampson Samps Mr. Joe Bardsley 

Mr. Marmadiuke Mr. Gerald Sipencer 

Belle Biltong Miss Lilian Earle 

Mrs. Sanderson Shellout 

Miss Josie Farrington 
— Royal, Wolverham))ton. 

28. The Convenient Lover, farce, vn •rxa act, 
by Catherine Roxburgh. 

Arthur Primrose Mr. V. Maclure 

Violet Bell Miss Je;m CadeU 

■Ethel Miss Helen MaoDona'd 

George Bell . . Mr. Montague Rutiierfurd 
— Royalty, Glasgow. 

28. The Arcadians, fantastic musical play, in 

three acts, written by Mark Ambient and 
A. M. Thompson, with lyrics by ATtlnir 
Wimperis, and music by Lionel Monckton 
and Howard Talbot. 

James Smith ) ,,„ -n -o i i 

Simplicitas I Mr- ^aa ^^y^^ 

Peter Doody Mr. Alfred Lesttir 

Jack Meadows Mr. H. E. Peance 

Bobby Mr. Nelsoai Keys 

Sir George Paddock . . Mr. Akerman May 

Percy Marsih Mr. Deane Percival 

Reggie Mr. Charles Chamier 

Sir Timothy Ryan Mr. Chas. Strood 

Harry Desmond Mr. George Masters 

James Withers Mr. Walter L. Rignoid 

Hooten Mr. Arthur Johnstone 

Time Mr. George Elton 

Mrs. Smith Miss Ada Blanche 

Lady Barclay Miss Violet Graham 

Lucy Seliwyn Miss Muriel Hastings 

Marion Miss Mary Berys 

Beatrice Miss Violet Walker 

Amaryllis Miss Billie Sinclair 

Daphne M^iss M. Lawson 

Dryope Miss Dorothy Laine 

Eileen Cavanagh Mi'SS Phyllis Dare 

Chrysea Miss May Kinder 

A.sfcrophel Mr. H. E. Pearce 

Streijhon Mr. Charles Charteris 

Damoetas Mr. S. Oliver 

Sombra Miss Florence Smithson 

—Shaftesbury. 

29. Burglars! play, in one act, by Sivori Levey. 

Rose RadcLiff e Mies Nora Hastiags 

Robert R,adclifTe Mr. Sivori Levey 

— ^Bijou, Biayswater. 

29.\\The Merciful Lie, play in one act, by J. 
Morton Lewis and Frank Bentz, dra- 
matised from a story by the former. 
Benjamin Coniebee. .Mr. Carrdngiton Willis 

Jianeit Coaiisbee Miss Caroline Lee 

Ned Mr. Oharlee Bond 

—St. John's Hiall, Palmer's Green. 



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30.'t.4rt Knemy of the People, Ibsen's play. 
(Originally produced at the Haymarket, 
.lime 14. IhO.S.V -His Majesty's (AftiTiioon). 

:m. Lollif'Oi) Lnne, opi-ra In lliroc acts - 
Pavilion, Keswick. 

;w. 7.a:a, opera, in four acts, by Runnicro 
Leoncavallo. (I'layeil Brst at t;he Lirico, 
Milan, on November 10. 1900.) 

ZaM Siymora De Restie 

Anaide Signora GreBsl'er 

Floriana Si^uora Gawlowska 

Natalia Signora Garagnam 

Signora Dufresne Signora Maseia 

Toto Sisnorina Barterra 

Emilio DuXresne Signor Ciccolini 

Caiscart Signor Pompa 

Bu&sy Signor Putiatln 

Lartigon Signor Russi 

Marco Signor Barterra 

Malardot Signor Antonini 

nuclon Signor Quintina 

Miohelin Signor Boldrini 

Curtois Signor Marcucci 

— Coronet. 



MAY. 

l.'Onc of the Best, drama, by Seymour Hicks 
and George Edwardes. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Adelphi, December 21, 1895.) 
LaU performance (the Hlst^ May 29. 

Dudley Keppell Mr. Henry Ainley 

Philip Ellsworth .. Mr. H. A. Saintfibury 
Lieut. -Gen. Coventry. .Mr. Alfred Brydone 
Sir Archibald McGregor.. Mr. F. Llewellyn 
The Rev. Dr. Penrose . . Mr. Edgar Payne 
Baron von Veltheim .. Mr. J. Robertshaw 

Private Jupp Mr. Harry Nicholls 

Sergt. Hennessy..Mr. J. Graeme Campbell 

Corp. Smythe Mr. Geoffrey Douglas 

Private Montressor Mr. R. Brennand 

Private Ginger Mr. Cecil Boyle 

Private Snipe Mr. George Elliston 

Private White Mr. Edward Leith 

Ja.son Jupp Mr. Rothhury Evan.s 

President of Council.. Mr. William W'ilson 

Esther Coventry Mi.<« Nancy Price 

Mary Penrose Mi.«s Beatrice Terry 

Kitty Spencer Miss Dido Drake 

Mrs. Spencer ..; Miss Kate Kearney 

— Aldwych. 

].*The Three itugketeers, play, adapted from 
the novel of Alexandre Dumas by Henry 
Hamilton. (Oriuinally produced at the 
Metropole, Ciunberwi'll, September 12. 
\><'.»i: Globe. October 22. 1S98. Revived 
Lvric. March .'i. 1909.) Last performance 
(the 18th) May 15— Lyric. 

2. What the Public Watits, play, in four acts, 
by Arnold Bennett. (Produced by the 
Sta.?e Society.) See al.so under date 27. 

Saul Kendrick Mr. Charles Trocde 

Sir Charles Worgan Mr. James Hearn 

Page Boy Mr. Cyril Bruce 

Francis Worgan Mr. Dennis Eadle 

Simon Macquoid .. Mr. Frederick Lloyd 
Emily Vernon .. Mise Margaret Halstan 

Holt St. John Mr. W. G. Fay 

S:unuel Cleland Mr. Leonard Calvert 

.Mrs. Cleland Miss Frances Wetherall 

Servant Miss Florence Harwood 

Mrs. Downes Miss Alice Mansfield 

Annie Worgan Miss Amv Lamborn 

John Worgan Mr. H. R. Hignett 

James Brindley Mr. A. G. Poulton 

Mrs. Worgan Mrs. E. H. Brooke 

Edward Brindley Mr. Allan Wade 

—Aldwych. 



3. nush Money, or the Disappearance of 
Sexton Blake, drama, in four acte. 

Mr. Sexton Blake . . Mr. Murray Yorke 
Mr. John Shard .. .Mr. Riddell Robinfion 
Tlie Earl of Montrcsor. .Mr. A. Alexander 

Lord Mcrvyn Walgrave Mr. E. Thane 

Pedro The Bloodhound 

Tinker Mr. Jack Denton 

Nathan Finch Mr. John Raymond 

Jem Tooley Mr. George Claremont 

John Mr. Frank Watts 

Bill Jukes .Mr. Herbert Russell 

Old Ben Masterman .. Mr. Henry B.-oad 
A Police Constable .. -Mr. Vincent Locke 

A Do<'tor Mr. Sydney Fowler 

A Servant Miss Lily Turner 

Lady Muriel Montrcsor 

.Miss Maude Henderson 
Euphemia Pattacakc.Mi.ss Agnes Paulton 

Mary Woodford Miss Alice Chapin 

Auntie Crooks Miss Ida Wilson 

—Shakespeare. 

^."Tteelfth Night, Shakespeare's- comedy :— 

Orsino >rr. Gerald Lawrence 

Sebastian Mr. Duncan Yarraw 

Antonio Mr. Herbert Bunston 

Sea Captain Mr. A. Ramsay Macbeth 

Valentine Mr. J. Cassels Cobb 

(iurio M"". Clifford Lomer 

Sir Toby Belch Mr. Kenyon Musgrave 

Sir Andrew Aguechcek 

Mr. Stanley Lathbury 

Malvolio ...Mr. William Haviland 

Fabian Mr. Russell Thorndike 

Feste .Mr. Max Montesole 

First Officer Mr. George Owen 

Second Officer Mr. Douglas Homer 

A Priest Mr. A. Ramsay Macbeth 

Olivia Mrs. Lorraine New 

Viola Miss Fay Davis 

Maria Miss E.sni^ Hubbard 

-Court. 

Z.*An Englishman's Honour, military drama, 
in four acts, by Harold Whyte (originally 
produced under the title of True to the 
Queen, at the Crown, Peckham, Nov. 20, 
1900) :— 
Capt. Gerald Pierpoint.. Mr. Alex. Loftua 

General Holmes Mr. Arthur Rodney 

Colonel L'Estrange ..Mr. Vernon Sansbury 

Lieut. Courtney Johnnie Schofleld, jun. 

Corporal Brice Mr. Frank Collins 

General De Berg, .Mr. Henry W. Hatchman 

Tom Kennedy Mr. Johnnie Schofleld 

Ivy MisB Vera Grafton 

Netty Miss Nellie Sheffield 

Rose Pierpoint Miss Eva Stuart 

— Fulham. 

3. x he Learned Profesor, satirical farce, by 
Horace FarnoW'orth Jervis. 

Prof. Chumpenot Mr. J. Fairhurst 

Fitzwalter de Jones Mr. W. F. Egan 

Jimmy Shifter Mr. H. F. Jervis 

William McWeary Mr. J. Slater 

Mr. Knowail Mr. Frank Longley 

Augustus Trym Mr. Gambles 

Mrs. Knowail Mrs. Heppell 

Mrs. O'Brien Mrs. H. Jervis 

MLss Ann Teque Miss Mills 

Miss Smiler Mise Stansfield 

Martha Jane Mrs. Barton 

—Surrey Street Hall, Sheffield. 

5. The Boni of Marriage, play, in four acts, 
by Walter Nixey. (S.P. January 7, 
Royalty, Llanelly.) Renamed The Derelict, 
and revived on June 14 at the Star, 
Liverpool— Royalty, Llanelly. 



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6. The Beauty Doctor, farcical sketch, b> 
Gertrude Garmain. 

Doctor Jim Jam Mr. Harold Wantage 

Mr. St.ck Mr. A. P. Moellor 

Mr. Jav.- Mr. J. Sebastian Smith 

Mrs. Stck Miss Helen Tytler 

Mrs. Jaw Miss Be.ssie Armytage 

— Passmore Edwards Settlenient. 

'AJohsori's Choice, play, in one act, by Sidney 
Low— Aldwych. 

7.*-fMacheth, Shakespeare's tragedy. (This 
version was oriicinally produced by Mr. 
lioun-liier, December 11, 190G.) 

Macbeth Mr. Bourchler 

Duncan Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Malcolm Mr. Douglas Imhert 

Donalbain Miss Nell Carter 

Hanquo Mr. Arthur Whitby 

Fleance Miss Pamela G'aythorne 

Macduff Mr. Charles Bryant 

Lennox Mr. William Burchill 

Rosse Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Seyton Mr. William Armstrong 

First Murderer Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

Second M urde.rer Mr. Charles Vernon 

A Doctor Mr. Burchill 

A Porter Mr. Charles Goodhart 

A Messenger Mr. Marion 

( Mr. H. Nye Chart 

The Three Witches { Mr. Alfred Bristowe 

I. Mrs. H. Nye Chart 

A Gentlewoman Miss Marie lUington 

Hecate Miss Margaret Vivian 

An Apparitioin Miss Winifred Bateman 

Lady Macbeth Miss Violet Vanbrugh 

— Garrick. 

b.'!,The Merry Territorial; or, A Military 
Muddle, farcical comedy, in three acts — 
Pavilion, Weymouth. 

S.*The Thief, play, in three acts, adapted 
from the French of Henri Bernstein by 
Cosmo Gordon-Lennox. (Originally pro- 
duced at St. James's, November 12, 1907.) 
Last performance (the 15th) May 22.— 
St. James's. 

9. The Purse of Gold, play, in one act, by J. 
Sackville Martin. (Produced by the Play 
Actors.) 

Mr. Astley Mr. C. F. Ceilings 

Tom Naylor Mr. Kichard Lambart 

Mrs. Naylor Miss Kate Turne<r 

Barker Mr. Frederick Annerley 

Gregory Mr. Clive Currie 

Thompson Mr. Arthur Bowyer 

Miller Mr. Edward Rigby 

Office Boy Mr. Charlea Roberts 

— Court. 

9. The Love of Woman, play, in one act, by 
Mrs. George Norman. (Produced by the 
Play Actors.) 
Lord Ameivbury .. Mr. George Ingleton 

Mrs Loder Mi.ss Amy Ravenscroft 

Louis Loder Mr. Lawrence Leyton 

Stella Miss Nonny Lock 

Wimborne Mr. Arthur Bowyer 

— Court. 

9. The Inspiration of Nance, play, in one act, 
by Blanche Wills Chandler. (Produced by 
the Play Actors.) 

Jennie Miss Adah Barton 

Nance Miss Vita Spencer 

Rosy Miss Madge Venning 

Inspector Mr. Frederick Annerley 

Jim Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Af Loafer Mr. Archibald McLean 

— Qourt. 



lO.lThe Open Sea, play, in three acts, by 
Angel Gimera, adapted by Frank P^os and 
Gerald Ames. (Originally produced at the 
Rw'al, Manchester, April 5. lOflQ.) 

Said Mr. W. Law.son Butt 

Don Car:.s.so Mr. A. C, Hardie 

b'erran Mr. Norman Trevor 

Hassan Mr. William Walshe 

Juan Mr. George Buchanan 

Malek Mr. Walter T. Clifford 

Mahomet Mr. G. H. Kersley 

Osman Mr. Fred Epiteaux 

Boque Mr. Frederick Brook 

Guillen Mr. Frank Hilton 

Blanca Miss Paith Maitlaud 

— Marlborough. 

10. Cavalleria Husticana, new version, by 

Domenico Monleone. (Originallj produced 
in Vienna, February, 1907.) 

Santuzza Signora Alexina. 

Lola Signora Monti Bruner 

Mamma Nunzia Signora Garagnani 

Turiddu Signor Huarte 

Compare Alflo Signor Nistri 

Blasi ..• Signor Quintina 

—Coronet. 

10 A Boy's Best Friend, domestic drama, in 
four acts, by G. Roydon Duff and Walter 
Edwin. 

Denis Holman Mr. Cecil A. Collins 

Edward Ainley Mr. Alfred Beaumont 

Margaret Ainley .. Miss Katherine Carew 
„ ,, ,. , ( VI aster Harry E. Duff 

Teddy Amley .. \ jjj._ ^^ p^rney Grain 

Angus Fernie Mr. Sidney Brough 

Jim Davis Mr. Ulick Burke 

Eva Smith Miss Lucy Edwin 

Neilie Sutclifle Miss Wilson Pembroke 

—Marina, Lowestoft. 

lO.tJudith, the Woman Who Sinned, play, in 
four acts, by Augusta Tulloch, originally 
produced under the title of Judith, as a 
one-act piece, at the Central, Altrinchani, 
June 15, 1908, and at the Palace, Boston, 
in four acts, under the title of The 
Woman Who Sinned, December 7, 1908— 
Royal, Edmonton. 

ll.iThe Bunkering of Betty, play, in one act, 
by Jean du Rocher. 

Lord Gilhooly Mr. C. Aubrey Smith 

Col. Perks Mr. Daniel McCarthy 

Capt. Dorrington..Mr. Ernest Mainwaring 

Jimmy Perks Mr. Eric Maturin 

Coutts Mr. Sydney Paxton 

Betty Gordon Miss Winifred Emery 

— Drury Lane. 

n.-\Laughter in Court, one-act piece, by John 
Kendall. 

His Worship Mr. Cyril Maude 

His Guest Mr. A. Holmes Gore 

His Visitor Mr. Gerald Du Maurier 

His Man-servant Mr. John Harwood 

— Drury Lane. 

11. Mietje, opera, in two acts, written and 

composed by Benoit Hollander. 

Bart Mr. William Waite 

Vrouw Bart .... Mme. Blanche Newcombe 

Mietje Mm&. Windsor Locke 

Willem Mr. Wallis Anderson 

Van der Vliet Mr. Arthur Durand 

Nordec Mr. Arthur Harris 

Anna Miss Hannah Ross 

— Hampstead Conservatoire 

11. Love Watches, comedy, in four acts, by 
Robert de Flers and Armand de Caillavet, 
adapted by Gladys Unger. Last per- 
formance (the 12th) May 22. 
Count Andr6 de Juvigny Julian L'Estrange 
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J.ore \Vtitehr» (coulinufd). 

The Abb6 Merlin .. Mr. W. II. Cronipton 

M. de C;irttrct Mr. Stanley Dark 

Qerniain Mr. Ilort-on Cooper 

Fr.incoLs Mr. Arthur Mint-on 

Chaiifleur Mr. E. F. Meads 

Jacqueline Miss Billie Burke 

Lucie de Morfontaine..Mi*s Maude Odell 
.Marouise de Juvigny .. Miss Kate Meek 
Cliarlotte Bernier. .Grace Arinytage Noble 
Baroneise de St. Krinin.. Henrietta Watson 

Christine Miss Dai.sy Markham 

Solange MLss Gladys Baird 

Base Miss Laura Clement 

Louise Miiis Laura Barradell 

Maid .Miss Mildred Barrett 

— Hayinarket. 

UA'TIenry IV., first part. 

King Henry IV Mr. A. E. George 

Henry Mr. Robert Loraine 

John of Lancaster Mr. Patrick Digan 

Earl of Westmoreland.. Mr. Frank Ridlev 
Sir Walt-er Blunt .. .Mr. HaUiwell Hobbe"^ 

Thoniaa Percy Mr. Arthur Ayers 

Henry Percy Mr. S. J. Warmington 

Hotspur Mr. Lewis Waller 

Edmund Mortimer .. Mr. Cronin Wilson 

Archibald Mr. J. H. Irvint- 

Oweii Glendower .. Mr. Herbert Jarman 
Sir Richard Vernon.. Mr. Reginald Dan<' 

Sir John FaLstaff Mr. Louis Calver* 

Poins Mr. Shiel Barrv 

Gadshill Mr. Caton Woodvill'c 

Peto Mr. Claude Vernon 

Bardolph Mr. Robert Bolder 

Sheriff Mr. Roy Cuahinu 

Francis Mr. Alec F. Thomp&0!i 

Kaby Mr Hugh Cunningham 

A Traveller Mr. S. Bailev 

Lady Percy Mr. Auriol Lee- 
Lady Mortimer Miss Marion Evar.^ 

Mistress Quickley Miss Minnie Griflen 

—Lyric. 

12.|!Z/i Cynderland, musical play, with lyrics 
by R. Carey Tucker, and music by Edwanl 
Sherwood. 

Jack Skipper Mr. Burt Wan' 

Farmer Gubbins Mr. George Davi<i 

Zechajiah Biggs Mr. Haj-ry Plurnlev 

Harry Lovibond Mr. Tom Baldwiii 

Will Atkins Mr. Arthur Moorcock 

John Barley Mr. R. Carey Tucker 

-N'ibs ■. Mr. Fred Washington 

Susie Barley Mrs. Kate Wheeler 

Molly Biggs Mi«s Jessie Gale 

Mrs. Barley Miss Clara William- 
Jane Mis6 Ethel Hawe^ 

— Cripplegate Institute. 

13. The Prisoner of the Bastille, play, in four 
acts, by Xorman Forbes, (A revised ver- 
sion of The Man in the Iron Mask. 
originally produced at the Adelphi, March 
11, 1899.) Last performance (the 70tli; 
July 23. 

Louis XIV ) ,, ,, ., - 

Philippe Marchiali . I ^^^- Matheson Lang 
Due de Vermandoits. .Master Lenton Murray 

Monsieur D'Herblay Mr. Frederick Roels 

Monsieur de St. Mars Mr. Eric Maync 

Cardinal Mazarin Mr. Cowley Wright 

Du Jouca Mr. Charles L. Ludlow 

Monsieur Maliconne. .Mr. Valentine Sellva 
Mon.-iieur de Wardes..Mr. Terence O'Briei' 

Mon.-iieur de Guiche Mr. Pi.ichard Deant 

Antoine Mr. George Hannawa^ 

De Gaumont Mr. Sidney VautieV 

Colbert Mr. 8. Major Jone? 

Armand ilr. Henry Armstron;^ 

Jaquee Mr. Ernest Cresfan 

Anne of Austria Mias Geraldine Olifle 

Jean Miss Blanche Stanley 



Thi I'linoner of the Batlille (continued). 

Mile, de Montalais . . Mias Winifred Beech 

Mile. D'Oloune Miss Avice Scholt/ 

Mile, de Chfttillon. ....Mies Agnes Thornton 
C/omte6sedeCheviente..Mi.ss Xaomi Barton 
Mile. Tonnay Charente. ..\Il>s Kitty Fielder 
Louise de la Vallii;re...Miss Dorothy Thom.a> 
—Lyceum 

13 Are You the Man? drama, in four act*, by 
Frank Price. S.P., March 13, Countv, 
Reading,'.) 

Sir Joshua Beaumont.. Mr. -J. S. Sheridan 
Capt. Jack Beaumont.. .. Mr. W. V. Garrod 

Sidney Beaumont Mr. Wm. Bradford 

Private Tom Hopkins. ..Mr. George Overs 

Solomon Moss Mr. John Belton 

Det.-Ins. Meadows Mr. Walter Vincent 

P.C. Banks Mr. Charles Mitchell 

Jim Hobbs Mr. Edward Ashton 

Colonel Lorraine Mr. F. S. Stewart 

Arthur Wiggins. ..Mr. Herbert Fredericks 

Flo Daltoii Misfi Ethel Crawfonl 

Jennie WaggstafTe Miss Ethel Whiteley 

Lilian Brandon Mi*s Bertha Kingt-ton 

— O.H., Burton. 

H. lAght o' Love, drama, in three acts. An 
English translation of Arthur Schnitzler's 
Liehelci by G. Valentine Williams. 

Fritz Lobheimer Mr. Henry Ainley 

Hans Weiring Mr. H. R. Hignett 

Theodore Kaiser Mr. Charles Maude 

A Gentleman Mr. James Hcarn 

Christine Miss Margaret Halstan 

Mizi Schlager Miss Margaret Buss^ 

Lina Mi£B Hetty Kenyon 

Katherine Binder. .Miss Sydney Fairbrother 
—His Majesty's (Afternoon). 

16. The Awakening, one-aot play, by Lyddell 

Sawyer. (Produced by the English Play 
Society.) 

Rudolf du Beaufort Mr. Gordon Bailey 

Marquis de Mauville Mr. Frank C-ollins 

Marquise de Mau^ille Miss Lili Kehr 

Honor^e de Beaufort Miss Elsie Chapin 

La Pelita Miss Frances Dillon 

—Terry's. 

16.t.ii Serrant nf the Public, play, in four 
acts, dramatised from the novel of An- 
thony Hope by David Kimball. (Produced 
by the Enclish Play Society. Originally 
produced Royal, Margate. April 10.) 

Lad^y Kilnorton Miss May Warley 

Alice Muddock Miss Gillian Scaife 

Sidney Hazlewood ..Mr. H. L. L. Leyton 

Lord Bowden, M.P Mr. Bassett Roe 

Ashlev Mead Mr. Ben Web-^ter 

"Babba" Flint Mr. Ivan Berlyn 

Orsa Pin-sent '.Miss Isobel Mer.son 

Janet Mrs. Scott-Watson 

Jack Fleming Mr. H. A. Saintsbury 

—Terry's. 

17. The Goose, farcical comedy, in four acts, 

by Charles Thornton and Ii6angt-on Valen- 
tine. 

Lord Harringdon Mr. Dennis Cleugh 

Percy Colston Mr; Quentin Todd 

Horace Holt Mr. Hubert Druce 

Goutraud Mr. Louis Palgrave 

Perriton Mr. Frederic Morena 

Sodalacz Mr. David Hallara 

Pawlson Mr. Patrick Alexander 

Mrs. Van Hurst Miss Maud Magrath 

Mme. Passy Miss Murielle Langley 

Lady with Feathers ..Miss Kate Wingfleld 

Dolores Hazletine Miss Madge Severne 

Mrs. Bloomerton ..Miss Henrietta Cowen 

Simone Mile. Marie St. Paul 

Mrs. Sylvester ....Miss Eve Ongley 

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IS.tHer Vote, comedy, in one act, by H. V. Es- 
mond. (See also under date June 24.) 

The Girl Miss Eva Moore 

The Drudge Miss Suzanne Sheldon 

A Cleric Mr. H. V. Esmond 

—Playhouse. 

IS.^Jfauie Bowen, one-act play, by Ethel 
Griffiths, founded on the local legend of 
•' Maude's Elm '— O.H., Cheltenham. 

19.*Z'?i0 Explorer, W. Somerset Maugham's 
drama, in four acts. (Originally produced 
at the Lyric, June 13, 1908.) Last per- 
formance <the 7th) May 2tj. 

Alexander Mackenzie Mr. Lewis Waller 

Richard Lomas Mr. A. E. George 

Dr. Adamson Mr. Alec F. Thompson 

Sir Robert Boulger . . Mr. Fredericlv Lloyd 

George Allerton ". Mr. Shiel Barry 

Rev. Jas. Carbury..Mr. S. J. Warminston 
Captain Mallins..Mr. A. Caton Woodville 

Miller Mr. Cronin Wilson 

Charles Mr. P. Digan 

Mrs. Crowley Miss Fanny Brough 

Lady Kelsey Miss Gwendoline Floyd 

Lucy Allerton Miss Evelyn d'Alroy 

— Lyric. 

19. If /lose Zoo^ a fantasy, in one act, by, 
Robeirt Banl^ier. 

Sir William MaoSillar. .Mr. Asheton Tonge 
Provost of Cluthabridge 

Mr. Hubert Harbeo 
Town Clerk .. Mr. Montague Rutherfurd 

The House Factor Mr. J. T. Macmillan 

Bertie Boy Mr. Percival Clark 

Two Doctors.. Messrs. Keith and Greenlie 

A Hooligan Mr. Campbell Gullan 

The City Officer Mr. Wallace Stranack 

The Artigirl Miss Jean Cadell 

The Gilmorehill Girl 

Miss Helen Macdonald 

The Cook Miss M'Aim^e Murray 

—Royalty, Glasgow 

21. PelUas et Milisande, opera in five acts, in 
PYench, based on Maunice Maeterlinck's 
fantastic play, music by Claude Debussy. 

Arkel Signor Marcoux 

Genevifeve Mile. Bourgeois 

Pell^as M. Warnery 

Golaud M. Bourbon 

M^lisande Mile. F6art 

Yniold Mile. Trentini 

Un M^decin M. Crabby 

— Covent Garden. 

n.^The Witch of Pendle, Tudor play, with 
lyrics, in four acts, by J. D. Baxter — 
Prince's, Blackburn 

21. The Laughter of Fools, comedy, in three 

acts, by H. F. Maltby. 

Lieut. Col. Greig Mr. H. F. Maltby 

Bertie Greig Mr. Wyn Weaver 

Captain Vidal Mr. Harold Weaton 

John Hughes Mr. F. W. Hudspeth 

Hubert Hughes Mr. Edward Swinton 

Mr. Nuttall Mr. Sam Clegg 

Mr. Plunkett Mr. Rupert Harvey 

Cabman Mr. Harris Eraser 

Mrs. Greig Miss Gertrude Sterroll 

Mabel Greig Miss Janet Hodson 

Elizabeth Miss Viola Lewis 

Doris Henley Miss Mara Maltby 

— H.M., Carlisle. 

22. The Demon's Bride, miniature opera, in one 

act, written by E. L. Lomax, and com- 
posed by B. Walton O'Donnell. 

Elsie Miss Olive Turner 

The Demon Mr. A. R. Lorimer 

The Captain Mr. J. W. Birrell 

Rollo Mr. R. Veevers 

Joe Mr. B. J. Dale 

Edwai-d Mr. Cecil Pearson 



The Demon's Bride (continued], 

Thomas Egerton-Jones .. Mr. James Blair 

William Mr. H. G. Miller 

Montague Aft". Ralph Letts 

Octavius . . Mr. A. R. Moresby-Treherne 
F. K. Minns, Esq. .. Mr. Harry Milner 

Ralph Mr. Frank St. Leger 

Anon Mr. H. G. Button 

The Youngest Smuggler. .Master J. Ching 
— Royal Academy of Music. 

22. The Wolf, dramatic fancy, written and 

composed by E. L. Lomax. 

Millicent Miss Vera Cockburn 

The Lady in Gray Fur.. Miss Julia Barry 

Hester Miss L. Aumonier 

— Royal Academy of Music. 

^.^Volly and the Master, three-act comedy, 

by P. V. Hughes— Pier Pavilion, Worthing. 

23. The Testimonial, one-act play, adapted 

from Max Maurey's La Recommendation. 
Ohrisitopher Corriebower.. Sebastian Smith 

Mr. Bottersley Mr. Edmund Gurney 

William Mr. William Dexter 

—Terry's. 

23. The Dream Goddess, play, in one act, sug- 
gested by a story of Honor*? De Balzac, 
by Arthur H. Westcott. (Produced by the 
R&hearsal Company.) 

Paul Mr. H. K. Aylif! 

Richard Mr. Charles Wemyss 

Jean Mr. J. C. Beddard 

Fifliie Miss Celia Lorraine 

— Reheareal. 

23. The Black Cottage, one^aot play based on 
Wilkie Collins's story. (See also under 
date March 23.) 

Able White Mr. Edmund Gurney 

Shifty Dick Mr. William Dexter 

Jerry Mr. Sebastian Smith 

Abigail Black Miss Myra Hablyn 

Bessie Black Miss Beatrice May 

-Terry's. 

23. The Worm Turns, one-act play, the scene 
taken from Frank Burlingham Harris's 
" The Road to Ridgeby." 

Hiram Simms Mr. E. Gurney 

Jane Miss Jeeaie Lothian 

Viry Miss Ada Hatchweill 

— Terry's. 

23. An Involuntary Understudy, one-act play 
dramatised from a story by Percival Pol- 
lard, " A Life and Death Performance." 

Tod Minton Mr. E. Gurney 

Henry Playf air Mr. Mark Draper 

Billy McClousky Mr. J. le Fane 

Jake Parren Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Jim Opers Mr. Sebastian Smith 

Mark QuiLsenby Mr. William Dexter 

Alec Grant Mr. E. Elkins 

— Terry's. 

'2A*0ld Heidelberff, English vexsaon, in five 
acts, by Rudolf Bleichmann, of Wilhelm 
Meyer Forster's comedy, Alt-Heidelberg. 
(Originally produced at St. James's, 
March 19, 1903.) Last performance (the 
52nd), July 9. 

Karl Heinrioh Mr. George Alexander 

Staatsminster von Haugk. .William Farren 
Hofmarschall Freiherr von Passarge 

Mr. Ashton Pearse 
K. von Breitcnberg..Mr. Alfred A. Harris 
K. Baron von Metzing— Mr. Leslie Palmer 

Dr. Juttner Mr. J. D. Beveridge 

Lutz Mr. E. Lyall Swete 

Graf von Asterberg. .Mr. D. Fitzgibbon 

Von Wedell Mr. Reginald Owen 

Kellermann Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Ruder Mr. W. R. Staveley 

Frau Ruder .... Miss Henrietta Leverett 

Frau Dorflel Miss Claire Pauncefort 

Kathie Miss Eva Moore 

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25.t'^7i« .4rm o/ the Law, play, m three acte, 
a<Japi<Ml from La Kobe Hoitge, by JCugfene 
Hritux. tOriginally produced at tlie Uar- 
riok, Kibruary 16, 1904.)— Garrick. 

23. Admiral Peters, aduptation from \V. W. 
Jacobs'fl story of the fiame, by W. W. 
Jacobs and Uorace MilL-. 

George Burton Mr. Arthur Whitby 

Joe Styles .... Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Mrs. Dutton Miss Mary Weigall 

— Garrick. 

^*What the Public Wants, play, in four acte, 
by Arnold Bennett. (Originally produced 
at the Aldwych on May 3, under the 
ausfdoes of the Stage Society.) Last per- 
formance (tile 30th;, June 20. 
Sir Charles Worgau .. Mr. Chas. Hawtrey 

Francis Worgan Mr. Ben Webster 

John Worgan Mr. E. Holman Clark 

Saul Kendrick Mr. E. VV. Tarver 

Holt St. John Mr. Louis Calvert 

Samuel Clcland .... Mr. Lionel Williams 

Simon Macquoid .Mr. Leon .M. Lion 

James Brindley Mr. Charles Troode 

Edward Brindley Mr. Percv Goodyer 

Page Boy Master W. Jarvis 

Mrs. Worgan .... Miss Gwynne Herbert 

Annie Worgan Miss Anne Cleaver 

Mrs. Downes Miss Mary Brough 

Mrs. Cleland .. Miss Frances Wetherall 

J\ervant Misa Gertrude Hope 

Emily Vernon .... MLss Margaret Halstan 
—Royalty. 

28. The Disarranger, three-act farcical comedy 
by J. A. C. Sykes. 

Charlea Prince Mr. George Lestocq 

Bullock RamshOTn ..Mr. WUfred Compton 
Richard Mentor.. Mr. SvdJiey BramseTove 

John PeigE:on Mr. Stanley Arthur 

Adoiphus Beauclerc Mr. Ted Dennis 

tP^'-'s •••••••.■ Mr. Geo. Sym*he 

M.IS. Bull<xk Ramshom..MissAenesMaud€ 

Ethed PMamshorn Miss Miram Holit 

(rmce &elby Miss Pauline Emeric 

Violet de Vere Miss Dora Oom>Ti 

— H. M. CarMs.le. 

30. A Little Surprise, playlet. 

Amy Hardupp ....Miss BVances Wolvjston 

Harry Hardupp Mr. Charles Wemyee 

— Rehearsal. 

^0. P<^'nd m a Taxi, playlet, in one act. 

The Husband Mr. John Caetle 

The Wife Miss Mabel Maltby 

Tl'e -Maid Miss Xancy Harding 

Ihe Chauffeur Mr. Robert Brewer 

— Rehearsal. 

30. Uis Bounden Duty, play, in three acts, by 
P. E. Bodingtoo, prodoiced by the Play 
Actors. 
Bernard Sy'veistj-e ..Mr. Walter Ringham 

Olaud Anvyn Mn. William J. Miller 

Wilfred Mr. Arthur Vezin 

landy Mr. Herbert Dansey 

^t'VT.ll Mr. Maurice Elve\ 

-Millbank Mr. H. K. AyLiff 

Geoffrey Mr. Arthur Bowyer 

Mrs. .MnUbajjk .MJse Gwladvs Morris 

Sabrma Mi&s Helen Rous 

EtteJ Arwyn Miss Bthel Erskine 

Esther Mi.S6 Anne Beaufort 

Esther's Mother Miss Mary Relph 

Florence Miss E. Nolan O'Connor 

—Court. 

30. The White Hawk, romantic drama, in four 
acts, adapted from H. C Bailey's novel, 
' Beaujeu," by H. C. Bailev and David 
Kimball. (Brodoiced by the 'English Play 
Society.) 

Oolone] Wharton Mr. David Glassford 

Nancy Leigh Mias Gladys Maaon 



'I'he White Hauk (cuntinued). 

Jack Dane Mr. Gordon Bailey 

James Healey Mr. Leon Quartejn>aine 

Tom Dane (knovn as " Monsieur de Beau- 
jeu") Mr. H. A. Saint^bury 

Lord Sherb<jrne Mr. Leslie Carter 

Rose C^iarlbury Mi*. Lucy Wilson 

O'Gorman Mr. Edward Leith 

Morria Mt Harold Cliapin 

Pvuttex Mr. C. H. Boyle 

Lady Sunde<rland ..Mias Gwynne Herbert 

Nero Mr. Hereward Knight 

Lord Sunderland Mr. Bas&ett PiOe 

King James II Mr. Tom Heslewood 

Captain Hagan Mr. Fred Cremlin 

Soldilers and I>acque'j"s— Messrs. A. 

Marina,' A. Thorn, and Arthur Webster. 

—Aldwych. 



JUNE. 

1. Eunice, play, iii four acts, by Lee Arthur 

and Forrest Halsey. Last performance, 
(the 25th) June 25. 

Oviat Mr. Charles Cartwright 

Bruce Van Allen Mr. John W. Dean 

Clyde Townley Mr. H. Reeves-Smith 

Howard Towuley Mr. H. Nye Chart 

Merton Lyon Mr. J. L. Mackay 

Mr. Van Allen Mr. Harry Cane 

Jordan .Mr. Lawrence Robbins 

Groves Mr. E. F. Saxon 

Mrs. Van Allen Miss Granville 

Blanche Gerry Miss Margaret Fuller 

Blake Miss Beatrice Grosvenor 

Murielle Miss Marcelle Kreutz 

Eunice Miss Fannie Ward 

— Hicks. 

l.\\The Irish Attorney, play, by Father Irwin 
—St. Mary's Hall, E. 

2. The Woman in the Case, play, in four acts, 

by Clyde Fitch. Transferred to New. 
August 23. Last performan (the 226th) 
Januarv 1. 1910. 

Julian Rolfe Mr. Herbert Sleath 

Thompson Mr. Charles V. France 

Jimmy O'Neill Mr. Frank Tennant 

Louis Klautfsky Mr. E. Dagnall 

Walters Mr. Cecil Yapp 

Inspector Williams Mr. Henry Hare 

First Attendant .. Mr. Harold Richardson 

Second Attendant Mr. Frank Mayo 

Margaret Rolfe Miss Grace Lane 

Mrs. Hughes Miss Kate Serjeantson 

Elsie Brewster Miss Eva Killick 

Dora Hillier Miss Enid Sa^a 

Louise Mane Miss Cicely Gray 

Claire Forster Miss Violet Vanbrugn 

—Garrick. 

2.^,neno, BiU! three-act farcical comedy- 
Grand, Llandudno. 

3. A Merry Devil, Florentine farce of the 

sixteenth century, in three acts, by James. 
Bernard Facan. Last performance (the 
53r.il July 23. 

Sir Philip Lilley .. Mr. C. Aubrey Smith 
Count Silvio Spini .. Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 

Capt. Bambazone Mr. Cyril Maude 

Messer Marco Ricci ..Mr. Sydney Paxton 
MeAser Lorenzo Sirbolli .. Mr. J. Harwood 

Ambrogio Mr. Daniel McCarthy 

A Doctor Mr. Peter Blunt ' 

Nando Mr. Edward Coutjs 

Carlo Mr. Lane Crauford 

Tonio Mr. Chas. Hampden 

Baldassare Mr. F. Percival 

Cechino Mr. A. Everett.' 

Guard Mr. M. A. Wethercll 



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A Merry BevU (continued). 

Cherubino Master Harold Everett 

Seraflno Master Bobbie Andrews 

Madonna Cassandra Dei Tassinari 

Miss Jessie Bateman 

Semiramis Miss Adeline Bourne 

Madonna Geralda Capponi 

Miss Winifred Emery 
— Playhouse. 

3. The Chauffeur, episode, adapted from the 
French of Max Maurey, by Gaston Mayer. 

Mr. Baxter Mr. Henry Kitts 

Mr. Crawley Mr. Peter Blunt 

Algernon Stubbs Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 

Robinson Mr. John Harwood 

Frances Mr. Lane Crauford 

Mrs. Baxter Miss Emma Chambers 

— Playhouse. 

i.*The Dryad, poetic fantasy, by Dora Bright 
(S.P., Playhouse. March 26. 1907. This 
piece was presented at the Empire also.) 
— His Majesty's (Afternoon Theatre). 

i.i'^Admiral Guinea, piece, by W. E. Henley 
and Robert Louis Stevenson. (Originally 
produced by the Xew Century Company 
at the Avenue on November 29, 1897.) 

John Gaunt Mr. Edward Sass 

Arethusa Gaunt Miss Amy Lambom 

David Pew Mr. James Hearn 

Kit French Mr. (Jodfrey Tearle 

Mrs. Drake Miss Agnes Thomas 

— His Majesty'^ (Afternoon Theatre). 

i.iThe Blessings of Balaam, play, in one act, 
by Mrs. St. Clair Stobart. 

Major Blunt Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Wilfred Blunt Mr. Charles Maude 

Waiter Mr. Compton Coutts 

Esther Mannering Mies May Palfrey 

— St. James's. 

iAThe Bushwife, play, in one act, by Mrs. 
St. Clair Stobart. 

Jack Cotteram Mr. Cyril Keightley 

Jessie Miss Esm^ Hubbard 

Miss Macarthy Miss Helen Rous 

Holman Mr. W. R. Staveley 

Cynthia Miss Lilian Braithwaite 

— St. James's. 

4.%A Modern Aspasia (see June 6) — Aldwych. 

6. A Modern Aspasia, comedy, in three acts, 
by H. Hamilton Fyife. (Produced by the 
Stase Society.) S.P., June 4, Aldwych. 
The Bishop of Patagonia .. Mr. A. Whithv 

Muriel Meredith Miss Nancy Price 

A Parlourmaid Miss Jean Bloomfleld 

Walter Bretherton . . Mr. Charles Maude 

Edward Meredith Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Margaret Warren Miss Lucy Wilson 

— Aldwych. 

T.tDervorgilla, tragedy, in one act, by Lady 
Gregory. C^riginally produced at the 
King's, Glasgow, December 4, 1907.) 

Dervorgilla Miss Sara AUgood 

Flann Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Mona Miss Maire O'Neill 

Owen Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Mami« Miss Eileen O'Doherty 

A Young Man Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Another Young Man Mr. Sydney Morgan 
A Wandering Song Maker 

Mr. Fred O'Donovan 
— Court. 

7. A Florentine Tragedy, one-act play, in 
blank verse, by the late Oiscar Wilde. . 

Guido Bardi Mr. Bartlett Garth 

Simone Mr. Philip Sanders 

Bianca Miss Violet Vorley 

Maria Miss Madge Raqer 

— Tivoli, Manchester. 



T.lThe Dear Departed, comedy, in one act, 
by Stanley Houghton. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Gaiety, Manchester, Novem- 
ber 2, 1908.) 

Mrs. Slater Miss Ada King 

Victoria Slater Miss Enid Meek 

Henry Slater Mr. Henry Austin 

Mrs. Jordan Miss Louise Holbrook 

Ben Jordan Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Abel Merryweather. .Mr. Edward Landor 
— Coronet. 

7. The Fatal Dance, dramatic episode, by 
Harding Cox. (Lcndon produ3tioa August 
23; Comedy.)— Eoyal, Margate. 

7. The Pin and the Pudding, three-act play, 
by Barton White (London production 
August 23; Comedy). 

Mr. Carberry Mr. Hubert Druce 

Johnny Cripps Mr. Raymond Butler 

Mr. Allan Mr. John Dennys 

Mr. Robbing Mr. F. Gatenby Bell 

Robert Anthony Malkin.. Mr. Harding Cox 

Mrs. Malkin Miss Mary Stuart 

A Parlourmaid Miss N. Hope 

A Lady Passenger .. Miss Madge Tracey 

Tamsie Miss Iris Hoey 

— iRoyal, Margate. 

7.* Widowers' Houses, play, in three acts, by 
Geo. Bernard Shaw. (Originally produced 
at the Royalty, December 9, 1892.) 

— Coronet. 

7.tProteus in Petticoats, comedy, in one act, 
by Frank Ernest Potter. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Grand, Wolverhampton, 
January 11, 1909).— Dalston. 

8.*Chips, comedy, in one act, by Lechmere 
Worrall. (Originally produced at the 
Piccadilly Hotel, February 23, 1909.) 

George Merrick Mr. Franklin Dyall 

Molly Miss Gwendolen Logan 

Chips Miss Iris Hawkins 

— Haymarket. 

S.*Peter's Mother, comedy, in three acts, by 
Mrs. Henry de la Pasture. (Originally 
produced at Wyndham's, Sept. 12, 1906.) 
Sir Timothy Crewys .. Mr. A. Brydone 
Lady Mary Crewys .. Miss Marion Terry 

Peter Mr. A. E. Matthews 

Lady Belstone . . Miss Dolores Drummond 
Miss Georgina Crewys .. Miss Alice Beet 
John Cre^^-ys, Q.C. .. Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Canon Birch Mr. Arthur Whitby 

Doctor Blundell Mr. Alfred Bucklaw 

Mns. Hewell Miss Hilda Thorpe 

Sarah Miss Gillian Scaife 

Ash Mr. Eyre 

Footman Mr. Alfred Drayton 

— Haymarket. 

S.tThe WorJchouse Ward, comedy, in one act, 
by Lady Gregory. (Originally produced at 
the Abbey, Dublin, April 20, 1908.) 

Mike Macinemey Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Michael Miskell .... Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Mrs. Donohoe Miss Maire O'Neill 

—Court. 

S.tMakeshifts, comedy, in one act, by G. L. 
Robins. (Originally produced at the 
Gaiety, Manchester, on October 5, 1908.) 

Caroline Parker Miss Ada King 

Dolly Parker Miss Louise Holbrook 

Mr. Thompson Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Albert Smythe Mr. Charles' Bibby 

—Coronet. 



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R 1 ne k ntr of Content. tranBlation of Her- 
mann Sudcnnann's Dat OlUck im Winkel. 

Wicdmnann Mr. Henry Austin 

ElUabeih MUs Darr.igh 

Helene Miss Hilda Bruce-Potter 

Friti Miss Enid Meek 

Baron Van R5cknitz .... Mr. Jules Shaw 

Bettina Mit^s Sybil Thomdike 

Doctor Orb Mr. Edward Lander 

Frnu Orb Miss Ada King 

Dangel Mr. Basil Dean 

Fraulein Gohve Miss Louise HoJbrook 

Rosa Miss Lilian Christine 

—Coronet. 

D IThe Few and the Many, play, In one act, 
by H. M. Richardson. (Originally produced 
at the Gaiety, Manchester, on May 4, 
190S.) , . 

Elsie Miss Enid Meek 

Mrs. Ebton Smith .. Miss Louise Holbrook 

Hon. Percy Wilton Mr. Lewis Cas«)n 

Mr. Ebton Smith .... Mr. Henry Austin 

Helen Miss Edith West 

Miss Mary Millington .. Miss Clare Greet 
—Coronet. 

?. An Imaginary Conversation, by Norteys 
Connell. 

Tom Moore Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Robert Emmet Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Kate Moore Miss Sara AUgood 

—Court. 

O.'The surer Box, play, in three acts, by 
John Galsworthy. (Originally produced 
at the Court, September 25, 1906.) 

lO.tThe Three Barrows, play, in four acts, by 
Charles MoEvoy. (Originally produced at 
the Gaiety, Manchester, March 22, 1909.) 

Albert Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Clara Miss Hilda Bruce-Potter 

Sir George 0s6ler .. Mr. Edward Landor 

Louise Parker Miss May Saker 

Mrs. Cruddas Miss Lilian Christine 

Geoffrey Parker Mr. Basil Dean 

Victor Mens Mr. B. Iden Payne 

Second Footman Mr. Gerard Wynne 

Joseph Picter Mr. Charles Bibby 

Edward Frith Mr. Henry Austin 

Anna Miss Mona Limerick 

Robert Frith Mr. Lewis Casson 

Caroline Ossler Mise Louise Holbrook 

— Coronet. 

10. The Cruise of the Constance, comedy, with 
music, in two acts, by Violet Hatherley 
and Charles Winchcomb. 
Sir Walter Wensleydale . . Mr. F. Hobbs 

Captain Mr. Powis Pinder 

Admiral Weber Mr. John Wigley 

Mr. Edward Hardy .. Mr. Leslie Winter 

Mike Mr. James Dooling 

Stephano Mr. J. J. Jordon 

Ezekiel Pott Mr. Charles E. Paton 

Clements Miss Ethel Quarri 

Hettv Smith Miss Phillis Shale 

Letty Smith Mise Rosie Shale 

Cabrielle Glenister .. Misv? J;ick Martyn 

Phyllis Claire Miss Mona Ray 

Zena Fadyn Mif-s Mamie Stuart 

Gertie Flower Miss Ivy Holmes 

Bella Miss May Garstang 

Mrs. Hope Miss Flo Parfrey 

— Royal, Worthing. 

\l.tThc Feud, play of Icelandic life in the 
thirteenth century, by Edward Gamett. 
(Originally produced at the Gaiety, Man- 
chester, April 10, 1909.) 

Ungild Mi.is Ada King 

Thora Miss Sybil Thomdike 

Hordis Miss Hilda Bruce-Potter 

Hplga Miss Mona Limerick 

EiKng Mr. Cliarks Bibby 



Thf Feud {eontinutd). 

Walgerxl Mis6 Beryl Mercer 

Einar Gudmund Mr. Henry Austin 

Ospak Mr. Jules Shaw 

Amor Ccallacson .. Mr. Clarence Derwent 

Dalla Mi.ss Enid Meek 

Gunbion Mr. Jo.seph A. Keogh 

Stanthor Mr. Edward Landor 

Ragnar Halldorsson .. Mr. M. Rii>sell 
Hallgrim Dyrak.son .. Mr. Gerald Wynne 
Salmund Halldorsson .... Mr. L. Mudie 

Bue A.sbirning Mr. Lewis Ca-sson 

Thralls and Housecarlee. 

— Coronet. 

U.tThe Doorway, one-act play, by Harold 
Brighouse. (Originally produced at the 
Gaiety, Manchester, April 10, 1909.) 

Tramp Mr. Leonard Mudie 

Old Woman Mi.ss Beryl Mercer 

Policeman Mr. Basil Dean 

— Coronet. 

li.lWhcn the Devil was III, oomedy, in four 
acts, by Charles McEvoy. (Originally pro- 
duced at Her Majesty's, Carlisle, August 
29, 1908.) 

Godfrey Rawlings .. Mr. B. Iden Payne 
Martin" Leatherhead .. Mr. Charles Bibby 

Mrs. Rawlings Miss Sybil Thorndike 

Walter King Mr. Basil Dean 

Owen Davis Mr. Jules Shaw 

Isopel Miss Mona Limerick 

Lady Mendle-Parrish Miss Ada King 

Fanny Goldstone .. Miss Louise Holbrook 
— Coronet. 

li.\\The Registrar, play, in one act, by D. 
Shtitzer— Beaumont Hall, E. 

UMThe Workhouse, play, in one act, by D. 
Shtitzer — Beaumont Hall, E. 

li.XWoman's Rights, comedy, in one act, by 
J. Sackville Martin. (Originally produced 
at the Royal, Rochdale, March 28. 1908.) 

Mr. Horrobin Mr. Edward Landor 

Mrs. Horrobin Miss Louise Holbrook 

Eveline Miss Lilian Christine 

Charlie Horrobin Mr. Basil Dean 

Edith Mi88 Hilda Bruce-Potter 

Maid Miss Enid Meek 

Dt. Fawcett Mr. Leonard Mudie 

— Coronet. 

U.*The Derelict, play, in four acts, by Walter 
Kixev. (Originally produced tentatively 
at the Royalty, Llanelly, May 5, 1909, 
under the title of The Bond of Marriage. 
S.P.. January 7, Royalty, Llanelly.) 

Reginald Grant Mr. Herbert Skardon 

Ernest Hampden Mr. Donald Gilbert 

Clarke Mr. Leonard Booker 

Leon Legardie .. Mr. Robertson Foulias 

Musgrave Mr. R. Nugent 

Professor Jamieson. ..Mr. Aug. Hammond 

Henderson Mr. S. Jones 

Mrs. Hampden Miss Marie Fontaine 

Hilda Miss EfTie D. Crawford 

Lucie Legardie Miss Sydney Crowe 

— ^Star, Liverpool. 

15. The Fires of Fate, modem morality piay, 
in four acts, by Arthur Conan Doyle. 
Transferred to the Haymarket September 
6. Last performance (the 121st) October 
9. 

Col. Cvril Egerton Mr. Lewis Waller 

Rev. Samuel Roden. ...Mr. A. E. Geort; 

James Roden Mr. J. Fisher Whr, 

Thomas Belmont Mr. Frederick Lloy«l 

Cecil Brown Mr. Evelyn Beerbohm 

Mr. Brodie Mr. Alec F. Thompson 

Octave Fardet .. Mr. Michael Sherbrook'^ 

Rudkin Mr. Herbert Vyvva- 

Abdulla Mr. Shiel Bar:; 



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The Fires of Fate (continued). 

Captain Jack Archer. .Mr. Charles Maude 
Sidi Mohammed .. Mr. W. Cronin-Wilson 

Ali Wad Ibrahim Mr. Frank Woolfe 

Abdurrahman Mr. Henry Stevens 

Mr5. Belmont Miss Auriol Lee 

Miss Adams Miss Agnea Thomas 

Miss Sadie Adams .. Miss Evelyn D'Alroy 

—Lyric. 

IS.t+r^e World and His Wife, play, in three 
acts, by Charles Prederdck Nirdliintger, 
adapted from El Gran Galeoto, by Joe^ 
Echegaray. (Originally produced at the 
Royail, Birmingham, December 9, 1908, 
under the title of Slander). 

Don Erneefto Mr. Martdu Harvey 

Don Julian Mr. Henry Aiwley 

Don Sefvero Mr. George Cooke 

Capt. Beaulieu Mr. Ben Webster 

Popito Mr. Percy Foster 

Genaro Mr. Henbert Dan^ey 

Servants of Don Julian | ^^l' |- ^"^"^ig^''"''^ 

A Surgeon .". . 'Mr."^ W. Abbev 

Donima Teodora Miss N. de Silva 

Donna Mercedeis Mies Miary Rorke 

— Ad el phi. 

IS. A Collier's Daughter, drama, in a pro- 
logue and three acts, by Jeffry Fulton 
(" David Muskerry "). 

Dick Silver '. Mr. Chas. Hailing 

Jasper Bargrave Mr. Clinton Baddeley 

John Digby Mr. John Cullen 

Lennon Gallimore Mr. Walle Spinner 

Meakin Gentle Mr. George Brentwood 

Victor Holmes Mr. C. W. Morton 

Gore Mr. Nolan Bird 

Clement Baker Mr. M. Part 

Higgs Mr. Hy. Merrill 

Jackson Mr. Chas. Cott 

Irene Gallimore Miss Zana St. George 

Lady Kathleen Miss Fanny Olive 

Mrs. Tuck Miss Fraser Lvnn 

Bess Miss Ada Oxley 

— Alexandra, Birmingham. 

18 Louise, musicail romance, in four axjts and 
Ave tableaoix (in French), ilibreitto and 
music by Guatave dhiarpeiitier. 

Julien M. Dailmores 

Louise Mme. Edvina 

La M&re Mile. BiSrat 

Le Pfere M. GaMbert 

Irmia ., ., . 

Marchande de Verdureseo *^™^- Lejeune 

Camille ) ,,„ „ 

Marchande de Mouroa • f ^"^ Symiain© 

Gertrude 1 „„ .„ 

RampaiUeuse fMlle. BourgeoiiS 

Gavroche I ,,,, _ ,._, 

L'Appren)t,le I '^^"^- Trentml 

Le Chiffonier M. Huberty 

Vieux Bolh^me ) -,, -.r t^ 

BnicoleuT | ^^^- ^^""^'^y ^^^^^ 

Jroctambule ) ,, -ht-,^^ 

Pape dee Fous I *^- Warnery 

Marchiand de Oarofctes M. Deru 

ler. Phiiloso'ptie M. Oriajbbe 

La Danseuse Mile. J. Cerny 

2me. Philosopihe M. Venheyd'en 

Un Apprenti Mile. P. Haneens 

Elise Miss Twemlow 

Blanche ) ,,,, „ 

La Laitifere h^^"^- '^-^'"^ 

Suzanne 1 ai ■ ,, j. 

La Plieuee } ^^'^ Morest-a 

La Premifere 1 at,^ c„,.„ „ 

La Balayeuse f^^'^^ ^^''^"^ 

Marguerite . ) »f tr- ^ 

Peii& CMoniifere ....;■.::.. [ ^"^ ^""^^ 

Ma<fiT^.-.v.;:::.v;[ ^^^ ^^ ciegg 



Louise (continued). 

Le Sculpteur M. Defrere 

Maopchand d'HabiitvS ) >, n'finoi,, 

Mardhand de ChdlTons ) ^^- •" "'i*'y 

ler. Agent M. Darvins 

2me. Aigent M. Demoutier 

Oh/anBonniex Mr. De Souza 

Peintre Mr. Royd 

Po6te M. Sides 

Eitudianrt M. Duclef 

■ Marchande d'Artioliiaurts .. Mme. Duclef 
— Covenit Garden. 

ll.XMarriages are Made in Heaven, play, in 
one act, by Basil Dean. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Gaiety, Manchester, Septem- 
ber 7, 1908.) 

flannafh Abed Misis Looiiise Holbrook 

John Abel Mr. Lewis Caisson 

Samuel Taylor Mr. Edward Liandor 

Beasde Canter Miss Sybiil Thorndike 

— Coronet. 

21. Temptation, dramia, in four acts, by 
Roisisel Vaun. 
Sir C. Tremaine . . Mr. P. Clayton Greene 

Lord Sefiton Jlr. 0. P. Hancock 

Mr. Blight Mr. G. Esmond 

Hubent Thorne Mr. J. Garnet Tbaine 

Stephen Rowe Mr. Evelyn Vernon 

Bob Saunders Mr. .Wexaiider C'asey 

Jaicob Siingle Mr. H. Ctadleagh 

Tnaanjp Mr. Re.ginald A. Master 

Major Gpanrt; Mr. W. G. Williams 

Mr. Eyrec:aurit Mr. E. H. Vaughian 

Adolphns Lor^inig Mr. Caree 

Trimminis Mr. Arttair Hammond 

Detective Mr. Yarmoutih 

Policeman Mr. J. Cltfton-Beale 

Hilda Dundonald Miss Nora Carton 

Bmiiv Eighteen ) ,,. -•„ ». , 

Aramint.a Eighteen • f ^"^ ^^"^ Nordiao 

Mre. Oxen M^iss Violeit. Vivian 

First Bridftsmiaiid Misis 01 g a Kay 

Second Bridesmaid Miss Madge Courtney 

Ivna Biigtht MlJss BeaJtrlce Selwyn 

— Lyric, Hammensmiith. 

21. Time, a passing phantasy, by Norreys Con- 
nell. 

A Painter Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

A Young Girl Mies Maire O'Neill 

An Old Man Mr. Norreys Connell 

— Court. 

21. Mother and Home, play, in four acts by 
Geo. S. King. 

Clarice Winthrop Miss Dolly Gilrov 

Mary Winthrop Mi=s Chrissie Dunbar 

Mrs. Jackson Miss Helen Grace 

Vincent Clive Mr. Geo. Edwin Clive 

Cecil Winthrop .• ) .,,_ t> t, i -n i. 
Bill Merrilees .... / ^^- ^^^""^ Faulkner 

P.C. Carter Mr. Larry Clements 

— ^Metropole, Devonport. 

%i..*L' Assommoir, play, in five acts and eight 
tableaux, taken from the book of Emile 
Zola, by MM. W. W. Busnacn and Gas- 
tineau. (Opening piece of M. Guitry'a 
season ■> 

Coupeau , M. L. Guitry 

Mes Bottee M. Claeis 

Bee Sal^ M. Chabert 

Bibi la Grillaiie M. Dechamps 

Lantier M. Lamothe 

Goujet M. Mosnier 

Poisson M. Duval 

Lorilleux M. Pierre Juvenet 

Bazouge M. Larn« 

Adolphe M. Baudouin 

Zidore M. Totah 

Colombe M. Adam 

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L'Auommoir {eonHnued). 

Vlrglnie Mile. Cora Laparcone 

Gervaifie Mme. Dux 

Nana Mme. Joanne I>e«cl08 

Mme. Boohe M"*- Fabre 

Mmc. Lorilleux MUe. Fromet 

Cl^mence Mme. Chavannes 

Louise Mile. R.ou 

— Adelpni. 

21. The Greatfr Lnte, new moral play, in four 
acts, bv Vincent Brown. 

Mrs May Miss Marion Fawcett 

Mary May Miss Violet Thorold 

Jaok May Mr. WUliam Clayton 

Paui Penfold Mr. Ciunpbell Goldsmld 

Andrew Isted Mr. Alpernon J. Hicks 

The Chaplain Mr. Henry Nunn 

Constable Drayton ....Mr. Harry Morgan 

Ned Stubbs Mr. Graham Pockett 

Sarah Hfgga Mise Ethel Hardaare 

—Prince's, Accrington. 
■>! XBagg, Western American musical drama 
(originally produced a^ the Prince'*, Hor- 
wich. ifarch 1, 1909— Royal, Stratford. 
21.+r;i<' Beetle, one-act play. 

Edward de Brie Mr. Vernon Steeil 

Lad-v Marv Wansley .. M-iss G. Kingston 

—Court. 
I^ALoyalty, light domestic comedy, in three 
ai?ts, bv Huglh de S^lincourt.. 

Lftdv Mar\v ell-Clark Mfe Helen Rouis 

Miss Cicely Hancourt Mi^s Margaret Suss6 
Sir Maurice Maxwetll-Olaik 

Mr. Leon Quant «rmaine 
Mr. Julius Verity ..Mr. Charles V. France 
Mrs. Julius Verity .. Miss Y-smd Hubbard 
Stefihen Maaio..Mr. E. Harcourt-Wflliams 

John Mr. Alexander Cassy 

—Court. 
21.*The Merry Wives of Windsor— W)s 

Majesty's. 
22. Two in a Trap, duologue, by Albert E. 
Drinkwater. , „ 

Kit Miss Edyth Goodal! 

Jim Mr. Robert Minter 

— Wyndham's. 

22. The Wreckers, opera, in three acts, by 
Ethel Smyth, book by H. B. Brewster. 

Thirza Mme. de Vere Sapio 

Avis Miss Elizabeth Amsden 

Jack Miss Toni Seiter 

Mark Mr. John Coates 

Lawrence Mr. Lewys James 

Pascoe Mr. Arthur Winckworth 

Harvey Mr. Arthur Cliffe 

Tallan Mr. Denis Byndon-Ayres 

—His Majesty's (Afternoon Theatre.) 

2.2.*Breu!ster's MiUions, comedy, in four acts, 
dramatised from the story of the same 
name, by George Barr McCutcheon. by 
Winchell Smyth and Byron Ongley. (Ori- 
ginally produced at the Hicks. May 1, 
1907.) Last performance (the 20th) July 
10. 

Montgomery Brewster Mr. P. Hutchison 
Charlie Harrison .. Mr. Robert Minster 

Mr Grant Mr. Robert Forsyth 

Colonel Drew Mr. Charles Harley 

Archie Holding .... Mr. Henry Hampson 
Joseph McCloud .... Mr. Aubrey Mather 

Frank Bracdon Mr. Charles Esdale 

Tommy Smith .. Mr. H. Doiiplas Greet 

Horace Pettinghill Mr. Gilbert Clark 

Jack Gardiner Mr. W. Forbes 

Rawles .^ Mr. Frank Hill 

Thomas Mr. George Salver 

Mons. Barpie Mr. A. P. Kaye 

Captain Perry Mr. Arthur Bawtree 

First Officer Mr. Gordon Ash 

Ouartermaster Mr. V. St«ep 

First Sailor Mr. Frank Walsh 



Sreitiiter't MiUions {continued). 

Second Sailor Mr. Clayton Brown 

Third Sailor Mr. J. Johnstone 

First Office Boy Mr. K. Lynn 

Second Oflice Boy Mr. G. Lincoln 

Swearengen Jones .. Mr. Fred Webster 

Mrs. Dan de Mille Miss Lilias Earle 

Janice Armstrong Miss Frances Davie 

Barbara Drew MLss Gwladye Morris 

Trixie Clayton Miss Edyth Goodal! 

Miss Bovnton Miss May Seton 

Miss Finnigan .. Miss Dorothy Whitaker 

Miss Gardiner Miss Betty Fairfax 

Margaret Gray Miss Cinely Stuckey 

— Wyndham's. 
22. Physical CuUure. (Previously presented as 
a music-hall sketch.) 

Maxim Stragner Mr. Harold Cotter 

Yvonne de la Mare .. Marcelle Delecluze 
Lord Hector Strongbolt Mr. H. V. Surrey 
— Aldwych. 
22. The Spirit, of Poetry, depicting in three 
scenes " The Spirit of Poetry." " A Day 
of Sunshine," and " It Is Not Always 
May " (by Longfellow), and " The 
Bandit's Death" (by Tennyson). 

—Aldwych. 

22. On Jhelum River, Indian musical love story, 

book by Nydia. lyrics by Frederick John 

Eraser, mu.--ic bv Amy Woodforde-Finden. 

Soubhana ' Mr. Ivor Foster 

Lallee Miss Dolly Castles 

Dallel Mr. Alfred Lugg 

Samvara Mr. William Lugg 

Madinka Miss Olive Elton 

Xelago Miss Maria Thea 

Ranzan Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Chadni Nerigne 

Milksellersj Boatmen. Singing "V\omen, 
Sweetmeat Sellers. Nautch GIrLs. etc. 
Misses Violet Herbert, Eileen Castles, 
Lita Higps, Madeline Lang, Violet Fumi- 
vall. Bertha Buckley, Dorothy Carlton, 
Gladvs Carlton, Beatrice West, Ninna 
Gottpetrue. Kathleen Cadwell. Messrs. 
Dillon. Jupp, Nugent, Austin. Dini. Mon- 
trose, Francis, Alexander, Adair, Appleby 
— Aldwych. 
22. Through Seas of Blood, " entirely new 
and entrancing melodrama of real life 
in four acts." said to he written by three 
distinpuished authors, who wished to pre- 
.';erve their anonymity. 
Sir Barnet Phavre (A Fine Fellow 

of the Old School) . . Mr. E. M. EobsoD 
Plantagenet Tudor (One of the 

Best) Mr. Kenneth Douglaa 

Capt. Jasper Crashover. N.G. 

(174th Dragoons) Mr. Cyril Maude 

Inspector Lettim Slide (Of the 

Yard-.and-a-Half) .. Mr. W. H. Berry 
Giles Hazeltwig (a Faithful Re- 
tainer) Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Little Willie (a Young Favourite 

5 to 4 on) Mr. Lennox Pawle 

First Policeman (Gentle but True) 

Mr. Sydney Paxton 
Second Policeman (True but Gen- 
tle) Mr. Henry Kitta 

Serpeant of Police (To Look After 

the Others) Mr. Charles Bryant 

The Psst (A Guinea will be given 
to the first member of the audi- 
ence who guesses the correct 
pronunciation) .. Miss S. Fairbrother 
Lady Phayre (A Real Lady) 

Miss Emma Chambers 
iJaphne (A Chambermaid) 

Miss Constance Hyem 
May Phayre (A Scotch Beauty) 

Miss Jean Aylwfn 
—Botanic Gardene (A.O.F. Garden Party). 



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23.t£e Foicur— Adelphi. 

23. The Dance of Love, one-act play, by 

Steuart Bcal, the music by Robert Hilton. 

Cfesar Caligula Mr. Robert Hilton 

Nymphordorus Mr. Pejcy H. Vernon 

Vesrius Mr. Manning Sproston 

Miriam Miss Mabilia Daniell 

—Royal, Canterbury. 

24. Iron Hand and Velvet Glove, play, in four 

acts, by Charles Hannan. 

Dell Markham Miss Kitty Cavendi'Sh 

Arthur Barnard.. Mr. J. Herbert Beaumont 

Rosie Miss May Dallas 

Eva Vane Miss Victoria Wray 

Celestine Miss Avis Grahame 

Mr. Leymar Mr. James Gelderd 

Colonel Stronkoflf Mr. W. Hargreaves 

Julian Goree Mr. Arthur Carlton 

Bever&dge Mr. T. J. Jolly 

Mr. Gray Mr. Edmond Sydney 

WUliams Mr. Richard Dalton 

Lord Illden Mr. Arthur Gibbons 

— Gaiety, DougLas. 

li.fA Happy Ending, duologue, by Bertha 
Moore. 

Mrs. Carzon Mme. Bertha Moore 

Ursula Vernon Miss Marjorie Moore 

—Court. 

■2i.*f Her Vote, " tragic " incident, by H. V. 
Esmond. (Originally produced May 18, 
Playhouse.) 

Miss Elizabeth Miss Eva Moore 

Baker Miss Suzanne Sheldon 

Mr. Furden Mr. H. V. Esmond 

— Court. 

U.f Angel, play, in one act, by Bertha Moore. 

The Mystery Mr. Robert Mineter 

The Sage Mr. Edward Rigby 

The Wonder Mr. Shie-l Barry 

The Babe Mr. Jackson Byles 

The Warrior Mr. R. Henderson Bland 

Tommy Mr. H. E. S. Huth 

Angel Miss Marjorie Moore 

— Court. 

2i.YJ-'he Doctor and the Great Problem, drama, 
in four acts, by D. M. C. Granville. — 
Royal, Bolton. 

25.*Ticclfth Night—Ris Majesty's. 

25. L'Emigre. four-act play, by Paul Bourget. 
(Originally produced on October 9, 1908, 
at the Renaissance, Paris.) 
Le Marquis de Clavier-Grandcharaps 

M. L. Guitry 

Jaubourg M. Mosnder 

Landry de Clavier M. Lamothe 

Vigouroux M. Dechamps 

Chaffln M. Clasis 

Despoix M. Duval 

Travers M. Pierre Juvenet 

Pierre Chaffin M. Dartois 

Due de Charlus M. Michel 

Sicard M. Chabert 

Michelot M. Totah 

Mauchauss^e M. Adiam 

Beaucousin M. Marechal 

Jaseph M. Baudoin 

Valentine Oilier Mme. Jeanne Roily 

Duchesse de Charlus. .Mme. Emilienne Dux 
Prancoisede (Charlus. .Mme. Jeanne Desclos 

Mme. de Sceau Mme. Chavannee 

— Adelphi. 

2b.*JuUus Caspar— His Majesty's. 



27. Kit's Woman, play, in three acts, by Mrs. 

Havelock Ellis and Joshua Bates, drama- 
tised from Mrs. Havelock Ellis's novel of 
the same name. (Produced by the Play 
Actors.) 
Mother Trenpweth. .Miss Blanche Stanley 

Kit Mr. Norman Trevor 

Janet Miss Beryl Faber 

Parson Trownson. .Mr. Fre3erick Morland 
Loveday Penbertby — Miss Mary Relph 

Nan Curtis Miss Clare Greet 

A Ship's Mate Mr. Henry Stephenson 

— Court. 

28.*Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme — Adelphi. 

28. Kimono San, Japanese operetta, written 

and composed by Charles Thomason and 
Frederick Lane — Coliseum, Aberystwyth. 

28. The Wise Man, Yiddish episode, in four 
actSj by N. Rokow. 

Alter Mr. Natanson 

Abraham Maibloom .. Mr. Joe Feinberg 

Motil Mr. Scherman 

Chaike Mme. Kaiser 

Bronin Mr. Gusovsky 

Mordecai Nose Mr. Rosenthal 

Rudnik Mr. Hamburger 

Zemach Lamden Mr. Harris Feinberg 

Zelde, his wife Mme. Goldstein 

Sophy Mme. Natanson 

— Pavilion. 

28. The Aspirations of Archibald, interlude, by 
E. Ion Swindley. 

Nance Piggot Miss Marion Lind 

Evangeline Ashley . . Miss Mollie Pearson 

Archibald Ashley Mr. Arthur Curtis 

— D.P., EaS'tboume. 

23.*School, Robertson's Comedy — Coronet. 

28. Crainquebille, play, in three tableaux, by 
Anatole France. 

Crainquebille M. L. Guitry 

Le Marchand de Marrons M. ClasL«! 

Le Merle M. Juvenet 

Le President M. Mosnier 

L'Agent 64 M. Duval 

Lhermitte M. Lamothe 

Le Docteur David Mathieu M. Chabert 

Le Charcutier M. Larue 

Un Homme M. Baudoin 

Aubarr^e M. Dechamps 

Le Camelot M. Dechamps 

Un Gamin Le Petit Francet 

—Adelphi. 

29.*Hamlef — His Majesty's. 

29.tGtue Heed, modern morality, by Blanche 
G. Vulliamy. 

Satan Mr. Julian Gade 

Conscience (a voice) Miss Muriel Lake 

Youth Miss Daisy Burrell 

Thoughtless Soul (who becomes 

Thoughtful Sou!) Miss McDowall 

Fashion Miss Kitty Ricimer 

Modem Rush Mr E. H. Brooke 

Frivolity Miss Dorothy Giles 

Poverty Miss Muriel Lake 

Sickness Miss Hilda Brooker 

Sorrow Miss Evelyn Roberts 

Loneliness Miss Evelyn Neilda 

Middle Aae Miss Annie Walden 

Dame Nature Miss Edith Leitch 

Kennel Maid Miss H. Brooker 

Honest Labour Mr. St. A. Bentley 

Sense of Humour Mi.ss Madge Spencer 

Charity Miss Beryl Craigie Halkett 

Sjrmpathy Miss Joan Temple 

^-Court. 

SO.*The Merchant of Venice — His Majesty's. 

30.* La Massiire— Adelphi. 



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1. Th» Borne Accettory, play, in one act, by 
E. F. Yorke. 

Frederick Mr. Robert Hyett 

Peeps Mr. E. F. Yorke 

Angela Miss Ray Parry 

—Crystal Palace. 

1. Voiir Oliedient Servant, an incident by Sid- 
ney Lewis Raosome. 

Tom King Mr. Eric Mayne 

Sir Jasper Hyde Mr. Frederick Ross 

Jerry ^^r. S. Major Jones 

—Crystal Palace. 

". Samson, Henrv Bernstein's four-act play. 
(Urminallv produced at the Renaissance, 
Paris. November C. 1907.) 

Jacques Brachard M. L. Quitry • 

Jerome Le Govain M. Lamothe , 

Honor6 d'Andeline M. Mosnier 

Maximillen d'Andeline M. Dechamps 

Flach M Duval 

Glorieux M. Juvenet 

Jean M. Baudom 

Pilon M. Totah 

Annie-Marie Bracliard Mme. Jeanne Roily 
Grkce Ritherford. .Mme. Cora Laparcerie 
Francoise d'Andeline Mme. Emilienne Du.x 

Clotilde M. Chavannes 

— Adelphi. 

2 'A Tangerine Tangle, comic opera, in two i 
acts written by Norman D. Slee, music 
by Walter Slaughter and Marjorie 
Slaughter— Vaudeville. 

•> One of These Little Ones, play, in one act, 
by Clifford Mills. „ „ a>u 

Sir Christopher Dermpster Mr. R. Tharp } 
Ladv Dermpster .... Mrs. G. F. R«oper | 
Reginald Dermpster .. Mr. Philip Iharp 
Una Dermpster.. Miss Evelyn Mills Clifford 

jervis Mr. C. Mackenzie i 

Susan J'ervis Miss Daisy Hoste i 

—Albert Hall. \ 

3 'ITTie King't Glove, village idyll of the reign \ 
' of Charles the Second, in three acts, book ; 
by Brenda Girvin, rnusic by Archibald a. 
Benwell. i 

Queen Cathjrijie "i 
of Braganza .. [■ 
Black Jeanette.. j 

Joan Marchmont Mis? Monica Coeens 

Betty Bro^vue Miss Pearl Mitche" 

Anne Shereiff Miss Elsa Davis 

Dame Shereiff Miss Dorothea Green 

Charles II Mr. Oscar Pratt 

Roger Traill Mr. Aiec Smithers 

Dick Saves Mr. Harry Methven 

Launcelot Greene Mr. Alfred Calder-Turner 
Rudolph Leicester .. Mr. Kenneth Wynne 
Popsie Shereiff — Mr. Edgar Warlmsley 
Crochety Quaver ..1 ^, Charles Her«>P 

Tiddv Doll r -^'r.l-nariesuersee 

—Ashbourne, Lawrle Park, Sydenham. 

4. Nicholas Nickleby, dramatisation, in eight 
tableaux, of Dickene'^ novel (produced by 
the Rehearsal company)— Rehearsal. 

4. Anna Michaelovna. play, in One act, by 
Raymond Needham (produced by the Re- 
hearsal company). 

Michaelovitch Mr. Clive Curri" 

Ospovat Mr. W. C!oat«-Bu6h 

A Sergeant Mr. Ernest Deans 

Olga M'«! Beatrice (Chester 

Anna Miss Winifred Rae 

— Rehearsal. 

4. The Price, plav, in four acts, by " Felix 
North. (Produced by the English Play 
Societv.) 

Col. Sir.^Tc'hibald Ayton...MT. Frank Lacy 
Constance Ayton MJes Dora Heritage 



MiBs Vivian Stewart 



The Price {continued). 

Lady CoverdaJe llaa Frances Dl ; 

Barton Mr. Christmas Grc- 

Hon. Thomas Burraei-.ter..Mr. Fred Le 

Charles Stanton Mr. E. H. Brc 

Victor Commons Mr. Franklin D\ 

Mrs Hoggins Mi.s« Viv; 

Penelope Hogginfi..Mi.'« Dorothea D&sm^i 

Mr. Hoggins Mr. Robert Wliyle, i 

Forbes Mr. Herbert Crev : 

Christie Mr. J. W. Macdon.i 

— Terr\ 

4. Unanticered, play, in one act, bv CJecilia 

Brookes. (Produced by the English Play 
Society) 

John Ryder Mr. Percy Fo-t 

Mrs. Eileen Ryder Miss M. Slagra 

Marv Hamilton Miss Maude Henders'--:. 

Maid Miss Ethel Taaffe 

— Terry's. 

5. WaJce Up, England! sketch, by Madge 

Duckworth and Ridgewood " Barrie— 
Royal, Tonypandy. 

5 A Prince of the People, romantic drama, 
in eleven scenes, by F. Thorpe-Tracey. 
King of Varonia . . Mr. F. Thorpe-Tracy 

Prince Oscar Mr. James Stillwell 

Prince Karl Mr. Charles Kean 

Rudolf Mr. J. G. Maine 

Sir Arch. Lingard — Mi. Telly Dillsen 

Sam Perkins Mr. Harry Egan 

Otto Deitch Mr. Tom Mortimer 

Ivan Strathsberg Mr. Robert Gilbert 

JacquM Mr. Loui.? Kantcn 

Dr. Auher Mr. Will Hender.'soD 

Father Billot Mr. C. Cameron 

Olcra Mlie Irene Tracey 

Lady Mamie Kelver..Mi-B Pauline Nanton 

Stella Mes Kitty Thoma.' 

Princess Silvia .. Miss Dora Hammersley 
— Gaiety, Dundee. 

5. A Daughter of the Sea, drama, in four acta, 
by Lewis Gilbert. 

Sunshine Miss Florrie Green 

Molly Miss AUyce Wyllianui 

Kenneth Norland Mr. Paul Neville 

Sir Maxwell Brentwood .. Mr. S. Taylor 
Capt. Ben Morrison . . Mr. Lloyd Townrow 

Billy Mr. Jo Monkhouae 

Dan Glensdale .. Mr. J. Wilmcr Talmage 

Jack Strong Mr. Philip Spencer 

Harris Mr. W. J. Greene 

Joe Baggs Mr. Frederick Valder 

Mark Glensdale Mr. Lewis Gilbert 

— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

G.tHis Borrowed Plumes, original modem 
comedy, in three acts, by Mrs. George 
Comwallis-Wept. Went into evening bill 
at Hicks's on July 15 for a few perform- 
ances. 

Maj. Percival Sumner .. Mr. D. Milward 
John Waterbury. M.P. .. Mr. F. Donovan 
Basil Delaine, K.C. .. Mr. Henry Ainley 

Henrv Martin Mr. Alan Urquhar* 

Mr. Mowser Mr. Stanley TurnbuU 

Butler Mr. Cregan 

Footman Mr. Russell 

Ladv Mary Trianon .. Miss Sara Allgood 
Fabia Sumner . . Mrs. Patrick Campbell 
Angela Cranfield. .ML^s Gertrude Kingston. 

Rose Wispey Miss Annie Hughes 

Alma Dorset .. Miss S. Patrick Campbell 

Jane Linneth Miss Winifred Fraser 

BTanche Miss Ren^e de Vanx 

Attendant Miss Muriel Varna 

—Hicks. 

d.fPress Cuttings, skit, by Bernard Shaw (per- 
formed by the Civic and Dramatic Guild.) 
—Court. 



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9.||EsfreZIa, musical wordless play, by Mar- 
guerite Barrellier— Guildhall School. 

12.; ¥010 Girls are Brought to Ruin, play, in 
four acta by Mrs. Morton Powell 
(originally produced at the Queen's, Liver- 
pool, January 25, 1909). 
Jessie Burton .. Miss Nina Blake Adams 

Harry Hailing Mr. Arthur Chisholm 

I'hilip Edge I Mr Walli=i rin-k 

Philip Dare, K.C., M.P. • f *"• ^ ^'"^ *^'*''' 

Jack Jossie Mr. Sydney Bryant 

Solomon Sleek Mr. Alaric Burt-on 

Mr, Sterling Mr. Julian Mitchell 

Mr. Smethurst . . Mr. Arthur Beaufort 
Clerk of Court .. Mr. George Cuthbert 

Sidney Sparkle Mr. W. Blunton 

P.C. Sergt. Pride Mr. James Turner 

P.C. Dooley Mr. Allan Harvey 

Lucy Lawton Miss Jeannie ELs'ey 

Annie Burton Miss Annie Blunette 

Annie Rake Miss Bertha Lake 

Maggie Rake Miss Ellina Turner 

Sally Slop Miss Florence Butt 

Pansy Blossom Miss Mary Stephanie 

Rosa Pink Miss Alice Lloyd 

Lily White Miss Cora Anderson 

Myrtle Green Miss Leslie Fronde 

Toy Liefl Miss Agnes Cuthbert 

Mrs. Slutt Miss Addie Adair 

Mmnie Waters Mrs. Morton Powell 

— Shakespeare. 

12.*0«i-s. Robertson's comedy — Coronet. 

12. The Dog Betweeii, play, in one act, pro- 
duced on the occasion of the Animal 
Congress — Criterion. 

12. Out of the Dar};ness, drama, in four acts, 
by Ivan Patrick Gore. 

Jean Vaudrey Mr. F. B. Woulfe 

Henri Caron Mr. Haldane Palton 

Mooseigneur MyrieL.Mr. Henry Ernstine 
Vicorate Mariiis D'Anglois ) ,, \,r MpIvta 
Vicomte Cyprian D'Anglois j ^^^- ^^ • ^^'^J^ 

Judas Renaud Mr. Clifford Rean 

Pierre Mr. Eddie Vane 

Cloquet Mr. Alf Raymond 

Moulan Mr. Kenneth Ackroyd 

Jamois Mr. John Paley 

President of the Court.. Mr. 'Alfred Wade 
Counsel for Prosecution. .Sidney Churchill 
Counsel for Defence.. Mr. Alfred Waghorn 
Sergeant of Gendarmes. .Arthur Hartley 

A Waiter Mr. William Ridgword 

A Priest Mr. Cecil Renton 

Marianne Miss Birdie Krailing 

Evangeline Miss Edith Loraine 

Sister Grace Miss Theo Henries 

Lizette Miss Ethel GrifRes 

Desir^e. the mother .. ^ Miss D. A. Bar- 

Desir^e,' the daughter i rington 

—Royal, West Stanley. 

12. A Girl's Temptation, play, in four acts, 
by Mrs. Morton Powell. London produc- 
tion. November 1 — Shakespeare. 

Kate Sterling MLse Gertrude Gilbert 

Guy Waj-ren Mr. Frank V. Fenn 

Mark Klaw Mr. Clifford Ear'.e 

Basile Warren Mr. C. E. Lambert 

Geoffrey Sterling Mr. J. de Clifford 

Jim Ju'dd Mr. Fred J. Mace 

Sammy Sniggles Mr. Freddie Bentley 

Mors Isaacstein ..Mr. William H. Craudc 
The Hon. Charles Glade.. Mr. Tom Handley 

Hyram Pinch Mr. Jonas Swenbank* 

P.C. Lockley Mr. Andrew Clarke 

Lady (Tonsfance Heathfleld..Miss V. Russell 

Mrs. Sterling Mre. C. E. Lambert 

Jemima Jeeeop Miss Amy Corallio 

Mra. Fade Mias Constance Crewe 

Grace Bearing Miee Addie Butler 

Mary Dewar Miss Nellie Clif t 

Annl* Brown Miss Blanche Lee 

— 9taJ, Liverpool- 



13. The Bonnet Conspirators, romantic comedy, 

in four acts, by Violet A. Simpeon. 

Lady Hepzibah Deane Miss Helen Rous 

Marie Maclean. .Mifie Le.ah Bateman-Hunter 

Jacques Maclean Mr. Charles Maude 

Commandant BuUecroft 

( Mr. Leon Quartermaino 

Devignes Mr. E. Harcourt-WillianiB 

Miss Bullecroft Misa Lizzie Webster 

Drury Mr. Frank Arundel 

De la Marohe Mr. Herbert Dansey 

Soldiers — ^Me6f3rs. Harold Chapin, Arthur 
F. Thorn, H. St. Oonnell, Arthur Marini, 
Gordon Carr, George Hunter. 

— Court. 
lS.\\Fanny's American, sketch, by (Mrs.) 
Frances M. GostlLng. 

Josephine Plunkett Mi^ Edith Bartlett 

GeraJdme Plunkett ..Miss Sylvia Dawson 

Fanny Mapleson Miss Violet Paine 

Rose Miss Dorothy Newman 

Daniel P. Davison.. Mr. Harold H. Tether 
Pier Pavilion, Worthing. 

14. Tess, opera, in four acts, in Italian, by 

Frederic D'Erlanger, from " Tess of the 
D'Urbervilles," by Thomas Hardy, li- 
bretto by Luigi Illic*. First production 
in England. 

Tess Mile. Deetinn 

Jack M. Gilibcrt 

Joan Mme. Lejeune 

Aby Mile. De Lvs 

Angel Clare Signor Zenatello 

Alec D'Urberville Signor Sammarco 

Toronton Signor Zucchi 

Dick M. DOisly 

Nancy Mile. Egener 

Dark-Car Mile. Bourgeois 

— Covent Garden. 

lo.*!-!/)-. and Mrs. John Bull, duologue, by E. 
C. M.itthews. 

John Bull Mr. St. John Beecher 

Britannia Mi.ss Patey Trouneel 

—Regent, Hackney. 

lo.WLady Geraldine's Speech. Suffragist come- 
dietta, by Beatrice Harraden— Guildhall 
School of Music. 

16. Old Ferrier's Discovery, play, in one act— 
Guildhall School of Music' 

19. Achilles in Scyros, Greek masque, bv 
Alfred Austin— Leighton House, HoUaiiil 
Park Road. 

19. A Devil's Dupe, sketch, in one .scene - 

Grand, Newcastle. 

20. The Trap, pliay, an one act, bv Arthur 

Eokersley and Arthur Curtis. 

Bill Parson* Mr. Tom Reynolds 

"Needle" Barnes ..Mr. Patrick Curwen 

An Old Woman Mi^-e May Hoi kind 

Nell MisB Eilv Malvon 

W. G., New Brighton. 

•21. Cupid in Arcady, fantasy, by Mrs. Adrian 
C. Hoije. 

PiOibin Miss .lacqueliiie Hope 

Phyllis Miss Ruth Dawes 

Cupid Miss Marguerite Altoanjesi 

—Royal Boba.nlc Gardens, Regent's Park. 

^.\The Deputy Sheriff, piece, in on« act, by 
H. M. Vernion. 

Reggie Brooks Mr. Harold Riohajrdson 

Dick Turner Mr. Herarv Hare 

Arthur Curtis ..Mr. H. La.wrence "Leyton 

Denver Nell Miss Enid "Sass 

— Garrick. 

2.2.'Caste, Robertson's Comedy— Coronet. 

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34. Thalia' t Ttantp; or, Th« DeligM* of 
Deeeit, iiplit comedy, in three act«, by 
Norrey.i ConneU:— 

Mre. Twickenham Miss Isabel Grey 

Frank Twickenham ...Mr. Athol Stewart 
Be»1e Twickenham .Mi** Gwendolen Wren 

Felicia Mi<* .Mabel Champion 

Mr. Twickmhitm ..X;r. Edmund Gurney 
Tlialia Twickenham. .Mifls Thvrza Norman 

Mr. Tabb Mr. Stanley Lafchbury 

Mr. Halliday Mr. H. R Hipnett 

Mr. Boothby Mr. E. W. Tarver 

—Court. 

"^"Ttro Little Vagabonds, Georpe R. Sims and 
Arthur Shirley's adaptation of Decour- 
colle's Les Deux Gosses (Originally pro- 
duced at the Prinrofis'8. Sept. 23, 1S06). 
Last performance (the 29th) Ausust 21. 

George Thornton Mr. Frederick Ross 

Captain D.arvllle Mr. Eric Mavne 

John Scarth .Mr. Sidnev Vautier 

Bill Mulling Mr. S. Major Jones 

Dido Biince Mr. Charles L. Ludlow 

The Cough Drop Mr. Georpe ElllBton 

Leeeon Mr Richard Andean 

Hartritt Mr. Wilfred Edmonds 

Dr. Lynn Mr. Henrv Annstronp 

Job Gargoyle .Mr. Sidney Young 

Whiffln Mr. A. G. Leigh 

Footman Mr. Georpe Haimaway 

Marion Thornton Mis^ Frances Dillon 

Barbara Scarth Mi.<^ Olivia Glvnn 

Sister R.andall — Miss Mabel Mannefing 

Maidservant Mws Avis Scholtz 

Biddy Mullins Muv? Blanche Stanley 

Wally Mifie Beryl Mercer 

Dick Miss Eva Lumley 

—Lyceum. 

26. Under Two Flagt, new version, in four 
acts, rf Ouida's novel— Royal. Stratford. 

26. From Convent to Throne, play. In four 
acts, by J. A. Campbell. (S.P. Opborne. 
Manchester, March 31. LoikIou i.roduc- 
tion Lyric. Hammersmith, Sept. 6.) 

Prince of Carpathia Mr. A. D Adams 

Baron Strelsan Mr. W. J. Miller 

General von Hapsburp... .Mr. J. Sheridan 
Lieut. Erneste von Hapsburp 

Mr. G. Woods 

Lieut. Otto Felsen Mr. T. G. Vane 

Enpene von Tarlitz Mr. G. BrooKe 

Michael von Hauz Mr. A. F. Stuart, 

Caspar Jesson Miss Lissa Young 

Count de Pesthoy Mr. Fred Mace 

Dr. Kurntz Mr. Harold Shutter 

Captain Marklin Mr. W. Speke 

Captain Helbron Mr. R. Loft 

Priest Mr. Edward Jacin 

Stefan Mr. H. F. May 

Simon Mr. Henry Coutts 

Sentry Mr. John Locke 

Cardinal Mr. F. Mai«hall 

Mother Superior Miss Joan Reld 

Lady Violetta Miss Edna Earl 

Lady Rotha Mi.'s E.«m(5 Malim 

Princess Maritza — Miss Mary Fulton 
— Rotunda, Liverpool. 

26. The Sinner, drama, in four acts, by C. 
Watson Mill. 

Monk Stretton Mr. WiNon Benge 

Edpar Thornhlll Mr. Chas. Burdon 

Paul Levane Mr. A. Finlayson 

Bill Stanton Mr. A. Kenyon Gray 

Jim Stevens Mr. Robert BorlaHde 

Chris. Floppington Mr. L. Newman 

Lord Kwen Mr. W. H. Pointon 

Jack Ewen Mr. Harold Playfair 

Hallam Mr. Bert Roberts 

Geordie Macgreggor Mr. G. Lorena 



The Sinner (ennlinued). 

Chauffeur Mr. Chas. Mann 

Detective Jason Mr. 0. Kcnnard 

Sergeant Butcher .... .Mr. F. E. Thoma,, 

Meg Stanton Miss Ad line Rabj 

Vera Ewen Miss G. Verner 

Nora Stretton Miss .Mildred Clay 

Little Ned Miss Dora Olga 

Honor Thornhill Miss Sadie Smith 

—Royal, Sunderland. 

29. The Happy Medium, comedy, in three 
acts, by A. Chapin and Paul Gaye.— Lad- 
broke Hall. 

31. The Marriage of Mignon, song-play, in 
three acts, bv Herbert Shelley, adapteu 
from the serial of the same name appear- 
ing in the Woman'* World by the sami 
author. 

CH.4n.\CTER8 IN PROLOGUE. 

Augustus Garibaldi Mr. J. Crauford 

Sandy Mr. Ewart Drake 

Bill Weaver .Mr. Arthur Russell 

Tom Jenkins Mr. Horace Simpson 

Languid Larry Mr. Reggie Aitche»on 

Peter Blundell Mr. Heory Wells 

Lottie Bowers Miss Amy Fanchette 

Mignon Miss Violet Langtoi. 

Ch.\r.\cters in the Pl.at (10 years after). 

"Rags" Mr. Herbert Shelley 

Captain Cherrington Mr. A. Lovett 

Monsieur Zalfruazon ^^r. C. F. Lloyd 

Humphrey Vaughan Mr. W. Brandon 

Augustus Garibaldi Mr. J. Crauford 

Sandy Mr. Ewart Drake 

Harry Mr. Claud Vernon 

Crookland Mr. Oliver Howlett 

O'Leary Mr. Edwin Powell 

Jackson Mr. Cecil Walsh 

Dr. Danton Mr. Hugh Le.ster 

Lottie Bowers Miae Amy Fanchette 

Eva Cherrington Miss F. Nelflon 

Cyril Cherrington Miss M. Maddison 

Mary Brown Miss Winnie Donovan 

Mignon Miss Rhoda Larkin 

— Fulham. 

31. A Dance at Dawn, one-act play, an epi- 
sode in the Reign of Terror, by Gladys 
B. Stern. 
Count Gaston de Courcellea 

Mr. Oswald Mar.'^hall 

Paul Villiers Mr. A. Bristowe 

Governor of Conciergerie 

Mr. E. A. Douglas 

Jailor Ml. Francis Leslie 

Fanchette , Mile. Helena Dolli 

— Marlborougn. 

Zl.tThe Man on the Box, comedy, in three 
acts, adapted by Miss Livlngstione Furniss' 
from Harold McGrath's novel. (Originally 
produced at the Pier, Eastbourne, Aug. 6, 
1908.) 

Lord Kentire Mr. Chas. L. Lane 

Hon. Chas. Henderson ..Mr. A. Bristowe 
Col. Geo. Annersley .. Mr. E. A. Dougla* 

Richard Sheridan Mr. Chas. Ashby 

Major Frank Raleigh .. Mr. Robt. Page 

Monsieur Pierre Mr. Francis Leslie 

Mr. Watts Mr. Oswald Marshall 

Clerk of the Court .... Mr. Henry Wray 

Cassidy Mr. Arthur Phippe 

O'Brien Mr. George Montague 

Hon. Mrs. Henderson Miss M. Heape 

Mrs. Conway Miss Edith Chalmers 

Cora Miss Agne« McCarthy 

June Annersley Miss Rose Temp» 

—Marlborough 



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ZX.^Miii Smith of Pine Ridge, play, In one 
act, by Ivan Pat Gore. 

Nebraska Joe Mr. Martin Sands 

Jem Mr. Stanley Arthur 

Nancy Smith Miss Agnes Maude 

Guard Mr. Gordon Smythe 

Sheriff's Officer Mr. Simon Palacter 

— H.M., Aberdeen. 

31.\\The Lien of Life, drama, in three acts, 
by Lee Wilson Dodd— Court. 

Zl.^Stigmata, tragedy, with prelude, In four 
acts, by Sutherland-Dix and Eva Unsell— 
Court. 

Zl.^Fifi, one-act play, adapted from the Ger- 
man by Ella Erskine. (See also under 
dates February 28 and October 11.)— Court. 

n.^The White Hair, one-act play, by Ella 
Erskine. (See also under date December 
19.)— Court. 



AUGUST. 

2 A Thief in the Night, a play, in four acts, 
by G. Carlton Wallace. 

Lord Romilly Mr. Herbert M. Kmg 

Alan Escomhe Mr. Stanley Bedwcll 

Michael Pagani Mr. Leytou Cancellor 

Richard Cleeve Mr. Hugh Wallace 

Rev. Chas. Halkett ....Mr. Philip Crossley 

Crake Mr. Herbert Lewis 

Toby Mr. Bert Atherton , 

Detective Laxton ....Mr. Robert Merrick 

Police Inspector Mr. Henry Stanton 

Constable K 20 Mr. Bert Hedger 

Waiter Mr. Arthur Moran 

Lady Romilly Miss Irene CThalmers 

Joan E.scombe . .Mies Yvonne Q. Orchardson 

Sonia Cleeve Miss Beatrice Homer 

Happy Christmas ..Mies Jennie Hallworth 

Little Joan Little Prudence Ayrton 

Susan Miss Ethel Ramsay 

— Elephant and Castln 

2. The Balinham Buddhists, magical episode, 
bv Nevil Maskelyne. 

Biobson Mr. F. W. Arnold-Mussett 

Cook Miss Ida de Varrell 

Marion Scudamore ..Miss Edith Cuthbert 
Arthur Blankf-nsidcMr. Charles Glenrcae 

"Mr. Draynall " Mr. Nevil Maskelyne 

John Blankenside....Mr. Edward Morehen 
—St. George's Hall. 

Z.^The Devil's Decoy, musical comedy drama, 
in prologue and three acts, by Fred 
Monckton. 

Paul Lamont — Mr. Frederick Monckton 
Lieut. J. R. N. Baldwin... Mr. Bert Dates 

Stephen Gould Mr. A. W. Harvey 

Victor Egerton Mr. Gnb.»rt Elvin 

Bobbie Clinch ...Mr. Harold B. Dewhurst 

Dr. Hooper Mr. John Hartley 

Christopher ChLnchop..Mr. Alfred Selwood 
Kitty Jemima Jenkinson... Ethel Bateman 

Hilda Melrose Miss Eileen Berge 

Lucy Melrose Miss Cissie Carter 

Cora Melrose Miss Lillie Monckton 

— Grand, Aberavon. 

5. The Best People, comedy, in three acts, by 
Frederick Lonsdale. Last performance 
(the 60th) October 2. 

Lord Emsworth Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Hon. Gerald Baylc.Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Lord Wynlea Mr. Charles Sugden 

Jackson Mr. Howard Sturge 

Mr. Jamea Spofforth.... Philip Cunningham 

Hibbet Mr. Robert Rivers 

GrifBths Mr. Forbes Dawson 

Lady Emsworth Miss Lettice Fairfax 

The Hon. Mrs. Bayle Miss Eva Moore 

— Wyndham'i. 



H.^Petticoat Government, comedy, by 
Baroness Orczy and Montague Barstow— 
Wyndham's. 

20. Maltre Seiler, opera, in English, in one 
act, by Alick Maclean. 

Wilhelm Mr. Seth Hughes 

Maltre Seiler Mr. Lewys James 

Yeri Mr. Charles MagratD 

Lotte Miss lifcymonde Amy 

—Lyric. 

23.tThe Fatal Dance, dramatic episode, by 
Harding Cos. (Originally produced at the 
Royal, Margate, June 7.) 

Bob Barry Mr. J. Clifford Brooke 

Hilda Barton Miss Maggie Neill 

Consuela Marquez .. Miss Greville Moore 
—Comedy. 

23.tThe Pin and the Pudding, play, in three 
acts by Barton White. (Originally pro- 
duced at the Royal, Margate, June 7.) 
Last performance (the 21st) September 
11. 

Robert Anthony Malkin..Mr. Harding Cox 
Pat Carberry .. Mr. Robert Whyte, jun. 

Johnny Cripps Mr. Raymond Butler 

Mr. Allan Mr. Athol Stewart 

Brutus P. Streak Mr. H. de Lanes 

Mr. Robbina Mr. Windham Guise 

Quarterma-ster Mr. John Dennys 

Mrs. Malkin Mrs. Sam Sothem 

Mrs. Brutus P. Streak MLss G. Moore 

Maid Muss May Blayney 

'^amsie Miss Iri.«! Hoey 

—Comedy. 

2i5. The Showing Up of Blanoo Posnet, "a 
sermon in crude melodrama, " in one act, 
by George Bernard Shaw. London pro- 
duction by the Abbey Theatre company 
under the auspices of the Stage Society, 
Aldwych, December 5. 

Babsy Mise Eileen O'Doherty 

lottie Miss Cafhleen MuUamphy 

Hanmah Miss Sheila O'Sullivan 

Jessie Miss Marv Nairn 

Emma Miss Annie "O'Hynea 

Elder Daniels Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

B'anco Poimifft Mr. Fred O' Donovan 

Strapper Kemp Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Feemy Evans Miss Sara Allgood 

Slherlfl Kemp Mr. Sydnev J. Morgan 

Foreman of the Jury.. Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Nestor, a juryman Mr. A. J. GouJden 

The Woman Miss Maire O'Neill 

Waggoner Joe Mr. Eric Gorman 

—Abbey, Dublin. 

tl^Rienzi. Wagner's opera revived by the 
Moody-Manners company — Lyric. 

37. Cloudland, " diance scena," by E. C. 
Matttiews. 

Rev. Early Wortih Mr. Bert Morley 

Mrs. Early Worth ..Miss Evie Anderson 

Aero-Spirit of the Air Miss Enid Errol 

—Regent, Hackney. 

30.*V'nemployed, one-act play, by Margaret M. 
Mack. (Originally produced by the Incor- 
porated Stage Society at tOie Aldwyoh 
on March 28, 1909.) 

An Ooitcast Mr. Stanley Drewltt 

Mrs. B'rown Miss Lilian CTiristine 

Mrs A'ec Ve&ey..Mise Hilda Bruce Pott«r 

Alec Ve«y Mr. Leonard Mudle 

Charlie Howard Mr. Esm^ Percy 

A Policeman Mr. Edward LandOsr 

—Gaiety, Maneheeter. 

30. Independent Means, four-act drama, by 
Stanley Houghton. 
John Craven Forsyth.. Mr. Charles Bibby 

Mrs. Forsyth Miss Darragh 

Edgar Forsyth Mr. Basi' Dean 



144 THE STAGE 

Indtpendent Mennn {rontinuetl). ^ 

Sidney Forsj-th Miss Kdyth GotHlall 

Siumiel lUlcbde Mr. Henry Austin 

Jane Gregory Mifit. Ada Kirig 

— Gairty, Marchct-ter. 

30. Arsline Lupin, play, In four acts by Francis 
de Cruisi^t't and Maurice Lcljlanc. (Orij;in- ; 
ally produced at the Ath6n6e. Paris, Oc- i 
tobi-r i;8, 190e.) iransfi-rred to the Cilobe, , 
December i;<. ' 

Due de Charmerace .. Mr. G. du Maurier 

Guerchard Mr. Dennis Eadle i 

Gournav-Martin Mr. Eric Lewla ■ 

Examining Magistrate .. Mr. H. Bunston j 

Charolais Mr. Herbert Dansey 

Hippolyte Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Anastase Mr. Harold Chapin 

Bernard Mr. Donald Calthrop 

Commissary of Police.... Mr. Paul Berton 

The Concierge Mr. P. L. Julian 

Boursin Mr. Ernest Youn? , 

Firmin Mr. D. J. Williams , 

Agent of Police Mr. W. Luff 

Jean Mr. Warburton Gamble 

nieusv Mr. George Lestocq 

Bonavert T^'r. l^obert Horton | 

Al^td Mr. Horton Cooper 

Lciksmith ■;■..... Mr. D[^li°<=«"rt O^IiT 

Sonia Miss Alexandra Carlisle 

Germaine Gournav-Martin.. Mis^ M. Leslie 

Victoire MiS!! Rosina Filippi 

Jeanne Miss Ann Cleaver . 

Marie .■■ Miss Gwendolen Rayne , 

Concieree Mi.ss M.iry Barton , 

ifma Miss Dorothy Bell 

""* —Duke of York'9. ! 

80 Butterfly KUie$, one-act play, by Catmel ; 

[tSr'"'' Miss Muriel Carmel I 

MaVV Miss Marie Mansfield 

Krt ^fr. Rohan Clensy i 

^■^""^ _Pier Pavilion, Ryde. ] 

31 The Uoh»voman. drama, in one act, by | 
Leon M. Lion and W. Strange Hall. I 

Marcaret EUerton .... Miss Buena Bent 
NeU*; Ellerton ... Mies Madge Burnand 
Sir Pierce Ro venden .. Mr. C. Kinnaini 
I'Jor^ge Rolvenden .. Mr. H. WaU^-^J,-; ; 

31 'A Serue of Humour, '^^^^y.'Jj'„^^'fLf±: 1 
hv Bervl and Cosmo Hamilton (Origin 

ally produ^d at the Comedy January 7. | 

Major Archibald Hay.. Mr Guy Standing , 

SirSviUiam Button ■ ■ -^^^^^^clS^ , 

Meakin m;.,., A.UTiol Lee 

Viola Hay \^%X^ Bent | 

?*X Hutton .■■.■.■. • Mi^s Beryl Faber 

Lady Hntion _piayhonse 



YEAR BOOK. 



AUG. -SEPT. 



SEPTEMBER. 

1. UaUm* X., play, in a P'-'^'"?"^. »"^*J'^. 
acts hv Alexandre Oisson. Last perform- 

&ne»,o...Mr.^A«,,,.,Won..ej 

V?riss,;rd ■'.'.'.'.'.'. ".'.'.'..• Mr. G. W. .\nson 

Merivel .. ' Mr. 0. P. Heggie 

LaroquV.... ^'^'- '^^\'^^T^ 

Dr. Chesnel ^^"V, .""^''^ ^"".n 

Victor Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Presiding Judge Mr. J. H. Barnes 

Valmorin Mr. Alfred Brydone 

Clerk of the Court Mr. John Kelt 

Usher of the Court. .Mr. W. L. Branflcombe 



Madame X. (continiud). 

Foreman of the Jury.. Mr. J. P. Kirkwood 

Fontaine Mr. Philip Knox 

Jacqueline Fleuriot.. Miss Lena Ashwell 

Heifene Miss Lydia Bilbrooke 

Marie Miss Nannie Bennett 

Nfme. Varenne .. Miss Winifred Hurris 

Rose Miss Elsie Chester 

—Globe. 

1. Dear Little Denmark, Danish musical in- 
cident, in two acts, chatter, jingles, and 
tunes by Paul A. Rubens. Last perform- 
ance (the llOtli) December 18. 
Duke Ernst von Rasmussen 

Mr. J. Blakeley 

Karl Mr. C. Morton Home 

Conrad Petersen Mr. Bertram Wallis 

Simon Jorgensen Mr. John Clulow 

JonaiS Jensen Mr. A. W. Baskcomb 

Sergeant Ohls Mr. Fred W. Ring 

Chamberlain .. Mr. Warwick Wellington 

Robins Mr. J. Dornan 

Town Crier Mr. lago Lewya 

Neils Mr. J. B. Fraaer 

Hans Hansen Mr. Huntley Wright 

Ophelia Miss Gracie Leigh 

'Xandra Miss Hazel Dawn 

Adeline Miss Peggy Bethel 

/ Miss Daisy Fisher 

\f„™v.,r. <-.* tv,^ Miss Claire Lynch 

Members of the | ^jj^ g,^^^,^ g^^^^ 

uoiiif Tv^,„,o ■> -Miss Winnie Erskine 
Ballet Troupe. . j^^;^ ^.^„^y j^-^^ 

' Miss Kitty Sparrow 

Elsa Miss Phyllis Monkman 

Christine Miss Lsabel Jay 

— Prince of Wales's. 

2. Mid-Channel, play, in four acts, by Sir 
.\rthur Pinero. Last performance (the 
.iSth) October 29. 

Theodore Blundell ..-.. Mr. Lyn Harding 
The Hon. Peter Mottram. 

Mr. C. M. Lowne 

Leonard Ferris Mr. Eric Maturin 

Warren Mr. \. E. Drinkwater 

Cole Mr. Stuart Dennison 

Rideout Mr. Sydney Hamilton 

T'Dholsterer? I ^'''- ^^^° ^"^^ 

L pnoisterers { Mr. T. Weguelin 

Zoe Blundel! Miss Irene Vanbrugh 

Mrs. Pierpoint .. Miss Kate Serjeanteon 

Ethel Pierpoint Mise Rosalie Toller 

^frs. Annerly Mi.ss Nina Seveninn 

Lena Miss Ruth Maitlaod 

A Maidservant Miss Faith Celll 

— St. Jamee's. 
2. Wap Out West, drama, by Junius Booth. 

Jack Hamlin Mr. Junius Booth 

Col. Starbottle Mr. John Sanger 

Judge Byers Mr. Norman Clifton 

Bert Masterton Mr. C. W. Crowe 

Abner Byers Mr. J. Leroy 

Jim Harkins Mr. Harry Bannister 

-Ah Foo Mr. J. F. Brandon 

Harry Slynn Mr. Fred Lode«» 

Manuel Garcia -Mr. Walter Jarvis 

Yuba Bill Mr. W. Huron 

Lance Weathersby Mr. Percy Miller 

Helen Masterton Miss .\lice West 

Mrs. Byers Miss Peggy Yeoman 

Mrs. Dooley Miss Clara Lancaster 

—Royal, Lincoln. 

4. The Proud Prince, romantic play, in four 
acts, by Justin Huntly McCarthy, with 
music composed by H. Sullivan-Brooke. 
Last performance (the 78th) November 10. 
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r/u' Proui Prince (continued). 

Count Hildebrand Mr. Eric Mayne 

Diogenes Mr. Ernest GrifiBn 

Theron Mr. Frederick Ross 

The ArchangeJ Mr. Har\ey Braban 

Hieronymus Mr. Sydney Vautier 

Sigurd Mr. A. G. Leigh 

Arcbbishop oi Syracuse... Mr. C. Wright 

Zal Mr. Ernest Cresian 

Rustum Mr. J. R. Gillespie 

An Old Exile Mr. Richard Andean 

A Young Man Mr. Terence O'Brien 

A Soldier Mr. C. A. Chandler 

An Old Citizen Mr. Harry Lester 

A Townsman Mr. W. Coats Bush 

Perpetua Miss Dorothy Thomas 

Lysabetta Miss Frances Dillon 

Helena Mi^s Olivia Glynn 

Corinna Miss Mabel Mannering 

Theodora Misa Alice Cox 

Meiisalinda Miss Lilian Kevill Davies 

Faustina Miss G. Conway Tearle 

Yolande Miss Maude Leslie 

A Young Exile Miss Avice Scholtz 

A Towndwoman Miss Edw ards 

— Lyceum. 

e.JFrom Convent to Throne, romantic drama, 
in four acts, by J. A. Campbell. (S.P. 
Osborne, Manchester, March 31 ; Rotunda, 
Liverpool. July 26.) 

Maurice Mr. A. F. Stuart 

Baron Strelsau Mr. William J. Miller 

Gen. von Hapsburg..Mr. John S. Marler 
Lieut, von Hapsburg..Mr. Graham Woods 

Lieut. Otto Felsen Mr. T. G. Vane 

Eugene von Tarlitz .. Mr. Gilson Brooke 

Michael von Hanz Mr. H. C. Maxwell 

Count de Pesthov .. Mr. Fred Lillywhite 

Caspar Jessen Miss Lissa Young 

Dr. Kumtz Mr. Harold Shuter 

Capt. Marklin Mr. William Speke 

Capt. Helbron Mr. Richard Loft 

Priest Mr. Edwin Jacin 

Stefan Mr. H. F. May 

Simon Mr. G. A. Edwards 

Sentry Mr. John Locke 

Cardinal Mr. Frank Marshall 

Bruno Mr. A. R. Charlton 

Rosella Miss Maudie Grayson 

Mother Superior .. Miss Katharine Davis 
The Lady Violetta .... Miss Edna Earle 

The Lady Rotha Mias Esme Malim 

The Princess Maritza..MLSs Mary Fulton 
— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

•>. Can a Woman be Good? domestic play, in 
four acts, by C. Watson Mill. London 
production, October 18, Pavilion. 

Manuel Errington .. Mr. Joseph Millane 

Herod Steinburg Mr. Henry Doughty 

Ralph Desmond .... Mr. W. E. Griffiths 

Ostler Jim Mr. Ernest St. John 

Adam West Mr. John Brooks 

Curley Dabbs Mr. J. R. Tyrrell 

P.C. Willis Mr. James Barratt 

Cairns Mr. Fred Clifford 

Starman Mr. J. G. Maine 

James Widdicomb Mr. Harry Wells 

William Barnes Mr. James Walker 

Jasper Mordant Mr. F. L. Arthur 

Alfred Ames Mr. W. Mathews 

George Reed Mr. Charles Arthur 

Slithers Miss Winifred Barton 

Dolly Merrick .. Miss Flossie Daviss 

Mrs. Errington Miss Alice Thume 

Magdala Fawcett Miss Mabel Rose 

Leila Le Brunne Miss Norah Melton 

Kaomi Merrick Miss Florence Hunt 

Esther Howard Miss Louise Hampton 

— Royal, Chatham. 



%. Barbara Grows Up, comedy, in three acts, 
by George J. Hamlcn. 

Janet Miss Jean Cadell 

Barbara Morrison Miss Mary Jerrold 

Kenneth Morrison .. Mr. Hubert Harben 
Margaret Morrison .. Mi^a P. Wheeler 
Andrew Purdie . . Mr. Campbell GuUan 

Mrs. O'Brian Mis6 Marie Hudsipeth 

Barney O'Brian Mr. Perceval Clark 

—Royalty, Glasgow. 

C. Only a Little Boy, play, in four acts, by 
F. Marriott Watson and James Ussher. 
Ambrose Pennington .. Mr. J. Sherwin 
Mrs. Pennington .. Miss Mabel Harland 

June Misa Florence E. Florence 

Deborah Misa Hettie Senior 

Steve Kingdom .. Mr. Oswald Douglaj 
Jim Bragstone .. Mr. F. Marriott Watson 

BiUie Bragotone Miss Dot Forde 

Tag-rag O'Flinn Master H. E. Duff 

Mona O'Flinn Miss Lucy Edwin 

Joshua Snell Mr. Cecil Rajimond 

fiir Philip Meynell Mr. Aubrey Winn 

l-ady Mary Mej-nell .. Miss Mary Ainslie 

Doss 'Oose Dick Mr. A. Anderson 

Damel Dust Mr. George Norbury 

Thomas Kent Mr. Willis Elton 

—Rotunda, Liverpool. 

S.*King Lear, Shakespeare's tragedy, in five 
acts. -Mr. Herbert Treucli's revival. Last 
performance (the 37th) October 9. 

Lear ...■ Mr. Norman McKinnel 

King of France Mr. Frauklm Dyall 

Duke of Burgundy Mr. E. A. Warburton 
Duke of Cornwall .. Mr. J. Fisher White 
Duke oi Albany . Mr. Kenyon Mu&grave 
Earl of Kent .. Mr. Charlea V. France 

Earl of Gloster Mr. James Heam 

Edgar Mr. Charles Quartermaine 

Edmund Mr. Dawson MiLward 

Doctor Mr. Edward Rigby 

Fool Mr. H. R. Hignett 

Oswald Mr. Trevor Lowe 

Gentleman Mr. Gordon Bailey 

Herald Mr. CasseLs Cobb 

Servant to Cornwall Mr. F. Ridley 

Captain to Goneril . . Mr. R. W. Hutton 
Attendant to Leai .... Mt W R. Haines 

Messenger Mr. R. McLeod 

Cordelia Misa Ellen O'Malley 

Goneril Miss Ada Ferrar 

Regan Miss Marie Polini 

— Haymarket. 

9. The Whip, spwrting drama, in four acts, 
by Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton. 
Last pcriormance (the 110th), December S. 

Rev. Verner Haslam Mr. Basil Gill 

Tom Lambert Mr. George Barrett 

Capt. Greville Sartoris Mr. C. Kelghtley 
Earl of Brancaster .. Mr. Vincent Cllve 

Joe Kelly Mr. Charles Rock 

The Marquis of Beverley Mr. A. Bucklaw 

Harry Anson Mr. Cecil Cameron 

Tom Fo>ster Mr. Fred Grove 

Captain Rayner Mr. Charles Blackall 

Hon. Mrs. Beamish ., Miss Fanny Brough 
Lady Diana Sartoris . . Miss J. Bateman 

Mrs. D'Aquila Miss Nancy Price 

Myrtle Anson Miss Madge Fabian 

Lady Antrobus Miss May Warley 

Small parts by : — Mrs. Edwin Palmer, 
Miss Ella Clarkson, Miss Joan Burton, 
Miss Wuiifred Bateman, Miss Olive 
Palmer, Sliss Marjorie Day, Miss Gertie 
Britton, Mr. Tom Ronalds, Mr. Bert 
Monks, Mr. Fred Penley, Mr. Jack Frost, 
Mr. E. Morgan, Mr. Charles Grahame, 
Mr. A. C. Hardie, Mr. Harold Belcher, Mr 
Sydney Bower. 

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V.lWhere it WilUamJ a faroe, in three acta, 
by CharKs Wiiuicnncre. (Originally pro- 
duced at Wortlijng, June 21, 1906.) 
Sir Williaiu Grtgory Mr. C. Windennero 

Harry Mr. Wylie A. Thompson 

Gemeral Rul)bub .... Mr. Leslie Norman 

William Jolly Mr. Rule I'yott 

Joe UiidKe Mr. Lionel West 

I'olicenKin Mr. J. U. Green 

Lady Mary Misa Belle Donaldson 

IMiyllis Miss Clare Manifleld 

Kmily Miss Leila Russell 

Eliza Mi:=a Zoe Davis 

— Castle, Richmond. 

11. Making a Gentleman, a. play. In four acts, 
by Alfred Sutro. Last performance (the 
S*7th) December i. 

Sam Carey Mr. Bourchier 

.\j-chibald Carey ..Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Lord Parkhurst Mr. Edmund Maurice 

Hon. Lionel Trenning. .Mr. A.E.Benedict 

Geolfrey Carleon Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

Edmunds Mr. William Burchill 

Franklin Mr. Charlea Vernon 

Wilson Mr. Dallas Cairns 

Baroness Von Ritzen Miea Ethel Irving 

Hon. Mrs. Trenning.. .Misa M. Beaumont 

Mrs. Revell Miss Agnes Thomas 

Milly Chambers Miss Athene Seyler 

Mrs. Irwin Mies Mary Weigall 

— Garrick. 

il. Almost His Bride, play, by Stephen Pritt. 
Earl of Ullswater..Mr. David McFarlane 

Squire Rowland Mr. Marshall Meade 

Philip Rowland Mr. Arthur F. Dudley 

Jasper Thorne Mr. Raymond Dudley 

Simon Simson Mr. Stephen Pritt 

Clergyman Mr. Barton White 

Detective In.spector..Mr. Walter Chevasse 

Policeman Mr. George Cross 

Emma Baxter Miss Nellie Hook 

Myra Thorne Miss Phyllis Elton 

Ruth Gilchrist Miss Adele Liddon 

Mona GiJchrist..Miss M. Lewm-Mannering 
—Royal, Preston. 

li. False Gods, Egyptian play, in four acts, 
translated by J. B. Fagan from La Foi, 
by Eugfene Brieux, music specially com- 
posed by Camille Saint-Saens. Last per- 
formance (the 62nd) November 6. 

The Pharaoh Mr. Hubert Carter 

The High Priest.. Herbert Beerbohm Tree 

Rheou Mr. Edward Sass 

Pakh Mr. William Haviland 

Satui Mr. Henry Ainley 

Bitiou Mr. Jules Shaw 

Sokitl Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Nourm Mr. Frank E?moJul 

The Steward Mr. A. Scott Craven 

The Exorci-st Mr. Henry Morre'l 

-'^I'eris Mrs. Patrick Campbell 

laouma Miss Evelyn D'Alroy 

^^"■Jipa Miss Bateman (Mrs. Crowe) 

Hauou Miss Laura Cowia 

J.^i a Miss Adeline Bourne 

Sit<sinit Micj6 Jean Harkncss 

Nagaou Mjsa Hilda Moore 

Delethi Mi^s Elinor Foster 

Nahasi Miss .Marie Hemingway 

Mouene Miss Clare Harris 

— His Majesty's. 

\h.\7ama Tama Land, play, in a prologue and 
four acts, by Grace Duffle Boylau- Lad- 
broke Hall, W 

15.*^ Soldier's Daughters, one-act play, by 
Cftsmo Hamilton. (Originally produced at 
the Ringsway, March 14, 1908.)— Play- 
house. 



ISiThe Typist, one-act play, by Ella Erskine. 

Mary Lister Miss Ella Erekine 

Earl Dreighton Mr. Walter Pearce 

John.son Mr. Leonard Calvert 

—Garden Theatre (Women of all Nations 
Exhibition), Olympia. 

li The North Pole, Illusion sketch, by David 
Devant— St. George's Hall. 

15 The Great Divide, a play, in three acts, by 
William Vaughn Moody. Last perform- 
ance (the 41st) October 23. 
Ruth Jordan.. Miss E. Wynne Matthiaon 

Polly Jordan Miss Laura Hope Crews 

Mrs. Jordan Mies Isabel Waldron 

Philip Jordan Mr. Frederic Burt 

Dr. Newberry Mr. William J. Butler 

Winthrop Newberry. .Mr. C. F. Gotthold 

Architect Mr. Frank Brownlee 

Contractor Mr. Robert Herbert 

Dutch .Mr. Frank Weldon 

Pedro Mr. Arthur Benton 

Lon Mr. J. Harry Benrimo 

Burt Williams ..Mr. Henry B. Waltham 

Boy Mr. James Hagan 

Stephen Ghent Mr. Henry Miller 

— Adelphi. 

ICHHig Real Wife, domestic play, in four acts, 
by Charles A. Clarke. (Production at the 
Royal Court, Warrington, December 27.)— 
Lyric, Hammersmith. 

16. The Brass Bottle, farce, in four acts, ty 
P. Anstey. 

Horace Ventimore Mr. L. Grossmith 

Professor Anthony FutvoycMr. A. Bishop 
Fakrash-El-Aamash ..Mr. E. Holman Clark 

Spencer Pringle Mr. Rudge Harding 

Samuel Wackerbath ..Jlr. Luigi Lablache 

Rapkin Mr. J. H. Brewer 

Chief of Caravan Mr. A. Spencer 

Head Efifreet Mr. John Carey 

A Waiter Mr. Walter Ringham 

Mrs. Futvoye Miss Lena Halliday 

Sylvia Futvoye Miss Viva Birkett 

Mrs. Rapkin Miss Mary Brough 

Mrs. Wackerbath ....Miss Armine Grace 

Jessie MLss Gladys Storey 

Zobeida Miss Mabel Duncan 

— Vaudeville 

20. What a ^fan Made Her, society drama, by 
Charles Darrell. (London production, De- 
cember 27, Royal, Stratford.) 
Rupert Danescombe .. Mr. Ed. Rawlinson 

Sir Ernest Cavendish Mr. Edward Ray 

Dr. Mark Haven Mr. J. M. Olivert 

Lewis E. Gunnerstein..Mr. Bamett Lando 

Evans Mr. Syd Davies 

Lord Tapporley .. Mr. J. W. Lindsay Ellis 

Lady Gorrinking Miss V. Thomas 

Nurse Arden Miss K. Murgatroyd 

Deborah Miss Tessa Myers 

Elfrida Miss Margaret Saville 

Lady T. Danescombe... Stella Carroichael 

Janet JIcAllister Miss Rende Glendower 

— Albert, Brighouse. 

20 A Nation in Arms, military play, by B. 8. 
Townroe. 

Betty Burley Miss Margaret Marshall 

Jack Graham Mr. C. Leveson Lane 

Jess Fisher Miss Gwendolen Logan 

Kit Fisher Mr. Egerton Hubbard 

Jacob Burley Mr. H. B. Peppin 

Marjory Hall .. Miss Evangeline Hilliard 

Jim Bruce Mr. Stafford Hilliard 

Sergt.-Instructor Babbs...Mr. G. O'Kelly 

Private Baxter Mr. S. E. Linnit 

Private Cartwright .... Mr. Max Woods 
Private Jones Mr. Haney Adam* 



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A Nation iit Anm [cunlhiutd). 

Sergeant Pinto Mr. Eric Bass 

Private Bihin Mr. John Radcliffe 

Mrs. Uewson Mivss Alma King 

Orderly Mr. Robert Melrose 

Major Vincr Mr. Alfred Bristowe 

— Royal Court, Warrington. 

'JO. A Child of the Streets. (London production, 
January 3, 1910, Royal, Stratford.) Drama, 
in four acts, by Frank Price. 

Sir John Graham Mr. John Errol 

Lawrence Cnaigie .. Mr. Frank F. Raleigh 
Lieut. Jack Ainsley..Mr. Bernard Lovett 

Robert Wallace Mr. John Davidson 

Oscar Van Dam Mr. Maurice Jones 

Ezra ScrO'ggie Mr. George Francis 

Pomeroy Smith Mr. Fred Acton 

Constable 214 D Mr. Lewis Rae 

Gertrude Graham.. Mi&s Bessie Hazlewood 

Lorna Carstairs Miss Yoka Summer 

Seliina Haddock .. Miss Carlotta Blondin 

Little Doris Little Ethel Filkin 

Doris Graham Miss Dot Stephens 

—Grand, Walsall. 

22. A ^[aid of Honour, in one act, by Edward 
Deuby (E. G. Hemmerde, K.C.), founded 
on an incident in the late G. J. Whyte- 
Melville's novel, " Holmby House." 

Oliver Cromwell Mr. Frank Tyars 

General Harrison Mr. B. A. Pittar 

Major H. Bosville E. Hitrcourt-Williams 

Capt. George Efflagham..Mr. S. Howlett 
Capt. Hugh Trentham..Mr. H. E. Hewitt 

Charles Stanford Mr. J. Patric Curwen 

Mary Cave Miss Dorothea Baird 

— Queen's. 

22. ♦The Bells, the version by Leopold Lewis of 
MM. Erckmann - Chatrian's Le Juif 
Polonais. (Originally produced by Henry 
Irving at the Lyceum on November 25, 
1871.) Last pertormance (the 51st) No- 
vember 8.— Queen's. 

l5.tThe Dollar Princess, musicarplay, in three 
acts, by A. M. Willner and F. Griin- 
baum, adapted for the English stage by 
Basil Hood; IjTios by Adrian Ross; music 
by Leo Fall. (Original English production 
at the Prince's, Manchester, on December 
24, 1908.) 

Freddy Fairfax Mr. Robert Michaell 

Mr. Bulger Mr. W. H. Berry 

Dick Mr. Evelyn Beerbohm 

John, Earl oi Quorn .. Mr. Baiiil S. Foster 
Sir Jimes McGregor .. Mr. Willie Warde 
Duke of Stonehenge Mr. F. J. Blackman 
Vicomte de Br6sa<> .. Mr. Garnet Wilson 

Lieut. Grant Mr. Harold Deacon 

Harry Q. Conder Mr. Joseph Coyne 

Olga Miss Emmy Wehlen 

Daisy Miss Gabrielle Ray 

Dulcie du Cros Miss May Kinder 

Sadie von Tromp .. Mise Gladys Cooper 
Lady Augusta . . Miss Phyllis Le Grand 

Lady Dorothy MLse May Hobson 

Lady Gwendoline .. Mise Gertrude Glyn 
Lady Margaret .... Miss Marion Lindsay 
Hon. Editha Dalrymple Mise D. Dombey 

Alice Miss Lily Elsie 

—Daly's. 

27. HLondon Night Hawks, drama, in four acta, 
by T. B. Brabazon— P.H., Arbroath. 

27. In Lilac Time, domestic comedy, in oae 
act, by Maude Thompson— Lyceum, 
Crewe. 



i'.^llappy Hooligan, musical extravaganza, in 
three acts. (Originally produced at the 
Empire, Oldham, on July 20, 1908.) 

Happy Hooligan Mr. George Richie 

Mike Sullivan Mr. Edwin Millins 

Colomon Cohen Mr. Billy Kelly 

Cnarlie Fllpp .. Mr. Ro-bert H. Howard 
Widow Waddioigton .. Miss Lottie Wilson 

Rose Walker Mise Lillian Gregory 

Daisey Martell Miss Olive Stewart 

Nettie Dunville Misa May Robson 

Nick^rUi-"::::::::}^'-- ^^^^^ s^^^y 

Constable 1875 Mr. Tom Verity 

Mr. Not-so-Well Mr. E. Ballard 

Marks Mr. Joe Dagman 

Tram Inspector Mr. Herbert Gill 

Mother's Angel Child . . Mr. F. Reynolds 

Dude Mr. Geo. Nicholls 

Nurse Girl Miss Violet Chester 

Mrs. Phat Miss Gertie Millins 

Yo-Sen Mr. Fred Reynolds 

Wut-Guy Mr. Robert Daly 

Yoko-May Mr. Harry Tenner 

Chop-Suey Mr. Jack Westfleld 

— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

27.1ITfee Catastrophe, one-act play, by H. C. 
Ferraby (Produced by the Cnr^'.'v.n 
Raisers; Rehearsal March 11.)— Lyceum. 

27. The Makings of a Man, sensational drama, 
in four acts, by Tom Craven (founded 
upon a story by the same author). 
Jack Reckless .. Mr. Frank Robert-^-^n 
Ambrose Kreeip . . Mr. P. R. Foreman 

Oliver Rand Mr. Sam Pearce 

Skj-mer Mr. Tom Craven 

Marcus Goldstein Mr. S. Branagrove 

Silas Wontner Mr. A. C. Thomhill 

Tanner Mr. Louis Palgrave 

Quidd Miss P. Rickmound 

Rhoda Wontner Miss Gertrude Harrison 

Effie Rand Miss Helena Walbram 

—Pavilion. 

27. Press Cuttings, public performance of 
George Bernard Shaw's topical sketch. 
(Previously produced privateiy !n London 
by the Civic and Dramatic Guild, Court, 
July 9). 

General Bones Mr. Ian Maclaren 

An Orderly Mr. B. Iden Payne 

Johnson Mr. Charles Bibby 

Mrs. Farrell Mies Ida King 

Mrs. Banger Miss Emily Patterson 

Lady Corinthia Fanshawe..Mi8B E. Goodall 
—Gaiety, Manchester. 

27\\Du,ty, drama, in three acts, by the Rev. 
G. D. Rosenthal and J. J. Blood. 

Coloneil Holt Ool. T. E. Kimberley 

Captain Stillmarsh .. Mr. F. W. Lawday 

Sergt. Carpenter Mr. Harbon 

Corpl. Jones Mr. Bruckshaw 

Jack Wright Mr. Albert C. Green 

Bill Slyde Mr. Fred G. Hands 

Tommy Thompson .. Master J. Edwardes 

Orderly Master Ford 

Bugler Master Booth 

Sentry Master Ford 

Pipkin Master Witcomb 

Jellyman Master Gould 

Perkins M aster Morris 

Rev. Mr. Wynter Somerton..Mr. F.Moore 

Alfred Twiggins, J.P Mr. J. J. Blood 

Jabez Brownlow Mr. W. H. Kerfoot 

P. C. Rumble Mr. Charles Adcock 

Mrs. Twiggins Mrs. Gardner Tyndall 

Madge Brownlow Miss Ida Male 

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•_t». 'I'll' y. ...i.«T«, romantic comic opera, 

iu tliree acu-, llie book by Guy Kden and 
Reginald bomcrville, lyrics by Ouy Kden, 
music hv llcginuld Soimrville. IiL•vi^(•d 
version "Ortoljcr 20. Last jierformauie 
(the t'.lst) November 27. 

Pierre Mr. C. H. Workman 

Kritz Mr. Claude Flemniin;,' 

<V>n.ra<l Mr. Laurence Legye 

liustave Mr. Reginald Lawrence 

l^Miis Mr. A. Wellton Fordham 

Kran^Ais .Mr. Sydney Ashcrolt 

.'sergeant Fre<lcrico Mr. Frank Perfttt 

I'riest Mr. A. Kverette 

Citizen Mr. D. Fergusson 

Clarice MLs6 Kleie Spain 

Annette Miss Jesaie Ro.se 

Mias Spinifex Miss Kate Forster 

Yvonne Miss Ruby Gray 

.\rniandine Miss Mabel Burnego 

Ccle.stine Mi^a Gladys Lancaster 

Xo61ip ML>3 Hilda Vining 

Yvette Mi33 Josset Legh 

Prudence Misa Marjorie Dawes 

„ ., ., I Miss Fay Temple 

Bridesmaids ....;Mis8 Giovanno Botto 

—Savoy. 

30. Smith, comedy, in four acte, by W. Somer- 
set Maugham. 

Thomas Freeman — Mr. Robert Loraine 
Herbert Dallas-Baker, K.C.Mr. F. Volpd 
.Vlgernon Peppercorn. ..Mr. A. E. Matthews 

Fletehcr Mr. Percy Goodyer 

Mr."?. Dallas-Baker Sliss Kate Cutler 

Emily Chapman Miss Edyth Latimer 

Mm. Otto Rosenberg .. Mies L. Bilbrooke 

Smith Miss Marie Lohr 

— €omedy. 



OCTOBER. 

l.t-Vurier Will Out, drama, in four acts, by 
W. V. Garrod. 

8ir John Trevelyan Mr. Charles Hailing 

(Xscar Havilson Mr. W. V. Garrod 

James CartmcU Mr. William Bradford 

Harry Osvsnitt Mr. Owen Remonde 

I'C. Robert Skinner Mr. Frank Dallas 

David Hearne Mr. Seymour Perry 

.\nthony Fynne Mr. Walter Vincent 

-Mrs. Havilson.' Mise P. Alicia Neil 

Mrs. Fynne Misa Alice Clarke 

EfTie Havilson Mi^s Ethel Crawford 

Dolly Nettle Miss Amy Ashton 

Phyllis Trevelyan.. Mi^ Bertha Kingston 
—Royal, Sunderland 

l.^These Are .Vj/ People, romance of two 
countries, in four acts, by Edwin Milton 
Royle— Garrick. 

i. The Port Amu, farcical sketch, in one act, 
by Gayer Mackay and Robert Ord. 

Cecilia Tiddly ML-<5 Barbara Fenn 

Alfre<l Snick Mr. Edwin Bennett 

have I'ullinger Mr. Lennox Pawle 

— Palace Pier, Brighton. 

4 Sir Waller liakgh, romantic play, in four 
iicts. by William Devejeux. London pro- 
duction. Lyric, October 18. 

Queen Elizabeth Miss Winifred Emery 

Francos WaUingham Mi.-s Gwendolin Floyd 

Anne Charnock Mias Dorothy Dix 

Elizabeth Throgmorton. Lilian Braithwaite 
Bernardino de Mendoza...C. W. Somerset 

Diego Alvarez Mr. Caton Woodville 

Anthony Babington Mr. Cronin-Wilson 

John Ballard Mr. A. E. George 

John Savage Mr. Frank Woolfe 

Francis Throgmorton Mr. Shiel Barry 



iS'«( M'lilter Itiiliyh (continued). 

Robert Barnwell Mr. S. J. Warmington 

Edward Charnock Mr. Tom Nesbitt 

Edward Windsor.. .Mr. Everard Vanderlip 
Sir Francis Walsingham.Mr. Arthur Ayres 

Lord Uurghley ...Mr. Tom Herlewood 

Karl of Leiccbter Mr. J. Napper 

Earl ol Essex Mr. Stuart Dawson 

Sir Aymas Porter Mr. S. B. Brereton 

The (Jueen's Usher.. Mr. Oswald S. Bailey 
Jeremiah Liglitfoot.Mr. Hugh B. Tabberer 

Barnaba« Grub Mr. Ako F. Thompson 

James Longbowe Mr. Herbert Jarman 

Sir Walter R.ilegh Mr. Lewis Waller 

—Royal, Birmingham. 

4. Little Phil's Mother, drama, in four acts, 
by Charles A. Clarke. 

Frank Towers Mr. Percy Ballard 

Sam Perkels Mr. Frank M. Thorne 

Oscar Titherton Mr. Victor Gardom 

Geoffrey Dyne Mr. Bernard Webb 

Donald'Taggerty Mr. H. J. Monte 

Bill Brisket Mr. John E. Tomlinson 

Prison Chaplain Mr. H. T. Booth 

P.C. Simmer.s Mr. Pat Quinn 

Governor of Prison .. Mr. R. S. Silkstone 

Warder Mr. Arthur Brownlaw 

Flat Attendant .... Mr. S. T. Stephenson 

Ruth Towers Mise Maud Russell 

Elspeth Miss Violet Craufurd 

Julia Worrilove Miss Leslie Warner 

Phil Little Gertie Renaud 

Wardress Mise Shine 

—O.K., Wakefield 

1 Bill Sihes, dramatic episode, in one act, 
adapted by B. Soane-Roby from Charles 
Dickens's " Oliver Twist." 

Bill Sikes Air. C. Maynard Brown 

Noah Claypole Mr. So-ane-Roby, jun. 

Nancy Sikes Miss Kitty Lofting 

Fagin Mr. B. Soane-Roby 

— Palace Pier, Brighton 

4. The Musical Martians; or, Then the Band 
Played, musical piece, in two scenes, by 
Philip Y'orke and Peri Cooke. Last per- 
formance (the 0th), October 9. 

Myrene Miss Vera Dorian 

Naxia Miss Dulcie Garland 

Oubietas Mr. Niels H. Gade 

Harry Rivers Mr. Henry Gumey 

Chippers Mr, Arthur Leslie 

— Aldwych 

4. 2'/ie Bad Girl of the Family, drama, in 
four acts, by Frederick Melville, music by 
T. P. Fish. Revived at the Aldwych, De- 
cember 27. 
Lieut. Richard Marth .. Mr. Guy HastingB 

Harry Gordon Mr. H. Lane Baylifl 

Lord Erskine Mr. Rothbury Evans 

Sammy Snozzle Mr. Pat Waddock 

Inspector Lawrence . . Mr. F. L. Lawrence 

P.C. Harper Mr. H. Sherwood 

The Vicar Mr. Lionel Browne 

Horrie Jone^ Miss Daisy St. Clair 

Sally Smith Miss Jenny Baxster 

Betsy Baker Miss Elsie Broom 

Fanny Hall Mi.ss Kate Ernest 

Sally 'Smithers Miss Marie Wright 

Barney Gordon Mr. Herbert Landeck 

Jerry Holmes Mr. D'Arcy Kelway 

John Moore Mr. Dennis Byron 

Warder .Tohmson Mr. Fred Carr 

Warder Harris Mr. F. Wilding 

Rev. Mr. Evans Mr. Henry Johnson 

Railway Porter Mr. Sidney Coombs 

Driver Mr. Henry Clarke 

Gladys Erskine Miss Alice Belmore 

Mrs. Moore Miss Madge Stone 

Honour Moore Miss Marie Clavering 

Bess Moore Miss Violet Englefleld 

—Elephant and Castle 



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4.t^» Your Bair Grows Whiter, " pathetic 
play," in four acts, by Herbert Fuller. 
(Originally produced, O.H., St. Helena, 
May 28, 1907.) 
Rev. John Alberry..Mr. Geoffrey Sutherland 

Farmer Walters Mr. Nelme Grasswell 

Jack Walters Mr. Hubert Helliwell 

Nebucanezza Mr. Louis Weston 

Timothy Slough Mr. Sammy Foster 

Squire Jack Stonely Mr. Herbert Fuller 

Sergeant O'Hara Mr. Edward Jeffs 

Governor Farrough Mr. Percy Byres 

P.C. Arab Mr. J. Hibberd Mansell 

Scrapping Charlie Burkley.Mr. F. C. Roper 

Bill Stakes Mr. Harry Belper 

Phil Carper Mr. Percy St. Clair 

Flower Salesman Mr. Stanley Hoban 

Joe Steers Mr. Will Wood 

Drunken Pauper Mr. James Honri 

Diana Vanderbout Miss Lily Fuller 

A Maniac Miss Annie Terence 

Nurse Von Grip Miss Emily Lewis 

Mrs. Walters Miss Florence Delmar 

Alice Walters Miss Agnes Collier 

—Pavilion 

7. All for Her, romantic playlet, by B. 
Soane-Roby, based upon Charles Dicken.s's 
" A Tale of Two Cities," with music by 
Louis La Rocdelle. 

Lucie Darnay Miss Kitty Lofting 

Soloman Barsad Mr. Maynard Brown 

Charles Darnay Mr. George Soane-Roby 

Jacques Despard Mr. Martin Moore 

Jeau Picard Mr. G. Bailey 

Pierre L'Estrange Mr. Robert Leslie 

Sidney Carton Mr. C. Hayden CofBn 

— Palace Pier. Brighton 

7. Dealing in Futures, drama, in thxe* acts, 

by Harold Brighouse. 

Jabez Thompson Mr. M. R. Morand 

Rosie Thompson Mias Mary Jerrold 

Butler Mr. H. Walker 

Walter Clavering Mr. Hubert Harben 

John Bunting Mr. R. B. Drysdale 

Charlie Bunting Mr. Milton Rosmer 

Lomax Mr. Asheton Tonge 

Mrs. Wilcock Mrs. Sephton 

Dowden Mr. Perceval Clark 

James Pullen Mr. Campbell Gullan 

Robert Jones Mr. W. Edwyn Holloway 

Joseph Livesey Mr Laurence Hanray 

Job Alcott Mr. George Wyley 

Mrs. Jones Miss Eva Chaplin 

— Royalty, Glasgow 

8. The Tramp, play, Ln one act, by Ursula 

Keene. • 

Elizabeth Phillips Miss Ursula Keene 

John Miss Gladys Carton 

Mary Barker Miss Edith Carter 

A Tramp Mr. Clive Currie 

A Detective Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

— Rehearsal 

8. A Member of TattersaU's, three-act comedy, 
by H. Browning. 

Lord Guy Winthrop Mr. E. Edwards 

Major Brooks-Greville . . Mr. H. Browning 

Carl Sampson Mr. Chas. Fancourt 

Bertie Monkton Mr. Plummer 

Thomas Mr. Ed. Boxall 

A Waiter Mr. E. Valdar 

Mrs. Eleanor Craven. Miss E. Trevor-Lloyd 

Mrs. Devereux Miss Gwladys Leigh 

Nancy Playfair Miss Miriam Pritchett 

Olive Monkton Miss Ruth Delvin 

A Waitress Miss Bee Fulton 

Mary Wilmot Miss Hilda Sims 

Peter Perke Mr. Rutland BarringtoD 

— Royal, Brighton 



ll.tAnother Man's Wife, domestic drama, in 
four acts, by Myles Wallerton. (Originally 
produced Queen's, Liverpool, February 8.) 
Carlos De Vergaa .... Mr. David Q. Noble 

Paul Bemstoff Mr. Alfred D. Adama 

Gilbert Eardsley Mr. Henry Carlisle 

Sam Smiles Mr. Frank Daleno 

Andy Bremmer Mr. Leonard Marshall 

Count Pelikoff Mr. Edwin Davis 

Wilson Mr. William Deery 

Colonel Matterson .... Mr. W. H. Whitty 

Maisie Matterson Miss Nellie Lucas 

Lucy Miss Ethel Love 

Tibby Bremmer Miss Marion Mayne 

Inez De Castro . . Miss Beatrice Western 

Lucia De Vergas .... Miss Ruby Loncraine 

— Pavilion 

ll.*ir/ioma« and the Princess, play, by Mrs. 
W. K. Clifford— Ladbroke Hall. 

n.*iiThe Modern Way, play, by Mrs. W. K. 
Clifford— Ladbroke Hall. 

12. Gentlemen of the Road, play, In one act, 
by Charles McEvoy. 

Bill Blizzard Mr. Trevor Lowe 

Caroline Blizzard. Miss Sydney Fairbrother 

" Sparrow " Mr. J. Fisher White 

Mr. Roger Cunningham. Mr. Edward Rigby 

Chauffeur Mr. Ernest Graham 

Mrs. Cunningham Miss Ada Ferrar 

Miss Cunningham Miss Miriam Lewes 

A Policeman iMr. E. A. Warburton 

— Haymarket 

12. Men Were Deceivers, a comedietta. 

Laura Latimer Miss Rose Smith-Rose 

Mabel Hamilton Miss Molly Terraine 

— Rehearsal 

12. Don, comedy, in three acts, by Rudolf 

Besier. Transferred to the Criterion, No- 
vember 29. 

Canon Bonington Mr. James Hearn 

Stephen Bonington.. Mr. C. Quartermaine 
General Sinclair .. Mr. Dawson Milward 
Albert Thompsett..Mr. Norman McKinnel 

Mrs. Bonington Miss Frances Ivor 

Mrs. Sinclair .. Miss Charlotte Granville 

Ann Sinclair Miss Ellen O'Malley 

Elizabeth Thompsett Miss C. Silver 

Fanny Miss Amy Lamborn 

— Haymarket 

13. " Potted " versions of The Fires of Fate 

and The Whip were produced by The 
Follies at the Apollo. 

IS.tSir Walter Ralegh, romantic play in four 
acts, and seven scenes, by William 
Devereux. (Originally produced at the 
Royal, Birmingham, October 4.) 

Sir Walter Ralegh Mr. Lewis Waller 

Bernardino de Mendoza..C. W. Somerset 

Diego Alvarez Mr. Caton Woodville 

Anthony Babington . . Mr. Cronin Wilson 

John Ballard Mr. A. E. George 

John Savage Mr. Frank Woolfe 

Francis Throgmorton . . Mr. Shiel Barry 
Robert Barnwell .. Mr. S. J. Warmington 

Edward Charnock Mr. Tom Nesbitt 

Edward Windsor.. Mr. Everard Vanderlip 

Sir Francis Walsingham Mr. A. Ayers 

William Cecil Mr. Tom Hestlewood 

Robert Dudley Mr. Henry Stevens 

Robert Devereux Mr. Reginald Dane 

Sir Amyos Porter Mr. S. B. Brereton 

The Queen's Usher.. Mr. Oswald S. Bailey 
Jeremiah Lightfoot .. Mr. H. B. Tabberer 
Barnabas Grubb .. Mr. A. F. Thompson 
James Longbowe . . Mr. Herbert Jarman 
Queen Elizabeth .. Miss Winifred Emery 
Frances Walsingham .... Miss Q. Floyd 

Anne Charnock Miss Ruth Bower 

Elizabeth Throgmorton. .Lilian Braithwaite 

— Lyric 

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14.1Th« Pageant and the Plumber, a muBical 
comedy, in two acts, vrltten by Bertrand 
Davis nnd Norman D. 81ee, composed by 
Stephen E. Philpot. 

Sir Peter Chessmore Mr. E. Torrence 

Archie Calthorpe. .Mr. Edward McKeown 

Dickie Darby Mr. Walter Paspmore 

John Bulby Mr. Reginald Crompton 

Joe Billinffg Mr. Edwin liryan 

Rupert Lorraine Mr. C. Childerstone 

McSturer Mr. Rudolph Lewis 

Harold Miss Dorothy Frostick 

Daisy Chessmore .. Miss Josephine Wray 
Miss Mornincton Sl.ade.. Miss Olivia Eltone 

Nora Laburnham Miss Mary Eraser 

Lady Chessmore Miss Lillian Leslie 

— Royal, Portsmouth 

18. The Dove Uncnijed, one-act, play by E. 
Hamilton Moore. 

Sister Monica Miss Edyth Goodall 

Sister Clara Miss Hilda Davies 

Sister Serena Miss Lilian Christine 

Sister Lucia Miss Muriel Pratt 

Colombina Miss Hilda Bruce Potter 

Two other Sisters 

Misses M. Grierson and A. Browning 
— Gaiety, Manchester 

18. Under the Iron Heel, drama, in four acts, 
by Fred Jarman. 
LenS de Maupassant. .Mr. Wilson Howard 

Otto Marx Mr. J. W. Richards 

Father Mirbeau Mr. John Talford 

Major Schromberc Mr. Reg. J. Hamer 

Michel Bomet Mr. Gerald Smythe 

Col. Muller Mr. R. Merring 

Schultz Mr. Carl Vallender 

Sergt. Bleucher .. Mr. Austin H. Longford 

Lieut. Longy Mr. Fred M. Best 

Corpl. Schuppen Mr. A. E. Rose 

President of the Court. ..Mr. T. H. Winter 
Private Erlanger — Mr. Will H. Crockall 

Andr6 Miss Lottie Pearce 

Maman GoufTe Miss B. Annersley 

Germaine Mirbeau .. Miss Carlotta Anson 
—Royal, Edmonton 

18. A Dumb Man's Curse, protean play, in one 
act, by J. Bernard Dickeon. (Originally 
produced at the Peckham Hippodrome, 
September 27 > 

Father Antoine '\ 

Philippe Dor6 I 

Mme. Babillier ! ,,„ n„„,„ j„ »t,;„ 

Louia Renard \^^'- ^^""^^ ^"^ ^"^'^ 

Isaac Livi 

Jean Renouf ' 

Marie T>ot6 Miss Dorothy Drake 

— Criterion 

18. {Can a Woman he GoodJ domertic object 
play, in four acte, by C. Watson Mill. 
(Originally produced at the Royal, Chat- 
ham, September 6.) 

Manuel Errington Mr. Joseph Mlllane 

Herod Steinburg Mr. Henrv Doughty 

Ralph Desmond Mr. W. E. Griffiths 

Ostler Jim .Mr. Ernest St. John 

Adam West Mr. George Ashlev 

CiTley Dabb6 Mr. J. R. Tyrrell 

r.C. Willie Mr. James Barratt 

Cairns Mr. J. G. Maine 

Starman Mr. Joe Parker 

James Widdicomb Mr. Harry Wells 

William Barnes Mr. James Walker 

Jasper Mordant Mr. F. L. Arthur 

Alfred Ames Mr. W. Matthews 

George Reed Mr. Charles Arthur 

Rlithere Mi-«s Winifred Barton 

Dolly Merrick Mi.-s Flossie Davise 

Mrs. Errington Miss Alice Thnrne 

Magdala Fawcett Miss .Mabel Rose 

Leila Le Brunne Mise Nora Melton 

Naomi Merrick .. Miss Winifred Pearson 

Esther Howard Miss Louise Hampton 

— Pftvillon 



19. The Price, play, in one act, by Kate Borke 
and Marion Roberton. 

Jim Atherton Mr. W. St. A. Bentlv 

Valcry Reid Miss Ethel McDowall 

Tessa Morettl Miss Marion Roberton 

Zoe Miss Muriel Lake 

— Rehearsal 

21. 'Tilda'* New Ilat, play. In one act by 
" George Paston." (Originally produced 
Court, November 8, 1908; revived at the 
Afternoon (His Majesty's), January 26.) 

Mrs. Fishwick Miss Clare Greet 

Tilda Miss Mona Harrison 

Daisy Meadows Miss Loraa Lawrence 

Walter Emerson .... Mr. Emeert Cosham 
— Wyndham's. 

21. The Little Damozel, play, in three acts, by 
Monckton Hoffe. Transferred to the 
Prince of Wales's. December 27. 

Recklaw Poole .Mr. Charles Hawtrev 

Hon. Fitzioy Lock.. Mr. A. Vane-Tempest 

Captain Neil Partington Mr. Lyle 

Walter Angel Mr. Arthur Playfair 

Papa Bartholdy Mr. Hubert Druce 

Franz Pepo Mr. Ernest Thesiger 

Abraham Mr. Cecil Rose 

A Servant Mr. Lionel Williams 

Sybil Craven Miss Gladys Mason 

Julie Alardy Miss May Blayney 

— Wyndham's. 

21.||!rhe Fortune of Christina M'Nab, play, in 
a prologue and three acts, adapted by 
Miss C. R. Berryman from a novel of Miss 
McNaughton. 

Christina M'Nab Miss Adah Dick 

Jessie Miss Agnes Dick 

Colin McCrae Mr. James Annand 

Lady Anne Drummond Miss C. K. Berryman 
Dick Drummond .. Mr. A. C. Berryman 

Maid Miss Rita Short 

Judith Campbell Miss Vivian Gurney 

Lady Muriel Stonor . . Miss G. Davies 
Captain Stonor .. Mr. S. Seguin Strahan 
Duchess of Southwark .. Miss M. Wither 
Duke of Southwark.. Mr. Richard Healey 

Lord Hardcastle Mr. C. E. Isbister 

Lady Barbara Elpbinstone..Miss R. Short 

Miss Greville Miss West 

Miss Jenkinson Smith Miss Healey 

Mr. Campbell Mr R. H. Vercoe 

Robert Crawford Mr. Chas. E. Short 

— Cripplegate Institute 

23. The Merry Peasant, musical play, in three 
acts, adapted from Victor Leon and Leo 
Fall's Der Fidele Bauer. Revised version, 
with book by Cosmo Hamilton, November 
20. Last performance (the 71st) January 
1, 1910. 

Mattheus Roiter Mr. Courtice Pounds 

Stefan Mr. Julius Walther 

Lindoberer Mr. George Giddena 

Vincent Mr. Leslie Stiles 

General Von Grumow .. Mr. F. Dawson 
Lieut. Von Grumow .. Mr. Harry Taylor 

Randaschl Mr. Wyndham Guise 

Endelshofer Mr. Foster Courtenay 

Heinrich Mr. Maxwell Stewart 

Paul Mr. Pendered Price 

Gustave Mr. B. White 

Frederich Mr. Cecil Kingsley 

Theodore Mr. H. A. Worth 

Master of Ceremonies .. Mr. Alec Wilson 

Zopf Mr. Arthur Williams 

Annamirl Miss Sybil Arundale 

Countess Von Grumow.. Miss R. Grimston 

Freda Miss Marie West 

Rosalie Miss Dorothy Monkman 

Ella Miss Lily Mills 

Estha Miss Gladys Gay 

Amela Miss Ethel Negrettl 

Victoria Miss Violet EoUaiR 



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The Merry Peasant {contimied). 

Louie Miss Gloria Dene 

Estelle Miss Enid Essex 

Lizi Miss Florence St. John 

Little Aunarairl ) 'Sr Aj^Ui' 

Little Rosalie l-Tj- ^f^L 

Little Vincent ( ^^''ar'na 

Guests — Misses Glory Pearce, Ida Bar- 
nard, Lilian Willard, Marie Clements, 
Molly EUesmere, Edith Hamilton, Pesgy 
Dwyer, Delia Drew, Claire Sefton, 
Dorothy Plowden, Flora Macdonald, 
Alma Eyre, Kathlene Hayes. 

— Strand 

25. For Honour and Revenge, drama, by A. 
McLeod Loader. 

James Galston . . Mr. Montague Beaudyn 
Sir Gilbert Redville .... Mr. H. C. Ward 

Harry Travers Mr. C. D. Pitt 

Joe Recliitts Mt. A. A. Tomlin 

Arthur Redville . . Mr. Chas. B. Clarence 

Mr. Grant Mr. John Taylor 

Police Inspector Mr. Arthur Britton 

Police Constable Mr. Bernard Dawes 

Fireman Jones Mr. David Bray 

Viillage Policeman .. Mr. Stephen Phillips 

Mrs. Jones Miss Cora Patey 

Nancy O'Brien Miss Phyllis Rae 

Mary Galston Miss Irene Stanhope 

Maud Desmond Miss Irene Munroe 

— O.H., St. Helens 

25. Ttie Servant in the House, play, in five 
acts, by Charles Rann Kennedy. (S.P., 
Bijou, Bayswater, June 19, 1907.) Last per- 
form iiie^' (the 4Cth) December 4. 
James Ponsonbv Makeshyfte J. H. Barnes 
Rev. William Smythe..Mr. Guy Standing 

Auntie Jliss Edith Wynne Matthison 

Mary Miss Gwladys Wynne 

Manson Mr. Sydney Valentine 

Rogers Mr. Ben Field 

Mr. Robert Smith Mr. Henry Miller 

— Adelphi 

20. Court Cards, concert scena, by E. 0. Mat- 
thews, composed by J. Sheridan Gordon. 
King of Diamonds .. Mr. Arthur Vernon 
Knave of Diamonds .. Mr. Willie Garvey 
Ace of Spades .. Mr. Douglas Wakefield 
Queen of Diamonds.. Miss Nellie Burdette 

Queen of Hearts Miss Rose Alderman 

Chance Mr. Sheridan Gordon 

— Rehearsal 

Z'.^The Chance of a Lifetime, sporting and 
romantic drama, by Nat Gould — Elephant 
and Castle. 

29.^Seven Days, " comedy of terrors," in three 
acts, by Mary Roberts Rinehart and 
Avery Hopwood. 

Jimmie Wilson Mr. Yorke Stephens 

Tom Harrison Mr. G. D. Hare 

Dallas Brown Mr. M. McHonnest 

Flannigan Mr. M. Reisher 

The Burglar Mr. Gerald Nathan 

Kit McNair Miss Ella Erskine 

Bella Knowles Miss Adela Spon 

Anne Brown Miss Frances Carter 

Selina Carruthers Miss Pansy Harris 

— Court 

29. HOn Credit, play, in three acts, by Frances 
M. Lightner. 
Dr. Hugh Earned .. Mr. Yorke Stephens 

Daniel Strauss Mr. G. D. Hare 

Abraham Opiienhals ..Mr. Mark Reisher 

Vergie Brown Miss Frances Carter 

Miss Trowbridge Miss Adela Spon 

Myrtle Miss Pansy Harris 

Valeska le Roy Miss Ella Erskine 

—Court 



ZO.^The Eve of Waterloo, sketch In one scene 
and a tableau, by H. Cassell and T. G. 
Bailey. 

Napoleon Mr. Edmund Tearle 

Auguereaii Mr. Thomas Price 

Marquis de Beaumont .. Mr. Henry Greig 

Chevalier de Orsy Mr. P. P. Millar 

Sergeant Mr. Alfred Talboys 

Josephine Miss Katie Richards 

—King's, Kilmarnock 



NOVEMBER. 

l.*The Flag Lieutenant, naval comedy, in 
four acts, by Major W. P. Drury and Leo 
Trevor. (Originally produced at the Play- 
iiouse, June 16, 1908.) 
Vice-Admiral Sir Berkley Wynne 

K.C.B Mr. A. Holmes-Gore 

John Penrose Mr. Percy Blunt 

Richard Lascelles Mr. Cyril Maude 

Christopher Neate Mr. C. B. Keston 

William Thesiger Mr. H. Nye Chart 

Walter Crutchley Mr. E. Mainwaring 

Horatio Hood Mr. R. Bottomley 

Edward Dormer-Lee Mr. E. Coutt's 

Charles Penny Mr. W. Larcombe 

George Blockley Mr. L. Palmer 

Thomas Steele Mr. C. Hampden 

Joehua Borlase Mr. C. Francis 

James Sloggett Mr. J. Harwood 

General Gough-Bogle Mr. S. Paxton 

Colonel McLeod Mr. M. Wetherell 

Captain Miinroe Mr. L. Crauford 

Michael Palliser Mr. D. McCarthy 

Memiti Salos Mr. W. Percival 

Mt?.. Cameron Miss Maude Mi'Iett 

Lady Hermione Wynne .. Miss E. KilHck 

Viola Hood Miss Dorothy Fane 

.Mrs. Gough-Bogle Miss E. Cbamhera 

Lady Dugdale Miss A. Raven.'!croft 

— Plavhouse. 

l.Jil Girl's Temptation, drama, in four acta, 
by Mrs. Morton Powell. (Originally pro- 
duced Star, Liverpool, July 12.) 

Kate Stirling Miss G. Gilbert 

Guy Warren Mr. F. V. Fenn 

Mark Klaw Mr. Clifford Earle 

Basil Warren Mr. C. E. Lambert 

Geoffrey Stirling Mr. W. Kenion 

Jim Judd Mr. Fred J. Mace 

Sammy Sniggles Freddie Bentley 

Moss i.<5aacstein Mr. W. H. Grande 

Hon. Charles Clade .... Mr. T. Handley 

Hyram Pinch Mr. J. Birchenough 

P.C. Lockley Mr. Andrew Clarke 

Lady Heath'fleld Miss Valerie R.nssell 

Mrs. Stirling Miss Louie Walton 

Jemima Joesop Miss Amy Corallie 

Mrs. Fade Mi-s? Constance Crewe 

Grace Bearing Miss Addie Butler 

Mary Dewar Miss Nellie Clift 

Annie Brown Miss Blanche Lee 

— Shakespeare. 

1. The Princess and the Vagabond, play, in 
tour acts, by Olive Fulton. 
Cardinal Mallilieu .. Mr. Harding Thomas 

King Roderick Mr. Walle Spinner 

Prince P^oderick Mr. F. D. Powell 

Col. Steinhart .. Mr. Victor Garnet Vayne 

Captain Max Mr. Henry R. Merrill 

Colonel Volsom Mr. T. Wolveston 

Lieut. Hildred Kelvitz..Mr. Leon Cortville 

Jacques Mr. F. Finch 

Bruno Miss Olive Fulton 

Prince Rupert Mr. Norman Partriege 

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The Prinrftitanil Ihr Vaiinhontl {ronlhiurd). 

Counte«« Oelderd . Miss Zena St. George 

Lady Norn Elnburg Mifis Dora Mason 

Vaflhti MiR.^ Rofla Clew 

Lady Clementina MiM Mona Pawle 

Lady Veronica Miss Dorecn Crosliy 

Marguerite Miss Shiela O'More 

— Osborne, Mancheeter. 

1. An UnpardonalU Sin, iUrama, by Walter 

Reynolds, founiled on The Sin of a Life. 
founded on Oiiida's novel. " Wanda." 
(Produced at the Princess's, September 30, 
loni.) 

Marquie De Sabran ..LauderdaJe Maitland 
Prince Egon Vasarhely 

Mr. G. A. Brandram 

Dr. Greswold Mr. Henry 8. Dacre 

Prince Lilionhohe .. Mr. Charles A. Jamee 

Due de Noira Mr. Cvril Rovce 

Karl Von Kaulnitz Mr. W. J. Greene 

Otto Mr. John Hignett 

Qeorgea Mr. Fred Hopkins 

Countess Olpa Brancka . . Miss D. Gwynne 

Princess Ottillie Miss Clara Davine 

Bela Little Doris Gourden 

Countese Von Szalras .. Janet Alexander 
— O.H., Middlesbrough. 

2. The SeriotiU. comedy, translated from the 

Russian of Anton Tchekhov, by George 
Calderon. 

Madame Arcadina Miss Mary Jerrold 

Constantine Troplef..Mr. Milton Rosmer 

Sorin Mr. Laurence Hanray 

,V"* • Miss Irene Clarke 

Petroff Mr. HuT)ert Harben 

Paulinde Mise Marie Hudspeth 

???^ha Miss Lola Duncan 

.Jrigorin Mr. Campbell Gullan 

^.orn Mr. M. R. Morand 

^°" Mr. Perceval Clarke 

^akol Mr. Griffiths 

Cook Mr. George Wyley 

Housemaid Miss Eva Chaplin 

o4*a,, ,. ., —Royalty, Glasgow. 

S.ljifte Aew Landlord, one-act play, by F. 

p. Rone. (Originally produced as a music 
hall sketch at the Hippodrome, Margate. 
October 4.) . 

Michael Dolan Mr. Henry Bagge 

« ''i •; M>. Ewart Drake 

Mrs. Barton Miss Doris Evelyn 

— Rehearsal. 

SAThe Last RaUy, play, in one act, by Henry 
Bagge and F. D. Bone. 

Brighouse Grant Mr. Henry Bagge 

Nancy Grant Miss Doris Evelvn 

Barbon Mr. Ewart Drake 

— Rehearsal. 

The Minstrel and the Maid, " altruistic 
and unsophisticated romance," by H. 
Scott, the music by Douglas Scott. 

Queen Komeley Miss Nora Arnold 

Princees Pearl Miss Beatrice Farnell 

La<iy Sangazure Miss Ethel .Tou.5Jffe 

The High Chamberlain.. JJr. Gordon Jack 
The Grand Duke Cecil.. Miss May Farnell 

Lord Faithful Mr. C. D. H. Wooster 

Sir Percy Vere..Mr. Leo Rowe Edwards 

Sir Frank Friend Mr. Percy Walters 

Fairy Queen.. Miss Dorothy le Maxchand 

England Miss Dionis Hudleston 

Scotland Miss Madge Collingwood 

Ireland Miss Joyce Hudleston 

Waleift Miss Gladys Portway 

Jack Tar Miss Blanche Bedford 

—Victoria Hall, Baling. 



4. Bich Misi Rustle, " Irresponsible operetta 
comique," libretto by H. Scott, ma^ic by 
Myles W. Horstlcld and Douglass Scott, 
with additional numbers by Hugh Calen- 
don. 

Sir Wejitworth Wilder.... Mr. L. Holland 
Capt. Walter Wilder .. Sidney B. Deproe 

Cecil Hirsute Mr. Geoffrey Hoopef 

Freddy Fitzfoodle .. Mr. Ronald Colman 

Sylvester Swank Mr. Ja?per Peck 

Iterbert Cholmondeley. .Mr. R. du Revcral 

Nero Hawk Mr. Gordon Jack 

Macgregor Robinson, P.C Mr. 0. Taylor 

Mir^ Lucinda Lollaway Miss M. Irwin 

Mini! Rustle Miss Maud Hardy 

—Victoria Hall, Ealing. 

7. A Lost Chance, duologue, by Bertha N. 

Graham. 

Andy Whittacombe. .Mr. Frank Cochrane 

Jessie Wilson Miss Freda Sharlott« 

— Rehearsal. 

8. The Great Mrs. Alloway, play, in three 

acts, by Douglas Murray. Last perform- 
ance (the 2Gtli), December 3. 

Sir Ch. Hewitt-Gore Mr. Frei Kerr 

Lord Glaverhouae Mr. D. Milward 

George Hartland .. Mr. Arthur Wontner 
Rev. Herbert Prvnne .. Mr. H. Bunston 

Patrick Moore Mr. Reginald Owen 

Fletcher Mr. Philip Knox 

Mrs. Hartland Miss Lena Ashwell 

Lady Glayerhouse .. Mies K. Sergeantaon 
Mrs. Scott-Gamble .... Miss M. Mcintosh 
Mrs. Cuthbert-Jones .. Miss Joy Chatwyn 

Neska Miss Adeline Bourne 

Ethel Prynne Miss Nina Sevening 

— Globe. 

&.*Trilby, play, in three acts, dramatised by 
Paul M. Potter from the late George du 
Maurier's novel. Last performance (the 
20th), November 24. 

Svengali Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree 

Talbot Wvnne Mr. Edward Sass 

Alexander" McAlister Mr. J. B. Gordon 

William Bagot Mr. Henry Alnley 

Gecko Mr. Henry Morrell 

Zouzou , Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Dodor Mr. Walter R. Creighton 

Oliver Mr .Frank Esmond 

Lorimer Mr. C. H. Croker King 

Rev. Thomas Bagot.. Mr. William Havlland 

Manager Kaw Mr. Hubert Carter 

Trilbv O'Ferrall Miss Viola Tree 

Mrs. "Bagot Mrs. E. H. Brooke 

Mm*. Vinard Miss Cicely Richards 

Mimi Miss Hilda Moore 

Honorine Miss Marie Hemingway 

Angele Miss Clare Harris 

—His Majesty's. 

&.*The Van Dyck, dbAmatic episode. In one 
act, adapted from the French of Eugfene 
Fourrier P6rineue by Cosmo Gordon Len- 
nox. (Originally produced at His Majesty's 
March 16, 1907.)— His Majesty's. 

8.\My Lady's Visit, play, in one act, by H. 
M. Vernon— New. 

S.HrAe City, play of American life in three 
acts, by Clyde Fitch— New. 

B.iAn Academy Picture, play, in one act, by 
A. Ethel Chillingworth. (Produced by 
the Rehearsal Company.) 

Jim Benison Mr. Harold Chapln 

Avis Benison Miss Olivia Glynn 

Dick Hollis Mr. W. Coats-Bush 

Sarah Miss Elsie Alexandra 

Carrier's Man Mr, Walter Hubert 

— Bebcaraal. 



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8. The Isle of Indolence, light opera, In two 
acts, libretto by J. Herbert Heywood, and 
music by Richard Knight. 

PersadoruB Mr. John Collett 

Alegron Mr. Fowler Burton 

Franqueso Mr. Orlando Kenworthy 

Potencios Mr. Ben Singleton 

Tonto Mr. George H. Ditchburn 

Art Mme. C. Boardman 

Science Miss Mary Kaye 

Literature Mise Margaret James 

Psychology Mies Millie James 

Philosophy Miss F. Johnstone 

Sociology Mies Edith Bhaw 

Phyllis Mme. Pennington 

AmoreUe Miss Ethel Percival 

Knowledge Mise Edith Jefteriee 

—Grand, Oldham. 

8. The Lily of Bermuda, musical comedy, in 

two acts, by Duse Mohamed and Ernest 

'irimingham. 

Sir Geofirey Hilton .. Mr. John Bardeley . 

Earl of Lang Mr. Arthur Hare 

Allen Ginter Mr. E. M. Robson 

Lieut. Jack Ward.. Mr. J. Burlington Rigg 

Lord Anglosax Mr. Arthur Longley 

Monsieur Leon Mr. Henry Atqnes 

Col. Clarence, C.B. .. Mr. Holliday Actlay 
Hon. John Westinghouse .. Mr. J. Orbhill 
Capt. Lord Catterage .. Mr. W. Guilbert 
Adjt. Viscount Nuneaton .. Mr. L. Heron 
Lieut. Henry Seacombe..Mr. Hayden Scott 
Maj. Lord DerwentAvater..Mr. McKierman 
Capt. William Hennesey .. Mr. B. Heron 

Adjutant de Rothe Mr. W. C. Hoddy 

Lieut. Sir Herbert Field.. Mr. L. Courtney 

Walter Woods Mr. Robert Rivere 

Joe Tucker Mr. Charley White 

Bill Smith Mr. FraBk Attree 

Viscount St. Gemiiu .. Mr. Edgar Driver 
Henry Arthur Brown .. Mr. Erneat Grata 
The Hon. Lionel Roberts .. Mr. P. Grata 

Lord Hugh Park MLsa Agnes Ellis 

Cecil Pearce Miss Lucy Lingard 

William Clarke-Nelson ..Mi&J Ada Eshelby 
Miss Ada Wright-Huntley ..Mlsa B. Rowe 
Miss Queenie Quelch .. Mies M. Johnston 

Mise May Wilmot Miss M. Penfold 

Misa Dorothea Darling ..Miss E. Brickwell 

Miss Marion Clare Miss D. Desmonde 

Miss Maxime Pemberton .. Mise N. Dene 
Miss Daisy Southampton ,. Mise D. Ewins 
Miss Muriel Paget .. Miss Mabel Maartens 
Miss Mamie Somerville ..Miss G. Forrester 
Miss Florrie Leigton .... Miss Hilda Saxe 
Mi6s Juliette Dewer . . Miss Nellie Beacon 
Miss Fanny Woodrow . . Mise L. Brickwell 
Claribel Dreadnaught. .Miss Beatrice Park 
Dowager Ducheee of Margate.. M. Burdell 
Miss Montague of Chicago .. Miss 0. Rae 

Yama Zora Miss Violet Campbell 

Lily Ginter Miss Georgina Delmar 

Guests, OfBcere, etc., Misses Angela Far- 
ren, Mabel and Gertrude Hart, Elsie Lore, 
Nina Gordon, May Carlton, Cora Trivett, 
Beatrice Karn, Blanche Alleyne, Linden, 
Florence Forde, Norma Russell, Beatrice 
Dudley, and Guillot. Meesre. Emery, P. 
Mortimer, P. Linden, A. V. Gale, T. Burt, 
G. Kirby, McGuckin, and E. Pilkington. 
Sunny South Quartet. 

— Royal, Manchester. 

9. Lorrimer Sahiston, Dramatist, pUy, in 

three acts, by R. C. Carton. Last per- 
formance (the 20th), November 28. 

Lorrimer Sabiston Mr. Geo. Alexander 

Sir Henry Cheynley, M.P...Mr. Jas. Carew 

Rev. Everard Bavne Mr. Martin Lewis 

Richard Kelham.". Mr. C. M. Lowne 

Noel Darcua Mr. Godfrey Teaxle 



Lorrimer Sabiston, Dramatist {continued), 

Mr. Fillary Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Venning Mr. Ashton Pearse 

Servant Mr. Erik Stirling 

Alida Miss Rosalie Toller 

Lady Cheynley Miss Beryl FaJ3er 

— St. James's. 

9.*The Lyons Mail, play, in three acta, 
adapte-d by Charles Reiule from Le 
Courrier de Lyon, by MM. Moreau, Sirau- 
diu, and Delacour. Last performance (the 
20th), November 27. 

Sic ''^!^^1.::.: 1 -^j^- h- b. irving 

Courriol Mr. E. Harcourt Williams 

Choppard Mr. Chas. Dodsworth 

Fouinard Mr. Tom Reynolds 

Durochat Mr. Memstock 

Jerome Lesurques Mr. Frank Tyars 

Dorval Mr. Frank Cochrane 

Didier Mr. Stanley Howlett 

Joliquet Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Guerneau Mr. H. C. Hewitt 

Lambert Mr. J. Patrick Curwen 

Postmaster of Montgeron 

Mr. B. A. Pitta 

Coco Mr. H. R. Cook 

Commissary of Police Mr. W. Graham 

Postil'ion Mr. W. Casa 

Guard Mr. P. Walder 

Waiter Mr. S. Beaumont 

Julie Miss Phyllis Embury 

Marie Miss May Holland 

Niece to Postmaster Mis6 E. F. Davis 

Jeanette Miss Dorothea Baird 

— Queen'a. 

11. Pierrot and Pierrette, lyrical musical 
drama, in two acts, words by W. E. Gro- 
gan, music by Josef Holbrooke. 

Pierrot Mr. Albert Archdeacon 

Pierrette Aliss Etita d'Argo 

The Nurse . ; Miss Katherine Jones 

The Stranger Mr. Leon de Sousa 

— His Majesty s (Afternoon Theatre). 

11. The Tinker's Wedding, comedy, in two 

acts, by J. M. Synge. 

Michael Byrne Mr. Jules Shaw 

A Priest Mr. Edmund Gurney 

Mary Byrne Miss Clare Greet 

barau Casey Misis Alona Limerick 

— His Majesty's (Afternoon Theatre). 

\\.\Babes in the Wood, one-act trifle, by H. B. 
Marriott Watson and W. Raper Bingham. 

Lord Loudon Mr. W. R. Bingham 

Jacob Mr. J. H. l^orbes 

Deha Selkirk Miss Beatrice Thrift 

Marjorie Selkirk Miss Esm6 Doderet 

Sir Peter Bale Mr. Herbert Strudwick 

Lois Taylor Miss Lily Nesbitt 

Mr. Jardine Mr. Ernest H. Robinson 

Mrs. Marchmont Miss Marion Morrell 

— Auerley Town Hall. 

12.tT/i« Pot and the Kettle, play, in one act, 
by Cicely Hamilton and Cfarisitopher St. 
John. 

Mr. Brewster Mr. C. Stewart 

Mrs. Brewsiter .. Miisa Marianne Caldwell 
Marjorie Brew-ster Miss Madge Titheradge 

Ernesit Hobbs Mr. Ben Field 

Nell Roberts Miss Elaine Inescort 

— icala. 

12. The Outcast, play, in one act, by Beatrice 

Harraden and Bessie Hatton. 

Thomas Webster .. Mr. J. C. Beresford 

Volumnla Miss Elsie Chester 

Mark Weston Mr. O. P. Heggie 

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12. tA Fagtant oj Famou* Women. 

Justice Lady Grove 

I'rejudic* Mr. Keujon iius.grave | 

Womun -MisB .Vdciine liourne i 

The Learned Wonaii :— Ujpatia, Mias 
KUiiiio lu«.»jCorl; Si. Tereba, Miua Ada 
l'ot.;<r; Lady Jane Urcy, Mbs JKirotliy 
Fiuiit-y ; Miuf. de Stacl, .Miss Frances Vane ; 
AUne. liolaiwJ, Miab .Maude Hollinaun; 
MniB. de Scud6ry, Mis* Nora Koyston ; 
Jiino .\u»ten, AlUe Wlnilrtxi Mayo; I 
U'-Kjruca SaUfd, .Mi* .Mary Webb; Caroline 
Uer«cheli, Mltie Brlutta Bruwue; Mme. ; 
Cur,e, Micd Margaret Marsliall; Graduate, ' 
Misd Maude Buchanan. The Artista :— 
Sappho, .Misa Eva BaWour; Vittoria 
Col</nna, Misa Gwendoline Bishop; An- 
gelica KauUmann, -Mi.-s Kose Mathewg; 
Vig6e le Brun, Miss Margaret Ualstan ; 
Rosa BonJieur, Miss Edith Craig; Mar- 
garet van Eyok, ML* Irene Ross; Nance 
Oldfleld, Mifie Ellen Terry. The Saintly 
Women :— St. Hilda, Mias Madeline 
Robert*; ElUabeth Fry, Miaa Joy Chat- 
wyn; Elizabeth cA Hungary, Mlss 
OwLadya Morris; Catherine ol Siena, Mrt>. 
Madeline Lucette Ryley. The Heroic 
Women :— Charlotte Corday, Mrs. Brow-n- 
Potter; Flora Macdonald, Miss Mona 
Harrison; Kate Barla&s, Miss Evelyn 
Hammill; Grar.e Darling, Miss Barbara 
Ayrton. The Rulers :—Victoriji, Mi&s An- 
gela Hubbard; Elizabeth, Miss Janette 
Steer; Zenobia, Miss Nella Powye; 
Philippa, Mrs. Sam Sothem; Deborah, 
Mi« Edyth Olive; Isabella, Miss Gran- 
ville; Catherine the Great, Mias Suzanne 
Sheldon; Ts^ft-Hsi-An, MLsb Viola Fmney. 
The Warriors:— Joan of Arc, Miss Pau- 
hne Chase; Boadicea, Miss Elizabeth 
Kirby; Agnes of Dunbar, Miss Frances, 
Wetherall ; Emilie Plater, Miss Miriam 
Lewes; Ranee of Jhanei, Munci Capel; 
.Maid of SaragOisa, Miss Vera Coburn; 
ChrUtian Davis, Miss Cicely Hamilton; 
Hannah Snell, Miss Christopher St. John; 
Mary Ann Talbot, Mrs. Rathbone; Flor- 
ence Nightingale, Miss Marion Terry. 

— Scala. 

12. Master, play, in one act, by Gertrude 
Motfett— New. 
William Dunbar.. Mr. Charles W. Somerset 

Tommy Dunbar Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Anne Dunbar Miss Margaret Buss6 

Grace Dunbar Miss Adeline Bourne 

Lady Grace Lucy ....Miss Elizabeth Kirby 
Mrs. Spaghetti Johns ....Miss B. Stanley 
Clara Matthews ..Miss Geraldine Somerset 

—Scala. 

12.^For Better, for Woref, modern play of 
American life in foui «ts, by Cleveland 
Moffett. —New. 



13. Might U Right, one-act play, by Netta 
Syrett. 

Lady Seaborne Miss Daisy F. England 

Miss Barbera Tracy.. Miss Amy B. Thomas 

Miss Millicent Leith Miss Gillian Scaife 

Miss Finch Miss Ada Palmer 

Lady Green Miss Ada Ferrar 

Mi.ss Delafleld Miss Doris Lytton 

Miss Mowbray Miss Madge Titheradge 

Miss Bobby Binns..Miss Svdney Fairbrother 

Jenkins mV. Edward Rigby 

Montague Beauchamp ..Mr. Trevor Lowe 

Sir Frederick Goring.. Mr. E. A. Warburton 

I^rd Archibald Eagleton..Mr. E. Graham 

— Haymarket. 



13. East Lynne, play, in four acts, dramatised 
by Eric Maj-ne fivjui Mrs. Henry Wood's 
novel. Last performance (the 29th), De- 
cember 11. 

Archibald Carlyle Mr. Frederick Ross 

Capt. Francis Levison — Sir. Eric Mayne 

Lord Mountsevern Mr. Harvey Braban 

Justice Hare Mr. 8. Major Jone.s 

Richard Hare Mr. Sidney Vautier 

Lawyer Dill Mr. Sidney Young 

Bethel Mr. Terence O'Brien 

Ebenezer JifJin Mr. Hubert Willis 

George Hallijolm Mr. T. R. Gillispie 

Cornelia Carlyle Miss Blanche Stanley 

Barbara Hare" Miss Mabel Mannering 

AfTj Hallijohn ....Miss Stella de Marney 

Joyce Miss Kevill Davis 

Susanne Miss Alice M. Cox 

Little Isabel Carlvle Miss Vera Burton 

Little Willie Carlyle Miss Olga Hope 

Lady Isabel Miss Frances Dillon 

— Lyceum. 

\b.\\*Plot and Passion, a revival of this drair.a 
by Tom Taylor and John Lang, under the 
title of Marie de Pontages, was presented 
by amate irs for one performance— Court. 

15. The Price of Coal, play, in one act, by 
Harold Brighouse. 

Mary Brown Miss Agnes Bartholomew 

Jack Brown Mr. R. B. Drysdale 

Ellen Brown Miss Elspeth Dudgeon 

Polly W^alker Miss Lola Duncan 

I —Royalty, Glasgow. 

1 15. Captain Jack, play, in four acts, by F. 
Ciel. 
Captain John Wetberley 

Mr. F. H. De Qulncey 

Andrew Lee Mr A. J. Murray 

.\nthony Cliversedge Mr. Walter Steele 

; Barry Trent Mr. F. C. Leighton 

Billy Bowster Mr. Joe Rowland 

Joseph Gympsey Mr. Charles Calvert 

Ben Billet Mr. Charles Drayton 

, Ned Dedrull Mr. Dan Mining 

] Jan Schafskopf Mr. Roy Coetello 

I Dan Shivertinibers Mr. Eric Booth 

Dick Marlinspike Mr. Anthony James 

Ginge Miss Gertie Henderson 

I Wiuuie Trent Miss Peggy Linden 

, Mary Lee Miss Dora Pass 

—Royal, Ilkeston. 

16.tr/ie Debt, play, in one act, by Mrs. Tom , 
I Godfrey. (Produced by the Playwrights" 

I Association.) 

Daji Garth Mr. E. A. W^arburton 

Reuben Finch Mr. Charles Maude 

Jones Mr. G. Dickson-Kenwin 

Policeman Mr. Leonard Oi'vert 

Eve Garth Miss Nancy Price 

I — Aldwych. 

< 16.tLo»e in a Tangle, comedy, in three acts, 

i by Harry B. Vogel. (Produced by the 

j Tlavwrights' Association.) 

Earl of Menheniot Mr. W. Pearce 

Marquis of Harven Mr. Lewis Casson 

Sir Peter Lawrence -.-. -Mr. G. Bellamy 

I Lord Elstree Mr. Douglas Imbert 

Duke of St. Austell .. Mast. F. Thorndike 
Duchess of St. Austell .. Miss M. Weigal 
Ladv Charlotte Ogilvy .. Miss Helen Rous 

LadV Claire Miss Isabel Ohmead 

Countess of Beckford .. Miss Ella Erskine 

I Mrs. MacTavey Mrs. E. H. Brooke 

Ma<'gie Miss Lilian Cooper 

; Simpson Mr. Frank Kingston 

! Smithers ..., Mr. G. Dickson-Kenroin 

—Aldwych. 



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16 t^ft Impudent Comedian, play, in one act, 
by F. Frankfort Moore. 

King Charle« 11 Mr. C. J. Owneron 

Sir Charles Sedley .. Mr. Frank Graham 

l>K-k yaiTuJen Mr. Clarence Uerweiit 

Lackey Mr. Edward V. Hoile 

Nell Gwyn Miss Viola Compton 

Mrs. Gwyn Mrs. Fred Wright 

— Coronet. 

M.'iU.er Path of Sorrow, play, in four acUs. 
by Mrs. F. G. Kimberley. (Produced De- 
cember 27, Prince's, Aicrington.) 
Richard Burfleld .. Mr. F. G. Kimberley 

Markham Ferrara Mr. H. Rutland 

Guy Lowther Mr. G. Langdon 

Tommv Oniona Mr. F. Cavanagh 

Farmer Rayne Mr. W. Lowther 

Lionel Heathcote Mr. G. Keene 

Jack Smith Mr. Harry Osmond 

Doctor Simms Mr. A. Smith 

P.C. Bridge Mr. F. Fellowes 

Detective Williams .... Mr. F. Walkden 

P.C. Robinson Mr. I. Franklyn 

Warder Jackson Mr. Allen Shaw 

Mam'selle Lucille .... Miss Ellen Beverley 

Polly Green Miss Nita Owen 

Nellie Ravne Miss Maude Hastmgs 

Pauline Ferrars .... Mrs. F. G. Kimberley 
—Royal, Barry. 

JO. Revised version of The Merry Peasant, 
with book by Cosmo Hamilton— Strand. 

20 Macpherson, comedy, in three acts, by 
Neil Munro. ,, ^ „ 

John Latimer Mr. Campbell Gullan 

Lilian Latimer Mis-s Elspeth Dudgeon 

Charlie Stuart Mr. Perceval Clark 

Clotilda Fortune .... Miss Mary Jerrold 
Archibald Macpherson.. Mr. M. R. Morand 

Rebecca Swete Miss Lola Duncan 

Susan McGilp Miss Penelope Wheeler 

Sholto Blair Mr. Hubert Harben 

James Bone Hodge.. Mr. Laurence Hanray 

George Archibald J. H. Mayhew 

Servants Eva Chaplin; Irene Clarke 

—Royalty, Glasgow. 

20. A Lady's Maid's Honour, society play, in 

three acts, by G. M. Polini. 
Sir Wm. Hargreaves .. Mr. A. Warburton 
Mr. Harold Ironsides. .Mr. A. H. Rooke 
Capt. George Feltham..Mr. F. D. Da\iss 

Mr. Burton Mr. W. Leslie Ellis 

Mr. Benjamin Marks.. Mr. G. Dumenceuu 
Representative of Boyd and Holmes 

Mr. Ivan Ewart 

I ommissionaire Mr. Leslie Parker 

Valet Mr. Chas. Grant 

James Mr. Fred May 

Sybil Wpathersby..Miss Madge Trenchard 
Lady Mabel Hargreaves.. Miss M. Surrey 
Lady Lyndhurst . . Miss Margaret Rooke 

Mrs. O'Ryan Miss Alice Gambler 

Mrs. Stammers .. Miss Lucy Cato-Polini 
— Royal, Bournemouth. 

21. The Lesser Evil, play, in four acts, by 

Elliott Page and Nora Vynne. (Produced 
by the Play Actors.) 

Mr. Sandys Mr. H. Lawrence Leyton 

Major Leith Mr. Lewis Casson 

Sir Pearson Steep .. Mr. F. A. Flower 

lur. Flack Mr. Harold Chapin 

Mrs. Biglow Miss Gwladys Morris 

Nell Desmond Miss Vera Coburn 

The American Duchess. .Miss Rita Tomkins 

Ladv Aloyse Miss Adeline Bourne 

Shemus Ruach, M.P. .. Mr. W. J. Stack 
Mary Swinburne .. Miss A. Ravenscroft 

David Swinburne Mr. W. Gamble 

Frank Steading .. Mr. Hugh B. Tabberer 

Parker Mr. Gallagan 

Peters Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Mrs. Bruce Miss Doris Digby 

Dr. Nigel Bruce .... Mr. J. Farren Soatar 



Tlie Leaser Evil (continued) 

Millingtou MisB Blanche Stanley 

Lady Margot Wretton..Mi88 F. Wetherall 

Maria Miss Armine Grace 

Head Waiter Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Elfrida Miss Lilian Tweed 

Her Mothor Miss Irene Moncriefl 

Her Aunt Miss Evelyn Grey 

Her Brother Mr. Christmas Grose 

Barmaid Miss Muriel Meek 

Ostler Mr. Edward Coutts 

Country Youth Mr. Walter Cross 

Doctor Mr. Harold Chapin 

Guests at the Savoy :— Miss Ursula 
Keene, Miss Clarice Hancock, Mrs. Jan- 
son, Miss Elsie Hall, Mr. Alex Argenti, 
Mr. David Field. 

— Court. 

22.^,Bright Eyes, comedy, in three acts, adapted 
by Chas. Dickson from Charles Dickson 
and Grant Stewart's comedy, Mistaie$ 
Will Happen-~La.dbToke Hall. 

23.TIA'o Account Morgan, comedy, in four acte, 
by Charles Dickson— Ladbroke Hall. 

20. A Russian Tragedy, one-act play, adapted 
by Henry Hamilton from the German ol 
Adolph Glaas. 
General Vassilievitch... .Mr. Edwaid &aea 

Ivan Oraniefl Mr. Jules 8haw 

Paul Vanofl Mr. Henry Ainley 

Sonja Mrs. Patrick Campbell 

— Hia Majesty's. 

25. Beethoven, play, in three acts, by R6ne 
Fauchois, freely adapted by Louis N. 
Parker. Last performance (the 20th) De- 
cember 11. 

Ludwig Van Beethoven Sir Herbert B. Trc« 
Archduke Rudolf of Austria 

Mr. William Haviland 
Prince Ferdinand Kiiisky 

Mr. A. Scott Craven 
Prince Joseph Lobkowitz..Mr. E.R.Ward 

Count Von Arnim Mr. Leslie Hamer 

Nikolaus Van Beethoven .. Mr. E. Bass 
Kaspar Van peethoven . . Mr. S. Graham 
Karl (as a boy) .. Mr. Burford Hampden 

Karl (as a man) Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Le Baron de Tremont..Mr. Frank Esmond 

Anton Schindler Mr. Henry Ainley 

Adolf Schimon Mr. C. H. Croker-King 

ijranz Hoffmeister .. Mr. Frederick James 
Ignaz Schuppanzigh . . Mr. Henry Kitts 

Louis Sina Mr. Jules Shaw 

Franz Weisz Mr. Henry MorreU 

Zmeskall Von Domanovecz..Mr. H. Carter 

Moritz Breuning Mr. J. W. Pigott 

—nselm HUttenbrenner. .Mr. C. Heatherley 
Bettina Brentano .. Miss Evelyn D'Alroy 
Giulietta Guicciardi . . Miss Hilda Antony 

Trude Miss Alice Mansfield 

Theresa Miss Elinor Foster 

Johanna Miss Ethel Hodgkins 

The Eight Symphonies : — Misses Hilda 
Moore, Sylvia Young, Irene Smith, Laura 
Cowie, Elizabeth Dsxter, Eva Balfour, 
»jiare Harris, Marie Hemmingway. The 
Ninth Sjn phony: — Miss Evelyn D'Alroy. 
— His Majesty's. 

36. Destiny (La Forza del Destino), Verdi's 
opera, in the English language. 

Don Alvaro Mr. Edward Davies 

Don Carlo de Vargas .. Mr. Alan Turner 
Marquis de Calatrava . . Mr. Alex Richard 
Father Melitone .. Mr. Frederick Clendon 
Father Guardiano .. Mr. A. Winckworth 

Trabuco Mr. W. O'Connor 

Curra Miss Douglas Wilson 

The Alcade | ^r_ i?,„_i, t,„„„ 

A Surgeon -i^^' ^'^^"'^ ^°^^ 

Preziosilla Miss Doris Woodall 

Leonora di Vargas . . Miss Gertrude Vania 
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Zl^Tht lTvT of Leslie' neieltine';! oM-act play, 
by N. Thorpe Mayne. 
Harold Gniy, F.R.A.S. .. Mr. C. Derwcnt 
B?e neseltine ...... Mr Lew s Cas.^n 

Rev Amyas Heseltine .. Mr. II. Mauie 

niroer Mr. Bertram Stevens 

Sea Gray Miss Eily Malyon 

Jessica uray -Countv. Kingston. 



St. Vrsula-s rUgrimage m\T&c\e P»"y. Jn 
Ave pictures, by the Uon. Mrs. Alfred 
Lyttelton. , . ^u . • 

Saint Ursula .... Hon. Cynthia Chartens 
?,i' „ »iT„rim . Mr. James Hearn 

^rn^ylhur ■■.■.■.".■ Mr. Stanley Hewlett 
Her AnKel .. . Mrs. Patrick Campbell 

HeJ Nurse Hon. Norah Dawnay 

nfbila Hon. Mary Vesey 

V.^rea Mrs. Raymond Asquith 

Corbula Miss Mary Lyttelton 

Fadsv . Mr- Lewis Casson 

The Ambassador .... Mr. Alan Campbell 

The Chamberlain Mr. D. R- Young 

The Messenger Hon. H. Chartens 

The Soldan Mr. E. A. Warburton 

— Court. 



50 'La Dame aux Camelias, play, in five actc. 
by Alexandre Dumas, flls (performed m 
Russian). , ^ . i. 

Georges Duval M. Michael Keich 

Armand Duval M. Fred Raxlolin 

Gaston Rieux .... M. Constantin Rubeni 

Saint-Gaudene M. Vassih ^e^at<>f 

Gustave M. Peter Petrof 

Count de'Giray M. Paul Neratof 

Baron de Varville .... M. Alexis Meeetski 

5oetor M. Thomas Olenski 

Nichette".'.' Mme. Anna Kipman 

Prudence Mme. Varvana Ilunskaia 

Nanine Mme. Vera Verter 

Olvmpe .... Mile. Anna Alemikova-B>Kof 

Marguerite Gautier...Mme. L. Yavorskaia 

—His Maiesty'3 (Afternoon) 

SO The Importance of Being Earnest, a trivial 
oomp'is for serious people, in three act*, 
by Oscar WUde. (Originally produced at 
St. James's, February 14. 1895.) 
John Worthing, J.P...Mr. Geo. Alexander 
Algernon Mohcrieffe. Mr. A. Aynesworth 
Canon Chasuble.. Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Merriman Mr. Erik Stirling 

Lane Mr- T. Weguelin 

Ladv Bracknell -Mifis Helen Rous 

Hon". Gwendolen Fairfa.x 

Miss Stella Patrick Campbell 

Cecily Cardew Miss Rosalie Toller 

Miss Prism -^IIss Alice Beet 

— St. James's. 

SO.'The yurtery Governess, play, in one act, 
tran.slated and adapted from M. Proving' 
La Gouvernante by P. Duchesne. (Origin- 
ally produced at the Kenhington, October 
26, 1908.) 

Mr. Simiwoa Brigge..Mr. Ashton Pearsc 
Captain Tr«>nt. . ..Mr. Harcourt Williame 
Mrs. Trent.. Miss Jean Sterling Mackinlay 

Wilson Miss Marjorie Waterlow 

—St. James's. 

SO. The House Opposite, play, in four acts, by 
Perceval Landon. 
P^t. Hon. Henry Rivers 

Mr. Herbert Waring 

Sir Edward Harrowby Mr. C. Allan 

Richard Cardyne Mr. H. B. Irving 

Stuart Fillerby Mr. Eric Maturin 

Paul Sandys Mr. Alex. Bcott-Gatty 



The n.'use Opi>o»ite [continued). 

Pjtrker Mr. J. Patric Curwen 

Hon. Mrs. Rivers Miss Eva Moore 

Mrs. Calthorpe Mis« Muriel Beaumont 

Lady MurieJ Wentwortli 

Mis« Phyllis Embury 

Marie Miss Dora Barton 

Sybil Miss Grace Starling 

—Queen's. 

Za.lsAeroplane Mad, comedietta, by Charles 
and G. Seton Craik. 

Roger Hinton Mr. Alan Ellison 

Joan Mr. G. H. Perrin, jun. 

Hon. Charley Cholmondely..Mr. C. Craik 

Bower Mr. G. Wright 

—Manor Hall, Easton. 



DECEMBER. 

1. The Visit, play, in one act, by Richard 
Pryce, adapted from " Freddy's Ship," by 
Mary E. Maan. 
Mrs. MacmicheL.Miss Henrietta Watson 

Mrs. Benson Miss Marie Linden 

Maid Miss Marie Shields 

Rev. G. Benson Mr. Daniel McCarthy 

Colonel Macmichel Mr. E. Mainwaring 

—Playhouse. 

1. Little Mrs. Cummin, comedy, in three acts, 
by Richard Pryce, adapted from " The 
Eglamore Portraits," by Mary E. Mann. 

Mrs. Cummin Miss Lottie Venne 

Juliet Miss Marie Lohr 

Mre. Plain .Miss Emma Chambers 

Susy Plain Miss Esm^ Hubbard 

Harriet Miss Dorothy Fane 

Clarence Eglamore.. Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Horace Eglamore Mr. Lennox Pawle 

Captain Sands Mr. Charles Sugden 

Mills Mr. M. Wetherell 

—Playhouse. 

2AHow to be a Hero, sketch, by R. Malcolm 
Morley. 

Samuel Meek ...Mr. Cecil C. Cross'ey 

.Margaret Miss Grete Hahn 

Malcolm Montgomery.. Mr. R. M. Morley 
— Rehearsa'. 

2.iUnde at the Office, one-act play, by Grete 
Hahn. 

Charlie Jones Mr. R. Malcolm Morley 

Octavius Mr. Cecil C. Crossley 

Molly Henderson Miss Grete Hahn 

—Rehearsal. 

■2J-Enchantment, one-act play by Grete Hahn. 

Hugh Rossiter Mr. Everard Vanderlip 

Alfred Turner Mr. Cecil C. Crossley 

Kell Miss Grete Hahn 

—Rehearsal. 

2.*The Electra of Sophocles, revived by a 
Greek company headed by Miss Smi'tou 
-Terry's. 

2.*Mme Lydia Yavorskaia appeared in La 
Dame aux Camelias and the fifth act of 
Alexander Ostrovsky's Vassilissa Melen- 
tieva (Ivan the Terrible)— Bis Majesty's 
(Afternoon). 

3. Toller's Wife, one-act play by Cosmo 
Hamilton— Chiswick Town Hall. 



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Z\rh.e Lily, play, in four acts, adapted from 
the French of Pierre Wolff and Gaston 
Leroux, by David Belasco. 

C'omte de Maigny Mr. Claude Wilson 

Vicomte Maxmillian de Maigny 

Mr. Erie Scott 

Huzar Mr. Wilton Leojiard 

Georges Arnaud Mr. Ernest E. Korris 

Bernard Mr. Martin Alwyne 

Emile Plock Mr. Ellis Carlyle 

Joseph Mr. Edward Bond 

Jean Mr. Edward Snow 

A Gamekeeper Mr. Percy Smith 

Delettc Miss May Norris 

Christiane Miss Ivy Williams 

Lucie Miss Adah Rothwell 

Susanne Miss C. Fenton 

Alice Miss E. Cecil 

—Dais ton. 

otThe Showing U-p of Blanco Posnet, " a 
sermon in crude melodrama," by George 
Bernard Shaw. (Originally produced at 
the Abbey, Dublin, on April 25. Now pro- 
duced by the Abbey Theatre Company, 
under the auspices of the Stage Society.) 

Babsy Miss Eileen O'Doherty 

Lottie Miss Daisy Reddy 

Hannah Miss Sheila O'Sullivaa 

Jessie Miss Mary Nairn 

Emma Miss Eithne Magee 

Elder Daniels Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Blanco Posnet Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Strapper Kemp Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Feemy Evans Miss Sara AUgood 

Sheriff Kemp Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Foreman of Jury Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Nestor Mr. John Carrick 

Waggoner Joe Mr. Eric Gorman 

The Womati Miss Maire O'Neill 

— Aldwych. 

H-lTerence, comedy, in four acts, foimded 
on her novel of the same name by Mrs. 
B. M. Croker. (Originally produced at 
the Royal, Margate, February 18, 1907; 
revived at the Gaiety, Dublin, March 1, 
1909.) 

Sir Greville Fanshawe Mr. J. B. Fox 

Capt. Bertrand Lovell Mr. F. M. Saker 

Simon Foulcher Mr. E. A. Douglas 

Terence M)-. A. Austin-Leigh 

Patrick Ryan ..Mr. James R. La- Fane 

The Judge Mr. J. Byron Douglass 

Captain Willis Mr. Hugh Arkwright 

Waiter at the Hotel Mr. Dane Scott 

Lady Nita Fanshawe..Mi68 Et^hel Royale 

Maureen D'Arcy Miss Laura Walker 

Mrs. Duckett Miss Mabel Archdall 

Sally O'Hara Miss Emmie O'Reilly 

Julia Mies Maud Abbott 

Mrs. Perry Miss Eileen Curran 

Misa Neville MLse Joan Earl 

— Fulham. 

G. The Reward, play, in one act, by Millicent 
Edmonds. 
Geoffrey Milton.. Mr. E. Vivian Edmonds 

Ralph Baxter Mr. Geo. Porteous 

Ruth Milton Miss Ethel Vinroy 

Sergt. Brown Mr. W. H. Dewhurst 

Trooper Smith Mr. Percy Gibson 

— Dalston. 

6. The Purple Emperor, musical comedy, in 
two acts, book by Tristram Crutchley, 
music by Harold Austin, lyrics by Tris- 
tram Crutchley and Cyril Austin. 

Constantine Jakes Mr. C. McNaughton 

Major Domo Mr. Rudolph Kioss 

Robert Bacon Mr. Reg. Edwards 

Lieut. L. Restrain.. Mr. Rolaiid Bottomley 
Sub-Lieut. Clinton... .Mr. N. C. Bennett 
Sub-Lieut. Gerald Jones.. Mr. Reg. Haxley 



7'hc Purple[Empcrorl{continued). 

Sub-Lieut. McLean.. Mr. William Pringle 

Reginald Vincent Miss Male Sydney 

Christine Carlington Miss Gladys Ivery 

Daisy Bedford Miss Winnie Browne 

Ethel Huntingdon Miss Gladys Erskine 

Kitty Green Miss Grace Courtley 

Lavinia Brown Miss Phyllis Manners 

—King's. 

7. I'he Lethal Hotel, " grotesque," in one act, 

by A. M. Willner, freely translated by 
Frederick Whelen. 

Mr. X Mr. Edward Sass 

Mr. Y Mr. Evelyn Beerbohm 

The Inspector Mr. Leon M. Lion 

The Charwoman Mise Alice Mansfield 

A Footman Mr. A. Cleave 

— His Majesty's. 

S.^The Father of Her Child, play, in four 
acts, by Jack Sujerman. 

Colonel Matlock Mr. Maurice Drew 

Gerald Matlock Mr. John Gerant 

Frank Hope Mr. Philip Lawton 

Fred Fleetwood. .Mr. Frank Derek Powell 

Bobby Bunting Mr. Harry Ives 

John Parkins Mr. W. F. Clements 

John Thomas Mr. Theo. Channing 

Thomas John Mr. Edward Larkins 

Mr. Penfold Mr. H. E. Lewis 

Mr. Grimm Mr. Linfleld 

Dr. Camp Mr. A. Yorke 

Jones Mr. A. Willoughby 

Policeman X41 Mr. Tom Moore 

Mrs. Randall Miss Crick 

Claire Randall Miss Ada Roscoe 

Lucy Randall Miss Nora Marion 

Kitty Garland Miss Edith WallU 

Landlady of the Unicorn.. Miss H. Poplin 
— O.H., Buxton. 

8. The Blue Bird, fairy play, in five acts, by 

Maurice Maeterlinck, translated by Alex- 
ander Teixeira de Maltos. 

Mummy Tyl Miss Margaret Murray 

Daddy Tyl Mr. E. A. Warburton 

Tyltyl Mis(3 Olive Walter 

Mytyl Miss Pauline Gilmer 

Fairy B6rylune Mi.ss Carlotta Addison 

Bread Mr. Edward Rigby 

Fire Mr. William Vokea 

Tyl6 Mr. Ernest Hendrie 

Tylette Mr. Norman Page 

Water Miss Ina Pelly 

Milk Miss Doris Lytton 

Sugar Mr. H. R. Hignett 

Light Miss Enid Rose 

Gaffer Tyl Mr. William Farren 

Granny Tyl Miss Daisy England 

Nis;ht- Mrs. Saba Raleigh 

Time Mr. C. V. France 

The Oak Mr. J. Fisher White 

Neighbour Berllngot Miss C. Addison 

Berlingot's Daughter Miss L. Caldiwell 

The Wolf Mr. R. P. Lamb 

The Pig Mr. E. Gilburt 

The Bear Mr. E. J. Sulley 

The Cow Mr. Roy Travers 

The Bull Mt E. A. Warburton 

The Sheep Mr. J. Cassels Cobb 

The Cock Mr. Stephen Thomas 

The Rabbit Mr. Charlie Thomas 

The Horse Mr. Arthur Websttr 

The Ass Mr. Francis Chamier 

Boy Lover Miss Joan Hayee 

Girl Lover Miss Nonny Lock 

The Elm Mr. Ernest Graham 

The Beech Mr. Joseph O'Brien 

Oak-Sapling Miss Dorothy Macready 

The Lime Mr. Leonard Calvert 

The Birch Mr. R. H. Leverett 

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The Blue Bird {rontiniieih. 

The Ivy Mr. K. Dentiyfl 

The Poplnr Mr. J. Dickson-Kenwin 

The Willow Mr. W. R. Huttou 

The Goat Mr. F. M. Kelly 

The Blue Child Miss Marjorie BurgtBs 

Cold-in-Uie-Uea(l..Mifis Blanche Davidson 
— Uaymarlcft. 

9. The Stronger Woman, play, in one act, by 
August Stiiiidberg, iraoslaled by Kdilh 
A. Browne and Franii Schloesser. 

Mme. X Lady Tree 

Mile. Y Mme. Lydia Yavorskaia 

— His Majesty's (Afternoon). 

11. Where Children Rule, children's fairy play, 
in four actd, by Sydney Blow and 
Douglas Hoare, with lyrics by Douglas 
Hoere and music by Edward Jones. 
David Pennyfather.... Master B. Andrews 
Klizabeth Pennyfather. .Miss Bella Terry 

•Mr. Pennyfather Mr. Clayton Green 

Mrs. Pennyfather Miss Cynthia Brooke 

Uncle Joiiah Mr. Percy Marshall 

Jane Miss Minnie Saunders 

.Mr. Brown Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

Watkins Mr. Lytton Grey 

Miss Watkins Miss Winifred Rae 

H.M. the Queen Miss Marjorie Dane 

Harold Master Eric Rae 

Walter Master Charles OldfleW 

William Master George Jervis 

AdolpJius Master Cyril Turner 

Daphne Miss Dulcie Greatwich 

Ruth Miss ELsie Agar 

Captain Master George Burton 

FelLx Master Sidney Sherwood 

Rosaiys Miss Effie Byrne 

Vernon Master Willie West 

Black Rod Master Sidney Levman 

Martha Miss Rose Landor 

Mr. Jorrocks Mr. Reginald Crompton 

Colonel Ro^iter Mr. Lawrence Caird 

Mr. Bagot .Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

Dr. Garlick Mr. Sydney Paxton 

Mr. Smith Mr. Henry Kerr 

Mr. Pullinger Mr. H. C. Hewitt 

Mr. Harbinger Mr. A. J. Barber 

— Garrick 

13. Take It to Heart, episode, by G. P. 
Newall— County, Kingston. 

\3AThe King's Cup, play in four act<s, by H. 
Dennis Bradley and E. Phillips Oppenr 
heim. 

Captain Erllto Mr. Charles Bryant 

Duke JCichoas of Rie>st 

Mr. H. Nye CShart 

Waltcx Brand Mr. Paul Arthur 

Baron DomJlofl .\Lr. J. L. Mackay 

Mr. Van Decht Mr. Sydney Paxton 

Mt. Hessen Mr. Bertram Steer 

General Dajtaoft Mr. A. G. Oraig 

M. Eflenden Mr. George Bealby 

Old Basdi Mr. Alfred P. PhUlips 

Attendant Mr. Gisein Waitexe 

Page Boy Mi. I-esilie Moore 

Oounte* Marie of Rie&t 

Mis* Norma W'halLey 

Sara Van Decht Mise Nina Sevening 

— Aoelphi 

IZ. The Great Gaingee, mueicai p-lay, in two 
Acis, written by A. F. Allen Tower, and 
composed by W. McConndl-Wood. 
E.NGUSH Characters in Acts One and 

Two. 
Nicodemue Noddle 

Mx. Harry Paulton, jun 
Lord Marmaduke Montague Ladle 

Mr. Maurice Pearce 

Theophilus Ramp :Mr. Jim Davis 

Bill Bailey .... Mr. Josepih A. Lonjdou 



The Great Oamgee (coniinueil), 

Jeremiah Hold the-Tongue Sobriety Brown 
Mr. Richard Pearson 
Ucrr Wujet Von Urt6 

Mr. Arthur Hutchinson 

Alexander Cadet Mr. George Dove 

Ado'ph Grandbolt .. Mr. R. R. Luther 
Ferdinand Fitzgerald .. Mr. A. H. Rowe 
Charles Henry L'Es>.trange..Mr. J. Petrie 
Wm. De Vere Pole .. Mr. George Healy 
Jiames Yellow-Pu6h .. Mr. H. A. Lawton 

Evelyn Oarew Miss Peg^y Mottatt 

Grace Marjorie Remnant .. Mi£6 L. Hill 

Beatrice VaUance Mrs. Lieter Scott 

Madame Contraditione. .Mrs. E. J. Potie 

Martha Fiipp*t Mioo Kate Taylor 

Mrs. Joisephme Gremmell 

Mice Ada Coulthard 
Phyllis Fayre .. Mict» Katherine Vincent 

Native Char.acters in Act Two. 

So-So Mr. George Dove 

Jdn-ngo Mr. Arthur Hutchison 

Pon-go Mr. Ktchard Pearson 

Ron-go Mr. G. iiL Matkiii 

Rl-To Mr. George Healey 

BraVo Mr. John Petrie 

Princesa Shoo-Fli Mrs. H. L. Howkins 

Lo-Tu9 Miss May Moffatt 

1-Rie Miee Annae Fletcher 

Pan-See Miss G. Thompson 

Ro-See Miss Sara Young 

Li-Li Miso L. Hill 

Ni-Cee Miss Morris Kelly 

So-Shj Mi3s 1. Chipp 

O No Miise Ida Davies 

Glu-Glu Miss Rosa Burn 

Flu-Flu Miss Morris Kelly 

Priestess iliss Grace Newcombe 

0-Fan Misa B. Veitch 

8o-Fan Misa W. Macgregor 

—Royal, Newcastle. 

13. Whom God Hath Joined, play, in four 
acts, by Stuart Lomath and El'en Owen. 
Captain Jack Merritt.-Mr. fituart Lomath 

Major Stevens Mr. W. J. Stack 

Digby Trant .Mr. George Arthur 

Richard Manley .. Mr. W. 6. Stevenson 
Watty Cooper .. Mr Victor H. Crawford 

Detective Bailey Mr. James Stuart 

William Gibbs Mr. George Welto 

Policeman Mr. H. Smith 

Beatrice Trant Miss Eve Mansell 

Kitty Crumpet Mias Lilla Nordon 

Teddy Mi.=6 Ethel F. Greene 

Fraokie Miss Dorothy Booth 

Marian Miss Helena Waibran 

— E'ephant and Castle 

13. Oliver Twist, new adaptation of Dickens's 
novel, by Walter Dexter and Fredk. T 
Barry. 

Bill Sikea Mrs. Thos. L. Adunson 

Jack Dawkins Mr. Frank Stall 

Tom Chitling .. Mr A. Warwick Browne 
Charley Bates .... Mr. Leslie Eveleigh 

Toby Crackit Mr. Harry H. Pearce 

Edward Leeford Mr. E; Lewis Winn 

Bumble Mr. Augustus J. Chinnery 

Harry Maylie Mr. Alfred A. Hidson 

Mr. Grimwig Mr. Walter Dexter 

Oliver Twist .. Miss Kathleen Marriott 

Mr. Brownlow Mr. Fredk. T. Harry 

Rose Maylie Miss Lillian Gray 

Mrs. Maylie Mise Violetta Blake 

Mrs. Bedwin .. Miss Verena Gascoigne 

Giles Mr Harold C. M. Reeve 

Brittlee Mr. William Rees 

Blathers Mr. Edwa^rd Smith 

Duff Mr. A. Wahron 

Nancy Miss Marie Lorraine Stevene 

Fagin Mr. Bransby Williama 

—Broadway. 



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14. The Murder of Adolphus, modern comedy, 
ia three acte, by Beryl Tucker and K. 
Hendereon Bland. 
Major Carr:ngtx)n 

Mr. R. Henderson Band 
Edward Vandaleur .. Mr. Graham Colmer 

Jarvia Mr. W. \V. Mead 

Spry Mr. Vincent Holnian 

Lady Mordaunt .. Mi«* Marie Darbyshire 

Ethel Moj'daunt Miss Mildred Gilbert 

Druce Mlss Cieo Wellington 

Molly Vandaleur Mice Roxy Barton 

— ToAvn Hall. Maidenhead. 

14. The Wilson Trial, play, in one act, by 

Christopher St. John. 

Sir Leslie Roberts. .Mr. C. Quartermaine 

Edmund Trench Mr. A. Scott-Gatti 

Violet Trench Miss Auriol Lee 

Duncan Miss Esm6 Lee 

—Court. 

'AAA Leaf from Life, pLay, in one act, by 
Margery Stanley Clarke — Lyceum Club. 

15. I'he White Hair, a comedy, in one act, 

adapted from the French by Ella Erskine. 

(S.P., July 31. Court.) 

Sir Frank Chettle, Bart. .Mr. H. Nye Chart 

Cecily Miss Ella Erskine 

Louiaon Miss Isabel Ohmead 

—Hyde Park Hotel. 

15. The Final Phase, playlet, by Ursula Keene. 

Bridget Miss Winifred Mayo 

Jessie May Miss Edith Hill 

Eleanor Miss Ruth Parrott 

DiaUc. Canning Miss C. Hancock 

Sir Humphrey Canning Mr. C. Maunder 

—Queen's Gate Hall. 

1-5. Fallen Fairies ; or, The Wicked World, 
opera, in tvo acts, written by W. S. Gil- 
bert, composed by Edward German (a 
musical version, set by Edward German, 
of W. S. Gilbert's fairy play, The Wicked 
World, which was produced at the Hay- 
market in 1S73) :— 

F.^IRIES. 

Ethais Mr. Claude Flemniing 

Phyllon Mr. Leo Sheffield 

Lutin Mr. C. H. Workman 

Selene Miss Nancy Mcintosh 

Darine Miss Maidie Hope 

Zayda Miss Jessie Rose 

Locrine Miss Ethel Morrison 

Neodie Miss Alice Cox 

Fleta Miss Marjorie Dawes 

Zara Miss Mabel Burnege 

Leila Miss Ruby Gray 

Cora .■ Miss Rita Otway 

Maia Miss Gladys Lancaster 

Chloris Miss Miriam Lycett 

Ina Miss Isabel Agnew 

Mortals. 

Sir Etha's Mr. Claude Flemming 

Sir Phyllon Mr. Leo Sheffield 

Lutia Mr. C. H. Workman 

— Savoy. 

lC.*tJ^ Whife Man (romance of the West, in 
four acts, by Milton Rovle ; originally pro- 
duced at the Lyric, January if. 1908) was 
revived at the New by Mr. Herbert Sleatli 
for a series of six matinees. 

V-i^Pinkie and the Fairies, fairy play, in three 
acts, by W^ Graham Robertson, music by 
Frederick Norton. (Originally produced 
at His Majesty's, December 19, 1908.) 

Uncle Gregory Mr. Edward Terry 

Aunt Imogen Baroness von Hutten 

Aunt Caroline Miss Augusta Haviland 

Tommy Master Philip Tonge 

f'iikie Miss Iris Hawkins 

Molly Miss Hilda Antony 



Pinkie and the Fairies (continued). 

Elf Pickle Misa Patty Jacobs 

Elf Whisper Miss Mimi Crawford 

Elf Twinkle Mies Olga Hope 

Herald Master Charles Hampdeu 

Prince Frog Master Robert Charlton 

Queen of the Fairies Miss Florrie Lewis 

Cinderella Miss Gwennie Brogden 

Dick Whittington Miss Doreen Wayliss 

The Cat .Master J. Wesson 

Puss in Boots Master A. Wesson 

Sleeping Beauty Miss Millicent Field 

Beauty .Miss Leslie Stuart 

The Beast .Mr. Walter R. Creighton 

Mr. Irons Mr. Smithson 

Telegraph Boy Master J. Oliver 

Mr. Bunny Master H. Brown 

— His Majesty's. 

16. Duke or Devil? one-act opera, music by 
.Nicholas Gatty, libretto by Ivor Gatty. 

Pietro Mr. Seth Hughes 

Duke of Bologna.. Mr. Chas. Moorhouse 

A Priest Mr. Charles Magrath 

Antonio Mr. F. Davies 

Vincenzo Mr. R. Matthev/.s 

First Watchman Mr. Kushell 

Second Watchman Mr. M. AUiston 

Bianca Miss Raymonde Amy 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

18. The Third Way, comedy, in one act, by A. 

H. Pocock. 

Adrian Morison Mr. John Doherty 

Lady Drivers Mise Rose V. Lysley 

Sir Reginald Danvers..Mr. Stephen Bond 
— CrippTegate Institute. 

18 The Defence of Lady Rosa, origLual 
comeay, in three acts, by Archibald H. 
Pocock. 

Marie Miss Josephine Bennett 

Thomas Fursey Mr. John Doherty, jun. 

Winifred Hillier Miss Elsa Norman 

Lady Rosa Wilson Miss Rose V. Lysley 

Karl of Morecombe..Mr. D. C. M. Hume 
Countess of MorecombcMrs. H. Bennett 
Hon. Laslie Fortescue. .Mr. A. H. Pocock 
Arthur, Lord Tyneleigh. .Mr. Martin Moore 

Frank Dilley Mr. F. Alexander-Massey 

Arabella Selwyn..Miss Alexander-Massey 

The Earl's Servant Mr. F. G. Leffman 

Sir Albert FitzGerald. .Mr. S. F. S. Forbes 

L,ddy FitzGerald Miss Leflman 

Mrs. Tairson Miss Edythe C. Vehon 

Duke of Elstree..Mr. A. W. G. J. Connor 
Duchess of ElstrecMiss Marjorie Evans 

Fitzroy Benting Mr. W. J. Critchett 

— Cripplegate Institute. 

IS. Under the title of Brother Benedict's 
Message {Showing How Re Entered Into 
Rest), a musical scena, after the style of 
a wordless mystery play, was presented 
by Ernest Newlandsmith — Passmore Ed- 
wards Settlement. 

19. The Monk of San Marco, play, in three 

acts, by Sybil Ruskin. (Produced by the 

Play Actors.) 

Fra Girolamo Savonarola. .C. F. Collings 

Fra Domenico Mr. Dennis Cleugh 

Fra Silvestro Mr. J. Poole Kirkw-ood 

Fra Benedetto Mr. Alfred Lugg 

Cardinal Giovanni de Medici. .C. Derwent 

Filippo Camtoi Mr. Arnold Lucy 

Doft'o Spini Mr. Norman MacOwan 

Lionardo da Vinci .. Mr. Alfred Harding 
Michael jVngelo Buonaro'tti....D. Yarrow 
Messere Bemardini .. Mr. A. E. Raynor 

Fra Mariano Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Sandro Mr. Murri Moncrieflf 

Giuseppe Mr. Alfred Harris 



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DEC. 



I'he Monk of San Murco (fo;i/iHuc</). 

Bwoca Bernardini Mifis Sybil Ruskin 

Nina Mi83 Marion Sterling 

Monna Maria Miss Dora Hole 

Marietta Mies Rita Sponti 

— Court. 

iO.*Peter Pan, 3. M. Barrie's "children's play, 
in three act*. (Originally produced De- 
ceJiiber 27, 1904.) 

Peter Pan Miss Pauline Chaee 

Jas. Hook Mr Robb Harwood 

Mr. Darling Mr. Walter Pearce 

Mrs. Darling Miss Sybil Carlisle 

Wendy .Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

John Xapoleon Darling.. Master H. Duff 

Michael Ma?t«r Herbert HoUora 

iSixxa, Mr. Edward Sillward 

Tinker Bell Miss Jane Wren 

Members of Peter's Band. 

Tootles Miss Dorothy Minto 

Nibs -Miss Nellie Bowman 

Curly Miss Gertrude Lang 

siS,nJZin-::::::}-^-«^rt'^«s^"-«^ 

Slightly Mr. A. W. Baskcomb 

PlR.tTES. 

Smee Mr. George Shelton 

Gentleman Starkey .. Mr. Charles Trevor 

Cookson Mr. Charles Medwin 

Mullins Mr. Chris Walker 

Ceoco Mr. Frederick Annerley 

Jukes Mr. James English 

Noodler Mr. John Kelt 

Panther Mr. Humphrey Warden 

Tiger Lily Miss Margaret Fraser 

Liza Misa Tessie Parke 

— Duke of York's. 

20. Folly't Fortunes, musical comedy drama, 
in three acts. 

Folly Vaughan Miss M. Western 

Biddy Boyd Miss Ruby Crystal 

Myra Burritt Mi.ss B. Steele 

Eleanor Vaughan .... Miss N. Lamberte 

Ben Burritt Mr. John Levy 

Wilfred Esmond Mr. W. Henty 

Ralph Grimes Mr. William May 

George Foster Mr. L. Lawrence 

AlfrM Vaughan Esmond.. .W. Buckstone 

Billy Boyd Mr. Joe Ellis 

— Carlton, Birmingham. 

23. Aladdin— Lyceum. 

24. Cinderella— Crystal Palace. 

24. Goody Tvco S/ioc«— Shakespeare. 

Si. 'The Private Secretary, farcical comedy, in 
four acts, adapted from Von Moser's " Der 
Bibliotheker," by C. H. Hawtrey. (Origin- 
ally produced Royal, Cambridge, Novem- 
ber 14, 1883; Prince's, March 29, 1884.)— 
Coronet. 

27.*CharIcj/'« Aunt, farcical comedy, in three 
acts, by Brandon Thomas. (Originally 
produced at Burv St. Edmunds, February 
29, 1S92; Royalty, December 21, 1892.) 

Sir Francis Chesney Mr. C. F. Collings 

Stephen Spettigue Mr. Roy Byford 

Jack Chesney Mr. Hugh Ardale 

Colonel Wykeham Mr. Robert Burnett 

Ix)rd Fancourt Babberley. .Mr. A. Chesney 

Brasset Mr. Sydney Compton 

Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez..Miss E. Foster 

Kitty Verdun Miss Valerie Wyngate 

Amy Spettigue Miss Ethel Fifleld 

Flo Delahay Miss Christine Rayner 



2T.tWhat a Man Made Her, four-act society 
play, by Charles Darrell. (Originally pro- 
duced September 20, Albert, Brighouse.) 

Rupert Danescombe Mr. E. Rawlinson 

Sir Ernast Cavendish .Mr. Edward Ray 

Dr. Mark Haven Mr. J. M. Ollvert 

Lewis Gunnerstein Mr. Bamett Lando 

Evans Mr. D. Horace Haroourt 

Lord Tanporley Mr. J. W. Lindsay-Ellis 

Lady Gorriking Miss V. Thomas 

Nurse Arden Miss K. Murgatroyd 

Deborah Gunnerstein Miss Tessa Myers 

Elfrida Miss F. Russell Spiers 

Lady Danescombe.. -Miss Stella Carmichael 

Janet McAlister .. Miss Ren^e Glendower 

—Royal, Stratford. 

Z7.*Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's 
comedy, arranged in four act^ and ten 
scenes, by B. Iden Payne. 

Leonato Mr. Henry Austin 

A Messenger Mr. J. Vernon Bryant 

Beatrice Miss Mona Limerick 

Hero Mis6 Hilda Bruce Potter 

Don Pedro Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Benedick Mr. Ian Maclaren 

Don John Mr. Basil Dean 

Claudio Mr. Frank Darch 

Antonio Mr. Stafford Dawson 

Conrade Mr. Gilbert Clark 

Borachio Mr. Edward Landor 

Balthasar Miss Esm^ Percy 

Margaret Miss Muriel Pratt 

Ursula Miss Ada King 

Dogberry Mr. Charles Bibby 

Verges Mr. Leonard Mudie 

First Watchman .. Mr. John E. Etherdo 

Second Watchman Mr. James Dillon 

Third Watchman .. Mr. James P. Marsden 
Fourth Watchman .. Mr. Thomas Hughee 
Another Messenger . . Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Friar Francis Mr. Esm6 Percy 

A Sexton Mr. Francis Hope 

—Gaiety, Manchester 

27.i*Little Hant Andersen, arranged and 
adapted by Basil Hood, with music by 
Water Slaughter. (Originally produced 
at the Adelphi, December 23, 1903.)— 
Gaiety, Mancnester. 

27. His Real Wife, play, in four acts, by 
Charles A. Clarke. (S.P., September 16, 
Lyric, Hammersmith.) 
Martin Avondale .. Mr. Harding Thomas 

Herbert Barton Mr. Clifford Rean 

General Barton Mr. C. W. Spencer 

Randal Meredith .. Mr. Bernard Elliott 

Colombe Mr. Charles Yorke 

Alf Snickers .. Mr. Walter Walmesiey 

Simon Bletherell .. Mr. T. Edward Ward 

Mr. Hackett Mr. Cyril Leigh 

Inspector Marston Mr. Eric Wild 

Clerk of the Court Mr. A. Austin 

Foreman of Jury Mr. Bert J. Wilson 

Usher of the Court .. Mr. Frank Barrett 

Mrs. Creele Miss Vere Herbert 

Betty Tuttlebee Mies Clarrie Yandell 

Lady Sybil Welton .. Miss Elaine Verner 

Roee Avondale Miss Ward 

—Royal Court, Warrington 

27. Her Path of Sorrow, domestic drama, in 
four acts, by Mrs. F. G. Kimberley. 
'S.P., November 17, Royal, Barry.) 
Richard Burfield .. Mr. Charlee Draycott 
Guy Lowther .... Mr. Frank Eaglesfield 
Lionel Heathcote .. Mr. Frank Etheridge 

Markham Ferrars Mr. Theo. Balfour 

Farmer Rayne Mr. Charles Reyne 

Tommy Onions Mr. Will Hook 

Jack Smith Mr. Hubert Laurenc? 

Doctor Simms Mr. Allan Sethwyn 



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Her Path of Sorrow (continiieil). 

P.C. Bridge Mr. Wilson Saunders 

Detective Williams.. Mr. Eric Winstanley 

P.C. Robinson Mr. T. Wheeler 

Warder Jackson .... Mr. Wilfred Eckbart 
Mamselle Lucille .. Miss Nellie Freeland 

Polly Green Miss Daisy Carlton 

Nellie Rayne Miss Fay Garnet-Vayne 

Pauline Ferrars .. Mrs. Charles Draycott 
—Prince's, Accrington 

27. The House of Temperley, melodrama of 
the ring, in four acte, by ArtEur Conan 
Doyle. 

Sir Charles Temperley.. Mr. Ben Webster 
Capt. Jack Temperley.. Mr. Charles Maude 

Sir John Hawker Mr. Charles Rock 

Jakes Mr. Spencer Trevor 

Ginger Stubbs Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Lord Ruft-on Mr. Stratton Rodney 

Duke of Broadwater. .Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Col. Dacre Mr. Frank Ridley 

Jerry Mr. Arthur Burne 

George Mr. A. Corney Grain 

Mr. Poyntz Mr. Freeman H. May 

Sir Charlee Bunbury Mr. H. Ford 

Sir Geo. Gascoigne..Mr. Archibald Forbes 
Mr. James Parton West.. Mr. A. G. Craig 

General Crauford Mr. Charles Combe 

Tom Cribb Mr. Bassett Roe 

Joe Berks Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Tom Belcher Mr. Hubert Willis 

Gloster Dick Mr. Reginald Davis 

Gentleman Jackson.. Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

Buokhorse Mr. 0. P. Heggie 

Dutch Sam Mr. Wilton Ross 

Bill Richmond Mr. W. Wallace 

Jack Scroggins Mr. E. C. Barton 

Tom Molineux Mr. Geo. Welsh 

Dan Mendoza Mr. V. Lusk 

George Cooper Mr. E. Cresfan 

George Maddox Mr. Frank Emery 

Caleb Baldwin Mr. R. J. Bell 

Jack Randall Mr. W. Coats Bush 

Tom Spring Mr. Arthur F. Thorne 

Hopkins Mr. Charles Combe 

Smith Mr. Frank Ridley 

Mercer Mr. O. P. Heggie 

Sergeant Holden Mr. J. Byron 

Stable Lad Mr. Arthur Bachner 

Waiter Mr. George Shelley 

Footman Mr. Geoffrey Hill 

Lady Temperley Mrs. Russ Whytal 

Ethel Morley .... Miss Dorothea Desmond 

Lucy Miss Pollie Emery 

Mary Miss Joyce Francis 

Mrs. Bamet Miss Hetta Bartlett 

— Adelphl 

27.*The Bad Girl of the Family, drama, in 
four acts, by Frederick Melville; music 
by T. P. Fish. (Originally produced Oc- 
tober 4, Elephant and Castle.) 

Lieut. Richard Marsh.. Mr. Guy Hastings 

Harry Gordon Mr. H. Lane Baylifl 

Lord Erskine Mr. Rothbury Evans 

Sammy Snozzle Mr. Pat Waddock 

Inspector Lawrence .... Mr. L. Lawrence 

P.C. Harper Mr. H. Sherwood 

The Vicar Mr. Lionel Browne 

Florrie Jonea Mife Daisy St. Clair 

Sally Smith Miss Jenny Baxt-er 

Betsy Baker Miss Elsie Broom 

Fanny Hall Miss Kate Ernest 



The Bad Girl of the Family (continued). 

Sally Smithers Miss Marie Wright 

Barney Gordon Mr. Herbert Landeck 

Jerry Holmes Mr. D'Arcy Kelway 

John Moore Mr. Dennis Byron 

Warder Johnson Mr. H. Lewis 

Warder Harris Mr. F. Wilding 

Rev. Mr. Evans Mr. Henry Johnson 

Railway Porter Mr. Sidney Coombs 

Driver Mr. Henry Clarke 

Gladys Erskine Miss Maud Lowe 

Mrs. Moore Miss Madge Stone 

Honour Moore Miss Marie Clavering 

Bess Moore Miss Violet Englefleld 

— Aldwych 

27.*Alice in Wonderland, dramatised version 
of incidents in Lewis Carroll's book, by 
H. Savile Clarke, music by Walter Slaugh- 
ter. (Originally produced at the Prince of 
Wales's, December 23, 1886.)— Court. 

27. Aladdin — Drury Lane. 

27. Cinderella — Alexandra. 

27. Cinderella — Borough. 

27. Dick Whittington — Britajinia. 

27. Jack and the Beanstalk — Brixton. 

27. The House that Jack Built — Broadway. 

27. The Forty Thieves— Dahtoa. 

27. Sinbad the Sailor — Edmonton. 

27. Cinderella — Elephant and Castle. 

27. The Forty Thieves— F\i\iia.m. 

27. The Queen of Hearts — Kennington. 

27. Humpty Dumpty — King's. 

27. The Sleeping Beauty— King&tcu. 

27. Aladditi—LiTic, Hammersmith. 

27. The Babes in the TTooi— Marlborough. 

27. Robinson Crusoe— O.'H., Woolwich. 

27. 'The Babes in the Wood — Pavilion. 

27. Tom Thumb — West London. 

28. For the Soul of the King, an Episode of 

the Terror, from a story of Honors ue 
Balzac, by arrangement with Frank Rich- 
ardson. 

The Stranger Mr. H. B. Irving 

Abb6 de Mayral Mr. Henry Vlbart 

Mile, de Langeais Miss Ruth Maitland 

Mile. Michalet MLsis Dora Barton 

— Queen's. 

28. A Bond of Union, melodramatic playlet, in 
three scenes, by Leo R. Neilson. 

Jack Armstrong Mr. Leo R. Neilson 

Nancy Miss Shallesa 

Jack, jun Miss Barbara Fewster 

Carl Seymour Mr. Joe Burgess 

Ben Bruce Mr. Baron Davles 

— Palace, South Shields. 

30. The Hag and the Masher, dramatic epi- 
sode, by Alfred Hollis. 

The Hag Mr. Albert Sember 

Reggie Verne Mr. H. Arnold Allen 

Aubrey Verne Miss Violet Land 

— Muncaster, Bootle. 



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INDEX TO PLAYS. 



IJST OF 1>I,AVS PRODUCED IN THE BRITISH ISLES 
DURING THE YEAR 1909. 



ALPHABETICA 

Full particulars and casts will be found in the preceding pages 



LONDON. 

The particulars in parentheses refer to a prior 

production in the country. S.P. — Stagcright 

production. 

ACADEMY PICTURE, AN— November 8, Re- 

hearfiai. 
ACHILLKS IX SCYROS— July 19, Leighton 

House, Holland Park. 
ADMIRAL PKTKRS— May %'i. Garrick. 
A-LAD-IX AND WELL OUT OF IT— March 22, 

Albert Hall. 
AN'fiKI^— Jiuie 24, Court. 
ANiiELUS. THE— .lamiarv 27, Covent Garden. 
ANNA MICHAELOVNO— July 4, Reliear&aL 
ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE— October 11, Pavi- 
lion (February 8. Queen's, Liverpool). 
APPLE, THE— C^ourt, March 14. 
ARCADIANS, THE— April 28, Shaftesbury. 
ARSENE LUPIN— August SO, Duke of York's. 
ARTFUL MISS DEARIXG— April 10, Terry's 

(April 5, D.l*., East-bourne). 
AS Y'OUR HAIR GROWS WHITEIV-October 

4, Pavilion (May 28, 1907, O.H., St. 

Helens). 
AT A JUXCniOX— April n. Caxton Hall. 
AWAKBXLXG, THE— May 16, Terry's. 

BABES IN THE WOOD— November Jl, Anerley 
Town Hall. 

BAD GIRL OF THE FAMILY, THE— 0<;tober 
4, Elephant and Ca.^tle; December 27, 
Aklwych. 

BALISHAM BUDDHISTS, THE— August 2, 
St. Georue'.s Hall. 

BAXDIT'S ISHXDKR, THE— March 8, AVest 
London. 

BKAUTY DOCTOR, THE— May 6, Passmore 
Edward.s Settlement. 

BKETHOVEX— Xovember 25, His Majesty's. 

BEETLE, THE— June 21. Court. 

liKRTHA BRENT- March 11, Rehearsal. 

liKST PEOPLE, THE— Aufiu^st 5, Wyndham's. 

BEVIS— April 1, Haymarket. 

BLACK CCTTAGE. THE— March 3, Court; 
May 23, Rehearsal. 

BLESSIXGS OF BALAAM, THE— June 4, St. 
James'«. 

BLIK BIRD, THE— December 8. Havmarket. 

BLUPFIXG OXE'S WAY— February 22, 
Royalty. 

BOXNET CONSP1R.\TO!RS, THE-July 4, 
Court. 

BOrtN TO BE IvOVED- January 19, Albert 
Hall. 

BOY'S PROPOSAL, A.— March 29, Adelphi 
(February 1.5, Empire, Birmingham). 

BRASS BOTTLE. THE— September 16, Vaude- 
ville: (S.P.) March 13, 1907. Havmarket. 

BREAD OF OTHEJIS, THE— February 21, 
Kingpway. 

BRIGHT EYES-(S.P.) November 23, Lad- 
broke Hall. 

BROTHER BENEDICrr'S MESSAGE— Decem- 
ber 18. Passmore Edwards Settlement. 

BUNKERIXG OF BETTY, THE— May 11, 
Drury Lan*. 



BURGLARS!— April 29, Bijou, Bayswater. 
BUSHWIFE, THE— June 4, St. James's. 

CAN A WOMlAX be GOOD ?--October 18. 
Pavilion (September 6, Royal, Chatham). 

CASE FOR THE LADY, THE— March 7, Kings- 
wav. 

OATA&TBX)PHE, THE— March 11, Rehearsal 
(private); September 27, Lyceum (8.P.). 

OAVALLERIA RUSTICAXA— May 10, Coroiift. 

CHAINS— April 18, Court. 

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME, THE— (S.P.) Oc- 
tober 27, Elephant and Ca.stle. 

CHAPERONE, THE— (S.P.) February 8, Vaude- 
ville. 

CHATTERTON— April 2.5, Court. 

{ VIAUFFEUR, THE—JULC 3, Playhouse. 

CHIPS— February 23, Piccadilly Hotel; June 
8, Haymarket. 

CHIEF OF STAFF, THE— February 2, Lyric. 

CHORUS LADY. THE— .April 19. Vaudeville. 

CIXDER-ELLALINE— April 22, St. Petej-'i 
Mi.ssion. Friern Barnet. 

CITY. THE— (S.P.) Xovember 8. New. 

OLOUDLAXD— Ausu.'^t 27, Regent, Hacknev. 

(XtLLEGETTES. THE— February 27, Aldwych. 

COLOXEL SMITH— April 23. St. James's. 

COME MICHAELMAS— April 26, Adelphi. 

(X)XQUEST, THE— April 2.3, Lvric. 

OOUXTPuY GIiRL IN LONDON. A.— Edmonton, 
March 15 (Royal, Macclesfield, August 1, 
1908). 

COURT CARDS— October 26, Rehearsal. 

CRAIXQUEBILLE-June 28, Adelphi. 

CUPID AXD A CARAVAN— April t>. Crouch 
End A.'y^emljly Roonis. 

CUPID IiX ARCADY— July 21, Botanic 
Gardens. 

DANCE AT DAWN, A— JuJv 31, Marllxirough. 
DARRACOTT'S WIFE— March 14. Court. 
DASHING LITTLE DUKE, THE— February 17, 

Hicks (February 8, Roval. Nottingham). 
DAUGHTER OF THE SEA, A— July 5, Lyric, 

Hammersmith. 
DEAR DEPARTED. THE— June 7, Coronet 

(November 2, 1908. Gaietv, Manchester). 
DEAR LITiLK DEXMARK— September 1, 

Prince of Wales's. 
DEBT, THE— Xor\-ember 16, Aldwvch. 
DECADEXT DIALOGUE, A— March 30, 

Lvceum Club. 
DEFEXCE OF LADY ROSA, THE— December 

18, Cripplcgate Institute. 
BEMOX'S BRIDE, THE— May 22. Royal 

Academy. 
DEPUTY SHERIFF. THE— July 21, Garrick. 
DEVIL, THE— April 17, Adelphi. 
DEVORGILLA— June 7, Court (December 4, 

1907, King's, Glasgow). 
DIVIDED DUTY', A—March 30. Lvcetim Club. 
DOG BETWEEX. THE— Julv 12. Criterion. 
DOLLAR PRIXCESS. THE— September 25, 

Daly's (December 24, 1908, Prince's, Man- 
chester). 
DOX— October 12, Haymarket. 
DOORWAY, THE— June 11, Coronet (April 10, 

Gaiety, Manchester). 
DOWN IX THE MUD— March 26. Rehearsal, 



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DRAMATIST AT HOME, THE— January 23, 
Vaudeville. ^ , 

BREAM GODDESS. THE— May 23. Relieansal. 
. DUMB MAX'S CURSE, A— October 18. Cri- 
\ terion (September 27, Peckliam Hippo- 

» drome). 

) EARTH, THE— April 14, Kingsway (April 8, 

[' O.H., Torquay). 

■ EAST LYNNE— November 13, Lyceum. 

ENCHANTMENT— December 2, Rehearsal. 
END OF THE STORY, THE— Court, March 3. 
ENGLISHMAN'S HOME, AN— January 27, 

Wvndh.im's. 
EXTEit THE BISHOP— April 2, South Place 

Institute. 
ESTRELLA— July 9, Guildhall School. 
EUNICE— June 1, Hicks. 

EYES OF THE \\ OKLD, THE— January 11, 
Roval, Woolwich (December 21, 1908, 
P.d.W., Grimeby). 

FALLEN FAIRIES— December 15, Savoy. 

FALSE GODS— September 14, His Majesty's. 

FATAL DANCE, THE— August 23, Comedy 
(June )., Royal, Margate). 

FEUD, THE— June 11, Coronet (April 10, 
Gaiety, Manchester). 

FEW AXD THE MANY, THE— June 9, Coronet 
(May 4, 1908- Gaiety, Manchester). 

FIFI— February 28, Rehearsal (S.P., July 31, 
Court). October 11. Marlborough. 

FIFTH QUEEN CROWNED— March 15, Kings- 
way. 

FINAL PHASE, THE— December 15, Queen's 
Gate Hall. 

FOR BETTER. FOR WORSE— {S. P.), Novem- 
ber 12. New. 

FIRES OF FATE. THE— Jxine 15, Lyric. 

FORTUNE OF CHRISTINE McNAB, THE— 
October 21, Cripi>legate Institute. 

FORTUNE'S FOOL— Februarv 28, Rehear&al, 
W.C. 

FOR WIFE AND KINGDOM- March 29, Lyric, 
Hammersmith (March 8, Royal, Birming- 
ham). 

FOUXD IN A TAXI— May 30, Rehearsal. 

FOUNTAIN. THE— March 28, Aldwych. 

FRIENDS. THE— February 28. Rehearsal. W.C. 

FROM CONVENT TO THP>,ONE— September 6, 
Lyric, Hammersmith (July 26, Rotunda, 
Liverpool; (S.P.) Osborne, Manchester, 
March 31). 

FROM SHOP GIRL TO DUCHES'S— January 25, 
Lyric, Hammersmith (November 25, 1907, 
Royal, Bileton). 

FOR THE SOUL OF THE KING— December 28, 
Queen's. 

FUR CLOAK, THE— February 15, Artillery, 
Woolwfch. 

GENERAL'S PAST, THE— January 3, Court. 

GENTLEMAN JOCKEY, THE— April 10, 
Crystal Palace (October 18, 1907, St. 
Julian's, Jersey). 

GENTLEMAN OF THE ROAD— October 12, 
Havmarket. 

GIRL'S TEMPTATION, A— November 1, Shake- 
speare : July 12, Star, Liverpool. 

GIVE HEED June 29, Court. 

GREAT DIVIDE. THE— September 15, Adelphi. 

GREAT MRS. ALLOW AY, THE— November 8, 
Globe. 

HAJJI BABA (S.P.)— Januarv 22. St. James's. 

HAPPY ENDING, A— June 24, Court. 

HAPPY HOOLIGAN— September 27, Lyric, 
Hammersmith (July 20, 1908, Empire, Old- 
ham). 

HAPPY MEDIUM, THE— July 29, Ladbroke 
Hall. 

HEAD OF THE FIRM, THE— March 4, Vaude- 
yiUe (June 13, 1908, O.H., Buxton). 



HEATHEN AND THE CHRISTIAN. THE- 

January 25, Greenwich (July 8, 1907, St 

James's, Manchester). 
HENRY OF ENGLAND— (S.P.) March 4, 

Bijou, Bavswater. 
HENRY OF NAVARRE— January 7, New 

(November 5, 190S. Royal, Newcastle). 
HER FATAL MARRIAGE— January 25, Royal, 

Woolwich (December 28, 1908, Royal, 

Aston). _ , 

HER PROPER MATE— February 9, Playhouse. 
HER VOTE— May 18, Playhouse; June 24, 

Court. , , 

HIGH BID, THE— February 18. His Majesty s. 
HIS BORROWED PLUMES— July 6, Hicks. 
HIS BOL'NDEN DUTY— May 30, Court. 
HIS REAL WIPE— (S.P.) September 16, Lyric, 

Hammersmith. Production. Royal Court, 

Warrinaton. December 27. „ , , 

HOME ACCESSORY, THE— July 1, Crystal 

Palace. „^ , 

HONOUR OF THE JOCELYNS, THE-January 

"8, All Saints' Hall, St. John's Wood. 
Ht)PE— April 17, St. Mary's Church Room, 

Primrose Hill. ,, , _„ _. 

HOUSE OF BONDAGE, THE— March 16, Hu 

Majesty's. _ 

HOUSE OF TEMPERLEY, THE— December 27, 

Adelphi. „ ,, , „, 

HOUSE OF THE TRAITOR, THE— March 21, 

Court. 
HOUSE OPPOSITE, THE— November 30, 

Queen's. ,„ ., , 

HOW GIRLS ARE BROUGHT TO RUIN -July 

12, Shakespeare (January 25, Queen's, 

Liverpool). , ., ,, « 

HOW THE VOTE WAS WON— April 15, Cax- 

ton Hall. ^ , , 

HOW TO BE A HERO— December 1. Rehearsai. 
HUSH MONEY— May 3, Shakespeare. 

IMAGINARY CONVERSATION, AN— June 9, 

Court. , „ 

IMPUDENT COMEDIiAN, AN— November 16, 

Coronet. „ . , ^ t i 

IN CYXDERLAND— May 12, Cnpplegate Inst. 
INSPIRATION, THE— February 15, Bijou, 

Bavswater. 
INSPIRATION OF NANCE, THE— May 9, 

Court. 
IN THE NAME OF THE CZAR— March 19, 

Kingsway. 
INVOLUNTARY UNDERSTUDY, AN— May 23, 

IRISH ATTORNEY, THE— June 1. St. Mary's 

Hall, E. 
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO WED— February 

22, Bronde^bury Synagogue. 

JENKINS'S WIDOW— March 21, Court. 

JOBSON'S CHOICE— May 7, Aldwych. 

JOHN MALONE'S LOVE STORY— January 10, 
Court. 

JUDITH, THE WOMAN WHO SINNED— May 
10, Royal, Edmonton (June 15, 1908, Cen- 
tral, Altrincham (one act); December 7, 
1908, Palace, Boston (four act-s). 

K.VSSA— (S.P.) January 5, Haymarket. 

KIDDIE— January 19, Garrick ; December 13, 
London Hippodrome. 

KING'S CUP. THE— December 13, Adelphi. 

KING'S GTX)\t:. THE— July 3, Ashbourne 
Laurie Park, Sydenham. 

KIT'S WOMAN- June 27. Court. 

KUTOHEN VON HEILBRONN, DAS— Feb- 
ruary 26, Court. 

LADY GERALDINE'S SPEECH— July 15, 

Guildhall School. 
LAND OF THE CHEP^RY BLOSSOM, THE— 

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LAST RAM/Y. THE— November 3, Rehearsal. 
LAUOHTER IN CXJURT— May 11, Drury Lane. 
LEAF FROM LIFE. A— Dect-jnber 14, Lyceum 

Club. 
LESSER EVIL. THE— November 21, Court. 
LETHAL HOTEL, THE— Ueceiiiber 7, His 

Majcetj'ti. 
LIEN OF LIFE. THE— July 31, Court. 
MOHT O' LOVE— Mav 14, His .Majesty's. 
LILY, THE— (S.P.) December 3. Dalston. 
LITTLE UAMOZEL, THE— October 21, Wynd- 

haiii's. 
LITTLE .MISS Cl'.MM IN— December 1, Play- , 

house. ! 

LITTLE SURPRISE, A— May 30, Rehearsal. 
LORRIMER SABISTON, DRAMATIST— ! 

November 9, St. J.omee's. i 

LOST CHANCE, A— November 7, Rehearsal. 
LoriSE— June 18, Covent Garden. 
LOVE AND BE SILENT— February 28, Re- 

LOVE CK()\VNED KING. A— April 17, St. 
Mary's Church Room, Primrose Hill. 

LOVE IN A TANGLE— November IC. Aldwych. 

LOVE OF LESLIE HKSKLTINE, THE— Novem- 
ber 27, Countv, Kingston. 

LOVE OF A\X>MAN, THE— May 9, Court. 

LOVE WATCHES— Mav 11, Haymarket. 

LOYALTY^June 21, Court. 

LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, THE— March 1, 
Fulham. 

LUTE PLAYER. THE— January 28, All Saints' 
Hall, St. John's Wood. 

MADAME X.— September 1, Globe. 

MAID OF HONOUR, A -September 22, 

Queen's. 
MAITRE SEILER— August 20, Lyric. 
MAKESHIFrs— June 8, Coronet (October 5. 

1908, Gajety. Manchester). 
MAKING A GENTLEMAN— September 11, 

Garrick. 
MAKINGS OF A MAN, THE— September 27, 

Pavilion. 
MAN AND WOMAN— January 14, Brondesbury 

Hall. 
MAN ON THE BOX, THE— July 31, Marl- 
borough (.August 6, 1908, Pier, Eastbourne). 
MARRIAGE OF MIGNON, THE— July 31, Ful- 
ham. 
MARRIAGES ARE MADE IN HEAVEN- 
June 21, Coronet (September 7, 1908, 
Gaietv, Manchester). 
MASTER— November 12, Scala. 
MEN WEPoE DECEIVEP^— October 12, Re- 
hearsal. 
MERCIFUL LIE, THE— April 29, St. John's 

Hall, Palmer's Green. 
MERRY DEVIL. A— June 3, Playhouse. 
MERRY PEASANT, THE— October 23, Strand 

(revises! version, November 20). 
MID-CHANNEi.— September 2, St. James's. 
MIDNIGHT BRIDAL, A— February 19, 

Coronet. 
MIGHT IS RIGHT- Nove-mber 13, Haymarket. 
MIETJE— May 11, Hampstead Con.servatoire. 
MINSTREL AND TKE MAID, THE— Novem- 
ber 4, Victoria H»J1, Ealing. 
MR. AND MRS. JOHN BULi^(S.P.) July 15, 

Regent, Hackney. 
VR. PPi.EEDV AND THE COUNTESS— April 

13, Criterion. 
MOBSWOMAN, THE— July 31, Playhouse. 
MODERN ASI'ASIA, A— (S.P.) June 4, Ald- 

wych ; June 6, Aldwych. 
MODERN WAY, THE— (S.P.) October 11, Lad- 
broke Hall. 
MONEY AND MAN— April 19, Elephant and 

Castle (April 5, Royal, Bradford). 
HONK OF SAN MARCO, THE— December 19, 

Court. 
MOUNTAINEERS, THE— Bwptember 29, Savoy. 



MUSICAL MARTIANS, THE— October 4, Ald- 
wych. 

MY LADV S GLOVE— March 11, Rehearsal. 

MY LADY'S VISIT— November 8. New. 

MYSTERY OF REDWOOD GRANGE, THE— 
March 8, Borough (March 1, Royal, Ports- 
mouth). 

NAN PILGRIM— March 8, Court. 

NEW LANDLORD, THE— iNovember 3, Re- 

hearsal (October 4, Hippodrome, Margat-e). 
NICHOLl\8 NICKLEBY— .luly 4, Rehearsal. 
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE— Martli 

15, Greenwich (March 1. O.H., Coventry). 
NO AOOOUNT MORGAN— (S.P.) November 23, 

L;idbroke Hall. 
NOBLE SPANIARD, THE— March 20, Royalty. 
NOani POLE. THE— Septemiber 15, St. 

George's Hall. 
NYMPHLDIA— January 9, St. Peter's Hall, 

Brockley. 

OLD FERRIER'S DISCOVERY— July 16, 
Guildhall School. 

OLD MAIDS' COliNER— February 15, Marl- 
borough. 

OLIVER TWIST— December 13, Broad-way. 

ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONi^S— July 2, 
Albert Hall. 

ON CREDIT— (S.P.) October 29, Court. 

OLIVE LATIMER'S HUSBAND— January 19 
Vaudeville. 

ON JHELUM RIVER— June 22, Aldwych. 

OPEN SEA, THE— -May 10, Marlborough (April 
5, Roval, Manchester). 

OTHER TENTH OF THE LAW, THE— March 

21, Court. 

OUR MISS GIBBS— January 23, (3aiety. 
OUDOAST, THE— November 12, Scala. 

PAGE.AiNT OF FAMOUS WOMEN, A— (Novem- 
ber 12, Scala. 
PAID IN HIS OWN COIN- April 22, Abbey, 
Dublin. 
; PAS.SING OF PAUL DOiLBEY, THE— April 

22, Borough. 

I PELLEAS ET MELISA^'DE— May 21, Covent 
' Garden. 

PENfvLOPE- January 9, Comedy. 

PBR.SIAN PRINCESS, A— Ajpril 27, Queen's. 
: PETTICOAT GOVEPuNMEiNT— (C.P.) Augu<5t 

12. Wvndham'.s. 

1 PHILOPCENA- February 27, Aldwych. 
I PIERROT and PIERRETTE-^November 11, His 
i Majesty's (Afternoon). 

' PHYSICAL CULTURE— June 22. Aldwych. 
PIN AND THE PUDDING, THE- Augnist 23, 

Comedv (June /, Royal, Margate). 
PIPPA PASSES— January 25, Fortune Play- 
house, W. 
POT AND THE KETTLE, THE^November 12, 

POLLY LOWES LOVER— April 22, Ch-ouch 
End Assembly Rooms. 

PRESS CUTTINGS— July 9, Court, afterwards 
produced at the Gaiety, Manchester, Sep- 
tember 27. 

PRICE, THE— July 4, Court. 

PRICE, THE— October 19, Rehearsal. 

PRISONER OF THE BASTILLE, THE— May 

13, Lvceum. 

1 PROOF, THE— April 26, King's. 

PROUD PRTNCE. ITIE- September 4, Lyceum. 
; PP^X>TEUS IN PETTICOATS— June 7, Dalston 
(January 11, Grand, Wolverhampton). 
PURPLE EMPFJROR, THE— De«cem'ber 6, 

King's. 
PURSE OF GOLD, THE— May 9, Court. 

1 

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C!ourt. 



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KAGS— June 21, Royal, Stratford (March 1, 

Prince's. Horwich). 
REAL WOMAX, THE— February 25. Criterion. 
REGISTRAR, THE— June 14, Beaumont H., E. 
REWARD, THE—December b, Dalgtou. 
RICH MISS RUSTLE— November 4, Victoria 

H., Ealing. 
RIGHTS OF THE SOUL, THE— February 21, 

Kingsway. 
RISE AND FALL OF ARCHITECTURE, THE 

—March 24, King's Hall, W.C. 
ROGUE AT LARGE, A— April 19, Lyric, Ham- 

niereraith. 
RUSSIAN TRAGEDY, A— November 25, His 

Majesty's. 



ST. URSULA'S PILGRIMAGE November 29, 

Court. 
SAMSON (in French)— July 2, Adelphi. 
SAMSON— February 3, Garrick (January 25, 

Grand, Swansea). 
SAMSON ET DALILA— April 26, Covent 

Garden. 
SAWNEY— March 14, Court. 
SECRETARY'S Si:.CK£.T, THE— April 22, 

Crouch End Assembly Rooms. 
SERVANT IN THE HOUSE, THE— October 25, 

Adelphi (S.P., June 19, 1907, Bijou, Bays- 
water). 
SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC, A— May 16, 

Terry's (April 10, Roval, Margate). 
SEVEN DAY'S— (S.P.) October 29, Court. 
SHOWING UP OF BLANCO POSNET, THE 

December 5, Aldwych (April 25, Abbey, 

Dublin). 
SILVER TANKARD, THE— March 3, Court. 
SIN ANT) THE SINNER— April 22, Castle, 

Richmond. 
SIR WALTER RALEGH— October 13, Lyric 

(October 4, Roval, Birmingham). 
SISTER BEATRICE— March 28. Court. 
SISTER S REVENGE, A— (S.P.) January 29, 

Rehearsal. 
SMALL HOLDING, A— April 1, Broadway. 
SMITH— September 30, Comedy. 
SPARE ROOM, THE— February 27, Criterion. 
SPIRIT OF POETRY. THE— June 22, Aldwych. 
SPOILING THE BROTH— Court, March 3. 
STAGE NAME. A— April 5. Rehearsal. 
STIGMATA— (S.P.) July 31, Court. 
STRANGERS W'lTHIN THE GATES— Feb- 

ruarv, Court. 
STRIFE— March 9, Duke of York's. 
STRONGER WOMAN, THE—December 9, Hie 

Majesty's (Afternoon). 



TAKE IT TO HEART— December 13, County, 

Kingston. 
TANGERINE TANGLE, A — (S.P.) July 2, 

Vaudeville. 
TEMPTATION— June 21, Lyric, Hammersmith. 
TESS— July 14, Covent Garden. 
TEST. THE— Januarv 3, Court. 
TESTIMONIAL. THE— Mav 23, Terry's. 
THALIA'S TEACUP— Julv 24, Court. 
THESE ARE MY PEOPLE— (S.P.) October 1 

Garrick. 
THIEF IN THE NIGHT, A— August 2, Ele 

phant and Castle. 
THIN ICE— January 19, Garrick. 
THIRD WAY, THE—December 18, Cripple 

gate Institute. 
THIS W^OMAN AND THIS MAN— January 18 

Biiou. Bav.swater, 
THOMAS AND THE PRINCESS— (S.P.) Octo 

ber 11. Ladbroke Hall. 
THORSTEIN ABBEY— January 6, Village 

Hall, Southcate. 
THREE BARROWS. THE— June 10, Coronet 

(March 22, Gaiety, Manchester). 



THROUGH SEAS OF BLOOD— June 22, Botanic 

Gardens. 
TIME^S.P.) June 21, Court. 
TINKER'S WEDDING. THE— November 11, 

His Majesty's (Afternoon). 
TOLLER'S WIFE— December 3, Chiswick Town 

Hall. 
TRAMP, THE— October 8, Rehearsal. 
TRAP, THE— July 20, Court. 
TRUANTS, THE— February 11, Kingsway. 
TWO IN A TRAP— June 22, W"yiidham'6. 
TYPIST, THE— September 15, Garden, Olympia. 

UNCLE AT THE OFFICE— December 2, Re- 
hearsal. 

UNANSWERED— July 4, Terry's. 

UNDER THE IRON HEEL— October 18, Ed- 
monton Royal. 

UNDER TWO FLAGS (New Version)— July 26, 
Royal, Stratford. 

UNEMPLOYED— March 28, Aldwych (see also 
August 30). 

VALE OF CONTENT, THE— June 8, Coronet. 
VILLAGE OF YOUTH, THE— March 18, St. 

James's. 
VISIT, THE—December 1, Playhouse. 
VOICE OF ISIS, THE— January 28, All Saints' 

Hall, St. John's Wood. 

WHAT A MAN MADE HER— December 27, 
Royal, Stratford (September 20, Albert, 
Brighouse). 

WHAT THE PUBLIC WANTS— May 2, Ald- 
wych ; May 27, Royalty. 

W^HAT THE WOMAN SAID— March 22, 92, 
Victoria Street. 

W^HEN A LASS LOVES— April 5, Dalston (No- 
vember 23. 1908, Royal, Margate). 

WHEN THE DEVIL WAS ILL— June 14. Coro- 
net (August 29, 1908, H.M., Carlisle),. 

WHERE CHILDREN RULE— December 11. 
Garrick. 

WHERE IS WILLIAM ?--September 9, Cast'e-, 
Richmond (June 21, 1906 ; Royal, Worthing). 

W^HIP THE— September 9, Drury Lane. 

WHITE HAIR, THE— (S.P.) July 31, Court; 
December 15, Hvde Park Hotel. 

WHITE HAWK, THE— May 30, Aldwych. 

WHO IS SHE?— March 15, Lyric, Hammer- 
smith (December 16, 1907; Hippodrome, 
Wigan). 

WHOM GOD HATH JOINED— December 13, 
Elepliant and Castle. 

WIDOW BUDD. THE— April 22, Crouch End 
Assemblv Rooms. 

WILLOW PATTERN PLATE, THE— April 10, 
Terry's. 

WTLSON TRIAL. THE—December 14, Court. 

W'ISE MAN. THE— June 28, Pavilion. 

WOXF, THE— M.av 22, Roval Academy of 
Music. 

WOMAN IN THE CASE, THE— June 2, Gar- 
rick. 

WOMAN'S RIGHTS— June 14, Coronet (March 
23. 1908, Roval, Rochdale). 

WOMAN'S WAY, A— (S.P.) April 16, Hay- 
market. 

WORKHOUSE. THE— June 14, Beaumont Hall, 
E. 

WORKHOI'SE WARD. THE— June 8. Court 
CApril 20. 1908. Abbev, Dublin). 

WORLD AND THE WOMAN, THE— MpTch 10, 
Lyric, Hammersmith (May 11. 1908. Palace 
Newcastle). 

WORLD AND HIS WIFE. THE— June 15. Adel- 
phi (December 9. 1908, Roval, Birmingham). 

W'ORLD. THE FLESH. AND THE DEVIL. 
THE— Ffhruarv 1. Pavilion. 

W^ORM TURNS. THE— Mav 23, Terry's. 

WRECKERS. THE— June 22, His Majesty'*. 



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WRITINO ON THE WALL, THE— <S.P.) 
January 11, Terry'B. 

YAMA YAMA LAND. THE— (S.P.) September 

15. Ladbroke Hall. 
YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT— July 1, Crystal 

Palace. 

ZAZA— April 30, Coronet. 

009 WEST— January 19, Garrick. 



PROVINCIAL. 

The particulars in parentheses refer to the 
London production. S.P. — Stageright pro- 
duction. 

AEROPLANE MAD — (S.P.) November 30, 

Manor Hall, Easton. 
ALL FOR HER— October 7, Palace Pier, Brigh- 
ton. 
ALMOST HIS BRIDE— September 13, Royal, 

Piefiton. 
ANGEL OF HIS DREAMS, THE— April 26, 

Royal, Cafitleford. 
ANOTHFR MAN'S WIFE— February 8, Queen's, 

Liverpool (October 11, Pavilion). 
ARE YOO THE MAN?— (S.P.) March 13, 

County, Reading; May 13, O.K., Burton. 
ARTFUL MISS DEARING— April 5, D.P., 

Eastbourne (April 10, Terry's). 
ASPIRATIONS OF ARCHIBALD, THE— June 

28, D.P., Eastbourne 

BARBARA GROWS UP— September 6, Royalty, 

Glaocow. 
BILL SikES— October 4, Palace Pier, Brighton. 
BLUEBOTTLE, THE— January 18, Public Hall, 

Exmouth. 
BOND OF MARRIAGE, THE— (S.P.) January 

7, Royalty, Llanelly; May 5, Royalty, 

Llanelly. (See also THE DERELICT, June 

14, Star, Liverpool.) 
BOND OF UNION, A— December 2S, Palace, 

South Shields. 
BOY'S BEST FRIEND, A— May 10, Marina 

Lowestoft. 
BUTTERFLY IvTSSES— (S.P.) August 30, Pier 

Pavilion, Ryde. 

CAN A WOMAN BE GOOD? — September 6, 
Royal, Chatham (October 18, Pavilion). 

CAPTAIN JACK — November 15, Royal, 
Ilkeston. 

CHILD OF THE STREETS, A— September 20, 
Grand Walsall (January 3, 1910, Royal, 
Stratford). 

COLLIER'S DAUGHTER, A-Jnne 18, Alex- 
andra, Birmingham. 

OON'CEALED BED IN THE PARLOUR, THE 
— .\pril 23, Athena'um, Glasgow. 

CONVENIENT LOVER, THE— April 28, Roy- 
alty, Glasgow. 

COUNT HANNIlBAI^March 18, Prince's, 
Bristol. 

CRUISE OF THE CONSTANCE, THE— June 10, 
Royal. Worthing. 

CUPID AND THE STYX— February 8, Gaiety, 
Manchester. 

CUPID'S ISLE— April 3, David Lewis Club, 
Liverpool. 

D.\NCE OF LOVE, THE— June 23, Royal, 

Canterbury. 
DASHING LITTLE DUKE— February 8, Royal, 

Nottingham (February 17, Hicks). 
DEALING LN FUTURES-October 7, Royalty, 

Glasgow. 
DESTINY— November 25, Royal, Manchester. 



DERELICT, THE— (Orijrinally produce*! under 
the title of THE BOND OF MARRIAGE; 
June 14, Star, Liverpool, 

DEVIL'S DhCOV, TJIE— (S.P.) August 2, 
Grand, Aberavou. 

DEVIL'S DUPE, A— July 19, Grand, Ne<w- 
ca.9tlc. 

DINULEV DELI^March 25, Royal, Bath. 

DISARRANGER, THE— May 28, U.M., Car- 
lisle. 

D0(7TOR AND THE GREAT PROBLEM, THE 
—June 24, Royal, Bolton. 

DOORWAY, THE— April 10, Gaiety, Manches- 
ter (June 11, Coronet). 

DOVE UNCAGED, THE— October 18, Gaiety, 

DUKE OR DEVIL— December 16, Gaiety, Man- 
chester. 

DUTY— September 27, Balsall Heath Institute, 
Birmingham. 

EARTH, THE— April 8, O.H., Torquay (April 

14, Kingsway). 
EQUALITY OF CABBERRY, THE— February 

19, O.H., Jersey. 
EVE OF WATERLOO, THE— (S.P.) October 30, 

King's, Kilmajnock. 

FANNY'S AMERICAN— July 13, Pier Pav., 
Worthing (produced by amateurs). 

FATAL DANCii, THE— June 7, Royal, Mar- 
gate (August 23, Comedy). 

FATHER OF HER CHILD, THE— (S.P.) De- 
cember 8, O.H., Buxton. 

FEUD, THE- April 10. Gaiety, Manchester 
(June 11, Coronet). 

FLORENTINE TRAGEDY, A— June 7, Tivoli, 
Manchester. 

FOLLY'S FORTUNES— December 20, Carlton, 
Birmingham. 

FOR WIBE AND KINGDOM— March 8, Royal, 
Smethwick (March 29, Lyric, Hammer- 
smith). 

FOR HONOUR AND REVENGE— October 25, 
O.H., St. Helens. 

FROM CONVENT TO THRONE— (S.P.) March 
31, Osborne, Manchester; July 26, 
Rotunda, Liverpool (September 6, Lyric, 
Hammersmith). 

GARDEN OF THE GODS, THE— March 6, 
West Pier, Brighton. 

GIRL'S TEMPTATION- July 12, Star, Liver- 
pool (November 1, Shakespeare). 

GOOSE, THE— May 17, Royal, Margate. 

GOING ON PARADE— Marcii 15, Gaiety, Man- 
cb6st6r. 

greater' love, THE— June 21, Prince's, 
Accrington. 

GREAT GAMGEE, THE— December 13, Royal. 
Newcastle. 

HAG AND THE MASHER, THE- December 

30, Muncaster, Bootle. 
HEART OF THE CITY, THE— March 8, Royal, 

Birmingham. 
HELLO, BILL!— (S.P.) June 2, Grand, Llan 

dudno. 
HER PATH OF SORROW— (S.P.) November 17, 

Royal, Barry; December 27, Prince's, AC' 

rinnton. 
HER SECRET LOVER— February 8, Royal, 

Wolverhampton. 
HIGHWAYMAN BOLD, A— (S.P.) January IB 

Hippodrome, St. Helens. • 
HIS REAL WIFE— (S.P.) Lyric, Hammersmith 

September 16; December 17, Royal Court 

Warrington. 
HOW GIRLS ARE BROUGHT TO RUIN— 

January 25, Queen's, Liverpool (July 22, 

now WOMEN ' ARE SLANDERED— January 
14, Victoria, Broughton. 



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INDEPENDENT MEANS— August 30, Gaiety, 

Manchester. 
INDISCRETION OF ELIZABETH, THE— April 

17, Balfour Institute, Liverpool. 
IN LILAC TIME— September 27, Lyceum, 

Crewe. 
IRON HAND AND VELVET GLOVE— June ti. 

Gaiety, Douglas. 
ISLE OF INDOLENCE, THE— November S, 

Grand, oidham. 

JOAN'S KISS— January 25, Royal, Worthing. 

KIMONO SAN— June 28, Coliseum, Aberyst- 
wyth. 

KINGDOM OF HIS HEART, THE— March 18, 
Royal, Hebburn. 

LADY EXMORE'S EMBARRASSMENT— Feb- 
ruary 20, Concert Hall, St. Leonards. 

LADY'S MAID'S HONOUR, A— November 20, 
Royal, Bournemouth. 

LAUGHTER OF FOOLS, THE— May 21, H.M., 
Carlisle. 

LEARNED PROFESSOR, THE— May 3, Surrey 
Street Hal], Sheffield. 

LILY OF BERMUDA, IHE-November 8, 
Royal, Manchester. 

LIFE'S STEPPING-STONES— April 19, P.H., 
Wolverton. 

LITTLE PHIL'S MOTHER— October 4, O.H., 
Wakefield. 

LIVING IN A FLAT— (S.P.) March 11, Grand, 
West Hartlepool. 

LOLLIPOP LANE— April 30, Pavilion, Keswick. 

LONDON NIGHT HAWKS— September 27, 
P.H., Arbroath. 

LOVE'S COMEDY— February 22, Gaiety, Man- 
chester. 



MACPHERSON— November 20, Royalty, Glas- 
gow. 

MAD AUTHOR, THE— (S.P.) March 18, Royal, 
Colne. 

MARCH HARE, THE— April 20, Royal, Bir- 

.MAN I'KOM PARIS, THE— February 22, Mun- 

aster, Bootle. 
MAUDE BOWEN— (S.P.) May 18, O.H., Chel- 
tenham. 
MEMBER OF TATTERSALL'S, A— October 8, 

Royal, Brighton. 
MERRY TERRITORIAL, THE — May 8, 

Pavilion, Wevmouth. 
MERRY WIDOW TWANKEY, THE — (S.P.) 

April 28,' Royal, Wolverhampton. 
MISS SMITH OF PINE RIDGE— (S.P.) July 31, 

H.M., Aberdeen. 
MOLLY AND THE MASTER— (S.P.) May 22, 

Pier Pavilion, Worthing. 
MONEY AND MAN— April 5, Royal, Bradford 

(April 19, Elephant and Castle). 
MOTHER— January 15, O.H., Coventry. 
MOTHER AND HOME— June 21, Metropole, 

Devonport. 
MURDER OF ADOLPHUS, THE— December 14, 

Town Hall, Maidenhead. 
MURDER WILL OUT — (S.P.) October 1, 

Royal, Sunderland. 
MYSTERY OF REDWOOD GRANGE, THE— 

March 1, Royal, Portsmouth (March 8, 

Borough Stratford). 

NATION IN AP>.MS, A— September 20, Royal. 
Warrington. 

NAUGHTY ELIZABETH— February 15, Assem- 
bly Room§, Bromsgrove. 

KIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE— March 
1, O.H., Coventry (March 15, Greenwich). 



NOVICE, THE— February 22, Town Hall, 

Maidenhead. 

OLD MAN'S DARLING, AN— (S.P.) March 18, 
Prince's, Preston (April 10, Queen's, 
Liverpool). 

ONLY A LITTLE BOY— September 6, 
Rotunda, Liverpool. 

ONLY A.MATEURS April 17, Balfour Insti- 
tute, Liverpool (produced by amateurs). 

OPEN SEA, THE— April 5, Royal, Manchester 
(May 10, Marlborough). 

OUT OF THE DARKNESS— July 12, Royal, 
West Stanley. 

PAGEANT AND THE PLUMBER, THE— (S.P.) 
October 14, Royal, Portsmouth. 

PAID IN HIS OWN COIN— April 22, Abbey, 
Dublin (produced by amateurs). 

PERSIAN CAT, THE— (S.P.), January 26, Hip- 
podrome, Brighton. 

PIN AND THE PUDDING, THE— June 7, 
Royal, Margate. 

PLAY IN LITTLE, A-nApril 26, P.O.W., Bir- 
mingham. 

PORT ARMS, THE— October 4, Palace Pier, 
Brighton. 

PRESS CUTTINGS— September 27, Gaiety, 
Manchester (July 9, Court— private). 

PRICE OF COAL, THE^November 15, Roy- 
alty, Glasgow. 

PRINCE OF THE PEOPfLE, A— July 5, Gaiety, 
Dundee. 

PRINCESS AND THK VAGABOND, THE— 
November 1, Osborne, Manchester. 

PIROTEUS IN PETTICOATS— January 11, 
Royal, Wolverhampton (June 7, Dalston). 

RAGS-nilarch 1, Prince's, Horwich {June 21, 

Royal, Stratford). 
RASELLE, THE BOY MUSICIAN— April 19, 

Queen''s, Manchester. 
REVENGE— April 23, Town Hall, Broughton 

(produced by amateurs). 

S.\MiSON— January 25, Grand, Swansea (Feb- 
ruary 3, Garrick). 

SCHOOiL FOR SNOBS— January 25, Public 
Hall, Dorking. 

SCILI.Y SEASON, A— January 9, Murray, 
Perth. 

SCRAPE OF THE PEN, A— April 23. 
Atheneeum. Glasgow. 

SEAGULL,, THE— November 2, Royalty, Glas- 
gow. 

SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC, A— April 10, 
Royal, Margate (May 16, Terry's). 

SHOWING UP OF BLANCO POSNET, THE— 
August 25, Abbey, Dublin (December 5, 
Aldwych). 

SINNER, THE— July 26, Royal, Sunderland. 

SIR WALTER RALEGH — October 4, Royal, 
Birmingliam (October 13, Lyric). 

SMALL HOLDING, A— April 10, Primce's, 
Manchester. 

STALKING HORSE, THE—April 20, Institute, 
Shanklin (produced by amateurs). 

STORM, THE— April 22, Abbey, Dublin. 

SUPERIOR SEX, THE^March 30, Empire, 
Southend. 

I'ERENCE— December 6, Fulham (February 18, 

1907, Royal, Margate; Marcih 1, 1909, 

Gaiety, Dublin). 
THREE BARROWS, THE— March 22, Gaiety, 

Manchester (June 10, Coronet). 
TPuAP, THE— July 20, W.G., N«w Brighton. 
TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED- 

April 26, Gaiety, Manchester. 
TWENTY DAYS IN THE SHADE— March 29. 

Royal, Margatfl. 



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rMV\lUK)NARLE SIN. 
OH., Mwldleetorough. 

VK.NGKANfK OF JIM. 
Royal, King's Lynn. 



AN— ^'ovember 1, 



Tin:— I'cbruary 25, 



WAY OIT WEirr— Septcmbir 2, IViyiil, Lin- 
coln. 

WAKK IT, KNU'LAND— July 5, Royal, Tony- 
p;indy. 

WAYS CU' MKX, THK— (S.P.) March 11, 
Uraiul, West Hartlepool; April 19, 
Roval, Rochdale. 

WAS "SHK TO BLAMK?— April 12. Junction, 
Mauclu-otir. 

WHAT A .M-VS' MADE HER— September 20, 
Albirt. Brighouhe (December 27, Royal, 
Stratford). 

WHITE DOVE, THE— April 21, Royalty, Glas- 
gow. 

WHOiSE ZOO?— May 19, Royalty, Glasgow. 

WITCM OF PKNDLK, THE— (S.P.) May 21, 
Prince's, Blackburn. 

WRINKLES O.N" THE RINK— (S.P.) January 
20, Hippodrome, Paisley. 



PRINCIPAL REVIVALS. 

AD.MIKABLE BASHVILLE, THE— January 26, 

His Majesty's. 
ADMIRAL GUINEA— June 4, Hi^ Majesty's. 
ADVENTURES OF LADY URSULA— January 

5, Garrick. 
ALICE IN WONDERLAND— December 27, 

Court. 
ARM OF THE LAW, THE— May 27, Garrick. 
ASSOMMOIR, L— June 21, Adelphi. 

BELLS, THE— Septejnber 22, Queen's. 
BOURGEOIS GENIILHO.MME, LE— June 28, 

Adelphi. 
BREWSTER'S MILLIONS- June 22, Court. 

CASTE— July 22, Coronet. 
CHARLES I.— February 15, Shaftesbury. 
CHARLEY'S AUNT— December 27, Royalty. 
CYMBELINE— April 23, Stratford-on-Avon. 

DA.ME AUX CAMELIAS. LA— November 30. 

His Majesty's (Afternoon). 
DANCING GIRL, THE— February 16, Hie 

DKKELIC'f, THE (originally THE BOND OF 

MARRIAGE)-Junc 14, Star, Liverpool. 
DIANA OF DOBSON'S -January U. Kingsway. 
DRYAD, THE— June 4, His Majesty's. 

ELECTRA, THE, of Sophocles — December 

2, Terry's. 
ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, AN— April 30, Hie 

Majesty's. 
ENGLISHMAN'S HONOUR, AN (formerly 

True to the Queen)— May 3, Fulham. 
EXPLORJiR, THE^May 19, Lyric. 

FROGS, THE, of Aristophanes — February 

17, New, Oxford. 
FEED THE BRUTlv-March 20, Royalty. 
FLAG LIEUTENANT, THE— November 1, 

Playhouse. 



GONDOLIERS, THE— January 18, Savoy. 
GRANDSIRE, THE— February 9, Playhouse. 



HAMLET— February 8, Shaftesbury; June zv, 

Hia Majesty's; March 13, Lyceum. 
HKNUY IV.-May 11, Ljric. 

l.MPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE- 
November 30, St. James's. 

JULIUS C^SAR- June 2<!, His Majesty's. 

KING LEAR— September 8, Hay market. 

LITTLE HANS ANDERSEN — December 27, 

Gaiety, Manchester. 
LOUIS XI.— February 22, Shaftesbury. 
LYONS MAIL, T.HE— November 9, Queen'ti. 

MACBETH— Mav 7, Garrick. 
MASTER BlILDKR, THE— March IG, Court. 
MAhSlERE, LA June 30, Adelphi. 
SlERCHANT OF VENICE, THE— April 21. 

Court; June 30, His Majesty's. 
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE— Julia 

21, His Majesty's. 
MRS. GORRINGE'S NECKLACE— January C. 

Criterion. 
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— December 27, 

Gaiety, Manch€>ster. 

NURSERY GOVERNESS, THE— November 30, 
St. James's. 

OLD HEIDELBERG— May 24, St. James's. 
ONE OF THE BEST— May 1, Aldwych. 
OURS— July 22, Coronet. 

PITER PAN— December 20, Duke of York's. 
PETER'S MOTHER— June 8, Haymarket. 
PINKIE AND THE FAIRIES— December 

His Majesty's. 
PLOT AND PASSION— November 15. Court 
PRISONER OF ZEND A, THE— February 

St. James's. 
PRIVATE SECRETARY, THE— December 27. 

Coronet. 

RIENZI— August 27, Lyric. 

ROMEO AND JULIET— April 19, Court. 

SCHOOL— June 28, Coronet. 

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL — April 7, His 
Majesty'd. 

SEN at OF HUMOUR, A— August 31, Play- 
house. 

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER— February 20, 
Haymarket. 

SILVER BOX, THE— June 9. Coronet. 

SOLDIERS' DAUGHTERS— September 15, Play- 
house. 

THIEF, TBE-JJav 8, St. James's. 

THREE MUSKETEERS, THE— March 3 and 

.Mav 1, Lyric. 
TILDA'S NEW HAT— January 26, His 

Majesty's; October 21, Wyndham's. 
TRILBY— November 8, His .Majesty's. 
TWELFTH NIGHT— May 3, Court; June 25, 

His Majesty's. 
TWO LITTLE VAGABONDS— July 24, Lyceum. 

VAN DYCK, THE— November 8, His Majesty's. 
VOLEUR, LE— June 22, Adelphi. 

WHITE MAN. A— December IC, New. 
W IDOWERS' HOUSES— June 7, Coronet. 

YEOMAN OF THE GUARD, THE— March 1, 
Savoy. 



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PRINCIPAL NEW SKETCHES 

I'RODUCED IN THE VARIETY THEATRES DURING THE YEAR 1909. 
Indicates Revival. + Indicates matinee performance. I Indicates first performance 
in London. ■' Indicates performance for securing the Statutory Stageright. 



JANUARY, 

4. 'Twixt Dusk and Dawn, drama, in three 
scenes, by \V. H. Benson — Battersea 
Palace. 

4. La Petite Bohemienne, episode, by Alfred 
Moul, wit-h music by Francis Tlioni6 — 
Alhambra. 

4. Scotch Mixed, musical sketch, by Frank 
Price— Hackney Empire. 

4. The Golden Ace; or, Bubbles, sketch, by 
Leonard Mortimer — Bedford. 

i.tTwo in a Flat, farcical comedy episode, by 
Fred Monckton and Chas. Windermere— 
Battersea Palace. 

4 Claude Duval, sketch, in three scenes, by 
Wal Pink and Fred Ginnett— O.H., Tun- 
bridge Wells. 
11. Territorials— Bedford. 

11. A Queen of Music, musical and dramatic 
episode, by S. and L. Gordon— Metro- 
poiitan. 
11. An Old Tyme HaHojce'en- London Coli- 
seum. 
11. The Bye-Election — Canterbury. 
13.tr/ie Fatal Mistake, dramatic episode,, by 
A. H. Rowe — ^Emprees. 

15. Sporting Luck, written and composed by 

ToTvyn Trevone — Empire, Leeds. 

16. Camping Ot/^— Hammersmith Palace. 
IS.tSporting Luci-— Hammerssmith and Ealing. 
18. Cornered — New Cress Empire. 

20. A Magdalen Married, dramatic episode, bv 

Paul Bajry Lewers— Middlese.x. 
2.5. The Last EaU, by W. H. Bejison— Bow 

Palace. 
25. Artful, in one act, by Geo. Bellamy and 

Sydney Blow— London Coliseum. 
25. Number Two, in one act, by Geo. Bellamy 

and Sydney Blow— Palace. 



FEBRUARY. 

1. The Footstep, by C. L. Delph— Empress, 
Brixton. 

4 Winter in Holland— Empire. 

8. A Vision^ of Japan— Lon-don Coliseum. 

8. The Ten O'Clock Squad, musical absurdit\. 
in two scenes, written by Harry M. Ver- 
non, with l^Tics by Charles Wi'lmot, and 
music by Hermann E. Darewski, jun.— 
Canterbury. 

8. A Daughter of Israel, by Oh as. Garrv- 
Canterbury. 

S.tClaude Duval, by Fred Ginnett and Wal 
Pink — Surrey. 

15 A Boy's Proposal— Empire. Birmingham. 

15. The Steavi Hanuner, by W. H, Benson- 
Sadler's Wells. 

15. What's Charles Worth? by Cayley Cah'ert 
— <^amberwell Empire. 

15. The Last Hope, by Walter Howard- HoHo- 
way Empire. 

15. The Shadow Child, by James Willard and 
Tom Gallon— Standard. 

15. The Queen of the Fairies, " play of 
fairies and others," in two scenes, bv 
Sydney Blow, lyrics by Douglas Hoare', 
music by Edward Jones— London Coli- 
seum. 



God Save the King— Crouch End Hippo- 
drome. 

The Statue of Messina, by A. L. Hatzan — 
Shoreditch Empire 

The Pride of the Regiment, musical mili- 
tary episode, by Geo. Roberts, lyrics and 
music by H. G. French— Royal Victoria 
Hall, 6.E. 

Pagliacci, condejised version of Leon- 
cavallo's opera, in two acts — London 
Coliseum. 

Our Home Defenders, diramatic sketch oy 
Cayiley Calvert — East Ham Palace. 

Private Nobody, by F. D. Bone — South 
London. 

On the Square, ballet davertissemeot, 
arranged and produced by Elise Clerc, 
music composed, selected, and arranged 
by Geo. Byng — Alhambra. 

Territorials — Empress, Brixton. 

The Man from Paris, by H. W. Barker— 
Muncaster Bootle. 

The Price of a Girl, domestic drama, ii 
four acts— Tottenham Palace. 

Wake Up, England! toy Norman Wrighton 
Empire, Leeds. 

A Dance for Lt7e— Hammersmith Palace. 

MARCH. 

Ezra Solomon, oae-iacrt play, by Arthur 
Layard and Leopold Pain— Pal.ace. 

The Motor Chase, a mile a mlmute seosia- 
t'ion, by SidJiey BJoiw, music by Edward 
Jones— London Hdippodrome. 

The Laundrry maids, mjiiature comic 
opera, written and composed and ax- 
ranged by F. W. Allwood and G. W. 
Fost er— JS/t*andard . 

Saved by Wireless, dramiatic episode, in 
one scene — ^Empress, Brixiton. 

A Critical Operation, by Oaviey Calvert— 
E(mo>ir'e, Edmonrt<in. 

Pierrette's Birthday— Lcmdoa CoM&eum. 

The Sailor's La «s— Foresters'. 

The Dead Spot Brigade, bv Mrs. Mildred 
Bnamm ell— Shepherd's Bush Empire. 

It's a Walk Oi'er— Hippodrome, Eaisrt- 
boume. 

A Deuce of a Daisy— iEmipire. Hull. 

Papa's IFj/e— ,London Colii-seum. 

Ginger's Dreaw— Paragon. 

Doreen, by Fred Moule— ^Emipire, Ardwick. 

The Three Musketeers (revised version of 
Mrs. Lewis Walter's Sketch)— Oxford. 

Parson's Lass, by J. Elmore Brewerton— 
Shorediiitcih Empire. 

Jane Ann's Prophecy— Zoo Hippodrome, 
Glasgow. 

lAfe and Love — Oamterbury. 

In the Studio, by Earmian Davles— Star, 
Bermondisey. 

Mystery No. 1, by Randolph King— Bfd- 
ford. 

Reconciliation — Battersea Palace. 

The Closing Price. — Hippodrome, Devon- 
port: 

The Flirt— Pntney HippodiTome. 

A Midnight Mystery, deteotive dram.a, to 
five ecsnee. by J. G. Brandon— Empire, 
Oamberweli. 



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a. Th« Annexen, by Fred Moule— 8«Miier'« 
Welto. 

E2. Who' I My Bad ?— OranvIUe. 

ae. A Case for Divorce, om^act. plnylt^t, by 
Olay M. Greejie. adiapu^d from an Ind- 
d^'nt In HolmaJi F. Day's etory of " Squire 
Bill "—Palace. 

QB. Intagion : or. Wake Up. Emjland! "an 
effort of imapination in tlifoe 6ccjk;-s," 
wTititen, Invemt'ed, and " produced " by 
John L. Shine, with lncJd«<n*aJ music com- 
poBt-d and ajranged by Dr. F. Osmond 
Oarr— Oan terb ur y . 

ae. The Thrust of Navarre, SpanJ^h romantic 
episod* in one scene, written by Roy P.ed- 
pravc, with ineidenit'Ol music by W. W. 
Hrlpht — Surrey. 

30. The Gift of the Gods, musical comedy epi- 
sode. wTi.tten by Judd Green, with muwc 
by Outhbert Clarke — Standard 

30. Apples and Pairs, one-a;t comedy, by 
rieirbert Shdley, music by Stephen R. 
rhi'jpr<t^— Crouch End Hippodrome. 

20. Bitter Enemies, Christinas ep'sode, by Ed- 
ward Thane— <)ueen's, Poplar. 

APRIL. 

2. The Merry Vagabonds— Aihamhra, Brig'h- 

ton 
5 Psyche, idyll, in three scenes, dramatic 
action and d'ances arranged by Alfredo 
Curti. music by Alfred Moul— Alhamhra. 
5. The Airship, farce, in one act, written, by 
Roland Hastincs, with " suggestions " by 
Gilbert Lane— Canterbury. 
5. Bough Justice, dram'atic .liketch, in one 

scene by Horace Hunter — Bedford. 
5. A Broken Butterfly, dramatic episode, by 

Fred Moule — Batterseia Palace. 
5. Dr. Maud's First Patient, duologue by Her- 
bert Damley — Putney Hippodrome. 
5. A Bachelor's Bream — Hippodrome, Eiast- 
boume. 

10. Come Inside, revue, in tihree scenes, by 
George Gros.^mith, .iunr., lyrics by C. H. 
Boivill, music composed and arranged by 
Cutihbert Clarke— Empire. 

12. The Taxi, hv Wal Pink— Grand, Clapham. 

15. Caught— V^Wce. Bri.-to!. 

19. Man the Lifeboat, by Leedham Bantook and 
Percy Green bank — ^Metropolitan. 

19. A Butch Flirtation— T'woVx. 

19. Papa's Bail Off — London Coli.senm. 

19. The Show Girl, by Campbell R.ae-Brown— 
Middletsex. 

19. The Devil's Beath, by Tom Gallon— Peck- 
ham Hippodrome. 

19.tr/ie Closing Price, by Maurice Hoffmian— 
Bf^ford. 

19. The Wolf— BiaJ. 

19. Henry V. — Surrev. 

19. The Final Supper, by Ohas. F. Kitt*— 
Quee-n's, Poplar. 

19. Paul Pry — County, Kingston. 

19. The Colonel's Consen/— -Camberwell Empire. 

26 Two Doors in a Passage — Tivoli, Man- 
chester. 

2C. My Uncle from Texas — Middlesex. 

MAY. 

S. In a Mirror, musical episode, adapted from 
the German by L. E. Berman, composed 
by Paul Lincke — Palace. 

S. Blind Justice, dramatic episode, by R. 
Cullum and H. E. Garden— Metropolitan. 

3. The Queen of Sheba, comedy novelty, in 

one scene, written by Austin P. Rubens- 
Surrey. 

S. Turning the Tables— Emprest. 

I. A Texas Wooing, by C. B. MIdd -ton- 
Bedford. 



3. Skating, pantomimical absurdity, by J. 

Hickory Wood and Syd Chaplin— Queen's 

Poplar. 
3. The Death Dance— Canterbury. 
3. Dandy Danvers — Middlesex. 
8.iA Call to Arms, in one scene, by Harry 

Edlin— Oxford. , 
10. Rogiucry— Pavilion, Leicester. 
10. Is Our Navy Ready? spectacular naval 

scena, by F. Cornelius Wheeler and J. 

Herbert Jay— Olyrapia, Liverpool. 
lO.JThe Tower of London— Stratford Empire. 
10. Before the Dawn — Oxford 
10. JJohn Jay, Jun. — Hackney Empire. 
10. At Home, musical episode, by Max Roger— 

.\lhambra. 
10. Our Housemaid, comedy sketch, by Chas. 

Wiiuierraere — Middlesex. 
10. Trafalgar Day, naval episode, by C. A. 

Clark and W. S. Hartford— Paragon. 
10. The Black Sheep — Empress, Brixton. 
10. Love in a Coffee Shop — Bedford. 
10. Borrowed Plumage — Bedford. 
10. Slaterstein, Limited — Poplar Hippodrome. 
15.t2'/ie Donah and the Girl — Tivoli, Man- 
chester. 
17. The Naked Truth, operatic fantasie, in 

one act, by Edward A. Paulton— London 

Coliseum. 
17. The Traitor— South London. 
17. A Divorced Woman, in four scenes, by 

Fred Maxwell— Bedford. 
17. The Village of Shift 'em— Granville. 
19. The Mousetrap — Palace, Manchester. 
22. No. 9— Shepherd's Bush Empire. 
24. What Railing Did, by E. J. Hart-Granville. 
24. The Chortis Gir/— -Camberwell Empire. 
24. Denbigh's Divorce — Surrey. 
Zi.tNapoleon at Waterloo — Standard. 
24. Her First — Holborn Empire. 
31. Lallapaloosa — Holborn Empire. 
31. In Black and White — Putney Hippodrome. 

JUNE. 

7. The Paperhanger — Empire. 

7 On the Square (second edition)^Alhambra. 

7. Oh! You William — London Coliseum. 

7 .1 Ruined Life, dramatic episode, by Frank 

Price — Empress. 
7. The Tragedy at Lyndhurst flaZ/— Hippo- 
drome, Rotherhithe. 
7 Kiddies on the Sands — Battersea Palace. 
14. Under Suspicion, sketch, in one scene, by 

Horace Hunter — Bedford. 
14. i«5, drametta, by F. Stuart-Whyte— 

Empress. 
14 .4 Woman of the Night — Bow Palace. 
14. The Workgirl (founded on the drama) — 

Euston. 
21. Orange Blosaoms, inii.'iical sketch, by Capt. 

Royston Fleet— London Pavilion. 
21. The Stadium— Em^t Ham Palace. 
21. Long Live the King — Palace, Reading. 
21. The Awakening of Pan — Camberwell Empire. 
28. Blind Love, by W. A. Tremayne and W. 

S. Hartford — Middlesex. 
2i^. The Matrimonial Fee — Metropolitan. 
28. 1910, by Brien McCullogh^urrey. 

JULY. 

5. The ballet divertissement from act three 
of Meyerbeer's opera Roberto il Diavolo-~ 
Empire. 

5. The Prince's Love .4/fajr— Canterbury. 

5. The Red 5carf— Metropolitan. 

7AA Woman's Revolt, by W. L. Ccurtaey— 

Palajce. 
12. Perkins, M.P., comic sketch. In three 
scenes, by Fred Kamo. Hickory Woodt 
and Fred Kitchen — Palwe, LeJcftster. 



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12. Amsterdam ; or, By the Side of the Zuyder 
Zee, ballet, in three scenes, by George R. 
Sims and Charles Fletcher, music by Her- 
man Finck — Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 

12. Companions of the Road — London Coliseum. 

12. Dinner for Two — Tivoli. 

12. The Fight in the LigKthouse, by R. Stodart 
—Standard. 

12. The Temperance Reformer — Empress. 

12. Pure and Simple — iMetropolitan. 

12. When the Cat's Away — Camberwell Empire. 

12.iBagpipe J/ad— Holloway Empire. 

12. A SS to 1 Chance, by R. Heaton Gray- 
Sadler's Wells. 

12. Wiggles, by Willie Atom— Empress. 

ll.iThe Long Arms, by Beatrice Hercn Max- 
well— Tivoli. 

19. His Last Jest, by Gerald Blake— Standard. 

19. The Count's liilemma — Empresa. 

19. Old China's in China, by Morton Davis 
and Lew Lake — Olympia, Shoreditch. 

19. The Princess of Bagdad, by Harry 
Lowther— Tivoli, Manchester. 

26. 2'he Miser's Conscience^Emphe, Edmonton. 

26. Under the Sea—Oxiord. 

26. Supremacy— UippodTome, Woolwich. 



AUGUST. 

2. Supremacy — Chelsea Palace. 

2. The Flay Station and Time is Money 
(both previously produced in the theatres) 
— London Hippodrome. 

2.tPerkins, M.P. — Holborn Empire. 

2. Her iieeur/v— Middlesex. 

2. The Actors' Territorial, by Sydney Blow 
and Douglaa Hoare — Holloway Empire. 

2. Two Toreadors, by Marshall Moore — Em- 
press. 

2. Ronnie Blair, by C. Douglas Carlile — 
Surrey. 

d.*Les Cloches de Corneville — Alhambra. 

9. T oplit sky— 'Vsila.ce. 

9. The Robber, by William Gillette— London 
Coliseum. 

9. The Decoy, by Eugene Magnus — Standard. 

9.tA Man of Spirit, by Frank Price— Hack- 
ney Empire. 

9. The Airship, by Roland Hastings— Totten- 
ham Palace. 

9. The Gay Tourists— Empire. Southport. 

16. Van Biene's DUemma — Metropolitan. 

16. Spring Cleaning— 'Empire, Newport. 

iZ. His Chief Study— Empress. 

23. Too Larfe— Metropolitan. 

is. The World's Opinion— Sadler'!, Wells. 

25. Cruel Coppinger, by R. A. Roberta— Royal, 
Bury. 

30 Three Men in a Boat— Euston. 

30. A State Secret— Tottenham Palace. 

SO. Gentlemen. Th« Zing! (revised Terslon)— 
Putney Hippodrome. 



SEPTEMBER. 

6 Among Thieves, dramatic episode, in one 
scene, by William Gillett-e— Palace. 

5.tSergeant Longfellow, Egyptian musical 
comedy, by Vashti Wynne, music by Dud- 
ley Poweil— Hackney Empire. 

i.tA Modem Andromena, dramatic episode, 
in one scene, by Leo Stormont and J. E. 
Macmanus (formerly called Exposure)— 
New Cross Empire. 

13. The Slackster, dramalette. in three »cenie», 
by C. Douglaa Carlile — Sadler's WellB. 

U. The Suffragettes in Power, comic operetta 
— Collin»'». 



18. The Superior Sex, sketch, by Leon M. Lion 

and Eliot S. Eliot — Empire. 

20. On the Heath, revue divertissement, pro- 
duced by Miss Elise Clerc, from a scenario 
arranged by Fred Bowyer, with music 
composed, selected, and arranged by 
George W. Byng — Alhambra. 

30 Liza's Bill, monologue, by Laura Leycester 
— Metropolitan. 

20. The Bookmaker — Rotherhithe Hippodrome. 

20. The Coming of the King, military episode, 
in one scene, by Ivan Patrick Gore— 
Surrey. 

27. The Kitchen scene from Twelfth Night, 
arranged as a sketch — Holibom Empire. 

27. The 'Vampire, adapted from the French of 
C. C. Vylaia and Pierro Souvestr* by 
Jose G. Levy — Paragon. 

27. A Dumb Man's Curse, protean play, in one 
scene, by J. B. Dickson— Peckham Hippo- 
drome. 

27. The Signal— TivoM, Manchester. 



OCTOBER. 

4. The Cat and the Governess, by Cotsford 
Dick — London Hippodrome. 

4. The Dream Fight, by Wal Pink and Fred 
Ginnett — Surrey. 

4. The Half-Caste, by George Bellamy and 
Sydney Blow— Olympia, Shoreditch. 

4. The New Landlord, by F. D. Bone— Hippo- 
drome, Margate. 

4. H.M.S. Perhaps, by L. F. Durell— Olympia, 
Shoreditch. 

9. Round the World (in a month), dramatic 
ballet, in six scenes, by Lieut. -Col. Newn- 
ham-Davis and C. Wilhelm, music by 
Cuthbert Clarke, produced, and the dance* 
arranged, by Fred Farren, the entire pro- 
duction de.3igned and supervised by C. 
Wilhelm — Empire. 

11. *Psj/c?ie— Alhambra. 

ll.'tCruel Coppinger, protean play, in two 
scenes, by R. A. Roberts— London Hippo- 
drome. 

11. A Pinch o' Snuff— Chelsea. Palace. 

11. The Prince of the Dandies— Camberwell 
Empire. 

11. Planted, by F. L. Shepherd— Battersea 
Palace. 

11. Ei> Last Chance, by Sydney Blow and 
Douglas Hoare— Palace, Hull. 

11. A Loyal Traitor — Holloway Empire. 

18. Ma Gosse, " realistic piece, in one act," 
written by Yves Mirande and Henri Caen, 
and adapted for the English stage by 
John N. Raphael— Palace. 

18. A Terrible leaser- Collins's. 

IS.tHis Last CTiance— Shepherd's Bush Empire. 

18. Perils of the Mine, by M. C. Scott and H. 
Sanders— Chelsea Palace. 

18. Buonaparte's Boy, by Geo. R. Sims — Olym- 
pia, Liverpool. 

25. iThe Clockmaker, duologue, by " Harden 
Casket " — Alhambra. 

25. +3fy Lady's Garter, by Sidney Lewia-Ran- 
eom — Alhambra. 

25. 'ily Friend Mr. White — London Hippodrome. 

25. The Roll Call, by George Arthurs and 
J. W. Tate— Oxford. 

25. What Happened to Jones (tabloid yersion) 
—Oxford. 

25. A Life's Secret — Metropolitan. 

25. Th» Bride-Elect, by Fred Maxwell— Shep- 
herd's Bush Empire. 

25. The Drums of Oud«— Holborn Empire. 

25. Tieo Doors in a Passage — Paragon. 

U.tTh* Bhiseeat Bov—'P\iintj Hippodrom*. 



172 



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NOVEMBER. 

1. tht Conrrriion of Nat Sluri/e, one-act 

-••kotch, by Malcolm Wateon— Palace. 
1. Her //u*<;(i Fid— London Pavrlion. 
1 The Dmcn. bv IVrcival Svke^v— Collins'*. 
1. A Visit from' Raffiet, by E. \V. Horuiung 

ami llias. Saiu&t>n— lEinpress. 
l.JT/io Dramatiit at Home — London Hippo- 
drome. 
8. The Married R'iJoir— Foresters'. 
S.J/.<)«.(/ Lire the King — Collrns'e. 
b. A l)i»grace to the Force, pnot-ean playlet, 

by li. C. Sarsent — Holbom Empire. 
8. Chauffeur and .W aid— JliippodrodD^, Rich- 
mond. , 
8. yfu»ic Hath Cliarms, by F. S. Jennings— 

Tivali, iIaucJi<wt<T. 
8. The Hampton Cluo, play, in three tab- 
leaux, founded on the story of Robert 
Louis StevccM>n, by MM. Louezy-Eon and 
Armont — •London Coliseum. 
8. Uncle's Little Bet—O.B., Tunbridge Wells. 
\r>. A Lamb on TI'aM Street, by Bert Coote— 

TiYoli. 
15. .4 Sight in the Chamber of 77orror«— Mid- 
dlesex. 
!.■;. Only an Jsracfite— Standard. 
15. Mrs. Simpson, by Morley Roberts and 

Henry Setoii — Metrop-oiiitan 
l.'i. Change, by Ja-mes A. and Herbert B. 

.Jewell — Hippodrome, Hulme. 
l.i. The Silver Medal, by H. M. Vernon— Hip- 
podrome, Margate. 
15. The Barbarian, dramatic episode, founded 
on .Mrs. Lovell's play, Ingomar — Bo-w 
Palace. 
22. Mitiidatc; or. The Love Match, Viennese 
light opera in miniature, by Franz Lehar. 
English version by J. E. McManus— Lon- 
don Hippoaiome. 
22. My King, musical romantic episode, by 

S. Richard— .Standard. 
22. The Miising Hand, trau'edy, in one act, by 

Monckton Hoffe— Euston. 
22.tBuonaparte's Boy— Grand, Clapham. 
22. Father's Footstep/! — Rtifrent, Saiford. 
22. Wanted, a Co-respondent — Hippodrome, 
Huime. 



ffi.tWho Wa» the Womani by Laura Leyoe*- 

ter — Collins's. 
25. Aunt Sally, by Edftvand Tliaoc — MMncej-ter, 

B'»oMe. 
29. Crotchett and Co. — Metropolitan. 
2y. 'the Married H'idou', by John Douglasii 

and Frod .Moule— Surrey. 



DECEMBER. 

C. Sergeant iSimon of the Tenth, by C. A. 

Clarke— Middlesex. 
6. Town Hall—ToXight, by W. M. Creepy— 

Euston 
6. Another One Off to .4»t«n'fo— Standard 
6. The Likes o' Me, by Wilfred T. Coleby— 
Stratford Empire. 

13. Kiddie, by Cecil Twyford— London Hippo- 
drome. 

13. A Ride with the Guns— Empress. 

13. In Far Away Calgary, by John Hender- 
son — Foresters'. 

13. The Annexers, by Fred Moule— Surrey. 

13. The Key, Qufpn's Poplar. 

15. Sanctuary, by Malcolm Watson— Empire. 

20. Our Flag, ballet of the hour, in fno scenes, 
arranged by Alfredo Curli, music by H. 
W. Byng — Alhambra. 

20. The Knife, play, in one act, by Henry 
.\rthur Jones — Palace. 

20. The Pride of All, by F.d\vard Rainee— 
Middlesex. 

22.W«t Carter, by Ivan P. Gflre and Bernard 
Mervyn— Variety, Hoxton. 

27. Billy's Money Box, by Wal Pink— Oxford. 

27. 2'he Great Unknown, by Edmund Gurney 
—Queen's, Poplar. 

27. The Arctic, sketch, 'n three scenes, by 
Sydney Blow and Douglas Hoare. with 
music by Edward Jones— London Hippo- 
drome. 

27. The Miracle— Olyrapia., Shoreditch. 

27. Pantomi nes were produced at the Wal- 
thamfetow Palace (Puss in Boots), the 
East Ham Palace (The Babes in the 
Wood), the Empire, Croydon (The Babes 
in the Wood), the Camberwell Empire 
(RobiMon Crusoe), and the Uford Hippo- 
drome (Dick Whittington). 




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OBITUARY. 



173 



Aitlieu, Margaret Edith. May 1. 
Armstrong, John. Aged 82. June 13. 
Arditi, Mrs. Virginia. July 27. 
Askew, Mary Jane. March 21. 
Audrey, May. January 26. 
August, Harold. December 16. 
Avery, Madge. Aged 4S. December 26. 



Bailey, Mrs. Harrington. December 6. 

Baker, Frank. Aged 23. January 21. 

Barrett, Caroline Jane. Aged 74. February 10. 

Barry, H. C. January 28. 

Bath, James Aged 73. June 3. 

Bebb, Joseph T. Aged 30. March 11. 

Bell, Kortright Hamilton. Aged 17. January 

19. 
Bestic, Charles M. March 7. 
Biddall, George Freeman. April 7. 
Black, Littia. July 8. 
Bodie, Jeannie. Aged 16. July 16. 
Bowen, Mrs. Martha. April 20. 
Boyde, Edwin. Aged 39. October 30. 
Bracewell, Joe. Aged 71. April 13. 
Brand, Oswald. Aged 52. August 19. 
Bridgman, Louisa. July 10. 
Brooke, Frederick G. January 29. 
Brough, Lionel. Aged 72. November 8. 
Buck, Dr. Dudley. October 6. 
Buckley, Frank. January 4. 
Burroughs, George H. W. Aged 40. June 26. 
Bury, Sam L. July 13. 
Butler, Henry J. Aged 63. August 22. 



Cadwaldr, Llewellyn. February 7. 

Calden, Mrs. July 5. 

Cameron, Walter "Morton. Aged 53. Novem 

ber 21. 
Campbell, Denis. Aged 46. February 19. 
Carpenter, Ernest. Aged 41. December 23 
Casey, Annie. February 10. 
Chandler, W. Aubrey. Aged 72. November 8. 
Charles, Allen. November 28. 
Chatterton, Mary Ann. July 27. 
Clark, Mrs. Fred. July 9. 
Clibnrn. Irene Grace (Irene Ware). March 8. 
CHfford, Rose. March 3. 
Colrien, Mrs.. Harriet. August 23. 
Conningham. Phillip. November 20. 
Conway, H. B. (H. Blenkinsopp Coulson). Ag( d 

60. August 14. 
Cooke. Steve. Aged 47. Julv 14. 
Cooper, Fred. Aged 50. August 2. 
Cooper. Fannie. March 11. 
Coquelin, M. Benoit-Constant. Aged 68. 

January 27. 
Coquelin, Ernest Alexandre Honore. Aged 00. 

February 8. 
Coulson, R.'f. Aged 35. March 5. 
Court, Julia Seaman Montague. Aged 71 

January 30. 
Courtenay, Fos'ter. December 10. 
Coyle, John E. Aged 39. April 6. 
Cragg, Mrs. J. W. Aged 42. February 10. 
Crisp, Minnie. Aged 28. January 18.' 
Crowdy, James. Aged 61. October 12. 
Cullen, James Edward. Aged 29. January 

30. 



Dalton. Harry. April 9. 

Davey, George Henry. Age4 71. January 28. 

Davies, W. G. October 9. 



Dawson, Jane (Mrs. Randle Lingham). .\sed 

86. October 2. 
Dayton, Marie. Aged 27. June 1. 
De Lorme, Jenny. May 6. 
De Vere, Camille. Aged 24. July 25. 
Devouo, Professor. July 27. 
Didcott, Hugh J. November 26. 
Dipple, George. July 10. 
Dottridge, Dolly (Mrs. Chas. H. Lungden). 

February 27. 
Douglass, George Samuel. October 14. 
Du Cane, Augusta. January 1. 
Duffy, John. Aged 55. October 4. 
Dunklsy, Theophilus. Aged 65. March 23. 



Eastlake, Wallace. Aged 35. May 16. 

Eastwood, Frank. March 7. 

Edgar, John W. Aged 67. August 25. 

Edwards, Frederick George. Aged 56. No- 
vember 28. 

Edwards, Roger. March 19. 

Edwin, Ruth (Mary Ruth Hazlewood). May 22. 

Elliott, Ralph. Aged 68. Augu.st 7. 

Elhston, Charles. Aged 44. March 23. 

Elphinstone, Douglas C. W. Aged 26. 
August 6. 

Evans, Frederick. Aged 69. October 31. 

Fa'.r, W. B. Aged 58. Julv 22. 

Faith, Rose. Aged 39. September 23. 

Fenn, George Manville. Aged 78. Augu.^t "7. 

Fieldhouse, Harry. Aged 43. December 28. 

Fisher, H. Vivian. February 6. 

Fordham, Fred (George May). Aged 55. Sep- 
tember 7. 

Fountain, Henry. Aged 75. February 2. 

Fox, Charles John. Aged 26. March 14. 

Franklin, Walter. Aged 36. July 18. 

Freeland, Joseph Francis Mulligan. Aged 6tt. 
April 14. 

Fuller, George. Aged 39. March 19. 

Gardner, Nellie Blanche. Aged 37. July 22. 
Garland. Herbert Theodore. Aged 56. March 8. 
Gerald. Henri. July 26. 

Gilbart, Eleanor :\rary Hughes. October 12. 
Giles (Oura), Harriett GilUno. Aged 37. July 
24. ■' 

Golden. Mrs. Sarah. Aggd 65. November 19. 
Granville, Edgar. Aged 54. September 5. 
Gregg, Robert. Aged 89. May 2. 
Green, Elizabeth. April 21. 
Greenlaw, Nora Edwina. Aged 39. March "8. 
Greenwood, Tom. Aged 71. March 24 
Gros, Mrs. Henri. Aged 61. October 20. 
Groves, Charles. Aged 65. July 8. 
Gunn, John. Aged 38. October' 20. 

Haggar, Mrs. Wm. Aged 58. August 13. 

Hales, Mrs. Jane. August 30. 

Hales, Mrs. T. Gardiner. Aged 65. September 

24. 
Hambleton, Elizabeth. August 16. 
Hamilton-Bell, Kortright. Aged 17. January 

Hampson, Ernest. Aged 35. March 17. 
Hankin, St. John. E. C. Aged 39. June 16. 
Harley, Rex (Reginald Ernest Page). Aged 10. 

October 16. 
Hart, Henry. Aged 81. January 8. 
Haytor, Arthur. Mav 29, 



174 



Tini STAGE YE.M^ BOOK. 



Hazlewoo.l. Marv Itutli (Uiitli Kdwiii). May '-'i.'. 
lleiiiminc, Uichanl Walton. January \. 
Hcrmunn. Auncs Mary. April 3. 
Ilirks. Mrs. S. 1>. Aged 71. Martli a. 
Holmes, M<>rri<c (.lames Morrice Orr). AiieU 

2J». OetoI.er Hi. 
Hone. Mary. .May I. ^ ^ , ,., 

Hiil.l.anl. Jtnliert K. A«ed iZ. Septeniliir in. 
Mu.lM.n, T. 1'. Aged ;.?. .1 line •-'7. 
Huuliis. William (W. Kcuhen I'ayni). .lanu- 

Hiilhih. Taroline Elizabitli (Caroline Ewcll). 

Aiiiil t'.n. June S. , ,, 

Hunter. Lavinia Hrncainc. Aged uit. June IL. 

Illinp, Muic. -Meta. A'jed 37. De.eir.l) r .f. 

Jackson. Ada Margaret. Deceniber 1!.'.. 

.lenkins, .Miss Emma. .\uKUst -. 

Jtiuier. Edwin. Aut;ust 11. 

Jewt.ll. Je.ssie. February in. 

Johnson. A. E. Aged ;». May 'rl- ^ , ^ 

Johnson. Mrs. W. (Laura Martini). Septem 

ber 17. , „„ 

Jones. Lilv (Lilv Olive). March 2S. 
Jone.«. D. J. Gwyn. November 28. 
Jordan. Dr. Warwick. Aged fiS. August .JO. 
JuddUrpen. Richard Albert. Aged i- 

August 9. 

Kennev, Charles Horace. September 17. 
Kenwav. George. Aged 73. August 29. 
Kini;. (ieorge. Aged 36. April 18. 
King, James. Aged 81. September 9. 

Lassalle, Jean. Aged 02. September 7. 

La Trobe, Charles Albert. Aged fi3. July 1-. 

Laundon, Mrs. John Crossley. January t>. 

Lanri. (Jeorge. January 4. 

Lawrence. Joe. January 24. 

Leander. Harry. Aged .SO. >rarLh 27. 

Leechnian. Kate (.Mrs. Harry Walker). May 7. 

Leigh, (korye. Aged 7(!. July 4. 

Leon, Frank. October 31. 

Lewis. Harrv B. September 6. 

Levton. Svdnev. Aged 43. March 4. 

Lingham. Mrs. Handle (Jane Daw.son). Aged 

Sfi. October 2. 
Llovfl. Fdward. Aiicd 74. September 2. 
Llovd. James William. October 11. 
Loiigden. Mrs. Charles H. (Dolly Dottndge). 

Fel)ruarv 27. 
Lord. Thomas W. Aced 09. September 6. 
Lovell, Tom. January 4. 

Mack. Harrv. Aged fiO. March 2. 
Sl.ickncv. E. W. Aged f<4. March 26. 
M.irtin. Sir Theodore. Aged 92. Augu.st IS. 
Martini, Laura (Mrs. W. Johnson). September 

17. 
Martucci. Giuseppe. .\ged '.3. June 1. 
.Mason. Jenny. Aged 71. January 16. 
Mavis. Louie. Mav 14. 
May. George (Fred Fordham). Aged 5.5. Scp- 

temlicr 7. 
Mellon. Mrs. Alfred. Aged S."".. September 8. 
Mewburn. Hugh. Aeed .31. October 25. 
MrAul:iv, Jane Angel. September 13. 
McCuUah. Hatton. November 6. 
Milkr. Mrs. .loseph. Aged 47. March 9. 
Modjcska. Helena. Ai)ril S. 
MoUipy. James Lvman. February 8. 
Montasiu. Arthur. .\ged .36. June 23. 
Montcomery. Carolina. July 14. 
Moore. GeorL'c Washington (" Pony "). Aged 

sn. Octolier 1. 
^foorcs. Franklin T. Aged .32. October 6. 
Morlcy. Barbara. July IS. 
Mowlirav. Charles (Mowbrav Robinson). Janu- 

arv 11. 
M.iriel. Will. April 29. 
Mullett. James. Aged 76. Augu.st 13. 



.Mver>, Dr. Henrv Heymdds. Aged 7-'. October 
21. 

Nichol.-on, Alfred Charle.-. Aged 60. Novem 

ber 2. 
Noble, Dr. James Black. January 16. 
Noble, Vernon. .\ged 2«. February 26. 
Nunan, Bennett B. April 15. 

O'Connor, Wm. .May 25. 
OConoUy, C. V. Aged 28. May «. 
Opferman, Arthur Edward. .\ged 39. Sep 

tenibcr 22. 
Orr, James .Morrice (Morrice Holmes). Aged 

29. October 10. 

Page. Reginald Ernest (Ke.\ Harley). Aged 40. 

October 16. 
Payne, W. Reuben (Wm. Hughes). January 8. 
Percival, Percy. Aged 50. May 11. 
I'hydora, William. August 18. 
Power, Sarah. November 5. 
Preece, Josephine. September 1. 
Prinella. Joe. January 18. 
Pulford, Gertie. Aged 24. June 9. 

Radford, John Grove. December 27. 

Ramsdale, Wm. N. February 1. 

Ramsdale, Edwin. Aged 40. October 31. 

Reyer, Ernest. Aged 85. January 15. 

Riley, Fred. Aged 56. Februarj' 17. 

Robinson, Percy. Aged 27. July 20. 

Robinson, Mowbray (Charles Mowbray). Janu- 
ary 11. 

Rob.son, Emily Maria. January 17. 

Rogers, Harry. Aged 42. May 9. 

Rogers, J. O. Aged 49. June 11. 

Romer, Alec (Alexander Haines Woodman). 
Aged 37. March 23. 

Rosier. Jack. November 21. 

Riushbiiry. W. T. January 18. 

Ru>hton. Lucv. Aged 67. August 30. 

Rus.sell, Howell. July 2. 

Ruthven, Edgar. Aged 22. August 3. 

Salter. .\nn Sojihia. November 19. 

Sandford. Charlotte. July 21. 

Sranlan. James. .Aged 76. September 25. 

Schultz. William. October 18. 

Scott. Walter. July 11. 

Scott (Mitchell), George. Januarv 29. 

Seymour, Thomas Orlando. Julv 1. 

Sheridan, Mrs. John (Zoe Simeon). .\gcd 67. 

September 21. 
Shinner, Annie. Aged 26. February 10. 
Sliirley. Robert. Aged 39. January 6. 
Smart. Isabella. November 5. 
Smitli. Thomas. June 4. 
Smith. >[ary. February 25. 
Stnith. John. Januarv" 25. 
Sommerlad, .Alfred. .Aged 46. Augu.st 19. 
Stepan, Mnie. Celeste. Aged 85. September 

Stephens. Frank. Aged .30. Februarv 7. 
Sterry, Philip Beach. .\ced 67. April 24. 
Stevenson. Percy Malcolm. Agtd 26. Sctitem- 

ber 29. 
Stockton, Agnes Mary. Julv 5. 
Swinbourne, Charles Algernon. Aged 72. April 

■Swine^rd. Henry. Aged .57. December 18. 
Sutherland. Mrs. Evelvn Greenleaf. Januarv 9. 
Synge, J. M. Aged 37. March 24. 

Taft. Mrs. Ann. Aged 44. Julv 29. 

Tench, Mattnew Parker. Aged 65. January 

Thome. Francois. November 16. 
Townsend. Clemart (Jimmv). Julv 13. 
Tweedaie, Harold. Aged 22. April 2'. 



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175 



Usher. Hugh Caizley. Aged 17. .July 4. 



^■ivi;ln-Fishe^. H. Feliruary 6. 

Vnii Gottscliall. Kudiilf. Aged 85. March 28. 

Von Soiinentlial, .\doIf Ritter. Aged 74. 
April 4. 

Von Wildenbrufh, Dr. Ernst. Aged C4. Janu- 
ary 15. 

Waldfon, Harriet (Mre. W. R.). February 23. 

Walker. Elizabeth. April 22. 

Walker. Mrs. Harry (Kate Leechman). May 7. 

Waller. Mrs. Alma. Aged 27. February 2C>. 

Ware, Irene (Irene Grace Cliburn). Marth 8. 

Warner, diaries. Aged 62. February 11. 

Watson. George. March 1. 

Weir. George R. Alarch 2. 

Wells. Albert. February 2.'?. 

Weston, .Ada Alexandrina. .\ged 44. June 27. 



Wheetnian, Elizabeth. July 21. 

Whitelev, Arthur. Aged 36. Augu.st 31. 

Whitlock. Jack. Jlarch 23. 

White, Charles. Aged C6. April 28. 

Wilde, Edwin. November 24. 

Williams, Fanny. Septeml)er 0. 

Wilmotte. Harriet. Mav 5. 

Wilson, William John. Aged 73. July 20. 

Wilson, Charles. jAged 49. August 2o. 

W'ood, Mrs. Henry J. Decemtier 20. 

Woodman, Alexander Haines (.\lec Romer). 

Aged 37. March 23. 
Woods, Marie. March 7. 
Wolf, August. August 15. 

York, Elizabeth. Aged 90. April 15. 
Young, John. May 30. 



Zelgler, Frau Clara, .i.ged 65. December 20. 



Erratum, 190S. Daisy Morrell, September S, should have read Dolly Morrell. 



THE MIDDLESBROUGH LOCK-OUT. 



In January a di.spute occurred in Middles- 
brough which involved over sixty members of 
the local bnanch of the ^lational Association 
of Theatrical Employes. On Saturday, 
January 9, all the members emiployed at the 
Opera House, the Royal, the Bmipire, and the 
New Hippodrome were given a week's wages 
in lieu of notice, and informed that their 
.^e^vi■ces were no longer required. The matter, 
it was understood, was in connection with ti 
claim made by the men for extra pay on 
(.'hristaiias Day. 

.At a meeting of the Independent Labour 
Party, h-eld on February 1, the following 
resolution was adopted: — That this meeting 
■ i.ndemnis the action of the managers of the 
Middlesbrough theatres and music halls in 
tlieir refusal to attend the coiiference pro- 
posed by tJie General Federation of Trade 
Unions to consider the questions in dispute, 
and calls upon the workers of the town to 
uphold the principles of trade unionism by 
refusing to attend the theatres and music 
halls until the dispute is satisfactorily settled. 

Efforts were .subsequently made by the 
Board of Trade to effect a settlement; in the 
meanwhile, the ^\.\.T.E. had lodged a com- 
plaint that the music-hall managers had com- 
mitted a ibreach of the 1907 Award. Mr. G. R. 
Askwith invited the managers concerned to 
meet him, and it was finally arranged that a 
conference should take place between the 
parties in iliddlesbrough on March 23. A 
ftettlement not being arrived at at this con- 
ference, it w-as agreed the matter should be 
referred to Mr. Askwith. 

On March 31 Mr. Askwith issued the fol- 
lowing .Award : — 

AWARD. 

Middlesbrough Theatres and Music Halls. 

-At a conference held at the Corporation 
Hotel, Middlesbrough, on March 23, 1909, it 
was agreed between the representatives of 
the managers and of the employes, in the 
presence of a representative of "the General 



Federation of Trade Unions and of the Board 
of Trade, that the questions in dispute be 
discus-sed with a view to an agreement being 
arrived at without reference to the Arbitriitor, 
but, failing agreement, that the points in 
dispute be left to me, the undersigned, the 
following unde-rtaking being signed by each 
manager and union representative present — 

We, tlie undersigned, hereby agree to 
loyally aibide iby the decision of Mr. 
Askwith, 
and the instances in dispute having been re- 
ferred to me and heard on Mar<;h 29, my 
decision Ls : — 

1. That the employes of the Empire Palace 
and Hippodrome Music Halls .should not have 
been dismissed by the managers, and are to 
be reinstated in their former posts on or 
before April 17. 

2. That the employes at the Theatre Royal 
gave grave reason for the belief of the man- 
agers that it was necessary to dismi.ss them, 
but that under the circumstan'ces of the case 
the benefit of the doubt may be given to 
them, and that they are to be reinstated on 
or before April 24. 

3. That the employes at the Grand Opera 
House were in fault, and that the managers 
were within their right in dismissing tliem, 
and are not to be required to reinstate any or 
all of them other than those in the front of 
the house, who were not concerned in th« 
di.spute, and who may have been since dis- 
missed. These latter employes to be rein- 
stated on or before April 24. 

4. That for the future good working of the 
theatres and miisichalls it be understood — 

(a) That the managers rnay choose their 
men, employing union men 'so long as they 
are efficiemt, av.ailable, and of good cha- 
racter. 

(lb) No men to leave work and send substi- 
tutes without proper notice to the manage- 
ment. 



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(c) The mf-ii to be under the direct con- 
trol of the master carpenter, stapenianaeer. 
or carpenter, iiiid to carry out their duty 
A8 they may direct. 

(d) The stase staff to be in attendance at 
the m>u*iclialls (or tlieir duty at C.30 on 
Alonday evoninj; ond at 6.45 on other nights, 
and at the theatres the Rtaae staff to be in 
attendan.-e for tlieir duty haW an hour on 
Monday ni'.'Jit and fifteen minutes on other 
evenings, before the commencement of tlie 



performance, but on nipht« when called on 
6y the mana(tement attendance to be half 
an hour before th-e conimenceanent. 

(e) The managers to offer no objection to 
any present employes regaining in their 
sen'ice becoming Union men. 

As witness my hand this thirty-first day of 
March, 1909, 

(Signed) G. R. ASKWITR. 



GENERAL MEETINGS OF SOCIETIES, FUNDS, ETC. 



January 17.— Annual General Meeting of the 
Variel.y .\rt.i3t^' Federation, Mr. W. Lee 
in the chair — Terry's. The accounts showed 
£3.998 9s. 6d. received for subscriptione ; 
.£9S3 4s. for death levy stamps; £102 
6s. 6d. for half-crown levy stamps ; and 
£592 14s. Gd. for entrance fees; £1,058 
7s. 5d. had been .sipent on salaries; f3S2 
16s. 5d. in postage and telegrams; £412 
3s. 6d. on printing and etationery; and 
£724 2s. 9d. on law co6t«; £2,500 had been 
Invested in Consols. 

January 2.'!. — Annual General Meeting of the 
Actors' Benevolent Fund, Mr. George Alex- 
ander in the chair — ^Criterion. 

January 31. — The Seventeenth Annual Genera! 
.Meeting of the General Staff (No. 1) Lon- 
don Branch of the N.A. of T.E. at King's 
Hall. Coveat Garden. Mr. C. Thorogood 
presided. 

February 3. — Annual General Meeting of the 
Variety Art.ists' Benevolent Fund, Mr. Joe 
Elvin in the chair — Bedford Head Hotel. 

February 9. — .'Vnnua.l General Meeting of the 
Actors' Asso^-iation, Mr. Cecil Raleigh in 
the chair— Criterion Restaurant. 

March .TO. — Annual General Meeting of sub 

scribers to the Royal Gemeral Theatrical 

Fund— Terry's. Mr. C. K. Cooper in the 
chair. 

May 4.— Annual Genera] Meeting of the Re- 
hearsal Club— St. James's. 

May 23.— A Mass Meeting of tJie Variety Ar- 
tists' Federation was held at Uie Bedford 
Head Hotel, Maiden Lane, for the pur- 
pose of disciis&ing the " Theatres and 
Music Halls Bill," wliioh Mr. Robert V. 
Harcourt, M.P., was then promoting in 
Parliament. Mr. Fred Russell presided. 
The following resolution was carried : — 
"That this Bill of Mr. Harcourt's be most 
stremiously opposed by the Variety Ar- 
tists' Federation." 

May 25. — The Actor.V Union held a special 
meeting for the purpose orf altering some 
rules— Hummum's Hotel. 

May 27.— Travellin,g Theatre Managers' As- 
sociation. Annual General Meeting. Mr. 
A. E. Driakwater in the chair— Drury 
Lane. 

May 2S.— Annual General Meeting of the 
Actor.s' Orplianage Fund, Bishop of Lon- 
don in the chair — Plavhouse. 



June 1.5.— .Vnnua! General Meetiag of Actors' 
Day Fund, Mr. Sydney Valentine in Uve 
chair — Aldwych. 

June 24.— (Annual Conference of the .\ctors' 
Church Union, Bishop of Southwark in tiie 
chair— Coronet. 

July 13. — Annual General Meeting of the Ac- 
tors' Union — Hummum's Hotel, Covent 
Garden. 

September 5. — Meeting of the Variety Artists' 
Federation to consider the effect of the 
variety managers' " combine " upon the 
artists, Mr. Fred Russell in the chair. A 
resolution was carried urging the closer 
organisation of the artists— Terry's. 

September 16. — Meeting of artists convened by 
the Varieity Artists' Federation. The fol- 
lowing resolution was passed: — "That free 
trade in ; musenients and the legalising 
of sketches is desiraJble in the intereste of 
the music hall profew^ion." Mr. Fred Rtis- 
sell in t.he chair— Bedford Head Hotel, 
Maiden Lane. 

September 19.— A Meeting of the Sl<etch Ar- 
tists' Association was held, when the fol- 
lowing resolution was carried : — " That this 
meeting of the Sketcii Artists' Associa- 
tion, representing sketch artists and em- 
ployees throughout tlie United Kingdom. 
is of opinion that the application of one 
iicense to all places of eaitertainmemt 
would be beneficial to thousands of ar- 
tists, authors, musicians, and employes, 
and comipatible with public taste and re- 
quireiment<s." Mr. Cecil Raleigh in tlie 
chair — Terry's. 

October 14.— Annual General Meeting of the 
Music Hall Home Fund— Camtoerwell Em- 
pire. 

October 17. — Meeting of Members of the 
Sketch Association— Cro\\Ti Hotel. 

October 31. — .\nnual General Meeting of the 
Music Hall Arti.sts' Railway Association- 
Bedford Head Hotel. 

^ovemiber 16. — Final Meeting and Winding Up 
of the Actors' Union — Hummum's Hotel. 

November 21.— General Meeting of the memners 
of the Sketch Association to consider the 
report of the Censorship Committee. 

December 10. — Annual General Meeting of the 
Theatrical Ladies' Guild, Miss Fanny 
Brough in the chair — St. James's. 



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LECTURES, ADDRESSES, ETC., OF THE YEAR. 



January 17. — Mr. Rutlajid Barrington delivered 
an address on "Kncores: Their Advan- 
tages and Drawbacks," to the members of 
the O.P. Club, at the Criterion, Miss Jessie 
Rose in the chair. Mr. Barrington, alter 
giving a humorous address, practically 
summed up his opinions by saying ttiat he 
was not averse to getting encores — so mucli 
so. in fact, that he would be willing to read 
his paper all over again with very slight 
encouragement. 

January 17. — Mr. Frederick Morland addressed 
a meeting of members of the Actors' Asso- 
ciation at the A. A. Rooms on " Some Ob- 
jections to the £2 minimum." Miss Rose 
Mathews in the chair. 

January 24. ^Mr. Bram Stoker read a paper 
before the members of the Playgoers' Club 
on the subject of " Deadheads." Mr. 
H. B. Irving in the chair— Hotel Cecil. 

January 24.— Mt. Fred Page read a paper en- 
titled "The Drama and the Big Drum," 
before the members of the Gallery First 
Nighters' Club. 

February 4.-^Mr. William Poel lectured on 
" Shakespeare and a National Theatre "— 
Theatre of the London Institution, Fins- 
bury Circus. There could be no hope for 
a National Theatre, said Mr. Poel, unless 
modern dramatists could there hare pro- 
duced their best work under proper con- 
ditions. 

February 7.— Mr. Mostyn T. Pigott delivered 
an address, " Some Reflections on the 
Queue," to members of the O.P. Club — 
Criterion Restaurant. 

March 18.— Mr. Charles McEvoy lectured on the 
subject of " The New Drama " before the 
memhers of the Manchester PlaygoeTs' 
Club. 



March 31.— Mr. E. T. Heys spoke on " The 
Trend of the Thf.atre " before members of 
the Manchester Playgoers' Club. 

September 2.— Mr. Forbes-Robertson lectured 
to the Sheflleld branch of the Shakespeairo 
Society, at the Montgomery Hall, on the 
subject of Shakespeare. 

April 2.5.— Mr. T. McDonald Rendle read a 
paper, " Why I am a Gallery Goer," to 
members of the Gallery First Nighters' 
Club. 

October 17.— Mr. A. E. W Mason read a paper 
on " Politics in the Theatire " to members 
of the O.P. Club — Criterion Restaurant. 

October 31. — Miss Christabel Pankhurst ad- 
dressed the members of the Playgoers' 
Club on the subject of " Suffragettes and 
the Stage "—Hotel Cecil. 

November 7. — Mr. Cecil Raleigh addressed the 
members of the Dramatic Debaters on the 
subject of " Why are Actors Underp'aid? " 
— Frascati's Restaurant. 

November 7.— Mr. Henry Savage read a paper, 
" Blind Men in a Hurry — ^Mr. Besier's 
Position," before members of the Gallery 
First Nighters' Club. 

November 12. — Mr. Granville Barker lectured 
in Glasgow, under the auspices of the 
Scottish Repertory Theatre, on " The 
National Theatre." 

November 30. — Mr. Granville Barker lectured 
under the au.spices of the Fabian Society 
on "Some Theatre Matters "--Hampstead 
Town Hall. 

December 5. — Mr. C. Rann Kennedy gave a 
lecture on " The Servant In the House " 
to members of the O.P. Club at the Cri- 
terion. 

December 12. — Mr. Henry Ainley read a paper 
before members of the Playgoers' Club on 
" Actors and Their Relations with the 
Public "—Hotel Cecil. 



BANQUETS AND DINNERS, ETC., OF THE YEAR. 



January 14. — The members of the film trade 
held 'their first annual dinner. Mr. R. W. 
Paul pre.sided — Holbom Restaurant. 

January 31. — O.P. Club's " Merry Widow " 
dinner— Hotel Cecil. 

March 4. — ^.^nnual ball of the Grand Order of 
Water Rats — Trocadero. 

Manch 7.— Gallery First Nighters' annual din- 
ner — Frascati's. 

March 21. — O.P. Club's annual ladies' dinmer— 
Criterion, Mr. Max Pemberton in the chair. 

March 22. — Annual dinner and ball of the 
Terriers', Horns, Kennington. 

April 6. — Annual lunicheon of the National 
Association of Cinematograph . Operators^- 
Horseshoe Hotel. 

April 9. — ^Baniquet of the Grand Order of 
Water Rats— Vaudeville Club. King Rat, 
Mr. Fred Ginnett, in the chair. 

April 25.— Music Hall Artist.-' Railway Associa- 
tion's dinner and dance in aid of the 
Variety .Artists' Benevolent Fund— Cri- 
terion. 

April 29.— Royal General Theatrical Fund din- 
ner, Hon. Harry L,%wson in the chair— 
BO'tel Metropole, 



May 9.— Incoripor.ited Stage Society dinner, 
Mr. Frederic Whelen in the chair— Cri- 
terion Restaurant. 

May 16.— Playgoers' Club annual dinner. Mr. 
O.'iman Edwards in the chair: Mr. Henry 
Ainley and Miss Suzanne Sheldon prin- 
cipal gue-sts — Hotel Cecil. 

Septemiber 26. — Second annual dinner O'f the 
Music Hall Ladies' Guild, Mrs. Fred Gin- 
nett in the chair — Boulogne Restaurant. 

Nov<=mber 14. — Annual dinner of the O.P. Club, 
Mr. A. E. W. Mason in the chair— Hotel 
Cecil. Principal guests. Miss Ellis Jef- 
freys and Mr. Charles Hawtrey. 

November 21. — Annual dinner of the Eooentric 
Club, Sir Heribert Tree in the ehair — Hotel 
Cecil. 

December 4. — Annual dinner of the Savage 
Club, Mr. John Hassall, R.I., in the chair 
—Hotel Cecil. 

December 7. — A Costume Dinner was held by 
the Shakespeare Society at the Holborn 
Restaurant. 

December 12. — .Annual dinner of the Actors' 
Bcnevoient Fund. Sir Herbert Tre« in tij« 
chair— Hotel Metropole. 



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PRINCIPAL 



PLAVS I'ROUUCED IN AMERICA BETWEEN DECEMBER 1, 1908, 
AND NOVEMBER 30, 1909. 



Al!C»Vi; Till" LIMIT, comedy, by George 
Totton Siiiitli iiml Cliarles Orapewin— Long 
Branch, N.J., September 1.'). 

AIR KlN(i, THIO, miLsical play, by Harry B. 
Sniitli and Raymond Habbell— Star, Buf- 
falo. N.Y., November 1i. 

AMKRICAN WIDOW, AN, comedy, by Kellett 
Chambens — Court Square, Springfield, 
Ausiust 2G; Hudson, New York, Septem- 
ber 6. 

ANTONY AND CLKOPATRA, Shakespeare's 
tr.i«edv, in five acts (E. H. Sothem and 
,lulia " Marlowe)— Opening of the New 
Theatre, New York, November 6. 

AKIADNE IN MANTUA, idyllic romance, 
three acts, adapted by — Gilmoiir from 
Vernon Lee's poem of same name— Illinois, 
Chi<aao. May 21. 

ARSKNK LII'IN. play, in four acts, by Fran- 
cis le Croisset and Maurice Leblanc— Ly- 
ceum, New York. August 2('. 

AS THE SUN WENT DOWN, play, by George 
I). Maker- Paterson, N.J., August 2.3. 

AWAKENING OF HELENA RITCHIE, play, 
four act.s. by Charlotte Thompson, from a 
novel bv :Margaret Delaud — Parson's, 
Hartford," Conn., February 19, 1908; Savoy, 
New Y'ork, September 20. 

JtAOOARAT, play, in three acts, by Henry 
Beni.^tf-m— German (Irving Place) Theatre, 
Nmv Y.irk. January 20. 

I'.ACHELOR, THE, comedy, in tJiree acts, by 
Clyde I'^t<Ji— H>7)erion, New Haven, Conn., 
M.arch 4 : Maxine Elliott Tlieatre, New 
Yoi-k. March lo. 

HACHKLOR'S BABY. THE, come<ly far^'e, 
three acts. Francis Wilson — Ford's O.H., 
Baltiinore. Md., April 28. 

BACK .\GAIN, musical comedy; l)Ook, Owen 
Davis; lyrics and miisic, Karl Hochsna and 
A. C. Haucrbach— Olympic Park, Ne^vark, 
N..J.. June 7. 

1;ARBI;r of new ORDEANS, the, romantic 
play, in four acts, by Edrv.ard Childji Car- 
pi-nter — Dalv's. New York, January 14, 

BARRIER, THE, play, four acts, dramatisa- 
tion of Rex Beach's novel by Eugene 
Prtdlire.v — L.vceum, iRochester, September 
27; McVickers, Chicago, October. 

BATTLE, THE, four-act piny, by Cleveland 
Moflfott (first time in New Y'ork)-^avoy 
Theatre, New York, December 21, 1908. 

BEAUTY SPOT, THE, musical play, in two 
act^, b<x>k and lyrics by Joseph Herbert; 
music, R. de Koven — Belasco, Washington, 
March IG; Herald Square, New York, 
April 10. 

BEAVER SKIN, THE, comedy, in four acts, 
by Gerhart H.iuptmann — Ir\-ing Place, 
New Voik, November 16. 

BELLE OF BRITTANY, THE, the English 
musical comedy— Belasco, Wfishington, Oc- 
tober 11 ; Daly's, New Y'ork, November 8. 

BILLY, fari;- e<^»medy. in three act"!, by George 
Cameron— Dalv's. New York, Aueust 2. 



.BLIND, play, in one act, translated by E. S. 
Belknap from the Frencli of CJiarlee 
Hellem anil Pol D'Estoo — Emij»ire. New 
Y'ork, December 18, BWS; Academy of 
Dramatic Art (mattnee). 

BLUE MOUSE. THE, farce, in three acts, by 
Alexander Engel and Julius Horst — Ger- 
man (Ining Place) Theatre, New York, 
December 31, 1908. 

,BLUH MOUSE. THE, adaptation of above- 
Lyric, Ne^v York, Novemher 30, 1908. 

BOY AND THE GIRL, THE, two-act musical 
comedy, by Richard Carle — Whitney 
Theatre, Chicago, March 21; New Amster- 
dam Jloof Garden. New York, Mav 31. 

BRASS BOWL, THE, drama, by Winchale 
Smith and L. J. Vance— Court, Springfield, 
April 12. 

BRIGHT EYES, musical comedy, book by 
Charles Dickson, l.vTics by Otto Hauerbach, 
music. Karl Hoschna; based upon the 
play, "Mistakes Will Happen " — Newhaven, 
Conn., November 25. 

BRIDGE, THE. four-act play, by Rupert 
Hughes — Majestic. New Y'ork, September 4. 

BROKEN IDOL, A, musical farcicality, book 
Hal Ste]ihens, lyrics Harry Williams, music 
E. van Alstyne— Herald Square, New Y'ork, 
.\uaust 16. 

BUILDER OF BRIDGES, THE, Alfred Suiro's 
I)lay — Majestic, Utica, N.Y'., September 30; 
Hudson, New York, October 2C. 

CALL OF THE FORE.ST. THE, allegorical play, 
alfresco performance — .^dirondiicks, July 5. 

CANDY' SHOP, THE. musical comedy, " by 
0. V. Hobart and John L. Golden — Apollo, 
Atlantic City. N.J.. April 16; Knickerbocker 
New Y'ork, April 27. 

CAPTAIN CLAY OF MISSOURI, drama, in 
four acts, by David and Milton Higgins— 
Metropolis. New Y'ork. February 15. 

CATSPAW, THE— Star, Buffalo, N.Y., April 12. 

CHAPERON. THE, comedy, in three acts, by 
Marian Fairfax— Maxine "Elliott Theatre, 
New York. December .30, 1908. 

CHOCOLATE .^^OLDIER. THE, opera comique, 
in three acts, mu.sic by O.scair Strauss, book 
Rudolph Bemauer and Leopold Jacobslion; 
done into English by Stnnislau.s Stange. 
On "Arms and the Man" — Lyric, Phila- 
delphia, September 6; Lyric, New York, 
September 13. 

CIRCUS MAN. THE. founded on a story by 
Holman Day by Eugene Presbrey — 
McVickers. Chicago, August 28. 

CITIZEN'S HOME. A, drama, in four acts, by 
H. H. Bovd— Majestic. New York, October 4 

CITY. THE, play, in three acts, by Clyde 
Fitch— Hyperion, New Haven, Conn., No- 
vember l."). 

CLIMAX, THE, play, by Edward Locke Col- 
li ngwoo<l — Opera House. Rough keepsie, 
N.Y'.. February 1 : Wel)er's, New York, 
A|iiil 12; Dalv's, New York, April 26, 



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COAST OF CHANCE, THE, play, by Eugene 
W. Preebrey, founded on a novel by Esther 
and Lucia ChambeTlain— Lyceum, Roches- 
ter, N.Y., October 25. 

COMMANDING OFFICER. THE, four-act mili- 
tajry drama, by T. B. Sayres, Ford's Opera 
House. Baltimore, Ind., October 11. 

CONFLICT, THE, four-act drama, by Ma,urice 
Samuels— Plainfield, N.J., March 20; Gar- 
den, New York, March 29. 

CONTRARY Mu\RY, play, three acts, by 
ilidith ,Ellis — Academy of Music, Newport 
iNews, Va., Sept-ember 9. 

COTTAGE IN THE AIR, play, by Edfward 
Knoblauch — Produced as " A Royal Run- 
away " at the Bijou, Brooklyn, New York, 
September 13 ; New Theatre, New York, 
iNovember 11. 

COUNiSiEL FOR THE DtEiPE.NCE, drama, in 
three acts, by Henry Irving Dodige— 
Smith's Theatre, Hamilton, O., December 
20, 1908. 

COURT CARDS, J. Palgrave Simpson's play, 
by the Academy of Diraimatic Art Stu- 
dents—Empire, New York, February 26. 

DAUGHTER OF JORIO. THiE. D'Annunzio's 

melodrama— Thalia, New York (Sicilian 
season), April 5. 
DAVV,N OF A TX)-MOR)RjOW, THE, play, by 
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett^Academy 
of Music. Norfolk, Va., December 18, 1908 ; 
Lyceum, New York, January 25. 

DEBTORS, THiE, three-act comedy, Margaret 
Mayo. From the German of von Schoen- 
than, with characters and ineidente bor- 
rowed from Dickens's " Little Dorrit "— 
Providence, R.I., May 24; iBijou, lN«w 
York, October 12. 

DETECTIVE SPARKES, comedy, in four acts, 
by Michael Mort-on— Apollo, Atlantic City, 
August 16; Garrick, New York, August 23. 

DEATH AND THE DICERS, playlet, by F. 
Schenck— Potter Hall, Cambridge, Mass., 
May 17. 

DEiSPER-ATE RiElMEiDY, A, play, in four acts, 
by B. A. Ficklen and Hilliard Booth— 
(Empire, New York, Acaidemy of Dramatic 
Art, February 11. 

DEVIL'S CHOICE, THE, one-act, by Mar- 
garet H. Potter— Busih Temple, Chicago, 
May. 

DINNER OF HERBS, A. comedy, by A. N. 
Meyer— Empire, New York City, December 
4, 1908. 

DISENGAGED, three-act comedy, by Henry 
James-^Fir&t production in New York at 
the Hudson Theatre, March 11. 

IklVORCE, adapt.ation, by Stanislaus Stange, 
of Paul Bourget's play-^Savoy, Atlantic 
City, N.J., No\'erabeT 22; Lyric, New 
York, November 29. 

DOLLAR MARK, THE. play, in three acts, by 
C. S. Beok — New Brunsrsvick, N.J., Decem- 
ber 3, 1908. 

DOLLAR MARK, THE, play, in four acts, by 
George Broadhurst — Wallack's, New York, 
August 23. 

DOLLAR PRlNCEiSlS. THE, musical comedy, 
three acts, by Willner and Griinbaum; 
adapted for American stage by Geo. Gros- 
smith, jun. ; music, Leo Fall— Apollo 
Theatre, Atlantic City, N.J., August 30; 
Knickerbocker, New York, September 6. 

DRY TOWN, A, comedy, by F. E. Dunn— 
—Ceramic Theatre, East Liverpool, 0., 
September 2. 

EARTH, THE, play, by J. B. Fagan— Valen- 
tine Theatre, Toledo, 0., November 1. 



EASIEST WAY, THE, play, in four acts, by 
Eugene Walter — Hartford Opera Houfle, 
Hartford, Conn., December 31, 1908; Stuy- 
vesant. New York, January 19. 

EASY MONEY— Lyceum, Rochester, N.Y., 
June 22. 

ECHO, THE, musical comedy, two acts, book 
by William Le Baron, music Deems Taylor 
—Berkeley, New York, April 29. 

END OF THE TRAIL, THE, melodrama, m 
four acts, by William Jossey — Grand 
Street Theatre, New York, January 25. 

ENGLISHMAN'S HOME, AN, Major du 
Maurier's play — Apollo, Atlantic City, 
N.J., March 18; Criterion, New York, 
March 22. 

FAIR CO-ED., THE, comedy, three acts, by 
C^eorge Ade — Knickerbocker, New York, 
February 1; transferred to Criterion, 
April 26. 

FAITH HEALER, THE, drama, in four acts, 
by W. Vaughn Moody— Century Theatre, 
St. Louis, Mo., March 15. 

FAMILY, THE, by Robert H. Davies— Willis 
Wood Theatre, Kansas City, Mo., March 22. 

FIVE IN THE MORNING, playlet, by H. 
Hagedoni— Potter Hall, Cambridge, Mass., 
May 17. 

FLAG LIEUTENANT, THE, Major Drury and 
Leo Trevor's play— Apollo, Atlantic City, 
N.J., August 23; Criterion, New York, 
August 30. 

FLIRTING PRINCESS, THE, musical farce, by 
Adams and Hough, music by J. E. Howard 
and H. Orlob— La Salle, Chicago, 111 , 
November 1. 

FLORIST 'SHOP, THE, farce, in thiee acts, 
adapted by Oliver Harford from Glueck 
Bel Frauen, by A. Engel and J. Horst— 
Apolk), Atlantic City, August 2;' Liberty, 
New York, August 9. 

FOLLIES OF 1909, revue, in two acts, by 
Harry B. Smith and Maurice Levi— Apollo, 
Atlantic City, N.J., June 7; Jardin de 
Paris, New York, June 14. 

FOOL THERE WAS, A, play, in three acts, by 
Porter Emerson Browne — Harmanus 
Bleecker Hall, Albany. N.Y., March 18; 
Liberty, New York, March 24. 

FOR A WOMAN, by Paul Armstrong— 
Hyperion, New Haven, Conn., May 28. 

FOR BETTER FOR WORSE, play, by Cleve- 
land Moffat — Providence Opera House, 
Providence, R.I., November 9. 

FOREIGN EXCHANGE, play, by Booth Talk 
ington and Harry Leon Wi'eon- Teck 
Theatre, Buffalo, N.Y., September 9, ;0.H., 
Chicago, September 27. 
. FORTUNE HUNTER. THE, comedy, by 
Winchell Smith— Parson's Theatre, Har- 
ford, Conn., August 30; Gaiety, New York, 
September 4. 

FOURTH ESTATE, THE, drama, in four act«, 
by Joseph Medill Patterson and Harriett 
Ford— Wallack's, New York, October 6. 

FRIEND OF COUNTRY, comedy, by Ruby 
Danerbaum — Lyric, Minneapolis, February. 

GAMBLERS, THE, play, by Alicia Ramsey— 
Waterbury, Conn., December 31, 1908. 

GAME OF LOVE, THE, four-act play, F. 
iMariani — Albaugh's Theatre, Baltimore, 
May 10; Wallack'a, New York, May 24. 

GANTON AND CO., adapted from book by 
A. J. Eddy and J. Hartley Manners- 
Academy of Music, Baltimore, February 8. 

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GAY HI'SSARS. THE, from the German " Ein 

Munoner " of Einerich Kalniaii and 
Karl von Bakonjl. version tiy Maurice B. 
Kirby. lyrica and mufic by Grant Stewart, 
operetta, in three aots — Apollo, Atlantic 
City, July 15; Knickerbocker, New York, 
Julv 3(J. 

GAY LIFE. THE, comedy, by Roy McCardel'— 
Auditorium, Baltimore. December 7, 1908; 
Dalys, New York, April 19, 19<10. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON BULLION, musical 
comedy, in three acts— White City Theatre, 
Norfolk, Va.. August 9. 

GIRL AND THE WIZARD, THE, musical 
comedy, prologue and two acts, book by 
J. Hartley Mannei^. lyrics by Robert B. 
Smith and Edward Madden, music by 
Julian Edwards— Casino, New York, Sep- 
tember 27. 

GIRL FROM RECTOR'S, THE, comedy, in 
four acts, from the French of Pierre 
Veber by Paul M. Potter— Weber's, New- 
York. February 1. 

GIRL FROM THE STATES, THE, musical 
comedy, by Glen MacDonouiih, Raymond 
Hubbell, and A. Baldwin Sloane — Har- 
nianus Blc-ccker Hall. Albany, N.Y., Octo- 
ber 9; -■Vdelphi, Philadelphia, October 11. 
See " "The Golden Widow." 

GODDESS OF LIBERTY, THE. by Meesrs. 
Houch and Adams, music by J. E. Howard 
— Princevss's, Chicago, August 10. 

GODDESS OF REASON, THE, poetical drama, 
by Mary Johnstone — Majestic, Boston, 
Mass., December 21, 1908; Daly's, New 
York, February 15. 

GOING SOME, comedy, four acts, Paul Arm- 
strong and Rex Beach — Belasco, New 
York, April 12. 

GOLDEN GARTER, THE, play, by Edward E. 
Kidder — Suburban Garden, St. Louis, Mo., 
August 8. 

GOLDEN GIRL, THE, musical comedy, by 
Mes.«rs. Adams, Hough, and Howard^ — 
Alhambra, Milwaukee, February 9. 

GOLDEN WIDOW, THE, musical comedy, 
revised ver.sion of " The Girl from the 
States," by Joseph Herbert and Glen 
MacDonough, Edward Madden ; music by 
Low Hirsch, Melville Gideon, and Jerome 
Kern — Belasco, Washington, D.C., Octo- 
ber 26. ■ • 

GREAT JOHN GANTON, THE, by J. Hartley 
Manners, from the novel " Ganton and 
Co.," by A. J. Eddy — Garrick, Chicago, 
March 2.S; Lyric, New York, May 3. 

GREATER CLAIM, THE, play, by Linton Tel- 
ford — Burbank Theatre, Los Angeles, Cal., 
August 1. 

GREATEST GIFT. THE, play, by C. W. Col- 
lins— People's Theatre, Chicago, May 31. 

GRETOHEN, comedy, three acts, Gustav 
Davis and Leopold Lippschuetz— Irving 
Place, New York, April 1. 

HAPPY MARRIAGE, three-act comedy, by 

Clyde Fitch— Van Curler Opera House, 

Schenectady, January 28; Garrick, New 

York. April 12. 
HARVE.ST MOON, THHE, play, in four acts, by 

Augustus Thomas — Garrick, New York, 

October 18. 
II.AVAN.A, the Engli.>h musical play — ^Lyric 

Theatre, Philadelphia, January 18; Casino, 

New York, Februarv 11. 
HEAD OF THE HOUSE. THE, comedv, by 

E. W. TowBsend and F. W. O'Malley— 

Prorira. III., March 11. 
HEART OF AN IRISH.MAN, THE, playlet, by 

Leonard Hat<;h — Potter Hall, Cambridge, 

Mass., May 17. 



HER OTHER SELF, drama, in four acts, by 

Stanislaus Stange and Bayard Veiller— 

Lyceum, Rochester, N.Y., December 3, 

1908. 
HEROU, Stephen Phillips's play — Harmanus 

Bleeker Hall, Albany, N.Y., October 21; 

Lyric, New York, October 26. 
HIAWATHA, by Sidney Sommers Toler— 

Keith Theatre, Portland. Me., July 5. 
HIS NA.ME ON THE DOOR, three-act play, 

by Frank Lord — Court Square, Springfield, 

Mass., October 25; Bijou, New York, 

November 22. 
HOG.?NS MILLIONS, sketch, by George M. 

Cohan — Lincoln Square, New York, Decem- 
ber 14, 1908. 
HORSE THIEVES, playlet, by H. Hagedoni— 

Potter Hall, Cambridge, Mass, Mav 17. 
HOUSE NEXT DOOR, THE, comedy, three 

acts, J. Hartley Manners — Gaiety, New 

York, April 12. 
HUNDREDTH TRICK, THE, one act, Beulah 

Marie Dix — Berkeley, New York, April 16. 
Hl.MER'S BLOOD, folk play, in four acts, 

by Benno Rauchenegger, New German, 

New York, February 19. 

I LOVE MY WIFE, farce, by Ralph Lumley, 

Springfield, .Mass., July 25. 
IDOLS. Roy Hornimaii's adaptation of W. J. 

Locke's book — Hyperion, New Haven, 

Conn., October 18; Bijou, New Y'ork, 

November 1. 
INCONSTANT GEORGE, farcical comedy, 

three acts, by R. de Flers and A. de 

Caillavet, English adaptation by Gladys 

Unger — Empire, New York, September 21. 
IN GLASS HOUSES, play, by Chas. Hopkins 

and C. R. Housum — Colonial, Cleveland, O., 

Mav 31. 
IN HAYTI. See " Mclntyre and Heath in 

Hayti " — Cleveland, August 23; Circle, 

New Y'ork, when named " In Hayti," 

August 30. 
INCUBUS, THE, Laurence Irving's adaptation 

of Brieux's " Les Hannetons " — Hackett, 

New York, April 27. 
INDIAN'S SECR,ET, THE, melodrama, in 

five acts, by Lincoln J. iCarter^Thiid 

.Avenua, New York, December 28, 1908. 
INTBRNATION'.AI. MARRIAGE, AN, comedy, 

in three acts, toy George Broadhurst — 

Weber's Theatre, New York, January 4. 
INTRUDER, THE, comedy, three act*, by 

Thompson Buchanan — Taylor's Opera 

House, Trenton, N.J., September 10; 

Bijou, New York, September 22. 
IS MATRIMONY A FAILURE? comedy, by 

Leo Ditrichstein — Savoy, Atlantic City, 

August 16; Belasco, New York, August 

24. 
ISRAEL, thr^e-act drama, by H. Bernstein- 

Apollo, Atlantic City. N.J.. October 11; 

Criterion, New York, October 25. 

JACQUELINE, drama, in three acts, by Har- 
riett Ford and Caroline Duer — Worcester 
Theatre, Worcester, Mass., November 29. 

J.AP. THE, drama, in three acts and a tab- 
leau, by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Russell- 
Bungalow Theatre, Portland, Ore., Feb- 
ruary 7. 

JE.AN JACOT, one-act play, by William 
Haworth— Willoughby. Ohio, June 22. 

JENNY, play, by Algernon Bor-^en- Suburban 
Theatre, "St. Louit;, August 28. 

JOAN OF ARC, Schiller's play, presented by 
Miss Maud Adams at the Stadium, Har- 
vard, June 22. 

JOLLY BACHELORS, THE, words Glen Mac- 
Donough, music Raymond Hubbell— Hy- 
perion, New Haven, Conn., October 2fe. 



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JUDGE PAYNE AI'TAIR, THE, farce comedy 
sket-ch, by J. A. Murray — Avenue, Louis- 
ville, May 24. 

KASSA, play, five acts, by John Luther Long 
— .New Nationali Theatre, Washington, 
D.C., January 7; Liberty, New York, 
January 25. 

KEEGAX'S PAL, play, by Paul Wilstack— 
Theatre Schenectady, New York, May 31 ; 
O.H., Chicago, June 7. 

KING OF CADONIA, the English play— Hy- 
perion, New Haven, Conn., November 20. 

KITTY GREY, the English three-act musical 
play— Chestnut Street Opera Hou.se, Phila- 
delphia, January 18; New Amsterdam, 
New York, January 25. 

KNOW THYSELF, adaptation, by Algernon 
Boyesen, of Paul Hervieu's four-act play 
—Savoy Theatre, Atlantic City, N.J., 
November 12. 

LAST EFFORT, A, farce, in three acts, by 
Philiwp Berges — German Irvimg Place 
Theatre, New York, December 10, 1908. 

LEADING LADY, THE, comedy, by James W. 
Evans — Lough O.H., Estiierville, la., 
AugUiSt 16. 

LIGHT OF TO-MORROW, THE, play, by Mal- 
colm Douglas — New Brunswick, N.J., 
December 35, 1908. 

LIGHTNING GIRX, THE, farce, in four acts, 
with songs, by Carl Costa, music Carl Mil- 
loeker — Irving Place, New York, October 6. 

LITTLE BROTHER, OF THE RICH, drama- 
tised by J. M. Patterson and Harriet Ford 
from the former's book— Garrick, St. 
Louis, Mo., November 17. 

LITTLE SISTER OF THE RICH, A, musical 
farce, by Irving Lee, miisic by Hans S. 
Linne — Olympic, Chicago, December, 1908. 

LITTLE TERROR, THE, comedy-drama, three 
acts, by Amelia W. Holbrook and Cecil 
Spooner— Crescent, New Orleans, La., April 
14 ; Lincoln Square, New York, October 18. 

LO, musical comedy, by O. Henry, F. P. 
Adams, and Baldwin Sloane — Davidson 
Theatre, Milwaukee, Wis,, August 29. 

LOCKE OP WALL STREET, three-act play, by 
Asa Steele — Academy of Music, Baltimore, 
October 15. 

LOTTERY, THE, play, by Rida Johnson Young 
— Stamford, Conn., November 13. 

LOVE CUP^E, THE, operetta, by Oliver Her- 
ford ajid Edmund Eysler — Lyceum, Ro- 
chester, N,Y., August 17; New Amster- 
dam. New York, September 1. 

LOVE OR LIBERTY, play, in four acts and 
an epilogue, by Emily J. Ellsworth — Par- 
son's Theatre, Hartford, Conn., July 26. 

McINTYEE AND HEATH IN HAYTI, musical 
comedy, in three acts, by J. J. McNally 
and Jerome Schwartz— Avenue O.H., Cleve- 
land O., August 23; Circle. New York, 
August 30. See " In Hayti.") 

MADAME X., drama, by Alexandre Bisson— 
Rochester, September 13. 

MAJESTY OF BIRTH, THE, comedy, in three 
acts, by J. Hartley Manners— Taylor O.H., 
Trenton, N.J., March 25. 

MAN WHO OWNS BROADWAY, THE, musi- 
cal version of G. M. Cohan's play, " Popu- 
larity "—Euclid Avenue O.H., Cleveland, 
C, August 30; New York, New Y'ork, 
October 11. 

MAN'S WORLD, A, foxir-act play, by Rachel 
Crothere — National, Rochester, N.Y., 
October 18. 



MARGARET OF THE ELLISES, by Eleanor 
Le Croix Flaig— Park Theatre, Indiana- 
polis, Ind., May 17. 

MARIOTTE, LA, two-act comedy, by Pierre 
Veber and M. Soulie, translated by Mrs. 
C. A. Doremus — Empire, New York, De- 
cember 18, 1908 (Academy of Dramatic Arts 
matinee). 

MARRIAGE, comedy, in four act^, by H. S. 
Boyd — Empire, New York, Academy of 
Dramatic Arts, January 15. 

MARY JANr.'S PA, first time New York, p'av 
in three acts, by Edith Ellis— Garden, i:ew 
York, December 3, 1908. 

MASTER KEY, THE, drama, four acts, Cosmo 
Hamilton— Chestnut Street O.H., Phila- 
delphia, September 6; Bijou, New York, 
October 4- , . ,, 

MASTER POWER, THE, play, by Alfred Allen 
—Mason Theatre, Los Angeles, Cal., Feb- 
ruary 15. , . , .t 

MATHIAS GOLLINGBR, comedy, m four acts, 
toy Oscai- Blumenthal and Max Bernstein- 
New German, New York, February 8. 

MATINEE IDOL, A, song comedy, book by 
Armand and Bernard, lyrics Seymour 
Brown, music Silvio Hein— Norristown, 
Pa., September 16. 

MELTING POT, THE, play, in four acts, by 
Israel Zangwill— (Columbia, Washmgton, 
October 5, 1908); Comedy, New York, 
September 6, 1909. 

METZ IN IRELAND, play by E. B. Tilton and 
iSidney K. Ellis— Baker Theatre, Dover, 
N.J., August 30. ^ , 

MEYER AND SON, drama in tlixee acts, by 
Thomas Addison—Garden, New York, 
March 1. 

MIDNIGHT SONS, THE, musical piece two 
acts; words. Glen Macdonough; music, 
Raymond Hubb ell— Hyperion, New Haven, 
Conn., May 12; Broadway, New Yu'k, 
May 22. 

MILLER OF BOSKOBELL, THE, by Hamhn 
Gardin— Fullerton Hall Art Institute, 
Chicago, February 3. 

MILLIONAIRE AND THE POLICEMAN'S 
WIFE, THE, melodrama, in lour acti, by 
Owen .Davis, Grand Street Theatre, New 
York, February 8. 

MONSIEUR E. B., comedy, in one act, trans- 
lated from the French of Albert Perrimet 
and Andr6 Mairrevert by E. S. Belksnap, 
Academy of Dramatic Art matinee. 
Empire, New Y''ork, March 12. 

MOTOR GIRL, THE, musical comedy, tAvo 
acts, book and lyrics by C, J. Campbell 
and R. M, Skinner; music, Julian Edwards 
— Lyric, New York, June 15. 

MR. HAMLET, OF BROADWAY, musica.1 
comedy, in two acts, book by Edg:ir 
Smitn; lyrics by Edward Madden; music 
by Ben M. Jerome^^asino, New York, 
December 23, 1908. 

MR. LODE OF KOAL, musical farce in three 
acts, book and lyrics by Alexander Rogers 
and J. A. Shipp ; music by J. R. John-son 
and Bert A. Williams— Casino Toledo, 
August 30; Majestic, N0\v York, Novem- 
ber 1. 

MRS. CREW'S CAREER, play, in three acts, 
by M.arian Fairfax— Hyperion Theatre, 
New Haven, Conn., December 28, 1908. 

MRS. BUSBY'S BOARDERS, comedy, A. L. 
Tubbs — Amsterdam Opera House, New 
Y'ork, April 29. 

MUCH MA_RRIED MAN, A, play, by Will C. 
Cowper— Pole's Theatre, Waterbury, Conn,, 
November 25, 

MY PARTNER GIRL, play, by C. T. Dazey— 
O.H., Philadelphia, September 13. 



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XARllOW PATH, THK, i>lay, by John Mon- 
taRiie— ApoUo Theatre, Atlantic City, 
N.J.. May 20; llackctt'e, New York, May 
31 (raJi for oue night in New York). 

NEVER, NKVEH LAND, THE, one-act play, 
by Israel Zangwill— Maje«Uc, Chicago, De- 
cember, 1908. 

NEW LADY BANTOCK. THE (FANNY AND 

THE SERVANT PROBLEM), four-act play, 

by Jerome K. Jerome— Rand's Opera Houee, 

"•.Troy, N.V., January 1; WalhiL-k's, New 

York, February 8. 

NEWLY WEDS AND THEIR BABY, THE, 
musical comedy, in two acts and four 
scenes, by Aar<in Hoffman and Paul West • 
music by Nat. D. Ayer and J. W. Bratton 
Ivrics by Seymour Brown— Lyceum, Ro 
Chester, "December 7, 19C8; Majestic, New- 
York, March 22. 

NEXT OF KIN, THE. play, by Charles Klein- 
Apollo, Atlantic City, N.J., November 25. 

NO MAS MOSTRADOR, Spanish play— Berkeley 
Lyceum, New York, May 6. 

NOBLE SPANIARD, THE, W. Somerset Maug- 
ham's play — Lyceum, Red Bank, N.J., Sep- 
tember 1 ; Criterion, New York, September 
20 

OLD DUTCH, musical comedy, by Victor Her- 
bert and Edg.ar Smith — Wilkes Barr, No- 
vember 6; Herald Square The.atre, New 
York, Novrrnber 22. 

OLD TOWN. THE, play, by George Ade ; music, 
Giwtav Luders— Studebaker Theatre, Chi- 
cago, 111., September 23. 

ON THE EVE, tragedy of Russian revolutionary 
life, original German by Leopold Kampf, 
English by Martha Morton— New Haven, 
Conn., September 13; Hud.son, New York, 
Octobej 4. 

ONE GIRL IN A THOUSAND, rural drama in 
four acts, by W. I. Flagg— Newport, R.I., 
December 30, 1908. 

ONLY LAW, THE, play, in three acts, by Wil- 
son Minzer and Geo. Bronson Howard — 
Hackett, Now York, August 2. 

OPEN DOOR, THE, farce three, acts, by Os- 
car Blumenthal and Gustav Kadelburg— 
Irving Place, New York, March 2. 

OPERA BALL, THE. operetta, three acts, by 
Victor Leon" and Hugo von W'aldberg, 
music by Richard Henberger— Yorkville, 
Nefw York, May 24. 

OPIUM SMUGGLERS OF 'FRISCO, melo- 
drama, in four acts, by John Oliver — Grand 
iStreet, New York, Decemiber 21, 1908. 

0R.4NGE BLOSSOMS, idyll, in one act, by 
Dirce St. Cyr from the Italian of Roberto 
Bracco — Empire Theatre, New York. De- 
cember 18, 1908 (Academy of Dramatic Arts 
matinee). 

OR.VNGE GIRL, THE. one act, by Agnes 
Bang.s Morgan — Berkeley, jfew York, 
April 16. 



PARADISE OF MAHOMET, THiE. musical 
comedy, three acts, by Robert Planquctte. 
from the French book by Henry B. 
Smith, lyrics by Robert Smith — Hyperion, 
New Haven, Conn.. September 9; Lyric, 
Philadelphia, September 21. 

PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, 
THE, Jerome K. Jerome's play — Maxine 
Elliott's, New York, October 4. 

P.\'SSION FLOWER, THE, play, in four acts, 
by Brandon Tynan — Harmanaa Bleecker 
Hall, Albany, N.Y., October 25. 

PATH TO PERDITION, THE, farce, Gustav 
Kadelburg — Irving Place, N&v/ York, 
April 20. 



PECATRICE, LA (THE SINNER), drama, m 
three acts, by Angel Guimera, by the 
Siciliau-^v— Broad-way, New York, Decem- 
ber 3, 1908. 

PEGGY MACHREE, three-act Irish musical 
comedv, by Patrick Bidwell (first time in 
.New York)— Bro.id\vay Theatre, New York, 
December 21, 1908. 

PIOK^^OCKETS, THE, four-act play, by 
C. M. S. McLellan— Apollo, Atlantic City, 
N.J. (Liebler and Co.), December 14, 1908. 

PlEiT'RO OF ITALY, one-act musical comedy, 
ibook and lyrics by C. H. Dorr and F. L. 
Freeman, music by A. D'Annunzio — Casino, 
Short Mills, N.J., January 9. 

PIED PIPER, THE, musical play, in two acts 
and five scenes, book by Austen Strong 
and R. H. Buraside, music by Manuel 
Klein-^Majcstic, Ne<\v York, December 3, 
1908. 

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, THE 
the late J. M. Synge's drama — Illinois, 
Chicago, April 13. 

POLLY FROM PEORIA, mus-ical comedy, in 
two actsr— Newark, August 20. 

POOR JONATHAN, Qperetta, in three acts, by 
Hugo Wittmann and Julius Bauer, mueic 
by Karl Milloecker— Irving Plac«, New 
York, October 21. 

POWER OF POLITICS, TBE, play, by John 
Allen Murray— Opera House, Bardstown, 
Ky., February 2. 

PRIDE OF REGIMENT, play, by F. D. Bone— 
Ki-it'h and Proctor's, New York. .August 9. 

PRINCE OF rO-MGHT, THE, musical play, 
by Adams, Hough, and Howard — Milwau- 
kee, Wis., January 31. 

PRIVY COUNCIL, A, one- act ccniedy, by 
W. P. Drury and Richard Pryce— Empire, 
New York, DtceTnber 18, 1908 (Academy 
of Dramatic Arts matinee). 

PROMOTERS, THE, musical comedy, two acts, 
book by W. I. FLagg, lyrics by R. P. 
Janette— Metropolis, N^ew York, March "29. 

PROUDER, THE, play, in four acts, by Mat- 
thew Barry — Yorkville, New York, March «. 

QUIEEN OF THE MOULIN ROUGE, THE, 
musical piece, in two acts, book by Paul 
M. Potter, Iviics by Vincent Bryah, music 
by John T. Hall— Circle, New York, De- 
cember 7, 1908. 

QUEEN OF T'HiE SiECRiElT SiEVEN, melo- 
drama, four acts, Ike Smith— Court, Brook 
lyn, N.Y., August 30. 

RAGGEO) CROWD, A, comedy, in three acts, 
by Ernest von Wolzogen— Irving Place, 
New York, October 14. 

RAVEN, THE, play, in four acts, by Geo. 
Hazelton, dealing with the life of E. A. 
Poe. Colonial, Annapolis, December 23, 
1908. 

REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM, by Kate 
Douglas Wiggin and Charlotte Thompson. 
Court Square' Theatre, Springfield, Mass., 
November 15. 

RED MOON, THE. musical comedy, in two 
acts, book and ijTice by Bob Cole, music 
by Rosamond Johnson — Majestic, New 
York, May 3. 

RKNEGADE, THE, play, by Paul Armstrong. 
Northampton, Mass., January 22. 

RETURN OF EVE, THE, comedy, by Lee Wil- 
son Dodd— Hyperion Theatre, New Haven, 
Conn., January 14; Herald Square, New 
York. March 17. 

REVELLERS. THE, four-act com«dy, by 
Charles Richman— Belasco, Washington, 
Mav 24: Maxine Elliott's Theatre, l^ew 
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RICHEST GIRL, THE, farce, in four acts, 
adapted by Michael Morton from the 
French of Paul Gavault— Criterion, New 
York, March 1. 

RIGHT ABOUT, farce, in thr&e acts, by Hans 
Gaus— Irving Place, New York, November 
24. 

RIGHT'S MIGHT— Petaluma, Cal., April 13. 

RINGMASTEK, THE, four-act play, by Olive 
Porter — Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New 
York, Auaust 9. 

ROBERT AND BERTRAM, farce, with songs 
by Gustav Rader— New German, New York. 
December 25, IOCS. 

ROSE OF ALGERIA, mu*ic by Victor Her- 
bert, book bv Glen MacDonouih (revised 
edition of " Algeria ")—0.H., Wilkes Barre, 
Pa., September 11; Herald Square, New 
York. September 20. 

ROYAL DIVORCE, A, drama, in five acts, by 
John Gro.ivenor Witeoti — Yorkville, New 
York. February 1. 

ROYAL RUNAWAY. A. plav, by Edward 
Knoblauch — Bijou. Brooklyn. N.Y.. Sep- 
tember 1.3: produced as "The Cottage in 
the Air" at the New, N. w York, Novem- 
ber 11. 

RUCA, one-act drama, by Edward Eliseu — 
Empire. New York: Acadtniy of Dramatic 
Art, January 28. 

ST. ELMO, dramatised from the novels of A. 
E. Wilson by Williard Holcomb and 
Vaughn Glaser — Earlier production. Wash- 
ington. 1908 ; Olentangy Park, Columbus, 
Ausust 9. 

SEPTIATUS. version of W J. Locke's novel, by 
Phillip Littell— Alexandra. Toronto, Octo- 
ber 2.'): Hackett Theatre, New York, 
Novembrr 22. 

SKVEN DAYS, drama, by Mary Roberts, 
Rhinehart, and Averv Honwood — Trenton, 
November 1 ; Astor, New York, November 
10. 

SHAM, comedy, in three acts, by Geraldine 
Bonner and Elmer Harris — Columbia 
Theatre, Washington, February 15; Wal- 
lack's. New York. March 27. 

SILVER STAR. THE. musical play, in three 
acts, by Harry B. Smith — Forrest, Phila- 
delphia. October 13; New Amsterdam, New 
York, November 1. 

SILVER THREADS, play, in four acts, by 
Martin V. Merle — Alhambra, Stamford, 
Conn., November 2.3. 

SINS OF SOCIETY, THE. Cecil Raleigh and 
Henry 'Hamilton's drama — McVickers'. 
Chicago, April 14; New York Theatre, 
New York, August 31. 

SIXTY YEARS YOUNG, comedy— Berkeley, 
New York, April. 

SKYSCRAPERS, comedy, in three acts, by 
Carl Rossier and Ludwig Heller — New Ger- 
man, New York, December 3, 1908. 

SPORTING DEACON, THE, four-act play, by 
Chas. E. Blaney and J. R. Gorey — Jack- 
son's Theatre, Bridimrt, Conn., September; 
Court, Brooklyn, N.Y.. September 13. 

SPRINGTIME, plav, by Booth Tarkington and 
Leon Wilson— Garriok, Philadelphia, Octo- 
ber 4; Liberty, New York, October 19. 

SOLD INTO SLAVERY, melodrama, in four 
acts, by S. A. Judson — Grand Street 
Theatre. New York, Januarv 11. 

SON OF HIS FATHER. THE, modern drama, 
four acts— Belasco, Washington, June 21. 

SON OF THE SOUTH, A. by Chas. T. Dazey- 
Duquesne Theatre, Pittsburg, Pa., March 
2.=;. 

SQUAW OP BiEiAR OLAW. one-act play, by 
Evangeline M. Lent--Emp>ire. New York, 
Academy of Dramatic Art, Jr.nuary 15. 



STEP BY STEP, play, ajdapted by Langdon 
Michell, from the German of Hugo Muller 
—Hyperion, New Haven, Conn., February 
22. 

STr'aNGBR'S BURDIEN, the, comedy, in 
four act^, by William M. Blatt^-Empire. 
New York, Academy of Dramatic Ar* 
January 28. 

STRIFE, John Galsworthy's play— New Theatre 
New York, November 17. 

STUBBORN CINDERELLA. A, musical farce, 
in three acts, by Messrs. Hough and 
Adams; music, J. (E. Howard— Broadway, 
;New York, January 2.5 ; originally pro- 
duced Alhamhra. Milwaukee, May ■'4 1908 

SUCH A LITTLE QUEEN, comedy, "bv Chan- 
mng Pollock— O.H., 'New Haven,' Conn. 
August 23; Hackett, New York, August 

TALON, drama, in four acts, by Henrv Bern- 
stem— New German, New York, January 

THESE ARE MY PEOPLE, four-act drama, 
by Edwin Mil on Royle-Lyric, Cincinnati, 
O., October 24. 

'^"clp^rPr^^ ^-'^?^^^- ""«'■««' farce- 
comedy, by George Arliss and B. H. Bart 

—Whitney Theatre, \krm Arbor, Mich 

Octoher 23 ; Whitney, Chicago, October 3l' 
''"'h;? r^^«P'\,™JE, rpiay, in four aot^i 

by Charles Klein- Hudson, New York 

Fefbruarv 1. ' 

THIS WOMAN AND THIS MAN. drama, bv 

Avery Hopwood— Adelphi. Phil.adetohia 

Januarv 2d; Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New 

York, Febniarv 22. 
TIOEY four-act "play, by William Gillett*. 

first time m Ne^v York— Liberty Theatre, 

New York, Decemher 18, 1908 
TRAITOR TO FRAiNCT5. one a^t, Wallace 

Kice, from the novel, " The Pigeon Wing " 

—Bush Temple, Chicago, May 
'^^'^^^Jh I"?,' , ?^™^dy, three act«, by 

7 ri[^12 Coleiby-Bela^co, Washington, 

TWO^WOlvfiN ANI) THAT MAN, drama, bv 
H. D. Carey— "W ilkes-Barre, P,-. , October 
4; Majestic, New York, October 18. 

UNBROKEN ROAD, THE, play, bv Thomas 

UP8TAPT'°T'^^J'''''''^'"=i' ¥•' February 18. 

Wo ^^ • ..^°?,-, '=?™e<ly. hy Tom Barrv- 

Hartford Theatre. Hartford, Corin 

June 28. V.WUU., 

^■'^l^i^^'^•Jv?• "t'^^i by Edgar A. Wooh' 
^^.^S- Viereck— Smith's Theatre. Bridg- 
T?, of ^""r-' ^^^f^mber 19, 1908; Hackett's 
Theatre. New York, January 18 

VAN ALLEN'S WIFE, drama, by Forest 
Halsey and Lee Arthur— Lyceum, Rochester 
November 4. In London called " Eunice '"' 

VESTA HERNE, play, bv Edward Peple— 
Davidson Theatre, Milwaukee, Wis , Sep- 
tember 24. 

VOTES FOR WOMEN. Elizabeth Robins's 
play, first time New York— Wallack's 
March 15. 

WAGES OP WAR, THE, three-act drama, by 
Amelio von Ende, from the German of W 
Sparrelmann — Academy of Dramatic Arts 
Students, Empire, New York, February 
26. ^ 

WAR OP SOULS, THE, four-act play, trans- 
lated from the French of P. H. Lovson by 
Jane G. R. White— Empire. New York, 
March 12 CAcademy of Dramatic Arts 
matinee). 



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\VKAkl\G OF THE (JUliKN, THE, musical 
play, by T. Burt Sayre— Empire, Provl- 
dpnce, K.I.. November 15. 

WHAT EVKHY WOMAN KNOWS, comedy, 
t)V J. M. Uarrie— Empire, New York, De- 
cember 23, 190S. 

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE, comedy, by 
.lean Webster— Empire Drjimatic School, 
Empire, New York, November 4. 

WHEN OLD NEW YORK WAS DUTCH, 
drama, in four acts, by Sitlney R. Ellis— 
MotroiK>lis, New York, February 8. 

WHIRLPOOL, THE. four-act play, Max Foster 
—Taylor O.H., Trenton. N.J., April 21. 

WHITE SISTER. THE, dramatisation of F. 
Marion Crawford's book— Stone Street 
Opera House, Binghamton. N.Y., Feb- 
ruary 8; Daly's, New York, September 27. 

WIDOWS MIGHT, THE, play-comedy, four 
.-icts, Edmund Day— Court. Springfield. 
Mass.. September 10; Liberty, New York, 
September 13. 

WIDOW'S MITE, THE, condensed musical 
comedv, bv Edward Paulton— Orpheum, 
Allentpwn, Pa., December 14, 1908. 

WINGS. THE, one act, by Josephine P. Pea- 
body— Berkeley, New York, April 16. 

WISHING RING, THE, four-act comedy, by 
Owen Davis— Princess's, Montreal, Can., 
October 19. 



WO.\LVN OF IMPULSE, A, play, in four 
acts, by Loufs .\nspacher — Herald Square, 
New York, March 1. 

WOMAN'S WAY, A, comedy, by Thomas 
Buchanan— Davidson Theatre, Milwaukee, 
Wis., .Iflnuary 7; Hackett, New York, 
February 22. 

WRITING ON THE WALL, THE, play, by 
William J. Huriburt — Columbia Theatre, 
Washington, D.C., January 11; Savoy, New 
York, April 26. 

YANKEE GIRL, THE*, musical comedy, by 
George V. Hobart. music by Sylvio Hein— 
Savoy, Atlantic City, September 23. 

YANKEE MANDARIN. THE, comic opera, 
two acts, book by Edward Paulton, music 
bv Reginald de Koven — O.H., Providence, 
R.I., June 11. 

YOUNG TUPuK, THE, musical play, book by 
Aaron Hoffman, music by Max Hoffman, 
and lyrics by Harry Williams — Apollo, 
Atlantic City, N.J.. November 10. 

YOUR HUMB^LE SERVANT, comedy, in four 
acts, by Booth Tarkington and H. Leon 
Wilson — Lyceum, Rochester, October 8. 

ZOLLBNSTEIN, nom-intio play, by H. G. Mil- 
ward, founded on the novel of the same 
name — Richmond Theatre. Stapleton, R.I., 
JIarch. 



FIRES IN AMERICAN THEATRES. 

FROM DECKMBER, 1908, TO END OF NOVEMBER, 1S09. 



1908. 
December 9.— Lyric Theatre, Lebanon. Stage 

destroyed by fire. 
December 22.— Herald Square Theatre, New 

Y(irk. Injured by fire. 
December 20. — Manhattan Beach Theatre, 

Denver, Colo. Burnt to the ground. 
December 27.— Opera House, Lewisburg, Burnt 

to the ground. 
December 28.— Grand Opera House, Wilkes 

Barre, Pa. Stage destroyed. 

1909. 

January 1.— Park Theatre, Erie, Pa. Fire in 

rear of auditorium. 
January 6.— Baldwin Theatre, Springfield. De- 

.stniyed. 
January.— Opera House, Garden Grove. De- 

.stroycd. 
January 17.— Park Square Coliseum, Boston, 

Mass. Destroyed. 
January IS.— Orpheum Theatre, Leavenworth. 

Bsdly d.amaged. 
January 19.— Electric Theatre, Phoenix, Ari- 
zona. Destroyed. 
January 24.— Teck Theatre, Buffalo. Slight 

damage. 
February a.— Opera House, Jeannette, Pa. 

Destroyed. 
February 1.— Midland Theatre, Fort Dodge, 

Iowa. Destroyed. 



February 14.— Flores Theatre, Acapulco, Mexi- 
co. Destroyed ; 300 people burned to 
death. 

March 5.— Marlboro' Theatre, Mass. Totally 
destroyed. 

March 18.— Moran's Opera House, Lonaconinp, 
Md. 

March 28. — Armory Hall Opera House, Key- 
port. Destroyed. 

April 14.— Americ.in Tlieatre, Elrea, 0. De- 
stroyed. 

.April 14. — Opera House, Superior, Wis. De- 
stroyed. 

April 17. — Macaw Theatre, Newbern, Tenn. 
Destroyed ; fire caused by film. 

May 17. — Grand Opera House, Fairfield. De- 
stroyed. 

June 4. — Open Air Theatre, Norumbega Park. 
Destroyed. 

July 14. — Theatre and Skatmg Rink in Luna 
Park. Destroyed. 

September 2. — Savoy Theatre, Hamilton, On- 
tario. Destroyed. 

October 25. — Billiard Opera House, Kenona, 
Ont. Destroyed. 

October 30. — Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, 
Colo. Slightly damaged. 

October .SO. — People's Theatre, PhiladelphU, 
Pa. Destroyed. 



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AMERICAN OBITUARY, 



FROM DECEMBER 1, 1908, TO END OF NOVEMBER, 1909. 



Adams, Ear,' P., actor. Jacksonville, Fla., April 

20. 
.\dkiii6, C.H., advance agent. La Junta, Col., 

February 25. 
Ahrent, Carl, actor. Aged 66 years. Green- 
ville, Miss., January 11. 
Albaugh, John W., manager. Aged 61 years. 

Jersey City. February 11. 
.\llen. Louise (Mrs. L. A. Collier), actress. Aged 

36 years, New Yojk, Xovember 9. 
Allen, Frank D. (Duron), veteran actor. Aged 

61 years. Philadelphia, November 9. 
Allentown, Byron (E. Dewey), vaudeville artist. 

Denver, Colo., December 28, 1908. 
Alpine, May, vaudeville performer. .\ged 37 

years. New York. October 25. 
Angeroth, William B., minstrel. Aged 43 years. 

Philadelphia, September 3. 
Anson, Mona E., actress. Aged 22 years. Kan- 
sas City, Mo., October 6. 
Atkin.son, Charles H., minstrel. Aged 71 years. 

Brooklme. Mass., February 2. 
Baldwin, E. F. (" Lucky "), Manager. Aged 81 

years. Arcadia, Gal., March 1. 
Barlow, Harry M., vaudeville performer. Chi- 
cago, 111., November 1. 
Barreuther, Henry, musical conductor. Aged 

72 years. Brooklyn, February. 
Barren, Wilbur Fiske, actor. Aged 69 vears. 

Brooklyn, N.Y., August 8. / 
Barry, Pom., circus clown. Aged 69 years. 

Albany, N.Y., January 16. 
Bascombe, Henry L., actor. Aged 75 years. 

Forrest Home, Philadelphia, July 17. 
Beane, Fannie, shoe sand dancer — Bronx, N.Y., 

Jime 8. 
Bechtel, Frederick, music teacher. Aged 82 

years. Brooklyn, N.Y., November 23. 
Beckwith, William G., sketch author. Rock- 
away, September 26. 
Bell. Josephine, chorus girl. Jackson, Mich., 

September. 
Benedict, Augustus H. Aged 70 years. Ware- 
town. N.J. December 20, 1908, 
Benger, Henry G., manager. Boston. December 

1. 1908. 
Bertha, Madame, Dutch comedienne. Chicago, 

111., October 23. 
Bill, Frank E. Aged 53 years. Winthrop, 

Mass., July 8. 
Bird. Mrs. Lizzie, vaudeville performer. Oak- 
land. Cal., June 24. 
BLshop, William H., m<anager. Aged 64 years. 

New York, March 7. 
Bissell, W. L., manager. Wayne County, Pa., 

March 31. 
BlanL-hard. Harry W., actor. Salt Lake City. 

September 30. 
Blinn, Nellie Holbrook, actress. San Fran- 
cisco, July 5. 
Boardman, Chas. E., actor. Aged 47 years. 

Arlington. Mass., July 13. 
Bonheur,' Stella. Cincinnati. July 2. 
Boshel), Alfred A. St. Paul, Minn., August 

27. 
Bourne. Dorothy Pvoss, actress. .Aged 52 years. 
Leavenworth, Kan., December 18, 1908. 



Bowles, C. H., old-time comic singer. Aged 

71 years. Philadelphia, July 23. 
Boyd, Nellie, actress. Fresno, Cal., November 

13. 
Boyne, James, musician. Aged 75 years. 

Joliet, 111., August 28. 
Bradley, Harry (Burchsted). actor. Aged 63 

years. Bedford City, Va., October 13. 
Brennan, Mrs. Florence, actress. New York, 

February 14. 
Broadwell, Chas., actor. Cincinnati, 0., June 

27 
Broeck, May Ten, vaudeville artist. Boston. 

Mass., December 4, 1908. 
Brooks, A. R., actor. Aged 69 years. Fresno, 

Cal., March 10. 
Brown, Bruce D., violinist. Aged 36 years. 

Baltimore, September 23. 
Brown, Myrtle L.. pianist. Aged 28 years. 

Boswell, Ind., June. 
Bruce, Meriam, actor. Boston, February 26. 
Bryant, Tom, minstrel. Boston, Mass, January 

14 
Buck, Anna Sellers, actress. Philadelphia, 

May 4. 
Buck, Dudley, musician. West Orange, N.J., 

October 6. 
Burke, Fannie, actress. Logansport, Ind., 

July 12. 
Burleigh, Col. J. L., one time actor. Aged 

61 years. Brooklyn, May 9. 
Byrne, Chas. A., dramatist. Aged 61 years. 

Jersey City, N.J., August 23. 
Cambridge, Arthur G., agent. Aged 69 years. 

Hawthorne N.Y., August 3. 
Campbell, Thos. J., theatre proprietor, Cin- 
cinnati, June 11. 
Cannon, Joe, vaudeville artist. Philadelphia, 

April 17. 
Games, Mentor, old-time minstrel singer. Chi- 
cago, July 13. 
Carr, Herbert, actor. Washington, D.C , 

November 15. 
Carroll, William, comedian. Camden, N.J., 

February 22. 
Carroll, Chas. J., manager. Aged 50 years. 

Brooklyn, April 14. 
Castello, Dan, showman. Chicago, 111., July 

28. 
Castle, William, tenor. Aged 73 years. Chi- 
cago, 111., March 31. 
Chaufrau, Mrs. H. E. (Henrietta Baker), ac- 
tress. Aged 72 years. Burlington, N.J., 

September 21. 
Chesne.vs, V. R., manager. December 9, 1908. 
Chin, Sam, Chinese actor. New York, July 

15. 
Christie. W., singer. Denver, Col., May 11. 
Clark, Mrs. J. M., authoress. .Aged 55 years. 

West Orange, N.J., April 30. 
Clarke, Eugene, tenor. Aged 66 years. New 

York, July 25. 
Cleveland, Bessie (Mrs. J. A. Burke), actress. 

New York, February 4. 
Coleman, W. E., actor. Aged 66 years. Ala- 
meda, Cal., April 4. 



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Coniley, W. J., comic opera producer. New 

York, J line 10. 
Connor*. J.xmoB, vaudeville artiert New York, 

Janunrv 3. 
Conrad, Mrs. Fred, vaudeville artist. Green 

Bav, Wi.-., December C, IW)». 
Conrad'. Ileinrieli, impresario. Agwl 53 years. 

Mcran, .\u.stri.in Tjrol, April 27. 
Coosidine, J. K., one time manager. New 

York, June 2C. 
Cornva, Clara M., actress. Vancouver, B.C., 

May If,. 
Coserove. John F., manager. Aped .09 years. 

Lowell, Mass., March f>. 
Cotter, Frank G., manager. New \ork City, 

December 11, 1908. 
Crompton. William H.. actor. Aged 66 years. 

New York City, October 2.S. 
Crooks, Howard M., vaudeville artist. D:iy- 

tona, Fla., March. 
Crouch, Chas., comedian. Kllsworth, W is., 

April 20. 
Cullen Edward, bu.siness manager. Cmcirnati, 

June 7. 
Cunningham, Hugh. Seattle, Wash., May 12. 
Curran, Emma A., actress. New York, May 

28. 
Ualrvmple. W. H., manager. Aged 4C years. 

Belleville, 111., February 24. 
Dalv, Thomas, singer. West Haven, Conn., 

March 17. 
Darcy, John, vaudeville artist. Aged 21 

vears. New York, December 16, 1908. 
Dashington, William, vaudeville performer. 

Aged 23 years. August 18. 
Davidson, William Hampden, veteran actor. 

Aged 59 years. Newark. O., November 16. 
Deakin Harry, manager. Chicago, December 

11, 1908. 
De Barry, James J., actor. Brooklyn, N.Y., 

September 2. 
Demmitt, C. R., treasurer. Buffalo, N.Y.. 

April 13. 
Densmore, George Bartlett, critic and drama- 
tist. Aged 82 years. Thermalito, Cal., 

September 8. 
Dexter. Alvin H., manager. Aged 57 years. 

Pali.'^ades, N.J., March 22. 
Dilley, O. H., musical director. Senecaville, O., 

April 1. 
Dillon, J. P.. comedian. Aged 43 years. Man- 

kato, Minn., August 2. 
Dillon, Astor J. Chicago, January 1. 
Dillon, Richard, actor. Aged 58 years. New 

Y'ork, December 14, 1908. 
Dixon, Helen Florence, one time actress. Den- 
ver, Col., September. 
Dodson, Alton M., musician. Aged twenty- 
five years. Luverne, Minn., June 21. 
Donocan, W. F., coloured singer. Boston, 

Mass., March 5. 
Downs, Martin J. Toronto, Can., October 19. 
Drisdall, David, minstrel. St. Louis, Mo., 

February 2. 
Ducron, W. J., circus performer. Bedford 

City. Va., Septeml)fr 25. 
Dunn, E. L., minstrel. Eureka Springs, Col., 

March 15. 
Dunn, Orson, M., actor, Boston, Mass, Jan- 
uary 1. 
Eager, .\nnie, actress. Aged 33 years. New 

York, AugiLit 21. 
Edwards, Major Maze, manager. Plainfleld, 

N.J., July 4. 
Egerton, H. Calvert, one time manager. Aged 

52 years. Plainfleld, N.J., September 26. 
Ehmline, August, manager. Aged 60 years. 

Hagerstown, Md., January 25. 
Ernst, W.. jun., playwright. Aged 34 years. 

January 22. 
Erick-son. .Tames J., manager. Portland, Ore., 
November. 



Ettinger, Rose. Waterloo, la.. May 13. 
Evans, Harry. Aged 40 years. Pittsburgh, 

Pa., August 3. 
Fabbro-Muller, Mme. Inez, one time operatic 

fiiager. Aged 80 years. Ban Francisco, 

Cal'., August 30. 
Falcon, Louis, acrobat. Seattle, Wa&li., 

August 19. » 

Fantoni, Count Augusto. one time dramatist. 

New York City, October 26. 
Fav, John T., mind reader. Aged 32 years. 

Oakland, Cal., December 21, 1908. 
Kenton, H. C, song wTiter. Bridgport, Conn., 

March. 
Ferguson, Chas. H., actor. Rapid City, U'.., 

November 7. 
Fims. Mrs. S. M. Aged 53 years. St. Louis, 

Mo., December 8, 1908. 
Fiske, Clinton B. Aged 38 years. San An- 
tonio, Tex., November 28. 
Fitch, Clyde, dramatist. Aged 44 years. 

Chalons-sur-Marne, France, September 4. 
Fitzgerald, Anita, vaudeville artist. San Fran- 
cisco, January. 
Fitzgerald, Mary, actress. Alamedo Co., Cal. 

February 22. 
Flagg, Helene Rosenthal, actress. Rye, N.Y., 

September 9. 
Folks, R. D., manager. Aged 73 years. Pon- 

tiac, 111., January 8. 
Foster, Jesse W., circus man. New York, June. 
Freas, W. T., stage manager. Aged 37 years. 

Frankfort, Md., February 23. 
Frees, John, jun., theatrical mechanic. De- 
cember 2, 1908. 
Freeze, Laurence, vaudeville artist. Rockville, 

Conn. April 6. 
Frosto, Charles, vaudeville artist. Chicago, 

January 29. 
Gafly, William, musical performer. Meriden, 

Conn., June 21. 
Gardenier, Edward, song writer. Williams- 
burg, N.Y., February 17. 
Gentle, Jack, variety artist. Spokane, Wash., 

December 30, 1908. 
Germon, Mrs. Jane, actrees. Aged 87 years. 

Baltimore, Augu.-t 10. 
Gilford, Adolph, manager. Mt. Carroll, 111., 

November 10. 
Gilder, John Francis, pianist. Bordentown, 

N.J.. December 2, 1908. 
Gill, Jack. Aged 25 years. Manchester, N.H.. 

November 20. 
Gillin, R. F., theatrical priater. Aged 62 

years. Brooklyn, January 18. 
Glazier, Harry, actor. Pasadena, Cal., Decern 

ber 16. 1908. 
Gleason, W. L., actor. Aged 59 years. Fruit- 

ville, Oakland, Cal., October 20. 
Golden, Richard. Aged 55 years. Brooklyn, 

August 13. 
Goldie, Samuel, manager. Aged 34 years. 

Lakewood, N.J.. February 3. 
Gordin, Jacob, Yiddish dramatist. Aged 56 

years. Brooklyn, June 11. 
Gorton. Joseph Jan, musician. Aged 31 years. 

Friendship, N.Y., December 10, 1908. 
GottJiold. E. M. Bedford City, Va., July 29. 
Grade, Chas. G., vaudeville performer. New 

York. August 15. 
Granger, Mrs. W. F.. one time danseus?. 

Monticello, N.Y., July 20. 
Gray. Alfred, drum major. Aged 70 year.s. 

Morristown, N.J., December 2, 1908. " 
Gregory, A. W.. actor. Aged 63 years. East 

Orange, N.J., April 10. 
Griffith, E. W., advance. Omaha, Neb., August 

17. 
I Guetter, Max, musician. Minneapolis, Minn., 

August. 



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187 



Hackett, Mrs., J. H. Aged 74 years. New 

York. October 27. 
Hale, Oliver, conjurer. Aged 65 years. Har- 
lem, February 23. 
Hall, Lewie Bishop, actor. NeTV York, August 

19. 
H^milburg, S. J. Blue Hill. E.I., March 4. 
Hamilton. ,Tohn W., one time manager. Stam- 
ford, Conn., April 23. 
Harrington. John. Aged 58 yeans. Boston, 

Mass. May 24. 
Harrison, Bessie. Toronto, Oan., .\pril ?2. 
Harrison. Mrs. Louise, actreee. New York, 

Novemiber 26. 
Hart, John, manager. Aged 70 years. New 

York, August 19. 
Hawley, Ida, singer. New York Citv, Decern 

ber 9. 1908. 
Haw"thornp, Mrs. M. K., one time actress. 
Aged 54 years. Elkliart, Ind., September 
11. 
Havwood, Lizzie, vaudeville artist. Jersey 

"City, N.J., Decemiber 15, lOflR. 
Henderson, Mrs. Ettie. Aged 72 years. West 

Long Branch. N.J., October 7. 
Henderson. Henry M.. manager. Aged 65 years. 

Pasedena. Ca!., .August 29. 
Henderson, Lloyd, actor. Pittsburgli, Pa., 

September 2. 

Hess, C. D.. operatic manager. Aged 70 yeans. 

Westville, Laporte Counit.y, Ind., Fet)- 

ruary 15. 

Hicks, Johrii J., treasurer. Joliet, 111., March 6. 

Hicks, George H.. one time acroliat. Cin- 

cinniati. 0., October 5. 
Hill. Levi P., theatre proprietor. Fall River. 

Masis., January 28. 
Hillman, Molly, circus rider. Aged 9.'? years. 

Greenfield. Pa., December 21. 1908. 
Hilton. RavmoTid A., manager. Aged 38 

years. Fredonda. N.Y., February 17. 
Hine. Charles. Aged 45 years. Sipring Vallev, 

N.Y., May 20. 
Hoff, Charles A., treasurer. Philadelphia, De- 

cemiber 13, 1908. 
Hoffman, Richard, composer. Aged 78 years. 

Mount Kisco, N.Y.. August 17. 
Hogan. Ernest, comedian. Aged 50 years. 

New York, May 20. 
Holmes. John W. Aged 62 years. Brooklyn. 

Ne^v York. October 15. 
Honineus, C. J., cyclist. Dawson. Ga., Feb- 
ruary 27. 
Hopkins, Colonel J. D.. manaser. Aged 63 

years. iSt. Txiuis. Mo., Octotoer 24. ' 
Hor.sman, Mrs. F. L, B., composer. Aged 60 

years. Brooklyn. M'ay 12. 
Hoven, Van, musician. Janu.iry 30. 
Howard, 'Billy, \iaudevill.e performer. A'ged 22 

years. Ea.st Jordan, Mich., June 19. 
Humihert, R. R.. actor. Aged 28 yearns. St. 

Mar.sy, Mo., June 4. 
Humii>hrie;s. Tom. comedian. Aged 37 years. 

New York, Augu.st 23. 
Hunt. William, actor. Aged 33 year.s Cat?- 

kill, N.Y., November 10. 
Hurtig. Benjamin, manager. February 13 
Hyle, Helena fsee Flagg),' actress. Rv'e, N.Y.. 

September 9. 
Ince, John E., comedian. Aged 68 vears. 

Sheepsbead Bay, January 25! 
Inigalls, .ludee H. P.. .showman. Aeed 82 vears 

Huntsville, O.. December 6, 1908. 
Jack. Mrs. Bnrt M., vaudeville artist. Farm- 

ington, Mo., May 22. 
Jackson, Beebe. vaudeville artist. Jersey 

City, N.J.. Mav. 
JpTies Cecil Calvert, tenor. Aged 32 years. 

New York City, October 19. 
Jami.son, .4nnie, actress. New York City, Feb- 
ruary 18. 



■New York, July. 
artist. Brooklyn, 

New 



Jenmdngs, John J., writer. 
Jewell. Jesse, vaudeville 

Feibruary 10. 
John.son, H. R., actor and journalist 

York, July. 
Johnson, Jeff, carpenter. Long Island City 

May 25. 
Jordan, Patrick W., aictor. St. John's, Nenv- 

foundland. May 18. 
Jones, Harry, singer. West Scranton, Pa , 

January 5. 
Jones, Walter W., black-faced comedian. Aged 

40 years. Denver, Col., May. 
Joyce, Mme., actrei-ss. Baltimore, Md., Feb- 
ruary 20. 
Juvelier, Mrs. Yetta. Yiddish aictress. Ageid 45 

years. New York. December 7, 1908. 
Kahtz, W., band leader. Philadeliphia, 

June 6. 
Kane. Hugh, one time miins>trel. Aged 35 years 

Younigsto'Wn, O., May 13. 
Karle, Amalia, actress. Aged 26 years. New 

York, January 30. 
Keefe J. P., actor. Aged 66 years. Staten 

Island, June 4. 
Keener, Chas. C, agent. Octoiber 15. 
Kelly, Sadie (Mrs. J. J. Schlange). St Louis 

January 26 ^ ' 

Kelly, Thomas, tenor. Aged 30 years 

Island City, January 3. 
Kelly, W. J., stage hand. Aged 60 

New York, January 27. 
Kempton, L. Alfred, mamager. Denver, Col 

August 22. ■' 

Kennedy, John P., actor. Novemtoer 3. 
Kennedy, James, stage h.and. Brooklyn, N Y 

January 5. .. • •, 

Kenney, Maizie, burlesque actress. Philadel- 

pnia, January 26. 
Kerr, George W., actor. Aged 44 vears 

April 26. ^ 

King, Burt, pianist. Canton, N.C., October 11. 



Long 
yearij. 



Aged 60 years. 
Aged 45 



Chicago, 



Kn.app, William B., agent. 
Boston, Mass., December. 

Kusell, Jules, manager and actor, 
years. New York, Novem'ber 8. 

Lampbear, A. L., stage carpenter 
111., July 21. 

Lancaster, Lillian, actress. Denver, January 28 

Lane, Walker, advance agent. Buffalo, N Y ' 
December 21, 1908. ' '' 

Lathrop, James M., manager. Detroit, Mich 
January 26. '' 

Lavigne, L. J., comiposer. Montreal, Can 
January 18. 

Lea, Betty, actress. New York, January 28 

Lee, J. Fenimore. Brooklyn, N Y , Feb- 
ruary 7. 

Lee, E. Lawrence, actor. Chicago, December 
29, 1908. 

Lee, Bertena, actress. Aged 28 years Put-in- 
Bay, 0., June 2. 

Lee, Chas., stage carpenter. Aged 42 years 
New Orleans, La.. June 22. 

Le Moyne, Judith, actress. Harrisburg Pa 
January 2. ' ' '' 

Lemport, L. H.. theatrical architect. Roches- 
ter, N.Y., May 11. 

Leonard. Alexander, actor. New York Feb- 
ruary 23. ' 

Lester, Georgia, actress. Aged 45 vears Oc- 
tober 23. . •> • 

Levick, Gu:stttvn.=f R., .actor. Aged 55 years 
New York, July 8. 

Lewis Gertie (Mrs. Ferd Drumm), actress 
Michigan City, February 10 

Lister Ernest .T advance. Aged 27 yeans. 
Weston, W. Va., April 9. 

l^'ijjyjJi'^gHenry, actor. New York, Septem- 

^'^°A''ri?"F' ^"*'^'^''^^*- Banstead, England, 



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• I<othrop. F. P., manager. Aged 23 years. New 

York. March 14. 
Liivi, l^-^vis H., vaudeville artist. .\),'>h1 W 

years. Bixx)klyn, X.Y., Dect-mber 26, 1908. 
Lynch, K. F., singer. Jackson, Mich., July 10- 
MaoArthur. Jame«, dramati.st. NVw ork. 

February 11. 
Mtiok, Bess, vaudeville performer. Penibivjke, 

<>nt.. Can., September 4. 
Ma(li'.;an, Morgan, clog danctr. Biidgjiort. 

Conn., August 11. 
.Mangle". John F., diver. San Francisco, Cal., 

October 5. 
Manning, Johji, circus performer. -\ged 38 

vc-ar.^. Bronx, N.Y., Oeot-mber 7, 190S. 
Mansfield, Max, one time manager. Aged Co 

years. New Y^ork, August 20. 
Mardell, W. F., circus artist. Memphis, Tenn., 

December 2S, 1908. 
Maretzek, Mme. ApoUonie, opera singer. 

Hugu«not, S.I., January 16. 
Mason, Frances. Aged 30 years. Vincennes, 

Ind., December 10, 1908. 
Mathews, Walt^er S., actor. Aged 45 years. 

Louisville, Ky., April 14. 
.May. W. L., one time actor. Aged 80 years. 

DavtOD, Ohio. October 26. 
Mavhew, Jeannette, actress. Aged 24 years. 

■peoria, Dl.. July 18. 
McAndreiws, W. P., musical conductor. 

Wilkes Barre, Pa., August. 
McAvoy, Dan, actor. Aged 37 years. Octo- 
ber 1. „ . 
McCoy, Amos, acrobat. Colorado, Sprmgs, 

.March 15. 
McDonald, Donald, acrobat. New York, June 

27. 
McKenzie, William, actor. Aged 35. Warren 

O., July 4. 
McLeod, Kenneth, actor. Aged 39 years 

Toledo, 0., August 13. 
MaRaven, Carl W.. vaudeville performer 

Oklahoma City, Okla., November 15. 
Merkle, H. E., agent. Kansas City, Mo., Feb 

ruary 12. „ „ ,^ 

Merrill, S. D., actor. San Autonio, Tex., Feb 

ruarv 18. 
Meyer, Otto H., vaudeville artist. Ft. Worth 

Tex., March 13. 
Meyrelles, J. D., baadmafiter. Kansas City 

Mo., May 31. 
Middleton, George, one time minstrel. Aged 

.38 vears. Atlantic City. N.J.. November 12 
Miller, "Charles, Yiddish playwright. June 28 
Millward, Herbert, actor (brother of Jessie 

Millward). October. 
Milton. Gus, vaudeville artist. Chicago, 0. 

February 22. 
Milton, Charles W., black-face comedfetn 

Aged 39 years. Milledgeville, Ga., Novem 

ber. 
Mitchell, B. Frank, manager. Aged 41 years 

New York. December 26, 1903. 
Mitohell. Charles S., manager. Aged 69 years. 

March 1. 
Monroe, Fannie. vaudeville actress. New 

York, June 10 
Moore, Marie, soprano. .\ged 55 years. Post 

Falls, Idaho, September 1. 
Morgan, John, circiis performer. Aged 38 

years. St. Louis, Mo., March 21. 
Morton, George E.. advance agent. New 

Haven, January 9. 
Morton. Joseph K. Asbury Park, N.J., May 7. 
Moeemami. G. Frank. Aged 54 years. New 

York, November 14. 
Muenster, Mre. Louise. New Y'ork, January 16. 
MulhoUand. Nellie (Mrs. J. E. Whiting). 

Aged C4 years. Detroit, December 11. 1908. 
Murphy. Tom J., billposter. Aged 65 years. 

Brooklyn, January 5 



Munphy, David W., vaudeville performer 

Age<l 42 years. New York, August 29. 
Nahm, Simon, manager. New York, March 20 
Nanntry, Patrick .\., actor. Aged C5 years 

New York City, October 31. 
Navarro, J. F. de. father-in-law of Mary .\n 

derson. New York, February 3. 
Ncrney, S. H., actor. .\ged 80 years. Actors 

Home, Staten Island, February 18. 
Nokidem, Chas. D., trea.surer. Chic-ago 

August 23. 
Norfleet, Oscar, actor. Aged .36 years. New 

York, February 9. 
Norman, Mrs. H. B., actress, Dorchester, 

.Mass., March 28. 
Nunn, M. H., musician. Bay City, Mich , 

March. 
O'Brien, Neil, actor. New York City, Octo- 
ber 18. 
Odell, .\lma (Mile. Alma), wire walker. .\ged 

40 years. Chicago, December 19. 1908. 
OIney, Channey, actress. Syracuse, N.Y., Feb- 
ruary 28. 
O'Rourke, Mary Alice, vaudeville performer. 

Philadelphia, July 22. 
Patterson, Samuel B., manager. New York 

City, November 26. 
Peterson, Gertie, vaudeville artist. New Y'ork, 

January 21. 
Phillips, Mrs M. Clifton, actress. Salt Lake 

City, February 11. 
Poelman, Johanna, Mme., singer. Lebanon, 

O., April 30. 
Powers, Eddie, black-face comedian. Muncie, 

Ind., July 9. 
Price, Bijou L., vaude\iHe performer. New 

York September 6. 
Prosho, Prof. Thomas, musician. New Y'ork, 

June 20. 
Quick, Fanny (Mrs. Granger), dancer. Mon- 

ticello. New York, July 20. 
R.indall, Horace, vaudeville artist. New Lon- 
don, Conn., February 28. . 
Reano, Robert, vaudeville artist. .Agel 42 

years. New Y'ork City, March 5 
Reeder, Thomas, stage carpenter. Memphis, 

Penn., November 18. 
Reich, William, actor. Brooklyn, New York, 

December 13, 1908. 
Reinaw, Frauz D., actor. Aged 65 years. 

Atlanta, Ga., December 30, 1908. 
Reno. Adele, vaudeville artist. New York, 

March 21. 
Reynolds, Barney, comedian. Aged 77 years. 

Chicago, 111., January 4. 
Richards, Harry, advance a«ent. Chicago, 111., 

April 16. 
Ritchie, Cora. Aged 47 years. November 16. 
Roberts, May. Actors' Home, Staten Liland, 

December 16, 1908. 
Roberts, Oswald, actor. Philadelphia, April 

13. 
Robinson, A. E., actor. Aged 28 years. Min- 
neapolis. Minn.. January. 
Robin-son, Frank C, actor. Aged 21 years. 

Mitchell. S.D., January 21. 
Rose, Mrs. Dora, mother of Julian Rose. New- 
York City, October 17. 
Rotter-Dieflenbach, Mme. Johanna, one-time 

opera singer. Aged 76 years. West Nyack. 

New York, July 24. 
Rudolph, Carl, actor. Aged 69 years. Brook- 

Ivn, New Y'ork, August 8. 
Runkel, David, actor. Durham, N.C., August 

27. 
Rusoell. James, stage mechanic. Boston, De- 
cember 24. 1908. 
St. Leon. Alfred, acrobat. Rutland, Mass., 

February 14. 
Sandarv, Ada. vaudeville arti.st. Aged 3? 

years. New Y'ork, December 8, 1908. 



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Saniford, T. L., one time stage manager. New 
York, March 18. 

Sassaria, Chas. J., showman. Aged 36 years 
Phillipsburg, Pa., .August 25. 

Satterlee, \eva, mtisician. Aged SO years. 
Syracuse, New York, February 18. 

SatteVley, Jam^es V., treasurer. New Orleans. 
November 7. 

Saunders, Mrs. E. R.. one-time actre>s. Aged 
no years. San FrancL^co, October 7. 

Saxon, Avon, singer. Aged 52 years. Halifax, 
N.S., March 24. 

Schafer, William, one-time clown. Aged 8.3 
years. Newtown, New York, August 28. 

Scheerer, William, strong man. .\ged 42 
years. Elizabeth, N.J., November 9. 

Schillaci-Iznazio, circus performer. November 3. 

Schmidt, Paul, violinist. San Francisco, Cal., 
August 21. 

Schonberg, J. L., electrician. Brooklyn, Ne^^ 
York, September 8. 

Schwartz, Josaph, actor. --Vged 20 years 
Philadelphia, Seipteraber 22. 

Scott, Robert, one-time actor. Honolulu, H.I., 
August 9. 

Seach, W. H.. manager. Sault Ste. Marie, 
Mich., April 28. 

Sedgwick, Francis, actor. Atlantic City, X.J.. 
February 22. 

Settle, James, c-inger. Aged 37 years. New 
York, November 12. 

Sharland, J. B., musician. Aged 76 years. 
Boston, Mass., March 21. 

Shaw, Larrv, vaudeville artist. Oswego, N.Y., 
December 3, 1908. 

Shaw, Charles A., showman. Aged 65 years. 
Roxbury, Mass., January 8. 

Shelley. Carlysle, actor. Aged 24 years. 
Orillia, Ont., September 22. 

Showalter, Jasper, musician. New York, De- 
cember 14, 1908. 

Silver, Richard B., showman. Ager 82 years. 
Traverse City, Mich., October 10. 

Sim'pson, Robert J., manager. A-ged 71 years. 
Philadelphia, December 9, 1908. 

Smith, A. v., musician. Wichita, Kan., Novem- 
ber 22. 

Smith, Dexter, song writer. Aged 71 years. 
Boston, November 29. 

Smith, Thomas J., vaudeville performer. Pue- 
blo. Col., November 27. 

Sobeski, Carl, baritone. Aged 45 years. Brook- 
line, Ma&3., October 2S. 

Somerville, Robert, actor. Aged 84 years. 
Flushing, L.I., February. 

Speck, Harry, Liliputian comedian. Shamo- 
kin. Pa., June 8. 

Spraguello, Juanita, vaudeville artist. Willis- 
ton. N. Dak., April 17. 

Stanford, Carrie, song writer. Aged 40 years 
New York, April 10. 

Stanley, H. C, actor. Aged 62 years. Spokane, 
Wash.. February 18. 

Stanley, Paul, comedian and composer. Aged 
61 years. Denver, Col., March 15. 

Stanhope. G. W., manager. Aged 72 years. 
New York, May 19. 

Starin, J. H. Aged 84 years. New York, 

March 22. 
Stephens, Fred V., actor. Seward, Neb., 

August 15. 
Stephens, E. H.. actor. Aged 70 years. Bed- 
ford City, Va., April 13. 
Stevens, Benjamin, circus rider. Aged 77 
years. Brooklyn, N.Y.. December 4", 1908. 
Stewart, Nelly, actress. Salt Lake City, 

Novem^ber 16. 
Stewart. Edward C. actor. Roswe!!, New 
Mexico, .March (i 



Stiles, Billy, one-time minstrel. Newark, N.J , 

October 10. 
Stinson, Al.. vaudeville performer. Red Bank, 

N.J.. July 3. 
Stirling, Earl, actor. Chicago, April 4. 
Stoddard, C. W., author. Aged 65 years. 

Monterey, Ca!., .4pril 24. 
Stone, W. 0., manager. -Aged 68 years. Green 

Bay. Wis.. July 11. 
Stone, Sol., lightning calicu!«f<ir. Aged 45 

years. Chicago, November 14. 
Streeter, L. P. May IS. 
Stringham, Sadie, actress. Aged 57 years. 

Amityville, December 14, 1908. 
Stuart, Mrs. E. Louise, premifere danseuse. 

Aged 79 yeiars. Passaic, N.J., December 15, 

1908. 
Sutherland, Evelyn Greenleaf, playwright. 

Boston, December 24, 1908. 
Taft. Garrison, drumimer. Aged 34 years. 

Butte, Mont., December 22. 1908. 
Taggert, James (Maloney), vaudeville artist. 

Chicago, 111., January 8. 
Taylor, Jack, drummer. New York, Feb- 
ruary 13. 
Taylor, Paul, actor. Aged 35 years. New- 
York, October 19. 
Thomas, Lew, mamager. Aged 51 years. Canal 

Dover, 0., April 20. 
Thompson, Berry C, vaudeville artist. Phila- 

deLphia, December, 1908. 
Thompson, W. C, ad-vanoe agent. Chicago, 

June. 
Thomipson, Will L., song -writer. Aged 61 

years. New York. September 20. 
Thompson, Peter M., Irish comedian. Aged 41 

years. Providence, R.I., November 10. 
Thornton, Clara, actress. Detroit, Mich., 

January 8. 
Todd, H. C. Aged 55 years. Toronto, Can., 

April 5. 
Tomipkins, Eugene, theatrical manager. .Aged 

58 years. Boston, February 22. 
Toole, J. Edwin, actor. October 31. 
Tracey, John L., actor. Binghampton, N.Y.. 

May 29. 
Traitel, David, manager. New York. July 24. 
Treimaine, H. H., manager. Aged 46 years. 

Cumberland, Md., April 14. 
Turner, E., clown. Galeton, Pa., May 23. 
Vail. Franklyn. actor. Ased 29 years. Brook- 
lyn, N.Y., July 18. 
Valentine, W. P., vaudeville manager. .\ged 

93 years. Coney Island, N.Y., March 24. 
Valentine, T. C, actor. New York, August 19. 
Vaughan, Lawrence J. Leo, one-time actor. 

Duibuque, Iowa, May 9. 
Veraey, Samuel H., actor. Aged SO years. 

Actors' Home, Staten Island, February 18. 
Vincent, Mra. C. Aged 68 years. Actors' 

Home, Staten Island, December 7, 1908. 
Voto, Claude de, vaude-ville artist. Vinton, 

la., April 7. 
Wachsner, Leon, manager. Buffalo, Feb- 
ruary 21. 
Walker, W. E., one-time advance. Aged 55 

years. Cincinnati, February 14. 
Wallack, Mrs. Lester. Aged 84 years. New 

York, March 28. 
Waltham, Robert, actor. Aged 33 years. 

Chicago, March 4. 
Warner, Charles, actor. Aged 62 years. New 

Y'ork, February 11. 
Warner, Harry B.. manager. Aged 63 years. 

New York, .August 28. 
Weber, W. H., manager. San Francisco, 

March 19. 
Wehman, A. C, song publisher. Aged 37 

years. Brooklyn, January 23. 



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Wfiiiier. II. O , manager. Johnstown, Pa., 

March 27. 
Weuaman, J. F., stage manager. Baltimore, 

March 7. 
Weston, Rosie, chorus girl. Oklahoma City, 

OkLa., November 21. 
Wheeler, W. E., trombonist. Saratoga, X Y., 

.\UgU8t 3. 

Whidden, William H., musician. Everett, 

.Maj«, September 1. 
Wliitoomb. Frankie, vaudeville performer. 

Paj-ne, O.. May C. 
Whit«ford, Rose Ronnaine (Worthington), 

actre-s*. Chicago, February 22. 
Wildner, J. A., musical director. .Aged 42 

years. Brooklyn, March 10. 
Williams, Lew, vaudeville artust. Punt a 

-Arena, Cal., May 15. 



WilHams, Jean, manager and ad'viance. Brook- 
lyn, Kovemiber. 

WiUon, A. W., manager. Somers Point, X.J.. 
December 7, 1908. 

W'ilson. Lydia Ann. Colorado Springs, Col., 

February 5. 
WiLion, Fred, manager. Newark, April 24. 
Wilson, J. Ross, showman. Aged 41 years. 

Laurens, S.C., May 13. 
Wi.\on, Mrs. \at, attrces. Livingston, N.Y., 

April 5. 
Woolingham, Bozo, circus artist. .Atlanta, 

Ga., February. 
Worthington, Mary fsee Whiteford), actres.";. 

Aged 20 years. Chicago, February 22. 

Young. Collin, comedian. Albany, X.Y., May. 



NEW THEATRES OPENED IN AMERICA. 

FROM DECEMBER, 1908, TO END OF NOVEMBER, 1903. 



1908. 

Decemlber 21. — Walker Theatre, Los Angeles 

(vaudeville). 
December 21. — Family Theatre, Minneapolis 

(vaudeville). 
December 25.— E!s^vorth and Jordan Theatre, 

Oklahoma City. 
Dect-mber 28.— Miies Theatre, Minneaipolls 

(vaudeville). 
December 29.— Victoria Theatre, Baltimore 

(vaudeville). 
Deceanber 31. — N'ational Theatre, Chicago. 

1909. 

January 20.— Grand Opera House, Huntingdon, 
Pa. 

January 25. — Star Thetitre, Scranton (vaude- 
ville). 

January 2.5.— Xew Wigwam Theatre, Martins- 
ville, Md. (vaudeville). 

January 14.— Family Theatre. Toledo (formerly 
Princess RinC) (vaudeville). 

January.— New Theatre at tit. Augustine. 

January 25.— Hamois Theatre, MLssoula, Mont. 

.March 2.— Temple Theatre, Grand Rapids, 
Mich, (vaudeville). 

March 6.— Beardsley Theatre. Red Oak, la. 

March 22.— New Lyric Theatre, Jamestown, 
N.Y. (vaudeville). 

March 20.— Princess Theatre, Wichita, Kan. 
(vaudeville). 

.April IS.— New Vaudeville Theatre. Houston, 
Tt'x. (pictures and vaudeville). 

April 19.— Plymouth Theatre, Plymouth, Mass 
(vaudeville). 

April 19.— Victoria Theatre, Lafayette, Ind. 

April 19.— Auditorium Theatre, Pratt, Kan. 

April 19.— Royal Theatre, New Bedford, Mass 
(vaudeville). 

May 1.— Hart's Theatre, San Mateo, Cal 
(vaudeville). 

May 29.— Airdome, Dea Moines, la. (drama, 
stock). ' 

May 31.— The ^Tixon Theatre, Alton, 111. 

(vaudeville). 



June 19. — ^Lyric Theatre, Houghton, Mich. 

July 12. — Alhambra Theatre. Seattle, Wash. 

July 19. — Wilson Avenue Theatre, CHiicago 
(vaudeville). 

August 30. — New Gaiety Theatre, Louisville. 

August 30.— New Theatre, Toronto, Can. 

September 3. — Fuller Theatre, Kalamazoo, 
Mich. 

September 4. — Hamilton Theatre, Chicago 
(vaudeville). 

September 5. — Crown Theatre, Chicago (vaude- 
ville). 

September 6.— .New Bijou Theatre, Battle 
Creek, Mich, (vaudeville). 

September C. — Valenteene Theatre, Greenville, 
S.C. (vaudeville). 

September. — American Theatre, Cincinnati 
(vaudeville). 

September. — William Penn Tlieatre, Philadel- 
phia (vaudeville). 

September.— Grand Theatre, Davenport, la. 

September.— Barrymore Theatre, Moline, 111. 

October 4.— New Washington Theatre, Boston, 

Mass. (vaudeville and pictures). 
October 11. — Orpheum Theatre, Kingston, Out. 

(vaudeville). 
October IS. — Lyceum Theatre, Port Arthur, 

Ont. (vaudeville). 
October 25.— Cort Theatre, Chicago. 
November 1.— New Bronx Opera House, Brons. 

November 1. — Superior Grand Theatre, Supe- 
rior, Minn. 
November 6. — New Theatre, New York. 
November 7. — Gaiety Theatre, Kansas City. 
November 8. — Back Bay Opera House, Boston. 

November 13.— iNew Gaiety Theatre, Minnea- 
polis. 

November 14.— New Theatre, West Baden 
Springs. 

November 22. — (!k>lonial Theatre, Indianopolis. 

November 22. — New Vaudeville Theatre, 
Mobile, Ala. 

November 22. — Bijou, Dubuque, la. (vaude- 
ville). 



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PRINCIPAL PLAYS AND IMPORTANT REVIVALS DURING THE YEAR 1909. 
* Indicates Revival. 



JANUARY. 

Jan. 7. La, Tragedie Roy ale, drama, in tliree 
acts, by M. Saint Georgea de Bouli61ier; 
La Mort de Pan, drama, in two acts, by 
M. Aiexaiidre Arnoux — Od6on. 
9. La Tour du Silence, drama, in three acts, 
by M. Collijn ; Les Lettres Brulees, 
comedy, in one act, by M. J. W. Bien- 
stoclc — Des Arts. 

13. Monna Vanna, lyric drama, in four acts 

and five tableaux, by M. Maurice Maeter- 
linck, with music by Henry F^vrier — 
Grand Op^ra. 

14. En I' Air Messieurs', revue, in tliree acts, by 

MM. Henry Moreau and Charles Quinet — 
Moulin-Rouge. 

15. Madame Malbrough, opera-bouffe, in three 

acts, by M. Lucien M6tivet, with music 
by M. Lachaume — Folies-Dramatiques. 

15. For the 287th Molifere anniversary, the pro- 
gramme at the Com^die Francaide con- 
sisted of Le Mariage Ford, Les Femmes 
Savantes, with a new one "ct play by M. 
Antoine Yvan, entitled Le Jardin de 
Molitre. 

15. La '23-Z, comedy, in one act, by MM. L^val 
ajwl Van Ysen. Le Medecin du Cceur, 
comedy, in one act, by M. Michel Provins 
— Capucines. 

18.*Madenioiselle Josette ma Fenime, comedy, 
in three acts, by MM. Paul Gavault and 
Robert Charvay — Gymnase. 

18. *La Parisienne, comedy, in three act^, by 
Henry Becque — Com6die-Francaise. 

21. Une Grosse Affaire, comedy, in three acta 

— ^Nouveaut^a. 

22. La Dette, comedy, in three acts, by 

Gabriel Trarieux; and Les Jumeaux de 
Brighton, comedy, in three acts, by Tris- 
tan Bernard — Antoine. 
23.*La Course du Flambeau, drama, in three 
acts, by Paul Hervieu — R6jane. 

25. Hernani, lyric drama, adapted from Victor 

Hugo's play, by Gustave Rivet, with music 
by Henri Hirschmann— Gait6. 

26. Les Grands, comedy, in four acts, by MM. 

Pierre Veber and Serge Basset— Od6on. 

27. La Fille des Rabenstein, drama, in four 

acts and five tableaux, adapted from the 
German of E. de Wiildenbruch by MM. 
Maurice R^mon and Mrae. M. Valentin- 
Sarah Bernhardt. 
29. 4 fois 7, 2S, comedy, in three acts, by 
Remain Coolus — Boufles-Parisiens. 



FEBRUARY. 

2. Perce-Neige et les Sept Gnomes, fairy tale, 
ada/pted from Grimm's story by Mile. J. 
Dartzal — de I'CEuvre. 

5.*£n Camarades, comedy, in two acts, by 
Mme. Colette Willy— Com^die-Royale. 



5. Javotte, ballet, in one act and three 
tableaux, by M. Croze, with music by 
Cdimille Saint-Saens — Grand-Opera. 

ll.*Lakme, comic opera, in three acts, by MM. 
Gondinet and Philippe GiUe, with music 
by L6o Delibes — Gait^. 

IG. Trains de Luxe, comedy, in four acts, by 
Abel Hermant — ^R6jane. 

17. Monsieur Ziro, vaudeville, in three acts, by 
MM. Paul Gavault and Monezy-Eon— 
Palais-iRoyal. 

17. La Marquesita, drama, in three laota and 
eight tableaux, adapted by M. Robeit 
d'Humiferes from the novel of Jean Louis 
Talon— des Arts. 

17. La Furie, drama, in five acts, in verse, by 
Jules Bois' — Com6die-<FranQaLse. 

19. La Guerre, drama, in three tableaux, 
adapted from the German of Rotoert 
Reiner by MM. Germain and Tr6bor; 
Lorsque I'Enfant Parait, comedy, in one 
act, by M. Charles Esquier; Le Donataire, 
comedy, in one act, by M. L^on M6dard' — 
Antoine. 

19. L'Ane de Buridan, comedy, in three acts, 
by MM. Robert de Flers and A. de Cail- 
lavet — Gymnase. 

25. A revue, in two acts, by MM. Lucien Boyer 
and Henry Enthoven, entitled La Revue 
Joyeu.se, formed the inaugural spectacle 
of the new theatre— Le Diable-au-Corps. 

27. J'en ai Plein le dos de Margot! comedy, m 
two acts, by MM. Georges Courteline and 
Pierre Wolff; and Le Juif Polonais, 
drama, in three acts, by Erckmann- 
Chatrian — Renaissance. 



MARCH. 

1. The inaugural performance was given by 
the German troupe from Dusseldorf of 
Medea at the Marigny. 

4. La Route dEmirande, drama, in five act;;, 

in verse, adapted from the novel oi 
Eugfene Demolder by Jean Richepin— 
Vaudeville. 

5. Cochon d'Enfant, vaudeville, in three acts, 

by MM. Andr6 de Lorde and Raphael— 

Cluny. 
5. Wagon d'Amour, vaudeville. In one act, by 

MM. Claude Roland and Jean Mariele — 

Cluny. 
5. Hedda Gahler, by Ibsen, performed by a 

German company from the Sohauspielhaus 

Theatre in Dusseldorf, under the au-spicea 

of the Theatre de I'CEuvre, at the 

Marigny. 
5. La Veuve Soyeuse, spectacular operette, in 

two acts and six tableaux, by MM. Eugfene 

Youllot and Henry de Farcy— Parisiana. 
6.*Le Courrier de Lyon, drama, in five acts 

.and six tableaux, by MM. Moreau, Sirau- 

din, and Delacour— Ambigu. 



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Uffthoytn. (ir:iiiia, in tlireo act*, in vorse, 

l).v M. Jn-iit- KajKliois — Oddon. 
. Let Meublei Amit, one-act comedy, by MM. 

L<!on Abne and Henri Desfontaine*; I'enu 

d'Chitn, comtdy, in one act, by Henry 

Caen ; I'hiltre Indvlicat, one-act farce by 

Mile. Frauville; and Mirette a tes Rai$on^, 

I'lii- ail lornt'dy, by Koinan Coolub — 

Com6die-Royale. 
Solangc, comic opera, in tliree acts, by M. 

Adolphe Aderer, with music by G. Sal- 

vayre - Opera-Coniique. 
'La Clniriere, drama, in four acts, by MM. 

Maurice Donnay and Lueien Deecares— 

Ant-oine. 
Le Greluchon, comedy, in four acts, by 

Maurice Sergine — Ath^nde. 
La Secousse, comedy, in one act, by Paul 

Franck — Michel. 
riumecock v. Poilowski, operette, in one 

act, by MM. Maurice de Feraudy and 

Fdlix I'ujet— Michel. 
Les Amis, comedy, in two acts, in prose, by 

Al. Abraham Dreyfus — Comddie-Francaise. 
La Mcilleure des Fevimes, comedy, in three 

act.s, by MM. Paul Bilhaud and Maurice 

Heuncquin— Vaudeville. 
Connais-toi, comedy, in three acte, by Paul 

Hervieu— Comedie-Frangaise. 
Le Scaiidale, comedy, in three acts, by 

Henry Bataille— Renaissance. 



APRIL. 



2. Le Hoi Bombame, satirical tragedy, in four 

acts, by M. Marinetti, produce*! under 
the auspices of the Theatre de I'tLuvre 
at the Marigny. 

3. La RomanichcUe, Bohemian story, in three 

acts, by M. Paul Franck. witl: muisio by 
Edouard Mathd— Michel. 

3. L'Impiratrice, play, m iinree acts and si.x 

tableau.TC, by Catulle Mendes— R6jane. 

4. L'Etan, comedy, in three acts, by M. 

.\ndr6 Sardou, given under the auspices 

of Les Eacholiers at the F6mina. 
l.'L'Assommoir, drama, in five act<s and nine 

tableaux, ada.pted by William Busnach 

from the novel of the same name by 

Emile 7yola — Ambigu. 
6. La FUle de Pilate, sacred drama, in three 

acts, in verse, by M. Ren6 Fauchois— 

Porte-St.-Martin. 
UK'Mariagc d'itoile, comedy, in three a«ts, by 

.M.M. .Vlexandre Bisson and Georges 

Tliurncr — Vaudeville. 
14. Demuiii. one-act comedy, by M. P. H. Ray- 

mond-Duval ; Les Posz&dis, comedy, in 

three acts, by M. H. R. Lenormand— Des- 

Art8. 
10. Lauzun, drama, in four acts, by MM. Gus- 

tave Guiches and Francois de iNion— 

Porte-St.-Martin. 
17. Tell Pire, Tell Fils, opera bouffe, in one 

act, by Sacha Guitry. with muiic by 

Tiarko Richepin ; Les Ruffians, comedy, in 

two tableaux, by M. Charles M6r6; Jeux 

a la Coq, revue, in one act, by M. Willy— 

M6visto. 
21. La Grande Amic, comedy, in four acts, by 

Albert Fresquet; Vn Change, comedy, in 

one act, by .MM. Francois de Kion and 

G. de Buysieulx — Femina. 
v.. Master Bob ("The Derby Winner"), 

wmedy. m four acts, by MJH. Henry de 

Brisay and Marcel Lauras— Antoine. 
27. LFjr. comedy, in four acts, by Ldon Gau- 

dillol— \ audcvillc. 



2S. La Veuve Joyeuse, adaptation by MM. de 

Flers and de Caillavet of The Alernj 

M'idoic — Apollo. 
29. 'L'/ZoHncur et I'Argent, comedy, in five 

acts, in ver.-.e, by Francois Ponsard — 

Com6die-Francaise. 



MAY. 



a. Bacchus, an opera, in four acts and Eeveo 
tableaux, by Catulle Mendes, with music 
by Jules Massenet — Grand-Opera. 

6. Le Refuge, a drama, in three acts, by M. 
Dario Miccodemi — R6jane. 

6. La Revue de Murigity, a spectacular revue, 

in two acts and seventeen tableaux, by 
MM. Georges Briquet and Jean Bastia, 
with music by M. L. Halet — Marigny. 
7.*Les Danicheff, a drama, in five acts, by 
M. Newsky— Odeon. 

7. L'Eventail de Lady M'inderrnere, an adap- 

tation by MJI. R6niou and Chalencon of 

Oscar Wilde's play — Des Arts. 
10.*La Retraite, a drama, in four acts, adapted 

from the German of Herr Franz Beyeriein 

by MM. R6mon and N. Valentin— Vaude- 
ville. 
12. *La Glu, a drama, in five acts and six 

tableaux, by Jean Richepin — Porte St. 

Martin. 
15. L'Impasse, a comedy, in four acts and five 

tableaux, by .\IM. Leon Xanrof and Fread 

Amy — Bouffes Parisiens. 
18. Effets d'Optique, a comedy, in two acts, 

by Roman Coolus — Michel. 
18. Le Premier Pas, a comedy, in one act, by 

MM. Darantiere and Mazamey — Michel. 
18. Nuit .Sicilienne, a mirao-draraa, in one act, 

by Lueien Meyrargue, with music by 

Willy Redstone — Michel. 
24. Paris-Sport, a revue, in two acts, by MM. 

Michel Carr6 and Andr6 Barde— €apucines. 
24. Paris-Sport, a revue, in two tableaux, by 

MM. Michel Carre and Andr6 Barde. 

— Capucines. 
31.*Lo Flute Enchantee, a feerie-opera, in 

four acts and sixteen tableaux, the 

French version by MM. Paul Ferrier and 

Alexandre Bisson, with music by Mozart-- 

Op6ra Comique. 



I 



JUNE. 

2. Les Baillonncs, a comedy in three aote, by 
Mme. Jacques Terni— de6-Art«. 

i.*3Ioini Cinq, a comedy, in three acts, by 
MM. Paul GavauJt and Georges Berr— 
Nouveautes. 

7. Judith, an opera, in four acts, by tlie 

Russian composex, Sej-ow — Chatclet. 

8. Lucette a la Caserne, a spectacular operette, 

by MM. Daniel Riche and Maurice Mareil, 
wnth niu^ic by M. G. Goutlier— Piirisiana. 

10.* Ch am piffnol Malgre Lui, a comedy, in 
three aot«, by MM. Georgee Feydean and 
Maurice Desvallieres — Ambigu. 

10. Zuhna, a lyric dram^a, in two acte, j)oem 
and music by .M. R. de Miero, French ver- 
sion by M. Maurice Chass-aJig— R^jane. 

15. Pierre de Lune, a drama, in five acts and 
seven table'aux, adapted from a novel of 
Wilkie Collias. by .M.M. Louis Pexicaud 
and Henri Desfontaines.— Porte-St.-Mar- 
tin. 

17. La Rencontre, a comedy, in four acts, in 
prose, by Pierre Berton— Com6die-Fran- 
gaiee. 

17. Le TestameiU, a comedy, in one act, by 
M. Pier.-e Pointer— Graud-GuiguoJ. 



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\%.*Henry VIII., an opera, in four acts, by 
MM. L^onee Detroyat and Arinand Sil- 
vcetre, music by Camille Saint-Saeno — 
Grand Opera. 

29. Stradivarius. a one-act comedy, by M. 
Max Maurey, and La Veille du Bonheur, 
a one-aot comedy, by MM. Georges de 
Buysieulx and Francois de Nion, per- 
formed at the gala performance on behalf 
of th8 victims of the earthquake at the 
Comedie-Franfaise. 



JULY. 

2. The Conservafoire competition singing 
classes commenced at the Op^ra-Comique, 
the men's competition taking place on 
July 2 and the ladies' on July 3. 
4. Le Festin du Roi. drama, in three acts, by 
MM. Charles Mi5r6 and Henri Fescourt, 
produced at the Theatre Antique de !a 
Nature at Champigny-la-Bataille. 
7. The tragedy and comedy Conservatoire 
competitions took place at the Opera- 
Comique. 

li.*Pour la CouTonne, four-act drama, by 
Francois Coppee, was performed in the 
Theatre de Verdure at Saint-Gratien. 

16 The annual distribution of prizes to Con- 
servatoire pupils was presided over by 
M. Dugardin-Beaumetz at the Conserva- 
toire, a concert by pupils following the 
ceremony. 

20 *Hamlet, adaptation, in five acts and thir- 
teen tableaux, by MM. Alexandre Dumas 
and Paul Meurice, of Shakespeare's 
tragedy — Com^die-Frangaise. 

30. *La Mouchc, a comedy, in three acts, by M. 
Antony Mars. — Grevin. 



AUGUST. 

I. Hercule, a tragedy, in four acte, by M. 
Aehille Richard, performed at the 
Theatre Antique de la Nature at Cham- 
pigny-la-Bataille. 
I. Leo Delibe's Carmen was given at the in- 
augural performance of the new theatre 
at the Casino at Enghien-lee-Bains. 

12. La Mouche, a comedy, in three acts, by 
M. Antony Mars — Grevin. 

l3.*Denise, a comedy, in four acts, by Alex- 
andre Dumas — Comedie-Francaise. 

15. Le Festin du Roi, an adaptation from 
Homer, in three acts, by MM. Charles 
M6t6 and Henri Feecaert, produced at 
the Theatre Antique de la Nature at 
Champigny-la-Bataille. 

lu.*ie Jeu de I'Amoitr et du Hamrd, by 
Marivaux, with L'Impromptu du Pare de 
Seeaux by M. E. Fix. Produced at the 
Theatre de Verdure du Pare de Seeaux. 

20. L' Araour en Espagne, a spectacular opera- 
bouffe, in two acts, by MM. A16vy, Joul- 
lot, and Mareil, with music by M. Val- 
verde — Parisiana. 

24. 'La Closerie des Genits, a drama, in five 
acts and seven tableaux, by Frederic Sonli6 
— Ambigu. 

26.*ie Bossu, a drama, in five acts and ten 
tableaux, by MM. Albert Bourgeois and 
Paul F^val, which served for the re-open- 
ing of the Porte-Saint-Martin. 



28. A representation was given at Saint 

Wandrille, in presence of fifty spectators 
only, of a new version, by Maurice 
Maeterlinck, of Shakespeare's Macbeth, 
Mme. Georgette Leblanc Maeterlinck ap- 
pearing as Lady Macbeth. 
2S.*Pluviard et Barnabe, a vaudeville, in three 
acts, by MM. Henry Moreau and Charles 
Quinal — Cluny. 

29. The production took place, in the Arena at 

B^ziers, of Andr^ Gailhard's new opera 
La Fille du SnlUe. the poem of which is 
by M. Maurice Magre. 
SO.*Fam.il!/ Hotel, a vaudeville, in three acts, 
by MM. Gavault, Herns, and Millou, orl- 
gmally produced on the same stage ^n 
1902— Palais-Royal. 



SEPTEMBER. 

La Belle Mexicaine, mimodrama, in two 
tableaux, by M. F. H. Michel, with music 
oy Andrd Fijan— Marigny. 
A Bohemian ballet, in one act, by Jean 
Richepin and Mme Mariquita. entitled 
Homi Tchave, with music by Tiarko Riche- 
pm, was the leading novelty at the re- 
openmg of the newly constructed Folies 
Bergere. 
La Ville, one-act play in prose, by M 
Henry Darcourt; Le Filibustier, play, in 
three acts, in verse, by Jean Richepin 
given at the Theatre Antique de la Nature 
at Champigny-la-Bataille. 
'Simone, comedy, in three acts, by Eugene 

Brieux— Comddie Frangaise. ° 

La Revolution Franfaise. drama, in four 
acts and fotu-teen tableaux, by MM 
Arthur Bernede and Henri Cain— Sarah 
Bernhardt. 
*La Porteuse de Pain, drama, in five acts 
and nine tableaux, by MM. Xavier de 
Montepin and Jules Dornay— Ambigu. 
Le Roy sans Royauvie, drama, in five acts 
and seven tableaux, by Pierre Decourcelle 
—Porte St. Martin. 
*La Robe Rouge, four-act drama, by M. 
Brieux. Originally produced at the Vaude- 
ville — Comedie Frangaise. 
Catherine, comedy, in four acts, by Henri 
Lavedan. Originally produced at the 
Com6die Francaise— Comedie Mondaine. 
.*The re-opening of the Trianon Lyrique took 
place with Meyerbeer's Pardon de 
Ploermel. 
.*La Veuve Joyeuse, operette, in three acts, 

by Franz Lehar- Apollo. 
. Le Malefice, drama, in three acts, by M. 
Capuani, interpreted by the Sicilian actre^b 
Mimi Aguglia and her troupe at the 
Rejane. 
.''The seventy-ninth representation of Henri 
Bataille's four-act comedy Le Scandale 
served for the re-opening, under the direc- 
tioji of M. Taillade, of the Renaissance. 
*Les Petites Michus, operette, in three acts, 
by MM. Vanloo and Duval, with music by 
Andr^ Messager- Trianon Lyrique. 
*La Rencontre, comedy, in four acts, in prose, 
by M. Pierre Berton— Comedie Frangaise. 
Suzette, comedy, in three acts, by Eugene 

Brieux — Vaudeville. 
Theodore et Cie, comedy, in three acts, by 
MM. Nancy and Armont— Nouveautes. 



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OCTOBER. 

Kic/iarJ Caur de Lion, a comic opera, In 

three acts, by Sedaine, witli muhic by 

Gr6try.— Triauon-Lyrique. 
yick Carter, a drama, in five acts and 

eight tableaux, by M.M. Alexandre Bissop 

and GuiUaume Livet.— Ambigu. 
Page Blanche, a comedy, in four acts, by 

Gaston Devore. — Ath6n6eii. 
La Joyeuse Gaffe, a vaudeville, in three 

acts, by M. Francois Desroches, and La 

Sanction Snrinle. a comedv, in one act, 

by N. E. OTarrell.— Cluny. 
Afgar ou Ics loinirs andalous, an operette, 

in two acts, by M.M. Michel Carr6 and 

Andr6 Barde, with music by Charles 

Cuvillier. — Scala. 
La Sacrifxie, a comedy, in three acts, by 

M. Gaston Devore; and ;?c Vrotisoire, a 

i-oiiicdy, in one act, by M.M. Dominique 

Bonnavid and V. M. lloerter.— Michel. 
'Le Chemincau, a lyric drama, in four acts, 

by Jean Richepin, with music by Xavier 

Leroux. — OpCra-Comique. 
Maison de Danses, a comedy, in five acts, 

by M.M. Nozifere and Charles MuUer, 

adapted from the novel by Paul Rebous. 

—Vaudeville. 

La Revanche d'Eve, a vaudeville, in three 

acts, by M.M. Antony Mars and Alphouse 

de Bell.— Palais-Royal. 
Jarnac, a drama, in five acts, by M.M. 

Leon Henrique and Johannes Gravier. 

— Od^on. 
La Rampe, comedy, in four acts, by M. 

Henri de Rothschild— Gymnase. 
Horrible Experience, a drama, in two acts, 

by M.M. Andre de Lorde and Alfred 

Binet. — Grand, -Guignol. 
Lea Emigrants, play, in three acts, by 

Charles Henry Hirsch — Od6on. 
La Bigote, play, bl two acts, by Jules 

Renard — Odeon. 
Sire, a comedy, in five acts, in prose by 

Henri Lavedau.— Comedie-Francaise. 
La Petite Chocolatiere, comedy, in four 

acts, by Paul Gavault — Renaissance. 

Le Circuit, comedy, in three acts, by MM. 

Georges Ffeydeau and Francis de Croisset 

— Vari^t^s. 
*.Mme. Cora Laparcerie inaugvirated her 

management by the production of Maurice 
Donnay's four-act play, Lysistrata, at the 
BouITe-Parisiens. 



NOVEMBER. 

1. Pupillon, dit Lyonnais le Juste, drama, in 
three acts, by MM. Louis Benifere — An- 
toine. 

1. Le Roi S'ennuie, play, in one act, by A. 
Gahuet and G. Sorbets — Antoine. 

1. Meyerbeer's Huguenots, served for the re- 
opening of the Gait6-Lyrique. 

^. The re-opening with Rip's revue 5a».< 
Rancune took place of the Capucines. 

■^ La Cornette, comedy, in three acts, by M. 
and Mile. Paul Ferrier, and Vn Mariage 
a Londres, comedy in one act, by >I. 
Louis Forest — Ath6n6e. 

?^. The re-opening, with M. Pierre Pointu's 

tragedy, Le Testament, took place of the 

Grand Guignol. 

13. Les Deux Visages, comedy, in two acts, by 

M. Noziire; Touton ou les Drames de 



r Amour, by MM. Max and A. Fischer; 
Madame Dagobert, comedy, in one act, by 
M. J. J. Frappa— Michel. 

14. Le Petit de la Bonne, comedy, in three 
acts, by M. Georges Mitchell — D^jazet. 

I'l *La Femme & Papa, operette, in three acts, 
by MM. A. Hennequin and Albert Mil- 
laud, with music by Herv6 — Trianon- 
Lyrique. 

25. Le proceg de Jeanne d'Arc, a drama, in 

four acts, by Kmile Moreau — Sarah Bern- 
hardt Theatre. 

26. Quo Vadis? an opera, in five acts and seven 

tableaux, adapted by Henri Cain from the 
novel by Sienkiewiez, with music by Jean 
Nougues — Gaite. 

27. Le Ruque. a comedy, in three acts, by 

Remain Coolus— Theatre R6jane. 
28.*Le Mariage de Figaro, a comedy, in five 
acts, by Beaumarchais— Com^die-Francaise. 

28. La Petite Caporale, spectacular play, in 

three acts uud eighteen tableaux, by MM. 
Victor Darlay and Henry de Gorsse— 
Chatelet. 

29. Article SOI, a comedy, in three acts, by 

M. Georges Duval — Nouveaut^s. 

30. Chiquito, opera, in four acts, adapted by 

Henri Cai-n from Pierre Loti's novel, with 
music by M. Jean Nougues — Op^ra- 
Comique. 



DECEMBER. 

Mamzelle Main-Leste, operette-boufTe, In 

two acts and three tableaux, by MM. J. 

M6ryl and A. Pe i it-Mangin— Scala. 
Le Papa du Rigiment, comedy, in three 

acts, by MM. A. Mon€zj-Eon and J. 

Durieux — D6j azef. 
Myrtil, opera, in two acts, by MM. Augusts 

Villeroy and Ernest Garnier, with music 

by Ernast Gamier; and Le Coeur du 

Moulin, lyric poem, in two acts, by M. 

Maurice Magre, with music by M. D^odat 

de Severac — Op6ra-Comique. 
Vn Mariage de Gourdes, vaudeville, in 

three acts and four tableaux, by M. 

Gardel-Herv^— Cluny. 
La Revue des Folies-Bcrglre, revue, in 

thirty-one tableaux, by MM. P. L. Flers 

and Eugfene Heros, with music by M. 

Patussetr— Folies-Bergfere. 
Vn Ange, comedy, in three acts, by Alfred 

Capus— Vari(;t6s. 
Pierre et Ther^se, comedy, in four act*. 

by M. Marcel Prevostr-Gymnasc. 
*La Mansieie. com?dy, in four acts, by 

Jules Lemailie— Porte-St.-Martin. 
Vn Coeur d'Homme, comedy, in four acts, 

by Sarah Bernhardt — des Arts. 
*La Cagnotte, comedy, in three acts, by 

Eugfene Labiche — Palais-Royal. 
Madame Margot, comedy, in five acts, by 

MM. Emile Moreau and Oairville, wil! 

incidentaJ music by M. Philippe Moreau 

R6jane. 
Nonotte et Patouillet, comedy, in three 

acts, by M. Albert du Bois, given under 

the auspices of the Theatre de rffiuvro 

at the Femina. 
. Le Danseur Inconnu, comedy, in three act.-, 

by Tristan Bernard — Ath€n6e. 
. Comme les Feuilles, comedy, in four acts, 

by Giacosa, with an adaptation by Mile. 

Darisenne— <)d^on . 
. Laura, opera, in three acts, by MM. Paul 

B<;-rei and Charles Pons— Trianon Lyriquc. 



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ALPHABETICAL LIST OP PRINCIPAL GERMAN PLAYS PRODUCED FOR THE FIRST 
TIME IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND SWITZERLAND DURING THE YEAR 1909. 



ADAM AND EVA, drama in three acts, by 
Julius Meier-Griife— Berlin, Hebbeltheater, 
December 18. 

AM GANSEHAUSEL (At the Goose Shed), 
comedy, in three acts, by F. Anthony, music 
by Franz Ziegler— Vienna, Raimund Theater, 
November 14. 

ANNE MARIE, comedy, in one act, by Carl 
Schmitz— Sehaffhausen, Stadttheater, No- 
vember 12. 

ASRA, play, in three acts, by Felix Philippi — 
Wiesbaden, ResidenzTheatei, July 22 {Agent, 
F. Bloch Erben). 

AUFERSTEHUNG (Resurrection), opera, in four 
acts, by Cesare Hanan, music by Franz Alfano 
—Berlin, Komische Oper, October 6. 

BARON LIEDERLICH (Baron Ne'er-do-Well), 
comedy, in three acts, by Heinrich Schrotten- 
bach — Graz, Stadttheater, November 3. 

BEFEHL DES PURSTEN, DER (The Prince's 
Command), comedy, in four acts, by Robert 
Ov rvveg — Vienna, Carl Theater, May 19 
(Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

BETROGRNEBETRUGER(SwindledSwindlers), 
comedy, in three acts, by Sawa Zez-Mirski — 
Schweidnitz, Stadttheater, November 16. 

B06EN DES PHILOKTET (The Bow of Pbi- 
loctetus\ drama, in three acts, by Karl von 
Levetzow— Berlin, Berliner Theater, Janu- 
ary 27 (Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

BRAUTNACHT VON ST. SEBALD, DIE (St. 
Sebald's Bridal Night), mystical play, in one 
act, by Rob. Walter-Freyr — Hamburg, Neues 
Theater, November 13 (Agent, Anstalt fiir 
Aufliihrungsrecht). 

BRIEF DES URIA, DER (Uria's Letter), tragedy 
in five acts, by Emil Bernhard — Berlin, 
Kammerspielhaus (special i^erformance for 
die neue freie Volksbilhne), April 12 (Agent, 
Anstalt fiir Auffiihrungsrecht). 

BUCKLIGE GEIGER, DER (The Hunchback- 
Fiddler), dance poem, by Robert Konta — 
Prague, Deutsches Landestheater, August 17. 

DANIEL HERTZ, drama, in three acts, by 
Henri Natn3,nsen— Hamburg, Thalia Theater, 
November 18. 

DEICHGRAF, DER (Count of the Marshes), 
play, in five acts, by Josef Laufif — Wies- 
baden Hoftheater, March 19 (Agent, A. Ahn, 
Cologne). 

DER VON RAMBOW (The Lord of Rambow). 
comedy, in three acts, by G.Schatzler-Perasini 
and B. Kessler — Chemnitz, Stadttheater, 
November 18. 

DES PFARRERS TOCHTER VON STRELA- 
DORF (The Parson's Daughter of Streladorf), 
play, in three acts, by Max Dreyer— Berlin, 
Lessing Theater, September 23 (Agent, 
Vertriebsstelle des Verbandes deutscher 
Biihnenschriftsteller). 

DEUTSCHE KONIG, DER (The German King), 
drama, in five acts, by Ernst von Wildenbruch 
— Berlin, Hoftheater, November 2 (Agent, 
Felix Bloch Erben). 

DEUTSCHE MICHEL, DER (The German 
Michael), comedy, by F. Stavenhagen — Ham- 
burg-Altona, Schiller Theater, March 11. 

DIDI, operetta, in three acts, by Oskar Strauss, 
Libretto by Viktor Leon— Vienna, Karl 
Theater, October 23. 



DON JUANITO, comedy, in four acts, by Oskar 
A. H. Schmitz — Mannheim, Hoftheater, 
January 23. 

DON JUAN'S LETZTES ABENTEUER (Don 
Juan's Last Adventure), drama, in three acts, 
by Hans Otto — Stuttgart, Hoftheater, Janu- 
ary 16 (Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

DREI KLEINE MADEL (Three Little Girls), 
operetta, in three acts, by Bela Laszky — 
Frankfort-on-Main, Opera House, October 
21. 

DUNKLE PUNKT, DER (The Obscure Point), 
comedy, in three acts, by G. Kadelburg and 
Rudolf Presber — Berlin, Lustspielhaus, 
November 9 (Agent, Felix Bloch Erben). 

ENOCH ARDEN, opera, in three acts by Fritz 
Droop and MaxWeybert — Essen, Stadttheater, 
October 7. 

ERSTE GEIGE, DIE (The First Violin), comedy, 
in four acts, by G. Wied and W. Petersen— 
Schiller Theater, October 9. 

ERSTE KUSS, DER (The First Kiss), operetta, 
in three acts, by H. Berle— Hamburg, Neues 
Operetteii Theater, November 14. 

EWIGE LAMPE, DIE (The Eternal Lamp), 
musical comedy, in three acts, by Max 
Schmidt — Berlin, Thalia Theater, October 30. 

EXEMPEL, DAS (The Example), comedy, i 
three acts, by Ludwig Fulda — Berlin, Neue 
Schauspielhaus, October 16 (Agent, Felix 
Bloch Erben). 

FALL HENNER. DER (The Case Henner), 
drama, in four acts, by Johannes Wiegand — 
Rostock, Stadttheater, October 4. 

PAMILIE KELLNER, DIE (The Family 
Kellner), drama, in four acts, by D. Fernow, 
and P. Ziminermann— Erfurt, Reichshallen 
Theater, June 9. 

FESCHE RUDI, DER (Smart Rudi), farce, in 
three acts, by Alexander Engel and Juliu, 
Horst — Berlin, Lustspielhaus, June 9 (Agents 
Ed. Bloch). 

PLIEGER, DER (The Flyer), farce, in four acts 
by Hans Brennert— Munich, Volkstheater, 
July 21 (Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

FRAU DES HERRN, DIE (The Master's Wife), 
drama, in three acts, by Th. Richard Paris — 
Landsberg, Stadttheater, October 21. 

FRAU DES RAJAH, DIE (The Rajah's Wife), 
by Dr. P. Wertheimer — Vienna, Deutsches 
Volkstheater, May 18 (Agent, Anstalt fiir 
Auffiihrungsrecht). 

FREIE BAHN (Clear Road), drama, in four 
acts, by Paul Bliss — Magdeburg, Stadt- 
theater, October 26. 

FURSTENKIND, DAS (The Prince's Child), 
operetta, in three acts, by Victor Leon, music 
by Fraoz Lehar — Vienna, .Johann Strauss 
Theater, October 7 (Agent, Felix Bloch 
Erben). 

GAST DES MOCENIGO, DER (Mocenigo's 
Guest), tragedy, in five acts, by Karl Pedern 
—Dresden, Hoftheater, May 8 (Agent, S. 
Fischer). 

GEFANGENE, DER (The Captive), comedy, in 
three acts, by Felix Philippi — Hamburg, 
Deutsches Schauspielhaus, April 6 (Agent. 
Felix Bloch Erben), 



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QEISTEUSCHhOSS, DAS (The Ghosts' Ciistle), 
operetta, in three acts, by O. F. Bierbaum, 
J. Woissmiinn, and F. V. Schiraoh— Mann- 
heim, Neiies Operetten Theater, March 6. 

OEMS.I AGD. DIE (The Chamois Hunt), operetta, 
in three arts, by E. Tschirsch and C. Weisen- 
berg, music by C. Bcines— Barmen, Stadt- 
theater. November 28. 

GEMUTSMKNSCHEN (Men of Temperament), 
three one-act plays, by Fritz Mack— Fried- 
richroda, Kurtlieater, JulvZO. 

GESCHIKDENE FRAU. DIE (The Divorced 
Wife), operetta, in three acts, by Victor L6on, 
music by Leo Fall— Berlin. Theater des 
Westens, October 2 (Agent, F. Bloch Erben). 

GIB MICH FREI (Let Me Go), drama, in five 
acts, by Ernst Ritterfeldt— Berlin, Luisen 
Theater, November 21. 

GLUCK BEI FRAUEN (Luck with Women), 
farce, in three acts, by A. Engel and J. Horst 
— Vienna, Biirger Theater, iVIarch 7 (Agent, 
Kd. Bloch). 

Gr^UCKLICHE GESICHT, DAS (The Happy 
Face), comedy, in three acts, by E. Gettke- 
Ostrau— Stadttheater, October 14. 

GOLD REGIERT ROM (Gold Governs Rome), 
drama, in one act, by M. Schmieden— Frei- 
burg, Stadttheater, November 1. 

GOLDSCHUH, DEK (The Golden Shoe), comic 
opera, in three acts, by Marie von Najmajez, 
music by K. Kratlt-Lortzing— Essen, Stadt- 
theater, December 10. 

GRAF VON LUXE:\IBURG, DER (The Count 
of Luxemburg), operetta, in three acts, by 
A. M. Willner, music by F. Lehar— Vienna, 
Theater an der Wien, November 13. 

GRETCHEN. comedy in three acts, by Gustav 
Davis ami Leopold Lipscbiitz— Berlin, Resi- 
denz Theater, September 10 (Agent, Ed. 
Bloch). 

GRISELDA, play in nine scenes, by Gerhart 
Hauptmann— Berlin, Lessing Theater, and 
Vienna, Burgtheater, March 6 (Agent, P. 
Bloch Erben). 

GROSSE NAME, DER (The Great Name), 
comedy, in three acts, by Victor Leon and 
Leo Feld — Vienna, Deutsches Volkstheater, 
October 2 (Agent, Felix Bloch Erben). 

H.ALBEN, DIE (The Moieties), tragicomedy, in 
three acts, by Ludwig Zippert — Hamburg, 
Thalia Theater, February 4 (Agent, Ed. 
Bloch). 

HANS KOHLHASE, tragedy, in five acts, by 
Rudolf Hoi zer— Weimar, Hoftheater, June 12 
(Agent, Anstalt fiir AufTiihrungsrecht). 

HARGUDL AM BACH (Hargudl on the Brook), 
comedy in four acts, by Hans Miiller — Vienna, 
Burgtheater, October 23 (Agent, Dr. O. F. 
Eirich). 
HEILIGE NEPOMUK, DER (Saint Nepomuk), 
drama, in one act, by llse von Stach— 
Eisenach, Stadttheater, December 2. 
HEIMWEIi (Home Sickness), play in four acts, 
by A. O. Erler and P. O. Merbach— Berlin, 
Neue Freie Volksbiihne, April 20. 
HERZOG VON ORLEANS, DER (The Duke of 
Orl 'ans), comedy, in four acts, by Leo Feld — 
Hannover, Hoftheater, March 4 (Agent, 
Oesterheld and Co). 
HINTER 'M ZAUN (Behind the Hedge), drama, 
in three acts, by Karl Riissler — Berlin, Kleines 
Theater, October 23. 
HOHE POLITIK (High Politics), farce in three 
acts, by R. Skowronnek— Berlin, Berliner 
Theater, November 6 (Agent, Felix Bloch 
Erben). 
HOOfiELAND, drama in four acts, by Ludwig 
Heilbronn — Chemnitz, Stadttheater, Octo- 
ber 30 (Agent, Vertriebsstellel. 
HOSEN DES HERRN VON BREDOVV, DIE 
(Mr. von Bredow'a Trousers), drama in three 
acts, bv Korv Towska— Hamburg, Schauspiel- 
hau=. Octoliir 2. 



IM KLUBSESSEL (In the Club Easy Chair), 
comedy in three acts, by Karl Roessler and 
L. Heller —Berlin, Lustpielhaus, Februarj' 27. 
(Agent, F. Bloch Flrben). 
IM TAUBENSCHLAG (In the Dovecot), 
comedy in three acts, by Hennequin and 
Veber— Berlin, Residenz Theater, Decem- 
ber 4. 

INGE, drama, by Johannes Tralow — Coburg, 
Hoftheater, October 1 (Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

IZEYL, opera in three acts, by Eugen d'Albert, 
libretto by liiidolt Lothar — Hamburg, 
Stadttheater, November 6. 

JUNGER, DER (The Disciple), drama in one 
act, by Rndolf Presber— Munich, Volks- 
theater, July 1. 

JURGEN WULLENWEBER, drama in five 
acts, by Fritz Ernst— Detmold, Hoftheater, 
April 2. 

KAVALIERE (Cavaliers), comedy in three acts, 
by Rudolf Lothar and R. Sandek — Hamburg, 
Thalia Theater, S ptember 30 (Agent, Ed. 
Bloch). 

KETTEN (Chains), play in four acts, by Her- 
mann Reichenbach — Berlin, Deutsches 
Theater, July 21 (Agent, Anstalt fur Auffuh- 
rungsrecht). 

KIND, DAS (The Child), play in three acts, by 
Ottomar Enking — Barmen, Stadttheater, 
November 20. 

KLAPPERSTORCH DER KONIGIN, DER 
(The Queen's Stork), comedy in three acts, 
bv Karl Bijttcher— Halle, Neues Theater, 
October 17. 

KOMTESSE MIZZl (Countess Mizzi), comedy 
in one act, by Arthur Schnitzler — Vienna, 
Deutsclies Volkstheater, January 5 (Agent, 
S. Fischer). 

KONIG CARL I. (King Charles I.), tragedy in 
five acts, by Siegfried Heckscher — Hamburg, 
Stadttheater, October 14. 

KONIG CHRISTIAN II. (King Christian II.), 
play in five acts, by Adolf Paul— Berlin. 
Friedrich Wiihelmstiidtisches Schauspiel- 
haus, January 12. 

KONIG CONRAD I. (King Conrad I.), play in 
six acts, by Hans von Gumppenberg— 
Weimar, Hoftheater, March 27 (.Agent, Ed. 
Bloch). 

KONIGREICH, DAS (The Kingdom), drama in 
four acts, by Karl Schonherr— Vienna, 
Deutsches Volkstheater, February 13 (.Agent, 
F. Bloch Erben). 

KONZERT, DAS (The Concert), comedy in 
three acts, by Hermann Bahr — Berlin, 
Lessing Theater, December 23. 

LATEINISCHE ESEL, DER (The Latin 
Donkey), comedy, by Walter Harlan —Berlin, 
Neues Schauspielhaus, November 13 (Agent, 
Ed. Bloch). 

LEBENS POSSENSPIEL (Life's Farce), drama, 
in four acts, by Kurt Kitchler— Altona, Stadt- 
theater, November 16. 

LETZTE GLUCK, DAS (Pinal Luck), play, 
in four acts, by Klara Viebig— Frankfort-on- 
Main, Stadttheater, March 23 (Agent, Egon 
Fleischel). 

LETZTE KAISER, DER (The Last Emperor), 
by Rudolf Herzog — Cologne, Schauspiel- 
haus, October IS. 

LETZTER STREICH DER KONIGIN VON 
NAVARRE, DER (The Queen of Navarre's i 
Last Trick I, tragedy, in four acts, by Johannes 
Raff— Berlin, Akademische Biihne, Januarys, j 

LIEBE IN GRIECHENLAND (Love in Greece), i 
operetta, in one act, by Geiger and Schatz, 
music by O. Jascha — Frankfort-on-Main, 
Intimes Theater, October 16. 

LIEDER DES EURIPIDES, DIE (The Son-' 
of Euripides), drama, in four acts, by En 
von Wildenbruch— Berlin, Hoftheater, Jui 
5 (Agent, Felix Bloch Erben), 



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LOREXZINO, clrama, in five acts, by Wilhelm 
Wiegaiul — Breslau, Staclttheater, Decemhor4. 
(Agent and publisher, Georg iliiUer, Munich). 

LUMPENPASTOR, DER (The Rae: Minister), 
drama, in five acts, by Paul Zoder — Ham- 
burg, Schauspielhaus, April 26. 

MAHE, drama, in three acts, by Max Schonen 
and F. Walden, with music by F. Bermann — 
Berlin, Neues Schauspielhaus), April 28 
Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

MAIBRAUT, DIE (The May Bride), play, in 
three acts, by Ernst von Wolzogen. with 
music by A. Rother — Wiesbaden, Natur- 
theater, Mav 29 (Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

MAN SOLL KEINE BRIEFE SCHREIBEN ! 
(Write No Letters I), comedy, in three acts, 
by Konrad Stitter and Walter Turszinsky — 
Vienna, Neue Vt'iener Biihne, April 20 (Agent, 
Anstalt fiir Auftiihrungsrecht). 

MASKE, DIE (The Mask), drama in one act, by 
W. Eichbaum-Lange — Stuttgart, Resideuz 
Theater, October 3. 

MITMENSCH, DER (The Fellow Creature), 
tragi-comedy, in four acts, by Richard 
Dehmel— Berlin, Kleines Theater, Sep- 
tember 14. 

MULLER UND SEIN KIND. DER (The Miller 
and His Child), opera, in three acts, by Bela 
i von Uli — Vienna, Voiksoper. October 30. 

NATURLICHE VATER, DER (The" Natural 
Father), comedy, in five acts, by Herbert 
Eulenberg — Diisseldorf, Lustspielhaus. 

NOVELLE DES MALESPINI, DIE (The Novel 
of Malespini), comedy, in one act, by M. 
Schmieden — Freiburg, Stadttheater, Novem- 
ber I. 

NUR EIN TRAUM (Only a Dream), comedy, in 
three acts, by Lothar Schmidt — Berlin, 
Berliner Theater, Maich 18 (Agent, Ed. 
Bloch). 

OBERGAUNER, DER (The Super-Scoundrel), 
comedy, in three acts, by Sawa Ziz-Mirski — 
Berlin, Kasino Theater, December 3. 

O! EVA, farce, in three acts, by Wilhelm Wolters 
— Vienna, Burgtheater, December 4 (Agent, 
Ed. Bloch). 

PER BUNKE'S VORGESCHICHTEN (Per 
Bunke's Antecedents), comedy, in four acts, 
by A. Larsen and E. Rostrup — Berlin, 
Kleines Theater. October 9. 

PETER HARVEL, drama, in five acts, by E. von 
Keyserling— Munich, Residenz Theater, Octo- 
ber 9 (Agent, S. Fischer). 

PETER NISSEN, drama, in three acts, by Ernst 
Ellers— Ostrau, Stadttheater, October 6. 

EECHTSANWALT, DER (The Solicitor), 
comedy, in three acts, by Franz Holnar — 
Krems, Sfadtheater, October 16. 

ROMISCHE KOMODIE (Roman Comedy) drama, 
in three acts, by Hugo Salus — Breslau, 
Schauspielhaus, April 30. 

ROSEN (Roses), four plays of one act each, by 
Hermann Suderrnann — Hamburg, Deutschas 
Schauspielhaus, September 17. 

SATAN, operatic sketch, by Alfred Deutsch- 
German and C. W. Prieser, music by Otto 
Romisch — Vienna, Colosseum, November 5 

SCHIEDSGERICHT, DAS (The Court of 
Justice), rediscovered comedy, by the Greek 
poet, Menander, translated by Alfred Korte — 
Giessen, Stadttheater, November 24. 

SCHREIBER, DIE (The Writers), comedy, in 
three acts, by Karsten Eberhard — Bremen, 
Thalia Theater, November 5. 

SEINE KLEINE FREUNDIN (His Little 
Friend), farce, in three acts, by A. Engel and 
J. Horst — Berlin, Lustspielhaus, January 29 
(Agent, Ed. Bloch). 

SOCRATES TOD (The Death of Socrates), 
drama, in four acts, by .Johann Heyer — 
Wandsbek, Stadttheater, November 19. 

SONNWENDGLUT (Afterglow), dramatic ballad, 
by Felix Baumbach, with music by Schilling- 
Zimessen— Munich, Hottheater, October 29. 



SPIEL DES LERKNS (Play of Life), drama, in 

four acts, by Maria Thiede— Paris, Ratibor' 

Stadttheater, November 19. 
STARKE GESCHLECHT, DAS (The Stronger 

Sex), comedy, in three acts, by Otto Stuart.— 

Wiesbaden, Residenz Theater, October 23, 
STRANDKINDER (Children of the Shore), play 

in four acts, by Hermann Suderrnann— 

Berlin, Hoftheater, December 21 (Agent, Ed. 

Bloch). 
STREBER (Strugglers), play, in four acts, by 

Anton Ohorn — Chemnitz. Stadttheater, 

October 7 (Agent, Vertriebsstelle). 
STURMLIED (Storm Song), comedy, in three 

acts, by H. Hauptraann — Hanover, Kgl. 

Schauspielhaus, November 27. 
TANTRIS DER NARR (Tantris the Fool), 

drama, in four acts, by Ernst Hardt— Berlin, 

Lessingtheater, October 21. 
TEUFELSKUR, DIE (The Devil's Cure). 

comedy, in one act, by W. Hercher— Pyrmont, 

Stadttheater, July 6. 
THERSITES, tragedy, in three acts, by Stephan 

Zweig— Dresden and Kassel, Hoftheater, No- 
vember 26 (Agent, F. Bloch Erben). 
TRAGODIE, DIE (The Tragedy), drama, in four 

acts, by Robert von Erdberg—Leipzig, Stadt- 
theater, November 27. 
UBER DIE BRUCKE (Across the Bridge), play, 

in four acts, by Karl Schonherr — Vienna, 

Burgtheater, November 27. 
UNBEKANNTE, DER (The Unknown) drama, 

in three acts, by Oscar Bendiener — Berlin, 

Neues Theater, November 28. 
UNTERWEGS (On the Way), play, in three acts, 

by Thaddiius Rittner — Vienna, DeutEohes 

Volkstheater, March 13 (Agent, Ed. Bloch). 
UNVERSCHAMTE, DER (Mr. Impudence), 

comedy, in one act, by R. Auernheimer — 

Vienna, Burgtheater, March 20. 
VATER, DIE (The Fathers), comedy, in three 

acts, by Oscar Engel — Posen, ApoUotheater, 

June 2. 
VATERLAND (The Fatherland), comedy, in 

four acts, by Bernhardt Rehse — Munich, 

Schauspielhaus (Agent and publisher, Oester- 

held and Co.). 
VOLKSBANKIER(The People's Banker), drama, 

in four acts, by Max Reichardt, music by 

Arthur Steincke — Potsdam, Stadttheater, 

October 24. 
VORFRUHLING (Early Spring), drama, in five 

acts, by K. Woerner— Karlsruhe, Hoftheater, 

May 21. 
VIELGELIEBTE, DER (The Much Beloved), 

comedy, in four acts, by A. Schmason and 

K. Heinz — Pyrmont, Schauspielhaus, July 4. 
WAHRHEITSSCHULE, DIE (The School of 

Truth), comedy, in three acts, by Paul Gut- 

mann — Berlin, Neues Theater, March 23 

(Agent, Anstalt fiir Auffiihrungsrecht). 
WAHRHEITSSUCHER, DER (The Truth 

Seeker), drama, in four acts, by Ilgenstein — 

Essen, Stadttheater, November 14. 
WENN DER JUNGE WEIN BLUHT (When 

the Young Vine Blossoms), comedy, in four 

acts, by Bjijrnsterno Bjornson — Dresden, 

Hoftheater, November 25. 
WENN VERLIEBTE SCHWOREN (When 

Lovers Swear), comedy, in six scenes, by 

Franz Kaibel — Weimar, Hoftheater, October 

30 (Agent, Vertriebsstelle). 
WINTERNACHT (Winter's Night), drama, in 

three acts, by Karl P. Wiegand — Zurich, 

Stadttheater, Febiuary 2. 
WUNDER, DAS (The Marvel), drama, in three 

acts, by Leonid Andrejew — Berlin, Hebbel- 

theater, October 1. 
ZENSUR, DIE (The Censorship), drama, in one 

act, by Prank Wedekind — Munich, Sehfiii. 

spielhaus, July, 



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J. COLE.— PIRATED MUSIC. 

At the Woolwich Police-cioart. Jack Cole, of 

Anglesea Road, Woohvich, was surn- 

5 moned for having sold and offered f<ir 

siile a copy of pirated music at a stall iii 

Beresford Square, Woolwich. 

The defendant (who had been fined for a 
similar offence) was fined £5 with 23s. coets, or 
one month. 



RICHARDS, BURNEY AND CO. v. RUDD. 
ACTION OVER A TURN-MONEY CON- 
TRACT. 

In the Shiorediitch Oounty Court, before Ms 
Honour Judge Smjly, K.C., Messrs. 

7 Richards. Barney and Co., iirojirietors of 

the London Music Hall and Colliiis's 

.Music Hall, tued to recover to Kis. from Mr. 

.Austin Rudd, damages for an alleged breach 

of an agieement. 

Mr. Whetton was counsel for the plaintifls, 
and Mr. Parkes appeared for the defendant. 

Mr. Whetton said that on June 8, 1906, the 
defendant entered into an agreement with 
the plaintiffs to appear at CoUins's Music 
Hall for a week commencing January 6, 190S. 
at £'9 10s. a week, and it was for damage.? for 
the non-fulfilment of that contract that they 
were now suing, the damages being mentioned 
in the contract as the amount of the salary. 
The first the plaintiffs heard that defendant 
was not likely to appear was on January li, 
when he wired: "Really very .sorry, cannot 
do four turns ; relaxed throat. Doctor advises 
not working four turns. Will give Collins"s 
exclusive dates. Same terms in lieu. Stoll 
pays me £25." Counsel said it was quite 
clear from this that he was quite willing to 
give some fresh dates for tho.se that he was 
missing, but the fact was he was at the same 
time 'Ixjoked ftir t'he GranvLMe, Walham Green, 
and actually appeared there, although he was 
pleading illness. Clause 9 of the contract 
laid it down that in the event of the non- 
fulfilment of the engagement through illnesd 
a doctor's certificate had to be sent before 
noon, and that must state precisely what was 
th€ matter and when there was a chanc« of 
recovery ; whilst Clause 10 expressly laid it 
down that absence left it in the hands of the 
plaiiitiifTs 'to cance' t.he oontraot. If the de- 
fendant was prevented from working for them, 
it was because he was working somewhere 
else, and, whilst his only proper excuse could 
be that he was ill, that could not apply here, 
as he worked elsewhere, and also he never 
sent a doctor's certificate, as bound to do bv 
the contract.— Mr. Hector Munro said he was 
the manager of Collins' Music Hall. He 
had not received a medical certificate in con- 
nection with this engagement. Mr. Austin 
Rudd said that his contract with the Gran- 
ville was made previous to the one with 
Collins' Music Hall. The Granville contract 
•was actually at le.ss money than Collins', to 
start with, but the house was altered to 
two-houses-a-night, and it was agreed that he 
should have a quarter more for doing th* 
two turns. For the past three or four years 
he had been susceptib'-e to rheumatic attacks 



which afftcted his throat, causing relaxation. 
Alt suoli times he had found it very diffioult to 
sing, and many managers had let him off his 
contracts rather than cause him any trouble. 
Whenever he found a chance he only did one 
house a night now. It was no desire of his 
to break the contract, and he needed the 
money, -and would Jiave been only too glad to 
ea.rru it. It waisi nonsense to suiggesit that a certi- 
ficate of illness had to be there by noon, as, sup- 
posing la persioui fell dn a fit at 7.30 p.m., it "was 
a certainty tlhey ^\x)uld be unaih'e to apipear. — 
Mr. Whetton: Now, think well; had it not 
been for the Granville you could have fulfilled 
your engagement at Collins's?— Defendant. — 
Most certainly. I had no other hall to go to. 
—.Mr. Whetton : If you choo.-;e to make half- 
a-dozen contracts you are expected to appear? 
—Defendant: Yes; but .vou see these were 
turned into double houses a night, which 
upset things.— Judge Smyly : But the real 
point is that if you had not turned the Gian- 
ville contract into a double one, which you 
did after Collins', you would have been able 
to appear at Collins's? — Defendant : Yes, and 
would have done so. Sometimes we cannot 
perform because we cannot fit the time in. — 
Mr. WhetUm : But if you make a contr.ict 
the manager expects you to turn up? — De- 
fendant : Yes, but he takes into consideration 
how you are booked up^at least, a London 
manager would.— Mr. Whetton : Do you mean 
to say that he takes the risk of your being 
unable to attend? — Defendant: I swear it is so. 
— Mr. Whetton: That is altogether a fresh 
suggestion, and I must ask leave to recall 
my witness on the point, as my instructions 
are exactly to the contrary. — Judge Smyly : 
Yes, certainly, when this witness is finished ; 
it is a highly important point. — .Mr. Whetton : 
You were doing, or trying to do, more than 
you could manage? — Defendant: Well, I sup- 
pose so. — Mr. Whetton : Can you tell us why 
you did not take the ihonest and straightfor- 
ward course and say you did not think you 
would be able to appear? — Defendant: Be- 
cause I thought I should be able to manage 
it up to the fast moment. 1 never sent a cer- 
tificate because they refused to have any- 
thing to do with me. 1 was going to Australia, 
and I left instructions that my solicitors 
should accept service. I offered to send a 
certificate when I telephoned on the Monday. 
—Mr. Munro was then recalled, and said that 
the custom was that dates were submitted 
by the agent, or by the artist himself, and 
they picked those they wanted. If the times 
clashed for appearing at different halls, in 
ninety-nine cases out of 100 an agreement was 
arrived at, and they naturally expected him 
to turn up. There was not such a thing in 
the mucic-hall profession as " can't be done " ; 
things had to be done.— Judge Smyly : If he 
dropped out in that way I hardly think he 
would be ijab'e. — Mr. Whetton : But not if I 
prorv-e ousitom. — Judge iSmjiy : I do not see that 
custom has imucfi to do with it; 8n tlhis case it 
has mainly to do with tihe fact that he had 
contracted to do a double turn at Walham 
Green on the same date. He was taking on what 
he was not physically fit to perform, not that 



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he was too ill to perform at all, and, therefore, 
why should he nothaNX- performed for the plain- 
t-ifis as much as at Walham Orreen?— In giving 
judgment. Judge Smyly said that the contract 
before him was a very puzzling one, because 
It was well known that these artists took 
several engagements for the same night. " 1 
am inclined to think that when a person 
makes a contract of this sort he must not 
play fast and loose with it and leave things 
to chance." He continued: " I do not think 
an artist tan take a good number of engage- 
ments, and then, beca\ise his throat is bad 
and he does not feel inclined to carry them 
all out, to pick and choose just those that 
he will do. That would not be fair to those 
that got left in the lurch by any means. I 
think, however, there ought to be a clause 
in this contract to that ell'ect, and the plain- 
tiffs would be well advised to consider tlie 
point. I feel sure, as it now stands, ther«- 
are rocks ahead, as it leaves some most com- 
plicated and perplexing points of law to be 
unravelled. In this case, however, it has 
been slightly simplitled, although it is com- 
plicated enougli, as 1 think the defendant 
has put himself out of Court, as he would 
have been able to perform at Collins's if he 
had not done the Granville. There were grave 
doubts as to his appearing, and his proper 
course would have been to have let them 
k-now of his difliculties at the proper time. 
As it was, it put them in very great difli- 
culties at the last moment, which was not 
fair. Even if he had been taken ill at one 
o'clock, according to the clause, which in- 
sisted on being told at noon, they could cancel 
their contract, although I have my doubts 
as to whether they would ever be able to re- 
cover any money in the event of its being 
such a thing as paralysis. I think the defen- 
dant is liable for damages, as he increased his 
performances at the Granville after the Col- 
lins' contract — In fact, some time after. It is 
possibly through taking too much work on 
that this breakdown has occurred; but there 
it is, a contract has been broken, and by the 
defendant, to my mind. Looking at this con- 
tract. I am sure that some very complicated 
questions will arise one of these days, which 
the music-hall profession will be pleased to 
fight, I suppo.se, and then perhaps I shall 
have to go much deeper into the legal pos- 
sibilities than I have to-day; but this case 
resolves itself into the fact that it was the 
second contract at the Granville, and the 
condition of the defendant's throat that 
caused the trouble. There will be judgment 
for the plaintiffs for £D 10s." 



H.\RT V. M.MDSTONE P.\LACE.— CLAIM 
FOR SALARY. 

Before his Honour Judge VVoodfall, in the 
Westminster County Court, George Phil- 
1 1 lip Hart, a comedian, sued the Maidstone 
Palace of Varieties to recover the sum 
of .£a, heing one w-eek's salary alleged to 
be due to him under a contract to appe.ir 
at the Maidstone Hippodrome.— Mr. J. S. 
Merton appeared for the plaintiff. — Mr. Hart 
said he signed a contract with the defendants 
to appear at Maidstone Hippodrome lor one 
week at a salary of £5 for the week, but it 
was not confirmed. He went to Maidstone, 
however, and took his turn on the stage for 
the first night of the week's engagement, but 
after the performance was over he was told 
by the manager he would not be required 
any more. — The defendant did not appear, 
and his Honour gave judgment for the plain- 
tiff for £5, with costs. 



R<JB1;Y v. WALDON.— BRE.\CH OF CON- 
TRACT. 

Lord Johnston, in the Court of Session, gave 
judgment in f.n action by George Robey, 

1 2 comedian, against Richard Waldon, 
manager and yroprietor of the Palace 
and director of the Pavilion, Glasgow, for 
£300 damages for alleged breach of contract. 
The pursuer averred that on March 20, 1907, 
he entered into an agreement with the de- 
fender, under which he agreed to fulfil an 
engagement at the Palace and Pavilion, Glas- 
gow, for one week commencing March 10, 1908. 
On Friday, March 13, the pursuer, who was 
then in Bristol, saw he was not billed to 
appear in Glasgow in the following week, and 
sent a wire to ask the reason. In reply he 
received the following communications:— " You 
never sent bill matter or notification, conse- 
quently contract broken ; see rule six of con- 
tract " ; and, again, " Call in order, your name 
does not appear. Will not play you owing to 
breach of contract." In order to minimise the 
loss the pursuer suffered through this he 
tried to obtain another engagement, but 
owing to the shortness of the notice the best 
he got was at Portsmouth at a salary of £75 
for the week. 

In a counter action Mr. Waldon sued Mr. 
Robey for £500 damages in respect that he 
had, it was alleged, failed to comply with the 
condition of providing " bill matter," as stipu- 
lated for by the contract. The Pavilion 
Tljeatre (Glasgow), Limited, also sued Robey 
for £500 damages for alleged breach of con- 
tract. 

Lord Johnston found Mr. Robey entitled to 
damages, and allowed a proof as to the 
amount, but did not fix a diet of proof, be- 
cause he thought the parties would be able to 
settle that matter if they acquiesced in his 
judgment His Lordship dismissed the counter 
actions, and found the pursuer entitled to ex- 
penses. His Lordship said Mr. Robey had 
failed to fulfil the condition requiring him to 
send bill matter, but while that was an inde- 
pendent covenant, for the breach of which 
Mr. Waldon might have been entitled to 
damages, by his own breach of the principal 
agreement he had rendered it impossible that 
the incidental damages could ever emerge, and 
tile theatres which he represented were barred 
from suiing the cross actions. I See report, 
February 4.] 



MABE V. CONNOR. 
MUSIC ROLL COPYRIGHT DECISION. 
Judgment was given in the Divisional Court 
iiy tlie Lord Chief Justice and Justices 
1 3 Bigham and Walton in the case of Mabe 
V. Connor, an appeal from the decision 
of the Bow Street magistrate dismissing a 
summons for selling perforated rolls for use on 
a piano-player. 

It was pointed out by Mr. Danckwerts, who 
was for the appellant, the owner of the copy- 
right, that, owing to the spread of the use 
of mechanical piano-players, composers would 
practicaly lose their living if tnis decision 
were to stand and the rolls were allowed to 
be indiscriminately multiplied. 

Mr. Scrutton, K.C., for the respondent, sub- 
mitted that the Court of Appeal, in the case 
of Boosey v. White, had decided that the roll 
in question was not -a copy of music. The 
appeal was dismissed with costs, and leave to 
furtlier appeal was given. (See Reports, ST.'VGB 
Year Book, 1809, pp. 2S4 and 293.1 



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" AMASI8 '• JUDGMENT.— SCHOLZ (GWEX- 
NETT) V " AMASIS," LIMITED, AND FENN. 

Mr. Justice Jelf, in the King's Bench Divi- 
sion, delivered judgment, which had been 
14- reserved, in the action brought by Mr. 
William Hermann Scholz (profe"ssion- 
ally known as W. Gunn Gwennett) aga:nsT; 
Amasis, Limited, and Mr. Frederick Fenn. 
The decision was in favour of the plaintiff, 
who alleged that the comic opera Aviasis 
was copied from The Son of the Sun, and 
who asked for damages and an injunction. 
The hearing of the case commenced on No- 
vember 30 last, and occupied four days. 

Mr. Scholz was represented oy Mr. Law- 
rence Hales and Mr. Whitfield Hales, and de- 
fendants by Mr. E. F. Spence and Mr. Nor- 
man Craig. 

Mr. Justice Jelf, In the course of his judg- 
ment, said that at the trial it was not dis- 
puted that The Son of the Sun was an original 
play written by the plaintiff between the years 
1894 and 1897, and that he had done every- 
thing necessary to protect his copyright in it, 
although he had never, in fact, succeeded in 
getting it produced. It was further admitted 
that in August, 1906, the defendants, without 
the plaintiff's consent, produced Amasis in 
London, and subsequently in the provinces, 
and were continuing to produce it. The case, 
therefore, resolved itself in the question of 
fact whether, by the performance of Amasis, 
the defendants had infringed the plaintiff's 
copyright in The Son of the Sun. He (the 
learned judge) considered there were some pre- 
liminary points which must be observed. In 
the first place the burden of proof rested on 
the plaintiff, who had to satisfy the Court 
that a material and substantial part of The 
Son of the Sun had been piratically taken by 
Amasis. Counsel for the plaintiff had at first 
tried to avoid the necessity of imputing to 
the defendant Fenn any intentional plagiarism. 
Mr. Justice Jelf was of opinion that the real 
principle had been stated 100 years ago in 
" Roworth V. Wilkes" (1 Camp., 97) by Lord 
Ellenborough, C.J., in the following- words; — 
"it is enough that the publication com- 
plained of is in substance a copy whereby a 
work vested in another is prejudiced : if .^ 
takes the property of B, the animus furandt 
Is ihferred from the act." That view of the 
law had not in the present case been ser'- 
ously attacked by either side. If, therefore, 
the result of a comparison between the two 
plays led him (the learned judge) to the clear 
conclusion that the similarities could not be 
accidental, and that directly or indirectly 
Amasis was distinctly borrowed in a material 
and substantia! part from The Son of the Sun, j 
then the liability of the defendants would be ' 
established without any extrinsic evidence of , 
intentional copying. The plaintiff had been j 
unable to produce any direct evidence of in- | 
tentional copying, and Mr. Fenn had denied 
anything of the kind on oath. On the other i 
hand, there were certain matters outside the | 
text of the two plays in relation to Fenn'-s 
conduct which had to be considpred in trying j 
to ascertain the truth. The case mainly de- j 
Pended, however, on the comparison of the ' 
two plays. It had to be borne in mind uhat i 
two authors were quite entitled to talce what | 
IS common knowledge as a foundation. In , 
this case there was a well-known common I 
subject-matter— namely, the fact that m ' 
ancient Egypt cats were sacred animals, and 
that to kill a cat was a capital crime. On 
this foundation had been built up a good part ' 
of such books as " The Egyptian Princess " | 
and " The Cat of Bubastes." In deciding a , 
question of plagiarism it had to be borne in 
mind that general local colouring might be. 



i and often was, innocently Introduced Dy 
various authors, and much of such colouring 
might, without copying, appear in the work 
I of each, and a considerable amount of simi- 
' larity was to be looked for, especially if, as 
was the case in comic opera, there were cer- 
tain recognised rules of construction. In each 
case it was a question of degree and detail. 
Given a certain number of similarities of a 
remarkable kind in plot, characters, etc., 
the time came, as in other problems deoend- 
ing on circumstantial evidence, when the 
j limit of mere coincidence was reached and 
, the mind was drawn to the absolute conclu- 
sion that the one play was a copy of the other. 
When he (the learned judge) came to compare 
t the two plays, he found that the main char- 
acters (except in name) were practically the 
same in both. The plots, as regards the cat 
story at least, did not develop along different 
lines, but were in the main identical. In both 
plays the hero was betrothed to the King's 
I daughter; in both, while intent on thoughts 
of love, he killed or apparently killed a cat; 
in both he confessed to the High Priest, and 
in both he was condemned to death. In both 
I he was eventually saved from death, though 
j by a different development of the facts of 
the cat story in each. Nor did the similarity 
I stop there, for in many cases the words were 
' almost, if not quite, identical. There were 
I other coincidences upon which he (the learned 
I judge) did not rely, because they had bppn 
I either explained or were incidental to any 
I play the scene of which was laid in Egypt. 
j But, apart from these, the evidence of p'a- 
: giarism was in his view very strong. The 
j learned judge said that the resemblances to 
I which he had referred left no serious doubt 
in his mind that Amasis did take a substan- 
tial and material part of The Son of the Sun, 
and he could not reconcile the sum total of 
such resemblances with the theory of acci- 
dental coincidence. When full w-eight had 
been given to the expert evidence and the 
able arguments of counsel for the defendants, 
in his opinion the accumulated evidence of 
copying had not been got rid of. With regard 
to the external evidence, the learned judge said 
that he had carefully weighed Mr. Fenn's 
denial on oath and felt the responsibility of 
not accepting it. Mr. Fenn and his musical 
partner, Mr. Faraday, had been sued early in 
1907 by a Mr. Pritchard for piracy by Amasis 
from a play of his called The Mystic Cat. 
That action was compromised on certain 
terms, the plaintiff admitting that ""so far as 
the resemblances were not accidental, they 
arose solely through a bond-fide misunder- 
standing." That locked very much like a 
veiled admission of plagiarism. Again, when 
in 1906 the plaintiff in the present action 
learnt from certain " Press preliminaries " 
that Amasis was coming out and would be 
extraordinarily like his own play, and had 
drawn attention to this in the Press, and had 
hinted at plagiarism, the defendants' then 
solicitors threatened an action for libel. Dut 
backed out of it on a pretended acceptance 
by Fenn of a supposed withdrawal which was 
no withdrawal at all. but a reiteration of the 
charge. This was admitted to have been un- 
satisfactory. These matters tended to weaken 
the reliance t-o be placed on Fenn's denial 
and to strengthen the inference to be drawn 
from the resemblances between the two plays. 
The learned judge said that in all the circum- 
stances, and for the above reasons, he had 
come t-o the conclusion and found as a tact 
that the defendants had Infringed in a sub- 
stantial and material part the plaintiff's copy- . 
right. The parties had agreed that, in the 
event of such a decision, he should assess the 



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damages. Thai asSC6^uit'Ut Diust, in the 
uature of tilings, be more or less of a guess, 
but he thought tiiat a fairly liberal view of 
the dania^,'e ought to bf taken contra spolia- 
torem. In the result, therefore', there wou'd 
be jurlguieiit for the plaintiff against the de- 
fendants for £200, and an injunction restrain- 
ing the defendants from representing Amang 
without the consent of the plaintiff, so as to 
infringe the plaintiff's copyright in The Son 
of the Sun. The defendants must pay the 
costs. 

Mr. Spence asked for a stay of execution, 
and remarked that the limited company had 
lost £6,500 tn producing Amasin, and that 
Mr. Fenn had lost £1,400. 

His lordship granted a stay on terms. 

[See report. Stage Year Book, looo, \t. 315. 
.Mso report of appeal, May 17, 1910.] 



BISHOP V. VIVI.WA AND C0.-A1.LEG£D 
SKETCH PIRACY. 

In the King's Bench Division, befcxe Mr. 
Justice Channel], Mr. William Henry 
14 Bishop, music-hall artist, brought enac- 
tion for damages and an injunction against 
^ iviana iind Co. The plaintiff compfained 
that tihe defendants had porfonned and passed 
off as their performance a sketch entitled 3Iy 
Golliwog, of Avhieh he held the dramatic cc>py- 
right. The defendants, denied Ui,a.t there -ntis 
any copyrigJit, or tihat they Ixad passed off the 
sketch as their own. Mr. Grimwood Mears 
appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. E. F. Lever 
for the defendants. 

In opening the ca-^e for the plaintiff, Mr. 
Mears said that in 1899 Mr. Bishop invented 
a sketch which principally consisted of a 
dance like a golliwog, and performed the 
dance all over England and elsewhere more 
than two thousand times. He hi'.d thus ac- 
quired a considerable reputation. .\t first Mr. 
Bishop gave a representation of a golliwog 
that was apparently wound up and danced. 
The machinery then ran down ; the gollowog 
became lifeless and fell to the floor. Later 
he had the idea of being suspended in mid- 
air during the performance. In .\pril or May. 
1907, Miss Florence Coles, the proprietress of 
the defendant company, interviewed Mr. 
Bishop and asked him to arrange a sketch for 
her company. Mr. Bishop fell in with the idea 
and the matter fell through. In November, 
and submitted terms, b>it thev were too high, 
1907, Mr. Bishop heard that the defendant 
company, in a sketch. The Toy Shop, were 
civing his dance, the dress and make-up being 
the same. The defendants gave a show at the 
Crouch End Hippodrome, and it was then seen 
that the show was similar to the plaintiff's. 
One point of similarity was the introduction 
of a page boy who " wound up " the " golli- 
W02," which then began to dance on a pedes- 
tal. Counsel went on to .say that a curious 
situation arose. Messrs. Stoll. who had the 
power to prevent the plaintiff ajipearing at 
the Olympia, Shoreditch. sent a representative 
who saw the defendant company play the 
sketch there, and then made an affidavit that 
the plaintiff had appeared. The result was 
that Mr. Bishop was inff>rmed that Mr. Justine 
Pickford had made an order restraining him 
from appearing within two miles of Hackney 
Empire, and adding, " Your appearance at 
Shoreditch will he a breach, and render you 
liable to committal." 

His Lordship: Why didn't you let them take 
Viviana, and let them suffer for this injunc- 
tion? 

Mr Mears stated that Mr. Bi.shop made it 
clear that there had been a mistake, and he 



obtained an interim injunction against \ ivia 
and Co. 

Mr. W. H. Bishop said the defendant's p 
formance was .substantially the same aa t.. 
sketch performed by him, including the page 
boy and the gags. The dance was also ^ 
e.vact imitation. On .January 16, 1908, he 
tained an interim injunction restraining 
defendant from giving this performance. Sil 
the Injunction the defendant had given sfl 
stantially the same performance, but had u| 
a wire to suspend the figure instead of a p 
He saw her sketch in November last, and 
performers were using the same gags, but 
oosbume of tlie figure had been altered. 

Cross-examined by Mr. Lever: The real poB 
of his entertainment was the dance. The "" 
logue used was written by him, but not 
lyrics. With regard to his allegation that 
defendant passed off her performance as ni) 
own. he suggested that this was knowingly 
done by her. He did not object to the de- 
fendant's performances since the injunction 
was sranted on January 16. 1908. although the 
uae of a wire for suspending the figure came 
Tery near to his own performance. 

For the defence, the defendant (Miss Flor> 
ence Coles) said that she had not taken her 
sketch from the plaintiffs. About six years 
ago she produced a sketch, Dolhjology. It 
was done in dumb show, the characters being 
dolls of various nationalities, and there was 
a golliwog who was a minor character. Lat^er 
a little talk was put into the sketch, and it 
was called The Toy Shop. 

In cross-examination the witness said that 
when she appeared at the Olympia, Shoreditch. 
she had no idea she was deputising for Mr. 
Bishop, nor that her performance was do- 
scribed on tlie programme as My Golliv^a. 
She did not see the programme at all. 

JlDGMENT. 

Mr. Justice Channell said the case was so 
exactly similar to Tate v. Fullbrook that if 
there was any distinction to be made it was 
one that miist he made by the Court of 
Appeal, and not by him. He must therefore 
assume that the plaintiff had no statutory 
monopoly in the nature of a copyright in this 
dance. If his whole sketch had been copied 
it misht have been different, but the case he 
had mentioned was a clear authority that he 
could not have a copyright in a dance a,« a 
dance. Then there was a second point- 
namely, whether, although there was no statu- 
tory copyright, there was a cause of action 
for'pa-ssins off. the defendants' performance as 
the plaintiff's. If that could be proved, it 
would constitute a maintainable cause of 
action. The right of a person not to have 
something that was not his passed off as being 
his was very much in the nature of a monopoly 
or right of copyrisht. it was a right not _to 
have one's goods imitated so as to decefve 
other people. The right was the right of the 
person to whom the goods belonged, and not 
the right of the public not to be deceived. He 
would take it in the present case that the 
person wlio first brou'jht this dance to Mi.«» 
Coles had seen Mr. Bishop in the dance, and 
had got the idea from him. He imitated the 
dance, not for the purpose of representing 
that he was Mr. Bishop, but for the purpose of 
copying his amusing tricks. If outside the 
place where his performance took place therf 
were bills advertising him in an equivocal 
manner, so as to induce people to suppose 
that he was the original performer, that 
would be different. To his mind, for the 
plaintiff to succeed there must be something 
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calculated to induce the public to think that 
the performer was Mr. Bishop— not that he 
was doing the same thing as Mr. Bishop, but 
that it was Mr. Bishop who was doing it 
There was no ground in his mind for any such 
suggestion in the present case, except as re- 
garded the performances on December SO and 
following nights at Shoreditch. No doubt upon 
that occasion the manager at the Shoreditch 
Theatre ought to have told the audience that 
Mr. Bishop's name was on the programme, 
and that he could not appear, but that he had 
been lucky enough to get another turn which 
was as good or better, and he hoped the audi- 
ence would be amused. That was not done; 
and if MLss Coles had been a party to her per- 
formance being represented as the plaintiff's 
performance, he thought she would have made 
herself liable. But upon her evidence, even 
If the manager could be supposed to have done 
anything wrong as concerned the public, he 
was clearly of opinion that she was not a 
party to it. He thought she had nothinig to 
do with passing her entertainment off as that 
of the plaintiff, if it was so passed off. He 
therefore saw no ground for granting an in- 
junction or damases against her. She was 
entitled to judgment, and the interim injunc- 
tion granted against her would be dissolved. 



A LICENSING PROSECUTION.— DRINKING 
AT A THEATRE BAR. 

At the Chesterfie'd Police Court, a licejising 
prosecution came up for hearing in con- 

18 nection with the Royal. Chesterfield. 

Fr,;nk Macnaghten was cliarged with 
keeping open his licensed premises— namely, the 
bar at' the Royal, Chesterfield— at 11.30 "p.m. 
on December 23. 1908. and with selling intoxi- 
cating 'iquors there at that hour. The local 
defendants were Dr. J. T. Hurst, medical 
off'-cer to the Chesterfield Medical As- 
soc'iatdon ; James McNulty. reporter on a loca.1 
paper ; and Joseph White, house furnisher. 
The other defendants w-ere members of 
a travelliilg pantomdme company, named 
Frank Wolstenholme, John Johnson, Nance 
Johnson, Charles Danby, Harry Plowden, Cis- 
sie Plowden, Arthur Danby. Laura Mead, Leo 
Fields, Nellie Danby, and Mabel Fields. 

The whole of the defendants pleaded guilty. 
Mr. John Mirtdleton (town clerk) prosecut-ed, 
and Mr. A. E. Hopkins appeared for the de- 
fendants, with the exception of Dr. Hurst and 
Mr. McNulty, who were unrepresented. 

Mr. Middleton stated that on the night of 
December 28. which was the first night of the 
pantomime Cinderella, the performance finished 
a few minutes before eleven o'clock, and after 
the public had left, the outer doors were 
closed, with the exception of a door leading 
to the private parts of the theatre, such as 
the dressing-rooms, stage, and so on. 

Soon afterwards a constable who was on 
duty in the vicinity was attracted to the place 
by hearing a conversation in that part of the 
theatre where the bar was situated. Some- 
body said, " A whisky, please." 

Bottles of stout were .ordered, and there 
was a jingle of glasses and the passing of 
money, .\bout hart-past eleven two constables 
went into the theatre by way of the stage 
entrance and passed along the passage to the 
bar. It was fully lighted, and the two bar- 

: ;Js were standing behind the counter. All 
persons present bad drink before them. 

ihe local manager, Mr. Armstrong, was sum- 
moned from his office upstairs; his attention 
was_ called to the time, and he was askt-d. 
■ What are .ill these people doing here and 



the bar going on just as at ten o'clock at 
night? " Mr. Armstrong replied : " These 
people (meaning Dr. Hurst and Messra. 
McNulty and White) are my guests, and have 
not paid for anything, and the others are 
members of the company." 

For the defence, Mr. Hopkins contended that 
although there had been a breach of the law, 
it was a perfectly innocent transaction. The 
theatre bar was undoubtedly a different place 
from a public-house, which was open to all 
comers all day long. This difference seemed to 
have been recognised when the eleven o'clock 
limit was made in the Licensing Act of 1872, 
for it was provided in that Act that "nothing 
in this Act shall apply to (am.ongst other 
things) the sale of intoxicating liquors by the 
proprietors of theatres." 

For a long time, said Mr. Honkins, it was 
thought by theatre managers and others that 
this was a saving clause in the Act, and took 
theatres completely out of the operation of the 
Act on this point. It was not until the case 
of Gallagher v. Rudd, in 1897. that the law 
was finally made clear upon this point. Even 
then one of the two judges who heard the 
case said he had had great difficulty in com- 
ing to a conclusion on the point. In this 
particular case Mr. Armstrong gave orders, 
before going up into his office, for the bar to 
be closed, and, as a matter of fact, the per- 
formers were merely having something to 
cheer them up a bit before going from' the 
theatre to their lonely lodgings. He pleaded 
that there should be no conviction, and said 
it would be a very serious thing indeed for 
the defendants, especially the three Chester- 
field defendants. 

Two o* the last-named were in great dan- 
ger of losing their appointments, whilst Mr. 
White would be seriously handicapped as a 
respected tradesman in the town. Mr. Mac- 
naghten himself was managing director of 
twenty theatres in this countrv, and had an 
unblemished reputation extending over fifteen 
years. Naturally he was very anxious not to 
have a conviction recorded against him. In 
fact, all defendants would rather pay anything 
in the way of costs than be convicted. 

The Bench retired, and, on returning, the 
Mayor announced that they had decided to 
" err on the side of leniency." Each defen- 
dant must pay his own costs, and Mr. Mac- 
naghten would be called upon to pay the advo- 
cate's fee, and two guineias in addition. 



KARNO v. PATHE FRERES, LIMITED- 
ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT BY KINT:MA- 
TOGRAPH.— APPEAL DISMISSED. 

In the Court of Appeal, Lords Jus-tices 
Vaughan W'illiams, Farwell, and Kennedy 
21 heard the case of Karno v. Pathe Frferes, 
Limited, which was an appeal bv the 
plaintiff from a decision of Mr. Justice 
Jelf. The plaintiff, Mr. Fred Kamo, who, with 
his troupe, produced the sketch The Mumming 
Birds, brought the action against the defend- 
ants, Path^ Frferes, makers of kinematograph 
pictures, on the ground that they had repro- 
duced his sketch by the kinematograph, and 
thereby infrmged his playright. Mr. Justice Jelf 
tried the action, a.nd, before giving judsment, 
witnessed both the performance and the kinema- 
tograph representation at the Oxford. Sub- 
sequently, when giving judgment, he stated 
that the kinematograph picture was undoubt- 
edly copied from the plaintiff's sketch, but he 
held that the sketch was not a dramatic piece, 
a repetition within the meaning of the Copv- 
tight Act. On the point whether the defen- 

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dants had caused the sketch to be reproduced, 
he held that they were not liable. Accordingly 
judgment was entered for tlie defendants. The 
plaintilT now appealed. 

.Mr. T. E. Scnitton, K.C., said that he ap- 
peared with Mr. Maokinnon in support of the 
appeal. His client, .Mr. Fred Karno, was the 
proprietor in Great Britain and Ireland of the 
sole right of representinc or performing the 
farce or pantominiical .sketch. The Mumming 
Birdt; or, luice Xightl;/. The defendants, in 
whose favour judgment had gone in the Court 
below, carried on business as makers ot and 
dealers in kinematographs and films and acces- 
sories, and they had made and sold a kinema- 
tograph film which, when worked on a screen, 
substantially produced a representation of the 
incidents on which The Mumming Birds was 
founded as to be an infringement of the plain- 
tiff's copyright in that piece, if the piece wa* 
capable of being the subject of cop^ight 
Whatever might be the legal position of the 
piece, it certainly was a very paying property. 
The defendants, it seemed, said Mr. Scruttoii. 
had seen the plaintiff's troupe act this piece, 
and they got together a .similar troupe 
in France, and after many rehearsals took a 
k'nematograph film 330 ft. long of a perform- 
ance. This film they included in their cata- 
logue, drawing the special attention of public 
entertainers to it as being one of their most 
amusing productions. This announcement 
proved to be correct, and it was sought after 
by many music hall managers and produced all 
over the country at various places of public 
amusement. This fact greatly diminished the 
value of the piece to the plaintiff, because 
either by accident or design the filnie ^aa 
often been exhibited the week or so before at 
the halls at which the plaintiff desired to give 
his sketch, and he was told that his sketch 
would not draw because there had been a 
kinematograph production of it quite recently, 
and people did not care to pay to see the 
same thing twice. 

Lord Justice Farwell asked if the defendants 
called their piece by the same came as the 
plaiiitiff advertised hlj. uufle*. 

Mr- Scrutton replied that the defeJioauts 
catalogued it under the name of At the 
Music Hall. The defendants by their defence 
raised three points, each of which their lord- 
ships would have to decide First they said 
that the depicting by means of a kinemato- 
graph of tiie gestures of actors on a screen 
was not a " representation " of a dramatic 
piece within the me-aning of the Cop>Tigh^ 
Act, 1S33. The learned judge found that 
point in favour of the plaintiff. He attended 
at the Oxford Music Hail a special private 
performance. The plaintiff first presented his 
pi'?ce, and then the kinematograph " repre- 
sentation " was given, and the judge, to make 
quite sure that the film representation really 
represented what the plaint4&'6 company had 
acted, encored it. 

The second point was this, issumiing tni» 
to be an infringing representation, the de- 
fendants said they had not made the repre- 
sentation or caused it to be made, and that 
the plaintiff's right, if any, was against the 
"showman." At first his lordship -was in- 
clined to decide against the defendants, bnt, 
finally, following a decision of this Court, he 
held that the defendants -would be liable 
for the acts of the showman as being their 
agent. That was important, because the 
plaintiff could hardly rush all over the coun- 
try", taking proceedines agaJn&t this man and 
that, and oMiously he should be entitled to 
.^top the original offender. 

Thirdly, the defendants said: " .\5sume we 
are wrong on both the first and the second 



defences, nevertheless you cannot restrain us 
from continuing to exhibit these films, be- 
cause the representation by kinematograph 
cannot be a ' dramatic piece ' within the 
meaning of Sectiom 1 of the Act of 1833, since 
the term 'dramatic piece' means a composi- 
tion which is capable of being printed an<i 
published. It cannot consist of scenic effects 
and dramatic situations without words. And 
that is all that this representation is." 

That, continued counsel, was the decision in 
" Tate V. Fullbrook," which was decided in 
1908 by this Court, consisting of Lords Justices 
Vaughan Williams, Farwell, and Kennedy. " If 
that case is held by your lordships as governing 
this case," added counsel, " argument from 
VTje is useless, ajid the matter must go before 
a higher tribunal. My submission is that Mr 
Justice Jelf misunderstood your lordships' de- 
cision, and carried 't further than your lord- 
ships intended- It is to get a ruling on that 
point that I so gladly came before this Court 
of Appeal, as I thought it would be better 
to get your interpretation of the judgment 
than that of the other division of the Appeal 
Court on it." 

Mr. Miackinnon followed on the same side. 

Judgment. 
Lord Justice Vaughan Williams said they 
would not require to hear Sir Robert Finlay, 
K-C, and Mr. E A. Bennett for th© Tg- 
spondents. 
The Court dism.issed the appeal. 
Lord Justice Vaughan Williams said that th-^ 
point really was whether the defendants werp 
responsible" for thoee who put the sketch on 
the stage'. As Mr. Justice Jelf said, he wa» 
boimd by the decision of the Court of Appeal 
and the Court of .\ppeal could not undo that 
decision. He entirely agreed with what Mr. 
Justice Jelf had said:— "But on further con- 
s-deration, and after perusing the case of 
Russell v. Briant (8 C.B., 836), and comparing 
it with Marsh v. Conquest (17 C.B., 'N\S., 4181. 
I have come to the opposite conclusion, and I 
think there is no evidence on which I could 
properly hold the defendants liable. In the 
former case Chief Justice Wilde says: — 'No 
one can 'be considered as an offender against 
the provisions of the .-Vet so as to subject him- 
.self to an action of this nature unless by him- 
self or his agent he actually takes part in a 
representation which Is a violation of copy- 
riaht,' and the same view is taken in Lyon v. 
Knowles (3 B. and S.. .556). It might, indeed, 
be plausibly argued that the defendants who 
make and sell the infringing instrument with- 
out which the infringement could not take 
niacfc. and do so with the knowledge and in- 
tention that it will and shall '^e used for that 
purpose, do take an important, part in the in 
fringement itself, but I think on the whoie 
the inference would be held to be too remote 
and too far-reaching in its consequences to 
be accepted. If this view is correct, then, even 
if the action were otherwise maintainable, it 
ought to have been brought, not against the 
defendants, but against the actual proprietors 
of the piratical performance imi-ugned. He 
only wished to add that in Marsh v. Conquest 
'17 C.B., X-S., 418) the case turned on the 
question whether those who put the represen- 
tation on the stage were the ageiit<= of the 
"defendant. That case was distinguished from 
the two prior cases of Russell v. Briant C8 
C.B., 836) and Lyon v. Knowles (3 B. and S., 
-556) by the fact that the iictorf and actresses 
who went on the stage were pa.J by the de- 
fendant, and could only go on th=' stage by 
his orderr and dirpctions. In th.?se circum- 
stances he was of opinion that the appeal 
failed. 



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Lord Justice Farwell and Lord Justice Ken- 
nedy delivered judgments to the same effect. 

[See report of the Kinc's Bench action, p. 
372, Stage Year Book, 19W.] 



r.USHBIOOK V. GRIMSBY PALACE.— 
\VHh.\ IS A STAGE MANAGER A 
" V-'ORKMAX." 

In the Court of Appeal, before the Master 
of the Roils. Sir Gorell Barnes, and Lord 
2 5 Justice Buckley, came on the case of 
Rushbrook v. Grimsby Palace Theatre and 
■Rud'et, Limited, which was an appeal by the 
(1 fendant company against an order of the 
Divisional Court. 

The plaintiff was Mrs. Sarah Rushbrook, and 
she sought to recover damages under the Em- 
ployers' Liability Act, 1880, for the loss of her 
son, Frank Rushbrook, who was killed by the 
fall of the counter weight to the fireproof cur- 
tain at the defendants' theatre while he was 
working the lever by which the curtain was 
controlled. The action was brought in the 
Grimsby County Court in July, 1907. The jury 
awarded £150 damages, but the" county court 
judge held that the deceased man was not a 
" workman," and therefore that the action was 
not maintainable under the Act of 1S80, and 
gave judgment for the defendants with costs. 

The plaintiff appealed, and on May 14, 1908, 
in the King's Bench, Mr. Justice Darling and 
Mr. Justice Phillimore held that he was a 
workman, and entered judgment for the plain- 
tiff with £150 damages, and costs. 

The defendants now appealed, and argued 
that whether the deceased man was a work- 
man or not was not the only ground on which 
the appeal must be decided. The liability of 
the employer only arose if negligence was 
proved, and here there was no evidence that 
there was any defect in the machinery. It 
was suggested that the accident was wholly 
due to the man's own carelessness. 

Mr. Atherley Jones, K.C., and Mr. W. H. 
Owen appeared in support of the appeal, Mr. 
H. M. Giveen for the respondent. 
Judgment. 

The Master of the Rolls, in giving his judg- 
ment, referred to the agreement the deceased 
had with the defendants, from which, he said, 
it appeared that the decea.;ed was employed 
as a stage manager, to shift scenery, to do 
rouah carpentering, some billing, and certain 
work with the electric 'ighting. Deceased was 
nothing more than a foreman carpenter or 
scene shifter, earning 25s. per week. He was 
almost entirely engaged in manual labour, and 
was a " workman " within the meaning of the 
Act. The deceased met his death from the 
fall of the counter-weight to the curtain. 
Appellants argued that tliere was no evidence 
of any defect in the machinery or negligence 
on the part of the Grimsby Palace Company. 
But the jury in the original action had seen 
the machinery before giving their verdict, and 
he therefore held that the decision of the Divi- 
sional Court in this respect could not be inter- 
fered- with. The appeal, therefore, failed. 

Judgment was given dismissing the appeal. 
[Reports of the cases in the County Court 
and the Divisional Court are to be found in 
The Stage Year Books, 1908, page 199, and 
1909, page 280, respectively.] 

DAVIES V. TULLOCH. 

At Xorthwieh County Court, Jlr. Coleman 
Davies sued Miss Augusta Tulloch for the 

2 8 recovery of manuscripts, music, scenery, 
and properties, relating to the play 

The End Croiuns All, or their value, estimated 

at £5, together with £1 commission due. 

Judgment was given for plaintiff, with costs. 



and delivery of goods ordered to take place 
within seven days. 



LONDO>^ A^^D PROVINCIAL ADVERTISING 
AGENCY V. COOK.— ADVERTISING ON 
THEATRE CIRTAINS. 

In the Westminster County Court, before 
his Honour Judge Woodfall, the case of 
29 the Loi;don and Provincial Advertising 
Co. V. Cook sought to recover a balance 
of £3 18s., which they allesed to be due to 
them from the defendant, Mr. Stan'ey Cook, in 
lespect of an advertisement on the curtain 
at the Shepherd's Bueh Empire. 

Plaintifi's' representative was called, and 
said the defendant signed a contract in the 
usual way. and had paid money on account, 
but he refused to pay the balance due. 

The defendant appeared in person, and said 
the reason why he refused to pay was because 
his advertisement was placed in such a posi- 
tion on the curtain that the audience could 
not see it. and consequently it was quite use- 
less to him. As a matter of fact, he had 
paid a visit to the hall, and could not see the 
advertisement from the second row of the 
stalls. 

In the result, his Honour said it was clear 
that defendant was liable on the contract, 
but he should reduce the amount and eive the 
n'.TJntiffs judgment for three guineas, with 
costs. 



FEBRUARY. 



LONDON MUSIC HALL v. KITTS ^ND 
WINDRUM— LONDON COLISEUM GAR- 
NISHEE.— ATTACHING A SALARY. 

The case of the London Music Hall v. Kitts 
and Windrum, London Coliseum gar- 

1 nishee, which was before Deputy Judge 
Bevan in the Westminster County Court, 
was a dispute with reference to the right to 
salary earned by defendants at the London 
Coldseum, the London Music Hall bavins ob- 
tained iudgmcnt aaainst Messrs. Kitts' and 
Wmdrum for £10 damages for breach of agree- 
ment in October last. That was not satisfied, 
and they sought to garnishee their salary at 
the London Coliseum 

The evidence of a witness from the Coli- 
seum was taken to the effect that Kitts and 
Windrum performed at the Coliseum for one 
week, starting November 30 last, the salary 
being £22 10s. for twelve performan<'es. The 
money would be due after the twelfth per- 
formance. 

Mr. Martin O'Connor, counsel for the juds- 
ment debtors, cited several cases in support 
of his contention that the evidence before the 
Court proved his case, that the judsment 
debtors were entitled to their salary, the 
notice having been served on the Thursday, 
which was a date at whieh the sal.iry ha"d 
not been earned. Sal.nry could not be gar- 
nished before it was due. 

Having heard Mr. Chisman. counsel for the 
iudgment creditors, the deputy judge found 
in favour of the judgment; debtors, with costs. 



WALFORD V. HANS ALTMAN. 

In the Basingstoke County Court Mr. S. E. 
Walford. lessee of the" Basingstoke Corn 
1 Exchange, sued Hans .\Itman and Com- 
pany of 445, Strand. London, pro- 
prietors of a variety entertainment which was 
carried on at the Corn Exchange frorfi Decern 
her 7 to Dec-ember 19. J90S, under thp name r' 
The Palace, to recover the sum of £28 6s. 9d. 
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penaation for encacements which the jlaintiK 
had had to cancel in order to h-t, the def. n- 
dants havd the hall. The defendajits eiicaRcd 
the hall for three months, but plaintifT only 
claimed for a month. At the end of a fort- 
night .Mr. Walford said, the d'ftndants dis- 
nppea'rcd, leavins the artists unuaid. 

A solicitor applied for an adjournment on 
behalf of Hans Altman and Co., but this his 
Honour would not allow unless the amount 
claimed was paid into court. • 

Eventuallv iud-mcut was entered for tne 
plaintill for the full amount, with costs. 

COHEN V. SMITH.-QUESTION OF 
LIABILITY. 

1„ t.he Westminster County Court his Honoi.r 

Judsie Woodfal! irieo the case «* C«|^fn 

A V Smith, in which the plamtifT, Mr. 

* Michael Cohen, a costumier carrying «n 

business at 30, Shaftesbury Aveniie sued the 

Jose Collins, engaged m The Anteioye, v^ 
duced at the Waldorf in November. 

Mr Mirtin O'Connor was counsel for the 
plaintiff, and Mr G. R. Sharman (barrister) 

^'r^L'^c'o^nnS^i?Mi^-s Collins objected to 

told her to get others made and .send in the 
Sunt tThL, and he would pay .. Acting 
upon those instructions, Mi^ Collins w^nt to 
thp Plaintiff firm and ordered the dre&ses m 
the ii-in e of Mr H. R. Smith, and they were 
^'u y d'uvered to. her at the Waldorf, to- 
gether with an mvoice made out to Mr. 
Smith, but upon being pressed for payment 
he di.sputed his liability. +,„,ont 

Mi« Collins bore out counsel's statement. 

Mr HR Smith admitted that when Miss 
Coinns complained of her dre^es ^e gave her 
authority to have others made, but said ne 
onlvdidso in his capacitv of manager of the 
Waldorf Productions Syndicate, and not on 
his own responeibiHy. „»-u-- 

After hearing the evidence of several other 
witneJes his Honour said there was a great 
conflict of testimony, but he must find a ver- 
dict for the plaintiff. The whole question was 
M to whether or not the defendant had 
^r.dgrd his own credit, and after hearing the 
evidence of Miss Colliii-s he (the judge) was 
satisfied that he had done so by saying that 
he would pay. There would he Judgment for 
the plaintiff for the amount claimed, witn 
coets. 

WHYE V. WATTS.-QTJESTION OF BALLET 
SHOES. 

In the Shoreditch County Court, before his 
Honour Judce Smyly, K.C., Messrs. V. 

A. Whve and Sons, of 346, Bethnal Green 
Road, E., theatrical boot manufac- 
turers, sued Mes.srs. S. B. Watts and Co., 
Limited, of 37 and 39. Oxford Road Man- 
chester, boot dealers, to recover £14 9s. for 
goods supplied. Mr. Farleigh. barrister, ap- 
peared on behalf of the plaintiffs and Mr. 
Summon was counsel for the defence. In open- 
ing the case for the plaintiff. Mr. Farleiph 
•said th^t the C3.s? had reference to the supply 
of the'itrioal ballet .shoes. The claim had 
been reduced to £8 8s., the other amount hav- 
ing been paid, the £8 8s. being the amount 
for one c^'^^ of pairs of ballet shoes at Is. 2d. 
a pair. The defendaats admitted that the 



price was all right, but had written to say 
that the goods were wrong. 

Mr. Whye said the order was executed 
according to the sample .supplied. The shoes 
were sent in, and they got a letter complain- 
ing of the quality of the shoes, but not reject- 
ing them. The complaint was that the shoes 
were " too stiff on the top of the toes, as in- 
stead of the stiffening being an inch only above 
the top of the toes, it comes up 2^ to 3 in,= 
Please cancel all orders you have in hand of 
ours." 

Mrs. Mabel Brooks said she was a bailer 
dancer, and considered she was an expert. The 
two sorts of shoes were handed to her for 
in.'ipection, and she said she had danced in 
one sort iust as often as she had in the other. 
The three inche« deep of stiffening across the 
toe did not make the slightest difference to a 
girl who knew how to dance. 

Mr. Samuel Godfrey Watts, managing direc- . 
tor of the defendant company, said that the a 
girls who did ballet dancing danced on the ™ 
tip of their toes, and the little stiffening, 
about an inch, was to protect the toes. Those 
Bent with about three inches of stiffening were 
absolutely no use to them. He heard Mrc 
Brooks give her evidence, and doubted her 
ability to do any proper dancing in the shoes. 

Mr. Henry Boggis, a shoe maker, was called 
as an expert. He said dancing shoes had to 
be made round and smooth at the toe. with a 
little stiffening, but it was very necessary to 
Bee that the stiffening did not come too high. 

In giving judgment. Judge Smyly said he 
had li.stened very carefully to the evidence of 
the ballet dancer Mrs. Brooks, and heard her 
say that she could dance in either shoes, but 
he could not help thinking that dancing in the 
stiffened shoe, one stiffened almost to the top 
of the cap, would be a most painful and try- 
ing experience. Taking into consideration the 
pTobabi'itiies as to the difficulties in the way of 
ea^y ard comforta.ble dancing with these 
h'iffivly .stiffened Fjhoes. he had come to the 
ronc'ii.-iion that the defendants were entitled 
to refuse the shoes, and on that account he 
wouild enter a verdict for the defendants on 
the .£S Ss. claim. He would enter a verdict 
for the plaintiffs on the balance of the claim, 
as it had not been paid into court, which 
would carry costs. Judgment was entered ac- 
cordongly. 



JOHNSON V. CAMBKRWELL PALACE OF 
VARIETIES. 

In the Lambeth County Court, before his 
Honour Judge Emden, Mr. Fredk. 

4 Thomas William Johnson, an insurance 
inspector, of 24. Bird-in-Eush Ro-id. Peck- 
ham, sued the Camberwell Palace of Varieties 
Limited, for .€1 Is., being for the ret.um of 4is. 
for four seats to the staL's, and loss of time, 
tiroubte. and inconvenience. 

The plaintiff said he, on January 14, 1909, 
went with his wife and two friends to 
the theatre and took four Is. seata. and on 
presenting the same lat the entrance to the 
stalls he was informed that there were no 
vacant seats. He then went to the box office 
for the return of his money, but that was 
refused, the cashier saying that he would be 
able to use them on another night during that 
week. Plaintiff then interviewed the man- 
Jiger. who informed him that he could not 
return the money, but that he could have 
seats during the remainder of that week, or, 
Tf he cared, on the next week. Witnefis not 
being satisfied, sent for a constable, who 
advised him to bring the present action. 

The caso was adjoximed for a week as the 



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secretary of the defendant company stated 

tJiat tihey were not t'he owners, of the hall at 
tlie time. It ha/d been taken over by the Lon- 
il(jn Theatj-e of Varieties, thougli by a mistalie 
tlieir name, the Cwmbe'rwell Palace of V'arieties, 
appeared om >the bill. It ^vas staitcd on the 
Kith that the case had been settled, the de- 
fen dan is paying the pladntifl the amount 
claimed, £1 Is., and all cobte. 



KOBEY V. WALDON.— QUESTION OF SEND- 
ING IN BILLING MATTER. 

In the Glajigow Coiirt the Division gave judg- 
ment in this case. 
4 The Lord President said that in 1907 
George Piobey entered into a contract 
with Richard Waldon, whereby he agreed 
to pcrfom ill the year liSOS for a week from 
March 1:6 at a ce-rtain saiairy in tiheatres 
in Glasgow. A week before the per- 
formiance was to liake place Robey inioticed 
thoit hisi Diame wias mot in the hills, and 
he telegraphed to Waldon. To that tele- 
gram he got an answex, " You never sent 
bill matter or notification, consequently con- 
tract broken. See Rule 6 of contract." The 
attitude taken up by the defender in these 
telegrams was perfectly clear. He said that 
Robey had broken the stipulaition in Rule 6, 
which wias as follows :—" The artists engaged 
at the Palace Theatre, Glasgow, must give 
fourteen days' notice prior to euch engagement, 
such notice to be accompanied by bill matter. 
The whole point was whether that wa.s a 
stipulation a breach of which would entitle 
the defender without more ado to declare the 
contract at an end. Ejs Lordship was of 
opinion very clearly that this was a stipula- 
tdon which did not go to the root of the con- 
tract, and he thought that the Lord Ordinary 
had come to a right conclusion in giving judg- 
ment for Robey. [See report Januar.y 12.1 



DANKS V. SHEREK AND BRAFF.— AN 
ENGAGEMEiNT IN BUENOS AIRES. 

In the King's Bench Division, before the 
Lord Chief Justice and a jury, was com- 

10 menced an action brought by Mrs. Mamie 
Danks (Miss Mamie Stuart) against 
Messrs Sherek and Braff, agents of Leicester 
Square, for damages for alleged breach of war- 
ranty, mi^represenitation, and breach of duty. 

Mr. McOall, K.C., for the plaintiff, said that 
Miss Stuart entered into a contract through 
Messrs. Sherek and Braff, which was drawn 
up in French, a language she did not under- 
stand. In fact, counisel continued, it was not 
until she returned to England after her adven- 
ture at Buenos Aires that she understood the 
e.xact terms of the agreement. 

There was a clause in the agreement by 
w^hich M. Seguin, the proprietor of the 
theatre in Buenos Aires, had absolute power 
over her, and if the money she had had ad- 
vanced to her for the purpose of enabling her 
to go out to Buenos Aires was not paid bi'ck 
she was liable to be arrested, and also she was 
bound to go anywhere in South America Mr. 
Seg-nin chose to send her. Miss Stuart jour- 
neyed to Buenos Aires lin August, 1907. Her 
first look at the Casino convinced her that 
rt was by no means the place she had been 
led to believe it was. In fact, said Mr. 
McCall. it could not be described as a decent 
theatre at all. She was requested to give one 
of her songs and dances, and the first she 
eang was a composition w^hich had been verv 
popular in England, but Mr. Seguan said that 
it was not suggestive enough. She could not 
agree to a suggestion he made with regard to 
another song. 



Miss Stuart was put into communicatioD 
with the British Consul, who gave her an in 
troduotion to a solicitor, the result of whict 
being that, upon her taking legal action ano 
paying a sum of money into court, slie wat 
allowed to leave the country. The plainciil 
claimed damages, consisting of the money paid 
into court at 'Buenos Aires (JCl'M) and other 
amounts. 

Miss Stuart said that she was given to un- 
derstand that Miss Ada Reeve, Miss Kittle 
Gordon, and Mme. Tetrazzini had performed at 
the Casino in Buenos Aires, and Mr l''aff 
told her that it was a first-class place, and 
was on a level with the Palace in London. 

Mr. James Savill Foster stated that he had 
v.isiited the OaisJino at liuencs Aires., and was 
of the opinion that the performance was abso- 
lutely disgusting. 

Mr. Lennard said there were a substantial 
number of items in the performance at the 
Casino which could be called respectable, but 
there were other items quite the opposite. 
Defence. 
Mr. Rawlinson, K.C., for the defence, said 
the Casino was one which held a liigh repu- 
tation, and Mr. Seguin, who was a banker and 
owner of the theatre, as well as the Rojal 
Upera House in Buenos Aires, was a gentle- 
man of good standing, lie would call evi- 
dence which would refute the stalements 
made by witnesses as to the •■ turns " given 
at tne Casino. , 

Mr. Harold Brafi, one of the defendants, 
said none of the artists had complained to 
him of the character of the performances. 

Mr. Bernard Sliei-ek said the Seguui touts 
were recognised as being of first-class order. 

ine lieaaiug was contmued on the next tlay, 
whein Air. ,>.rn:st, Pi/Otheuberg, ^U. Seguin » 
liuropean representative, said he rciad over to 
M.iss. uVIamie StuaJt the conitract, wliich ^«is m 
French. He translated it.— In answer to Mr. 
McCall, witness explained that the clause 
which referred to the passage money was 
translated as, " If you do not give the money 
back you will be a thief."-Mr. M^-'C'all: And 
did you advise defendants to have Miss Mamie 
Stuart arrested on her return to London and 
that you would take the respoueibihty ^-AtteI 
some explanation witness replied in the amr- 
mative.— Mr. Woodfied, director of the orches^ 
tra in connection with Mr. Seymour Hicks s 
South American tours, said he visited the 
Casino Theatre on Sunday nights and saw 
iiotlung indecem;. - „„„„ . 

Miss Ethel Morden, one of the Five Broad- 
way Girls, said she was at the Casino for six 
weeks, and nearly always saw the other turns 
from the front. She considered the Casino a 
first-class house. She did not see anything 
that an artist in her position could object to. 
The Lord Chief Justice: Or any person? 
Miss Morden: No. She also visited the other 
halls on the Seguin tour in South America, 
and the same statement applied to them. 

Evidence to the same effect was given by 
otlier artistn. . ^ , ., 

Mr. Wilson, theatrical agent, informed the 
Court that he had acted for Mr. Seguin for 
nine years, and had sent quite a hundred 
music-hall artists on the Seguin tours. Some 
of them were expensive. He had received no 
'complaint from any of them as to the per- 
formances at the Buenos Ayres Casino. 

His Lordship said he should leave to the 
jury the questions: 

Did the defendants warrant the contract 
they offered to be one that an artist of her 
standing and reputation could accept? 
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prv-><'ii!:i;.L.:i ,.1- lo V.-.y ]M~ition of the Casino, 
as to the ariiate I'trfonniug there, and as to 
the clasa of entertainment? 

.Mr. Rawlinson urged that there was not a 
single case which could be stated of an artist 
alio hu<) c'oinplained to the defendants as to 
the improper character of the performance at 
the Canine, ami he contended that defendants 
actod with perfect lioneety and belief that the 
hall viae a first-class one. The fact that the 
hall was a flrst-class one had been spoken to 
without hesitation by a great number of wit- 
nesses who had performed in the place. He 
put it t-o the jury that Miss Stuart was pre- 
judiced against the Casino before she reached 
Buenos .Mres, because of statements made to 
her on her voyage out. 

Mr. McCall spoke of the remuneration and 
prot^pect which the plaintiff sacrificed by leav- 
ing Buenos .-Vires. One rehearsal was enough 
for her. " My learned friend," continued 
counsel, "said she had performed at Strat- 
ford and Islington, and after that it was not 
possible for a woman to be so .squeamish; but 
•I wish to emohiisise the fact that although 
ehe has appeared at these halls, which bear 
go<)d reputations, she gave up money and, what 
was more valuable, her future prospects, be- 
c.iuse in the Casino there were things happen- 
ing which she could not stand." 

The SiMMiNG Up. 
In summing up, the Lord Chief Justice said 
he thought the plaintiii acted with the best 
possible motive when she iefl Buenos Aires, 
because she was of the opinion that the 
Casino was not a place in which she could ap- 
pear. They could honour a lady who so 
respected her reputation as to put herself 
into a difficult position; but at the same time 
they would have to deal with the case as it 
had been put before them. " A great deal 
tiiat is too lieht," continued his lordship, " is 
said about the position of these professional 
people, who have to earn their own living, and 
who cultivate their voices and their powers 
for the purpose of entertaining the public. 
They are exposed to a very great deal of 
temptatiM), but there is no reason to suppose 
that the standard of morality \& lower than 
is generally found. Just because they appear 
ill an atmosphere to which, as we know, some 
people object, and things go on which perhaps 
you would not like to have go on in your own 
homes, yet this does not prevent these people 
tellin? the truth. A music hall is a music 
hall, and ladies do appear there in light cos- 
tumes and make gei?tures which we should not 
like among our daughters. It was almost 
impo.>sible, if Mr. Briiffs evidence were true 
that he had sent out hundred.^ of respectable 
artists to the Casino, to believe that all these 
were so fallen or blind as not to notice in- 
decencies and to protest against them." Deal- 
ing with the half-caste gentleman Miss Stuart 
complained of at the Buenos Aires Cas«ino. his 
Lordship said it would be idle for -them to 
shut their eyes to the fact that " flash " 
people did hang about theatres and wait for 
girls for the purpose of corrupting them. It 
had become a craze among young men, and 
they must assume that it was fashionable in 
Buenos Aires for .voung men to do this. The 
plaintiff, if these things were true, had not 
act'^ prudishly. .She had acted with proper 
caution. They could not, however, dismiss th# 
evidence on the other side as untrue. 

Judgment. 

.\fter deliberating an hour and a-half, the 
jury found that the defendants did warrant 
the contract, and that the contract wa^ not 
one which a lady of plaintiff's standing and 



reputation could accept ; that there was false 
rtpresentation as to the position of the Casino, 
hut not as to the artists; that there was false 
representation as to the class of entertain- 
ment, but not false to the knowledge of the 
defendants; tliat the representations were 
recklessly and carelessly made. They assessed 
damages at i;250. 

Mr. Rawlinson asked for a stay of execution, 
and on the application of Mr. Edwards his 
Lordship directed that the case' should be men- 
tioned to him on Friday. 

On the folkwing day, Mr. McCall applied 
for judgment for the pdaintafi upon t-he find 
ings. of the jury. 

-Mr. Rawlinson, for the defendants, asked for 
judgment on the issue of fraud, which had 
been left to the jury, and on which they had 
found in favour of the defendants. Further, 
he argued that his clients were entitled to be 
put into the position of the plaintiff as against 
Mr. Seguin in respect of the i.124 paid by her 
into court at Buencs .\ires. and that she 
should give them a letter of renunciation of 
her claim to that amount. Mr. Rawlinson also 
asked for a stay of execution on payment of 
damages into court 

His Lordship said he must decline to con- 
sider questions which were not within the case. 
If defendants had any rights by virtue of pay- 
ing damages, they must have recourse to those 
who had the matter before them. The case 
had been one of great difficulty, and was ex- 
tremely doubtful, both as. to the law and the 
facts. There was, in his opinion, no evidence 
of fraud, but it wae not possible to withdraw 
the issue from the jury. The evidence also as 
to recklessness wa© very slight. The jury had. 
however, found that there was warranty, and 
he could not give judgment for the defendants, 
although he thought the case merited further 
consideration. He granted stay of execution 
on payment of damages into cotirt and on pay- 
ment over of costs, with leave to give notice 
of appeal within fourteen days. 

[See Report of .■appeal, July 14.] 



THEATRE QUEUES. — LEGALITY QUES- 
TIONED. —MANCHESTER PROSECUTION 
FAILS. 

.\t :Manehes.ter, Mr. John Hart, of the 

Princes, Manchester, was proceeded 

W against on two informations alleging 

the committal of an obstruction and a 

public nuisance outside the theatre. 

The prosecution was instituted by Mr. A. E. 
Wachter, on behalf of the Theatre Reform 
Lf-ague, and it was stated by counsel that the 
complaint in this case was that there had been 
continual oljotruction to the footway on that 
side of the road. That had been brought about 
in this way. The defendant had advertised 
certain plays for representation, and admission 
by certain doors at certain prices. Of course. 
it was perfectly lawful to have a theatre, and 
no one would contend that it was unlawful to 
advertise the performances. In order to con- 
stitute a nuisance it was not necessary to show 
that the act in itself was unlawful, but if the 
doing of that act resulted in an' obstruction, 
and that result was known to the defendant, 
tlien he was guilty of the commission of a 
nuisance w-hether or not his original act was 
lawful o"- not. 

Mr. Wachter (complainant) in his evidence 
said he had had occasion to observe the num- 
bers of people outside the Prince's, and on 
Jiinuary 18, at a quarter to six in the evening, 
he counted sixty-five persons waiting in a 
line to go in at the half-a-crown door. There 
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door, which opened at seven o'clock. All ' 
these people were standing in twos along the 
kerb, and he noticed persons coining from the 
opposite side of Oxford Street who could not 
get on to the footpath at the point they 
crossed. He also noticed especially two per- 
sons who had to cross over the road from the 
theatre because they could not continue along 
the path. Ladies in evening dress coming from 
the Central Station and going to the Prince's 
had to go on to the road when the queues 
were moving into the theatre, and the police- 
men had to stop the people going into the 
theatre while the ladies passed. 

Cross-examined, Mr. Wachter said he be- 
longed to a society which desired to alter the 
methods of the theatre, and he went on the 
days complained of so that he might get 
evidence. 

Other evidence having been given, counsel 
for the defence urged that the witnesses had 
proved conclusively that, except on infrequent 
occasions, there was space through which the 
general public might pass. 

The Stipendiary declined to send the case for 
trial, holding that the state of things that 
had been proved was not a nuisance. 



W.4LTER WRIGHT.— THE IRVIXG MEMO- 
RIAL CLUB. 

Before the Liverpo-ol Stiiipendiary Magisttraite, 
Walter Wright (51), pleaded guilty to 

11 the cliarge of obtaining by false pre- 
tences one guinea from Mr. Stafford 
Hall, the scenic artist at the Royal Court, 
Liverpool, and to attempting to obtain one 
guinea from Mr. Frank Joseph, a member of the 
City Council. The prosecuting solicitor said 
Wright, who had appeared in the comic opera 
FaXka no fewer than 1,4-10 times in one par- 
ticular part, had been engaged for the past 
eighteen months appealing to leading people 
interested in the theatrical profession for sub- 
scriptions to aid him in founding at Liverpool 
an Irving Memorial Club. The Duchess of 
Sutherland's name appeared on his circular as 
patroness, and Sir Frederick Pollock and other 
distinguished persons also. It was true that 
they had given their consent to that course, 
as well as subscribing handsomely to the fund. 
The false pretence was as to the formation 
of the club, for there was no such thing, and 
the prisoner admitted to the police that he 
had spent all the money he had received, in- 
cluding ten guineas from Mr. J. M. Barrie. 

Dealing' with the prisoner, the magistrate said 
it was a mean fraud. In consideration of his 
previous good -character «nd the plea of 
guilty, the prisoner would be merely bound 
over to come up for judgmenit when called 
upon. 



BRAYNE V. BATTY.— BREACH OF 
CONTRACT. 

In the Westminster County Court, has 
Honour Judge Woodfall had before him 

11 the case of Brayne v. Batty, in which 

the plaintiff, Mr. Henry Francis Brayne, 

the owner of a sketch, sued the defendant, 

proprietor of the Grand, Stockton-on-Tees, to 

recover damages for breach of contract. 

The defence was that the plaintiff's contract 
was put an end to in consequence of the music 
hall strike, and that in any event the plaintiff 
could not recover the full salary of £20, as he 
filled in that particular week by appearmg at 
another hall at a salary of £10. 

In giving judgment, his Honour said it wag 
upon the defendant to show that he was en- 
titled to put an end tothe plaintiff's contract, 



and that he had failed to do. It was admitted, 
however, that the plaintiff fuUillcd another 
engagement for the same week at a lower 
•salary, and, taking that into consideration, he 
(the judge) should give him a verdict for the 
sum of £7, but he would not make any order 
as to costs. 



MICHEL V. COLLINS AND BRITNA. 
STORAGE OF " PROPS." 

In the Lambtth County Court, before his 
Honour Judge Emden, Mr. John Michel, 

11 a warehouseman and contractor, of 11, 
Denmark Hill, Camherwell, S.K., sued 
Mr. Stanley Collins, of 15, Clifton Crescent, 
Asylum Road, Peckham, and Mr. Bert Britna, 
of the Beeches, Herbert Road, Hornchurch, 
Essex, music-hall artists, lor the recovery ol 
&% 12s. for storing their " props.," etc., fot 
twenty-six weeks at 2s., and 12s. fer removing 
the same with horse and van. 

His Honour found that the defendants had 
not proved the damage alleged to have been 
done to their property while at the plaintiff's 
warehouse, and gave judgment for th« 
plaint.iff, with ccets, for £i 4s., and di:=^miis&ed 
the counter-ola.im. 



ROBERTSON v. GRUGGEN.— AN ILLUSION 
SKETCH. 

In the King's Bench Division, before Mr. 

Justice Sutton and a common jury, was 

1 2 concluded the hearing of the case in 

which Mr. John Fergusson Robertson sued 

Mr. Frederick William E. Gruggen, a solicitor, 

for raifrepresentatiou. 

Plaintiff stated that he was induced to 
enter into an agreement with a Mr. John 
Wellesley Lynn in regard to the production of 
an illusion sketch entitled Tharsei; or. The 
Doctor's Experiment, on the strength of the 
defendant's recommendation, and that he had 
lost £4S0. Misrepresentation w-as denied by 
the defendant, who pleaded that if he clid 
induce the plaintiff to enter into the agree- 
ment he did so bond-fide, believing that the 
statements he made were true. 

Mr. H. E. Duke, K.C., Mr. Holloway, and 
Mr. QuickC represented the plaintiff, while 
.Mr. Lewis Thomas, K.C., and Mr. Thorn 
Drury appeared for the defendant. 

In his summing up, his Lordship stated that 
it was for the jury to say whether or not the 
plaintiff had, in their opinion, been induced to 
enter into the agreement by misrepresentation. 
If they came to the conclusion that he had 
oeen so induced by misrepresentation, they 
must assess the damages. The claim was for 
£479 9s. 8d., being £.350 paid in respect of the 
agreement with Mr. Lynn and the balance of 
travelling expenses and odd payments con- 
nected with the exhibition of the illusion. If 
they came to the conclusion that there had 
been no misrepresentation, then there was no 
necessity to consider any portion ol the 
filaintiff's claim, as that would be a verdict 
for the defendant. 

After an absence of thirty-five minutes, the 
jury returned into court, and gave a verdict 
for' the plaintiff, with £400 damages. Judg- 
ment was entered accordingly. 



UNITED COUNTY THEATRES v. DURRANT 
AND OTHERS.— ALLEGED LIBEL. 

Before Mr. Justice Lawrance and a special 

jury, in the King's Bench Division, the 

1.5 hearing was commenced of an action 

brought by the United County Theatres 

to recover from Messrs. William Durrant, A. 

A. Sennington, JohnCurle, F.Jenkins, and Jo- 



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eeph B. WiLlUrns .laiiiaBco \<^ Mie publication of 
certain defainaiory siuttiiients. lly llieir de 
fence the tttfeinJauti dtiiied pubiitation, hut 
•aid if tliey were publislied tlie btatemente 
were iiot defamatory; tliat tliey were true iu 
eutMitance uud in fact; that they were pub- 
libhed on privileged occaBions; and the de 
fendant.s also relied on the Trade Difiputt* 
Act, 1»08. 

Mr. Lush, K.C., and Mr. Henn Collin.s ap 
peared for the plaintills, and the defendantf 
were represented by Mr. lloskill, K.C., and Mr. 
Clement lulwards, M.P. 

Mr. Lush, in opening the case, eaid the 
plaintills were a limited company, incorporated 
about ten years aK'o to acquire music halls in 
various parte of the country, and the defend- 
ants were five in number, two of them being 
oillcials of the Amalgamated Musicians' Union, 
two ollicials of the Bristol Trades Council, and 
the fifth the printer of the documents com- 
plained of. The music halls that the Court 
had now to deal with were two— at Plymouth 
and Bristol. Between the musicians and the 
comiiany there was absolute accord and satis- 
faction "(said counsel) until the trade union 
oflicials chose to interfere and create what 
they called " a labour dispute." 

The trade union at Bristol thought they had 
the power to compel the plaintift's to pay a 
bigger salary to the musicians thaji the musi- 
cians were asking for themselves. Because the 
plaintiffs, after consulting their musicians, 
would not be dictated to by the trade union 
ollicials, the defendants made up their minds 
they would do what they called " hit " the 
plaintills— or, in plain English, would punish 
them for not submi-ssively acquiescing in the 
commands of the trade union — and boycott the 
plaintiffs' halls. To do this the defendants 
had handbills printed and distributed outside 
the plaintiffs' halls, and these handbills con- 
tained most libellous and untrue statements 
for the purpose of injuring the plaintifl's. In 
the year 1905 the plaintifls acquired the music 
halls at Plymouth and Bristol, and changed 
the method of management, turning the houses 
into what were known as " two houses a 
niglit." For the extra work put upon the 
musicians all but three received an extra 
2.S. 6d. each to the usual payment, and with 
thi.' the musicians were perfectly well satis- 
fied. The trade union, however, took the 
matter up, and made demands on the plain- 
tills to alter the rate of pay. This was ^t- 
sisted by the plaintiffs. Considerable corre- 
spondence took place between the plaintills 
and the defendants, which culminated, how- 
ever, in the issue of the statements complained 
of. 

The first (continued counsel) was a document 
issued to the trades unionists of Bristol by the 
Bristol Trades Council, and signed by Mr. 
A. A. Sennington, the i)resident, and Mr. J. 
Curie, the secretary. In that statement ap- 
peared the following :—" We ask our fellow 
unionists to assist the Musicians' Union in 
their claim for the payment of the union rates 
and the full and free rights of the musicians 
to combine and protect themselves. If a trade 
unionist wishes an evening's enjoyment in a 
music hall we recommend him to patronise the 
Empire. All the musicians are union men, and 
all are paid the union rate. It will help to 
speed the victory for the union if all the 
branches of organised labour and other bodies 
pass the enclosed resolution." 

After that a handbill was distributed. It 
ran:— "Mu.^ic Hall Dispute.— To the Trade 
Unionists of Bristol.— Fellow Unionists,— We 
de.sire to call your attention to the dispute at 
the People's Palace, Baldwin Street, Bristol. 



About two years ago the Palace changed to a 
two-show-a-night house, and we asked them to 
pay the union rate. Negotiations continued 
until a few months ago, when a definite de- 
mand was made and a refusal made by the 
management to recognise the union or its 
rates. 'Ihe musicians were informed that any 
dissatisfaction on the part of the men would 
be considered by the management direct, and 
not through any oflicials of the Musicians' 
1 iiion. All possible efforts were made to ob- 
tain the payment of the union rates. The 
assistance of the Bristol Trades Council wa* 
called in, but as they also failed to effect any 
peaceful settlement the, recommended the 
trade unionists of Bristol to take united action 
in the matter to assist the Musicians' Union. 
Just recently a sample of the consideration 
individuaLs generally receive when they express 
dissatisfaction has occurred. The managing 
director of the Palace called two membe'-s of 
the orchestra before him. No explanations or 
discuseions were allowed. They were simply 
told to answer ' Yes ' or ' No ' to his ques- 
tions as to whether they were satisfied. I'he 
first one (who receives the union rate) 
answered that he was satisfied. The other one 
(who does not receive the union rate) said he 
wiis not. The following week he received his 
notice. We leave these facts to speak for 
themselves, and confidently appeal to the trade 
unionists of Bristol to help the Muoicians' 
Union to win the dispute, to establish tneir 
very modest union rates at the Palace, and 
letain the elementary right of combination to 
protect their interests and occupation. We 
recommend our fellow-unionists to patronise 
the following places of amusement, which pay 
the union rate, and are therefore on the fair 
list of the Musicians' Union: — Empire, Theatre 
Royal, Prince's Theatre." 

At the close of Mr. Lush's opening, 

Mr. Roskill submitted that the officials, act- 
ing as the executive of the union, came within 
the Trades Disputes Act of 1906, and that an 
action against them could not be maintained. 

Mr. Lush submitted that the Act of 1900 did 
not apply to a case of this kind, and therefore 
tlie defendants could be sued. 

Mr. Justice Lawrance said there was very 
great doubl upon the matter, but as this was 
an imi)ortant case he thought it would be 
better for the evidence to be taken. 

.Mr. Alfred Moul, managing director of the 
plaintiff company, stated that when the Palace 
at Bristol was taken over the performances 
were changed to two a night, and on that 
occasion some of the orchestra! performer* 
were paid extra. His orchestra was satisfied 
with their payments, and at no time had he 
ever had a dispute with any orchestra at any 
of his halls. When he saw the fir.st document 
he went to both Plymouth and Bristol and 
inquired into the matter, when he found that 
the only member of the orchestra who w;is dis- 
s.itisfled with the pay and conditions of his 
employment was a man named Ford. After he 
di.5covered that the handbill complained of 
was being delivered he at once instituted these 
proceedings. 

In cross-examination by Mr. Roskill, the 
witness said he did not answer any letters 
from the Musicians' Union, as he resented ail 
interference between his band and himself. 

On the Ifitlh Mr. Moul was cross- ex amiimed 
with regard to his refusal to have any com- 
munication with the union or its officials re- 
specting extra payment to members of the 
orchestra at the People's Palace, Bristol. 

Letters which had passed between Mr. Moul 
and his managers at Bristol and Plymouth 
were read. On December 13, 190", Mr. Liver- 



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more, manager at Bristol, wrote to Mr. Moul; 
— " We have two members of the union in the 
orchestra now, and ray advice Ls to now dis- 
charge all union men. They cannot do us on« 
shillingsworth of harm here; they over-rate 
their power, and boast of having 8,000 or 
10,000 workpeople here, but even if they nave 
we have only to reckon the population of 
Bristol 8,000 or 10,000 less." 

Mr. Moul replied to Mr. Livermore : — " I 
have this morning received from Plymouth 
two letters, one sent by the whole of the 
members oT my orchestra there, in which they 
inform me that they wish to express their 
entire satisfaction with the conditions under 
which they are at present employed." 

Asked who drafted the letter from Ply- 
mouth, the witness said he went down to 
Plymouth, was told there was no dissatisfac- 
tion, though the union circular had said there 
was, and he made a suggestion to his Ply- 
mouth manager as to what he wanted put 
into writing. He had approved of " good- 
bye " being said to a man named Ford, a 
flautist at Bristol, because that man had 
.stated he was not satisfied with the payment. 
The fact that Ford was a union man had 
nothing to do with his discharge. 

Mr. Horace Livermore, manager of the 
Palace, Bristol, gave evidence. All the other 
theatres and music halls in Bristol, he said, 
paid less to musicians than was paid at the 
People's Palace. It was not true that he ever 
tried to induce the manager of the Empire to 
reduce the s.a.laTie's of tlie circhestra. 

Cross-examined : The letter from the Bristol 
Palace orchestra to Mr. Moul was written 
v(.huitarily. At first he formed ti'.e opinion 
that the boycott was doing no damage, but it 
was afterwards shown that it did no end of 
damage. In one of his reports to Mr. Moul he 
accounted for the bad takings of the week by 
the fact that Tommy Burns was at the Em- 
pire. His report was a " white lie," told be- 
cause he did not wish to make things look too 
bad. 

Re-examined : The boycott had partly 
ruined the business at the Palace. 

Mr. George Harding, a member of the orchev'5- 
tra at the Palace, Bristol, said he had been a 
member of the union and had agreed to accept 
the extra 2s. 6d. given by the plaintiffs on the 
theatre being converted into a '" two-shows-a- 
night " house. Subsequently the ^mion recon- 
sidered the matter, and he and other members 
were expelled from the union, which he had 
not since rejoined. 

Mr. .T. H. Grigg, conductor at the Palace, 
Plymouth, denied that he had i;oerced any 
member of the orchestra into signing the docu- 
ment which said they A'ere satisfied v ith their 
rates of payment. He had simply placed the 
paper before them. 

On the ITth Mr. J. H. Grigg, musical 
director of the company's hall at Plymouth, 
cross-examined by Mr. Roskill, K.C., said that 
some time after the members of his orchestra 
signed statements expressing satisfaction with 
their conditions of employment, their salaries 
were increa.sed, but this h.ad nothing whatever 
to do with the fact that they signed the 
statements. He denied threatening them to 
the effeet they would have to choose between 
the Union and the company. 

STmilar evidence was given by Mr. John 
Field, the company's manager at Plymouth. 

The Defence. 

On the USth, Mr. DuTrant, giving evidence, 
said some time in .November a meetJng was 
called to consiider 'wihiat laction should be taken 
'''■-':irrling the boycotting of the Palace in con- 



sequence of the action of the maniagement. 
It was about this time the man named Foixi 
wias discliarged, and he wrote to Williams re- 
garding it. Ford was the only one who frankly 
said to Mr. Moul that he was not satisfied 
with the teirms of his employment. After the 
orchestra had signed a