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Milk taktii lu us natural state, or diluted 
with plain water, is liable to curdle in the 
stomach, aud cause vomiting and wind. 
These ill-effects never follow when milk 
IS dilated with Barley water made from 

ROBINSON S.v^^'' BARLEY 

I Send for Free Booklet "Advice to Mothers.'' 

IkEEN, ROBINSON & Co., Ltd., LONd| 




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AN IDEAL CORSET 

for Colonial or Evening Wear. Of exceptionally light make, it is cut very low in bu9t and 
exceptionally long over the hips, combining absolute (reeiiom with the necessary support, and 
being especially constructed for the laundry, is particularly suitable for hot climate or dancing 

PRICE (including suspenders), 42 -. 

The wear of all Corsets guaranteed. Sent on Approval upon receipt of satisfactory references. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



The Chemical 
Cleaning and 
Dyeing Co., 
6 Argyll St., 
Regent St., 

w. 







Pioneers 

of 
Theatrical 
Cleaning. 

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CLEANERS AND DYERS 

TO THE THEATRICAL PROFESSION 

Tableau Curtains, Box Draperies, and all Theatre Furnishings 
Cleaned at Special Contract Rates. 

SHOW DRESSES AND COSTUMES CLEANED BETWEEN SHOWS 

Artistes' private Orders returned in 24 hours 



OUR VANS COLLECT AT ALL WEST END 
THEATRES NIGHTLY 

PARCELS MAY BE LEFT WITH STAGE DOOR KEEPERS 



Touring Managers can have their Wardrobes Cleaned 
between performances , when in or near London, by 

special arrangement. 



Chemical Cleaning & Dyeing Company 



iNext door to Palladium) 



6, ARGYLL STREET, REGENT . T., LONDON, W. 



'ELEGRAMS "Cleaning." London. 



ELEPHONE 1911 Gerrard 1 2 lines) 



A W. FISHER, 

Qeneral Manager. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



CLARRSON 

Abends, or Sells, CostumCS, Fancy or HistoriC 
.rVlso Wl^S, or, in fact, anything that's Theatrical^ 
i^enownea throughout Europe, Asia, Africa & Americ,/\ 
J\ing Edward was pleased to appoint me sole Pcrruquie f{ 
sJelect your own Goods from the largest of Stoc|\ 
Voidest Established of any Theatrical Store C^ 
Wew Premises situate 41 & 43, Wardour StrCCt, SohO 

CLARRSON 

Telephone, 612 Gerrard 12 Lines). 



THC ^^VCPV I ATFQT ^' Unequalled for Comfort, 
iriEj YEiIXl Li/llLiOi. and Moderate Prices. 4 

THE "F»EF5IOD" TII>-UP>S. 




REG. No. 585,082. 

Special Illustrations of above Chairs. Write for "PERIOD " CHAIRS. Usual Catalogue, " Examples 
OF Seating," &c., of all kinds, Post Free. 

H. LAZARUS & SON, Ltd., Seating Specialists, 

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

Telephone; 9153. London Wall' Telegrams; " MallEABLE-NORTON„i LOMDON, 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



L BENJAMIN & Co. 

THEATRICAL AND 
FANCY COSTUMIERS 

99, Middlesex Street, Bishopsgate, 
LONDON, E.C. 7568W,, 

Three minutes from Liverpool Street and Broad Street Stations ; two minutes from Aldgate, E. 

ESTABLISHED 1841. 



Scenery, properties, and lime effects for 
Amateurs and Private Theatricals ONLY. 
Costumes of every description in stock to 

suit ALL plays and characters. 
Wigs of every description, new and 

second-hand. 
Competent men sent to dress and make up 

(town and country). 
Prices for hire of costumes and uniforms 
range from 2/6, 5/-, 7/6, 10/6, and £1-1-0 

according to character chosen. 

DRESS SUJTS and Morning Suits for 

sale or hire. 



CARNIVAL DRESSES A SPECIALITY 



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DAVID ALLEN 6 SONS 



I-imited 



The LARGEST THEATRICAL and GENERAL 
POSTER PRINTERS in the WORLD 

LONDON, BELFAST, HARROW, MANCHESTER, 
GUSGOW, DUBLIN, BIRMINGHAM, LIVERPOOL, 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. :: :: :: :: 

WRITE FOR ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE 



IF YOXJ lA/^AI^T THE BEST 

POSTERS ^^^ LITHOS 

For CBRCUS^ CINEMATOGRAPH^ VARIETY^ etc., 

wire or write us. We can dispatch at a moment's notice. Catalogues free. 
Estimates for Letterpress, Streamers, Daybills, Handbills, etc. 

STAFFORD & CO., Ltd.,"H^o:rr„s° 

Telephone : 14, Carlton, Nottm. Telegrams : Stafford, Netherfleld, Notts. 

ALFRED WILLIAMSON, p'r'i"n''//r 

Tei. 320. NORTH MILL PRINTING WORKS, ASHTON UNDER-LYNE. Est. 1835. 



ROLL TICKETS, ""pTX-IU"" 6d. per Roll 

Special quotations . ior large quantities an J contracts. 



THEATRE BOOKING TICKETS. PASS-OUT CHECKS. TICKET-ISSUING CASES. 

REGISTERS for counting the number of persons entering Theatres, etc. 

Send Six Stamps for Sample Roil of Williamson's Patent Roll Tickets for Preventing Fraud. 

PRICE LIST POST FREE. 



1 HE SI ACE YEAR BOOK. 



WIGS. 



COSTUMES. 



CHAS. H. FOX, Ltd. 

. . WIGMAKERS AND COSTUMIERS . . 

27 J Wellington Street^ Strand^ 

LONDON, W.C. 



WIGS & COSTUMES TO HIRE OR PURCHASE. 



Competent men sent to make up for 
Amateur Theatricals. 



ESTIMATES GIVEN. 

Telephone : 
4552 CENTRAL. 



CATALOGUES FREE. 



Telegrams : 
"THEATRICALS, RAND, LONDON." 



St. Clements Press, s^ 

NEWSPAPER BUILDINGS, PORTUGAL STREET, KINGSWAY, LONDON, W.C. 

CITY WORKS : 38, GRACECHURCH STREET, E,C. 



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Printers of THE STAGE and 
THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



GENERAL COMMERCIAL 
PRINTERS, 

Manufactuping Stationers, 
Photo - Process Engravers. 



M.ISAGER : Mr. GEO. EATON HART. 
HIGHLY EQUIPPED WORKS. 

45 LINOTYPE MACHINES. 

The largest installation of Linotypes of 
any Printers in ths United Kingdom. 

IVachinery of the Latest Designs. 
WORKS RUNNING DAY AND NIGHT. 



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Haben Sie schon das *^ Deutsche 
Theater-Adressbuch 1912/13 ? 

Es ist jetzt erschienen! 

Bestellen Sie sofort bei Ihrem Buchhandler Oder beim Verlag 

OESTERHELD & CO., BERLIN W. 15, 

ein Exemplar ! Sie lionnen dies praktische vom Deutschen Biihnenverein 
herausgegebene im Taschenformat iiber 1200Seiten starke Buch nicht 

entbehren ! 

Es ist Zeit, dass Sie sich das Werk sichern, ehe es vergriffen ist. 

Ql^ flf1^£bn HDY*in *''^ vollstandigen Personal-Verzeichnisse 
31c llllUCU Udl 111 aijgp deutschsprachlichen Theater, an 
Zahl ca. 675, ein Register von etwa 40,000 Namen Umfang, das auch 
Chorsanger, Orchestermitglieder, Ballett und technische Angestellte 
umfasst und ferner die Sommerengagements verzeichnet, praktische 
Hinweise iiberdie Theaterversorgung auch der kleinsten Orte, iiber 
die lokaien Verhaltnisse jedes Theaters, eine vom Biihnenverein 
ausgearbeitete Vakanzenliste, eine Eisenbahnkarte, ein reichhaltiges, 
mit sehr praktischen Neuerungen versehenes Kalendarium. 

Aus dem Inhalt des " Deutschen Theater-Adressbuches 1912 13 " : 



Merktage fiir die Theaterpraxis. 
Kalendarium. 
Postali&che Bestimmungen. 
Munzen mit Kursschwankungen. 
Die Gewichte aller Lander. 
Wichtige Adressen. 
Notizen. 

Rollenverzeichnis. 
Bibliographie. 
Die Toten des Jahres. 
Vereinswesen. 
Biihnenvertriebsanstalten. 
Urauffiihrungen. 
Meist aufgefiihrte Stiicke. 
Meist aufgefiihrte Autoren. 
Autoren, die 1914 1915, 1916 
frei werden. 



Biihnenschriftsleller und Kom- 
ponisten. 

Theater fiir gastierende Ensembles. 

Sale fiir Theater und Konzerte. 

Vcm Gerichtskostenwesen. 

Pe; sonal-Verzeichnisse der deut- 
schen Biihnen. 

Vakanzen 

Gastierende Biihnenkiinstler und 
Rezitatoren. 

Ehemalige Biihnenkiinstler. 

Fiihrer durch den Theaterges- 
chaftsverkehr. 

Register der Personal-Verzeich- 
nisse. 

Anzeigen-Register. 

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Preis 3 Mark. Gebunden 4 Mark. 



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OT only do the Great 
Music - Hall Stars Sing 
and Play EXCLUSIVELY for 
the 

COLUMBIA 

CrJvAP H-o-phone 

but they Buy it for their 
own Entertainment. 




Ask any of the following what 
they think of the COLUMBIA 
GRAPH-o-phone : 



:THE COLUMBIA 
GRAPH-O-PHONE. 

Columbia GRAPH-o- 
phones are made in two 
styles — Horn-equippecl, 
and Hornless. In Horn- 
equipped models the 
prices range from 60s. to 
£12 10s. That shown 
above represents the 
' Junio Regal ' at £5 10s. 
The Hornless models 
range in price from 
£5 10s. to £50. Our 
new catalogue illustrates 
every model. 



HARRY TATE 
CHAS. AUSTIN 
LEW LAKE 
DOROTHY WARD 
JACK & EVELYN 
RICH & RICH 
BETH TATE 



FRED KITCHEN 
GEORGE CARNEY 
THE TWO BOBS 
MAY .MOORE DUPREZ 
THE POLUSKIS 
WHIT CUNLIFFE 
ALEXR. PRINCE 



All these, and many others, make exclusive 
COLUMBIA-RENA Records. 

:; SEND FOR CATALOGUES. :: 



COLUMBIA PHONOGRAPH COMPANY, GENERAL 

(Dept. SY), 102-108, CLERKENWELL ROAD, LONDON, E.C. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



W. PAYNE SEDDON'S THEATRES. 



THEATRE ROYAL, LINCOLN. 

Lessees: \\ . PA).\H SEDDO.S and HRSBST POPE. 

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, LOUGHBOROUGH. 

Proprietors: \V. PAy,\E SEDDOy and GEO. ROBERTSON. 

OPERA HOUSE & HIPPODROME, LONDONDERRY. 

Proprietor: W. PAYNE SEDDON. 



TJHEEATFCE AJ^T> FIT-XJI* TOURS ]B00H:EI>. 

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



London Office of the London Bioscope Company. 



WHITBY, SALTBLRN, Etc. 

THE IRISH LIVING PICTURE CO. : 

LONDONDERRY, COLERAINE, BALLYMENA, Etc. 



W. PAYNE SEDDON, Criterion Chambers, 10 & 11, Jermyn Street, London, S.W. 

Telephone: "6534 GERRARD." Telegraphic Address: SEDONITIC, LONDON. 

TOWN HALL, ALLOA. 



Situated centre of town. Seats 1,000. Good dressing-rooms. 

Weil heated and seated. Large gallery, fine organ, piano. 

electric light. Fully licensed, and every accommodation for 

fit-up Theatrical, high-class Concert, etc.. Companies. 

Terms and dates, apply: — 

TOWN CLERK, ALLOA. 

DUMFRIES. Mechanics' Hall. 

Principal Hail in Town. Licensed for Dramatic Plav^; and Cinematograph Enter- 
tainments. Hall 75 by 60 feet. Gallery 32 by 23 feet. " Platform 32 by 19 feet, with 
footlights. Prosceninm and Scenery. Proscenium opening 20 feet. Accommodates 
1,000 people. Good Dressing Rooms. Lighted throughout bv Electric Light. 

Dates and terms on application to W. A. HIDDLESTON, Manager. 

ALEXANOR^A HALL, COIAZ^JBS. 

Manager, Mr. H. KINGSWELL. 

Dramatic and music and dancing licenses. Holding capacity: Number of persons, 500. Stage 
measurements: 33 ft. wide, 18 ft. deep, 18 ft. high; proscenium, 18 ft. Electric light. 



TERMS FOR HIRING : Sharing or Rental. Stock of Scenery. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 




DUNDALK TOWN HALL. 



Large Stage with Fittings and Drop Scene. 

Open for Daily and Weekly Lettings. 

Seating accommodation, 800. 

One of the largest Provincial Towns in Ireland, 
situate on the Main Line midway between Dublin 
and Belfast, and has daily service with all parts 
of Kngland via Greenore and Holyhead. Also four 
days weekly by steamer direct to Liverpool. 

Rlectric Lighting throughout. 

For Vacant Dates and terms of letting, 

Apply to 

M. COMERFORD, Town Clerk, 

Dundalk. 




ATHENiEUM HALL, ENNISCORTHY. 

Dimensions: Hall, 70x31; Stage, 15x31; Floor to 
Ceiling, 22 feet. Two convenient Dressing Rooms 
unaer Stage, with Private Entrances, Lavatories, 
&c. Sitting Accommodation, over 500. 
Rknt; One Night, £2; Two Nights, £3 IDs. ; Three 
Nights, £5; Four Nights, £6; Five Nights, £7; 
Six Nights, i£8. Gas extra, about 5s. 1,000. 
A deposit of J the Rent to secure booking, and 
balance prepaid before taking possession. 
Damages to Hall or Furniture will be charged. 
These Terms strictly enforced without exception, 
i-^kating Rink and Ball Court attached to Building, 

Address: SECRETARY, ATHEN>CUM, ENNISCORTHY. 

DROiTVVICH. -SALTER'S HALL. 

Well-fiu-nished excellent Hall for Concerts, Theatricals, etc., with large Seating 
Accommodation on Floor and in Gallery. Licensed for Plays. The Hall contains 
Permanent Stage, with Proscenium, Tableau Curtains, Dressing Rooms, and other 
appointments. No picture shows. — For terms of booking, apply 

J. H. HOLLYER. Secretary, Corbett Estate, DROITVVICH. 

CLAUDE HARRIS Ltd. 

Portrait Photographers, 
122, Regent Street, W. 



If you find difficulty in getting a good photo 
of yourself, don t delay in giving us a sitting. 

DELICATE LIGHTING EFFECTS. 



EVERT SITTER MADE A CAREFUL STUDT. 



CLAUDE HARRIS Ltd., 

122, REGENT STREET. 12 minutes from PiccadUly circus.) 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



ACCURATE CHECK TAKER 

The Original Ticket-Issuing Machines 

are in use at all the principal Theatres in London and 
the Provinces, and are the Standard Checking Machines. 

OVER 2,000 HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. 

They afford a most reliable control upon takings. 
Every Ticket sold is accurately registered. 

Machines to issue One, Two, Three or Four differently priced 

Tickets installed at lowest possible rentals, and Inspected, 

Maintained and Renewed free of charge. 

FOR QUOTATIONS WITH FULL PARTICULARS APPLY - 

The Accurate Check Taker, Ltd., 

17 to 21, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C. 

T.lephone: GERRARD1915. Telegrams :-" UNRESERVED. LONDON. " 



CHARLES DOBSON, 

Theatrical Hamper Maker, 

40 YEARS' EXPERIENCE. STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. 



Send for Illustrated Price List to— 

DOBSON, Bradford Road, DEWSBURY 

WELLINGTON HOTEL 

Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. 

COMFORTABLE LOUNGE BAR UPSTAIRS FROM 

SALOON BAR. 

All Wines, Spirits & Cigars of the Very Finest 
Quality at Popular Prices. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



MUSIC HALL ARTISTS' RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. 

Founded February, 1897. 

President, JOE ELVIN. Chairman of Committee, HARRY BLAKE. 

Vice-chairman, ALBERT VOYCE. Hon. Treasurer, ARTHUR RIGBY. 

Terms of Membership, 5s. entrance fee and 7s. 6d. annual subscription. 
Advantages of Membership: 25% Reduction on all Railways in the United Kingdom when 
travelling in parties of five or more. Free Insurance against accidents and loss of luggage. Free 
Medical and Free Legal Advice. All Variety Artists not .Members should send for Prospectus from — 
C. DOUGLAS STUART, Secretary, 18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, W.C. 

VARIETY ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND & INSTITUTION. 

Founded December, 1907. 

President CHARLES AUSTIN. 

Chairman of Committee, ALBERT VOYCE rice-Chairman, EDWARD H. LUCAS. 

Hon. Treasurer, HARRY BLAKE. 

Committee Meetings are held Every Wednesday at 1 o'clock. 

Established for the Relief, by Grants or Loans, of bond-Ude Variety Artists only. 

FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED. All eases are carefully investigated. 

Donati'iii? should be pent to — 

C. DOUGLAS STUART. Secretary, 18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, W.C. 

THE BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION. 
" BRINSWORTH, " STAINES ROAD, TWICKENHAM, 

NOW OPEN. 

Caadidates for admission, who must be genuine old performers, must apply to the Committee. 

Annual Subscriptions earnestly required for the maintenance of the Institution. 
C. DOl'Gr,AS STUART, Secretary, 18, Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

THE BENEFICENT ORDER OF TERRIERS FOR 
VARIETY PERFORMERS. 



Any bona-fide Variety Pepfonmep over the age 
of 18 and under 40 is eligible as a Member. 

Grants are made in the event of sickness and death of Member or Member's Wife. Free Medical 
Attendance. Loans. Insurance of Properties against Loss by Fire. Free Legal Advice. 

Social Advantages:— GRAND CEREMONIAL MEETING every Sunday Evening at 7.30 p.m. 
at the "Three Stags Hotel" Kennington Road, S.E. 



For full particulars apply to ;— 

ARTHUR WERE. Secretary, "THREE STAGS HOTEL," 69, Kennington Road, LONDON, S.E. 

THEATRICAL LADIES' GUILD. 



Founder 
President 



MRS. CARSON. 
MISS FANNY BROUGH. 



3, Bayley Street, Bedford Sq., London, W.C. 




Tele. : 

Gerrard 

8159 



POTTERTON'S 

11, AGAR STREET, STRAND, W.C, 

And at TUNBRIDGE WELLS. 

Every Requisite for Stage Wear. Sale or Hire. 



COSTUME, WIGS, PROPERTIES, Etc. 
SCENERY, UNIFORMS, Etc. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 




A good 
turn. 



You do yourself a good 
turn when you buy our Fur- 
nitur.- ■ — because you buy 
big value. A personal 
visit to our Showrooms will 
convince you of this. We 
can show you som:: of the 
most delightfully Furnished 
Mcdel Flats it would be 
possible to imagine - fur- 
nished complete, even to the 
smallest detail, at an in- 
clusive price which will 
astonish you. We can 
furnish you a flat in exact 
imitation of one of these, so 
why not call and see them. 






Mad© by skiCCod 
Craftsmen & made weU 

OOR EASY PAYMENT POLICY.— Our easy system of monthly payments will enable you to dismiss the 
question of first cost._ This is an ideal system for furnishing your home without capital at all. Under our 
special i)olicy we not 'only arrange to accept monthly payments extending over a period of one, two, or three 
years, but. further than this, we make a special point of not charging interest, nor do we require security. 
OUR CATALOGUE.— You are specially requested to send for our latest catalogue. If you are at all inter- 
ested in the furnishing of a home you will find a fund of information and suggestion on home decoration in 
its 400 pages. Great expense has been incurred to make this book highly interesting, and a special presenta- 
tion copy will be sent to every reader of THE STAGE YEAR BOOK who makes application. Postage 
will l.e paid by us. 

An additional discount of 10 fer cer.t. u'ill be allowed 
or cash. We do not charge itUenst or require deposit. 
Country Ctistomers' fares are paid en any order ov r 
£30. Every article purchased is very carefully packed 
and delive ed o a'.y required address free of all cost. 
.Any Carpets or Linns bought will be laid free, and 
schemes for completely furnishing a house in various 
original an i attractive styles will be submitted at your 
request. £10,000 of Second-hand Furniture always in 
Stock. 
THE DEFERRED PAYMENT SYSTEM. 



GENERAL TERMS. 


£10 Worth £0 6 per Month 


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ORIGINATORS OF 



HACKNEY FURNISHING CO., LTD., 

Oxford Street Showrooms : oxford street,^ udndon, w. 

Telephone; 8936 and 8008 Gerrard. Telegrams: "Openwork, London." 

HarlfTIPV ^Knwrnnm« • !• 2. 3, 4, Town Hall Buildings; 18, 19. 20, 21, 22, 

naCKney OnOWrOOmS . The Grove adjoining^ Mare St., Hackney, London. 

Telephone: 84 Daiston and 854 .North. Telegrams: "Furniments, London." 
Hours of Business: Oxford St.— 9 till 8; Sats. 9 till 1 o'clock. Mare St.— 9 till 9; Thurs. 9 till 1 o'clock. 




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THE 



Theatrical & Vaudeville Exchange 

WILL COLLINS & CO.. 

Broadmead House, Panton St., Haymarket, S.W. 
Rooms 14, 15, 16, 17. 

Telephone : 9839 Gerrard. Telegrams : " SNILLOWILO CHARLES, LONDON." 

tJ* fc?* ^' 

BIG STAR ACTS WANTED 
AUSTRALIA and AFRICA 




Interviews by appointmen!- only. 
Correspondence in all languages. 

Working in conjunction with-- 

C. BORNHAUPT, 

15, Galerie du Rot, Bruxelles ; 

and 

CLAUDE W. BOSTOCK, 

Room 305, 
Putnam Building, Times Square, New York. \ 



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HcjRACE G0I.DIN 

Willie Pantzer & Co, 
Gerald Griffin _ 
Phillip Braham's 
March Hares and 

GROTErCJUES 

Wester Brothers 

Rixaldo 

Ticker 

Three Ernests • 

Lacori Family 

Emerald & Kipre 

Young Buffalo 

DoNAL JIcDoCGAL 

Musical Gardixers 
Harry Grey 
The Kasracs 
Emerson i Baldwin- 
Alexandre 4; Bertie 
Fred Wildon 
Ray Hartley 
Lalla Selbini 
Jex Latona 
Daisy Dormer 
Dai y Wood 
Serexk Nord 
Bessie Slaughter 
Anna Ddrothy 
Sisters Keeve 
Mdlle. Ia-cille 
.Jenny Hartley 
Anna Hana 
Cape Girls 
Lillie Soutter 

And manv 



Ada Reeve 
Nan Chester 
Violet Romaixe 
La Danseuse 
The Romps 
XJessems 
Bert Gilbert 
Horace Hunter 
6 Brothers Luck 
Will Tax Allen 
Harry Lamore 
The Aeros 
Four Charles 
Seeley & West 
Ray & Zack 
Jfax Schwiller 



Percy Hoxbi 
Arjistkoxg & Kelly 
John F. Traynok 
Aerial Smiths 
Lupixo Lane 
Wee Gko. Harris 
Frery Corwey 
Conrad & Whiddex 
The Three Rascal; 
Arthur Rigby 
The Sidoxias 
Axxa Eva Fat 
Potts Brothers 
Carl Emmy 
Roberts & Roberts 
Weston & Lynch 



Ike and Will Scott John & 3Iab Burke 
Damerell & Rutlaxd Hoey & Lee 



Boyd i: Gilfais 

Three Its 

Tom Joxes 

Forest Tell 

M D .xaid i YouxGs 

•'GayGorilo 

"River Girl 
Vas,,.. 

ViLMOs Westoxy 
Williams & Segal 
Chas. Bell 4: Co. 
poncherrys 
Bert Erbol 
Five Olracs 
Spiehleb 
FsAXco Piper 
otlit.-r eciually well-known Aa'tistes. 



Chick Sales 
Harvey de Vora Trio 
R')Y.\ & Rfjax 
Jugglixc; Xelsox 
Al & Fanxy Steadman 
and The Cyclixg Zexoka; 
Flo & Ollie Walters 
Kalma & Co. 
Laypo & Benjamin 
Wilson & Pearson 
Eddie Ross 
Texas Tom.my Dancers 
Van i: Schenk 
Frey Twins 
Christine Rot 




THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



JULIAN WYLIE 

^n Jigent with an ''Ideas " Department. 

18, Charing Cross Road 

London, W.C. 



Sole Agent for:— 

david devant. 

betty barclay and a baritone. 

oswald williams. 

the jesse l lasky company 

in " Detective Keen.' 

"THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR" 

(MISS MARGARET DEMPSEY, Prima Donna.) 

MASKELYNE AND DEVANT'S MYSTERIES, 

Including : " TKe Window of the Haunted House, 
" TKe Disappearing Donkey,' Etc. 

"THAT 'CELLO MAN," JACQUES GRANDPIERRE. 
LAURI WYLIE AND COMPANY 

in "Early Morning Reflections and "The Toy Theatre. 

P. T. SELBirS NOVELTIES, 

Including : Shadow People, The Wrestling Cheese» Spirit 
Paintings, The Objecticon, Etc. 

OWEN CLARK. 

DEANE TRIBUNE AND ESTELLE CERRERO. 

ERNEST H. MILLS. Etc. 



Telephone : 5996 GERRARD. 
Telegrams: "WYLICARRO, WESTSTRAND, LONDON." 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Telephone : 
4319 CENTRAL. 



Telegrams : 
' SHEREKIUM, LONDON." 



B. SHEREK'S 

International 
Variety Agency. 



GENERAL MANAGER 



JACK GOODSON 



WE CAN BOOK YOU AT ANY 
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Telegrams : " Stagery, London." Telephone : 3871 Gerrard. 



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of the Music Halls."— ViJe FRANK ALLEN 
and OSWALD STOLL. 

" The most artistic entertainment ever presented 
on the Vaudeville Stage." 

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BARITONE 



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and originality in vaudeville 



NO VACANCIES 1913 



34, CRANBOURN STREET, LONDON, W. 

2473 Central 968 Willesden 



JULIAN WYLIE'S AGENCY, 
18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, LONDON, W.C. 



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The Pioneers of Rag-time Shows in England. 



HEDGES BROTHERS &JACOBSON 




We do not want to throw bouquets at ourselves, but who will deny that the 

present boom in Rag-time is due to the success achieved by us ? 

Since our first appearance at the Palace we have consistently featured REAL 

Rag-time at all our performances throughout the Kingdom. 

We have trained British audiences to appreciate Rag-time. For the result — -See 

our date-book, and count the Rag-timers who have followed us. 

Rag-timers n.ay come. 

Rag-timers may go. 

But we' II be with you for ever. 



Booked at all the Principal Halls until 1917. 



Address : Vaudeville Club, 98, Charing Cross Road, w.c 



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NEW YEAR S GREETINGS 



FROM 



MAURICE C. GERALDO 

his Juggling Boys 
AND THAT GIRL 



AH Gnmmunicatiom— VAUDEVILLE CLUB. 



Successfully worked the Four Republics of South America 
(SEQUIN TOUR). Two months prolonged for six. 



THE GREATEST LITTLE LADY ON THE STAGE TO-DAY. 

ATHELDA THE GREAT. 

Own elaborate fit-up, 32 ft. by 24 ft. 

FAMOUS LADY CHAMPION STRONG ACT. 
THE LADY WITH A PERFECT FIGURE. 



ATHELDA THE GREAT, 

IN A MARVELLOUS UP-TO-DATE ATHLETIC SHOW. 

ATHELDA 

Does not suggest a vulgar disi:)lay of adipose, but a graceful figure of 

beauty, muscle and concealed strength. 

TOP, BOTTOMED, OH FEATURED ON EVERY BILL. 

Managers are invited to see this Act when iu tliuir district, also to inspect the 
weights, which will prove that Athelda is one of the hardiest little Lady Athletes 
on the Halls to-day and a Champion. And always an immense success. 

Made an Instantaneous Success on the Broadhead Tour. Complimented 
by Messrs. Broadhead, to whom please refer. No Sole Agent. 

Perm. Address :— 5, ST. MARYS PLACE, ABERAVON, S. WALES. 



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THOSE UNIQUE ENTERTAINERS 

MAY ERNE 

AMBI-"PE "-DEXTER (Registered) 



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UNIQUE Singing and 

UNIQUE Dancing to 

UNIQUE Self-Accompaniment upon 

UNIQUE Self-Invented Instruments. 



THE ACME OF ORIGINALITY; ARTISTIC & HUMOROUS. 

FULLY BOOKED 'SSa^- - TILL 1914 

Scenery by W. D. HOBBS, Pictorials by ST. PAUL'S. 

PANTOMIME, KENNINGTON T., LONDON. 



Communications en route or to 
ERNE CHESTER, The Vine Hotel, Abington St., Northampton. 



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HARRY CLAFF 

presents 

THE WHITE KNIGHT 



and 



THE DEMO N AND THE FAIRY 

GOING BETTER THAN EVER. 



3. MARIUS MANSIONS, MARIUS ROAD. BAI.HAM. S.W. 'Phone : 57 Battersea. 

MR. DAN DANIELS 

presents the famous 

SCARLET Mr. Bs, 

RENOWNED MASKED ENTERTAINERS, with their 

JESTER. 

In ;in up-to-date entertainment, unequalled in originality and refinement. 
Costumed and Staged hy JOE DANIELS. -JuN. 

Particulars -DAN DANIELS, 112, LEADENHALL STREET, LONDON, E.C. 

I'hone. 12099 f.ntral. 



CORNALLA 


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A. WALKER'S THREE ORIGINAL GUARDS 

MILITARY ACROBATIC GYMNASTIC ACT. 

A REAL NOVELTY :: IN IMPROVED ACT. 

The one and only act oi its kind. Daring equilibristic feats, sensatioaa finish. 

Clean and Refined. 

Address: 88. CONYBERE STREET, HIGHGATE BIRMINGHAM. 



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THE ACKNOWLEDGED HIT 
OF THE SEASON. 

Myron M. Gilday 

and 

Harry W. Fox 

wish a Prosperous New Year to all 
Brother and Sister Artists : may 
their future be as prosperous as 

our past. 

To Proprietors and Managers we 

wish a Prosperous New Year. 



There is a boom in trade : you 

should have packed houses; if not, 
why not ? Because you have not 
Gilday & Fox Topping your 
Bill. Be up-to-date, as we are. 
If you have no dates with us, 
book immediately and play to 
capacity. 

Only a few vacancies in each 
year during the next five years. 

TOP OR BOTTOM EVERYWHERE 

Agent: -WQRLAND S. WHEELER. S^le : Proprietor and Manager, MYRON M. GILDAY. 

LEON I CLARKE, fSec^FKini, 

Royal Comedy Animal Act. One 

Long Laugh fpom Start to finish. 

THIS ACT CONSISTS OF CATS, MONKEYS, RABBITS, HARES, 

PIGEONS, CANARIES and GUINEA PIGS. 

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW. SHARE OR CERTAINTY 

Managers and Proprietovs of Piers, Pavilions, Winter Gardens, Theatres, Hippodromes, Halls, Seaside 

Resorts, and places that can take money, kindly note that where their audiences consists of large 

numbers of ladies and children this act for drawing powers has no equal. 

Magnificent Fistorial Posters, Lithos, Printing Display. 

Notice to Proprietors and Managers. — When making ofTers for Sharing Terms, please state size of 

stage, seating capacity, and prices of admission. 

Permanent Address : -RACEHORSE HOTEL, NORTHAMPTON. 



ZELLA VONDI 81 CO., 



IN 



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TALENT. VERSATILITY. ORIGINALITY. (Par ExceUence ) 

Unique Instruments— Artistically Staged. 

Novel Dances -Beautifully Presented. 

Exclusive Costumes — The Acme of Perfection. 



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VARIETY CARDS. 



GEORGE FORMBY. 

With .\I1 MY faults I love ME still. 

Tivoli, OxTord, Pavilion, 10 weeks. 



FRANK CASS, 

Versatile Artiste. 
Compliments to all. Perm., Poplars, Glan Conway, N. Wales. 



CHRIS VAN BERN, 

The New Method Comedian, 
V/ith a Monologue that Entertains, Amuses, and Mystifies. 



PAUL GLOVE, 

The World's Greatest Club Swinger, Bar-Bell and Tennis Racquet Manipulator. Sure Success. 
All Communications: 106. Leopold Road, Liverpool. 



UTILE LEEMAN CLOUGH, 

The Tangle Feet Wooden Shoe Dancer, Touring wi'h Captain Grahames. 
Permanent Address: 171, Old Street, Ashton-u.-Lyne. 



THE GREAT STIRLING. 

The Hun^an Marionette of 1913, 
All communications co "The Stage." 

CHARLES AUSTIN, 

COMEDIAN, 
ITenetia, CottE»,^e, JSx>ix<:oa-& :Hill, S.'W., 

"THE EXPLOITS OF PARKER, p!c.; "THE BOMBSHELL," "PARKER'S 
PROGRESS, and "PARKER, P.C." 

Telephone; BKIXTON 1512. 




KISBEY 

THE CALL BOY 



Communications — 

VAUDEVILLE 
CLUB. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



DRAMATIC CARDS. 



HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE. 

His Majesty's Theatre. 



MR. WILFRED ESMOND. 

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



J. W. CORDINER. 

Proprietor "Dare-Dsvil Dorothy." 15th year of continuous tour. Co-Proprietor and Manager of the 

latest Musical Comedy, "The Colombo Girl." Member of Touring Managers' Association and Theatrical 

Managers' Club. Permanent address, 5, Wardour Street, London, W. 



HAMILTON DEANE. 

Address: Sturt House, St. Augustin's Road, Bournemouth. 



MR. ARTHUR KNIGHT 

Character, Stage or General Manager. Miss Edith Knight, Lead. 
Permanent : 36, Oswald Road, St. Albans. 



J. TELLY DILLSEN. 

Comedian. Puts character into Comedy and comedy into Character. 
Permanent address, c o "The Stage," 16, York StrceN London, W.C. 



JAMES STEPHENS. 

Comedian. 
Address: 47, Walford Road, Stoke Newington, London. 



Heavy Leading Business. 

TON E^^ 

Permanent Address: Hawkesbury Hall, Coventry, 



Mcavy ueaaing ousiness. 

CLIFTON EARLE. 



Mr. LESLIE HAMILTON, 

Juveniles, Light Comedy, etc. Stage < r General Management. 
11, Fambridge Road, Sydenham, S.E. 



MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM HEILBRONN 

iMiss Dorothy Haigh^. Leading Business. 
All communications 15, Varley Street 01dt\amRoad, Manchester. 



MR. AND MRS. ALFRED STRETTON 

(Helene Thomson'. Chambs. Special Comedy, Heavy Leading Business. 
C/o "The Stage," 16, York Street. London. W,C. 



MR. AND MRS. GEORGE EDWIN CLIVE 

iMiss Amber Wyville'. Leads. 
46, Granville Gardens, West Kensin gtan, London. 

IMPORTANT REVIVAL. THE WORLD-RENOWNED ENTERTAINMENTS. 

l^olxa^^virk IVLinstrels 

(LATE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL HALL, LONDOXi. 

Moore and Burgess Minstrels 

iLATE ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, LONDON, W.i. 
All communications to Charles Henry Phipps, 28 Silchester Road, Netting Hill, London, W. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

DRAMATIC CARDS. 



HARRY NICHOLLS. 

nUPERT COTTAGE, BEDFORD P .RK. W. 



J. R. LA FAN, 

Producer, Stage Director and Character Actor, A. A. 
1912, "Night' and General Manager, Messrs. Mark Curzjn, G. Du Maurier's "Passers By" Co. 



BERT MURRAY, 

Prin. Come Iv, Sing and Dance, Falls, c'c. 
3, Bodncy Road, Hackney, London, N.E. 



HARRYJW. DAY. 

General Manager, Gaiety Theatre, Ayr. 



FRED BENTLEY, 

Actor, 
79, HARTHAM ROAD, ISLEWORTH. 



MISS ADA BLANCHE. 

ADDRESS : 

CO "The Stage," 16, York Street, Covent Garden, WX. 

TME IVIASCOX' IVIAri^AGEI?. 

WALLE SPINNER, 

A RELIABLE GENERAL MANAGER WHO CAN ACT. 

Speciality : Character and Old Men. Ov^r 12 years' fSood sound experience 

in all branches oY the bu->incss (tourinsi and resident'. 

Address en Route, or co "The Stage." 

HUGH CLAYTON, 

Leading Business. 



Perm., 59. Withnell Road, South Shore, BLACKPOOL. 



LEN DELMAR, Juv., Light Com., Pathos. 
EMILIE DA VIES, Light Com., Aris. & Com. O. W, 

OWN SINGING AND MUSICAL SPECIALITIES. 

•'Pien-ot and the Maid." ' Widow's Encumbrance," "Paradise Lost," etc. 
PERM. ADD.. 66, High Street, Neyland, South Wales. 



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THE GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 

VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, E.G. 

(Near Blackfriars Bridge). 

Established by the Corporation of London in 1880, 

And under the Management and Control of the Music Committee, 

Pmncipal - LANDON RONALD. 

The Guildhall School of Music was established by the Corporation of the City of T.ondon in 
September, 1880, for the purpose of providing high-class instruction in the art and science of Music at 
moderate cost to the Student. The School is for Professional and Amateur Students. 

The subjects taught in the School include :— Elocution, Gesture and Deportment, Stage 
Dancing, Fencing, and all Musical subjects. 

Instruction in the above subjects is given daily from 8.30 a.m. till 8.30 p.m. 

The year is divided into Three Terms, arranged to commence as follows:— Third Monday In 
September, Second Monday In January, Fourth Monday In April. 

Students of any age are admitted at any time. 

The only School in London or the Provinces possessing a fully equipped Theatre. 

students of the Guildhall School have played leading parts In the following Theatres and 
Companies: — The Moody-Manners Company, The Carl Rosa Company, Great's Companies, 
The D'Oyly Carte Companies, The George Edwardes Companies, Mr. Seymour Hicks' Com- 
pany, Drury Lane, The Gaiety, The Savoy, The Vaudeville, The Garrick, The Palace, &c., &c., &c. 

The Stage Training given Is of a thorough description, and opportunity Is afforded pupils 
each term of taking part In performances in the School Theatre. 
OPERATIC CLASS. — Saturdays at 3 o'clock, and other appointed times. 



For Prospectus and all further particulars apply to 

H. SAXE WYNDHAM, Secretary. 
Telegraphic Address:— " EcpHONinii, Fleet, London." Telephone No. — 1943 Holborn. 



Royal General Theatrical Fund 

Established 1839. Incorporated by Royal Charter 1853. 



Patron : 

IKis 5ltai(ist^ tl)e IKing. 

Patronesses : 

liar yUaidsl^ l\)<i. Queen : "Jfer Mlaiest? Oueen TA-lexandra. 

Pbesident : 

SIR GEORGE ALEXANDER, .T.P., L.C.C. 

TnnsTEES 

ALFRED DE ROTHSCHILD, Esq., C.V.O. ; SIR SQUIRE BANCROFT; 

SIR GEORGE ALEXANDER, J.P., L.C.C. 



To provide Annuities for Aged and Infirm Actors 

and 

others connected with the Theatrical Profession. 



Particulars as to Rules, SubscriiAious, etc., on applicatioyi to 

CHARLES CRUIKSHANKS, Sec, 

SAVOY HOUSE - 115-116. STRAND — LONDON, W.C. 

OHice hours : Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 1 till 4. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 




THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC. 

YORK GATE, MARYLEBONE ROAD, N.W. 



INSTITUTED I 822. INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 183O. 



Patron — HIS MAJESTY THE KING. 

President— H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT AND STRATHEARN, K.G. 
Ppincipal— SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE, Mus.D., LLD., D.C.L, F.R.A.M. 



The Royal Academy of Music offers to students of both sexes (whether 
amateur or professional) a thorough training in all branches of music under the 
most able and distinguished Professors. In addition to receiving individual 
lessons in the various branches of the Curriculum, students have the advantage 
of attending the Orchestral, Choral, and Chamber Music Classes, and the 
weeklj' lectures on music and musicians. Evidence of their progress is given at 
the Fortnightly and Public Concerts and by periodical Operatic and Dramatic 
Performances. 

There are three Terms in the Academic year — viz., the Michaelmas Term, 
from Michaelmas to Christmas; the Lent Term, from early in January to 
Easter ; and the Midsummer Term, from early in May until the end of July. 

The Fee for the ordinary curriculum is \z Guineas per Term. 

A large number of Scholarships and Prizes are founded and are competed 
for periodically. 

Students who show special merit and ability receive the distinction of being 
elected by the Directors Associates of the Institution, and are thereby entitled 
to the use after their names of the initials A.R.A.M. Students who distinguish 
themselves in the musical profession after quitting the Institution may be 
elected by the Directors Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music, and are 
thereupon entitled to the use after their names' of the initials F.R.A.M. 

Subscribers have the privilege of attending the Lectures and Public 
Concerts and of introducing friends in proportion to the amount of their 
subscriptions. 

An examination of persons trained independently of the Academy is held 
twice a year — viz., during the Summer and Christmas vacations — successful 
candidates at which are elected Licentiates of the Academy, and are thereupon 
entitled to the use after their names of the initials L.R.A.M. 

An examination of persons engaged in the Training of Children's Voices 
is held annually in September and during the Christmas vacation and a 
certificate is granted to successful candidates. 

A Special Course of Lecture Lessons for Professional Music Teachers has 
been instituted, to be followed by an Examination for the distinction of 
Associateship. 

Prospectus, entry form, and all further information may be obtained on 
application. 

F. W. RENAUT, Secretary. 



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"The STAGE' 

YEAR 
BOOK 



1913 



EDITED BY L. CARSON 



LoN don: 
" THE STAGE " OFFICES 

16, York Street, Covent Garden 




"The Stage" Guide 



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' ^ A COMPLETE AND UP-TO DATE GUIDE 
ZOCl TO ALL THE THEATRES, MUSIC HALLS 
^7 AND HALLS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. 

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The book, though in the main aiming at 
being one of complete reference to all 
places of amusement, covers even a larger 
field and provides the actor or manager 
with all information concerning a town 
from, say, the size of a stage to a descrip- 
tion of the local golf links. 



Offices : 
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CONTENTS. 

Page 

Acailemy of Dramatic Art .. .. .. .. .. •• ■• •• i-2 

Actors' Association . . . . . . . . . . • • • • • • 93 

Actors' Benevolent Fund .. .. .. .. .. ■• •• ■• •• 102 

Actors' Church Union . . . . . . . . . . ■ • • • • ■ 104 

Actors' Day . . . . . . . . . . . . • • ■ • • • • • ■ • i°4 

Actors' Orphanage Fund .. .. .. .. .. ■• ■• •• • i°- 

Actresses' Franchise Fcaoue . . . . . . . . • ■ • • ■ • • • 106 

Agents, List of Licensed . . . . . . . . • • • • • • • ■ • ^5 

L.C.C. By-Laws S9 

America, The Drama in. L'y W. H. Denny .. .. •• •• •• 55 

Fires in Theatres .. .. .. .. .. •■ •• ■• 220 

New Theatres Opened.. .. .. .. ■• ■• •• •• 220 

Obituary .. .. .. .. .. .. •■ •• •• •• 221 

Plays of the Year .. .. .. .. ■• •• •• •• 211 

Australia, Progress in. By Eardley Turner.. .. .. .. •• •■ 60 

Authors of the Year .. .. .. .. .. .. •• •• ■• i97 

Baddeley Cake, The S6 

Birmingham Repertory Theatre.. .. .. •■ •■ •■ •• •• H'' 

Books of the Year. By L. H. Jacobsen .. .. .. .. •• •• 74 

Catholic Stage Guild 105 

Censorship and LicensiiL; .. .. .. .. .. .. •• •■ 82 

Circuits .. .. .. .. .. .. .. •• •• ■• ..127 

Concert Artists' Benevolent Association . . .. .-. .. .. •• ■• 123 

"Conditions of Modern Drama, The." By I^aurcnco Housman .. .. 17 

Dinners, Banquets, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . • • • ■ ■ • 210 

Drama of the Year, The, by E. A. Baughan . . . . . . . . ■ • 5 

Dublin Repertory Theatre .. .. .. .. .. ■■ ■■ .117 

English Play Society 106 

Fires in Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . . . . 93 

General Meetings of Societies, Funds, etc. .. .. .. .. •• 206 

German Plays, Alphabetical List . . .. .. .. .. .. ■231 

Germany, Tne Theatrical Year in, by F. E. Was iburn Freund .. . . . . 41 

Glasgow Repertory Theatre .. .. .. .. .. .. .. •• 117 

Grand Order of Water Rats . . . . . . . . . . - . . - • ■ 120 

Ibsen Club 109 

Incorporated Stage Society, The . . .. .. .. .. .. •■ •• 106 

Kinematograph Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • 124 

King and the Thea'.re, The .. .. . .' .. .. .. .. ■• 12 



CONTENTS coiitinuCiL 



Legal Cases . . 

Legal Cases (Index to same) 

Liverpool Repertory Theatre 

Manchester Repertory Theatre . . 
Masonic Lodges and Chapters 
Miscellaneous Events of the Year 

Societies 
Music and Dancing Licenses Bill, The 
Music Hall Artists' Railway Association 
Music Hall Home 
Music Hall Ladies' Guild . . 
" Music of the Year." By F. Gilbert Webb 

New Theatres and Music Halls Opened . . 

Obituarv . . . . . . 



Paris, Plays of the Year 

Paris Stage in 1912, The. By John X. Raphael .. 

Pictures at the Royal Academy.. 

" Plaint of the Earnest Student, The.'' I5y Mostyn T. 1 

Playgoers' Clubs 

Play-Producing Societies . . 

Plays of the Year (Alphabetically arranged with full Cast 

Poetry Society 

Railway Rates 

Repertory Theatres . . 

Royal General Theatrical Fund . . 

Society of Authors . . 

Society of the Theatre 

Staff Organisations .. 

Stage Children : Their Employment and the Lasv. By 

Stage Needlework Guild . . 

Sunday Opening 

Terriers' Association 

Theatre Design and Construction. By Ernest Runtz, F 

Theatres Alliance, The 

Theatrical Clubs 

Theatrical Ladies' Guild 

Theatrical Organisations 

Theatrical Managers' Association 

Touring Managers' Association . . 

Travelling Theatre Managers' Association 

United Billposters' Association . . 

Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund 

Variety Artists' Federation 

Variety Organisations 

Variety Year, The. By E. M. Sansom 

\'audeville Producers' Association 

West End Theatre Managers, Society of 

"Witch, The." By B. I. May.. 



LB 



Bernard Weller 



, F.S.L 



INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS. 



ART SUPPLEMENTS. 

Miss I'hyllis Neilson-Terry 

" Drake " 

" Ann " 

' ' Gipsy Love " 

^[lle Arlette Dorgere . . 
,, Huguette Dastry 
,, Jane Renouardt . . 
,, Martha Debienno 

PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 

'• Drake 

" The Mind the Paint Girl " 

" Twelfth Night " 

" Milestones " 

•' Hindle Wakes " 

" Jelfs " 

" The Dancing Mistress " 

" The Sunshine Girl " 

" Little Miss Llewelyn " 

" A Scrape o' the Pen " 

CONCERT PARTIES. 

Mr. Stanley Kirkby's Party 

The Vagabond Players 

Mr. Will Catlin's Party 

The Gems 

The Gaieties 

The Wags 

The ^larch Hares 

THE VARIETY STAGE. 

" \'ariety's Garden Party " 

The Palladium Minstrels 

" The Blue House " 

" The Constant Husband " 

" Kill That Fly! " 

" Patching It Up." 

" The King Thev Kouldn't 

Kill" 
" Uncle Jasper " 
P>etty Barclay and a Baritone 
" The Bombshell " 
" Seven Blind Men " 
Olga, Elgar and Eli Hudson 
■ " The Ticket CcUector " 
Miss Ivy Ray 



' -■ . 


Fion 


isi 


Viece 


. . facing 


page 




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20 

26 

37 
38 
40 



" Art and Opportunity 

'■ Officer 666 " 

" The Amazons " 

" The Turning Point " 

" Doormats " 

" Gipsy Love 

" The Little Cafe " 

" Princess Caprice " 

" Ready Money " 

" The Malingerer " 



The Gay Gondoliers 

The Brownies 

The Cigarettes 

The Georgians 

The Ideals 

The Strolling Plavers 



— /'"o''- 



12-14 



-pages 22-25 



Mr. Bert Gilbert 

" Signposts " 

" Everybody " 

" The Real Napoleon " 

" Striking Home " 

Mr. Alfred Lester 

Little Tich 

Hedges Brothers and Jacobson 

" The Gipsies " 

" At the Seaside " 

Mr. Harry Claff 

Miss Ella Shields 

" Ambipedexter " 



32-35 



INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS- 



iliinirtl. 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

riu- liiiLihle Tlitatre, Smttgart 

(exterior) 
" Antigone " 

■ Lysistrata " 

" Much Ado About Nothing" 

—fiiges 44-^5 , 
"Oihello" I 

■' Gyges and His Ring " 
" A Woman of No Importance " 
" Hamlet " 

THE AMERICAN STAGE. 

■ Ihe Daughter uf Heaven " 
' Oliver Twist " I 
'Broadway Jones" | 
• Officer 666 ' i 
' Little Women " 
' Hawthorne of the U.S.A." | 

■ Over the River " 
' The Greyhound " 

—pages 56-57 I 

" Within the Law " ; 

Miss Marie Doro and Mr. 

Lyn Harding | 

THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE. 

■' The Ouaker < .iii 

" Every woman " 

Adelplii Theatre, Sydney. 

Mr. Gregan McMahon I 

Mr. Lonis Esson 

MISCELLANEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS. 

The Peter Pan Statue 
"Milestones" Poster 



" Gudruss " 

—piii^ts 4*5-49 
" Nibe'.ungen " 
■■ Hamlet " 
•• Tristan and Isolde " 
■' Pellets and Melisande " 
The Double Theatre, Stuttgart 

interior) 
" Sylvia " 

—fiiges 52-53 



Miss Edith Taliaferro 
Mr. Basil Gill 
Miss Viola Allen 
Mr. Frank Mclntyre and 
Miss Mildred Manning 
Mr. Scott Welsh and Models 
Miss Alice Brady 
,, Florence Nash 
Grace Edmond 
Jane Cowl 
Irene Fen wick 
Mr. Eddie Fay 

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Mi?s Hilda Spong and Mr. 

Eardley Turner 
Miss Ivy Schilling and ?\Ir. 

Lesli'i Holland 

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DRAMA OF THE YEAR. 

BY E. A. BAUGHAN. 



IN reviewing the drama of 1911 it was impossible to be optimistic. The popular 
and well-known dramatists had given the world nothing of note, and the 
plays by the younger school did not compensate for this barrenness. Fortu- 
nately, I can review the drama of 1912 in a more optimistic spirit, not only 
because ^\hat has been actually achieved has had intrinsic merit, but also because 
the new school has outgrown the necessity of running in leading strings. The 
younger men no longer imitate Bernard Shaw in their comedies, although the Shaw 
influence is very strongly marked. I would define that influence as being a realism 
of psychology instead of a realism of material environment. Bernard Shaw 
rebelled against the romance which assigned to human beings motives which they 
thought ought to rule their conduct but did not. The author of " You Never Can 
Tell" took the same attitude to drama in general that " Troilus and Cressida " 
takes towards the rest of tlie Shakespearean comedies. The most superficial 
observer of life is aware that motives are so complex that human beings never 
think or act in the straightforward heroic or villainous style of the old drama. 
Good and bad is inextricably mixed in the psychology of the most ordinary man. 
Unfortunately Sha.w, with his. passion for truth and for cutting down to the reali- 
ties of things, and with his disgust for the sensual basis of romance, has never 
understood that the pretences of romance did in some sort shadow forth realities. 
He has criticised life as if it could be lived by the light of pure reason, and he has 
taken no account of the emotional uplieavals which suddenly break up the smooth 
crust of reason. I do not believe for a moment that as a man he does not recog- 
nise the force of these upheavals. If he has not experienced them in his own life, 
he has had many examples before his eyes in his own day. Rather it is that having 
laid down for himself a point of view from which he could focus humanity so 
that it should come well within the picture he wished to draw of it, he has pur- 
posely omitted all feelings and thoughts which would disturb or break up his 
picture. As a consequence, his plays lose in reality what they gain in Shavian wit. 

The New Dr.\matists. 

The younger school of dramatists has been influenced to a great extent by Mr. 
Bernard Shaw, but not as directly as either the late Mr. St. .John Hankin or Mr. 
Granville Barker ; that is to say, that there is no attempt to imitate the Shavian 
outlook in sociology or ethics, although Mr. Shaw's mood and technical method.^ 
have been imitated. I think we may quite reasonably trace the renascence of 
British drama from the days when Ibsen first attracted attention here. Psycho- 
logical and ethical fantasy expressed in terms of modern life is the real technical 
lesson of Ibsens plays. The ethical ideas themselves of the great Norwegian 
dramatist had a mai'ked influence on Bernard Shaw himself, but that influence 
is hardly traceable in the work of the younger school. Nor do our present drama- 
tists deny the existence of emotion as a motive force in the actions of men and 
women. The characters of the newer drama do not have their being in the rare- 
fied atmosphere of cold, pure reason. On the other hand, one must admit that 
none of the younger men possesses the mental grip and curious idealism of Bernard 
Shaw himself. The author of "Major Barbara" and "You Never Can Tell" 
stands by himself in that respect, and however unsatisfactory we may find his 
explanations of life, ignoring or sneering at some of its strongest impulses, as they 
do, yet in every one of his dramas we are made to feel that a man of high mind 
and singular powers of analysis is expressing himself. 

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Before dealing with what may be called the "normal theatre," that is to say, 
the theatre which seeks to give entertainment to those willing to pay for it — a 
theatre in which great Art has had and may yet have its place^I will pass in 
review those playe of the year which seem to me to have come vital and original 
characteristics. A feature of the year which makes for optimism is that the new 
artistic play does attract a paying audience. The kind of drama which once 
only appealed to a very limited and special audience is now more widely popular, 
and theatrical managers may do well to recognise that fact. First and foremost in 
this review must pass Miss K. G. Sowerby's "Rutherford and Sons," which, 
originally produced at a series of matinees at the Court in February, was after- 
wards placed in the evening bill at the Vaudeville, and had quite a vogue. This 
drama of life in the North is grey, dour, and hard, but it has power, vitality, and 
reality. Moreover, it is no mere realistic study on the old-fashioned lines, but has 
a kind of message in its presentation of woman's courage in love and mother- 
hood. This emotional kernel of the play is an excuse for its rough and uninviting 
husk. Miss Sowerby has, j^erhaps unconsciously, grasped the fact that the days of 
Art for Art's sake have gone. We no longer demand ugly realism for the sake of its 
ugliness. We ask of a dramatist that there shall be some patent reason for putting 
ugly realism on the stage. In "Rutherford and Sons " there is a woman's reason. 
It presents to a world of men some of the thoughts and feelings of real womanhood, 
and not the thoughts and feelings of womanhood as man sees it. On the other hand, 
the play has the weakness of all plays and novels by women : the drawing of a 
"strong" man without sufficient modelling. John Rutherford, in his persistent 
harshness, in. his lack of humour and average geniality, and in his want of ordinary 
tenderness and friendliness towards his children is like no man who ever walked 
this earth. The play has other weaknesses, especially in its last act, but it is a 
play which presented to us a new dramatist of genuine insight and talent. 

Mr. Stanley Houghton's " Hindle Wakes " was also a feature of the year. It 
was given its first performance by Miss Horniman's company at one of the Incor- 
porated Stage Society's performances, and made such a sensation that, like "Ruther- 
ford and Sons," it was put into an evening bill. " Hindle Wakes " deals with an 
old enough theme : whether a man should be compelled by honour to marry a woman 
with whom he has had an episode. The treatment is new, however, for the woman 
also looks on the episode from the man's poLnt of view. The value of the play 
lies not in its statement or solution of a problem, but in its fresh and telling charac- 
terisation, itfi easy and witty dialogue, and in its dramatic effectiveness. In a 
different vein the same author's " The Younger Generation " was one of the remark 
able plays of the year. In this play the religious tyranny of a father over his 
children and their ultimate rebellion and his discomfiture are treated with humour, 
and yet without exaggeration. There is also a welcome ironic note in the comedy. 
"The Younger Generation " was first produced in London in 1911 at the Coronet 
by Miss Horniman's company, and was revived on November 19 as one of the play.s 
in the triple bill at the Haymarket. A year which gave us three such plays could 
Jiot be considered barren of achievcmenit ; but tiie tale ds by no means complete. 

The success of another new dramatist, Mr. B. ]\Iacdonald Hastings, has to be 
ohronicled. " The New Sin " is much influenced by Bernard Shaw and St. 
John Hankin, but it is an original, witty, and fantastic comedy. Its theme is, 
perhaps, a trifle recondite. We do not much believe in the possible necessity of a 
man having to kill himself for the sake of his poverty-stricken brothers and sisters, 
who can only then benefit by a father's preposterous will. That might pass as the 
central idea of a farcical comedy, but Mr. Hastings has attempted to make us 
seriously sympathetic with the woes of his hero. The wit and gaiety of the piece 
triumphed, however, over the far-fetched central idea of the play. " The New 
Sin," originally produced at a matinee at the Court in February, was afterwards 
placed in the evening bill at the Criterion in May. The same author's "Love, and 
What Then? " produced by Mr. Cyril Maude at the Playhouse, showed no advance 
on " The New Sin," although it really had a better central idea — ^that of a young 
girl whose hot blood rebels against a marriage of convenience, and moves her to 
claim her right to an " episode " before she settles down. Whether the episode did 
or did not take place the play left us in doubt. It would have been much stronger 
if there had been no question at all, but then " Love, and What Then ? " would have 
been a tragedy and not a comedy. Mr. Macdonald Hastings, in both these plays, has 
endeavoured t-o give us a curious mixture of tragedy and comedy. That is to say, 
he has taken tragic themes and decked them out in comedy. He was successful in 
" The New Sin,'' but not in " Love, and What Then ? " A third play, " The Tide," 



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produced at the Queen's Theatre on December 14, was even more disappointing. It 
dramatised the trite theme of society "e treatment of illegitimate children, and for its 
big scene a faire it brought the mother and her daughter into conflict over a young 
man's love. Probably " The Tide " is an early play by Mr. Hastings. 

A fourth new dramatist, ]\lr. Harold Chapin, has to be welcomed, and warmly. 
He is not, in "Art and Opportunity," a dramatist with a "message," but a writer 
with a peculiar talent for the stage. " Art and Opportunity " did not have a very 
long run as rims go in these days, but it delighted a large number of playgoers who 
know fine work when they see it. The peculiarity of Mr. Chapin's talent is that he 
makes you understand the thoughts of his dramatis personse without in any %vay 
. emphasising the dialogue. That is, I think, the sign of the true dramatist. A little 
one-act play of his, " The Dumb and the Blind," produced in ]Miss Marie Tempest's 
triple bill at the Prince of Wales's, had the same merit. Air. Harold Chapin has 
the lightness of touch of a Hubert Henry Davies, and a much finer and more 
extended vision. 

This list does not finish the tale of new dramatists. Mr. G. I. Hamlen, one of 
the Glasgow Kepertory Theatre playwrights, has been represented by two plays. 
One of them, " Bar'oara Grows Up," is only an amiable little comedy of domestic 
jars between husband and wife, and is only saved from the commonplace by the 
grace of humour and observation. "'The Waldics," produced by the Incorporated 
Stage Society, is a work of considerable achievement and still more promise, for, 
although the author is not young, he is new to stage work. The theme is similar 
to that of " The Younger Generation," but it is treated with more subtlety and 
strength, ilr. Hamlen must grow out of the use of theatrical tricks when he is 
cornered by his plot. There is rather a bad instance in " The Waldies," when, for 
the sake of making a ring stolen by a son of the house, the author suddenly endows 
one of his sisters with such religious zeal that she places the jewel in the offertory 
plate of a Revivalist meetiiig. This religious fanaticism is quite foreign to her 
nature. We shall hear more of j\Ir. Hamlen. We shall also hear more of Mr. 
Inglis Allen, whose " If We Had Only Known " was produced by Miss Gertrude 
Kmgston at the Little Theatre on December 13. Mr. Allen deajs with the hackneyed 
theme of the dangers of a childless marriage with freshness, observation, and 
humanity. His play suffers from an almost naive use of time-worn theatrical 
devices, but its good qualities come through the conventional machinery of the 
play. With a little alteration "If We Had Only Known" should be successful in 
an evening bill. Mention must also be made of Mr. Harold Brighouse's " The Odd 
Man Out," produced at one of the special matinees at the Royalty. It is a comedy 
of freshness and unforced humour. 

Those who would repeat the old cry of the decadence of British drama must find 
this renascence an insuperable gag. It will be observed that Miss Horniman's 
Repei-tory Theatre and the Glasgow Repertory Theatres have been responsible for 
the rise of manj^ of these new dramatists. Also it may be noted that each of them 
has dealt with middle-class life. Of course, the great success of " Bunty " has had 
something to do with these trials of new plays. Every manager in London hopes he 
will find a new " Bunty." 

Plays of Well-Known Dramatists. 

We need not inquire too closely into the reasons of the renascence, however. It 
is sufficient that it exists, and, for the matter of that, has influenced the writers 
who have already made their reputations. But the analyst of the year's doings 
must, if he be honest, confess that some of the older writers can no longer keep 
pace with the present ideas of the public. The tendency is all towards psycho- 
logical, fantastic comedy. Our younger men are humorists and philosophers. In 
all their plays there is a serious basis, but the general texture of them is comic. I 
think one may rightly trace the influence of Mr. Bernard Shaw in this tendency, 
and on the whole it is a good influence, for a profoimd criticism of life may be 
made amusing. There does not seem any room for the old-fashioned serious drama, 
problem play, or otherwise. Sir Arthur Pinero has recognised that fact. He has 
not given us another "Thunderbolt" or "Mid-Channel," but has revived his 
"Amazons," which seemed very old-fashioned and trite, and has given us "The 
' Mind-the-Paint ' Girl." His satire of musical-comedy life was too bitter for 
comedy, however. It became a very serious play, and more than a trifle heavy- 
handed, in its satire. One of the younger school, if he could have dealt with such 
a difficailt subject, would have made us laugh wit^h the " Mind-the-paint- " girls as 



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well 06 at them. However, Sir Arthur Pinero said some very true things in this 
comedy, and the writing of it required moral courage of no mean order. As a 
technical exercise the conduct of the piece is masterful, perhaps one of the best 
things Sir Arthur has done, just as "The Widow of Wasdale Head," produced as 
part of the triple bill at the Duke of York's Theatre, was one of his worst. 

Mr. Charles Frohman was rather unfortunate in this triple bill. Mr. Bernard 
Shaws only new contribution to the year's drama was his " demonstration " 
"Overruled,"' a poor little piece of Shavian dialectics. Mr. Shaw has otherwise 
been a most successful dr;imati^t this year. " Yoa Never Can Tell" drew large 
audiences to the Criterion; " Captain Brassbound's Conversion " was fairly success- 
ful at the Little; and " Fannys First Play '" ran from April 19 in 1911 to December 
20, 1912. Of course, during ;pait of the time it has only been given at matinees, 
but even so it is almost a record run. It was replaced on Bo.xing Day by "John 
Bull's Other Island," a play which has particular political signihcance just now. 
It should be mentioned, by the way, that Mr. Granville Barker's "The Voysey 
Inheritance " had a short run at the Kingswaj'. Mr. Shaw and Mr. Barker must 
not be classed with the older dramatists, but as the leaders of the modern 
renascenc-e, which has developed, however, in a different direction. 

Mr. Alfred Sutro began as an old-fashioned tendencj^ melodramatist with " The 
Walls of Jericho," and he has always put forward a conventional view of the 
theatre. In " The Perplexed Husband '' last year he wrote a tendency-comedy, 
by far the best work which has yet come from his pen. " The Fire Screen," pro- 
duced early this year at the Carrick, was a disappointment. The idea of the play 
is distinctly good : the attempt of a worldly woman to capture tlie love of a man, 
who is happily married, partly because she is jealous of that happiness, and partly 
because she has never counted a man of his stamp among her victims. Also there 
is the motive that in the past he adored her. The treatment is, however, very 
theatrical, and such a play as " The Fire Screen " marks how far we have developed 
in our theatrical taste. Although Mr. Sutro has not been influenced by the new 
spirit ^Ir. Herbert Henry Davies has in " Doormats." ilr. Davies has to suffer for 
his reputation as a writer of light and airy trifles, but he has had the courage to 
etrike out a new line, and has been rewarded with success. As a matter of fact 
there is a distinct idea of merit in "Doormats," nothing less than the eternal war- 
far? between those who give and those who take, with a battle royal between two 
of the " takers," who make the mistake of imagining they are suitable mates. Mr. 
Davies, in his fantastic treatment of serious situations, has evidently been influenced 
by the younger school. Mr. J. M. Barrie is a school by himself. The only play 
he has given us this year, "Rosalind," has all the Barrie charm and unexpected- 
ness. It was the redeeming feature of ^tr. Frohmans tri])le bill, and when that 
entertainment was finished the little play was added to the triple bill at the Hay- 
market, in the place of Lord Dunsany's " The Golden Doom," a rather pretentious 
allegory on the futility of faith. 

There was, of course, a whole group of comedies, good, bad, and indifferent which 
do not belong to either the old or the new school. Mr. Graham Moffat's " A Scrape 
o' the Pen" stands by itself. It is really a direct descendant of " Bunty Pulls the 
Strings," and probably came into being on account of the success of that charming 
little comedy. It is said that "A Scrape o' the Pen" was originally written in 
two acts. The plot which holds, the play together could very well have been 
manipulated in one act. It is rather a trite plot of the "Enoch xVrden " type, but 
the wanderer returns to a wife who was only a wife in name, and was married in 
the Scotch fashion bj' a declaration signed and witnessed. The two old people, who 
are always bickering in spite of their affection, are as good as anything in " Bunty," 
but the rest of the play, amusing as it is, has not the cohesion of the first piece. 
Mr. Cosmo Hamilton, on the other hand, is one of the dramatists who is not quite 
old-fashioned. He would be modern, and yet is not modern. In "The Blind- 
ness of Virtue " he addressed himself to the p'roblem of whether a young girl should 
be told everything, a problem which seems to have solved itself nowadays. Some 
advertisement was given the play by the Lord Chamberlain only granting a pro- 
visional license, but there was really nothing to which he could reasonably object. 
An artistic Censor may protest, however, against the crudeness of the play. Mr. 
Monckton Hoffe, who began his career with a very amusing comedy, gave us a poor 
thing in " Improper Petei'," in which a middle-aged man finds he is loved by a 
slip of a girl. The days of the sentimental middle-aged man on the stage are 
doomed. Mr. R. C. Carton is distinctly one of the old school. His " Bear Leaders " 
had a good idea, but the treatment was too farcical. Mr. Horace Anneslej- Vachell's 




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" Jelf 's " and Mr. Anthony P. Wharton's "At the Barn" were amusing, amiable 
comedies of no particular distinction, and ^Ir. Besier's version of Mr. H. G. Wells's 
" Kippe " proved to be mere farce. ]Mr. C. B. Fernald's "98.9," produced at the 
Criterion by Mr. Loraine, was a rather pretentious comedy, on the converse of the 
Shaw idea that woman chases man, but it w^as amusing. ]\Ir. Lechmere Worrall's 
"Ann," Mr. Bernard Parry's "Where There's a Will." both produced at the 
Criterion, Mr. A. P. Wharton's " Sylvia Greer," which followed " Zaza " and 
preceded "The Tide" at the Queen's Theatre, and Mr. Frank Stayton's "Tan- 
trums," a modern version of " Taming of the Shrew," are plays that point no moral 
to the analyst of success. " The Five Frankforters," translated by Captain Basil 
Hood from Carl Rossler's popular play, may be superficial, but it is not common- 
place. The satire of the famous banking family did not tell in England, and the 
comedy as a play of character does not cut very deep. 

There must be a root-idea of interest, not necessarily a problem, in a modern 
comedy if it is to capture the imagination of London. That was the secret of the 
success of " Bunty " and "Fanny's First Play," and it has been the reason why 
" ililestones," produced on March 6, is still running at the Royalty. Mr. Arnold 
Bennett and Mr. Edward Knoblauch's piece has humour, freshness, wit, and pathos. 
I do not say it is the masterpiece some critics have affirmed it to be, and there is 
no doubt it has owed much of its success to the splendid acting of Mr. Dennis 
Eadie and his company. Above all, however, it has a strong central idea running 
through its pictures of the manners of 1865. 1885. and 1912. The same reason may 
be given for the popularity of "Little Miss Llewelyn." The adaptors of " Le 
Mariage de IMlle. Beulemans " have done their work well, and, as nearly as 
possible, have reproduced the ideas of the original play, only the English work is a 
trifle more farcical. 

Serious Pl.ws. 

The author of " Strife " I have left to the last. He has given us tw-^ new plays 
this year, but I do not think either of them can be called a comedy, although neither 
is a tragedy. " The Pigeon." produced at the Royalty in the beginning of" the year, 
is a variant of an idea which is fixed for Mr. Galsworthy : that character cannot 
change. That makes the tragedy of " Strife," and it is a" true and dramatic idea. 
The old artist in " The Pigeon " can no more help being rooked than the rooks can 
help victimising the pigeon. It is an interesting play, but is too samelv throughout. 
In " The Little Dream," produced at a Court niatiiiee, after having been first per- 
formed at :\Ianchester, [Nlr. Galsworthy has attempted to write a poetic allegory of 
the fight of a soul to peace through the battle of life, but the method of the author is 
anti-poetic. He has not the natural symbolic vision of a Maeterlinck. In " The 
Eldest Son," at the Kingsway, we have a variation of the theme of " The Silver 
Box." In that play there were two social laws for the rich and poor; in "The 
Eldest Son" there are two moral laws. It is a powerful play, but suffers from a 
rigid determination on the part of the author to illustrate his thesis. Mr. 
Galsworthy has purposely eliminated feeling from his problem. The imder game- 
keeper does not love the girl he has wronged ; the eldest son of the squire has never 
looked on the lady's maid as anything but a kind of episode. Breeding and a kind 
of obstinacy make him wish to do the right thing. Perhaps it was necessary to 
make the parallel ca?es the same, but all the play "really proves is that the squire 
IS wrong in forcing his gamekeeper to marry a girl he does not love. The real moral 
is that neither of the men should be compelled to make a loveless marriage. 

Except, perhaps, for this play of Mr. Galsworthy's it is noticeable that there has 
been no serious drama of note this year. I do not believe we shall ever return to 
the serious problem play. The gravest issues of life can be treated in what one 
may call a " play " — that is a mixture of comedv and tragedv, such as life itself is. 
The nearest approach to a tragedy was " The Secret Woman " by Mr. Eden Phill- 
potts. produced at the Kingsway by Mr. Granville Barker after much furs with the 
Censor. It is a novelist's play and not a drama, and its chief aim seemed to be the 
arousmg of a sense of horror. It is exceedingly painful without being dramatic 
or tragic ; sordid without being true to life. The same kind of thing is much better 
done by the yoimg dramatists of the Irish Theatre. Mr. St. John Ervine's " Mixed 
^Larriage," produced at the Court by the Abbev Theatre Companv of Dublin, is 
a very tragic affair, and it has the right dramatic stuff in it. Mr.' Lennox Robin- 
son s "Patriots," like Mr. J. M. Synge's "The Play Boy of the Western World." 
IS a comedy, but its aim is the same as Mr. Phillpotts's '" The Secret Woman" in 
presenting peasant life in its mingled tragedv and comedy. Onlv the Irish play- 
wrights have a finer sense of humour. ' " " ■ ' 



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Melodrama. 

If eerious plays have been scarce there is stiLl room for melodrama in London, 
especially if it be of a polite and picturesque type. Mr. Louis N. Parker's 
" Drake " has been one of the great successes of the year, for instance. Its subject 
has, of course, topical interest at the present moment, but, apart from that. Mr. 
Parker has done his work well. Those playgoers who remember Henry Hamilton 
and Augustus Harris's " Armada," nearly a quarter of a century ago, will be able 
to gauge how much better we do thes?, things now. The autumn melodrama at 
Drury Lane, Mr. Stephen Phillips's revised version of the late Walter Browne"^ 
" Every woman," struck a new note. In. outward style it is a kind of ^Morality 
play, but in essence it is really familiar melodrama. Beauty, vice, vanity, greed, 
and love are only our old friends the hero, heroine, villain, and comic relief in 
disguise. Still there were, perhaps, more ideas in the piece than in an ordinr.i-y 
melodrama, and to that extent " Everywoman " may be considered an advance in 
taste. 

To all intents and purposes the adaptation of Henri Kistemaechers's " The Turn- 
in,;; Point " at St. James's is a melodrama. It is old-fashioned in technique, and 
relies entirely on its " strong " situations. I think that may be usefully employed 
as a definition of melodrama, which now means to us a play in which the situations 
are everything, and the characterisation and ideas subordinate to them. Mr. 
Charles Klein's " Find the Woman " was another example of modern melodrama. 
It is modelled on the Bernstein lines of having a central thesis, and in the case 
of " Find the Woman " this thesis is the New York police examination in the 
third degree. But all the same, the thesis is nothing in comparison with the situa- 
tions. ^Ir. Hartley J. Manners's " The Great John Cianton " stands a little 
apart from this type of melodrama, for in the drawing of the domineering old 
millionaire and in some of the other dramatis pcrsonre there is an attempt at charac- 
terisation. Mr. George Fawcett's acting gave the play a distinction it would other- 
wise have lacked. Henri Kistemaeckers's " Instinct," which came to the Duke of 
York's via Liverpool, dealt Avith the old itiheme of whet/her a man would save the 
life of his wife's lover if the action came within the ordinary round of his duty. 
"Instinct" is an example of the Pinero well-made plaj'', but it has not a tithe of 
our own dramatist's ability. INIr. Eugene Walter's " The Easiest Way," the third 
American melodrama of the year, was a crude, brutal play on a subject akin to that 
of Pinero's " Iris." It was mainly remarkable for showing what the Censor will 
permit if there is no moral in a play. Other melodramas, such as " Ben Hur," 
" The Women of France," " The Apple of Eden," and " Monte Cristo " do not 
demand more than a passing mention. But " The Open Door " at the Lyceum 
was an attempt to follow the ^lorality fashion set by Drury Lane, and it had. 
perhaps, a great deal more meaning. As it was followed by a version of " Oliver 
Twist," in which the brutalities of Bill Sikes's murder of Nancy were emphasised, 
we may assume that Moralities are not to the taste of Lyceum audiences. 

SiiAKE-srEAiu: .\ND Reinhardtisms. 

The production of "Othello" at His Majesty's in the spring, and the usual 
Shakespeare festival in the early summer were the only " legitimate " Shake- 
spearean productions. Mr. Granville Barker's " The Winter's Tale " and '•' Twelfth 
Night" come in a category of new scenic productions. Sir Herbert Tree's Othello 
is not one of his best impersonations, and IMr. Laurence Irving's lago was very con 
versational and casual ; yet it was the most interesting feature of the production. 
Sir Herbert Tree's Othello was, of course, a tour dc force, for the part is not 
really suited to his temperament. The production was not so elaborate as usual, 
but even so there were omissions and alterations of the text. I\Ir. Granville Barker, 
on the other hand, has done well to follow the example of Mr. William Poel, and 
give us practically the whole of Shakespeare. This was made possible by the 
use of the apron stage, which Shakespeare's technique demands. The scheme of 
decoration in " The Winter's Tale " gave rise to much discussion. Frankly, on 
looking back on the production, I do not think the discussion was necessary. It is 
quite evident that Mr. Norman Wilkinson's eccentric scene of Leontes' palace and 
Mr. Rotherstein's imitation of Bakst's baroque dresses were not the expression of 
any sincere artistic need on the part of Mr. Barker, except inasmuch as he has 
come to the general conclusion that old-fashioned realistic scenery hampers rather 
than helps Shakespeare. I think it not unfair to suppose that the manager of the 
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beyond all reason. In "Twelfth Night" there was the same eccentricity of 
scenery, but Mr. Wilkinson supplied the designs of the dresses, which were not at 
all eccentric, and many of them very beautiful. Above all, the rapidity of speech 
which marred " The Winter's Tale " had given place to a normal delivery in 
"Twelfth Night." The second play was betier cast, too, and indeed was very 
finely acted, so that Mr. Barker is evidently a manager who is not above learning 
something from his critics. 

This innovation of scenery has been one of the vital features of the year. Max 
Reinhardt began the fashion with his production of " Sumurun " last year. Then 
he gave us his version of " CEdipus " early this year. The whole production 
was an attempt to luiderline the horror of Sophocles' tragedy. The black columns 
of the palace, the blood-stained altar, the dim lights and rushing crowds achieved 
this, but destroyed the dignity of the tragedy. It was a veritable hocus-pocus of 
stage art. Mr. Granville Barker imitated this style of production in " Iphigenia in 
Tauris." The temple was blood-red this time, and everything was done to create 
a scene of horror, in spite of the fact that Euripides' play is full of hopefulness 
and open air. However, "Iphigenia " was well-acted, and when ]Mr. Barker took 
the production to the Greek Theatre at Bradfield College one was able to appreciate 
the fact that apart from it« trappings the performance of the play was excellent. 

Max Reinhardt himself has given us nothing new except "A Venetian Night " 
at the Palace, a poor, dull thing, whatever his apologists may say. The piece was 
banned by the Censor, but trifling alterations were made. In other directions the 
new spirit of scenic reformation has made itself felt, and the irony of the situation 
is that Mr. Gordon Craig, who is the real leader of the movement, has not been 
represented by an important production in London of recent years. He has 
infinitely more poetic vision than Max Reinhardt. Sir Beerbohm Tree should hand 
over His Majesty's Theatre to Mr. Craig for a production of "Hamlet." For my 
own part, I think that Mr. Lewis-Ransom, who designed the dresses and scenery for 
" The Malingerer," the charming v.ordless play which Miss !Marie Tempest pro- 
duced as part of her triple bill, has done more than either Mr. Barker or Max 
Reinhardt to solve the difficulties of scenery. Mr. Ransom has been influenced to 
some extent by Aubrey Beardsley, but that is neither here nor there. His picture 
of an eighteenth-century bedroom strikes just the right note ae a fantasy, and the 
picture is beautiful without being ordinary. What Mr. Norman Wilkinson has 
forgotten is that the figures in his pictures are real. When they move and talk the 
" conventional " picture in his mind's eye is altogether broken up. The modern 
scenic artists must invent some background which will be in accord with his 
figures, which are only part of a static design when they are still. Nor must we 
accept too readily the idea that Shakespeare's play should be produced in the 
Elizabethan manner. i\Ir. Barker's ideas do not pretend to be Elizabethan at all. 
Mr. William Poel is the real Elizabethan producer of Shakespeare, but he is only 
Shakespearean as far as an observance of the limitations of the Elizabethan stage are 
concerned. His " Troilus and Cressida," the culminating performance of the 
Elizabethan Stage Society, was full of new and unjustified readings. I think 't was 
the least Shakespearean performance I have ever seen. 

Farces and Musical Comedy. 

There have been only two farces of any moment produced during the year, and 
they were by American authors. Mr. James Montgomery's " Ready IVIoney " is an 
amusing, original piece, and Mr. Austin MacHugh's "Officer 666" is both 
exciting and amusing. The British farces, either by native playwrights or transla- 
tions from the French, have been singularly poor. In farce there will no doubt be 
a renascence, as there has been in comedy. The melodramatic farces of America 
seem to me to open a new road. Musical comedy, on the other hand, is steadily 
progressing, although, it must be confessed, only on its musical side. " Princess 
Caprice" by Leo Fall, "Gipsy Love" by Franz Lehar, and "The Girl -n the 
Taxi" by Jean Gilbert are musically far above the musical comedies of a decade 
ago. Mr. Lionel Monckton has held h's own in "The Dancing Mistress," but on 
the whole the British composer of musical comedy has not been able to face the 
competition of the Viennese school The Gaiety pieces are permanent in type, and 
are peculiar to London. There is no reason why our own composers should not 
easily surpass the work of foreigners, but our clever young men would consider it 
beneath their dignity to write musical comedies. They aim at being nothing less 
than a Wagner or a Strauss. However, the advance of musical comedy if very slow 



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is none the less sure. If only a librettist of genius could be discovered thie form 
of art would receive a new impetus. The public wants something new and better 
than it has been given. 

There is no space to enter into details of the doings of the many stage societies 
now in existence. All have done good work, and are helping the cause of drama 
and acting. Indeed the activity in the theatre of to-day is remarkable, and, as I 
have tried to show in this review of the year's work, the dramiitic renascence is 
influencing our stage in every direction. There is no longer any cause for a pessi- 
mistic point of view in discussing the present and future of British drama. 



RAILWAY RATES. 

NEW regulations concerning the railway travelling of thea-trical companies and 
parties of music-hall artists, adopted by the Clearing House, came into 
force on July 1, 1912. They concerned the truck privileges and the 
jn-ices of trucks, the three-quarter fare concession which The Stage 
obtained for theatrical companies in 1896 happily remaining unaltered. The new 
regulations are as follow : — 

New Regvlations. 

1 to 9 passengers. — No free truck. 6d. per mile for a truck not exceeding 21 ft. 

in length. Is. per mile for a truck exceeding 21 ft. in length, but not 

exceeding 45 ft. 
10 to 20 passengers. ^ — No free truck. 3d. per mile for a truck not exceeding 21 ft. 

in length. 6d. per mile for a truck exceeding 21 ft. but not exceeding 45 ft. 

in length. 
21 to 33 passengers. — One truck not exceeding 21 ft. in length free. 
34 to 66 passengers. — Two trucks not exceeding 21 ft. in length free.^ 
67 to 100 passengers. — Three trucks not exceeding 21 ft. in length free. 
101 to 133 passengers. — Four trucks not exceeding 21 ft. in length free. 
134 to 166 passengers. — Five trucks not exceeding 21 ft. in length free. 
167 to 200 passengers. — Six trucks not exceeding 21 ft. in length free. 
3d. per mile for each additional truck (not exceeding 21 ft. in length) ; maximum 

load, 50 cwts. ; minimum charge, 5s. 
6d. per mile for each additional truck exceeding 21 ft., but not exceeding 45 ft. 

in length; maximum load, 5 tons; minimum charge, 10s. 
9d. per mile for each additional truck exceeding 45 ft. ; maximum load, 5 tons ; 

minimum charge, 15s. 
Each passenger, whether first or third class, to be counted as one passenger in 

reckoning the allowance of free trucks. 
Regulation governing guard trucks and runners cancelled so far as theatrical 

scenerv is concerned. 



THE KING AND THE THEATRE. 

During the year the King witnessed the following entertainments : — 

April 23. — Royalty. "Milestone'." Aiiqust 15. — Shaftesbury. " Princess Caprice." 

,, 26.— St. .James's. " Bella Donna." Oct. 26.— New. '"Ready Money." 

„ 27.— Wynrlham's. " .Jelf's." ,, 28.— St. .James's. "" The Turning Point. " 

„ 29. — London Opera House. League of Dee. 2. — " Ros'iliud." .J. M. Barrie's play, was 

Mercy Matinee. the principal item in the Command 

May U. — Scala. Kinemacolor. perfoiTuance which was given 



13.— Covent Garden. '"Aida." 
July 1.— Palace. Command Music Hall Per- 
formance. 
,, 12.— Covent Garden. " Madame Butterfly." 
,, 17.— Covent Garden. " La Boh^me." 
„ 20.— Garrick. " Find the Woman." 
,, 23. — Queen's Hall. Royal College of Music 

Patrons' Fund Concert. 
,, 25.— Covent Garden. " LeLac des Cysnes,' 



Sandringham in honour of 
the anniversary of Queen Alex- 
andra's birthday. Miss Irene 
Vanbriigh, Mr. Dona'd Calthrop, 
and Miss Helen Have ai peared in 
their original parts. Also in the 
programme were Mr. Yorke 
Stephens and Miss Margaret 
Moffat in ".Just Ijike a Woman," 
" Le Siiectre de la Rose," and and Mr. Barclav Gammon, 

"Prince Igor." „ 14.— Strand. "The Glad Eye." 

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THE PLAINT OF THE EARNEST STUDENT. 

BY MOSTYN T. PIGOTT. 



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HE Urania of these modern times 
I've made my study conscientious, 

And comedies and pantomimes 

And tragedies which reek of crimes 
And " <'i0.nve.r sat ions " most preteiiitious 

1 carefully have mastered them all, 

From theatre to music hall. 

I've studied them from the legit. 

Downwards (or upwards) to variety. 
And heard the Drama told that it 
Was of unbounded benefit 

To ev'ry section of society; 
I've seen the Licenser correct 
It when it was not circumspect. 

I've read long articles about 

Its destination and its mission 
And noted pundits pointing out 
That there exists no sort of doubt 

Concerning its exact position ; 
['ve seen it take up more or less 
Two-sevenths of the daily Press. 

I've watched it growing day by day 
To absolutely huge climensions. 

And seen enthusiasts display 

A dark desire to cast away 

Its most respectable conventions. 

I've marked its tendency and growth. 

And made a mental note of both. 

But as I gazed I found that I 
Was rapidy becoming fuddled ; 

The talk of aspirations high 

And fateful changes drawing nigh 
Left me pre-eminently muddled ; 

I wholly fail to comprehend 

Precisely how it's all to end. 

The more the subject I survey 

The more I feel I'm gettijig nervy; 

I feel my hair is growing grey 

As I perceive to my dismay 

The advent of the topsy-turvy ; 

And I get plaintively perplexed 

At thought of what's t-o happen next. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 15 



For instance, music-halls intent 
On finding anything that fetches 

Show very clearly they are bent 

On giving plays of sentiment 

And also Grand Guignolesque sketches, 

And are not backward nowadays 

In playing even Shakespeare's plays. 

Their chief reliance now they place 
On turns that aim at the dramatic, 

And they can pretty clearly trace 

Their patrons in nigh ev'ry case 
Exhibithig in style emphatic 

That they imdoubtedly incline 

To stars like Sarah the Divine. 

And on the other hand we find 

The theatres their methods changing 

And framing programmes of a kind 

That show they have it m their mind 
That matters call for rearranging : 

Their triple bills, one can but feel, 

Are very near to vaudeville. 

And if front-pieces they require 

No more they give us one-act dramas, 

But "entertainers" they will hire 

Who sing the songs that never tire 
Concerning flappers and pyjamas : 

In their opinion, thus they show. 

Variety is all the go. 

I gaze around as in a trance 
And, with my breath distinctly bated, 

I see things to the pitch advance 

When theatres to song and dance 
Are quite completely dedicated. 

And when the halls the home will be 

Of tragedy and comedy. 

I see a nearing day in which 

His Majesty's and the Apollo 
Will listen to the humour rich 
Of Wilkie Bard and Little Tich 

With histrionic seals to follow, 
While sisters on the high trapeze 
Win cheers till now Sir Herbert Tree's. 

I see grim dramas from the Norse 
And farces from the Eue de Rivoli, 

And Shaw's and Shakespeare's plays, of course. 

Transferred by circumstance's force, 
Up to the Palace and the Tivoli, 

While Alexander's bound to have 

All his productions at the Pav. 

It then suggests itself to me 

That all this very c^ueer and strange is ; 
The more I try the less I see 
W^hat sense there possibly can be 

In constant chops and constant changes. 
W'hat good on earth shall we get from 
This modern topsy-turvydom ? 




PETER PAN STATUE, 

Ei'ectetl in the Kensington Gardens. 



THE STAGE YEAR HOOK. 17 



THE CONDITIONS OF MODERN DRAMA.* 

BY LAURENCE HOUSMAN. 

THE " IMan of the World " has got hold of modern drama. His control of it is 
far more potent than of any other branch of art that one can name ; and his 
control arises from, or has been greatly increased by, modern dramatic con- 
ditions, many of which did not obtain to anything like the same extent a 
generation ago. 

He has got control in three different ways — by over-commercialism, by over- 
centralisation, and by a Censorship that springs not from the national conscience, but 
froni convention. 

Let us take first the commercial conditions. At the present day the drama 
is run on more fiercely competitive lines and for higher stakes than any other 
branch of art or literature ; it is produced at a far greater cost and under far 
more speculative conditions. Theatrical management is a much greater gamble 
than publishing or picture dealing. For a prosperous existence the drama depends 
on great trade interests, in a far greater degree than used to be the case thirty or 
forty years ago, and in a far greater proportion to its cost of original pi'oduction 
than any other form of art you like to name. 

By cost of "original production" I mean cost of invention to the author. A 
play has taken a dramatist as long to write, say, as it takes an author to write a 
novel, though probably it has not taken so long. There you get, as the nucleus 
of its life (the creative effort which has made it a work of art), six months' or a 
ye.ar's brainwork. But before that creative effort, that brainwork, can put on 
flesh in stage form it has to be connected with an expenditure of several hundreds 
or even thousands of pounds. Before it can have its popular chance a play has 
to cost probably at least £100 to every £10 that need be spent by a publisher on 
a book. The costs of advertising are enormous, far more than the costs of adver- 
tisino- books or pictures. The cost in rent of theatre, of upkeep in salaries of 
theafrical staff and actors, has enormously increased. Add to this the further 
adverse condition that when once a manager has started to produce a play it is a 
perishable article, very expensive to keep with all its working paraphernalia 
around it. And this initial factor of expense has, of course, a tremendous influence 
on the manager's acceptance or rejection of plays and on the character of plays 
submitted to him. A publisher can, and often' does for the credit^ of his firm, 
publish a good book of a non-popular kind, though he sees in it no immediate or 
even ultimate return on his outlay. He can afford to; it does not cost too much, 
and he gets credit by it. In the same way a picture-dealer can afford to invest 
in the work of an unrecognised painter. B'ut a theatrical manager, saddled with 
his huge expenses, cannot afford to do that to a play. He must see his money and 
his public waiting for him at the doors of his theatre, or he cannot afford to handle 
the play. And so he caters onlv for the taste of the day, and can offer very little 
direction and encouragement to the possibly better taste of to-morrow. Trade 
interests force him away from a free artistic choice : he must cater for majorities. 
In comparison, then, to the brainwork— the imaginative effort which is the centre 
of the whole thing— the monetary considerations have become hugely dispropor- 
tionate. The pres.sure of commercial conditions drives the manager to think only 
of immediate popularity ; he in turn drives the dramatist who depends on him for 
a living to think of immediate poptilarity also, and to direct his brainwork accord- 
ing! v. 

Commercial Morality. 

These are the most apparent conditions which have led t o the over-commercial- 
* The substance of a lecture delivered at the City Temple. 



18 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



ising and the intellectual cheapening of modern drama ; but there are others which 
go more subtly and more poisonously to its very roots. The modern musical 
comedy is their outward and visible expression; the inward and spiritual disgrace 
which they cover you will, I think, sufficiently gather if I quote to you Mr. 
Bernard Shaw's words in connection with the censoring in America and in this 
country of his play " Mrs. Warren's Profession." In the preface to another of his 
plays he writes : " Since the above was written news has arrived from America 
that a leading New York newspaper (which was among the most abusively 
clamorous for the suppression of ' Mrs. Warren's Profession ') has just been fined 
heavily for deriving part of its revenue from advertisements of Mrs. Warren's 
houses. 

" Many people have been puzzled by the fact that whilst State entertainments 
which are frankly meant to act on the spectators as aphrodisiacs are everj^vvhere 
tolerated, plays which have an almost horrifyingly contrary effect are fiercely 
attacked by persons and papers notoriously indifferent to public morals on all 
other occasions. The profits of Mrs. Warren's profession are shared not only by 
Mrs. Warren and her partner, but by the landlords of their houses, the newspapers 
(\hich advertise them, the restaurants which cater for them, and, in short, all the 
trades to which they are good customers, not to mention the public officials and 
representatives whom they silence by complicity, corruption, or blackmail. Add 
to these the employers who profit by cheap female labour, and the shareholders 
whose dividends depend on it (you find such people everyw-here, even on the 
judicial bench and in the highest places in Church and State), and you get a large 
and powerful class with a strong pecuniary incentive to protect Mrs. Warren's 
profession, and a correspondingly strong incentive to conceal from their own 
consciences no less than from the world the real sources of their gain." 

There you see how commercialism helps to encourage what Mr. Shaw calls the 
" aphrodisiac play " — the play which reflects the low average standard of sexual 
morality — which the Censor so readily passes, and which is to-day occupying, with 
great profit to its producers, a very large proportion of the London stage ; and you 
will find that in recent years the majority of censored plays have been those whicJi 
show themselves hostile to this far-reaching commercial alliance by attacking our 
low average standard of sexual morality. I need mention only "Waste," by 
Granville Barker, " Mrs. Warren's Profession," and " Maternity," by M. Brieux. 

The Dearth of Peovixcial Drama. 

The second evil from which our drama is suffering is over-centralisation. For 
you will never get drama of really native character and national importance if you 
" capitalise" it, so to speak, by giving it no real encouragement to flourish outside 
the metropolitan area. 

For various reasons the old stock companies which used to carry a large repertory 
of quite respectable drama throughout the length and breadth of England have 
either disappeared or entirely changed their character : and except in our really 
large towns you get from the travelling companies that visit them hardly an\-thing 
but inferior reproductions of a few of the popular successes of the day, generally 
of the musical comedy type. You might live for years in one of our cathedral 
or county towns nowadays and go starved, with never a chance of seeing any of 
the more serious dramatic efforts of the day. It is quite exceptional now for 
these to visit the provinces outside our large towns. For these are the plays which 
require good acting, and not merely that popular sub.stitute for it, a good stage 
presence and a knack of securing the cheap laugh : and in over-centralising our 
drama we have also over-centralised our actors. Good actors no longer take a 
steady apprenticeship of provincial touring as a matter of course — they prefer an 
alternative which brings far less practical experience, but more ease and higher 
remuneration — the filling of smaller parts in popular plays that run at the London 
theatres for whole months at a time or even years. And the selection of the play 
which is likely to run for so long a time (owing to its ultra-popular appeal) is 
another of the causes of our present dramatic decadence. The long run gives the 
actor an easier time, but less experience ; and it gives the drama less chance of 
growth and development. 

Repertory Theatres. 

Now, for the drama to recover its national character, and be not merely an 
exotic exportation from the capital to the provinces, we need local centres with 
companies of good actors permanently located, and so acquiring local repute, and 



THE STAGE VEAR BOOK. 19 



arousing a certain local pride in their achievements. This is being done to-day in 
three centres far removed from London — at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, at 
Miss Horniman's theatre in Manchester, at the Repertory theatre in Glasgow, and 
tentatively also, I believe, in Livei-pool. And at those places the public is beiu"- 
supplied with serious and original drama, in many respects of a more intellectual 
kind than you would meet with in the repertory of any single London theatre 
since the Court Theatre established its record a few years ago. Now those theatres, 
which are doing this most valuable work of decentralisation, all show a tendency 
or a wish to produce censored plays. Why is that ? Do you for a moment suppose 
that it is because those managers and the public for which they have to provide 
are more immorally or indecently inclined than others elsewhere? That alongside 
of this record of fine and serious work accomplished runs a morbid craving for 
impropriety ? Not a bit of it. It is because they are aiming for something better 
and higher and purer in drama than our present Censorship aims for — something 
which our present Censorship sets itself to defeat. Those managers would reject 
with contempt and disgust plays which the Censor has licensed ; while they have 
sought pel-mission in vain to produce to the serious and considerate audiences 
forming their clientele some of those plays I have named to you which the Censor 
will not allow to contaminate a public on which he has let loose " Spring Goats." 
and "Giddy Chickens," and a constant supply of inconstant "Georges" and 
good old " Charlies," the basis of whose dramatic attraction is their infidelity to 
their wives or the general looseness of their morals. The local respect which those 
managements I have spoken of have secured for themselves — the touch of local 
patriotism which their efforts liave evoked — are a far surer safeguard of public 
morality and decency than the imported "yes" and "no" of an aloof and distant 
Censor. Give a quickened local life to your drama, and you will give it also a 
quickened and a more native standard of morality. 

Village Plays. 

Here and there in recent years there have been other more humble attempts to 
localise the drama. You have heard of Mr. McEvoy's company of Village Players 
and their instinct was at once to get hold of some form of drama that had native 
life and local colour in it. That drama, too, can safely be left to look after its 
own morals. If you can but surround your drama with right conditions, make it 
a thing growing lOut of the community in which it is placed, give it a home flavour 
of its own, your Censorship becomes an obvious superfluity. I heard some time 
back of a clergyman in a West Somerset village who started to construct a Nativity 
play by making his players — the village youths — say at rehearsal the things they 
thought best to say in their character as shepherds approaching the manger of 
Bethlehem ; and, taking note of the simple things .eaid at one time or another by 
those untrained youths, out of these he constructed his play. Well, there again 
you get natural native drama producing itself under right and safe conditions. 
Veit under the rule of the .present Censorship it is impossible for that .simple 
village drama to receive a license. It may be played with open doors, people may 
come to see it, all may be edified, no one offended, but it cannot look for a legal 
license ; it is outside the conventions of the Censorship. 

You will see, then, how in considering the over-centralisation of the drama, and 
the symptoms of good which accompany its reversal, I have come again (as I did 
when treating of its commercial aspect) upon the question of the Censorshi}), 
which, as .at present constituted, I believe to be one of the great demoralising 
influences of modem drama, and one of the things which tends to impose upon 
it the " man of the world's " point of \'iew. 

"Man of the World" Drama. 
Now what sort of advice has your "man of the world " to give you toward the 
solution of your social problems? The true dramatist is always looking at life both 
individual and communal. If he studies the individual only, ihe may startle, amuse, 
excite; but it is not till he studies life in its groupings that he becomes socially 
valuable ; and the more broadly he can group the more likely is his work to become 
of real and permanent value. But you can't group broadly without coming on 
social problems, the unsolved evils of civilisation ; and so, just when the dramatist 
is finding his real stride, and going where Heaven meant him to go, up comes your 
man of the world and says, " Where are you off to? What are you after? " And 
when he points to those darker places of civilisation, where the grouping of life is 



20 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



densest and where the conditions obtaining are most obviously evil and corrupting, 
is not the advice of the " man of the world " almost sure to be to " let sleeping 
dogs lie," "not to stir muddy waters," or some conventional plea of that sort? 
\\ ell, in the Censor you have your " man of the world," backed with absolute 
prohibitive powers; he lays down his law that certain things are not t<> be referred 
to or dealt with publiclv on the stage, and as the things the dramatist wants to 
deal with are often very popular abuses — which lower our national vitality — which 
everyone knows about, but of which it is unpopular to speak, the Censor, with his 
prohibitive powers, t«nds on the whole to bs a popular character; and the tendency 
of his authority is to turn the drama in a comfortable, popular direction, suited 
to the " after-dinner habit " of listening digestively only to what is pleasant. 

Now, a purely popular drama of the urban kind will inevitably reflect popular 
ideals ; that which is the accepted pivot of our social conduct will become also the 
pivot of such drama, and the dtnoticmint of the play will be, in ninety-nine cases 
out of a hundred, just what the public would wish it to be. For the popular mind 
loves nothing better than to see its own verdicts and sentences endorsed and 
carried into effect upon the stage. Now, so far as I can discover, the only Nemesis 
(short of death or physical disaster of some sort) that your average theatre-goer can 
visualise and understand is the Nemesis of "being found out" — found out pub- 
licly, I mean. And, accordingly, nearly every example of what we are pleased to 
consider the higher drama, that ha/s made a popular hit, has depended for its 
denouement on the merely external accident of certain characters in the piece 
being found out or not being found out. You see them for two or three acts 
playing at hide and seek with the god of their worship until the god of their 
worship (namely, public opinion) finds them out. And when they are found out 
the play ends, generally in ?. rush to suicide. On being brought face to face with 
their loved and feared deity — charged with this, that, or the other offence against 
him — their remedy is to jump into another world where he does not exist. And 
the public is flattered ; it feels itself worshipped. " I am a god, to kill and to 
make alive I " You have but to go through in your own minds some of the best- 
written and best-conftructed drama of our day, and you will find^ that for its 
moral centre it has nothing better than a sort of truckling worship of popular 
opinion. 

Vox PoiTLi vox Dki. 

Now, do you think you are ever going to get really noble drama out of such 
material? Is such a god (when you have discovered him, or when he has dis- 
covered you) of such a high moral quality as to make this haphazard contact 
between him and the soul of a detected sinner — this bumping up against each 
other in the dark — very much worth considering? Apparently even the dramatists 
do not think so ; for no .looner has the apparition of this deity flashed its triumph 
upon the scene than the drama collapses in disaster, someone "goes under," and 
that is the end. Whereas, surely, the real drama — if this be a deity worth having 
— the real drama should begin where the man and his god have got to close grips 
bevond all possibility of escape : and in the ensuing struggle the drama would 
show you the worth of the god and the worth of the man. Yet it is very seldom 
that your modern drama gives you anything better than the story of some fugitive 
from public exposure run to earth, and there killed. What I want to know is, 
what your god does with him "and makes of him if it catches him and keeps him 
alive? How this godhead of popular judgment sets its mark on him — not when 
it kills him, but when it gets real possession of him? And when I see a play on 
those lines then I shall know more about the worth of the man and a good deal 
more about the worth of the god. 

A few years ago we had such a play given us : but though it made its mark and 
won fame and respect, and did good work, it wasn't a popular play. It was 
called "Justice." There, right at the beginning of the play, the people's god 
got hold of the man and broke him — ^.slowly, systematically, and cold-bloodedly 
wasted him ; after get/ting complete control of him, turned him loose again a 
wreck — made a worse thing of at the end than at the beginning ; and you saw upon 
him the marks of the teeth of the ))ef>ple's deity as though he had been mangled 
by some savage beast I Well, that jilay was worth seeing, but it didn't make you 
respect the people's deity — public opinion — the god of popular drama. 

Now, when its scheme is thus put befo'^e you. you cannot but see that the writer 
of that play had something to give to the public which (whether you agree with 
it or not) was worth considering. And you must feel convinced that such a man 




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ANN. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 21 



would not write anytliino; frivolously and wantonly merely to shock people or 
produce anything that could lie called indecent. Yet that writer, in giving evidence 
before the Committee (;n ^itage Plays a few years ago, had to admit that he had 
been prevented from wiitiiig a play which he very much wished to write because 
of a Censorship which claims to judge better than he whait is good for the 
public to receive at his hands ! 

The Social Dbama. 

We are told that one-half of the community does not know how tlis other lialf 
lives. And that fact, in so far as it is true— and it is very largely true— as 
altogether bad for our social health ; it keeps us callous and ignorant. Now, if 
true drama is alive in our midst hi will set itself to correct and to make tha;t 
anti-socdal condition of modern life (if not impossible) more difhcult. It will set 
itself to socialise the national conscience as a necessary step toward naitional drama. 
Where do you find that corrective tendency at work? Again, I say, among that 
group of dramatiats who are most keenly set on the abolition of tne Censorship. 
I'ou find it in the i)liys of ilr. Galsworthy, in "Strife," and "Justice," and 
" The Silver Bo.x," and in " Chains," by Mrs. Baker. You find it, intellectually 
expressed rather than socially, in the plays of Bernard Shaw and Granville Barker 
— iiiitellectually, because with them we do not generally get, as with Mr. Gals- 
worthy, a jaicture of the social relations between rich and \wov, but of the mental 
relations between the people who are trying to think and the people who are 
refusing to think. And there, again, is a huge department of life where one-half 
of the community does not know anything of the life of the other half, and tries 
to avoid knowing it. The suiaport which the Censorship receives is largely the 
support of people who are dead set against the theatres they frequent being 
invaded by thouglits and ideas which they do not wish to listen to. If they can 
]U'event any opening up of the social conscience on their playground they will. It 
.-;hall not even have a public playground of its own. 

There, then, is yet another indication that to be freed for social effectiveness — 
for the bringing together of the minds of the community, even if it be only to 
make them knock heads together — you need a greater freedom for the drama than 
a Censorship ruled by conventionalism and officialism will ever permit of. The 
plays of Bernard Shaw are largely concenied in attacking conventions of sex and 
conventions of religion ; the iilays of Granville Barker are hirgely concerned in 
ajttacking our social, industrial, and political conventions by an exposition of theic 
appallingly bad social results. Both set themselves to sliow that under some of 
our most cherished conventions, and behind our most monumental respectabilities, 
lie hideous evils which threaten to eat out the vitals of the nation. In their plays 
which have been censored they have laid their fingers upon evils that every grown 
man and 'woman knows of — that we are all in jiart responsible for— so widespread 
that they amount to what may be called illicit national institutions — things which 
are mentioned in our daily Press quite as openly and with quite as mucji detail as 
in these censored plays, but which have not elsewhere had their moral so ruth- 
lessly and uncomfortably pressed hcmie. And it is for the uncomfortable pointing 
of the moral that those i)lays have been condemned ; not because — as many of the 
plays passed by the Censor might well do — not because they could seduce any 
young man or woman into vice, not because there is anything in them to excite 
undisciplined jiassions, but because they could make a well-to-do audience un- 
comfortable and troubled in their consciences, and so give them (from tlie man 
of the world's point of view) a very bad return for their money. The Censorshiji 
sets itself to prevent a public attack on certain broad conventions which, often 
to most evil results, rule our social life. It does not set itself to prevent a public 
exposition in the most exhilarating and diverting form possible of a low standard 
of sexual morality and of equivocal situations so attractively presented that their 
general effect upon the less thinking of the audience cannot be an\i>hing else than 
a suggestion to "go and do likewise," for (as you perceive from its laughter and 
applause) the general theatre-going public is quite ready to regard those who do 
these things as "very good fellows." 

State Regulation of Vice. 

Now I do not say that the Censor should forbid these plays, but I do say that 
the known fact that the Censor has licensed these glorifications of a loose and 
harmful code of morals, while forbidding others which are aimed seriously against 



22 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

such e%-ils — I do not say that such knowledge creates in the public mind a bias in 
favour of t<jleratiiig and perpetuating certain social conditions, and tha* such 
licensing does come perilously near to a State regulation of vice. 

These censored plays for which I plead do often deal painfully with painful 
subjects — ^but they deal with them seriously. But the plays which the Censor 
passes deal frivolously and light-heartedly with painful subjects, and try to make 
you forget that they are painful. That is the most horrible thing about them — 
they enable an audience to feel comfortable. 

There are two things I want to leave prominently in your minds as regards this 
question. First, I want you to realise that the men who are most in danger of, 
and most hindered by the Censorship to-day are the very men who are most 
seriously and whole-heartedly intent on social reform and the awakening of a 
national' conscience as a means to national self-realisation. "What," inquires 
one of the characters in Granville Barker's play, " Waste," " what is the prose for 
God?" "That," answers another, "is what we irreligious men are giving our 
lives to discover." " The prose for God " — how to interpret God in the terms 
of every-day life, and how to carry out His will — -the preservation of life. " That's 
an unhappy man, or woman, or nation — I don't care what their brains, or their 
riches, or their beauty, or any of their triumphs may be — they are unhappy and 
useless if they can't tell life from death." It is because of its failure to dis- 
tinguish in the things of the drama between what makes for life and what makes 
for death that I ask for your condemnation of the present Censorship as an 
unhappy and useless institution. 

The second i^oint I want to impress upon you is the danger of turning a deaf 
ear to any voicing of an unpopular cause, lest it should in truth turn out to be the 
word of God. In a famous passage in the Book of Kings you may remember how 
four hundred prophets prophesied smooth things and flattered the ears of the King, 
but only one told the truth, and incurred for it the King's displeasure. 

In the drama of to-day there is a great deal that flatters the public ear, and 
helps to drug the conscience of the community : and that will always be the more 
popular drama. But there is in the hand of the dramatist a great power — the 
power of compelling by his art interest in and attention to unpopular truths. Give 
to the men who are willing to do that an unhindered right of way, and before ^ong 
you will see modern drama, as a means for rousing us to our full duty of citizen- 
ship, quickened into new life. After and following upon that you may get (what 
all artists must finally aim for) the drama of mirth and beauty — of pure and 
divine comedv. 




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MUSIC OF THE YEAR. 

By F. GILBERT. WEBB. 

THERE is wisdom in reviewing the past. It may not always bring satisfac- 
tory sensations, but undoubtedly it teaches many valuable lessons, and in 
the doings of recent times is to be found the key to the near future. In 
looking back over the past twelve months the most prominent object is the 
London Opera House, which now stands a monument of misdirected energy. To 
the experienced observer of London life ^Ir. Hammerstein's scheme was hopeless 
from its inception. From the time of Handel London with all its wealth has never 
supported two concurrent Grand Opera seasons in foreign tongues. One or the other 
has suffered financial disaster. Apart from this ^Ir. Hammerstein could not secure 
the artists and operas most popular in London as the Royal Covent Garden Syndicate 
was able to do, and as his prices were the same as those of Covent Garden music 
lovers naturally went to the older house, iloreover, Londoners have practically no 
curiosity concerning operatic novelties or fresh artists, and they have never thown 
any predeliction for the works of Massenet, on whom Mr. Hammerstein so greatly 
relied. These facts were familiar to the initiated before the foundation-stone of 
Mr. Hammerstein's theatre was laid, but it is well to state them in a work of 
reference such as the present volume, because Londoners have been accused vaguely 
of ingratitude and want of appreciation of rare enterprise, and because its failure 
has been adduced as a proof of the impossibility of founding a national school of 
opera in England. All Mr. Hammerstein did was to set up a rival to Covent 
Garden. There was nothing national in his scheme whatever. At the same time, 
it is but fair to acknowledge that the American impresario has built us an 
extremely handsome theatre, and made us acquainted with several works and artists 
previously unknown to us. 

London 0per.\ House. 

It will be remembered the London Opera House was opened on November 13, 
1911, with the first performance in England of "Quo Vadis ? " by Jean Nougues! 
The other novelties were Massenet's " Don Quichotte," introduced on May 17 last— 
the feature of which was the masterly impersonation of the name part by Mr. 
Lafont,' and the first production on the following Jime 15 of " The Children of 
Don," conducted by Mr. Arthur Nikisch. The libretto of the last-named opera 
was by T. E. Ellis (otherwise Lord Howard de \Yalden), and the music by Mr. 
Joseph Holbrooke, both of whom showed a want of perception of stage requirements 
fatal to the success of the work. During the season there were revived the old 
Italian operas "Norma," "William Tell," and "La Favorita," none of which 
proved successful, the first-named being played only once. Massenet's " Herodiade," 
" Le Jongleur de Notre Dame," and " Mignon," and Gounod's "Romeo et 
Juliette" were also revived. The remainder of the repertory consisted of "The 
Barber of Seville," "II Trovatore," "La Traviata," "Rigoletto," "Faust," 
" Tales of Hoffman," "Louise," and " Les Cloches de Corneville." The principal 
newcomers included Mmes. Felice Lyne, Victoria Fer, Vallandri, Isabeau Catalan, 
Augusta Doria, Yvonne Kerlord, Berthe Ca;sar, ^Marguerite D'Alvarez. Olchanski, 
and Jeanne Jomelli ; and Messrs. Orville Harold, Frank Pollock, Jean Auber, 
Gennaro De Tura, Vilmos Beck, Lafont, Jose Danse, Georges Chadal, Figarella, De 
Grazia, and Enzo Bozano. The conductors comprised Messrs. G. Merola, Luigi 
Gherubini, Raymond Roze, Fritz Ernaldy, and Arthur Nikisch. At the close of 
the season in July Mr. Hammerstein amiounced that he had lost £40,000, but that 
he intended to re-open in November iast. Second thoughts prevailed, however, and 
the theatre has now been leased to ]Mr. F. Akoun, of the Lima Park, Paris, who 
opened it on Boxing-day with a variety entertainment. 

Covent Garden. 
The Grand Opera season at Covent Garden was the longest ever given under 
the present management. It extended from April 20 until August 1, during which 



S4 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

time ninety-five performances were given of German, Italian, and French opera 
and Russian bullet. The works and their respective repetitions were a.s follows : — 
" La Boheme," seven times; " La Tosca," " Madama Butterfly," and " The Jewels 
of the Madonna," six each; " Aida " and " Pagliacci," five (with ballet); "The 
HugUvMiots," "Rigoletto," and "Louise," four; "La Traviata," "Samson and 
Delilah." "The Secret of Susanna" (with ballet), "Girl of the Golden West," 
and "Carmen," three; "Barber of Seville," " Manon Lescaut," " Conchita," and 
"Tristan," twice; also two cycles of "The Ring," comprising eight performances. 
Of the above openis "The Jewels of the Madonna," by Wolf Ferrari, and "Con- 
chita," by Zandonai, were respectively heard for the first time in England on 
May 31 and July 3. The principal parts in the former were sustained by Mme. 
Edvina, Mr. ^Martinelli (a newcomer this season), and Mr. Samraarco. The name- 
part in " Conchita " was impersonated by Miss Tarquinia Tarquini, who made 
her first appearance at Co vent Garden as Carmen on the opening night of the 
season. From the above list it will be perceived that " The Jewels of the Madonna " 
proved exceptionally successful : in fact, it was the chief feature of the season. 

In addition to the artists already mentioned, the cast of the operas included 
Mmes. Destinn, Tetrazzini, Saltzmann-Stevens, Kirkby Limn, Bourgeois, Donalda, 
Lipkowska. Berat, and Agostinelli. and Messrs. Paul Franz, John MacCormack, 
Seveilhac, Hensel, Cornelius, Hans Bechstein, Cellini, Dinh Gilly, Huberdeau. 
Marcoux, Romano, and \'an Rooy, etc. The conductors of the " Ring " were 
Dr. Rott9nberg and INlr. Paul Drach. and those of other works Messrs. Campanini, 
Panizza, Percy Pitt, and Thomas Beecham. Two new ballets were introdiiced, 
"L'Oiseau de Fer." bv Stravinsky, a gorgeous production, with music written 
after the manner of Richard Strauss, and " Narcisse," by Tcherepnine. remarkable 
for the beauty of its scenic effects. The principal dancers were Mme. Karsavina 
and Mr. Nijinsky. 

Concerts. 

A large number of orchestial concerts were given, and a high standaa-d of excel- 
lence maintained. The Philharmonic iSociety, continuing its centenary season, 
produced, on February 22, a new symphony in D minor. No. 7, op. 124, by Stan- 
ford, ian<i " Four Famous Lyrics," for voice and orchestra, by Landon Ronald. On 
March 21 ^\1as produced an " Invocation," for orchestra, written for the Society by 
A. C. ^lackenzie, and the first performance in London was given of a se«t of 
symphonic variations, entitled " Life floods," by Arthur Hervey. The Society 
completed its hundiedth season on May 23 last, when Beethoven's Choral Symphony 
was performed with the assistance of the London Choral Society, under the direc- 
tion of Arthm- Nikisch. The choice of tliis work was appropriate on tliis occasion, 
for the gieat Symphony was commissioned by the Philharmonic Society, and first 
perfoi-med by dt dn London on ilarch 21, 1825. The veteran Society commenced 
its hundredth and first season on N'ovember 7, under the direction of Mengelberg, 
who introduced into its repertoire Richard Strauss's tone-poem, "Also Spi-ach 
Zanathrudlra." At the succeeding concert, on the 21st of the same month, con- 
ducted by Fredeiic H. Oowen, was produced an orchestral suite, in C op. 37, " After 
Wordsworth," by H. Walford Davies. On December 5. the Society was able, for 
the first time, to use the prefix "Royal " on its progranmie. On this occasion the 
initial performance took place of a new " Symphony, in four linked movements," 




a supper was given at Pagani's Restaurant in celebration of the King's graciousness, 
and Madame Tetrazzini, who had sung during the evening, was presented with the 
Gold Medal of the Society. At the previous concert, 6n November 21, a like 
honour had been paid to Harold Bauer. It may be added that the present 
flourishing condition of the Society, after an existence dating from 1813, is no slight 
testimony to London's love of miisic. 

The London Symphony Orchestra resumed dts concerts ait Queen's Hall on 
Januarv 15. Adhering to its policy of employing different conductors, there were 
engaged for the completion of its eighth series'. Safonoff, Elgar, ilengelberg. Stein- 
^ch, Nikisch, and Gustav Doret, the last-named a Parisian musician new to London. 
These concerts, by reason of their exceptional excellence, have taken the place of 
the famous Richter Concerts. The programmes are of a conservative character, 
but_a few novelties were inti-oduced. On January 15 first performances were giyen 
in Loudon 0* the second and fourth of Ippolitoff-Iyanoff's "Caucasian Sketches," 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 25 



and Rimskv-Korsakoff's Easter Overiure, in D op. 35. Hamilton Harty's (tone- 
poem, "With the Wild Geese," was played on January 29; Holbrooke's symphonic 
poem, in B minor, "The Raven," was revived on February 12; and Paderewski's 
symphony, in B minor, op. 24, v\ias given on June 3. The comi)oser of the last- 
named work played at the concert on the 17th of the same month. The nimth series 
of these concert-s commenced on October 28, under ithe direction of Fritz Steinbach, 
and the two succeeding concerts, on November 25 land December 9, were conducted 
by Elgar. The programme on the latter occasion consisted of Elgar's ttrst sym- 
phony, his violin concerto and the " Enigma " variations, a selection that made 
prominent '.the imaginative power and masterly craftsmanship of our leading 
composer. 

The Saturday afternoon Symphony Concerts, given by the Queen's HaJl 
Orchestra, conducted by Henry J. Wood, at Queen's Hall, were recommenced on 
January 20, and large audiences liave attested to the public's appreciation of the 
meriits of the performances. Several novelties were introduced. On April 13 
" Momento Mori," for violin and orchestra, by Max Vogrich, the solo part being 
played by Mischa Elman. On November 16 " A Comedy Overture," op. 120, by 
Miax Reger, and on the 30th of the same month la symphonic poem, entitled " Les 
Sirenes." op. 33, by Rheinhall Gliere. 

The New Symphony Orchestra, founded and conducted by Landon RonaJd, gave, 
on February 1, the first performance of a symphony, in E minor. No. 2, by York 
Bowen, and on ilarch 30 introduced to England what was claimed to be a 
hitherto unknown symphony, by Beethoven. It was called ithe " Jena. " by its 
discoverer. It seems probable that it was written by Beethoven, but it is evidently 
a very early effort by that composer. It comprises the usual four movemenits, and 
is scored for a Hiaydn orchestra, without clarionets. The work is as obvious an 
imitation of its model as its originality is small. 

The only orchestral concert given by Thomas Beecham, apart from the 
Sunday Concerts at the Palladium and elsewhere, was a performance of French 
and Italian eighteenth century music at ^EoMan Hall, on February 24. ^Mention 
should be made of a band, formed by this musician, consisting of a novel com- 
bination of wind-instrimients. The intention was to secui'e new varieties of tone- 
oolour. Tliis object was achieved. That the results were not always satisfactory 
may be attributed to the music having to be rescored, and the writers lacking 
experience in the possible effects. 

The attendances at the Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts, conducted by Henry J. 
W'ood, were excepitionally large. On several occasions, indeed, in excess of the 
capacities of the building. The exceptionally cold summer greatly favoured these 
concerts, in common with all places of amusement ; but there is no doubt that these 
performances are greatly esteemed by a large section of the London public. They 
commenced on August 17, and the programnres included a considerable nimiber of 
novelties, for the most jiart, of light and pleasing nature. On the 29th was intro- 
duced to England the " Vorspiel and Serenade," from the " Shownuan " ballet, and 
on October 17 a " Schauspiel " overture, by the rarely gifted youth, Erich Korn- 
gold. Arnold Schonberg's "Five Orchestral Pieces," described as "Experiments 
in dissonance," and understood to be an attempt to introduce into music the prin- 
ciples of the new " Futurists " school of painters, were played on September 3, but 
excited so much derision that up to the present no one has ventured to repeat the 
experiment. A new suite, in four movements, of imaginative character, entitled 
"The Sea," by Frank Bridge, was produced on September 24. The late Coleridge 
Taylor's violin concerto, oiiginally produced at the Norfolk Festival, Conn., in 
May last, was played for the first time in England on October 8, the soloist being 
Arthur Catterall. On the same night a remarkable piece of "atmospheric " music, 
called a " Nocturne," by Poldowski (Lady Dean Paul), was produced, and on the 
10th of the same month two " Celtic Sketches," by Edgar L. Bainton. Six 
orchestral variations on "Down Among the Dead Men," by Julius H. Harrison, 
were heard for the first time on October 22, and three delightfully vivacious 
"English Dances," by Algernon Ashton, were introduced two nights later. The 
season closed on October 26. 

Among miscellaneous concerts record should certainly be made of a series of 
performances by the Queen's Hall orchestra, under the direotion of Henry J. Wood, 
at Earl's Court Exhibition. The programmes consisted entirely of music inspired 
by the writings of >Sliakespeare. The selections were admirable, the music was 
most interesting, and although the scheme failed to attract the public, the con- 
certs formed a remarkable testimony to the power of Shakespeare's genius. 



26 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



An attractive series of Choral and Orchestral Concerts, organised by BaJfour 
Gardiner, commenced on March 13. Their object is to encourage native art, and 
a,mung the works produced were "The Enchanted Summer" and a "Festival 
Overture," by Arnold Bax : "News from \\niyd<ah," by Balfour Gardiner; " The 
Baron of Brackley," bv W. H. Bell; a piece, for etring orchestra, entitled 
" Mock Morris," and a " New English Dance," by Percy Gra-inger ; and an orches- 
tral suite, founded on Arab airs, called " Bani Mora," by Gustave von Hoist. 

The Royal Choral Society a.t the Albert Hall gave the fir-st performiance in 
London of' Elgar's "We Are the Music Makers," on November 28. The soloifit 
was Mui'iel Foster, las on the production of the work at the Birmingham Festival. 
On December 23 a Carol Concert was given, a new departure by this Society. 

The London Choral Society resumed its concents at Queen's Hall, on October 30. 
with Bantock's " Omar Khayyam." and at the succeeding concert, on December 4. 
produced >a setting of Milton s "Lycidas," for soprano land baritone solos, chorus 
and orchestra, by Hugh Hulbert. 

Chamber music has been well represented if not generously supported. The 
Classical Chamber Concerts, the Holbrooke Chamber Concerts, and .the " Thursday 
12 o'clocks " seem to have succeeded in establishing themselves, and other parties 
which deserve mention are the London Trio, the London String Quartet, the 
Langley Mukle Quartet, Wesseley Quartet, the Grimson Quartet, and the " Motto " 
Quartet. We were visited by iJie " Flonzaley," "Rose," "St. Petersburg," and 
" Sevcik " Quartets. 

Of the numerous pianiste who have given recitals may be mentioned Carreiio, 
Johanne Stockmarr, D'Albert, Bauer, Lamond. Busoni, Backhaus, Paderewski. John 
Powell, and York Bowen. Violin and 'cello recitals were given by Kreieler, Mischa 
Elman, and Pablo Caeals. A very large number of vocalists have given concerts, 
the most prominent being Melba. Tetrazzini, and Clara Butt. Generally epeaking, 
a higher standard of vocalism has prevailed at song recitals. Among the most 
popular were those given by Muriel Foster, Gerhardt, Culp, Maggie Teyte, and 
Plunket Greene. 

Variety Productions. 

Much enterprise has been shown by managers of variety theatres in introducing 
high-class mufiic. Two remarkable productions were a masque, entitled " The 
Crown of India," by Elgar, at the Coliseum on March 11 ; and " The Gypsies," an 
opera in two acts by Leoncavallo, on September 16, at the London Hippodrome. 
Neither work revealed the composer at his best, but that these writers should have 
received commissions from the respective managements is significant of the increasing 
appreciation of good music by the masses. 

Festivals. 

This article would be incomplete without reference to the provincial Festivals, 
for it is at these gatherings that important novelties are produced. The new 
marks at the Hereford Festival were a vivacious " Serenade for String Orchestra," 
by Granville Bantock ; an "Ode on the Nativity," by Hubert Parry; and a 
" Fantasia on Christmas Carols," by Vaughan Williams. The Birmingham Festival 
was conducted for the first time by Henry J. W^ood, and the new works comprised 
" W'e ai-e the Music Makers," by Edward Elgar; "The Song of St. Francis," by 
W^alford Davies ; " Fifine at the Fair," by Granville Bantock; and a new symphony 
in A minor No. 4, by the Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. No novelties were pro- 
duced at the Bristol Festival, the feature being a performance of W^agner's " Ring " 
in concert form. At Brighton a successful revival was made of the musical festivals 
organised in 1909 and 1910 by Joseph Sainton. This year the festival conductor 
was Lyell Tayler. The novelties were a new version of Edward German's " March 
Rhapsody." an expressive " Melodic Pathetique " by Marie Home, and two orches- 
tral pieces, respectively entitled "Infancy" and "Childhood," by W^. H. Speer. 
As there was a profit of some £200, it may be expected that the Brighton Mimici- 
pality will continue these festivals. 

The Obituary of the year includes H. Trotere (Henry Trotter), the composer of 
"Old Madrid," " Asthore," and other songs of exceptional popularity; Giulio 
Ricordi, the head of the famous publishing firm ; Jules Massenet, the far-famed 
French operatic composer, aged seventy ; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who died on 
September 1 from pneumonia at the age of thirty-seven; W'ilhelm Kuhe, in his 
eighty-ninth year ; and Frances AUitsen, aged sixty-three, one of the most popular 
of lady song writers. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 27 



THE VARIETY YEAR. 

BY E. M. SANSOM. 



NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWELVE m the Variety World hae been 
marked with considerable movement, but it is doubtful whether any great 
progress is to be reported, except, of course, that the Music Hall Command 
Perfomiance marked an epoch in the history of the industry. But one Com- 
mand performance cannot keep a profession upon the highest pimiacle of public 
favour any more than one swallow^ can make a summer, and looking back over the 
year with a calm and unprejudiced view one ifi forced to doubt whether the body of 
music hall managers have really been aware of the power that hae been in their 
hands. This feeling largely arises in connection with the issue of what are familiarly 
known as double licenses. It will be remembered that the Lord Chamberlain, 
following a sketch prosecution of the Palace for presenting "A Man in the Case," 
and the granting by the London County Council of music and dancing licenses to 
places of amusement already in possession of a stage plays license (and vice versa), 
made it known that he would be willing to issue his license for the performance of 
stage plays to houses within his area subject to certain reservations. The principal 
conditions imposed made it necessary that in addition to the dramatic portion of the 
entertainment there were to be five other items in the bill, or, in other words, each 
music hall programme was to include not fewer than six tunas. The Lord Chamber- 
lain thus agreed ito the submission that the public desired sketches, but one 
wonders whether the public demanded the plethora of dramatic fare which flooded 
the Variety stage during 1912. The scheme of Variety is sufficiently broad, and its 
limits are so obscure and undefined that practically an;y'thing that will tend to 
interest, amuse, or otherwise entertain may find a place upon the boards of a Variety 
theatre. But the happy manager is be who can so arrange his programme that all 
sections of his audience have their wants supplied, and directly he overloads a bill 
with a, superabundance of any particular form of entertainment so soon doee he 
miss the value of that true Variety which can be sufficiently charming to make all 
the difference to the box office and the hold of the music hall upon the affections 
of the public. Many of the condensed dramas which made their appearance with 
the granting of the double license were excellently done from all points of view, 
but many of the others were quite the reverse. Old plays with a humour that was 
out of fashion, and a number of cliaracters that were more or less unintelligible to 
1912 audiences, found their way to the music halls, and the lover of Vai-iety, discon- 
tented with a programme made up of two hours of drama and a minimum of Variety, 
went elsewhere for his amusement. Where ? Probably to the picture palace. From 
the economic point of view, the manager (looking only at the present) probably felt 
himself justified in cutting down expenses, and the engagement of a theatrical 
company proved much cheaper than that of a number of "stars." One house paid 
under £40 per week for its oompajiy, though the average expeaiditure was con- 
siderably more than this. But the fact remains that the acting and staging of many 
of the pieces would have reflected little credit on some of the London amateur clubs, 
and though it may pay for a little while to present such companies, Variety suffers 
in the long run, and with it the best interests of the music hall profession. The 
success of Variety depends mainly upon the presentation of the best and the best 
only, and decadence will commence (if it has not already commenced) when managers 
impose the cheap and nasty instead of the best obtainable that has hitherto done 
duty. There are plenty of 'good sketches, and there are many plays which wiU bear 
condensation, and it would seem to be the best idea for managers who recognise 
a demand for drama to engage an adviser with a theatrical reputation who can book 
and direct the presentation of acts within his own special province. 



28 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



SlNDAY. 



Suinething in the nature of a bombshell was hurled by ]\lr. Oswald StoU in July, 
when ill the eohunnis of The Stage he issued a manifesto on the Sunday question. 
Mr Stoll argued that as picture palace:; were allowed to open on Sunday and to draw 
a greater or lesser amount from th^ entertauiment-seeking public at the expense of 
the remiiinder of the industry, music halls and theatres should in common honesty 
be similarly favoured. The matter provoked the liveliest discussion, many and 
varied being the views expressed in the columns of The Stage by people eminent 
in the entertainment world and others interested. Naturally the subject was of 
gireat importance to the working membei"3 of (thie" theat'idcal and variety profession, 
and the Variety Artists' Fed3ra.:ioia, throaigh its cliaiirman, JNlr. W. H. Clemai-it, was 
early in the field to take up the cudgeLs in the fight to prevent a seven days' working 
week. For a long period Mr. Clemart dealt with all phases of the subject in lead- 
ing articles in the *' Performer "; the various Federation meetings throughout the 
country endorsed the official view in no uncertain fashion, and members of the 
profession to the number of several thousands signed a petition for presentation 
to the London Count}^ Council. A mass meeting of the profession was held at the 
Trocadero Restaurant towards the end of September, and was presided over by Mr. 
Edward Smallwood, J. P.. L.C.C., who had taken great interest in the Sunday ques- 
tion, and had made the subject his special charge in the Council Chamber. All 
branches of the opposition to Sunday Opening were represented. Mr. Clemart spoke 
for the V.A.F., Mr. Charles Austin represented the Grand Order of Water Rats, 
and Mr. Albert Voyce the Terriers' Association. ^Ir. William Berol expressed the 
views of the International Artists' Lodge, Mr. William Johnson spoke for the stage 
hands, and other speakers included Mr. Wal Pink, Mr. R. P. C. Corfe, Mr. Frank 
Brianit, L.C.C., and the Rev. F. B. Meyer. The mc2ting, by ain overwihelming 
majority, passed the foEowUng resolution : — 

That with a view to preserving Sunday as a day of rest and recreation for 
all concerned in the production of public entertainments, this meeting calls 
for the abolition of entertainments on Sunday in dramatic, variety, and picture 
theatres. 

Subsequently a deputation representing the various music hall societies waited 
upon the Theatres and ilusic Halls Committ-ee of the London County Council. Mr. 
W. H. Clemart acted as spokesman and read a long statement, which emphatically 
protest.e'd against the Sunday cpendng of places of amusement in London. On the 
same day representatives of the kinematograph exhibitors and the Amalgamated 
Musicians' Union waited upon the Committee. 

When the Sunday question was first raised in the L.C.C. the Chairman of the 
Committee promised to bring up a report on the subject in October, in order that a 
full and free discussion might take place thereon. This duly arrived, and advocated 
a kind of "as you were" policy, but many influential members of the Council, 
including Sir George Alexander, Mr. Edward Smallwood. and Sir John Benn have 
given notice of various amendments. Unfortunately the year closes without any- 
thing definite having been done, pressure of other business having forced the Council 
to postpone the consideration of the report until after the Christmas recess. 1913, 
however, should provide a fight to a fijiish upon a subject of vital interest to the 
Variety profession. 

The Command Performaxce. 

After two postponements, rendered necessary first by the disastrous fire at the 
Empire, Edinburgh, in the previous year, and secondly by a Royal bereavement, the 
Royal Command Performance— the first of its kind in the" history of the music hail- 
duly took place at the Palace on July 1. The King and Queen were present with 
their suite, and other Royal personages who attended the performance were the 
Grand Duchess George of Russia. Princess Victoria. Princess Christian of Schleswig- 
Holstein. Princess A'ictoria of Schleswig-Holstein. Prince Arthur of Connaught, the 
Duke and Duchess of Teck, and Prince Alexander of Teck. and Princess Henrv 
of Battenberg. The house was brilliantly decorated, the view of the auditorium 
disclosmg flowers— thousands of blooms — upon a background of pavemezzo marble as 
the principal feature of the decorations. The fronts of the circles were formed by 
a rich moulding of pavemezzo marble, upon which roses of pink, vellow. and red 
were arranged in profusion. In the centre of each tier was a marble jardiniere 
having at each end two cornucopias laden with roses and carnations. The walls of 
the auditorium were hidden by scenic panelling and trellis work designed to give 



Tim STAGE YEAR BOOK. ' 29 



the effect of an Italian garden. Surmounting the Royal Box, which was on the 
O.P. side of the house, was a dome of blossoms, and the box itself was designed in 
the shape of a huge jardiniere of marble, with carnations and roses emerging from 
a cornucopia at each end. The building was a veritable flower garden, the Royal 
Box seemingly representing a bower of roses, and the manner in which the decorative 
artist worked in harmony with the artist in luminants had the happiest results. 

The programme was contributed to by Charles T. Aldrich, Wilkie Bard, the 
Bogannys, G. H. Chirgwin, Cincpievalli, David Devant, Happy Fanny Fields, Bar- 
clay Gammon, La Pia, Harry Lauder, Alfred Lester, Cecilia Loftus, Clarice Mayne 
and J. W. Tate, the Palace Girls, Anna Pavlova. Pipifax and Panlo, Arthur Prince, 
George Robey, Harry Tate, Little Tich, and Yesta Tilley, while for a concluding 
itema tableau, representing "Variety's Garden Party," was given. In this nearly 
150 music hall artists took part, the central position being occuisied by Harry Claff, 
who took the solo part in the National Anthem. The first Command Performance 
was a splendiid succeiss, la.nd a. saim of £2,738 13s. 5d. was realised as p-rofit on 
the function. This, dn acccirdamice wc't.h the expT'e-sscd wash of the King, is to 
be divided among the musdc-hall ohiaritrjes. 

The modern music hall is almost an essential to a large proportion of the popula- 
tion of the country, and it behoves all connected with the profession to &ee to it that 
the scutcheon of Variety, figuratively raised aloft by the visit of the King to the 
Pa.lace, is not blotted by any retrograde movement. Cheap cjaiics may sneer at the 
humour of the halls, critics may condemn much that still remains, but the funda- 
m.eintal principle tio rieeoginiiise ds t.hatt tihe Musdc Hiadl ds an dnstdtutdon of tihe people, 
who, in S'ome degTee, goivern t^be supply a-ccortd'iaiig ho their demand. The honour 
which the King conferred upon the music halls is certain to find a responsive echo 
in the increased attendances of the more cultured section of the community, and it 
wdill bie better for all conceiiied if a high stmidaird oif excellence be insiisted upon 
regard to all entertainments. The future success of the music hall is, to a great 
extent, in the hands of those who own and control the various syndicates ; they 
are the master of their fate, and if Variety loses its hold upon the public favour 
for many years to come the only excuse will be the incompetence of those who now 
dominate the situation. 

Funds and Socjeties. 

A record of the year's work in connection with the various funds and societies 
appears elsewhere in the Year-Book. but no review of the year could be considered 
complete without the inclusion of an appreciation of the admirable work carried on 
in these directions. The Variety Artists' Federation continues along its successful 
way with a bank balance of something in the neighbourhood of £10.000. It has still 
as its chief executive officer ^Ir. W. H. Clemart, a gentleman whose knowledge of 
the inner workings of the profession 's limitless and unexcelled. There are so many 
minor matters, connected chiefly with individual performers or small groups of 
artists, which call for tactful treatment, during the year that it needs no " big 
fight " to enable the Federation to justify its existence. It claims to protect the 
artist against injustice, and it maintains that claim and assumes the responsibility 
connected therewith in whole-hearted fashion. Among the most important work of 
the year was the consideration of a number of suggested amendments to the Award 
of 1907. ^Ir. W. H. Clemart and ]Mr. Wal Pink, repi'esenting the artists, and Mr. 
Walter Payne and Mr. J. L. Graydon on behalf of the managers, have held many 
meetings with the object of adapting the Award in a manner rendered necessary 
by the experience of its five years' woTking, a.nd althongh nothing definite has 
been decided it is to be hoped that an amicable settlement will be reached, and that 
all parties will work together in the best interests of the industry, realising that 
each part of a machine is essential to the whole, and the smooth rumiing of the parts 
means the increased capacity of the instrument. 

The Miisiic Hall Arltdistis' Railway Assocdatdon, boasting a membership of ab-ont 
7,000, ihas pairsued a peQicefuI path, securing for its pad'vilegiSid membiers a satds- 
faictory ireiductiiion in travelling expenises. It- has only one reverse tio ohrondcle, 
and t*hat a.ffeots but a ismiaJl pirop>oirtdon of its members — ran increase in the 
charges for the Uise of -railway trucks. Arisdng from this dncreas'S a new sooiety, 
the Vauide-wille Protieotdon As.sociatdon., has spirxing into exast'emce through the 
iniitiatdv© O'f Mr. Hea^bcrt Diaaiiley. This society consists of sketch proprietors and 
ethers v^^o ^travel troupciS, or with a ccinsdderable amomnt of propea'ties, and the 
madm object iis to fiecure a ned notion in the truck charges, though the aim of the 
V.P.A. i'S the general and mutual beniefit. of its members. 



30 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



The fharitie* of the profession — the Variety Artists" Benevolent Fund and Institu- 
tion, the Miisic Hall Ladies' Guild, and the Music Hall Home Fand — have con- 
tinued their good and useful work with unabated enthusiasm. The V.A.F. have 
toUected £240 during the year from percentage*; on managers' benefits, etc., and the 
N'.A.B.F. and I. has profited to this extent. During the year the V.A.B.F. and I. 
adopted a new constitution, which retains in the hands of the artists the control of 
the Fund. The Home was moved to new premises at G-ipsy Hill dm-iuig the 
year. a.nd a number of old professionals (males only) continue to be ckjthed and 
fed by thf? Fund. The In.Siti.tution at " Brinswort.h," Twickenham, has sixteen 
inmates of both sexes. 

The Terriers' Association has been practically disbanded, and in its place has 
arisen the Beneficent Order of Terriers, which is open for membership to white 
performers only. 

A Death .\nd Some Ch.anges. 

The death of Sir Edward Moss on November 24 removed a remarkable figure from 
the music hall world. The late Sir Edward, in the course of a strenuous life, 
accomplished more than anyone else in the task of elevating the music hall, and 
the Empires which he left behind as the monuments of his life's work are very 
different places to those with which he was first associated. He was a great-hearted 
gentleman, and he will be sadly missed. ^Ir. Frank Allen has succeeded the late 
Sir Edward Moss as managing director of the Moss Empires, Limited, and Mr. 
William Houlding is the new chairman of the company. Mr. Allen is too well 
known that it should be necessary to make more than a passing reference to the 
geniality and straightforward dealinge which have always characterised his profes- 
sional -career. His long association with the iloss Empires — ^extending over twenty- 
seven years — under the late Sir Edward Moss, gives him particular fitness to put on 
the mantle of his late chief. 

The ofhces of the London Theatre of \'arieties. Limited, familiarly known as the 
Gibbons' Circuit, have seen several important changes. First, Mr. Harry Masters 
relinquished his position as general manager, then Mr. Walter Gibbons resigned the 
managing directorship "owing to ill-health," and was succeeded by Mr. Charle.s 
Gulliver ; and latter Mr. Charles Eeed, the booking manager, departed for fresh 
fields and pastures new. Mr. Gulliver has surprised many people by the abundant 
energy and resourcefulness with which he has attacked his new position ; he has 
tried 'many experiments and has proved that he is not afraid to take risks, and 
speaking with a knowledge of the state of affairs at his principal West End Hall, the 
Palladium, it seems safe to assimie that the future will be bright for the share- 
holders in the L.T.V. 

The Year's Entertainment.?. 

In the main, of course, music hall prograjnmes have been much the same during 
1912 as they were in previous years, but one or two features have been intro- 
duced which demand recognition. Of the great influx of condensed dram.as 
mention has already been made, and there is also to be recorded a distinct 
imf)rovement in the quality of the dramatic and musical fare provided at the 
leading Variety houses. The Tivoli, for instance, produced several sketches of 
considerable merit, though more than one of them were what might be included 
within the comprehensive " sex problem " description — a subject in which, to 
judge from results, the music hall public are not particularly interested. The 
Palace introduced a much-heralded Eeinhardt spectacle, "A Venetian Night," 
which, while (possessing many points oif interest mainly on account of original 
staging, did not prove successful, pos&ibly O'wing tothe intO'Tventcon of the Censor, 
who caused to be altered .much of the performance ere he would sanction it 15 
presentation. At the Palace, it should be noted. Sir Herbert Tree made his vaude- 
ville debut in "The Man Who Was." "Arms and the Girl" was a popular 
musical comedy item which ran at the London Hippodrome for manj- weeks, and 
another notable essay of the same management was a revue, " Hullo, Eagtime." 
which, produced at the end of the year, was a brilliant success, and promises to fill 
the house for a long while to come. Revue has jumped into [)opularity in London 
during the year, and as these lines are ^\^■itten no fewer than four West End 
houses are staging this form' of entertainment. The reconstructed Alhambra 
opened in October with " Kill That Fly!" The Empire, which might be termed 
the originator of London music hall revue, has had "Everybody's Doing It" in 
the bill for a long while, and the Oxford is staging "A Seaside Review." 
Another '"craze" to. be mentioned is that of Ragtime. Syncopated melody. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 31 



introduced from America, caught the London public in iis grip about half-way 
through the year, and ragtime troupes of varying degrees of excellence made their 
appearance ail over the country. One of the first among the best of these com- 
panies was that of Hedges Brothers and Jacobson, and others distinctly good 
were the Ragtime Six and the Ragtime Octet. Individual ragtime artists also 
flouri'sihed oonisidorably during lihe year. The most impontant event dn the year's 
history of the London Coliseum was the production of Sir Edward Elgar's bril- 
liant masque, " The Crown of India." and another special engagement was that 
of the Sheffield Choir under Dr. Henry Coward. The Oxford staged two 
morality plays, " Everybody " and " Signposts," and thus catered for an exist- 
ing demand for this form, of sketch, and the Palladium introduced several Grand 
Guignol " thrillers " with more or less suocess, and provided several strong 
sketches, among which were "The Real Napoleon" and Cicely Hamilton's "The 
Constant Husband." The Palladium was also responsible for a series of daily 
matinees of fiUl theatrical pieces, and a revival at the same house of Minstrelsy 
on a huge scale, under the direction of ]\Ir. Eustace Gray, is to be set down as 
very successful. 

But those features noted above are in the nature of novelties and variants, 
and it must not be overlooked that during 1912 the leading music hall artists have 
quite held their own. A number of illustrations, set herewith, record a few of 
tlhe leia.ditng sueceiascis of the yeair. Mr. Joe Elvii,n, w'ith two new sketches, " A 
Day's Sport " and " Patching It Up " ; Little Tich with several studies in his 
best vein ; Mr. Bert Gilbert, who returned to England after a long sojourn in 
Australia, and with Miss Ivy Ray presented "The Ticket Collector"; Miss Ella 
Shields, a recruit to the ranks of the male impersonators ; May Erne and Erne 
Chester with a delightfully staged musical act ; Alfred Lester with new hjs 
well as familiar material of an unusually humorous character ; Betty Barclay and a 
Baritone (Mr. George Glover) with one of the most successful acts of the year ; 
Mr. Charles Austin with an immensely funny sketch, " The Bombshell " ; Mr. 
Eugene Strattoin with :anoitiher of his dndmataible coon, scenas, " UncJe Jasper"; 
and Olga, Elgar, and Eli Hudson, whose artistic musical act is on an exceptionally 
high plane, have all assisted to keep the flag of Variety flying high in the popular 
fanicy, wihile thea-e are many otiber artdsts who coratiniue on their successful way as 
favourites of the public. • 




32 I ill: Si A(,i: t/:AA' BOOK. 



THE WITCH. 

A STORY OF SOMERSET. 

BY B. I. MAY. 



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Tlie witch vurst come. Oh Lor ! 

'Uw us did vear 'er ! She did bide 
A moile away, or more ; 

'Er cottage stood upon thik liill ; 

Ye zee the ruins of 'un still. 

Us used to zee 'er most voine days 

A zettin' in the zun, 
An' mutt'rin' vearsome niutterin's 

'?.[ost all the time she spun. 
Jim (thik's my man) 'e sez to Oi : 
"There's pothers comin' boi-an-b(ji." 

Waal, then the vever came along, 

Volk zed she'd cast a spell; 
Wen all the village else waur sick. 

The old hag she kep' well. 
If they'd 'a' let we burn the quean 
That vever never would 'a' been I 

Zo then my darter, ton. veil ill, 

An' Jim 'e sez to Oi : 
" Onless 'ee zend vur tliat there witch 

The maid 'uU surely die 1 " 
She nursed we all by night and day, 
An' tlien the vever went away. 

" The witch be gone," the neighbours sez, 

" The Devil's took his own ! 
Us durstn't go too nigh the hut, 

But sure it do look lone ! " 
An' Jim 'e sez to Oi, sez 'e : 
" The T.ard be praised ; we's rid o' she ! ' 



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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 35 



THE ART OF THE ACTOR. 

By AUGUST STRINDBERG. 

[Note. — The late August Struidberg, one of the greatest Swedish writers, 
was born in Stockholin, January 22, 1849. From the beginning of his 
career he excited a great deal of attention by the extreme views he 
expressed. During the first period of his writings he represents women 
and love as the main forces of life, and the following plays characterise the views 
he then held: — "Master Olof," " Frau Margit," and "Lucky Peter." During 
the second period woman is represented as the tantaliser of man ; he considers 
aristocratic culture a failure, and becomes a defender of Utilitarianism, when the 
following plays were written : " Comrades," " Countess Julia," " The Father " 
(with an introduction by Zola), " Creditors," " Samum," and his very frank self- 
analysis — "The Son of a Maid Servant." After this fanaticism for equality 
followed a reaction : the ideas of superman culture under Nietzsche's influence — 
" Tschandala," "At the Open Sea." Strindberg's criticism is merciless ; he looks at 
himself and at life under a microscope. Neither as a man of feeling in the fir&t 
period, nor as an intellectual aristocrat of the second, has he found a solution 
to the problem of life. In this way he reached the third (i)eriod, and became a 
mystic. The historical dramas give an expression to his mysticism : " The 
Folkunger," " Gustav Wasa," "Eric XIV.," " Gustav Adolf II.," "Queen 
Cristine," "Charles XII.," Gustav III.," and "The Wittenberg Nightingale." 
Here he expresses the thought that the world is led by higher supernatural forces. 
In his latest works the former naturalist developed a tremendous amount of 
romantic poesy: "Advent," "Easter," "Midsummer," "Fairy-tale," "Lonely," 
"Historical Miniatures." Strindberg is undoubtedly, in Swedish literature, the 
greatest jjioneer of modern thought. 



THE art of the actor is the most difficult, and, at the same time, the easiest of 
all arts. But it is like all beauty, almost impossible to define. It is not the 
art of dissimulation, for the great actor does not dissemble, instead of which 
he is sincere, true, undisguised. It is only the low comedian w-ho does every- 
thing to disguise himself by mask and costume. It is not imitation, for bad actors 
often possesi? a demoniac ability to imitate well-known personages, whereas the true 
artist lacks this gift. The actor is not entirely the medium of the poet, but only 
to a certain extent and with certain resitrictions. 

The art of the actor is not reckoned in aesthetics as one of the independent arts, 
but as one of the dependent ones. It cannot exist without the text of the poet. 
An aotor cannot do without the ipoet, whereas the poet can do without the actor in 
a case of emergency. I have never seen a representation of the second part of 
Goethe's "Faust," nor Schiller's "Don Carlos," nor Shakespeare's "Tempest," 
but still I have seen ithem when I read them, and there are good plays which 
should not be performed ; they cannot stand it, they cannot bear being seen. But 
there are many bad plays which must be played in order to live ; they are only 
perfect through the art of the actor, and can thus be ennobled. The poet is 
generally aware of the thanks which is due to the actor, and he is usually grateful. 
The clever actor is also grateful to his poet ; and I would like to see" that they 
thank each other, since the obligations are mutual. But they would live in still 
better harmony if this uncalled-for question was never put. But it is often 
brought up by conceited fools or by the stars when it happens that a play has 
been brought to honour which really deserved ,to sink. For such the poet is a 
necessary evil, or just somebody who' is writing the text to their part, since there 
must be a text. 

The art of the actor appears ito be the easiest of all arts, since every man in 
everyday life can speak, w-alk, stand, make gestures and grimaces. But then he 
plays himself, his own part ; and this very soon proves something different. If 
he is to learn a roh and to represent it, and is admitted on the stage, it is soon 
noticeable that the most knowing, profound, and strong character is impossible ; 



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whereas a very simple nature feels at home at once. To the one, the art of repre- 
sentation is innate; others have not got ithis art. But it is always difficult to 
jud^ce a beginner, for tendencies may exist without their being revealed imnie- 
tliately, and often gi-eat talents have had a very nieagie beginning. 'J'hsrefore, 
director and regisseur must be very cautious in their judgment, for they hold 
the f ite of a young man in their hands. They shall test and observe; have 
patience ;'.nd le.ive tlie verdict to the future. 

What really makes an actor, and what qualities he must have is very difficult 
to say, but 1 will try to state a few. 

At first he muf.it have concentration ; he mu.st be able to concentrate his thoughts 
on his role, and not permit himself to be diverted in the least. He who plays an 
instrument knows what it means when he lets his thoughts play about. Then the 
notes disappear; the fingers wander, make mistakes and halt, even when they 
know their piece. 

The second condition is to possess imagination ; that means here to be able to 
realise expression and situation in such a vivid manner that they can take form. 
I believe the ai^tist is put into a sort of trance, forgets himself, and finally becomes 
the one whom he is to represent. This reminds one of somnambuli.^m, but it is 
hardly the same. If he is disturbed in this condition, or is brought to conscious- 
ness, he stojjs — is lost. Therefore I have always hesitated to interrupt a scene 
at a rehearsal. I have seen how the actor suffers when he is awakened ; he stands 
there as if drunk with sleep, and it takes simie time for him to fall asleep again, 
so to speak ; to find the same atmosphere and tone. 

No art is so unindependent as that of the actor ; he cannot isolate his work of 
art; he cannot show it and say "This is mine." For instance, if he does not 
find resonance in his fellow-actor, he is not supported by him ; he may be drawn 
down and tempted to fall into false notes ; even when ihe does his best he is not 
likely to withstand this influence. The actors are in each other's power ; they 
are unusual egotists, who wish to play the rival down, .to force him into the 
background in order to appear themselves and alone in the foreground. 

Therefore, the spirit of good understanding among the actors is of the greatest 
importance in the theatre, if the play is to have effect and become prominent. 
The actors must subject themselves and subject others ; they must fall in line 
and work together, but principally they must work in harmony. That is expecting 
a good deal of men, especially in a field of work where worthy ambition urges 
everyone to make- himself noticeable and 'to earn the appreciation and win the 
well-deserved i)rize by permitted means. 

If an actcn- has imagined vividly the character and scene which he is to represent, 
the ne.xt thing that he niuft do is to learn his part. That begins with the spoken 
word, and I consider that that is the most important part in scenic art. If the 
tone is correct, the gesture, the movements, the position, and the attitudes follow 
in secjuence if the gift of representation (imagination) is developed energetically. 
If this is lacking, then the arms and hands hang like lifeless things; the body 
is as dead, and only a speaking head ap];ears on a lifeless figure. This is usually 
the case with a beginner. The word — the spoken word — ^has not had the power 
to penetrate the body and to bring about all the necessary connections. But false 
ctmtacts can also originate, muscles can act out of place, sprawl and move ; fingers 
are drawn, and the feet are continually looking for new positions without finding 
repose or proper attitudes. The lactor is nervous and dis(]uiets the public. There- 
fore it is not of .small importance that he kee])s his body healthy, so that he has 
it under control. 

The actor shall control his part and shall not be controlled by it. That means 
that he is not to let himself be carried away or intoxicated bv the words — that he 
is not to lose consciousness. He shall pay attention to himself ; he shall not allow 
himself to be overpowered by the words, and this can only be when his role comes 
naturally from his memory and has entered into the art of representation or 
imagination. Then the role, is really rooted in him, and consciousness stands 
sentinel. A rnh- that has entered no deeper than the memory sounds hollow. 

The actor must be strong, so that he is not influenced by his fellow-actor, and 
will not permit himself to be tempted into their sequence of tones. 

The actor is an illusionist, and is to give the illusion that he is someone else 
than he really is. If he has a strong, rich personality it penetrates and creates a 
plus which makes the great actor. It is this plus that is so difficult to be found 
and whiah cannot be learned. It is a general exaggeration of imagination, obser- 
vation, feeling, taste, and control. 



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Mlle. huguette dastry, 

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THE PARIS STAGE IN 1912 

BY JOHN N. RAPHAEL. 



IHA\'E jiij>t returned from a mental air trip, and the journey has been sonie- 
thiui,' uf a disappointment. To look back on what the theatres of Paris have 
been doing for ihe year which is finishing I got into my airship "Looking 
Backward," and sailed up above the Boulevards to get a complets picture. 
le picture is a poor one. Looking down from the height of December, 1912, on 
• plays of the year, there is only one which towers over the others. The dramatic 
: iduction of Paris has been curiously poor in 1912, and both in quality and 
antity the plays submitted to us compare badly with those of former years. It 
IS not difficult to put a finger on the cause of this. The life of Paris is always 
a few months in intensity ahead of the life of any other city. You will remember 
tliat when London was talking about the marvels of the motor-car and the possi- 
bility and probability of using it commercially and generally, Paris had already 
motor-cabs in her streets. You have noticed, I expect, that the Paris motor-cabs 
of to-day are infinitely inferior to the motor-cabs of London, and I believe to those 
of Berlin and Vienna. The reason for this is not that the Paris cabs have deterio 
rated. It is because they are the same cabs which were ufed at the beginning, 
while London has gone on improving hers. In fact, when Paris led the way 
London bought motor-cabs from her, ajid some months later, after using them, she 
sold them back again to Paris and built new ones for herself, and these same 
cabs — " retour de Londres "-^are jolting us in Paris in December, 1912. This 
peculiarity of enterprise, without staying power behind it. describes the Paris stage 
in its defects and in its qualities. In London there is usually a distinct improve- 
ment ifrom the first night, in the performance on the twentieth or thirtieth night 
of a play. In Paris there is almost as invariably a distinct deterioration. Ihe 
manager, the author, the actors concerned in the production of a French play make 
their chief effort for the first night, or rather for the "repetition generale," the 
dress rehearsal for the Press, and that nondescript body of well-dressed " dead- 
heads " kijown as "the friends of tiie house." For the next day or two after the 
first night a certain amount of effort continues. Then when the paying public has 
the theatre to itself the effort ceases, and a Paris play in the fourth or fifth week 
after production has but little left of the sparkle and spring which it had at 
the beginning It is typical of French theatrical managers that, knowing this and 
recognising it as a fault, they make no effort to correct it, and it is typical of 
the Paris playgoing public that a play which has been a real success with the first 
night audience is very rarely a failure with the public, in spite of its shortcomings 
later on. 

And what is true of each individual play is true of the Paris theatre as a whole. 
The assurance that Paris leads the world in things dramatic has become a dogma 
now, and in consequence everyone connected with the Paris theatres has become 
distinctly slack. There is, however, one great outstanding exception. There is one 
man who has not allowed himself to settle down into the slough of commercialism, 
or to trade on his reputation without living up to it. That man is Henry Bern- 
stein, and he has written the one really remarkable play of the Paris year, the 
one play which is head and shoulders above all the others, and which, better still, 
is head "and shoulders above all that he himself has written before. And Bernstein 
has done even better than write the best play of the year. An old play of his, 
" Le Detour." was produced in the autumn at the Gymnase. and it is r^till running. 
On the first night of the revival everybody was impressed by the vitality and 
freshness of the work. It had not aged^ at all. The reason was that M. Bernstein 
had taken the trouble to work on it. He had freshened it up. he had rewritten 
manv scenes in it. be had renovated parts of it that needed renovation, and the 



38 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

play lived with vigour insteiid of making the impression (jf stah' reproduction, 
which is too often the impref«ion made by a revival after many years. !M. Bern- 
stebrfi new play, " L'Assaut." came as a revelation. We knew this author's 
strength — he write.s with the punch of a Carpentier — but we liad not realised his 
gift of tendornct^o before. " L'As^aut " is a play which, unlike much of the author's 
former work, aroused the best feelings in thos<j who saw it, and I venture to believe 
that it will prove to be the first of the series of really great plays which Henry 
Bernstein, who is still a young man. will give to the world. 

The other big success of the Paris year is a play of a totally different kind, 
" L'Habit Vert."' by De Flers and De Cailiavet. It is still running, and will 
probably run for a long time still, at the Theatre des ^'arietes, and it is dithcult 
to see where eke it couid be so attractive. For " L'Habit Vert " is of those plays 
which are of the very essence of Paris, and which make the intelligent foreigner 
who sees them W(jnder what has gone wrong with his French. It is typical, too, 
of the Paris of 1912, in that, in essentials, it is a revival of the method which the 
authors of it found so successful in " Le Roi " and in " Le Bois vSacre." I believe 
Messrs. De Flers and De Cailiavet to be fully capable of writing a play which will 
live. Yet people will talk of " L'Assaut " Avhe:i everything but the name of 
"L'Habit \'ert " and the laughter it caused have been forgotten. Messrs. De 
Flers and De Cailiavet have the Parisian habit of never quite doing their best, you 
see, while Henry Bernstein's work is always the very best that he can do. 

And now let us look a little more generally at the stage year in Paris. It is 
remarkable for the large number of foreign importations, and for the obvious effort 
on the part of many dramatic authors here to write plays with a view to exporta- 
tion. The Paris author has been too much petted by foreign managers of recent 
years, and has been pampered by fees from abroad. He has become decidedly 
commercial in his dealings, and the fait that he is writing with one eye on the 
market has been unpleasmtly apparent. My experience of the Paris stage goes 
back more years tiian are fpiite pleasant, when they set me wondering how few I 
may have left. I never remember a year in which the Paris stage has w-elcomed 
foreign work so readily as it has welcomed it this year. The Paris playgoer is no 
longer the enthusiast he used to be. He dines later. He likes his supper after the 
theatre. He likes the play to be a little light refreshment between dinner and 
supper. It is remarkable that this year Paris has seen not only several thoughtful 
plays from abroad, notably " Puissance de Roi," by a clever Danish lady, who 
wrote with inside knowledge of the difliculties of a king, but also " The Count of 
Luxemburg," "The Girls of Gottenberg." "The Quaker Girl." "The Chocolate 
Soldier." " Sumurun " (which Paris did not care for), "The Eternal Waltz," 
" The House of Temperley." " Kismet," and one or two smaller plays adapted from 
the English and the German. It is typical of the Parisian attitude towards impor- 
tations that in every case the success of these plays in Paris has been set down 
not to the plays themselves but to the adaptors. There is no closer corporation 
in the world than the French stage. Nothing foreign is admissible unless it be 
hall-marked by a known French writer. I rememlier a few years ago being 
immensely amused by the request made me by a manager who produced a farce 
of mine written in collalioration with a Frenchnuvn. The play was so French 
that I had hesitated, and still hesitate to do it into English. But I was asked to 
suppress my English first name "John" so tliat the fact that I am a foreigner 
should not be used against the play. The highest compliment a Frenchman can 
pay to anything foreign is to say that it is very Parisian. In the light of this 
attitude it is significant that so many foreign plays Lshould have been Paris successes 
this year, and one is inclined to smile at the eagerness of Parisians to ascribe 
their success to the adaptors, much as one smiles at the eagerness with which a 
woman asserts that the false hair she wears is made up of her own combings, 
and is therefore " really her own." It may be a truism, but it is certainly a truth, 
that Parisians like what they may patronise with good-natured contempt, while 
English audiences love what they can admire. The Paris love of melodrama is 
typical of this feeling. Parisians really do love melodrama, for the French playgoer 
has much ijf the child and even more of the woman in him, but a melodrama 
adapted from ;i foreign language pleases them best, I think, because they need not 
feel ashamed of them.selves for liking it. That is why this year " The ^lystery of 
the Yellow Room " did not achieve the success of " Sherlock Holmes." And while 
we are on this subject it is curious to note how quaintly neglectful the French 
writer, the French actor, and the French public are of accuracy in foreign condi- 
tions. There are, of course, one or two exceptions, but not many. It has, for 



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instance, never occurred to a French manager to insist on all the details of a foreign 
netting being correct. Even in " L'Habit Vert" Mme. Granier. who plays an 
American gorgeously, has not troubled to make the few English words she speaks 
the real thing. French audiences don't mind it. They must know that Mme. 
Granier 6 English is un-American, because the English governess is as much an 
Institution in Paris now as the English tea, but they don't care. And though 
Frenchmen read quantities of English books in excellent translations they ar^i 
apparently untouched by the many incongruities of pseudo-English language, 
manners, and customs as shown them on the Paris stage. 

The Fran^ais this year has given us nothing really remarkable. The most 
prominent play has been " Bagatelle," by Paul Hervieu, and that is not a play 
which will live long. Paul Hervieu is a man of w'hom Paris speaks with bated 
breath as a giant, and who has suffered in his work from too much and too unwise 
admiration. "Bagatelle" is witty in parts and thoughtful in others, but as a 
theatrical whole it is not satisfactory, possibly for the reason that it is too theatrical 
for the eclectic taste of to-day. 

This year the Paris stage has suffered less than it has suffered formerly from 
the labels which are put on Paris theatres. One used to know just what a play 
would be in Paris by the theatre at which it was acted. This lias changed now, 
and it is a great change for the better. Another great change, and I think an 
important one, has been the excellence of the programme at the little theatres of 
Paris, which have sprung up like mushrooms. The little theatres are the outcome 
of the later dining hour. They begin late, their seats are expensive, and the bright 
little comedies produced at them are short, epigrammatic, and have snap. As the 
manager of one of these theatres told an author in my hearing : "An intelligent 
digestive which gives the audience something to think about while waiting for 
supper is what we want, and get." 

The music halls in Paris have shown distinct improvement during the last 
twelve months. It w-as a constant complaint of visitors to Paris that the Paris 
music hall shows were tawdry. The French theatrical manager does not care for 
th;> comfort of his customers as the London manager is foiced to care, nor 
does he, or I may perhaps now say, nor did he, bother very much about the 
details of stage production. Until very recently Paris managers regarded elabora- 
tion in production with contempt. Every visitor to Paris has remarked the absence 
of show in the best Paris restaurants. While the food is excellent, the surroundings 
are of the simplest. So with the Paris theatres. A Paris audience does not mind, 
or did not mind, sitting in discomfort, and cared little for real mahogany doors 
on the stage if the play were good and well acted But of late years Frenchmen 
have travelled more, and Parisians have become far less provincial than they 
used to be. The Theatre Rejane set the fashion of comfort in the theatre, and 
little by little it is being followed. Old theatres are disappearing, new ones are 
growing up. and next year there will be some in the Champs Elysees and near 
it which will provide for their audiences' comfort as thoroughly as do the best 
theatres in London. Stage production is also becoming more elalDorate every day. 
and in the music hall this is quite remarkable. The pioneer has been the Folies 
Bergere, and the Olympia is a good second. 

The taste for the cafe-concert foi-m of performance is dwindling in Paris, I 
think, possibly because foreigners do not support it, but the music hall on 
English lines does enormous business. This being so, it is curious that there chould 
be so few music halls in Paris, and that the Moulin Rouge, which would seem to 
be an excellent hoxise for this form of entertainment, should be given up to 
musical comedy. 

Sketches at the Paris music halls are popular. There have been some very good 
ones this year, and the managers are catering for the public taste with more. 

The revue, which London has adopted at last, is as popular as ever in Paris. It 
has improved a great deal. Last year there were two kinds of revues. The revue 
which was witty, and the revue which was a pleasure to the eye alone. Now 
managers have made it their business to combine wit and amusement with a hand- 
some show, and they have amplified the attraction by inserting numbers which they 
adapt to the scheme of reflections on the affairs of the year with considerable 
success. 

One always expects great things of high comedy in Paris, but this year result" 
have been somewhat disappointing. It looks as though, for the time being, French 
playwrights had lost touch a little. M. Abel Hermant is a witty writer, and in 
the papers has written pungently and caustically of the life of Paris. His play at 



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the Vaudeville, "Rue de la Paix," was a great disappointment, and it was one 
mainly because of the author's too evident ambition to write somethlni,' which 
foreign managers would buy. The big comedy 6>uccess of the year was " Lie Caeur 
Dispose," at the Atlienee. Wittily written, deiiglilfully acrted. and perfectly 
mounted it had a long run, and deserved it. Another big isuccess is M. >Sacha 
Guitry's "La Priee de Berg-op-Zoom,' at the \'audeville. but it can hardly be 
called conunly, and the success is very largely due to the author's habit of acting 
his own principal part with his wife as leading lady. A Sacha Guitry play without 
Sacha Guitry and Charlotte Lyses in it must, one fancies, fall flat. It never gets 
the chance of doing so, of course. 

There have been one or two good farces, but not many, on the Paris stage thi^s 
year, and while the comedies have had a tendency to become more farcical, the 
farces have more comedy in them than they used to have. Even the Palais Royal, 
after the huge success of " Le Petit Cafe." has found another in "La Presi- 
dente," which is comedy-farce of the old Theatre des Xouveautes type rather than 
farce as we know it. 

A typical success in quite another line has been " Coeur de Fran9aise," at the 
Ambigue. The play is patriotic melodrama. As a play it is negligible. As an 
appeal to patriotism it is immense, and the audiences literally quiver with enthu- 
siasm as appeal follows appeal, showing to the observer how absurd was the idea 
that patriotism in Franc:^ was disap]jearing. The success of this play is the more 
remarkable because of the French love of making fun of their soldiers on the stage. 
This, of course, is a noteworthy side of the French character. A Frenchman loves 
to chaff what he loves best, and it would be entirely wrong to fancy that because 
the President of the French Republic is always a figure of fun on the French stage. 
Frenchmen have any lefs respect for the cltice and the idea which the President 
represents. 

The number of revivals on the Paris stage this year has been enormous. To 
mention only a few of them, "Petite Peste," " Arsene Lupin, "L'Enfant du 
Miracle.'' and " Chonchette," have been revived in the last few months. Taken in 
conjunction with the quantity of foreign plays, and the small iiumber of remark- 
able new plays in Paris during the year, there is no doubt that French dramatic 
production has undergone a time of pause. I am inclined to believe that the mind 
of the French author has been resting. I am the more inclined to believe this 
from the fact that the central idea of many of the new plays of the year has 
been quite obviously taken from recent happenings in real life, and that the people 
in many of the new Paris plays have been portraits rather than types. I do not 
say that this is of itself of 'great importance — ^there is no real reason wliy an 
author should not take Mile. Thirion out of the German spy case and put her 
story on the stage, or that another should not use Mme. Humbert as a stage 
figure, or even, though a fine idea was spoiled by doing so. why in " Les Flam- 
beaux," by Henry Bataille, an unhappy crisis in the life of a great woman 
scientist, should not be put under the micro.scope. This absence of imagination, 
this laziness in mental effort, though, is certainly Bignificant and interesting. I 
am inclined to think that next year "will show renewed activity of the best kind on 
the Paris stage, and that, whether Parisians get rid of their old motor-cabs and 
build new ones or not, a revival of active thought and of originality in stage work 
will be the feature of 1913. 




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Mlle. MARTHE DEBIENNE, 
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THE THEATRICAL YEAR IN GERMANY. 

(UP TO DECEMBER 1, 1912). 

BY FRANK E, WASHBURN FREUND. 

DURING the year 1912 ssven of the best-known German dramatists have 
attained their fiftieth birthday, a fact which has inspired the German 
Theatre Directors' Society with the happy thought of celebrating these 
occasions in future by giving a work or cycle of works (as in the case of 
Gerhart Hauptmann) by the authors in question. In this way a graceful tribute 
i? paid to the dramatist, and his works are enabled to make a wider appeal through 
out his native land. 

Of these seven dramatists four of them played an important part in the " Sturm 
uud Drang " of the nineties, when " Naturalism " first came to life in Germany : 
Gerhart Hauptmami, Johannes Schlaf, Ludwig Fulda, and Arthur Schnitzler. 
The last-named, being Viennese, did not exactly belong to the Berlin coterie, but 
had his distinct personal note from the very beginning. Johannes Schlaf, in 
conjunction with Arno Holz (whose " Biixl," written about two years ago, is to 
be given at the Haymarket) wrote the first realistic German drama, " Papa 
Hamlet " (1889), and. very significantly, it appeared under a Norwegian pseu- 
donym, showing plainly the source from which the young authors derived their 
inspiration. Later on Schlaf, again collaborating with Arno Holz, wrote " Familie 
Selicke," which was called the "pattern" of the realistic style, and was the 
deciding influence on his moi"€ slowly developing contemporary, Gerhart Haupt- 
mann. Then a third drama of his appeared, " .Meifrter Oelze " (^Master Oelzs), 
but after that he spoke no more from the stage. Sii ce then he has gone through 
the whole development of the " Stiirmer and Dranger " of those day:-., from natural- 
ism of style and materialism of philosophy to a pantheistic monistic creed of the 
Universe, h.-iving been shown the way by Walt Whitman. 

Ludwig Fulda. 

Lud\<'ig Fulda, whofe gifts were never strikingly distinctive, was always 
possessed of a strong feeling for form and the gift of adaptability. His play 
" Talisman." which, at the time of its production, was considered rather daring 
because of his straightforward way of telling plain truths in high places, put him 
in the first row of dramatists, but the best of all his works is certainly his 
excellent translation in verse of Moliere, in which he comes very close to the spirit 
of the original. 

1912 saw the production of his lat3.3t work, " Seerauber " (The Pirate), in the 
Burgtheater, Vienna, but on account of his shallow and almost burlescjue treat- 
ment of a good theme it did not achieve any success. The. story is about a pirate, 
who, having given up his evil ways, retires into private life, and becomes the 
upholder of law and order and comfortable living. On one occasion, however, his 
vanity getting the better of him, he boasts that he is the pirate w-hom all had 
feared and fled from, only to find that his story is laughed at by all as absolutely 
incredible. A one-act play by the same author, " Feuerversicherung " (Fire 
Insurance, Komodienhaus, Berlin), also appeared this year, but the treatment is 
•frivolous without having other qualities as a saving grace. 

Arthur Schnttzler. 

Towards the end of 1912 Arthur Schnitzler's play, " Professor Bernhardi," had 
its premiere in Berlin instead of Vienna, because it was forbidden by the Austrian 
Censor. It shows the conflict between a Roman Catholic priest and a physician, 
the head of a hospital, as to whether a dying girl should be roused from the happy 
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told of her condition and receive the Last Sacrament. The physician prevents the 
priest from doing !iis duty, but has himeelf to pay for it by the Ices of his position. 
8<'nie personal experiemes seem to have been woven Liito the play, but in spite of 
that Schnitzler remains faithful to his style, for, where other dramatists would 
have taken sides hotly, he intentionally stands cabnly atside, favouring neither 
party. But in this play his non-committal manner seems almost too intentional, 
for it is opposed to the theme of the piece. Partly for this reason and partly 
because the play is rather too long, it had not a really notable succee«. Otherwise, 
however, Schnitzler has received homage enough during the year. He is a man to 
whom the world appears as a curious kind of stage, sometimes amusing, sometimes 
terrible, and the people in it " merely players," while he himtelf is the manager 
who decides what they are to play. Such a view of life nnist necessarily lean 
towards scepticism, and, in fact, that is Schiiitzler's most individual charaLteristic. 
In his early days — when he wrote " Anatol " and " Liebelei " — his scepticism was 
tinged with a modicum of Viennese sentimentality; in his riper j'ears this youthful 
tenderness was turned into irony mixed with a light cynicism, which, however, was 
never used as a lash. He has always been highly esteemed by his fellow-writers 
for his grace and clearness of form, his sure eye for human psychology (he is not a 
physician for nothing !j and his fine ear for the melody and characteristics of the 
language. At the same time he is always able to give much to the general public, 
too, because, in his relationship to his characters and their fortunes, he is not only 
the dissecting physician but also the interested fellow-creature. This sympathy, 
although perhajDS slight, gives to his works a certain warmth which is at once felt 
by both reader and spectator. Thus his influence on the younger generation of 
Austrian writers is very great indeed. 

GERH.\Rr H.\Ll'i.\I.VN-\. 

While Schnitzler was able to form himself on an old culture ae it had existed 
in Vienna for generations — a circumstance traceable in all his works — Gerhart 
Hauptmann found chaos reigning in Berlin when he pliuiged into the vortex of the 
literary-social life there. It might be said of the Berlin of that time that the 
newly-awaken?d social conscience impelled men to seize pen or paint brush, the 
result being the movement called " Armeleutemalerei " and " Armeleuteetiicke " 
(paintings and pieces representing the milieu of the poor). For the first time the 
voices of the poor were heard; it was the birth of the " Fourth Estate," helped by 
the young intellects of the day. And Hauptmann was soon the recognised leader. 
Nowadays his first works seem old-fashioned in some ways. The "tendency" in 
them is quickly felt, and their technical faults and awkwardnesses easily noticed, but 
the genuine fervent earnestness, the holy fire which once gave them birth, preserves 
them from the reproach of being "tendency plays." They could not be impartial, 
and were not intended to be so, but were always the fruits of a true poet's soul. 
Since then many years have passed. Hauptmann has always gone with the times, 
has, as far as his nature would allow, made their development his development, 
and he is now their most iiuthful representative.* 

This year Hauptmann, to whom the Nobel Prize of 1912 was presented on the 
occasion of his fiftieth birthday, has, on his side, given to his people a play, 
" Gabriel Schillings Flucht " (The Escape of Gabriel Schilling). It was written 
several years ago. He gave it almost with difticience. for it is evidently a personal 
confession; what he had suffered, -what he had overcome, had to be separated from 
him by time before it could be given to the world. He himself felt that this 
piece was more suited to a chosen audience, while his plays as a rule are intended 
to appeal to the whole people. Here, symbols lie concealed behind all the realitie*!. 
The eternal voice of the sea speaks through the words ; on its breast the people 
seek refuge ; in its waves poor tormented Gabriel Schilling at last finds rest from 
the torturing strug[:;le for victory between the man and the artist in him. But his 
friend Maurer prepares for a journey to the land of the Greeks, there, in the study 
of the great arts, t( experience the " rinascimento of the fourth decade." Since 
then Hauptmann himself — like Cioethe in Italy — has experienced this in Greece, 
so that something ripe and purified may be expected from him. " Gabriel Schil- 
lings Flucht " had Its first jK-rformance in Goethe's little theatre in the small 
town of Lauchstedt. near Halle, in June, 1912, under the directorship of Dr. Paul 
Schlenther 



* Richard Gerner has written a fine analysis of this development founded on two of Hauptmann's 
works, "Die Jungfern voni Bischofsberg "' and " Pippa tanzt." (Publisher: H. Marbach, Meiningen.i 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 43 



Carl Hauptmann. 

Carl Hauptmann, Gerhart Hauptmaiine brother, has so far not met with great 
success, for his great and isomewhat Faust like ambition has never found its 
adequate form. A play of his, '" Bergschmiede," which was published in book- 
form some ten years ago and received the A'olksschiller Prize, was performed in the 
Freilicht Theatre in Ihale im Harz. It touches on many problems of the world, 
of life, and of humanity. As philosophic poetry it ranks high, but on the stage 
it ie not vital enough, although it gives the impression all through that tJie author 
himself has lived and felt it. 

Of the other three dramatists who have attained their fiftieth birthday tJiis year 
1 shall speak later on. 

Two Ke VOLUTION I.STS. 

The two writers who may be called the " Stiirnier und Dranger " of the present 
day anrong German dramatists are Frank Wedekind and Herbert Eulenberg, both 
of whom have been frequently mentioned here. Of Wedekind it may truly be said 
that through tlie untiring energy of his attacks he has at last succeeded in conquer- 
ing the fortress "Public Recognition." This w-as brought about by the perform- 
ance of a cycle of his works in Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater, Berlin. People 
went even further : they gave a dinner in his honour ! 

In last year's Stage Year Book I mentioned three one-act plays which he had 
just written. This year he has combined the three into one piece under the title 
" Schloss Wetterstein " (publisher, Georg MiiUer, ^Munich). In the preface, he 
says that this play contains " his views on the inner necessity on which Marriage 
and Family rest. The material, the incidents, the conduct of the plot, are of no 
account." The last-mentioned point also applies to his latest work the "modern 
mystery play — Franziska," which, after a long resistance on the part of the Censor, 
was at last pi'oduced at the " Kammerspiele," in the ^Munich Lustspielhaus, while 
in Vienna it could only be read. It shows hardly any attempt at drawing human 
beings, but is, as it were, a paraphrase on the mystery Woman seen by W^edekind 
in his mind's eye. In the principal character he draws a kind of female Faust, 
who, after going through all the grades of depravity, finally, as Mother, sits like a 
Madonna surrounded by roses as if Heaven itself had opened. One feels a personal 
note sounding all through the play. 

Eulenbsrg also creates the form and style of his works out of his own imagina- 
tion. To him it is not a matter of depicting life truthfully ; he only wishes to give 
form to certain feelings which he has in himself. So he'shapes men according to 
his mental picture, places them in a world which he sees himself, and makes them 
speak his words. It can well be conceived, therefore, that a poet such as he — 
for he is a true poet — is not easy for the general public to understand, especially 
when he belabour.^ it, not gently, with his scorn and contempt. His last new work, 
" Belinde," which received the Volksschiller Prize, searches into the tragic mystery 
of love". "Is that what love is like?" asks a young girl in the play, standing', 
happy and careless, before the Gates of Love and forced to behold the sorrow and 
tragedy it can work. She had been playing gaily with two balls, unconscious that 
they were charged with life and death. Her brother and his rival for the love 
of a woman each choose a ball, the one getting life and the other death. The 
woman herself feels that even in her love there is nothing durable, that it changes 
like everything mortal, that here, too, the saying "the living is right" holds good, 
for, after the death of the one, she is tortured with the "knowledge that she is 
beginning to long for the other. In the chaos of her mind and out' of the purity 
of her soul she, too, seeks death. Eulenberg has not yet recognised the pennanence 
of life as did the old sage Gottfried Keller when, in one of his poems, he makes 
a widow, at the very grave of her husband, muse on a new life — like new green 
growing over dead leaves. In another character in the play. Hyacinth, an aesthete 
who lives on sweet dreams and " Art for Art's sake," Eulenberg draws a type 
which reminds us strongly of certain dramatists of to-day who think themselves 
" modern." These writers do not wish to know anything of the life around them. 
They think back with a shudder on the old-fashioned "realism and its crudities, 
and its individual cases appear to them to be too much a matter of chance. Per- 
haps they do so because they do not possess enough intellectual and creative force 
to see a symbolical significance in these individual cases, and draw from them a 
universal law. They choose a subject — generally a psychological fact — provide it 
with figures of their own invention, and make them 'speak in literary sentences 
which are extremely unnatural and have no individual shading. They consider the 
wrr'king out of a plot to be of no importance, and "atmosphere" does not exist 



44 I HE STAGE YEAR liOUK. 

for them. As they are entirely wanting in Eulenberg's temperament and his very 
iuiinan hatred and love, tlie result is almost always an artificial work, which leaves 
one (juite cold and unreisponsive. The influence of Schnitzler can be traced in their 
liking for ptiychological subtleties, and of Hugo von Hofmannsthal in their use 
of a chosen although somewhat exalted language, but they never even approach 
Schnitzler in his fineUL-es of intellect, nor Hofmannsthal in his great feel- 
ing for form and rhythm. Of course, among them art- men who do stand for 
something, who aim at something more than mere "artistry," who work from 
intellectual necessity and the desire to do something for their generation. Such 
men. for instance, are Stefan Zweig. the German translator of Verhaersn's poems, 
and W. von Molo. Stefan Zweig's " Hans am Meer " (The House on the Sea 
Shore), the theme of which (symbolised in the title) is stability in contrast to 
unrest in the human heart, has at least .strong and well-built acts, although the 
autJior has not been successful in moulding them into a whjle ; for the rest, it 
remains merely a book. In " Gelebtes Leben " (Lives that are Lived, G. 
Miiller, Munich), von Molo, with his peculiar " modern " pathos which revels in 
adjectives, writes about human beings, but does not moidd them either mentally 
or physicallJ^ Their exterior and surroundings are nothing to him ; such details 
are out of date now. His " Mutter " (Mother) is the conception of Motherhood, 
that is, the principle of self-sacrifice for others. 

It is evident, therefore, that these writers are steering straight towards allegory, 
which such men as Richard Dehniel expect to do great things for the drama of the 
future. They hold that the great questions of life and work are becoming more 
and more difficult and involved, and, therefore, no longer capable of being con- 
vincingly represented by merely human figures. It cannot be denied that broadly- 
viewed modern allegory (a dramatic allegory somewhat on the lines of the pictures 
by Puvis de Chavannes) would be of the greatest importance for the artistic con- 
quest of modern life and its problems, in much the same way as in the Middle 
Ages allegory was used to give outward form to religious and moral ideas. But 
to Man himself the most interesting creation v,-ill always remain Man, the being, 
the concrete, not abstract creatures of thought, even although they be clad in 
human garments and be supplied with a mechanism working according to the most 
minute psychological rules in place of a living organism. Perhaps these works are 
the first tentative steps toward this idea of allegorical representation. Whether 
more successful attempts will follow remains to be seen. A work eaid to be on 
these lines, " Der Bettler " (The Beggar), by Reinhard Sorge, has just received 
the Kleifct Prize, started last year, and has been accepted by Reinhardt for per 
formance. 

Poetic and Costume Dram.\s. 

A few years ago a drama by a newcomer was mentioned here — " .Medusa," by 
Hans Kyser — which, in spite of brilliant promise for the future, failed through its 
over-exuberance of feeling and words. In the short time which has elapsed since 
then Kyser has made great strides towards clearness of vision, and in his last 
play " Titus und die Jiidin " (Titus and the Jewess) has produced a work of 
power and intellect, and, in some places, of great beauty. The innermost meaning 
of the play is the contrast between external and internal power, the power of the 
World against the power of the Kingdom of Heaven in the human heart. In the 
Jewess who conquers Titus, the Conqueror of Jerusalem, Kyser has created a great 
and noble yet simple figure, like a beautiful statue in bronze, which one cannot 
easily forget. He has learned from Hebbel to mould the merely historical material 
of hie play into universally human form, while his language has fire and a peculiar 
clearness which reminds one of well-cut gems. Compared with the many fine 
qualities of the piece, the few weaknesses do not count very much. With this 
play Kyser has shown himself to be one of the greatest hopes of the German 
drama. 

Schmidtbonn has this year given us a play, " Der Verlorene Sohn " (The 
Prodigal Son), founded on the New Testament parable, which has not yet been 
given on the stage but is published in book form (Egon Fleischel, Berlin). This 
piece shows all Schmidtbonn's fine qualities : his straightforward simplicity, his 
concise yet vivid style, his sure hand in working out the principal characteristics. 
ills discarding unnecessary psychological subtleties; in short, his "wood-cut" style 
of treatment reminding oiie of Diirer's " Prodigal Son." These qualities stamp him 
as the most National of the Gennan dramatists of the day. 

Another play on a Biblical theme is "Judas," by Gerdt von Bassewitz (produced 
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hopes to find in Christ the hero who is to drive out the Romans. Christ's influence 
on the different characters, although He Himself does not appear (because of the 
Censor), is finely shown, but the piece is lacking in unity. It reminds one too 
much of " detail painting," and towards the end the thread of the plot is almost 
lost. 

Also in Leipzig vmder Martersteig the first performajice of "Johanna von 
Neapel " was given, a tragedy showing strong dramatic instinct. It is by a lady 
dramatist, Hanna Rademacher, who has successfully followed on Hebbel's lines in 
using a single case to illustrate the et-ernal conflict between the sexes. The strange 
character of the principal figure, torn by her own conflicting feelings, is of great 
interest. 

The question, " Who is the real King — the man who is born in the purple or the 
man who becomes King by his own prowess?" has been cleverly handled by W. 
Weigand in his " Konigen " (Kings, Insel Verlag, Leipzig), but he is too imper- 
sonal in his language and characters ; one might almost say too literary and philo 
sophical. In "Psyches Erwachen " (The Awakening of Psyche) the same author 
has used the theme of the purity of woman as did Hebbel in his " Gyges und sein 
Ring." He has adapted it to modern life and taken away the tragedy, but the 
result was not satisfactory. The same idea is the central point in " Godiva " (pro- 
duced in the Dresden Royal Court Theatre) by the Swiss dramatist Victor 
Hardung, who has written his play round the English legend of that name. In it 
the corporeal is used as symbol for the spiritual. In the end Godiva takes her own 
life because her pure womanly feelings are misunderstood by all. The language 
is noble but lacking in individuality, leaving the characters mere figures instead 
of making them human beings. 

Moritz Heimann, whose "Joachim von Brandt" was mentioned in a former 
Stage Year-Book, has this year written a play, " Der Feind und der Bruder " 
(The Enemy and Bi'other). The meaning of this play seemed so incomprehensible 
to the audience when given for the first time in Berlin that the work did not meet 
with a very friendly reception. It plays in Venice of the Renaissance, and triea 
to show that a brother — meaning one's nearest and dearest relation — can in reality 
be the greatest enemy, because he does not demand the highest that is in one, 
while, on the other hand, the enemy brings into play one's strongest qualities. The 
language is intentionally kept free from all individual traits ; for example, a 
\'enetian courtesan speaks in the words of a philosopher. Evidently, therefore, 
everything is meant to be taken as symbolic, but this is not clearly enough brought 
out, so the result is a sort of hybrid. 

For several years the performance of Franz Diilberg's " Korallenkettlin " (The 
Coral Necklace, Egon Fleischel and Co., Berlin) had been expected. The Censor, 
however,, forbade it because, in moving language, it took up the defence of the 
poorest of women, the fallen ones, its motto being the words : " Whosoever amongst 
you is without sin . . ," At last it was given in the beautiful new theatre of 
Bremerhaven under Director Burchard, a brave action, which is greatly to his 
credit. Diilberg had partly rewritten it in order to make it more suited to the 
audience, so the performance was a great success, although in book form it makes 
a deeper impression. With a sure touch the author has surroimded his play with 
the romantic scenes of the ^liddle Ages, with their strong and sudden contrasts of 
height and depth, life and death. It is clothed in forceful language, and burns 
with the fire of personal feeling. Diilberg's last piece " Cardenio " (also Egon 
Fleischel and Co.) had a very successful premiere in Niirnberg It also is set in 
rich Renaissance surroundings, and in it the author handles, somewhat arbitrarily 
but artistically, an unusual theme : the subservience of the physical to the intellect 
and the will. 

Other authors this year have also chosen the Middle Ages as setting for their 
plays, as, for example. Max Halbe, the author of " Jugend," in his "Ring des 
Gauklers " (The Juggler's Ring, Albert Langen, ^lunich), in which he paints, 
rather long-windedly and with too uncertain a hand, the unstable game of life, 
now high now low, the balance of which can only be kept by independence and 
self-reliance; Tim Klein in a first work " Veit Stoss," which in spite of all its 
weaknesses gives an excellent picture of life in Niirnberg at that time; and Harry 
Vossberg in " Till Eulenspiegel " (Vertriebsstelle der Biihnenstohriftsteller), ako 
a first work, which gives the impression of being a well-dramatised version of a 
rollicking student's song, with that legendary vagrant Till Eulenspiegel as prin- 
cipal character. Other new dramas playing in that picturesque time could still 
bo mentioned here, but it would take too long. Enough has been said, however. 



46 IHE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



to shov.- whit ;i 1 is( Illation the Middle Ages and the Renaissance have for thefe 
dramatists. 

Finally, aniongist the plays classified under this heading may be mentioned H. 
Lilienfein's " Olympias " (\'ertriebsstelle), first performed in Hsrtenstein. In it 
the author makes the curious experiment of using the Homeric veroe, that is, the 
epic (hexameters), for the drama, and it must be admitted that, from the very 
start, the play thereby gains a certain monumental grandeur which is of great 
value to the title role. But the verse, of course, precludes any attempt at individual 
characterisation, so that the whole remains stiff and hard in spite of the often 
passionate and picturesquely conceived scenes. 

Comedies. 

A good many comedy writers have this year favoured the "good old days" for 
their settings. Thus Karl Rossler took Old Frankfurt for the scene of his pleasant 
little comedy " The Five Frankfurter," which har> been seen in London also. The 
same period was chosen by Max Dreyer, one of the seven dramatists who reached 
their fiftieth year in 1912. His " Lachebider Knabe " (The Laughing Boy: agents. 
\'ertrieb:otelle) plays in the time after the great Napoleonic wars, and is a descrip- 
tion of life in a small provincial town. It is somewhat long drawn-out and obvious, 
but well suited to the provinces. Dreyer is the right man for the big public. It 
can always follow him, for his horizon does not go beyond theirs. At the same 
time he gives them good solid food, preaches against narrowness and intolerance 
and for freedom of views, all of which he serves us humorously, seasoned with a 
little sentimentality and good fellowship, so that he deserves thanks for his 
influence on the people. 

Otto Ernst, another of the dramatists entering the fifties, author of " Flachsmann 
als Erzieher " (Flachsniann as Teacher), is much more of the schoolmaster on the 
stage than Dreyer. He is always "out" against some enemy, whom he invariably 
sees in the blackest light. But he, too, is a favourite with the people. 

Otto Hinnerk, whose fine "Graf Waldemar " was noticed here on a former 
occasion, has this year written a play. " Ehrfam and Genossen " (Honesty and Co. ; 
agents. Anstalt fiir Auffiihrungsrecht, Berlin-Charlottenburg), produced for the 
first time at the Lust^pielhaiis, Vienna. In it he creates for himself the milieu of 
a petty State in the '' good old days," and mocks at honesty and theft, law and 
order, although at somewhat too great length. 

Felix Salten, whose cycle of one-act playr. " Vom andern Ufer " (Points of View) 
is known in London through the Stage Society's performance, this year gives us a 
comedy, "Das Starkers Band" (The Stronger Bond), which lightly satirises reign- 
ing princes. In it there is a most humorous figure of a duchess, which is (juite a 
new dramatis persona in German comedy. In the Wiener Deutsches Volkstheater 
it was received with great delight. It is almost needless to say that his dialogue 
i.:, as usual, charming, easy, and illuminating. 

Hermann Bahr plunges straight into the thick of modern life for material for his 
two new comedies, "Das Prinzip " (Principle) and "Das Tiinzchen " (The Dance; 
agents for both. A. Ahn, Berlin). "Das Tanzchen " is in reality a political satire 
aimed at certain Priiesian conditions, and for that reason, and also because the 
author was an Austrian outsider, it was received with marked disfavour in Berlin. 
In spite of its clever dialogue and its honest attempt at being impartial, the piece 
gives one the feeling of being a rather forced effort. Thi.s is perhaps because the 
play was conceived in righteous anger, but, during the actual writing, the mood 
wore off, and the play had to be finished as best it could. In " Das Prinzip " he 
makes fun of a modern prophet. He does it. however, with a sparing and kindly 
hand. The result is a gay, kindly, merry play, which is nevertheless charged with 
a deeper meaning. 

" Sommer," a new play by Thaddeus Rittner — whose " Dummer Jakob " wa.i 
noticed here last year — had its first production in the Burgtheater. "\'ienna, in 
1912. It might almost be styled the companion piece to a "picture of the 
year" called "The Judgment," in the Royal Academy Exhibition a few yearis 
ago. In this painting a young man learns from his doctor that he has only a short 
time to live, the knowledge acting upon him like a death warrant. In Rittner"s 
play — which has nothing of solenuiity in it — the same knowledge changes a weakly, 
awkward youth into a young man determined to drain the cup of life to the last 
arop for the few summer months left to him. The whole play is an ironical 
roinedy of life and death, clever and playful, but somewhat ii>:probable. as is the 
fundamental idea als;. There are no bvorid effects in the piece; everything moves 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 47 

tsoftly, on tiptoes a« it were. It plays in a Home for nervous patients, and the 
author has succeeded in making these "hyper-modern"" people with their complex 
moods and natures seem really genuine, a task which was no easy one. Fraulein 
.\Iarberg as " Frau Maya "' gave a brilliant rendering of the difficult psychology of 
her part. 

In Diisseldorf (Schauspielhaiis) a new writer. Otto Soyka. was given a hearing, 
not a new occurrence in the Schauspislhaue. His comedy "Revanche" (Revenge, 
A Langen, ^Munich) inclines in some parts to burlesque, but on the other hand is 
intellectually on a high level. The theme is revenge, over which, in the end, the 
author himself makes merry. The play lacks the spontaniety of life but a fresh 
and free epirit breathes through it, and the tendencies of time and character receive 
interesting treatment rich in illuminating paradoxes. 

Another new man this year is Robert Faesi, whose pretty little comedy " Die 
offenen Tiiren " (Open Doors; agents, Berliner Theater, \'erlag,) had a very warm 
r3ceptioii in Zurich. The inexperience of the author is noticeable in the arrange- 
ment of the scenes, for the entrances and exits are made to suit his will and plea- 
sure, but he understands how to mould his characters, although perhaps somewhat 
superficially, and his dialogue is clever and natural if sometimes a little dry. A 
second play clearly showing the inexperience of its author in the same respect is 
■' Nachtrab " (The Rearguard, G. ]\Iull3r, ^Munich), a comedy by Josef Schanderl, 
which recently had its first performance in Munich. The author has already made 
(■'.omething of a name for himself as a lyric writer. In this piece, however, the 
characterieation is more individual and interesting than in Faesi's, and in spite of 
the strong leanings of the piece towards burlesque there are signs of the author's 
becoming perhaps a society satirist ot some account later on. It was probably for 
this reason that the piece was taken up by the " Neuer Verein," ^Munich, one of 
the numerous stage societies in Germany, and it is to be hoped that the author 
will profit something by the experience. 

The last of the seven dramatists to conn)lete his half century is Lothar Schmidt, 
wlio this year appears with two comedies at once (both published by G. jMiiller, 
Munich; agents, E. Bloch, Berlin). "Die Venus mit dem Papagei " (Venus with 
the Parrot) is a satire on the rich, would-be artistic circles who are at heart totally 
uncultured. It is labelled "not an erotic comedy." The author fully make up for 
that, however, in his other play, "Das Buch einer Frau" (A Woman's Book), in 
which he deals too freely wnth adultery and other matters of the same kind. In 
his " Nur ein Traum," the wine and the scented ilay evening were at least some 
excuse for the escapades. But in the present case everything goes on in broad 
daylight, as it were, and with a cynicism which is only painful because one feels 
through it that it is intended to catch the audience. His easy and graceful dialogue 
can always be praised, but Schmidt can do better and finer work tlian thes:e plays. 
It is sighificant to note that his "erotic" play is being given everywhere, while 
his other one was only played in a few towns. 

Blumenthal and Skowronnek are responsible for a couple of comedies of a very 
light style and very old pattern. As a sample of the stuff favoured by a certain 
class of the Berlin public, a mixum gatherum of nonsense with a certain amount 
of cleverness and come touches of Berlin local atmosphere called " Grosse Rosinen " 
(The Choicest Plums) may be cited. To see it would make any outsider think that 
he had got in with a company of hmatic?, yet it reached several hundred perform- 
ances in the Berliner Theater. Such piece's, frankly intended to catch the giduy 
public, show the theatre in the light of the poorest "entertainment provider."' 

Satirical Plays. 

Only one satirical play of importance appeared in 1912; that was Leo Birinski's 
" Narrentanz " (The Fools" Dance; publishers. G. Miiller, ]\Iunich ; agents Drei 
Masken-Verlag. ^lunich). It is an intensely funny satire on the Russian Revolu- 
tion, in which Russian Governors want to have the revolution and revolutionists try 
to enforce law and order, both doing it for very substantial reasons. The author 
knows his milieu, and as there in alwaya a groundwork of truth beneath his wit and 
comedv. the play is made humanly interesting also. Altogether Birinski has suc- 
needed in producing a very effective piece for tlie stage. 

^IiLiEu AND Other Plays. 

A very good military play, genuine but perhaps not quite " ripe." is " Officiere '" 
(Officers. E. Reiss. Verl.ig. Berlin) bv a voung officer. F. von Unruh. wh'ch Rein- 



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hardt produced witli very encouraging euccees. All the figures — and there are a 
good many — are well-observed and fhai-ply characterised, and although all are 
individual characters they represent very cleverly the different types in the Gerniaji 
army. Altogether, the author possesses decided dramatic instinct, and is free 
from all effect-hunting and false sentimentality. The love interest is very simple 
— it is carried on almost in monosyllables ! — but it is none the less warm and well 
handled. 

Ludwig Thoma, in his three-act play " Magdalena " (A. Langen. Munich), gives 
us a village tragedy in which, without being the least melodramatic or theatrical, 
a father kills his daughter because she has brought shame on him. The whole is 
worked out with the simplest means and not a word too much dialogue. The piny 
made a deep impression on the audience when a performance, splendidly acted, was 
given in the Berliner Kleines Theater under Barnowski's direction. 

In "Peter Luth von Altenhagen," the new play by Ottomar Enking (author (f 
"Das Kind "), produced recently in the Wiesbaden Hoftheater, the author has not 
succeeded in mastering the right dramatic form. His people are again real human 
beings with sharply delineated characteristics, who rightly win the sympathy of the 
audience, but he wastes himself in too many details, compared with which the big 
scenes stand out too theatrically. 

In spite of some repellent parts there is much that is fascinating in Hans W. 
Fischer's " Flieger " (The Flight, G. Miiller, Munich), which was produced in 
Coblenz. One is constrained to forget the almost painfully bad taste in the 
dialogue when, as the plot develops, the principal character — an artist who ^ as 
fallen a prey to a fatal disease — pulls himself together to take a last flight on high 
and create a great work of art before his end. a work which shnll be free from all 
conventions and restrictions. After this intellectually daring piece of work some- 
thing good is to be expected from Fischer. In the second character of the play, 
an airman, the author shows that fitting in with society and suppressing one's own 
egotism leads to useful work and real life, while the egotism of the artist, whicii 
makes him sacrifice his nearest and dearest for his purpose, destroys hiin in the 
end. Nevertheless, such sacrifice is necessary if a great work is to be created. 

Finally, a play must be mentioned which, like so many German plays, does not 
combine literature and the stage, but mistakes the one for the other, the result 
being a piece of philosophical literature with unreal figures. This play is "Das 
Dritte Reich" (The Third Kingdom), by Paul Friedrichs. The author tries to 
show here— but without success — the development of a great lonely soul, which is 
exactly the thing farthest removed from the domain of the stage. The hero of this 
piece is none other than Friedrich Nietzsche, his w-ell-knowTi spiritual conflict with 
Richard Wagner being the deciding moment in the inner development of the play. 
A mystic figure called " Der Fremde " is employed, evidently to represent the 
Spirit of the World. Nietzsche enters into the Third Kingdom where the Strong 
rule and the Weak must go to the wall. But idealism alone does not make a play. 

On the whole, the yield for 1912 was not overwhelming, although it cannot 
exactly be called poor. Of life and movement there hive been plenty amongst the 
dramatists, however much they may still complain of want of encouragement. 

Foreign Plays. 

Several good plays of other natiorrs found their way on to the German stage in 
1912. Amongst English plays there were some of very different styles, such as 
" Fanny's First Play," " Passers-By." " The Land of Heart's Desire," " Kismet." 
and " "Sacrapant," by the old English writer George Peele, a contemporary of 
Marlowe. This last-named play was given in Marburg in an adaptation by Prof. 
Ischallig. of Dresden. 

The special Shakespeare performances to be named are Reinhardt's production of 
•'Much Ado About Nothing" and "Henry IV.," some scenes of which are among 
our illustrations. These two productions are considered two of Reinhardt's happiest 
efforts. 

Russia is represented by Tolstoi's confession : " And the Light lightens the 
Darkness." adapted by Dr. H. Stiimcke (Vertriebsstelle). 

Of the Scandinavian authoi-s, the first one to be mentioned is August Strindberg, 
who died in 1912. He was very highly thought of in Germany, and many of ' is 
plays were given during the year, amongst them " Totentanz," which is considered 
Reinhardt's be?t modern production. Other Scnndinavian works were : Peter 
Nansen's " Eine gliickliche Ehe " (A Happy Marriage); H. Nathansen's " Hintev 
■Mauern " (Behind Walls, publishers, Oesterheld and Co., Berlin); Julius 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 





TWO SCENES FROM "OTHELLO/ 

as given at the Dresileii Royal Court Tlicatre. 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 




"GYGES AND HIS RING." 

A trajjedy \>y F. Helibel, as given at thu Dresden Royal C'onrt Theatre. 




"A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE," by Oscar Wilde ACT I., 

as yiven at the Diesden I'aival Court Theatre. 



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THE GERMAN STAGE. 





TWO SCENES FROM "HAMLET/' 

as given iit tlie Dresden Boyal Court Theatre. 



THE GERMAN '^STAGE. 





TWO SCENES FROM "GUDRUSS,'' 

a tragedy by Ernst Hardt, as giyen at the Diesclen Koyal Court Tlieatre. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 49 



Magniussen's " Wer seinen Vater Lieb hat" (He Who loveth his Father, Anstalt 
fiir Aiiffiihiungsrecht, Berlin), a play which is written somewhat iu the style of 
Bjornson. 

Of the French authors, only Moliere, whose " Buurgeois Gentiihomme " was 
made to do duty as the framework of the opera " Ariadne auf Naxos," by Hof- 
mannsthal and Richard Strauss, need be named. ^lax Grube, in Meiningen, revived 
his "Don Juan" for the German stage in a fine adaptation by hiniself, and Yoll- 
moeller's version of " Georges Dandin " was produced by Reinhardt on a stage 
fashioned after ^loliere's own stage. 

Spain was represented by Calderon"s " Circe" in a new version by Prof. Fuchs 
(agents, Drei ^lasken-Verlag : publishers, G. Miiller, ^lunich). It was given in the 
Kiinstler Theater, ^lunich, in a most beautiful and artistic setting, which caused a 
great sensation. 

Of old German plays, either revived or given for the first time, there was no 
scarcity. The principal one was in \Yeimar, where the attempt was made to put 
on the stage Goethe's fiery, youthful sketch of "Faust" — the " Urfaust " as it 
is called. In the Eesen theatre — which holds faithfully to its motto "Art for 
the People " — the Director, H. Bacmeister. put on for the first time an old comedy, 
"Hans Frei," by Otto Ludwig, whose 100th amiiversary falls with Hebbel's in 
1913. It was written in 1842, and shows much of Shakespeare's influence. Another 
interesting production was a pastoral play, " II re pastore," by King Frederick the 
Great, whose 200th anniversary was on February 2, 1912. Other interesting per- 
formances were : " Leonce und Lene," by G. Biichner, who died quite young; and 
the strong " Armeleute " drama "Die im Schatten leben," by the realist Emil 
Rosenow, who was only thirty-three when he died. This play was forbidden by 
the Censor for a long time, and, in the opinion of some, ranks only second to 
Hauptmann's " Weber." 

KlNEMATOGRAPHS AND VARIETY HaLLS. 

Kinematographs and variety halls, both in Berlin and in the provinces, are 
proving serious rivals to the theatres. The halls are now following London methods, 
and giving sketches, etc.,. generally with favourite actors in the cast, while the 
kinematograph shows have increased to such an extent that, in the course of the 
year, several theatres have been forced to become kinematograph houses. At the 
general meeting of the German Theatre Directors' Society, the question of taking 
steps against these shows was discussed, and the demand made that the regulations 
of the Municipal Building Department should apply to kinematograph houses also ; 
further, that they should be subject to the same license laws as the variety halls. 
Already a somewhat sharp but just Censorship for films exists, and several towns 
are even thinking of putting a special tax on kinematographs. 

The Peovixces. 

Many alterations took place in the provinces during 1912, especially amongst some 
of the 'most important theatres, several of which changed their directors and with 
them their policy also. With a few reservations and restrictions, the Leipzig 
theatre has become practically a municipal one since Geheimrat Martersteig took 
up the reins of direction. As soon as his rule began he brought out new authors 
and started reforms in the stage decorations, a few scenes from his production of 
Hebbel's " Nibelungen " being" among our illustrations this year. The town now 
contributes about £17,500 to the theatre. 

Intendant Volkner. late of Leipzig, is now director of the Frankfurt am Main 
Stadttheater and Opera House, and promises to make Frankfurt still more a centre 
of theatrical culture than it has been in the past. Under him, Dramaturg Dr. 
Weichart, a well-known litterateur and connoisseur of the drama, looks after the 
enlargement of the repertoire. This theatre and opera are owned by a society 
which is not out to make profits, and the town pays up the yea'-ly deficit. The 
newest inventions, such as the round horizon and Fortuny lighting (diffused light 
system) have been installed at an outlay of £8,000. paid by the town. 

The Schauspielhaus of Hagen-in-Westphalen. opened in 1912 (population about 
100.000). is also owned by a society which does not work for a profit. During its 
season of about seven months 174 p'erformances were given, of which no fewer than 
sixty-four were "cheap" ones. Of the thirty-eight dramatists who were heard, 
seven were classical authors (Schiller, Shakespeare, Sophocles, and others), and of 
the forty-nine of their works which were given nineteen were new to Hagen. The 

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50 THE STAGE Vl-AR BOOK. 



system in vogue in Frankfurt and in Hagi ... a- -. 1 11 as in quite a number of othti- 
German towns, is somewhat the same as that of the Liverpool Repertory Theatre, 
which was probably formed on their pattern, as Mi-. Basil Dean has studied German 
theatres very thoroughlj-. There is one difference, however, and that is rather an 
important one; in Germany the towns help with a subvention, which gives the 
theatre more the character of a public institution and a higher standing altogether. 
This system might be called the transition stage between a private theatre and the 
municipal theatre proper. The latter kind already exists in a number of German 
towns — as stated in a former Year-Book — sucli as Freiburg in Breisgau, Miilhausen 
in Elsiiss, and others, while Breslau is also about to adopt the same system. Dort- 
mund (population about 220,000), where an imposing new theatre was built a few 
years ago, is also one of the towns which not only support their own theatres but 
carry them on as municipal concerns. The Dortmund Municipality, however, wisely 
does not interfere with the artistic arrangements of its director. There is also a 
sort of Playgoers' Society in the town, which has pledged itself to support the 
theatre in every possible way. Performances for the people at Gjd. for all seats 
were given here at intervals during the season. This all shows what an important 
role the theatre plays in the life of the town. 

The Strassburg Stadtthe.\ter. 

The Strassburg Stadttheater is also a municipal theatre in the strictest sense of 
the word, that is to say, it is owned and carried on by the town as a municipal 
concern. The Intendant, Herr Wilhelmi, was so kind as to send me the yearly 
Budget of the theatre for 1910-11, and it makes most interesting and instructive 
reading. According to it, the expenses for that year amounted to about £27,000, 
not including rent and payment for the opera orchestra, which is also under the 
municipality. The income of the theatre, derived from various sources (tickets, 
etc.), was about £15,750, so that a deficit of about £11,250 had to be covered. Of 
this, £1,000 were cleared off by the interest on a legacy left to the theatre by a 
wealthy man. The rest of the deficit was covered by a sum of £1,800 paid by the 
State of Alsace as subvention, and a sum of £8,450 contributed by the city of 
Strassburg it«elf. The city also bears the cost of the opera orchestra and the loss 
of interest on the capital outlay for the ground and theatre building, as, of course, 
the theatre pays no rent. A budget is made up every year by the Burgomaster to 
balance income and. expenses, and fix the subvention for the year. The budget is 
then passed by the town council. If, as was the case in 1910-11. the subvention 
passed does not suffice to balance income and expenses at the end of the season, the 
deficit is paid out of the municipal exchecpier. The season lasted eight months, 
from September 16 till May 15, and there were altogether 283 performances, of 
which six were for the people, five for schools, and two for pupils of Board schools, 
the tickets for which were free. 109 plays and operas were given. These were : 
10 tragedies, 26 times; 11 plays, 31 times; 19 comedies. 52 times; 1 farce, once; 10 
dialect plays, 10 times; 3 Fairy plays, 18 times; 10 French plays, 10 times; 36 
operas, 131 times; 5 musical comedies, 14 times; 4 ballets, 14 times. 

Stage Societies for the People. 

The "Wiener Freie Volksbiihne ". (under Stefan Grossmann and A. Rundt) has 
now, like the Berliner Neue Freie Volksbiihne, got its own theatre, and thus becornes 
a great factor in the literary life of Vienna, cjuite apart from its great social 
importance for the less well provided part of the population. 

Performances for the people, school children, or workmen were again given in 
many German towns as a sort of substitute for, or perhaps the beginning of, muni- 
cipal theatres. Amongst these towns were : Bremerhaven (from S^d. to 6d. per 
seat) ; Osnabriick (from 2^d. to Is. per seat) ; Hamburg (under Leopold Jessner. 
who is also one of the foremost in the actors' struggle for the betterment of their 
position and the strengthening of their organisation); Frankfurt a/Oder (ten per- 
formances at prices from Id. to 6id.), where the new director, Herr H. Roeb- 
beling, from ^Sleiningen, is making the theatre the centre of artistic interest in the 
town; Essen, where H. Bacmeister, director of the Rheinisch Westfalische Volks- 
theater (owned by a society of the same kind as the Hagener Theater), arranged 
some special performances for children of charmingly simple fairy tales, w^ritten by 
himself some years ago. and founded on Grimm's stories. 

The " Wand'er Theater" and " Stadtebund Theater" were described in a former 
issue of this Yeir-Book. but I may say a few words about them here again. The 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. -51 

"Wander Theater" are travelling companies subventioned by the small towns or 
by the educational societies in these towns, and the " Stiidtebnnd Theater" are 
stock companies which, during the season, perforin in a restricted number of 
places, thus providing for them carefully produced performances. This movement 
. has been spreading steadily during 1912, in spite of the very hard competition of 
the kinematograph shows. 

CorRT Theatres. 

The large " double " theatre in Stuttgart, built by Geheimrat Liftman, wac 
opened in 1912. Last year we gave an illustration of the front view of the theatre ; 
this year we show the two auditoriums and a birds eye view of the building, 
showing its important position in the town. Ths "double " theatre, consisting of a 
large and a small one with all the ofhces, storage for decorations, etc., under one 
roof, represents an entirely new type, which, for theatres with extensive repertoires 
— classical and modern — is of the greatest importance. The principal technical 
stage improvements are m.oveable side stages in place of the revolving stage, making 
possible a noiseless change of scenes in 'the shortest time. This huge theatre stands 
in the Royal Park of the town, and cost £370.000, in the payment of which King, 
country, and town took their share, the ideal in cuch cases. Further, the town will 
now pay a yearly sum towards the 'support of the theatre instead of letting the 
entire weight fall on the King and the ratepayers of the whole land. Lovers of 
the theatre contributed by presenting pictures and statues for decorating t'^e build- 
ing Professor Littmann, whose finest work this is, received great honours from 
the King. An interesting description of the theatre, entitled "The Royal Theatre 
in Stuttgart" (Das Konigliche Hoftheater in Stuttgart), has just been published, 
written by Prof. Littman himself, in which the whole building is described, and 
amongst other things several interesting technical details are given about the new 
machinery arrangements. The theatre has been for years under the broad-minded 
and liberal direction of Baron v. Putlitz, with the widely-known dramatist W. 
Blom as his dramaturge, and the fine artist Prof. Pankok as artistic adviser, while 
the director of the opera is the well-known composer Max von Schillings. With 
such men to direct affairs the Stuttgart Theatre in it« new home will be able to do 
fine work, which will be of influence even outside its own land. In the King of 
Wiirtemberg it has a patron who not only brings interest and understanding to the 
subject but also, like v. Putlitz himself, broad-mindedness in the truest sense. 

Since the death of Baron v. Speidel. General Intendant of the Munich Hof- 
theater, the directorship of that theatre has fallen to Baron v. Frankenstein, who 
is not unlcnown to London. His father was Austrian Ambassador in London at one 
time, and he himself, a musician by profession, directed concerts and operas for 
five years in England and America. For the production of operas he has the 
valuable assistance of Prof. W^. Wirk, also well-known here by his work in Covent 
Garden.. Prof. Wirk's " Tristan " production in simplified staging is amonost our 
illustrations this year, also a scene from his production of Debussy's opera 
" Pelleas et Melisande." This was the first attempt at staging opera in the new 
Impressionistic style, in which a neutral proscenium plays an important role. The 
object Wirk always has in view in his productions is to accentuate the mood and 
atmosphere of the play by his setting, which, however, he only uses as a back- 
ground for his characters. We also reproduce here some very effective yet simple 
scenes from '-Hamlet," as given on Prof. J. Klein's New Shakespeare Stage in the 
Munich Hoftheater. This stage was invented with the object of combating the 
over-elaboration and realism of scenery, which only stifle the imagination of the 
spectator. 

Through the kindness of Geheimrat Dr. Zeiss, Art Director of the Dresden 
Court Theatre, we are enabled to reproduce here a number of interesting and 
impressive pictures illustrating productions as they were given at that theatre. 
Amongst them are " Hamlet," Oscar Wilde's " A Woman of No Importance," and 
other plays. We also give a picture of an old pastoral play, produced by Dr. 
Zeiss, entitled " Sylvia," by Gellert, which was received most cordially because 
of its delicate daintiness of form, colour, and movement. The Dresden Court 
Theatre has been for years now one of the foremost centres of German theatrical 
art from all points of view. Its opera is famous ; nearly all Richard Strauss' 
operas have been produced at it for the first time on any stage. It is now followino- 
Prof. Wirk's idea of impressionistic staging for operas, and has ordered new 
scenery for Wagner's " Ring " from Fritz Erler, one of the best known and most 
original of modern German artists. His scenic pictures should at least prove most 
stimulating. The stage of the Roy.al Opera House has also been entirely rebuilt. 



52 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

A new Court Playhouse is nearly completed in Dresden, the stage being fitted 
with a great many new inventiong. which will make this house, when finished, the 
meet completely equipped of modern theatres. The designer is Adolf Linnebach. 
H3 has placed all the machinery underground, and the whole stage can be lowered 
i:i three sections. " SchiebebUhnen " (moveable side .stages) are set underneath 
while an act is going on, and are then moved up and pushed to the front, thus 
making scene-shifting quite a simple affair, a point of the greatest advantage, 
esj-vecially in repertory theatres. There are also a round horizon, Fortuny diffused 
light .sy.stem. etc. 

A new policy has been begun in the Court Theatre of Darmstadt under the 
regime of the energetic new Intendant, Dr. Paul Eger, who has just taken up the 
reins there after having done valuable work as producer in Prague. He is whole- 
heartedly supported in his work by the Grand Duke himself, who has long been 
a friend of all Art, and has made Darmstadt a centre of the new Arts and Crafts 
movement in Germany, besides gathering round him quite a number of distinguished 
artists. In the repertory, as well as in the style of staging, Dr. Eger has already 
introduced new ideas, and in the next Year-Book we shall be able to show the 
kind of work he is doing by reproducing some scenes from different plays produced 
under his guidance. 

The Actors' Year. 

The German Actors' Association is in a flourishing condition, in spite of rather 
serious internal dissensions, partly of a personal nature, and is still striving its 
utmost to achieve the social betterment of the actor's calling. The great event of 
the year 1912 was the formation of a " combine " between this Association, the 
Austrian Actore' Association, the German and the Austrian Musicians' Associations, 
and the Chorus Singers' Society. During years of hard work and strife they have 
all learned that combination means power, and they are determined to use it. 

In Austria, where the life of the actor, and still more of the actress, was very 
hard, a great victory was won in 1912, for the Austrian ^Managers' Society at last 
showed signs of being willing to make terms. The actors wisely showed great 
moderation, and thus managed to gam the main points which were so badly needed. 
The managers must now only engage members of the Association, and must insist 
on beginners who come to their theatres joining the Association, and also on their 
becoming subscribers to the Pension Fund started in Austria some time a.go. 
Managers must also only engage such beginners as have fulfilled the regulations of 
the Theatre Central Board, by which means it is hoped to combat the over-crowd- 
ing of the pi'ofession by actors of no talent, who only lower the salaries and the 
whole standard of the calling; rehearsals before the engagement begins, which 
hitherto have not been paid at all, must now l>3 paid for according to a fixed tariff ; 
the respective rights are now made more equal, especially as regards giving and 
receiving notice. 

No sooner had the two parties thus joined hands, as it were, than they began 
to see that in reality they belong to each other, and that the welfare of the one is 
the welfare of the other. But in order to reach such an understanding, equality 
of station is the conditio sine qua non in these cases. So they organised a common 
board called the " Theaterzentralkommission " (Theatre Central Board), the duty 
of which is to look after the interests of both parties and the theatre in general. 
It is to bring into operation a minimum salary scheme arranged according to the 
sizj of the different towns, and will also act as official organ of both bodies in 
their negotiations with municipalities and the State in the questions of subventions, 
schools for acting, etc. This combination felt itself so strong from the very 
beginning that it almost immediately used the powerful weapon of boycotting 
against a manager who did not wish to comply with the terms arranged, and even 
against a municipality (Czernowitz) because it asked from the lessee of its theatre 
conditions considered unjust and degrading to the actors engaged. The Board is 
now trying to get State subvention for the Austrian provincial theatres, the money 
for which, it is proposed, is to be collected by levying a tax of 10 per cent, on 
all amateur performances and such entertainments. Actors and managers have 
also decided to start a " Biilinenschiedsgericht " (private Court of Arbitration), in 
which cases between actors and managers are to be tried by delegates chosen from 
amongst both actors and managers. So peace and contentment reign in Austria, 
and the theatre there will have no cause to regret it. 

In Germany there is still some bad feeling between the actors' and the managers' 
organisations, but no doubt the Ausitrian example will help to make better counsels 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 








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IWO iJCEiNtb FROM "NIBELLNGEN/^ PART I., 

a tragedy by F. Hebbfl, as Riven at the Leipzig Municipal Tlieatrc v.mh-r flflicinirat Max Martc i f e' 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 





TWO SCENES FROM '' NIBELUNGEN/' PART II., 

R tragedy by F. Helihel. as siven at tlie Leipzig Municipal Theatre under Otdieimrat Martersteip 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 

TWO SCENES FROM "HAMLET," 

as given on the new Shakespeare stage (Professor Julius Kleini at the Munich Royal Court Theatre. 




ACT III., SCENE IV. THE QUEEN'S ROOM. 




ACT IV., SCENE IV.— A PLAIN IN DENMARK. 

(Enter Fortinbras and Forces— a scene usually cut.' 



THE GERMAN STAGE. 




SCENE FROM THE PASTORAL PLAY, "SYLVIA/' 

by Gellert, as given under Geheimrat Karl Zeiss at the Dresclen Royal Court Theatre in 1911. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 53 



prevail there, too. One thing is certain, the German actors will not and cannot be 
satisfied with less than their Austrian colleagues have already gained. 

Even the ballet dancers, whose payment is often very poor, have also quite 
recently formed themselves into a union which, while this is being written, has 
joined the German-Austrian Combine. 

The much hoped-for and no less talked of Imperial Theatre Law in Germany 
seems to be coming along at last, and may be passed before the year 1913 is out. 
The draft of it has just been sent to the Association by the Government, in order 
to get their opinion. A good many points are touched upon in it to the advantage 
of the actors, but they themselves muot still do the greater part of the uphill 
work, and there is every reason to believe that they will do so. Trade unionism, 
if one may use the term, may be an ugly word in the ears of many who think that 
Art (especially Art with a capital A 1), and its followers should have nothing to 
do with such mean and worldly things, but all the same it is a splendid human 
education in many ways. 

Some Interesiing Legal Dexisions. 

The German Actors' Association publishes regularly in its official organ " Der 
Neue Weg " a "black list," in which it gives the names of managers who are 
"financially unsound." In this way members of the Association are warned against 
taking engagements with these managers. A manager, whose name had appeared 
in the black list, took legal proceedings against the Association for having done 
him damage aaid injured his personal honour. The Court decided that the Asso- 
ciation was entitled to publish the names of managers in that way if, as happened 
to be the case, the financial unsoundness of the manager in question could be 
proved. The Association, the Court ruled, only acted in the interests of its 
members by warning them against such managers. 

The Court of Appeal for the Court of Commerce in A'ienna decided last ^larch 
(1912) against a clause in the contract which stipulated that the actor was to 
attend rehearsals before his engagement begins without any remuneration, the 
Ccurt considering that this clause was entirely the result of the greater financial 
power and stronger position of the manager. This decision no doubt helped to 
make the Austrian managers agree to the actors' demand for payment for rehearsals 
before the beginning of the engagement, as stated in " The Actors' Year." 

Decision as to the number of performances which an actor is legally compelled 
to give. The Court in Hamburg decided that special performances and matinees 
in cases where the latter had not been the custom when the contract between the 
actor and manager was concluded must be paid for extra. According to the ruling 
of the Court, a paragraph in the contract which compels the actor to attend evei\y 
reheareal put on, and also to play in every performance the manager likes to give, 
is not to be interpreted in such a way that the manager has the right to force 
his actors to play in as many performances as he chooses to give. The custom in 
force in the place in question is to be taken as standard in such cases. 

Is a criticism of a performance a proof of its merit or demerit ? The Anstalt 
fiir Auffiihrungsrecht. a large Berlin play-broking firm, took proceedings against a 
manager for not producing a play of theirs " with the proper care " according to 
the stipulation in the contract signed by him. In proof of this they quoted several 
newspaper criticisms, in one of which the following passage occurred : " Where 
one was supposed to shed tears, the fun on the stage was furious and irresistible." 
The Berlin Court refused to hear the case, ruling that it is questionable whether a 
newspaper critic is always the right man to give a judgment on a performance, as 
any one might write criticisms without having much literary knowledge or ability, 
and a newspaper is entirely free to engage as its critic a man who can in no wise 
claim to criticise plays and productions in the name of the public. The result of 
this ruling may perhaps be that the suggestion made by the local branch of the 
Actors' Association in Freiburg (reported in The -S'tace of January 4, 1912), that 
official certificates of efficiency should be issued to critics before they ai-e allowed 
to exercise the calling of critic, will now be considered in wider circles, in spite of 
the ridicule cast on it by papers in Berlin and elsewhere. Or at least a certain 
standard of knowledge might be insisted upon ; such a question, however, could 
only be approached in a spirit of broad-mindedness and discrimination. 

Obituary. 

Of the theatrical people who have left us this year, only three may be men- 
tioned. 



54 / //A STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

J. Ettlinger. the former president of the Neue Freie Volksbiihrie, Berlin 
(Peoples' Stage Society), was a great organiser and indefatigable worker and 
entluifia«t like the lamented Dr. Lowenfeld, late director &nd founder of the 
Schiller theater. Under him the Neue Freie Volksbuhne reached a great height, 
not only in number.s. 

Max Biirckhart was the late director of the famous Burgtheater in Vienna, and 
although an outsider (he studied originally for the law) proved an excellent man- 
ager and a good friend to actors. 

Finally, there is Dr. Otto Brah.m, the famous director of the Lessing Theater. 
I should like to quote here a few words from the speech given at his grave by 
(ierluirt Hauptmann, as they show ^best what he was to the German stage and what 
1)16 loes means to it. 

" I do not tliink that, in the history of the German Theatre, there has ever been 
such a combination of practical strt-ngth with ideal strength as his. He forced 
the theatre to become an earnest, living, and real Art. He brought Life and Stage 
together in a way that has never been done before." 

Some German Theatrical Pi-klications. 

There is no space this year to do more than mention a few very interesting 
books which appeared during 1912. Perhaps there may be an opportunity later on 
of referring to them again. They are : 

Carl Hagemann, the former Intendant of the Maruiheim National Theatre : 
"Die Kunst der scenischen Darstellung " (The Art of Scenic Production). Schuster 
anJ Loeffier. Berlin. 6s. 

Dr. Charlotte Engel-Keimerc : "Die Deutschen Biihnen und ihre Angehorigen ; 
eine Untersuchung ihrer wirtschaftlichen Lage " (German Theatres and their Per- 
sonnel ; a treatise on their financial and social position). This is founded on 
statistics prepared by the German Actors' Association. Duncker and Humblot, 
Berlin. 15s. 

Gustav Rickelt (a well-known German actor) : " Schauspieler und Direcktoren " 
(Actors and ^Managers). Paul Langensdieidt, Berlm. 

^lax Reinhardt : Classical Works as produced by Max Rejnhardt. With illus- 
trations of some of the scenes. Five Shakespearean plays have appeared so far. 
Price of single volume. Is. 6d. ; cloth bound, 2s. 

Anonymous : "Aug dem Tagebuche einer Deutschen Sehauspielerin." This is a 
description of the position and temptations of German actresses in form of a novel, 
which created almost a furore in Germany. Robert Lutz, Stuttgart. 6s. 

Neuer Theater Almanach : The old and trustworthy Year-Book of the German 
Actors' Association. It is a complete Directory of the German stage, and contains 
all the important theatrical news of the year. 

Das Deutsche Theater Adressbuch : Edited by the German Theatre Directors' 
Society and published by Messrs. Oesterheld and Co. 3s. It contains the names 
of all the German theatres and their companies, besides other information. 




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THE DRAMA IN AMERICA. 

By W. H. DENNY. 

THE past year has not been quite a disappointment for either managers or 
public, and on the whole it may be regarded as a successful one, in spite 
of the overpowering effect of the Presidential election, which proved to 
be one of the bitterest on record, though at the beginning of the year 
the belief was expressed that it would be uninteresting, from the fact that it 
would be simply a walk-over for Roosevelt, an opinion which was not justified 
by the result. 

The year opened with an unusual number of successes, still running, several of 
them having attracted great business for a considerable time. 

At the Astor Theatre, " The Red Widow," a musical comedy by Channing 
Pollock and Rennold Wolf, was in full swing and attracting large audiences, and 
at the Belasco David Warfield was appearing in " The Return of Peter Grimm," a 
supernatural drama by David Belasco and Cecil De Mille, which had hit the taste 
of the public quite early in the season. " The Garden of Allah," too, at the 
Century Theatre, with Lewis Waller as the star, continued to draw big business, 
and continued to do so for the remainder of the season. 

At the Comedy, " Bunty Pulls the Strings," which had been produced early 
in September, and scored an instantaneous success, attracted wonderful business 
at each performance, when the New Year was ushered in, and remained during the 
whole of the season, during the summer, and was only removed late in the autumn 
to make room for another success. The unusually long run was perhaps due to the 
extremely economical arrangements observed in the production, which enabled the 
management to play to a profit during the heat of the dog days. At the Cohan 
Theatre, "The Little Millionaire" continued to attract record business, although 
it was fifteen weeks' old. 

At the Knickerbocker Theatre Otis Skinner saw the New Year in with crowded 
business,' attracted by his successful production of "Kismet," while at the Lyric 
Henry W. Savage carried over from the old year "Little Boy Blue," which "had 
proved one of his biggest successes of the season. This production was notable 
from the fact that the principal character was played by a young actress, Gertrude 
Ryan, who had only a few weeks before been a member of Mr. Savage's chorus, 
and who made one of the biggest acting successes of the season. 

At the Playhouse "Bought and Paid For" still filled the house to its utmost 
capacity, remaining a veritable bonanza for William A. Brady, the producer, and 
George Broadhurst, the author, for the remainder of the season, remaining during 
the summer months, like "Bunty," only to be removed in the autumn to make 
room for another rousing success, "Little Women." 

"The Woman," at the Republic Theatre, one of David Belasco's early season's 
production, as is usual with this manager's attractions, still remained in the bill 
when the New Year came in. and continued until late in the season, while George 
Arliss continued to present " Disraeli," which was produced by him under the 
management of the Lieblers. 

At other theatres the luck was not quite so favourable, and no fewer than sixteen 
changes of bill took place during January, of which " Oflficer 656," a comedy by a 
new author, Augustus MacHugh, proved to be one of the most successful, remain- 
ing at the Gaiety, where it was produced by Messrs. Cohan and Harris, for the 
rest of the season and during the summer. 

Another success was " Over the River," which Charles Dillingham presented at 
the Globe, with Eddie Foy as the star, being the first time this musical comedy 
actor had appeared under his management. This production was a musical ver- 
sion of " The Man from Mexico," which in its original dramatic form had been a 
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It wat! in January that Juhu Cort, the well-known Western manager, made his 
first appearance in New York as a producing manager in the Eastern States. He 
presented a musical comedy adapted from the Gernum by John L. Shine, with 
mueic by Heinrich Berte. It did not c^uite hit the mark, though it was suthciently 
successful to warrant those interested in arranging a tour, which proved most 
satisfactory to all concerned. 

At the Casino Winthrop Ames celebrated the New Year by presenting 
" Sumurun," which proved most successful for a few weeks, when it was removed 
to Chicago, where it failed most dismally, the same fate befalling it, to a minor 
degree, in Philadelphia, and in spite of the most energetic efforts to boom it the 
Reinhardt spectacle had to be catalogued among the failures of the seaeon. 

At the Thirty-ninth Street Theatre " A Butterfly on the Wheel," with Madge 
Titheradge in the principal character, proved one of the most euccessful produc- 
tions of the month, and it remained for cjuite a long period as one of the principal 
attractions, later being sent on a tour, which has been eminently satisfactory. 

An important alteration in the city ordinances was made in January, owing to 
the managers appealing against the order preventing people standing during the per- 
formance in the auditorium. The order was relaxed where sufficient room had 
been provided to enable free egress in case of panic. This relaxation of the 
ordinance meant considerable increase in the holding capacity of the theatres 
affected. 

E. A. Sothern and Julia ^larlowe were (playing their usual season this month 
of Shakespearean plays, presenting "The Merchant of Venice." The production 
seemed to stir up feeling in the Jewish portion of the population of New York, 
who made certain representations to the authorities regarding what they deemed 
as somewhat of a libel on their race in presenting the part of Shylock. It was, 
however, rather uncertain as to whether they referred to the Bard or to the actor. 

In February twelve changes of bill took place, five of them being the work of 
English dramatists, only one of which made anything of an impression on the 
public, the one being the Comyns Carr version of " Oliver Twist," for which a cast 
of stars was engaged. The four other British products which failed were "Lady 
Patricia," " Preserving Mr. Panmure," and " The Lady of Dreams," a poetical 
play by Rostand, which had been prepared for Mme. Simone by Louis N. Parker, 
and was speedily relegated to the etorehouse, and " Lydia Gilmore," the work 
of Henry Arthur Jones. 

It was a sincere pleasure to the playgoing portion of the ])ublic to hear at this 
period that Joe Weber and Lew Fields had once more been brought together, and 
a promise made that they would later in the season appear in an entertainment 
similar to that which used to be the delight of the patrons of their theatre seven 
or eight years ago, a promise which was fulfilled during the season. At the begin- 
ning of February Henry W. Savage took the important step of reducing the scale 
of charges for admission to the Lyric Theatre, where his " Little Boy Blue " was 
running, an example that was followed later by others, the experiment proving 
most advantageous. 

In Pittsfield, Mass., a decisive move was made in Februarj' towards instituting a 
municipal theatre. Several of the leading members of the local council acquired 
the theatre, which they remodelled and furbished up thoroughly, and took under 
their control. 

An important incident this month was the creation of a federation of patrons 
of the drama, formed for the purpose of dii'ecling those who frequented theatres. 
The project was set on foot originally by persons who objected to many of the 
attractions sent round by the New York and other managers on the ground that 
they were not first-class and in numerous instances banal, and frequently immoral. 
In the various cities committees were formed, the members of which undertook to 
report to their associates and lay members of the league the advipibility or other- 
wise of patronising the plays which came under their ken. The scheme was 
accepted readily by thousands throughout the States, and it speedily grew into a 
most important organisation. Later another society was formed, headed by Sydney 
Rosenfeld, which was designated the National Federation of Playgoers' Clubs, 
which not only undertook to consider plays but also to produce them, so that the 
unknown author might stand a chance. Subsequently during the sea.5on the Federa- 
tion produced one or two plays, but nothing which may be regarded as phenomenal. 
Later several of the most important managers joined the Federation. 

This month iNIiss Horniman, of Manchester, brought her company to Canada, 
opening in "Candida." The ability of the members was admitted on all sides. 




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During ^laivh the number of productions droppeu to ten, out of which but three 
stood the test, including " The Pigeon," by John Galsworthy, with, which Win- 
throp Ames opened his Little Theatre; "The Rainbow," produced at the Liberty, 
in which a most remarkable perfomiance oi the heroine was given by ]Miss Euth 
Chatterton, remarkable from the fact that she had previously had practically no 
experience. The third production which succeeded was " The Typhoon," which 
gave occasion to proceedings in the Courts. 

Ill ^larch Lewis Waller made the daring experiment of presenting " Mon- 
sieur Beaucaire," daring from the fact that it was originally played by the late 
Ricliard Mansfield, who created a furore in the character. The experiment, how- 
ever, proved most satisfactory to all concerned, and Mr. Waller received the 
greatest praise from the critics. 

It was in March that the late Henry B. Harris sailed on the trip which was 
to prove fatal, for he took passage a month later on the ill-fated " Titanic," and 
perished in her. His motive for sailing in her was to be present at the rehearsals 
of a new play, which he had hoped would be a great success, otherwise he had 
arranged to return later. His loss was regretted by all who knew him, since he 
had the reputation of being one of the most straightforward managers in America. 
The business matters connected with his theatres were subsequently undertaken by 
his father, W^illiam Harris, and his brother, in conjunction with Edgar Selwyn, 
who had departed with him on his holiday, but who decided to remain a few weeks 
longer abroad. 

The moving picture business having arrived at cuch a pitch of popularity, the 
theatrical managers deemed it advisable to consider the matter as it affected them, 
and an Act was about to be considered, which, in their opinion, rendered the repro- 
duction of their plays easier. They formed a mutual protective association, and 
sent a deputation to Washington to protest against the Townshend Bill, which 
would merely inflict a fine of $100 for infringement of copyright. 

In March also, David Belasco, in conjunction with William Elliot and ^lorris 
Gest, his two sons-in-law, entered the Vaudeville field with " Madame Butterfly 
and later " The Drums of Oude," with which thoy achieved a great success. Daniel 
Frohman. too, decided to produce sketches in the vaudeville theatres, while his 
own theatre, the Lyceum, was given over to moving pictures, an indication of the 
deep hold this form of entertainment has made upon the public. 

April saw a still farther reduction in the number of changes in the bills, but 
six taking place, none of which may be regarded as successes of the first magni- 
tude, though " The Rose ilaid," with ^liss Adrienne Augarde ran for a respectable 
period. 

Charjes Hawtrey arrived this month with a company for the purpose of present- 
ing "Dear Old Charlie," which his brother William had already produced in 
Chicago under the title of " Dear Old Billy." The result of the visit may not be 
arranged in the catalogue of the principal hits of the season. 

George Arliss, who was appearing in " Disraeli " at Wallack's Theatre, received 
the distinction of being invited to deliver an address on the drama at the New 
York Academy. 

May saw but five productions, including " The Explorer," which Lewis Waller 
hoped would prove attractive, but the play was withdrawn after a short period. 
Two interesting revivals took place this month, one of which was the De Koven 
opera "Robin Hood," which proved a most gratifying success at the New Amster- 
dam Theatre. The other was a revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas at the 
Casino, with so-called star casts. The result was beyond all expectation, and the 
vogue was so great, and the interest evinced so general, that a company were 
immediately formed and despatched at the end of the Casino season to San 
Francisco in a special train. Arrived at the coast, the company immediately pro- 
ceeded to smash all records. 

In May the Lambs opened their tour of public gambols at the ^Manhattan 
Theatre, which was packed from floor to ceiling. As a proof of the interest taken 
in this scheme, the Shepherd Joe Grismer " auctioned off " an autographed pro- 
gramme for $675. or nearly £140. 

JiKie and July were absolutely bare of changes of bill, and most of the legitimate 
theatres were dark, the managers having taken their departure for Europe, where 
they, proceeded to search for material for their next seasons. 

It was at this inopportune time that the musicians pushed forward their claims 
for increased pay and allowances, which were promptly refused by the managers 
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to the demands to a certain extent, but a determination on the part ot the theatre 
owners and 2'roducers to dispense uith muisic wherever possible. During a strike 
in connection with the movement it was demonstrated to the satisfaction of the 
managers that the full orchestra was not an abs(jlute nec3«sity, while a new inven- 
tion, the Unit Orchestra, was brought forward, which could be manipulated by 
one individual, as a substitute for the expensive orchestra. The invention gave a 
certain amount of satisfaction, but subsequent experience jDroved that it ecarcely 
came up to the standard required. 

Some idea of the pu^h of the American may be gathered from an incident 
which occurred during the hot month of July. A Miss .\larjorie Rambeau hearing 
in San Francisco that Henry W. Savage wanted someone for the part of " Every- 
woman," ehe took the Overland Express, arriving in New York a week later, read 
the part to the manager, signed the contract, and departed the next day for the 
Coast to take up her interrupted duties in a stock company. 

A victory was gained in Louisiana, by those who desire children in plays, by a 
law being passed in the Legislature permitting children of tender years to take 
part in theatrical performances under certain restrictions. In California a partial 
suci-ess was gained, since it was allowed that the local laws did not affect children 
of non-residents, which will enable managers of touring companies to present their 
plays which include child characters. 

The season opened early in August, during which month ten new attractions 
were submitted, of which "The IMerry Countess," a version of the old Strauss 
operette, " Der Fledermaus," prepared by Gladys Unger, and known in London 
under the title of "The Night Birds," achieved, perhaps, the greatest success 
at the Casino, while "Ready ^foney " at the Maxine Elliott also scored, aft-er 
having achieved a great success in Chicago. The Hippodrome, too, opened its 
doors for the season with "Under Many Flags," presenting scenes in all parts of 
the world on a scale of magnificence which all agreed surpassed those submitted in 
former seasons. 

Just prior to the opening of the season David Belasco issued a pronouncement 
to the elfect that he would for the future discard wall advertisements and use onlj' 
the newspapers, since the wholesale adoption of the picture poster by commercial 
firms rendered the theatrical posters almost useless. 

About this time, too, John Cort arrived from the West, having completed 
arrangements for a chain of theatres to the Coast, and plans for building one in 
Boston in addition to the one already preparing in New York. 

Trouble, too, appeared to be brewing with the stage hands, who, unlike the 
musicians, waited until a fitting opportunity to press their claims, which were 
granted, with little abatement, by the managers, who realised that the beginning 
of a season was not the time to quarrel with their staff. 

One Abraham Coldknopf claiming that David Belasco had infringed upon his 
copyright, by conveying certain scenes and incidents from his piece, "Tainted 
Philanthropy," into " The Woman," the manager arranged for two complete 
performances to take place before the judge. The promised double performance 
took place early in December, and adequately demonstrated to those present that 
^Ir. Belasco was innocent of purloining anything from ilr. Goldknopf's play. It 
also showed the latter as 'being imsuitable for stage production. 

A dearth of chorus girls was most noticeable at the beginning of the season, 
the number of new musical productions quickly exhausting the normal supply, so 
that salaries for this class of employment went up considerably. 

Although the most severe measures apparently had been taken during the past 
season against ticket speculators, the pest was early in evidence so soon as any 
attraction proved to be successful, and the public were robbed during August a« 
shamefacedly as ever. 

In September the record number of twenty productions took place, of which 
"Broadway Jones" at the Cohan, "Fanny's First Play" at the Comedy, "The 
Governor's Lady" at the Republic, "Milestones" at the Liberty, and "Oh! Oh! 
Delphine " at the New Amsterdam may be recorded as first-class. 

"Milestones" and "Fanny's First Play" particularly hit the public taste, the 
satire of the Shaw play arousing much amusement, while the tender and absorbing 
interest of " ^lilestones " made an instantaneous appeal to the public. 

" Oh ! Oh ! Delphine " proved to be, perhaps, the biggest success in the way of 
musical comedy that Klaw and Erlanger have ever put before the public, and the 
demand for the music, which is by Ivan Carj-ll, has exceeded all records for 
musical plays in the United States. 



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"The Whip" was promised for an early date, but several unavoidable adjourn- 
ments oc-eun-ed. It was eventually ijDroduced about the middle of No\ember, and 
made a great and instantaneous hit. 

As an instance of the success which attends stock companies in this country, it 
may be mentioned that the lease of the Castle Square Theatre, in Boston, expiring 
this September, John Craig renewed it for a further period of six years, he having 
accumulated quite a respectable-sized fortune during the last few seasons. 

This month William A. Brady announced his intention of getting round the 
city ordinance forbidding Sunday performances by organising a club, whose aim 
would be to promote the representation of plays on Sunday. The police took a 
hand in the discussion, claiming that the club members would only be the public 
in a modified form, and the scheme was abandoned. 

During October the fatal thirteen was the number of productions, of which 
"The Affairs of Anatol," the opening bill of the Little Theatre, and "Little 
Women," which supplanted "Bought and Paid For" at the Playhouse, may be 
placed in the category of successful plays, the latter particularly. 

In connection with " Little Women " there is a tragedy somewhat resembling 
that connected with the production of " Everywoman," when Walter Browne died 
on the morning of the production of his play. "Little Women" had been adapted 
by iliss Marion Forrest from the stories by Louisa M. Alcott, and the piece had 
been accepted by ^liss Jessie Bonstelle, who manages a stock company most suc- 
cessfully in Buffalo during the off season. During the final rehearsals of the 
piece on the road early in the season she received the news of the serious illness 
of her husband, with' the result that she had to leave the rehearsals in other 
hands while she returned home, only to receive the news of the great success of the 
play as she sat by the side of her dying husband. "The Daughter of Heaven" 
also proved successful. 

In October Messrs. Klaw and Erlanger initiated a system similar to that obtain- 
ing in London, where the libraries take a deal in seats for successful plays, in an 
attempt to counteract the effects of the ticket speculators, who again came into 
great prominence on the sidewalk outside theatres running popular attractions. 

About the middle of the month the officers of the Actors' Fund decided to 
remove from the quarters in the Gaiety Theatre Building to more commodious 
premises in the Long Acre Building. 

An old landmark in the theatrical world disappeared in the razing of Miner's 
Bowery Theatre, which had been in operation since 1872. 

During November twelve productions were submitted, the most successful of 
which was " The Yellow Jacket," an adaptation of several Chinese plays, by G. C. 
Hazelton and Harry Benrimo. The production was noticeable for its primitive 
mounting and the curious method of procedure, the intervention of the pi'operty 
man and his assistants during the progress of the play arousing much interesting 
merriment. 

Another success was that of ^Ime. Nazimova in " Bella Donna," w-hich was pre- 
sented by Charles Frohman at the Empire, and aroused much public attention 
owing to the deeply interesting study the Russian actress had made of the 
character. 

At the Gaiety, too, a success was scored by "C.O.D.," a farce by Frederic 
Chapin. produced by ^Messrs. Cohan and Harris. 

"Julius Caesar," also at the Lyric, as presented by William Faversham, achieved 
success, as did also a fairy play adapted by Jessie Braham White from the Grimm 
fairy tales, entitled " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," produced at the Little- 
Theatre, and intended for matinees. 

Annie Russell this month opened her season of old English comedies at the 
Thirty-ninth Street Theatre, owing to the Princess's, which is building for her, 
not being ready. Her opening bill was " She Stoops to Conquer," with George 
Giddens as Tony, and Fred Permain as Old Hardcastle, and herself in the character 
of Kate. The premiere was attended by members of New York fashionable circles, 
and the result warranted the belief that the experiment will prove a most gratify- 
ing success. 



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PROGRESS IN AUSTRALIA. 

BY EARDLEY TURNER. 

SHOUl>D bu justified, 1 think, in using Dominie Sampson's somewhat over- 
worked exclamation " Prodeegious ! " when, glancing back over the lour 
years 1 have spent on the Australian stage, I attempted to describe in one 
word the advance in every grade of theatrical business an the colonies 
during that short period. " Prodeegious," indeed ! On every hand one notes 
SrSss and attendant prosperity. Turn to the Saturday mormng issue of the 
Sailv new paper in any big cit/ of Australia nowadays. \\ here a year or wo 
back a f ew^mes sufficed to give the reader information regarding current enter- 
uTnments it is no uncommon thing now to find a column or a column and a-haf 
Sed t^ ''Amusements.-' It is a case of the appetite giwmg by what it feeds 
on New theatres are springing up; more are projected. New managements have 
come into existence, and are thriving. Actors of all chtsses m spite of the inter- 
miUent wailings o the obscure native-born, have little difhcu y m obtaining 
"moTt constan't employment. In fact, to put ^^e matter shortly he ^ 
hivinff happily enioved most prosperous .seasons of late, things theatiical Jia\e 
shar f in't^t pripentv, andSiaie "boomed" all along the line^ Some here 
are who shake their heads and predict a slump soon. I feel it difficult to share 

their pessimism. , , . • ,. ^i ■u-,„ 

English visitin- "stars" have frequently expressed their surprise at the big 
mone? that can be taken at all kinds of entertainment m Australia-a country 
w thl total population of but four and a-half millions! But then to Paraphrase 
rarlyle, the four and a-half millions are "mostly playgoers, and they seemingly 
•will paV any price in reason for a big attraction. Ordinary theatre prices by the 
way, have been raised of late by the premier proprietors, and it may be niteresting 
to quote the charges of admission for big attractions : Dress circle and reserved 
stalls, 7s. 6d. ; stalls, 4s. ; gallery, 2s. 

Varikty Competition. 
\monE such an amusement-loving community, therefore, it is hardly surprising 
to' find that during the last three or four years three new, important theatrical 
firms have been successfully launched, and goodness knows how many picture- 
shcm proprietorships-all making small fortunes. Then, again, the music-hall 
buiTnels has grown enonnou..ly of, late. Since the death of Mr. Harry Rickards 
(the father of the modern yaudeville entertainment in these parts) there has been 
a lively competition amongst several managements in this lucrative branch of 
amusement, with the result that in these days the public of each large "ty of the 
Commonwealth have a choice of at least two well-conducted and up-to-date music 
halls, the programmes of which are made up, with regard to the majority ot turns, 
by artists brought from England or America. -,, i . „ :„ 

Casual mention may be made here, leavdng details to be dealt with later on m 
this article, of the excellent results achieved by the Repertory Theatre moyement, 
inaugurated first of all in Adelaide (as befits the "City of Culture, the name 
given to it by Mr. Foster Eraser, and which still sticks), and extended nowadays 
to Melbourne and Sydney. Surely here are signs sufficient of progress. ^ 

When Mr. Bland Holt retired from the cares of management— with a snug ittle 
fortune, it is said— he left no successor. There was not a theatrical firm in 
Australia to stage Drury Lane drama and high-class melodrama generally on the 
lavish scale he produced it. J. C. Williamson. Limited, were j^o»tent_to let 
Mr. Holt have the monopoly in purveying that class of goods and Mr William 
Anderson's friendly rivalry never became sufficiently formidable to harm the 
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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 61 

that the J. C. Williamson firm suddenly returned to the melodrama business (and 
with excellent results] when they produced " The Whip " in 1910-11, bringing out 
the princijDal members of the cast from England, and at the time of writing the 
firm's big production of another Drury Lane drama, " Ben Hur," is running to 
great business; Dut, as i have said, no successor to Bland Holt appeared 
or seemed likely to appear on the theatrical horizon. 

The Marlow Management. 

Four years ago the name of George ^larlow, theatrical manager and lessee, was 
unknown in Australia. To-day his firm — now a limited company, of which INIr. 
Marlow is governing director — controls first-class theatres in Sydney and ^Melbourne, 
at which are to be found (as the jocular " Bulletin " puts it) j^opular Marlowdrama 
companies. At the same time a couple at least of the new firm's drama com- 
binations are on tour. George Marlow has come to be recognised as the legitimate 
successor to Bland Holt. Indeed, he has leased many of the plays of the Holt 
repertory, and has already produced on a big scale, at his Adelphi Theatre in 
Sydney, the Drury Lane successes, "Sins of Society" and "Marriages of May- 
fair." His co-director, Mr. George Willoughby, has been a familiar figure in 
theatrical circles, both as actor and manager, in Australia for many a year. In 
turn partner with Mr. Charles Arnold (the late), i\lr. Hugh J. Ward (now a 
managing director of J. C. Williamson, Limited), and Messrs. Clarke and Meynell, 
he has played in and produced almost every conceivable class of piece out here. 
Under such auspices the fimi of George Marlow, Limited, should go far. 

Their Adelphi theatre in Sydney is the latest addition to the already formidable 
list of playhouses in that thriving and go-ahead New South Wales capital. It is 
a commodious and up-to-date building, and claims to be the largest theatre in 
Australasia. Its imposing frontage is situated in Haymarket, and quite close to 
the Central railway station. It seats just on 3,000 people, the stalls alone accom- 
modating 900, and all tip-up seats. Popular prices rule. The Adelphi is the 
Marlow firm's headquarters. Their other theatre is the Princess' in Melbourne, the 
lease of which was acquired when the J. C. W. firm relinquished it. 

Plimmer and Denniston. 
Another new management — now in its third year — is that of Plimmer and 
Denniston (Messrs. Harry Plimmer and Reynolds Denniston, with Mr. Allan 
Hamilton as general director). These new proprietors have not as yet any "local 
habitation " of their own — leasing a theatre for the season in each town they visit — 
but doubtless a continuation of their present success will embolden them to start 
building. Their policy is the production of the best available comedies, and they 
are apparently ambitious of reviving the glories of the old Brough-Boucicault days 
out here — days always affectionately remembered by Australian theatre-goers. 
Their company — at the head of whom is that fine artist Mr. George S. Titheradge 
— have already won golden opinions (not to mention golden receipts) in such plays 
as "Nobody's Daughter," "Inconstant George," and revivals of the old-tirne 
favourites, "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray " and "The Village Priest." It is 
worthy of note that, with the exception of Mr. Titheradge, the members of the 
Plimmer-Denniston company are all colonial actors. 

Another New Management. 
The remaining new management to be noticed — as it is also the most recent — 
is the Bert Bailey Company, run by Messrs. Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan, 
their business manager being Mr. Julius Grant. These three gentlemen wertT all 
connected for many years with INIr. W^illiam Anderson's companies. Like Messrs. 
Plimmer and Denniston, Messrs. Bailey and Duggan were actors. Only concluding 
their long engagement with Mr. Anderson about a twelvemonth ago, their success 
in management has been instantaneous and remarkable. As dramatic authors they 
were already favourably known — a play of theirs, full of "local colour" and 
interest, called "The Squatter's Daughter," was the "hit" that first brought them 
into prominence — and now they have to be congratulated on having "struck ile " 
at the outset of their managerial career with another "local" play. This piece is 
a stage adaptation of a well-known and long-popular Australian book called "On 
Our Selection," written by an author whose pen name is " Steele Rudd." It is a 
pronounced success, and will bring the lucky managers and dramatists much good 
Australian gold. This company also is " all colonial " through and through, 
management, cast, and plays being " made in Australia." 



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Changes in the Music Hall World. 

Turning tu the music hall, it is interesting to note the great changes in that 
brancli ut entertainment that the last year or two have brought about and the 
strides in popuhuity tliese changes betoken. About eighteen months ago a new- 
company was floated called IJrennan's Amphitheatres, Limited, the promoter, Mr. 
James l3rennan, an Australian, being tlie proprietor of vaudeville theatres in all 
the large centres. Previous to the forming of the company the majority of the 
artists playing the Brennan circuit were Australian performers, but afterwards — 
the director following the e.xample of the Rickard's management — English and 
American stars were imported. After a few months the scheme was further 
extended by the Messrs. Fuller (a well-known and highly respected New Zealand 
firm, of vaudeville and "pictures" fame) amalgamating with the new comjjany, 
the general manager of the combine being Mr. Ben Fuller. Music-hall artists can 
now do a complete tour of Australia and New Zeidand under the one management — 
a thing imj)ossible before. The advantage to the public is obvious, and by all 
accounts music-hall frecjuenters are greatly appreciative of the change. 

A change also in the proprietorshij) of the rival group of variety theatres run 
for many years by Mr. Harry Rickards has, consequent on Mr. Rickard's death, 
eventuated during the past few months. This business has been purchased for a 
large sum by the well-known boxing promoter, Mr. Hugh I). Mcintosh, a Sydney 
man. still on the right side of forty, who has made a name and much money for 
himself in many and diverse enterprises. Like Alexander, 31r. ^IcLitosh sighs 
(if such a cheery optimist can ever be said to sigh) for more worlds to conquer; 
and, with his world-wide knowledge of entertainments in general, the new pro- 
|)rietor may be relied on to give a good account of his management of the well- 
established variety houses. I for one shall not be surprised if Mr. "Huge Deal 
^[clntosh " (once more to quote the ever-ready "Bulletin") makes some startling 
engagements for his halls in the near future. He is not one to consider the 
exjiense of an attraction if he wishes to jilace it before the Australian public. 
Before leaving the subject I may mention — I am not sure whether the fact is 
generally known in England — that neither drinking nor smoking is allowed in 
the music halls of the Southern Hemisphere. The entertainment is " the thing " 
solely and wholly. With such energetic catering all round, what wonder the 
vaudeville business i>rogresses ! And it is yet, I consider, only in its infancy. 

The Repertory Movement. 

The before-mentioned Repertory movement is a very interesting experiment, 
which does much to assist in the progress of the theatre proper in these parts. It 
mignt have been thought that Australian taste hardly lay in the direction of the 
plays which Repertory theatres, stage societies, and kindred organisations in other 
and older parts of the world take joy in producing. But it has been proved that 
there is a steadily increasing public (it is admittedly small at present) for the 
thoughtful literary drama out here. Among the cities which have shown appre- 
ciation of this intellectual enteqn'ise Melbourne is most highly favoured in having 
a clever actor and keen enthusiast in Mr. Gregan ^IcMahon (long a member of the 
J. C. W. companies) at the head -of affairs. Under his direction the Repertory 
theatre has done most valuable work, which should accomplish much in regard to 
raising the standard of public taste, and at times (when, for instance, such pro- 
ductions as " The Blue Bird " have to be written down failures) one can but feel 
that is "a consummation devoutly to be wished." The Melbourne Repertory 
Theatre was organised early in 1911, and since its inception has staged nearly a 
score of plays — a splendid record, considering that its "seasons" last no longer 
than four or five nights at a time a few months apart. Many of the pieces are 
what may be termed the " stock " plays of the Repertory theatres in England. 
The best-known works of Bernard Shaw, Granville Barker' Arnold Bennett, John 
Galsworthy, and Ibsen, Hauptmann, and Tchekhov being drawn upon. Other 
pieces have been first productions of works of budding Australian playwrights, 
and here is what strikes one as being by far the most interesting and valuable 
part of the scheme — ^the chance thus afforded to local writers. It has been a 
constant reproach that this vast continent has no dramatic literature of its own — 
that practically all its plays have to be imported. The Melbourne society offers an 
opening to the native dramati.st, and I think will most probably succeed in bringing^ 
into the limelight one at least of that hitherto rare species.' Already four short 
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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 63 

highly thought of by all who saw it — a realistic and trutliful sketch of bush life 
in the back blocks, entitled " Dead Timber," by ^Ir. J^ouis Esson, a travelled 
Australian, by profession a journalist, who has written for most 2>a])ers here, and 
has also, during a short visit to London, contributed some Australian articles to 
the "Pall Mall Gazette." This author followed up his success in "Dead Timber" 
recently with a larger and more ambitious effort — a four-act comedy — to which 
he gave the title (utilising the phrase ever on the lijas of the procrastinating 
politician of these parts) "The Time is not Yet Ripe!" Without pretending to 
be a proi:ihet, I should not be astonished if Mr. Esson makes a successful a])jjeal to 
an English audience one of these days. Of the little group of Australian literary 
men who have had plays produced (as distinguished from the many rough-and- 
ready craftsmen in this counti-y, who, I admit, can nail up a melodrama quite as 
well as it can be done anywhere) Mr. Louis Esson stands out by himself. He has 
the sincere feeling for drama, the sensitive touch, combined with the gifts of 
characterisation and a natural style in his dialogue. He is. in short, to my mind, 
the long-looked-for Australian playwright, and it is to the credit of the Melbourne 
Repertoi'y Theatre and its director, Mr. McMahon. that his work has not been 
allowed to go undiscovered and unproduced. 

The Williamson Manaukment. 

Returning for a moment to the question of public taste, the education of the 
playgoer in that regard has certainly not been neglected during the last eighteen 
months. Australia has been toured during that short period by the following 
"star" attractions, all managed by the ever- energetic J. C. Williamson firm: — 
Mr. H. B. Irving, Mr. Osoar Ashe (who is still here), ■NHss Ethel Irving, and two 
grand opera comiDanies — those of i\Ime. Melba and Mr. Thomas Quinlan. Truly 
an embarrassment of riche.s ! Theatre-goers, it must be confessed, rising grandly 
to the occasion, have given each high-class company abundant evidence of theii' 
appreciation. They have thronged to one and all of the productions — at raised 
prices in most cases — and the entertainment provided them must surely have its 
effect. " We needs must love the highest when we see it," and Antipodean play- 
goers — as keenly 'alive to a good thing as any in the world — may be confidently 
relied upon in the future to encourage the best in the way of plays an<l acting 
that is put before them. All of which makes for progress. In the meantime, the 
great majority continue' to affect the " lighter vein " in drama and musical comedy, 
and therein they are, I suppose, little different from theatre supporters in other 
parts of the world. " A good laugh " and "A good cry" are still all potent attrac- 
tions, and the demand must be supplied. To give an idea of the magnitude of the 
Messrs. J. C Williamson operations in their constant endeavour to supply " the 
goods" here is a list of the firm's productions, which — in addition to the big 
combinations brought out complete from Europe and already named — have all been 
staged by their own companies during the period mentioned : — "The Speckled 
Band," "Alias Jimmy Valentine," "The House of Temperley," " Everywoman," 
"Passers By," "The Woman," "Ben Hur " (still running), "The Girl in the 
Train," " Nightbirds," "The Quaker Girl," and revivals of "Floradora," "The 
Chocolate vSoldier," and "Dorothy." To this must be added the annual panto- 
mime (which is a daily pantomime in Austi'alia, for it runs here all the year 
round), and (yet another section of playgoers having to be catered for) the "new 
J. C. W^. American Comedy Company, playing "Get-Rich-Quick W^allingford " 
(a record hit for this class of piece) and "Excuse !Me." The big firm is never 
idle. As soon as a new production is launched another has to be got ready, for if 
one piece is not a "boom" another muat take its place — mediocre successes do 
not pay. For the equipment of their many companies the Williamson manage- 
ment must obviously employ hundreds of actors. Many of these performers are 
(like myself) imported, but a very great number are native-born histrions — in fact, 
■the majority are. 

An "Actors' Union" Movement. 

Such being the fact (and in addition I have already named two out of many 
companies that are made up entirely of Australasian artists), it seems cui'ious that 
a movement should have been inaugurated among a cei-tain section of colonial 
actors — a section which. I understand, could not by any stretch of imagination 
be classed as representative of local talent — ^to attempt primarily to do away with 
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ments. A so-called Actors' Union was formed by these malcontents, and, allied 
with the Trades Hall, their object was to coerce managers into giving engagements 
to none but Australians and members of the Union. Further, a boycott was 
recommended of all non-unionist entertainments in the following terms (I quote 
from a circular sent out to all the Labour bodies in the State of New South Wales 
in the early jDart of 1912 and signed by the secretary) : — " It has, therefore, been 
decided to write to the organisations in those towns in which there are strong 
societies representative of Australian sentiment and of union jarinciple, in order 
that some assistance may be secured by a strong attitude being adopted towards 
non-union theatrical companies." This state of things was, of course, " most 
intolerable and not to be endured," and the manager^; (the J. C. W. firm at their 
head) have taken steps to have the registration of the body cancelled. Litigation 
will no doubt follow. The lawyer's will benefit : certainly no body else. Actors 
have a perfect right to combine — no one will deny that — but in this country, where 
their calling is practised, I am bold enough to say, under the easiest conditions in 
the world, the reason for their action in the i)resent connection seems hardly 
adequate or convincing. But I hasten to once more state that I am one of the 
hated " importations," and for that reason slightly biassed. It is not sui-prising 
in the circumstances to hear rumours of a big managerial counter-move — something 
in the nature of a general association of Australasian managers. So much for the 
L^nion and the good it has done ! As is pretty generally known, the two big firms 
out here — those of Messrs. Williamson and Messrs. Clarke and ^leynell — -had 
already amalgamated a year ago, and now in self-protection all the principal 
managements will be still further linked up. ready to combat any outside com- 
bination. With what result to the actoi', w ho shall say ? I personally notice very 
little difference in the conditions under which I work for the new J. C. W. firm 
as compared with the old. 

But, of course, there is no denj-ing the fact that J. C. W., Limited (the managing 
directors being Mr. WilliamsoTi, !Mr. George Tallis, ^Ir. Hvrgh J. Ward, and Mr. 
Clyde ^leynell) are a monopoly, strong enougli to resist successfully anything in 
the nature of an unreasonable or exorbitant demand. 

PiCTUKES. 

Business theatrical in Australia meanwhile (as I have shown) continues in a 
flourishing condition. I have made only 2>assing mention of the picture-show 
industry. Except for the fact that many local actors find employment in the 
productions of Australian-made films (many of which are excellent) the subject 
hardly comes within the scope of this article. But one cannot escape the inevitable, 
and ''pictures" nowadays are inevitable, seemingly. "Palaces" and theatres 
for their exploitation have sprung up in every quarter of any city of importance 
in Australia, and the end is not yet in sight. Many an old actor probably wishes 
it was. In this connection, and by way of taking leave of the subject, may I be- 
pardoned for quoting a few lines of verse of my own which appeared in the- 
"Bulletin" some time ago? 

The Has-Beex. 

The Has-Been sat in the Domain, 

His hoary tresses shaking ; 
" Never," sighed he, " a screw again 

It's likely I'll be taking: 
!My voice is hu.shed : dumb shows are what 

The public pays to see now — 
Insensate lot ! No one a jot 

Cares what becomes of mr now ! 

" The companies in which I starred 

Are years ago disbanded : 
The theatres where ' staffs ' worked hard 

Are now worked single-handed. 
One kinematograph machine. 

With films blurred and unsteady ; 
One large-sized screen — no painted scene — 

And then the show is readv ! 



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" Poor Drama's dead ! The critics who 

You'd tliink would all regret her I 
J?y j^ad, seem to support the view, 

Tliat picture shows are better I 
Of shaky, jumpy actoj's they 

NN'ould write most scathing strictures ; 
But I will lay no word they say 

Against the jumpy pictures I " 

But, this serio-comic view apart, what of the future? Well, with new theatres 
(two more are in course of construction in Sydney at the present time), new 
managements, and newly discovered authors of its own, Australia should loom 
larger in theatrical matters than ever before, and further progress may be easily 
looked for. That is my firm o])inion. and I have known the country and watched 
the situation carefully for nigh on a full decade. 




THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 67 



THEATRE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 

BY ERNEST RUNTZ, F.R.I.B.A., F.S.I. 

THE play is the thing — granted, but who will deny that a good play seems 
more brilliant, and an indifferent drama less tiresome, if produced within 
surroundings making wholly for the physical and mental comfort of the 
audience, players, and employees. It is the architect's province to design 
such a setting, and solve what in most instances is a very difficult problem 
(hearing in mind the conditions and restrictions imposed by the authorities and 
the many and varied requirements essential to success) both before and behind 
the curtain. It is impossible in the short space available to give a full treatise 
upon this important branch of the architectural profession, and one can only 
touch upon the most salient features in connection with theatre buildings, essential 
though they are, which warrant the large expenditure involved in their erection. 
To begin with, in London we are faced with perhaps the most perfect set of 
theatre regulations extant ; there are, and always will be in official document* of 
this description, flaws and incongruities, but thei-e can always be a saving clause 
for the admission of modifications in any or all of them, and this to an extent is 
t>he cage with the rules and regulations issued by the London County Council in 
regard to theatre buildings. 

The Site. 

The ideal site for a theatre is, of course, an isolated one, but we can dismiss 
this so far as London is concerned ; such a site in the heart of the West End 
would be too costly to warrant the erection of a theatre capable of bringing in a 
reasonable profit. The most likely form of any new sites available in London are 
corner ones, having frontages to two thoroughfares (three preferably), one of 
which, according to the L.C.C. regulations, must be not less than 40 ft. wide, and 
the otjier not less than 30 ft. wide from end to end ; moreover, one half of the 
boundaries at least must abut on such thoi'oughfares. 

A good shape for a comer site for a medium-sized theatre, one may roughly 
take to have a frontage to the main thoroughfare of 70 or 80 ft. by a depth of 
140 ft., with a superficial area of between 10,000 and 11,000 ft. This would allow 
about 25 to 30 ft. for the crush-room and foyer and main approaches, an 
auditorium 50 ft. square, stage 35 to 40 ft. in depth, and sufficient space for a 
block of dressing-rooms in the rear. Out of the site itself a side passage way 
about 10 ft. in width in this case would be required, so that ingress and egress 
could be obtained from both sides of the house. 

The level of the site is a matter of importance, a dead level is, of course, a 
satisfactory problem to deal with, but perfection for a theatre is a site having 
a slope from its main entrance downwards toward the stage ; this not only 
economises in the staircases, which are a costly feature in theatre buildings, but 
it enables the audience from the various parts to gain access to the streets quickly. 

Regulations. 

Those enforced in London are many and varied, but space does not permit of 
any attempt to mak an analysis of them. Generally they make for the safety of. 
the public first, the width of the staircases being governed by the number of 
persons to be accommodated in the various parts of the house, the minimum 
height between the tiers is fixed, the width of gangways and of seats, and the 
distance from one row to another. Projecting architectural features in the 
corridors are rigidly excluded, even if such corridors comply strictly with the 
regulations in other respects ; inflammable building material is excluded from the 



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construction as much as possible, thus wooden linings are not allowed to walls 
unless made fire resisting, and the luiniber of hydrants and fire appliances are 
carefully set out with a view to providini^ for every emergency. 

A theatre building, moreover, is divided into three distinct fire risks, viz. : — 
auditorium, stage, and dressing-room blocks, and commercially this is a consider- 
able advantage from an insurance point of view, as the risks vary, ?.c., a heavier 
rate is put on the stage bhjck for obvious reasons, ajid the rates charged for the 
auditorium and dressing-ruom blocks vary according to the surroundings and 
circumstances ; therefore, new theatres have to face standing charges for insurance 
of much smaller dimensions than the older theatres, where the line of demarcation 
between the three parts of the theatre are not so well defined. 

Where openings are necessary for the purpose of communication between the 
various blocks fire-resisting doors or partitions are insisted upon, and are either 
of hard wood, steel armoured, but best of all in the writer's opinion are the 
imarmoured 2-in. teak doors, as the presence of metal or, at any rate, exposed 
metal of any description (metal being a splendid conductor of heat whereas wood 
is a non-conductor), is obviously a disadvantage in the presence of fire; moreover, 
metal expands considerably under the influence of heat, and the doors are likely 
to get twisted and jammed, so that where hard wood can be used with the 
consent of the authorities it is preferable. 

A very important regulation, which is, doubtless, now in univei«al use, is 
the provision of an iron-framed double-lined asbestos fire-resisting curtain to the 
proscenium opening, which is operated by a lever from the stage, and also by a 
lever from the stage doorkeeper's oflSce, so that in a case of panic at the curtain 
line the last-named lever could be worked by a person close to an exit, and in 
comparative safety. 

Curiously enough there is no special regulation with regard to the heating and 
ventilation of theatres, and the writer is somewhat surprised that the authorities 
have not giv-en some indication that they will require to be satisfied on these 
most important points in connection with the health of both players and audience. 

Planning. 

The first thing to think of in planning a public building, such as a theatre, is 
the means of getting the audience out in the event of panic in the shortest space 
of time; to this end, apart from other cogent reasons, the planning should be 
simple and direct, that is to say, so that a jjerson having once entered from the 
street and found his way to his seat should liave no difficulty in finding his way 
out instinctively, even under conditions of great excitement; in other words, the 
way to the street should be obvious. 

This proviso for minimising the risk of panic should come as the first considera- 
tion ; next, the structure generally should be of fire-resisting material; no man 
can hope to make a theatre fireproof. 

Exterior. 

The treatment of the exterior or elevation of a theatre is to an extent — at any 
rate, from a commercial point of view— ^a minor matter. In big cities and important 
thoroughfares a dignified, if not elaborate design, would seem essential, and. of 
course, affords the architect an opportunity of displaying his ability to the general 
public by adding a landmark to the district. 

On the other hand, in smaller townships and in side city streets, all that seems 
necessary is a simply designed front indicating the purpose of the building, with 
some prominent feature emphasising the main entrance. The monej' available is 
best spent on the interior of the theatre, where the comfort of the audience is 
ccncerned, as people do not sit on a kerbstone to see a play, however much they 
may cling to theatre walls like limpets in a queue. 

Auditorium. 

The best shape for an auditorium is a perfect square, but there is a growing 
tendency to make it wider than it is deep, which may have advantages of 
simplicity in arranging the sight line, but which, whilst adding possibly to the 
breadth "and dignity of the auditorium, is detrimental to the acoustic properties, 
necessitates a larger stage opening, and, therefore, a more costly setting, and an 
augmented number of chorus and supers. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 69 

There should be no seat in a modern theatre from which a full and complete 
view of the stage is not obtained. Cast-iron columns are now, of course, things 
of the past, and the circles are practically bridges of steel, generallj' with one 
deep girder from side to side of the auditorium, at an appointed distance between 
the front of the circle and the rear wall, from which radiate other girders running 
through the web of the first-named, and forming cantilevers, until the circle curve 
is met in the front. On this steel structure concrete flooring is placed, on which 
are wooden fillets at intervals for fixing the boarded surface. 

It is not likely, at any rate in London, that a three-tier house will again be 
permitted, the minimum distances between the tiers in accordance with the regula- 
tions are such as to make the galleTy so st-eep as to look, even if it is not, 
uncomfortable and dangerous. It is a fact, moreover, that the view from the 
gallery of a three-tier house cannot be satisfactory, owing to the dwarfing or fore- 
shortened appearance of the actors on the stage ; at the same time the acoustic 
properties of the gallery portion are frequently the most effective in the 
building. 

A two-tier house is, in the opinion of the writer, the most satisfactory form for 
an auditorium, the dress, or first tier, having a tier in the rear of it running 
over the main approaches, such as the crush-room and foyer, with a tier over as 
an upper or balcony circle. 

It is usual that the stalls level of the theatre should be sunk some distance 
from the pavement level, the advantage of this is that the means of egress from 
ail parts is thus within the shortest possible distance of the street level, apart 
from which much valuable space underneath the pavement is usually permissible 
by arrangement with the authorities. 

A pleasing feature in all theatres should be the crush-room, which should be 
spacious and attractive. From here are usually situated the main entrances to 
the stalls, dress circle, and balcony. To each part of the house there should 
be at least two exits (more in large theatres) placed symmetrically, so that the 
audience coming in at one entrance will know that there is immediately opposite 
to it in the auditorium a. similar exit, and if this system were universally adopted 
the danger from panic would be much less, as the audience would instinctively 
find the exits. 

As one can scientifically sight on the sections and plans each seat, there is no 
excuse for any architect in erecting a theatre putting in any seats which do 
not afford a perfect view of the stage. 

In planning the gangways it is desirable so to place them as to give the appear- 
ance of space and amplitude, as the sense of overcrowding does not engender a 
feeling of comfort and freedom in the audience. Regulations here again govera 
chiefly one's course of procedure ; for instance, no seat is allowed to be more than 
10 ft. from a gangway, so that the length of any row of seats is limited to 20 ft. 
In the stalls area stage boxes are generally provided, and at the Gaiety, in 
London, a gangway is saved by placing a number of seats immediately under the 
boxes instead of, as is usually the case, having a gangway on either side and one 
in the centre of the stalls. This not only gives a very roomy appearance but 
actually saves a gangway, thus providing more seat«. Excepting under special 
circumstances this method seems capable of universal adoption. On the other 
hand, the question of the efficiency of the proscenium boxes has never been solved 
even now; they are always the cause of dissatisfaction, as it is very diffitult 
to provide for people to do other than look round a corner. I should like to see 
these boxes abolished in their present form. The space could be well and advan- 
tageously utilised in connection with the stage, and if boxes are essential, as 
presumably they are, the better place for them is at the back of the dress circle, 
where they are approached directly from the foyer. A block of empty boxes 
facing the audience always has a depressing effect, and those flanking the prosce- 
■ nium opening are constantly in view, and are the greatest offenders. 

The crush-room and foyer are often sacrificed so far as spaciousness and utility 
are concerned for the sake of the auditorium and the provision of a greater seat- 
ing capacity; indeed, these more important adjuncts are often relegated to the 
background in theatres in this country as compared with those on the Continent, 
•where a very large amount of space is devoted to them, often wastefully. A happy 
mean would seem to be advantageous. 

The refreshment buffets in our theatres, in many instances, seem to be after- 
thoughts, and one has to burrow one's way into a far discant cellar throuo-h 



70 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



tortuous passages, or to some small apartment about the size of a scullery in the- 
upper regions, to obtain refreshment. Surely this must be through carelessneae. 
or over-haste in planning; at any rate, the writer commends this matter to intend- 
ing owners of new theatres as one worthy of greater consideration and attention 
in a new theatre. 

The Stage. 

The dimensions t)f the stage chiefly depend on the class of entertainment or 
play which is likely to be evolved at any particuhir theatre. A theatre designed 
for chamber plays or comedies need not, of couree, be so spacious as those devoted 
to musical plays and the drama. In London the line of demarcation is generally 
plain, but in the provinces, where all sorts and conditions of touring companies 
provide the " attraction," the class of stage required is one having a depth of at 
least 40 up to 60 ft. from the float, proscenium opening 28 to 30 ft. in width, and 
the stage itself should be double the width of the prosceniimi opening, which in 
the latter case would be 15 ft. on either side, making 60 ft. in all. On one side 
of the stage, or at the back at least, there must be a pair of elephant doore for 
the reception of the scenery. A scene dock, too, is a very useful if not necessary 
adjunct. 

The flies should be of fire-resisting construction, and of sufficient height from 
the stage to take any scenery on the road. There should be underneath these 
flie-s a similar but smaller structure for the electricians, and the grid should be 
of sufficient height to take up a scene without folding. 

Care should be taken that ample exits are provided for the stage hands. It is 
hardly fair to leave the men in the flies, for instance, with only a cat ladder to 
the stage level as a means of escape. There should be an emergency door on to 
the roof of some adjoining building, or an outside ladder or stair w-ith direct 
access to a passage, yard, or street. 

What is known as a working stage is now hardly ever erected in the first 
instance, it is left for the resident stage carpenter or engineer to provide such 
developments as occasion may require. 

Dressing-Rooms. 

The writer has inspected in detail some eighty theatres throughout the United 
Kingdom. It is astounding to find that actors and actresses even now have to 
put up with dressing-room accommodation not worthy of the name — ill-ventilated, 
unclean, and in most cases without hot water supply, and with the sanitary 
conveniences conspicuous by their scarcity. Their very existence is a tribute to 
the long-suffering qualities of those whose mission in life is to provide entertain- 
ment for their fellows. They must, indeed, be enthusiasts to put up with such 
environments. Happily in more modern theatres it has been largely recognised (as 
generally now in all business undertakings) that men and women are capable of 
better work if their surroundings engender comfort and cheerfulness, and even s > 
there is still room for improvement in the accommodation behind the curtain. I 
should like to see a revival of the Green Room for the convenience of the members 
of the company. It has many advantages, but here again space and money con- 
siderations are governing factors. 

Decorations. 
It is difficult as an architect to write under such a heading without blushing, in 
view of the many monstrosities which are, and probably will be, perpetrated in 
many theatres and music halls in the name of architectural ornament. It cannot 
be that the designs are prepared by architects ; if they are, in many cases it 
would be well if the architects confined their attention to the structure. Surely 
the decorations of the auditorium should be of such a nature as will give a sooth- 
ing and restful sensation to the eye on the fall of the curtain, the brilliancy of 
the setting of the stage must be enhanced in value by the contrast, and this alone 
Ls a good and sufficient reason for the argument. How often do we find the 
auditorium plastered with sanguinary or glaring wall paper reminiscent of an 
"abbatoir?" how often do we find the structure constituting the private boxe- 
cloaked with gigantically proportioned petrified housemaids despoiling by exag- 
gerated contours " Hogarth's line of beauty," the lower portion of them where- 
nature intended a very different finish being concluded by a prime tail end which 
would be more in place at Billingsgate. Again, we are indulged vpith the con- 
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evidently in blissful ignorance of the possibility of a near acquaintance with the 
interior of these denizens of the jungle. Still further are our feelings harrowed 
by contemplating a sleeping beauty surrounded by a bevy of energetic angelic 
heralds emitting blasts from golden trumpets calculated to awaken the dead. 

Are these descriptions exaggerated? Wei], perhaps they may he. But do such 
marvels of artistic design emanate from the drawing boards of the eminent theatre 
architects, or as they are sometimes called theatrical architects, or are they not 
the product of cheap German and Italian models? 

We are seriously asked by some to believe that the public ask for these when 
the question is raised, but the writer pleads ignorance of the demand, and from 
his experience can say no one more appreciates refinement, provided it is brigh*^. 
and cheerful, than the general public; they just submit to these incongruities 
because they are helpless in the matter. It is to be seriously hoped that in the 
numerous new theatre structures that must in course of time replace the old ones 
throughout the country, the building owners will make a point of having their 
decorations supervised by an architect, or at least call in really able decorative 
experts. 

Thus a well-planned and solidly constructed theatre will not be ruined by being 
clothed with so-called decorations which are abortions. The result will be that dis- 
tinctive characterisation is given, and a higher tone engendered, than that obtained 
by adopting the garish and degenerate emanations of those who revel in plastic 
coarseness. Economy will also be the result, if not in the initial outlay, in the 
upkeep of the property. 

With so many beautiful shades of secondary and tertiary colours available, the 
introduction of primary colours in the auditorium in all their crudity is to be 
deprecated. Judicious mural decoration in the tjhape of paintings are, of course, 
quite admissible, but here again it is best to be without them unless they possess 
individual merit, better to have a few examples which are good than to smother 
every available space of plain plaster with impossible clouds and figures. 

With regard to the act drop, especially in provincial theatres, where the same 
people congregate weekly, landscape or figure subjects as the basis are undesirable. 
They become monotonous, if not annoying. Scenic artists at the present day 
possess such high merit and capabilities that a painted realistic draped silk or 
satin curtain (if actual material is impossible) is far more suitable, and if its 
tones are kept in harmony with the general scheme of the auditorium it helps to 
make the whole homogeneous, instead of making a break in the continuity of the 
design. 

With regard to furnishing, this, of course, depends upon the length of the 
purse, but it is best in the long run to avoid the cheap stall and common carpet 
and to, have the very best quality, even if it is to be plain, and if this course is 
adopted and the "vacuum" cleaner installed, it will economise in the long run 
both in wear and in the number of cleaners required, and this economy will be 
more appreciated after the theatre has been opened some years. 

In conclusion, the circle fronts and the frame constituting the proscenium open- 
ing being generally in plaster, there is no difficulty in getting refined, original, 
and beautiful designs rather than crowding every inch of space with impossible 
Gargantuan monstrosities. 

Acoustics and VEN'riLATioN. 

How many otherwise pleasing theatres have been spoiled by the lack of atten- 
tion to these most important factors ? How many times does one hear of persons 
after visiting a theatre remark when they reach home that they have a bad 
headache, and that they always get one when they go to a theatre? Doubtless 
many readers themselves have been victims. It should be the aim of every 
theatre proprietor to have his theatre so ventilated that his patrons should feel 
better when they have left than when they came in. It is not an extremely 
difficult thing, at any rate, to give a modicum of ventilation other than the old 
sun burner (which in its way was very good), or the electric fans placed very 
largely in evidence which do no more than stir up the foul air. 

A little forethought, the provision of flues with an up current engendered by 
hot water pipes and fans, would do mvich ; but by far the best system is the 
" Plenum " system as adopted, I believe, at the Hippodrome, in London, and at the 
Gaiety, the latter being equipped by Messrs. Stotts. The writer claims no credit 
for it himself, and can therefore speak freely as to its merits. This "Plenum" 
system consists of sucking in the air by means of fans at ihe top of the building, 



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the air is then passed through or over a canvaa wheel soaked with water 
and thus purified, from thence it is forced over a battery of radiators and heated 
in accordance with requirements. It is then forced down ducts or flues to ihe 
various parts of the auditorium, being regulated by dampers conveniently acces- 
sible for the attendants' supervision. In the summer time the air is passed 
through cooling chambers, and it is so adjusted that the atmosphere is changed 
four times within the hour. No more striking example of the effectiveness of 
this system can be adduced than the evidence of a lady journalist who attended 
the opening night at the Gaiety, and who by some oversight had not received a 
ticket for admission, she being subsequently provided with a back seat in the 
upper circle. I received a communication from her the next morning asking what 
had been done to the new Gaiety, for she went there with a bad headache and 
came away without one. This may have been partially due to the exhilarating 
influence of the entertainment, but more probably to the purity of the atmosphere. 
Mr. George Edwardes was advised to advertise that " one night at the Gaiety 
was as good as a fortnight at Margate," but evidently the public have discovered 
this without his going to the expense. 

One great feature which will appeal to theatre proprietors of this system is 
that the installation of radiators throughout the auditorium becomes unnecessary. 
They will know from experiencee that even the best regulated radiators are 
occasionally a source of trouble, and wherever they are placed dust accumulates, 
and does mischief to the decorations. 

Acoustics. 

Judging from many examples of theatres in existence in London this is a 
matter which seems to be the last to be considered, and when one remembers that 
after providing for the safety of the public the essential features of a theatre 
should be that the audience should see and hear perfectly, one marvels at the 
omission. But little thought appears to be given in connection with the material 
used for engendering perfect sound, and the shape of the auditorium seems to be 
governed by the number of people that can be accommodated, the result in many 
instances being that one half the people in the auditorium may hear well ajid 
the remainder indifferently, or not at all. 

What are the causes of these serious defects? First of all there seems to be 
a growing tendency to put as much marble as possible on the walls, in conjunction 
with the foreign plaster work previously referred to. If the latter is offensive 
in appearance, the former is equally an offender from the point of view of sound, 
in so far as it is non-resonant. This was known to the ancient Greeks in their 
open-air theatres, which were constructed of stone and marble ; to remedy this 
defect they placed at intervale round the tiers metal vases and vessels to counteract 
the difficulty by their resonant qualities. 

Fibrous plaster or hard wood is far better for sound, and if marble is to be 
used at all it should be applied with a light hand. 

To obtain a good chance of perfection in acoustics the auditorium of a theatre 
should be either square or an extension of a square, at right angles to the prosce- 
nium. The best formation of the roof of the latter should be in the nature, so far 
as practicable, of a musical instrument of trumpet mouth formation. This is 
easily accomplished by the provision of an arch of fibrous plaster over the top of 
the proscenium springing from the sides of the boxes, or if these are abolished, 
what is better still, decorated panelling in lieu of the same. Beyond this arch of 
trumpet mouth fonnation sihould be a "slung " ceiling hung of resonant material, 
such as fibrous plaster, constituting, as it were, a " Baldacchino. " It is advisable 
if possible to have no naked upward outlets at the back of the auditorium or in 
the ceiling itself. 

The respective merits of a medium-sized proscenium opening and circle fronts 
in accord, as compared with a huge proscenium opening, a flattish auditorium, and 
a very wide circle, so far as acoustics are concerned, are self-evident. The circle 
is so near the singer in the latter case and so extensive in width that the voice 
has no opportunity to spread to the necessary angle to embrace all the audience; 
whereas with a smaller front and greater depth of auditorium, the volume of 
sound pursues its way as from a musical instrument within its appointed limit of 
radiation. 

Generally. 

The writer does not pretend that his views will be shared by all who read 
this attempt to generalise the main features of theatre construction; if, however, 



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in a few instances he has given food for Teflection to those who are about to erect 
theatres, and possibly a few hints which may be of service, his purpose is served. 

Great strides have been made in the last two decades in the endeavour to attain 
the attributes necessary for the physical comfort of the players and the audience, 
but whilst important improvements have been effected both before and behind 
the curtain the "perfect" theatre has yet to be built, for even in some of the 
latest and most up-to-date structures one may truly say there have been done those 
things which ought not to have been done, and there have been left undone those 
things which ought to have been done, and without proper attention to ventilation, 
one might add, and there is no health in them. This is not intended as a tirade 
against the architectural profession, which in many instances is deserving the 
greatest possible sympathy by reason of the conditions surrounding an architect's 
employment and by the smallness of the client's purse. It is useless to 
attempt to make bricks without straw, and it is of too common occurrence to 
blame the architect for not making a proper brick, when, if the truth were known, 
he is more sinned against than sinning. One of the greatest difficulties that he 
has to face is the work at high pressure in preparing designs for what is often 
one of the most complicated of buildings, when he ought to be given many months for 
the solution of the problem instead of rushing out at the shortest notice working 
drawings, so that the building may be erected within a ridiculous period. 
Under such circumstances he neither does credit to himself nor to his client ; many 
items are bound to come in as afterthoughts, and it is well to remind those who 
are fortunate enough to be able to erect and own a theatre of the old adage " the 
more haste the less speed," and that art in architecture, as in its other branches, 
cannot be turned out like mincemeat from a machine. 

Mr. Granville Barker, that staunch pioneer of purpose and simplicity in stage 
setting, has struck a note which theatre architects and owners may well take to 
heart in dealing with the problems as to the suitable treatment of auditoria; are 
there not some amongst us who will strive to break away from the form and 
expression of the stereotyped so-called decorative art which is prevalent? As usual, 
if attempts in this direction are made, there is the inevitable danger of revolutionary 
exaggeration, but even so a real break in the traditionary methods might lead to a 
wholesome shaking up of the decorative dice box to the advantage of all. 

As Mr. Granville Barker's setting of Shakespeare has been a revelation to play- 
goers, his views upon the disposition and housing of an audience and the treatment 
of auditoria would be equally instructive and interesting. 




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BOOKS OF THE YEAR. 

BY L. H. JACOBSEN. 

FOR the third or fourth year in succession the rather imaginary and elusive 
than actually realised cioist-ered seclusion and sequestered peacefulness of the 
realm of Letters were disturbed by extraneous circumstances, by disquiet- 
ing rumours of dire events in the greater World without. The detrimental 
effect of the long-continued series of grave political difficulties in " these Happy 
Isles" was increased by another chain of even more harassing Labour troubles, 
and, as though these things were not enough to turn grey the hair of the youngest 
and most Micawberish of publishers, the Dogs of War were, late on in the year, 
let loose amid cries of "Havoc." Hence the book-record of 1912 is not a very 
plentiful one in matter of quantity, although, as with 1910 and 1911, a considerable 
number of works of high interest and much importance were issued, in the depart- 
m.ents, for instance, of biography and memoirs, of criticism and scholarship. As, 
further, there is a good deal to be chronicled under the categories of fiction and 
of miscellaneous writings, the seeker after literary nourishment has some fairly rich 
pasture-land to browse upon, and has no need to batten, unsatisfied, upon a bleak 
and barren moor. 

Biography and Memoirs. 

In this section the list may be headed, in point both of magnitude of work and of 
intrinsic value, by " The Diaries of William Charles Macreadj'," edited by William 
Toynbee, and issued in two handsome, finely-produced, and beautifully illustrated 
volumes, at 32s. net, by Chapman and Hall. The editor might easily have adopted 
some simple method of indicating the passages now printed for the first time, as 
distinguished from those contained in Sir Frederick Pollock's Selections from the 
tragedian's Diaries and Letters, issued by Macmillan's four decades back, and 
even now there are a good many references that might possibly cause pain to the 
relatives of some of the hundreds of notabilities mentioiied. These Macready 
Diaries indeed cast a flood of garish limelight, rather perhaps than sunlight, upon 
the Stage, the Society, and the Literary World of Early Victorian days, besides 
affording an often melancholy picture of the defects of temperament and the 
abnormally sensitive and thin-skinned nature of the famous actor who, as will 
readily be gathered from the full lists, in the Index, of characters sustained by 
him and of plays produced by him or in which he appeared, was, in several senses, 
a protagonist in the theatrical development of a hard-hitting period. One need 
not dwell again nd natiseam upon the many quarrels that marked Macready's life, 
both professional and private, but, as an example of the artistic irritability of a 
really kindly man, who was a tender and devoted father, there might be given the 
following extract under the date of December 9. 1833. It runs : " I went to the 
theatre, thinking first of my dress and secondly of King John ! I am ashamed, 
grieved, and distressed to acknowledge the truth : I acted disgracefully, worse than 
I have done for years ; I shall shrink from looking into a newspaper to-morrow, 
for I deserve all that can be said in censure of me. I did what I feared I should 
do, sacrificed my character to my dress." 

Another profoundly interesting, admirably arranged, and tersely-written volume 
of reminiscences, dealing with a period immediately posterior to that covered by 
the Macready Diaries, is styled " An Actor's Notebooks " (Stanley Paul, 7s. 6d. 
net), and comes from the cultured pen of that accomplished player, Frank Archer 
(Arnold). This book is crowded with first-hand anecdotes about and outspoken 
criticismB of the celebrities wath whom Mr. Archer mixed before his regrettably 
premature retirement from the boards that he had adorned, and few works of the 
class better deeerve to be kept handy upon a convenient shelf. 



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The note of almost undiscriminating adulation was struck too freely for the taste 
of many judicious readers, and certainly with damaging effect undesigned by the 
authors, in a couple of more or lees informal biographies concerned with two of the 
ablest and most popular of contemporary actors, H. B. Irving and Martin Harvey. 
M. E. Wotton was altogether too gushing in her booklet (Cassell's, 6d. net), called 
" H. B. Irving : An Appreciation," and this was a great pity, especially as there 
were some charming illuetratious and some agreeable stories in a well-meant little 
volume. George Edgar dealt with hie subject far more fully, and certainly with 
greater skill, iu "Martin Harvey: Some Pages of his Life" (Grant Kichards, 
7s. 6d. net), a book also capitally illustrated, to which, apropos of Mr. Harvey's 
Pelleas, Maurice Maeterlinck contributed an exceedingly flattering Foreword. 
Whatever its faults, Mr. Edgar's book, which is packed with delightful Irving 
reminiscences, has succeeded in its triple object of presenting a complete picture 
of Martin Harvey as man, artist, and manager. 

Criticism and Scholakship. 

The place of honour in this category must assuredly be awarded to William 
Archer's admirably designed and truly exhaustive treatise on " Play-making : A 
Manual of Craftsmanship," issued by Chapman and Hall at the extraordinarily 
reasonable figure of 7s. 6d. net, about half the price often charged for works 
infinitely less valuable. Those who may be disposed to quarrel with this dis- 
tinguished and eminently judicious critic for his over-frequent use of illustrations 
from the writings of Shakespeare and Ibsen as " the most generally accessible of 
playwrights " should bear in mind that Mr. Archer wrote much of this excellent 
book on shipboard, and hence without the facility of reference to a large library. 
In these circumstances it is astonishing how well Mr. Archer has been able to deal 
with his wide subject, under such heads, for instance, as The Choice of a Theme, 
The Point of Attack (with a searching comparison of the methods of the Swan of 
Avon and the Norwegian Master), Exposition, The Obligatory Scene (Sarcey's 
scene a faire), Keeping a Secret, Blind- Alley Themes, and so on. He has, there- 
fore, fairly attained has main object, which he sets forth as follows : " Having 
admitted that there are no rules for dramatic composition, and that the quest of 
such rules is apt to result either in pedantry or in quackery, why should I myself 
set forth upon so fruitless and foolhardy an enterprise ? It is precisely because 
I am alive to its dangers that I have some hope of avoiding them. Kules there 
ai'e none; but it does not follow that some of the thousands who are fascinated 
by the art of the playwright may not profit by having their attention called, in a 
plain and practical manner, to some of its problems and possibilities." 

Another capital book, also issued at 7s. 6d. net (Smith and Elder) was "Plays 
and Players in Modern Italy," by Addison McLeod, who had plainly studied iiis 
theme first-hand. Although a hasty critic might have given some readers the 
impression that the chief merit of the book rested in the impressions of contem- 
porary Italian players, another tale might have been told by the explanatory sub- 
title running : "Being a Study of the Italian Stage as affected by the Political and 
Social Life, Manners, and Character of To-day." Indeed, one finds much the more 
important Mr. McLeod 's survey of the various permanent theatres, local rivalries 
and differentiating characteristics with regard' to both methods and audiences, 
dialect theatres, the classification of plays, and so forth. 

An incorrigible flippancy, better fitted for ephemeral journalism in evening doses 
than for a work presented in regular book-form, marred W. R. Titterton's " From 
Theatre to Music Hall " (Stephen Swift, 3s. 6d. net) ; and similarly an acridly 
expressed inability to see any good at all in the much-vilified Victorian Era impaired 
the value of an otherwise useful little book (John Ouseley, Is. 5d. net) on " The 
English Stage : Its Origins and Modem Developments," from the pen of D. E. 
Oliver, favourably known as a lecturer in the Manchester district. Mr. Oliver is 
a " Whole-Hogger " with regard to the abolition of the Licensing of Plays, and 
views tending in the same direction, but less crudely worded, were set forth by 
John Palmer (dramatic critic of the Saturday Review) in his careful analysis of the 
Report of the Censorship Committee, styled "The Censor and the Theatres" 
(Fisher Unwin, 5s. net). 

As was anticipated in The Stage Year-Book for 1912, Frank A. Hedgecock's 
work on David Garrick and his French Friends, originally written in B'rench, 
was re-issued, enlarged and expanded, in English dress, with " A Cosmopolitan 
Actor" heading the former title. Fine scholarship was displayed by W. J. Law- 
rence in his volume of deeply interesting essays, based on original research, on 



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"The Elizabethan Playhouse aud Other Studies," eent forth, in the Shakespeare 
Festival week, at 126. 6d. net, by A. H. BuUen, from the Shakespeare Head Presa, 
Stratford-upon-Avon. Now admitted to be author of " The Dramatic Author's 
Companion " as well as of the fellow-work " The Actor's Companion " (Mills and 
Boon), Cecil Ferard Armfltrong had, towards the close of the year, published by the 
same firm, at 10s. 6d. net, an illustrated volume on " A Century of Great Actors : 
1750-1850." By adopting this arbitrary division Mr. C. F. Armstrong, whose style 
is somewhat cocksure, began with Garrick, and went on, via John Philip Kemble, 
the Keans, Macready, and Betty (oddly claased as "Prodigy"), up to Charles 
Mathews and Robson. He thus, save for a sympathetically laudatory reference in 
the Introductory section, left out Irving, ae well as Phelps, Barry Sullivan, the 
Bancroft*, and other celebrated players. Perhaps he meant to give some explana- 
tion of this in his rather infelicitous opening sentence, "It is not easy to write 
about actons. There is danger, if they are alive, and the risk of dullness, if they 
are dead," with more of the same sort to follow. Critical writings on Ibsen, Synge, 
and Shaw, as not submitted to one's special notice, need be mentioned but cursorily. 

Music. 

The list of musical treatises, though short, comprises at least three notable works, 
in addition to two well-meant minor publications, "Voice Production with the Aid 
of Phonetics," by Charles Macan Rice (Cambridge : W. Heffer and Sons), and 
" How to Attain the Singing Voice," by A. Richards Broad (William Reeves). The 
latter " popular handbook " has the very optimistic sub-title, " Singing Shorn of its 
Mysteries." No such pretensions are made by that accomplished Irish baritone 
Harry Plunket Greene, in his fascinating and most informing volume, expanded 
presumably from his well-known lecture, styled also "Interpretation in Song," 
and published by Macmillan, at 6s. net, in that excellent series " The Musician's 
Library." This volume should be in the hands of every earnest and aspiring 
vocalist, who should pay special heed to Mr. Greene's three chief canons, " Never 
stop the March of a Song," "Sing Mentally through your Rests," and "Sing as 
you Speak." 

Military Music, a subject mentioned many a time and oft recently in "The 
Music Box," has its "Rise and Development " discussed fully by Henry George 
Farmer in his work published by William Reeves, at 3s. 6d. net. It has a Fore- 
word by Lieut. Albert Williams, now Bandmaster of the Grenadier Guards. Issued 
by the same firm, at 4s. 6d. net, is a book by another well-known writer on musical 
subjects, Joseph Goddard. This is " The Rise and Development of Opera," and 
in it Mr. Goddard has both availed himself skilfully of the usual sources of 
information, and has expressed his views freely, yet impartially, on the various 
Schools of Opera, French, German, Italian, English, and the rest. 

Under this heading should be placed, by rights, Henry Davison's excellent com- 
pilation, "From Mendelssohn to Wagner," from the memoranda and other docu- 
ments left by his father, James William Davison, for forty years the powerful, 
much-hated, and sometimes sharply reprimanded, musical critic of the Times. 
Some supercilious persons have thrown cold water upon these pictures of old 
Homeric combats waged about or with various musical giante or bogies, but those 
not ashamed to look back may find much engrossing matter in a work inspired by 
most laudable filial affection. The book was published by William Reeves, at 
12s. 6d. net. 

Miscellaneous Writings. 

An unusually varied collection of works of one sort or another may be grouped 
together under the category of Miscellaneous. Early in the year, under the 
attractive title of "In Dickens Street" (Glasgow, John Smith and Son; London, 
Chapman and Hall) some capital sketches of Dickens scenes and characters, 
reprinted in the main from the Glasgow Herald, were issued, from the sharply- 
pointed and sympathetic pen of W. R. Thomson. Characteristically Trans-Atlantic 
in its racy humour in every respect, from its pleasantly interrogative title onwards, 
was Helen Mar's "May I Tell You a Story" (J. and J. Bennett, the Century 
Press, 2s. 6d. net). In this well-filled little storehouse of yam and reminiscence, 
not a few of them telling against the authoress herself, the popular American 
entertainer traced her life-story and professional career from the very beginning, 
starting with her childish days on the banks of the Mississippi, near to Lake 
Winona. Useful for purposes of reference, and issued about the time of the 
Command Variety performance in London at the Palace, should be Richard North- 
cott's brief compilation " Royal Performances in London Theatres " (Percy Lindley), 



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giving a detailed list of such events from 1736 onwards. Of great value also to 
future chroniclers of the Irish Stage should be Joseph HoUoway's full record of 
Plays, Irish in subject, or containing Irish characters, included in the first Part of 
"A Guide to Books on Ireland," edited by Stephen J. Brown, and published, in 
London, by Longmans, Green, and Co. Besides being a writer, Mr. Holloway, 
followed with regard to Recent Plays by Mr. Brown, is known as architect of the 
Abbey Theatre, Dublin. 

Gertrude Leigh's blank-verse historical play, " Tasso and Eleonora " (Chapman 
and Hall (5s. net) was dedicated "To F. R. Benson, to whom the stage owes a 
new spirit, and the public a new understanding," and perhaps Kitty Bame (Mrs. 
Eric Streatfield), who has turned into a story (Hodder and Stoughton, 3s. 6d.) 
the most charming children's play, " To-Morrow," which she wrote in collaboration 
with D. W. Wheeler, may do the same with their more recent production, 
" Winds." 

There were some well-turned lyrics, besides mai-tial passages, in Clara A. Walsh's 
verse translation from the Japanese poets, " The Master Singers of Japan," issued, 
at 2b. net by John Murray, in " The Wisdom of the East" series. W. A. Eaton 
showed his accustomed facility in th'e treating of town topics, some of them 
theatrical in nature, in his "Lays of London Town" (E. Marlborough and Co., 
Is. net) ; and a work of considerable importance and diversity of theme and interest 
was the new volume of "Poems," by that scholarly w^riter, Clifford King (Kegan 
Paul, 5s. net). In this collection Mr. King included, besides several Odes and 
other topical verses, several long poems, dramatic subjects being an Iphigenia 
theme, "The Priestess," "Anselmo," and a dramatic romance, "A Cloistered 
Heart." One has much respect for the knowledge and ability of Clifford King. 

Mention should also be made of the sombre and painful, but decidedly clever, 
"Bedford Street BalladS;" by Arthur Stanley (Gay and Hancock, Is. net). 

Novels. 

Pretty numerous in the course of 1912 were the works of fiction either written 
by authors connected in some way or the other with the theatrical profession, or 
having some bearing on stage subjects. Most of them were issued in the usual 
6s. one-volume form. One might head the list with Lady Bancroft's first full-sized 
novel, of legendary theme, " The Shadow of Neeme " (John Murray). Others 
were "Carnival," by that clever young author, Compton Mackenzie (Martin 
Seeker), " The Third Chance," by Gladys Waterer (George Allen), " The Principal 
Girl," by J. C. Snaith (Methuen), "Felix Christie" (also Methuen), by the 
versatile Peggy Webling, and Rosina Filippa's rather unsatisfactory "Bernardino" 
(Duckworth). The number was swelled further by Charles Gleig's "A Woman 
in the Limelight" (Methuen), by two Everett publications, " Life— the Jade," by 
Martin H. Potter, and " The Man Pays," by Arthur Applin, by " The Enchanting 
Mysteries of Kathleen Carter," by Pierre LeClercq (Grant Richards), and by a 
couple of Stanley Paul books, "A Babe in Bohemia," from the vitriolic and 
unsparing pen of Frank Danby, one of the most realistic of women writers, and 
" The Career of Beauty Darling," by Dolf Wyllarde, besides books by Rathmell 
Wilson and Denton Spencer. 



78 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



STAGE CHILDREN: THEIR EMPLOYMENT 
AND THE LAW. 

BY BERNARD WELLER. 

THE employment of ohildren in places of public ent-ertainment was never 
greater than it is to-day. Yet the law regulating the employment seems 
very imperfectly understood. It is now some years since the Employment 
of Children Act, 1903 (3 Edw. 7, c. 45), and the subsequent Prevention of 
Cruelty to Children Act, 1904 (4 Edw. 7, c. 15), threw the existing practice, sucli 
as it was, into much confusion. At first — and until the matter was put right in 
The Stage — there was a .general belief that, as la consequence of the new legislation, 
every child up to the age of fourteen must have a license for tlieatrical and similar 
performances. Managers appUed for licenses accordingly. Magistrates and justices 
•granted or refused this or that license as they thought fit. In a case here and 
there a manager who, either in ignorance of the revised law or out of negligence, 
employed without a license a child over eleven but under fourteen, was convicted 
and fined for an alleged offence of which he was not guilty. One hopes by now 
that it is realised thart. the Cruelty Act only requires, for its own part — excepting 
in the case of training for dangerous performances, as of acrobats, etc. — a license for a 
child between the age of iten and eleven yeai's ; and that, where a license for a child 
between eleven and foui'teen is oalled for, tlie necessity arises — with the exception 
notted — ^in order that the child may obtain exemption from the provisions of the 
Employment Act. At the same tdme, the joint working of the two Acts does not 
appear to be appreciated in detail. There are further complications, by reason of 
the bye-laws that local authorities can enforce under the Employment Act, and by 
reason of the provisions of the Education Acts. In London, as far as agents are 
concerned, the byeJaws of the County Council, made under the General Powers 
Act, 1910, have also to be observed. To the Children Act, 1908 (8 Ed. 7, c. 67), 
and also to the Criminal Law Amendment Acts (48 and 49 Vict. c. 69, and 2 and 
3, Geo. 5, c. 20), a passing reference will be made later. 

Under the Employment Act. 
The position under the Employment Act had better be taken first. In this Act 
a child is a person under the age of fourteen years. Section 3 (1) of the Act says : — 

A child shall not be employed between the hours of nine iu the evening and six in the morn- 
ing: Provided that any local authority may by bye-law vary these hours either generally or 
for any specified occupation. 

Such bye-laws may (1) prescribe (a) the age below which employment is illegal ; 
(6)rt.he hours between which employment as illegal, and (c) the number of daily ajid 
weekly houi's beyond which employment is illegal. But bye-laws so mjade do not 
become operative until sanctioned by the Secretary of State. 
Under ihe Cruelty Act. 
Passing to the Cruelty Act, we find this position under the Employment Act 
modified in certain material respects. Under Section 2 it is an offence if any person 

(rt' causes or procures any child, being a boy under the age of fourteen years, or being a girl 
under the age of sixteen years, or, having the custody, charge, or care of any such child, 
allows that child to be in any street, premises, or place for the purpose of begging or 
receiving alms, or of inducing the giving of alms, whether under the pretence of singing, 
playing, perfoniiing, offering anything for sale or otherwise; or 

(b) causes or procures any child, being a boy under the age of fourteen years, or being a girl 

under the age of sixteen years, or, having the custody, charge, or care of any such child, 
allows that child to be in any street, or in any premises licensed for the sale of any 
intoxicating liquor, other than premises licensed according to law for public entertain- 
ments, for the purpose of singing, playing, or performing, or being exhibited for profit, or 
offering anything for sale, between nine p.m. and six a.m. ; or 

(c) causes or procures any child under the age of eleven years, or, having the custody, 

charge, or care of any such child, allows that child to be at any time in any street, or in 
any premises licensed for the sale of any intoxicating liquor, or in premises licensed 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 79 

according to law for public entertainments, or in any circus or other place of Dublic 
amusement to which the public are admitted by payment, for the purpose of singing, play 
ing. or performing, or being exhibited for profit, or offering anything for sale or 
(d) causes or procures any cliild under the age of sixteen years, or, having the custody, charge, 
or care of any such cliild, allows that child to be in any place for the purpose of being 
trained as an acrobat, contortionist, or circus performer, or of being trained for any 
exhibition or performance which in its nature is dangerous. 

The Act, however, does not enforce all that it says in this section. In addition to a 
minor reservation — in thie section— affecting occasional entertainments for the benefit 
of schools or of charities, and to another reservation — also in this section — -giving local 
authorities power by bye-law to vary the hours mentioned in paragraph {h), there 
is in the following section a provision that by means of license obtainable from a 
petty sessional court or in Scotland from the Education authority sanctions the 
forms of employment that paragraphs (c) and [d] otherwise forbid- — sanctions these 
forms provided the child is over ten years of age. The prohibitions contained in 
paragraphs (c) and {d) hold good up to an age less than ten years. That is to say, 
no child under the age of ten years must be employed in a place of entertainment 
to which the public are admitted by payment, for the purpose of singing, playing, 
performing, or being exhibited for profit. Moreover, as regards a child engaged in 
an entertainment — not dangerous — in a public place of amusement, a license under 
the Cruelty Act is only compulsory for the age of ten. It is not compulsory as soon 
as the child is eleven. The ridiculous position that the license is, under the Cruelty 
Act, only compulsory during a single year of a child's life — namely, from ten to 
eleven — was no doubt brought about by faulty drafting. One may fairly assume 
that there is nothing in this particular year that requires the elaborate and also 
unpleasant machinery of police-court licensing. 

Without Licenses. 

Stage children, then— except those engaged in dangerous performances — at the 
age of eleven may perform without licenses, subject to the provisions of the Employ- 
ment Act. The general restriction under this Act says that a child shall not be 
employed before six o'clock in the morning nor after nine o'clock in the evening. 
But the Act gives a very free hand to the local authority^meaning in the City of 
London the Lord Mayor, aldermen, and commons in common council assembled, and 
elsewhere in this connection the county council, borough council,, or district 
council, according to circumstances, and in Scotland the education authority. The 
local authority can, amongst other things, vary by bye-law the general nine o'clock 
limit for any specified occupation. Thus it is open to managers to apply to the 
local authority for special treatment in the case of stage children. The local 
authority can, if it is sympathetic to the general needs of theatrical employment, 
make the hour ten or eleven instead of nine o'clock; even, if it pleases, varying 
the hour to the age of a child between eleven and fourteen, or to the season of the 
year, as, for example, at Christmas. On' the other hand, the local authority can, 
subject to the approval of the Home Secretary, restrict both ages and hours. 

The London County Council was at first disposed to take the latter course, 
arguing that stage children would be exempted from the bye-laws by means of 
licenses. This view, however, was not upheld at the inquiry ordered by the Home 
Secretary in 1905; and, therefore, the present bye-laws of the L.C.C. do not in the 
case of stage children, as they do in that of children otherwise employed, vary 
the nine o'clock limit, though the ordinary reader, not noticing or not understand- 
ing the inconspicuous three lines at the end of bye-laws, might not .suppose it. 

Not merely in London, but generally in the country, this statutory limit — that is 
to say 9 p.m. as the time up to which children may be employed — remains 
unaffected in the case of stage children not less than eleven years old and not 
engaged in dangerous performances. If in any town the hour of 9 p.m. has been 
altered by byelaw, inquiry from the local authority will bring the 
the necessary information. It is tilie Sort of loaal information tihait no place of 
amusement ought to be without. This freedom to employ stage children up to 
9 p.m. without license is a oonsideraMe facility. In plays a child is often only 
wanted in the prologue or the first act. In spectacular productions the scenes with 
juvenile effects, or that pai't of them in which the younger children under fourteen 
are concerned, can be brought within the first half of the performance, as, for 
©xiample, in pantomimes. In variety and other programmes of a miscellaneous 
nature child turns can — apart from two performances a night, where the second 
performance cannot take place before 9 p.m. — be arranged for in this way. For day 
performances there is no time restriction, but the education of a child, unless the 

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80 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



thild is exempt from school attendance, must not be interrupted. Attendance at the 
public elementary schools, however, is not compulsory. Education, so long as it is 
efficient, may be given privately. 

With Licenses. 

Where the nine o'clock facility does not meet the case, then recourse must be had 
to license under the Cruelty Act. A magistrate can, even more than a local 
authority, for his deoision is not subject to the approvial of the Home Secret-ary, fix 
what hours of employment and also other conditions that he pleases for any 
child whom he license's. Usually a magistrate carries the hour beyond 9 p.m. A 
license is granted by the court in the ddstnict in wliich the license is to take effect. 
A form can be obtained at any f{>olice court. In London the form, when filled in, 
must be sent to the Cominissioner of Police of the Metropiolis seven clear days 
before the applicatdon for the licence. In the provinces the form must be sent to 
the head constable or similar officer. In both London and the provinces for each 
place of performance in a new police diatriolt la fresh application must be made ajid 
a fresh license obtained. It follows that a manager on tour, often wdth dong dis- 
tances to travel, is continually perplexed about any child members of his company. 
In every town the preliminaries, witih the seve-n days' notice, and the dreary police 
count busiiness, have ito be gHMie through, and every sort of magisterial or justice's 
vagary endured. One beijch grants a license freely enough, another refuses alto- 
gether, and a third raises difficulties or imposes conditions. A single license should 
cover the duration of a tour. If one court is satisfied that a license may be 
granted, the license should be valid not in the district of origin for the few days, 
but everywhere else. It should be borne in mind that the granting of the license 
does not suffice even for the district in which the license t;akes effect. The person 
to whom the license is issued for a child performer is required, under a penalty not 
exceeding five younds, to cause a copy thereof to be sent forthwith to the local 
authority — that is, to the county, borough, district, or (in Scotland) education 
auitJiordty, as the case may be. That is so in order that the inspectors and other 
officers appointed under tlie Employment Act may isee whether the restrictions and 
conditions of licenses are duly complied with. Any such inspector or other officer 
has the power to enter, inspect, and exajnine any place of public entertadnment at 
which la licensed child is for the time being engaged. This power also applies where 
a child is so eonployed without a license. 

Penalties. 

In applying for a license the applicant ishould produce a certificate of birth of the 
child and a doctor's certificate. The penalty under the Employment Act for a false 
or forged birth certificate or a false representation of age is a fine not exceeding 
forty shillings in the case of the parent of a child. If this penalty scarcely seems 
sufficient, the penalties for offences under Section 2 of the Cruelty Act, already 
quoted, are severe enough. The penalty on summary conviction is at the discretion 
of the court a fine not exceeding £25, or alternatively, or in default of payment of 
such fine, or in addition thereto, imprisonment with or without hard labour for any 
term not exceeding three months. The Cruelty Act gives a constable powers of 
arrest without warrant. Under the Employm.ent Act any person who employs a 
child or other person under the age of sixteen in contravention of the Act, or any 
bye-law under the Act, is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceedmg forty 
shillings, or, in the case of a subsequent offence, not exceeding £5. Where the 
offence of wrongly taking a child into employment is in fact committed by an 
agent of an employer such agent is liable to a penalty as if he were the employer. 

The Children Act, 1908. 

This Act (8 Edw. 7, c. 67) prohibits children from being in the bar of licensed 
premises except when closed. This prohibition, however, one assumes, does not 
operate in any oppressive way against theatres and music halls, as it is stated that 
nothing in the section (Section 118) shall apply to a child who is in the bar of licensed 
premises solely for the purpose of obtaining access to or egress from some other 
part of the premises not being a bar, or in the case of railway refreshment-rooms 
or "other premises constructed, fitted, and intended to be used in good faith for 
any purpose to which the holding of a license is merely auxiliary." A child here 
means a person imder the age of fourteen years. 

Persons habitually wandering from place to place, taking children more than 
five years of age, must be in a position to prove that the child is either (1) totally 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. gl 



exempted from school attendance or (2) 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 any person whom he 
believes to be guilty of an offence under this section of the Act (Section 118). 

If during October to March a child has obtained a certificate for 200 attendances 
at a public elementary school during that period, it is not encumbent 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. 

Obligations of Licensed Agents. 
Theatrical, variety, or concert agents licensed by the London County Council 
are subject to the bye-laws of that authority, made under the London County 
Council (General Powers) Act, 1910. The fact that the children are licensed or 
unlicensed is immaterial. Under these bye-laws (8, 9, and 16) no agent may pro- 
pose or arrange for the employment abroad of a girl under the age of sixteen 
years without first obtaining the sanction in writing of her parents or lawful guar- 
dian. He must have satisfied himself that suitable arrangements have been made 
for the welfare of the girl during the continuance of such employment, and for her 
return to this country on the conclusion of the employment. The employment 
must be legal in the country in which the employment is to take place. The agent 
on making an engagement with such person must furnish to her free of cost a 
written document containing the provisions of this bye-law (8), and stating that 
such provisions have been complied with. The agent must in any particular 
case if required furnish the Council with full particulars of the arrangements. 

The agent must in every case in which he arranges for the employment abroad 
of any young person of either sex, or the employment in this country of such person 
resident abroad, furnish the person free of charge with a copy of the conti-act or 
other document showing the terms and conditions of the employment drawn up in 
a language understood by the person. 

The agent must keep a complete list of children under the age of sixteen years 
who are booked by him for engagements either in London or elsewhere. In the list 
be must indicate the place or places of entertainment at which each child is booked 
to perform and the length of engagement of each child at each place in public. 

The crime of procuring or attempting to procure — which has been committed 
before now under cover of alleged stage employment — is provided for in the Criminal 
Law Amendment Acts, 1885 and 1912. 

The General Position. 

It may be useful to append a summary of the general position under the Cruelty 
Act and the Employment Act : — 

A child under ten must not be employed in any stage or similar performance or exhibition 
in public* 

A child betiween ten and eileven oa-n only be so employed under a magistrate's or similar 
license. 

A child between eleven and fourteen miay be so employed without license up to nine o'clock 
at might, or alteirnatively up to such hour as has been fixed by the local authority. 

A child between eleven and fourteen miay, in. spite of local hye-laws to ithe contrary, be so 
employed up to any hour if holding a licenise issued from itlve court for thie district in which 
the performance takes place, provided the license itself contains no contrary restrictions as to 
hours, and also provid'ed that the Education Acts are not infringed in any way — a provision that 
aipplies in all casas. 

A child under t«n must not be trained as an acrobat, contortionist, or circus performer, 
or for lany exhibition or performance of a dangerous nature. 

A child or young persons between tem and sixteen may be so trained or so employed under 
license. 

_ A boy under fourteen or a girl under sixteen must not be in amy sitreot or in amy premises 
licensed for thie sale of intosicating liquor other tham premises licensed according to law for 
public enteirbainments, for ithe purpose of singing, playing, iperforming, or the hke after 9 p.m., 
or after hours fixed by ilooal fcye-laws. 

A boy under fourteen or a girl lunder sixteen musit mot perfoTm or be exhibited for 
begging purposes. 

But a child of lamy age may, without licenee or other regulation, appear at and perform 
m any occasional entertainment the net proceeds of which are wholly applied to a school or a 
'^}^^II!'a , ,J®S*' x^u'^'^^P^ ^"^^^ ^ ''^■'^^ "'-"^y "^^^ appear lin siich circumstances in premises 
t^l^ solely for the sale of alcoholic hquors (i.e., pubUc-houses, etc.), unless an exemption has 
oeen granted by two justices. 



J^^A^lJ^ *^^* a child Of any age can be simply ejthibited, if not .for profit, up to 9 p.m., 
provided there is no local bye-law to the conitrarv, y ui,, up w w i<.ui.. 



82 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



CENSORSHIP AND LICENSING. 

CENSORSHIP and Licensing have been rather prominently before the public 
during the past year, and so far as licensing is concerned a distinct advance 
is to be recorded in the fact that early in the year the Lord Chamberlain 
granted stage play licenses to managers whose music halls came within his 
jurisdiction. It was not without pressure, however, that the official mind came to 
this important decision. On the one hand were music hall managers with the scars 
of heavy fines inflicted at police courts for presenting stage plays without licenses. 
On the other, were theatrical managers who, generally speaking, would have 
preferred conditions laid down as to the length and numbex of sketches in music 
halls, and in addition there were resolutions from the Authors' Society and other 
representative bodies. Possibly the heavy fine of £130 inflicted upon the Palace 
Theatre — reduced be it noted upon appeal — hastened matters. In January he 
granted the licenses, thereby only following the policy of the London County 
Council, who had adopted this means of legalising stage plays in music halls 
some time before, and now it would be difficult to find a music hall in London 
which does not hold a double license. The licenses were granted on the music hall 
managers giving their written consent to certain conditions, which were that the 
programme must consist of not fewer than six items, but how ineffective these 
proved in preventing the music halls coming into active competition with the 
theatres on a common ground was shown by the fact that the Palladium has run a 
long matinee season of plays, while "Othello" has been played twice nightly at 
the Middlesex, where full-blooded dramas have been the regular fare. The only 
theatre, the management of which took steps to obtain whatever security the 
possession of a double license may bring, was the Kingsway, for which a music 
and dancing license was applied for and obtained at the November Licensing Ses- 
sions of the London County Council. 

A Music and Dancing Bill fathered by the London County Council was presented 
in the House of Lords, and went through various amendments to its third reading. 
The principal object of the Bill is to make it possible to obtain a license at any 
time during the year. The text of the Bill is given in full in another part of the 
Year Book. 

At their armual licensing sessions in November, the London County Council again 
refused ]Mr. Oswald Stoll a license for the Empire he has for so many years 
])roposed to erect in Fulham. The Council also maintained its attitude of previous 
years, and refused to allow intoxicants to be sold in the Hippodrome and the 
Coliseum, though opinion was so equally divided amongst the members that it 
was by one vote only that the Hippodrome failed to secure this privilege. The 
Council, too, very reasonably, by conditions attached to music licenses, prevented 
the entertainment in certain kinematograph houses from extending to "turns" 
by artists, or otherwise taking on a music hall character. This expansion on the 
part of the picturehouses was not so noticeable in London as in the country, where 
in Birmingham, Manchester, and other large towns the licensing authorities had 
earlier in the year stopped it by permitting only 'nstrumental music, or definitely 
stating that no such "turns" should be given. 

The Censorship has been kept before the public, who probably take very little 
interest in the institution, 'by what has been written again pt or for that much- 
d'scussed office rather than hy the acts of the Censor himself. Plays for which 
licensee have been refused have been few. The most important was " The Secret 
Woman," dramatised by Eden Phillpotts from his book. With the Lord Chamber- 
lain on the one hand refusing to license the play until certain passages had been 
altered, and with the author on the other hand refusing to alter the lines, there 
came the usual deadlock. Miss Lillah McCarthy and Mr. Granville Barker, who 
were to produce the play at the Kingsway, then announced that it would be given 
for six performances, " technically private," but actually free to whoever wished 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 83 



to attend them. An application in the High Court for an injunction to prevent 
these performances was made by Miss Lena Ashwell, who probably foresaw danger 
to the license of her theatre, and finally they resolved themselves into " invitation" 
performances. A number of dramatic authors, who felt aggrieved at the treat- 
ment Mr. Phillpotts had received, rather mistakenly took advantage of the oppor- 
tunity to address a petition to the King — quite a futile proceeding, because the 
Lord Chamberlain's powers as Censor under the 1843 Act are absolute, and can only 
be curtailed. or abolished by a new Act of Parliamejit. The result of this petition 
was a counter-petition praying for the retention of the Censorship, and signed very 
extensively by managers and actors. One theatrical manager entered with such 
spirit and interest into the whole business that he put his signature to both petition 
and counter-petition. The docimients were presented iu due course, and that 
naturally was the last that was heard of them. 

A shoi't play by Lawrence Cowen was refused a license, the peculiar element in 
the case being that the play was an extract only from a longer play for which a 
license iad been granted some years previously. Mr. Oowen kept the matter bei'ore 
the public, and aroused considerable interest by bringing an action in the County 
Court against Lord Sandhurst, the Lord Chamberlain, to recover the original manu- 
script of the play, which he alleged had been illegally detained. The case went 
againsit him. Among a few other works " A Venetian Night," a wordless play 
staged by Professor Reinhardt, wa.s refused a license in JN'ovember ; and this delayed 
its production at the Palace, London, for a week, during which the play was altered 
to suit the requirements of the Censor. " The Next Religion," ,by Israel Zangwill, 
was also denied a license. It was given a private performance by the New Players 
at the London Pavilion on April 18. 

A few fugitive references have been made to the subject of the Censorship in the 
House of Commons, and ^Mr. Robert Harcourt, the most persistent seeker after 
enlightenment in the matter, has, as occasion permitted, made inquiries after the 
1909 Joint Committee Report, now fast sinking into the customary oblivion enjoyed 
by iReports. In tie House of Lords the Report was also referred to, but was 
frankly done so by Lord oS'^ewton more wdth the object of allowing Loa-d Sandhurst 
to defend and explain his position than to further the passage of the Report 
towards the Statute Book. Lord Ribblesdale, Lord Plymouth, and Lord Lytton took 
part in the debate, and Lord Sandhurst, replying for the Government, gave some 
particulars of the working of the Censor's department in regard to plays to which 
licenses might be refused. A play, he said, was first submitted to a reader, and 
then went to the Lord Chamberlain with a synopsis attached. The play might 
be objectionable as a whole, or only certain phrases or passages in it. The play 
was then circulated to the various members of the Advisory Committee, who 
furnished their views on the objections. Each member of the Advisory Committee 
read the play and passed his opinion on it in writing, and with the play those 
opinions were recorded. 

Some particulars of the w-ork of the London County Council as a Censor ex post 
facto were given early in the year in a report of the Theatres and Music Halls 
Committee, who dealt with eight inspectioias made during the previous year in 
London music halls. They were as foUow : — 

London Coliseum : Wordless play, entitled " Sumurun," no action taken. 

Paragon Music Hall : Boxing, no action taken. 

London Palladium : Songs by George Robey, no action taken. 

New Kilbum Empire : Sketch, entitled "The Girl Who Lost Her Honeymoon," 
played by Arthur Roberts, licensee asked to have certain passages modified. 

London Coliseum: Wordless play, entitled "Rialon," licensee informed that 
the performance was one to which considerable objection might not unreasonably 
be taken. 

London Palladium : Wordless sketch, entitled " The Dawn of Love," licensee 
asked to discontinue performance. Modified version subsequently allowed. 

New Kilbum Empire : Oriental dance, by " Ular Api," licensee infoi-med that 
the continuance of performances of this nature was undesirable, and asked not to 
allow the performance at any of the other halls under his control. 

Palace Theatre : Oriental dance, by Mile. Napierkowska, no action. 

The growth of the Kinematograph industry, and the occasional exhibition of a 
fibn to which some objection might be found, brought the question of a Censor- 



84 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



ship of films before the London County Council in April. The Council declined, 
however, to establish any such office. The film manufacturers late in the year 
voluntarily appointed a Censor in the person of the late Examiner of Plays, Mr. 
G. A. Redford, and Mr. Bedford is now established in an office in Charing Cros£ 
lioad with a staff of assistants engaged in the eye-wearying ta«k of viewing fihns, 
and subsequently making suggestions -for alterations of certain parts which may 
appeal to him as not suitable for public exhibition. That the manufacturers 
themselves should place their productions under a censorship with such wide 
powers as Mr. Bedford X)ORsesses in his new office, shows an anxiety to reduce the 
possibility of interference by local authorities to a minimum, and in this respect 
lAx. Bedford's long experience as Reader of Plays probably has an influence, pos- 
sibly by attaching some moral weight to a film to which his official sanction has 
been given. The past year has not been without its instances of objection taken 
by local authorities to the exhibition of certain pictures. From Manger to Cross, 
a film taken with much enterprise and at great cost of time and money, caused 
some discussion, and its exhibition was banned in a few towns. Dante's Inferno 
was another production which came in for a certain amount of prohibition. 




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85 



MUSIC AND DANCING LICENSES BILL. 



The following Bill waa introduced in 
the House of Lords, and after various 
amendments in Committee, passed its 
third reading in the form in which it ap- 
pears below on ^laroh 26. The Bill is 
not yet law, as^it yet has to bo dealt 
with in the Commons. 

The Bill projjoses to effect an amend- 
ment of the law contained in the pro- 
visions of the Disorderly Houses Acts, 
1751 and 1818, and the Public Entertain- 
ments Act, 1875, which relate to music 
and dancing licensee, and which apply in 
the cities of London and Westminster and 
the area (exclusive of the administrative 
county of Middlesex) within twenty miles 
thereof. 

The principal object of the Bill is to 
enable the Councils of the administrative 
counties of London, Essex, Hertfordshire, 
Kent, and Surrey and the Corporation of 
West Ham (which are the licensing autho- 
rities) to grant such licenses within the 
limite in question at any time, instead of 
being restricted, a^, at present, to annual 
licensing meetings ; to make charges for 
licenses for music and dancing, varying 
in amount according to cii-cumstanoes ; 
and to repeal to some extent the Acts of 
1751 and 1875, and to re-enact, with minor 
modifications, provisiorus in place hereof. 

A BILL INTITULED 

An Act to amend the law as regards music 
and dancing licenses in London and parts of 
certain iadjoining counties. 

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent 
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent 
of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and 
Commons, in this present Parliament (assem- 
bled, and by the authority of the same, as 
follows : — 

Extent op Act. 

1. This Act shall extend land ajpply to the 
administrative coimty of London and to 
those parts of the administrative counties of 
Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, 
and Surrey, and of the county borough of 
West Ham and the county borough of Croy- 
don, which are within twenty miles of the 
cities of London and Westminster. 

Definitions. 

2. In this Act "licensing authority" 
means: — 

(a) as respects any administrative county 
or any port thereof the council «f such 
county; and 

(6) as respects the county borough of 
Wesit Ham >and ithe county borough of 
Croydon, the mayor, aldermen, and bur- 
gesses ojf such borough; 
and "premises" means a house, room, 
garden, or otiier place. 



Music and Dancing Licenses. 

3. (1) Premises, whether licensed or not 
for the sale of wines, spirits, beer, or other 
fermented or distilled liquors, shall not be 
kept or used for public dancing, singing, music, 
or other public entertainment of the like kind 
witihout a license first obtained from the 
licensing authority for the purpose or purposes 
for which the same respeobively are to be kept 
or used. 

(2) The licensing authority may grant 
licenses, to such persons as they think fit, to 
keep or use premises for all or any of the pur- 
poses aforesaid, upon such terms and condi- 
tions, and subject to such restrictions, as they 
by tiie respective licenses determine. 

(3) The hcensiing authority may tjiansfer 
any such license to sudh person as they may 
think fit. 

(4) Subject to the provision hereinafter con- 
tained as to the revocation of la license by 
the licensing authority, every license granted 
as aforesaid shiail be in force for one year, or 
for such shorter period as the licensing 
authority on the grant of the license shail 
determine. 

(5) Premises kept or used as aforesaid shall 
not be opened for any of the purposes afore- 
said except on the days and between the 
hours stated in the license relating thereto, 
and no such premises sihall be open for any 
of the purposes aforesaid aftec midnight and 
before the hour of noon : Provided that if any 
person applies to the Mcensing authority for a 
license exempting him on any special occasion 
or occasions from the provisions of this sub- 
section relating to the closing of premises it 
shall be lawful for the licensing authority, if 
in their discretion they think fit so to do, to 
grant to the applicant a hcense exempting 
him from the before-mentioned provisions of 
this sub-section during certain hours and on 
the special occasion or occasions to be speci- 
fied in the license. 

(6) The observance of the days and hours 
oif opening and closing as aforesaid shall be a 
condition of every license. 

Fees for Licenses. 

4. There shall be paid to the licensing 
authority in respect of the grant or transfer 
of a license under this Act such fees as tiie 
licensing authority may fix, not exceeding: — 

(1) For the grant of a license in respect of 
church ialls, mission halls, schools, institu- 
tutes, and similar premises, five shillings for 
every month or part of a month for which 
the license is granted, or one pound, which- 
ever amoimt is the lesser ; 

(2) For the grant of a Ucense in .respect of 
assembly rooms, club rooms, concert halls, 
hotels, restaurants, public-houses, dancing 
halls, skating rinks, town halls, drill halls, 
and swimming baths, five shiUings for every 
month or part of a month for which the 
license is granted ; 

(3) For the grant of a license in respect of 
any premises other than those in this section 
hereinbefore mentioned ■. 

For premises accommodiating not more 
than five hundred persons — 



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Ten shdllin^ for every jiiontb or part 

of a montih for •which the license is 

ijranbed. 

For i>remise6 accommodiating more than 
five hundred but not more than one thou- 
sand peiwMis— 

One pound for every month or part 

of montii foo: which the license is 

granted. 

for premises accommodating more than 
one thousand, but not more than fifteen 
bimdred persons — 

Thirty shillingB for every month or 

part of a month for whddh the license 

is gjnanted. 

For premises accommodating more than 
fifteen iruiidrcd, but not more than two 
tboueoiid persons — 

Two pounds for every month or .part 

of a month for which the license is 

granted. 

For premises accommodating more than 
two thousand persons — 

Three pounds for every montih or part 

of la month for wMch the license is 

granted. 
(4> For the transfer of a license — 

For premibeo to which paraigraiph (1) or 
paragraph (2J of this section apply, five 
ijhildijagg. 

For other premises, ten sihilLings. 

Penalties. 

5. (1) Any premises kept or used for pubUc 
dancing, smging, music, or other public enter- 
tainments of the like kind without a license 
for such purposes first obtained, shiall be 
deemed a disorderly house, and without pre- 
judice to 'any enactmeiut recypectiug the prose- 
cution of persons keeping a disorderly house, 
the person keeping or rated as occupier of the 
«amc shall be liable on summiary conviction to 
a penalty not exceeding one hundred pounds, 
and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a 
further penalty not exceeding fifty pounds for 
every day on which the same are so kept or 
used after conviction therefor. 

<.2) In the case of any breach or disretgard 
of any of the terms, conditions, or restric- 
tions upon or subject to which a license was 
granited, the holder thereof shal'l be liable 
on summary conviction to a penaJity not ex- 
ceeding twenty pounds, and in the case of 
a continuing offence to .a further penalty 
not exceeding five pounds for each day on 
which such offence continues aiter convic- 
tion therefor, and such license shall be 



Idabld to b« revoked by the licensing 

authority. 

(3) Notwithstanding .anything in any otheir 
Act any fines recovered under this section 
on the prosecution of a licensing authority 
shall be paid to the Ucenoing authority 
taking the proceedings leading to the re- 
covery of the same. 
.-^.iviNG FOR Theatres and Other Places 
Licensed by the Crown or Lord Cham- 
berlain. 

6. Nothing in this Act shall extend or be 
construed to extend to the theatres royal in 
Urury Lane or Covent Ciarden or either of 
them, nor to such performances .and public 
euterta-Lnments as lare or shaH be lawfully 
exercised and carried on under or by virtue 
of letters patent, or license of the Crown, or 
the ildcense of the Lord Chamberlain. 

Saving for Other Powers. 

7. The .powers by this Act conferred upon a 
licensing authority shall be in addition to and 
not in derogation of any of the powers of 
licensing now vested thea-ean. 

Short Title and Commencement. 

8. This Act may be cited as the Music and 
Dancing Licences Act, 1012, and shall come 
into openation on the first day of November 
nineteen hundred and twelve. 

E-epeal. 

9. From and after the commencement of this 
Act the enactments mentioned in t^he schedule 
to thiis Act are hereby repealed to the extent 
specified in the third column of that schedule. 





SCHEDULE 




Session and 
Chapter. 


Short Title. 


Extent of Repeal. 


25 Geo. 2 


Disorderly 


Sections two, 


c. 36. 


Houses Act, 
1751. 


three, and four. 


38 & 39 Vict 


Public Enter- 


The whole Act. 


c. 21. 


tainments Act, 
1875. 




59 & 60 Vict. 


Baths andWash- 


In section two the 


C.59. 


taouses Act, 


words "in the 




1896. 


manner herein- 
after pre- 
scribed." 
Section three. 



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 was 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 t-o 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 1912 Mr. Harry NichoUs, the Master of the Drury Lane Fund," performed 
the ceremony for the eighth year in succession. 



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LICENSED AGENTS. 



The following is a list of the agents to 
wJiom licenses were granted by the L.C.C. 
at the meetings of the Public Control Com- 
mittee held on Decembet 6 and 13: — 

Actors' Association, 32, Regent Street, 
S.W. 

Adacker and Co., W. Scott, 100, Charing 
Cross Road, W.C. 

Adams's Agency, Broadmead House, Panton 
Street, S.W. 

Albemarle Syndicate, The (Edward Willis), 
157, Strand, W.C. 

Albion Concert Bureau (H. G. Hill), 52, New 
Bond Street, W. 

Alliance Agency (E. W. Smith), 23, Cecil 
Court, Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

Altman and Co., H., 7, Bear Street, Leicester 
Square, W.C. 

A.M.U. National Entertainment Bureau, 9, 
Great Newport Street, W.C. 

Ancaster Agency and Exchange, 39, Oving- 
ton Street, Cadogan Square, S.W. 

Anger and Bauer, 132, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C. 

Ashton and Mitchell, 38, Old Bond Street, 
W. 

Ashton's Royal Agency, Albany Mansions, 87, 
Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

Auckland, Alfred, 12-13, Henrietta Street, 
Covent Garden, W.C. 

Aytoun, George, 7, Prima Road, Brixton, 
S.W. 

Barclay, George, 221, Brixton Hill, S.W. 

Barnard and Eden, Elephant and Castle 
Theatre. 

BassaiUo's Agency, 61, Carados Street, W.C. 

Bauer, L. H., 2m, Portman Mansions, W. 

Bawn's Agency, 18, Adam Street, W.C. 

Beale, Ashley, Walcot Cottage, Kennington 
Road, S.E. 

Bellew and Stock, 35, St. Martin's Street, 
W.C. 

Benn's Variety Agency, 78. New Park Road, 
S.W. 

Bentley, Walter, 168, Brixton Road, S.W. 

Bernhardt' s Philharmonic Concert Direction, 
H., 101, Regent Street, W. 

Blackmorc's Dramatic Agency, 11, Garrick 
Street, W.C. 

Bliss, David, 110, St. Martin's Lane. W.C. 

Boyde and Brinkworth, 443, Strand, W.C. 

BraS, Ltd., A., 42-43, Cranbourn Street, 
W.C. 

British Bioscope School (Cohen Hyman), S, 
New Oxford Street, W.C. 

Brook's Agency, 36, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. 

Brown, Papa, 30, Angell Road, Brixton. 

Brown and Co., Joe, 58, Chicksand Street, 
S.E 

Bureau des Debutants, 87, Wigmore Street, 
W. 

Burns, Harry, Walter House, 418, Strand, 
W.C. 

Cadle's Agency, 105, Strand, W.C. 

Cass, Richard, 87, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. 

Casson, Ltd., Louis, 17, Shaftesbury Aveuae, 



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Cazman, Henri, 138, Denmark Hill. 



Central Agency, E. E. Cutler, 61, Chandos 
Street, W.C. 

Chappell and Co., Limited, 50, New Bond 
Street, W. 

Claflin, Corliss, 5, Rostrevor Road, Fulham. 

Claxton, Tom, 2, Gordon Mansions, Francis 
Street, W.C. 

Collins, Joe, 102, Dean Street, W. 

Collins's Music HaU (J. P. MitchelhiU), 
Islington Green, N. 

Concert Direction, E. W. Gilchrist, 19, Mil- 
ner Street, S.W. 

Concert Direction, Daniel Mayer, Chatham 
House, George Street, Hanover Square, W. 

Concert Direction, Mitchell and Ashbrooke, 
7A, Piccadilly Mansions, W. 

Concert Direction, E. L. Robinson, 7, Wig- 
more Street, W. 

Concert Direction, G. A. Backhaus, 193, 
Regent Street, W. 

Cooke-Frankish and Robinson, 89, Boundaries 
Road, Balham, S.W. 

Cooper-Lissenden, Walter, 34, Stockwell 
Park Road, S.W. 

Co-Partnership Agency, 34, Strand, W.C. 

Dallas and Sons, 415, Strand. 

Daniels' Agency, 5, Gresham Road, Brixton. 

Darrell, Fred, 415, Strand, W.C. 

Damley's Agency, 38, Stockwell Park Road, 
S.W. 

Day and Liddy, 44, Cranbourn Street, W.C. 

Day, Harry, Effingham House, Arundel 
Street, W.C. 

Day, Nat, 5, Denmark Street, W.C. 

Denton and Hart, 56, Whitcomb Street, 
W.C. 

De Reeder, Limited, Louis, 29, Loughborough 
Park, S.W. 

De Vere, Ernest, 72, Waterloo Road. S.E. 

Durham, Fred, 74, Upper lulse HiU, S.W. 

Edelsten, Ernest, 17, Green Street, W. 

Egbert's Agency, 17, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. 

Elaine and Co., 22, Harleyford Road, Vaux- 
hall. 

Empire Variety Agency (H. M. Hartman), 
20B, Charing Cross Mansions, W.C. 

Entertainment Supply Bureau (Wm. Trus- 
seU), Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, W.C. 

Fortune and Granville, 91, St. Martin's Lane, 
W.C. 

Foster's Agency, Limited, 8, New Coventry 
Street, W. 

French's Agency, 17, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C. 

Fritz's Agency, 20, Cranbourn Street, W.C. 

Garrick Entertainment Bureau (F. Tjlex 
Wiggins), 71-72, Strand, W.C. 

General Theatrical Agency (Frank 
Wethersby), 3, Bedford Street, Strand. 

Globe General Agency (A. D. Starr), 199, 
PiccadiUy, W. 

Goodson, Jack, 17, Lisle Street, W.C. 

Haimsohn, N. P., 8, Stafford Street, W. 
Hamilto.i, Jack, 41, Charing Cross Road, W.C. 



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Hart, DavJd. 18. Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

Hart, Samuel, 24, Endjmion Road, Brixton. 

Haymarket Bureau (Chiarlee Steuart), 14, 
Whitcomb Street, W.C. 

Hays' Concert Direction, Alfred, 26, Old 
Bond s:,reet, W. 

Henschel's Agency, 22, Leander Road, Brix- 
ton. 

Higham, Fred, 5, Durand Gardens, Clapnam 
Road, S.W. 

Holmes, Thomas, 10, St. John's Road. Brix- 
ton. ^ ^ 

Hooper, Karl F., 132, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C. 

Howson's Bureau, 314, New Cross Road, S.E. 

Hubbard's Agency, 219, Coldharbour Lane, 
S.W. 

Hutchings, Harry, 53, Thurlow Street, Wal- 
worth. 

Hyman, Limited, S. M., 29, I^icester Square, 
WX!. 

Ibbe and Tillett, 19, Hanover Square, W. 

Imperial Agency (W. H. Baker), 20, Regent 
Street, B.W. , ^ ^^ ,, „, 

International Agency (Adolph Isenthal), 27, 
Holmwood Road, Brixton, S.W. 

International Agency (Maurice de Frece), 72, 
Ch.asefield Road, S.W. „ , „ i 

Johnson, J. W., 93, Kennington Park Road, 
SJS 

Jurv's Imperial Pictures, Limited, 7a, Upper 
St. Martin's Lane, and 19-21, Tower Street, 
W.C. 

Keirn, Prowse and Co., Limited, 162, New 
Bond Street, W. » w n 

Kingsley and Hall, 37, King Street, W C 

Kremer, A. C, Percy Hall, 3, Percy Street, 
W. 

Lacoa and OlUer, 2, Burlington Gardens, W 

Leader and Co., 14, Royal Arcade, Old Bond 

Street, W. i. trr n 

Little, Fred J., 4. Arthur Street, W.C. 

Littler and Co., F. Rolisoii, 8, West Street, 
Cambridge Circus, W. 

London Dramatic and Literary Bureau (F. R. 
Rutter), 81-S3, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. 

loring's, Ltd., 3, Piccadilly. W. 

Lotto's Agency, 10, Greek Street, W.C. 

McDowell's Agency. A. S., 57, Ashburnham 
Gro%e, Greenwich. , „, ,. 

McLaren and Co., Waldorf Chambers, 11, 
Aldwych, W.C. 

Marinelli, Ltd., H.B., 18, Charmg Cross Road, 
W.C. 

Maskelyne and Devant, St. Georges Hall, W. 

Milburn Hartley, 22, Leicester Square, W. 

M.S. Bureau (M. H. Harden), 99, Regent 
Street. W. 

Napoli and Co., 35, Waterloo Road, S.E. 

Nathan and Co., Ltd., Ben, 113-117, Charing 
Cross Road, W.C. ^, . 

National Federation of Professional Musi- 
cians, 39, Gerrard Street, W.C. 

Newman, Robert, 320, Regent Street, W. 

Newman's Agency, 108, Strand, W.C. 

Oliver, Will, 40, Stockwell Park Road, S.W. 
Opera and Concert Bureau (A. E. Joseph), 
8. Stafford Street. Old Bond Street, W. 
Orchestral Association, 13-14, Archer Street. 

Pacey's Agency, 18, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C. 

Passpart, W. L., 39, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C. 

Pastor's Agency, 15, Great Russell Street, 
W.C. 

Pearson, George, 30, Limesford Road, Peck- 
ham Rye. 

Peel's, Ltd., Granville House, Arundel 
Street, W.C. 



PhilUps, H. B., 17, Orchard Street, W. 
Preston. James, 5, Wardour Street. W.C. 

Balland, Herbert, and Russell, Bay, 32, 
Lisle Street, W.C. 

Rainbow's Concert Direction (Q. Killick- 
Morley), 53, Boustield Road, New Cross. 

Rayne, George, Portugal House, Portugal 
Street, W.C. 

Reeves's Agency, 331, Brixton Road, S.W. 

Rosen and Lewis, 59, Connaugbt Terrace, 
Hyde Park, S.W. 

Rouse, Willie, 23, Southwold Road, Clapton. 

Rubens and Co., Frank, 20, Cranbourn 
Street, W.C. 

Russell Concert Direction, T. Arthur, 13, 
Sackville Street, W. 

St. James's Musical Agency, 60, Great Port- 
land Street, W. 

Scandinavian Agency (Jules Guise), 25, Bon- 
ham Road, Brixton. 

Schultz-Curtius and Powell, 44, Regent 
Street W 

Schultze Paul, 38, Cranbourn Street, W.C. 

" Semper Ubique " Agency, 15, Inglewood 
Road, N.W. 

Shaw and Co., Tom, 18, Adam Street, 
.\delphi. 

Slit-rek Bernard, 17, Lisle Street, W.C. 

Sinclair and Co., George, 118, Kennington 
Road, S.E. 

Smythson's Agency, 38, Craster Bead, 
Brixton. 

Somers and Masters, 1, Tottenham Court 
Road, W.C. 

stage Agency, 304, Regent Street, "W. 

Stage Dancing Academy (George Lestocq), 
Durham House Street, Strand, W.C. 

Steadman's Agency, 58, Berners Street, W. 

Steam, J. H., 78. Upper Street, N. 

Sullivan and Considine Circuit (Benno 
Obermeyer). 16, Green Street, W.C. 

Sylvester's Agency, 271, Clapham Road. S.W. 

Tate and; Co., George, 150, Strand, W.C. 

Temple Agency (N. C. Slaughter), 242-3, High 
Holborn, W.C. 

Iheatrical and Vaudeville Exchange (Will Col- 
liii« and Sam Gethiiigs), Broaclmead House, Pa n 
ton Street, S.W. 

Universal Theatrical Bureau (C. E. M. 
Verity), 49, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C. 

Valerie Concert Direction (Annie Valerie), 
Clavier Hall, W. 

Vaudeville Booking Office, 5, Green Street, 
W.C. 

Vert, Limited, N., 6, Cork Street, W. 

Victor's Agency, 263, Hammersmith Road, 
W. 

Ward's Agency, 44, Cranbourn Street, W.C. 

Ware's Agency, 6-7, George Street, W. 

Warner. Limited, Richard, 27, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W. 

Warwick Theatrical Bureau (W. Cooper- 
Lissenden), 8, Warwick Court, W.C. 

Watts. Clive, 158, Oglander Road, East Dul- 
wich. S.E. 

Way, Owen, 15, Grove Road, Brixton. 

Webster and Waddington, Limited, 304, Re- 
gent Street, W. 

West London Variety Agency (Samuel Lee), 
453, Strand, W.C. 

Wheeler, Worland S., 12, Henrietta Street, 
W.C. 

Wie'and'e Zseo Agency, 10, St. MaJt'n's 
Street, W.C 

Williams, Bertram, 10, Blenheim Street, W. 

Wollheim, Limited, 17, Charing Cross Road. 
W.C. 

World's Variety Agency (Rufe Naylor), 41, 
Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

Wyllie, Julian, 18, Charing Cross Road, W.C. 



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89 



AGENCY BY-LAWS. 



Tho following bj-laws, drawn up by 
the London C5ounty Council, were con- 
firmed on August 10 by the Home Secre- 
tary. They refer to agente practising in 
the administrative county of London (ex- 
clusive of the City of London), and are 
ma^e under the London County Council 
(General Powers) Act. 1910: — 



Throughout these by-laws the following 
words and expressions shall, unless the 
context otherwise requires, have the 
meanings hereafter assigned to them, 
that is to say — 

The "Council" means the "London 
County Council." 

"Agent" means a person licensed by 
the Council to carry on an employment 
agency. 

" Applicant " means and includes both 
an applicant seeking an employer and an 
applicant seeking an employee. 

"Register" means and includes a book, 
card, or form. 

" P.relim/iiniairy fees "means and includes 
any fee, audition fee, commission, 
deposit or monetary payment required or 
accepted from an applicant either in 
oormeotion with the registration of the 
application or for any service connected 
with such application before the appli- 
cant has accepted employment or entered 
into the situation procured or has been 
otherwise suited. 

" The premises " means and includes the 
premises specified in the license of the 
agent and any other premises used for 
the purposes of or in connection with his 
business. 

2. 

No agent shall demand or receive from 
any apphcant payment of any fee or 
change unless he shall previously have 
furnished to such applicant printed or 
written particulars of his fees or charges, 
or, if the fee or charge is paid at the 
premises by the applicant in person, un- 
less his scale of fees or chaiiges is exhi- 
bited in such a position that it can be 
read by the apphcant in that part of the 
premises in which payment is made. 

3. 
An aigent shall within seven days of the 
receipt of a license to carry on an agency 
furnish the Council with a copy of his 
scale of fees or charges, and shall not sub- 
stitute therefor any other fees or charges 
without first giving notice in writing of 
the same to the Council. 



No agent shall receive any prelimiaary 
fee from any applicant who applies to an 
agent in respect of and in response to an 
advertise'mant of a vacant situation. 



No agent shall in any advertieement, 
circular, contract, or other document 
issued or made by him or on his behalf 
or by any verbal representation made by 
him or on his behalf in connection with 
his business knowingly deceive or attempt 
to deceive or cause to. be deceived any 
applicant. 

6. 

An agent shall in every advertisement 
or circular issued in connection with h's 
business notify that he is an agent, and 
shall keep on the premises a copy of 
every such advertisement or circular for a 
period of twelve month from the date 
of the issue of such advertisement or 
circular. 

7. 

No a'gent sibaJl airrange for the ©m- 
ployment laibroiaid of lany f email e person 
unless he is in possession of information 
obtained from a responsible person or 
society or from some other trustworthy 
source testifying to the satisfactory- 
nature of the proposed empLoyment. 



No agent shall propose or arrange for 
the employment abroad of a female per- 
son under the age of sixteen years with- 
out first obtaining the sanction m writ- 
ing of her parents or lawful guardian, 
ajid unless he has satisfied himself that 
suitable arrangements have been made for 
the welfare of such person during the con- 
tinuance of such employment, and for her 
return to this country on the conclusion 
of such employment, and that such em- 
ployment is legal in the country in which 
the employment is to take place ; and 
on making an engagement with such per- 
son he shall furnish to her free of cost 
a written document containing the pro- 
visions of this by-law, and stating that 
such provisions have been comphed with. 
The agent shall in any particular case, if 
so required by the Council, furnish the 
Council with full particulars of the 
arrangements. 

9. 

An agent shall in every case in which 
he arranges for the employment abroad 
of any person, or for the employment in 
this country of any person resident abroad, 
furnish such person free of charge with 
a copy of the contract or other doctmaent 
showing the terms and conditions of such 
employment drawn up in a language 
understood by such person. 

10. 
No agent shall make or cause to be 
made any false entry in any register, re- 
ceipt, commission note, or other docxmient 
required to be kept, furnished, exhibited. 



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drawn up, prepared or executed in pur- 
suance of those by-laws. 

11. 
If an agent provides upon the premises 
fileeping accommodation or lodging for 
uny female applicant, he 

(a) Shall not suffer any room used by 
such female applicant for sleeping to be 
so occupied that there will be in such 
room less than 350 cubic feet of air 
space for each person accommodated 
therein. 

(b) Shall keep exhibited in such room 
a legible notice stating the total number 
of persons which such room will aooom- 
modate in conformity with this by-law. 

(c) Shall keep such room furnished 
with suitable separate bedsteads and 
sufficient suitable bedding for the num- 
ber of persons which such room will 
acomniodate in conformity with this 
bj'-law. 

(d) Shall not cause or suffer any bed 
in such room to be occupied at any one 
time by more than one person. 

(e) Shall not suffer any male pei-son, 
other than a person in charge of the 
premises, to be in that part of any pre- 
mises which female applioante are for 
the cime being using for sleeping ac- 
commodation. 

12. 
An agent (other than an agent in con- 
nection with whose businees no pre- 
liminary fees are demanded or received, 
and who makes each transaction with an 
applicant the subject of a oontraot in 
writing) shall keep a register of applica- 
tions made by employers, and shall enter 
therein particulars of every application 
as to employment he receives, and shall 
include in such particulars (a) a refer- 
ence number against the name of each 
applicant, (b) the date of registration, 
(c) tbe naine and address of the appli- 
cant, (d) the nature of the emiplojonent, 

(e) the salary, wages, or terms offered, 

(f) the amount of any fee paid or pay- 
ment made by the applicant, and the num- 
ber of the receipt given for such fee or 
payment, (g) the name of avery person 
seeking employment who is either named 
to the applicant or to whom particulars of 
the employment are given, and (h) if an 
engagement has been made, the name of 
the person engaged and the reference 
number against the nameiof that person 
in the register of applications made by 
persons seeking employment. Such agent 
shall either keep the applications he re- 
ceives in alphabetical order, or keep a 
correct alphabetical index of such appli- 
cations. 

13. 
An agent (other than an agent in con- 
nection with whose business no pre- 
liminary fees are demanded or received. 



'and who makes each transaction with an 
applicant the subject of a contract in 
writing) shall keep a register of applica- 
tions made by persons seeking employ- 
ment, and shall enter therein particulars 
of every application for employment ho 
receives, and shall include in sucli par- 
ticulars (a) a reference number against 
the name of each applicant, (b) tlie date 
of registration, (c) the name, address, 
and age of the applicant, (d) the nature 
of the employment desired, (e) the salary, 
wages, or terms desired, (f) the amount of 
any fee paid or payment made by the 
applicant and the number of the receipt 
given for such fee or payment, (g) the 
names and addresses of previous em- 
ployers and the nature or character of 
the last employment, (h) the name of every 
emiploycr who is named to the applicant 
or to whom the name of the applicant is 
given, and (i) the name and address of 
the eniployer engaging and the reference 
number against the name of such em- 
ployer in tne register of applications made 
by employers. Such agent shall either 
keep the applications he receives in alpha- 
betical order, or keep a correct alpha- 
betical index of such applications. 

14. 
An agent (other than an agent in con- 
nection with vifhose business no pre- 
liminary fees are demanded or received, 
and who makes each transaction with an 
applicant the subject of a oontrjiot -n 
writing) shall keep a book of forms of 
numbered receipts and counterfoils, and 
shall issue a receipt in respect of every 
payment or deposit made by an appli- 
cant, and shall enter on such receipt a-nd 
the counterfoil thereof his trade name and 
address, the date of payment and the 
reference number of the applicant in the 
register of applications made by em- 
ployers or the register of applications 
made by persons seeking employment, 
and, where the payment is an engagement 
fee, the nature of the employment offered 
to the applicant and the wages and 
emoluments attaching thereto. 

15. 
An agent in connection with whose 
business no preliminary fees are de- 
manded or received, and who makes each 
transaction with an applicant the subject 
of a contract in writing, shall in every 
such transaction correctly indicate in the 
contract or commission note the follow- 
ing particulars: — 

(a) The name and address of the appli- 
cant. 

(b) The name of the person with whom 
the engagement of the applicant is m£ide. 

(c) The place at which the engagement 
is to be fulfilled. 

(d) The salary to be paid to the appli- 
cant. 



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91 



(e) The commission to be paid fco the 

agent. 

(f) The conditions under wliach any 
future oommission to the agent will be 
payable. 

The agent shall provide a copy of such 
contract or commission note to the appli- 
oanit, and shall keep a copy on the 
premises for a period of not less than 
twelve months, and he shall also keep aJl 
6uoh contracts or commission notes or 
copies thereof correctly indexed and in 
order of date or arranged alphabetically 
according to the name of the applicant. 

16. 
A tlieatrical, variety or concert agent 
shall keep a complete list of children 



under the age of 16 years who are booked 
by him for engagements either in London 
or elsewhere, and shall in such list indi- 
cate the place or places of entertainment 
at which each child is booked to i>erform 
and the length of engagement of each 
child at each suoli place of entertainment. 

17. 

From and after the date of the oon- 
firmation of these by-laws, the by-laws 
relating to employment agencies, which 
were made by the Oounoil on the 18th 
day of December, 1906, pursttant to Sec- 
tion 47 of the London County Council 
(General Powers) Aot, 1905, shall be re- 
\oked. 



MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS OF THE YEAR. 



January 7.— Reception given by Mr. and Mrs. 

Martin Harvey to Professor Max Reinhardt 

Ht the Prince's Galleries, Piccadilly. 
January 14. — Imaugural meeting of the new 

Touchstone Club at the Adelplii Restaurant. 
January 15. — Opening meeting of a Ck>nf€rence 

on Speech Training at the Bedford College, 

Baker Street. 

February 20.— What was described as " the first 
artistic Cabaret in England " presenting .i 
new style of entertainment" had its open- 
ing performance at the little Boudoir 
Theatre, Pembroke Gardens, W. 

March 19. — Opening of new Music Hall Home 
at Gipsy Hill. 

May 10. — Opening of " Shakespeare's England " 

at Earl's Court E.xhibition. 
May 25. — Princess Alexander of Teck opened 

the Latin-British Exhibition at Shepherd's 

Bush. 

June 11.— The Theatrical Ladies' Guild held 
their annual Tea Party at the Albert Hall. 

July 1. — Royal Command music-hall perform- 
ance at the Palace. 

July 2.— .\nnual Theatrical Garden Party in 
aid of the Actors' Orphanage Fund at the 
Bol^anic Gardens. 

July 9. — The annual elocution competition (final 
"examination) of the British Empire Shake- 
speare Society took place at the Hay- 
market. Mr. Martin Harvey was the judge. 

July 11.— Marriage of Miss Viola Tree and Mr. 
Alan Parsons at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. 

July 17.— Second " Tag Day " on behalf of 
Music Hall Charities. 

August 3.— The Big Circus at Earl's Court was 
opened under the direction of Mr. C. B. 
Cochran. 

.\ugust 17.— Opening of the eighteenth season 
of Promenade Concerts at Queen's Hall 
under the direction of Sir Henry J. Wood. 

October 8. — Matinee at the London Pavilion in 
aid of the Music Hall Ladies' Guild. 

October 23.— The Insurance Commissioners held 
the third of a series of inquiries as to 
whether certain classes of workers are em- 



ployed under contract of service within the 
meaning of the Insurance Act at the Civil 
Service Commission, Burlington Gardens. 
Mr. Shackleton presided. The question of 
the position of theatrical orchestras came 
up for consideration. 

October 23. — At the Savoy Hotel a gathering of 
her admirers presented to Mme. Sarah 
Bernhardt a national tribute in the form 
of three volumes containing 100,000 signa- 
tures. The occasion was the sixty-ninth 
anniversary of her birth. 

November 4.— At Southwark Cathedral took 
place the unveiling ceremony and dedication 
of the Shakespeare Memorial, Sir Sidney 
Lee and the Bishop of Southwiark being 
the chief participants therein. 

>fovember 10. — Annual Playgoers' Club Panto- 
mime Fund performance at His Majesty's. 

November 11. — Annual charity inatinie, pro- 
moted by the Grand Order of Water Rats, 
at the Oxford. 

November 14. — At the jNiewington Sessions 
House the Theatres and Music Halls Com- 
mittee of the London County Council sat 
to hear applications for music, music ami 
dancing, and stage-play licences. The list 
contained 543 applications in respect of 
508 places. 

November 29.— The London County Council sat 
as the licensing authority for the County 
of London at the County Hall, Liord 
Cheylesmore presiding. 

December Z.— Matinee at the London Hippo- 
drome in aid of the Variety Artists Bene- 
volent Fund and Institution. 

December 12.— Mr. Martin Harvey delivered 
his lecture, " Some Reflections on the Art 
of Acting," before members of the Etholo- 
gical Society at the galleries of the Royal 
Society of British Artists. Mr. W. L. 
Courtney presided. 

December 17. — A testimonial matinee, was given 
at the O.xford to Mr. Charles Coborn, in 
celebration of his sixtieth anniversary, and 
in recognition of his work upon the variety 
stage extending to nearly forty years. 



92 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



SUNDAY OPENING. 

PROBABLY one of tie mosft discussed Bubjects of tJie pa»t year was that 
of Sunday opening. It was etart-ed by Mr. Oswald Stoll in the columns of 
The Stage dn July. Mr. Stoll argued that an unfair advanitage wa/s 
hedd by picture houses, which we-re allowed io open on Sundays, and he 
claimed that the ti-ading conditaons should be revised, t.ha.t the picture houses 
sihould be shut, or, alternatively, if they were to open, theatres and music hallB 
should be allowed to open too. A long discussion, contributed to by many pro- 
minently concerned in the entertainment world, followed in The Stage, and many 
inteoresting euggestions were put foi-vvard for dealing in a practical way with the 
grievance. Actors and Tnusic hall artd&ts naturally were against any extension of 
thedr working week, and voted accordingly. The Actors' Association held a 
mee<t<ing in Septeanber at His Majesty's, at which Sir Herbert Tree was in the 
chair. The tone of the meeting represented a resistance against a seven days' 
working week, and the matter so far as it represented the position of the actor 
in the event of Sunday opening everLtuating at some future time was left untouched. 
The meeting instinicted the Council to oppos^e any attempt to open thea-tres and 
music iaILs on Sundays. On existing Sunday entertainments, such as those given 
in picture houses, it was silent, thereby giving a tacit approval to them, which 
prevenited the Coimcil later from joining the Variety Artists' Federation in the 
deputation which waited on the London County Council and argued aga.inst 
Sunday opening generally. The Variety Artists' Federation went further than 
the Association, and called for the closing of picture theatres. At a meeting held 
at the Trocadero Restaurant on September 22, with Mr. Edward Sma-llwood, L.C.C., 
in the chair, the following resolution was passed : — 

That with a view to preserving Sunday as a day of rest and recreation for 
all concerned in the production of ipubUc entertainmenAs, this meeting calls 
for the abolition of entertainments on Sunday in dramatic, variety, and picture 
theatres. 

As alreadj' st-ated, the Vaj-iety Artists' Federation, in company with the National 
Association of Theatrical Employes and the Imperial Sunday Alliance, then sent 
a deputation to the London County Council and laid their views before the 
Coimcil. Other deputations from representative bodies also visited Spring Gkurdene, 
and argued for and against the abolition of Sunday opening in picture houses. At 
the time the Year Book went to press the London County Council had not dealt 
with the report of its Theatres and Music Halls Committee on the subject, which 
favoTired a continuance of the existing state of things, with a closer supervision 
on the financial side to see that the condition that the entertainment should not 
be given ior private gain or by way of trade be strictly enforced. That such a 
supervision is necessary in a number of cases no one could doubt who studied the 
returns disclosed to the Council earlier in the year, when it was found that the 
cliaritable associations which nominally ran the picture hquses on Sunday had 
benefited a little, hut the houses a great deal more by way of heavj^ rentals charged 
lor the Sundays. According to these figm-es in one case the rent paid for each enter- 
tainment worked out at £1,750 per annum for the theatTe, in another it worked out 
at £2,400 a year, and in another at the large sum of £6,000. Mr. Smallwood, at a 
meeting of the Council in July, drew attention to these figures, and remarked that 
when he found so large an amount for rent was charged by the proprietors of these 
different theatres to those who were using them one day in seven, and that there 
was to be no private gain, he would like to lask the committee responsible to go to 
the various borough authorities and ask for a ireturn of the assessments on each of 
these places. It was quite impossible to realise that the rent of any of these 
theatTee could work out at £6,000 per annum, and if the proprietors were charg- 
ing .those who used them one day a sum that woi'ked out at £4,500 or £6,00C » 
year, then they were letting them for private gain or in the way of trade. 



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93 



The Sunday openjing quesfcion also extended to *he provinces. Birmingham was 
one of iJne first to^\iis in which a deoision was given by the licensing authorities, 
who early in October, by 55 votes to 30, prohibited Sunday opening in picture 
houses. This lead was followed in many other towns. 

As under the Kinematograph Act, 1909, lioenses are necessary only when 
infla.nuna.ble films are used, many exhibitors find it convenient to use "non-flam" 
films, and so relieve themselves of any responsibility under this particular Act, 
opening on Sunday as on any other day. The difficulty arises in the definition of 
what a "non-flam" film really is. The Kinematograph Act affords no help in 
this respect, an lomiission for whidh there seems to be no excuse. The difficulties 
in this connection were emphasised in two police-oourt prosecutions in December. 
In 'one case an exhibitor was summoned at Woolwich for using premises for the 
purpose of a kineonatograph entertadnmenit with inflammable films without a 
license. Mr. I. A. Symmons, the magistrate, after having pieces of the film 
tested in court-, decided that they came under the heading of " non-flam," an.d 
dismissed the summons. In the atOier case, .at North London, an exhibitor was 
similarly summoned, and Mr. Heddenvick, after having samples of the films tested 
in count., decided that they were inflammable, and fined the exhibitor. In each 
case the samples of fi-Lms tested were similar, and made by the same firm. 



NEW THEATRES, MUSIC HALLS, ETC. 



January 15. — Empire, S&aham Harbour. 

January 29. — New, Cannock. v 

Jaruary 29.— Camden re-opened with drama, 
twice-nightly, and again, later in year, as 
Camden Hippodrome (pictures). 

February 5. — Hippodrome, Altrincham. 

March 8. — EasFern Cinema,. E.istbourne. 

March 18.— Empire, Chatham. 

April 1.— Vint's Picturedrome (late Empire), 
Carmarthen. 

May 20.— Ciinema Palace, Felixstowe. 

June 10. — New Empress Picture House, Man- 
chester. 

June 15. — Pavilion Pfciure Palace, Musselburgh. 

June 17. — Empire, .Aishbourne. 

June 24.— Cinema de Luxe, Ashford, Kent. 

June 27.— Picture Theatre, Eccles. 

July '22.- Tivoli, Newry. 

July 29.— Palladium, Weymouth. 

.\ugust 1.— Reconstructed Royal, Worcester. 

August 5.— TivoU, Hull. 

August 15.— Coliseum, Bristol. 

August 15.— Star Picture Palace, Castleford. 

September 2.— Chi.^wick Empire. 

September 7.- Picturedrome. Prestwich. 

September 9.— Wood Green Empire. 

September 14.— Prince's Cinema, Edinburgh. 

September 19.— New, Bangor. 

September 19.— Eden Pavilion, Coundon. 

September 21.— Picture Palace (late Miners' 
HaJl), Butterknowle. 

September 30.— Alexandra Picture Palace, 
Leeds. 

September 30.— Grand (late Tivoli). Pentre. 

October 14.— The reconstructed Alhamhra. 



October 19. — Besses o' th' Barn Picture 
Paiace, Manchester. 

October 21.— Palace, Westcliff, Southend. 

October 21.— Grand (late Prince's), Accrington. 

October 21. — Palace, Kidderminster. 

Novembeo- 2. — Empire, Jarrow. 

November 4.— St. George's Hall, Falmouth. 

November 7.— Picturedrome, Heywood. 

November 9.— New and Hippodrome, North- 
ampton. 

November 16.— Holderness Picture Hall, HuU. 

November 16. — Hippodrome, St. Augustine's, 
Bristol. 

November 21.— Picture Palace, Northampton. 

November 25. — Hippodrome, Newcastle. 

November 25. — Picture Hall, Bunee's Lane, 
Otley. 

November 25. — West End Cinema, Dundee. 

November 25. — Bijou, Bridgwater. 

December 9.— New Royal, Guildford (late 
Borough Hall). 

December 14.— The Coliseum Picture Theatre, 
New Brighton. 

December £1. — Imperial Picture Palace, High- 
bury, N. 

December 23. — Arcadia Picture Palace, Swin- 
don. 

December 23. — Borough Cinema, Fowey. 

Dfcember 23.— Playhouse, Stafford late the 
Lyceum). 

December 25.— Palace, Haswell, Co. Durham. 

December 26. — New, Manchester. 

December 26.— Palace, Luton. 

December 28.— Picture House, Bradford. 

December 50. — Opera House, Dunfermline (re- 
constructed). 



FIRES IN THEATRES. 



Februairy 10.— Messrs. Hollands' travelling Elec- 
tric Palace, which for the previous nine 
days had been standing on the Anglesby 
Hotel ground. Hednesford, w^ partly 
destroyed by fire. 

February 22.— Royal, Worcester, gutted. 



March 11. — Lyceum, Gillingham, gutted. 

October 18.— Slight Are at the back of the 
stage of the Royal, Leicester. 

December 29.— Mr. Harry de Mar's portable 
theatre at Finedon was burnt down. 



94 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



MASONIC LODGES. 



A RECORD OF MASONIC LODGES AND CHAPTERS, MEMBERS OF WHICH ARE 
CONNECTED WITH THE DRAMATIC, MUSICAL, AND VARIETY PROFESSIONS. 



LODGE OF ASAPH, No. 1319. 

Consecrated 1870. 

Held at Freemason's Hall, Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C., on the fourth Tuesday in February, 
March, May, June, October, and November. 

Installation in November. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

Frank Lister W.M. 

Albert LeFre I. P.M. 

Tom Clare S.W. 

W. Edwyn Holloway .. .. J.W. 

Rev. W. P. Besley, A.G.C. . . Chaplain. 

Chas. Cruikshanks, P.A.G.Std.B. Treasurer. 

James W. Mathews, P.A.G.D.C. . Secretary. 

E.A.Pickering S.D. 

George Dyball J.D. 

E. W. Whitmore, P.M D.C. 

Harrv Lockett Asst. D.C. 

J. E.Hambleton, P.M.. L.R. .. Organist. 

Antoine Cloetens Ass. Organist. 

Herbert Chenery, P.M., L.R. .. Ass. Secrty. 

R. Douglas Cox I.G. 

Oscar Grimaldi I ot„,.,„,.,i„ 

Charles Norton ^Stewards. 

John Gilbert Tyler. 

Past Masters. G.L. Rank. 

E. Stanton Jones . . 1870— 1 — 
Charles Coote . . 1871— 2 
John M. Chamberlin 1872— 3 
James Weaver . . 1873— 4 
Edward Frewin . . 1874 — 5 
Charles S. Jekyll . . 1875— 6 
William A. Tiuney . . 1876— 7 
Edward Terry . . 1877— 8 
George Buckland . . 1878 - 9 
Edward Swanborongh 1879—80 

Charles Wellard . . 1880- 1 — 

W. Meyer Lutz . . 1881— 2 — 

John Maclean . . 1882- 3 — 

Frederick Delevanti 1883— 4 — 

Charles E. Tinney . . 1884— 5 — 

William J. Kent . . 1885— 6 — 

Henry J. Tinney . . 18B6— 7 — 

William Lestocq .. 1887-8 P.A.G.D.C. 

James D. Beveridge 1889—90 — 

T. de B. Holmes . . 1890— 1 — 

Alfred E. Bishop 1891-2 — 

W. Sydney Penley . . 1892— 3 P.O., Treasr. 

J. Edward Hambleton 1893— 4 — 

Francis H. Macklin.. 1894 — 5 — 

Charles C. Cruikshanks 1895—6 P.A.G.Std.B. 

Samuel Johnson . . 1896 — 7 — 

\V. John Holloway . . 1897— 8 — 

Luigi Lablache . . 1898— 9 — 

Charles Blount Powell 1899—1900 — 

James W. Mathews 1900— 1 P.A.G.D.C. 

.Mgernon Syms , . . 1901 — 2 — 

Louis Honig . . . . 1902— 3 — 

Akerman May . . 1903 — 4 — 

Herbert Leonard . . 190^ - 5 — 

Edward W. Whitmore 1905— 6 — 

E. H. Bull .. 1906— 7 — 

Herbert Chenery . . 1907— 8 — 

FJrnest H. Paterson . . 1908— 9 — 

Chris Hilton .. .. 1909—10 — 

A.B. Tapping .. 1910—11 — 

Albert LeFre .. 1911-12 — 
Address of Secretary — 

Duke of York's Theatre, 

St. Martin's Lane, W.C. 



P.G.Std.B. 
P.G.O. 
P.G., Treasr. 



CHAPTER OF ASAPH, No. 1319. 

Consecrated 1875. 

Held at Freemason's Hall, Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C, on the fourth Monday in February, 
April, June, and November. 

Installation in June. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

W. J. Keen M.E.Z. 

G. A. Keen H. 

C. W. A. Trollope J. 

T. de B. Holmes Scribe E. 

J. Weaver Treasurer. 

J. H. Ryley P.S. 

E. H. Paterson 1st A.S. 

J. PoweU 2nd A.S. 

.J. Gilbert Janitor. 

Past Pniscii'AXs. In Chaik. G.C. Rank. 

James Weaver . . . . 1877 P.A.G.D.C. 

Edward Humphrey . . 1887 — 

James E. Hambleton . . 1896 L.R. 

W. S. Penley 1897 P.G., Treasr. 

Harrv Nicholls .. 1898 P.D.G.D.C. 

Tom de Brunow Holmes .. 1900 P.P.G. O.Kent 

Arthur G. Duck .. 1901 P.A.G.D.C. 

James D. Beveridge . . 1903 L.R. 

Luigi Lablache . . . . 1904 L.R. 

William J. Harvev . . . . 1906 — 

James W. Mathews. . . . 1907 P.A.G.D.C. 
Edward W. Whitmore . . 1908 — 

Clarence T. Coggin . . . . 1909 — ' 

E. H. Bull 1910 — 

F. Stewart, L.R 1911 - 

Robert D. Cummings .. .. P.A.G.D.C. 

J. Percy Fitzgerald P.A.G.D.C. 

William Cleghorn P.G.Std.B. 

Address of Scribe E.— 

10, South Villas, 

Camden Square, 
London, N.W. 



LIVERPOOL DRAMATIC LODGE 
No. 1609. 

Consecrated 1876. 

Held at Masonic Temple, 22, Hope Street, 
Liverpool, on the fourth Tuesday in every month 
except June and July. 

Installation in September. 



OFFICERS, 1912-13. 



H. C. Arnold, jun 


W.M. 


J. Ball 


I.P.M. 


Frank Coker (" Fred Coles ") . . 


S.W. 


Ed. Geo. Cox 


J.W. 


Wm. Savage, P.M., P.P.G., Treas. 


Treasurer. 


R. T. Palmer, P.M 


Secretary. 


Geo. Smith 


S.D. 


Ed. Haigh, P.D.G.S. (Gib.) 


J.D. 


Eustace Baxter, P.M., P.P.G. 




Supndt. of W 


D.C. 


J. J. Hewson, P.M 


Asst.D.C 


Aug. Savage 


Organist. 


W. D. Jones, P.M 


Ass. Secrty. 


Alf . Hatton 


I.G. 


J. Breeze, W. Hassan, W. 0. 




Bond, W. Crorapton, R. Klass, 




R. E. Goffin, A. Moore, and F. 




Stokes 


Stewards 


J. Wiatt 


Tyler. 


Lewis Peake, P.P.A.G.D.C. 


Charity Rpve 



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95 



Liverpool Dramatic Lodge — Continued. 
When 



Past Mastkrs 




W.M. 


G.L. R.4NK. 


W. W. Sandbrook 




. . 1880 


P.P.S.G.D. 


Wm. Savage . . 




.. 1882 


P.P.G.,Treas. 


J. Fin^beig . . 




. . 1890 


P.P.G.J.D. 


E. Baxter 




. . 1898 


P.P.G.S.ofW. 


H. C. Arnold.. 




1901-2 


P.P.G.J.D. 


W. G. HarRi-avo 




. . 1903 


— 


J. J. Hewsoii . . 




. . 1904 


— 


T. R. Robertson 




. . 1905 


— 


R. T. Palmer . . 




. . 1906 





W. D. Jones . . 




. . 1907 


— 


Joseph Pall 




. . 1911- 


-12 — 


Address of Secretary 


— • 






61, 


Park Road, 








Seacotnbe, Cheshire. 



DRURY LANE LODGE, No. 2127, 

Consecrated 1885. 

Held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 
London, W.C., on the second Tuesday in 
February, March, April, and November. 

Installation in February. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 
Col. H. Walker, P.D.M., G.Swd.B, 
A. Blomfield Jackson 
Blake Adams . . 
Bruce Smith . . 

Rev. \V. Cree, M.A 

Thomas Catling, P.A.G.D.C. 

J. Percy Fitzgerald, P.G.Std.B. . . 

J. H. Rvley 

Dr. W. Wilson 

Albert G. Neville, P.D.G.D.C. . . 
Frank Brains . . 

E. T. Pryor 

J. C. Barker, R. Frost, George A. 

Highland (Almoner), A. Steffans 

Hardy, W. J. Crumplin, and' 

Patrick Gow 

T. Reeves 

When 
Past Masters. W.M. G.L. Rank. 

The Earl of Londesborough 1886 
Sir Augustus Harris. . .. 1887 
Sir.JohnE.Gorst, Q.C-.M.P. 1888 
Adm. Sir E. A. Inglefield . . 1889 
Sir Henry A. Isaacs (Lord 

Mayor) 1890 



W.M. 

I. P.M. 

S.W. 

J.W. 

Chaplain. 

Treasurer. 

Secretary. 

S.D. 

J.D. 

D.C. 

Organist. 

I.G. 



Stewards 
Tyler. 



P.G.W. 
P.G.W., 
P.G.W. 
P.G.D. 



Trsr. 



James Fernandez 
Sir S. B. Bancroft 
Harry Nicholls 
Thomas Catling 
Oscar Barrett . . 



1891 
. 1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
I 1896 I 

"( 1897 ; 



P.G.W. 

P.A.G.D.C. 

P.G.D. 

P.G.Std.B. 

P.A.G.D.C. 

P.A.G.D.C. 



A.G.D.C. 
P.G.D. 



P.D.G.D.C. 



P.G.D. 
P.G.W. 



Henry Neville. . 

Gerald Ma^^well . . 1898 

Guy Repton 1899 

Lionel Rignold . . . . 1900 

J. H. Barnes 1901 

Luigi Lablache . . . . 1902 

Albert G. Neville . . . . 1903 

A. Rashleigh Phipps . . 1904 

H. Nye Chart 1905 

Clarence T. Coggin . . . . 1906 

S. H. Tatham Armitage . . 1907 

James Powell 190S 

Rt. Hon. Lord Athlumney 1909 

Bedford McNeill . . . . 1910 

A. Blomfield .Jackson . . 1911 — 
Address of Secretary — 

3, Dean Road, 

Cricklewood, N.W. 

MANCHESTER DRAMATIC 
LODGE, No. 2387. 

Consecrated 1891. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall, Cooper Street, Man- 
chester, on the fourth Thursday in January, 
February, March, April, May, June, September 
October, and November. 

Installation in April. 



Manchester Dramatic Lodge — continued. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 
John Bentley W.M. 



Councillor Tom Cook 




I. P.M. 


Richard Martin 




S.W. 


Manby Willson 




J.W. 


Chas. Swinn, P.P.G.D. 




Treasurer. 


John Butterworth, P.P.G.Swd.B. 


Secretary. 


Frank Morris . . 




S.D. 


Harry C. Roberts 




J.D. 


James J. Bennett . . 




D.C. 


Ernest Catling 




Organist. 


E. Lorimer Wilson . . 




I.G. 


F. Green, M. Tench, W. L. Law- 




ley, F. Thorpe, H. R. 


Clarke, 




G. T. Ashton 




Stewards. 


Edward Roberts, Prov.G.T. 


Tyler. 




When 




Past Masters.* 


W.M. 


G.L. Rank. 


Chas. Swinn . . 


. 1895 


P.P.G.J.D. 


Edwin G. Simpson . . 


. 1898 


P.P.G.S.W. 


John Butterworth . . 


. 1900 


P.P.G.Swd.B 


J. Pitt Hardacre 


. 1901 


— 


T. LI. Marsden 


. 1902 


P.P.G.J.D. 


Harry S. Greenwood 


. 1903 


— 


Nelson Stokes 


. 1904 


— 


Phillip .Jeseph 


. 1906 


— 


James J. Bennett . . 


. 1907 


. — 


John R. Pickman . . 


. 1908 


— 


Arthur E. Wait 


. 1909 


— 


S. Fielder 


. 1910 


— 


Tom Cook 


. 1911 


— 


iPeter Lawton. . 


. 1880 


P.P.J.G.D. 


Louis Peake . . 


. 1884 


P.P.G.A.D.C 


Geo. W. Potter 


. 1898 


— 



* At present Members of the Lodge. 
Address of Secretary — 

Rochester Avenue, 

Sedgley Park, Manchester. 



GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC 
LODGE, No. 2454. 

Consecrated 1892. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn, 
London, W.C., on the second Monday in Feb- 
ruary, Maixh, May, November, and December. 

Installation in December. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 
F. Harold Hankins, P.M., L.R., 

P.P.G.O. Herts W.M. 

George K. Lang I. P.M. 

Mortlake Mann . . S.W. 

Frederick A. Winter . . . . J.W. 

Walter Morrow . . . . . . Treasurer. 

George F. Smith . . . . . . Secretary. 

Ben .Johnson . . . . . . . . S.D. 

E. Lewis Arney . . . . . . J.D. 

Albert E. Rowarth D.C. 

Arthur H. Lines, P.P.G.S.D. Herts Asst. D.C. 

Bernard Turner Organist. 

David Beardwell . . . . . . Asst. Secy, 

Frederick Griffiths I.G. 

Garfield Blake and Charles Mogg Stewards, 

George Coop . . . . . . . . Tyler. 

When 
Past Masters. In Chair. G.L. Rank. 

T. Hastings Miller .. 1893 P.G.Swd.Br. 

Geo. F. Smith.. .. 1893—4 P.G.O. 

W. Henry Thomas . . 1894— 5 P.G.O. 
Henry Gadsby . . 1895— 6 — 

Henry Guy, L.R. . . 1896— 7 — 

William H. Cummings, 

Mus. Doc, Dublin 1897— 8 P.G.O. 

William Hy. Wheeler 1898— 9 — 

Walter Syckelmoore 1899—1900 — 

David Beardwell . . 1900— 1 P.Dep.G.O. 

W.Rogers .. .. 1901- 2 { P-^;g;^^P-. 

Thomas R. Busby . . 1902— 3 P.Dep.G.O. 
Albert E. Rowarth . . 1903— 4 — 

George H. Dawson . . 1904 — 5 — 



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Guildhall School of Music Lodge — Contd. 

Arthur L. Simmons.. 1905—6 P.Dep.G.O. 
Montague Borwell . . 1906— 7 — 

U. A. Hustler Hinchliff 1907— 8 — 

Sir T. Brookc-Hitchiiig 1908— 9 P.G.D. 
Arthur H. Lines .. 1909—10 — 

H. Turnpenny .. 1910—11 — 

George K. Lang . . 1911—12 — 

Address of Secretary — 

" Seabonrne," 

Bonham Road, 

Brixton Hill, S.W. 



GUIL.DHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC 
CHAPTER, No. 2,454. 

Consecrated 1900. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holbora, 
London, W.C, on the fourth Friday in March, 
June, and October. 

Installation in March. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

Hugo T. Chadfield M.E.Z. 

Arthur L. Simmons I.P.Z. 

G. Kershaw Lang H. 

Artliur H. Lines J. 

Dr. W. H. Cummings, P.G.O. . . Treasurer. 

David Beardwell, P.G.O Scribe E. 

C. H. Allen Gill Scribe N. 

Kiilmiin R. Ronav P-S. 

Alfred Heather, P.G.O, Natal .. 1st A.S. 

Dr. John W. Pare ■ 2nd A.S. 

George Coop Janitor. 

When 

Past Principals. In Chair. G.C. Rank. 

T. Hastings Miller . . 190O— 1 P.G.Std.B. 
Dr. W. H. Cummings 1901— 2 P.G.O. 
W. H. Thomas . . 1902— 3 P.G.O. 

Thomas R. Busby . . 1903— 4 P.G.O. 
Fountain Meen . . 1904— 5 P.G.O. 
Charles E. Tinney . . 1905— 6 — 

David Beardwell . . 1906— 7 P.G.O. 
Walter Morrow . . 1907— 8 — 

Albert E. Rowarth . . 1908— 9 — 

F, Harold Hankins . . 1909—10 — 

George F. Smith, P.G.O. 1910—11 — 

Arthur L. Simmons.. . 1911—12 — 

Address of Scribe E.— 

38, Patshull Road, 

Camden Road, N.W. 



GREEN ROOM LODGE. No. 2957. 

Cunseerated 1903. 

Held at the Imperial Restaurant, 60, Regent 
Street, London, \V., on the first Friday in 
January, February, April, May, June, November, 
and December. 

Installation in May. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

Blake Adams W.M. 

J. H. Ryley I. P.M. 

E. Vivian Reynolds S.W. 

Prank Vernon J.W. 

Rev. W. P. Besley, A.G.C Chaplain. 

Harry Nicholls , P.G.Std.B. . . Treasurer. 

J. H. Ryley, I.P.M Secretary. 

Fred Aunerley S.D. 

Douglas Gordon J.D- 

W. Lestocq, P.A.G.D.C D.C. 

Sydney Lawrence A. D.C. 

Frederick Ross Almoner. 

A. E. George Organist. 

Arnold Lucy Ass. Secrty. 

A. E. Raynor IG. 

J. R. Crauford, Arnold Lucy, 

Spencer Trevor Stewards. 

E. J. Nesbitt Tyler. 



Gieen Room Lodge — Contintied. 

When 

Past Masters. W.M. G.L. Rank. 

Harry NichoUs . . . . 1903— 4 P.G. Std.B. 
J. D. Beveridge . . .. 1904^-5 — 

Gerald Maxwell.. .. 1905—6 P.A.G.D.C. 
Herbert Leonard . . 1906— 7 — 

Akcrraan May . . . . 1907— 8 — 

E. H. Bull 1908—9 ~ 

Charles Macdona . . 1909—10 — 

Hubert Willis . . . . 1910—11 — 

J. H. Ryley . . 1911—12 — 

Address of Secretary — 

38, Maida Vale, W. 



LYRIC LODGE, No. 3016. 

Coiuecrated 1904. 

Held at the Imperial Restaurant, Regent Street, 
London, W., on the fourth Saturday in February, 
March, October, and November. 

Installation in February. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

G. H. E.Goodman W.M. 

H. T. Dummett I.P.M. 

Wilson James Lakeman (Wilson 

James) S.W. 

D. Lome Wallet J.W. 

John A. Stovell, (Edgar Bamea) 

(P.P. G.D., Surrey) Treasurer. 

Thos. F. Noakes, P.P.G., Organist, 

Middlesex Secretary. 

J. H. Willey .. .. .. .. S.D. 

C. E. White J.D. 

Sir George Pragnell, D.L., L.R. . . D.C. 

Walter Walters A.D.C. 

Jas. Edward Ward Almoner. 

Harry Hudson Organist. 

Clarence Nobbs I.G. 

T. Thorpe Bates, E. H. Shields, 

H. J. Barclay, and E. H. Baker Stewards. 

J, Bailey Tyler. 

When 

Past Masters. W.M. G.L. Bank. 

W. S. Penley . . 1904— 5 P.G. Treasr. 

Joseph Harrison . . 1905— 6 A.G.D.C. 
Charles Bertram . . 1906— 7 — 

J. A. Stovell . . . . 1907— 8 — 

George Pragnell . . 1908— 9 — 

F.A.Ransom.. 1909—10 — 

Tom Clare . . . . 1910-11 — 

Harry T. Dummett . . 1911—12 — 

Address of Secre'.ary— 

Apsley Lodge, Kimberley Road, 

Clapham, S,W. 



LYRIC CHAPTER, No. 3016. 

Consecrated 1910. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street 
London, W.C, on the third Saturday in January 
March, and November. 

Installation in January. 

OFFICERS "ELECT," 1913-14. 
P. A. Ransom (P.P.G.T. Surrey). . M.E.Z. 
John A. Stovell, Prov. G. Treas., 





. . I.P.Z. 


J. H. Willey 


.. H. 


H.J.Barclay 


.. J. 


Thos. F. Noakes 


. . Scribe E. 


G. H. E. H. Goodman 


Scribe N. 


J. A. Stovell 


Treasurer 


Walter Walters 


.. P.S. 


Alfred Hill 


. . 1st A.S. 


Wilson James 


. . 2nd A.S. 


Harry Hudson 


. . Organist. 


A. Francis May 


Steward. 


J. Bailey 


Janitor. 



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97 



Lyric Chapter — Contimied. 
AST Pbincipal. When in Chair. 

Tom Clare 1910—11—12 

John A. Stovell 1912—13 

Address of Scribe E.— 

Apsley Lodge, Kimberley Road, 
Clapham, S.W. 



ORCHESTRAL LODGE, No. 3028. 

Consecrated 1904. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn, 
London, W.C., on the fourth Thursday in March, 
May, September, and December. 

Installation in March. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

Robert Gray W.M. 

Frank James .. I.P.M. 

W. Silvester S.W. 



H. Van Deermerschen 
John Solomon 
Geo. F. Smith 
Alfred Ballin . . 
H. Goom 

Thomas R. Busby . . 
Charles Woodhouse. . 
B. Jones 


.. J.W. 
. . Treasurer. 
. . Secretary. 
.. S.D. 
.. J.D. 
.. D.C. 

Organist. 
.. I.G. 


C. Appleford . . 
R. B. Whiteman 


. . Steward. 
. . Tyler. 


Past Masters. 


When 

W.M. G.L. Rank. 


Thomas R. Busby . . 


^qn^ q f P.Dep.G. 
1901— 5 1 Organist 


Albert E. Rowarth . . 
W. A. Sutch . . 
Frank Stewart 
John H. Calcott. . 
James Breeden . . 
Edward W. Whitmore. 
Frank James 


1905— 6 — 

1906— 7 — 

1907— .8 — 
1908—9 — 
1909—10 — 
1910-11 — 
1911—12 — 


Address of Secretary — 

Seabourne, 

Bonham Road, 

Brixton Hill, S.W. 



ORCHESTRAL CHAPTER, No. 3028. 

Consecrated 1906. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn, 
London, W.C, on the third Friday in April, June, 
and December. 

Installation in April. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

Robert Gray Z. 

Hale G. Hambleton I.P.Z. 

Edwin James . . . . . . . . H. 

Frank James J, 

George F. Smith Scribe E. 

W. Silvester Scribe N. 

D. Beardwell Treasurer. 

C. Appleford P.S. 

Montague Borwell 1st A.S. 

Cecil Dorling 2nd A.S. 

J. Whiteman . . . . . . . . Janitor. 

When 
Past Peincipals. In Chair. G.C.Rank. 

Thomas R. Busbv . . 1906— 7 P.G.O. 
J. Edward Hambleton 1907— 8 — 

Albert E. Rowarth . . 1908— 9 — 

Frank Stewart . . 1909—10 — 

Edward Whitmore . . 1910—11 — 

H. 6. Hambleton . , 1911—12 — 

Address of Scribe E.— 

Seabourne, 

Bonhan Road, 

Brixton Hill. 



CHELSEA LODGE, No. 3098. 

Consecrated 1905. 

Held at the Town Hall, Chelsea, London, S.W., 
on the third Friday in March, April, May, June, 
July, August, September, and October. 

Installation in May, 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

George H. Dyball W.M. 

Walter F. K. Walton . . . . I.P.M. 



Ernest T. R. Lester S.W. 

Albert E. Nicklin J.W. 

Wolfe Simon Lyon, L.R.,P.A.G.P. Treasurer. 

Charles J. Doughty Secretary, 

W.H.Atlas S.D. 

Albert Pelino J.D. 

Harry Bawn, P.M D.C. 

Walter H. Hitch, P.M Almoner. 



Angelo A. Asher 

Hal Chapter 

Douglas White, Erne Chester, 

Edwin Brett 

J. H. McNaughton 



Organist 
LG. 



Stewards. 
Tyler. 



G.L. Rank. 
P.A.G.D.C. 



When 
Past Masters. W.M. 

James W. Mathews . . 1905— 6 
Albert Le Fre . . . . 1906- 7 
Theodore Schreiber . . 1907— 8 — 

Henry Coutts . . . . 1908— 9 — 

Walter H. Hitch . . 1909—10 — 

Harry Bawn . . . . 1910—11 — 

Walter F. K. Walton . . 1911—12 — 

Address of Secretary — 

14, Rostrevor Road, 

Fulham, S.W. 



CHELSEA CHAPTER, No. 3098. 

Conseeratefd 1907. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C, on the fourth Friday in March 
June, September, and November, 

Installation in June. 



OFFICERS, 1912- 

Harry Bawn 

W. H. Roberts (Atlas) 

Charles J. Doughty . . 

Walter H. Hitch, P.Z. 

A. T. Chamberlain . . 

Wolfe Simon Lyon, P.A.G.D.C. . 

Monte Bayly . . 

Frank Hardie 

A. W. Hanwell 

George H. Dyball 

H. E. Rayne, G. Cheeseman 

Erne Warsaw 

John Gilbert . , 



13, 



M.E.Z. 

H. 

J. 

Scribe E. 

Scribe N. 

Treasurer. 

P.S. 

1st A.S. 

2nd A.S. 

D.C. 

Stewards. 

Organist. 

Janitor. 



Past Principals. 
James W. Mathews 
Albert Le Fre . . 
Herbert Chenery 
Henry Coutts 
Walter H. Hitch 
Address of Scribe E. — 

14, Rostrevor Road, 

Fulham, S.W 



When 
in Chair. G.C. Rank. 

1907— 8 P.A.G.D.C. 

1908— 9 — 
1909-10 — 
1910—11 — 
1911—12 — 



BOHEMIAN LODGE, No. 3294. 

Consecrated 1908. 

Held at Masonic Hall, Oliver Street, 
Birkenhead, on the fourth Friday in January, 
February, March, April, May, September, 
October, and November. 

Installation in May. 



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Bohemian Lodge, No. 3294 — Continued. 

OFFICKRS, 1912-13. 



Dr. H. Keays Bentley 

Henry Mathison 

Will Jones 

R. E. Goffin 

W. J. Kerr, P.M., P.P.G.Treas. . . 

A. J. Fishlock, P.P.A.G.D.C. 

Cieorge Mathison, P.M. 2294 

Andrew T. Wright, P.P.G.S. 

A. J. Shelley-Thompson, P.P.G.W. 

J. Taylor Davies, P.P.G.S.W. . . 

Frederick Bulmer 

J. F. Swift, P.M., P.P.G.O. 

Ernest Wighton 

Frank Weston 

E. H. Godsland, Arthur Russell, 
James Moie, J. F. Wood, A. N. 
McLeod, George Prince. W. W. 
Hook, F. A. Parker, W. Lund, 
T. A. Williams, F. Parkinson, 
James Mills and E. W. James. . 

John Scott, P.M., P.P.G.S.W. . . 



W.M. 

I.P.M. 

S.W. 

J.W. 

Treasurer. 

Secretary. 

8.D. 

J.D. 

D.C. 

Asst.D.C. 

Almoner. 

Organist. 

Asst. Secy. 

I.G. 



Stewards. 
Tyler. 



When 

W.M. G.L. Rank. 
( P.P.G.W., 

1908— 9 I Cheshire. 

1909- 

1910—11 ' P.P.A.G.D.C. 

1911—12 — 



,„JP.P.G.D., 
^" I Cheshire. 



Past Masters. 
A. J. Shelley-Thomp 
son 

H. R. Romer 

W. 8. Tafner 
Henry Mathison 
Address of Secretary— 

" Inglewood," 

Belmont Drive, 

Liiverpool. 

PROSCENIUM LODGE, No. 3,435. 

CoMecrated 1910. 

Held at the Town Hall, King's Road, Chelsea, 
S.W., on the first Tuesday in March, April, May, 
June, July, August, September, and October. 

Installation in March. 

OFFICERS, 1912-13. 

Charles J. Doughty W.M. 

W. H. Roberts (Atlas) .. I.P.M. 

Frank Hardie (appointed not in- 
vested) . . . . . . . . S.W. 

Monte Bayly J.W. 

Wolfe Simon Lyon, L., R.P.A.G.P. Treasurer. 

George A. Keen Secretary. 

Harry Bawn .. .. S.D. 

John T. W. Grant J.D. 

Albert Le Fre, P.M., L.R D.C. 

Erne Warsaw Organist. 

B J. Whiteley I.G. 

Gilbert Girard, Harry Bancroft, 

Stanley Palmer, Chas. Norton .. Stewards. 

J H. McNaughton Tyler. 

Past Master. When W.M. 

Albert Le Fre 1910—11 

W. H. Roberts (Atlas) . . 1911—12 

Address of Secretary— 

14, Rostrevor Road, 

Fulham, S.W. 



DRAMATIC MARK LODGE, No. 487 

Vontecrated 1895. 

Held at Mark Masons' Hall, Great Queen 
Street, London, W.C, on the second Thursday 
in February, fourth Thursday in March, and the 
second Thursday in October, November, and 
December. 

Installation in December. 



Dramatic Mark Lodge No. 487 — Cont. 
OFFICERS, 1912-13. 



James Powell . . 

Chris Hilton 

J. H. Ryley 

Alfred Ellis 

Ludwig Simon 

Tom Clare 

W. E. Hollowav 

Rev. C. E. L. Wright, P.M. 
Charles Cruikshanks, P.M. 

Clarence Sounes 

Will Sparks 

Douglas Gordon 

W.H.Roberts 

G. S. Beeching 

A.H.Hunt 

Frank Callinghum and E. V. Rey- 
nolds . . 
F. Banchini 



Past Masters. 

Harry Nicholls 
Rev. C. E. L. Wright 
Charles Cruikshanks 
W. A. Tinney . . 
Harry Nicholls 
K. G. Danby .. 
W. J. HoUoway 
Herbert Leonard 
Thomas Fraser 
E. H. Paterson 
The Rt. Hon. the Lord 

Athlumney . . 
A. G. Duck (D.M.) 
Clarence T. Coggin . . 
J. E. Hambleton 
G. A. Keen 
W. J. Keen . . 
W. Hotten George . . 
Chris Hilton . . 

Address of Secretary- 



W.M. 

I.P.M. 

S.W. 

J.W. 

M.O. 

S.O. 

J.O. 

Chaplain. 

Treasurer. 

Reg. of M. 

Secretary. 

S.D. 

J.D. 

D.C. 

I.G. 

Stewards. 
Tyler. 

G.L. Rank. 

P.G.Std.B. 
P.G.C. 



1895— 6 

1896— 7 

1897— 8 

1898— 9 
1899—1900 

1900— 1 

1901— 2 

1902— 3 

1903— 4 

1904— 5 

I 1905— 6 P.G.W. 



P.G.Std.B. 



P.G., Treasr. 



1906— 7 — 

1907— 8 — 

1908— 9 — 
1909^10 — 
1910— n — 
1911—12 — 

32, Walbrook, E.G. 



DRAMATIC LODGE NO. 487 OF 
ROYAL ARK MARINERS. 

Consecrated 1901. 

Held at the Mark Masons' Hall, Great Queen 
Street, London, on the second Thursday in the 
months of November and December in every 
year, and at such other periods as the W.C.N, 
for the time being shall appoint. 



Installation in December. 



OFFICERS, 
Chris Hilton . . 
Clarence Sounes 
W. H. Roberts 
Will Sparks . . 
James Powell . . 
J. J. Pitcairn . . 
W. J. C. Nourse 
J. Barker 
A. E. Mallinson 
F. Banchini . . 



Past Comm.\nders. 

Charles Cruikshanks 
Harry Nicholls . . 
Rev. C. E. L. Wright 
Herbert Leonard 
Thomas Fraser . . 



1912-13. 



A. M. Scai-fif 



. . C.N. 

.. J. 

.. S. 

Treasurer. 

. . Scribe. 

.. S.D. 

. . J.D. 

.. D.C. 

.. G. 

.. W. 

When in Chair 

1901— 2 

1902— 3 

1903— 4 

1904— 5 

1905— 6 

1906— 7 

1907— 8 



Address of Scribe— 

34, Essex Street, 

Strand, W.C. 



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THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 

THE ACTORS' ASSOCIATION. 

STEADY if slow progress has marked the work of the Actors' Association 
towards building up the position to which the representative body of actors 
should attain. If the income be small and the expenses be heavy the Asso- 
ciation has the satisfaction of having emerged from the insolvent state in 
which it was a few years ago. The debentures, which at one time stood at £800, 
and were always a millstone round the neck of the Association, have been reduced, 
and the liability amounts to something under £200, while a growing membership 
roll brings increased subscriptions. At the annual general meeting, held on March 
19 at His Majesty's, the accounts showed that during 1911 the income had been 
£827 18s. 4d. and the expenses £779 17s. 6d. The work of the Council of the past 
year should go well toward gaining the confidence of actors generally, and bring 
about increased support. The Standard Contract has been kept well before 
managers, and its claims have been duly pressed, with some success so far as the 
Society of West End Theatre Managers are concerned, as from this body a promise 
was extracted that a deputation would he received to discuss the points. In 
February the Council placed on record their support of a suggestion made by Sir 
Greorge Alexander at a London County Council meeting advocating a municipal 
theatre. The Council appeared somewhat undecided for a time on the question 
of the Censorship. Mr. Bendall being appointed as assistant examiner of plays, 
the Council passed a resolution to the effect that the Council learnt with regret 
that a successor to ]Mr. Bedford had been appointed as Examiner of Plays without 
apparently any modification in the powers entrusted to that office. The Council 
had sincerely hoped that the resignation of the Lord Chamberlain, announced at 
the moment when the office of Examiner of Plays was vacant, would lead to some 
definite action towards cp-rrying out the recommendations of the Joint Committee. 
A copy of the resolution was sent to the Prime Minister. 

At their next weekly meeting the Council apparently modified views they had 
expressed in the foregoing resolution by passing one to the effect "That in view 
of any possible misapprehension they desired io place on record their unswerving 
adherence to the retention of the office of Cejisorship of Plays." 

Members of the Association were kept well informed on the rather intricate 
workings of the National Insurance Act, and in addition to issuing a clearly drawn 
statement in pamphlet form, a mass meeting was called and held at His Majesty's, 
where the working of the Act so far as it affected actors was explained farther by 
one of the Commissioners. At another mass meeting held in September at His 
Majesty's, the Association naturally showed a strong disapproval of opening 
theatres and music halls on Sunday, without entering upon the question of the 
privileges in this respect held by the picture houses. 

The annual dinner held at the Criterion on Sunday. December 8, was well 
attended. Mr. Cyril Maude was in the chair. At the time the book went to press 
the Council were making arrangements for a benefit matinf^c, to be held early in 
1913, for which they have the promised active help of the President of the Associa- 
tion, Sir Herbert Tree. 

The President of the Actors' Association is Sir Herbert Tree ; the Vice-Presidents 
are Sir George Alexander, Mr. Martin Harvey, Mr. H. B. Irving, and INIr. F. R. 
Benson. 

The Council are as follows : — ]\Ir. Frederick Annerley, Mr. F. J. Arlton, Miss Phyllis 
Broughton, Miss Eose Cazalet, Mr. C. Hayden Coffin^ Mr. C. F. Collings, Mr. C. A. 
Collins, Mr. Arthur Dennis, Mr. Clarence Derwent, Mr. William Devereux, Mr. 
W. G. Fay, Mr. James Gelderd, Mr. Frederick James, Miss Laura Leycester, 
Mr. Murri Moncrieff, Mr. John Mortimer, Mr. Frederick Morland, Mr. Henry Pettitt, 
Mf. Tom A. Shale, Miss Vita Spencer. Miss Lucy Sibley, Mr. Adnam Sprange, 'Mr'. 
Wyn Weaver, l\Ir. Chris Walker, and Mr. Ben Webster. 

Secretary, Mr. Duncan Young. 

Offices, 32, Regent Street, Piccadilly' Circus, W. Telephone Gerrard 1753. 



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THE THEATRICAL MANAGERS' ASSOQATION. 

The Theatrical ^lanagors' Association has 90 members, who represent about 250 
theatres. 

President : Mr. Cyril Maude. 
Vice-Presidents ; 
Mr. J. B. Mulholl&nd. | I\Ir. W. B. ^edfern. 

Mr. J. F. Elliston. | Mr. Arthur Bourchier. 

The Council, which is elected annually, is divided into four sections, as 
follows (1912) :— 



Mr. Arthur Bourchier. 
Mr. Tom B. Davis. 
INIr. Chas. Frohman. 
INIr. P. M. Paradav. 
Mr. H. B. Irving. ' 



Mr. H. G. Dudley Bennett. 
Mr. Wentworth Croke. 
Mr. Fred Fredericks. 



Mr. Milton Bode. 
Mr. J. W. Boughcon. 
Mr. Sidnev Cooper. 
l\Ir. Otto Culling. 
Mr. E. J. Domville. 
Jlr. E. Dottridge. 
Mr, J. F. Elliston, 
Mr, Charles Elphinstoue. 
Mr, Graham Falcon, 
Mr. John Hart, 



London. 



Suburban, 



Provincial 



llx. Cvril Maude. 
Jlr. Walter INIelville. 
Sir Herbert Tree. 
Mr. Fred Terry. 



Mr. J. B. MulhoUand. 
Mr, Fredk. Melrille. 
Mr. Ernest Ste%'ens, 



Mr. W. W. Kelly. 
Mr. Egbert Lewis. 
Mr. W. B. Redfern. 
Mr. R. Redford. 
Mr. H. W. Rowland. 
Mr, T. W. Rowe. 
]Mr. W. Payne Seddon. 
Mr. F. W, Wyndham. 
Mr, Fred W, Warden, 



Touring. 



Mr, Frank B. O'Neill, | Mr. T. C. Wray, 

The annual general meeting takes place the last Tuesday in January. 

At their autmnn meeting, when Mr. Cyril Maude took the chair at a general 
meeting for the first time since his election as president, the association adopted a 
resolution of the council to the effect that: — "Our members be recommended in al 
cases in which performances are given at their theatres for the benefit of any object 
not connected with the theatrical profession, that 10 percent, of the gross takings of 
such performances be collected by the manager and paid to theatrical charities." 



THE SOCIETY OF WEST END THEATRE MANAGERS. 

The Society of West End Theatre Managers consdete of tweaity-two memberE, 
including two hon. members, Sir Squire Bancroft and Sir John Hare. 

President, Sir Herbert Tree ; Vice-Presidents, Sir Charles Wyndham ; Sir George 
Alexander, and Mr. George Edwardes : IMcmbers, Sir George Alexander, Sir 
Squire Bancroft, Mr, Arthur Bourohier, Mr, Arthur Chudledgh, Mr, Arthur 
Collins, Mr. Robert Courtneddge, Mr. Frank Curzon, Mr. Tom B. Davis, Mr. 
George Edwardes, Mr. Charles Fpohman, Mr. P. M. Faraday, Mir. J. M. Ga*ti, Mr, 
William Greet, Six John Hare, Mr-. Frederiok Harrison, -Mr. G«rald du Mauri^-r, 
Sir Herbert Tree, j\Ir. Herbert Trench, Mr. J, E. Vedrenne, Mr. Lewis Waller, and 
Sir Charles Wyndham. 

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The Committee meet 
when required. 

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, Royalty, St. James's, Shaftes- 
bury, Vaudeville, and Wyndham's. 

Managing Director and Secretary, Mr. J. E. Vedrenne, 74, Deaai Stireeit, Shafttee- 
bury Avenue, W. Telephone : Gerrard 93. 



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THE THEATRES ALLIANCE. 

This Association was formed in the year 1894, und«r th« name of the Suburban 
Managers' Association. The membership was originally limited to suburban 
managers, but, it being found desirable to extend tho sphere of usefulness of the 
Association, the scope was enlarged by making eligible for membership all pro- 
prietOTB, 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 necessaiy of concerted action aaid the 
institution or defence of proceedings legal or otherwise. 

The oflfieers of the Alliauce are :— President, Mr. S. Barnard ; Vice-President, 
Mr. P. W. Carpenter; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. W. Payne Seddon ; Hon. Auditors, 
Mr. J. L. S. ]\Ioss, and Mr. Bannister Howard ; Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. Moverley Sharp 
Criterion Chambers, Jermyii Street, S.W. 

The members meet every month at Criterion Chambers, Jermyn Street, S.W., 
on the second Tuesday in the month to disctiss and deal with any matters of 
general or particular' interest that may arise. 

TOURING MANAGERS* ASSOCIATION, LIMITED. 

The Assooiatioai has one hundred and iwemty membeirs. The Commitite©, 
which is elected annually, consists of twenty-seven members. The present Com- 
mittee i* as follows : — President, Mr. Wentworth Croke ; Ohairman, Mr. M, V. 
Leveaux ; Vice-President, Mr. E. Graham FaJcon ; Honorary Treasurer, Mr. J. 
Bannister Howard ; Hanoo-ary Solicitor, Mr. W. Muskerry Tilson, 26, Southam^pton 
Street, W.C. ; Messrs. Cecil Barth, Eugene Bertram, Arthur Bertram, J. A. Campbell, 
Oswald Cray, William Giffard, W. H. Glaze, Charles Harrington, J. Forbes Knowles, 
W. W. Kelly, G. B. Lambert, H. A. Langlois, Samuel Livesey; Lauderdale Maitland, 
Robert Macdonald, Ernest E. Norris, Leslie Owen, Alfred Pamnier, G. Brvdon -Phillips, 
E. Taylor Piatt, G. M. Poliui, Herbert Ralland, W. Payne Seddon, Brandon Thomas, 
Sir H. Beerbohm Tree, John TuUy, G. Carlton Wallace. Secretary, Mr. M. Martin. 

The Association made some attempt during the year, without success, however, to 
approach the Railway Companies in order to obtain a reduction in the new truck 
rates, which came into force in July. 



TRAVEI^LING THEATRE MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. 

An association formed in 1907 among managers and proprietors of portable 
theatres. One of the principal matters to which the association turned its 
early attention was (working hand-in-hand with the Copyright Play Protection 
Association) that of preventing the pirating of plays in portable theatres. By 
purchasing the portable rights of plays and letting them out to their members the 
association has been able to put a certain amount of check on piracy and to bring 
the price of copyright plays well within the limited reach of its members. It is 
not a large tody, and possibly handicapped by a lack of funds — at the last annual 
general meeting in May it had but £239 12s. Id.— it has not sought much in the 
way of reform amongst portable theatres beyond that already mentioned in the 
way of piracy prevention, and even in this direction the association can do but 
little, as many portable managers are not members, and its authority, of course, 
does not extend beyond its membership. The officers f-or the current year are : — 
Mr„ A. E. Drinkwater, chairman; Mr. Ebley, vice-chairman; Messrs. J. Johnson, 
E. Ebley ,'W. Haggar, and F. D'Albert, advisory committee ; and Mr; H. Johnson 
secretary ; Messrs. Plant and Pitt, auditors. Its office is at 219, Folkestone Road. 



THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, 

Dramatists have no separate body to represent them, but under a Dramatic Sub- 
Committee of the Society of Authors they are able to act as an independent section 
of that body, save on the question of finance. The dramatists now members of the 
Society number about 250, comprising nearly all the best-known authors. The Drama- 



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tic Sub-Committee has for its Chairman Mr. R. C. Carton, and is composed of Mr. 
Rudolf Besier. Mr. C. Haddon Chambers, Mr. Anstey Guthrie, Miss Cicely 
Hainilbon, Mr. Jerome K. Jerome, Mr. W. J. Locke, Mr. Justin Huntly McCarthy, 
Mr. Cecil Raleigh, Mr. G. Bernard Shaw,- Miss E. M. Symonds, and Mr. James 
T. Tanner. 

The questions dealt with by the Dramatic Sub-Committee during the past year 
have been many and varied, comprising such important issues to dramatic autnore 
as Colonial Copyright, the Sketch Question, the Managerial Treaty, Kinematograph 
Film Contracts, Travelling Theatre Fees, and Foreign Agents. The meetings and 
subjects discus.sed are chronicled fully, from month to month, in "The Author." 

On the recommendation of the Dramatic Sub-Committee many cases have been 
carried through by the Society on behalf of its dramatist members, including 
claims against travelling managers for fees due to dramatists, actions for breach 
of agreements, and infringement of copyright cases. Under the last-named head- 
ing the Society has recovered a large sum from an American newspaper trust for 
unauthorised novelisation of a member's drama; in India it has been endeavouring, 
despite the difficulties of following travelling companies, to put a stop to the piracy 
of the works of English dramatists, and in other parts of the world has taken 
action to protect dramatic property from the pirates. To this end it hopes to get 
strong penal clauses incorporated in the pending Colonial Copyright Laws, sjs. it 
has found the civil processes at present available sadly inadequate for the protec- 
tion of the owner of dramatic property. Smaller matters, such as the detention of 
plays by managers and other theatrical people, it has also taken in hand. While 
in some cases it has not been able to recover the detained MSS., in others it has 
been successful, the scripts having been returned to the authors. 

Secretary Mr. G. Herbert Thring; address, 39, Old Queen Street, Storey's 
Gate; S.W. 

ACTORS* BENEVOLENT FUND. 

The object of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, which was established in 1882, is to 
help, by allowances, gifts, 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 Sir Herbert Beesr- 
bohm Tree, Sir George Alexander, and jNIts. D'Oyly Ca<rte. Mr. Harry NichoHs 
is Hon. Treasurer, and Sir Charles Wyndham, and Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree are the 
Hon. Trustees. 

The members of the Executive ComanLtteie are as follows : — 
Mr. Morris Abrahams. Mr. A. Holmes-Gore. Mr. M. R. Morand. 

Mr. J. D. Beveridge. Mr. J. Bannister Howard. Mr. Harry Nicholls. 

Mr. E. H. Bull. Mr. S. Major Jones. Mr. Lionel Rignold. 

Mr. Robert Courtneidge. Mr. Cecil King. Mr. Algernon Syms. 

Mr. Charles Cruikshanks. Mr. Cyril Maude. Mr. A. B. Tapping. 

Mr. A. E. George. Mr. Akerman May. Mr. Arthur Williams. 

Actor's Saturday, when a collection is made in every theatre for the benefit of the 
Fund, is held on the last Saturday in -Tanuary. The Secretary of the Fund is 
IMr. C. I. Coltson, and the offices arc at 8, Adam Street, Strand. 

The annual dinner was held on December 15, at the Hotel IMetropolc, with the Duke 
of Teck in the chair, when a record subscription of over £3,000 was obtained. 

The annual general meeting was held at His Majesty's on February 28, with Sir 
Herbert Tree in the chair. The accounts showed receipts of £5,326. while the 
expenditure had been £4.884. The Benevolent Fund, in addition to distributing 
money for charitable purposes in the ordinary way, has on its books many old actors 
and actresses to whom penfyons are granted in the form of stated sums per week. It 
also undertakes whenever possible the burial of a member of the theatrical profession 
in cases where otherwise the expense would be borne by the parish in which the 
person died. 

THE ACTORS' ORPHANAGE FUND. 

This Fund, founded in 1896 bj' Mrs. C. L. Carson, has for patrons the King and 
Queen 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 firsl 
President. Vice-Presidents are Miss Carlotta Addison, Lady Bancroft, Mrs. C. L. 
Carson, Miss Wiiuired Emery, Miss Ellen Terry, Lady Tree, Sir George Alexander, 



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auci Sir Herbert Beerbolim Tree. Trustees are Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Mr. Charles Cruik- 
shanks, Mr. Harry Nicholls, Mr. Cyril Maude, and Mr. A. J. Austin. Hon. Treasurer, 
Mr. C. Aubrey Smith, and Hon. Secretary, Mr. A. J. Austin. The offices of the 
Fund are at The Stage Offices, 16, York Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C. 

Executive Committee : IMiss Ada Blanche, Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Miss Lilian 
Braithwaite, Rev. Arthur Brinkmau, IMiss Phyllis Broughton, Mr. Robert Courtneidge, 
Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, ]\Ir. Kenneth Douglas, Mr. Dennis Eadie, Miss Sydney Fair- 
brother, Miss Vane Featherstou, Mr. George Grossmith, Mr. Edmund Gwenn, Miss May 
Warley, Mr. D. Lyn Harding, Miss Constance Hyem, Miss Marie Lohr, Mr. Dawson 
Milward, Mr. Harry Nicholls, Mr. Guy Standing, Miss Hilda Trevelyn, Miss Irene 
Vanbrugh, Mr. Arthur Woutner, and IMrs. 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. 
(6) A child, of whom one parent is 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 unable to support it. 
The Orphanage Homes are at 32 and 34, Morland Road, East Croydon. 
At the end of 1912 the Fund was supporting fifty children, ten of whom were 
admitted during 1912. 



ROYAL GENERAL THEATRICAL FUND. 

The Royal General Theatrical Fund, which has the King, the Queen, and Queen 
Alexandra las its patrons, wais linstitut&d January 22, 1839, and incorporated by 
Royal Charter January 29, 1853. It is for the purpose of granting permanent 
annuities to aotors and acti-easies, singers, dancers, actdng managers, stage manageTS, 
treasurers, ohonis singers, .scenic artists, and prompiteirs. Any member who has 
regularly contributed ito its funds for the term of seven years, at any tiniie after- 
wards, on becoming incapacitaited hy accident or infirmity from exercising Ihis or 
hier duties, ihas a claim on the Fund as if hje or she had attained the age of sixty 
yeajis. 

On the death of any member the sum of ten pounds, if applied for, is allowed and 
paid out of tJie funds for funeiral expenses, arrears of siubscriiption, if any, being 
first deducted if the Directors tibink fit. President: Sir George Alexander, J. P., 
L.C.C. ; Trustees : Mr. Alfred de Rothschild, C.V.O. Sir Squire Bancroft, and Sir 
George Alexander, J. P., L.C.C; Directors: Messrs. Lionel Carson, Lewis Casson, 
H. Cooper Clifie, Charles K. Cooper, Tom Craven, Arthur Curtis, Henry Evill, Douglas 
Gordon, Edmund Gwenn, Hubert Harben, Herbert B. Hays, H. B. Irving, Alfred 
Jenner, Herbert Lyndon, M. R. Morand, Lionel Rignold, Charles Rock, Bassett Roe, 
F. Percival Stevens, Hubert Willis, and H. Saxe Wyndham. Secretary : Mr. Charles 
Cruikshanks, Savov House, 115-116, Strand, W.C. Office hours, Tuesdays and 
Fridavs, 11 to 4. 



THEATRICAL LADIES' GUILD. 

Founder, Mrs. C. L. Carson ; President, Miss Fanny Brough ; Vice-Presidents, 
Mrs. Edward Compton, Miss Carlotta Addison, Miss Gompton, and Miss May 
Whitty ; Members of the Executive Committee, Miss Lena Ashwell, Lady Burnand, 
]Mrs. Alfred Bishop, Miss Phyllis Broughton, Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Ada 
Blanche, Mrs. John Douglass, Miss Vane Featherston, Miss Helen Ferrers, Mrs. 
Synge Hutchinson, Mrs. Ernest Hendrie, Miss Sophie Harriss, Miss Clara Jecks, 
Miss Lindsay Jardine, Miss Eva Moore, Miss Wynne Matthison, Miss Alma Murray, 
Mrs. Raleigh, Miss Louise Stopford, Miss Irene Vanbrugh, Mrs. Fred Wright, Miss 
Frances Wetherall, and ]\Iiss 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' fees being paid. The Guild also provides 
second-hand clothing for stage purposes and for private wear to the poorer 
members of the profession. Ladies not connected with the theatrical profession 

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(•an be elected as honorary members on payment of a donation not less than 28. 6d. 
They can then attend the weekly Bee meetings, the annual general meeting, and all 
social functions in connection with the Gufld ; but they have no voting powers. 

The Guild is allied to tihe Needle and Thimble Guild, Edinburgh, and the 
Stage Needlework Guild, which annually contribute clothing and sums of money. 

Bee meetings every Friday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
During the year a performance of " Pitch — and Soap," by E. Lyall Swete, was 
given at the Haymarket and realised £128 odd, in aid of the (Juiid, and a Tea Party 
was given at the Albert Hall, bringing in over £500. The Annual General Meeting 
was held on December 6 at the St. James's, with Miss Fanny Brough in the chair and 
the Duchess of Sutherland as the guest. The accounts made up to the end of July 
showed a balance in hand of £2,272 16s. 6d. 

Secretary, Miss Hammond. Offices : 3, Bayley Street, Bloomsbury, London, W.U. 



THE STAGE NEEDLEWORK GUILD. 

The Stage Needlework Guild was founded in 1895 by INIiss Louise Stopford as a 
branch of the Theatrical Ladies' Guild. Its object is to provide new clothing for the 
poorer members (men, women and children) of the theatrical profession and the working 
staffs of the London and Provincial theatres. The Stage Needlework Guild undertakes 
only the making and supplying the clothes; for purposes of distribution it hands the 
garments, after an exhibition usually held in December, over to the Theatrical Ladies' 
Guild. There is one president, IMiss Louise Stopford. There are unlimited vice- 
presidents, the qualification for such a position being an undertaking to find at least 
five associates. 

Rules. — k\\ members to contribute two new useful garments (at least) every year, 
and pay a subscription of 6d (at least) to cover printing and postage expenses, or 
contribute 2s. 6d. (at least) in lieu of clothing. Men can become Associates by 
contributing 2s. 6d. (at least) per annum, which will be used in buying articles which 
women cannot make (such as blankets, etc.). 

The number of garments contributed between 1895 to the end of 1911 was 47,364. 
An exhibition was held on December 3 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, at which 
Mrs. Kendal presided. 

Address, Miss Louise Stopford, 19, Belgrave Road, London, S.W. 



ACTORS' DAY. 

The initiation of Actors Day took plac« 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 salary, will remain on the register, provided they notify the Committee of 
the fact. 'Those on the register may apply for benefit. The Committee may 
authorise grants or loans to contributors, in case of sickness or urgent need. 

Trustees : IMr. Robert Courtneidge, Sir George Lewis and ]\Ir. Edmund Gwenn. 

The Advisory Board stands as follows : — 

Chairman, Mr. Henry Ainley. Deputy Chairman, Mr. Sydney Valentine, 

Mr. Story Gofton, Mr. E. M. Robson, Mr. C. Seymour, Mr. Norman V. Norman, 
Mr. Blake Adams, Mr. Cecil Barth, Mr. C. Hayden Coffin, INIr. J. Forbes Robertson, 
Mr. Laurence Irving, Mr. Walter INIaxwell, Mr. H. A. Saintsbury, Mr. E. Lyall Swete. 
Mr. Brandon Thomas. 

Secretary, Mr. Clarence Derwent, Dudlev House, 37, Southampton Street, Strand, 
London, W.C. 

ACTORS' CHURCH UNION. 

The object of the Actors' Church Union is to endeavour to make special provision 
to meet the spiritual needs of those members of the Church w'ho are engaged in 
the dramatic profession. 

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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 ne«d their 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 
Ghurch 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 permits 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 able to 
co-operate with the Actors' Benevolent Fund, the IMusic Hall Ladies' Guild and other 
theatricaLcharities 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 Bishop of Winchester; Vice-Presidents, Right 
Rev. the Lord Bishop of London, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Southwark, Right 
Rev. the Lord Bishop of Oxford, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Birmingham, Right 
Rev. Bishop Boyd Carpenter, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Glasgow, Right Rev. 
the Lord BLsihop of AngyH and tthe IsiLes, Eiigibt Etev. t.he Loird Bi«ihop of South- 
ampton, Right Rev. the Lord Bis^hop of Burn/ley, Riglht Kiev, the Lord Bishop of 
Hull, Rev. Prebendary Penne father, Sir Charles Wymdiham, Sir Herberrt Tree, 
.Mr. Robert Arthur, ]\Ir. Arthur Bourchier, Mr. Edward Compton, Mr. Ben Greeit, 
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. A. D. V. Magee, Rev. Thomas Varney, 
Mrs. H. R. Gamble, Mrs. Donald Hole, Miss C. Chambers, Miss E. G. Clarke, Mr. G. 
Munro Miller, Miss Lilian Baylis, Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Phyllis Broughton, 
IMr. Charles Coborn, Mrs. Carson, Mrs. Edward Compton, Miss Winifred Emery, Miss 
Harriet Greet, Mr. Charles Hallard, Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn, ]\Iiss Eva IMoore, Mr. Chris 
Walker, Mr. Duncan Young; Oi-gajuising Seoretary, Riev. Donaild Hole, 14, Milton 
Road, Highjgate, N. ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. G. Munro Miilleir, Barton St. Mary, 
Eafit Grinstead, Sussex; Hon. Lady Con-espondent and Vi.siito.r, Miss Clarke, 13, 
Warwick' Road, Earl's Court, S.W. 

The A.C.U. Annual Directory (price 7|d. post free) can be obtained from the 
Secretarv. 



CATHOLIC STAGE GUILD. 

The objects of the Catholic Stage Guild, founded in 1911, are to help Catholic artists 
on tour and to place them in touch with the local Catholic Clergy. The means by 
which these are accomplished are by distributing to the theatres cards giving the 
hours of IMass and name of priest ; forwarding names of members to the priests in 
the towns visited ; and furthering social intercourse among the members. Membership 
is open to artists or those engaged on the staff and the minimum subscription is Is. 
per annum for members and 2s. 6d. per annum for associates. The committee are : 
Mrs. P. R. Benson, Miss Una Gilbert, Miss Ethel Rainforth, Miss Ellaline Terriss, 
Messrs. J. J. Bartlett, C. H. E. Brookfield, Charles Burdon. Wal Kent, Arthur Linay, 
Hyland J. O'Shea, .J. P. Turnbull, J. E. Vedrenne, J. Ansdell Wilson, J. K. Woods; 
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Brown, V.G., Rev. Roderick Grant, Rev. Thomas Kelly, S.J., 
Rev. B. W. Kelly, Mrs. Leslie Stuart, Miss Edith Anton-Laing, Miss Bessie Armytage, 
Miss A. Gould, Miss I. Gould, Miss Ida Molesworth, Miss Mary Rorke, Miss Hilda 
Trevelyan, Miss Frances Vine, Messrs. Lilford Arthur, F. Owen Chambers, Reginald 
Garland, A. Houghton Goddard, Patrick Kirwan, James W. Mathews, Duncan McRae, 
Bernard Merefield, George Mozart, Harry Paulton ; Hon. Secretary, Miss Ethel St. 
Barbe, 108, Grange Road, S.E. : Hon. Assistant Secretary, Mr. Richard B. Mason, 
88, Walton Street, Knightsbridge ; Hon. Treasurer, Rev. L. N. Herlihy, The 
Presbytery, Dockhead, S.E. 



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ACTRESSES* FRANCHISE LEAGUE. 

This League was founded by Mrs. Forbes- Robertson, Miss Winifred Mayo, Misj 
Sime Seruya, and Miss Adeline Bourne. The League now numbers about 700 
members. Mr.^. Forbes-Robertson is the President of the League, and the Vice- 
Presidents are Madame Marie Brema, ^liss Lilian Braithwaite, Mrs. Langtry, IMiss 
Decima Moore, Miss Eva Moore, Miss Lillah ^McCarthy, !Mrs. Frederick ^louillot. ^liss 
Elizabeth Robins, Mrs. Madeleine Lucette Ryley, Miss Beatrice Forbes-Robertson. 
Miss Julie 0pp. Miss Irene Vanbrugh, Miss Violet Vanbrugh, Mrs. E. S. Willard, and 
Mrs. Theodore Wright. The Executive Committee are : — Miss Inez Bensusan, Mrs. 
Saba Raleigh, ^Irs. Veasey, iliss Winifred ^Mayo, Mrs. Arncliffe Sennett, Miss Eva 
Moore, Mrs. Madeleine Lucette Ryley, ^liss Hilda Wanton, Miss May Whitty (Mrs. 
Ben Websterj, ^Miss Adeline Bourne, Miss Janette Steer, ^liss Sydney Keith, Jlrs. J. B. 
Fagan, ^liss Decima Moore. Among the members are : — ^liss Ellen, Terry, Miss Fanny 
Brough, and Miss Compton. The Hon. Secretarv is ^liss Adeline Bourne, and the 
offices are at 2, Robert Street, Adelphi. W.C, Telephone, City, 1214. The Hon. 
Treasurer is ^Irs. Carl Leyel ; the Hon. Barrister, Jlr. ]\I. Campbell- Johnston, 2, 
Paper Buildings, Temple, E.C. ; and the Hon, Solicitor. Mr. A. C. T. Veasey, 8, Queen 
Street, E.C. Green and Pink are the colours of the League. 

The League held a matinee at the Lyceum in November. In December it addressed 
a memorial to the Government asking to be allowed to stand before the Bar of the 
House and lay before the Commons reasons for claiming the vote. 



PLAY PRODUCING SOCIETIES. 

THE INCORPORATED STAGE SOCIETY. 

This Society was founded in 1899 and incorporated in 1904. Council of Manage- 
ment : Dr. Antonio Cippico, the Hon. Everard Feilding, Sir Almeric W. Fitzroy. 
K.C.B., K.C.V.O.. Mrs. Gordon-Stables, Mr. H A. Hertz. Mr. E. J. Horniman. 
Mr. W. S. Kennedy, Mr. W. Lee Mathews. Mr. T. Sturge Moore. Professor Gilbert 
Murray, Sir Sydney Olivier. K.C.M.G., Miss Magdalen Ponsonby, Mr. G. Bernard 
Shaw. Mrs. Bernard Shaw, Mr. Charles Strachey, Mr. W. Hector Thomson (Hon. 
Treasurer), ^Ir. Charles E. Wheeler, Mr. Frederick Wheleu, Mr. Norman Wilkinson. 
Mr. Ernest E. S. Williams, Mr. Allan Wade. Secretarv. Address, 36, Southampton 
Street. Strand, W.C. Telephone : Gerrard 6907. 

The year's productions of this Society were as follows : — 

February 4, " Travellers," play in three acts, by Norman IMcKeown. New Princes ; 
March 10, " The Fool and the Wise Man," play in one act. by Hermann Bahr ; and 
■'Creditors, ' tragi-comedy in one act. by August Strindberg. New Princes; May 5, 
"The Bias of the World," puijpet play in three scenes, by Jacinto Benavente, New 
Princes; June 16, "Mary Edwards," anachronism in one act, by P. R. Bennett; 
and " Hindle Wakes." play in three acts, bvStanlev Houghton, Aldw^'ch ; December 9, 
" The Waldies," by G. D. Hamlen. 

THE PLAY ACTORS. 

This Society was formed in June, 1907, amongst several of the more active 
members of the Actors' Association. The objects of The Play Actors are the pro- 
duction of : — a. Original works by English authors ; b. Shakespearean plays and other 
classic works ; c. Translations of weU-knowTi foreign works. 

From these it wiU 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 membeisbip consists of two degrees 
— acting membership and ordinary or associate. Only professional players who are 
members of the Actors' Association are admitted to the first, and from these the 
various plays presented and produced are cast. Associates" subscriptions are as 
follows : — £2 2s., entitling the member to two seats (stalls) throughout the season; 
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circle and upper circle alternately; and 12s. 6d., which carries one seat in the dresi 
circle and upper circle alternately. 
During the year 1912 the Play Actors produced the following : — 
January 21, "Ferdinand," by David Dainow, Court; "The Painter and the 
Millionaire," by H. M. Paull, Court; March 10, "The Demagogue," by Norman 
Mac-Owan, Court; March 31, "December 13," by Norman Oliver Cecilia Brookes, 
Com-t ; "The Burden." by A. Herbage Edwards, Court; May 19, "The Autocrat of 
the Coffee Stall," "Innocent and Annabel," "The Dumb and the Blind," and 
" Muddle Annie," by Harold Chapin, Court ; November 10, " Brand " by Ibsen, Court. 
Council : Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn (Chairman), Mr. H. K. Ayliff, Miss Inez Bensusan, 
Mr. Herbert Bunston, Mr. Harold Chapin, Mr. C. F. CoUings, Mr. Clarence Derwent, 
Mr. W. G. Fay, Mr. A. M. Heathcote, Miss Agnes Imlay, ]\Iiss Winifred IMayo, 
^Ir. Reginald Rivington, JMr. H. A. Saintsbury, ]\Ir. Hugh Tabberer, Mr. Jackson 
Wilcox ; Hon. Treasurer, ]\Ir. A. M. Heathcote, Lower Farringdon, Alton, Hants ; 
Secretary, Miss Ruth Parrott, Court Theatre, Sloane Square, S.W. 



THE ENGLISH PLAY SOCIETY. 

Plav- Examiners and Producers: — ^Ir. W. L. Courtney, ^Ir. Arthur Hands, 
Mr. 'Tom Heslewood, Mr. T. Arthur Jones, Mr. Frank Lacy, Mr. Fred Lewis, 
Mr. Leon M. Lion, Mr. Eric Mayn§, Mr. Lyddell Sawyer, Mr. Sydney Valentine. 
Treasurer : Miss J. A. Burton. Manager : Mr. Lyddell Sawyer, 19, Sloane 
Street, London, S.W. 

No performances were given during the year 1912. 



THE ONCOMERS' SOCIETY. 

The Society was founded in September. 1910. The object of the society : To 
mtroduce to the West End of London plays and players hitherto unknown in the 
metropolis. Performances given in 1912 were as follows : — 

June 13, " A Bit of Blue Ribbon,'' a comedy in one act, by E. M. Thorpe ; "The 
^latchbreaker," a corned}' in three acts, by Christopher Landeman, Little Theatre ; 
June 27, "A Man's Wife." a play in one act, by Kathlyn Rhodes ; " The Right to 
Die," a drama in one act, by Riccordo Stephens. " The Prime INIinister," a play in 
one act, bv Olive Lethbridge Banbury; "An Unorthodox Bishop," a comedy in one 
act, by E.^M. Thorpe. 

Director (during Miss Mara Maltbv's absence abroad). H. P. Maltbv, 32, Regent 
Street, W. 



THE DRAMA SOCIETY. 

This Society, founded in 1911, produces plays at special matinee performances, for 
which subscription tickets (Price 3s. 6d. each) may be obtained from Secretary, The 
Drama Society, 5, Summerlands IMansions, ^luswell Hill, N. Committee : — President, 
^Ir. Rathmell Wilson ; Miss Muriel Hutchinson, Miss Isobel Barr. 

In 1912 the Society presented the following plays: — "The Roman Road," adapted 
from a story by Kenneth Grahame, by Ella Erskine, (first production in London) ; 
"The Pierrot of the Minute," by Ernest Dowson ; "La Mort de Tintagiles," by 
Maurice Maeterlinck, translated into English by Alfred Sutro, (in this play IMiss 
Edyth Olive appeared as Ygraine) ; "Orestes," by Richard Le Gallienne, (first 
production. Miss Edyth Olive appeared as Clytemnestra) ; "The Experimentalists," 
by Rathmell Wilson and Muriel Hutchinson, (first production) ; Contrasts," by 
G. A. Redford, (first production); " Hedda Gabler," by Henrik Ibsen. (Translated 
into English by Edmund Gosse.) 

THE MORALITY PLAY SOCIETY. 

President: H.H. Princess Marie Lovaise of Schleswig-Holstein. Committee: The 
Earl and Countess Beauchamp, The Countess Grosvenor, The Earl of Plymouth, The 
Earl of Portsmouth, The Earl of Lyttorf, The Viscount Halifax, The Lady St. Helier, 
The Hon. Mrs. Reginald Fremantle, Sir Sidney Colvin, Sir Oliver Lodge, F.R.S., 
Sir Charles Stanford, Sir Herbert Tree, Sir Henrv Wood. Miss Lena Ashwcll, 
Mr. F. R. Benson, Mr. Acton Bond, Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Mrs. W. K. Clifford, 



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The Rev. Percy Dearmer. Miss Hay Drummond. Mrs. Gamble, Mr. Frederick 
Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harvey. I\Ir. Vivian H. King. Miss Gertrude King.ston, 
Mrs. Ronald McNeill, Mrs. Noble, Mr. William Poel. Mrs. Romanes. Mr. Athelstan 
Riley, Mr. Cecil Sharp. Miss Ellen Terry, l^Iiss ^Marion Terry, Mrs. Ernest Waggett. 
Hon. Treasurer: ]\Ir. F. E. Blaiklock. Hon. Director of Plays : Mrs. Percy Dearmer. 
Hon. Consulting Solicitor: Mr. Harvey Clifton. Hon. Secretary: Miss Maud 
Bartlett, 57. Fellows Road, London. N.W. Minimum Subscription. 2/6. 

The Morality Play Society was founded iu June. 1911. to produce original Moralities. 
Mysteries, and Miracle plays, and other modern plays of an ideal nature. , " The Soul 
of the World," first given on December 1, 1911, at the Great Hall of the University of 
London, Imperial Institute Buildings. South Kensington, was its first production. 
This was played for five matinees. The music was composed by Mr. ^Martin Shaw. 
Miss Lilian Braithwaite, ]\Iiss Henrietta Watson, Mr. H. A. Saintsbury, TNIr. James 
Hearn, Miss Helen Haye, and Miss Edyth Latimer were among those who took part. 
" The Soul of the World " was also presented in Llanfairfechan, North Wales, and at 
Bradford. 

In the spring of 1912 the Morality Play Society presented a triple bill at the Court — 
•■ The Travelling Man," by Lady Gregory, " The Hour Glass," by Mr. W. B. Yeats, 
and "Epiphany," by the Hon. and Rev. J. G. Adderley. The following actors and 
actresses gave their assistance for these plays : — in " The Travelling Man." Mr. Arthur 
Wontner, Miss Edyth Latimer, Miss Dorothy Manville ; in "The Hour Glass." 
Mr. W. G. Fay and Mr. Guy Rathbone ; in "Epiphany," Mr. Richard Neville. 
:Mr. Stuart Musgrove, Mr. Bertram Forsyth, ]\Iiss Lucy Wilson, Miss Helen Haye, 
Miss Athene Seyler. 

There have been several dramatic readings given in connection with the Society by 
Mrs. Percv Dearmer. Miss Adeline Bourne gave a reading of " Medea," and Miss E. 
Walsh Hall of " Electra." 

On November 29 " The Dreamer, a poetic drama of Joseph in Eg>pt." by Mrs. 
Percy Dearmer, was given for a run of eight performances at the Kmg's Hall, King 
Street, Covent Garden. The music by Mr. ]\Iartin Shaw. In this play Mr. Harcourt 
Williams, Mr. Otho Stuart. Mr. Acton Bond, Miss Sybil Carlisle, Mrs." F. R. Benson, 
and Miss Olga Ward appeared. 

The Society hope to produce in 1913 another triple bill in the spring — " Cophetua." 
by John Drinkwater. " Dame Juliana's Window," by the Hon. Mrs. Alfred Lyttclton. 
and " The Marriage of the Soul," by Clifford Bax. 



THE GERMAN THEATRE COMPANY. 
(Deutsche Theatre Gcsellschaft.j 

Was founded in January, 1908, for the production of plays in German, in private or 
in public. Foimder and Director. Mr. Gerald Weiss ; Secretary, Mr. Joseph FriiWing. 
Office; 58, Finsbury Pavement, London, E.C. Membership, acting or non-acting. 
No liability attaches to non-acting members. Acting members to be either professionals 
or well-trained amateurs. Producers of plays: i\Ir. Gerald Weiss and IMiss Lena 
Wirth. Best German authors are chosen, but also works from well-known authors of 
other nationality than German are presented in German. Also original works produced. 
■MSS. to be sent to the Secretary. One of the main objects of the Society is to give 
English people an opportunity of getting acquainted with good German works in the 
original language. The following plays were presented during 1912 : — 

February 3, " Renaissance." Comedy in 3 acts by Schoenthan and Koppel EUfeld, 
at Clavier Hall ; March 9, " Liebelei " (Light o' Love). Play in 3 acts by Schnitzler, 
at Clavier Hall; April 20, "Alt Heidelberg" by Meyer-Foerster. Play in 5 acts. 
Matinee and Evening, at Clavier Hall ; June 8, " Die Haubenlerche." Play in 4 acts 
by E. v, Wildenbruch, at Clavier Hall; June 23, "Antje." Play in 1 act, by 
Bruno Koehler, at The Little; October 12, " Komtesse Guckerl." Comedy in 3 acts. 
by Schoenthan and Ellfeld, at The Cosmopolis Theatre; October 27, Triple Bill. 
" Jephtha's Tochter " by Halm. Comedy in 1 act. " Ein ungeschliffener Diamant." 
Farce in 1 act, by Bergen. ''Antje." Play in 1 act, by Koehler, at The Cosmopolis 
Theatre; November 16, "Nora" (A Doll's House), % Ibsen, at The Cosmopolis 
Theatre; November 28, " Liebelei." Repeated, at the Cosmopolis Theatre ; December 
7, "Nora." Repeated, Matinee and Evening, at the Cosmopolis Theatre; December 
14, " Alt Heidelberg." Repeated at the Cosmopolis Theatre. 



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ELIZABETHAN STAGE SOQETY. 



The Society is not now a society in the strict sense of the word, but is rather a 
vohmtary association of those — numbering well over 1,000 — who are kept together by 
the interest and vitality of Mr. William Poel's works. Mr. Poel is the Director, and 
■Mr. Allan Gomme the Hon. Secretary, 41, Upper Gloucester Place, Baker Street, W. 

The works given during 1912 were: — ■" Jacob and Esau," a sixteenth century 
interlude, and Euripides"s play "Alcestis," at the Little, for a week in January; 
"Sakuntala," Kalidasa's Indian play, at Cambridge, under the auspices of the 
Cambridge Summer Meeting, for two "performances on August 1 ; Shakespeare's 
■'Troilus and Cressida " for three performances at the King's Hall, Covent Garden, 
on December 10, 15, and 18. 

The " Jacob and Esau " was a revival from the previous April, and the " Alcestis " 
a continuation of performances given at the London University in December of 1911. 

A dinner was given in Mr. Poel's honour at the Trocadero Restaurant on Sunday, 
December 1, and was attended by many people prominent in artistic circles. 



THE IBSEN CLUB. 

This club was founded in November, 1909, by ]\Iiss Catherine Lewis to present 
the works of Henrik Ibsen. Directress, Miss Catherine Lewis ; secretary, Miss C. 
A. Arfwedson ; studio and office, 65a, Long Acre, W.C. During the year 1912, the 
Club gave performances, readings and lectures as follows :— January 28, "The 
Pretenders," a reading, the Ibsen Studio; Februari- 28. lecture, "Ibsen, the Man," 
by C. A. Arfwedson, the Ibsen Studio; March 17, "Mary Magdalene," by Maurice 
Maeterlinck, Rehearsal Theatre. IMaiden Lane ; May 30, " The Hero's Mound," scenes 
from " Peer Gynt," and last act of " A Doll's House," Clavier Hall, Hanover Square ; 
October 27, three scenes from " The blaster Builder," short paper on " Ibsen and his 
outlook on Women," by C. A. Arfwedson, the Ibsen Studio; December 8, two scenes 
from "Little Eyolf," short paper on "Ibsen and Fairy Lore," by C. A. Arfwedson, 
the Ibsen Studio. 



THE NEW PLAYERS. 

President, Major-General Sir Alfred Turner, K.C.B., R.A. ; Executive Committee, 
Mrs. Drew Anderson, INIiss Adeline Bourne, Mr. Reginald Bach, A. W. Evans, Mrs. 
Sydney Pauling, Mrs. A. C. T. Veasey, IMrs. Crawshay Williams ; Hon. Secretary, 
Mrs. Gladys Mendl, 2. Hanover Terrace, Regents Park, N.W. ; Hon. Treasurer, 
Dr. John Biermacki, Plaistow Hospital, E, 

The productions of 1912 were the "Medea" of Euripides at the Kingsway on 
February 5, and Mr. Israel Zangwill's "The Next Religion" at the London Pavilion 
on April 18. 

WOMEN WRITERS' SUFFRAGE LEAGUE. 

The object of the Women Writers" Suffrage League is to obtain the Parliamentary 
Franchise for women on the same terms as it is, or may be, granted to men. 

The qualification for membership is the publication or production of a book, article, 
story, poem, or play for which the author has received payment, and a subscription of 
2s. 6d., to be paid annually, financial year ending Decemiaer. 

President : Mrs. Flora Annie Steel. Vice-Presidents : Madame Sarah Grand, Miss 
Beatrice Harraden, IMiss Evelyn Sharp, Dr. Margaret Todd, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, 
Miss ]\Iay Sinclair, IMrs. INIargaret Woods, Mrs. Me>Tiell, IMrs. F. A. Steel, Mrs. Zangwill, 
I\Irs. Baillie Reynolds, Miss Symonds (George Paston). Committee: Miss Cicely 
Hamilton, Miss Beatrice Harraden, Mrs. C. Roma'nne- James, Mrs. H. W. Nevinson, 
IMrs. Waldemar Leverton, Mrs. Sarah Tooley, Mrs. Rentoul Esler, Miss Annesley 
Kenealy. Hon. Secretary: Miss Bessie Hatton. Hon. Solicitor: Mr. Reginald C. 
Watson. Hon. Head Literature Department : Mrs. Eileen Mitchell. Hon. Treasurer : 
Mrs. H. W. Nevinson. Office : Goschen Buildings, 12 and 13, Henrietta Street, 
London, W.C. Telephone : City, 1808. 

■ A Matinee was given at the New Princes in February, 1912, at which the following 
plays were presented : — " Edith," by Elizabeth Baker ; " Votes for Women " (Act II.), 
by Elizabeth Robins; "Shakespeare's Dream" a Pageant; also "Foreword," by 
Cicely Hamilton. 



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STOCKPORT GARRICK SOCIETY. 

The Stockport Garrick Society was founded in 1901 for the purpose of ^udying 
and giving performances in dramatic literature. Its headquarters are at Garrick 
Chambers, Wellington Stree(t, Stockport. The -officers are as follow : — President, 
Alderman Albert Johnson, J. P. ; honorary members, Miss A. E. F. Horniman, M.A., 
William Archer, H. Granville Barker, and John Galsworthy; honorary secretary, 
George Leigh Turner, 174, Wellington Eoad South, &t»ockport; honorary treasurer, 
Arthur H. Gibbons, " Ruskin " Nursery Road. Heaton Moor; executive committee. 
Horace Abson, H. J. Bagley, Mrs. Burlcy Copley, Walter Chadwick, Miss Gaul, S. A. 
Jepson, Edward R. Lingard, T. G. Morris, A. Horace Page. R. J. Smith, A. W. Slater. 
Fred. W. Taylor, William Temple, Albert Walthew, T. Henley Walker ; honorary 
auditors, Joseph Aikin and Thomas Dutton. 

During the year 1912 the Society gave performances of: "Strife," by John 
Galsworthy, at the Royal, Stockport. February 12, for a week ; '' Dealing in Futures." 
by Harold Brighouse, privately, at headquarters, on April 6 ; '' The W.aters of 
Bitterness," play in three acts, by S. M. Fox. six private representations, October 
30. 31, November 1, 2, 5, and 6; "David Ballard," play in three acts, by Charles 
McEvoy. public performance at St. Thomas's School, Stockport, November 25; public 
performance, Saos Hall, Stretford, November 30. The syllabus for the early part of 
1913 includes the following : — 

" Madonna," by George ^liddleton, " Bombastes Thunderton," by Ludvig Holberg, 
" Mother and Son," by Percy Redfern, private performance at Garrick Chambers by 
the Marple Dramatic Society, January 11 ; Literary meeting, Wednesday, January 15. 
"Robert Browning," by Professor H. H. Herford, Litt.D. ; "The Secret Woman." 
a play in four acts, by Eden Phillpotts, private representations at Garrick Chambers : 
Whist Drive, February 6 ; " Jephthah's Daughter," a play in three acts and a 
Prologue by X.Y.Z., private representation at Garrick Chambers; "Civil War," a 
comedy in four acts, by Ashley Dukes, private representations at Garrick Chambers, 
February 14, for six nights, public performance at Saos Hall, Stretford, February 22 ; 
Literary meeting, Thursday, February 13, " A Study in the Character of Shakespeare's 
'Macbeth,'" by Rev. Spencer J. Gibb ; Debate, Thursday, February 27, "Is the 
■Modern Drama Gloomy"? " : " The Pigeon,'' a fantasy in three acts, by John Galsworthy, 
private performances at Garrick Chambers, Monday, ^March 3, for six nights ; Annual 
General ^Meeting, Thursday, April 24. 

In the case of several of the plays performed by the society the scenery is made and 
painted by the stage staff. The profits from public performances are handed over to 
charitable and deserving institutions. 

THE BURY STAGE SOCIETY. 

The Bury Stage Society, which is now in its second season, has its officei-s as follow : — 
President, iMr. B. Iden Payne ; Producer, Mr. F. Taylor (of Stockport Garrick Society) : 
Hon. Secretary. Mr. T. L. Peers, 78, Hej-wood Street, Bury; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. A. M. 
Pennington, 366, Limefield, Bury. Headquarfers, Girton Hall, ^Manchester Road, 
Bury. Objects : To stimulate an interest in Modern dramatic literature by means 
of perfonnances, lectures, readings, and discussions. The plays to be given this 
season are: — " David Ballard," by C. McEvoy, " Spring in Bloomsbury," by H. Brig- 
house, and " Realities," by Gertrude Robins. 



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 ixistituted 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 library with works on Costume." 
The club possesses a collection of more than 600 theatrical portraits and other pictures, 
and numerous theatrical relics, to which an addition was made recenth- in the legacy 
under the will of the late Mr. Augustus F. Montague Spalding, an old and 



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prominent member of the club. Mr. Spalding left to the club some valuable oil 
paintings and souvenirs of Charles Mathews. These included "The Bath," by 
Etty ; " Liston Introducing the Young Mathews to the Public," once the property 
of Charles Mathews ; the oil painting b}- JMathews of his villa at Twickenham, painted 
by him for i\Irs. Spalding in 1874 ; and a cigar case and blue ash tray used by the 
celebrated comedian for many years. Secretary, Mr. Charles J. Fitch. 



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 : IMr. Conrad W. Cooke, Mr. A. Gordon Salamon, Sir 
William P. Treloar, Bart. Committee : Messrs. Achille Bazire, Oliver A. Fry, 
Reginald Groome, Joseph Harker, Yeend King, V.P.R.I., D. A. Louis, L. Raven-Hill, 
Edward G. Salmon, J. Walter Smith, E. J. Steegmann, J. Scott Stokes, David 
Urquhart. Hon Treasurer, Sir James D. Linton, P.R.I. ; Hon. Secretary, Mr. 
Reginald Geard ; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. R. H. Humphreys. (The above-named are 
members of the Committee ex-officio.) Hon. Counsel, the Rt. Hon. Sir Rufus Isaacs, 
K.C.V.O. ; Hon. Auditors and Scrutineers, Mr. Thomas Catling and Mr. T. H. Gurrin ; 
Hon. Librarian, IMr. C. J. Shedden W^ilson. The annual dinner took place on 
December 7, at the Connaitght Rooms, with Lord Moulton in the chair, when Sir John 
Hare responded to the toast of " The Visitors." 



THE ECCENTRIC CLUB. 

The Eccentric Club, 21, Shaftesbury Avenue, W., is constituted for the 
purpose of promoting social intercoiirse amongst gentlemen connected, directly 
or indirectly, with Literature, Art, Music, the Drama, Science, Sport, and Com- 
merce. The President is Sir Charles Wyndham ; Trustees, Mr. Walter J. W. 
Beard, Mr. Frederick Bishop, and Mr. Thomas Honey; Treasurers, Mr. Tom Eraser 
and Mr. H. J. Homer; Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. A. Harrison. Committee: — Major H. 
Bateman, Messrs. H. Montague Bates, W. Fellamy, Frank Calligan, E. L. Campbell, 
Barnet Cohen, A. J. East, Alfred Ellis, Walter de Frece, W. E. Garstin, F. Glenister, 
W. S. Hooper, S. Jousifie, P. Leftwich, John Le Hay, Ernest Stuart, W. J. Dayer 
Smith, A. J. Thomas, Bertie Crewe, T. Richards, and R. Warner. Telephone : 
Gerrard 3950. 



THE GREEN ROOM CLUB. 

The Green Room Club was founded in 1877 for the association of gentlemen of the 
dramatic and artistic professions. The Committee are vested with power to elect 
others than those engaged in dramatic, literary, and artistic professions as members 
of the club. The larger proportion of the members are actors. The club for a 
number of years was situated in Bedford Street, whence it moved to its present 
premises in Leicester Square in 1902. The late Duke of Beaufort was the first 
President of the club. Sir Squire Bancroft is the present President. The Green 
Room Club exchanges courtesies with the Savage Club, each club finding accom- 
modation for the members of the other when such occasions as redecorating and 
repainting temporarily deprive the members of the Green Room or of the Savage 
of their club premises. Snooker-pool and billiard matches between the two clubs 
are arranged annually, when silver challenge cups, presented one by each club, are 
competed for. Sir Herbert Tree some years ago presented a challenge cup to 
the Club for billiards, which is played for every year. Mr. Lewis Waller has 
presented one for golf, and Mr. Murray Marks one for bridge. 

Mr. George Delacher was for more than twenty years the Honorary Secretary 
of the Club, and only retired when the Club was enlarged, and moved into its 
present premises. Mr. Delacher is now more than eighty years of age. 

The Green Room Club includes amongst its treasured possessions valuable 
pieces of autographed plate, the gifts or legacies of various members and celebrities 
in the dramatic profession. Mr. Henry NeviP",, by whose death during 1910 the club 
lost one of its most popular members, left a small legacy to the club in order 
that it might purchase a memento of him in the shape of a silver tankard. 

Secretary, Mr. G. Swann. Address, 46, Leicester Square. 

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THE TOUCHSTONE CLUB. 

This club was formed at a meeting held on October 16, 1911, at the Rehearsal Theatre, 
when Mr. Harry Paulton was elected President, Mr. Harry Nicholls, Honorary 
Secretary, and Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, Honorary Treasurer. Membership is limited 
only to actors, that is to say those who at the time of joining are not managers, 
business or acting managers, musical directors, authors, critics, journalists, etc., and 
only those who have been in the profession for 21 years or more are eligible for 
membership. The club house is at the Adelphi Hotel, Strand. The committee include 
Messrs. Edwin Barwick, J, R. Crauford, J. H. Ryley, H. A. Saintsbury, Edward Sass, 
and Arthur Williams, and, ex officio, the President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary. 



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 touch with each other. The Club has 300 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 : — Chainnan, 
Mr. M. V. Leveaux ; Messrs. Cecil Barth, A. H. Benwell, Harry Barford, Arthur 
Bertram, Sydney Bransgrove, Wentworth Ci'oke, E. Graham Falcon, Grahame 
Herriugton W. W. Kelly, G. B. Lambert, Jose G. Levy, Lauderdale ^laitland, 
Ernest E. Norris, Leslie Owen, Alfred Pamnier, E. Taylor Piatt, Herbert Ralland, 
Sir H. Beerbohm Tree, John TuUy, G. Carlton Wallace, and Albert Ward; Hon. 
Treasurer : Mr. J. Bannister Howard ; Asst. Hon. Treasurer : Mr. Frank Weathersby ; 
Auditors: Messrs. Bryden, Fedden & Co.; Secretary: ]Mr. M. Martin; Address; 
5, Wardour Street, W. 



THE REHEARSAL CLUB. 

The Rehearsal Club (29, Leicester Square) was founded in 1892 with the view to 
furnishing a quiet retreat to which minor actreeses might resort between the hours 
of rehearsals and matinees and tiie evening performance. 

The members' subscription is 2s. per quarter. The club is open from 11 a.m. to 
8 p.m., and contains comfortable reading, resting 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-Holstcin ; Vice-President, the 
Lady Louisa Magenis. Committee : Chair, Lady Maud B. Wilbraham, Lady 
Alexander, Lady Bancroft, Mrs. CJiapman, Mrs. Gilmour, Miss Alice Glad- 
stone, Mrs. Max Hecht, Mrs. R. S. Henderson, Mrs. Kendal, Mrs. George 
^larjoribanks, LIrs. Cyril IMaude, Mrs. Mayne, Mrs. Frank Pownell, Lady Tree. 
Eleonora Lady Trevelyau, Mrs. Philip Walker, ^Irs. W. H. Wharton; Hon. Treasurer, 
Mrs. Mavne, 101, Queen's Gate, S.NV. ; Hon. Secretary, Mrs. George Marjoribanks. 
22, Hans Road, S.W. ; Secretary, Miss. Murray, 35, Parkhill Road, N.W. 



THE LYCEUM CLUB. 

The Lyceum Club was started in 1904 for the purpose of affording a meeting ground 
Tor women of all professions. The interests of dramatists were, however, mii'epresented 
until 1908, when the Authors' Board extended its protection to the dramatists, and a 
sub-committee was formed, which has included Mrs. Havelock Ellis, ^liss M. Stanley 
Clark, ^liss Beatrice Harraden, Miss Bessie Hatton, Mrs. Teignmouth Shore (Priscille 
Craven), and ^liss Muriel Currey. At present it consists of : — Miss ]\I. Stanley Clark, 
I\riss Bertha N. Graham, Miss Muriel Dawbarn, 'Miss Marjorie Hamilton, Miss Olive 
Lethbridge and Miss Sybil Ruskin. 

The object of the dramatic sub-committee has been to afford dramatist members an 
opportunity of producing their plays experimentally, and it has been already proved 
that the work is of real use. 

The plays are submitted under a pseudonym, and are judged by five readers : — INIiss 
Constance Beerbohm, Mrs. Matthew Arnold, Mrs. Vigo, Mrs. Mouillot, and Mrs, 
Turnbull (Eliot Page). 

The dramatic sub-committee gave performances on October 26. 1911, December 5, 1911. 



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and April 30, 1912, the plays produced being : — " According to His Lights," by Ada and 
Dudley James ; "Securing a Fortune," by Bertha N. Graham ; " The Anniversary," by 
M. Stanley Clark ; " Johanna of Brooker's Flat," by Arthur Hood. 

A large reception was given in jMiss Felice Lyne's honour on January 25. at which 
a one act play by Eliot Page, entitled " Preparing Croary," was produced. 

An interesting reading was given by ]\Irs. Percy Dearmer on November 9, on her 
Mystery Play, ' ' The Soul of the World, ' ' with incidental music by j\Iartin Shaw ; and 
on April 30, Mr. Robert Steveijson gave a lecture on "The Voice on the Stage — 
and off." 

Under the auspices of the sub-committee, a Conference of the London Play Producing 
Societies was held on March 5, and a Repertory Theatre Dinner on April 15, at which 
^liss Horniman, of Manchester, Mr. Alfred Wareing, of Glasgow, Mr. Drinkwater, of 
Birmingham, and INIr. Frederick Whelen. of the Stage Society, were among the guests 
of honour, and Mr. Clifford Mills presided. 

Address: 128, Piccadilly, London, W. Telephone, Gerrard 640. 



THE ACTORS' SWORD CLUB. 

The Actors' Sword Club was founded by Mr. Gerald Ames in 1910. Membersiip 
is limited to artists, authors, singers, musicians, and anyone engaged in the allied arts 
of the theatre. The yearly subscription is 5s. The club badge is a scarlet band worn on 
the left sleeve of the jacket. Each member provides his own jacket, foils, etc. Members 
meet and fence together on Tuesdays and Fridays at one or another of the following 
Salles d'Armes; Felix Bertrand, 10, Warwick Street, W. ; Felix Grave. 159, Bromp- 
ton Road, S.W. ; Fred McPherson, 3, Victoria St., S.W. The president is Sir George 
Alexander; the vice-presidente are Lord Howard de Walden, Mr. Norman Forbes, 
and Mr. Egerton Castle. The Committee are Messrs. Henry Ainley, J. P. Blaku, 
Justin Huntly McCarthy, E. Vivian Reynolds, Jerrold Robertshaw, and Athol 
Stewart. Honorary Secretary, Mr. Gerald Ames, 159, Brompton Road, S.W. 

During 1911 an important Assault-at-arms was held on June 16 on the Roof 
Garden, 159, Brompton Road ; and a supper was largely attended at the Pall Mall 
Restaurant on November 23. 

The chief event in 1912 was the matinee at the St. James's on June 13, in aid of 
the Actors' Benevolent Fund, when was presented " The Duel throughout the Ages," 
in which many famous swordsmen participated. 

Two members of the club, Mr. J. P. Blake and Mr. Gerald Ames, were in the final 
pool for the British Amateur Championship, 1911, won by Mr. Blake. ^Ir. Ames was 
again in the final in 1912, and he and Mr. Blake were among the British representatives 
choseii to fence for Great Britain at the Olympic Games, Stockholm, 1912. 



THE ACTRESSES' FOIL CLUB. 

The Actresses' Foil Club is the ladies' branch of the Actors' Sword Club, and 
is formed on similar lines to that Club. The President is Miss Irene Vanbrugh. 
The Committee are : Miss Esme Beringer, Miss Gracie Leigh, Miss Alexandra Carlisle, 
Miss Mary Mackenzie. Hon. Secretary, Miss Ruth Maitland, 27, Brunswick Square, 
W.C. A six-monthly subscription of half a guinea entitles members to meet and 
fence together at three London Salles d'Armes. 



PLAYGOERS' CLUBS. 

THE PLAYGOERS' CLUB. 

This club was founded in 1884 to encourage social intercourse amongst those 
interested in the Drama, and to afford facilities for the discussion of all matters 
connected with the theatre. Debates on new plays are a feature in the club, and in 
addit<ion, lectures, concerts, dinners, dances, etc., are held to whdch members have 
the privilege of inviting guests. There are a golfing society and a Masonic Lodge 
and Chapter in connection with the club, and it exchanges courtesies with the 
Manchester Playgoers' Club and other provincial clubs. 

Commodious new premises above the Leicester Square Tube Station in Cran- 
bourne Street and Charing Cross Road have recently been acquired, where ample 



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accommodation i^ provided for the large and increasing membership. ' Annua] sub- 
scription, £3 3s. ; entrance fee, £2 2s., in addition to which every member musrt on 
election take up one 10s. (fully paid) share in tlie Playgo^'s' Club, Limited. 

Officers and Committee: — President, Mr. E. Marshall Hall, K.C., M.P., ; vice- 
president, Mr. Heury Rees ; trustee, Mr. Louis E. Harfeld ; treasurer, Mr. Will 
Sparks; committee, Messrs. E. J. Bevau, H. Passmorc Edwards, Osmau Edwards, 
Carl Heutscbel, F. G. E, Jones, A. M. Latham, W. Pett Kidgc, .\rthur F. Spencer, 
E. A. \Miitehousc; hon. secretaries, Messrs. James Sharpe and Chas. E. B. Kibblewbite; 
hon. librarian, Mr. Edwiu H. Shear. 

Excellent work is done by the Playgoers' Club in connection with its Christmas 
Pantomime Fund. Thousands of children, who possibly otherwise would have little 
chance of witnessing one of the hardy annuals are annually taken to pantomimes, and 
if any endorsement were wanted as to this work of the Club being good work, it would 
be found in the enthusiasm and happiness displayed by the favoured youngsters on 
these occasions. A notable event in coimeetion with the Club. was. in the closing 
month of the year, the "Peter Pan" dinner, at which Mr. Marshall Hall presided, 
and several artists who have appeared in Mr. J. M. Barrie's hardy perennial responded 
to toasts. 



THE O.P. CLUB. 

The O.P. Club was founded and opened in the year 1900 by a body of play- 
goers interested in the pursuit and progress of the drama, and desirous of estab 
iishing an institution which would foster and conserve the love of playgoing in a 
broad and catholic spirit. Its headquarters are at the Adelphi Hotel, Adelphi. 
Permanent features of the Club are two annual dinners, to which leading actors 
and actresses are invited. During 1912 a ladies' dinner was given on ]March 24, at the 
Criterion Restaurant, with Mr. J. I\I, Gatti (Mayor of Westminster) in the chair ; and 
a dinner was given at the Hotel Cecil to Miss Neilson Terry, May 19, Sir Herbert 
Beerbohm Tree in the chair. Most of Ihe " Terry " family were present. 

President, Lord Howard de Walden ; Vice-President, Mr. Percy Barringer ; Trustee, 
Mr. Carl Hentschel ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. A. E. Elkau ; Hon. Secretaries, Mr. J. 
Davis Smith and Mr. Ernest H. Miers. 

On October 20 a '" ^Milestones " Dinner was given at the Hotel Cecil. The three 
toasts ■■ I860,'' " 1885 " and '" 1912," the three periods in the play, were responded to 
respectively — 1860, Miss Genevieve Ward. ^liss Bateman and jNIr. Jas. Fernandez ; 
1885, Sir Squire Bancroft ; and 1912, Miss Gladys Cooper and Mr. Dennis Eadie. 



THE GALLERY FIRST NIGHTERS' CLUB. 

The headquarters of the GaUerj- First Nighters' Club are at the Bedford Head 
Hotel, Maiden Lane, Strand, W.C. Subscription, 10s. 6d. per annum. President, 
Mr. James Kenny ; Vice-President, Mr. Aldon Roen ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. John Page ; 
Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. L. O'Riordan ; Committee: — Messrs. John Calhaem, H. S. 
Doswell, Arthur Ellis, Robert Levy, F. Page, P. Rawson, W. 0. Summers and 
G. F. Wright ; Hon. Auditor, Mr. Frank H. Long. 

The Club was founded in 1896, "to maintain the right of playgoers to give free 
and independent criticism in the theatre, and to afford facilities for social intercourse 
among gallery first nighters." Genuin- gallery playgoers alone are eligible for 
membership. The Cluu Golds frequent debates on subjects connected with the 
Drama. Other functions include the annual dinner, held at Frascati's in March, 
Bohemian suppers, concert*, 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 ha\'ing 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 charact«.rises all their dinners. At the annual dinner held in February, 191ii, 
the principal speakers were ^Ir. Louis Calvert and ]\Iiss Kate Cutler. Among the 
other well-known people who have spoken at their dinners are Miss Ellen Terry. ISIiss 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 115 

Eva Moore, I\Iiss Kate Eorke, Gwennie Mars, Miss Ruth Vincent, IMiss Nina Boucicault, 
IVnie. Adeline CTenee, Miss Hilda Trevelyan, Miss Fann}' Brough, Sir W. S. Gilbert' 
Sir George Alexander, Messrs. H. V. Esmond, J. Forbes-Robertson, Lewis Waller' 
Dennis Eadie, Charles Hawtrej-, H. B. Irving, Robert Loraine, Arthur Bourchier] 
James Welch, Oscar Asche, Cecil Raleigh, Sydney Valentine, Martin Harvey, Rudolf 
Besier, W. Louis Bradfield, Spencer Leigh Hughes, T. McDonald Rendle, W. Pett 
Ridge, E. F. Spence, James Douglas, Alfred Robins, Hannen Swaffer, Randal 
Charlton, and the late C. L. Carson, of THE STAGE — a list of which any club might 
be proud. 

At the Sixteenth Annual Dinner, to be held at Frascati's on Sunday, Februarv 23, 
the principal guests will be Mr. Henry Ainley and Miss Haidee Wright." 



BRISTOL PLAYGOERS' CLUB. 

The Bristol Playgoers' Club was formed on November 8, 1911, and had elected over 
400 members by the time of the annual meeting in May, 1312. During the short first 
season the following programme was arranged: — 

December 14, INIiss Horniman addressed the Club, "A Talk ou the Drama"; 
January 4, Mr. Mostyn Pigott lectured on "The British Drama — The Pessimist's 
Playground"; January 18, ]\Iiss Gertrude Kingston lectured, "The Origin of the 
Dramatic Censorship — being a chapter from the History of Prejudice" ; February 2, 
A Musical and Social Evening; February 8, Dickens Centenary. Recital from "A 
Tale of Two Cities," by the Rev. A. N. Blatchford. Character sketches by Mr. Bransby 
Williams; February 22, Lecture on "John Galsworthy" by Prof. Skemp ; March 7, 
Discussion on " W^hat Every Woman Knows." Miss Hilda Trevelyan and Company 
were entertained at Supper by the Committee ; March 14, Lecture by Mr. Hilaire 
Belloc on "The Misanthrope"; March 28, Discussion on The Shakespeare National 
Memorial Theatre Scheme ; April 11, Discussion on the Ibsen plays presented at the 
Princes' by INfr. Leigh Lovel and his Company. Rev. Canon Talbot opened the 
evening ; April 25, Mr. .Charles Collette gave reminiscences and sketches. 

The 1912-1913 season began with a dinner at which Mr. Rutland Barrington was 
the guest, ou October 26. The programme arranged up to Christmas was as follows : — 

October 10, Address by Mr. Hilaire Belloc entitled "The Stage as a Criticism of 
Public Life and Public Officials" ; October 31, Reading of Galsworthy's " The Silver 
Box" by club members; November 14, Discussion on "Typhoon"; November 28, 
Address by Mr. Iden Payne ; December 5, Address by Mr. John Galsworthy ; December 
9, Performance of " Iphegenia in Tauris " by the Greek Play Company, organised by 
the club ; December 12, Address by Miss Lena Ashwell. 

The Bristol Playgoers' Club is affiliated to the Playgoers' Club, London, and to the 
British Playgoers' Federation. 

Over 500 members have now been elected. The subscription is 10s. per annum, and 
there is an entrance fee of 10s. Committee : President and Chairman, Dr. Barclay 
J. Baron; Vice-Chairman, Mr. Richard Castie ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. F. R. Stead; 
Joint Hon. Secretaries, J. F. HoUoway, Cairns Villa, SneydPark, and J. Clifford Wing[ 
37, Whiteladies Road ; Mrs. Barclay Baron, ]\Irs. J. Curtis, Mrs. Ostlere, Miss 
Alexander, Mr. G. K. Archbold, Mr. G. W. Boyd, Dr. Green, Mr. F. C. Hawkins 
Mr. C. H. King, and Mr. H. Norton Matthews. ' 



LEEDS PLAYGOERS' SOCIETY. 

The Leeds Playgoers' Society was founded in April, 1907, for the "furtherance 
of operatic and dramatic art." The objects of the society are : (a) the announcement 
of engagements; (b) the arrangement of special performances; (c) lectures; and 
(d) co-operation with similar societies. The headquarters are at the Leeds Art Club 
8, Blenheim Terrace, Leeds. The Theatre Night is Monday, and the Meeting Night 
the first Thursday in the month. 

The office of President was vacant at the time the Ye.\R BOOK went to press. The 
Hon. Treasurer is Mr. T. A. Lamb, 9, Newport Moimt, Headinglev, Leeds, and the 
joint Hon. Secretaries are Messrs. W. P. Irving (Arts Club, 8, Blenheim Terrace) and 
F. G. Jackson (8, Park Lane). The Committee are:— Prof. Cohen, IMessrs. J. B. 
Crossley, F. R. Dale, C. M. Dawson, H. Hildesheim, L. Marcan, H. Thompson^ 
Mrs. Albert Dawson and IMiss Josephy, 

The Society does not produce plays on its own account, but, during the year 1912 
it arranged for Mr. B. Iden Payne's company to perform "Man and Superman'' 



116 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



(twice), "The Tragedy of Nan" and "Cupid and Commonsense," the two latter for 
the first time in Leeds, while the Greek Play Company, under the direction of Miss 
Penelope Wheeler, were invited to give performances of " Iphigcnia in Tauris " (twice) 
and " Hippolytus," each for the first time in Leeds. The Society has had a very large 
share in the work of the Committee which is arranging an experimental Repertory 
Season in Leeds for 1913. and its members form the bulk of the subscribers to the 
guarantee fund. 

Among those who have delivered lectures before the Society are Mr. Holbrook 
Jackson, ^Iv. G. K. Chesterton, Mr. E. T. Heys, Mr. Edward Compton. Mr. James 
Welch, Mr. B. Iden Payne, Mr. Ashley Dukes, Mr. Laurence Irving, Mr. Wm. Archer, 
Mr. W. B. Yeats. Mr. Hilaire Belloc, Mr. Basil Dean, Mr. Lennox Robinson, and 
:Miss Ellen Terry. 

SHEFFIELD PLA.YGOERS' SOCIETY. 

The Sheffield Playgoers" Society was founded in March, 1910, for the purpose of 
awakening and encouraging an interest in the drama and kindred arts. Amongst 
others the following have lectured to the Society : — ilr. B. Iden Pa\Tie, ]\Iiss Cicely 
Hamilton. Mr. G. K. Chesterton, Miss A. E. F. Horniman. Mr. H. Granville Barker, 
!Mr. J. Galsworthy and Mr. Hilaire Belloc. « 

At the request of the Society Mr. B. Iden Payne and Company gave special perform- 
ances of " Man and Superman," " Nan '■ and " Cupid and Commonsense." in March, 
1912. During the week commencing October 7, 1912, INIr. Payne and Company gave seven 
plays entirely new to Sheffield, three of which—" The Heritage," by F. J. Adkins, I\I.A., 
' Resentment," by Alan Monkhouse. and " Emancipation, "' by Leonard Inkster — were 
produced for the first time on any stage. Daring November arrangements were made 
with the Bessie Comedy Company to give special performances of " Billy's Little Love 
Afiair," by H. V. Esmond, " The Dear Departed," by Stanley Houghton, " The Liar," 
by S. Foote, " 4 A.!M.," by Harry Paulton (for the first time on any stage) and " The 
Rehearsal," by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. 

At the commencement of the 1912-1913 session a public meeting, initiated by the 
Societv, was held to discuss the question of holding a Repertory Season, and the 
proposal was unanimously agreed upon. A guarantee fund was opened which was 
fuUv subscribed to within a fortnight. February 10, 1913. has been decided upon for 
the opening date. In the repertory will be " Chains." " The Return of the Prodigal." 
" Admiral Guinea." ' Cupid and the Styx." and several new one-act plays, which will 
be produced mider the direction of Mr. Orlando Barnett. 
t The membership at the end of last session was 465. 

J The following are the officers: — President, Mr. T. Walter Hall; Hon. Treasurer, 
Mr. F. Bowman : Chairman of Committee, IMr. F. J. Adkins. M.A. ; Committee, 
Miss F. Corbett, Miss G. Davidson, Miss A. Leesley, Mi.ss E. Ormay, Miss M. Duplock. 
Miss A. E. Escott, Mrs, T. P. Lockwood. Miss L. Hawson, Mr. E. W. Turner. 
Mr. E. E. Lewis, Mr. C. E. Young, :Mr. J. B. Simpson. :\Ir. J. A. Clark, Mr- H. L. 
Cooper, Mr. W. S. Jackson, Mr. A. W. Francis; Hon. Secretary, Mr. R. D. Bennett, 
3, Mackenzie Crescent, Broomhall Park. Sheffield, 



REPERTORY THEATRES. 

THE GAIETY, MANCHESTER. 

During the year 1912 Miss Horniman's Company, in addition to several months' 
season spent in Manchester, have played seasons in London, at the Coronet, and in 
Canada. Their first productions of the year have included "Mary's Wedding," 
" Hindle Wakes," "The Question," "Elaine." 'Race Suicide," and "Revolt." 
fuller particulars of which will be found under the heading of Plays of the Y'ear. 
Their repertorv has also included "Twelfth Night." "Candida." "Nan,'' 
"Makeshifts." " Mollentrave on Women," " The Little Stone House," " The Silver 
Box." "Reaping the Whirlwind," "She Stoops to Conquer," •■ The Return of the 
Prodigal," "Cupid and the Stvx," "Man and Superman," "The Perplexed 
Husband," "A Question of Propertv," "The Thieves' Comedy," "The Younger 
Generation," "You Never Can Tell," Ibsen's Plays, " Widowers' Houses." "What 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 117 

the Public Wants," '' Mary Broome," "Beauty and the Barge," " The Subjection of 
Kezia," " Pilkerton's Peerage," "The Polj-gon," "The Charity that Began at 
Home," " The Pigeon," "The Shepherd," " The Devil's Disciple," " Prunella." 

In Februars' and JNIarch ]\Iiss Darragh's Company played the following at the 
Gaiety, Manchester : — " The Walls of Jericho," "Alias Mrs. Fairfax," " The Foun- 
tain," "The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith," "The Likeness of the Night," "The 
Perfect Widow," "Old Jan," "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," " A Dear Little 
Wife." 

The Liverpool Repertory Company visited the Gaiet}-, Manchester, in October and 
November, and performed " Iris," " Lonely Lives," " The Education of Mr. Surrage," 
and " Tilda's New Hat." 

On December 2 matinees of " Hippolytus " and " Iphigenia in Tauris " were given 
by the Greek Play Company under the direction of Miss Penelope Wheeler, 



THE LIVERPOOL REPERTORY THEATRE. 

The following plays were among those given by the Liverpool Repertory Com- 
pany during 1912: — "The Perplexed Husband," "The Tyranny of Tears," "The 
Oak Settle " (for the first time), " Pillars of Society," " The Return of the Prodigal," 
"The Fountain," "Marriages Are Made in Heaven," "The Honeymoon," "The 
Bracelet " (for the first time), " The Shepherd " (for the first time), " The Situation 
at Newbury" (for the first time), " The Convict on the Hearth," "You Never Can 
Tell," " The New Sin," " The Cassilis Engagement," " A Roman Holiday " (for the 
first time), "Dealing in Futures," "Tilda's New Hat," "Captain Brassbound's 
Conversion," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "A Doll's House," "The 
Mollusc," "Lonesome Like," "Iris" (first production in the English provinces), 
"Instinct" (for the first time on any stage), "Press Cuttings," "A Florentine 
Tragedy," "The Pigeon," "The Education of Mr. Surrage" (for the first time), 
" Lonelv Lives," and " The Vovsev Inheritance."' 



GLASGOW REPERTORY THEATRE. 

At a meeting of shareholders of the Scottish Playgoers, Limited, the company which 
maintains the Glasgow Repertory Theatre, in June, the directors, in their report for 
the period from June 1, 1911, to May 6, 1912, stated that the Royalty, Glasgow, was 
opened under the company's management for thirty-one weeks, and that the accounts 
showed a net loss of £322 5s. 6d. They remarked that " the support accorded by the 
public to the plays produced during the three months of the season was extremely 
disappointing, and had it not been for the success of the Christmas production, ' Wee 
Macgreegor,' the loss for the year would have been considerably larger." The balance- 
sheet showed a capital account of £5,989 in fully-paid £1 shares, and funds in hand 
and in the bank to the amount of £1,029. 

No autumn season was arranged for, and operations of the company are, we under- 
stand, temporarily suspended. 

THE ABBEY THEATRE, DUBLIN. 

Foimded in 1898. Its aim was to produce "plays that are literature." In the begin- 
ning English actors were brought over to play in the pieces, and at the first production 
of Mr. W. B. Yeats's " Countess Cathleen " Miss May Whitty, Miss Florence Farr, and 
Mr. Trevor Lowe were in the cast, with Miss Farr as General Manager and Mr. Ben 
Webster as Stage Manager. In 1901 performances were given by ]Mr. W. Ct. Fay's 
company of Irish amateurs, calling themselves the Irish National Dramatic Company, 
and afterwards the Irish National Theatre Society. 

iNIiss Horniman acquired the lease of the Ab*bey Theatre, rebuilt the house, and gave 
the Irish National Theatre Society its free use. From 1904 to 1910 Miss Horniman 
in addition gave the society an annual subsidy. 

For seven months of the year the Abbey Theatre Company will be found at the 
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and another three months are generally spent in visits to 
towns in Ireland and England. In 1911-12 a tour was made in the United States of 
America. In 1912 a Second Company were formed, who perform at the Abbey Theatre 
when the first company are away. There is also a School of Acting in connection with 
the theatre. 



118 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



There are about fifty plays in the active repertory of the company. The following 
plays were produced durinj? 1912 : — 

January 4, " The Annunciation," circa 1400, " The Flight into Egypt," circa 1400 ; 
January 11, " \ acDarragh's Wife," Lady Gregory; February 1, revival of "The 
Country Dressmaker," George Fitzmaurice ; February 15, " TheTinkerand the Fairy " 
(played in Gaelic), Douglas Hyde; February 29, "The Worlde and the Chylde," 15th 
century; March 28, "Family Failing," William Boyle; April 11, "Patriots," 
Lennox Robinson; April 15, "Judgment," Joseph Campbell; June 20, " ^Maurice 
Harto," T. C. Murray ; July 4, " The Bogie Men," Lady Gregory ; October 17, " The 
Magnanimous Lover," St. John G. Ervine ; November 21, " Damer's Gold," by Lady 
Gregory ; and a revised version of W. B. Yeats's INlorality, '" The Hour Glass." 

Directors : j\Ir. W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory ; Controller : Mr, Nugent Monck ; 
^lanager : ilr. Lennox Robinson ; Business Manager : Mr. Fred O'Donovan. 



BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE. 

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre will be opened on Feb. 15th with a perform- 
ance of " Twelfth Night." 

The plays to be performed include John Galsworthy's " The Pigeon," W. B. 
Yeates's "Countess Kathleen " and Lady Gregory's "White Cockade." 



VARIETY ORGANISATIONS. 

VARIETY ARTISTS' FEDERATION. 

Founded February 18, 1906. Registered under the Trades Union Acts, 1871 and 
1876. Offices, 18, Oharing Cross Road, London, W.C, Telephone, Gerrard 6950. 
Affiliated to the Trades Union Congress, the White Rats Actors Union of America, the 
International Artists' Lodge of Germany, and L'Union Syndicale des Artistes Lyriques 
of France. Officers : — Chairman, Mr. W. H. Olemart ; Trustees, Messrs. Joe Elvin, 
Paul Martinetti, and Edmund Edmunds ; Treasurer, Mr. G. H. Chirgwin ; Accountant, 
Mr. W. H. ^McCarthy. Executive Committee meetings every Thursday at 12. London 
and provincial meetings first Friday in the month at 12. ]\Ir. Fred Herbert, Secretary-. 

The Federation aims at the abolition of all abuses detrimental to the interests 
and welfare of the music hall profession. It provides its members with financial 
assistance as regards railroad fares, free legal advice, and free legal protection. There 
is also a death lev^^ of 6d. per head per member. Entrance fee, 21s. Weekly subscrip- 
tion, 6d. 

The Executive are as follows: — J as. Alexandre, E. Adeler, Martin Adeson, 
W. H. Atlas, Barney Armstrong. Charles Austin, Joe Archer, Peter Bijou, 
Signor Borelli, Sid Bandon, Bert Byrne, Harry Barrett, J. R. Barnard, F. J. 
Barnard, Albert Brady, Thomas Bi'ight, Harry Bancroft, Edwin Barwick, Geo. 
Brooks, Burnetti, Andie Caine, J. W. Cragg, G. H. Chirgwin, Leoni Clarke, Fred 
Curran, Chas. Coborn, Harry Conlin, Morny Cash, W. J. Churchill, T. C. Callaghan, 
Whit Cunliffe, Dave Carter, Syd Crossley, Tom E. Conover, Harry Claff, Geo. 
D'Albert, Harry Delevine, Sam Delevine, Percy Delevine, Robert Dunning, William 
Downes, J. J. Dallas, Johnny D\v>cr, Marriott Edgar, Seth Egbert, W. F. Frame, 
James Foreman, Fred Ginnett, A. E. Godfrey, Horace Goldin, Arthur Gallimore, 
W. E. Gillen, Fred Griffiths, Gus Garrick, Geo. Hughes, Carl Hertz, Martin 
Henderson, Phil Herman, Harry Jee, Tom Joy, Lew Lake, James Kellino, 
Fred Kitchen, C. W. Kloof, ]\Iax Berol Konarah, J. W. Knowles, Albert Le 
Fre, Alf Leonard, Harrj TiEuder, Jay Laurier, Fred Latimar, J. P. Ling, John L« 
Hay, B. Monti, Walter Munroe, Fred Maple, James INIooney, F. W. Millis, Harry 
Mason, Chas. IMcConnell. Joe IMcConnoll. Steve McCarthy, Geo. Newham, Orpheus, 
Jim Obo, Ben Obo, Wal Pink, Jack Pleasants, Pip Powell. Fred Russell, Charles 
Rich, W. B. Raby, Austin Rudd, J. W. Rickaby, Harry Ra<iford, F. V. St. Clair, 
Fred Sinclair, Ryder Slone, Max Sterling, Harry Stelling, Eugene Stratton, George 
Sanford, Albert. Schafer, Alfred Sutcliffe, Harry Tate, Joe Tennyson, Thora, Deane 
Tribune, Albert Voyce, Horace Wheatley, Tom Woottwell, Erne Warsaw, W. H. Wallis, 



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Horace White, Bert Williams, J. W. Wilson, Harry Wenburn, John Warren, 
H. 0. Wills. J. A. Wilson, Ben Whitelev, Howard Ward, Chas. Whittle, Charles Major, 
Miller Sutcliffe, W. G. Sutton. 

MUSIC HALL ARTISTS' RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. 

Founded February 2, 1897. Head offices, 18, ChariBig Croas Road, London, W.C. 

Secretary, Mr. C. Douglas Stuart. Branch offices in Glasgow : Agent, Mr. John 
Alexander ; Liverpool : Agent, IMr. Tom McKay ; and Manchester : Agent, Mr. Fred 
Slingsby. Officers, for the current year : — Hon. President, Mr. Joe Elvin ; Hon. Vice- 
Presidents, Mr. Charles Coboru, Mr. Albert Le Fre, Mr. Fred W. Millis, Mr. E. 
H. Lucas, and Lieut. Albini ; Hon. Trustees, Messrs. J. W. Cragg, Paul Martinetti, 
and G. H. Chirgwin ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr, Arthur Rigby ; Chairman of Committee, 
Mr. Arthur Gallimore ; Vice-Chairman, Mr. Stanley J. Damerell; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. 
Eugene Judge (Judge and Priestly). • 

The annual subscription is 7s. 6d. and from this 2s. 6d. is donated to the new 
Music Hall Benevolent Institution. At the close of the financial year on September 30 
the total funds were : Reserve Account, £558 8s. 8d. ; Current Account, £182 6s. 4d. ; 
Cash in hand, £40 14s. lOd. ; Total, £811 9s. lOd. The membership still continues 
to increase ; the total number now on the books as active members is a few under 
7,000. Weekly meetings of the Committee are held every Wednesday at 12 o'clock. 



VARIETY ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND AND INSTITUTION. 

Offices, 18, Charing Cross Road, W.C. ; Secretary, Mr. C. Douglas Stuart. The 
work of the society consists of the granting of relief to the desemng poor of the 
variety profession, and the direction of the Institution of " Brinsworth," Staines 
Road, Twickenham, where eighteen old performers of both sexes are housed, fed and 
clothed. The Committee is composed as follows : — Elected for three years: Messrs. 
Albert Voyce, Ben Obo, W. H. Atlas, Jim Obo, Arthur Gallimore, T. C. Callaghan, 
Ed. H. Lucas, Stanley J. Damerell, H. Griff, Ed. Crosland, Cecil Rutland, Chas. 
Gardener, Geo. E. Smythson, Syd Walker, Horace Wheatley, Tom Packer, Bert 
Williams, Robert Abel, Martin Henderson, Ken Gallimore, P. W. Millis, Chas. 
Coborn, A. de Brean, C. Kasrac, Wm. Welsh, J. W. Gallagher, W. E. Gillin, Bert 
Marsden, Eugene Stratton, and H. Falls. Elected for two years : Messrs. Ben 
Whiteley, Harry Herald, Julian Mack, H. Wills, Harry Bancroft, Burnetti, W. 
FuUbrook, Bruce Green, Rich. Taylor, Tom E. Conover, E. Gribben, H. Braff, 
Arthui" Rigby, W. Barrett, A. P. Hemsley, Harry Wright, Chris Van-Bern, J. Barker, 
Jack Harris, A. Borelli, Chas. Clark, Ted E. Box, Harold Pinden, Albert Le Fre, 
Edwin Barwick, Lieut. Albini, Sid Baker, Reginald Prince, Cyril Yettmah, and Chas. 
Grantley. Elected for one year : Messrs. H. Huley, Sam Vincent, Horace White, 
Fredk. Day, Tom Francis, W. Jackson, Tom Morton, A. Schafer, Marriott Edgar, 
P. Melvin, Walter Dale, Alf. Herald, P. Bijou, Gus Garrick, James Kellino, Dick 
Bell, Fred McNaughton, Dave O'Toole, Geo. Sandford, Fred Hughes, Seth Egbert, 
Fred Woellhaf , D. Hendy Clark, Gus McNaughton, Dusty Rhodes, Alf. Leonard, Geo. 
Herd, H. M. Darsie, Fred Parr, and W. Kellino. 



MUSIC HALL LADIES' GUILD. 

The Guild was founded in 1906. President, Miss Irene Rose; 1st Vice-President, 
Mrs. Charles Coborn ; 2nd Vice-President, Mrs. Herbert Shelley ; Hon-Treasurer, Miss 
Lottie Albert; The Committee includes, Mrs. Gintaro, Miss Marie Llovd, Mrs. Herbert 
Shelley, Mrs. George Gilbey, Miss Julie Macarte, Miss Kate Vulcana, Miss Louie 
Davis, Mrs. Vernon Cowper, Miss Alexandra Dagmar, Mrs. Chas. Coborn, Mrs. 
Fred Kitchen, Miss Marie Kendal, Miss Fanny Harris, Mrs. Fawkes, Mrs. Edward 
Lauri, Miss Ray Wallace, Mrs. Morton, Mrs. Arthur Were, Mrs. Andie Caine, 
Mrs Kasrac, Mrs. G. H. Chirgwin, Miss Irma Lorraine, Miss Gladys Huxley, 
Mrs. Harry Tate, Mrs. Alva, Mrs. G. H. Smythson, Miss Carlotta Levey, Miss 
Clarice Mayne, Miss Evelyn O'Connor, Mrs. Billy Merson, Miss Maggie Bowman, 
Miss Bertha De Pas, Miss Mabel Mavis, Mrs. John Spissel, and Miss Norah 
Delaney. 

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120 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



who, through lack of employmf^nt, illness, or confinement, are in want of help, by 
supplying proper medical aid, food, coal, or other necessaries as may be requirad. 
Also, in cases of confinement, to lend a supply of suitable baby clothes for the first 
month, to be 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, in sketches, or in offices ; to supply 
necessitoue ai-tists with free clothing ; to sell sitage and other clothing to artists who 
may require it, at a very small charge; to vLBit the sick; to give toys, books, and 
games to sick children of artist*. 

Meetings are held every Wednesday at the ofiSces, Newport Hoi'se, Great Newport 
Street, W.C. Secretary, Miss Melinda May. 



THE MUSIC HALL HOME. 

The Music Hall Home was founded sixteen years ago by certain prominent 
members of the Terriers' Association. The objects of the Music Hall Home are to 
afford .shelter to deserving members 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. 

At the time the book went to press there were eleven inmates lodged in the Home, 
which is situated at Colyer House. 53, Alexander Road, Gipsy Hill, S.E. 

The officers for the ensuing year are : — President, Mr. Walter de Frece ; Vice- 
Presidents, Messrs. Harry Barnard, Harry Bawn, Ted E. Box, G. P. R. Burgess, 
Tom Branson, Harry Day, Jas. E. Dunedin, Percy Ford, Harry Gage, Walter 
Hassan, John Lawson, F. H. Pedgrift, C. J. Bartleet Perry, Jesse Sparrow, C. 
Douglas Stuart, Chas. Weldon, Arthur Were, Douglas White, and Bransby 
Williams. Committee, Messrs. John Alexander, W. H. Atlas, Phil Ascot, WiUie 
Benn, Harry Birkhead, Harry Blake, T. C. Callaghan. William Cody, George 
Cooper, C. C. Cornish, Svd Crossley, J. H. Davy, W. R. Dunkley, Nelson Francis, 
Harry Gribben,*H. Griff,* Berry Hope, Jack Hurst, W. Kloof, F. H. Kohler, Ernest 
Lepard, Geo. Leyton, Julian Mack, C. Mannering, Bert Marsden, Jock Miller, 
Maurice, Walter Norman, Ben Obo, Jim Obo, Tom Packer, Samuel Salter, Arthur 
Simmons, -H. R. Stephens, Leo Stirling, Syd Walker, Horace Wheatley, Jack Woolf, 
Russell Brandow. Harry Conlin, Fred Day. Harry Falls, Glanmore Jones, Ernest 
Powell. Dan ^\^litley, B. Woodger. Harry Wright; Chairman and Treasurer, Mr. 
Harry Barnard ; Hon. Auditor, Mr. Arthur R. Welchman. A.C.A.. chartered accountant, 
9, Old Jewry Chambers, E.G. ; Secretary, !Mr. Jesse Sparrow ; Hon. Solicitor, 
Mr. G. P. R. Burgess ; Matron, Mrs. J. Fruin. The committee meetings are held at 
the Three Stags Hotel. 69, Kennington Road, on the first and third Fridays in the 
month at 3.30 p.m. 

GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS. 

This Societ)- was founded in 1890. Its headquarters are the Vaudeville Club, 
28, Charing Cross Road, W.C. For the present year the officers are as follows: — 
King Rat, Mr. Charles Austin (for the second consecutive year) ; Prince Rat, Jlr. 
W. Bankier (Apollo) : Scribe Rat, Mr. W. H. McCarthy ; Test Rat, Mr. Dave Carter; 
Bank Rat, Mr. Edwin (Papa) Brown ; Musical Rat, Mr. Alf. Leonard ; Collecting Rat, 
Mr. Billy Brown ; Bait Rat, Mr. Arthur E. Godfrey; Trustee Rats, Messrs. J. W. 
Cragg and Edwin Brown. 

During the year the Water Rats held their Up-river Outing, and gave a matinee at 
?he Oxford on November 11, in aid of their own charities, 



THE TERRIERS. 

The year 1912 has been an eventful one in the history of the Terriers. Nearly 100 
variety performers were initiated, and the financial position has been greatly 
augmented, owing also to the few claims received for sick pay and death grants. At 
a special general meeting lield in November, it was decided to dissolve the association 
as a registered friendly society, and to start a new organisation on different lines, for 
variety performers only. The idea was unanimously supported by the members and 
enthusiastically adopted at the meeting, and a provisional organising oomacil created 
"The Beneficent Order of Terriers." AU the business of the Order is conducted in 
open lodge at the Sunday meetings, and the committee has beeu abolished. Member- 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 121 



ship of the Order entitles members to many benefits in the shape of sick pay during 
iUness, death grants, loans, etc. The Terriers meet every Sunday at the Three Stags 
Hotel, Kennington, where a large room is fitted up specially for the Terriers, who 
have their own regular and special officers for important positions in the Order, 
Ladies' concerts are held upon the first Sunday in every month, after the usual meet- 
ing. Mr. Arthur Were, Secretary, Three Stags Hotel, Kennington Road, S.E, 



THE VAUDEVILLE PRODUCERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The object is to further the interests of the producers of sketches, etc., in the Varietv 
theatres. It was founded in the Autumn of 1912 by Mr. Herbert Dai'nley, who is its 
present chairman. The members of the Executive Committee are as follows : — Messrs. 
Leonard Barry, Monte Bayly, William Berol, Fred Eustace, Arthur Gibbons, F. S. 
Henderson, Maurice Hofiman, Edward Lauri, Edward Marris, George Pickett, Harold 
Wolfgang, J. W. Cragg, Wal Pink, Sam Richards, Joe Peterman, J. R. Poole, Hon. 
Treasurer and Secretarv, Mr. George Rowlands; the offices, pro <ew, are care of Mr. 
Herbert Darnley, 38, St"ockwell Park Road, Clapham, S.W. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

THE SOCIETY OF THE THEATRE. 

The Society of the Theatre aims at creating a dramatic movement which shall appeal 
to the theatrical rather than to the literary aspects of drama. By "theatrical" is 
meant that form of stage production which makes an appeal through the senses to the 
imagination rather than to the intellect. 

The Society has adopted the idea of Gordon Craig, and is formed to promote dis- 
cussion of that idea, and to try to establish a School for the Art of the Theatre, with 
Gordon Craig as authoritive director. 

Subscription: Ordinary membership. 5s. Od. per annum. Associate members, 
10s. 6d. per annmn. Fellows, £10 10s. Od. life membership. 

The list of the Executive Committee is as follows : — Miss Elsie Fogerty, Mrs. Gordon 
Craig, Messrs. Gordon Craig, Mortimer ilenpes, H. Slonimsky, J. Cournos, P. G. Konody, 
Haldane Macfall, Lovat Fraser, Ralph Hodgson, A. ]\L Ludovici, J. M. Bulloch, 
Holbrook Jackson, Walter Crane, Kenneth Bell, W. B. Yeats, A. D. Flower, 0. H. 
Christie, Cecil Sharp, Ezra Pouiad, Professor Sauter, Mr. Ernest Marriott, Honorary 
Treasurer; and Madge K. Pemberton, Secretary. 

International Committee. — England, Duchess of Leeds, Miss Ellen Terry, 
Walter Crane, Augustus John, Haldane Macfall, Harold Child, Terence Philip, 
P. G. 'Konody, R. B. Cmminghame-Graham, Albert Rothenstein, Gerard Chowne, 
Charles Shannon, Gilbert Cannan, William Poel, J. Martin Harvey, St. John 
Hutchinson, Martin Shaw. IRELAND, W. B. Yeats, Lord Dunsany, S. P. M. Bligh. 
Germany, Count Kessler. RUSSIA, IM. Constantin Stanislawsky, M. Simon Lourie, 
M. Sergius Poliakoff, M. Valerii Briusofi, M. Memirovitch-Dantchenke, Dr. G. 
Baltrudhaitis . ITALY, Contessa Serristori, Signor Carlo Placci, Signor M. Scherillo, 
Tomasso Salvini. AUSTRlA-HUNGARY, Dr. Alexander Hevesi. JAPAN, Y. Tsubouchi, 
Matsumoto Koshiro. FRANCE, Contesse Greffulhe, Madame Yvette Guilbert, 
M. Andre Germain, M. Doucet. 

Offices : Adelphi Chambers, 7, John Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 



THE POETRY SOCIETY. 

The objects of the Society, as stated in the Constitution, are to promote, in the words 
of Matthew Arnold, adopted as a motto, " a clearer, deeper sense of the best in poetry 
and of the strength and joy to be drawn from it." To bring together lovers of poetry 
with a view to extending and developing the intelligent interest in, and proper appreci- 
ation of, poetry. To form Local Centres and Reading Circles and encourage the intelli- 
gent reading of verse with due regard to emphasis and rhythm and the poet's meaning, 
and to study and discuss the art and mission of poetry. To promote and hold private 
and public recitals of poetry. To form sub-societies for the reading and study of the 
works of individual poets. 



122 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



The ordinary membership is 7s. 6d. with an entrance fee of 2s. 6d. The Society was 
foimded in February, 1909. Mr. J. Forbes-Robertson is the President, !Mr. Galloway 
Kyle the Hon. Director, Jlr. C. 0. Gridlcy the Hon. Treasurer, and Miss V. E. James, 
the Secretary. Headquarters, Clun House, Surrey Street, Strand, London, W.C. 
'Phone, Gerrard. 4961. 

The Society holds periodical auditions, and features of these have been the addresses 
delivered by Mr. Forbes-Robertson. The Society to a certain extent comes into contact 
with professional stage life. It gave a performance of " The Hippolytus " of Euripides 
in severely plain but appropriate conditions at the University in London in March, 1912, 
and a performance of Browning's "In a Balcony "at the Court in May. 1912. The 
Society has among its ainiN the development of poetic drama activity. It has in hand 
the preparation of a new poetic drama by Dr. Ronald Campbell Macfic, on the recom- 
mendation of INIr. Forbes-Robertson, and this will be its first essay in original and 
contemporary work. The Society has a drama sub-committee, the duty of which is to 
produce representative poetic drama of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Society has 
the support of Sir Herbert Tree. Jlr. H. B. Irving, Miss Ellen Terry, Miss Lena 
Ashwell, ^Ii-s. Kendal, and Sir Arthur Pinero. 



ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART. 

The Academy of Dramatic Art (62-64, Gower Street, London, W.C.) was founded 
by Herbert Beerbohm Tree in 1904. It was reconstituted in 1906, and is now vested 
in the following Council : — 



Mr. Arthur Bourchier, 
Mr. J. Forbes-Robertson, 
Mr. Cyril Maude, 
Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, 
Mr. E. S. Willard. 



Sir Squire Bancroft (President), 

Sir John Hare, 

Sir Arthur Pinero, 

Sir H. Beerbohm Tree, 

Sir George Alexander, 

Mr. J. M. Barrie, 

AdmiriistratoT. — Keimeth R. Barnee, M.A. 
The aim of the Academy is to provide a thorough training for the dramatic stage 
in England, and to encourage those who show talent and discourage those who do 
not. There is a qualifying test, consisting of two recitations, three times annually, 
at the commencement of each term. January, May, and October. Two scholarships 
of one year's free tuition are awarded to the best lady and gentleman students each 
term ; thus, there are six scholarships in the year. 

The training consists of voice production, elocution, Delsarte gesture, dancing, 
fencing, rehearsal classes ; also lectures on subjects connected with the drama and 
French diction (optional). The ordinary course takes four terms, but students 
can enter for a single term. The fes per term is £12 126., and the entrance fee 
£1 Is. The French diction classes are £1 Is. extra for regular students. The 
number of regular studente during the past year has been 120. 

There is a body of eighty-seven Associates, consisting of distinguished members 
of the theatrical profession. The Council and Associates take voluntarily an active 
part in the work of the Academy. During 1912 the following ladies and gentlemen 
assisted at qualifying tests, scholarship competitions, lectures and prize-judging, 
etc. :— Sir George Alexander, Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. Alfred Bishop, Mr. Arthur 
Bourchier. Miss Gertrude Burnett, Mr. Dion Clayton Calthrop, Miss Kate Cutler. 
Mr. Charles Daly, Miss Fay Davis, Mr. Hubery Henry Davies, Mr. J. Forbes- 
Robertson. Mr. A. E. George, Mrs. Leo. Grindon, Sir John Hare, Mr. Anthony 
Hope Hawkins. Miss Helen Haye. Miss Marie Lohr. Mr. C M. Lowne, Colonel 
Matthey, Mr. Gerald du Maurier, Sir Arthur Pinero, Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds, Miss 
Irene Vanbrugh, Mr. Ben Webster, and Mr. E. S. Willard. 

The last students' public performance took place at the Duke of York's, and the 
following programme was performed :—" The Virgin Goddess" (first part), by 
Rudolf Besia; act one, " Trelawny of the Wells," by Arthur W. Pinero; act two, 
.scene one. "Strife." by John Galsworthy; scenes from "The Two Gentlemen of 
Verona":' an extract from " Le Mariage de Figaro," by Beaumarchais ; a play in 
mini'^ ; Plantation. Gavotte, and Valse Mazurka Dances, a duel and the final heat of 
a fencincr competition. The Bancroft Gold Medal was awarded by Sir John Hare. 
Mr Gerald du Maurier and Lady Tree to :\Ir. Leonard E. Notcutt, and a special 
Silver Medal given by Sir John Hare to Miss Ida E. Moon. Certificates of 
honour and merit were also awarded by the judges. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 123 

The following ladies and gentlemen have held positions on the salaried staff, and 
gave regular classes during one or more terms in 1912 :^ 

Teachers of Acting. — Miss Gertrude Burnett, Miss Kate Cutler, Mr. Kenneth 
Douglas, Mr. C. M. Lowne, Mr. Ben Webster, Mies Elsie Chester, Mr. Charles 
Daly, Miss Helen Haye, Mr. E, LyaU Swete, and Mr. J. Fisher White. 

Teachers of Voice Production. — Miss Kate Emil Behnke and Mrs. George 
Mackern. 

Teacher of Elocution. — Mr. A. E. George. 

Teacher of (Delsarte) Gesture. — Mrs. Edward O'Neill. 

Teachers of Dancing. — Mr. Louis Hervey d'EgviJIe and Miss Ina Pelly. 

Teachers of Fencing. — M. Felix Bertrand and MUe. Bertrand. 

Teacher of French Diction. — MUe. Alice Clerc. 

In addition to the regular classes the advanced students have during 1912 had 
the advantage of special rehearsals voluntarily undertaken by the following Asso- 
ciates : — Mr. Henry Ainley, Mr. Dion Boucicault, Mr. Kenneth Douglas, Mr. 
Edmund Gwenn, Mr. Frederick Kerr, Mr. Alfred Sutro, Miss Hilda Trevelyan, 
and Miss Irene Vanbrugh. 

There are three different divisions, eight different classes, usually including a 
children's class. Each class consists of twelve to fifteen students, and forms, as it 
were, a company. Plays rehearsed in the acting classes are performed at the end 
of each term, providing generally over thirty performances, each of about three 
hours' duration. A variety of plays from Shakespearean tragedy to modern farce 
are taken. The aim of the Academy is in the first place to afford a practical train- 
ing, to be of use both to the student and to the manager. 

The Academy is self-supporting, and is not a source of profit to any of its 
Governing Body. Any surplus in funds is applied to the enlargement of the pre- 
mises and the improvement of the training 



THE UNITED BILLPOSTERS' ASSOCIATION. 

President, Mr. W. H. Breare, J. P., Harrogate; Vice-President, Mr. David Allen, 
M.A., LL.B., B.L., Dublin; Committee :— Mr. H. W. Elmer, Bristol; Mr. David 
Weston, Enfield, Middlesex ; ]Mr. Walter Hill, London ; Mr. Joseph Crookes Grime, 
P.I.S.A., Manchester; Mr. L. Rockley, Nottingham; Mr. Cyril Sheldon, Leeds; Mr. 
Charles Pascall, London; Mr. .John Hill, Reading; Col. Geo. Pearson, V.D., J. P., 
Ashton-under-Lyne ; Mr. W. R. Bleaklev, Bolton. Consultant Secretarv, l\Ir. G. F. 
Smith, 12, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C. ; Secretary, Mr. C. G. Wright. Offices, 
4, and 5, Warwick Court, Holborn, London. Telephone, 6447 Holborn. 

This Association, which had been in existence for many years, was registered in 
June, 1890, for the protection and advancement of common trade interests. 

It has a com:nittee of management, governed by a president, vice-president and ten 
other members, which meets monthly. The Association has a membership of between 
600 and 700, comprising practically the whole of the Billposting contractors in the 
kingdom. 

It has also (jointly with other associations) a Committee of Censors, whose duty is 
the examination of posters of questionable taste which may be sent them, and whose 
views upon them are communicated to the members. It has also a Parliamentary 
Committee to watch all proposed legislation and any bye-laws under same. 



THE CONCERT ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. 

The Association, of which Mr. George Robins is chairman, consists of ladies 
and gentlemen who are professional vocalists, instrumentalists, and entertainers. 
It has been established since 1897, and is managed by an annually elected Com- 
mittee of fifteen members. 

The Association is for the pm'pose of relieving the sick and needy, promoting 
sociability, providing legal and medical advice, furnishing a central address, re- 
dressing grievances, giving opportunity for discussion upon all matters connected 
with the concert artists' profession, and publishing a list of members for the use and 
guidance of entertainment promoters. The Association is willing to act as arbitrator 
when any dispute concerning its members' interests is brought to its notice. 

The Association has its Benevolent Fund and Special Sickness Fund. During 
the year a number of "At Homes" are held on certain Sunday evenings, when 
members have the opportunity of appearing. These "At Homes" are attended 



124 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

by organisers of concerts and others, and tlie advantage to the artist appearing is 
obvious. 

The entrance fee is 5s. Annual subscription £1 Is. For country members 
resident over forty miles beyond London the annual subscription is 10s. 6d. 

Secretary, Mr. Arthur C. Roberts, 9-10, Pancras Lane, London, E.G. 



KINEMATOGRAPH ASSOCIATIONS. 

ASSOCIATION OF KINEMATOGRAPH MANUFACTURERS, 

Office, 62, Strand, London, W.C. Telephone, 6316 Central. Secretary, J. Brooke 
Wilkinson. Formed to protect the interests of manufacturers of films, the Society 
took a large part in arranging for the establishment of a film censorship, of which 
Mr. G. A. Redford is the head. The office of the Censorship Board is 75-77, Shaftes- 
bury Avenue. 



THE HLM RENTERS' ASSOCIATION. 

At the time of the general meeting in November the Association had the names of 
86 members on its books. The officers (1912-13) are : Chairman, Mr. J. Williamson ; 
Hon. Treasurer, Mr. J. W. Smith ; Auditor, Mr. Arthur Barnsdale ; Secretary, 
Mr. H. Cluett Lock. The Council is as follo*vs : — INIessrs. W. Baker, Ritson Benneil, 
A. P. Cross, H. Dickson, G. Hender.son, .J. Lambert, T. Power, G. Soole, T. Thompson, 
J, D. Walker, E. Ward, and A. T. Wright. 

Film Renters buy from manufacturers and producers, and hire out the films to 
exhibitors. The Association entered into an agreement in December, 1911, with the 
Manufacturers' Association to regulate the conditions of the sale of films. It was 
decided to let this agreement lapse at its expiry on December 31, 1912. Negotiations 
have been and are still in progress with the Exliibitors' Association with the object of 
preparing an agreement for use between renters and exhibitors covering the hire of 
films. Arrangements will, it is hoped, also be made to act conjointly with the 
Exhibitors' Association in any question affecting the trade that may ai-ise. 

The publication of a defaulters' list is an important branch of the work of the 
Association, which is being conducted by the solicitors (^lessrs. Jarvis, of 4, Finsbury 
Square, E.G.), and is proving of value to those members who avail themselves of the 
service. 

The offices of the Association are at 2, Gerrard Place, W. 



THE KINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITORS' ASSOCIATION OF GREAT 
BRITAIN AND IRELAND, LIMITED. 

The Kinematograph Exhibitors' Association of Great Britain and Ireland was 
incorporated on May 22, 1912, as the result of a meeting held at the Holborn Restaur- 
ant on Januars- 24, 1912. when a provisional committee was formed to make arrange- 
ments for the formation of the Company. The first general meeting was held on 
February 13, when a chairnian, officers and an executive committee were appointed, 
and these appointments were confirmed by the Directors, sitting after the incorpor- 
ation of the Association as a limited Company. The liability of the members is fixed 
by the Articles of Association at one shilling. 

The following are the objects of the Association and the conditions of membership : — 

1. To maintain the rights and furthur the interests of the Kinematograph exhibitors 

of the British Isles. 

2. To protect Kinematograph exhibitors in their general relations with Parliamentary 

and local authorities. 

3. To promote the interests of the whole Kinematograph industry. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 125 

Members consist of three classes : — 

(a) Exhibitors who own one or more Kinematograph theatres, but who are not 
also carrying on the ordinary business of film manufacturers or hirers. 

(6) Exhibitors who own one or more Kinematograph theatres, but who arc 
also carrying on the ordinary business of film manufacturers or hirers. 

(c) Any other person who may be interested in the exhibiting branch of the 
Kinematograph industry, either practically or financially, but who is not 
eligible for a and h membership, and any other person who, in the opinion 
of the Committee, is likely to further the interests of the Association. 

a members only are eligible for election to the executive committee. If. a member of 
the executive committee is found to be carrying on the ordinary business of a film 
manufacturer or renter he automatically ceases to be a member of the committee. 

The subscription of a and h members is one guinea per annum for each hall owned 
or represented by them. The subscription of c members is half a guinea per annum. 
One-half of the amount of the annual subscription is allocated to district committees 
or local associations for the purposes of their work. 

For the purposes of organisation, the country has been divided into four sections, and 
divisional branches have been established in the Northern, Northern Central, Midland 
and Southern counties. Local associations have been formed within the divisions, and 
existing local associations absorbed. The General Council directs the policy of the 
Association. The Executive Committee carry out the policy decided at the General 
Council. The Association is now represented in the following counties, viz., Bedford- 
shire, Berkshire, Carmarthenshire, Cheshire, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devonshire, 
Dorsetshire, Durham, Essex, Glamorganshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hunting- 
donshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, 
Northumberland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Somersetshire, Staffordshire, 
Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, 
Yorkshire ; and the affairs of London are looked after by the London District Branch. 

Since the formation of the Association, the Executive Committee, who number 
thirteen members, have met on an average once each fortnight. Sub-committees 
meeting sometimes daily, and an enormous amount of work has been transacted. 

The Association publishes a monthly journal and a weekly film selection, which are 
issued free to its members. It keeps a keen outlook upon the action of local 
authorities, and renders legal assistance to its members in cases where any principle is 
involved affecting exhibitors generally. 

The Secretary is INIr. W. Gavazzi King, and the offices are at Broadmead House, 
Panton Street, Hayinarket, S.W. 



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CINEMATOGRAPH OPERATORS. 
(Branch No. 10, N.A.T.E.) 

This Association was established in April, 1907. Its office is 1, Broad Court 
Chambers, Bow Street, London, W.C. Its members are qualified operators of 
animated picture apparatus. 

Objects : — (c) To protect and promote the interests of qualified operators, and 
to raise the status of their profession, [h) To encourage 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. [d) To secure the recogni- 
tion of a minimum rate of pay for each class of work, (e) To establish an employ- 
ment register, and to assist members with legal advice and assistance at the dis- 
cretion of the Committee. 

Entrance fee, 3s. Contributions, section a, Is. per month, section b Is. 4d. per 
month. 

Certificates are issued to members passing an examination, particulars of which 
are supplied on application. 

Present Officers : — President and Acting Hon. Secretary, Mr. E. H. Mason ; 
Vice-President, Mr. John Hutchins ; Treasurer, IMr. Wm. Johnson ; Finance Com- 
mittee and Trustees, Mess|-s. E. H. Mason, A. Malcolm, and John Hutchins; 
Managing Committee, Messrs. E. S. Catlin, H. IMcDonnell, F. W. Green. A. :\ralcolm. 
A. Sayers, and W. Watson. 

Full particulars of membership and benefits supplied post free on application 
to the Hon. Secret^ary, at 1, Broad Street Chambers, Bow Street, London, W.C. 



126 THE STAGE TEAR BOOK. 

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 st-age 
scenery, properties, electrical fittings, animated picture maohinee, comprising 
stage managers, heads of departments, carpenterB, electricians, kinematograph 
operators, projjerty men, stagemen, and in fact all men and women employed on the 
mechanical or administrative staff of a dramatic, variety, or picture theatre, theatrical 
or cinematographic business or industry. 

It is affiliated with the General Federation of Trade Unions, the Trade Union 
Congress, London and Provincial Trades and Labour Councils. The chief office is 
1, Broad Court Chambers, Bow Street, London, W.C. Telephone, 8753 Central. 

Summary of Objects . — To raise the status of each class and grade of employes by 
maintaining a minimum rate of pay, definite working rules, and the provision of sick, 
funeral, and benevolent benefits for members. The Association has four branches in 
London and one each in Binniugham, Bradford. Oldham, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Middles- 
borough, Stockton-on-Tees, Keston and Doncaster. The entrance fee is 3s., including 
copy of rules and membership card. The contributions and benefits are as follows : — 
(a) "trade Section I\Iembees.— Open to employes over 18 years of age. Contri- 
butions, 3d. per week. Benefits : Trade protection ; Dispute jmy, a sum equal to one 
half of the normal earnings at the time, from theatre work, not exceeding the sum of 
20s. per week ; Legal advice free ; Legal assistance in approved circumstances ; Grants 
from the Benevolent Fund subject to the discretion of the Committee, (b) TRADE 
.\ND Funeral Fund Section ^Members.— Open to those under 40 years of age at 
time of joining. Contribution 4d. per week. Benefits, in addition to all the benefits 
provided for class (a) members, the following sums at death : — £10 on the death of a 
member, £5 on the death of a member's wife or husband, after 12 months' membership. 

The constitution of the Association pemiits any grade or section of employes eligible 
to join to form a branch, or all sections to combine in one branch in any locality. The 
aim of the organisation is to enroll 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 organises 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 by the annual concert funds, for the benefit of non-members, 
men and women employes, who.se 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, 1911, amounted to £1,507 19s. 7d., 
to w.hich date the Association, in addition to the increase of wa^es, secured and 
maintained, and tdie protection afforded to its members, had paid in cash benefits 
to members : — 

£ 8. d. 

At death of Members and Members' Wivee 3,372 16 

To Members supporting the objects of the Society 1,729 14 1 

Legal Assistance to Members 247 15 4 

Compensation secured for Members 253 12 4 

Sick Pay to Members 235 4 5 

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) 585 9 10 

Total.. £6.424 12 



Members of the Executive Committee are : — President, Mr. J. Cullen, master 
caipenter, the St. James's; Vice-President, Mr. Philip Sheridan, chief electrician, 
the Strand ; Treasurer, !Mr. J. Atherton ; Trustees, Mr. Arthur Palmer, master 
carpenter, the Comedy; Mr. Charles Thorogood, President, No. 1 Branch; Com- 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 127 

mittee, Mr. C. T. Cory, master carpenter, the Vaudeville ; Mr. A. Jones, carpenter, 
Royal Opera House (Treasurer, Carpenters' Branch) ; IMr. Edward Stow, stage staff ; 
Mr. George Pickering, stage staff ; Mr. J. N. Hunt, stage staff, Mr. H. Porter, 
Mr. H. J. Kemp, Mr. T. Lowe ; Mr. H. S. Henby, property master, with Mr. Forbes- 
Robertson ; Mr. Geo. Bailey, master carpenter, Alhambra ; Mr. A. Malcolm, N.A.C.O. ; 
Mr. C. R. Porter, master carpenter, the Strand; Mr. F. C. Sinkins, carpenter; 
General Secretary, JMr. William Johnson, 1, Broad Court Chambers, Bow Street, 
London. W.C. " 

The Assocdation is affiliated vyith tihe AustraliaJi Federation of Stage Employes. 

The National Association of Theatrical Employes is also an approved Society for the 
purposes of the National Health Insurance Act, 1911. 

"This approval extends to the Society in respect of persons resident in England, 
Scotland, Ireland and Wales, who are members of the Society for the purposes of 
Part I of the Act." 

Any man or woman between the ages of 16 and 65 engaged in any capacity in the 
Entertaimnent World may apply to join the Association for the purposes of the Act, 
irrespective of whether he or she is eligible or ineligible to join the Association for its 
other purposes. 

THE DRAMATIC AND VARIETY THEATRE (Employes') 
PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION. 

This fund is a separate and independent fund for special purposes. It is not 
a part of any Approved Society although it is managed by the Executive Committee 
of the National Association of Theatrical Employes. 

It is for those who wish to make provision for more assistance during sickness 
than the National Health Ins-urance Act provides. It combines the savings bank 
principle with the co-operative method of providing sickness benefit and sums at 
death. That is to say, the members' contributions not needed to assist members 
in any one year are divided at the end of the year between the members. 

This Association is open to any man employed in the entertainment world over 
eighteen and under forty years of age whose application is accepted by the Com- 
mittee. 

Entrance Fee. — Is. 3d., including membership card and book of rules. Revised 
contributions : — Class A. — 6d. per week to the General Fund. Class B. — 3d. per 
week to the General Fund. Levy of 6d. per member on the death of a member. 
Levy of 3d. on the death r.f a member's wife. No levy for any member with less 
than six months' membership. Revised Benefits : — Sick Pay. — Full benefit (on the 
respective scale) after six months' and half benefit after three months' membership. 
Class A. — 15s. per week for thirteen weeks. 7s. 6d. per week for a further thirteen 
weeks if necessary. Class B. — Half class A scale of sick pay. At death of a 
member or member's wife — a sum equal to levy, as above. Annual division of the 
.surplus General Funds. In December of each year, each member receives an equal 
share for equal period of membership (Class A full share, Class B half share) ; less 
Is. deducted to carry on the membership, and if required Is. for the Benevolent 
Fund. The share for 1909 was 15s.. in 1910 9s., in 1911 10s. per member. 

1, Broad Court Chambers, Bow Street, London, W.C. Telegraphic address : 
" Stagelandtran, London." Telephone : 8753 Central. 



HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS ASSOCIATION. 

This Association is a branch of the N.A.T.E. and was established in November. 1902. 
and consists exclusively of stage managers, scenic artists, master carpenters, chief 
electi'icians, master propertvmen, and master gasmen of dramatic, variety, and picture 
theatres. Membership is open to those connected with any theatre, music hall, or 
touring company in the United Kingdom, who have held such positions for at least 
six months, and are otherwise qualified. The entrance fee is 3s. The contribu- 
tion varies from Is. to 4s. 8d. per month, according to benefit desired and age of 
applicant. Sick pay is assured to those subscribing for same from 10s. to 20s. per 
week for a niunber of weeks. 

The Association has a benevolent fund, and affords free legal advice to members. 
An annual dinner has been given each year, at which the following gentlemen have 
in turn presided): — IMr. J. Comyns Carr, Sir George Alexander, Sir Herbert Becrbohm 



128 TWE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Tree, Mr.'H. B.In-ing, and, on the last occasion, Mr. Edward Terry. 'The Association 
assists to organise the London theatrical sports and the annual concerts. Officers are: — 
President, Mr. James Cullen, master carpenter, the St. James's ; Hon. Secretan,-, Sir. 
Philip Sheridan, electrician, the Strand Theatre; Financial Secretari-, Mr. Wm. 
Johnson; Committee, Mr. W. G. Wilton, property master, the Vaudeville; Mr. R. 
J. Carter, electrician; Mr. David Sheridan, electrician: Mr. Geo. Bailey, master 
carpenter, Alhambra ; Mr. H. S. Henby, Property Department, for Mr, Forbes; 
Robertson: Mr. Wm. Sindall, carpenter: Mr. G. W. Wilcox, property master - 
Mr. C. R. Porter, master carpenter, the Strand Theatre ; Mr. W. Marsh, electrician, 
the Savov Theatre. Office, 1, Broad Court Chambers, Bow Street, London, W.C. 
Telephone, 8753 Central. . 



CIRCUITS. 

WHERE AND TO WHOM TO WRITE FOR ENGAGEMENTS. 

FREDERICK BAUGH'S ENTERPRISES.— Foresters' Music Hall. (Telephone: Avenue 5954.) 

BENNETT .A.ND TOLFREE TOUR.— Hippodrome, Wakefield. 

BL.\CK BROS. TOUR.— 47, North Bridge Street, Sunderland. (Telephone : 88 P.O.) 

BOSTOCK TOUR.— Mr. E. H. Bostock, Zoo, Glasgow. (Telegrams : " Zoo, Glasgow." Telephone : 
492 Douglas.) 

BROADHE.^D TOUR.— Mr. Percy B. Broadhead, Hippodrome, Hulme. (Telegrams: "Broadheads, 
Manchester." Telephone: 7359 and 7360 Central. i 

HARRY DAY TOUR.— Mr. Harry Day, 1, Effingham House, Arundel Street, Strand, London- 
(Telegrams; " Terpsichore, London." Telephone: 1500 Central ; 1009 and 6915 Gerrard.) 

T. ALLAN EDWARDES TOUR.— Mr. T. A. Edwardes, Grand Theatre, Derby. (Telephone: 193.) 

KARNO TOUR.— Mr. Fred Karno, 28, Vaughan Road, Camberwell, S.E. (Telegrams: " Karno 
Camberwell, London." Telephone: 3550 Hop.) 

KENNEDY TOUR.— Head Office : Empire, Smethwick. (Telephone : 127.) 

LONDON THEATRES OP VARIETIES.— Mr. Charles Gulliver, RandvoU House, 39, Charing Cross 
Road, W.C. (Telegrams: " Randvoll, London." Telephone: 9870 Gerrard.) 

MACNAGHTEN TOUR. — London : Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, W.C. (Telegrams: 
" Cirvanmac, London." Telephone: 9167 Gerrard.) Provinces: King's Chambers, Angel 
Street, Sheffield. (Telegrams: " Macnaghten, Sheffield." Telephone : 3449.) 

MIDLAND ELECTRIC THEATRES.— Empire, Shirebrook. 

MOSS EMPIRES, LTD.— Mr. Frank Allen (Mr. Ernest Wighton, chief of booking staff), 
Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn Street, W.C. (Telegrams: " Twigsome, London," 
Telephone: 1050 and 1051 Gerrard.) 

POOLE TOUR.— Mr. C. W. Poole, Palace, Gloucester. (Telegrams: " Myrioama. Gloucester.' 
Telephone: 176 Gloucester.) 

PRINGLE'S PICTURE PAL.^CES.— Elm Row Picture Palace, Edinburgh. (Telephone : 288 Central. \ 

GEORGE URIE SCOTT TOUR.— Mr. G. U. Scott, 609, Gallowgate, Glaagow. 

.STOLL TOUR.— Mr. Oswald Stoll, Coliseum Buildings, St. Martin's Lane, W.C. (Telegrams: 
" Oswastoll, London." Telephone: 7545 and 7546 Gerrard.) 

SYNDICATE TOUR (Mr. Leon Zeitlin).— 1, Durham House Street, London, W.C. (Telegrams: 
" Mimesis, London." Telephone: 2619 Gerrard.) 

VARIETY THEATRES CONTROLLING CO., LTD. (Butt, Barrasford, De Frece Tour).— Mr. 
Paul Murray, Randvoll House, 39, Charing Cross Road, W.C. (Telegrams : " Yellit, London." 
Telephone : -9870 to 9875 Gerrard.) 

LEON VINT TOUR. —Mr. Leon Vint, 142, Long Acre, W.C. (Telephone: City 9549. Telegrams: 
" Vinticon, London.") 

P. VERNON WALFORD.— (Grimsby, Doncaster and Scunthorpe Palaces), 81, Victoria Street, 
Grimsby. (Telephones: 842, 155 and 816.) 

ALBANY WARD TOUR.— Mr, Albany Ward, Jubilee Hall, Weymouth. (Telephone ; 180.) 

WILMOT TOUR.— Mr. Fred Wilmot, 33, Norton Street, Liverpool. (Telegrams : " Vacancies, Liver- 
pool." Telephone : 1758 Royal.) 



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PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 

BEING A COMPLETE LIST WITH CASTS OF NEW PLAYS, SKETCHES, AND IMPORTANT 
REVIVALS AT THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING 
THE YEAR 1912. 



The Copyright Act, 1911, came into operation on July 1, 1912, and amongst other 
things made performances previously known as stageright unnecessary and ineffective. 
Performances described as stageright in the following list are those Avhich, taking 
place before July 1, were operative under the old Acts now repealed. 



ADVEiNTURiE OF ARISTIBE PUJOL, AN, 
comedy, in one act, by William J. Locke. 
November 19. 

Maid Miss Angela Lee Lewes 

Aristide Pujol Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Herr Schneider Mr. E. A. Warburton 

Miss Chriistabel Smith . . Miss Anne Care-w 

Mr. iSmitih Mt. Fewlase Llewellyn 

Monsieur Poiiron Mr. Creagh Heniry 

Hon. Harry Kalston Mr. J. Woodall-Birde 
— Haymaiket. 

ADVENTURE OF LADY URSULA, THE, con- 
densed version, in two scenes, of Anthony 
Hope's four-act comedy. (Originally pro- 
duced October 11, 1S9S, Duke of York's.) 
(Febrnary 26, Hippodrome, Manchesiter.) 
.\ipril 22. 
Sir George Sylvester . . Mr. Herbert Waxinig 

Mr. Dent Mr. Ch axles Ga.rry 

.Tack Castleton Mr. King Fordiham 

Sir Robert Clifford Mr. Cha.rles Staite 

Mt. Warde Mr. J. E. Macdonald 

Mills Mr. Camplin Smith 

Lady Ursula Barrington 

Miss Evelyn Millard 
— London Coliseum. 

ADVENTURES OF THE COUNT DE MONTE 
CRISTO, THE, version, by Walter and 
Frederick Melville, of Alexandre Dumas's 
Tomiance. in a .prologue and four acts. 
October 9. Iiast .performanice (fhe 77th). 
Decemhier M. 

TROLOGUE. 

E'dmond Dantfes Mt. Lauderdale Maitland 

M. Danglars Mr. Austen Milroy 

Femand Mondego . . Mr. Leyton Cancellor 

M. NoirtJer Mr. G. Mavor .Cooke 

M. de Villefort Mt. Felix Piit 

Caderousse Mr. J. T. Macmillan 

Gendarme Mr. Herbert Milton 

La Carconte Miss Polly Mairsh 

Marie Mis<j Isabel Roland 

M'6rcedes Miss Frances Dillon 

DR.4JH. 

No. 19 ■) 

AWb^ Busoni I Mr. Lauderdale 

Johannes j Maitland 

Count de Mont« Cristo } 

Khh€ Faria Mr. Fred D. Davi&s 

Fernand Mondego . . Mr. Leyton Cancellor 

Baron DanglaTs ;Mr. .\usten Milroy 

M. N'oirtier Mt. G. Mayor Cooko 

Al de Ville'fort Mr. Felix Pitt 

Caderousee Mr. J. T. Macmillan 



Adventures of the Count de Monte Cristo {eontimied). 
Albert de Morcerf 

Mr. R. Mauri us S't. John 

Gendarme Mr. Sipencer CaTpenrt-er 

La Carcont* Miss Polly Marsh 

M'^pcfedes Miss EVances Dillon 

—Prince's. 

AFTER A THOUSAND YEARS, miniature 
grand opera, in one scene, by G. H. 
Clutsam, book by T. B. Lightfoot. Aipri! 
29. 

Pharaoh's Daugfhter Miss Muriel Terry 

Usuf Mr. Frederick Ranalow 

— Tivol! 

AFTER GOOO-NIGHT, comedietta, by Miss 
H. G. Willis. (Produced by amateurs.) 
August 2. 

Mrs. Runnimeade Mias Sadler 

Miss Alice Pi,unnimeade Miss Tucker 

Miss Florence Smith Miss H. G. Willis 

Rev. Geo. Weyland Mr. H. T. Tucker 

Dr. Frank Hudson Mr. S. Gould 

— Pier Pavilion, Shanklin 

AFT^R MIDNIGHT, play, in four acts. (S.P.. 
April n, Shakespeare.) May 20. 
P.O. William Spearing Mr. Leon.ard Robson 

Felix Vandyke Mr. Pringle Roberts 

Jasper Vandyke Mr. Algernon Syms 

P.O. Price Mr. J. W. Hooper 

Sergeant Brig.gs Olr. Fred C. Biailey 

H-irrv Briggs Miss Marjorie Hayter 

John Lawless 5^r. W. Stevens 

N©d the Looter Mr. J. G. Lowther 

Gideon Ditton Mr. Percy Hall 

Bill Figgs Mr. Fred Leonar<! 

Jacob Kloskovitch . . Mr. Herbert String 

Miguel from Lisbon Mr. Harry Rope 

Siirripson Hawksley Mr. Stanley Li.stOin 

.\ St.arvin.g Woman .... Mies Cisei© Locke 

Mother Cadsby Miss Lillie White 

Mrs. Figgs Miss Grace Collier 

Ivy Stickles Miss Alice E-sden 

Nell Renard Miss Grace Jones 

— Shakespeare. 

AFTER WORCESTER, one-act play, by Mrs. 
Stepney Rawson. December 19.— Queen's 
Gate Hall, W. 

.\GAIN A WOMAiN. "problematical ha.ppen- 
ing." in one scene. Septemfeeir 23. 

Judge Delaney Mr. Charles Kin u 

Billy Buckstone Mr. Bertram Burleigh 

Nurse Miss Cissie WilliamiK 

Mrs. Dorna Kilbrook ..Miss Cissie Lawson 
— CambCinvell Empiro 



130 



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AQKNCV, THE, comedy-sketch, in one act, by 
Laurence J. Clarence, July 10. 
Fred Hopkins .. Mr. Laurence J. Clarence 
Reggie St. John.. Mr. C. Lawford Davidson 

Nugget Mr. Harry Grant 

Herbert Castelloni-Smitliers 

Mr. Harold S. Snell 

Editb Danvers .. Miss Rosamund Croudace 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

\ LA MORT. wordless play, in two episodes, 
January 15. —Canterbury. 

.\iLCBSTIS. of Euripides, revival of the 
Elizabethan Stage Society's production for 
a series of eight performances, Januarv 3. 

—Little. 

ALIAS MRS. FAIRFAX, one-act play by Geo. 
H. Jesaop. February 12. 

Nellie Vahsittart Miss Muriel Pope 

Mrs. Fairfax Madame Moller 

Julie Miss Eva Tumour 

Mr. Harold Budd Mr. H. F. Maltby 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 

ALLAH'S ORCHARD, drama of the East, in 
four acts, by Emma IJtchfleld, October ?. 

Prince of Borona Mr. Arthur Hinton 

John Waring Mr. Eric Leighton 

Mehnet AH Mr. Trevor Assheton 

Lieut. Herbert Trevelyn .. Mr. B. C. Wynn 

Mirza . .". Mr. Edward Christopher 

Tony Smart Mr. Alfred G. Raymond 

Captain Forbes Mr. Forbes Harrison 

Kassam Mr. Leonard Gardiner 

Kafln Mr. W. ElUott 

Kitty Carrington Miss Evelyn Johnson 

Dorina Mis< P.iuline Haydon 

.\lzida Mi.is Gwen Kinross 

Dorothy Tate Miss Ethel Monton 

Eastern Nightingale Miss Olive Pnrcell 

Florida Miss Bertha Fel.iing 

IJzette Miss Kitty Tliornton 

Lulu Miss Rose Kocker 

Oreda S'liss Norma Craig 

Muriel Dugarde . . Miss Florence Zillwood 
—Elephant and Castle. 

ALL MEN ARE FOOIS, jlay, in one act, by 
H. M. Vernon. September 19. 

Colonel Hazeldon Mr. Clifford Brooke 

Major Famam .... Mr. Norman MacOwan 
Hon. Percy Montrose .. Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Tanda Mr. J. Morton 

—Comedy. 

ALL SOULS' EVE, one-act pieCfe, by the 
Marchioness Townshend, indented and pro- 
duced by Nevil Maskelyne, May 7. 

.Tohn Ware Mr. Chas. Glenrose 

Sir Merrick Scmers Mr. W. Mayne 

Barton Mr. Edward Morehen 

Mrs. Brisfow Miss Nina Westerleigh 

.\nna Miss Glenrose 

The Spirit Miss Mozart 

—St. Cteorge's Hall, W. 

ALL S0T7LS' EVE. one-act play, by Mrs. Ayton 
Gostling, December 6. 

Gaud Mrs. Guy Michell 

Francesca Miss Kitty Malcolm 

Julian Fanti Mr. Beckingham Challis 

—St. James's Hall, Worthing. 

AMARILLA. Gipsy ballet, with music by 
Gliazounov, Drugo. and Dorgovousky. 
June 5 (matinee). 

—Palace. 

AMAZOXe. THE. Revival of Sir Arthur 
Pinero's farcioal romance. In three ants 
COriginally produced March 7, 1893, Court.) 
Juno 14. Last performance (the 120th) 
Seiptomber 27. 
Galfred, Earl of Tweenwayes 

Mr. Weedon Grossmith 
Barrington, Viscount. Litterly 

Mr Godfrey Tearle 



The Amazons [continued). 

Andr^, Count de Gri^nl 

Mr. Dion Boucicault 
Rev. Roger Minchin — Mr. Berte Thomas 

Fitton Mr. Duncan McRae 

Youatt Mr. Lichfield Owen 

Ortfi Mr. J. WoodaU-Birde 

Miriam. Marchioness of Castle Jordan 

Miss Ellis Jeffreys 
Lady Noeline lie-lturbet 

Miss Phyllis Neilson-Terry 
Lady Wilhelmina Belturbet 

Miss Pauline Cha.s. 
Lady Thomasin Belturbet . . 

Miss Marie Lohr 

" Sergeanib " Shuter Miss Ruth Mackay 

— Duke of York's. 

.OIOUR DE PIERROT. L'. Operetta, libretto 
by Edith Carter, music by Margery 
B arras. October 17. 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

ANGEL OF GRIEF, AN, an episode of thi- 
Peninsular War, in one act, by Lady 
Katherine Milnes Gaskell. December 2S. 

Suzanne de Saumarez Miss Eva Stuart 

Jeanne Miss Florence Harcourt 

Charlie Corbet Mr. Harold Neville 

—Royal. Bury St. Edmunds. 

ANNETTE, play, in one" act, by Frank Macrae. 
(Produced by the Black Cat Club.) De- 
cember 21. 

Gerald Mildmay Mr. Arthur Veziii 

EfBe Ellerton Miss Kitty Trevail 

Annette Miss Mona Maughan 

—Rehearsal, W.C. 

ANN. Modem comedy, in three acts, by Lech- 
mere Worrall. June 18. Transferred to 
the Court, September 16. Last performance 
(the llSth) September 27. 
The Verv Rev. Samuel Hargraves 

Mr. E. Holman Clark 

Edward Hargraves Mr. Basil Hallam 

" Billv " (William Llovd) 

Mr. A. Hylton Allen 

Mrs Hargraves Miss Fay Davis 

Evangeline Lipscombe Miss Jean Cadeli 

Ann Anning Miss Ren^e Kelly 

—Criterion. 

ANOTHER DOG STORY. Preliminary perform- 
ance of a comedy sketch, in three scenes, 
by Walter Bevan and Percy Jordan. 
July 27. — Lyric, Hammersmith. 

ANTJE. Play, in one act. 'n GJerman, by 
Bruno Kohlcr. (Produced by the Connois- 
seurs.) .June 23. 

Klauss Andrees Herr Heinrich Victor 

Wilhe.lm Klemm Herr Gerard Weiss 

Widow Nedel Fraulein Elsa Lessing 

Johanna Fraulein Rita Mann 

Antje Fraulein Lena Wirth 

—Little 

ANYBODY'f? WIFE. Preliminary performance 
of a drama, by Kennedy Allen. Novem- 
ber 22. 

— Hippodrome. Bolton. 

APPLE OF EDEN. THE. First performance 
in the West End of the romant'c play, in 
four act«, by G. Carlton Wallace. 
(Originally produced August 22, 1910. 
Elephant and Castle.) April 17- Last per- 
formance (the 63rd) June 8. 

Julian Hanbury Mr. Henry Lonsdale 

Robert Bertrarn Mr. Fred Ingram 

King Ferdinand of Slavonla 

Mr. St.ephen E. Scanlan 

Prince Nicola Mr. Fred Morgan 

(General Pavlos Mr. Edward Valentine 

Colonel Ferat Mr. Henry Chalmers 

Vassili Mr. Lionel Braham 

Zlatan Mr. Percv Baverstock 

Stefan Mr. Herbert Williams 

A Sentry Mr. P. G. Marler 



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131 



The Apple of Eden (continued). 

Lady Hanbury .' Miss Annie Hill 

Winifred Cresson Miss Alice Bowes 

Anna Miss Ethel Bracewell 

Queen Margaret of Slavonia 

Miss Nora Kerin 
— ^Prince's. 

APPROPRIATING ANTHOXY, a farcical act, 
by Carol Cartwright. (Produced by 
the Rehearsal Theatre Introductory Coy.). 
May 11. 

Anthony Marsh Mr. George Hinchlifif 

Jim Kennedy Mr. Fred W. Avison 

Lisette Harding Miss Carol Cartwright 

Marion Hording Miss Emily Avison 

Mrs. Marsh Miss Averil Dane 

— Rehearsal. 

ART AND OPPORTUNITY, comedy, in three 

acts, iby 'Haroild Ohaipim iSe,pte.mber 5. 

(Last performance (the M5th), December 14. 

Algernon Horatio Gossamore 

Mr. W. Graham Browne 
George Frederick Gossamore 

Mr. Charles V. France 
Algernon George Frederick Gossamore 

Mr. Edmond Breon 
Henry Bently, M.P. ..Mr. Norman Trevor 

Tenby Mr. Horton Cooper 

Lady O'Hoyle Miss Kate Serjeantson 

Pauline Cheverelle .. Miss Marie Tempest 
— Prince of Wales's. 

ARTFUL ALFRED, a farcical sketch. (Nov. 11, 
Camberwell Empire.) October 14. 

George Gadd Mr. Wilton Heriot 

Mrs. George Gadd Miss Jean Gilmour 

Alfred Master Jack Coyle 

— Empire, Southport. 

AS ONCE IN MAY, costume episode, by 
Violet Gibbons. April 11. 
Lady Katherine Grandison 

Miss Violet Gibbons 

Sophia, her niece.. Miss Dorothie Pidcock 

Sir Benjamin Portly .. Mr. J. S. Gibbons 

— Boddington, Cheltenham. 

AS OTHERS SEE US, comedietta, by R. N. 
Higginbotham. April 18.— Royal, Colchester. 

ASPIRATIONS OF ARCHIBALD, THE, play, 
in one act, by E. Ion Swinley. (June 28, 
1909, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne). July 

Evangeline Ashleigh 

Miss Florence M. Watson 
Nance Piggott. .Miss Marjorie E. Theobald 
Archibald Ashleigh .. Mr. Frederic Ward 
—Clavier Hall, W. 
AT APiHBODITE'S TBMiPLE, original play, 
in one act, by Frances A. McCallum. 
(Produced by Amateurs.) April 19. 
Eros (in Prologue) 

Master Horace Townsend 

Harmion Mr. Godfrey Downing 

Orcias Mr. Aysh Hawke 

Glaucus Mr. Hugh Gordon 

I-ycus Mr. E. Carl Theelke 

1st Messenger Mr. Keith Swain 

2nd Messenger Mr. Leslie Booth 

Narsia Miss Dorothy Townsend 

Helena Miss Hilda Knight 

Astrsea Miss Helen McCallum 

Chrysia Miss Elsie Dunning 

Ida Miss Winnie Saunders 

Arete Miss Mabel Townsend 

1st Lady Miss Daisy Martinson 

—Public Hall, West Norwood. 
ARABELLA, modern comedy, in three acts, 
by George Reston Malloch. October 8. 

Thomas Wentmore Mr. George Owen 

Philip Ronaldson Mr. A. V. Bramble 

Robert Bond Mr. Leigh Lovel 

Mr. Perowne Mr. Campbell Cargill 

Mr. Temple Mr. W. H. Garbois 



Arabella {continued). 

A Servant Mr. Gerald Jerome 

Arabella Miss Octavia Kenmore 

Margaret Russell Miss Hilda Kenyon 

Mrs. Perowne Miss Barbara Fenn 

Mrs. Rimington Miss Edith Fitzgerald 

A Maid Miss May Edward Saker 

— Court. 

ARABIAN VENGEANCE, AN, romantic spec- 
tacular drama, in four acts, by Ward 
Bailey. (June 24, Empire, Southend). 
July 1. 

Beni El Hamid Mr. George Arthur 

Abdurrah Ben Hazar..Mr. Chas. Chandler 

Jhaal Mr. Matthew H. Glenville 

Salem Gondar Mr. Poison Turner 

Sheik Albarah Mr. Vincent Harvey 

Khassim Mr. Victor C. Rolfe 

Mustapha Mr. Lance Usher 

Ali Mr. Bob Mann 

Jachid Mr. Jack Topping 

Gasler Mr. Lewis Gordon 

Yussuf Mr. Richard Hutton 

Jaffar Mr. George Organ 

Nekayah Miss Daisy Forrest 

Jadie Miss Flo Hasling 

Yaluari Miss Violet Sterling 

Beydah Miss Bettie Bowers 

Leila Miss Hattie Hanson 

Miriam Miss Maggie Hobart 

Zenobia Miss Ethel Kensley 

—Royal Stratford. 

ARMS AND THE GIRL, comic operette, in 
two scenes, music by Richard Fall, book 
by Austen Hurgon. April 29. 
Sergeaut-Major John Water 

Mr. G. P. Huntley 

Elsie Manners Miss May de Sousa 

Margaret McCurdie Miss Jean Aylwin 

" Capt. Tresham Mr. Ivor Walters 

Nancy Tresham Miss Babs Taylor 

General Sir John Bywater 

Mr. Drelincourt Odium 

Col. Masterman Mr. Fred Ring 

Lieut. Randall Mr. C. Walter* 

Lady Bywater Miss Lilian Talbot 

Joan Winterton Miss Nancy Malone 

Doris Randall Miss Phyllis Shale 

— London Hippodrome. 

AT BAY, amateur production (first time in 
'. London) of a drama, in one act, by H. 

! Marriott Watson and G. W. Raper Bingham. 

I February 27. 

1 Grant (Airfield Mr. W. Harold Squire 

1 A Waiter Mr. R. W. Windus 

A Detective Mr. Robert Baines 

Nina Courtfleld Miss Kate Harris 

— CJourt. 
! AT POINT 0' BUGLES, episode, founded on 
I a Canadian story, by Sir Gilbert Parker. 

I October 17.— Clavier Hall, W. 

I AT SILVER CiREEK. American cowbov 
sketch, in three scenes, written by C. Shir- 
ley and E. Thane, with music arranged by 
Charles Johnson. April 1. 

Tim Feuner Mr. H. Lane Bayliff 

Ned Mason Mr. F. W. Crann 

Steve Weyibridjge .. W. Henry Hargreaves 

?/™'s Mr. James Skea 

Mac .. Mr. W. G. Blunt 

Kentucky Pete Mr. W. Pratt 

Texas Jack, Dandy George, Sonny.. Mr 
Ralph Adrian, Mr. G. Richarde Mr 
Charlie Williams 

i Bongo Bill Mr. A. Curwood 

I iNance Miss Helena Millais 

— Emipreas, Brixton. 
AT THE BARN, play, in three acts, by An- 

! *hony P. Wharton. April 11. Last per- 

formance (the 131st), August 3 
Lord Clontoarry .. Mr. W. Graham Browne 
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A t the Bam (continued). 

AuiUn Crane Mr. Cliarlc* V. France 

William LewU Mr. Ernest Mainwaring 

Duncan Stewart Mr. Ben Field 

Knowle* Mr. Charles Weir 

l^ufkhonva Hawes .. Miss Kate Serjeantson 

Linda .Moore Miss .Marguerite Lrslic 

Grace Trevolyan Miss Dorothy Bell 

Mollie Blair Miss Marie Tenipesi 

— Prince of Wales's. 

.\T THE SIGN OF THE "TWO CKOWS," 
play, in one act. by Alex. Maclean. June 10. 
Captain Dick Trevor. .Mr. J. Henry Twyford 

Silas Locke Mr. J. Littleton Holyoake 

Lady Ohilcott Miss Mary Palmer 

Betty Locke Miss Lottie Watts 

— Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. 

AUNT BESSIE, comedy, in one act. by Wil- 
fred T. Coletoy. Soptember 28. 

Mr. Gibson Mr. D. Munroe 

Fred Chayter Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Emily C. Bouclier Miss Mabel Garden 

Mrs. Gibson Mi&s Joan Blair 

— Playhouse. 

AUTOCRAT OF THE COFPEE STALL, THE. 
London production (by the Play Actors) of 
a one-act play by Harold Chapin. May 19. 
A Coffee Stall Keeper. Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Bert Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

Sajn Mr. Telford Hughes 

A Humoristr Mr. George Tawde 

The Autocrat Mr. Norman MacOwan 

A Resenist Mr. Harold Chapin 

— Court. 

AUTUMN LDYIiL, AN, belle*, arranged by Miss 
(Ruby Ginoer to music by Chopin. June 25. 

The Autumn Leaf Miss Ruby Ginner 

The Wind Mr. Alan Trotter 

— Siavoy. 

AUTUMN MANffiUVPuES, "play with music," 
adapted to bh« English stage by Heury 
Hamilton from the German of Karl von 
Bakony and £. Bodanski, w-itb music by 
Emerich Kalman, and lyrics by Percy 
Greenback, May 25. Last performance 
(the 75th) August 10. 
Captain Frank Falconer. .Mr. Robert Evett 

Oswald Orde .Mr. Lionel Mackinder 

Ck)l. Annesley..Mr. A. Bromley Davenport 

Captain Devemish Mr. F. W. Russell 

Thorpe Vereker Mr. .\udley Willis 

Charles Tremayne..Mr. Cuthbert Montague 

Corporal Kellett Mr. Cecil Curtis 

Major-General Pomeroy..Mr. Edward Sass 

Sgt.-Major Sykes Mr. Leonard Mackay 

Watermajj Mr. E. H. Wynne 

Jephson Mr. George Bellamy 

Captain Withers Mr. Huntley Wright 

Alix Luttrell Miss Phyllys le Grand 

June Pomeroy Miss Daisy ElUston 

Ijidy Ulleswater Miss Hilda Antony 

Mary Medhurst Miss Leila GrifiBn 

-Mrs. Leyland-Holt Miss .\nn Cleaver 

Claire Ingleby Miss Ruby Keniuedy 

Sybil Houghton Miss Doja Eraser 

Jean Ogilvle Miss Gipsy O'Brien 

Ijady Larkins Miss (jracie Leigh 

— A del phi. 

AW'AKENINO OF HELENA RITCHIE, THE. 
play in four acts, by Margaret Deland and 
Charlotte Thompson. October 7. 

Dr. Lavender Mr. William Lugg 

Dr. William King Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

Samuel Wright, Senr Mr. J. J. Daly 

Samuel Wright, Junr..Mr. 6. H. Mulcaster 

Lloyd Prior Mr. Charles (5arry 

David Miss" Joyce Robey 

Martha King Miss Louisa Gourlay 

Sarah Miss Irene Moncriefl 

Helena Ritchie Miss Olga Nethersole 

— Prince of Wales's, Birmingham. 



■AWKIN'8 ORDEAL, episode of coster life, 
dramatised from Hubert Bartlett's story, 
" Henry 'Awkin's Ordeal." March 4. 

'Enery 'Awkins Mr. Hubert Bartlett 

Dr. Lepard Mr. Charles Olive 

Emma May Hawkins Miss Cissie Jamt.-- 

Night Sister Miss Edith Mulr 

l»a.y N'UT^e Miss Vall6 

— Edmontan Empire. 

AXES TO GRIND, one-act play, by Max Bit- 
tenberg. July 21. 

Mortimer Shane Mr. Otto Mathiesen 

Elsa Miss Edith Edwards 

Bessie Miss Mimi Raydor 

Josiab Osborne Pigott..Mr. B«asil Osborne 
— Rehearsal. 

.\YESHA, romantic Indiaii drama, in two 
acts, by H. N. Maitra and N. Pal. based 
upon the novel, " Durgeshnandini," by the 
late B. C. Chatterjee. June 6. 
xvaja Virendra Singh.. Mr. G. W. Hodgso*. 
Maharaja Man Singh.. Mr. Harendra Maitra 

Prince Jagat Singh Mr. T. Stevenson 

Raja Amar Singh Mr. M. S. Mast-er 

Kumar Dharam Singh Mr. N. Mitter 

Raja Josovanta Singh.. Mr. R. L. Kbastgir 

Abhiram Swami Mr. W. Macdonald 

Gajapati Vidya Diggaj..Mr. Binal Ganjuli 

Nabab Katlu Khan Mr. S. K. Roy 

Osman Khan Mr. Richard Young 

Bfiihim Mr. Bholanath 

Vizier Mr. G. W. Hodgson 

Temple Keeper Mr. Sree Kanta 

A Pathan Soldier Mr. Meena Chur 

Zerina- Miss Margaret Alien 

Sakiaa Miss Ida Ewaii 

Asmani Miss Florence Albany 

Bimala Miss Tina Martini 

Tilottama Miss Gladys Gill 

Ayesha Miss Irene Clarke 

— WhitJiey. 

BACHELOR'S TWINS, THE, .\merican laroe 
comedy, played for the first time in Eofig- 
land. February 26. 

— Camberwell Empire. 

BAD DREAMS AND GOOD FAIRIES, fairy 
play, by the Rev. Father Sellon. Novem- 
ber 15. 

—St. AlbaBs Hall, North Finchley. 

BAKER STREET MYSTERY, THE. "an epi- 
sode from an incident in Lama's and Cham- 
ber's series of mystery, adapted by Mrs. 
Richard Pole," December 2. 

— South London. 

BARBARA GROWS UP, a comedy, in three 
acts, by George J. Hamlen (September C, 
1909, Royalty, Glasgow). November 12. 

Barbara Morrison Miss Mary O'Farrell 

Janet Miss Jean Cadell 

Kenneth Morrison Mr. C. M. Hallard 

Andrew Purdie Mr. Ian 0. Will 

Margaret Morrison ..Miss Sybil Carlisle 

Mrs. O'Brien Miss Daisy Maynard 

Barney O'Brien .. Mr. Alexander Bradley 

— -Litt'e. 

BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE, Mr. Laurence 
Irving's production of his own version of 
Beaumarchais's work. July 25. 
Count of Almaviva . . Mr. Laurence Irving 

Figaro Miss Mabel Hackney 

Doctor Bartholo Mr. Lionel Brahani 

Don BasiUo Mr. Charles Trevor 

An Alguazil Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

A Notary Mr. James Stanners 

A Constable Mr. James Skea 

Gil Mr. Wentworth Fane 

Alphonso Mr. Robin Shiel's 

First Watchman Mr. Azooma Sbeko 

Second Watchman Mr. L. Bamet 

Rosina Miss Pauline Hugen 

Marcellina Miss Florence Mitchell 

Juanita Miss Winifred Turner 

— Opera House, Harrogate. 



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BARGEMAN'S DERBY, THE, scena, by Her- 
bert C. Sargent and Leedbam Bantock. 
April 29. See also COALS TO NEW- 
CASTLE. 

Timotby Mr. Leedbam Bantock 

Alice Mis6 Violet Lindsay 

Peter Mr. J. James 

Mentor Himself 

Lulu Mr. John Humphries 

—Palladium. 

BARRIER, THE, four-act drama, from the 
novel by Rex Beach, of life In Alaska. 
(July 15, Kelly's, Liverpool,). November 18. 

John Gale Mr. Stanley Bedwell 

Dan Stark Mr. Richard Hicks 

Kunnion Mr. Arthur Leigh 

"No Creek" Lee Mr. C. C. Grattan 

Napoleon Doret .... Mr. Charles Barrett 

Captain Burrel Mr. Louis Hector 

Corporal Thomas Mr. Harry Morgan 

Trooper Mr. Aries Conway 

Pete Mr. B. Colenzb 

Necia Miss • Jessie Belmore 

Alluna Miss Florence Tressillian 

— Elephant and Castle. 

BASIL DUNTHWAITE COMES HOME, play, 
in one act, by Godwin Bulger. July 8. 

Basil Dunthwait-e Mr. Arthur "Chesney 

Mrs. Dunthwaite ..Miss Evelyn Martheze 

Eric Dunthwaite Mr. Ronald Squire 

George Harriswoort, J. P. 

Mr. J. Patric Curwen 
Amy Harrifiwood..Miss Thelma Marchmont 

Barton Mr. J. Dodd 

— •Wint'er Gardeins, New Brighton 

BASTIEN AND BASTIENNE, pastoral opera, 
in one act, by Mozart; English version by 
S. Langford. October 21. 

Bastien Miss Elsie Gough 

Bastienne ..Miss Theresa M. Schlagintwett 

, Colas Mr. Hamilton Harris 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

BEAR LEADERS, THE, farcical comedy, in 
four acts, by R. C. Carton. February 1. 
Last performance (the 200th). July 30. 
Duke of Gallmlnst-er . .Mr. Spencer Trevor 
Sir Kennedy Loomes ..Mr. Ashton Pearse 

Horace Beckton Mr. Robert Horton 

Edward Petworth Mr. Donald Calthrop 

Mr. Felgate Mr. Fred Lewis 

.\natole Durocq ..Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

Byles Mr. E. F. Mayeur 

Rawdon Mr. C. Lascelles 

Stanhope Molyneux ..Mr. Edmund Gwenn 
Dowager Countess of Grimsdal 

Miss May Whitty 
Lady Marjorie Hillborn 

iliss Muriel Martin Harvey 

Lady Tuddenham Miss Mary Brough 

Evadne Tuddenham 

Madame Mescale Miss Ada Webster 

Lloyd Miss Margaret Chute 

Mrs. Stanhope Mo'yneux ..Miss Compton 
— Comedy. 

BEASTIE, one-act play, by Hugh de S61in- 
court. (Produced by the Pioneer Players.) 
December 15. 

Johnnie Grant Mr. Geoffrey Denys 

Jessie Grant Miss Hilda Bruce Potter 

Ellen Smith Miss Frances Vine 

> —Little. 

BEFORE AND AFTER, sketch, in one scene, 
by Lawrence Cowen. June 24. 

Mr. Sinkins Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

Mrs. Gunn Miss Polly Emery 

— London Pavilion. 

BEFORE BREAKFAST, comedy, in one act, 
by K. G. Sowerby. May 2. 

Mrs. Gray Miss Eugenie Vernie 

Snee Mr. John Harwood 

Jinny Miss Vera Cobiirn 

George Linton . . Mr. Lawrence Anderson 
- - — Playhonar. 



BEHIND THE FOOTLIGHTS, play, in one act, 
written by Mrs. B. Robertson (produced 
by amateurs). November 13. 

Carlotte Snook Miss M. Poore 

Daisy Jenkins Miss N. WaveJl 

Soohrona Jones Miss J. Reynolds 

Ixird Carrington. .Col. Norton Knatchbul 
Hon. Wm. Carrington 

Mr. E. M. J. Robertson 

Bob Merton Major H. G. S. Young 

— Assembly Rooms, Andover. 

BEN-HUR, revival of Wm. Young's dram.a- 
tised version of Lew Wallace's novel (ori- 
ginally produced April 3, 1902). .April 18. 
Last performance (the 74th), June 23. 
Ch.\raciers in the Prelude. 

Balthazar Mr. Clifton Aide-son 

Gaspar Mr. Charles J. O'Brien 

Melchior , Mr. William Markhani 

Ch.\racters in the DRAM.4. 

Ben-Hur Mr. Arthur Wontner 

Simonides Mr. Charles Rock 

Ilderim Mr. Frederick Ross 

Messala Mr. Reginald Owen 

Balthazar Mr. Clifton Alderson 

.\rrius Mr. Alfred Bucklaw 

Malluch Mr. Frank Tennant 

Hortator Mr. Edward Arundell 

Khaled Mr. Robert Brownlow 

Sanballat Mr. Frank Collins 

Drusus Mr. Austin Melford 

Cecilius .' Mr. Stuart Musgrove 

Metellus Mr. Philip Desborough 

Centurion Mr. Charles Hinton 

Officer of the Galley .. Mr. James Baxter 

Iras Miss Ethel Warwick 

Mother of Ben-Hur Miss Kate Rorke 

Esther Miss Jessie Winter 

-Amrah Miss Marie Houslev 

Tirzah Miss Maxine Hinton 

— Drury Lane. 

BEX-MY-CHREE, revival of the romantic play, 
in Ave acts, by Hall Caine and Wilson 
Barrett. (Originally produced at the Prin- 
cess'S: May 17, 1S8S). July 3. Last perform- 
ance (the 110th), October 5. 

Dan Mylrea Mr. Lauderdale Maitland 

Ewan Mvlrea Mr. Austen Milrov 

Thorkelf Mylrea Mr. Felix Pitt 

Gilchrist Mylrea Mr. William Lugg 

Davy Fayle Mr. Austin Melford 

Billy Quilleash Mr. Edwin Gritttn 

Ned Teare Mr. Ronald Adair 

Jim Callow Mr. H. Smith 

Michael Looney Mr. William Allen 

Jabez Gawn Mr. Wilson Blake 

Mr. Harcourt Mr. Leyton Canceller 

Jem Curphey Mr. Ravmond Wood 

Hommy Beg Mr. J. t. Macmillan 

Coroner Mr. Charles Cleveland 

Kitty Miss Alice Belmore 

Liza Teare Miss Betty Melton 

Nancy Miss Peggy Nelson 

Kathleen Miss Marjorie Day 

Mona Mylrea Miss Jessie Winter 

^Prince's. 

BERTHMTE FRAU, DIE (The Famous Wife). 
The Deutsches Volkstheater West Londons 
(Deutscher Biihnen-Verein) produced the 
comedy, in three acts, by Franz von Schon- 
than and Gustav Kadelburg. April 28. 
Baron RoraeT-Saarstein .. Herr Max Sylge 

-■^cnes Mrs. Alix Grein 

Herma Fraulein Hedda Kostner 

Wally Fraulein Hedwig Rohmaun 

Ulrich von Traunstein. .Herr G. T. Lambert 

Paula Hartwig Frau Olga Sylge 

Ottilie Friedland Fraulein Else Fink 

Count B^la PSlroav Herr Paul Nathell 

Prof. Georg Ziegler 

Herr .Alfred Goltermann 
Fraulein Seemann. .Fraulein Olga Romberg 

Anton Herr Richard Miiller 

Betty Fraulein Marie Rohne 

—Court. 



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BESIDE THE BONXIE BRIER BUSH. London 
variety produ;;tion of John Clyde's adap- 
tation. December 2.— Soutli London. 

BESSIE, THE DAUGHTER OF THE BLIND 
BEGG.\R OF BETITNAL GREEN. Musical 
play, bv Walter Emden, music by the Rev. 
B. Suiyth. August 28.— St. Margaret's, 
Dover. 

BETROTH.VL OF NUMBEiR 13, THE, tragedy, 
in one act, by Mabel Capiper. October S. 

XIary Miss Dulcie Greatwich 

Mrs. Barker Mi-ss Barbara Fenn 

A Woman MUs Katherine MajTiard 

Jim Barker Mr. Campbell Cargill 

k Policeman Mr. W. H. Garbois 

A Man Mr. Gerald Jerome 

— Court. 

rU'.lTER MAN, THE, dramatic sketch, in one 
.scene, by Alfred Toos6. August 26. 

Bill .MacGovern Mr. Serge Courtney 

Kate MiAs Agnes MacCaxthy 

Frank Shanley Mr. Arthur West 

Shorty Mr. Jack Hutchins 

— Camberwell Empire. 
BETTY'S LITTLE JOKE, musical comedietta, 
in three scenes, by Bertram Wallis, musi- 
cal numbers by Cola Robiason. May 27. 
The Duke of Walliagford 

Mt. Bertram Wallis 
Sir Geoffrey Molyneux, Bart. 

Mr. Ridgwell CuUum 

Tom Stout Mr. Leonard Calvert 

iRunicles Mr. Hugh Wright 

Betty Molyneux .. Miss (Elizabeth Risdon 

SaJly Stout Mi&s Lily Marsvell 

—Palladium. 

lliETWElEN FIVE AjNT) SEVE'Jf, incident, by 
John N. Raphael. November 25. 

iRupert Mr. Gerald Ames 

Giulia Miss Marion Munro 

Phyllis Grey Miss Ruby Miller 

— Tivoli. 

BETWIEE^' THE ACTS, one-act play, by Mas 
M. Simon. June 24. 

Harold Mr. F. Rabin 

William Mr. F. C. Leister 

Maj-ie Miss Beatrice Grosvenor 

Manager Mt. Sidney C. Sinclair 

Olivette Mme. Malvine Lobel 

— London Coliseum. 

BEWAIBE OF IjODGEIRS, comedy sketch. 
(Stageright production.) February 3.— 
Grand, Nelson. 

BIANCA, one-act drama, by " X." (Pro- 
duced by the Black Cat Club.) April 23. 

Bianca Mias Adrienesse Clark 

Matteo Mr. Launcelot Lowder 

Carlish Mx. Harry Turrill 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

BIAS OF THE WORLD, THE (LOS INTE- 
RESES ORBADOS), puppet play, in three 
.scenes, by Xacinto Benavente, translated 
by Francesch de Ros and Beryl de Zoete. 
(Produced by the Stage Society.) May 6. 

Leajidro Miss Mary Barton 

Criaptn Mr. W. G. Fay 

Hoet iMt. Edmimd Gumey 

1st Inn Servant Mr. J. R. C!ollins 

2nd Inn Servant Mr. Telford Hughes 

Harlequin Mr. Shakespeare Stea^art 

Captain Mr. George C. Browne 

Dona Sirena. Mrs. F. R. Benson 

Columbine Miss Beatrice Collier 

Laura Miss Eve Erskine 

Risela Miss Evelyn Martheze 

Punchinello Mr, Herbert Bunston 

Mistress Punchinello 

Miss Violet Farebrother 

Silvia Miss Nell Carter 

Pantaloon Mr. Ivan Berlyn 

Doctor of Law Mr. Athol Forde 

Clerk Mr. E. Cresfan 

—Prince's. 



BIPF, comedy sketch, by F. Klnsey Peile. 
December 2. 

Constance Miss Lottie Venne 

Jack Mr. F. Kin&ey Peile 

— (Tbelsea Palace. 
BIGAMIST, THE, play, in one act, by Fre- 
derick Ward. October 3. 

Jess Miss Edith Carter 

Annie Miss Daphne Crawford 

Jim Mr. Reginald Master 

L,iz Miss Marjorie Theobald 

—Clavier HaU, W. 
BIG GA;iIE, play, in four acts, by fiidmey 
Wentworth CarroU. July 8. 

Mrs. Grimshaw Miss Marion Terry 

Rita Morrison Miss Lettice Fairfax 

Mildred Carruthers .. Miss Dorothy Davis 

Lizzie Hopton Miss Beatrice Mannin'g 

Kitty Miss Eileen Esler 

Maid Mis3 Josephine Garrett 

Edward Grimsihaw .. Mr. Clifton Aiderson 

Dr. Doyle Mr. Arthur Whitby 

Charles Geddes Mr. Douglas Imbert 

Julian Ross Mr. Dennis Neilson-Terry 

— Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. 

BIG HOUSE, THE, stageright production of a 

sketcb in thrje £cenes, by Fred Kamo, 

Herbert Sidney, and /.Ibert Bruno. 

March 1 : — 

Moggs, the porter Mr. Albert Bnino 

Joshua Niggs, Chairman 

:Mr. William Chewd 

John Puddler, inmate Mr. Geo. Daiper 

I'ipp, solicitor Mr. Bert Crewe 

Grammjp, inmate Mr. Fred Newham 

Nutts, siuai dion Mr. Jack Sinclair 

Jane B.'omtosh Miss Julia Bassett 

Mary Miss Lydia Weber 

— Hippodrome, Aston. 
BIG RACE, THE, sketch by Robert Higgin- 
botham. February 22. 

Erskine Mr. Fredk. Meads 

Doiglas Mr. Wm. Podmore 

.\unt Pan Miss Sylvia Dawson 

— Tivoli, Manchester. 
BILL ADA.MS, THE HERO OF WATERLOO, 
" whimsical musical extravaganza," n two 
acts, book and lyrics by Reginald Bacchus, 
Herbert Shelley, and Alexandre Dome, 
music by Stephen R. Philpott. April 22. 
General Sir Binga Barr « 

Mr. J. Ellis Preston 

Duke of Brighton Mr. Robert Selby 

Major Choux de Bruxelles 

Mr. C. -A. Stephenson 

lightiiing Mr. Chas. Dent 

O'Malley Mr. Jack Salter 

Farrier Mr. Wm. Johnson 

Rajah of Poonah Bey . . Mr. Alfred Ware 

Microbe Master T. Edmonds 

Bill Adams Mr. Edward Lauri 

Lady Binga Barr Miss Amy Venimore 

Mimette Miss Dorothy Gould 

Marguerite Miss Ciceley Lowe 

Margot Miss Rosali Jacobi 

—Crouch End Hippodrome. 
BILLY, farce, in three acts, by " George 
Cameron." April 6. Last performance 
^the ]6th> Apriil 19. 

Billy Hargrave Mr. A. E. Matthews 

John Hargrave Mr. Athol Forde 

Sam Eustace Mr. Robert Averell 

Captain Ransome Mr. A. Wheatman 

Dr. T. H. Rehun Mr. Peter Blunt 

■Erb Mr. John Harwood 

Bill Mr. Arthur Cleave 

Steward Mr. Lawrence Anderson 

Auctioneer Mr. Ernest Graham 

Alice Hargrave Miss Maidie Hope 

Mrs. Hargrave Miss Emma Chambers 

Mrs. Sloane Miss Florence Haydon 

Beatrice Sloane Miss Vera Coburn 

Stewardess '. Miss Marianne Caldwell 

— Playhouse. 



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BIRTHRIGHT, THE, play, in three acts, by 
Jan Paulus (produced by the Adelphi Play 

Bociety'). February 25. 

John Morton Mr. Jules Shaw 

Miss Ful'er Miss Margaret Boyd 

James Palmer Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Clerk ■- Mr. R. E. Pickering 

Paul Strelski Mr. Maurice Elvey 

Philip Morton Mr. Lawrence Anderson 

Mary Willis Miss IJsa Macready 

Mrs. Willis Miss Mad?e Spencer 

Catherine Markoflf . . Miss Mary Mackenzie 

Mr. Ankerage Mr. Leslie Gordon 

Mr. Williams Mr. Thomas B. Simmons 

—Little. 

BISCAJESA, LA, dancing scena. by Achilla 
Vi>eusi, Aueust 5. 
Biscajesa Gitana..Mile. Mana Dobromilove 

Pablo M. Achilla Viseusi 

Officer of Gendarmes 

Mile. Louisa Dobremysl 

Gipsies: — Miles Martini, Joseph MuUer, 

Vasslar Kolina, Bohlan Likora, Frantisek 

Balek, Vaczlav Fabian, Frantisek Zdisnal, 

Louis Veselz. —London Hippodrome. 

BIT OF A RISK, A, one-act episode, by 
Charles Rock and Wallett Waller. 
fPebruao^y 26. 

Arthur Ashworth Mr. Edward O'Neill 

Mabel Ashworth Miss Cybel Wynne 

Jobson Mr. Hubert Willis 

Steve Crawley Mr. Charles Rock 

— Alhambra. 

BIT OF BLTTE RIBBON, A, one-act comedy, 
by E. M. Thorpe (produced by the On- 
oomers' Society). June IS. 
Madeline Brunton 

Miss Alice Clayton-Greene 

Sarah Miss Ethel Hart 

Geoffrey Brunton Mr. Wyn Weaver 

—Little. 

BITS OF DRESDEN, ballet fantasy, by John 
Tiller, music composed by Max Steiner. 
(Presented at the Palace December 23 as 
A DRESDEN FANTASY.) July 8. 

StrPTihoin Miss Nora Desmond 

Phillis Miss Maggie Smythe 

Cupid \ Wee Nora 

— Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 

BLACK HORROR. THE. sketch, in three 
snenea. by Cameron Matthews. September 
23. 
Maxlan Haversham 

Miss Jessamine Newcombe 

William Morrison Mr. H. Arkwright 

Reuben Mathew Mr. R. Illington 

Hellfire Sam Mr. S. Cornish 

Dr. Harwick Mr. George Drummond 

Theo^hilus Calder Mr. Hairry Copley 

Bettv Afiss Katie Morris 

John Armstrong .. Mr. Cameron Matthews 
—Edmonton Empire. 

BLACKMAIL, sketch, in one act, by Richard 
Harding Davis. (January 6, 1913, Victoria 
Palace.) June 17. 

Richard Fallon Mr. Guy Standing 

Lou Mohun Mr. Norman M'Keown 

Leonard Mr. Charles Troode 

Helen Howard Miss Dorothy Hammond 

— Alhambra. Glasgow. 

BlilND GIRL'S LOVE, A. romantic musical 
drama, in three acts and a prologue, by 
■H. F. Hou'den. (S.P., March 8, Coloseum, 
Oldham.) Julv 16. 

Characters in the Prologue. 

Gusrtav Telmar Mr. Elton Morgan 

Germaino Miss Flo Norman 

George Carfax Mr. Georce Steel 

Alice Carfax Miss Goldie Melrotte 

Louise, their Baby Little Edna 

Juan Fernandez.. Mr. Norman A. Overton 
Jagon Mr. Wallace Bruce 



A Blind Girl's Love (continued). 

Characters in the Play. 

Gustav Telmar Mr. Elton Morgan 

Germaine Misa Flo Norman 

Juan Femadez Mr. Norman A. Overton 

Peter Mr. Willie Reid 

Paul Mr. Artie Francis 

Gerald Carfax Mr. Georee Steel 

Gaston Mauritz Mr. Issherwood 

Cora Clemarte Mi.<« Adeline Rabys 

Coquette Miss Cherrv Va hevne 

Louise Miss Goldie Melnotte 

—Elephant and Castle. 

BLINDNESS OF VIRTTTE, THE, play, in four 
acts, by Cosmo Hamilton. January 29. 
Last performance fthe 71st) March 29. 
The Rev. Harry Pemberton 

Mr. Charles Kenyon 
The Hon. Archibald Graham 

Mr. Owen Nares -^ 

Collins Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Mrs. Pemberton Miss Beryl Faber,. 

Mrs. Lemmins Miss Dora Harker 

Mary Ann Lemmins Miss Leicester 

Cookie Miss Polly Emery 

Effie Pemberton Miss Margery Maude 

—Little. 

BLUEBOTTLES, comedy sketch, by Herbert 
C. Sargent. (December 16, Hippodrome, 
Brighton.) December 23. 

Richard Clayton Mr. Bert Roper 

Elsie Clayton Jliss Mamie Thoroe 

Lisette Mile. Ric Costa 

Insnector Gale Mr. Harold B. Lewis 

Bill Barnard Mr. Adolph Luck 

Jimmy Josser Mr. Ernie Lotinea 

— Palladium. 

BLUE HOUSE. THE, musical " laundriette." 
music by Emmerich Kalman. book, lyrics, 
and production by Austen Hurgon. Octo- 
ber 28. 
Hon. Chippendale St. Arch 

Mr. Bert Coote 
Major Claude E. Starkev 

Mr. Cyril Clensy 

Lady Dilling Miss Constance Barker 

Lady Anastasia Dilling. Miss Flsa Treness 

The Typist Miss Phvllis Shale 

Miss Smith Miss Vivien Hesse 

ATiss Pink Miss Id.n Bransbv Williams 

Miss Jones Miss Maud Rolanda 

Miss Green Miss Eileen Gordon 

Miss Bliss Miss Susie Bpardon 

Miss Robb Miss Ida Evelyn 

Mi.s3 Toody Miss 

[This character does not appear in the play 
as she is indisposed.) 

'M? f Ti]neine ) ^r. Percv Nash 

'ea.ey. ... J t.„' I Mr. Edward Macintvre 

'icks . . . . ] ' ' r Mr. Perrv Tiiegs 

'nhhs .... ( °'''-" ) Mr Duncan Mo4r«hnr 

O'Connor Mr. Gerald O'Brien 

John Fish Mr. Cpcil Burt 

Mons. Henri Ramu Mr. Eric Roper 

Miss Cornelia Van Huvt 

Miss Shirley Kellogg 
—London Hippodrome. 
B'UrNiDiEREiRS Tttf. corn^dv. in three a^its, 
by Archibald Henry Pocock. May 2. 

Cope Mr. Francis Everard 

Christopher I'Anson Mr. Arthur S. Pitt 

Mrs. I'Anson Miss Frances White 

Major John Hartley 

Captain Gerald Gambler 
Miss Tabitbia Hartley. .Miss Ethel Russell 
Mrs. Walter Hibbert. .Miss Kitty Crichton 

Alec I'Anson Mr. Leslie Rvecroft 

Sir James I'Anson Mr. James Gelderd 

Miss "Pat" Hartley. .Miss Kittv Crichton 
Walter Hibbert.. Mr. Edmund F. Kennedv 
— Kursaal, Bosjnor. 
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BOAT RACE. THE, farcical play, in three 
-scenes by O-eorge Rowlands kpA Herbert 
Sydney. May 20- 

—Empire Palace, Birmingham. 

BOBBY BOBS UP, comedy .sketch, in one 
.'^cene, by Fr;iiik Price. May 6. 

Bobby Shoolbred Mr. Fr.incis Hope 

Ralph Maydew Mr. Naylor Orim.'^on 

MalxM Kingilcy Miss Tina Lanclois 

— Shoreditch, Olynipia. 

BOOIE MAN, THE. comedy, in one act, by 
Lady Grejrory. July 8. 

TaiR O'Harraiflia Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Darby Melody Mr. J. A. Rourke 

—Court. 

BOHBMI.\. musical fant-asy in seven sconee, 
bv Percy Homri. Sept. 2. 

— FLnsbury Park Emp're. 

UOMBSHEiLL. TP'E. farcical camedy. in three 
.scenes, by Charles Austin and Charles 
Ridifwell. (Staaeriffht production, Junol.'i, 
Reiading.) June 24. 

Parker Mr. Charles Ant-tin 

Chief Deteet.ive Copham ..Mr. Geo. Wi'fon 

T>etective Blakp Mr. Chii^. Hawkins 

Marmaduke Fitzroy Mr. Fred Norrls 

S:^^.■l>1 Fitzroy M'-'fl Rayniond 

Boritzi " Mr. Will Inftram 

Harry ^Ir. Harry Ran.^nm 

—Metropolitan and Euston. 

BON '^rOfl&EI/E. TM, comedy, by Th. Gun- 
goLre. Oct. 8. 

— Cosmopolis, W.C. 

HON'NIE BORDERJ.ANT). THE. comic opera, 
in two a<;ts, -words by Pacey Felix, music 
by Frederick W. Court^nay. May 13. 

Basil Merton M.r. Robert A. A>Tes 

Captain I>e«?borou srh . . Mr. Marcus L. Taylor 
S'.r Richard Entwistlo. .Mr. Joseph Gronow 

rx?eil Fmtwistle Mr. Bert J. Rnsers 

.Vndrew MeCupnlf Mr. Pacey Felix i 

Ranrtv McAllistiM. .Mr. Robert W. Tansley | 

Kerseant Jack R')l)bin/5 Mr. Will Cnrd i 

.Tock ■' Mr. Harry Stone 1 

Jennv Miss Amy Jone-s | 

Saphon.isba Pastern Miss Nelly Pnmmere 

Lucv Pasteja Miss Ethel Hn-wkinfi 

Kate Merton Miss Margaret Baxt^fr i 

—Opera House, Woolwich. 

r.OY SCOUT. THE, comedy with music, im 
three acts, by Arthur BTajnscom.be amd | 
George Fearnly. May 20. 

Lieut. Meredith Mr. C. Hayden Coffin 

Percv Fitzwinnr-y Mr. Herbe-t SBarling 

Baron Deechamp.* Mr. Evelyn Vernon 

Rivers Mr. Fred Trott 

Old Joe, a tramp Mr. Cecil A. Colline 

Rnli Mr. D. McArthnr 

Gwendoline Miss Mildred Cottel! 

Rose Boyton Mi.«s Mareery Gray 

Mrs. Meredith Miss Grace Lester 

Claire Miss Tvy Knight 

Suzanne Miss Violet Welford 

Patnine ■.':.■ .' .' '.'.''. ' ' '. '. 1 ^'^ ^^"""^ ^^^^^ 
— P^oyal, Birmingham. 

BR.iCKLET. THE. play, in one act, by Alfred 
.Snt.ro. Feb. 26. 

William Mr. John Gar«de 

Rmithers Mies Ikkrothy Day 

Martin "Mr. Oliver Johreton 

Harvpv Western Mr. Grendon Bejitley 

.Mrs. Western Miss .\ida Jenoure 

Mrs. Banket Mies Estelle Winwood 

Judae Bankeit Mr. Ernest B^^lk'n 

Miss Farren Miss Dorothy Mpssingham 

■ — Repertory, Liverpool. 



BR.\SS AND CLAY. one-*ct play. (Produced 
by the Actrteses' Franchise League.) 
Feb. 20. 

Gould Traverson Mr. James Gelderd 

Walter Simmons Mr. Wilton Ross 

Kins Ransome Mr. S. W. Hei^eteon 

Lucy Leigh iMiss Adeline Bourne 

.Maj-Ion Milner Mise Lucy Milner 

Mrs. Desibury Miss Mildred Orme 

Katherine Carey . .Misis Evelyn Walsh-Hal! 
— Rehearsal. 

BR.\SiS BOTTLE, THE. F. Anstey's four-act 

fam;« <origanal!v prod'uced Septemiber 16. 

39C9, Vaudeville) was revived lor a 

month's season of matinees. October 7. 

— Palladium. 

BROKEiN HEARTS. THE. draroa, in four acts, 
by Z. Libin. April 3. 

Yiddish People's. E. 

BROKEN' HEARTS, revival of Sir W. S. 
Gilbert's fairy play, in three acts . (Ori- 
sinally prod^iced I>ec. 9. 1875. Court). -Vt 
MLss Kate Rorkc's matinee. J.^n. 4. 

—Court. 

BROKKiX VASE. THE. short play, by GeoITrcy 
Hardinge. Aug. 19. 

—Royal, Edinburgli. 

BUDOHA. dram.at.ic version of Sir Edrvvin 
Arnold's " Light of Asia," in six episodes, 
by S. C. Bcse. Feb. 22. 

Prologue Mrs. Brown-Potter 

Voirn of the Wind Miss Viola Tree 

Sidhartha Mr. Clarence Derwent 

King of Magada M.r. George Ellis 

Channa Mr. S. C. Bose 

Dcvadatta. \ ,, ^. „ , 

Old Man ) -''^- -^- ^'" 

Triipushaka Mr. M. 8. Master 

Bhaluk Mr. Dhisa Swami 

Minister Mr. A. Trotten 

Hermit Mr. E. Cresifan 

Dying Maji Mr. W. Macdonald 

Page Mj-. R. L. Khasilagir 

Crowd. -Me.se:^. B. \. Misra. S. K. Roj-. 
B. B. Roy, B. Singiha. jind R. Maiumd.ar 

Queen Miiss Rnth Parrot* 

Jashodhara Miss Ruby Miller 

Chitira Miss Delphjne Wyndham 

Suia,t;i Miss Morrison 

Sorceress Miss Vanslttart 

Doubt Miss Eva More Dumphie 

Conceit Miss Etfrida Derwent 

—Court. 

BURDEN. THE. play in three acts, by A. 
Herbage Edwards. (Produced by the Play 
Actors.) March 31. 

Mrs. Ballard Miss .\rmine Grace 

Amy Miss Inez Bensusan 

Laura .' Miss Margaret Darner 

.Tohn Ballard Mr. Hugh Tabberer 

Clarence Mr. Charles King 

David Mr. Ashton Pearse 

A Tradesman Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

— Court. 

BURNHAM BEECHES. Englisli operetta, by 
Arthur Poyser. November 28. 

Eric Dornfon Mr. Charles Carr 

Ethel Mayhud Miss .Eileen Fitzgerald 

Miss Vandyke Browne ..Miss Alay Graham 
— St. James's. 

BUSHED, an .\u«tralian sketch, by Charles 
Glennv a"d Phillip Roughwood. Decem- 
ber 17.— Oxford. 

BYGONE DAYS, one-act sketch, by Hugh 
Mytton. January 13. 
The Duke of Campden . . Mr. H. Carapton 

The Duchess of Campden Mrs. May 

—Assembly Rooms, Surbiton. 



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BY KIGHT OF SWORD, play, in four acts, 
adapted from A. W. Marchniout's novel 
of the same name. Deeeinber 16. 
Lieut. Alexis Petrovitch \ Mr. Charles 
Hamilton Tregethner..,. ) Kenyon 

Prince Bilbasolf Mr. Henry Latimer 

Col. Christian Tueski.Mr. Clarence Derwent 
Major Loris Devinski. . . .Mr. Lewis Fielder 

Capt. Duresq Mr. Eric Hudson 

Capt. W'elsswich. . . .'JFr. Douglas W. Prout 

Lieut. Essaieff Mr. \'ane Sutton Vane 

Capt. Gradinsk Mr. E. H. Kelly 

Lieut. Khanovicli. .Mr. Harold Anstruther 

Lieut. Barrinski ilr. Cyril Ashford 

Pauloff Mr. Clifton Boyne 

Ivanoff Mr. Wilfred Henson 

Vladski Mr. Fred Prior 

A'osk Mr. E. Y. Rae 

Police Officer .Mr. Ptichard Fielding 

Paula Tueski Miss Frances Dillon 

Olga Petrovitch Miss Mary O'Farrell 

— Koyal, Bury. 

BY THE KING'S LEAVE, comedy-drama, in 

three acts, by Ale.v. Maclean and Dorothea 

^loore. May 30. 

King William ITI. ..Mr. J. Anthony Snalth 

Lord Wharion Air. J. Henry Twyford 

Robert Grattan Mr. Frederic Morena' 

Crowthorne Mr. Tom Squire 

Sir Geoffrey Merivale . . Mr. Ale.x. Maclean 

Mistress Lucy Loftus . . Miss Mary Palmer 

Pamela, Lady Merivale ..Miss Laura Leigh 

— Royal, Margate. 

CALAMITY JANE, R.N., play, in one act, by 
Major W. P. Drury. January 8. 
Harry Maitland .. Mr. Philip Desborough 

William Booley Mr. A. Corney Grain 

Benjamin Figg Mr. Walter Kingsford 

Thomas Coggins Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Jan Pearse Mr. C. Leveson Lane 

Sister Grace Miss Joan Chaloner 

—Globe. 

C.\LL, THE, stageright production of a drama, 
in one act ,by W. Laird. April 17. 

Miles Maxou Mr. Louis du Cane 

Moyra Maxon Mi.ss Gertrude Morrovy 

—Royal, Belfast. 

CALLISTO, ballet, by Maurice Hewlett, music 
by Annette Hullah. adapted from Greek 
folk songs, n;ovement« and dances by Mar- 
garet -Morris. October 28. 

Artemis Miss Winifred Durie 

Callisto Miss Margaret Morris 

.\ Faan Mr. J. Fraser Outram 

Callisto 's Cbild Miss Iris Rowe 

—Court. 

C VMARGO, LA, ballet, in one scene, written 
and desag'ned by C. Wilhelm, music by 
Dora Bright. May 20. (Last performance 
July 27.) 

Louis XV Mr. Jack Millar 

Sergeant Chabot M. Enrico Bartolo 

Gerard Van Staadeu . . M. Ale.xis KosloS 

Mme. Van Staa<len Mile. Zanfretta 

Toinette Miss Lillie Lauri 

Felicie Miss A. Peters 

Mile. Camargo Mile. Adeline Gen^e 

— London Coliseum. 

CANDOUR OF MATURITY, THE, sketch, by 
Hilaire Belloc. (Produced by the Mol:ere 
Society March 18.) -Stein.way Hall, W. 

CAPTAIN BILLY, play, in four acts, by 
Arthur West. February 29. 

—Royalty, Redditch. 

CAPTAIN BKASSBOUND-S CONVERSION. Re- 
vival of George Bernard Shaw'.s " Adven- 
ture." (Originally produce<l March 20. 
1900, Court.) October 15. Last periorm- 
ance (the 78th) December 21. 

Felix Drinkwater Mr. Harry NictoUs 

Leslie Rankin Mr. Graeme Campbell 



Captain Brassbound's Conversion (continued). 
Lady (Jicely Waynflete 

Miiss Gertrude Kingston 
Sir Howard Hallam .. Mr. Charles Sugden 

Marzo Mr. David Hallam 

Cai)tain Brassbound. .Mr. Gerald Lawrence 

Redbrook Mr. Geoffrey Denys 

Osman Mr. Arthur Bachner 

Johnson Mr. Hugh Tabberer 

Sidi el Assif Mr. Ptilip Cuningham 

The Cadi ; Mr. George Barraii 

Capt. Hamlin Kearney . . Mr. W. B. Davis 

Petty Officer Mr. ClifloTd Marquand 

-Little. 
C.\PT!AIN BiR/.\iSSBY, V.C, " grand Guignol- 
Mellvillany," in tour scenes, written by 
Deux Riatis D'Eau; miuiic by Musical Rtit 
Xlf Leonard; the whole produced by Rat 
.Vt'hur K. Godfrey. (Water Rats matinee 
production.) Novenvber 11. 
Captain B ra sab y.. King Rat Charles Au-stin 

Captain Plumer Rat Wilkie Bard 

Colonel Hunter Rat Apollo 

Major Weston Rat Arthur Godfrey 

Drummer Boy (Rat Billy Merson 

Sergeant 0'Grady..Rat Fred MeNaughton 

Coiipoial Hennesey Rat George Saaford 

Lieut. Daring Rat Billy Brown 

President of Court .. Rat Marriott Edgar 

Cashier of B.aiik Rat Paul Martinetti 

General Oaxton Rat Dave Carter 

Colonel Fairby Rat James Finney 

Sergeajit-Major Miaxford..Rat Dave O'Toole 

O'rderly Rat Gus McNaughton 

Gladys Rattling Daisy Dormer 

— Oxford. 
CAPTAIN &(3ARL(ET, E'nglLsh operetta, by 
-Arthur Poiper. Novemtoer 28. 
Captain Scarlet. ..Mr. Rolaad Cunningham 
Dr. Dovedale .. Mr. H. Lemprifere Pringle 
(Lord Faversiho-m .. Mr. Frederick Hudson 

Mr. Miley Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Tom Mr. Charles Carr 

J'erry Master B. Fenn 

Mabel Misis Winifred O'Connor 

-Amelia Dovedale . . Miss Leonora BnaJiam 

Nancy Miss Deborah Volar 

— St. James's. 
C.^PTAIN OiF THE " SAR.AH JANE." Stage- 
right 'liroduictian of a one-act farce by 
James Skea. March 19. — Surrey. 
CA/R(MlE(N'. Bizet's opena was revived for the 
openiing .performa.n.ce of the summer grand 
opera season. April 20.— Covent Garden. 
CAlRiMEN, spectacular ballet, in Ave scenes, 
music by Bizet, intenpoiated dances se- 
lected and music arranged by G. W. 
Byng, production supervised by Mr. Dion 
Clayton Calthrop and presented under the 
direction of Mr. Alfred Moul, the dramatic 
action and drvncps arran::ed by Herr Ber- 
ger. January 24. 

Don Jos6 jr. Volbert 

Bscamillo m. Agou&t 

Caipt. Zuniga M.r. Zanfretta 

LiUas Pasitias Mr. Coventry 

(Itemendado >ir Vallis 

Frasquita Mi.ss' Skellv 

Mercedes Miss Perzin'i 

Old Gypsy Miss Voysey 

Gipsy Danseuse .. Miss Carlotta Moscetti 
Carmen Maria la Bella 

O.\m/NrroN©,E(RSTANTINOP0LE, Ori7ntal''o"era' 
in three acts, by Sivori Levey. May 21 
Hindbad .... Mr. Charles Fleming-Williams 

f^^l^ad Mr. Arthur Hood 

it'^.V:, • Mr. Harry Petty 

Joihn DedLoc Mr. Alfred WalmsIeV 

llr^""^ Miss Ethel Pettv 

i^'i^",? Miss Winifred Hood 

^^^J-^^ Miss Hilda Judkins 

Ponna . mL«s Bllinor.a HoggartJi 

Turki.,h Delight Miss Male Hoey 

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CASINO CTRL. THE. Sketch by P. Brlstow. 
September Stt 

Robert Kenmore Mr. Geo. Varden 

.\drier.ne Kenmori" Miss Thea Horwich 

Jack Mr. Henry Burnard 

—Hippodrome. Hulme. 

C.\STINO VOTE. THE. dramatic sketch, in 
one scene, by SfaiiU-y Wallace. Decem- 
ber 7. 

.lack Readinc Mr. Alfred nardinc 

Gilbert Kaye Mr. One Denys 

JudRC Potter Mr. Murdock Ptimpson 

Capt. Cartwricbt Mr. W. S. Stanford 

Rev. Cecil Stcpliton.. .Mr. Wilfred Mackay 
— Shoreditch Empire. 

CAT .\ND THE CHERUB. THE. Revised ver- 
sion of C. B. Fernald'3 Chinese play (ori- 
sinalW produced October 30, 1897, Lyric). 
May 20. 

Win? Shee Mr. Frederick Lloyd 

Sun Ltiey Mr. Cyril H. Sworder 

Hoo King Mr. Charles D.anvers 

Hoo Chee Miss Ella .Tonee 

Chim Fang Mr. Francis Annesley 

Hwah Kwee Miss Elizabeth Rosslyn 

S. Policeman Mr. Montatrue Weston 

.\n Opium Fiend Mr. Rolf Benter 

Ah Yoi Miss Hilda Bruce-Potter 

— Surrey. 

CAUSE OF IT ALL. THE. One-act play by 
Leo Tolstov. (Produced bv the Aaelphi 
Play Society.) April 28. " Translated by 
Louise and .\ylmer Maude. 

Martha Mrs. Haden-Guest 

.\kiilina Miss Inez Bensnsan 

Taras Mr. John R. Collins 

The Tramp Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Michael Mr. Albert V. Bramber 

Icnat Mr. Telford Huches 

Neisj'hhour Mr. H. McMaster 

2nd do Mr. Lindsav Ellis 

—Little. 

CAVALLERIA RUSTTCAXA. Opera in one act 
hv Pietro M.i-scapni. Libretto founded by 
Sipnori Men.isci and Tarpioni-Tozzetti on 
a Sicilian tale of villa'je life by Giovanni 
Veraa. Produced for the first "time in a 
music hall in its entirety, February 26. 

— London Hippodrome. 

CAVERN. THE. Play by J. M. Cuthbertson. 
May ."i. 

Ah O'd Woman Miss Jean Stewart 

A Yoiinc Woman Mise May Lindsav 

.An Old Man Mr. Robert Trvini; 

An Ansel Miss Helen W. Adamson 

A Young Man Mr. .John L. Speir.s 

— Royal Institute. Gla.spow. 

CELLE OTT'ON ADORE, comedy, in three acts, 
by .Albert Acreryant. May 24. 

Stanislas M. Fernand Demoran?-; 

Rnmnald M.Hubert Daix 

Houston ■. M. Alfred Bouzin 

Serce M. Maurice Wick 

Ephraim M. Pierre Maueu<^ 

Le Mendiant M. Jacques Landier 

Chariot M. Farnand 

ler Garcon M. Picard 

2me Garcon M. Lucien 

T.e Lyc^en M. Teannot 

Un Marchand de Journaux M. AT^nard 

Petit-Jean M. Pernier 

■Rosette Mile. Fanny Tellier 

Ravmondine Mile. Demars 

Juliette Mile. Norva . 

L'lnstitntrice IMiss St€4iMnc MacFinlav 

—Little. 

CELTIC FAKRY POEMS, by W. B. Yeats and 
Fiona M'Leod. April ."50. 

Dalna .Mi'=s Claude Niohoison 

TVio Baidruidh Miss Mareot Balfour 

Voire of the Sidhe. .Mi-^^s Elsie Hird-Morcaii 

—Court 



I 

' CHALK LINE, THE, play, in four acts, by 
Fabi.an Ware and Norman MacOwan. 
March 2. Last performance (the 29th) 
March 30. 

Ix>rd Strachan Mr. Charles V. France 

Captain Peter Greag..Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

John Summers Mr. Frederick Lloyd 

Miary Summers Mis? Helen Brown 

Pecrcy Snr.'.mers Miss Mariorie Dan© 

Jess Summers ..; Miss Eileen Esler 

Andy Roddick Mr. Alfred Brydone 

Leonard Stiles Mr. W. Cronin Wilson 

I/ord Tempest Mr. Stratton Rodney 

William Baines Mr. .A. S. Homewood 

Veerland Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Countess Derada Lady Tree 

Kathleen Stuart Miss Lydia Bilbrooke 

Alice Miss Mary Mackenzie 

Mason Miss Lucie Verrier 

— Queens. 

; CHARLEY'S AtTNT was revived for a Cbrist- 

I mas season. December 26. — Little. 

[ CHAT -WITH MRS. CHICKY. one-act play, by 
I Evelyn Glover. (Produced by the 

t Actresses Franchise Leaeue.) Subsequently 

playod by the (k>nnisseure<rs. June 25, 

Little, the parts being undertaken by Miss 
i Edith Anton-Laing and Miss Inez Ben- 

susan. February 20. 

Miss Holbrook Miss Marianne Caldwell 

I Mrs. Chicky Miss Inez Bensusan ■ 

j — Rehearsal. 

j CHECK TO THE QUEEN, dramatic episode. 

December 2- 

Capt-ain Lord Arthur Greatorex 

Mr. Eustace Burnaby 
I The Fair Inconnue Miss Nina Bentley 

Sir Robert Enderby 

Mr. Rutland Barrington 
— Tivoli. 

CHILDREN OF DON, THE. Cymric music- 
drama, in three acts and a proloeue, by 
" T. E. ElUs " (Tx)rd Howard de Walden), 
music bv Josef Holbrooke. June 15. 
GODS. 

Nordens Mr. Enzo Bozano 

Lyd Mr. Humphrey Bishop 

Don Miss Gertrude Blomflcid 

MORTALS. 

Math 5Ir. Henry Weldon 

Gwydion Mr. .Alan Turner 

Govannion Mr. Andrew Shanks 

Elan Mme. Augusta Doria 

Dylan Miss Jacobs 

The Sacrifice , Miss Von Nichols 

Gwion Mr. Frederick Blamev 

Goewin Mme. Jeanne Jomelli 

.Arawn Mr. Frank Pollock 

First Priest Mr. De Moraes 

Second Priest Mr. .Arthur Philips 

Demon Mr. Henry .Alt^chuler 

— London Opera House. 

CHILDR,EN'S DREAM, THE, ballet, in one 
.scene, arrange^; by Lila Field, music by 
Osborne Roberts. May 16. 

— Aldwych. 
—Chelsea Palaje. 

CHINA, pageant spectacle. May 25. 

— Crystal Palace. 

CHOICE, THE. after-dinner episode, by A. 
Northcote. November \^. 

Dr. Armitage Mr. Alick Chumley 

Miriam Armitage .. Miss Miriam Armitage 

Clifford Nairn Mr. A. Russell-Davis 

Beal (a butler) Mr. Wilfred Keriston 

— Winter Gardens, New Brighton 

CICAD.A. THE, lyric fable, in one act, music 
and libretto by John Urich, poem by Eliza- 
beth Alexander. June 25. 

■Ssop Mr. Stuart Edwards 

I-ivia :Miss Alice Prowse 

The Cicada Miss Mabel Mansoa 



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'l\ie Ciiyidu (cvntinucd). 

The Ant Miss M. Palgrave Turner 

The Butterfly Mr. Hubert Eisdell 

—Savoy. 

CIRCUS GIRL, A, dramatic sketch, by Arthur 
S-hirley and Ben Landeck. July 1. 

Henri Remain Mr. Stanley Carlton 

Luigi Ferroni Jlr. Max Coutts 

Gorriott Mr. E. W. Bretton 

Detective Pelere Mr. Frank Fortescue 

■Magistrate Mr. Chas. ilose 

Mathilda Miss Ida Fane 

Jacqueline Miss Ruby M aude 

— Camberwel! Empire. 

CIEOPATRA'S NEEDLE, Egyptian scena. 
April 29. — Chelsea Palace. 

CLOCHES DE CORXEVILLE, LES. Mr. 
Oscar Hammerstein's revival of Robert 
Planquette's comic opera. June 10. 

— London Opera House. 

COALS TO NEWCASTLE, sketch, by Herbert 
C. Sargent and Leedham Bantock. March 
25. (See also THE BARGEMAN'S 
DERBY.) 

Timothy Mr. Leedham Bantock 

Alice Miss Violet Lindsay 

Peter Mr. J. James 

Hector .i Himself 

Lulu Mr. John Humphries 

— Empire, Liverpool. 

C( LLABORATORS, duologue, by Daisy 
McGeoch. June 10. 

-Clavier Hall, W. 

COLLIER'S LASS, THE, drama, in four acts, 
by Mrs. F. G. Kimberley. May 27. 

Robert Copley Jlr. Harry Salnsbury 

Tom Fielding Mr. Stanley Radcliffe 

Frank Cecil Mr. D. Douglas 

John Willie Hay .. Mr. J. Newton Cowhng 

Hubert Cardel Mr. Ben Carr 

Joe Miggins Mr. Bert Johnson 

John Bailey Mr. John Locke 

P.O. Wilson Mr. Easter Crook 

Bill Giles Mr. Fred Barnes 

Flossie Shaw Miss Laura Treherne 

Mary Ellen Nuttall ..Miss Lynn Darlington 

Martha Copley Miss Adele Liddon 

Maud Fernley Mss Ana Corri 

Grace Copley Miss Elsie Slielton 

— Royal, Wolverhampton. 

COLOMBINE, poetical fantasy, in one act, ty 
Reginald Arkell. April 1. 

—Royal, Brighton. 

COALBAT, THE, play, in one act, by Bernard 
Hamilton, with incidental and introductory 
music by Christopher Wilson. October 21. 

Harpax Mr. Shiel B-irry 

Caius Servilius Mr. Kenelm Foss 

Myrrtia Miss Yolande May 

— Chelsea Palace. 

CONCHITA, opera, in four acts (in Italian), 
music by Riccardo Zandonai. July 3. 

Conchita MUe. Tarquinia Tarquini 

Don Mateo Signer Schiavazzi 

Dolores Miss Amy Evans 

Rufina Mile. Jane Bourgeois 

Estella Miss Betty Booker 

La Sorvegliante Miss Edith Clegg 

Sermero ••.•.■.■.•.■.} ^'- Gaston Sargeant 

Una'^Guida*^!.^."."".* } S'§°°^ ^^^^ 2"'^<=^' 
La Madre di Conchita. .Mme. A. L. B^rat 

Una Voce M. Andr^ Giily 

r>or,,>»T.. i MUe. Hortense Verbist 

'^*''^'^"* I M. Ambrosiny 

Conductor, Signor Ettore Panizza. 

— Covent Garden. 
CONFEDERATES. Amateur production of a 
drama in one act, by H. Woodville. 
February 6. 

—Prince of Wales's, Grimsby. 



CONSTANT HUSBAND, THE, play, in one 
act, by Cicely Hamilton. February 19. 

Mrs. Beaumont Mi&s Vera Coburn 

Edward Ronpell Mr. Clayton Green 

Stevens Miss Nannie Bennett 

Justine Ronpell Miss Lena Aehwell 

^Palladium. 

CONSTANT LOVER, THE, a "Comedy of 
Youth," in on« act, by St. Joim Haiiiktn. 
January 30. 

Evelvn Rivers Miss Gladys Cooper 

Cecil" Harburton Mr. Dennis Eadie 

—Royalty. 

CONTR'VCT, THE, dramatic sketch, in one 
act, by Gerard Fort Buckle. (Produced by 
Amateurs.) October 22. 

George Doon Mr. Osborne Adair 

Madge Doon Miss Joan Waugh 

—All Saints' Parish Hall, Battersea Park. 

CONTRASTS, play, in one act, by G. A. Red- 
ford. (Produced iby the Draraa Society), 
October 29- 

Bertie Fane Mr. Charles King 

Binney Mr. Charles Wemysa 

Ethel Fane Miss Constance Arfwedson 

Servant Miss Dorothy Turner 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

CORONATION, THE, play, in one act, by 
Christopher St. John and Charles Thursby. 
(Prodiuceid by the Pioneer Playejs.) Janu- 
ary 28. _ , 

Henricua XVI Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Air. Veibi Verbi Mr. Marsh Hannam 

Admiral Nihiltini ..Mr. Clifford Heatheriey 
lieueral Militomnes. .Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 
Lord Benedict Pulcher 

Mr. Victor Wiltshire 
An Aide-de-Camp .... Mr. Barnet Parker 

A Reporter Mr. Charles King 

An Usher Mr. John R. Collins 

Lord Bellegard Mr. Telford Hughes 

A Womian Miss Baid^e Wright 

Messrs. Frank Dennys, J. W. L. Ellis, 
Cvril Lawrence, J. Gelderd, H. N. Gaze, 
a". McMaster, A. Rhaden, J. Bartlett, 
Claude Heys Thomson, G. S. Roche, W. 
.-Andrews, C. Ashford, Frank Conroy, King 
Fordham, Herbert Lane, Charles A. Staite. 

—Savoy. 

COTTAGE ON THE MOOR, THE, play, in one 
act, by Miller Anderson. January 28. 

The Woman Miss Mabel Mannering 

The Man Mr. MUleT Anderson 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

COUNTESS CATHLEEN, THE. First produc- 
tion in London of a play, in five scenes, 
by W. B. Yeats. July 11. 

Marv Rua Miss Nell Byrne 

Teig Rua Mr. U. Wright 

Shemus Rua Mr. Patrick Murphy 

The Countess Cathleen. .Miss Maire O'Neill 

Oona Miss Mon.a O'Beirrio 

Aleel Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

First Merchant . . Mr. Herbert Hewetson 

Second Merchant Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Steward Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 

— Court. 

COWBOY AND THE GIRL, THE, " episode of 
Arizona life," in three scenes, by Young 
Buffalo, June 10. 

The Stranger Young Buffalo 

Colonel Dawson Mr. E. J. Foster 

Dick Peterson Mr. Arthur C. Goff 

Corrello Mr. Louis Ashmeade 

Big Waller Mr. G. W. Parte 

Bounce Mr. Robert Chambers 

Alkeli Mr. Gus Ruhlin 

Cheyenne Ed Mr. J. H. Brownlee 

Black Gilbert Mr. Ralph Brambles 

Tombstone Jake Mr. Albert Morgan 

Wah-Sing Mr. All Delamere 

Madge Miss Caroline May Blaney 

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COWBOY JL'UY, THE, revised version of the 
sketch, " The Virginia Jury." Marcli 11. 

Mr. Kelly Mr. J. F. Ginnett 

mil Tiissidy Mr. \V. Burttlett 

Mrs. Cassldy Mi&s L. Keen 

Bob Boulder Mr. F. Victor 

Kteve Mr. Frank Ginnett 

Jtosy Cassidy Miss D. Gregory 

>farry Mr. K. Gennint'.s 

—Oxford. 

COWPIJNTUER, THE, melodrama, in four 
acts, by Jean Marvin. (S.P., May 31, 
Elephant and Castle; September 2, Opera 
House, Xorthampton.) September 30. 

Tom Granger Mr. Thomas Rhyde 

Billy Granger Mr. George Craig 

Pedro Saltillo .Mr. \Vm. K. Glennv 

Seattle Ike Mr. Robert Rivers 

Dublin Tim Mr. Joe Martin 

Blaek Luko Mr. A. J. Murray 

Frisco Fred Montana Joe 

V"",-----; -"^Ir. Thomas Clarke 

Wall Eyed Joe Mr. Harry Roberts 

Brassy Bob Mr. A. W. Aston 

Tangle Foot Pete .. Mr. \Vm. H. Bartlam 

George Lloyd Mr. Horace Cobham 

Montana Bill Mr. Dick Bushert 

Big Shot Bud Mr. Bud Monroe 

Lon<; Ha-.red Dan ....Mr. Sampson Brown 

Red Mike Mr. Ray Sasquetoon 

Fat Head Butte Mr. Eal JudsoD 

\Veptoma By Himself 

Mane Alvarado .\li<j.s Ethel Dunbar 

Ann Miss Dorothy Dunbar 

Omdmg Stan Tree-pe-Dee 

Chenta i 

5«*"t.y By Themselves 

Keatee ) 

Molly Cooke Miss Blanche Fiske 

Dancing Bell Miss Victoria Browne 

Oenie Calvert Miss Jean Marvin 

— Britannia. 

CREDITORS, tragicomedy, in one act, by 
Augast Strindberg, translated by 'Ellie 
S<;hlcus6ner. (Produced by the Stage 
Society.) March 10. 

Adolf ^Ir. E. Harcourt-Wililams 

J^nstav Mr. Guy Standing 

Thekla Miss Miriam Lewes 

— Princes. 

CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, THE. drama- 
tisation by ]•:. .Claremce Bciielle of Ciharies 
Dickens's Btofy. (Produced by Amateurs.) 
January 3. 

John Peerybingle ....Mr. Ma.x le Feuvre 

Caleb Plumnier .Mr. C. F. Snellgrove 

Mr. Tackleton Mr. Reg Grandin 

The Stranger Mr. \V. V. d'Authreau 

Mr. Jordan Mr. Bert le Sueur 

Porter . Mr. E. C. Boielle 

Mary " Dot " Mrs. E. C. Boielle 

Bertha Miss Grace Smith 

May Fielding Miss Eileen Guille 

Tilly Slowboys Miss Ida le Feuvre 

Mr.s. Fielding Miss Dora Carcaud 

Mrs. Jordan Miss Lily Oldridge 

Spirit Cricket .Master Dick Boielle 

Peerybingle's Baby Ma.ster Avertv 

— Oddfellows Hall, Jersey. , 

CRIME OF POVERTY, THE, sketch by 
Frederick Meads. February 20. | 

Pfe!-e Lereaux Mr. William Podmore ' 

Claire Miss Sylvia Dawson 

Jean Mr. Frederick Meads 

— Grand, Manchester. 

CROOKED NAILS, duologue, by Violet Gib- 
bons. April 11. 

Richard Neville Mr. R. R. Bowles 

Cecily Graham Miss Violet Gibbons 

— Boddington. Clieltenhani. ' 



CROOKS, SPOOKS, AND SPIRITS, comic 
.sketch, presented by the Six Brothers 
I Luck. December 0.— Holborn Empire. 
>|C'R0WN OF INDIA, THE. Imperial Masque, 
in two tableaux, written by Henry 
Hamilton, music by Sir Edward Edgar. 
March 11. 

1 udia Miss Nancy Price 

St. George Mr. Hjirp-,^Dearth 

Agra Miss Marion'"'EeTI?>- 

Delhi Miss May Leslie Stuart 

Calcutta Miss Evelyn Kerry 

Benarefi .Miss Sybil Etherington 

— London Coliseum. 
CRUISE OF THE MASCOT, THE, sketch, by 
Fred Bowyer, lyrics by J. T. St«vens. 
October 28. 

Captaia Rowbolt Mr. Arthur Melvin 

Percy Fairbank Mr. Sidney Herbert 

Dan Mr. Fred Danvers 

-Maud Meadows Miss Beatrice Laurie 

Edith Meadows Miss Dorothy Bowyer 

Jane Miss Violet Lowen 

Miggs Mr. Alfred Knutt 

— Hippodrome, Margate. 
CUPID AND THE STYX. London production 
of a comedy, in threo acts, by J. Sack- 
v'ille Martin. (OriginaJly produced at the 
Gaietv, iManchester, on" February 8, 1909.) 
May 14. 

Dr. Hope Mr. Lewis Casson 

Sir Peregrine Prendergast Mr. Chas. Bibby 

Porter Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Dr. Garside Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Nurse Price Miss Edyth Goodall 

Mrs. B-arton Miss Muriel Pratt 

Philip Barton Mr. CeoU Brooking 

— Coronet. 

CUPID INTEE-VENES, one-act comedy, by 
Ivan Patrick Gore. (Produced by the 
Black Cat Club.) April 25. 

Lord Northesk Mr. J. L. Irvine 

Fitrroy Walker Mr. Evelyn Vernon 

Lady Northesk Miss Ethel Beale 

Mrs. Tapps Mise Elsie Mildred 

—Clavier HaLl, W. 

CITRATE CALLS, THE, comedy, in one act, 
by J. A. FergUfion. February 15. 
Bridget O'Flalierty .. Miss Isobel Crawford 

Ruth Rvan Miss Bessie Jeflery 

The Curate .Mr. A. C. Temby 

Mrs. O'Douoghue Miss Daisy Gordon 

— St. Martin Hall, Glasgow. 

CURIOS, comedy sketch, in one scene, by 
Harry Grattun and o. P. Huntley. (No- 
vember 11, HipiKKlrome, Manchester.) No- 
vember 18. —Shepherd's Bush Empire'. 

DAISY' CHAIN. THE, children's play. 
Febru.ary 2. — Savoy. 

DAMER'S GOLD, peasant comedy in two act«, 
bv Lady Gregory. November 21. 

Patrick Kirwan Mr. ,\rthur Sinclair 

Stiiify Kirwan Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Ralph Hessian Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Simon Niland .Mr. N. Wright 

Delia Hessian Mi.ss Sara Algood 

— Abbey. Dublin. 

DANCING MISTRESS, THE, musical play, in 
three acts, by James T. Tanner, music by 
Lionel Monckton, lyrics by Adrian Ross 
and Percy Greenbank. October 19. 

Widdicombe Mr. James Blakeley 

Lord Lyndale Mr. F. Pope Stamper 

Dubois Mr. D. J. Williams 

Baron Montalba M. G. Carvey 

Berchill Mr. Ivan Berlyn 

Signor Tonelli Mr. Eliot Skinner 

M. Rosemblum .. Mr. Ernest A. Douglas 

Teddy Cavanagh Mr. Joseph Coyne 

Jeanie .McTavisli Miss Gracie Leigh 

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Dm Dancin'j ilistreis {continued). 

Bella Peach Mies Elsie Spain 

Miss PiDdrop Mi^s Agnea Thomas 

Lady Margrave -Miss Maud Cressall 

Lili Miss Gina Palerme 

Margot Mi>s Ruby Kennedy 

I'aula Miss Ann Cleaver 

Genie M iss GesrtTude White 

Mimi Mis Leila Griflln 

Tonse Miss Lilian Hadley 

E-ette Miss Dorothy Devere 

Oamille Miss Yvonne Fitzroy 

Toinette Jliss Heather Featherstone 

Tommy Miss Isobel Elsom 

Lina .' Miss Kathleen Vincent 

Mary Miss Gipsy O'Brien 

Nora Miss Claire Lynch 

Dora Miss Betty Olgar 

May Miss Flora Allen 

Alicia Miss Nora Wadeley 

Jo' Miss Maude Aston 

Sybil Mis6 Bessy Millard 

Phyl Miss Gladvs Ivery 

Xancy Joyce Miss Gertie Millar 

— Adelphi. 

DANCING VIENNESE, THE, Viennese 
operetta (played in German) in two scenes, 
by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grunweld, 
music by Oscar Straus. June 3. 

Lizzi Flora Fraulein Josefine Ritzinger 

Mimi Fraulein Emmy Petko 

Claire Fraulein Bianca Vallon 

B'by Fraulein Marie Spieler 

Graff Andre Clairville 

Herr Hubert Marischka 

Loulou Herr Gustav Werner 

Baron Planchette .... Herr Paul Guttmanm 
— London Coliseum. 

DANCING VIENNESE, THE, English version, 
by C. H. Bovill. of the Viennese opera, in 
two scenes, by Oscar Straus. July 1. 

Lizzi Flora Miss Constance Drever 

Mimi .Miss Clara Dow 

Claire Miss PhylUs Monkman 

Graff Andre Clairville.. Mr. Philip Simmons 

Loulou Herr Gustav Werner 

Baron Planchette Mr. Eric Thorne 

Biby Mr. Willie Atom 

— London Coliseum. 

DANDY AVIATOR, THE, miniature musical 
comedy, in three scenes. February 26. 

— Canterbury. 

DARING OF DIANE, THE, " leap-year 
comedy operetta," in one scene, by Hein- 
rich Reinihardt, libretto and lyrics by 
Arthur Andersen, based on the German of 
Julius Wilhelm. January 22. 

Prosper Mr. Bruce Winston 

Severin Mr. William Sawlle 

Julien Mr. Guy Le Feuvre 

Caroline Miss Suzanne D'Amery 

Rosalie Miss Kathleen Courtney 

Diane de Eegnault. .Miss Marjorie iiaxwell 

— Tivoli. 

DAUGHTER OF ISRAEL, A, four-act drama, 
by Nita P^ae. May 20. 

Stephen Lyons Mr. Hugti Montgomery 

Lord Dave Montague. .Mr. Claude Graveley 

Charhe de Vere Mr. Reg. E. Kendrick 

Bob O'Shea Mr. Jack Ravenscroft 

Hon. Percy d'Alroy Mr. James Wright 

Jean Mr. D. Ravenscroft 

Dr. EUam Mr. Gordon Phillips 

Bessie Woodleigh Jliss Carrie Johnson 

Mrs. Woodleigh Miss Mavis Harcourt 

Lady Montague Miss Norah Kingsley 

Mona Grey Miss Bessie Osborne 

Little May Clarice Handel 

JuditJi Miss Laura Hansen 

— Lyceum, Stafford. 



DAUGHTER'S DEVOTION, A. Provisional 
performance of sketch, by Arthur Jefler- 
.■^n. August 8. 

(ieoffrey Winter Mr. T. R. Lockwood 

Snooker Mr. E. H. Clarke 

Inspector Armstrong Mr. H. Leonard 

"Nance" Miss Maude Ryder 

-Mary Hamilton Miss Georgie de Lara 

Policeman Mr. Gilbert. 

— Metropole, Glasgow. 

DAY AND NIGHT, pastoral masque, by C. M. 

A. Pe.ake, masic bv Francis and Geoffrey 

Toye. July 31.— Boxford Rectory Park. 
DAY OF RECKONING, THE, play, in one act, 

by Stanley Houghton and Frank Nasmith. 

September 30. 

Merlin Mr. Charles Brandon 

Trevor Mr. Edward J. Coyne 

Gabrielle de Richepin 

Miss Florence Cheverton 
— Crown, Eccles. 

DAY'S SPORT, A, spectacular sketch, in 
twelve scenes, by Wal Pink, music by J. S. 
Baker. January 8. 

—Palladium. 

DEAR LITTLE WIFE, A, Japanese comedy, 
in one act, by Gerald Dunn. March 25. 

Sujihana San Miss Muriel Pope 

Hajiyanua Jlr. Rule Pyott 

Takiju:o Mr. J. Henry Twyford 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 

DEAR OLD CHARLIE, comedy, in three acts, 
adapted by Charles H. E. Brookfleld from 
Labiohe and Delacour's " C6Limare le Bien- 
Aim6 " (Royal, Newcastle, May 17, 1906; 
Vaudeville, January 2, 1908). February 20. 
Last performance (the 34th), March 23. 

Charlie Ingleton Mr. Charles Hawtrey 

Gabriel Peploe Jlr. Eric Lewis 

Thomas Dumpbie ..Mr. E. Holman Clark 
Colonel Fishbourne. .Mr. Chas. B. Vaughan 

Purkitt Mr. Arthur Grenville 

Florist's Boy Master Dunstone 

Mrs. Fishbouroe Miss Mabel Younge 

Reeve Miss Mona Harrison 

Agues J^Iisa Enid Leslie 

— Prince of Wales's. 

DEATH OF TINTAGILES, THE. The Drama 
Society revived Alfred Sutro's translation 
of Maeterlinck's tragedy. (Originally pro- 
duced July 22, 1902, St. George's Hall.) 
March 4. „ 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

DEBORAH'S LOVER, " domestic tragedy," in 
one act. July 11. 
Maurice Sinclair.. Mr. Godfrey Washington 

Billy Cox Mr. Reginald Puivington 

Mrs. Price Miss Marian Stirling 

Deborah Price Miss Beryl Durand 

Patsy Brown Miss Norah Gregory Jones 

—Savoy. 

DECEMBER 13, piece, in one act, by Norman 
Oliver and Cecilia Brookes. (Produced by 
the Play Actors.) March 31. 

Josiah Stables Mr. Arnold Lucy 

Sarah Stables :Miss Lilian Tweed 

Mark Estridge Mr. Cecil A. Collins 

Olive Estridge Miss Beatrice Whitney 

— Court. 

DECREE MADE ABSOLUTE, THE, play, in 
one act. adapted by (Miss) M. G. Splatt, 
from a story by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes. 
November 29. 

James Tapster Mr. Rollo Balmaine 

A Policeman Mr. Stuart Marshall 

Mrs. William Tapster 

Miss Marjorie Hamilton 

Elf rida - Mi.ss Olive Letbhridge 

Flossie Tapster Miss Fortescue 

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UECREE NISI, comedy, iix one act, by Lenno.x 
KeuUull. April 29. 
ttir Kupcrt Stepbco&on 

Mr. Lennox Kasbleigh 
Valet to Sir Rupert.. -Mr. t'ernlty Bi&ihopp 

Mrs. Stepfa«DM>u Miss l^liun i'erreit 

Ainilie Miis i>orolhy Wilmer 

— Grajiij, Sout-nampion. 

DEMAGOGUE, THE, comedy, in threo acts, 
by >ormaji MucOwan. (.i'nxiuced by th«j 
Play Actors.) iiarch 10. 

Stephen Drew Mr. H. K. Aylifl 

JJavid Hardman Mr. C. F. Coliings 

William Hick.ion, M.P. ..Mr. Alfred Hams 

Jobn Masterlon Mr. Hubert WilUii 

Joiin \ernon Mr. Stuart Musgrove 

Cbas. Mildon Mr. Ralph Hutton 

Reginald I'hilUps Mr. James Gelderd 

Haiph Underwood Mr. Franc Stoney 

Robert Randall Mr. J. Napper 

Mr. tredenc IraiU ..Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Horace Straker Mr. Sidney Sherwood 

AUred Renion Mr. thanes Roberta 

Ben Frost Mr. Kothbury Evans 

An Errajid Boy Mr. Arthur Sinnian 

Rachel Bolder Miss Violet Sterne 

— Court. 

UEMOCRATS, THE. The Birminghani Dra- 
matic and Musical Society produced a 
mu;^ical play in two acts, written by 
Graham Squires and St. John Hamuna, 
composed by Guy Jones. May 13. 

Andrew McCarthy Mr. Ernest Wright 

Gilbert McCarthy ..Mr. Alfred D. Butler 
Jttt. Hon. Fercy Vere..Mr. Hugh 8. Gibson 

VVilkins Mr. George B. Worrall 

Detective Mr. J. Finnemore Retallick 

Lord Harfield Mr. 0. U. Russ 

Saunders Mr. Stanley Worrall 

Peggy Eflerdyne Mise Lillie Aston 

The Duchese Miss Bo.inie Pliillips 

Airs. Packenham Smith 

Mrs. E. W. Hughes 
— Royal, Birmingham. 

DEMON, THE. Condensed version, in two 
scenes and a tableau, of Anton Ruben- 
atein's opera. Preiented by a Ruesiaa 
company. February 19. 
T, ■ a- _ / Mme. Talina 

Princess Tamara .... { Mme. Pokrovskaya 

Ti,„ T,.^^ J M. Suiitzky-Pavlenko ' 

The Demon \^ Castyiuoff 

Augei Mile. Nikolaeva | 

Prince Sinodal M. Tiratzian [ 

Servant to Princess Mile. Anajewa ( 

A Boy Mile. Feodorowa j 

— London Coliseum. ; 

DESERT, THE. Spectacle founded by H. | 

Holford Bottomley upon F61icien David's I 

symphonic ode, " Le Desert." April 22. | 

—Albert Hall, W. 1 

Detective drama- 



DETECTIVE KEEN 
Jette." May 13. 



— Canterbury, 
sket-ch, in one ecene 



DEVELOPMENTS 
February 12. 

A Photographer Mr. Howard Ward 

An Actress Miss Louie Vere 

— Battersea Palace. 

DEVIL AND THE HINDMOST, THE, comedy, 
in four acts, by Harold Cantrill. (Pro- 
duced by Amateurs.) December 11. 

Robert Edmunds Mr. A. Harold Chovil 

Sam Summers Mr. Frank Cowper 

Lionel Clare Mr. H. M. Vanderfelt 

Mr. Freeman Mr. T. G. Holder 

Mrs. Freeman Mrs. F. W. Langley 

Vera Freeman Miss Gladys Vale 

Firkin Mr. John Heywood 

Wilks Mr. Arthur Neen 

Mortiboys Mr. Harold Beaufort 

— King's Heath Institute, Birmingham. 



DEVIL HI.MSELF, THE. Fantasy, in one 
scene. November 11. 

—Palladium. 

DEVIL'S KEC, THE. Drama, in four acta, 
by RidswelJ Cullum and U. K. Garden. 
May 27. 
Hon. William BunLiing Forde 

Mr. Derwent Hall Caine 

John Allandale Mr. R. A. Brandon 

Verner Lablache Mr. Murray Yorke 

Arizo.Ta Air. hric Hudson 

Dr. .■Vbbutt Mr. Henry .Martin 

Sergeant HorrocKS .....Mr. W. J. Yeldham 

Guiltier Mr. Vernon Salisbury 

"Tough" De^pard Mr. F. J. Whyte 

Pedro Maiicha Mr. F W. Cram 

Pat Nabob Mr. Henry Vincent 

Thomson Mr. Chas. W. Tindall 

.Mrs. AbtMJtt Miss Amy Lorraine 

Mamie Miss Kathleen Wynn 

Joaquina Allandale. .Miss Laurie Flockton 
— Borough. 

DEVIL'S MAIL, THE, dramatic .-cena, by 
Arnold Yorke. February 12. 

Dr. Mordaunt Mr. H. Sherbrooke 

Pierre DairoUes Mr. Arthur Burne 

Ivan Lumbimotf Mr. H. O. Nicholson 

Phineas H. Yerker .Mr. Robert Morath 

Mrs. Mordaunt Miss Constance Barton 

— .'irdwick F.mpire, Manchester. 

DIAMOND CORONET, THE, incident, by C. B. 
Fernald. September IC. 

A Gentleman .Mr. Norman McKinnell 

His Associate Mr. James Storey 

A Safe-breaker , .. Mr. J. Detiiv 

— Hippodrome, Manchester. 

DIANA OF DOBSON'S. The first act of 
Cicely Hamilton's play was presented for 
the first time on the music hall stage 
March 4. — Palladium. 

DIANE'S DIAMONDS, farcical sketch in one 
scene, by Max Pemberton. August 12. 

Odette Miss Esm6 Lee 

Roper Mr. Cecil Kinniard 

Henry Le Bland Mr. Compton Coutts 

John Hogg Mr. James Prgge 

La Diane Miss Ivy Williams 

— CoUins's. 

DICK'S PRISONER, one-act play. July 24. 
—Clavier Hall, W. 

DISARMED ! play in a prologue and one 
scene. May 6. 
Characters in the Prologue : — 
The 1st Comte de Lassier..Mr. Fred Rivers 

The Husband Mr. E. Raj'son-Cousens 

The Wife Miss Blanche Forsythe 

A Pedlar Mr. Edward Christopher 

A French Officer Mr. Frank Holyoake 

French soldiers : — Messrs. Alfred Wright, 
Maynard. Norton, Gilbert, Sims, Carter. 
Characters in the Play : — 
General von Mackenheim 

Mr. Frederick Moyes 

Paul Mr. Chas. Fancourt 

Captain Kraatzberg Mr. Russell Barry 

Sergeant Lenbach Mr. Leslie Harvey 

Ren6e de Vaury..Miss Violet Hammersley 
Prussian Soldiers : — Messrs. Fred Leonard, 
A. Kramer, H. Pitt, C. Oakley, E. Wil- 
liams. 

— Canterbury. 

DOLLAR DID IT, A, comedy, !n three acts, 
by Ralph Stuart. Produced for provisional 
purposes. October. 11. 

Ezra Fee Mr. Walter Langford 

Cyrus Scroggings Mr. Thomas Holmes 

Ashton Franklin Mr. E. ?heppard 

Eva Brown Miss May Norris 

Sarah Smart Miss Lisa Coleman 

Stanford Whipple (Sliver) 

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ADoVar Did It (cotitlnued). 

Oliver Dolittle Mr. James Green 

Mrs Dolittle Miss Gertrude Harrison 

Joshua Sampson Mr. Henry Barton 

Joseph Price Mr. Arthur Wilson 

Elijah Strong Mr. Louis de Verne 

Hiram Lawson Mr. Robert W"«tt 

Ba.xter Billings Mr. Ernest E. Norris 

Veronica Scroggings — Miss Edith Hobson 
— Dalston. 

DOLLY DYE, musical absurdity, -nritt-en by 
W. T. Avery, composed by Kenneth Mor- 
rison. May 20. 

Squire Blossom Mr. J. W. Forrest 

Rev. Hugh Popofl Mr. Frank Lesiter 

Major K. N. Pepper Mr. J. .\llen 

Sammy Snail Mr. W. H. Irving 

Birdie Mr. Bert Collins 

Handy Harry Mr. Ernie Howard 

Rose Bush Miss Minnie Best 

Vesta Swan Miss Clara Best 

Lena Trix Miss Cissie Best 

Mamie Chance Miss Madge Best 

Flossie Knockem Miss Ida Conroy 

Winniie Wenton Miss Evangeline Hope 

May Blossom Miss Millie Millwarde 

Dolly Dye Miss Florrie Greensmith 

— -Alexandra. Pontefract. 

DOLLY'S LITTLE BILLS, one-act sketch, by 
Henry Arthur Jones, from his four-art 
piece. DOLLY REFORMING HERSELF. 
July 8. 

— London Hippodrome. 

DOJTESTIC DIFFERENCES, farcical comedy, 
by H. M. L^on. December 19. — Mechanics' 
Hall. Nottingham. 

DON QITICHOTTE, opera, in Ave arts fini 
French), music by Jules Jlassenet. May 17. 

Dulcinfe Mile. Yvonne Kerlord 

Don Qui<ihobfce M. Lafonde 

Sancho M. Jof^ Danse 

Juan M. Georges Regis 

Rodrignez .M. Femand Leroux 

Pedro Mile. Andr^ Kerlane 

Garcias Miss Kathleen Lockhart 

Chef des Bandits M. Verhevden 

1st Valet M. Landel 

2nd Valet M. Deshayes 

Stage dirertor, M. Jacques CoTni. 
Musical conductor, Mr. Fritz Emaldy. 

— London Opera House. 

DON C;ESAR de BAZAN, adaptation by Fred 
Maxwell. Sept. 25. 

Don Caesar Mr. Fred Maxwell 

Charles II. of Spain.. Mr. Arthur Chisholm 

Don Jos^ Mr. Mansell Fan© 

Lazarillo .'. Miss Bessie Courtney 

Captain of the Guard Mr. W. Arnold 

Marita. Miss Minnie Sadler 

—Bedford. 

DON'T YOTT BELIEVE IT; OR, THE TERROR 
OF TIGERTOWN, play, in one scene, by 
Harry M. Vernon. Oct. 7. 

Jim Howard Mr. A. E. W. Barnes 

Tim Sherwood.. Mr. E. Howard Templeton 

Mary Lawlor Miss Sylvia Morris 

Dan McCarthy Mr. Sydney BeTi.<!on 

Dick Lawlor Mr. Leon Dawe 

Buck Murray Mr. Reynolds Watson 

The "Spoil Sport" ..Mr. Leslie Hamilton 

Bob Kelly Mr. J. C. McCloud 

His Assistant Mr. Ulster Gray 

— Palladium. 

DOORMATS, comedy, in three arts, by Hubert 
Henry Davies. Oct. 3. 

Noel Gale Mr. Gerald du Manner 

Uncle Rufus Mr. Alfred Bishop 

Captain Harding Mr. Dawson Milward 

Anut Josephine Miss Nina Boucicault 

Leila Miss Marie Lohr 

— Wyndham's. 

DORINDA. three-act nlay, by the " Countess 
of Roden. Aug. 24. 

— Tullymore Park. 



DOUBLE GAME, THE. play, in three acts, by 
Maurice Barinig. May 7. 
Ivan Borfsoviteh Bloum..Mr. Arnold Lucy 
Elizaveta Ivdnovna Bloum 

Mrs. A. B. Tapping 
Boris Nikoldeviteh Rakint..Mr. Claude King 
Dimttri Vasflevitch Romodin 

Mr. E. Harcourt-Williams 
Mdria Andr^vna Bemfiva 

Miss Ernita Lascelles 
Count Peter Zoilrov ..Mr. C. H. Hewetson 
Alex^i Ivtoovitch Philfpov 

Mr. Mark Hannan 
F^dor Petr6vitch Dimftriev 

Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 
Sergei Andr^vit-ch Neilsen 

Mr. S. Creagh Henry 

Harold Jameson Mr. Lionel Pap« 

S6fia Dimftre\Tia Ok6iinova 

Miss Mary Mackenzie 
Alexander Alexdndrovitch Pon(5v 

Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

K6Iia Mr. Len Bethel 

Sasha Miss Mildred Surrey 

— Kingsway. 

DOUBLE WOMAN, A, fantastic comedy, in 
three acts, by Harry and Edward Paulton. 
March 11. 

Sir Charles Glynne Mr. Robert Minster 

Muriel Lady Glynne 

Miss Lilias Waldegrave 

Bloundell Greene Mr. Wilfrid Shine 

Mrs. Greene Miss Eugenie Vernio 

Percy Fairleigh Mr. Goodver Kettley 

May Fairleigh Miss Dulcie Vemie 

Lord Lismore Mr. Walter Henty 

Vera Lismore Miss Eileen .Atherley 

Alwyne Bruce — Mr. Herbert Garthome 

Mrs. Bruce Miss Cynthia Fane 

Captain Winterhole Mr. A. V. Bramble 

Gwen Warlaby Miss Beatrice Terry 

Anstiss Miss Rhoda Beresford 

Major Allen Mr. Fred Lake 

Gamekeeper Mr. Harry Yeates 

Rudge Mr. Cyril Brook 

— Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. 

DOVE UNCAGED, THE, fantasy, in one act, 
by Eunice Hamilton Moore. Feb. 20. 

Sister Mon'ca Miss Marion Terry 

Sister Lucia Miss Mary Relph 

Sister Clara Miss Rose Yule 

Sister Serena Miss Rose Diipr6 

The Novice Colombina Miss Gladys Cooper 
- — — TJoyalty. 

DRAGON, THE, historical play by W. T. 
Saward and Eustace Ponsonby. December 
9. 

Contessa dl PalantI Miss Janet Barrow 

Marquis dl Monaldeschi 

Mr. Brendan Stewart 

Ninon de L'Encles Miss Ruby Bower 

Captain Bardon . .Mr. Herbert H." Herbert 

Pietro Miss Gwen Lofts 

Queen Christina of Sweden 

Miss Isa Noella 

Mazarin ...Mr. W. T. Saward 

Prince Gustavus Mr. Eustace Ponsonby 

Count Oscenstiern Mr. Robert Percy 

Father Le Bel Mr. E. P. Anthony 

Pierre Corneilli Mr. Oscar Dane 

Lieutenant of the Guard.. Mr. Harold Noel 

Moreno Mr. E. Lowings 

-A^ngelotti Mr. R. Wood 

Olaf Mr. H. Tvsoe 

—County, Bedford. 

DRAKE, play, In three acts, by Lonls N. 
Parker. Sept. 3. (On Mr. Harding leaving 
the oast to go to America the r^art of 
Drake was taken up by Mr. Frederick 
Ross.) 

Francis Drake Mr. Lvn Harding 

Queen Elizabeth. .Miss Phyllis Neilson-Terrv 

Lord Burleigh Mr. Bassett Roe 

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rrakf (eontinued\. 

Lord Howard of EffinKbam 

Jlr. Frederic Sargent 

Christopher Hatton Mr. Kohan Clensy 

Sir Walter Kaleigh Mr. Harold Bliss 

Jolm Doughty Mr. Herbert Waring 

Thomas Doughty Mr. Philip Merivale 

Don Guerau D'Espes. .Mr. Francis Chamier 

Don Pedro Zubiaur Mr. W. E. Geihe 

Don BeraardLuo d© Mendoza 

Mr. Digby Strous 
Don Pedro de Valdez ..Mr. E. A. Smythe 
Sir George Sydenliam ..Mr. Henry Morrell 
Le Sieur de Marchaumont 

Mr. Arthur V. Webster 

Sir John Hawkins Mr. Fred \1gay 

Martin Frobishcr Mr. William Harberd 

John WjTjter Mr. X. Campl>ell Browne 

John Chester Mr. J. Esmond Walls 

Captain John Thomas. .Mr. Chris Walker 

Thomas Fenner Mr. Scott Clarke 

Tom Moone Mr. \. E. George 

Gregory Mr. Ross Shore 

Brewer Mr. Frederick Koss 

Lady I/enox Miss Elinor Foster 

Mother Moone Miss Cicely Richards 

Bright Mr. Roy Byford 

Fleming Mr. Howard Rose 

Rev. FhaiEcis Fletcher Mr. Ben Field 

Pedro Mr. Stanley Howlett 

Diego Mr. Loring Fernie 

Mr. Vicary Mr. Anthony Warde 

Mr. Charles Mr. Frederick J. Burnett 

Mr. Caube Mr. H. E. Nicholls 

Cooke Mr. Ernest Digges 

William Hawkins Mr. W. Esmonde 

Yole Mr. Alfred H. Goddard 

Potter Mr. Archibald Forbes 

Bewes Mr. A. E. Allen 

Doidge Mr. Sydney Gouldie 

Menhennick Mr. Montague Kerr 

Beckerleg Mr. Gordon Carr 

Courtemay Mr. Arthur Chicken 

Tailor Mr. M. A. Bu.xton 

Haberdasher Mr. A. Thornley 

Pikeman Mr. George Laundy 

Balladmonger Mr. Alexiander Samer 

Dame Sydenham Mi.ss Stella St: AudrTe 

Elizabeth Sydenham 

Miss Amy Brandon-Thomas 

—His Majesty's. 

DREAJIER, THE, a poetic drama of the life 

of Joseph, in five acts, by Mrs. Percy 

Dearmer. November 29. 

Archangels. 

Gabriel Mr. Gordon Bailey 

Michael Mr. Christopher Dearmer 

„ . , I Mr. Hugh Law 

J^Pn^' I Mr. Stanley Roberts 

Canaanites. 

Israel Mr. Otho Stuart 

Reuben Mr. J. Henry Twyford 

Simeon Mr. Stuart Musgrove 

, . ( Mr. Gilbert Hudson 

I^vi , Mr. John Kelt 

Judalt Mr. Harry Irvine 

Zebulun Mr. G. West 

, . ( Mr. E. K. Montague 

Issachar ^ jj^ Barnard Way 

Dan Mr. Arthur Hare 

Gad Mr. E. Reynolds 

. . j Mr. Cyril Way 

■*^''®^ {Mt. Gwynne Vaughan 

Naphtali Mr. Clifton Gordon 

Joseph Mr. E. Harcourt-Williams 

■D _!„„!., i Miss Dorothy Manville 

^^^i^'^^o -jjjr pgt^j. ijp^her 

Rachel Mrs. F. R. Benson 

Leah Miss Constance Robertson 

Bilhah Miss C. Adams 

Zilpah • Miss Reynolds 

MIDIANITES. 

Chief Mr. Tom Heslewood 

First Midi a nJte ?Ir. Rathmell Wilson 



Tilt Dreamer {continued). 

Second Midianite Mr. R. Wallis-Jones 

Third Midianite Mr. A. G. Hill 

Fourth Midianite Mr. H. R. Hall 

Egyptians. 

The Pharaoh » Mr. Acton Bond 

Asenath Miss Sybil Carlisle 

Vpfp,rt J ^'*^ ^'8a Ward 

^^'^" 1 Miss Eva Stuart 

The Governor of the Prison 

Mr. Scrope QuentLn^ 

Priest of Isis Mr. E. 8. D. Carter 

Second Priest of Isis.. The Rev. J. B. Hunt 

The Chief Butler Mr. E. S. Lester 

The Steward of the House of Joseph 

Mr. Rathmell Wilson 

Aphophis Mr. H. B. Waring 

Kamases Mr. J. Killick 

lannas Mr. Lestex 

Aseth .Mr. Neville Brand 

First Man Mr. Denis Ainslie 

First Woman Miss Maud Douie 

First Servant Mr. E. H. Wood 

Second Servant Mr. Leslie Stevens 

Manasseh Mr. Peter Shaw 

Ephraim Mr. Sebastian Shaw 

Handmaids of Asenath played by Miss 
McNeill, Miss M. McNeill, and Mrs. Jack 
White. Egyptian dances by Miss Annie 
Spong and pupils. Misses Marjory Prince, 
Irene Spong, Doris Mathews, Greta 
Thornely, Mary Wait, and others. 

— Kimj's Hall, W.C. 

DREAM LADY, THE, pastoral play, by Netta 

Syrett. (Produiced by amateurs.) July 13- 

—The Hermitage, Barnes. 

DREAM OF DEATH, THE, one-act play, by 
Hugh de S^lincourt. August 12. 

A Girl Miss Gladys Carton 

A Young Man Jlr. Weston Fields 

A Strange-looking Man.. Mr. George Owen 

A Middle-aged Man Mr. Bridges-Adams 

— Prince's, Manchester. 

DREAM OF DRESDEN CHINA, A, plot by 
H. S. W. a;nd B.S., mu.sdc by Mme. Mar- 
guerite Hamilton. July 2. 

The Bachelor Mr. Russell V. Altin 

The Girl Miss Ivy Davies 

The Boy Miss Gladys I. Lloyd 

The Mandarin Oily Moody 

—Guildhall School. 

" DREAMLAND," children's play, by Walter 
Emden. December 27.— St. Margaret's, 
Dover. 

DREAM WOMAN. THE, one-act play, by Eva 
-Mav Howe. June 23. 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

I DRONE, THE, comedy, ''n three acts, by 
Rutherfor<i Mayne. February 5. 

.John Murray Mr. Rutherford Mayne 

Daniel Murray Mr. Whitford Kane 

Mary Murray Miss Jo.sephine Mayne 

Andrew McMinn Mr. John F. Magec 

Sarah McMinn ..Miss Margaret O'Gorman 

Donal McKenzie Mr. Alec F. Thompson 

Sam Brown Mr. Stanley Gresley 

' Kate Mi.ss Nellie Wheeler 

Alick McCready .. Mr. John P. Campbell 
—Royalty. 

DRUM, THE, dratnatic sketch, by Edward 
Perini. March 9. . 

R6mv Gaillard Mis Doris Glover 

Philomfene Boucher Miss Maxine Conrad 

Nicolas Boucher Mr. Robert Hume 

I Punchinello Mr. Harold Hillmnn 

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DUCHESS OF DANTZIC, THE, abridged ver- 
sion, in on© scene, arranged by W. H. 
Risque, of the musioiU play by Henry 
Hamilton, music by Ivan Caryll. (Origin- 
ally produced at the Lviric on Octoiber 
17. 1905.) vMarch T8. 
Catherinie Upsctoer (known as Sans-dene) 
Miss Evie Greene 

Mis€ftt« Miss Ethel Oliver 

Therese Miss Constance Craven 

Philipp Mr. E. Gordon Cleather 

Captain Regnier Mr. Garnet Wilson 

Napoleon Bonaparte Mr .Frank Bradley 

Sergeant Lelebvre ..Mr. Herbert Clayton 

Sergeant Flageot Mr. A. J. Evelyn 

Corporal Gildoo Mr. F. W. Bowes 

Papillon Mr. Courtice Pounds 

— Palladium. 

DUEL THROUGHOUT THE AGES, THE. 
June 13. — St. James's. 

DUKE, THE. Amateur production of the 
dramatisation, in four acts, of J. Storer 
Clouston's novel of the same name, by 
David Kimball. April 16. 
Lady Georgina Stock 

Mrs. Frank Anderson 

Gwendoline Miss Rose Anderson 

James Mr. Frank Cowis 

Lady Roulett Mrs. C. J. Berridge 

Angela Miss Winnie George 

Clara Gfolden Miss Ethel Leicester 

Sir Pursuivant Debrette 

Mr. Edgar S. Rouse 

Marjorie Gaye Miss Dorothy Manning 

Jack Kavanagh Mr. Cyril Lawrence 

Lambert Haselle Mr. Gerald Lindsay 

Archibald Mr. C. Arthur Harris 

John Sanderson Stock Mr. C. Cobbold 

— Cripplegate Institute. 

DUMB AND THE BLIND, THE. London 
production (by the Play Actors) of a 
one-act play by Harold Chapin. Mav 19. 

Jo Mr. Hubert Willis 

Liz Mi.ss Winifred Rae 

Bill Mr. Telford Hughes 

Emmy Miss Irene Ross 

— Court. 
Subsequently presented November 19, 
Prince of Wales's, with the following 
cast : — 

Joe Henderson Mr. Graham Browne 

Liz Miss Elsie Davison 

Emmy Miss Bessie Courtney 

Bill Pepper Mr. John Alexander 

DUST OF EGYPT, THE, farcical fantasy, 
in four acts, by Alan Campbell. Feb- 
ruary 3. Last performance (the 65th) 
March 30. 

Geoffrey Lascelles.. Mr. Gerald du Maurier 
General Sir John Manning 

Mr. Lyston Lyle 

Dan Smith Mr. Ernest Mainwaring 

Michael Simpson — Mr. Charles Crawford 

Ani Mr. Jules Shaw 

Pinetem Mr. Howard Sturge 

Billings Mr. Hubert Druce 

Benson Mr. A. E. Benedict 

Wiggins Mr. Harry Cane 

Cabman Mr. Richard Carfax 

Footman Mr. F. J. Rorke 

Princess Amenset Miss Enid Bell 

Lady Lillian Manning. .Miss Lena Halliday 
Miss Phoebe Manning. .Miss Alice Chapin 

Violet Bradley Miss Gladys Harvey 

Annie Mi.ss Florence Harwood 

— Wyndham's. 

DUSTY PATH, THE, comedy, in one act, by 
Wilfred T. Coleby. November 2. 

Kitty Scarcliffe Miss Athene Seyler 

George. Scarcliffe Mr. Brian Egerton 

Mrs. Posthurst Miss Helen Rous 

— Playhouse. 

DUTCH CORPORAL, THE, revised version of 
Jake FrifdriKuj's .•sketch. July S.— Cullins's. 



EARLY ONE MORNING, Cockney duologue, 
by Frances M. Gostling and Sybil Michell. 
(June 14, Clavier Hall, W.) February 14. 

Abel Mr. G. Boulton 

Alice Miss Lilian Hampton 

—Royal, Worthing. 
EASIEST WAY, THE, London production 
of the play, in four acts, by Eugene 
Walter. (Originally produced at the Stuy- 
vesant, New York, January 19, 1909. First 
English performance February 5, 1912, Pier, 
Eastbourne.) February 10. Transferred 
to the Queen's, April 6. Last performance 
(the 115th) June 8. 

Laura Murdock Miss Sarah Brooke 

Elfle St. Clair Miss Laura Nelson Hall 

Annie Miss Violet Rand 

, Willard Brockton Mr. Guy Standing 

John Madison Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Jim Weston Mr. O. B. Clarence 

—Globe. 
EDGE 0' DARK, one act play, by Gwen 
John. July 18. 

Esther Wagstafl Miss Gladys Jones 

Tom Sylvester Mr. Roland Pertwee 

William Wagstaff Mr. Moffat Johnson 

Zacharias Barker Mr. Stanley Roberts 

Albert Dolphin .. Mr. Charles A. Roberts 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

EDITH, comedy, in one act, by Elizabeth 

Baker. (Produced by the Women Writers' 

Suffrage League.) February 9. 

Edith Stott Miss Janette Steer 

Mrs. Slott Miss May Whitty 

Gladys Stott Miss May Martin 

Gerald Stott Mr. Lawrence Leyton 

Mr. Bloom Mr. James Gelderd 

George Ruff Mr. Frederick Morland 

Mrs. George Ruff Miss Rose Yule 

Arthur Sting Mr. Lyonel Watts 

Maid Miss Bertha Graham 

— Prince's. 
EDUCATION OF MR. SURRAGE, THE, 
comedy, in four acts, by Allan Monk- 
house. November 4. 

Rose Surrage Miss Ellen Thorndike 

Archie Surrage Mr. Scott Sunderland 

Mr. Surrage Mr. Arthur Chesney 

Violet Surrage Miss Estelle Winwood 

Mrs. Staines Miss Ada Potter 

Bindloss Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

Mr. Arthur Suckling. .Mr. J. H. Roberts 
Mr. Geoffrey Vallance 

Mr. Lawrence Hanray 
— Repertory, Liverpool. 
ELAINE, comedy, in three acts, by Harold 
Chapin. September 23. 

Henri Mr. Lionel Briggs 

Lady Philox Mrs. Albert Barker 

Rev. Sir Peter Philox.. Mr. Ernest Bodkin 
Hon. Michael Seelby..Mr. Reginald W. Fry 

John Curtis Mr. Lewis Casson 

Elaine Miss Irene Rooke 

Gerald Ferrers Mr. Frank Darch 

Louise Miss Muriel Stewart 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

ELDEST PON. THE, domestic drama, in three 

acts, by John Galsworthy. November 23. 

Sir Wm. Cheshire. .Mr. Edmund Maurice 

Lady Cheshire Miss Irene Rooke 

Bill Mr. Guv Rathbone 

Harold Mr. Robert Rendel 

Ronald Keith Mr. Claude King 

Christine Keith Miss Winifred Scott 

Dot Miss Irene McLeod 

Joan Miss Mary Deverell 

Mabel Lanfarne Miss Ellen O'Malley 

Rev. John Latter.. Mr. Charles Maunsell 

Studdenham Mr. William Farren 

Freda Miss Cathleen Nesbitt 

Dunning Mr. Moffat Johnston 

Rose Taylor Mi-ss Irene Hentschel 

Jackson Mr. E. H. Brooke 

Charles Mr. Val Cnthhert 

— Kiiigsway. 



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ELEANOR'S ENTERPRISE, comedy, in three 
acts, by " George BirniinRham." Origin- 
ally prrwiuced at tlie Gaiety, Dublin, on 
December 11.1911. (First Enplish presen- 
tation.) October 7. 

Lord Kllbarron Mr. Charles Power 

Ladv Kilbarron Miss Violet M<-rvyn 

Eleanor Maxwell.. The Countess Markievicz 

Marion Ashley Miss Aideen O'Connell 

The Archdeacon of Barna..Mr. E. Gorman 

Dr. Reiliy Mr. Patrick Quill 

Paudeen Finnegan Mr. Shaun Connolly 

Mrs. Finnegan Miss Helena Molony 

Butler Mr. Harry Martin 

Housemaid Miss De Vere 

Cook Miss Nell Gifford 

Sergeant, R.l.C Mr. Robert Harding 

Constable, R.LC Mr. Michael O'Brien 

— Kelly's, Liverpool. 

ELIJAH, dramatic setting by Harrison Frewin 
of Mendelssohn's oratorio. February 20. 
(London production with same principals, 
Kennington, May 14.) 

Elijah Mr. Graham Marr 

Obadiah Mr. Wilson Pembroke 

Ahab Mr. Clegg 

Elisha Mr. Harry Brindle 

Gareb Mr. Moore 

Hezron Mr. Mackie 

Rizpah Miss Weste 

Tirzah Miss Cartwright 

Jehosheba Miss Penville 

Jessica Miss Burns 

Zelek Miss Wilmore 

The Widow's Son Master Boyd 

Jezebel Miss Helen Culver 

Mamutal Miss Lily Moody 

Widow of Zarephath 

Miss Florence Morden 
— Kelly's, Liverpool. 

ELIZABETH, REINE D'ANGLETERRE. Mme. 
Sarah Bernhardt appeared in the last act 
of M. Emile Moreau's play. October 7.— 
London Coliseum. 

ELOPEMENT, AN, comic-mimo sketch, by H. 
M. Zazell. August 19. 

Catherine's Sweetheart Mr. A. Dang 

Catherine's Mother Miss Helen Hefreu 

Catherine Miss Catherine Hefrcn 

A Clumsy Servant Mr. H. M. Zazell 

— Coliseum, Glasgow. 

EMANCIPATION, THE, play, in three acts, 
by Leonard Inkster. October 9. 

Mrs. Arrowsmith Miss Minnie Webb 

Mrs. Peterson Miss .Josephine Lee 

Laura Miss Sylvia Dawson 

Mr. Arrowsmith Mr. Claude Haviland 

Jack Mr. B. Iden Payne 

Edgar Field Mr. Esm6 Percy 

Janet Miss Isabel Turner 

—Temperance Hall, Sheffield. 

EMBARRASSED BUTLER, THE, comedy, in 
two scenes, by Keble Howard. May 28. 

Austin Grain Mr. Vivian Gilbert 

Celia Grain Miss Violet Graham 

Jack Mr. Walter Ringham 

Tily Mr. Walter Kingsford 

— Lyric. 

ENTENTE CORDIALE. L', play, in one act, by 
Julian King. (Produced by the Rehearsal 
Theatre Introductory Company). May 11. 
Richard Caldwell Mr. H. J. Robinson 

Williams Mr. George Hinrhliff 

Parkvns Mr. R. Fergusoc 

Emmaline Caldwell ..Miss Mabel Hewkley 

M. de Garnier ..Mr. Charles A. Roberts 

—Rehearsal. 

EPIPHANY, Twelfth-Night interlude, by the 
Hon. and Rev. J. E. Adderley. (Producen 
by the Morality Play Society.) February 9. 

Tom Browne Mr. Richard Neville 

Dick .Tones Mr. Stuart Musgrovc 



Epiphany {continued). 

Harry Robinson Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

A. Fryer Mr. Ralph Hutt.n 

Mary Davidson Miss Lucy Wilvn 

Joshua Davidson Mr. Benedict Butl< r 

Lady Browne Miss Helen Haye 

Hon. Lcttice Brown Miss Athene Seyler 

Butler Mr. Harding 

— Court. 

ESCAPE, THE, episode in the life of Count 
Lally-Tollendal. by G. Lally. Jube 25. 
Count Lally-Tollendal 

Miss Gwendolen Lally 
Marcelle de Rochefort 

Miss Cathleen Nesbitt 
National Guard ..Mr. Charles D. Grenville 

— Court. 

EVERYBODY IN SE.\RCH OF FORTUNE, 
morality sketch, in four phases, by Peter 
G. Piatti, with music by John Neat. June 
17. 

Everybody Mr. Martin Lewis 

Shirk Mr. Lawrence Leyton 

Honesty Mr. E. W. Thomas 

Advice Mr. Chris Walker 

Future Mr. Bellenden Clarke 

Work Mr. L. Sommerville 

Chance Mr. Gilbert Yorke 

A Friend Mr. George Acton 

A Friend Mr. S. Kerable 

Waiter Mr. Hugh Hooper 

Policeman Mr. Alan J. Chester 

Luck . . I jj;j Winifred Bransby Williams 
Fortune f ' 

Pleasure Miss Violet Blyth-Pratt 

—Oxford. 

EVERYBODY'S DOING IT!, revue, in three 
scenes, written -by George Grossmith, 
and C. H. Bovill, music composed and ar- 
ranged by Cuthbert Clarke, produced by 
Mr. Fred Fanren. February 14. Traa*- 
feired to the Apollo. December 9, aJid back 
to the Empire, December 23. 

— Empire. 

EVERYWOMAN, modern morality play, by 
Walter Browne, revised by Stephen 
Phillips, with music by George W. Chad- 
wick. September 12. Last performance 
(the 95th), December 4. 

Everywoman Miss Alexandra Carlisle 

Truth Miss Kate Rorke 

Beauty Miss Gladys Cooper 

Youth Miss Patricia Collinge 

Modesty Miss Jessie Winter 

Conscience Miss Wilda Bennett 

Greed Miss Mary Brough 

Self rf ► Miss Vera Beringer 

Vice Miss Clara Beck 

Vanity Miss Madge Fabian 

Nobody Mr. H. B. Irving 

Wealth Mr. Fred Lewis 

Stuff Mr. W. H. Denny 

Bluff Mr. Henry Wenman 

Passion Mr. Wilfrid Douthitt 

Puff Mr.' John ^Tresahar 

King Love Mr. Ion Swinley 

Witless Mr. E. H. Kelly 

Flattery Mr. Austin Melford 

Age Mr. E. W. Royce 

Time Mr. Howard Russell 

Potts Mr. Edward Morgan 

Charity Mr. Ashdown 

Scribe Mr. Boldrini 

Pert Miss M. Bell 

Flirt Miss V. Foster 

Dimples Miss F. Watson 

Curls Miss S. Bourcard 

Giggles Miss M. Macdoua 

Shape Miss F. Vaughan 

Smiles Miss I. Dean 

Sly Miss V. Rangdale 

Curves • Miss C. Murray 

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i;xrKHlMKNTALlSTS, THE, "unusual 
comedy," in three acts, by Rathmell Wil- 
son and Muriel Hutchinson (produced by 
the Drama Society). October 29. 

Roger Gardiner Mr.Henry De Bray 

Charles Turner Mr. Stanley Robert 

Tom O'Callaghan .. Mr. Spencer Carpenter 

A French Artist Mr. Alfred Toose 

Penelope Turner Miss Rita Sponti 

Miss Turner .... Miss Winefride Borrow 

Louise Miss Eve Balfour Hulston 

k Fruit Seller Miss Gladys Jones 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

EYE OF WANG, THE, Celestial musical fan- 
tasy, in two acts, book and lyrics by M. 
Stewart-Dyer and George Jenkins, music 
by H. J. Colquhoun, M. Stewart-Dyer, and 
L. D. Marsden (produced by amateurs). 
April 30. 

Corn Exchange, Wallingford. 

FACES IN THE FIRE, one-act play, by Ber- 
nard Bagnall. May 27. 

Arthur Newent Mr. W^ernham Ryott 

HeFen Newent Miss Violet Lewis 

Dorothy Miss Gertie Renaud 

— Royal, Plymouth. 

FAKING THE FILM; OR, SKINNYMA- 

COLOUn, burlesque, by Edward Marris. 

(September 30, Hippodrome, Margate). 

October 14. 

— Empress. 
FALL OF THE CURTAIN, THE, sketch. May 
20. — Islington Empire. 

FAMILY FAILING, com'edy, in three acts, 
by William Boyle (March 28, Abbey, Dub- 
lin). June 27. 
Maria Donnelly .. Miss Eileen O'Doherty 

Nelty Miss Kathleen Drago 

Dominic Donnelly Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Joe Donnelly Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Tom Carragher Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Mrs. Carragher .. Miss Violet McCarthy 
Robert Donnelly .. Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Francy Niel Mr. Michael Conniffe 

— Court. 
FAMILY RIGHTS, play, in one act, by M. F. 
Scott. December 9. 

Dan Fogarty Mr. J. M. Harding 

Mrs. Fogarty Miss Mary Crothers 

John Rooney Mr. G. A. Charters 

Mrs. Rooney Miss Peggy McCurdy 

Mrs. O'Halleran ..Miss Kathleen Lawrence 
— Opera House, Belfast. 

PACS'(?Y FREE, onie-<act play, by Stanley 
Houghton. (Xovemiber 11, 1911, Gaiety, 
Manchester.) Jnne 17. 

Alfred Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

Ethelbert Mr. Philip Anthony 

Delia Miss Hilda Moore 

Fancy Free Miss Mary Forbes 

— Tivoli. 

FANNY'S FIRST PLAY. Transferred from 
the Little, January 1. Last performance 
(the 634th) December 27. 

— Kingsway. 

FALLING HIS CREST, comedy, in two acts, 
adapted from " L'Oncle Baptiste," by Emile 
iSouvestre. August 5. 

Paul Dupont Mr. David Barnett 

Baptiste Dupont Mr. Buchanan Wake 

Quentin Mr. Hugh Marlein 

Arthur de Restoul Mr. Leslie Ryecroft 

Ba'-on de Vemeux .. Mr. Richard Cowell 

Benoit Mr. Terry Hurst 

Lolotte Mies Una Bruckshaw 

Louise Miss Joan Willoughby 

Emma Miss Phyllis Birkett 

— Wyndham's. 
FALSE WITNESS, THE. " The Father of Her 
Child " was re-named thus in October. 



FANT.\SY, A, adaptation of John Drinkwater's 
poem, by Dorothea Kentish- Wright. Sep- 
tember 28. 

Pierrot Mr. Laurence Heywocth 

Harlequin Mr. Kenneth VarvJll 

PieJrette Miss U. Kentish- Wright 

— ^aiechanics' Hall, Nottingham. 

FATHER OF HER CHELD, THE, drama, in 
.four acts. Januairy 29. (Majch 25, KoyaJ, 
Stratford.) Ke-named " The False Wit- 
ness " in October. 
Colonel Matlock . . Mr. Charles A. Chandler 

Gerald Matlock Mr. John Gerant 

Frank Hope Mr. Terence Byron 

Bobby Bunting Mr. Avis C. Plielps 

Fred Fleetwood Mr. I'rajik Venn 

John Parkings Mr. Ernest St. John 

John Thomas Mr. Frank Corfield 

Thomas John Mr. Herbert C. Jones 

Mr. Penfold Mr. L. H. Lewis 

Mr. Grimm Mr. Charles Petherill 

Dr. Camp Mr. John Hastings 

Jones Mr. Sidney Woolf 

Policeman X44 Mr. Thomas Orman 

Clare Randall Mise Cissy Bellamy 

Lucy Randall Miss Dora Weber 

Mrs. Randall Miss Julie St. George 

Kitty Garland Miss Elizabeth Watkins 

— Metropole, Abertillery. 

FENTON PEARLS, THE, comedy, in thiee 
acts, by Cicely Wroughton. May 16. 

— Court. 

FERDINAND, play, in one act, by David Dial- 
now. (Produced by the Play Actors.) 
January 21. 

Ferdinand Mr. Ralph Hutton 

Elizabeth Miss Rita Tomkins 

Ms. Avigdale Miiss Ada Palmer 

Miss Mandon Miiss Mary Mackenzie 

Annie Miss Mignon CUfford 

— Coujt. 

FERRET, THE, play, in one act. October 28. 

John Benham Mr. Hubert Willis 

Kate Benham Miss Dorothy Thomas 

Philip Morgan Mr. Frank Tennant 

— New. 

FIFINELLA, fairy frolic, in three acts. (Pro- 
duced by Basil Dean.) December 26. 

Uncle Thaddeus Mr. Scott Sunderland 

Mary Miss Esme Hersee 

Oily Master Roy Royston 

Demon King Mr. Wilfred Shine 

Fairy Queen Miss Aida Jenoure 

Utter and Rot- 
Messrs. J. H. Roberts and Richd. Evans 

An Owl Mr. Eric Blore 

Fifinella Miss Dorothy Bowett 

East Wind Mr. Robert Crichton 

• Litterkin Miss Estelle Winwood 

Bitterkin Miss Eileen Thorndike 

Elf King Mr. Lawrence Hanray 

Dream Merchant Mr. Baliol Holloway 

Man in the Moon 

Mr. Percival Madgewick 

-A.bdul Mr. Richard Evans 

— Repertory, Liverpool. 
FILBY, THE FAKER, playlet, by Leon M. 
Lion. (Originally produced as " The Fairy 
Uncle," November 28, 1907, New.) Novem- 
ber 11. 

— South London. 

FILLE MAL GARDEE, LA, d'Oberval's ballet 
in two scenes, played for the first time in 
England July 15. 

Madame Marcelline M. Chdriaeff 

Eliza Mme. Anna Pavlova 

Colin M. Novikoff 

Nikass M. Manahofl 

His Father M. Kariloff 

Notarius M. I>arianofI 

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FIND THE WOMAN, play. In ^our acts, by 
Cliarlf.-. KU'in. La»t iitrfoniiaiicc (tht 
189lh) IXvtiinbjf 7. June 17. 

Kichaid Dcxicr .Mr. ArbUiir Boiircliicr 

Uoword Jtiljii^, biur. .Mr. llcxbert Bimsloii 
UowarU Jcttricjs. juiii. .NJr. .A. K. ilalt]le^^^ 

H/obert IimIitwixhI .Mr. Julian Itoytc 

Captain Clinton -Mr. Jarues Caxtw 

l>octor Bern.-tein .. .Mr. Keiijou Muugravt 

Mr. Benuiiiglon -Mr. Cyril 11. JiworUcr 

fciergt. Malojiev .. .Mr. Clitlord iU-alhejk> 

Offlwa- -Mr. GilbiiTt Clarke 

Jones Mr. Claude Jidmou<lj 

Klevator Attendant .. Air. Itoiand koung 
Mrs. Howard Jellries, seiu. 

Alifis Lydia BUbrooke 
Mis. Howard Jeffries, juiix. 

Alijii Violet Vanbrugh 
— Ganrick. 

fIRE SCREKX, THE comedy, in four acts, 
by Alfred Sutro. I'ebruary 7. Last pei- 
lormance <the 61ibt) March 60. 

Horace Travers Mr. Arthur BourchieJ 

Oliver Uadden Mr. J. Fioher White 

Sir WiilJam Murdoch Mr. Herbeit Bunston 

Captain Hough Mr. Kenyon Musgrave 

Mr. Hough ^\i. Arthur Kidred 

Joshua Mr. Gilbert Clark 

Pajker Mr. I'homas Weguehn 

Angela Verrinder .Miss kate Cutler 

Martha Hadden Miss Violet Vanbrugh 

— Garrick. 

riRST LOVE, dance episode, in one 6C€ne, by 
Lydia Kyasht, mucic by Glinka (gavotte 
by Cuthbert Clarke), njLsen-sceue and cos- 
tumes supervised by C. WilheJm. Septem- 
ber 24. 

Olga Mile. Lydia Kyasht | 

Donitri M. Alex Volinin ] 

— Empire, i 

FIRST STONE, THE, one-act play, by Robert ' 
Higginbotham. (Produced by the Rehear- j 
sal Company.) April 14. 
Rev. James Cholmondeley 

Mr. Lancelot Lowder 
Rev. Ernest Finch.. Mr. Luxmoore Hockin 

Mrs. Mudge MLas Beryl JSormV 

Kellie I'erkiiis Miss Nell du Maurier \, 

— RehearsaJ. ^ 

FIVE FRANKFORTERS, THE, comedy, in 
three acts, by Basil Hood, adapwd irom 
the German of Carl Rijss.cr. .May 7. Last 
performance (the 56th), June 29. 

Frau Naojpi Mi&s Henrietta Watson 

Michael Mr. Louis Cahvn 

Joseph Mr. C. \V. Somerset 

Samuel -Mr. C. M. Ixnvne 

- Ernest Mr. Clarence BlakiSton 

-David .Mr. Henry Amky 

Rose Miss Carlotta Addison 

Lizzie Miss Violet Graham 

Rachel Miis Gladys Guy 

V Boel Mr. Cecil Ro&e 

•Gufitavus, Reigning Duke of Taunus 

Mr. Leon Quartermaine 
Prince Christopher Maurice 

Mr. Walter Kingsford 
Prince of Klausthal-Agordo 

Mr. Dawson Milward 

Count Fehrenberg Mr. Rudge Harding 

Baron Seulberg Mr. W. Ab.ngdon 

Herr Von Yssel Mr. Ralph Hutton 

A Canon Mr. Walter Cross 

A Servant Mr. Frank Melville 

Princess of Klausthal-Agordo 

Miss Christine Ferris 

Princess Evelyn Miss Gwladys Gaynor 

Mme. de St. Georges Miss Danie Rayne 

—Lyric. 



FLAME, THE, play, ia one act, by Edward 
Pcriai. March 9. 

Pierrot Miss Amy Aborcromble 

Pierrette Miss Gladys Vivian 

M. Arlequin Mr. Monitflore 

Baron Pantalon Mr. Percy WlUiami, 

Comtesse Doro Misa Bee Davis 

— Stedman's Academy. 

ILAPPER AND THE HANG.MAN, THE, 
" Some Reflections and a Thrill," by Ivan 
Firth and K. Malpass Granage. October 11. 

The Flapper Miss Myra Selwyn 

The Hangman Mr. Ivan Firth 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

FOILED BY A WOMAN, melodrama, in four 
acts, by Joseph M. Whamclille. (Orgin- 
aJly produced Junction, Manchester, De- 
cember 4. 1911.) -May 20. 

Harold Siward Mr. Cecil W. Parke 

Charles Travis Mr. Jack Armitage 

Robert Rokeby Mr. James J arrett 

Joe Todd Mr. S.yd Clayden 

Mr. Mortimer Mr. Arthur Swaine 

Jim Maverick Mr. Leonard Conroy 

P.C. Piking Mr. A. CressweU 

Davis Mr. Francis Cavans 

Night Watchman Mr. Huzzee 

Florence Vandyke Misd Mary Brammer 

Daisy Graham Miss D. Hildebrande 

-Mrs. Siward Misis Grace Carew 

Mrs. Fleece Miss Hetty Schular 

Sylvia Carew Muw Hilda Beverley 

— Eoyal, Stratford. 

FOLLY OF A FOOL, THE, Old English oper- 
etta, by Claud Hales, music by W. T. Glid- 
don. May 20. 

Walter Mr. Marcus A. Stone 

Captain of the Guard 

Mr. George Graystone 

Janet -Miss Ruth Traflord 

Alfred the Jester ..Mr. Herbert Franklyn 
— County, Kingston. 

FOOL AND THE WISE MAN, THE, play, in 
one act, by Hermann Bahr. translated by 
Mrs. F. E. Washburn Freuha. (Produced 
by the Stage Society.) March 10. 

Huster Mr. HoUiday Attlay 

Vinzenz Haist Mr. Claude King 

Regel Mr. H. Athol Forde 

Sophie Miss Irene Hentschel 

Edouard Haist Mr. O. P. Heggie 

S^ Dr. Halma Mr. J. Patric Curwen 

> Hugo Haist Mr. Owen Nares 

—Prince's. 

FORCJOTTEN, sketch, in one ax;t, by Arthur 
Shirley. October 14. 

Dr. Robert Ladell Mr. Arthur Vaughan 

Jack Manners Mr. Ralph Hutton 

Waldick Mr. Chas. Douglass 

Corporal Belton Mr. Henry Bediford 

— Metropolitan. 
FOR HER SON, romantic military drama, in 
nine scenes, by Eva Elwes. February 19. 
Crown Prince Alexis, and Marquis 

of Maxwell, R.N. .. Mr. Herbert Skardon 
Colonel Count Hubert von Herder 

Mr. Richard Ferris 
Prince Carl of 'Urtsburg 

Mr. Louis Lingard 
Emperor of Urania 

Mr. Edward M. Heanley 
Sergt. Major Kellman 

Mr. Newton Pearce 
William Bowles .... Mr. George B. Lewis 
.Major Count von Lanier 

Mr. Sam J. Liddle 
Prince Christian .. Little Gladys Brittain 
Archduchess of Urania.. Miss Doris Brookes 

Carita Miss Nancy Mitchell 

Duchess Sophia Miss Mary Vane 

The Crovj Princess Nesta 

Miss Sidney Crowe 
—Coliseum, Saltley. 



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FOR LOVE AND THE NAVY, naval drama, 
in eleven scenes, by " Max Allen." 

(Jun* 10, JunictaoDi, Ma'nchest«r.) October 

14. 

Admiral Sir Henry Habisher 

Mr. Julian Cross 
Lieut. Jack Foreland 

iMr. Vernon Fortescue 

Joe Merry .^ Mr. Jack Denton 

Captain Crowle ...' Mr. A. C. Julian 

The Black Ferret. Mr. Wilfred H. Benson 

Clarence Hawkeye Mr. Henri Dor6 

Hamil Khan Mr. W. M. Sheridan 

Count Von Drachsburg. . Mr. W. Passmore 

Peter th ; German Mr. Fred Terriss 

Ned Mr. Chas. A. East 

Jim Mr. E. J. Arthurs 

Policeman Mr. Sam Andrews 

Katharine Miss Agnes Allen 

Lisa Miss Marie Scharning 

Hilda Miss Alice Hampton 

Shelah Habisher .. Miss Barbara Wallace 

Peggy Miss Agnes Paulton 

Annette Miss Kita Trekelle 

Countess Davowska 

Miss Sybil Etherington 
—Middlesex 

FOR PEACE AND QUIET, comedy, in one act, 
adapted by Mrs. Max O'Rell from " La 
Paix Chez Soi." (Boudoir, W., October 24, 
1911, and pliayed previously as a musLcHhaM 
sketch.; 

John Stoker Mr. Leslie Faber 

Valerie Stoker Mrs. Leslie Faber 

— Vaudeville 

FORTI/NE TELLERS, THE, one-act play, by 
H. R. Abbott. September 17. (Septem- 
ber 12, Opera Hou.se, Cheltenham.) 
Sir William Brancaster 

Mr. Thomas Weguelin 
Julius Brancaster. .Mr. Thomas Pauncefort 

Claud Thornleigh Mr. Ronald Pertwee 

Lady Brancaster 

Miss Constance Robertson 

Lady Angela Miss Joy Lumsden 

— Criterion 

FOR VALOUR, sketch, in one scene, by Sydney 
Mason. December 9. 

James Carew Mr. Sydney Mason 

Frank Carew Mr. F. Elmore 

Winifred Miss R. Macey 

Lena Miss F. Morley 

Manservant Mr. C. Holt 

— Shoreditch Empire. 

FOUR 'TO ONE, farcial comedy, in two acts, 
by P. Biddulph Symonds and Sybil C. 
Michell. May 17 

Philip Vail Mr. Powell Symonds 

Alick Maxwell Mr. Gladstone Warren 

Mrs. Penelope Pcppett. .Mrs. Guy Michell 
Miss Matilda Trotters .. Miss Edith Booth 

Zenobia Darem Miss B. HoUway 

Daisy Maxwell Miss Kitty Malcolm 

— Helae Church Rooms, Worthing. 

FRENCHT, a playlet, in one act, by Morrice 
Seaton. December 18. 

John W'irrall Mr. Morrice Seaton 

Jem !Mr. Anthony Snaith i 

The Doctor Mr. Jos6 Carlton 

Frenchy Miss Rose Edouin 1 

—Clavier Hall, W. j 

FIIOG HE W^OULD A-WOOING, A, musical { 

fantasy, book by Percy French, music by | 

J. A. Robertson. August 12. | 

The Frog Mr. Ivan Berlyn j 

The Mouse Miss Annie Heenan 

The Mother Frog ..;... Miss Mary Hay | 

The Lily-White Duck .. Miss May Foster , 

Anthony Rowley Mr. Brendan Stewart i 

The Rat Mr. Sam Walsh 

— Chelsea Palace. 



FROM A TO Z, serio-comic phantasy, by Se- 

well Collins. October 7. 

Peggy Packer Miss Florence Radcliffe 

Henry Packe ■ 

William bhakespeare. 

Roscius 

David Garrick J Mr.LestcrLouergaii 

Dion Boucicault . .. 

Richard Mansfield . 

Lester Lonergan . 

— Kilburn Empire. 
FUGITIVE, THE, romantic episode of the 

French Revolution, by H. W. Barker. 

June 27. 

M. Maximilian Robespierre 

Mr. George Hudson 

Armand Battaille .. Mr. Graham Woods 

Marquis Lemaire Mr. Archie Uelsby 

Picot Mr. Pat Quiun 

Dyot Mr. George Archer 

Jeanne, Marquise Lemaire 

Miss Marie Robson 

Therese Miss Cissie Ashley 

—Grand, Mansfield. 
FLLLY INSURED, comedietta, in one act, by 

Major J. C. Brinton. (Amateur produc- 
tion.) April 27. 

Mrs. Seymour Miss M. Gilliat 

Colonel Goodholme Major Brinton 

Slim Steve Mr. Hugh Brodie 

—Institute Hall, Tetbury. 

GAiMBLER, THE, siportimig drama, in four 
acts, by Siieila Walsh. Augusi 19. 
Di^ck Randall .... Mr. S. Herbert. Humber 

PeieiT Bui'ioin Mir. Dane Claike 

Uaipbaia Cyril Stanley 

Mr. T. Eemaud Lockwocd 

Twig Fowler Mr. Cliaries Lorraine 

Darmv Ryan Mr. Joseph Mi;(jira.ih 

JoJin Morion Mr. Haj-neon Ford 

James 'luruar Mr. Ernesi bamliLoa 

'llie Ciller ub Mr. lod Wood 

Pincher Mr. Charlei W alsh 

WiiUam Ray Mr. Johai Uaiiris 

Joshua Leggat Mr. Johin Allen 

Helen Randall Miss Margaret Irame 

Pi^sie Ray .... Miss Renie Belle Dougiae 

Lady Paula Ware Miss Siheila Walsh 

— Junction, Manche»l^;lr. 

GAlRDEiN CITIZENS, THE, farcical comedy, 
an three acits, toy R. H. Roberts and 
James Davies. (Produced by Amateurs.; 
October 19. 

Captain Siturgeon Mr. Fred Slater 

William Brace Mr. Stanley Q. Cook 

Arthur Moreland .. Mr. Waller Duncan 

Percy Sims Mr. S. Mailland Staipley 

Huntington Hill .. Mr. Cyril D. Lidington 
Seba-stian Milo Mr. Alan W. Stapley 

&ker V^'- ^- I'<^^^^" J«"^« 

Telegraph Boy Master H. Palm 

Mrs. Cracluiiell Mess Frances Jolly 

Bella Oracknell Miss Linda Brooke 

Patricia St. Clai.r Mrs. Noel Maudsley 

Eilsie Gray Miss Irene Clemenjts 

—Word Town Hall. 
GARDEN OF MIRTH, A, an extravaganza, 
invented and arranged by John R. Huddle- 
stone and John Tiller, written by Sidney 
Davies, lyrics toy Eust^ace Biaynes, music 
selected and airramged by iSiidney Baynes. 
July 8. 
Air. Adam Postle^hwaite 

Mr. Horace Jonea 
Mrs. Postleth-waite .. Miss Nellie Rodney 
Miss Postleth-W'aiite Miss Doris Mayor Cooke 
The Hon. Mns. Fitz Montmorency 

Miss Jessie Gerrard 
Miss .Vera Percy-Smytihe Miss Florrie Page 
Miss Flora Cecil Brown© 

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Garden of Mirth (continued). 
Mj. Percy Vere de Vere 

Mr. Joe Nigh-tingale 
Mr. CUude St. Clair .... Mr. ArUiux Bell 

Jakes Mr. Teddy Gibbe 

£.akes Mr. laii Mackenzie 

pote Mx. Bitrney Dixon 

— Winter Oxrdenii, Blackpool. 

<;ATE of life, TIIE, epic ballet, composed 
and produced by Arild Kosenkraatz to 
music by Beethoven. July 23. 

The Maiden Mile. Vallya Lodowska 

The Warrior M. Andre Pavley 

Death Mr. T. A. Shaiuion 

— Savoy. 

(JAY DECEIVEJl, THE. London production 
of a comedy melange. April 22. 

— TBedford. 

GAY LADY DOCTOR, THE, muaical sketch, 
in one act, by Frederick Fenn and Des- 
mond Donovao, music and lyrics by 
Maurice Patrice. July 22. 

Dr. Sophie Martin Miss Ada Thomafl 

Pat Flanagan Mr. Jexome Murphy 

Harry Thornton Mr. Louis Bradfield 

— Palladium. 

GEISHA. THE, condensed version by W. H. 
Kisque of the Japanese musical play, in 
two acts, by Owen Hall, lyrics by Harry 
Greeubaiik, music by Sidrney Jones. 
(Onsnally produced at Daly's, A.pxiil 25, 
1890.) February 26. 

Lieut, llegiuald Fa'Jrfa.x Mr. P>,obert Evett 
Lieut. Cunningham .. Mx. Cameron Caxr 

Lieut. BronviUe Mr. Walt-er Williams 

Lieut. Grimston Mx. Geoffrey Staxtin 

Mr. .Midobipman Stanley Master Forteecue 

Wun Hi Mr. Phil Smiith 

Maxquifi Imari Mr. Edward &ass 

Takemine Mr. Jack Lennol 

Captain Katana Mr. L. Phillips 

O Mimosa San Miss Blanche TomUn 

O Kiki San Mise Alice Hatton 

O Hana San Miss Elise Martin 

O Kinkoto San Miss Eileen Clanfcrd 

Komuraski San Miss Florrie Arnold 

Lady Constance Wynne Miss Hilda Antony 

Mabel Grant '..... Miss Babs Taylor 

Kthel Hurst Miss Vera Sinclair 

Molly Seamore Miss Gladys Guy 

— Palace. 

OEiNTLEMAN RANKER, THE, military 
sketch, by A. C. Lilly. September le. 

— M etropoli tan . 

GENTLEMAN WHO WAS SORRY, THE, a 
curbstone romance (adapted from the 
story in " Arthur's "), by A. Neil Lyons 
and Philip E. Hubbard. October 18. 

Arthur Mr. Clarence Blakiston 

The Watchman Mr. Sydney Pease 

The Loafer Mr. Charles Staite 

The Policeman Mr. Charles Russ 

Robert Walpole Mr. Eliot Makeham 

The Sailorman Mr. T. N. Weguelin 

Kitty Miss Esm6 Hubbard 

Frederick William Darcy, Davenport 

Devereaux Mr. Nicholas Hannen 

—Little. 

GETTING OUT OF IT, sketch, In one scene. 
June 24.— Palladium. 

GETTING WHAT YOU WANT; Variations 
on a Matrimonial Theme, by Hugh de 
S61incourt. (Produced by the Connois- 
seurs.) June 23. 

He Mr. George Owen 

She Miss Ef ga Myers 

—Little. 

GHETTO, THE, drama, in three acts, by Her- 
man Hyermans. April C— Yiddish People's 
E. 



GHOSTS OF SPECTRE GRANGE, THE, 
mystical musical comedy, in three scenes, 
by Charles Stanley Self. May 6. 
Harry, Earl of Slushington 

Mr. Walter Williams 
Dorothy Dalrymple .. Miss Joyce Dalesford 
Madam Tompkinson .. Miss Pattie O'Brien 

Silas Smithers Mr. Henri Stewart 

Selina Slump Miss Louie Lonora 

Uussy de Suppitt .... Mr. Victor Stevens 

Mephisto Mr. G. Halford 

Marguerite Miss G. Hinton 

Vesta Miss B. Powers 

Luna Miss F. Cromah 

Mother ijhipton Miss A. Lennox 

Lord Perambulator .. Mr. Dato Gildardoni 
— East Ham Palace. 

GIOJELLI DELLA MADONNA (THE JEWELS 
OF THE MADONNA), opera, in three acts 
(in ItaliauA music by Ermanno Wolf- 
Ferrari. May 30. 

Maliella Mme. Edvlna 

Carmela Mme. A. L. B6rat 

Gennaro Signor Giovanni Martinelli 

Rafaele Signor G. Mario sammarco 

Biaso Signor Dante Zucchi 

Cicillo Mr. Maurice D'Oisly 

Stella t Miss Amy Evans 

Concetta Miss Betty Booker 

Serena Mile. Jane Bourgeois 

Grazia Mile. Rosina Galli 

Totonno M. Andr6 Gilly 

Rocco Signor Carossettl 

First Monk Mr. James Goddard 

Second Monk Mr. Gaston Sergeant 

fl^r'^r.-. :::::::::::::: Is'^'^o' sampler! 
i^DlS!°.;.-;;;;:;;;;;;.v.}^-An>brosiny 

Nurse Mile. Elvira Leveroni 

— Covent Garden. 

GIPSY LOVE, musical play, in three acts, by 
A. M. Willner and Robert Bodanzky, 
English libretto by Basil Hood, lyrics by 
Adrian Ross, music by Franz Lehar. 
June 1. 

Jozsi Mr. Robert Michaelis 

Andor Mr. H^rj DeaPtii 

Jonel Mr. Webster Millar 

Kajetan Mr. Lauri de Frece 

Dimitreanu Mr. Fred Kaye 

Rudolph Mr. Charles Coleman 

RoUo Mr. Frank Perfitt 

Richard Mr. Nicholas Hannen' 

Dragotin Mr. W. H. Berry 

Ilona Miss Sari Petrass 

Julesa Miss Rosini Filippi 

Jolan Miss Mabel Russell 

Zorika Miss Madeline Seymour 

Marischka Miss Kate Welch 

Lady Babby Miss Gertie Millar 

Gipsy Dancers : Misses Dombey, Stocker, 
Riga, Arnold, Molyneaux, Sinclair, 8t. 
Clair, Jarvis, and Collier. 

— Daly's. 

GIPSY NIGHT, dance scena. July 29. 

— Alhambra. 

GIRL BEHIND THE BAR, THE, sketch, in 
one scene, by Gertrude E. Jennings. June 
17. 

The Girl Miss Emilie Polini- 

Mrs. Edgers„ Miss Gertrude Lang 

Joe Edgers Mr. Leon Courtville 

The Detective Mr. Le Grand 

— Finsbury Park Empire. 

GIRL IN THE PICTURE, THE, musical play 
in two acts, the book and lyrics by Isa 
Bowman, and the music by Harry Richard- 
son. September 2. 

Frank Fortescue Mr. Frank Barclay 

Sammy Smears Mr. Hylton Warde 

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The dill in the Picture (I'oiilinui'd). 

John Matthews Mr. Besley Beltran 

Hilton Hardmere Mr. Tom Squire 

Waiter Mr. George Holmes 

Marjorie Matthews Miss Vera Davis 

Mrs. Wimple Miss Kitty Kirwan 

Vera Hardmere Miss Kitty Carlisle 

Nina Abingdon Miss Nora Harrison 

Lucy Roy Miss Wynne Bronte 

Grace Poline Miss Peggy Phyle 

Marie Greening Miss Jessie Complon 

Leonard Itayn© Mr. Arnold Dean 

Kdward Cooper Mr. Hubert Graham- 
Fisher Partridge Mr. Graham Ross 

Winnie Wimple Jliss Isa Bowman 

Royal, Deal. 

GIRL IN THE TAXI. THE, musical play, in 
three acts, adapted from the German of 
Georg Okonkowski by Frederick Fenn and 
Arthur Wimperis, with music by Jean Gil- 
bert. September 5. 

Biaron Dauvray Mr. Arthur Playfair 

Baroness Delphine Dauvray 

Miss Amy Augard© 

Jacqueline Miss Margaret Paton 

Hubert Mr. Robert Averell 

Rend Mr. Alec Fraser 

Mariette Miss Violet Graham 

Monsieur Pomarel Mr. C. H. Workman 

Suzanne Miss Yvonne Arnaud 

Professor Charcot Mr. Louis Goodrich, 

Rose Miss Cecily Stuckey 

Alexis JMr. Frederick Volp6 

Emile Mr. George Carroll 

Felix Mr. W. fl. Geale 

Tinia .Miss Phyllis Allen 

Mimi Miss Gwladys Gaynor 

Phyrnette Miss Danie Rayne 

Irraa Miss Ethel Morrison 

Fraisette .Miss Violet Vernon 

Charlotte Miss Googoo Murray 

Celeste Miss Peggy Bethel 

Godet Mr. Edmund Digues 

Paillasson Mr. Louis Russell 

Vivarell Mr. Otto Alexander 

—Lyric. 

GIRL FROM THE JAM FACTORY, THE, 
domestic drama, in four acts, by Frank 
Dix. June 3. 

Theodore Cornell Mr. E. Story-Gofton 

Leonard Merton Mr. Eric T. Langham 

Jermine Hicks Mr. Royce Milton 

Rainy Mullins Mr. James Bond 

Rev. Peter Rock Mr. Eustace Golding 

Dr. Abbis Mr. Johnstone Clive 

Perkins Mr. J. Williams 

Inspector Dewhurst Mr. Geo. Francis 

Old Abel Mr. E. W. Royce, sen. 

Esther Morrison Miss Emelienne Terry 

Flo. Hastings Miss Violet Kendal 

Maggie Dench 

MLss Maude Stewart-Drewry 
— ^Royal, Stratford. 

GIRL IN POSSESSION, THE, comedy sketch, 
in one scene, by Sydney Blow and Douglas 
Hoare. June 10. 

Charles Chetwyn Mr. Stanley Brett 

Molly Lamb Miss Dora Levis 

Viola Fairchild Miss Florence Lloyd 

— London Pavilion. 

GIRL WITH A MILLION, THE, drama, in four 
acts, by Fred S. Jennings. May 20. 

John Allaway Mr. Herbert Goddard 

Sii- Herbert Puidcliffe 

' Mr. Charles Lind-Vivian 
Lieut. Harry Wharton 

Mr. Charles Dickens 

Capt. Powell Mr. Robert Ryder 

Horace Topley Mr. Oswald Waller 

Tobias Tubbs Mr. C. H. Hughes 

The Nipper Mr. Victor Garnet- Vayne 

P.C. Dixon Mr. Fred Bonner 



The Girl with a Million {cij'nlinu<.'ii). 

Mannett Mr. Walter Bourcher 

The Rev. Arthur Hope 

Mr. Morton Melville 

Warder Skelton Mr. Henry Roberts 

Audrey Allaway Miss Mary Lovett 

Polly Primrose Miss Grace Emery 

Margaret Vilidaar© ....Jliss H61ene Forest 
— Lyric, Hamersmith. 

GIRL'S GOOD LUCK, A, drama, in four acts, 
by Charles Darrell. October 7. 
Sir Derik Montcalm .... Mr. Charles Adair 
Lord Crowdcr Fitzgarvon. .Mr. Sidney Burt 
Captain Philip Drake.. Mr. Wm. Robertson 

Mr. VVrysdal; Deeds Mr. Ben Koby 

Horatio Ctieek , iir. Sam Casson 

Marmadulie Stubbins .... Mr. Leslie Vyner 

Inspector Deering Mr. John Nicof 

Policeman Mr. Alfred Shott 

Lady Arabella Fitzgarvon 

Miss E. M. Walton 
Hon. Cordelia Fitzgarvon .. Miss W. Love 

Maud Muddles JVliss Denny Fitzherbert 

Felicity Summers Miss Mellie Garside 

— Royal, Wolverhampton 

GIRL WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE. A, drama, 
in four acts, by Lewis Gilbert. May 20- 

Leo Stephano Mr. Lewis Gilbert 

Marco Mr. Robert Morath 

Tomasso Mr. Charles Higgens 

Pietro Mr. Walter Hybert 

Giuseppe JVIr. Edwin Arthurs 

Prince Luis of Catania.. Mr. Edward Morton 

Giovanni Mr. Harry Fletcher 

Monk Mr. Sutton Taylor 

Cyril Mannerley Mr. Gerald Wilde 

Jacob McAaron .... Mr. Freddie Edwards 

Marrietta Miss Aggie Cook 

Franceses Miss Edith Kirke 

Elsa Miss Evelyn Brewster 

/ —Royal, Woolwich. 

JgLAB EYE, THE, commenced a season at the 
Strand September 2. 

GLADIATORS, THE, farcical absurdity, by 
E. D. Nicholls. November 25. 

— Euston. 

GLASTONBURY, historical and ecclesiastical 
play, by the Rev. W. T. Saward. 
February 6. 

Prologue Miss Ruby Bower 

Abbot Wliiting Rev. H. S. Tupholm© 

Prior Richara Rev. W. E. Hardcastle 

Brother Christopher Rev. P. L. Leakey 

Brother Francis Rev. R. Howes 

Mayor Mr. Basil Hope 

Sir John Redfyme Mr. K. Gammell 

Lord Russell Mr. C. SUmson 

Sergeant-ai-Law Mr. J. E. Davies 

Granfer Giles Mr. A. M. Wilson 

Spryggs Mr. G. A. Vesey 

Town Clerk Mr. H. Smith 

Layton, afterwards Dean of York 

Rev. W. T. Saward 

-Pollard Mr. H. Fryer-Smith 

Foreman of the Jury Mr. W. C. Toll 

Clerk of the Court Mr. G. Deacon 

Juggler Mr. W. B. Stimson 

A Tale Teller Miss Ruby Bower 

Cuthbert Miss Eileen Holmes 

Madge o' Lachland Miss Janet Barrow 

Gipsy Miss Browning 

—Corn Exchange, Bedford. 

GLAUCCS. Provisional performance. A drama 
adapted by Charles G. Line from Lord 
Lytton's " The Last Days of Pompeii." 
August 21. —Tottenham Palace. 

GODDESS OF DESTRUCTION, THE. Stage- 
nght production of a romantic military 
drama, in four acts, by Terence Nerrey 
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I'he Godtirnt of De traction (continued). 
Fatbcr Nicholas ot Moscow 

Mr. J. CarU-r Lislo 
Prince Mierzensky .... Mr. Lionel Charles 
Earl of Kiiinerley .. Mr. Chark-s Cameron 
Lord Lionel VVeUord .. Mr. Eugene Sterne 
Count Boria Torvincflf. ..Mr. Terence Kerrey 

Ischar Viborsky Mr. Fred J. Lennox 

Peter Zertov Mr. Neil Jervis 

(irilDth Jones Davies Mr. Joe English 

Enid Welford Miss Violet Manley 

Ycnia Poltava Miss Elise Giddings 

CaritA Miso Annie Bond 

Mrs. Tcj-esa Towzer Mrs. Carter Lisle 

- New, Oswestry. 

GOLD DIGGERS, THE; OR, THE BROKEN 
TR.\.1L, Weitcm mining drama, in six 
scenes, by Pat Eden. July 22. 
Lord Gtorge .Sarsflcld. .Mr. C)ril Austen-Lee 

Zeed Alley Mr. Jlichard Ferris 

Bud Coon Mr. Beckett Bould 

Soft Bill Mr. Sidney Rennef 

Dan .Mr. Willie HJcks 

Johnston Mr. Leonard Maj-shall 

Sherifl Mr. Evan Rx)land 

.\untie Sue Miss Nellie Sinclair 

Inez Miss Florence Lyndon 

Isla Miss Doris Brookes 

Pixie Miss Gertrude Bonser 

— King's, Gateshead. 

GOLDEN DOLPHINS, A TALE OF OLD TET- 
BUilY, comic opera, in three acts, written 
by X. Warburtoii Walker and W. B. 
Ludlow, composed by F. N. Baxter. (Pro- 
ducsd by amateurs.) Noven ber 6. 

King Neptune Mr. Alec Walker 

Davy Jones Mr. Fred Munday 

)5en Barnacle Mr. Colin Lawn 

Jean de Valois Miss AUce Hill 

Lor<i Cranmore Mr. Ernest Mann 

Pedro Mr. Vivian Hugginson 

Gomez Mr. Ivor Curtis 

Simple Simon Mr. CharUe Pride 

Jarge Wirral Mr. Bob Vick 

Ush*-r Mr. Fred Nelson 

Servant Mr. Edward Dommett 

Natrio Mr. Kempton Noonan 

Fairy Queen Miss Ethel Long 

Sea Foam iliss Kathleen Munday 

Pfejarl ^liss Gertie Parker 

Coral Miss Gracie Parker 

.\nemone Miss Olive Curtis 

Qujeen Elizabeth Miss Gladys Jenkins 

Lady Cranmore Miss Loris Mann 

Phoebe Miss Olive Curtis 

Margery Miss Flo Boulton 

Chlorida Miss Daisy Boulton 

—Institute Hall, Tetbury. 

GOLDEN DOOM, THE, play, in one act, by 
Lord Dunsany, music toy Norman O'Xeill. 
November 19. 

First Sentry Mr. Allan Jeayes 

Second Sentry Mr. G. Dickson-Kenwin 

Stranger Mr. Ixjonard E. Notcutt 

Girl Miss Eileen Esler 

Boy Master Eric Rae 

Chamberkiin Mr. E. Lyall Swete 

The King Mr. Henry aargreaves 

First Prophet Mr. Ralph Hutton 

Second Prophet Mr. Frank Ridley 

Chief Prophet Mr. Ewan Brook 

Sroies.— Messrs. Claiuio ■ .RaijiSt^ Gerald 
Jerome, and CyrtfTOTatTi'frfraTn.-^*' 

Attendants. — Messrs. M. Brier, R. Lewis, 
C. Miles, and G. Playford. 

— Hay market. 

GOLDEN WEDDING, THiE. Revival of the 
play, in one act, by Eden Phill potts and 
Chas. Grovt-s (originally produced Feb- 
ruary 22, 1906. Playhouse), by Mr. J. H. 
Brewer, at a matinee. January 9. — Court. 



GOLD THREAD, THE, one-act play, by Cecil 
Clifton. November 7. 

Mrs. Innes Miss Margaret Halstan 

.\ Trained Nurse Miss Emma. Lovett 

Dr. Stroud Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Mr. Uaason, F.R.C.8. 

Mr. JerroW Kobertshaw 
— Court. 

GOOD LITTLE DEVIL, A, preliminary per- 
formance of a play, by .'Vujaitin Strong. 
December 2. • — Dalston. 

GOVEiRXOR'S LADY, THE. Stageright pro- 
duction of a new play, in four acts, by 
Alice Bradley. April 24. 

Peter Morton Mr. Ernest E. Norris 

.Mrs. Morton Miss May Norris 

Senator Strickland .. Mr. Fred Castleman 

Inez Strickland Miss Constance Barton 

Jack Hajnilton Mr. Edwin W'heeler 

Mr. Osborne Mr. Arthur Wilson 

Mrs. OistK>me Miss M. Browning 

Muid Miss bneppard 

The Mortons' Footman Sir. A. Scott 

Joco, the Stricklands' Butler.. Mr. O. Moore 

Governor Morton's Foot man. ..Mr. B. Keane 

. — Dalston. 

GRAIN OF TRUTH, A, farcical episode, by 
Herbert C. Sargent. December 16. 

Rogers Mr. W. Walton Wynne 

Sir George Churchward. Mr. Charles Esdale 

Lady Churchward Miss Decima Moore 

— King's, Southsea. 

ORANGE COLMAN, domestic drama, in three 
acts, by Edward .MartjTi. (Produced by . 
the Independent Theatre Company.) 
January 25. 

Michael Colman Mr. George Fitzgerald 

Lucius Devlin Mr. Patrick Quill 

Honan Mr. Robert V. Justice 

Clare Farquhar Miss Edith Dodd 

Mrs. Devlin. Mme. Constance de Markievicz 
— .\bbey, Dublin. 

GRASS WIDOWS, THE, comic opera, in three 
acts, founded on the German of A. M. 
Willner and Julius Wilhelm, by Arthur 
Anderson and Hartley Carrick, with music 
by Gustave Kerker. September 7. Last 
performance (the 50th) October 26. 

Polycarp Ivanovitch Mr. Bert Coote 

Count Boris Rimano^.Mr. Gordon Cleather 

Jerome I Mr. Edward McKeown 

Prince Petroff Mr. Walter Dowling 

M. Deschamps Mr. Jack BuchMLaa 

Lieutenant Andr6 Mr. Ffnrt^aT Wood 

Priest Mr. Ernest Arundel 

Vodka Mr. Alfred Lester 

Betty Baker Miss Dorothy Minto 

Princess .^thanasia Miss Daisy LeHay 

Olga Miss Muriel Morris 

Irene Miss Nora Guy 

ElLsa Miss Larry Lawson 

Natalie Mi>s Daisy Manning 

Nadina Miss Daisy West Collins 

Petrovna Sliss Lily Collier 

Lydia JSdiss Germaine Arnoux 

Anna Miss Florence Ray 

Honorka Miss Thelma Raye 

Tatjana Miss Constance Drevef 

— Apollo. 

GRANNIE'S PEIN'SION", sketeh, by Portland 
.\kerman and Mrs. Haslingden Russell. 
February 19. 

Grannie Miss Gladys Gaunt 

Macready Jones Mr. Arthur Dale 

Kate Miss Taaffe 

— Camberwell Empire. 

GREAT ADVENTURE, THE, play ol fancy, in 
four acts, by Arnold Bennett (adapted from 
his novel, " Buried Alive "). July 15. — 
Royal, Portsmouth. 



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liREAT BBYOiNI), THEi. Amateur produotioa 
of a romantic play, in a iprologue and four 
acts, dramatised from Dickens's " A Tale 
of Two Cities," by Heirmanm Erskiue, J. F. 
Nolan, and Firaok Eolison. Maroh 28. 

— Coiirt. 

GREAT GAME, TBTJ, a comedy-drama sketch, 

in one scene, by W. Croniin Wilson. 

Played for the first tame on the variety 

stage, October 28. 

Johnny Mackay Mr. .\Lan Bortih'wick 

Bill H'anilin Mr. William H. Brougham 

Snippey Mr. Chairles W. Anson 

— Metropolitan. 
GREAT JOHN GANTON, THE, play, in four 
acte (founded upon Arthur J. Eddy's 
novel, " G an ton and Co.";, by Hartley J. 
MaJineirs. September H. Last perform- 
ance (the 46-th), No\ember 1. 

John Ga/nton Mr. George Fawcett 

Will Ganton Mr. Eric Matunin 

Alan Borlaa Mr. Earle Browne 

Jack Wilton Mr. Drelincourt Odium 

Brownui'g ' Mr. Frank Collins 

Delaney Mr. Ernest Leicester 

Kev. R. Ciavering .. Mr. Herbert Vyvyan 

Dr. Shields Mr. H. Appleby 

Xorbury Mr. E. Gulson 

Dr. MortoQ Mr. J. Murdoch 

Adolph Mr. T. Berry 

Shafter Mr. King Fordham 

Macduffy Mr. A. Glenroy 

Clerk Mr. J. Hill 

May K-ating Miss Laura Cowie 

Mrs. Wilton Mdes Mabel Trevor 

Hester Ganton .. Mi^s Marie Hemingway 

Mrs. King Alies Loma Tuffley 

Mre. Tiielnay .. Mi&s Marjorie Waterlow 

Nurse M iss May Taverner 

Typist Miss Muriel Mason 

— Aldwych. 
GR.BAT WHITE CHIEF, THE, four-act melo- 
drama, by Lingford Carson. January 29. 

Leo St^anley Mr. Mtuisell Fane 

Reindeer Mr. Russell Norrie 

Hartley Deane Mr. Howard M. Haaniiton 
George Rupert Walker 

Mr. Leonard MaitJand 

John Wiiarton Mr. Leslie Norman 

Eimest John Wallett . . Mr. George Perrin 

Dave Carlton Mr. Victor EUertdn 

Sparrowhawk Mr. Leonard Yorke 

Black Forresti Mr. Harry "Furniss 

•Strons Arm (Mr. F. Wil«5n Lowther 

Warcloud Wongatah 

Bounding Wolf Suequenka 

Pete Mr. Lionel Hardinge 

Martha Jane Curley Mies Eleanor Paipera 
Hestor Stafford .. Miss Gabrielle Piomero 

Latika Miss Dorothy Haigh 

— Junction, Manchester. 
GREEN GOD, THE, Indian dxeam phantasy. 
M'airch 38. 

Prince Ahimed Mr. George Pelh.am 

Violet Mifie Kitty Dease 

Dick Mr. Leslie" Phillips 

Cassandra Miss Nellie Clarence 

Coolie Mr. Henry Lane 

— Grand, Forest Gate. 
GREY (MASK, THE. three-act comedy, by 
Ales. Maclean and Dorothea Moore. May 
27. 

Sir J.aspeiT Hood Mr. Alex. Maclean 

General Stonor Mr. J. Anthony Snaith 

Dick Tressel .. Mr. G. Lyttleton Holysake 

Squire Vemey Mr. Frederic Morena 

Tom Motton Mr. J. Henry TTvyford 

Rumbottle Mr. Edward Clopin 

Clontarf Mr. Tom Squire 

iMiss Georgina Sacke<tt Miss Mary Palmer 

Martha Miss Lottie Watte 

Eiizibeth Stonor Mies Laura Leigh- 

—Royal, M>axga.te. 



GRIP, THE, " dir.amartric tihinill," in one scene, 
by Jean S.jtere. October 21. 
Jean Marie Hardoutn 

Mr. Louis Bouwmeester 
Hippolyte Hardouin 

Mr. Cecil Morton York 

Rose Haxdouin Mise Barbara Bairry 

Emile Mr. C. Howaird 

Eitienne Mr. H. Gilbert 

— Palladium. 

GVIDE TO PARIS, THE, modtrni.^ed version, 
by George G rx)f smith, of Offenbach's "La 
Vie Partsienine." May 27. 

Willy de Rip Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Bobinet Mr. Tom Shelford 

Flick Mr. Henry Frankiss 

Joseph Mr. Sidney Skarratt 

Lord Blinketit Mr. James Blakeley 

Metella Miss Dorothy Selborne 

Gabrielle Miss Elise Martin 

Pauline Miss Dorothy Craske 

Leonie Miss Dorothy Monckman 

Claire Miss (Claire Lynoh 

Caroline Jliss Marie Bazzi 

Augustine Miss Muriel Finlay 

Louise Miss Mary Robsoo 

Julie Miss Aida Knibbo 

Lady Winifred Blinkett Miss Alice O'Brien 
— Alhanibra. 



HALF-WAY HOUSE, THE, song scena, pre- 
sented by Harriett V^ernon. December 9. 
— Holborn Empire. 

HALVES, PARTNER, HALVES, sketch. May 
23. 

—Palace, Maidstone. 

HAND OF DESTINY, THE, romantic costume 
drama of the French Revolution, by 
Edward Whitty and G. H. Walton. No- 
vember 25. 
Napoleon Bonaparte ..Mr. A. Austin Leigh 

Count de L'Oraine Mr. B. 8. Chedburn 

Baron de Tourville Mr. Guy P. Ellis 

Henri Le Febvre Mr. Arthur Grordon 

Marquis de Mauprez Mr. John Ck)rless 

Monsieur Depreany Mr. Harold Ford 

Sergeant Hoche Mr. Stanley White 

Mons. Jules Ecrit Mr. H. T. Weldon 

Corporal Lannier Mr. Charles Gratton 

Chevalier Griselli Mr. Robert Sedgelev 

Fortunatus Mr. Richard L. Priestley 

Eliza Bonaparte Miss Flora Hastings 

Blanche de Mauprez Miss May Neilson 

Francois Grandeceur 

Miss Dorothy Dewhurst 
Catherine Saasgene 

Miss Ethel Van Prtiagh 
—Royal, Stratford. 

HAND OF FATE, THE, dramatic sketch, in 
one scene, by Clare Shirley. June 3. 

Jim C^odger Mr. Hugh Travers 

Nance Marchmont ..Miss Florence Delmar 

Ned Stirling Mr. Jack Neilson 

• — Camberwell Empire. 

H.ANG IT ! " domestic eruption in one bang," 
by Herbert C. Sargent. June 3. 

Peter Dumper Mr. Arthur Dandoe 

Mrs. Dumper Miss Molly Ramsev 

Kitchener Dumper Mr. Harry Howe 

Violet Brown Miss Richie Bell 

Uncle Smithers Mr. George Brunswick 

—Palace, Reading. 

HANGING OUTLOOK, THE, play, in one act, 
by John Savile Judd and Robert Barr. 
July 11. 

John Bodman Mr. William Haviland 

Mrs. Mayden Miss Clara Hubbard 

Mrs. Bodman Miss Edyth Latimer 

—Court. 



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UAKUM LILY, THE, Oriental oiuntla. in 
one act, by Paul Liuckc, the Lnglisb 
version and lyrics by Arthur AnUerson 
and Hartley Carrick. December 9. 

Mario Mr. Uex Curtis 

The Pasha Mr. Bruce Winston 

Agobar 31r. Ldward lllythe 

Mr. Schlipps Mr. Stuart Debnam 

Marietta Miss Marjorie Maxwell 

— Loudon I'aviUon. 

HARTLEYS, THE, domestic comedy, in one 
act, by Arthur Kckersley. September 2S. 

Mrs. Hartley Miss Molly Hewett 

Hestor Mise Letty Paxton 

Susan Miss Evelyn Fraser 

George Perriu Mr. Mgel Loring 

Kupert Hartley Mr. Cyril Vernon 

— Prince of Wales's, Birmingham. 

HAVOC, THE, play, in three acts, by H. 
Sopbus Sheldon. November 19. 

Richard Craig Mr. James Carew 

Paul Uessert Mr. Julian Royce 

Paton Mr. Frederick James 

Sandberg Mr. Clittord Heatherley 

Kate Craig Miss Maud Cressali 

— Garrick. 

HEART CASE, A, one-act incident, by Harry 
Gratton. May 6. 

Col. Trevor Mr. H. vV. Surrey 

Charhe Vain Mr. Jack Thompson 

Cyrus Gremlin Mr. William Kersbaw— 

Judkins Mr. G. Clilion Boyne 

Footman Mr. Ivan Murray 

Hon. Ruth Cuthbert ..Miss Lily Hewetson 

Edna Lothian Miss Winiired Murray 

Eva Lothian Miss Dorris Murray 

Mrs. Millie Merridew Miss ConstaJie Drever 
—London Coliseum. 

HEART OF A FOOL, THE, play, in one act, 
by W. G. Watfion. July 18. 

The King Captain A. G. RoBe 

Prince Leon of Castleton 

Mr. Robert A. Ayres 

Earl of Morville Mr. Duncan Hart 

Sir John Devereux Mr. H. Hague 

The King's Jester ......Mr. Korman Jones 

The gueea Mrs. W. G. Watson 

Princess Mina Miss Isabel Prewer 

Lady Falchester Mrs. E. H. Kemp 

—Shooters Hill Bowling Club, Woolwich. 

HEID 0' TH' HOUSE, THE, an anti-suffragist 
sketch, by Helen McLeod Scott (October 7, 
Tivoli, Aberdeen). December 23. 

— Finsbury Park Empire. 

HELPING THE CAUSE, sketch, in one scene, 
by Percy Fendall and Lady de Bathe. 
(February 5, Hippodrome, Manche.ster.) 
February 12. 
Lady Victoria Vandcrville ..Mrs. Langtry 

Mrs. Cross Miss Leonora Braham 

Dr. Herbert Bradflnd Mr. A. Mansfield 

Sir Martytf Mangles Mr. Cecil Bevan 

— London Coliseum. 

HERB-O'-JOY, phantasy, by Marie Clothilde 
Balfour. April 30 (matinde). 

The Herbmonger Miss C'aude Nicholson 

The Princess Miss M:argot Balfour 

— Court. 

HER HALF-STEP UNCLE, romantic musical 
farce, written by AvaJon Collard, com- 
piled by P. Bronte. M.ay 25. 

J. Llewellyn Jones Mr. Chas. Dunman 

Jean Colinet ..Mr. A. L. Rose 

Madame Colinet Mr. Charles Dunman 

Nina Colinet Mrs. Noel Johnson 

Pierre Billart Mr. Avalon Collard 

Assembly Rooms, Whitstable. 



HEIIITAGE, THE, a play, in one act and 
tbre« scenes, by Frank J. Adkins 
October 7. 

Miss Betsey Miss Shirley King 

Las Cases Mr. Desmond Braanigaii 

Sir Hudson Lowe ..Mr. Percival Madgewick 
An English Captain . . i 
Tutor of the Duke of ■ Mr. .Alfred Payne 
Reiclistadt I 

Tim Rourke Mr. Joseph A. Keogli 

An English CorjwraJ Mr. James Strood 

— Temperance Hall, Sheffield. 

HER KINGDOM, play, in one axJt, by Clara 
Elstob. January 50. 

Otto Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Maxgaret Miss Gwendoline Garland 

Meianie Miss A'gnese de Liana 

Count Max Stauffer Mr. Nigel Severn 

— Studio. 

HER LADYSHIP'S NOSE, one-act play, by 
Charles Eddy. August 19. 

Lady Dodd >Dss Lottie Venn© 

Mrs. Mayfleld Miss Henrietta Leverett 

Sir Harry Dodd Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

—Finsbury Park Empire. 

HBROIQUE LE CARDUNOIS, L', comedy, in 
French, in three acts, by Alexandre Bisson. 
May 1. 

Le Cardunois M. F. Demorange 

Ludovic M. Jean de Lano 

Guerinot M. Jacques Laiidier 

Cana&son M. A. Bouzin 

Pastourel M. Pierre Maugue 

Justin M. Maurice Wick 

Mulot M. Hubert Daix 

Elian© Mile. Fanny Tellier 

Mme. Roussin MJle. Ren^e D6rigny 

Caroline Mile. Claire Momi 

Rosalie Mile. Norva 

—Little. 

HER ONLY WAY, one-act play, by Roy Cooper 
Megrue. (July 31, ISll. Empire, Liver- 
pool.) October 21. 

—London Hippodrome. 

HERO'S MOUND, THE, dramatic poem, in one 
act, by Henrik Ibsen, translated by C. A. 
■ Arfwedson (ftrsit performance in English). 
May 30. 

Roderik Mr. Cyril Percy 

Blanka Miss Catiherine Robertson 

GandaLf Mr. Guy C. Buckley 

Asgant Mr. Henry J. Robinson 

HroUoug ..Mr. Otto Mathieson 

Jostein Mr. James Lindsay 

Hemming Mr. Charles A. Roberta 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

HER POINT OF VIEW, comedy, in one act, 
by Wilfred T. Coleby. April 6. 

Rev. Philip Monkton Mr. Athol Forde 

Albert Bartlet Mr. Arthur Cleave 

Mrs. Bartlet Miss Beryl Mercer 

— ^Playhouse. 

HINDLE WAKES, play, in three acts, by Stan- 
ley Houghton. (Produced by Miss Horni- 
man's Company, under the auspices of the 
Stage Society.) June 16. Went into the 
regular bill at the Playhouse July 16. 
Transferred to the Court September 28. 
Last performance (the 109th) October 19. 

Mrs. Hawthorn Miss Ada King 

Christopher Hawthorn ..Mr. Charles Bibby 

Fanny Hawthorn JLiss Edyth Goodall 

Mrs. Jeffcote Miss Daisy England 

Nathaniel Jeffcote Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Ada Miss Hilda Da vies 

Alan Jeffcote Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Sir Timothy Farrar ..Mr. Edward Landor 

Beatrice Farrar Miss Sybil Thomdike 

— Aldwych. 



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HESTER, play, fa four acts, by Bertram For- 
syth. Maxch 22. 

Hester Cayle Miss Helen Haye 

James Cayle Mr. Richard Neville 

Seith Cayle Mr. Sidney Sherwood 

Agatha Cayle Miss Alice Arden 

Bertram Tennant Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

Claude Franks Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

A Policeman Mr. Douglas Prout 

A Doctor Mr. John Clayton 

Milly Miss Beatrice Ainley 

— Court. 

HIS LAST REFUGE, play, in one act, by 
Graeme Goring. April 27. 

Mrs. Britton Mrs. Graeme Goring 

Mr. Britton, a farmer Mr. Walter Roy 

Jim, a farm hand Mr. Alec Mack 

Hawke, a convict Mr. Graeme Goring 

— King's,. Edinburgh. 

HIS CHUM, episode, in one scene December 

—Metropolitan. 
HIS LEADING LADY, one-act play, by Ellis 
Wyburd (produced by the Rehearsal Com- 
pany). April 14. 

Harold Jonson Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

Jack Thornton — Mr. Luxmoore Hockin 

Mrs. Pennyfather Miss Lisa Coleman 

Violet Carson Miss Helen Colvin 

Eileen Johnson Miss Flora Grey 

— Rehearsal. 
HIS LIFE, dramatic sketch (stage-right pro- 
duction). February 3. 

— Grand, Nelson. 

H.M.S. " ROBERTUS," nautical comic operetta, 
book by Percy V. Bradshaw and Douglas 
Walshe, music by Stephen R. Philpot. 
July 18. 

Jack Nelson "i 

Captain Fluff ^ Mr. Arthur Roberts 

Micky Dooley I 

Mr. Grubban Chepeieigh 

Mr. Harry J. Worth 

Laura Miss Roma June 

Carmencita Miss A. Hamilton 

Admiral Spithead Mr. (ToUn Coop 

John Robinson Mr. Edwin Sykes 

Lieutenant Devonport Miss Reeve 

Lieutenant Chatham Miss Earle 

Midshipman Raleigh ..Miss Doll Radcliffe 
Midshipman Drake ..Miss Nellie Townsend 

Midshipman Hawkins Miss Ren^e May 

Midshipman Frobisher Miss Elsie Arkell 

— ^Edmonton Empire. 

HIS MOTHER, a story, in one scene, by 
Geoffrey Hardinge. August 12. 

Mrs. Colquhoun Miss Denise Dene 

Jack Colquhoun Mr. Geoffrey Ray 

Major Ptiilip Mortimer 

Mr. Geoffrey Hardinge 
— Royal, Glasgow. 

HIS PRAIRIE BRIDE, Indian detective drama, 
in three scenes, by Sidney Rennef (S.P.', 
May 22, King's, Gateshead). July 8. 

Arizona Joe Mr. Cyril Austen-Lee 

Jales Hawk Mr. Richard Ferris 

Tom Slain Mr. Beckett Bould 

Whepton Wish Mr. H. C. Lanceley 

Mike Maloney Mr. Willie Hicks 

Bob S'ilverstone Mr. Harwood Roberts 

Barney Levy Mr. Sidney Rennef 

Mr. Turman Mr. Wilfred Lyndon 

The Bartender Mr. Dennis Renton 

Bill Mr. Rossitter 

Coachman Mr. Tom Burgess 

Myrtle Little Gladys Brittain 

Rachel Levy Miss Florence Lyndon 

Flora Ashton Miss Doris Brookes 

Bed Wing Miss Gertrude Bonser 

— King's, Gateshead 



HOLLOW BABY, THE, comedy-sketch, in one 

act. December 16. 

The Rev. Dr. Sproutley. .Mr. Cecil Fowler 

Col. John C. Bunwortliy, D.S.O...Mr. Sang 

Waiter Mr. James Walker 

Miss Nojis Miss Emma Chambers 

Mr. James Seymour Mr. J. E. Stevenson 

Molly Miss Dulcie Greatwich 

— Holborn Empire. 

HONlOB.WBILE, THE, musical comedietta in one 
act. May 1. 

Nona Goodthing Miss Adela Masson 

Rosie Miss Molly Denton 

Mr. O'Brien Mr. E. H. Langfori 

Mr. Goodthing Mr. Spi-y-Palmer 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

HONOUR OF THE BRACCIOS, THE. play, in 
one act, by Neilson Morris (amateur pro- 
duction). April 29. 

David Innes Mr. G. V. Hirst 

Pietro Corleone Mr. A. K. Dyer 

Duchessa Adela Braccio 

Mrs. Hancock Nunn 

Dolores Corleone Miss Alice Skuse 

Clavier Hall, W. 

HONOUR THY FATHER, one-act play, by H. 
M. Harwood. (Produced by the Pioneer 
Plavers.) December 15. 

Edward Morgan Mr. J. Fisher White 

Jane Morgan Miss Estelle Stead 

Richard Steam . .-. . Mr. Moffat .Tohn.ston 

Madame Pellet Miss Elizahpth Rosslyn 

Claire Miss Hilda Moore 

Madge Miss Vera Cunnineham 

—Little. 

HOOKED IN HOLLAND, duologue. June 24. 
— Islington Empire. 

HOUR GLASS. THE. revival, by the Morality 
Play Society, of W. B. Yeate's play. 
(Originally produced May 2, 1903, Queen's 
Gate Hall. S.W.). Fohmary 9, Court. A 
new version was produced at the Abbey, 
■Duh'Iin, on ^"evemlber 21, with the fOllowin;: 
cast: — 

The Wise Man Mr. Nugent Monck 

Teagne the Fool Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

The Angel Miss Mona Beirn'^ 

Wife Miss Eileen O'Doherty 

Child Miss Kathleen Drago 

Pupils. — Eric Forman. Charles Power, Fred 
Harford. Michael Dolan. T. Barrett, Des- 
mond Fitzgerald, and T. Healy. 

HOUSE, THE, revival of George Gloriel's two- 
act play (Originally produced at the Court 
[I>ecem'hpr 31. 1907.) F*(brufl'rv 19. 

Jack Mudsey Mr. Albert (^evalier 

Joe Creek Mr. Julian Cross 

Eliza Creek Miss Alice Beet 

Mildred Creek Miss Mabel Garden 

— Savov 

HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, THE. play, by 
Albert E. Drinkwater. September 23. 

A Motor Man Mr. George Desmond 

A Cycling Girl Miss Marlorie Day 

— Shakespeare, Liverpool. 

HOW HE DID IT, fantastic farce, by Edward 
Bedford 
Mr. Sampel Potterby. .Mr. Edward Bedford 

Mrs. Potterby Miss Jenny White 

Hon. Saville Rowe Mr. Fred Harley 

— .Assembly Rooms. Sheffield. 

HOW HE ROSE TO THE OCCASION, comedy, 

in one act, by Charles Windermere. April 8. 

— Royal, Bury St. Edmunds. 

HOW ONE WOMAN DID IT, comedy, in one 
act, by John Austin. March U. 
The Hon. Flora Alllngton 

Miss Estelle Stead 

Lady Petersfleld Miss .\ileen Curran 

Mary Miss Irma Foldl 

Nash Mr. Fasten Pickering 

Wilson Miss Dorothy Spencer 

—Court. 



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HULLO. RAGTIME! revue, in three scenes, 
by Max Pemherton and Albert de Cour- 
ville. music by Louis Hirsch, produced by 
Austen HurRon. dances and ensemble* by 
Jack Mason. December 23.— London Hip- 
podrome. 

nUMAN FACTOR. THE. play of Welsh life, in 
four acte, by Naunton Davies. June 3. 

John WillLonis Mr. Harding Thomaa 

Rev. Gordon Morgan Mr. F. A. Flower 

Rhys Morjz.an Mr. Edgar Kent 

Dr. Roberts Mr. H. A. Toun^ 

J.-unes Walford Mr. \V. Cronin Wilson 

Tony •■ Pandy " Mr. Dougl.'LS Munro 

David Pentwyn Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Gwilym Mr. Alec F. Thompson 

Ladv Florence Morgan ..>fis.s Rose Dupr6 

Air. Williams Miss Elaine Vemer 

Nest Williams Miss Elsie Vron Neville 

Elizabeth " Pentwyn " ..Miss Gladys Lloyd 

Gwen Miss Evelyn Grey 

— Lyceum, Newport 

HDMOUR OF IT, THE, "' fantastic comedy." 
in three acts, by Leon Brodzky. March 11. 

Charley Mr. Lawrence Anderson 

Policeman Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Mr. Notley Mr. W. G. Fay 

PhvUis Notley Miss Irene Clark 

Mrs. Notley Miss .^ile^^n Curran 

Miss Arkworth Miss Madge Spencer 

Bert.ie Notley Mj. Norman Yates 

Milkman Mr. Easten Pickering 

Newsboy Mr. Gordon Gay 

Bill Smith Mr. Leslie Gordon 

Jim Brown Mr. J. R. Collins 

Tom Hawkins Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Dave Jones Mr. Telford Hughes 

Eliza Miss Una Tristram 

Betsy Miss Constantia Brookes 

Dr. Smithers Mr. Allan Jeayes 

— Court. 

HYACINTH HALVEY, Lady aregory's one-act 
play, presented for the first time on the 
mu.«ic hall stage. July 15. 

— London Coliseum. 

HYDRO. THE. First London production of the 
farcical sketch, in two scenes, by Frank 
Calvert, Fred Kamo, and Sid Chaplin, 
music by Dudley Powell. April 1. 

Nick Sharp Mr. Syd Chaplin 

Colonel Badshott Mr. R. J. Hamer 

Marca Miss Lily Griffen 

Tyord Narkington . . Mr. J. Wolton Richards 

Nurse Raymond Miss K. Birkbeck 

Billy Bilks Mr. Lennie Dormer 

Svlvia de Grey Miss Constance Carmen 

—Oxford. 



1,000 TO 1 CHANCE, A, dramatic comedy, by 

H. J. Coirner and (Leo Wird N'OvemVr 'S. 

— Camberwell Empire. 

IDYLL OF NEW YEAR'S EVE. AN. revival of 
Rosina Filinpi's fantasy. (Originally pro- 
•luc.d at Chelsea Town Hall. January 31, 
ISOO.) December 1".— Clavier Hall, W. 

IDEAL WIFE, THE, play, in three acts, by 
"Marco Praga. translated from the Italian of 
Ln MofjUe Jdeale by Mrs. T. C. Crawford. 
(First presented by the Theatre in Eyre, 
May 17, Crosby Hall, Clielsea.) July l.";. 

Gustavo Velati Mr. C. M. Hallard 

Andrea Campiani .. Mr. Clarence Blakiston 

-%. "Giannino Master Frank Beresford 

Constanzo Monticelli Mr. Leslie Faber 

Teresa Mrs. James Hearn 

Ettore Mr. Fred Penley 

Julia Campiani Miss Ada Potter 

— 'N'audovillr. 



MF WE HAD ONLY KNOWN, play, in three 
■^ acts, by Inglis Allen. December 13. 

^ Robert Vale Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Dr. Paul L'Estrange. ..Mr. Rudge Harding 
Edward Vaughan Thompson 

Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Reggie Moody Mr. Eric Maturin 

Bobs Jliss Isabel Donne 

A Loafer Mr. Wilfred Benson 

Myra Vale Miss Mary Jerrold 

Mrs. Moody Miss Lilian Mason 

Mrs. Vaughan Thompson 

Miss .Aim^e de Burgh 

Meeks Miss Florence Harwood 

—Little. 
IMAGINARY CONVERSATION, AN, one-act 
play, by Norreys Connell. November 19. 

Kate Moore Miss Marie Tempest 

Tom Moore Mr. Shiel Barry 

Robert Emmet Mr. Graham Browne 

— Prince of Wales's. 

IMP OF THE HCMAN HEART, THE, faery 

play, in one act. by Kate Delschaft, music 

by Ethel A. France. April 23.— Town Hall, 

Gerrards Cross. 

IMPOSTOR. THE, comedy, in three acts, by 
Leonard Merrick and Michael " Morton. 
April 16. 

Charlie Owen Mr. Percy Marmont 

Mary Fenton Miss Lucy Wilson 

Mrs. Fowler Miss Hilda Sims 

The Chambermaid Miss Janet Hope 

Mrs. W'alford Miss Gertrude Sterroll 

Loftus Walford Mr. H. O. Nicholson 

Blake Walford Mr. Lewis Willoughby 

Mrs. Owen Miss Greta flahn 

Mr. Hunter Mr. E. H. Brooke 

Dodswell Miss Nora Charrington 

—Royalty, Glasgow. 

I.VIPROPER PETER, comedy, in three acts, by 
Monckton Hoffe. April 19. The title was 
subsequently changed to PROPER PETER. 
Last performance (the 61st) June 15. 

Peter Everest Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Sir Walter Stancombe,..Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Charles Mr. Herbert Sleath 

Captain Mitchener Mr. Frank Atherley 

Elliot Hay Mr. James Carew 

George Plumley Mr. Thomas Weguelin 

.Arthur Markwick .. Mr. Claude Haviland 

Parkinson Mr. Kenyon Musgrave 

Evans Mr. Norman Yates 

Duckworth Mr. Gilbert Clark 

Lane Mr. Roland Young 

Flora Everest Mrs. Saba Raleigh 

Helen Mitchener Miss Lydia Bilbrooke 

Celia Crevoisier . . Miss Marjorie Waterlow 
Susan Torrence . . Miss Tonie Edgar-Bruce 

Dulcie Lind Miss Barbara Conrad 

Gladys Pickering. .Miss Margaret Scudamore 

Periwinkle Miss Julia James 

— Garrick. 

IN A M.AN'S POWER-, new drama, in four 
acts, by Arthur Shirley and Ben Landeck. 
February 19. 
Claude Templeton Mr. Reginald Joy Turner 

Cynthia Miss Valerie Crespin 

Mabel Little Daphny Grey 

Dr. Monti Gudala..Mr. Edward L. Garside 
Capt. Dudley Clifford Mr. J. Forbes Knowles 

.Miss Brooke Miss L. Gilmore 

Lord Bertie Twembly..Mr. Edward Swinton 

Belinda Cookson Miss Susie Beaven 

Dick Banshaw Mr. Joe Rockley 

Ram Singh Mr. John E. Tomlinson 

Naldgi Miss Tilbury George 

Mary Miss Edith R. Manton 

Araminta Miss E. Kenyon 

Sarah Miss Frances Ferina 

Wardress Miss L. E. Rogers 

Charles Mr. Edward Wishaw 

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111 a Man'* Power (continued). 

Uncle Dodger Mr. J. V. Harte 

Col. Newton Mr. George Shirley 

—Elephant and Castle. 

IN AND OUT (OF THE INN), farcical comedy, 
in three acts, by Gilbert Dayle. May 27. 
Sir Hamilfbon Kj-ite, K.C.B. 

Mr. Ceoil du Gue 

Hazel Kyte Miss Winifred Wing 

Ivord Montague Bannerdale 

Mr. Bertie White 

Lady Berkeborough Miss Mabel Durrant 

Melisande Maxim Mi&s Mary Dandridge 

Fabian P. Eopp ....Mr. Reginald Weighill 

.\lma Ropp Miss Kathleen Gordon-Lee 

Harley Way Mr. E. Rayson-Cousens 

Orlando Ponsonby Mr. Harry Cole 

Mrs. Shotter Miss Kate Kearney 

Henry Wilks Mr. Charles Garry 

Peter Essery Mr. Claude Cameron 

—Royal, Bradford. 

INDIANA, musical playlet, produced by Marie 
Santoi. June 3. 

White Cloud Mr. T. Mercer 

Red Cloud Mr. H. Llovd 

Black Snake Mr. WiU Power 

Watson Mr. A. Rozelle 

Long Deer Mr. E. Marler 

Wolf Mr. L. Mclntoch 

Red Fox Mr. E. Floyd 

White Rose Miss Milly Sadler 

Red Pose Miss Gladys Selvidge 

Blue Violet Miss Ida Rayncr 

Blue Bell Miss Winnie Rayner 

Princess Lola Miss Marie Santoi 

— Surrey. 

INDIAN SCOUT, THE, Anglo-Mexican romance 
of the Golden West, in four acts, by 
George A. de Gray, .\ugust 5. 

Bleeping Water Mr. Geo. A. de Gray 

Juan De Courcelles Mr. Max Coutts 

Jack Tempest Mr. Robert H. Hall 

Jules Fernandez Mr. Tyrone Power 

Dr. Graham Mr. Reginald J. Turner 

Col. Richard Vernon Mr. Dick Crosby 

Timothy Thomas Twitchett ) Mr. Seymour 
Thomas Timothy Twitchett i Perry 

Larry '. Mr. Bert Carlton 

Jake Mr. .Tack Soderick 

Kit Mr. Gerald Connor 

Jose Mr. Leonard Douglas 

Lucy Salome Dent ..Miss Kitty Fitzgerald 

Beulah Miss Doris Brereton 

Maraquita Fernandez Miss Etta Turner 

Marjorie Graham Miss Vio'et Ingram 

—Elephant and Castle. 

IN HAARLEM THERE DWELT , music- 
drama, in four " pictures," by Dora Bright, 
from a short story by Peter Van Der Meer. 
(Matinee.) May 21. 

Gerritt Mr. Guy Standing 

Minna Miss Eva Moore 

Polman Mr. Leslie Faber 

— His Majesty's. 

INNOCENT AND ANNABEL, London produc- 
tion (by the Play Actors) of a one-act play, 
by Harold Chapin. May 19- 

Achille Innocent Mr. Murri Moncrieff 

Mrs. Achille Miss Gillian Scaife 

Annabel Miss Agnes Imlay 

Servant Miss May Saker 

—Court. 

IN SEARCH OF A GIRL, one-act musical 
sketch, written and oom^posed by Guy H. 
Inglis. October 9. 

Andrew Molyneux Mr. Morley Peel 

Molly Desmond Miss Molly Stoll 

Mamie Miss Doris O'Donnell 

Hon. Percy Fitzsneeze 

Mr. Reginald Master 
—Clavier Hall, W. 



INSTINCT, play, in three acts, adapted from 
the French of Henry Kisteraiaecker's by 
Penrhyn Stanla^vB. (October 14, Repertory, 
LiverixK>l. At Livec»;»ol the parts of 
Christy, Walker, Amy Vane, and Mrs. 
Walker were played by Mr. Richard Coke. 
Mr. Wilfred Shine, Miss Amy Ravens- 
croft, and Miss Aida Jerome.) Novem- 
ber 6. Last performance (tlie 43rd) De- 
cember 13. 

Bradford Mandover ..Mr. C. .\ubrey Smith 
.\rthur Mandover ..Mr. Norman McKeown 

Christy Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Walker Mr. T. Mowbray 

Mrs. Mandover .. Miss Lilian Braithwaite 

Amy Vane Jlise Muriel Beaumont 

Mrs. Walker Miss Mary R^aby 

— Duke of York's. 

INSURANCE ACT. THE. play, by Ladv Lever. 
December 23.— North Camberwell "Radical 
C!uh. Alhanv Road. S.E 

INTERRUPTED DIVORCE. AN. one-act farce, 
by Frederic Sargent. September 9. 

Sir James Xhurloe '. . Mr. A. S. Barter 

Mabel Garden Mies J. Bennett 

Judd Mr. E. O. Mervyn 

— King's. 

IN THE DAYS OF tJOOD QUEEN BESS, an 
Elizabethan fantasy, in two acts and five 
scenes, by Emily F. E. Lamb, music bv 
Thomas G. Lamb. (Produced by amateurs!) 
January 27. 

Eaxl of Leicester Miss Jessie Diplock 

Sir Walter Raleigh .. Miss Winifred Bailey 

Richard Varney Miss E. F. E. Lnmb 

Flibbertigibbet Master Jack Hawkins 

Jocelyn Miss Vera Hawkins 

Queen Elizabeth .. Miss Dorothy Hawkins 
Countess of Leicester. .Miss Norali Diplock 

Lady PhcEbe Miss Elsie Purser 

Janet Miss Kathleen Hawkins 

—All Saints' Parish Rooms, Dulwich. 

INTO THE LIGHT, prote.an sketch, presented 
by Chajlotte Parry. September 2. 

— London Hippodrome. 

IN THE LONG RUN, drama, in four acts, by 
Wm. S. McNeill. March 11. 

JerediaJi Gradder Mr. A. E. Bannister 

Horace Dumville Mr. Harry Lowe 

Cant. Paul Dum^^lle .. Mr. M. L. MT'o^kv 

J^rizral Mr. W. J. Wilson 

Jim Gorman Mr. Fr.^nk Llovd 

Trackstone Mr. Westcate Pimloie 

Bill Langton Mr. Luke Mattimak 

Jeanne Miss S. E. Morton 

Pierre Mr. Wm. S. McNeill 

PC. 41 Mr. R. Whittaker 

Boden Mr. Tom Kav 

Mark Skinner Mr. Honk Ritchie 

Convict ^6 Mr. Fred Cocker 

Kitty Waffles Miss Aidee Mellor 

Nurse Miss Hetty Thornton 

Mabel Collicgwood Miss Lena Barrott 

— Colosspum. Oldh.Tm. 

IPHIGENTA IN TAURIS. Enripides's tragedy, 
translated into English rhjTning verse by 
Gilbert Murray, produced" by Granville 
Barker, music by S. P. Waddington. (Re- 
^^ved again June 4, His Maiestj's.) March 
19. 

Ipbiienia Miss Lillah McCart'hv 

Oreslies • Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Pvlades Mr. W. Bridges Adams 

Thoas Mr. C. H. Hewetson 

A Herdsman Mr. Jules Shaw 

A Messencer Mr. P. A. Gawthorn 

Goddess Pallas Athena 

Miss Ernita Lascelles 
CHORrs OP Capttte Greek Women. 
Leader of Chorus ..Miss Penelope Wheeler 
Misses Mflreelle Du Cros. Eleanor Elder, 
Beatrice Filmer, Hilda Honiss. Marion 
McCarthy, Helen Macdonald, Una Mac- 
lart-dy. Margaret Omar, Enid Rose. Jean 
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IRIS, revival, by the Liverpool Repertory 
Theatre company of Sir Arthtir Pinero's 
play. (Oripinally produced at the Oarrick, 
Septi'mbiT 21. 1901. and in New York in the 
autumn of the followinc year.) September 
30. — Repertory, Liverpool. 

IS LAW jrSTICE? drama, in four acts, by 
Matt WiJkinson. March 11. 

Harry W.-atleich Mr. Frank Beresford 

Martin ClIfTord Mr. Frank Stone 

Walter Clifford Mr. Courtney Robinson 

Dick Warrcncr Mr. F. Lestere 

Jack Spratt Mr. Roy Loraine. 

Joey Perkins Mr. Fred de Vere 

Mervyn Denham Mr. F. Harold 

Nick Saunders ..Mr. Houghton McOaulay 

William Walker Mr. C. Frank.* 

P.C. flarry Mr. Hu<;h Carmichael 

Nell Warrener .Miss Edith Lewis 

Lillian West'elgh Miss Ida Chapn an 

Nancy Grey Mi.ss May Davis 

—Sadler's Wells. 

IT, fairy play, in three acts, by Gwen For- 
wood. February 3. 

— Bendrose Grange, Amersham. 



JACK AND GILL, playlet, by Cicely Hamilton. 
April 15. 

Jack Mr. C. M. Hallard 

Ro(?er Mr. Leorold Profeit 

Jill Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

— Pavilion, Glasgow. 

JEAN-MARIE, play in one act, by Andre 
Theuriet. May 5. 

Jean Marie M. H. Dix 

Jogl M. Femand Demorange 

Th^rfese Mile. Renee Dericnv 

—Little. 

J ELF'S, play, in four acta, by Horace 
Ann^sley Vachell. April 10. Last per- 
formance (the 130^h). Aujrust 2. 

Richard Jelf Mr. Gerald du Maurier 

Sir Jonathan Dunne Mr. Alfred Bi.shop 

James Pallii^er Mr. Cyril Keightley 

Honble. Archibald Mull 

Mr. Robert Rendel 

Adam Winslow Mr. Jules Shaw 

Charles Perkin.s Mr. Hubert Dnice 

Facce Mr. Harry Cane 

Tom Harkaway Mr. A. E. Benedict 

Grimshawe Mr. Ricliard Carfax 

Bulger Mr. Ha rry Gerrish 

The Count-ess of Skene and Syke 

Miss Vane Featherston 
The Lady Fenella Mull 

Miss Rosalie Toller 

Dorothy Dunne Miss Dorothy Fnne 

Maid Miss Dorothy Giles 

— Wyndham's. 

JEWELS OF THE MADONNA. THE. opera, hy 
Wolf Ferriixi. See " Giojelli Delia 
Madonna." 

JEW OF PRAGFE, THE. London production 
of the romantic play, in four acts and 
seven scenes, hy Alfred Wilson-Barrett. 
(Oritrinally produced, with the .=(ame cast. 
April 29. Royal, Colchepter.) May 8. Last 
performance (the 26tJi'). May 31. 
Count Max von Riesler..Mr. Ben Webster 

Saponi Mr. Edward O'Neill 

Smutts Mr. Oscar .A dye 

Abraham Baruch Mr. .\rthur Phillips 

Gardener Mr. Windham Guise 

Baron Otto Lenbach .. Mr. O. Mayor-Cooke 

Shadrach Mr. C. Lionel BrocK-nor 

Klenka Mr. R. Young 

A Waiter Mr. W. G. Manning 

Counsel Mr. Kenneth Hara 

President Criminal Court 

Mr. Windham Guise 
Prince Lichtenburc . . Mr. Arthur Hidare 
frcflcric Mr. C. Lionel Brocknor 



T}ie Jete of Prague (coiitinueih. 

Prison Warder Mr. W. Cutler 

Lieutenant. Carl Harden 

Mr. Trevelyin Phillip* 

Vassa Miss Adela Weekes 

A Novice Miss Phyllis Birkett 

A Gi[.>sy Girl Miss Lilian Campbell 

Katinka Miss Jane Well* 

Barones'? Hasen Miss Nina Bentley 

Countess Anita Miss Helen Hamilton 

Lona Miss May Vaudrey 

Countess Czerwenka. . Miss Frances Sinclair 
Countess Sophie Vyneck..Miss Viva Birkett 
Ladies. Courtiers, Officers, etc.. Misses 
Joan .Adair, Nellie Allen, Connie Bethel, 
Maj Boothroy. Elsie Fraser, May 
Duchesncy, Ivy Dymonds, A. Furrell, Irene 
Hentschel, Muriel Mason, Violet Wood. 
Gwladys Faunce, etc.. Messrs. Felix 
Aylmer. Gordon Carr, W. Cross, F. Evans, 
W. Mackay, G. Ronald, S. Aubrey Howard, 
etc. —Whitney. 

JENNING'S FIRST JOB, comic sketch. 
April 29. —South London Palace. 

JOANNA OF BOOKER'S FLAT, play, in one 
act, by Arthur Hood. April 30. 

Joanna Miss Ethel Hodgkins 

Vera Carrufhers Miss Martha Vigo 

Jack Carruthers Mr. James Geldcrd 

Arthur Miss MoUie Bhiells 

— Lyceum Club. 

JOB, drama, adapted from the book of Job 
by Sybil Amherst, and presented by the 
Norwich Players. November 28- 

—King's Hall, W.C. 

JOHN AND THE COUTFRIERE. one-act play, 
by the Marchioness Townshend. May 4. 

— Court. 
JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND. George Ber- 
nard Shaw's play was revived lor a series 
of matinees, December 26. 

— Kingsway. 
JCNGLEUR DE NOTRE DAME, LE, Massenet's 
opera (revival). January 10. 

— London Opera House. 

JUDAS MACCABEUS, Biblical play, hy J. 
Archer. (Performed hy the Jewish stu- 
dents of the Old Ford and North Bow 
classes.) December 5.— Bow Baths Hall, E. 

JUDGMENT, drama of Ulster peasant life, in 
two acts, by Joseph Campbell. April 15. 

Owen Ban Mr. H. E. Hutchin.son 

.Tohn Gilla Carr Mr. J. O. St. .lohn 

Parry Cam Aosta Mr. Philip Guiry 

Colum Johnston Mr. A. P. Wil.son 

Peter Mr. T. Barrett 

The Stranger Mr. G. R. Burke 

Father John Mr. Chas. Power 

Nobla Miss Nell Byrne 

Kate Kinsella Miss Mon. O'Beirne 

Peg Straw Miss Mary Galway 

— Abbey, Dublin. 
' JULIUS CiESAR. Sir Herbert Tree's revival 
of Shakespeare's play. June 3. 

His Majesty's. 

JUST LIKE A W'OMAN, London production 
of a domestic duologue, by Sewell Collins. 
April 22. 

— London Coliseum. 

JUST LIKE JOHN. Stage-right production of 
a farce, in three acts, by George Broad- 
hurst and Mark E. Swan. April 23. 

—Royal, York. 

JUST LIKE NETTIE, playlet, by the Rev. 
Charles Marson. May 23. 

Nettie Miss Elizabeth Dexter 

Rev. Tony Treemor ..Mr. Douglas Murray 

Alfred Clincher Mr. Ivan P. Gore 

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JUST THE THING, three-act comedy, by 
" Charles Frederick " (Charles Winder- 
mere). (June 14, Royal, Margate.) Octo- 
ber 22. 

Wilding Mr. Cecil O. Calvert 

Dick Ralland Mr. Charles Windermere 

Fanny Miss Florence Born 

Horatio Hatch Mr. Frank J. Arlton 

Cecil Balby Mr. Guy Leigh-Pemberton 

Mrs. " Tudworth " Miss Meta Pelham 

Carrie Miss Nora Laming 

A Locksmith Mr. Cyril Berry 

Mrs. Walland Sliss Christine Jensen 

Mr. Slater Mr. Frank Saker 

Polly Miss Doris Limes 

—Little. 

JUST THREE KISSES, duologue, by R. J 
Dunkelsbuhler. January 26. 

Helen Jliss Una Tristram 

Jack Mr. Gerald Willshire 

—Little. 



KALR-EN-NEDA. Stage-right production of 
an Egyptian fantasy, by C. E. Langdon 
and C)lare Shirley, with music by E. Ver- 
non. March 14. 

Kalr-en-Neda Miss Eleanore Leyshon 

Haroon Mr. Arthur Vernon 

Abu-I-Kasdm Miss Clare Shirley 

Egyptians Messrs. Carr, Wright, Wood 

Mourners Messrs. Jarvis, West, Rayne 

— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

KATHERINE PARR, incident in the Ufe of 
Henry VIII., by Maurice Baring. April 
30 (matinee). 

Henry VIII Mr. Patrick Kirwan 

Katherine Parr Miss Gertrude Kingston 

— London Hippodrome. 

KEEPERS OF THE GARDEN, comedy, in 
three acts, by E. Ion Swinley. (Produced 
by the Playfellows'.) November 10. 

Primula Hetherby Jliss Athene Seyler 

Martin Chough ..Mr. Laurence J. Clarence 

.Tosiah Broadcombe Mr. Harold Scott 

Mrs. Brack Miss Jane Welh 

A Boy Master Jack Frost 

Geoffrey Lindon Mr. E. Ion Swinlej 

Amelia Chough Miss Dorothy Bowdeh 

Tom Chough Mr. Reginald Mastei 

Hilary James Mr. Austin Melford 

Frances Dering Miss Brenda Montesol© 

—King's Hall, W.C. 

KEY THAT TOOK THE WRONG TURNING, 
THE, comedy sketch, by J. M. Napper. 
August 12. — Empire, Birmingham. 

KID, THE, fantasy, in one act, by K. Mal- 
pass Grandage. (Produced by the Re- 
hearsal Company.) April 14. 

Michael Cass Mr. Percy Baverstock 

Dr. Thompson Mr. Paul Hansell 

'Dollie Deane Miss Irene Richards 

A Fairy Miss Gladys Clarke 

— Rehearsal. 

KILL THAT FLY!, revue, in four scenes and 
twelve tableaux, by George Grossmith, 
lyrics by Robert C. Tharp, music com- 
posed and arranged by Melville J. Gideon, 
dances and ensembles arranged by Julian 
Alfred, produced by the author in con- 
junction with A. Chariot and M. V. 
Leveaux. October 14. 

I A West-end manager, 
A prominent politician, 
A celebrated yachts- 
man, etc. 
I A Viennese composer, 

M. Rene Kaval -{A professor of eugenics 

{ etc. 
A/r. TT I T-. TTT ■ V, 1 ' A stags managcr, 
Mr. Hugh E. Wright ..-^^ tourney M.C.. etc. 
Mr. Henry Frankiss .. A policeman, etc. 
Mr. Julian Alfred A cabaret dancer, etc. 



Kill that Fly {eantinu'd). 

KT .1* J A f yThe Duke 6£ Blen- 

Mr. Alfred Austin . . . . | heimer, etc. 

,. _ -r ^-u (A. mannequin, 

Mr. Garry Lyndh ] Afamousvegetarian.etc. 

«^ Tx TTT -1 (A mannequin, 

Mr, Horace Wsrd j ^ crack clicketer, etc. 

-.TTT-.., T T1 . I The compere — a jour- 
Mr. J. Edward Fraser. . j n:,list. 

Ts i, n, yi. (The commere— a lady 

Miss Dorothy Selborne | drummer, 

„,...- 1, , /-, L 'A suffragette, 
MissKathleen Courtney , ^ ^^^.j^^y ^J.^^^^^ gj^ 

Miss Kitty Mason A dancing diver, etc.. 

,,.-,"„ T f Mamie, 

Miss Muriel Hudson . . ^ ^ dancer, etc. ' 

,,. ,^ . „ , I A musical comedy 

Miss Mamie Buck ....j favourite, etc. 

« 'Arriet, 
Miss Maudie Lloyd ....•] The Queen of Beauty, 

( etc. 

»,r- i,r T> u /An ambitious chorus 

Miss Mary Robson ....^ jg^^y ^^^^ 

Miss May Flower A Parisienne, etc. 

— Alhambra. 

KING AHAZ, opera, in four acts and nine 
scenes, libretto and music by Mr. Samuel 
Alman, A.R.C.M. March 16. 

Ahaz King of Israel i jjj.. Katz 

Hezekiah, his son ) 

Oziel, a wealthy citizen .. Mr. Kasmsky 
Miriam, his wife .. Miss Fanya Zausmer 

Aliphelet, their son Miss Blecker 

Yehoshuva, the Viceroy's wife 

Miss Phyllis Davies 
Naphtali, Oziel's servant Mr. WinogradofE 

Zichri Kjr_ Schachnofl 

Elkanen, Viceroy ' 

— Fernman Yiddish Theatre. 

KING'S ARMS, THE, English operetta, by 
Arthur Poyser. November 28. 

Roland Race Mr. Leslie Stiles 

Host Hobson .. Mr. H. Lemprifere Pringle 

Mabel Landor Miss Deborah Volar 

Maude Landor Miss May Graham 

Hattie Hobson .. Miss Margaret Ormerod 
— St. James's. 

KING THEY KOULDN'T KILL, THE, re- 
vised version, in four scenes, by Wal Pmk, 
of the sketch originally produced October 
12, 1911, Hippodrome, Poplar. (November 
11, Hippodrome, Eastbourne.) November 
18. 

The King Mr. Alex Keith 

Peter Pipps Harry Buss 

Suzette Miss Elsa Brettingham 

The Duke Mr. W. Nugent 

Gondolo Edward Stanley 

Peggy • Miss Ray Haydon 

The Duchess Mrs. Herbert Darnley 

— Putney Hippodrome. 

KIPLING, DETECTIVE, play, in three acts, 
by Arthur C. Oddie, J.P., of Horsham. 
(Produced by amateurs June 24; stage- 
right production March 8, King's Head 
Assembly Rooms, Horsham.) 
Sir Philip Sandeman Lancaster 

Mr. Barton Pearman 

Major (Jerrard Mr. H. S. Goodwin 

James Hellinger Mr. A. C. Oddie 

Dr. Jeremiah Bottoraley 

Mr. M. H. H. Vernon 

Mr. Gruggen Mr. A. S. Agate 

Jack Broughton Captain Vernon 

Hopkins Mr. J. R. King 

Superintendent of Police Mr. S. Stedman 

Lady Lancaster Miss B. Daniel 

Mrs. Gerrard Miss B. Streatfleld 

Mme. St. Etienne Mrs. Eden Paget 

Dorothy Miss Vernon 

Rebecca ^ipling Miss E. Hodgson 

— King's Head Assembly Rooms, Horsham. 



^iJJiUli. i i:.il\ JiiJUlK. 



KlW.s, pby, in liirt^ acts, by H. G. Wells 
iuitj Ku«loU Be^irur, drainati6e<J from Uie 
fitory l»y the fonnor. March i'>. Laet per- 
foruiaiice (the oiinil) April 20. 

K<t\vin Shalford Mr. Bredoriok Volp^ 

Oicr .Mr. Cajshtrt Mr. Leojiard Calvert 

Our .Mr. Minton Mr. ('.ampbell Brown 

Oar .Mr. Uillani Mr. Percy G<x>(ly<-.ar 

Our 'Mr. Pitrce Mr. GilLert it-rke 

Our .Mr. Ki'pjJb .Mr. O. B. ClaTtiicc 

VouH'.' TiipKy Mr. Claude VernoJi 

.M iss -Mergle M iss Dora Hajker 

CIiosUt Coote Mr. Rudge Huirdi.Qg 

-Mrs. Waliinyliam .. Miss Geruude Scott 

ll<lt;n \\ aleiJig^ham MiiiS Helen Haye 

Mrs. Revel Mies Ella TarjiUit 

-M it« Rt vel Miss K velyu Parbeirry 

Harry Chibterlow Mr. Leslie Cajrter 

Parlourmaid Mii>s Eileen Barry 

-Mrs. Bindoa-Botting 

Miss Henrietta Leveretit 
.Miss Biindoji-Bottijig 

Miss lu»amand Majne-Younig 

Louisa Mis6 Victoria Addison 

<^ook Miiss Kellie Bouverie 

MisB May Harley Miss Evelyn Hope 

Hon. John Faxquhar .Mr. FiranJc Ridley 

The Rev. H. Deniimore.. Mr. F. G. Knott 

.4nn Pomick Miss Christine Silver 

Customers, Guests, etc.: Misses Baker, 
Cuthheirt. Ntebet, Kundell, Me^eirs. Lever- 
Mtt, Wiisley. 

— Vaudeville. 

KISS, THE. Revival of the comedy, by 
" George Paston," based on Her Kuss, by 
Ludwig Huna. (Originally produced Novem- 
ber 24, 1910, Hay market). May 6. 

<VxthoiLne Hervey Mies Gladys Cooper 

Huniiilirey Wharton Mr. A. G. Potihroini 

The Stranger Mr. Malcolm Oheirrv 

(Mrs. Budgeii Miss Florence Harwood 

—Criterion. 

KISS, THE, slcetch. by Jolin Brownson. 
October 7. 

Ivan Nav.;t.sky Mr. John Hague 

Paul Kransky Mr. Harold Wallace 

Olga Navitsky Mies Ella BrskiJie 

Sergeaivt Mr. George Harvie 

— Empire, DiLblin. 

KIT C.\RSO\, THE BLIND DETECTIVE. 
First London jKroduction <yt the drama, 
in four aoie, by Ben Landeck and In- 
^pecto^ Guilbert. COr.ig.Jially produced 
ut the Jloyal Lt-^amiijigton, on Dece.miber 
26,1911.) February d2. 

Kit Ca/i-son Mr. John, S. Millward 

-Ned Patterson Mr. Chas. H. Lomgdem 

Mervyn Fitzroy Mr. Edward Vivien 

Jim Poole Mr. Henry Deane 

Peter Merrion .Mr. Victor Knight 

Pedro Pasquale Mr. Bernard Liell 

Inspector Stiaikey Mr. Arthur Cann 

J<>e Mr. Frederick Voider 

•'•m Mr. Stanley WvntoE 

Bill. Mr. J. Wood 

l*titia Miss Clarice Barnard 

iioUy Mis6 Jeannie Weston 

Annie Poole Mies Catlileen Cavaiiagh 

Jack Patt-tiTBon Miss Marie Longden 

Xorah Patterson .. Miss Georgette Thioirry 
— LjTic, H am meir smith. 

KITTY OF OURS, a play, in four acts, bv 
Emily Taylor. November 8. 

Capt. P^onald Lucas Mr. Frank Boyd 

Sir GeolTrey Lucas .. Mr. Francis Dugucd 
Col. Buff-Orpington .. Mr. William Daunt 

Capt. Archer Mr. Frank Milray 

Capt. Moore Mr. Beresford Innes 

Lieut. Beaumont Mr. Edgar G. Wood 

Lieut. Reeve Mr. Charles Eustace 

Trooper Marten. Mr. Percy St. Clair 

Trooi>er Parker Mr. Edward Dicke 

General Dnnrohin Mr. R. N'elmc Gr.ns.wel! 



Kilty of OurnicunHniifti). 

Colonel Triggs Mr. Charles Wiseman 

Lieut. Beaumont Mr. Edgar G.Woo<i 

Major Knelk-r Mr. Reginald Carfax 

Major Ponsout>y .. .Mr. Uu^h Cliolmondl<-> 

\Major Hardy .Mr. TJiomas Lambert 

<'a,pt Jenkins Mr. William Habuigton 

Orderly Sergeant Mr. Ernest Scott 

Lady Lascelles .M iss Eva Bates 

CNlrs. Moor« -Miss Sybil Crieg 

Kilty Moore Mii*i Haid^e Gunn 

—Opera House, Burton. 

KOi.MTESSE OUOKERiL. Revival of Franz 
\iM\ SohontJian's comedy by the Deutsche. 

KU.M.VR SAuMBHAVA; OR, THE BIRTH OF 
THE WAR GOD, a series of Ubieaux, 
together with passages written in rhyming 
couplets, illustrative of the SaJOikrit play. 
lny the Hindu iioet and dramatist, K4Ii- 
ddsa iMaiTch 1. —Court. 

KYN-ISTON'S WIFE, play, in four acts, by 
(Rothwell Haig. Maiy 10 (ma'tin6e). 

Jiames Kynaston Mr. Lionel Atwil! 

Stacey Langton Mr. Basil Hailam 

Lord Paugbourne Mr. Clifford Brooke 

The Earl of Hololiester.Mr. J. C. Buckstone 
The H<vi. Vivian Thesiger..Mr. Ivo Dawson 

Chris Halliday Mr. Edmond Breon 

Parkes Mr. Arthur Fitzgerald 

Francois Mr. Theobald 

Zoci Wy^mmering Miss Iris Hawkins 

The Viscountess Ruspar..Miss Adela Measor 

.Mr.*. Sandilands Miss May Brooke 

Lady Barbara Carshalton 

Miss Alexandra Carlisle 
— St. James's. 



LADY BETTY'S BAKING, play, in one act, 
bv Beatrice M. de Burgh. June 25. 
Lady Betty Disboro'. .Miss Winifred Emery 

Lord Disiboro' Mr. J. M. Dale 

Jack CarmichaeL.Mr. Lawrence Anderson 

David Franklin.. Mr. Lauderdale Maitland 

— Playhouse. 

LAiDY C\&HI(EiR, THE, one-act play, by H. M. 
l^au,ll. February 5. 

Lottie Potter Miss Amy Willanl 

Mrs. Bodley Miss Constance Bachner 

Sir Peter Rashleish..Mr. E. Spencer Geach 

.Mr. Amory Mr. Edward Leitli 

Jules Mr. Leslie Owen 

— Coronet. 

LADY ELEANOR— LAWBREAKER, comedy, 
in three acts, by Robert Barr. Decem- 
ber 16. 
Charles, Lord Brandon.. Mr. Claude Liardet 

Humphrey Sharp Mr. M. C. Ralli 

Humble Sycamore Mr. H. T. Bagnall 

Miles Mr. W. A. Cattley 

Richard Brinsley Sheridan 

Mr. Eben Wallace 

Bates Mr. B. A. Carr 

Simmons Mr. J. Bradbury 

Trisket Mr. Percival Montray 

Miss Barsanti .. Mrs. S. Freeman Burrows 

Mrs. Lessingham Miss Maud Kirkness 

Miss Barsanti .. Mrs. S. Freeman Burrows 

Mrs. Sheridan Mrs. Eric Keizer 

Sophronia Mrs. Geoffrey Earle 

Miss Selina Chaffers Mrs. Eben Wallace 

Lady Eleaiior Beaumont. .Miss Ida TuUoch 
—Repertory, Liverpool. 

LA.MB AMON^^G WOiLVElS, A, one-act comedy- 
drama, written by Ivan P. Gore. May IS. 
.\be Isanthawl, > The ■) 

a Jew y Wolves > Mr. George Belmore 

Xell, a Deeoy j and / Miss Jessie Belmore 
John E. S'mifh...1hc Lamb.. Mr. Clifford Lomer 

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"LAMPLIGHTER, THE, one-act play, by 
•' Percy FuUerton," January 29. 

Old Tiin Mr. John A. A. Bernie 

Angele Vivre Miss Nora Hendrie 

Waiter Vivre Mr. Walter Shore 

Harold Beetham Mr. E. Gibson 

Hoipkins Mr. M. R. Hampshire 

— Kelly's, Liverpool. 

LAST CH.A^'CE, THJ:, dramatic sketch, by 
Frederick Gat tie. July 8. 

Renshaw Mr. Charles Freemian 

-Archie Mr. R. Seaton Dane 

Vera Mis5 Florenc* Tench 

Dick Mr. C. Ciaxton-Tumer 

Detective Wilkins Mr. George Tearie 

■Major Bulviard Mr. Gordon Ashley 

— Camiberwell Empire. 

LAST GREEN, THE, playlet, "a golfing inci- 
dent," told " very shortly " by F. S. A. 
Lowndes. December 26. 

Dolly Dormy Miss Dulcie Greatwich 

Earl of Robertsbridge. .Mr. Uobt. Burnett 
Donald Angus McTavish .. Mr. D. Hallam 

—Little. 

LAST OF THE DUKES, THE, sketch, m 
on« scene. (Feibruary 5, Palace, Mauiches- 
t«r.) February 12. 

Duke of DiUwater Mr. J. F. McArdle 

A Cliercist Mr. John Detliv 

A Policeman Mr. James A. Storey 

Page Boy Mr. Cyril Bexr.v 

Cashier Misa Cicely Brocklebank 

Sadie CJreenback Miss Lily Lris 

— Tivoli. 

LATEST NEW YORS SENSATION, THE; 
OR. THE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS' MIL- 
LIONAIRE, preliminary performance of a 
musical comedy sketch, in three scenes, by 
Chas. Sarkany and H. H. Lewis, music by 
G. Leone. November 13. 

—Elephant and Castle. 

LEG.ACY, THE, play in one act, by Frederic 
Ward. (Produced by the Connoisseurs.; 
June 23. 
Hemry Armstrong . . Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

Arthur Mr. Reginald Ma&t^r 

Mr. Freeman Mr. H. Francis W^ager 

Mary Armstrong Miss Ellie Chester 

—Little. 

LIE, THE, one-act play, by Fergus Leslie. 
{April 15, Palace, Carlisle). July 29. 

Hilda Belmont Miss Phyllis Morland 

Jack Belmont Mr. J. Ireland Hind 

Bernard Trevor Mr. Fergus Leslie 

— Bedford. 

LIEBELEI. The " Deutsclie Theater Gesell- 
schaft " prodU'Oed' a drama, an three acts. 
by Doctor Art.hu.- Schnitzler. March 9. On 
May 14, 1909, an EngUsh translation of 
this play was pi-esente<i at His Majesty's 
under the title of " Light o' Love." 

Hans Weiring Herr Fritz Fluhrer 

Christine W^eiring .. Friiulein Lena Wirt-h 

Mizi Schlaser Friiulein Elsa Lessing 

Katharina Binder.. Fraulein Gertrud Helbig 

Lina Binder Friiulein Phyliss Steele 

Fritz Lobheimex Herr Heinrich Vietor 

Theodor Kaiser Herr Reinliold Griff 

A Gentleman Herr Phillip Druckei 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

LIFEGUAEJ>SMAN, THE. condensed version, 
in ten scenes, of Walter Howard's mili- 
tary romantic drama. (Originally pro- 
duced September 6, 1911, Junction, Man- 
chester.) March IS. 

— Middlesex. 

LILY OF TRiIPOLI, THE. one-act play, by 
Valrov Norman. June 24. 

Abdul Serandi! Mr. William Bedford 

Mahmoud-Ducali .... Mr. R. F. Stacey 

Civo ■. . Mr. Guy Routh 

Delie. Miss Lily Prescot4i 

Azrene Miss Ethel Arden 

7Azn. Miss- Azalea Corelli 

— Camberwell Empire. 



LIMIT OF THL LAW, THE, one-act pUy, b.\ 
Mary le Bone (Chariee Sugden). March 4. 

Oscar .Mr- Charles Sugden 

iia.x Mr. U. F. Malthy 

Marie '. Mrs -Charles Sngden 

Jacques Mr. J. neury Iwjioru 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 

LION AND THE LAMB, THE, comedy, with 
music, in two acts, book by Harold Simp- 
son and music by Charles Moore. April 8. 
Haas Banderraanu..Mr. Auguste Van Biene 
Laptain Bercsiord .. Mr. Jameson Xhoiuas 

Henry Jamieson Mr. C. Liliord Delph 

Edward Steele Mr. Bardie Russell 

Jim Saunders Mr. Lloyd Mackenzie 

Tommy Chapman Mr. Jack Vvilson 

Violet Miss Peggy Tighe 

Lily Miss VVinilred Jloma 

Kose Miss Daisy Bray 

Mrs. Bandermann .. Miss Jennie Armstrong 

Alice Ingleby Miss Kay Parry 

Minnie Miss W eatherby 

— Lyceum, Shemela. 

LIvPS OF LA iSAUTEiRELI/E, TILE, one act 
play, by Frances tM. Gosling. A revis.ed 
version of "Uha Law of the ZingaU." 
(uVIay 1, Royal, Worthing). July 14. 
Mongeite Lescure . . Miss Gertrude Gilbert 

Ta«no Chickno Mr. J. H. Irvine 

'I'anguy Lescure Mr. Eugene Wellesley 

Penita Miss Florence Glossop-Harrls 

—Clavier Hail, ^V. 

LITTLE BOSS, THE, dramatic sketch, in one 
act, by Ernest Bucalossi. April 16. 

Silas Xite Mr. C. Bancroft 

Kip Mr, Adnam Sprange 

Fraukie Little Joyce Kobey 

— Willesden Hippodrome. 

LITTLE BURGLAR, THE, dramatic sketch, in 
one scene, by Arthur (Rose, iiepttmber 30 

Robert Overton Mr. Gilbert Heron 

jolju Mr. Edward Belmore 

James" Ward Mr. George Talbot 

Philip Drake Mr. Leo Frank 

The Littli Burglar .... Miss Jessie Danvers 

— Surrey. 

LITTLE CAFE, THE, farce, in three acts, by 
Tristan Bernard. September 28. 

Albert Loriflan Mr. Cyril Maude 

Bigardon Mr. Charles Glenney 

Philibert -^Ir. Charles Bibby 

l^uigi Mr. John Harwood 

riouvier Mr. Jaraes Dale 

Gastonnett Mr. George C. Browne 

Colonel Kerkondec Mr. Mark Paton 

Roche Villar Mr. Hastings Lynn 

Pietro -Mr. E. R. Hollway 

Cellarman Mr. Ernest Graham 

Bianca Poggiapartico .. Miss Maidie Hope 

B6reng6re D' Aquitaine Miss Seymour 

Yvonne Miss Vera Coburn 

Miriam Miss Daisy Thimm 

Jacqueline Miss Peggy Hyland 

Laporte Mr. G. Masters 

Jabert Mr. Ronald Brent 

Pezard Mr. W. Hemstock 

Poulain Mr. T. Cass 

Popinot Mr. G. H. GiTbey 

Parbonnet '.Mr. Colston Mansell 

Radinot "Mr ."XT: Morris 

Oliver Mr. L. Anderson 

Xavier 'Mr. R. Carfax 

Frasier Mr. H. Coats 

Crouchot Mr. C. B. Keston 

Ninon Miss Ruth Bidwell 

Lawyer's Clerk Mr. L. Prince 

Diane Miss Maude Andrew s 

Am^lie Miss Faith Celli 

Madame Grandet Miss A. Travers' 

Antoinette Miss Monica Webb 

Pamela Miss T. Edgar Bruce 

Zouzou Miss M. Forsyth 

Nanon Miss Lawrence Cooper 

Zelie Miss Amy Elliot 



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The Lit tu < ..,r ,, ,u,„iir,i,. 

•-'orinue Miss Dorothy Uanbury 

Suzanne Miss Netta WestcoM 

Stephanie Miss Alice Chalmti^ 

A-imiie Miss Itose Atkins 

J-o'a Miss Daisy Leigh 

Bianca's Band:— Misses Kathleen Grahame, 
Klsio Maynard, G. Vane, Ooris Bates, Cus- 
tomers, Waiters, Sergt. de Vllle, etc., etc. 
— Playhouse. 

LITTLK CHUISTMAS MIRACLE, A, drama, in 
one act, by E. Hamilton Moore. December 
26. 

Daniel Byrne Mr. PhiUp Guiry 

Michael O'Halioran .. .Mr. Patrick Murphy 

Larry Sulhvan Mr. Michael Conniffe 

I he Captain Mr. Farrell Peliy 

Bridget Cassidy Miss Helen Moloney 

Ihe Strange Woman Miss Neil Byrne 

—Abbey, Dublin. 

LITTLE DREAM, THE, allegory, in six scenes, 
by John Galsworthy, music by Wolfgang 
von Bart<;ls. (Gaaety, Manchester, April 

?«elchen Miss Irene CJarkc 

^^^<^t^<i Mr. Brian Egerton 

*els°ian Mr. Richard Seville 

Characters in the Dream. 

.ru® ^^reat Horn Mr. Victor MacClure 

ihe Cow Horn Mr. Richard Neville 

n-u )\'°,* ^**'"° -^r. .Mark Hannam 

^K 'tl*^'^'^'^ Mi^ Iris Howe 

Ibe Alpenrose Miss Irene Colebourn 

The Gentian .. Miss May Meggs 

Ihe Mountain Dandelion.. Miss Vera Nelson 
Death by SJumber ....Miss Margaret Drew 
Death by Drowning... VI ias .Margaret Morris 

Goat God Mr. J. Fra&er Outram 

^^atherd Miss Margaret Morris 

— Court. 

LITTLE FAY, stageright production of a fairy 
play, in one act, by George Capel. April 6. 

Prince Amoro Mr. G. Capel ! 

t'ezag ••• Mr. W. Pike 

iTincess Fibbina Miss AUce Brown ! 

Starlight : Miss White 

"^"l* Fay Miss Lily Rose ! 

— Court, j 

LITTLE FOWL PLAY, A, sketch, in one scene, ' i 
by Harold Owen. (October 21, Palace. Man- 
chester.) October 28. 
Gilbert Warren Mr. Charles Hawtrey ' 

^/'"U\u'"'"^ -^^-'^s Ivy WilUain* 

Mr. Tolbooth Mr. Leslie Rae 

l^^y Miss Gertrude Thornton 

^^y Master Noel Coward. 

—London Coliseum. 

LITTLE MISS LLEWELYN, comedy, in three 
acts, found€<l on " Le Mariage de Mile 
Beulemans," by Frantz Fonson and Fer- 
nand Wicheler. August 3i. 

Enos Llewelyn Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

w"^.^ Barnngton Mr. E. W. Garden 

Walter Barnngton Mr. Ronald Squire 

Owen Griinths Mr. Tom Owen 

Thomas Griffiths Mr. R. A. Hopkins 

Gwilym Richards Mr. D. H. Munro 

Noah Davis Mr. Ernest G. Cove 

Emlyn Evans Mr. David Pryce 

Benjamin Lewis Mr. Jeffrey Reed 

David Jones Mr. Owen Pritchard 

Mrs. Llewelyn Miss Hannah Jones 

^.'22 <^.- -Miss Lilian Mason 

Maggie Annie Miss Pamela Dudley 

-Miss Llewelyn Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

— Vaudeville. 



I LITTLE PROSPECTOU, THE, drama of th. 
, Golden West, by W. Locke, rehearsed ami 

produced by Mr. Brian Daly. April 1. 

Kitty Colwell Mi&s Amy Rudd 

Dr. Colwell Mr. Frank Woodville 

Harry Meyers Mr. Fred W. Freeman 

Frank Tregresaer Mr. Brian Daly 

Frank Plunkett ..Mr. Norman A. Overton 

Pedro Mecardo Mr. B. B. Lawrence 

John Holmes Mr. Fred Deakin 

Mose Smith Mr. Alfred La Folle 

Sheriff Owens ;..Mr. Frank Bertram 

Lun How Mr. G. H. Ford 

Old Tim Mr. C. B. Finch 

Judge Carson Mr. J. W. Braithwaite 

Solomon Swiggs Mr. Gordon Dempster 

Colonel Parks Mr. Fred Ingram 

Mrs. Bridget O'lJowd 

-Mrs. J. W. Braithwaite 

Helen Black Miss Gertrude Harrison 

— Royal, Birkenhead. 
LITTLE RED SHOES, play, in one act, by 
Harold Brighouse. May 20. 

Tom Spink Mr. Reginald Beeant 

Mary Spink Miss Lilian Christine 

Janey Spink .Miss Bessie Courtney 

Peter Marrable Mr. Horfcon Cooper 

Robert Bennett Mr. John Alexander 

— Prince of Wales's. 
LITTLE SPLASH, A, musical sketch, in one 
scene, book and lyrics by Louis Cowen, 
music by Harold Lonsdale. February 19- 

Miss Kitty Kincky Miss Marie Wilson 

The Dresser Mi.?s Louie Emery 

Hon. Eustace Splas;h 

Master Bobbie Andrews 
^— Finsbury Park Empire. 
LITTLE WILLIE, one-act farce, by Walter 
Ellis, .\pril 22. 

John Smith Mr. Richard Oliver 

Mrs. Smith Miss Anna Fawcitt 

Mrs. Gray Miss Elsie Craig 

Uncle Will Mr. Thomas E. Marshall 

Nellie Miss Ruth Denton 

Baker's Boy .Mr. Tom Dawson 

'^e'^iS :::::::::::.} ^-^'^^^ 

—Collins. 
LIVING CORPSE, A, tragedy, in six tableaux, 
by Leo Tolstoy. August 24. 

— Pavilion. 
LODGERS, THE, sketch, in one scene, by 
Charles Hannan. December 9. 

Mistress Auld Miss Hettie Cavendish 

Mistress Pjerson Miss Jean Turnbull 

Erchie Macdonald Mr. Willie Black 

Miss Macallister Miss Lallah Forsyth 

— London Pavilion. 
LONDON OUTCAST, A, condensed version of 
Carr Loatcs'a drama. July 29. 

— Battersea Palace. 
LONELY LIVES. Revival of Mary Morrison's 
English version of Gerhart Hauptmann's 
Eiosame Alenschen. November 7. 

—Court. 
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. Revival of the 
farcical comedy, in three acts, by H^lfene 
Gingold and Laurence Cowen. (Originally 
produced July 4, 1910, West Pier, Brighton.) 
-May 13. Last performance (the 40th) 
June 20. 

Kate Bellingham Miss Eva Moore 

Mrs Porches Miss Joy Chatwyn 

Helen Porches Miss Geraldine Le Sage 

Pierpoint Porches Mr. Sam Walsh 

Captain Frank Porches ..Mr. Vincent Clive 
Charles Bracebridge ..Mr. Thomas Holding 

Bethel Petch Mr. Murray Moore 

CrawUng Mr. Harry Danby 

Inspector Gotham Mr. J. M. East 

No. 18,420 Mr. Charles A. White 

Angus Macpherson Mr. Neil Kenyon 

— Aldwych. 



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LORD MAYOR'S PARTY, THE, comedietta, by 
Hugh Onslow. July 8. 

Bill Hickey Mr. Hugh Onslow 

Polly Hickey Miss Sophie Onslow 

— Hippodrome, Lowestoft. 

LOUISE. First English version of the four-act 
opera, libretto and music by Gustave Char- 
pentier. (Originally produced February. 
1900, Op^ra Comique, in Paris. It was first 
seen in England at Covent Garden. June. 
1900 (in French;, October 17. 

Julian Mr. Maurice D'Oisly 

Louise Miss Jeanne Brola 

Mother Miss Edna Thornton 

Father Mr. W. J. Samuell 

Irma Miss Gladys Ancrum 

Camille Miss Hilda Morris 

Gertrude Miss Winifred Holme 

Blanche Miss M. Carter 

Elise Miss Blanche May 

Suzanne Miss Lilian Scotson 

Marguerite Miss Ella Waters 

Madeleine Miss C. Edwards 

A Forewoman Miss Winifred Mayes 

Street Arab Miss Mabel Dennis 

Errand Girl Miss Maxine Verande 

A Ragman Mr. Arthur Wynn 

Sal^{|st':"?!M- ^- Spencer Thomas 

First Philosopher Mr. Edgar Schofield 

Jiinliman Mr. W. Outhwaite 

— Palace, Manchester. 

LORD HARKAWAY; OR THE SPORTING 
DETECTIVE, drama, in four acts, by Fred 
Maxwell. March 18. 

Lord Harkaway Mr. Lawrence Tessier 

Stuart Landon Mr. Valmour Shain 

Leonard Grey Mr. Fred Acton 

Sir Edward Grey Mr. Arthur Waring 

Squibbs Mr. Edward Lockstone 

Isaac Mr. Wm. Glenny 

Karl Mr. George Clive 

Pedro - Mr.. Cyril Franks 

Stella Raby Miss Agnes Anderton 

Aada Miss Marion Holly 

Ellen Grey Miss Lois du Cane 

—Grand, Nelson. 

LOVE— AND WHAT THEN? comedy, in three 
acts, by B. Macdonald Hastings. Last per- 
formance (the 83rd) July 13. May 2. 

Bishop of Munbridge Mr. Cyril Maude 

Rev. William Rumsev..Mr. Ernest Graham 
Lieut.. Frank Ettridge, R.E. 

Mr. Eric Ma+urin 

Ian Lindsay Mr. Lawrence Anderson 

Jack Garth Mr. James Dale 

Rev. John Burden Mr. Gayer Mackay 

Beryl Burden Miss Margery Maude 

Mrs. Burden, sen Miss Frances Ivor 

Sheila Morris Miss Faith Celli 

Olive Morris Miss Dulcie Greatwich 

Parlourmaid Miss Violet Gibbs 

— Playhouse. 

LOVE IN A RAILWAY TRAIN. " comedy re- 
hearsal," in one scene, bv Frank Stayton. 
July 31. 
He ) 

The Porter ;- Mr. Lawrence Brough 

The Actor ) 

A Butler Mr. G. Leslie 

The Actress 1 Miss Olga Esm.5 

—Brixton. 

LOVE, L.\W, AND THE LADY, comedy, by J. 
James Hewson. November 25. 
Ambrose Murgatroyd .. Mr. Howard Innes 

Millicent Meredith Miss Maud Rosslyn 

— Lyric, Liverpo^' 



LOVE'S EiNEMY, play, in four acts, by Walter 
Savage Cooper, written in blank verse and 
lyrics, with incidental music by Edith Ella- 
worth and F. k. W. Docker. January 22. 

King of .\Itas Mr. Dashwood Carter 

Prince Erikon Mr. Geo. Forbes 

Prince of .\nan Mr. Sidney Gowlett 

Prince Valdanus Mr. Philip Jewitt 

Belas Mr. Guy Gowlett 

Cantor Mr. Fred Thomson 

Decanor iMr. W. Savage Cooper 

Herald Mr. B. Bristow 

Oueen of j\ltas Mrs. Frazer 

Princess Malata Mi.'is Isobel English 

Vectis Mrs. Herliert Teasdale 

Elva Mrs. Dashwood Carter 

Clemence Miss Hilda Foster 

Ladies of thp Court : Misses Christina 
Wesson, Elsie Forbes, Baekshell, Cheffins, 
and Olave Stroulger. Gentlemen of the 
Court : Mr. Cyril Cheffins and Mr. Harry 
Foster. Page : Master Marcus Evans. Solo 
dancer: Miss MiMred Lowndes. 

LUCIFEIR AND HIS ANGEL, "present-day 
Dlaylet," by E. Nolan O'Connor. Septem- 
ber 2. 

Sir Lucian Mr. Guy (Rathbone 

Lady Frome Miss .\im6e de Burgh 

— Tivoli. 

MACDAJRAGH'S WIFE, one-act play, by Lady 
Gregory. January 11. 

MacDaragh Mr. Philip Gnirv 

First Hag Mr?. Roberts 

Second Hag Miss Maloney 

— .\bbey, Dublin. 

M-iCRENA, one-act play, by Christonher St. 
John. (Produced by the Pioneer Players.) 
April 21. 

Joseph Sieimaszko.Mr. E. Harcourt-Wiinams 
Colonel Fedor Uszakoff 

Mr. Clarence Dprwenrt 

I'^a^ Mr. Frank fV)nrov 

Siis,ter Mipcyslawska .. Miss Ellen O'Malley 

-Sister Colomba Mis-s Esm^ Huhhard 

Sister Hy.icintha Miss Hilda Monre 

Sister Bantista Miss Gillian Scaife 

Father Michaliewicz .. Mr. Patric Curwen 
'— Kine's Hall, W.C. 

M.VDAME SANS-GENE, sketch, in three 
scenes. August 12. 

Napoleon Mr. Jackson Dene 

Francois Lefevbre Mr. Edward Ashhv 

M. Foueh(5 Mr. Jama's C. Carlvle 

Caiptain Amaud Mr. T. Mncdonald 

J-ieut. Lacroix .. Mr. Montague Ra.vment 

J^""« Mr. H. Robinson 

A Fhmkey Mr. G. Brav 

♦ onrtes.'^e de Beauvais.Miss Dorianne Davn'*- 

Marie de Lorine Miss Daisy Kirk 

Didivant Miss Ma dee LaVertoTi 

Madiame Sans-Gene Mi.s-s Mary Neil 

— Metropolitan. 

MILLE. OHIC; OR. A DAY IN TROFVn,Ll=" 
musical comedietta, in one act. An^ust 26' 

^y<^"ii^ Mile. Gaby Dp.sIv.s 

S'-f^''^^ W. T^i'-rre L^foj 

^^'y Mr. Harry Pilcer 

— Palace. 

MALVEMOTSELLE DI.ANA. First perfomance 

PolK°"jut u!""'' " ^"' ''*• ""^ '^'" 

Lord Charles Lacre.Mr. Stephen Wentworf.h 
Devereux Oaldicott .. Mr. Oswald Marsha . 

^S^- ■•VMiks-Tr^^^eS^ 

-Mile. Diana Mme. Lr<^in Yavor=l-,.i 

—King's Hall, W.C, 



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MAOMAN AND TnE MAID. THE. sketch, by 
L. Lincoln. Novombor 25. 

The Maid >'i!^« Bwsmp Jewell 

The Doctor Mr. F.itstacp Burnaby 

The Madman Mr. Rutland Barrinsrton 

— Tivoli. 

MAOTt-A. A condensed version of Suderniann's 
plav was presented by Mr. Charles Garr.v 
and oompaav. Jamiuary 8. 

■ — Tivo'j. 

MAGIC BELL. THE. a fairy fantasy, in two 
sceaies. book and miisiic bv Archibald H. 
Benwell. produced by >rarshall Moore. 
D.-ceinber 20. 

Thistledown Mi^s Edith Hill 

Love in the >fist Mi«s Gladvs Vivian 

Ouferi of the Fairie.= . .Mi-'s Myfanwy Newe'l 

Harebell Mi-« Eileen .Towitt 

Ariel Mill's Vera Clarke 

Bptty Miss Ivy .Sawyer 

Billv Mr. D.on Lt-no, iun. 

Green Man Mr. Percy Davison 

llacs Mr. Gpo. Nash 

■Ro'V'; Afr. .Trimps ■RHrco\iH 

Spirit of the Golden B-11 ;Mi.ss Vio'et D.-nze) 
— London Opera Hoiisc. 

.MAGNANIMOUS LOVER. THE. drama, in 
one act., hv St. John G. Ervine. October 17. 

Samuel Hinde Mr. J. A. O'Ronrke 

Hpnry HinrJe Mr. ,T. M. Kerr;s;in 

William Cather Mr. Sydney J. ATorjran 

ATrs. Cather Miss Mona O'Bnrne 

■Magsie Cather ."Miss Maire O'Neill 

— Abbey. Dublin. 

^r.VH.VTlAXa OV ARAkAN. the. romantic 
com^edy. hy •Geor"'* O^'dieron. ads.pt''d from 
a «)torv n<»- (Piiihrlndiaij (Nwth T.Tjore. 
produced bv 'Mr. DouTla-s GordoTi^ (p'odnc'd 
*>v t!h<y 'iB'li-'n Dnamatfic and Frii'SndCy 
«<x-iVtv). July 30. 

.Vmina Mis.s Muriel ReMrlal' 

Ro.shenara ATis^ Olsa Ward 

Dalia Mr. Vernon St^el 

Rabm.->t Shetkh 'Mr. .Ambrose Vlower 

Tunc Loo Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Dances executed bv Miss EfHe Grimaldi and 
Miss Gracie Whitnev. 

—Albert Hall. 

MVin MARJORTE. a romantic comic opera, 
iniisic I)\' Edward Jones. October 7. 
The E-irl of T 'Tidon. .Mr. Norman Hoduson 

T ord Rupert Neville ATr. .Tns. Snvile 

Harry Vane Mr. K. Pccy Ece'e.s 

.Toh'i' Slack Mr. A. T. Fnnson 

Peter Burif 5^r. .T. Drive- 
Titus Barebor'.es Mr. E. \. Tnvlor 

Bull Mr. L. Turner 

Smith Mr. C. Wii.eon 

Sexton Mr. Sam Nvmnn 

Simon Simnlesides Mr. Re<:. E. Smith 

Cornoral Slow Mr. A. M. T^-eson 

Tadv Molly Neville Miss E. Hanson 

\farie " Miss Frances 4. Carter 

OM A<'a 'Miss Vere M. Thomnson 

Afaid Marjorie Miss E+hel Ba'Hwi" 

Siisnu Mrs. A. Ward 

Ruth Miss Id.i Craven 

\nn Mis? D. Tay'or 

Nancv M-" a Th^->ito 

— Royal, Halifax. 

MAIDEN IN MARS. THF. musical play, co^- 
Tvosed hy Gr-'i'inm \nder=on. November 27. 
Captain the Hon. John Anstr"ther 

■Mr. Leo Troo() 

rara1>oo Mr. H. F. Proud^oot 

TTonka-i M'. Chn«!. Gav 

T.iPiit. Brsr.shy Mr. Ge^ffr^v T^obUch 

Fit7"l!'rpnc.p Mr. H. N. Bridsrvvater 

Prof. Meikeliohaun Mr. Herbftt Gav 

M. Montemarde Mr. E. Sprinpneld 



The Maiden in Mars {eonUntied). 

Puffin Mr. John Haleit 

Mr.s. Neubriche Mi-* Beryl Durand 

Mattel^ MLs« Olive Rouerg 

First Fan Girl Mi.s6 Burton Fanning 

Second- Fan Girl Mi.s6 Barbara Hales 

'Hiird Fan Girl MLss Auriol Grant 

Fourth Fan Girl Miss Lilah Cartej- 

Silvd Miivs Violet Morton 

P.'-incess Monella Mrs. Bertram Talhot 

—Town Hall, Aylshani. 

MAKER OF DREAMS. THE, phantasy, in one 
act, by Oliphant Down. August .31. 

Pierrot Mr. Eliot Makeliam 

Pierrette iMias Pamela Dudley 

The Manufacturer Mr. E. W. Garden 

— Vaude\ilif. 

.MALINGERER. THE. one-act fantastic word- 
lees comedy, invented by Sidney Lewis- 
Ransom, music by Herman Finck. Novem- 
ber 19. 

Frivol (Pierrot) Miss Marie Tempest 

Malice Mr. Graham Browne 

Fraud Mr. Sidney Lewis-ItansoMi 

Silence Miss Kate Serjeantson 

Caprice Miss Frances Dilkm 

— Prince of WalesV. 

MAiN, THE. sketch, hy Harold Wolfgan?. J. 
G. Brandon, and Herbert Damlev. Octo- 
ber 14. 

—Bedford. 

MAN AND SUPERMAN, revival of Bernard 
Shaw's ' play. April 8. Last performance 
(the 25th) April 27. 

-rCriterion. 

MAN FROM MEXICO, THE, condensed ver- 
sion of the farce, written by H. A. Du 
.Souchet, and condensed by Sibley Cooke. 
June S. 

Benjamin Fitzhugh Mr. Stanley Ox>ke 

Roderick Majors Mr. Charles S. Bedells 

William Loveall Mr. William Stack 

— Grand, Birmingham. 

MAN'S WAY. A. .sketch, by Graham Hill and 
Stephen Sorley. February 26. 

— Crouch End Hippodrome. 

MANS WIFE, A, play (produced by the Oji- 
eoraers' Society), in one act, by Kathlyc 
Rhodes. June 27. 

Eliza Miss Edith Pithcr 

Maria Hick Miss Hilda Hollowav 

Matthew Dunn -Mr. Eldrett Gulsoii 

Bill Perkins Mr. Wvn Weaver 

—Little. 

MAN TEMPTED ME, THE, melcdrania. in 
four acts and eleven -scenes, by F. Marriot 
Watson. September 2. 

Amos Sharpe Mr. Aubrey Norton 

Albert Algernon Higgs..Mr. Tony Snape 

Mary Wylde Mr. Juan d'Alberti 

Duncan Wylde Mr. Claude Se.aton 

Isaac Schlenk Mr. F. Marriot Watson 

Rev. Reginald Varlev..Mr. Robert- Faulkner 

Dr. Jules Cheveral Mr. Maurice CMftcn 

Jacob Jacobs Mr. Anthony Forde 

George Everett Mr. Richard Newman 

Ravmond Mr. John Raymond 

Reni;\min Dawkins Mr. Bert Chaffer 

John Augustus Mr. Eric Mortimer 

Lilian WjTiter ^li.ss Fay Garnet Vaync 

Rettv Maxton Miss Phyllid-a Bushby 

Matilda. Ann Snoggs..Miss Connie Meadows 

"La Jolie Diable " .. Miss F. E. Florence 

— Britannia. 

MAN. THE ARTFUL DODGER: OR. SLIP- 
PING THE SHADOWS, farcical comedy, 
by L. F. Durell. June 17. 

Wilfred Graham Mr. Chris Chapman 

RejTiolds Mr. Arthur Whit« 

Rosie Burton ^Hss Kitty Hyde 



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Man, the Artful Dodger (contiiuied). 

Miss Accrington Miss A . Carter 

Miss Lillie Miss Dot Peakin 

Miss Maud Miss Audrey Leslie 

Marguerite Miss Gwen Clifford 

Phyllis Miss Claire Romiaine 

—Woolwich Hippodrome. 

MAN WHO LIVED AGAIN. THE, domestic 
drama in four scenes, by Lionel Scuda- 
more February 26. 

Frajik Meredith Mr. Val Luxbaurs 

Martin Stone Mr. William Diamond 

Joe Mug Mr. J. French 

Andrew Nutt Mr. Frank Mast«rs 

Eli Warren Mr. Henry As.hman 

.Tim Hodge Mr. V. Wild ' 

.Tames Mr. George Stapleton 

P.O. Cole Mr. Mark Elms 

Doctor Jones Mr. Victor Rains 

A Beggar Mr. J. Williams 

A Bargee Mr. H. Georee 

X Passey-by Mr. C. V. Wright 

Victoria My rth Miss Nettie French 

Lola Clive Miss Alice Richards 

Little Winnie Little Doris 

Kate Meredith ...'.. .Ali.ss Mabel Scudamore 
— Royal, Stratford. 

MAN WHO WAS, THE. F. Kinsey Peile's 
dramatisation of Rudyard Kipling's storv. 
(First variety production- of piece originally 
iirodnced at Her Majesty's, June 8. 1903.) 
January 22. 

.Vustin Limmason Sir Herbert Tree 

Colonel Durgan Mr. A. E. George 

Captain Basset Holmer 

Mr. Arthur HeAert 

"Little Mildred" .Mr. Basil Gill 

Basil GoTdon Mr. Roiss Shor*^ 

D'eni.s O'Sullivan Mr. Alfrerd IR. Dight 

iRialioli O.s'boume Mr. Frank Conroy 

Cyril Jacteon Mr. Doucrlas Jefferies 

Caiptiain Deane Mr. Frank J. Randell 

Hira SinsTi Mr. Francis Chamier 

/Sergeant Colson Mr. Alfred Bellew 

Colonel Dirkovitch Mr. Philip Merivale 

Millicein't Diirgan Mis-s Frances Dillon 

S-vtoil Mfl'son Miss La una Cowie 

Mrs. Deane Mi.«s Joan Chaloner 

Daisy Deane Mis« Ruth Nightingale 

— Palace. 

MAN WITH HIS BACK TO THE EAST, THE. 
)>lay, in four acts, hv " W. Brandon." 
(Produced bv the Plav Actors.) Decem- 
ber 8. 

Soame '. Mr. Hubert Willis 

Mrs. Hall Miss Svbil Noble 

■Vurse Veronica JTiss Mary Mackenzie 

Dr. .Tervoise Mr. Douglas Gordon 

Dr. Robinson Mr. Rothbury Evans 

Sir Blundell BuUen Mr. Mian -Teayes 

Tvord .\lresford Mr. E. Evan Thomas 

Lady Alresford Miss Doris Murray 

Ladv Bullen Miss Katharine Stuart 

Drummond Miss Blanche Stanley 

Mr. Milsom Mr. Alfred Harris 

^Court. 

MAN WHO WAS DEAD. THE, drama, by Leo 

Tolstoy, translated by Z. Vengerova and 

John Pollock. CPioduced by the Literary 

Theatre Society.) I^ecember fi- 

Anna Pavlovna Miss Florence Wood 

Nurse Miss Vita Spencer 

Saflha Mis-s Lilian Talbot 

Duniai^a Miss M. John Wood 

Victor Mikbailovidh Karenin 

Mr. Laurence Anderson 

Elizaveta Andreevna Protassova (" Li«a ") 

Miss Violet Lewis 

Afremov Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Fedor Protassov Mr. Edmond Br<!on I 

Ivan Makarovich Mr. Frederick Culley 

Officer Mr. James Parker 



The Man Who Was Dead (continued). 

Musician Mr. Kenneth Ware 

Nastassia Tvanovna .... Miiss Vita Spencer 

Masha Mme. Lydia Yavorska 

Doctor Mr. Louis Sihand 

Korotkov Mr. Douglas Marrs 

Stakhnv Mr. Edgitr Lighting 

Servant at Afreniov's . . Mr. Sydney Laine 

Butkevich Mr. W. Townley Searle 

.\nna Dmdtrievna Karenina 

Miss Ethel Gamnon 

Servant at Mme. Karenina'is 

Mr. Eliot Skinu'-r 

Prince Abre«kov Mr. Anthonv W^ajd.^ 

Waiter Mr. Gillbert Esmond 

Ivan Petrovich Alexandrov 

Mr. Clarence Derwent 

Mi^ha Miss Ella Victoria 

Seirvant at Lisa's Mr. Sydney Laine 

Vossnessensky Mr. Douglas Marrs 

Petushkov Mr. W. Townlev Searle 

Artemiev Mr. Frederick Cullev 

Waiter ■. . Mr. Louis Sb.iJid 

Magistrate Mr. C. F. CKjllings 

Memikov Mr. Willox Cndogan 

PI«Tk Mr. Eliot Skinner 

Guard Mr. Gilbert Esmond 

Young Lawyer Mr. Kenneth Ware 

r-ady Miss Efga Mveir« 

Petrushiin Mr. RathmeJl Wilson 

MARnHRN. DAS. Arthur Schnitzler's n"Iv 
English version by C. E. Wheeler and Gran- 
ville Barker. Januarv 28. (Produced bv 
•the Adelmhi Pl.ay Societv.) 

Fanny Theren Mi«s "Penelope Wheeler 

.^gatha Muller Miss Betty Bellairs 

^■Y'" Tbewn Mrs. Alice Chapiu 

Adalbert Wandel ....Mr. Camnbell Cargill 

Clara Theren Mis Hilda Honiss 

Emmie Werner Miss Irene Clarke 

Fedor Denner Mr. Leslie Gordon 

Robert Well Mr. MauWoe Elvey 

Dr. I^o Mildner ....Mr. Alfred P. 4I!inson 

Fmench Berger Mr. Nigel Barrie 

\ugn,st Witte Mr. Norman Yates 

Dr. Prjednch Witte ....Mr. Guy RatTibone 

-^mPttf M'iss Alison Trent 

MoTitzki Mr. Eric Adeney 

MARTS DE LEONTINE. LES, comedy,' ,in 
French, in three acts, by Alfred Capus 
May 20. 

'Vdolnhe Dubois M. Jacnues Landier 

]^ Baron at. Hubert Daiv 

'^lantin M. Fernand Demoran^e 

^nat«'» M. Jean de Lano 

'^<^U''nt M. Pierre Maugu(5 

T,e Secretaire M. M.-iurice Wick 

Le Garcon.de Recettes M. Alfred Bouzin 

L^ontme Mil''. Suzanne Demars 

La Marquise MUe. Rpnc^e DenVny 

Hortense Mile. Fanny Tellier 

'^"irginie Mile. Nil.son Norva 

•T'l.l'ftte Mile. Claire Morni 

^tette Mme. SterlinT MacKinlnv 

ifabelle Mile. Burelle 

Ernestine Mile. Mardon 

>rAR/RTAGE MARPCFT. THE, sketch, b^^E^D 
>J^icholIs. April 29. 

Biesins Mr. E. D. Nicholh 

Herr von Truster .. Mr. Arthur T. Tennard 

Ebeipzpr Dabs Mr. F. W Newh?r,i 

Adolf Bu«ter , .. ATr. Cbariec Carte 

Percival de Nore....Mr. Wilfred H. Benson 

Earl of Knout ATr. Ha-ry Tcwm 

White Fagle Mr. D. S. Winnie 

y/^o'^ Fang Air. O.arage Walker 

Mrs. Mary BIo«oin. .Mks Florence Smith 
Mary Jane Williams Flipnet 

Mi=s Ada r..PPlln 

Tilda von Buster An-:s .-Wla Fnmk 

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.NfAURIKn BY FOEOE, drama, by " Riada." 
July 22. 

Jack Ix)ftu8 Mr. R. Seath Innes 

Herr Max Zimmerman Mr. Sydney Grant 
Salem Hardince .. Uj^. Cecil Ravenswood 
Captam Carlos Rico I 

Ata Luna Mr. John Davidson 

Don Pedro .Alvarez Mr. John Kella 

Khy Hy Mr. Leo Montgomery 

Philip Markhani \^ g j, ^Uen 

Don Juan De Castro... ' 

Atachio Mr. Charles Townsend 

Donna Palupo Misp Gwynne Warren 

Mi Mi Miss Florence Cameron 

Inez Tlardincp Mis? Evelyn Kineton 

Mabel Hardinge .. Miss F. Melrose Millett 
— Royal, Liverpool. 

MARUSA. one-act play, written by Brandon 
Thomas, with music by Edward Jones. 
(S.P., March 7, MarlborouTh.) May 31. 

General Sakovski Mr. Roy Byford 

Captain Rndivitch .. Mr. T. McC. Stewart 

Major Shoioro Mr. Sebastian Smith 

Captain T/oyama Mr. Robert Burnett 

.\ucuste Lowemeyer Mr. McKenzie Roean 

Orderly Mr. Sydney Compton 

Corporal Mr. Philip Anthony 

Marusa Miss Vivian Vanna 

— Royal, Birmingham. 

MARY BROOME. London production of a 
r-omedv, in four s^f^?- bv .^.llan Monk- 
hoiise." fGai^'tv, Manchester, October 9. 
1911.) May 24. 

Sheiln R-Tv Mts«! Lilian Warde 

Ada Timhrrll Miss Mary Goulden 

Edsar Timbrell Mr. Herbert Tximas 

Mary Broome Miss Trene Rooke 

Leonard Timbrell .. Mr. Milton Roomer 

Mrs. Timbrell Misi? Ada Kinc 

Edward Timbrell Mr. Charles Bihhy 

Maid Miss Dor's Rateman 

Mr. PendWon Mr. Cecil Brook'ne 

Mrs. Pendleton Miss Annie ATniler 

Mrs. Greaves Miss Hilda Dav'es 

.Tohn B-wime Mr. E'^^'n'-d X-'ndor 

Mrs. Broome Miss Muriel Pratt 

— Coronet. 

MABY EDW.\RDS. " anachronism," by P. R. 
Bennett. ('Prod"''ed bv Mi.=;s FomirT>an's 
company, under the au'picea of the Stape 
Society. (Gaiety, Manchester, May 8, 1911) 
fiine 1A. 

Mary Edwards Mis' Trene Rooke 

T.ord Anne Hamilton Mr. Milton Rosmer 

Xiirse Mi?s Di^ris Bateman 

Servinc Man Mr. Howard Rose 

Mr. Roe Mr. Cecil Brooking 

— Aldwych. 

MARY MAGDALENE. The Thsen Club cave 
for the first time in Encland the plav by 
Maurice Maeterlinck, translated by Alex- 
ander Teixeira de Mattos. March 17. 

The Voice \Tr. Prank Tennant 

Lucius Verus Mr. Arthur Bachner 

Annneus Silanus Mr. Fred AJorean 

Apnius Mr. Basil Osborne 

Cselius Mr. Charles A. Roberts 

T/iznr'ip Mr. He'ii-v J. TJobinv-n 

.Joseph of Arimathfea Mr. Otto Mathies^n 

Vicodemus Mr. Cecil Clovellv 

Rartlmspiis Mr. James T.indsnv 

A Hunchback Mr. Roberts 

A Healed Man Mr. Valentine Mar'< 

Marv Magdalene .... Jliss Pny Bobe»"ts^n 

Martha Miss Gladys .Tones 

Marv ri"onbas M'=s E<"tb F''wflT«'s 

Mary Salome Miss Ruth Bi^'weM 

— Rehearsal. 



MARY'S WEDDING, comedy.' in one act, by 
Gilbert Cannan. May 6 

.\na Davis iliss Mary Goulden 

Tom Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Mary MUs Irene Rooke 

Mrs. .\irty Mlis Muriel Pratt 

Bill -AJrey Mr. Charles Bibby 

Villagers and others. Misses Doris Bate- 
man and Hilda Davies, Messrs. Ernest 
Haines <and Howard Rose, etc. 

—Coronet. 

-MASHING A MILKMAID, duologue farce. 
February 12. 
Prudence Peach "J 

Sa^siSr .•.•;;;.• ^- ^^-' w-«'«>- 

Mrs. Spankfirst / 

Hon. Harold Harebrane 

Mr. Weofiley Russell 
— Camberwell Empire. 

M.iSK. THE, one-act play, by Dion Clayton 
Calthrop. January 22. 
Miss Elizabeth Greenshaw 

Miss Christine Silver 

Sir George Moreton Mr. Frank Collins 

Mr. Thomas Greenshaw. .Mr. King Fordham 

Mr. Henry Blake Mr. Charles Staite 

Mr. Fredk. Alloway Mr. L. E. Xotcutt 

Mr. Tristram O'Connell 

Mr. Herbert Waring 
— London Pavilion. 

MASQUE OF FASHION. May 15. —Court. 

MASTERY OF MUSIC, THE, Parisian episode, 
with music arranged by G. W. Byng. 
October 28. — Alhambra. 

MASQUE OF LOVE AND DEATH, THE. (Pro- 
duced by H. M. O'Grady and played by 
amateurs.) December 13. 

A Prince of Fairies Mr. Geo. Dardis 

Moneen Miss Nellie Kewer 

Malun Miss Ida Lake 

Priest Miss C. E. Trevillian 

— Goldsmith's College. 

MATCHBREAKER, THE, comedy, in three 
act5, by Christopher Sandeman. (Produced 
by the Oncomers' Society.) June 13. 
Mrs. Holton-Carey.. Miss Edith Anton-Laing 
Angela Holton-Carey .. Miss Edith Pither 
Sir John Winton .. Mr. E. Bellenden Clarke 

Horace Fleeter Mr. Ralph W. Hutton 

Corinne de Pontmarsin .. Miss Muriel Pope 
The Rev. Basil Venables. .Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Viscount Dunsfor Mr. Barnett Parker 

Lady Caroline Cox Miss Ethel Percival 

Chorlton Mr. T. Summers Townsend 

Hans Wolff Mr. Harris Eraser 

Mrs. Thompson Miss Lilian Mason 

—Little. 

MATCHGIRL'S DREAM OF FAIRYLAND, 

THE, children's play, by Rev. J. Delahaize 

Ouvry (Produced by amateurs.) January 9. 

—Parish Hall, Qrazeley. 

M.\TES, a collier epi.sode, by W. W. Gibson. 
October 25. — .athenaeum, iSlasgow. 

MATRIMONIAL ERROR, A, comedy sketch, 
bv May Shepherd. December 26. — Ruskin 
Manor Recreation Hall, S.E. 

MAURICE HARTE, play, in two acts, by T. C. 
Murray. June 20. 

Mrs. O'Connor Miss Eileen O'Doherty 

Ellen Harte Miss Sara Allgood 

Maurice Harte Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Father Mangan Mr. Sydney J. Morcan 

Micha'-l Harte Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Owen Harte Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Peter Mangan Mr. U. Wright 

-Court. 

MAYOR OF MERSH.Or, THE, sketch, in one 
scene. June 10. — Palladium. 

MEDE.\, by Euripides. Presented by the 
New Players' Society Febman* ."i. 

— Kingeway 



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MEDIUM, THE, p\^y, iH' one act, adapted from 
tlie Freac-h " L'Angoistjc " of Mine. Devj- 
larjj ami Pieire Souvestire (ftrs-t Engliish 
production Majcih 21, 1908, Sh-aiteebuiry), 
by Jos^ G. Levy. Novembeir 25. 

Dart'tez Mr. Robert Noble 

Beon-il Mr. Edmund G urney 

E.lise Mile. La Rubia 

— Palladium. 

MEiETLXG, THE, skeitoh, by Lucie Conway. 
June 2. — <:^lavier Hall, W. 

MKLTIKIG (POT, THiE, play, by Israel Zang- 
w.ill. June 5. — Yiddish Theatre. 

MEMiBBR iX>R SLOOUM, THE, revised ver- 
sion, in three acts, of the farcical comedy 
by George R. Sims. December 2. 
Ouesimus Epps, M.P. Mr. Maitland M airier 

Bill Smith Mr. Cto.axles V. Sandlord 

Gumiing Mr. Edward P. Major 

Mrs. Jeffs Mi-ss Emily Stevens 

Madeline Miss May Dallas 

Fainiiy Miss Marie Clayton. 

Arethusa Mrs. Bennett 

Betsy Miss Dorothy VernoDi 

— Royal, Margate, 

MI;MBER of TATTERaALL'S, A. First per- 
formanoe in the West End of the play, in 
tour acts, by H. S. Browning. (Originally 
produced Royal, Brighton, October 8, 1909.) 
February 38. Last performance (the 47thj 
April 20. 

Carl Sampson Mr. Philip Cuninghani 

Capt. Lord Wtmthrop Mr. Eusit-ace Bum.aby 
Capt. Brookeis-Greiville Mr. C. W. Blackall 

Bertie Monkton Mr. Max Leeds 

Foxev Mr. Frederic Monti 

Cleirk ol Scales Mr. Eric Bridgeman 

Assistant. Clerk Mr. Stanley Killbv 

Weighing Room Attendamt Mr. E. Hill 

Footman Mr. Fred W. Ring 

Barton Mr. Archie Arbuthnot 

Williams Mr. F. Holg.ate 

Barris Mr. J. Ohenrie 

Page Master- Regin.ald GrasdoTfl 

Peter Perks Mr. "Rutland Barrington 

^ , iMie. Craven Miss Maa-guexite Leslie 

'Lad:y Flashington Miss Gladys Ma^n 

Niancv Playfair Miss Mary O'Farrell 

iMrs. Devereux .. Miss Floremce Steventon 

Edith Playfair MifiB Florence Pigott 

Olive Monkton Miss Amne Matson 

Maid at Ladies' Club .. Miss Joan DawsoiR 

Mary Wilmot Mi&s Iris Hoey 

— Whitney. 

ME-MiOTaEiS, one-act play, by William G. 
Watdon. Februaj-y 16. 
Sir Humphrey Beverley .. Mr. T. N. Moore 

Guy, his son Mr. W. G. Watson 

Lord Fulton Mr. Duncan Hart 

Buxton Mr. H. Smith 

-^lary Miss Ethel Coventry 

Mrs. QuLntoin Mies Isabel Prewer 

Betty Miss Leah Mellor 

—Freemasons' Hall, Woohvoch. 

MEN MUST WORK AND WOMEN MUST 
WEEP, episode, in one scene, by James 
Hannon. January 8. 

Dr. Gaster Mr. John Lawson 

Louie Gaster Miss Viola Page 

Mr. Pemberton Mr. E. H. Herbert 

Alma Pemberton Miss Lucille Sidney 

Post Boy Mr. Seddon 

The Olerk Mr. Aynsworth Allan 

— Camberwell Empire. 

MBPHISTO, Ktnemacolor musical drama, by 
Alfred de Manby. August 51. 

— Scala. 

MERCHA3IT OF VENICE, THE. Sir Herbert 
Tree's revival of Shakespeare's play. 
May 20. 

— His Majesty's. 



MERE CHINA, comedietta, by Marie dothJlde 
Balfour. April 30- 

He Miss Claude Nicholson 

She Miss Margot Balfour 

— Court. 

MERRY ENGLAND REVIVED, pageant pro- 
duced July 6. 

— Hinchingbrcoke Park, Huntingdon. 

MESSAGE, THE. Amateur production of a 
play, by Godwin Bulger. February 24. 
iS'ir Thomas Braxton .. Mr. A. J. Dcard'en 

Lady Bra.xton Miss Jean Morton 

Philip Braxton » Mr. Harold Leighton 

Dora Braxton Miss Margaret Cowan 

Dr. Pryce Mr. F. J. Wilkinson 

Hon. Mrs. Pryce Miss Hudson 

Hon-. Charles Medlock Mr. S. D. Morgan 

Count Ale.xius Orlovitch Mr. J. A. Dodd 

Petroff Petrovski Mr. Harry Astley 

Vera Mrs. Fred Wilkinson 

Gregson Jlr. Egerton Payne 

— David Lewis Hostel Theatre, Liverpool. 

METEMPSYCHOSIS, play, in one act, by 
Thomas MacDonagii. (Produced by tuo 
Theatre of Ireland.) April 18. 
Earl Winton-Winton de Winton 

Mr. Crawford Neill 

The Stranger Mr. Robert Eaton 

Lady Winton-Wj niton de Winton 

Miss Moira Walker 

Gladys Miss Gipsy Walker 

— Hardwicke Street Hall, Dublin. 

MID PLEASURES AND PALACES, drama, by 
C. Watson Mill. September 23. 

Prologue. 
Roulbert le iGrand .. Mr. Strathmore Earle 
Leon de Bertaux ..Mr. D. Laurance Doyle 
Captain Derrick ..Mr. Horace A. Whitmee 

iEl Hassan Mr. W. Palliser Acock 

Jean Mr. Francis Searle 

Lese.rque Mr. Fred Sutciittr 

Rayhab Miss Myra Eyton 

Jacques Mr. George Buckley 

Lasca Mr. Harry Presoner 

Play. 

Ronalt Mr. C. Watson MiU 

Roubert le Grand ..Mr. Stratlimore Earle 
Captain Derrick ..Mr. Horace A. Whitmee 

Dubosque Mr. Francis Searle 

Lieut. Henri de Sirrac ..Mr. Richard Oliver 

Noirti Mr. D. Laurance Doyle 

Pierre Mr. Fred Sutcliffe 

Meilot Mr. George Buckley 

El Hasaan Mr. W. Palliser Acock 

PhilUpe le Grand Miss Mira Eyton 

Marie Miss Emily Lovelace 

Coira Noirt Miss Edith Gregory 

Iroma Miss Joan Ellis 

— Grand, IVIans&eld. 

MILES DIXON, London production of the 
play, in two acts, by Gilbert Cannan. 
(Originally produced October, 1910, Gaiety, 
Manchester.) May 8. 

_,Miles Dixon Mr. Milton Eosmer 

Ellen Baisbrown Miss Irene Rooke 

John Baisbrown Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Janie Baisbrown Mise Maxy Goulden 

Jan Baisbrown Mr. Frank Darch 

— Ooponet. 

MILESTONE'S, play, to three aota. by Arnold 
Bennett and Edwiard Knoblauch. March 5. 
Acr ONE.— 1860. 

John Rhead Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Gertrude Rhead Miss Haid^ Wright 

Mrs. Rhead Miss Marj ReTph 

/Samuel Sibley Mr. Hubert Harben 

Rose Sibley Miss Mary Jerrold 

Ned Pym Mr. Stanley Logan 

Thompson Mr. Oassela Cobb 

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Milettonet {eoniinued). 

Act two.— 1885. 

John Rhead .Mr. Dennis Eadie 

GcrtruJti Khead Mias Haid^e Wright 

lk>sc Jtlicad AliiJi .Mary Jerrold 

Jijuilv Kbcad Miss Jivdyii Wei den 

bain'Siblcv tMr. lluljf.rl Uarbcn 

N:incv S;biv;y ili»s Evince Hubbard 

Lord "ilonkhurst Mr. Stanley Logaa 

Arthur Prccce 'Mr. Lionel Atwill 

TJiompaon Mr. Cassels Cobto 

Act tukee.— 1912. 

tjir Jofin QUicitd Mr. DtoiTus Eadio 

Gertrude Rhead Miss Haid6e Wright 

Lady Rhead Miss Mary Jerrold 

Lady Monlihurst Mias Evelyn Weeden 

'Lord MonkhuTst Mr. Owen JJares 

The lion. Muriel Pyin..Mis6 Gladys Ck)oper 

>iancy iiibley Miss Esnide Hubbaid 

Jiichard Sibley .. Mr. E. Reginald Malcolm 

Arthur Precce Mr. Lionel Atwill 

Webotex Mr. W. Lemon Warde 

—Royalty. 

MILITARY GIJCL, THE, amateur production 
of a musical farce, in two acts, book and 
lyrics by Cbarles and Muriel Scott-Gatty, 
music by Charles Scatt-Gatty. April 16. 
Sultan of Helouan .. Mr. Walter Leveaux 
Col. Abdul Bulbul Pasha.. Mr. A. E.Cotton 
Lieuteniant Wahed Yussuf Pasha. 

Mr. E. P. NichoUs 
Viscount Bradater .. Mr. Trevor Addinsell 
C'ol. Hindt-iing . . Sir Simeon Stuart, Bart. 
Private Smart .. Mr. Charles Scott-Gatty 

Mr. Phluster ilJ. Jack Evanb 

Buttons Mr. Alfred E. Abrahams 

Breakem Mr. C. E. Schuler 

Timotliy Mr. Jeffrey Blake 

Postman Mr. Clifford Erskine-Bolst 

Asshor Mr. H. Lowe UrUng 

Habou Mr. Geoffrey Edwards 

Princese Nalda Mise Edna Stevenson 

Miss Cashdofwc .. Miss Nannie Fitzgerald 

Elsie Mrs. Charles Scott-Gatty 

Violet Vanda Miss Kay Blake 

—Savoy. 

■ MIND THE GATES " GIRL, THE, " Futur- 
ist Tubifit Harlequinade, in eighteen acts," 
•with a prologue by Harry Graham, 
arranged by Dion Claj-ton Caithrop, and 
"concocted" by G. E. Jennings, assisted 
by Nigel Playlair. May 21 (matinee). 

—His Majesty's. 

"MIND THE PAINT" GIPJL, THE, comedy, 
in four acts, by Arthur Wing Pmero. 
February 17. Last performance (the 126th) 
June 7. 

Viscount Famcombe Mr. Vernon Steel 

Col. Arthur Stidulph .. Mr. Charles Doran 
Baxon von Rettenmayer 

Mr. Louis Goodrich 
Captain Nicholas Jeyes 

Mr. Allan Aynesworth 

Lionel Roper Mr. Dion Boucicault 

Sam de Castro Mr. Nigel Playfair 

Herbert Fulkerson Mr. Frank Denton 

Stewart Heneage Mr. W. Cadogan 

Gerald Grimwood Mr. E. Douglae 

Carlton Smythe .. Mr. Charles E. Vernon 

Douglas Glynne Mr. A. Fitzgerald 

Albert Park Mr. C. A. W. Brown 

Wilfred Tavish Mr. Cecil Newton 

Sigismund Shirley Mr. Norman Yates 

Vincent Bland Mr. Bernard Merefleld 

Norris Cooling Mr. John Treeahar 

Luigi Mr. J. Woodall-Birde 

woi+^™ ' Mr- E. Thirlby, Mr. A. Thorn, 
Walten...- ^j Mr. J. Megus 
Hon. .Mrs. Arthur 

Stidulph Miss Ruth Mackay 

Lily Parradcill Miss Marie Lohr 

Jinimie Birch Miss Gwen. Brogden 



Tht " Mind the Paint " Oirl (eonlinued). 

Gabrielie Kato Miss Nina Sevening 

Enid Moncrieff Miss Hilda Moore 

Daphne Dure Miss Doris Macintyre 

Nita Trevenna .^iss Marjorie Dore 

V\o Connifv Miss Georpina Milne 

Sybil Dcrmott Miss Alma Dudley 

Olga Cook Miss Gwen. Jesson 

Evangeline Ventris ..Miss Margaret King 

Mrs. Upjohn Miss Clare Greet 

Gladys Miss Zoc Gordon 

Maud Miss Gladys Brenda 

—Duke of York's. 

MINERVA'S HUSBAND, comedjf in three 
acts, by J. B. Sterndale Bennett. (Pro- 
duced by the Playfellows). 

Conrad Hamilton Mr. Ewart Scott 

Marjorie Fergusson Miss Vera Cunningham 

.Tohanna Hamilton Miss Betty Ward 

Mrs. Fergus.son Miss Jane Wells 

.Tames Hamilton Mr. Harold Sc^)tt 

Uoneysett • Mr. E. Douglas 

T'rsula Hamilton Mi^s Athene Seyler 

Robert Carter Mr. Ion Swinley 

Mrs Carter Miss Winifred Evans 

—Rehearsal. 

MINIMUM WAGE. THE, sketch. March 18. 

Harry Trevelvan Mr. E. C. Lilly 

Joseph Strickland Mr. Norman A. Overton 

Jack Hewitt Mr. Jack Whltehouse 

Bill Yeats Mr. Robert West 

Tom Hardv Mr. Franklin Miles 

Margaret Trevelyan ..Miss Tresa de Bern 
—Grand, Manchester. 

MIRACLE, THE, English version, by the Rev. 
John Maclarcn and Alfred Denville. Sep- 
tember 9. (S.P., April 26, Metropole, 
Gateshead.) 

Cipt. Feldharm Mr. Clifford Rean 

Arnold Karleira Mr. J. H. Clyndes 

Johann Karleim Mr. Robson Riche 

Borahastes Mr. Alfred Denville 

Archbishop Mr. R. Ossulston-Riche 

Jacques Mr. John Denville 

Henri Mr. George Keene 

Von Griebleau Mr. T. R. Bannister 

King Victoris Mr. Dohson Paige 

The Spielman Mr. C. H. Garten 

Strapado, the Robber Mr. Philip Tremayne 

Juan Mr. G. Philips-Broughton 

GrasRo Mr. (joree Gordon 

Officer Mr. Oliver Betts 

Lucette"..'. , Mis.s Hilda Playfair 

Madame Karleim ..Miss Constance Eburne 

The Sacristan Miss G. Gordon 

Marie, the Girl Miss Elsie Saville 

Sister St. Lewis ..Miss Margaret Bradley 

The .\bbess Miss Gertrude Carten 

The Madoima Miss Betty Stannaro 

— Hippodrome, Stoke-on-Trent. 

MISERY THAT TEMPTS, THE, tragedy, in one 
act, by Julian King. (Produced by the 
Rehearsal Theatre Introducing Company.; 
May 11. 

Huggins Mr. Henry J. Robinson 

Lodger Mr. Fred W. Avison 

Mrs. Huggins Miss Emily Avison 

— ^Rehearsal. 

MR. WILKINSON'S WIDOW, one-act play, by 
Constance Clyde. November 29. 

Mrs. Wilkinson Miss Blanche Stanley 

Mrs. Ross Miss Mary Deverell 

Mr. Ross Mr. Arthur Curtis 

Mirams Mr. Fredk. Morlana 

Railston Mr. Charles Trevor Roper 

Jack wakinson Mr. Caton Woodville 

—Lyceum. 



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MISSING MAID. THE, London production of 
the revised version of THE FLOWEK 
OIRL, which was originally produced May 
14, 1908, Royal, Lincoln; November 30, 
1908, Grand, Croydon. Revised by George 
Unwin, with additional numbers by Jacques 
Henri and lyrics by George de Lara, and 
originally produced December 26, 1910, 
Empire, Swindon. iMaroh i1j6. 

— C!ourt. 

MISS JL'LIA, one-act play, by August Strind- 
berg, translated by Lucy Carr Shaw ana 
Maurice Elvev. (Produced by the Adelphi 
Play Society.) April 28. 

Cliristine Miss Jean BI'X)mfiela 

John Mr. Frederick Groves 

Julia Miss Octa via Kenmore 

—Little. 

MRS. DANE'S DEFENCE. Revival of Henry 
.Arthur Jones's comedy, in four acts. 
(Originally produced October 2, 1900, Wynd- 
ham's.) Mav 16. Last performance (the 
59th). July 13. 
Sir Darnel (Mr. Jastice) Carteret 

Sir Charles Wyndham 

Lionel Carteret Mr. Charles Kenyon 

Canon Boasey Mr. Eric Lewis 

Mr. Bulsom-Porter Mr. Sam Sothern 

Mr. James Risby Mr. Gerald Ames 

FendicK . , Mr. RegLoald Walter 

.\dams Mr. Thomas Pauncefori 

Wilson Mr. Arthur Hare 

.Mrs. Dane Miss Lena Ashwell 

Mrs. Bulsoni -Porter . . Miss Marie lUington 

Janet Colquhoun Mir^s .\thene Seyler 

Lady Eastney Miss Mary Moore 

— New. 

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION. G. Bernard 
Shaw's play was revived by the Pioneer 
Players for a special performance. June 
16. 

—King's Hall, W.C. 

MOCKERY OF MARRIAGE, THE, Edward 
Thane's dramatic play, condensed to one 
act. August 12. 

Dick Kenyon Mr. Edward Thane 

Larry Boyne Mr. Bertram Burleigh 

Seth Pearce Mr. Jack Miller 

Old Pete Mr. H. C. Morton 

Ned Stanley Mr. Frank Dalton 

Jed Parker Mr. Henry Lewis 

Buck Johnson Mr. T. M. Martin 

Bud Hooper Mr. Sydney Penfold 

Alva Kenyon Miss Adah Rothwell 

— Camberwell Empire. 

MODEL CO-RESPONDENT, comic eket-cJi, pro- 
duced by Fred Edwards. January 22.— 
Holbom Emrpire. 

MODERN CRUSADER, A, "a dramatic 
pamphlet," in three acts, by Florence 
Edgar Hobson. April 30. 
The Rev. Thomas Barring ton 

Mr. Clifford Heatherly 

Mrs. Barrington Miss Doris Digby 

Dr. Thomas Lawson.. Mr. Barnett Parker 

Lady Lawson Miss Inez Bensusan 

(Robert Blake Mr. T. N. Weguelin 

Mrs. Blake Miss Mildred Surrey 

Josephine Blake Miss Lilian. Hay 

The Hon. Maurice Oldfleld 

Mr. J. Woodhall Birde 

Freddy Mr. Douglas Murray 

Mr. Jones Mr. J. Collins 

Green Mr. Telford Hughes 

Mary Miss Mignon Clifford 

1st Countryman Mr. Harold Meltzer 

2nd Countryman .. Mr. Charles Staite 

A Countrvw"oman Miss Sydney Keith 

A Little Girl Miss Mignon Clifford 

A Postman Mr. Charles Roberts 

—King's Hall, W.C. 



MOOERN J'UD'AS, A, sketch, in two scenes 
by Robert Betiby. March 15. 

Jack Craine Mr. E. C. Lilly 

Geoffrey Dean Mr. T. Graham Smitli 

President Secret Society. Mr. J. Whitehouse 

Muriel Crane Miss Thea Horwich 

Maid Miss De Barri 

— Tivoli, Manchest-er. 

r^IOLLY .■V'ND I AND THEi BABY, comic 
drama, by John Harwood. June 17. 

Enoch Harden Mr. Ed. Avinall 

Molly Miss Violet Lytton 

John Mr. J. D. Fox 

— ;Roval, Blackburn. 

MONK .\ND THE WOMAN, THE, romantic 
■play, in four acts, by Frederick Melville. 
February 28. Traujsferred to the Prince's 
June 10. Last performance (the 141th) 
June 29. 

Paul Mr. Basil Gill 

Peter Mr. J. T. Macmillan 

Jabez Mr. Ley ton Oancellor 

John Mr. Lauderdale Maitland 

Father Ignatius Mr. William Lugg 

Henri De Montrale Mr. Austen Milroy 

Captain La Tour Mr. Edwin Grifl'en 

Barriere Mr. Fred ELswortb y 

La Touche Mr. Victor Edwards 

Greville Mr. Henry T. Rose 

Maniton Mr. Charles Walters 

Ciaptaiti Amnande . . Mr. WiLmot J ackson 

The Kinig Mr. Basket Roe 

Wiseman Mr. Edmund Waller 

Marshall Mr. Raymond Wood 

Captain of the Guard Mr. H. Field 

Chambertin Mr. Richard Scott 

Madame De Vigne . . M.iss Frances Dillon 
Comtesse De Salle.Miss Violet Farebrother 

Uniknown Girl Miss .41iee Belmore 

Vernet Mis« Gillian Soaife 

Liane Mi-as Marie Polini 

— Lyceum. 

MONTE CARIX) GIRL. THE, musical come- 
dietta, written and com]x>sed by Gerald 
Lane. October 7. 

Hon. Algy St. Ives Mr. Jack Hobbs 

Duke of Ditchingbam 

Mr. C. Bruce Winston 

Lady Margery Miss Phyllis Monkman 

Toto Touipinet Miss Ethel Newman 

— Victoria Palace. 

MONTE CRISTO, new stage version of Dumas' 
novel, in eight scenes, by Rollo Balmain. 
December 9. 

Edmond Dantes 

Prisoner No. 17 

Abbe Busoni -Mr. Rollo Balmain 

Joannes j 

Count of Monte Cristo 

Danglars Mr. Frank Carlyle 

Abbe Faria Mr. Geo. Grace 

Caderousse Mr. Fred Sothern 

Penelon Mr. Ed. Frere 

Fernand Mr. Wm. Gourlay 

Chef de Gendarmes Mr. Geo. Grant 

De Villeforte Mr. Richard Carroll 

.\ntoine Mr. A. E. Willing 

Baptiste Mr. G. Luke 

M. Morrel Mr. F. Fuller 

Albert de Morcerf .... Mr. A. W. Gilbert 

La Carconti Miss Nellie Lionel 

Mercedes .... Miss Gwendoline Verschoyle 
— Royal, Woolwich. 

MOON OF CARTHAGE, THE, comic opera, 
written by Hugh Higginbottom, composed 
by F. D. Barnes and R. Armand. (Pro- 
duced by amateurs.) January 23. 

Himilco Mr. C. J. Raager 

Khana, "The Moon of Carthage" 

Miss E. V. Barnes 

Vashimo Miss D. Stevenson 

Mairon Mrs. F. T. F. Watts 

Tanu Mr. A. L. Rush 

Philomoene Miss Duke 

Brittius Mr. Neville E. Stone 



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The Moon of Carthage {continued). 

tiarak Mr. R. L. Bevenoaks 

K!U))l:i6 Mr. F. T. F. WaA.ta 

Kurtth Miss Phyllis Symea 

lUrice Miss F. E. Connan 

Zani.-i Miss Oliver 

Scariiis Mr. G. H. Morris 

I'nidion .Mr. K. V. Oliver 

<iii<.'a Mi*s R. Baudains 

k Slave Miss Gates Warren 

(."leajjliius Mr. Alton Stuart 

lUUOlUg Gills \ „j^ J r^^^.^^ 

— Oi)t-ra House, Tuiibridge WclU. 

MORjMOX .WD UIS WIVES, THE, four-act 
rtrama, by H. F. Houwlcn. June 3. 
Tiie Ktv. Dudley Wade... Mr. Oswald Cray 

.Tosiali Beajni^h Mr. W. J. Butler 

Silas Melli-sJi Mr. William H. BurtOTi 

-Michac-l Malouey .. Mr. Mackintosh Clyde 

Jerry .-Vckroyd Mr. Hu^h Wallace 

Jasi>er Weirdialc Mr. Harold Stephen.-* 

Zachariah Papp .\Ir. Leslie Howard 

Gviwkins Mr. Leonard H. Rooke 

I'.C. Skinner Mr. E, M. Browne 

O.sprey Mr. Ernest A. Duval 

White Hawk Mr. Charles Fields 

Mrs. Weirdale Miss Helen Lowther 

Rosie May Miss Dorothie Dene 

Juliah BeaniLsh 

Miss .\im^e Gratian Clyndes 

Siilver Bell Mi.ss Mamie iReindeer 

NeJlie Weirdale Mi*s Rosalie Notrelle 

— Junction, Manchester. 

MORMOX AXD THE M.VID, THE, play, by 
Ivan Patrick Gore. October 24. 

Phineas Carno Mr. Arthur L. Reade 

Stephen Walmer Mr. Geo. Serle 

Jacob Wray Mr. Will White 

Hercules U. P. Gnat. .Mr. Victor du Cane 

Peter Briggs Mr. A. Lenfrere 

Tug Quinn Mr. Geo. Ross 

Marion Walmer MLss Greta Drury 

Molly Briggs Miss Florence Macinnes 

Pauline Brail Miss Gipsy Alexander 

Dov^ Carton Miivs Winifred Maude 

— Grand, Lancaster. 

MORMON DAXGEiR, THE, drama, in four 
acts, by Fred Moule. June 24. 

Mck Carter Mr. Frank Stone 

Hoflenheimer von Moses Macgregor 

Mr. Frank Stone 
Patsey O'Isa.acs \ 

Moulin Rouge '. Mr. Fred Lane 

Ching Ling Soo J 

-Vllan Xeslor Mr. Gerald Kennedy 

Anthony Tenfold Mr. Clifford Marie 

.Tosiah 'Uckhajn Mr. Hugh Carmichael 

Manassen Pilgrim Mr. H. Mar«ell 

HartholomeTv Jupkins Mr. Fred Moule 

Verona Paulton Miss Sybil Hare 

Hesba Penfold Miss Effle Bartlett 

Sister Ruth Miss R. Manning 

Judith Rackham Miss May Emery 

— Fore>ter,=. 

MORNING'S WORK, THE, eketch, by SybU 
Michell. February 14. 

An Amateur Authoress Mrs. Michell 

Martha Miss Hazeldine 

—Royal, Worthing. 

MOTHER'S VENGEANCE, A, drama, in three 
acts, by W. V. Garrod. December 16. 
nir John Trevelyan . . Mr. Gerton Ashard 

Oscar Havilson Mr. Edmund Kennedy 

.Tames Cartmell Mr. William Clayton 

Harry Owsnitt Mr. Paige Lawrence 

P.C. Skinner . . Mr. Fred L. Connynghame 

Antony Fynne Mr. Ralph Ihgilby 

David Hearne Mr. Tom McCaffrey 

John Moad Mr. Frank Darley 

Eflle Havilson Miss Bertha Spofforth 

Mrs. Fynne Miss Annie Rogers 

Dolly Draper Miss Nan Appleton 

Phyllis Trevelyan.. Miss Marguerite Cellier 
Eoyal, Leigh. 



MOTIVE, THE, drama, in three acta, by 
Phoebe Ansle. June 6. 

John Harding .Mr. Clarence Derwent 

Philip Stuart Mr. Arnold Pilbeam 

Basil Stuart .Mr. H. R. Barton 

Sir Peyton Carstairs ..Mr. Robertson Har< 

.Mrs. Russell Mies Alice Howe 

Daphne Russell Mi.-s Beryl Jackson 

Mildred Howard Mia* .Mignon O'Doheity 

Eileen Carstairs Miss Amy Lilian 

Affnes (a maid) Miss Florence Wright 

— Rehearsal. 

MOTOR B.\ND1TS. THE, dramatic episode, in 
four scenes, by Harry Boden. September 2. 

Dick Marsden Mr. Roland Metford 

Edna Miss Ruby Rosini 

Col. Hetherington Mr. Tom Deane 

Lady Lucas Miss Elsie French 

Reuben Larch Mr. Fred Normau 

Sam Mr. Phil Philips 

— ^Palace, Glasgow. 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Revived by 
Miss Batenian (Mrs. Crowe) for a special 
■matimc- February 19. 

—Court. 

MUDDLE ANNIE. London production (by the 
Play Actors) of a one-act play, by Harold 
Chaipin. May 19. 

Albert Broad Mr. Cyril Griffith.* 

George Rose Mr. S. Musgrove 

Mrs. Wright Miss Galton 

Annie Miss Lorna Lawrence 

Mabel Miss Gladys Mason 

Efl MiS6 Gwladys Morria 

Jenny Miss Calypso Valetta 

— Court. 

MULTONOMAH; OR, THE WHITE SPIRIT, 
preliminary performance of a legendary 
Indian plav, in four acts, adapted by 
Walter Adriopole and John H. Bell, jun., 
Oregon, U.S.A., and arranged by T. C. 
McQuire. October 10. 

— Queen's, Notherfield, Nottingham. 

MUSICAL DUKE, THE, one-act musical play, 
by Maurice Froyez and J. C. de Chassaigne, 
with lyrics by A. Grej-Venne. June 10. 

— Palladimn. 

MUVVER, LIZA, AND THE MOKE, East End 
episode, in one scene, by Sir Joseph Lyone. 
July 29. 

Josh Bilings Mr. Fred Lake 

Spider Mr. Arthur Gibbons 

Mr. Nash Mr. Wm. Brandon 

Mrs. Billings Miss Florence Nelson 

Liza Miss Rose Martin 

The Moke Himself 

— Holborn Empire. 

MYRTLE MAIDEN, THE; OR, THE GIRL 

OF GRANAD.A., comic opera, by W. H. 

O'Reilly and Edward Jakobowski. July 13. 

— Ladbroke Hall. 

MYSTERY OF EPIPHANY, THE, play, by B. 
C. Boulter. February 9. 

—St. Silas Hall, Kentish Town. 

N G 1 ! " surprise " sketeh, by Leo Stor- 

mont. February 19. 

Sce^PeuLflf Mr. Leo Stormont 

Sylvia Sweete Miss Olivia Lorell 

Juliette Miss Violet Blyth Pratt 

The Stage Manager Mr. Claud Bigwood 

The Author Mr. Henry S. Dacre 

— 0.\ford. 
NAMELESS. First London production of the 
romantic drama, in lour acts, by Millar 
Anderson. (Originally produced Novem- 
ber, 1909, Abertillery.) February 5. 

Dick Fenton Mr. Sam Ford 

Isaac Goldstein Mr. John Sanger" 

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Xameless (conthtued). 

Bill the Bruiser Mr. J. Melan 

Hon. Eegjrie Mcls^ut Mr. Percy Verc 

Inspector Wilson Mr. Cecil Bain 

Meg Miss Mary Ethel Thorburn 

J«anne Caltborp© Miss R. Tharey 

Margot LestrangcMiss Mabel Mannering 

Lizette Mi.-is Rosa Thornburv 

Molly Miss May Shields 

— Royal, Stratford. 

XANCE ARDEN. a dramatic fragment, by 
Cecil Raleigh. (Played at the Euston 
Theatre of Varieties, on Afonday, July 20.) 

Xance Arden Miss Lucy Sibley 

Rose Armytag'e Miss Kitty Lofting 

Wilfrid Airmytage.. Mr P. Gedge Twyman 

Bot Little Miriam Stuart 

John Brent Mr. Adnam Sprange 

Another Warder Mr. John Lane 

XATIOX IX ARMS, A, play, in four acts, by 
B. S. Townroe. (September 20, 1909, Court, 
Warrington.) July 25. 

Jack Graham Mr. C. Leveson Lane 

Betty Burley Miss Jean Bloomfleld 

Marjory Hall Miss Beatrice Ainley 

Kit Fisher Mr. Alan Stevenson 

Jacob Burley Mr. Cecil Burt 

Jim Bruce Mr. Perceval Clarke 

Major Viner Mr. F. M. Conroy 

Sergeant Pint-o Mr. William Abingdon 

Sergeant Babbs Mr. Cecil Armstrong 

Baxter Mr. Sydney Linnit 

Orderly :Mr. C. Drew 

Jessie Fisher Miss Flora Campbell-Patterson 

— Savoy. 

XE'ER-DO-WEEL, THE, musical play by Paul 

Pym. (Produced by amateurs.) April 15. 

—Town Hall, Maddenihead. 

XELLIE LAMBERT. The Pioneer Players 
presented a play, in three acts, by J. Sack- 
ville Martin. May 5. 

Mr. Potter Mr. Edgar B. Payne 

Mr. Gibson JMr. I>ouglas Murray 

Tom Potter Mr. Clayton Greene 

Servant Miss Lilla Xodon 

Rev. Ernest Farrell Mr. Fred Hill 

Xellie Lambert Miss Mona Harrison 

Mrs. Lambert Miss Lydia Rachel 

A Female Afiss Elaine Sleddall 

A Detective Mr. Patric Curwen 

A Policeman Mr. Charles Staite 

—King's Hall, W.C. 

.VEW' GUN. THE, natriotic episode, by Rose- 
mary Rees. December 23.— Camberwell 
Empire. 

XEW REGIME. TBE. First music-hall pre- 
sentation of the one-act play, by Charles 
H. Brookfield. (Orisinally produced June 
25, 1903, Prince of Wales's.)— Tivoli. 

XEW DETECrriVE, THE, a comedy spasm, by 
.\^rthur White. (Produced for the first 
time on any stage at the Tivoli, Man- 
chester, on Monday, November 4.) 

Sam Snappen Mr. Arthur White 

pir. Egbert Carter 

His Clients J ^iF- Ernie Bee 

j Miss Eva Conway 

' Miss Frances Lyric 

XEW SIX, THE, play, in three acts, by B. 

Macdonald Hastitiss. February 20. Went 

into the evening ball at the Criterion, May 

r.. Last performance fthe 39th) June 8. 

Hilary Cutts Mr. Arthur Wontner 

Maximilian Cutts Mr. O. P. Heggie 

Jim Benziger Mr. Malcolm Cherry 

Will Grain, M.P Mr. Guy Rathbone 

David Llewellyn Davids.. Mr. A. G. Poulton 

Stuart Campbell Mr. H. Lane Bayliff 

Peel Mr. Arthur Bowyer 

—Royalty. 



XEXT RELIGION, THE, play, in three acts, 
by Israel Zangwill. (Produced by the New 
Players.) April 18. 

Rev. Stephen Tranic.Mr. J. Fisher White 
Sir Thomas McFadden Mr. Herbert Bunston 

Hal McFadden Mr. Frederick Lloyd 

Bishop of the Soudan . . Mr. Bassett Rae 

Squire Rowley Mr. William Farren 

Silas Burr Mr. Horace Hodges 

Eli Ookshott Mr. Frederick Groves 

Andrews Mr. James Gelderd 

Wilfred Trame (acts one and two) 

Miss Dorothy Turner 
Wilfred Trame (act three) Mr. Basil Hailani 

Old Gaffer Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

Claribel Mailing . . Mrs. Theodore Wright 

Joanna Burr Miss Blanche Stanley 

Sophia Miss Muriel Carmel 

Mary Trame Miss Adeline Bourne 

— London Pavilion. 
NICELY, THANKS! a Pierrot entertainment. 

December 26.— Strand 
NIGHT IN SOOIETY, A; OiR, BOBBIE BAX- 
TER'S TRIP TO LONDON. Provisional 
performance of a sketch, by Arthur Jeffer- 
son. August 8. 
Sir Reginald Anstruther 

Mr. T. R. Lockwood 
The Hon. Bertie Tyloff . . Mr. C. O'Connor 

James Mr. R. Brown 

Miss Diana De Luxe.. Miss E. Desborough 

Miss Cynthia Darling Miss C. Fairley 

Phyllis Miss Georgle de Lara 

Harry Brown Mr. Clifford Reau 

Bobbie Baxter Mr. Arthur Jefferson 

Mrs. Baxter Miss Nellie Statham 

— Metropole, Glasgow. 
NINA'S DREAM, fairy story, by J. Haines, 

jun. April 1.— Gaiety, Manchester. 
98.9, tliree-act comedy, by C. B. Fernald. 
February 27. Last performance (the 43rd) 
April 3. 

Mrs. Anne Delphy .. Miss Marie Illington 
Mr. Napoleon Delphy Mr. A. Vane-Tempesit 

Spink Miss Elizabeth Rosslyn 

Miss Grace Challismoire . . Miss Mabel Love 
Mr. Stanley Miles . . Mr. Robert Loraine 
Sir James Cavanagh Mr. Chas. Cartwright 

Noceioli Bignor A. Cucchiara 

— Criterion . 

NOBLE S.\CRIFICE. A, melodrama, by H. 

Brinsley Hill and J. H. Damley. April 8. 

John Ware Mr. J. H. Daoiley 

Earl Standish .... Mr Douglas H. Watson 
PhiUp Densmore .. Mr. Frank Eaglesfield 
Michael iScholtz .. Mr. T. Handlev Parker 

Pierre Mr. George 'Scullv 

P.O. Baxter Mr. A. W. Harvey 

Flemong Mr. W. /Denver 

Timothy Podmore .. Mr. W. S. Stevenson 

Mary Ware MLas Kate Sullivan 

Dorothy Mi.ss Grace Stafford 

,\nna ScTioltz ..Miss Margueriiie Treve.'POir 

Alphonsine Miss Pauline Walker 

Mts. E. Bronson .. Miss Evelv-n Robeon 

— Royal, Darlington. 

NOVICE. THE, T>Iay. in one act. adapted 

from the French by Raymond Needham. 

■March 10. 

Duke de Montaillon Mr. W. Anning 

Aranqu'ise de (Montai-Won MLte. Julieifette Mylo 

Mimi Duchene Miss Esm^ Lee 

—Clavier Hall. W. 
NUIT DE NOEL SOUS LA TERBEUR. UNE, 
one-act nlay. by Henri Cain and Maurice 
Bernhardt. October 21. 

La Vivandiere Mme. Sarnh Bernhardt 

Le Comte M. Lou Tellegen 

La Balafre M. Deneulionrg 

Maiek M. Terestri 

Le Commandant M. Faviere.s 

La Comtesse Mme. Seylor 

Yolette ., Mme. Boulanger 

— Jjondon Coliseum. 



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Nto. 1 OERRARD; OR, 8ELFR1I>GE OUT- 
DONE, sketch by Fred Maitlaiid. (April 
15, Empire, Birmingham.) June 17. 

— Surrey. 

O.VK SETTLK. THE, comedy, in one act, by 
llarold Brjghoiist'. January IC. 

— Repertory, Liverpool. 

OBJECT LESSON, AN. play, in one act, by 
Frederic Sargent. (Subsequently played 
as a music-hall sketch, Juiie 17, Pavilion, 
Glasgow; July 15, Victoria Palace.) 
March 19. 

\N[ark firaffham . . Mr. Jerrfvld Robert^haw 
Mary (Jrallham -Miss Vera Cob urn 
Noel Frobisher Mr. Owen Nares 

— llaymarlcet. 

OCEAN MAID, AN, operetta, dn one scene, 

written and composed by George Sheldon. 

September 2. 

Capt. Alan Vane, R.N. Mr. Sam Lockridge 

Cabel True Mr. H. A. Mather 

Miss Carr Meiite Miss Flo Bamts 

Bet by .' Mi.ss Mabel Ross 

— Surrey. 
ODD MAN OUT. THE, comedy, in "tliree acts, 
by Harold BrighoUiSe. Apnl IG. 

Daniel Weir Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Jonas Enderby Mr. Hubert Harbcn 

Laurence Enderby Mr. Stanley Logan 

Dick Carrington Mx. Malcolm Chexry 

Butler Mr. Arthur Bowyer 

Constance Enderby Miss Helen Haye 

Barbara Weir ...." Miss Gladys Coopac 

Dolores Miss TMarC^lTe'" Chevalier 

— RoyaHy. 

ODD WOMAN, THE. one-act play, by Charles 

Eddy. (April 29, Pavilion, Glasgow.) May 6. 

Sir John Duggan Mr. H. Lawence Leyton 

Lizzie Dawson Jliss V^era Beringex 

Madge Miss Lilian Bralthwnite 

— Shephexd's Bush Empire. 
fEDTPrS REX, evfr. .Martin Harvey presented 
Max Reinhardit's production of Sophocles's 
tragedy, " OMipus Tyranr.us." translated 
hy GiiJbert Murray, adja.pted by W. L. 
Oonirtney. January 15. 

(Edipus Mr. Martin Harvey 

Jocasta '. Miss Lillah McCarthy 

Creon Mr. Louis Calvert 

Tiresias Mr. H. \. Saintsbury 

An old Servant of Lalus 

Mr. Philip Hewland 
A Messenger from Corinth 
\ Mr. Herbert Dansey 

'A Messenger from the Palace 

Mr. Franklin DyaJl 

A Priest Mr. Ernest Stidwell 

Leader of the Chorus Mr. Hubert Carter 

1st Elder Mr. Edward Combermere 

2nd Elder Mr. Joseph Rorke 

1st Attendant on Jocasta 

Miss Brenda Gibson 
2nd Attendant on Jocasta 

Miss Florence Htmt 

— Covent Garden. 

OFFIOET. fiCC), meUylramaitic faree. in three 

acts, hy Augustin M.acHugh. October 30. 

Bat^^ato Mr. .Vlbert Roc^ardi 

Officer Phelain 666 Mr. Dan'l Moyles 

\\niitney Barnes Mr. Sam Rothern 

TravefTs Gladwin .. Mr. Wallace Eddinper 

Helen Burton Miss Viva Birket.t 

Sadie Small Miss Enid Leslie 

iVfre. Burton Mir^9 Helen Ferrers 

.Mfred WTIson Mr. .Tobn MiMcm 

W.i.tkins Mr. Arthur Cu'lin 

Police Captain Stone . . Mr. Harry Parker 
Detective Kearney Mr. George Stephen>;0'r! 

'Rvan Mr. Fred Forrest 

( Mr. W. F. Malttiy 

Policemfn ■] Mr. Charles Bishop 

( Mr. Eric Ellesmere 
—Globe, 



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OFF ITHE MAiP, ooe-aot play, by Bart<:u 
White. &epteml>er 30. 

Mick Herrick Mr. Kiaye Brudell 

Joan Herrick Miss Beatrix Wynn 

Aunt Clara Miss Marpaa-ct Marshall 

— ^New, WLndsor. 

OH ! MOLLY, operedita, in one act, ■wTirtten 
by Ernest C. Rolls and Sissie Levey, with 
music by Max Darcwski. September 2. 

Molly Mite aiiss Marjorie Maxwell 

Airs. Mite Miss Maud She Hon 

Jessie Cood Miss Mary Allen 

Phyllis Shood Miss Elsa Flack 

Alice May Miss Olive Sloaue 

Nellie Wood Mi.ss May Poole 

Rcsie Dohnt Miss Margot Kelly 

Helen Dida Miss Florence Byrne 

Reggie Will Mr. Gerald Williams 

Jimmy Caain Mr. Nelson Keys 

—London Pavilion and Empress. 

OH, SMILEY! Stagerigiht production of a 
comedy, in three acts, by Dr. Oharlfv 
Hermajim Leibbrand, music by Harold 
Bayley, and additional numbers by Theo. 
Wenor. May 24. — Princes. 

OH! WHAT A SURPRISE, one-act farcical 
comedv. bv " Philipa " (produced bv the 
Black Cat" Club). April 2."?. 

Jack .\Tmstroii(g Mr. Reg'nald Master 

Dirk Armstrong Mr. Harold Snel! 

Kate Sea.ton .. Miss Ida Wvnn Westcott 

Mabel Wyatt Miss Elsie Mildred 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

OiLD JA^, (Dutc'h sketch, toy Gertrude Robins. 
March 18. 

Old Jan Mr. J. Henry Twyford 

Katrinia Miss Emily Pat terr&on 

NeMje Miss O'Neill 

Li'ttie Jaji Mi.ss Eva Turnour 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

OLIVE BRANCH, THE. Prelimin.ary perfoi-m- 
ance of a plav ndaiptf-d hy Frederick Ferii 
from " Les Petites," by Lucicn Nepoty. 
Octoiber 3. —Strand. 

OLIVEiR TWIST. Revival of Com.vns Carr's 
dramati-sation of Dickens's work. June 11. 
Last peirformance (the 3164:) July 6. 

Eagin Sir Herbert Tree 

Bill Sikes Mr. L>-n Harding 

The Artful Dodger . . Mr. Fr.ank Srtamrorre 

Cli.arl'e Bflrtes Mr. E. Ion Swinley 

Tom Chitliftg Mr. St.anley Bel! 

Barne V Mr. Ross Shore 

Mr. Brownlo\v Mr. Henry Morrell 

Mr. Grimwig Mr. K. E. George 

>ronkfl Mr. Pliili^ Merivn''^ 

Harry Maylie Mr. Ba.=;il Gill 

Dr. Sime Mr. ClifTord Heatherley 

Mr. Bumble Mr. Huhrrt rar't<>r 

Giles Mr. George Dayton 

Brittles Mr. Sydney Gouldir 

J.iilor Mr. Arthur Smithson 

Warder Mr. George FrencT; 

Sfin'ant Mr. Petfr T'nchrr 

Oliver Twist Mr. .\lfrpd Willmore 

Nancv Miss Constance Collier 

Betsy Miss Grace Cro<'t 

Mrs. Maylie Miss Alma Murray 

\Rose Maylie Mi<ss Laura C<nvie 

(Mrs. Beiiwin Miiss Clar^ Gree4 

Mrr!. Bumble Miss Stella St. Audrie 

Maki Misi? Etihelwyn Arthur -.Tones 

— His Majesty's, 

OT.TVi^R TWIST, ver.<vian. in four aicts. of 
Ciarlei? Dickens's novel. November I'h. 

Oliver Twist Miss Mary Glynne 

Mr. Brofwnlow Mr. C F. Collings 

Mr. Grimwicr Mr. Edward T'hane 

Mr. Son-erberry Mr. Cyril GTiffltv.s 

Mr. Bumble Mr. Percy Baver.«tock 

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Oliver TtcM (continufd). 

Noah Claypole Mr. Lawreace Phillip^ 

Gri Ie5 Mr. QeoTfie Davt-nn 

Briittl<?is Mr. H. Smith 

HairTv Majlie Mr. C. W. Staodinc 

Bill Silces Mr. Hearv Loasdale 

Toby Cria«kit Mr. Henry 'G- Wri'.'lr, 

Fasin Mr. A Ibert W :i rr! 

T]ie Artful D'odger Mr. Herbert William.= 

Ch.arley Baites Mr. Hal Cliarlion 

Turnkey Mr. George Aston 

Susan '. Miss Evelyn Hop^ 

JUiie Maylie Jlis® Ethel Bracewe'l 

XaiKiv Mis6 Lilian HalJcw,. 

Mrs. Cormey, alterwarrts Mrw. Bumble 

Miiss Blanche Stp.n>:. 
— Lyeeuim. 

ONE AFTERNOON, on-e-act comedy, by Ewart 
Mackinnon. December IC. 

Mary Pallant Miss Iris Hawkins 

Richard Armitage Mr. Hugh Robinson 

Gage Mr. Harry Kmg 

— Pier, Eastbourne. 

OPEN QUESTION, THE, dramatic episode, by 
F. B. Wyngate. December 7. 
Sir Arthur Vachell. Mr. Norman V. Norman 

Dr. Angus Macalister Mr. H. McKee 

Mrs. Rivers Miss Beatrice Wilson 

— Oxford. 

ONE LIFE. ONE LOVE, drama, in four acts, 
by H. F. Housden. (6.P. AprU 18, Grand, 
Halifax.) August 5. 

Richard Miedway Mr. Claiudei Graveley 

The Rev. Willie Winchester 

Mr. Geo. Byrne 

Hubert Manners Mr. Fred H. Constable 

Victor Vaughan Mr. Gerald Lea 

Chas. Martin Mr. Hamilton Warden 

Murdock Mr. Pat Erson 

Candles Mr. Edward Pearse 

Mr. Partridge Mr. Arthur Martin 

Mr. Renniicker Mr. Dan Hrenen 

Martin Sieger Mr. Fred Lawrence 

Biles Mr. John Bush 

Rev. Nobel Pryce Mr. Harry Neville 

Walker Mr. Edwin Thomas 

Hall Mr. Wilson Williams 

Mrs. Medway Miss Ivy Chandos 

Maisie Aledway Miss Grace Heath 

Stella Delaney Miss Amy McNeill 

Elsie Dale Miss Ethel Kay 

—Queen's Famworth. 

ON tHE BEACH, farce, in one act, by Sir 
Francis Burnand. .lanuary 8. 

Herbert Swift Mr. Lawrence Brough 

Dolly Swift Miss Olga Esme 

Joseph Latimer Mr. Alfred Hemming 

Matilda Latimer Miss Helen Langton 

Count von HofTnitz Mr. Charles Groves 

Conky Parker Mr. Jay Ellis 

— 'Hippodrome, Leeds. 

OPEN DOOR, THE, play in four acts, by 
Arthur Shirley and Ben Landeck. Octo- 
lier 2. Laigt perforraancie (the 61«t) No- 
vember 23. 

Raphael Mr. C. W. Standing 

Colonel Stepanuitch Mr. C. F. Collings 

Tarask Kravosky Mr. Herbert Williams 

Superintendent of Police 

Mr. Harry Newman 

Osip Mr. C. Morgan Rickards 

Rabbi Simeon Mr. Edward Thane 

Jankel Mr. Lawrence Phillips 

Fifi Dupont Miss Evelyn Hope 

Carmen Gelaune Miss Cissie Norris 

Vi Darville Miss Lilian Dacroy 

Hortense Rigodou Miss Gladys Vivian 

Joseph Mr. Fred Elsworthy 

.\nna Feodornvna Miss Blanche Stanley 

Judah .'VbramofE Mr. Fred Morgan 



Till' Open Door {continued). 

Baron Gavrilo Petroff .. Mr. Albert Ward 

Kwas Mr. Henry Lonsdale 

Gourki Mr. Fred Powell 

Peter Mr. Percy Baverstock 

Paul Mr. Cyril Griffiths 

Feodor Shtabel Mr. Harry G. Wright 

Major Zarvod Mr. H. Smith 

Lieut. Pavolda Mr. Alfred Everitt 

Capt. Kara Mr. Harold Gaze 

Capt. Vladimir Mr. Hugh Selwyn 

Ivan Vinikoff Mr. Will T. Riley 

Zorah Miss Lilian Hallows 

Miriam Miss Ethel Bracewell 

Homo Mr. Halliwell Hobbes 

— Lyceum. 

OPFERLAIM, DAS (THE VOTIVE LAMB). The 
" Deutsches Volkstheater West Londons " 
produced a farcial comedy, in three acts, 
by Oskar Walther and Leo Stein. (Origin- 
ally produced August 21, 1897, Apollo 
Theat€r, Niimberg.) March 3. 

Bodo von Prochnow Herr Ernst Kuehl 

Conatantia von Prochnow 

Frau Olga Sylge 
Adelheid von Prochnow 

Friiulein Hedda Kostner 
Hans von Prochnow 

Herr Alfred Goltermann 

Erich von Werden Herr Paul Nathell 

Lehmann Herr Richard Mueller 

Hildegard Lehmann 

Friiulein Hedwig Rohmann 
Fraulein von Ingelfingen 

Fraulein Olga Romberg 

Von Schmettwitz Herr Walter Rath 

Prof. Otto von Griebenow. .Herr Max Sylge 
Lucie von Griebenow 

Fraulein Kiithe v. Be^g 

Wanda Bilinski Frau Alix Grein 

Franz Herr Karl Rohn 

OREGON EXPRESS, THE, dramatic sketch, by 
R. A. Brandon. June 7. 

— Marlborough. 

ORESTES, The Drama iSociety iproduced, for 
the first time in England, a tragedy, in 
two acts, by Richard' Le Gallienne. May 6. 

Agamemnon/ Mr. WiWiaim Fazan 

Clytemnestra Miss Edyth Olive 

Orestes Mr. Rathmell Wilson 

Electra Miss Eve Balfour 

Cassandra .Miss Beatrice Irwin 

Aegisthus Mr. Geoffrey Douglas 

Pyiades Mr. Ernest James 

Callirhoe Miss Rita Sponti 

Talthybios Mr. Henry Austin 

Eurybates Mr. Ernest James 

A Watchman Mr. Alexander Irth 

— Boudoir, W. 

OTHELLO. Sir Herbert Tree presented, in 
four acts, Shakespeare's tragedy. April 9. 
Last perforinan.ce (the 45rd) May 25. 

Duke of Veinice Mr. Henry Morrell 

Brajbantio Mr. A. E. George 

Gratiano Mr. A. R. Dight 

i/Odovico Mr. Rosa Shore 

Othello Herbert Tree 

Cassio Mr. Philip Merivalte 

lago Mr. Laurence Irving 

Roderigo Mr. Ernest Thesiger 

Montano Mr. Hubert Carter 

A Senator Mr. E. Ion Swinley 

A Herald Mr. Anthony Warde 

Desdemona Miss Phyllis Neilson-Terry 

Emilia Miss Alice Crawford 

Bianca Miss Laura Cowie 

— His Majesty's. 

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, farcical sketch." 
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OUR TWINS, •■ fom€<iy biologue," by J. Hal- 
ford Ross. November 4. 

Kitty Miss Rjiydon Dallai! 

Georgie Mr. Mark Henry 

— Camberwell Empire. 

OUT OF DTCEP SH.A.I>0\V^. 'ketch in ono 
act. by (Miss) S. R. Day. Oct. 7. 

Dan Cronin Mr. Hardinc 

His Wife Miss NelUe GifTord 

Maureen Miss Helen Maloney 

.Michael Macassey Mr. Charles Power 

Shaun Leary Mr. Shaun Connolly 

— Kelly's, Liverpool. 

OUT OIF THE FOG. plavUt by Kdnnind 
Ooulding and Gilbert Brown. Oct 21. 

— Camberwell Palace. 

OUT WEST. play, in one act, by Sir Joseph 
Lyons. February 19. 

Englisn Dick Mr. Norman Trevor 

Inez • Miss Edyth Latimer 

Pedro Mr. Piohert Minster 

Jimmy Brook Mr. Charles Harley 

Josy Miss Grace .\rmitage Noble 

Grizzly Mr. Cecil Morton York 

The Chow -Mr. James Hearn 

—Palace. 

OVERRULED, demonstration, in one act, by 
G. Bernard Shaw. October 14. Last per- 
formance (the 27th) November 5. 

Gregorv Lunn Mr. Claude King 

Sibthorpe Juno iMr. k. Vane Tempest 

Mrs. Juno Miss Miriam Lewes 

Mrs. Luna Miss Geraldine 01itr« 

—Duke of York's. 

OVER THE HILLS, comedy, in one act, by 
John Palm.er. November 10. 

Robert Wilde Mr. Edmund Gwenp 

Helen Wilde Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

Martin Durrant Mr. T. N. Wcguelin 

— His Majesty's. 

PADDED C(S)ELL, k, absurdity, by Victor 
Stanley. September 23. 

Tom Reefer Mr. W. T. Elsworthy 

Joe Blake Mr. Victor Stanley 

Nellie Graham Miss Eoa Douglas 

— Her Majesty's, Carlisle. 

P.AGEANT OF THE CHILD, A. January 11. 
— Assembly Rooms, Balh im. 

P.A.GL1.AOCI, Leoncavallo's opera, in two acts, 
played for the first time on the variety 
stage (conducted by the 'Omposer). 
(Original English production at Covent 
Garden, May 19, 1895.) February 26. 

— London Hippodrome. 

PAID IN HIS OWN COIN, one-act play, by 
Grenville Fulton, November 21. 

I/saac Mosen^tein Mr. .Arthur Hare 

Rebecca Mr. Lloyd Desmwid 

Reuben Stern .Mr. C. H. Byrne 

Leah Cohen Miss E,achel Ricarde 

A Detective Mr. Leslie Parker 

— Rehearsal. 

PAINTER AND THE MILLIONAIRE, THE, 
modern Morality Play, in two acts, by 
H. M. Paull. (Produced by the Play 
.\ctors.) January 21. 

Painter Mr. Henry Le Grand 

Pleasure Miss 'Vita Spencer 

Poverty Mr. Hugh Tabberer 

Croesus Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Fame Miss May Saker 

Luck Miss Judith Kyrle 

Conscience Mr. William Stack 

Death Mr. H. Lawrence Leyton 

Waiter Mr. Jack.«on Wilcox 

Art Miss Margaret Darner 

Model Miss Rosemary Rees 

The Prologue spoken by the Acting- 
Mwager- 



The Painter and the Millionaire (eoittinufd). 

Visitors to the Gardens: MLsees Inez 
Ben«u&an, Millicent Metcalfe, Qneenie 
Powell, Ruith Parrott, Mabel Saunders, 
Eily Wilson, Ada Hatchwell, Edith Pither, 
Amy O'Donohoe, Gladys Townsend; Messrs. 
Hert)ert Bunston, C. F. CoUings, Reginald 
Rivin?ton, R. Button, J. Roach. S. Kelly, 
P. Dennis. — Court. 

PAM AN\D BULLY children's play, drama- 
tised from a book by Brenda Girvin by 
Maude Parr and Monica Cosens, the musi"'- 
composed and select€<d by Maude Parr. 
(Produced by amateurs.) January 30. 
Mortals. 

Billy Miss Owen. Robert.son 

The Great Man .. Mr. Herbert Strudwick 

Big Bluff Master Brian Amsden 

.Alf Master Holland Johnson 

Tim Masiter (Jordon Tickel 

The Princess Miss Clare Cosens 

Sue Miss Helen Vesey-Brown 

Pam Miss M«ry Livingstone 

Immortals. 

Fairy in the Violin Miss Stella Monk 

Rhythm Miss Winnie Sollas 

Melody Miss Sylvia Wilton-Ainsley 

Crochety Crochet Master Tickel 

Quavery Quaver . . Master Howard Daniels 

Andante Miss Mona Phillips 

Allegretto Mi.ss Llewyn Paget 

Pizzicato Miss Nora Mook 

No Ear Master B. Amsden 

Sharp Not* Master Clifford Daniels 

Flat Note Masiter Gordon Amsden 

Tunele.ss Master Roger Johnson 

A Miss Molly Clayton 

B Miss Marjorie Holmes 

C Master H. Johnson 

C Master Ronald Monk 

E M!.ss Phyllis Audrey 

G '. Miss Gwen. Amsden 

D M.^5ter Desmond Felton 

F Miss Maisie Greenfield 

Voice Master Denzil Hersee 

— Anerley Town Hall. 

PANT.ALOON. revival of J. M. Barrie's play, 
in one act. (Originally produced at the 
Duke of York's, April 5, 1905. Again 
revived London Coliseum November 18.) 
February 19. 

Panta-loon Mr -Mbert Chevalier 

Clown Mr. Harry Brett 

Harlequin Mr. Julian Cross 

Columbine Miss M. the 1 Garden 

Baiby Clown Little Dorrit 

— Savoy. 

P VRK-KE'EiPE(R. THE. farce, in one act. by 
Montague Turner. (June 3, Royal, Ches- 
terfield.) July S. 

— Edmonton Empire. 

PASSERELLE. LA, presentation by Les Pari- 
siens of Mme. Gr6sac and Mme. de Crois- 
set's play. July 22. 

—Clavier Hall. 

PASSING OF ALCESTE, THE. terpsichorean 
tragedy, by K. Malpass Grandage. Oc- 
tober 11. 
The Young King Master Charles Thomas 

The King's Tutor Mr. Ivan Firth 

Alceste Miss Annie Edelsten 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

PASSING OF CLAUDE, THE, one-act play, 
by Mary Stafford Smith. (September 2, 
Grand, Leeds.) October 7. 

John Wood Mr. Arthur Grenville 

Mrs. Wood Miss Mabel Younge 

George Mr. Edward Compton Coutts 

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PASSING OF THE BAILIFF, THE, folk play, 

by the Rev. Neville Lovett. November 9. 

— Church House, Farnham. 

PASSION ET L'ASSOMPTION DU DIVIN 
PLEJIBO'T, LE, morality play, by Emilie 
Lerou. November 29. 

— Playhouse. 

PATCHING IT UP, comedy sketch, in one 
scene, by Wal Pink, incidental music by 
J. S. Baker. August 5. 

The Rector Mr. Kenneth Altamont 

Marjorie Miss Eva Price 

Samuel Sindle Mr. George Denham 

Mrs. Porgy Miss Leonora Castelli 

Peter Porgy Mr. Joe Elvin 

— Palladium. 

PATHFINDERS; OR, BUILDERS OF EM- 
PIRE, melodrama, in three acts, by Ger- 
trude Page. August 5. 
Bobbie Glynn Miss Florence Hale Daviss 

Twilight Mr. Frank Beresford 

Betty Gljirn Miss Susie Claughton 

Kenneth Glynn Mr. Arthur Hambling 

Tbby Fitz-Gerald Mr. Eric Bass 

Bay Glynn Mr. Geoffrey Ray 

Harry Blake Mr. J. M. 0. Twiss 

Johannes Van Tyl .. Mr. Leslie Hamilton 
Sir James Fortescue Mr. Geoffrey Hardinge 

Kitt Langley Mr Ernest Plumpton 

Willy Hope Mr. Deane Cliffe 

Sergeant Johnson . . Mr. Frederick Valder 

Lavinia Courtney Miss Denise Dene 

Bye-and-Bye Master Douglas Lowe 

Dr. Philip Stanhope Mr. Deane Cliffe 

— Miners', Ashington 

PATRIOTS, play, in three acts, by Lennox 
Robinson (April 11, Abbey, Dublin.) June 
10. 
Peter O'Mahoney . . Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Ann Nugent Miss Sara Allgood 

Rose Nugent ISIiss Kathleen Drago 

Mrs. Sullivan Miss Eilr-en O'Doherty 

Bob Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Harry .Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Willie Sullivan .. Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 
James Nugent .. Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Father Kearney Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Dan Sullivan Mr. U. Wright 

Jim Powell Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Two Young Men 

Messrs. U. Wright and Michael Connlffe 

— Court. 

PEARLS, a comedietta, by Stanley Houghton. 
(January 6, 1913, London Colliseum.) De- 
cember 20. 

Richard Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Hester Miss Violet Vanbrugh 

Gill Mr. William Burchill 

Roberts Mr. Clifford Heatherley 

— ^Pavilion, Glasgow. 

PEBBLES ON THE BEACH, musical farce, in 
one scene, by Seymour Hicks, music by 
H. E. Haines. December 16. 

Mr. Robinson Mr. Seymour Hicks 

Miss Brown Miss Ellaline Terriss 

Mr. Jones Mr. J. C. Buckstone 

Our Ancestor Mr. Edward Sillward 

— London Coliseum. 

PEDESTAL, THE, new one-act play, by Olive 
Lethbridge and Philip Essery. September 
27. 

Kelog Mr. H. F. Maltby 

Stephen Mayland Mr. Philip Es-cij 

Kitty Van Courtland Miss Olive Lethbridg 

Mamie Miss Ella Kitson 

— St. Leonards Pier, Hastings. 



PEiNNY BIINlCiH, A, kenbstone episode by 
A. Neil Lyons and Henry Seton. October 
51. See also THREE CO.MMON PEOPLE, 
under which title A PENNY BUNCH waa 
first produced. 

fiarah Moon Miss Lilian Mason 

Poppy Dyke Miss Esm6 Hubbard 

Professor Alf. Beeiny..Mr. Eliot Makeiam 
—Vaudeville. 

PENNY DREADFUL, THE, comedy sketch. 
December 16. — Empress. 

PEOPLE'S KING, THE, play in five scenes, 
by George Gray. Noveniijer 25. 
King Victor Brydonia Mr. D. Munro 

Crown Prince Ohristian 1 VT, n^^ r. 

Leo Lerois \^^^- GI<eorg9 Gray. 

Bertram Lasquelle Mr. Booth Conway 

Louis G6rogue Mr. Tracy Barrow 

Johanne Brunelle Mr. Albert Bernard 

Karl .Morale Mr. T. Lawson 

Patio RouL-ehomme Mr. F. Dark 

Paul Servia Mr. J. G. McMahoo 

H enri Matalesta Mr . A . Desmon d 

Tomasso Manini Mr. J. Tweedie 

Tristani Mr. V. Gumey 

Pasquar^ Mr. R. Sydney 

Polaire Mr. Charles Russel! 

Michael Master Martin Rose 

Princess Dagmar 

Miss Yvonne Q. Orchardson 

Wanda Miss Louise Hampton 

— Chelsea Palace. 

PERCY, THE ALTRUIST, comedy, by Claude 
Ponsonby. December 12. 
Chistopher Williams. .Mr. George A. Vesey 
Gerald, his Son .. Mr. Herbert H. Herbert 

George Carton Mr. Brendan Stewart 

Elizabeth Miss Ruby Bower 

Helen Carton Miss Janet Barrow 

Gladys Williams Miss Joan Barrow 

Dr. Manton Mr. Harold Noel 

Perkins Mr. Robert Percy 

Captain Collitt .Mr. Eustace Ponsonby 

Percy Barclay Mr. Frank Powell 

An Old Gentleman Mr. P. H. Nesbitt 

A Cyclist Mr. Rowe 

A Sailor Mr. G. G. P. Goldney 

Lady Tourist Mile. Marie Le Guicheun 

Cockney Touri.st .. Miss Marjory Pouting 

A Child Miss Gwennie Lofts 

—County, Bedford. 

PERFECT WIDOW, THE, three-act comedy, 
by Gilbert Camnan. March 18. 

Carson Mr. Charles Sugdea 

Mrs. Deeley Mr. Charles Sugden 

uMrs. Wilton Miss Emily Patterson 

Jliss Hallett Miss O'Neill 

Lady Marrable Miss Darragh 

John Tilford Mr. Julius Knight 

Mr. Betts Mr. H. F. Maltby 

Mr. Brandt .Mr. J. Henry Twvford 

Mr. Olphert Page Mr. Gordon Ash 

Mary Marrable Miss Muriel Pope 

-Mrs. Matthews Mrs. L. SabLn-Bennett 

Clerk Jlr. W. Garrett Hollick 

— Gaiety, ilanchester. 

PERILS THAT BESET WOMEN, THE, re- 
vised version by .\rthur Jefferson of " Tbe 
World's Verdict." Preliminary perform- 
anc© October 12. 

— Metropole, Glasgow. 

PKRKINS IN PARIS, sketch, in two scenes, 
by Leonard F. Durell, music by Dudley 
I'owell. January 13. 
Countess of Lemonton. .Miss Elsie Skillings 

Molly Miss Kathleen Sandy 

Osmond NeversoU Mr. George Daiper 

Jotty Mr. Alfred Stunt 

The Professor .Mr. W. MattJiews 

The Count Mr. George Clark 

Perkins Mr. .Albert Bruno 

—New Cross Empire. 
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I'EKKINS, THE PUNTER; OR WAKES 
WKEK, by P'red Karno, Charts Baldwin, 
and Tom Nelson, SeptemJier 30. 

LiazJe Waddle Miss Aggie Morrk 

Mr. Higginbottom, sen. 

Mr. Fred CarrinRton 

Mr. Higginbottom, Jim Mr. Sid Cook 

Mr. Bolter Mr. Nat Goodnoan 

Mr. Finch Mr. Arthur Willmer 

William Snap Mr. Jack Osborne 

Saliv STiap Miss Victoria Wri;rht 

Jo Waddle Mr. Tom Nelson 

—Palace, Blackburn. 

PERKIN WARBECK. Amateur production of 
a play, in three acts, by Frances M. riO.«t- 
Ung and W. Trotter Ste?d. February 12. 
Perkin Warbeck, Duke of York 

Mr. Powell Symonds 
James IV. of Scotland Dr. Morton Palmer 

Sir Robert Clifford Mr. S. W. S. Nodes 

Friorn Mr. A. M. Butler 

Sir Macgregor Macgregor 

Mr. J. AJtcheson 

Paracelsus Dr. Leeds Harrison 

Court Jest-er Mr. Guy Temple 

Jock Mr. Donald Cameron 

Sergeant Mr. G. Weller 

Soldier -Mr. W. T. Frost 

Pages of James IV Masters Legg 

Lady Catherine Gordon Miss Kitty Malcolm 

Duchees of Burgundy Mrs. Guy Michell 

Lady Eleanor Lindsay 

Miss Berkeley-Calcott 

Countess of Fife Airs. Chapman 

Grizel Miss Lalla Henderson 

Dancing Peasant Girl Miss Violet Paine 

—Royal, Worthing. 

PERSIAN SLAVE, THE, Arabian episode, by 
Sidney Blow and Douglas Hoare. De- 
cember 9. 
The Prince of Albania ..Mr. William Seguin 

The Sheik Mr. Royce Milton 

Ganem Mr. John Richter 

Nourdreddin Mr. Lionel Walton 

Bussorah ilr. A. Evremond 

The Hunchback Mr. Leslie Clair 

Abou Hassan Mr. James Albion 

Sheik's Sword Bearer Mr. Hugh Craig 

The Soothsayer ..;... Mr. Harold Hender.?ou 

Dancer of the Harem Miss Lilian Hicks 

Princess of Circassia. Miss Evelyn Beresford 
— Kilburn Empire. 

PETER'S CHANCE, play, in three acts, by 
Edith Llttelton. May 17. 

Father Bentley Mr. J. D. Beveridge 

Rev. Percy Blythe ..Mr. Reginald Malcolm 

Peter Grieve' Mr. Owen Nares 

Joe Price Mr. Stanley Logan 

Meatie Mr. Arthur Bowyer 

Bodger Mr. Stewart Dawson 

Billy Boy Mr. Robert Lawlor 

\ Tramp Mr. Wilfred Shine 

Kitty Roman Miss Florence Lloyd 

Mrs. Jenk.s Miss Mary Relph 

Susie Troak Miss Constance Little 

Mrs. Chase Miss Rose Yule 

Bert .Miss Molly Shields 

Bet^y Miss Estelle Gil! 

— Royalty. 

PETER PAN. Revival of the play, in three 
acts, by J. M. Barrie. (Originallv produced 
December 27, 1904, Duke of York's.) Miss 
Mary Glynne played the iiart of Wendv ; 
Master Reggie Sheflleld, Michael ; Mr. Hol- 
man Clark, James Hook ; Mr. George Shel- 
ton, Smee; and Miss Pauline Chase, Peter 
Pan. December 24.— Duke of York's. 

PETIT VOLEUR, LE, wordless play, with 
music by " Eyo'f Gorirski." July 29. 

Pierrot PSre M. Gringoire 

Pierrot Fila Mile. Zalska 

Pierrot Gros M. HenrTBrochard 

Pierrot Maman Mme. E. Ri-arlo 

—Empress, Bri.\ton. 



PET OF THE RANCH, THE, drama, in four 
act«, by Mre. F. G. Kimberley. (April 22, 
Lyric, Ilainmersniith.) April C. 

I'hilip TreJvan Mr. Jamee Stillwell 

Mexican Joe Mr. T. Arthur Ellis 

Ben Bates Mr. Ed^ar Morgan 

Robert Gray Mr. Cyril Smith 

Reindeer Mr. Harry Ljiidon 

Sammy Master Harold Bell 

Yellow Hawk Mr. Frank Guest 

Jack Jolly Mr. Frank Astle 

Big Tree Little Cayuse 

Looking Sk-y Lone Star 

Whirlwind Mcggie ....Miss Anena Walton 
Kate Trelyan Miss Mora Gray 

^Jfi''"*'"^* (Miss Edie Macklin 

Mineor ) 

Zelda Miss Iza Lyndon 

— Royal, Wolverhampton. 

PHILANTHROPIST, THE. sketch, in one scene, 
bv Arthur Rose. October 28. 

Silas Hardwrack Mr. Ernest K. Nelson 

Nellie Miss Rit.a Sponti 

Frank Seymour Mr. Dennis Clyde 

Mrs. Edwards Miss .\my Lorraine 

Mrs. Jones Miss Kat« Dumar 

Mrs. Smith Miss Inna Phillips 

Mr. Gubblns Mr. Will Thornton 

—Surrey. 

PHIPPS, comedietta, by Stanley Houghton. 
November 19. 

Phipps Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Gerald Mr. A. E. Matthews 

Fanny Miss Rosalie Toller 

— Garrick. 

PHYLLIS, rustic musical comedietta, in one 
scene, book and lyrics by J. P. O'Reilly and 
Sydney Morgan, music by Airlie Dix and 
W. Tunbridgc. July -'i. 

The Prince Mr. Carlton Brough 

The Landlord Mr. W. O. Billington 

William Mr. A. T. Gullifer 

Tom Mr. John Doran 

The Landlord's Wife 

Milss Kathleen O'Neill 

Phyllis Miss May de Sou&a 

— Tivoli. 

PICTURE, THE, comedy-drama, in one act, 
by Wynn Miller. May 27- 

General Truscott Mr. J. A. Howitt 

John Erskine 5Ir. Reginald Weighill 

Dick Mr. E. Rayson-Cousens 

Watson Mr. Cecil Du G\i6 

" Angel of the Dream " 

Miss Winifred Wing. 
— Royal. Bradford. 

PIERROT IN AUSTRALIA, fantasy, by Arthur 
Adams. January 26. 

Dad Mr. Benedict Butler 

Liz Miss Dorothy Spencer 

Pierrot Mr. Mark Hannam 

Bill Mr. Ewan Brook 

—Little. 

PIERROT OF THE MINUTE, THE. The Drama 
Society revived. Ernest Dawson's fantasy. 
(Originally produced December 16, 1905. 
Bijou, Bayswater.) March 4. 

—Clavier Hall. W. 

PIERROT'S LAST ADVENTURE, pantomime, 
in one act, by Vict^ir .Arnold, music by 
Friedrich Be.rmann. March 11. 

Father Pierrot Herr Eugen Jensen 

His Wife Fraulein Mary Spieler 

His Wife's Sister 

Fraulein Camilla Godlewsky 

Pierrette Fraulein Jennie Gruber 

— London Coliseum. 

PIERROT'S LITTLE JOKE, play, in one act, 
by " Henry Seton." February 8. 

Pierrot Miss Esm6 Beringer 

Marie Miss Fay Davfs 

Fifine Miss Dora Barton 

Madeleine Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

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PIGKON, THE, fantasy, in three acts, by John 
Galsworthy. January 30. Last perform- 
ance (the 38th) March 2. 
Christopher Wellwyn ..Mr. Whitford Kane 

Ann Miss_Gladys Cooper 

Guinevere Megan Miss "Hargnret Moms' 

Rory Megan Mr. Stanley Logan 

Ferrand Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Timson Mr. Wilfred Shine 

Edward Bertley Mr. Hubert Harben 

Alfred Calway Mr. Frank Vernon 

Sir Thomas Ho.xton ..Mr. Frederick Lloyd 
A Police Constable ..Mr. Arthur B. Murray 
k Jlr. W. Lenimon Warde 
• Three Humble-men -J Mr. P. B. J. Sharp 
t Mr. A. Bowyer 

—Royalty. 

PI\K LADY, THE, musical comedy, founded 
on the French of Le Satyre, by Georges 
Berr and Marcel Guillemuud, book and 
lyrics by C. M. S. McLellan ; music by Ivan 
Carvll. April 11. Last performance (the 
r24th) July 27. 

Serpolette Pochet Miss Flora Crosbie 

DiSsir^e Miss Frances Gordon 

.\ Photographer Mr. Henry M. Johnson 

Pochet Mr. F. Newton Lindo 

The Hungry Man Mr. Joseph Carey 

Annette Miss Pollv Bowman 

Gilberte Miss Dorothy Gollf-rey 

Gabrielle iliss Marie Vernon 

Raymonde Miss Florence Beryl 

Minette Miss Jessie Crane 

Sophie Miss Irene O'Donnell 

Yvonne Miss Edyth Taylor 

Benevol Mr. Fred Wright, jun. 

Lucien Garidal Mr. Jack Henderson 

Julie Miss Ethel Stannard 

Xini Miss Teddy Hudson 

Suzanne Miss May Hennessy 

Angele Miss Alice Dovey 

Maurice D'Uzac Mr. Craufurd Kent 

B6be Guingolph Mr. Scott Welsh 

The Girl from the Saskatchewan 

Miss Jean Crane 
Claudine, The Pink Lady ..Miss Hazel Dawn 

Crapote Mr. Eddie Morris 

Madame Dondidier ..Miss Alice Hegeman 

Philippe Dondidier Mr. Frank Lalor 

Theodore Lebec Mr. A. S. Humerson 

La Comtesse de Montanvert 

Miss Louise Kelley 

Rouget Mr. Henry M. Johnson 

Dr. Mazou Mr. Maurice Hegeman 

Pan Mr. W. Jackson Sadler 

Ywaxj Violini 

—Globe. 

PITOH AND- SOAP, play, in three acts, by 
E. Lyall S-wete. April 16. 
Hon. Geronimus Hugh Jiffard-Butoher- 

Jiffard Mr. Charles Maude 

Major-Genenal Pither Mr. A. E. George 

iMr. Adoliphus Hazel Mr. O. B. Clarence 

Rev. Denia Genaldine, M..\. 
"N^ Mr. E. Lyall Swete 

Mr. Arthur Gentry. .Mr. Leon Quartermaine 
Duciess of Glastonbury 

Miss Frances I^xir 

Mrs. Geraldine Miss Carlotta Addison 

Briggs Miss Kathleen Goraon Lee 

Hon. Sylvia Larne..Miss Alexandra Carlisle 
— Haymarket. 

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERX WORLD, 
TH/E (with KaJthleen m Houlihan), formed 
tlie bill at the opening of the Irish 
Players' season. June 3. -^Court. 

I'LAYWIRIGHT. THE. "heresy." in one act, 
by Major W. P. Drury. September 2. 

The Queen Miss Winifred Eimerv 

The Queen's ConnseL.iMr. Daniel McCartfO' 

The Player Mr. Spencer Trevor 

An Old Seneschal Mr. George Bellamy 

A Young Varlet Mt. Ernest Graham 

— Palace. 



PLAYIXG THE GAME, a comedy, in one 
Hct, by Leon M. Lion and Austin Philips, 
foundeid on a stiory by Austin Philips. 
November 25. 

Donrald Blakiston Mr. Vinc€nt Clive 

Joian Htiraland Miss Maud Davis 

Sir Reuben Benyon-Blayne 

Mr. Arthur CuUin 
Ruth Benyon-Blayne 

Miss Florence Harwoo'd 

Tom Mowlbnay Mr. Alfred Wiltsiiire 

— Gl<ybe. 

POiBTASTffiR-S OF ISPAHAN, one-aot play, by 
Ciiflord Bax. (Produced by the Adelphi 
Play Society.) April 28. 

HalUj Mr. Maurice Elvey 

Xejrihal Mr. Goodwin Nock 

Ala'd'din Mr. Bernard Merefield 

Suliman Mr. Ross Shore 

Gule-e^h Mr. Campibell Cargill 

Ibn-Hafisim Mr. James L. Dale 

Silvermoon Miss Betty Bellairs 

A Slave Mr. Gordon Gay 

— LittT?. 

POETRY OF PLOW'EIBS, THE, masque, by 
Trevor Thomias. April 17. 

— Hampstead Conservatoire. 

POOL, THE, a wordless medijeval idyll, in one 
scene, with music by G. H. Clutiaam. 
May 20. 
The Nymnhj Melisande. .Miss Muriel Ridley 

The Peasant. Mr. Fred Rolph 

The Peasant's Wife .... Miss Bella Wallis 

The Novice Herr Rocholl de Raadt 

The Friar Mr. Edmund Gumey 

The Aibbess Miss Phoebe LeAvellyn 

The King Mr. Eric Miayne 

First Courtier Mr. R. H. Vallis 

Second Countier Mr. J. Jolly 

— Alhambra. 

POOfR PIREITTY COLOMBINE, wordless dance- 
iplay with music, by Dora Bright. June 3. 

Co4ombine Miss Dorothy Edward 

Marigold Miss Grace E. Ringwood 

•Sweet William Mr. Ernest Belcher 

Monkshood Mr. J. Fraser Outram 

— Kilbum Empire. 

POISY OiN A RI'NG, A, condensed version, in 
six scenes, of Thomas Middleton's comedy, 
" A Chiaste Maid in Cheapside." Seip- 
t ember 16. 

Sir Walter Mr. Allan Jeayes 

Toucihwood, senior Mr. Charles R. Rose 

Toucb^TOod, junior Mr. J. M. Napper 

Welshwoman Miss Freda Morris 

Tim Master Dick Hearst 

Tutor to Tim Mr. N. Sevm^ore 

■JP»arson Mr. Benedict Butler 

Maudlin ; Miss Florence Saunders 

■Noill MLss Mary Clare 

Yellowhammer .^."1*% Patrick Kirwan 

-r^lotoey Earl's Court. 

POTTS IN POIRT, sketch in three scenes, by 
Herbert Damley, Geo. Rowlands, and 
Herbert Sydney. Feibruary 12. 

— Hackney Empire. 

PRAIRIE OUTLAW, THE. Western romantic 
play, in ten scenes. September 16. 

Rob Middleton Mr. Scott Leighton 

Josh Hawkins Mr. Carthage Caldcleugh 

Rube Thompson Mr. Arthur Preston 

Great Hawk Mr. Herbert Sidney 

Happy Happy Mr. J. Russell Bogue 

B.Iack Pete Mr. Jay Kav 

Blue Stone Mr. H. Havward 

Wah Waikne Mr. J. Jones 

Prairie Joe Mr. F. Campion 

Yellow Flower Miss Lorraine 

Little Moon Miss Ruby Kimberley 

Morita Mrs. P. G. Kimberley 

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I'KKI'ARIXG CROAKV, ada|.t:ition of a short 
story by Aooe Shannon, by £Uiott Page. 
January 25. 

Mrs. Uri>«kir Miss Clare Greet 

>ir-:. Carson Miss Inez Bensusau 

Miss Hean Miss Armine Grace 

Mattie Bates Miss Muriel Dawbarn 

Elly Mrs. Haveloek Ellis 

Tim Croary Mr. Fred Gremlin 

— Lyceum Club. 

PKETOKIA'S LOVK STORY, play, in one act. 
bv Ivan Patrick Gore. (Produced by the 
Black Cat Club.) September 16. 

I'aul Derwetit .Mr. Walter Beniugton 

Mrs. Tooms .\li.-~s Ella Baincourt 

Violet Miss Edith Carter 

I'retoria Miss Ida Wynn Westcott 

— Rehearsal. 

PRICE, THE. play, in three acts, by George 
H. BixKidhurst. November 21. 

Ethan Bristol, M.D Mr. Ben Webster 

Stannard Dole Mr. J. W. Dean 

Professor Damarolf ..Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Ambrose Lorrimer Mr. Max Leeds 

Mrs. Dole Miss Henrietta Watson 

Florence Bromley Miss Muriel Mason 

Susan Miss Pattie Brown 

Ethel Toscani Miss Fannie Ward 

— Aldwych. 

PRICE OF FREEDOM, THE, drama, by George 
A. de Gray. April 22. 

Dan the Scamp ■ Mr. Percy FoUis 

Captain D'Ynellen Mr. Clavering Craig 

Moses Isaacstein Mr. Arthur Byron 

Corporal Bruneau ..Mr. Alfred Collingham 

Fritz Mr. Hugh Brady 

Jacqueji Mr. Thomas Wheeler 

Nazurah Mr. Hassan Singh 

DcnJse Dorval Miss Phyllis Elton 

Tilly Spriggins Miss Polhe Denville 

Mother Cliquot Miss Helen Craig 

Papeete Miss Velda Serato 

lAlarie .Miss if arie Desmond 

Joan Bruneau Mrs. Charle-s Draycott 

—Alexandra, Birmingham. 

PRIDE OF HYZ.\NTIA, THE, pantomime play, 
by Arthur W. Field, music by J. A. 
McAlister. (OriginaJlv produced Prince's, 
Bradford, August 21, "l911.) April 22. 

Mr. Oofenstein Mr. Sam Springsohn 

Lieut. Dareham Mr. Reg. Matthews 

Sammy Blenkinsop Mr. W. H. Irving 

Sir Joseph Rivers ...Mr. James Chippendale 

Percy Rivers Mr. Victor Crawford 

Mrs. Blcnkinsop Miss Lucy Murray 

Sarah Ann Miss Madge Soutter 

Mabel Gray Miss Olive Purcell 

Harry Miss Minnie Myrle 

Winnie Little Mary O'Hara 

Miss Briggs Miss Edie Wyatt 

James Mr. Ralph Morton 

Bill Punchem Mr. Alfred Clifton 

Princess Sadie Miss Kitty Douglas 

— Dalston. 

PRIDE OF THE PRAIRIE, THE, drama of 
life on the sjerras and prairies of Mexico, 
by H. F. Housden. Sei)tember 2. 

Carlos Durango Mr. Stephen ?>. Scanlan 

Dick, the Dandy Mr. Graham Winsford 

Jac-ob Martin Mr. William Hayes 

Great Storm Mr. Percy Morton Wright 

Red Eagle Mr. Arthur Duval 

Big Wolf Mr. Harry Sidney 

Whit* Fang Mr. Henry Goodier 

Pat O'Donovan Mr. C. Young Fi.xott 

Broadway Bill Mr. Geo. Fenton Hurst 

The Dough Nut Mr. J. J. Stadden 

John Meadows Mr. Walter Murray 

Ching Ching Mr. Walter Hicks 

Brave Bear Mr. Cecil Harding 

Grey Fox Mr. Ling Treherne 

Big Spring Mr. Leonard Gardener 

Thunder Cloud Mr. Frank Shirley 



The Pride of the Prairie (continued). 

Matt Murdock Mr. Jack Entwistle 

The Greaser Mr. Ben Batty 

Scooper Sedden Mr. Ernest Williams 

Harvey Dale Mr. Henry Hurst 

Dropper Dan -Mr. Fred Horning 

Bill the Beadcr Mr. Juhus Wt-ruer 

Santos Mr. Alfred Sooper 

-Maggie Mis6 Kitty Vererose 

Pachuca Miss Elsie Dene 

Carrnencita Manuel Miss Mary Pitcairn 

Clattering Kate Miss Eveline Kington 

—Elephant and Oastle. 

PRI.ME MINISTER, THE, play, in one act, by 
Olive Lethbridge. (Produced by the On- 
comers Society.) June 27. 

John Galium ilr. E. Belknden Clarke 

Lady Melville Miss Ethel St. Barbc 

Liz" Miss Olive Banbury 

—Little. 

PRINCESS CAPRICE, musical play, adapted 
from Der Liebe Augustiii by Rudoipli 
Bernauer and Ernst Welisch, the English 
version by Alex. M. Thomjison, lyrics by 
A. Scott Craven, Harry Btswick, and Percy 
Greenbank, the music by Leo Fall. May 11. 

Jasomir Mr. Courtice Pounds 

Nicola Mr. Fred Leslie 

Augustin Hofer Mr. Harry Welchraan 

Gjuro Mr. George Hestor 

Colonel Burko Mr. Charles Chamier 

Captain Mirko Mr. Frank Wyatt, )uii. 

Ensign Pips Mr. Nelson Keys 

Sigilloff Mr. George Elton 

Mathaeus -Mr. Alfred Clark 

Pasperdu Mr. Campbell Bishop 

Conrad .Mr. Louis Victor 

Rudolph Mr. Arthur W. Ashdowne 

Dimitriull .Mr. Victor ToUemache 

Ulrich Mr. Ivan Leslie 

Bursoff Mr. Boris Bellew 

Vladimir Mr. Arthur Stroud 

Bogumil Mr. Gec-rge Gravea 

Princess Clementine 

Miss Cicely Courtneidge 

Gretchen Miss Hope Charteris 

Ursula Miss May Etheridge 

Lisbeth Miss Olive Wade 

Margarita Miss Margaret Swallow 

Cecile Miss Cissy Debenharn 

Countess Brach Miss Muriel Varna 

Countess Crach Miss Doris Vinson 

Countess Grossc Miss Kathleen Hayes 

Anna Miss Marie Blanche 

Princess Helen Miss Clara Evelyn 

—Shaftesbury. 

PROSELYTE, THE. A comedietta by Mrs. 
Haden Gu«st. May 13. 

Solly Isaacs Mr. J. Henry 

Harry Jacobs Mr. Charles Russell 

Mr. Isaacs Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

Mrs. Isaacs Miss Annie Lewis 

Clara O'Brien Miss Margaret Ashton 

— Portman Rooifls, W. 

PROUD MAISIE. Romantic play, in four 
acts, by Edward G. Hemmerde, K.C., in- 
cidental music and songs by Hamilton 
Harty. March 12. Last performance 
(the 58th), April 19. 
Prinze Charles Stuart ..Mr. Ben Webster 

Earl of Pitcour Mr. J. H. Barnes 

Guy, Lord Monteith 

Mr. Leon Quartermain 

Neil Mac Alpine Mr. Henry Ainley 

Alan MacGregor Mr. Norman Trevor 

MacDonald of Clanrahald 

Mr. Thomas Holding 

Cameron of Lochiel Mr. Rohan Clensy 

Ronald MacPherson ..Mr. John Bardsley 

Duncan Mr. Blake Adams 

Mhorag MacGregor ..Miss Madge Fabian 

Jean MacGregor ..Miss Margaret Dempsey 

Lady Maisie ....Miss Alexandra Carlisle 

— A14'wycfa. 




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PROXY. Play, in four acts, by J. M. Lewis. 
(Produced by amateurs.) Nov. 5. 

Paul Verulain Mr. Clifford Pettican 

Chalmers Mr. Harold Edward* 

Dr. Fox Mr. A. C. A. Nitz 

George Grohmer ..Mr. Stanley B. Nobbs 

Brookes Mr. Kesinald Cottam 

Mrs. Browne Miss Violet Carruthers 

Daphne Stormont Miss Ida Beauchamp 

Peggy Stormont Miss Muriel de >foon 

— Cripplegate Institute. 

PPJ'XELLA. Revival of the love-phantasy, 
in three aicts, by Laurenc* Housman and 
Granville Barker; Music by Joseph Moo- 
rat. Oct. 21. 

Boy Mr. Leonard Chapman 

First Gardener Mr. Brember Wills 

Second Gardener Mr. Arthur Milton 

Third Gardener Mr. Ernest Bodkin 

Queer Miss Dora Mayfield 

Prunella Miss Marie Koytei 

Prim Miss Doris Bateman 

Privacy Miss Irene Rooke 

Prude Mrs. Albert Barker 

Quaint Miss Annie Moller 

Pierrot Mr. Milton Rosmer 

Scaramel Mr. Jules Shaw 

Kennel Mr. Lionel Briggs 

Callow Mr. Reginald W. Fry 

Mouth Mr. Edward Landor 

Hawk Mr. Frank Darch 

Tawdry Miss Muriel Stewart 

Doll Miss Hilda Sims 

Romp Miss Sybil Thorndike 

Coquette Miss Christie Laws 

Love Mr. L&w.is Casson 

— 'Gaiety, Manohester. 

QUEEN AND THE MAN. THE. Drama, in 
four acts, by Clifford Rean. Feb. 8. 
Archduke Michael ..Mr. Fred W. Goddard 

Graf Bernidino Mr. Harry Aynsleigh 

Captain Helbron .. Mr. W. Crawford 

Hon. Reg. Fitz-Alleni ..>rp. Clifford Ptemi 

Baron Draga Mr. Robert Monteigle 

Gen. Straltzholm Mr. Tyrone Power 

Lieutenant Mingi ;Mr. Percy Shaw 

End.ino Staga Mr. John Anderson 

Wounded Messenger Mr. W. Priest 

Councillor Mr. E. Brunsford 

Valmal Miss Mattie Everett 

Olga Beldane Miss Camille Treherne 

Queen Paula Mrs. Prank Bateman 

— Empire, Southend. 

QTEEN 'FOR A WIFE, A, romantic military 
drama, in four acts, by Jack Denton. De- 
I'emher 16. 
Captain Dairennen.Mr. Warrick Wellington 

King Sergius Mr. Ernest Fosbrooke 

Prince Hugfried of Menekhrinia 

Mr. Felix Pitt 

General Scutavitch Mr. iMichael Staples 

Pauhis Damo.ski Mr. Arthur Robinson 

Ivan Mr. William Garhois 

Baron Sternoff IMr. Henrv Arnivtage 

Teddy Spanner Mr. Tom J. Tavlor 

Marash Mr. Walter Wilson 

Adolphe Mr. John Lytton 

The Veiled Woman Mrs. Bennett 

Evangeline Hopkins Miss Rosie Russell 

Elissa Menovitch.. .Miss Frederica Williams 
The Princess Allitza. . . .Miss Alice Belmore 
Soldiers of the Menekhrinia Army: — 
Messrs. Tritchler, Howard, Harcourt, Wil- 
liamson. 

—Royal, Stratford. 

QI'EEN MOTHER, THE. Melodrama, in 
four act«. by J. A. CTaimrpbell. Oct. 30- 

King of Montania Mr. Richard Bosco 

Duke of Carola ..Mr. Herbert Mansfield 
Prince of Menteburg 

Mr. Frank Strickland 

t'. 1. . 



2'/ie Que.in Motlier (continued). 
Lieut. Adrian Loritza 

Mr. William Lenton 

Count Jentzcr Mr. Leo Kloss 

Peter Mr. Arthur Denton 

Francis Mr. Eric Morden 

Baron von (.Mttz ..Mr. Douglas Tremayne 

Mari^hal Lanitsch Mr. Frank White 

Capernick Mr. John Rimmer 

Prince Osric Mr. Frank Beresford 

Eleanor Miss Ruth Zillwood 

Ursula Mis? Laurie Potter 

Widow Oaipernvck Miss Lina, Nazehv 

Elsa Miss Etter Arnold 

Queen Mother .Miss Mary Fulton 

— Junction, Manchester. 

QUEER FISH. Musical e.xtritvaganza. by 
Walter Passmore and Percy V. Brad.shaw, 
with music arranged by Dudley Powell. 
(Julv 22, Hippodrome, Bast .bourne.) 
Aug'. 19. 

Astypalea Miss Agnes Fraser 

Mrs. Squibbs M.iss Madge Girdlestone 

Chrysea Miss P. Edwards 

Doris Miss A. Hambley 

Neptune Mr. Johnny Danvers 

Sammy Squibbs Mr. Walter Passmore 

— New Cross Empire. 

QUESTION, T(HE. One^-aot play, by John J. 
Wickham. Aug. 19. 

Mrs. Netherby Miss Doris Bateman 

Jennie Rollins Miss Sybil Thorndike 

Flo Miss Muriel Pratt 

Jack Rollins Mr. Brember Wills. 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

QUESTION. THE. Comedy, in three acts, by 
" A. Chance." March 21. 

Hon. Jack Tremayne ..Mr. Trevor Roller 
Hon. Mrs. Tremayne ..Miss Lilian Hole 

Colonel Rideaway Mr. Gerald Jerome 

Lady Cantleford Miss Regina Repton 

Mrs. Venn Mrs.' Athol Stewart 

Mrs. Frazer Mi.^a, Elizabeth Chesney 

Lord Allan Bothwell 

Captain Arthur Wood 

Colin Frazer Mr. Clayton Green 

Mr. Felner Hon. Stephen Powys 

Rufiis Brentano Mr. .41fred Harris 

Flo Hargis Miss Esm^ Shirreff Hilton 

Algernon Laurel ..Mr. Philip Streatfeild 

Miss Idalia Hogg Miss Dorris Hay 

Morse Mr. Reginald Denham 

Butler Mr. Alfred Piper 

— Chelsea Palace. 

QUESTION OF PROPERTY, A. London 
production of the comedy, in one act, by 
J. Sackville Martin. (Originally produced 
at tihe Royal, Margate, January li3, 1908.) 
May 6. 

Comrade Weaver Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Mrs. Weaver Miss Edyth Goodall 

Comrade Markland Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Uncle John Mr. Edward Landor 

Comrade Pettigrew Mr. Ernest Haines 

— Coronet 

QUESTION OF TACTICS, A. One-act 

Corned V by Rednald Hargreaves. 

May 27. 

ElL^a^beth Amelia (Hun* 

Miss Ren^e de I'Estrade 
Harriett A'ietoria Hunt ..Miss Mabel Jeye 
William Albert Edward Hunt 

Mr. Arthur Bell 

Polly Smith Miss Helena Parsons 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 



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R\CE SUICIDE, one-!\ct pl.iy. by H. Hamilton 
Fyfc. (Produced by the Pioneer Piaycrs.) 

M^'^'btowii Mr- Frederick Morlafld 

Mrs Brown Miss Mary Jerrold 

Reeves ^li"- Arthur Cleave 

Colonel Flac« Mr. Frederick Lloyd 

The Vicar Mr. Hubert Harben 

—lung 6 Han, W.C. 

R\OK THE, pl&y. in one act, by Mrs. Harlow 
Phibb-s. (Produced by the Actresses 
Franchise League.) February 20. 
Lady Volentia Carew 

Mrs. Madeleine Lucettc Ryley 

Tjptty Miss Gwladys Morris 

WithpTs Mi^ Blanche Stonley 

"'"'^'^ —Rehearsal. 

R\rrGE© P.V'miOT, THE, dramatic sketch, in 
one scene, by Aubrey Fitzmaunce. June 10 
jj^jjg Miss Eflne Dane 

Baroness von Neishart ^uv^,.* 

MJiis Margot Lockh>art 

Major Sten^royd -•;;;; •ij.^^ier?^ 

•^'^ — Carabenvell Empire. 

P..VGGE© PRIXCE, THE. Condensed version 
and first London production of Walter 
Howard's drama. (Origmally produced as 
•'The Boy King," October 3. 1910. Junc- 
tion, Manchester.) April lo. ^ . . _ 

V,"";.o -Mr. Phihp Cuningbam 

CamiUo'.V Mr. Henry Hargreaves 

Gra.nd Duke of Savemac 

^^ Mr. William Clayton 

s«-.t s™» "-"t-j.'^ffirr 

Etenhan^o' ■.'.■.■.■.■. ".'.'. Mr. Arthur Grinstone 

s^^rT^^ Mr. John Miller 

SVnaer ■■.■.■ Mr. Fmnk Dermot 

Captain^ of the Guard.. Mr H Elphinstone 
Grand Duke's Officer .. Mr, H.L. Clinton 

^,vr Miss G. Le Sage 

fjfuie ■.::...: MIss MnUcent Hallatt 

rSa" Miss Annie Saker 

*-^™"'* —Middlesex. 

R\I\BOW THE, staigeright performance of 
a play in three acts, by A E. Ti..om.as. 
February 26. -^uke of \ork s. 

R.\MPE LA. drama, in French, in four acts, 
' 'bv Henri de Rothschild. May 9. 

Claude Bourgueil M. Henry Rou^ell 

Pradel M. Jacques Landier 

Ohatmann M- ^^^^ 

tiiitit-Clair M. Fernand Demorange 

Ve^(Uer • M. Henri S6chaud 

Due de N6ronde M. Pierre Maugu6 

iizeroUes ^'^/H'l^^^T'w 

Troubert J' J"-^^^^ ^fl 

Aueuste M. Maurice Wick 

^^^aiire d'Hotel J^'p^"'.' 

f^ tzi'-ane M. Picard 

Duchc^ de X^ronde ...... Mile. D6rif?y 

Ohouquette Mile. Fanny Tellier 

Chiarlotte MJle Suzanne Demars 

Madame De Langlars ........ Mile. Norva 

Madame de FUxnsin .... Mile. Claare Morni 

L'Ha.bi;ieuse ..-..• Mme. Brunet 

Madeleine GrandieT..Mlle. Juiiette Margel 

— Little. 

RANK OUTSlDE!R, A, " sporting episode," in 
five scenes, by Herbert Gordon and Mans- 
field IJradford. June 10. 
Sir John Trelawney .... Mr. Murray Yorke 

Jack Landon Mr. W. P. Morgan 

iT^ia£rs Mr. Tom Sinclair 

inspector Dell Mr. Herbert Gordon 

Captain Devereaux. .Mr. Edmund Kennedy 

Marv Scribbins Miss Dorothy Herri.s 

Bertha Trelawnev . . Miss Rcsabelle Dodd 

— Surrey. 



R.WROM. THE, play, in three acts, by Mrs. 
])o!lie Radford. June 9. —Little. 

READY MO.VEY, comedy, in three acts, by 
Jamea Montgomery. .Vugust 12. 

Jackson Ives Mr. .Allan Aynesworth 

Stephen Bai.'xl .Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

William Stewa.-t Mr. Frank Denton 

Sydney Rosenthal Mr. A. E. Benedict 

Sam Welch Mr. Tom Shelford 

Sumner HoJbrook .Mr. Robert Rendel 

James E. Morgan .. Mr. Owen Roughwood 

Hon. John H. Tyler Mr. Harry Cane 

Captain West Mr. Franklyn Robert* 

Hammond Mr. Hubert Willis 

Quin Mr. Edward Thirlby 

Flynn Mr. Jamc^n Thoma.'i 

Neil Mr. Frank Tennant 

Paul Mr. Cecil Rose 

(Reddy .Mr. William Manning 

Miiss Grace Tyler Miss Hilda Antony 

Mi.ss Ida Tyler Miss Alice Russon 

Mrs. John Tyler Miss May Whitty 

Miss Margaret Elliott 

Miss Dorothy Tliomas 
— New. 

REAL NAPOLFJOX. THE, play, in one act, 
by Wilfred T. Coleby. February 26. 

Captain Manet Mr. Richard Lane 

Julie Manet .. Miss Amy Brandon-Thomas 

La Mnrque Mr. Evelyn Vernon 

Marie de Longville .. Miss May Chevalier 

Jules Mr. Lew i.s Dayton 

Prene Mr. A . Charlwood 

General Bonaparte Mr. H. V. Esmond 

— Palladium. 

REBECCA OF SUNXYBROOK FARM, play, 
in four acts, by Kate Douglas Wiggin and 
Charlotte Thompson. Sept-ember 2. Last 
performance (the 56fh), October 19. 

Miranda Sawyer . .- Miss Marie L. Day 

Jane Sawyer' Miss Eliza Glassford 

Mrs. Perkins Miss Ada Deaves 

Mrs. Simpson Miss Viola Fortescne 

Rebecca Rowena Randall 

Miss Edith Taliaferro 

Emma Jane Perkins Miss Liela Frost 

Clara Belle Simpson Miss Violet Mersereau 

Minnie Smer!if» Miss Nunette Foster 

.'Vlice Robinson Miss Clara Mersereau 

Jeremiah Cobb Mr. Archie Boyd 

Abner Simpson Mr. Sam Coit 

-Ahijih Flag^ Mr. Edwin Smedley 

Adam Ladd' Mr. Hayward Ginn 

—Globe. 

REBEL, THE, Iri.=.h operetta, in thi-ee scenes, 
libretto by John Savile Judd, music by 
Houston (3o!!!sson. July 11. 

Korah Blake Miss Clarice Howard 

Sir Richard Blake Mr. Harry Tollfree 

The Violinist Miss \ora Ford 

Father O'Halloran ..Mr. Reginald Dawson 

Rav Ht>nt: .. Mr. Henry Beaumont 

— Court. 

RED HEN. THE, tramp sketch, by Charles 
McEvov. April S. 

Amos Black Mr. Edmund Gurney 

Emma Black Miss Beatrix O'Brien 

Policeman Mr. H. Denvil 

The Baby Bobbie Dennis 

— Tivoli. Manchester. 

REDSKIN, THE, first London production of 
" a tale of the Far West, in four scenes 
find a climax." by A. Hengler, mu;ic by 
Harry Wood. (Originally produced in Glas- 
gow). February 12. 

Dick Burton Mr. Douglas Cecil 

Jennie Burton Miss Jennie Mclntyre 

Pat Regan Mr. F. J. Fox 

Jim Dawson Mr. Etheridge 

Thompson Mr. Laundy 

Black Eagle -Mr. B. Coningsby 

Onvx Eyes '. Miss G. Pierpoint 

—Palladium. 



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REGOIK'S DOUBLE, protean sketch, by G. 
Lally. June 25. 

Evelyn Micldleton Miss Gwendokn Lally 

Daphne Charteris Miss Ecca Van Leer 

Jane Miss Gwenny Griffitlis 

— Court. 

REGIMENTAL IMPRESARIO, THE, play, in 
two acts and eight scenes, * by Roland 
Carse. February 5. 

^Tyne, Newcastle. 

REPENTANCE, drama, in a prologue and three 
acts by Herbert Barrs. (Produced origin- 
ally at the Grand. Leelc, October 27, 1911.) 
June -3. 

Sir Guy Montague Mr. A. Pitt 

Stuart -Manville ..Mr. H. Wallace Curnook 

Dr. Eric Stanton Mr. A. Wimpenny 

Gerald Eden Mr. Herbert Barrs 

Solomon Levinstein Mr. J. B. Stanley 

Jerry Jump Mr. Ted Mooney 

Mr. Mustipher Mr. W. Ash 

Rev. Geo. Franklyn Mr. F. Wilkins 

Bertie Brassey Jfr. C. Chapman 

P.C. Sottv Mr. R. Elliott 

Pinson Mr. H. W. Dale 

Bill Mr. A. Jones 

Hazel Miss Margaret Turner 

Mrs. Maggs Miss May 

Susv Miss Maggie Stewart 

Tottie Truelove Miss Flossie Hall 

Daisy Nowait Mise Winnie Wish 

Stella Miss Dorolhy Oswald 

— Royal, ' Woolwich. 

RI'SCUE BOAT, THE, sketch, by Arthur Eck- 
ersby and Arthur Curtis. June 10. 
Nathaniel Grainger ....Mr. Arnold Pilbeam 

Mathew Grainger Mr. Roy Beard 

Jess Miss Dorothy Macinlllan 

—Court. 

RESENTMENT, play, in one act, by Allan 
Monkhouse. October 8. . 

T>octor Mr. Claude Haviland 

Nurse Miss Isabel Turner 

Mr. Brent Mr. B. Men Payne 

An!se Brent Mr. Shirley Kins 

—Temperance Hall, Sheffield. 

RE.VEL DAY, musical comedy, Ln two acts, 
by Jaa Stewer (A. J. Coles). April 23. 

Squire Arscott Mr. H. W. Hawker 

Simon Mr. A. J. Coles 

Jan Gay Mr. A. Gattey Cull 

Job Craiker Mr. William Whittear 

Lias Buzzacott Mr. Alfred Mills 

Johnny Down Mr. Thomas Fenn 

Mrs. Arscott Mrs. F. Russell-Jones 

Cicely May Miss Evelyn Mardon 

Molly, the Shepherdess ..Miss Mary Stiling 

Bessie Mrs. A. Gattey Cull 

Mrs. Tolley Mr. Douglas Tompkins 

— Royal, Torquay. 

REVOLT, play, in four acts, by George 
Calderon. November 11. 

Blandford Mr. Ernest Bodkin 

Renie Dalrymple Miss Sybil Thorndike 

Canon Woolmer Mr. Brember Wills 

Sir John Poole Mr. Edward Landor 

Lady Poole Mrs. Albert Barker 

Lady Eaglesham Miss Doris Bateman 

Constance Woolmer Miss Christie Laws 

Dr. Hodder Mr. Jule^ Shaw 

Bagshaw Mr. Lionel Briggs 

Barnaby Mr. H. A. Young 

Auctioneer Mr. Edward Broadley 

Maggie Miss Muriel Stewart 

Alf Mr. Ernest Haines 

Lord Wonersh Mr. Herbert Lorn as 

Gregory Hodder Mr. Frank Darch 

.Teff Hodder Mr. Milton Rosmer 

Harry Hodder Mr. Reginald Fry 



Revolt (continued). 

Miss Partridge Miss Hilda Sims 

A Builder's Workman ..Mr. Arthur Milton 

Telegraph Messenger Mr. Thomas Burns 

Dr. Hunter Mr. Ernest Haines 

Mrs. Mackintosh Miss Muriel Stewart 

Vernon Hodder Mr. Lewis Casson 

First Cvclist Miss Doris Bateman 

Second Cyclist Miss Marie Royter 

Hubert Norton Mr. Leonard Mudie 

„, , ( Mr. Reginald Fry 

Workmen ^ j^j.. Tom Kilfoy 

Third Cyclist Mr. Leonard Chapman 

Mrs. Beverley Miss Annie Mbller 

Nelly Miss Marie Royter 

Pownall Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Mayo Mr. Arthur Milton 

Elderly Woman Miss Doris Bateman 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

RIGHT MR. WRONG, THE, musical absurdity. 
two acts, libretto by Leslie Hawkins, music 
by George Burton. June 3. 

Percy Dickens Mr. Leslie Hawkins 

Barnaby Dickens Mr. Edward De-Vere 

Herbert Wrong Mr. R. J. Long 

Roger Wrong Mr. Harry Cooke 

Harold Smarte Mr. Eric Boyd 

Mr. Jackson Mr. Harvey Hildergard 

Marjorie Dickens Miss Muriel Sancton 

Mrs. PiOger Wrong Miss Adia Tyrell 

Miss Turtle Miss Julie May 

Miss Mock Miss Ina Thornton 

Miss Hako Miss Marie Gale 

Miss Plaice Miss Mabel Tremere 

Mrs. Dickens Miss Maud Beard 

Ruth Miss Hettie Gale 

— Grand, Luton. 

RIA'S LUCK, play, in one act, by Clara 
Elstol. January 30. 

Florrie Miss Beatrice Bell 

Aggie Miss Clara Elstob 

Jenny Miss Gwendoline Garland 

Ria Watson Miss Agnese de Liana 

Bill Lawson Mr. Frank Harris 

—Studio. 

RIGHT TO DIE, THE, drama, in one act, by 
Riccardo Stephens. (Produced by the On- 
romers' Society.) June 27. 
Dr. R. Beckenham Mr. H. Graham Gribble 
Harry Beckenham ..Mr. Edmund Kennedy 
Beatrice Beckenham 

Miss Alice Clayton-Green 

A Trained Nurse Miss Lilian Mason 

—Little. 

RIGOLETTO. Presentation of Verdi's opera 

in Yiddish, translated, condensed, and 

adapted by Samuel Alman, A.R.C.M. 

April 10. 

— Yiddiish People's, E. 

RING OFF. Amateur production of a 
comedietta, by Cecil Brooking and Alistair 
N. Tayler. February 6. 

— Prince of Wales's, Grimsby. 

ROB ROY. Revival of the Scottish play, by 
the London Scottish. March 18. 

— King's, HammeTsmith. 

ROBERT EMMET, Irish historical drama, by 
.1. W. Whitbread. December 6. 

.Tohn Philoot Curran Mr. J. C. Warren 

Leonard McNally..Mr. John Bryant Tullv 

Plunkett Mr. Victor Silverni 

Robert Emmet Mr. Wilfred Short 

Larry O'Ryan Mr. James O'Brien 

Barney Duggan Mr. Harry Ireland 

Major Sirr Mr. J. C. Wilton 

Corporal Hallam Mr. D. J. Davis 

Lord Norbury Mr. L. Gill 

Counsel for Prosecution. .Mr. Frank Worley 

Sara Curran Miss Elsie Chapin 

Anne Devlin Miss Laura Lawson 

Maid at the Priory Miss Edna Vene 

— Castlebar, Ireland. 



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KOUK KOlIGE, LA. Revival of the play, by 
Eagi<nt Brieux, (May 13. 

—Little. 

ROMAN 50LIDAY, A. one-act pJay, by Laur- 
ence Hanrny. April 15. 

The Secretary Mr. Laurence Hanray 

The Sub-Mananer Mr. Oliver Johnston 

The Managing Director ..Mr. Ernest Bodkin 

The Aviator Mr. Arthur Chesney 

The Aviator's Wife 

Miss Marjorie Patterson 
— Repext-ory, Liverpool. 

ROMAN ROAD. THE. The Drama Society 
gave the first London production of Ella 
Erskine's one-act play, adapted from " The 
Golden Age " of Kenneth Grahamc, 
March 4. 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

ROMEO ET JULIETTE. Gounod's opera was 
revived for the opening of the summer 
opera season, April 22. 

—London Opera House. 

ROSALIND, comedy, in one act, by J. M. 
Barrie. October 14. Tranisferred to the 
Haymarket. December 14. 

Mrs'. Page Miss Irene Vanbrugh 

Charles (her friend) Mr. Donald Calthrop 

Mrs. Quickly Miss Helen Haye 

— Duke of York's. 

ROSE O' LOVE, play, in one act, by Stephanie 
Baring. September 20. 
Princess Marie of Retzberg 

Miss Annie Gordon 

Marka Miss Helen Pendennis 

Adrian Jennery ..Mr. H. Graham Gribhle 
—Palace Pier, St. Leonard's. 

ROSES ALL THE YEAR, a one-act play, 
translated from the Portuguesee of Julio 
Dantiis by Mrs. Edward Lewis and \. F. 
d'Almeida Carvalho, March 2£. 

Ignez Miiss Gwladys M'awer 

Susana"' Miss Arddyn Hansard 

—Court. 

ROSMEIRSHOLM. The Adelphi Repertory 
Company's revival of Ibsen's play. May 28. 

—Little. 

ROUGH RfECBPTION, A, stagerigH'l produc- 
tion of a play, by James Skea. March 19. 

— Surrey. 

ROUND-UP, THE, a ptev, in four act*. Octo- 
ber 28. 
Sheriff of De^d'Man's Gulch. .Arizona Dan 

Topaz Carson Mr. Cole Aepinall 

Colonel Redmond Mr. W. S. Hartford 

Geoffry Lawson Mr. .Alfred Grenville 

l,awyer Hay Mr. James Newland 

Jasper Whits Mr. Alfred Lafolle 

Chevenne Bill Clark Cherokee Bill 

Buck W.nde Mr. G. Balsten 

Ed. Curry Mr. Alfred Lovell 

Tobe Michaels Mr. Edgar Neville 

Jim Spmtt Mr. Lewis Block 

Indian Joe Mr. F. D. Kelly 

Cream By Herself 

Tuesday Clark Miss Mercia Russell 

Mrs. Hay Miss Beatrice Grosvenor 

Mrs. Wallace Miss Lena Flowerdew 

I/llian Redmond Miss Rita Tomkins 

— Holloway Empire. 

RUCTION'S, sketch, by Henry Bedford. 
June 24. 

The Cook Miss Bessie Bedford 

The Maid Miss Sybil Melville 

The Footman Mr. Anderson 

— Camberwell Empire. 

RUSTLER. THE, dramatic episode, by 
William Mylei. May 20. -Canterbury. 



RUTHERFORD AND SON, play, in three acts, 
by K. G. Sowcrby. January 31. Went, 
into the evening bill at the Little, March 
18. Mr. Harvey Braban and Miss Marie 
Ault took up the parts of Martin and 
•Mrs. Henderson. Last perfonnance (the 
1.37th) July 13. 
John Rutherford .. Mr. Norman McKinnel 

John Mr. Edmond Breon 

Richard Mr. Frank J. Randell 

J anet Miss Ed)-bh Olive 

.\nn Miss Agnes Thomas 

M nry Miss TJi y rza Norman 

Mart.in Mr. A. S. Homewood 

Mrs. Henderson Miss Agnes Hill 

— Court. 

SACRIFICE. THE, allegoric, dramatic idyll, 
written and composed by Francis Bohr. 
December 9.— Palladium. 

SACRIFICE, THE. Play in one act, bv 
Alfred Crocker Oct. 18. 
Mortals. 

Hera Miss Nora Lancaster 

Irene Miss Olive Terry 

AlcidCiS Mr. Charles Ke)nyon 

Immortals. 
The Goddess Aphrodite 

Miss Mau3 Cressall 

The Spirit of Hera Miss Ina Pelly 

Spirits. — Misse.s Margaret Drew, Dorothy 
Hodgson, Yvonne Kaye, Muriel Lake, 
Athene Seyler, Joan Tuckett. Martha 
Vico, Jane Wells, Vivian Whitaker. 

—Little. 

ST. OSWALD OF NORTHUMBRIA, first Lon- 
don production of a religious and his- 
torical play, by the Rev. H. M. Down- 
ton. (Originally produced October, 1909. 
Plymouth). April 20. 

— Crosbv Hall. Chelsea. 

SAILOR AND THE NURSEMAID, THE. 
nautical episode, word.? and lyrics bv 
Charles Childerstone, music by Hamish 
McCunn. June 27. 

Captain Ironside. .Mf. Reginald C. Hunter 
Jack Wcatherall Mr. Charles Chiider=it.onc 

Nancy Jones Miss Maudi Thornton 

— .Aldwych. 

SAIREY GAMP. Incident an the life of 
Mrs. Gamp, adapted from " Martin 
Chuzzlewit " by J. Comyns Carr. 
March 25. 

Sairey Gamp Mr. Cyril Maude 

Betsy Prig Mr. Arthur Helmore 

Mr. "Sweedlepipe Mr. Ernest Graham 

— Palace. 

SANDY AND HIS ELIZA, comedy, in three 
acts, bv H. V. Esmond. Sept. 30. 
Hon. Sandy Verrall ....Mr. Ben Webster 
Alexander Stoop Verrall ..Mr. Fred Grove 

Montacue Jordon Mr. Earle Douglas 

Herbert Mr. Charles Esdale 

Ladv Pennybroke Mrs. Kemmis 

Vera Laurence Miss Helen Hamilton 

Mrs. .Allaway 5Iiss Constance Groves 

Dorothy Miss Eva Moore 

^West Pier. Brighton. 

SANOYA. " Japanese idyll." in one act. by 
Marjorie Seymour, music by H. W. Hew- 
lett.' June 20. 

Sanova Miss Marjorie Seymour 

k Stranger Mr. Morley Peel 

— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

SAPHO. dramatic sketch." in three scenes, 
adapted from Daudet's novel, by H^lfene 
Forest. Nov. 18. 

Fannv Le Grand Mi.ss H^lfene Forest 

Jean Gaussin ^fr. Franklyn Bellamy 

Uncle Cesaire Mr. Aylmer Vane 

La Gournerie Mr. Oswald Waller 

La Caudal .-. Mr. H. C. Rene 

Rosa Miss Hilda Attenborough 

—Putney Hippodrome. 



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SAXORRA AND THE PRINCE. Preliminary 
performance of a drama, in four acts, by . 
Leonard Ambler and ThomaB Stake. 
Sept. 14. 

— Albert, Brighouse. 

SCAMP HAWKINS. Western dramatic 
sketch, " in one scene and three lights," 
by C. Douglas Carlile. June 10. 
Scamp Hawkins ..Mr. C. Douglas Carlile 

Red Gregory Mr. Charles A. Carlile 

The Sheriff Mr.Robert Carton 

The Kid Mr. Gerald Blake 

The Greaser Mr. Arthur CharrJngton 

Bud Mr. Arnold Deveraux 

«Sadie Logan Mliss Carlotta De Yonsoin 

— Woolwich Hippodrome. 

SCENE IN A RESTAURANT. First London 
presentation by Cavalieri of a protean 
sketch, in one scene. Aug. 26. 

— ^Palladium. 

SCBEiHEIRAZADE. Music-hall production of 
the ballet, in two scenes, by Rimsky Korsa- 
kov. July 29' 

Sha/diriar M. Boulgakofi 

Atodurachman M. Morosofl 

Scheherazade Mile. Adamovitch 

Udbek M. Alexis Kosloff 

Nazi Mile. S«himolitz 

Ingo M. Theodore Kosloff 

— London Coliseum. 

SCHEME/RS, THE, comedy, in one act, by 
Fraaicis Macnamara. (Produced by the 
Theatre in Eyre.) Mwy 17. 
Bartholomew Madder Mr. H. A. S.aintsbury 

Mt5. Madder Miss Emily Luck 

Henry Madder Mr. P. Perceval Clark 

Brock Madder Mr. Herbert Ranson 

Lucy Madder Miss Cafchleen Nesbitt 

Miss Vauxhall Miss Ada Potter 

Mr. Otley Mr. Julius Knigiht 

—Crosby Hall, Chelsea, S.W. 

SOHOOIL FyjIR LITTE, A. comedy, in three acts, 
toy Sylvia Bristowe. March 25. 

Mrs. Goodbart Miss Estelle Despa 

George Mr. Charles Stuart -Linitoo 

Alex Miss Athene Seyler 

Penigrine Scarlett Mr. Geoffrey Denys 

Arthur Callamder Mr. E.rnest Thesiger 

Harry Callaader Lieut. E. M. King 

Mrs. Callander Miss Kathleen Alt 

•Sennant ait Arthur Callander's 

Mr. A. MoMiaster 
Servant at Mrs. Goodbart's 

Miss Violet Baldz 

—Court. 

SOOrriLAINID POU (BVElR. military song scena. 

by Leonard Cooke, music by Edward St. 

Quentin. (July 22, King's, .Southsea.) 

August 19. — Walthamstow Palace. 

SCOTTISH EMIGRANT, THE, comedietta, by 
Katherine Mann. October 25.— Athenaum, 
Glasgow. 

SCRAPE O' THE PEN, A, Scottish comedy, 
in t'hree racts, by Grahiam Moffat. 
Sepitemtoer 4. 

Eppie Inglis Miss Kate Nesbit 

Flora M'Gdlp Miss Margaret Noble 

Mrs. Baikie Miss Agnes Miller 

Geordie Pow Mr. Joseph Parker 

Hugh Menzies Mr. Alfred Brydone 

.Mattiia Inglis Mr. Graham Moffat 

Leezie Inglis Mrs. Graham Moffat 

Jean Lowther Miss Jean Aylwin 

Peter Dalkeith Mr. Will Jaxone 

Miss Pringle Miss Margaret Boyd 

Taffy Knot Mrs. Blak-e Adams 

Alec Inglis Mr. Norman MacOwan 

Beetnie Scott Miss Adelaide Grace 

—Comedy. 



SEAGULL, THE, a play in four .acts, trans- 
lated by George Calderon, from the Rus- 
sian of Anton Tohekhof. March 31. 
Mme. Arcidina ... Miss Gertrude Kingston 
Constantine Tr^plef 

Mr. Lawrence Anderson 

Peter S6rin Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Trigorin Mr. Maurice Elvey 

Nina Mme. Lydia Yavorska 

Shamriyef Mr. Leslie H. Gordon 

Pauline Miss Hilda Honiss 

Masha Miss Mary Mackenzie 

Eugene Dorn Mr. Ross Shore 

Medvedenko Mr. Campbell Cargill 

YSkof Mr. John R. Colhns 

Gook Mr. Lind.sav Ellis 

—Little. 

SEASIDE RiEVIEW, THE (ALL YOU SEE 
BY THE SILVERY SEA), book by Joe 
Peterman and Stanley Leedham. Music by 
Frank Leedham. (December 30, Oxford.) 
December 9. 

Rosenburg O'Hagan Mr. Joe Peterman 

The Mayor Mr. Leedam Stanley 

The Restaurant Keeper Mr. W. Elgar 

The Waiter Mr. Mark Lane 

Charlie (the juvenile) Mr. Angus Strong 

Miss Gabriel Miss Roma June 

Mrs. Brixton Miss Marie Shield 

Comedy parts 

Messrs. J. Dudley and W. Jordan 
— Hippodrome, Southampton. 

SECOND HONEYMOON, THE, farcical comedy, 
in one scene, by J. M. Lewis (produced by 
amateurs). November 25. 

Jack Devereux Mr. W. M. Macdowall 

Dick Gladwyn Mr. W. J. Stamp 

Morson Mr. Leslie R. Hodge 

Mrs. Devereux Miss Margaret Cottam 

Lydia Gladwyn Miss Cecilia Macdowall 

— Cripplegate Institute. 

SECOND IN COMMAND, THE, revival of 
Captain Robert Marshall's comedy in 
four acts. (Originally produced November 
27, 1900, Haymarket). February 8. Last 
I>erformance (the 52nd), March 25. 
Lieut. -Col. Miles Anstruther 

Mr. Cyril Keightley 
Major Christopher Bingham 

Mr. Cyril Maude 
Lieut. Walter Mannering 

Mr. Robert Averell 

Lieut. Peter Barker Mr. Evan Thomas 

Medenham Mr. John Harwood 

Hartopp Mr. Frank Bradley 

Sergeant Mr. Ernest Graham 

Corporal Mr. Peter Blunt 

Orderly Mr. Leonard Batchelor 

Mr. Fenwick Mr. Daniel McCarthy 

The Hon. Hildebrand Carstairs 

Mr. A E.. Matthews 
The Duke of Hull ... Mr. Lawrence Leyton 

Muriel Mannering Miss Doris Lytton 

Lady Harburgh Miss Helen Ferrers 

Norah Vining Miss Marie Hemingway 

— Playhouse. 

SECRET WOMAN, THE. play in five acts, by 
Eden Phillpotts. February 22. 

Sarah Tapp Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

Joshua Bloom Mr. William Farren 

Anthony Redvers Mr. Claude King 

Jesse Redvers Mr. Hunter Nesbitt 

Michael Redvers Mr. Harold Chapin 

William Arscott Mr. Horace Hodges 

Joseph Westaway Mr. Charles Daly 

Salome Westaway Miss Iris Hoev 

Barbara Westaway .. Miss Esm6 Hubbard 

Nathaniel Tapp Mr. E. H. Paterson 

Ann Redvers Miss Janet Achurch 

Toby Hannaford Mr. J. E. Daniels 

Ned Pearn Mr. Alan Wade 

Police Inspector ... Mr. Thomas Mowbray 
— Kingsway. 



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SENSK OF BUMOUR, A, comedjetta, in one 
act, by J. H. Irvine (produced by the 
Black Cat Club). September 16. 

Mary Foatherstone Miss Klla Daincourt 

Kileen Hadaway Miss Cicely Barcham 

.lack Danfred Mr. A. F. Lysons 

Bennett Mr. I'ercy Vernon 

—Rehearsal. 

.SKVEN BLIND MEX. drama, in one act. 
adapted from the French, " Atelier 
d'Aveuglcs," of Lucien Descavets, by Jo^t• 
U. Levy. September 2. 

Mr. Martin Mr. Clarence Derwent 

Knox Mr. Ivor Barnard 

.Imkins Mr. Howard Cochran 

Stevens Mr. Sidney Burt 

Walters Mr. C. A. Wenlock Brown 

Franklin Mr. Geoffrey Guise 

Mason Mr. Lancelot Lowder 

Rogers Mr. Fred Dark 

Foxey Bill Mr. W. S. Hartford 

—Palladium. 

SHAKESPEARirS DREAM. Pageant of 
Shakespeare's heroines. (Produced by the 
Woman Writers' Suffrage League. 
February 9. 
William Shakespeare ..Mr. Charles Esdaile 

Puck Miss Beatrice Ferrar 

The Spirit of Literature ..Miss Edyth Olive 

Clown Mr. Courtice Pounds 

Viola Mrs. Leslie Carter 

.Tessica Miss Esm6 Lee. 

Portia Miss Marion Terry 

Hermione Miss Francis Dillon 

Paulina Miss Maud Hofl'man 

Perdita Miss Hester Marjretson 

Amiens Mr. George We-stlain Davies 

Xurse Miss Marianne Caldwell 

.Tuliet Miss Mary Dibley 

Desdemona Miss Edith Pither 

First Witch Miss Penelope Wheeler 

Second Witch Miss Inez Bensusan 

Third Witch Miss Armine Grace 

Lady Macbeth Miss Cicely Hamilton 

Anne BuUen Miss Italia Ck)nti 

Attendant Miss Hetta Bartlett 

Queen Catherine Miss Janette Steer 

.Vttendant Miss Kathh-en Russell 

Audrey Miss Agnes Miller 

Rosalind Miss Alice Crawford 

Touchstone Mr. Plnmpt-on 

Celia Miss Winifred Mayo 

Kate Mrs. Saba Raleigh 

.\riel Misa Esm^ Hersee 

Mir.anda. Miss Xona Kerin 

Cordelia Miss Eva Stuart 

Ophelia Mi&s Lena Aishfwell 

Imogen Miss Xora Lancaster 

Mrs. Ford Miss Eva Moore 

Mr.s. Page Mr?. J. T. Grein 

Beatrice Miss Chrisitae Laws 

Portia (Jul. C8es.)..Miss Victoria Addison 

Cleopatra Miss Adeline Bourne 

Att-endants Miss Constance Moxon, 

Miss Ethel Hart, Miss Lydla Sydney, 

Miss Ivonne Kaye. 
Sprites Master Walter Woodgate, 

Master Harry Whitney, Mias Eva 

Drysdale, Miss Gwyinne Whitby. 

— pirinoe's. 
SHEPHERD. THE, one-act play, by C. A. For- 
r.-st. M:irch 11. 

The She:pherd Mr. Laurence Hanray 

The Wife M iss Es.telle Winwood 

The Gamekeeper Mr. Oliver Johnston 

— Repertory, Liverpool. 

SHBRBEK.T OF PERSIA. " Eastern mixture," 
in two scenes. June 24. 

Prince Ca.^im Mias Hulo Hodgson 

Mr. Moonday Mr. Alec T. Gillette 

Hftflz Mr. Walter Murray 

Aia Mr. A. Leshe 



Sherberl of Pertin (continued). 

Lady Myra Miss EUine Tooni> 

Mrj>. Vc»\ der Bocm Miss Evelyn Shelley 

Mamie Van der Bosh..Mi^ M<avis Beames 

Mrs. Herbert Miss Amy Lyons 

Herbert Mr. Harry Ix)wther 

— tHti)(i)0<irome. Eastbourne. 

SHE W.\S NO LADY, re-written versio^n of 
George Grossmith's " thrillinig " drama, 
in onrt! act. September 10. 

Tlie Hero Mr. Georce Gro&smith 

The Heroine Miss Ellaline Terriss 

The Villain Mr. Seymour Hicks 

The Detective Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

The Retainer Mr. George Barrett 

The Adventuress Mi.ss Evelyn D'Alroy 

The Child Miss Ivy St. Helier 

— London Coliseum. 

SHOCK-HEADED PETER. Revival of the 
children's play, in two acts, by Philip Carr 
and Xigel Playfair, founded on " Der 
Struwwelpeter." (Originally produced De- 
cember 26, 1900, Garrick.) December 21. 

Papa Mr. T. N. Weguelin 

Peter Mr. Edmund (5wenn 

Augustus Mr. Edward Rigby 

Philip Mr. E. Compton-Coutts 

Blackamoore Mr. George Lane 

Mintz Master George Selig 

Mauntz Mr. W. A. Harvie 

Mamma Miss Kate Bishop 

Harriet Miss Nellie Bowman 

— Vaudeville. 

SHOOTING STAR, THE, farcical sketch by F. 
Kinsey Peile. March 18. 

Lord Bernard Mr. James Geldered 

Rennell Paton Mr. Cecil A, Collins 

Adams Mr. Wj-n Weaver 

Angela Pinker Miss Marie George 

— London Pavilion and Chelsea P'alace. 

SH^1/>CK HYAMS, comedy sketch, by Wal 
Pink. Septem'ber 2. 

— Bajmmensmlth (Palace.. 
SICKLE AXD CJROiSS, one-act pky. in verse, 
by J. M. Cuthbertson. May 3. 

Geirrida Miss Nora Wj-nn 

Onn Mr. Joseph Moore 

A Monk Mr. G. B. Hood 

Katia Miss Bella .\nden?on 

A Maiden Miss Loie M. M.aclachlaii 

—-Royal Institute, Glasgow. 
SIGXPOSTS, " fantastic romance in four direc 
tions " and an epilogue, by Frank Dix. 
September 16. 

Direction I. 

Grom Mr. Leslie Carter 

Mawg Mr. .Tack-son Wilcox 

At-ya Mjss Margaret Damer 

Direction II. 

Sir Galahad Mr. Stephen Adeson 

Liiwrence Mr. W'alter Hunt 

Lady Ermyntrude Miss Buena Bent 

Direction III. 

John Groom Mr. Leslie Carter 

Jim Morgan Mr. .lackson Wilcox 

-•Vlieia Mi.^s Margaret Damer 

Direction IV. 
Galbnadth Pankhurst, M.P. 

(Miss M. Wyn Weaver. 

Lawrie Miss Buena Ben 

Ernest Mr. Walter Hunt 

—Oxford. 

SIMPLE LIFE. THE. come'dy, in one act, by 

Julian King. fProduced by the Rehear.=fal 

Theatre Introductory Company.) May 11. 

Jack Bnrkitt Mr. Charles A. Ro^berts 

E.sther Bnrkitt Miss Mahel Hewley 

Mrs. Knaggs Miss Carol Cartwrifeht 

Mrs. Selwyn Miss Emily Avison 

Julia Purvis Miss .Averil Dane 

Maidservant Miss Maud Beverley 

— Rehearsal 



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SINGERS. THE, drama (in Yiddish), in four 
acts, by Mark Arnstein. March 27. 

— Feinman Yi<idish Theatre, E. 
SINNERS, four-act play, by Constance Glasby. 
November 18. 

Arthur Lloyd Mr. Louis Calvert 

-Vugustas Oliver Mr. Gayer Mackey 

Stacey Neville Mr. Charles Cowper 

Sir Wilfred Brydon Jlr. George Herbert 

Lady Brydon Miss Kate Waif red 

Sylvia Brydon Miss Dulcind Glasby 

Lord Haven Mr. .\rthur Vezin 

.Mns. Effingham Miss Eva Dare 

Doctor Mr. Herbert Vera 

Merton Mr. Willie Scott 

Skinner Mr. .\rnold Winters 

Osra Mr. Charles Slarke 

Sooka Mr. George Jones 

Jeanne Oliver Miss Rose Ralph 

— Pplace Pier, Brighton. 

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, romantic drama, in 
four acts, by E. H. TjTwhitt-Drake. Julv 
13. 

— Kingston Empire. 
<1R RO9IN HALL; OR. THE FAIRY SUF- 
FRAGETTES, fantastic opera, in four acts, 
words by C. J. Tonsley, music by C. E. 
Cowlrlck. (Produced by amateurs). May 
7. 

Sir Robia Hall Mr. Alec J. Barrie 

Joe Muggins Mr. A. Yorke-Lester 

Mayor of Starborough 

Mr. George W. Clarke 

Mr. Kidd Mr. Harold H. Holmes 

The Watchman Mr. Sydney Harris 

k Ballad Monger Mr. W. H. Pilgrim 

Mace Bearer Mr. Robert Miller 

-A. Burgess Mr. Harry P. Lever 

The Fairy Queen Mrs. A. L. Tippetts 

Phantos Miiss Hylda Klee 

Leader of Suffragettes Mrs. W. L. Chearv 

Dorothy Hall Miss Madge Morrall 

A Market Woman Miss Eunice Hefford 

Judge of Assize Mr. Sydney Harris 

Clerk of Assize Mr. Harold H. Holmes 

Court Usher Mr. Joseph O'Shea 

Foreman of the Jury ..Mr. Robert English 

Counsel for Prosecution Mr. Williajm Harris 

Counsel for Defence ..Mr. William Furber 

— Temperance Hall, Leicester. 

SIR THOMAS MOORE, historical play (pro- 
duced by amateurs). December 11. 

— Temperance Hall, Birmingham. 

SITUATION AT NEWBURY, THE, play, in 
three acts, by Charles McEvoy. March 18. 

Iris Perrin Miss Esm^ Wynn 

Miss Hamlyn Miss Louise Holbrooke 

A Parlour Maid Russell Rogerson 

Philip Perrin Mr. Ronald Squire 

Morris Mr. Arthur Chesney 

A Chauffeur Mr. J. H. Roberts 

George Yong-s Mr. ■Gre.idon Bentley 

Mrs. Perrin Miss Dorothy Ma^singham 

A Gardener Mr. John Garside 

k Housemaid Mi«3 Dorothy Kingsley 

—Repertory, Liverpool. • 

SIX PERSONS. Revival of Lsrael Zangwill's 
duologue (originally produced December 22. 
1893. Haymarket). (Again revivfed April 
29, London Coliseum). January 4. 

— Court. 

SLAVE RUNNERS, THE. episode of the West 
African Swamps, by John G. Brandon and 
Mrs. E. Cantrell. April 22. 

Abe Bluch Mr. Geo. Pickett 

Capt. Jim Hollis Mr. F. Annesley 

Luce Varoa Mr. L. Osborne 

The Rev. Arthur Bankes Mr. L. Howe 

Joe Mr. A. Fisher 

An Old Negro Mr. J. Smith 

Katherine Innes Miss Campbell 

— Poplar Hippodrome. 



SLUMBERLAND. Amateur production of a 
musical fairy play in two acts and a 
tableau, written and composed by Hubert 
Rooney. March 7. 

Mortals : 

Mis.^ Primrose Miss MorrU 

Myrtle Primrose Miss Molly Meagher 

Lady Pickleberry Brown Miss Brunton 

Ellen Miss Lily Douglas 

Doris Eileen Byrne 

Susie Gracie Nolan 

Sheila Nance Jeffares 

.M argery Rosalind CoJien 

Maisie , Alice Nolan 

Immortals : 
Fairy Queen ..Miss Kathleen Gerald Byrne 

Shiny Eyes Beatrice Leggett Byrne 

Kis-mi Joyce Chancellor 

Mi-tu Kathleen Armstrong 

John Willie Billy Dewar 

Humpty Dumpty Paddy Nolan 

Characters in Nursery Rhymes: 
Jack and Jill Jack Taylor and Nell Jeffares 

Little Bo-Peep Eleanor Tavlor 

Little Boy Blue Billy Jeffares 

Curly Locks Violet Mercer 

—Gaiety, Dublin. 
SMUGGLER, THE. First London' production 
of a spectacular sket<;h, in five scenes, by 
Albert Hengler. July 15. 

Mary Collet Miss Marie Kildare 

Martha Collet Mi.ss Emilie Melbourne 

Granny Collet ....Miss Evelvn De Rheims 

George Logan Mr. Cuthbert Taylor 

John Logan Mr. W. i,ewis 

Ned Logan Mr. W. Martinetti 

Tom Logan Mr. F. Martinetti 

Lieut. Dawson Mr. J. Robertson 

Captain Erbe Mr. L. F. Dureil 

The Waster Mr. C. Martinetti 

Little Davey Master Eaeer 

Old Peter Mr. W. Brunton 

— ^HacK-ney Empire 
SNAKE WOMAN, THE, drama, in one act, 
by Rathmell Wilson. (Produced by the 
Black Cat Club. April 23. 

Dick Charteris Mr. Rathmell Wilson 

Snake Charmer Mr. Geoffrey Douglas 

Boy ■ Miss Violet Lewis 

ZiUah Miss Eve Balfour 

—Clavier Hall, W. 
SNOOKE'REID. first Lcmdom production of Fred 
Rome's comedietta. Jan. 1. 

— Crouch End Hippodrome. 
SOIR, XTSs play in three acts, by Gabriel 
Trarieux. April 24. (Originally produced 
at the Od^on, Paris, Oct. 18, 1910). 

Andr^ de ChamboUes M. Jean de Land 

Commandt. Villars M. A. Bouzin 

Achmet M. P. Maugu6 

Andr^ Houvette M. F. Demorange 

Mathilde Houvette Mile. Derigny 

Antoinette Villars Mile. Morni 

Miss Clarke Mile. Fanny Tellier 

Le PetTl Marc Mile. Rosa uioch 

Sabinne Villars Mile. Myriam-Deroxe 

— Litftle. 
SOLDIER PRINCESS, THE, four-act romantic 
drama, by Walter Ho^vard. (Nov. '11, Eal- 
iac). Sept. /. 

Prince Leopold Mr. Walter Howard 

Nicolas Mr. Frederick Moyes 

Nigel, the Crown Prince 

Mr. Alfred Brandon 
General Swarzburg ..Mr. W. A. Mackersy 
Colonel Hellenstein ..Mr. Edward Harrison 

Colonel Reinhardt Mr. Walter Hilliard 

Colonel Stalitz Mr. Joseph Ellis, jun. 

C^aptain Geldermann Mr. Ralph Ennal 

Captain Wellburg ,.Mr. William Walton 



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The Soldier Princess (conlinued). 

Colonel G«rols(k>rf ..Mr. Ernest F^mley. 

Lieut. Flapp Mr. Forrester Harvey 

Lieut. Brissel .Mr. Frank G. Cariello 

Count .Augustus Von Swankstein 

Mr. J. W. Braithwaite 
Count Adolpiius Von Swank.stein 

Mr. Ewart Drake 

A Captain Mr. Gray Dolby 

A Royal Servant ..Mr. William F. Gruton 

A Soldier Mr. Arthur Westloy 

Countess June A'on Ruben.stein 

Miss Jessica Black 
Countess July Von Rubenstein 

Miss Ivy Millias 

Carina Miss Annie Saker 

— .lunciioii, Manicho>.t'fr. 

SON OF A JEW, A. sketch produced by Her- 
bert Lpndeck. January 22. 

— Shoyeditch, Olympia. 

SOXO OP THE SEAL. THE, one-act play, by 
Graham Price. October 25.— Athenseura, 
Gla.'igow. 

SONS OF A MIGHTY EMPIRE, naval and 
military spectacle, presented in a series 
of tableaux, designed, arranged, and pro- 
duced b)» Mile. Pauline Rivers, in conjunc- 
tion -witii Mr. George H. Harrop, 
music composed and arranged by J. Woof 
Gagg.s. July 6. 

—Tower, Blackpool. 

SPAEWIFE, THE, play, in three acts, by P. 
Charles Carragher. December 18. 
Provost John Linklater.Mr. Robt. McDowall' 

Henry Heathergale Mr. Will Johnston 

Red Rattray Mr. David Forsyth 

Tickie Teevindale Mr. David Hastings 

Grub Morrison Mr. Frank Scott 

Justice Gilchrist Mr. Joe Hastings 

Lanston Birsie Mr. R. Meldrum 

" Seegin " Barclay Mr. Mitchell 

Francie Fitchet Mr. James Clark 

Captain of the Guard.. Mr. Hector Savage 

Laurie Lindsay Mr. Chas. Hutton 

Gabble Gilchrist i ,, t n *• 

The Spaewife [ ^^^ J- Hastmgs. 

Madge Linklater ...... Miss Lizzie Riddle 

Klspeth Mackenzie Miss Nellie Riddle 

Mrs. Dalrymple Mi.ss Flora Douglas 

—Royal, Montrose. 

SPANISH LOVERS, THE, play in three acts, 
adapted from Fernando de Rojas's Spanish 
romance, " La Celestina," by Edward Gar- 
net t. May 22. 

^osia Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

Parmeno Mr. Ivan Berlvn 

1'1'cia Miss Margaret Yarde 

-^reusa Miss Marie Royter 

.Sempronio Mr. W. G Fay 

Cal'sto Mr. Alfred Wild 

Melibea Miss Mona Limerick 

Lucretia Miss Carrie Haawj 

<,>ie=4ina iMiss Isaibel Grev. 

^I'sa Miss Emily Luck 

Pleberio Mr. Henry Austin 

Centurjo Mr. Archibald McLean 

—Little. 

SPLENDID SILENCE. THE, romantic play, 
m one act, by Arthur Rose. Sept. 16. 

Roland Miss Anna Cuka 

Prmcess Isabel ....Miss Violet M. Barnett | 
Count Villamere ....Mr. Norman Desmond ' 
Lieutenant Starn ..Mr. trnest K. Nelson 
Lieutenant Savar — Mr. James Lingard i 
Commandant Raarfelt Mr. Wilfred Keevil ) 

Raflf Woolfer Mr. Alfred Harding 

Stepan Laandor Mr. Johnson Travis i 

Adrian Roman Mr. Arthur Rose I 

— Balham Hippodrome. 



.'•.PORTING OFFER, A, "a walk-over in one 
I canter," by G. Fennimore-Glynn. (A 

' Btagerigliit peirfonm.tince took pktce on 

June 29.) July 1. 

The Widow Miss Nellie Stevens 

The Wife Miss Phyllis Waller 

The Prodigal Mr. William Midgley 

The Lajnb Mr. Fram.k E:ii4o.n 

—Hippodrome, Eastbourne. 

SPRINGTIDE, operctte. by Aubrey Fitz- 
gerald, music by Frank Lambert. July 29. 
— Collins's. 

STAFF DINNER, THE. " an annual episode," 
an one scene. May 20. 

Mr. Archie Mr. A. W. Baskcomb 

Mr.s. Archie Miss Ninon Dudley 

It Mr. Herbert Russell 

— Tivoii 

STAGE STRUCK, farce, by Edith Harrison. 
(Produced by the Black Cat Club.) Sep- 
tember 16. 

Bridget Miss^ Elsie Mildred 

Nancy Miss Wynn Westcott 

Prof ee.sor Mr. Percy Vernon 

— Rehearsal. 

ST.VRJ/ING. THE, Swttish playlet, foimdert 
by P. D. M. upon Dr. Norman Macleod's 
work. (June 25, Playhouse; July 8, Lon- 
don Pavilion.) June 10. 

Adam Mercer Mr. Dickson Moffat 

Rev. Daniel Porteous Mr. J. B. Gordon 

Kate Mercer Miss Louica Goursey 

— .\lliambra, Glasgow. 

STATE INSURANCE : OR, THE DOCTOR'S 
MINIMUM WAGE, sketeh, by W. H. 
Perrette. Decemljer 16. 

Mrs. Carlisle Miss Ella Thornton 

Claude Mr. T. Renaud Lockwood 

Dr. Finishem Mr. Jolm Beech 

:Mary Miss Mav Mostvn 

John Mr. W. H." Perrettt- 

— Grand, Manchester. 

STATIONMA'STER, THE, comic c-ketrh. by Joe 
Peteirman and 'George Ricketts. <iStage- 
•rdght pnxiuetion, Jamuary 20, King's, South- 
sea). March 11. 

— Walthamstow Palace. 

STPJKLNG HOME, play, in one act, adapted 
from the French SABOTAGE of Chas. 
Hellem, William Vakros and Pol D'E.stec, 
by Jose G. Levy. (Originally produced 
Royal. Glasgow, .\i>ril 5: GaTrick, May 
9.) F.i-rst muMC-haiH j»roduction, July IS. 

Jam Mason Mr. Edmund Gumey 

Dr. Cartwright Mr. Oscar Adye 

Maggie Mason. .Mi.^s Margaret Scudamore 

Mrs. F5nch Miss Beatrice May 

— Palladium. 

vSTREET SINGER, THE, .sketch. November 25. 

— Empress. 

SUCH STUFF AS 'EROES ARE MADE OF, 
one-act plav by Isabel Tippett. November 
15. 

—Chelsea Town Hall. 

SUDDEN CALL, A, musical monologue, by 
E. C. Rolls. May 27. 

— Granville. 

SUNDAY MORNING, play, in one act, by 
Stanley Cooke. (January 6, 1913, Metro"- 
politan.) April 8. 

Bill Mr. Edrward Chester 

Little Bill Miss Irene Ross 

Captain Jane Miss Katherine Fielder 

^-Royal Court, Liverpool. 



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I /SUNSHINE GIRL, THE, miwical play, in two 

V acts, by Paul A. Rubens and Cecil Raleigh, 

lyrics by Paul A. Rubens and Arthur Wim- 

peirLs, music by Paul A. Rubens. February 

24. 

ILord Bicester Mr. Geo. Grossmith, Zwa.. 

Vernon Blundell Mr. Basil S. Fo.ster 

Commodore Parker Mr. Georpe Barrett 

Hodson Mr. Tom Walls 

Stepneyak Mr. Robert Nainby 

Whitley Mr. G. Grundy 

Deveir Mr. W. Step'hens 

Garing Mr. S. Lloyd 

Nelgrove Mr. G. Lynch 

Telfridge Mr. J. Grande 

Mr. WilUams Mr. O. Collins 

Major Lascelles Mr. A. We.Uesley 

Bobbie McLeod Mr. G. Comyn 

Policeman Mr. Charles Russ 

Policeman Mr. James Redmond 

Sailor Mr. Austin Camp 

Footman Mr. Raynham 

Floot Mr. Edmund Payne 

Lady I^osabelle Merrydew ..Miss Olive May 

Marie Silvaine Miss Mabel Sealby 

Emmeline Miss Violet Essex 

Sybil Miss Avice Kelham 

May Miss Blanche Stocker 

Lucy Miss Elsie Collier 

Violet Miss Florence Reade 

Lily Miss Olive Wade 

Kit Miss Marie Mitchell 

Lady Mary Miss Irene Warren 

Miss Molyneux Miss Gladys Wray 

Hon. Miss Grey Miss Pattie Wells 

Lady Clara Miss Dorothy Fane 

Miss Rivers Miss Ethel Lawson 

Miss Pontifex Miss Kitty Undley 

Brenda Blacker Miss Connie Ediss 

Delia Dale Miss Phyllis Dare 

—Gaiety. 

SUNNY BUSHES, playlet, by Horace Annes- 
ley Vachell. December. 9. 

William Panel Mr. George Fawcett 

Mrs. Panel Mi.ss Ethel Beaumont 

Nathaniel Leveson . . Mr. Ernest Leicester 

Judge Taylor Mr. Eldrett Gulson 

— Shepherd's Bush Empire. 

SURPRISE OF HIS LIFE, THE, one-act play, 
by Jess Dorynne. (Produced by the 
Pione'er Players.) April 21. 

Mr. Jenkins Mr. Telford Hughes 

^rs. Jenkins Miss Gwynneth Galton 

Eliza Miss Edyth Olive 

Emily Miss Athene Seyler 

Sally Miss Auriol Lee 

Alfred Williams Mr. W. B. Abingdon 

—King's Hall, W.C. 

SUSAN'S EMBELLISHMENTS, a play, in one 
act, by Arthur Eckersley. December 23. 

Susan Smith Miss Clare Grett 

Jane Pratt Miss Betty Ward 

Miss Wilcox Miss Mary Merrall 

Bill Smith Mr. Edward Rigby 

— Palace. 

SUSANNEN'S GEHEIMNISS (SUSANNE'S 
SECRET), German intermezzo in one act, 
music *)y Ermano Wolf-Ferrari. February 
19. 

Count Gil Mr. George Parker 

Countess Susanne 

Miss Theresa M. Schlagintweit 

Sante Mr. George Till 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

SUBMARINE F?, THE, playlet, adapted from 
tlh« Frenicii of Afh. Moreux and J. P^rard, 
toy Harold Simpson. March 25. 

Lieut. Gordon Mr. Wordley Hulse 

Lieut. Crawford Mr. Clifford Marquard 

Dennis Mr. Arthur Robson 



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The Submarine F7 (continued). 

Sutton , Mr. Charles Benson 

Foster Mr. M. Hodgson 

Rogers Mr. H. Wynn 

Bell Mr. J. Patrick TurnbuU 

Birch Mr. Hugh Rene 

■ Cox Mr. F. Hall 

Chadwick Mr. Buckley 

Evans Mr. J. CM'bbs 

—Tottenham Palace. 

SWEEPING THE COUNTRY, comedy, in two 
acts, by William Paul. December 10. 
James McKay, J. P. .Mr. Gerald Macnamara 

Mrs. McKay Miss Evelyn Fitzgerald 

Molly Miss Kathleen Laurence 

Mrs. Gray Miss Mary Crothers 

Charlie Moore Mr. C. J. Abbey 

Arthur Vincent Mr. Jackson Grahame 

Andy Cunningham >Mr. J. M. Harding 

Paddy Doyle Mr. Alan Whitley 

Albert Parr Mr. John Field 

—Opera House, Belfast. 

SYLVIA GREER, comedy, in three acts. 
November 16. Last performance (thellth), 
November 27. 

Dr. Wy brant Mr. Guy Standing 

Mr. Blount Mr. Hugh Ardale 

Captain Harte Mr. Reginald Owen 

Mr. West Mr. Edward Rigby 

Bertie Channing .. Mr. P. Perceval Clark 

Paget Carmody Mr. Heath Haviland 

Sir John Gatacre Mr. W. R. Staveley 

Colonel Greer Mr. C. M, Lowne 

Sylvia Greer Miss Ethel Warwick 

Mrs. Greer Miss Trevor Lloyd 

Mrs. Harte Miss Alice Mansfield 

Mrs. W€st Mrs. SamSothern 

Lillian Channing ... Miss Constance Little 

Kitty IngersoU Miss Jane Savile 

Lady Gatacre Miss Claire Pauncefort 

Grace Woolcott Miss Lydia Russell 

A Maid Miss Nancy GJrling 

— Queen's. 

TA:N'!QLBD WEDLOCIK, farce, in one act, by J. 
H. Oliver. October 11. 

Rev. Walter Fry Mr. L. E. Notcutt 

Fred Arden Mr. Edmund Daly 

Gwendolyn Davies Miss Myra Selwyn 

Matilda Graham Miss Joyce Moore. 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

TANTRUMS, play, in three acts, by Frank 
Stayton. October 22. Last perfomuince 
(the 23Td) Novembeir 9. 

Myrtle Miss Christine Silver 

Cranley Fordyce Mr. John Deverell 

Rose Miss Dora Barton 

Mrs. Halstead Miss Nellie Bouverie 

Virginia Miss Marjorie Day 

Mr. Halstead Mr. O. B. Clarence 

Butler at the Halsteads' 

Mr. L. Williams 

Parlourmaid Miss Gladys Preston 

Charlton Vansittart Mr. Charles Maude 

Porter Mr. Gordon Hay 

W.aiter ^Ir. Roland Pertwee 

— Criterion. 

TAR AND THE TARTAR, THE, "one-act 
vaudeville." November 11. 

Mustand Pasha Mr. W. Gordon Meagor 

Jim Jaggers Mr. Jack White 

Bill Bowling Mr. Jack Hill 

Zenabia Miss LillLanj Claire 

Haidee Miss Doris Hamilton 

— Isling'ton Empire. 

TEA AND BANNOCKS, a duologue, by 
Frances M. Gostling and Lalla Henderson. 
February 13. 

Mrs. Macpherson Miss L. Henderon 

Mrs. Robertson Miss Ethel Cassels 

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TELKGRAM, TIIL, one act play, by Jess 
Dorvnnc; October 1&*« 

Delia Carton Miss Jess Dorynne 

Mrs. Lutrell Miss Estelle Stead 

John Warriu Mr. Charles MaunseU 

Maid Miss Martha Vigo 

—Little. 

TEMPO FURIOSO, Beethoven episode, in one 
act, by Howard Cochran. June 24. 
Liidwi^ A'an Btethovco Mr. .\rthur Chesaey 

Ferdinand Reis Mr. Uoward Cochran 

Frau Goldstein Miss Alice Mansfield 

Marie Miss Estelle Winwood 

— Winter Gardens, New Brighton. 

TE.MPTATION OF SIR GALAUAD, THE, 
play, in blank verse, by G. Lally. June 25. 

Sir Galahad Miss Gwendolen Lally 

Vivien Miss Cathleeu Xesbitt 

Spirit of the Lake Miss Anna Nesbitt 

—Court. 

TERRIBLE TOREADOR, THE, sketch. (Pro- 
duced by Leo Fields.) March 25. 

The Terrible Toreador Mr. Leo Fields 

.luanita Miss Ettie Leonard 

Prince Alfonso Mr. Geo. Steele 

Slosher Mr. Bobbie Walktr 

Sir Percival Spendall..Mr. Bertram Thonia., 
— Euston. 

TERRORIST, THE, prssentation for the first 
time on the London variety stage of an 
episode of Russian life, by Laurence 
Irving. (Originally produced April, 1911, 
Duke of York's.) February 5. 
The Governor's Sister.. Miss Beatrice Smith 

Osip Mr. George Owen 

Col. Jablonski Mr. A. C. Hardie 

General Obelyani Mr. Fred Grove 

The Terrorist Miss Mary Forbes 

— Middlesex. 

TE.XAS RANGER, THE; OR, THE VANISH- 
ING RACE. " Play of the Plains," in 
three acts. (July 1, Prince's, Portsmouth.) 
July 8. 

Freshwater Jack Mr. Cecil Klein 

Colonel Marshall Mr. Arthur S. Pitt 

Lieut. Vivian McClure ...Mr. Danell Greene 
Surgeon-Maj. Mitchell... Mr. Frank Norman 

Lone Wolf Mr. Vernon Travers 

John Yellow^ Dog Mr. Brian Daly 

Red Bull Mr. Frank Richardson 

Old Tom Mr. Linton L. Bishop 

Private Perry Mr. Alfred Carpcnti-r 

Hop-wah Mr. Alfred La Folle 

Schneider von Dam.. Mr. Peter H. Gardner 
Mrs. Martha Ramsey 

Mrs. J. W. Braithwalte 

.\nn Washington Miss Amy Loraine 

Ne-wa-ta Miss Ethel Greene 

Ethel Marshall Miss Ethel Raynor 

— Holloway Empire. 

TUANK GOODNESS, farcical comedy sketch. 
October 7. 

Horace Percival Mr. Nevill Graham 

Mrs. Percival Miss Dorothy Dale 

.\n Unknown Man .. Mr. Edward Beecher 

Maid Miss Trixie Ray 

— Palace, Reading. 

THEIR POINT OF VIEW, one-act play, by 
Wilfred Coleby. (First variety production, 
January 6, 1913, Palladium.) April 27. 

— Haymarket. 

THKRKSE RAQUIN, revival of A. Teixeira de 
.Mattos's transl.ition of Emile Zola's play, 
in four acts. (Originally produced Octo- 
ber 9, 1891, Pwoyalty.) April 23. 

— Court. 

THIRD TlMn. THE, one-act play, by Francis 
M. Gostling. June 14. 

Cutel Harmon Mile. Norva 

Pierre Le Run Mr. J. H. Irvine 

^'inon Spot Adamson 

—Clavier Hall, W. 



THOMPSON IX TIR-N'A-N'OGE, laiiia^), lu 
one act, by Gerald Macnaniara. Dt-ccniber 
9. 
High King of Tir-N'a-N'oge 

Mr. Jackson Graham 

Finn Mr. Norman Gray 

.\ngus Mr. C. J. Abbey 

Cuclialain Mr. C. K. Ayre 

Couan Mr. Chas. W ilson 

Maev Miss Kathleen Ltiurcncu 

Grania Miss Evelyn Fitzgerald 

Thompson of Scarva Mr. J. M. Harding 

— Opera House, Belfati. 

THOU SHALT NOT, sketch, by N. Thorpe 
Mayne. (April 1, Bedford.) July 22. 

Leslie Heseltine Mr. N. Thorpe Mayne 

Amyas Heseltine Mr. Leo G. Lilly 

Harold Grey Mr. Mervyn Tempest 

Harpur Mr. Frank Smith 

Jessica Grey Miss Beryl Hamilton 

— Victoria Pier, Folkestone. 

THUMBSCREW, THE, one-act play, by Edith 
Lyttelton. (Produced by the Pioneer 
Plavers.) December 15. 

Bcrnice Field Miss Phyllis Relph 

Mrs. Field Mrs. Saba Raleigh 

Will Dengate Mr. Shiel Barry 

Joe Seldon Mr. Alfred Sang.ster 

Mrs. Dengate Miss Lillian Rivell 

Mrs. Muggle Miss Margaret Yarde 

Bob Miss Irene Ross 

Lucy Miss Bessie Courtney 

Fred Mr. Willie Ck)urtney 

—Little. 

THREE CHAPTERS FROM LIFE, dramatic 
scena, in three parts, by Edwin Beverley. 
June 17. 

— Euston. 

THREE COMMON PEOPLE, play In one act, 
' by Neil Lyons and " Henry Seton." (First 
Music-hall presentation March 11, Victoria 
Palace.) Subsequently plaved at the 
Vaudeville as PENNY A BUNCH. Feb- 
ruary 8.' 

Alf Beeny Mr. Blake Adams 

Poppy Dyke Miss Florence Lloyd 

Sarah Moon Miss Pollie Emery 

-Court. 

THREE DAYS liN THE LIFE OF SAPHO, con- 
densed version of Alphonse Daudet's 
Sapho. April 29. 
Fanny le Grajid 

Miss Jessamine Newcombe 

Cesaire Gaussin Mr. J. W. Hooper 

B6ti6ma Mr. Charles Whitley 

Mme. H6t1:6raa .' Miss Lily Fern 

Fiomant Mr. A. W. Fleming 

Pierre Baby Entwistle 

Jean Gaussin Mr. Cameron Matthews 

— Edmonton (Empire. 

THPuElB KNTKJKS, sketch writt-en by Messrs. 
A. Luck, E. Lotinga, and Leonard F. 
JJurell. January 29. 

Mr. Benjamin Fleetwood Mr. M. Alwyne 

Mrs. Edith Fleetwood Miss M. Thorpe 

Mr. William Ashcroft Mr. A. Dane 

Jim Josser Mr. Ernie Lotinca 

Suzette Mile. Rie Costa 

— ^Woolwich Hippodrome. 

THUMBS UP. Stageright production of a 
sketch in three scenes, by Fred Kamo, 
Hickory Wood, and Albert Bruno. March 
1. 

Shakey Andronicus Mr. Albert Bruno 

Dromo Mr. Geo. Dalper 

Balash Mr. William Chewd 

Zaaara Mr. Fred Newham 

Emperor Mr. Bert Crewe 

The Silent Knight Mr. Jack Sinclair 

Nadea Miss Julia Barrett 

Nitish Miss Lydia Weber 

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TIDE, THE, play, in four acts, by Basil Mac- 
donald Hastings. Dectmber 14. (On De- 
cember 30 the piece was playid without the 
last act and otherwise altered in form.) 

Felicity Scarth Jliss Ethel Warwick 

Dr. Stratton Mr. Norman Trevor 

Jerry le Maitre Mr. Shiel Barry 

Lieut-.CoI. Whithair Mr. Edmond Breon 

Mrs. Bretherton Miss Cicely Hamilton 

Maisie Bretherton 

Miss Muriel Martin Harvey 

Mr. Strick Mr. Heath Haviland 

Tom Denny Mr. J. T. Macmillan 

Hotel Chambermaids: Miss Nancy Gir- 
ling, Miss Lydia Russell, Miss Kathleen 
Barrett. Page at the Hotel: Mr. Eric H. 
Albury. 

' —Queen's. 
TOASTED CHEESE, comedy drama. June 17. 

John Brown Mr. J . D. Fo.x 

Mary Brown Miss Daisy Cryer 

Harry Thornton Mr. Ed. .^viuall 

Bill Jackson Mr. Gordon Kingsley 

Cissie Brown Miss Violet Lytton 

— Royal, Blackburn. 
TRACKED, sketch, in one scene, by WilUam 
Wade. August 16. 

Mary Morris Miss Laura Hansen 

Eileen Miss Carrie Jolinso.i 

Gideon Banks .... Mr. Stanley Ravenscroft 

Dick Connors Mr. Hugh Montgomery 

— Britannia. 
TRAF.-VLGAR. First London , production of a 
nautical and spectacular sketch, based on 
(tihie late Robert BucihaJiani's dnama, " Tih>e 
. iMajiners of Efngland." OirigirjaJly pro 
duced Coliseum, Glasgow May 29, 1911-) 
March 4. 

— South London Palace. 

TRAGEDY OF A COMIC SONG, THE, piece, 

in one scene, adapted by Alfred Wareing 

from a story by Leonard Merrick. April 

16. 

The Frenchman Mr. H. A. Saintsbury 

The Journalist Mr. Frederick Cullev 

The Waiter Mr. Eliot MakelKMii 

— Royalty, Glasgow. 
TRANiSPORIMATIOiN OiF Bl\COHUS. Tfli.E, 
dance scena, by H. Saxe-Wyndham, music 
by Grace Hawkins. (Originally produced, 
July 2, Guildhall Scliool of Music.) July 
22. 
Lay Brother ■» 

and J Mile. Katinska 

Spirit of Wine I 

Young Bacchus Miss Ivy Davies 

— Kennington. 
TRAJ'PED, play, in one act, by Neilson 
Morris, (.\mateur production.) April 29. 

James .Vnderson Mr. A. J. Neill 

Edward Mr. Leslie Rea 

Inspector Graves ...Mr. A. Hewlett Smith 

Rachel Moore Miss Ellie Chester 

—Clavier Hall, W. 
TRAVELLERS, play, in three acts, by Norman 
McKeown. (Produced by the Stage 
Society.) February 4. 

Mr. Warrington Mr. H. Athol Forde 

Jack Baker Mr. Guy Rathbone 

Hubert Ruthven Mr. Ralph Button 

Muriel Ruthven .. Miss Madge Mcintosh 

Tom Mr. Hugh F. S. Casson 

Josh Mr. Sebastian Smith 

Waiter Mr. Charles Bishop 

Ted Mr. E. Cresfan 

Sandy Mr. F. Gremlin 

Amos Mr. Gerald Merrielees 

Bill Mr. E. H. Paterson 

— Prince's. 
TR WELLING MAN, THE. Revival by the 
Morality Play Society of Lady Gregory's 
play. February 9. 

—Court. 



TIRILBY Revival of the drama, In four acts, 
adapted by M. Salter from du Maurier's 
novel. (Originally produced at the Royal, 
Manchester. September 7, 1895; Haymarket, 
October 50, 1895.) February 19. Last per- 
formance (the 48th). March 30- 

Svengali } Sir Herbert Tree 

Talbot Wynee Mr. Edmund Maurice 

Alexander McAIister Mr. A. E. George 

Wilham Bagot Mr. E. Ion S'winley 

Gecko Mr. Henry Morrell 

Zouzou Mr. Ro-s Khore 

Do.ior Mr. Philip Merivale 

Oliver Mr. Frank Ctnroy 

Lorimer Mr. Peter Upcher 

Rev. Thomas Bagot 

Mr. Walter R. Crcighton, 

Manager Kaw Mr. Francis Chaniier 

Trilby O'Ferrall Miss Phyllis Neilson-Terry 

Mrs. Bagot Miss Dora Diehl 

Madame Vinard Miss Rosina Filipiii 

Angfele Miss Laura Cowie 

Hcmorine Miss Joan Chaloner 

— His Majesty's. 

T,RIU.MPH OF THE BLIND, THE, drama, in 
tour acts, by Forbes Dawson. September 
16. 

Andrew Marston Mr. Jame?^ R. Sinclair 

Mr. Dunstan Mr. W. J. Robertson 

Doctor Darley Mr. Walter Brodie 

Dt. Runciman Mr. George Brunswick 

Claude Dnnstan ..Mr. Charles Lind-Vivian 

Rundle Mr. Walter McEwen 

Anthea Runoiman Miss Enid Baird 

Grace Panmure Miss Doris D'igby 

AdeWne Miss Hermione Lester 

Mary Miss Alice Esden 

— West London. 

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA was revived for the 
Elizabethan Stage Society by Mr. William 
Poel, King's Hall, Ovent Garden. Decem- 
ber 10. 

TURNING POINT, THE. English version, in 
three acts, of Henry Kistemaecker's play, 
La Flamb6e, by Pe;ter Le Marchant. 
October 1. 
Liieuteaiant-Colonel Felt 

Sir George Alexander 

Bertrand de Mauret Mr. Athol Stewart 

Marcel Beaucourt Mr. Godfrey Tear'.e 

Julius Glogau Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Monseigneur Jussey ..Mr. J. D. Beveridge 

Stettin Mr. Rupert Lister 

Henri Cartelle Mr. Alfred A. Harris 

Paul Rudiet Mr. Harold Holland 

Justin Mr Edgar B. Payne 

The Mavor Mr. Herbert Rea 

Dt. Dufot Mr. W. Coats-Bush 

Recorder to M. Rudiet Mt. John Ridley 

Orderly Mr. Austin Fehrmah 

Country Policemam Mr. V. C. Guy 

Monique Felt Miss Ethel Irving 

Yvonne Stettin Miss Norma Whalley 

Thdrfese Deniau Miiss Lettice Fairfax 

Annette Miss Oiga Nicholson 

— St. James's. 

TWELFTH M.IN. THE. dramatic sketch 
July 22. 

— CoUins's. 

TWELFTH NIGHT, Shaiespeare's comedy, 
arranged in three acts. November 15. 

Orsino Mr. Arthur Wontner 

Sebastian Mr. Dennis Neilson-Terry 

Antonio Mr. Herbert Hewetson 

A S^a Captain Mr. Douglas Munro 

Valentin© Mr. Cowley Wright 

CTirio Mr Frank Conrov 

Sir Toby Belch Mr. Arthur Whitby 

Sir Andrew Aguecheek 

Mr. Leon Quartermainc 

Malvoliio Mr. Henry AinUy 

Fabian Mr. H. O. Nicholson 

Feste Mr. O. Havden Coffin 

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Tirtlfth Siiilit {continued). 

1st OOiccr Mr. Francis Roberts 

2ik1 OdlciT Mr. Herbert A Itxander 

Servant Mr. Neville Gartside 

Olivia Miss ^^v^Iyn Millard 

Maria Miss Ix-a^ Bat-tman Hunter 

\'iola Miss Lillab McCarltiy 

Lords. GuesUs, Sailors, Offlctrs, Musicians, 
At-teiidants. Messrs Ceo. Burrows, Maurice 
Tosh, Uilbert Chalmers, Colona, Felix 
Aylnier, William Moore. Harold French. 
Eric Lugfi, H. B. Waring, Reginald Gar- 
nett, Cecil Apted, J. Burrows, 8. Belin- 
fantc, jind Misses Margaret Bruhling, Vera 
iJyer, and Enid Kose. 

—Savoy. 

TWEiLKrH NIGHT. Sir Herbert Tree's re- 
wval of Shakespeare's play. May 23. 

— Eds Majesty's. 

T\VJ:i.VE O'CIXX^K, one-act play, by F. Kinsey 
I'eile January 15. 

.^ir G<?orpo Turvis Mr. F.ranois Charnaer 

Tomkinson Mr. Frank Collins 

Binks Mr. E. Oreslan 

Charles Trefusis Mr. Richard Neville 

Pym Mr. Reginald Hunter 

Mrs. Bryanston gimyth 

Mwie. Lydia Yavorska 
— Finsbury Park Empire. 

TWIOB REMOVED, farcical comedy, in three 
acts, by Beard 'Francis and Herbert Lae- 
land. May 27. 

'Jim Love.ioy Mr. Kenna Lawson 

Mr. Burton Mr. Somers Bellamy 

.Sir Giles de Feetum Mr. A. H. Jenner 

I>ick Mt. Lawrence Robbins 

Smith '. Mr. B. Moore 

-Mrs. Burton ...; Miss Madge Haines 

AUce Miss Kathleen Goslett 

Sophie Lovejoy Miss St. Barbe 

Sarah Miss Marcella Hudson 

.\aiie Miss Evelyn Crighton 

— RoyaJg Colchester. 

'TWIXT HEART A-NID BOTL. sketeh. October 
25. 

Fra Angelo Mr. Beniiard Copping 

Dr. Keith Mr. C. A. James 

• Irene Chester Miss Isa Bellingioti 

— Tivoli, Manchester. 

TWO LITTLE SCOUT BOYS, patriotic drama, 
in four acts, written by John Dunbar and 
Herbert Lloyd. December 2. 
Sir George Vanbrough. .Mr. Harold Greave.s 
Lieut. Jack Vanbrough, R.N. 

Mr Herbert Evelyn 
Capt. Stephen Vanbrough, R.E. 

Mr. David Macfarlane 
Hon. Bertie Blatchford. .Mr. Frank Kelland 

Bob Gillinga Mr. Herbert Lloyd 

Patrick .McGuire Mr. Fred A Morley 

P.C. 1020 X Division ..Mr. Fred A. Morley 

Postman Mr. HastMigs 

Scout .Master Mr. Cooper 

Michael Strauvitch Mr. Edward Lowrie 

-Margot Miss Glory Keiland 

Mrs. McGuire Miss Glory Kelland 

Mrs. Corneha van Hayter 

Miss Leslie Warner 

MargTiorite D'Estelle Miss Ethel Vinroy 

Evelyn Vanbrough '..Miss Winifred Whyte 

•Tack M'iiss Doris Nov.'Iand 

Peter Miss Isabel Hunt 

—Royal, Rotherham. 

TWO OF THE Ol© BOY'S, one-act plav, 
by Winifred St. Clair. July 3.- 

The Professor Mr. F. W. Lamb 

Mrs. Rowley Miss Winifred St. Clair 

Bertha Miss Irene Greenleaf 

— Caxton Hall, W. 



TVPHOON, play, in four acte, translated 
from the German of Melchior Leugyel 
by Laurence Irving. Oct. 3. 

Tokeramo Mr. Laurence Irving 

Kobayaslii Mr. II enry Crocker 

Voshikawa Mr. Robin Shiells 

Omayi Mr. Basil Sydney 

Ilironari Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

Kitamaru Mr. A. Sheko 

Amamari Mr. L. B. Fujiya 

Yamoshi Mr. Charles Terric 

Miyake -Mr. W. I. Bashi 

Yotomo Mt. George G . Carr 

Georges, Tokeramo's Servant 

Mr. J. Slain 

Renard-Beinsky Mr. Bertram Forsyth 

Professor Dupont Mr. James Skea 

President of the Assize Court 

Mr. Wentworth Fane 

Procureur Mr. Lionel Brabam 

Counsel .Mr. James Stanners 

Usher Mr. J. Arnold 

Interpreter Mr. B. Wells 

Juryman Mr. R. Clegj: 

Dupont's Wife Miss Winifred Turner 

Ther^se Miss Enid Lorimer 

H^lene Miss Mabel Hackney 

— Tyne, Newcastle. 

UNDERSTUDY, THE, musical monologue, by 
George Arthurs, music by J. W. Tate, pro- 
duced by Mile. Marise Fairy. Jan. 1. 

— Alhambra. 

UNCLE S.\M, Anglo-Ameican farcical comedy, 
in three acts, by Herbert Shelley. (Aug. 
19, Royal, Nottingham.) Sept. 30. 

Uncle Sam Mr. John Beauchamp 

B'illy Brown Mr. Herbert Bhetley 

Reuben Grey Mr. Bruce Allen 

Max Schcink Mr. Tom Taylor 

Mr. Donahue ..Mr. G. tyttleton Holyoake 

Spud Murphy Mr. Emmet Dunbar 

Mary Brown Miss F61icie Roclic 

Ansonia Cooney Miss Drusilla Hanbury 

Valetta Miss Valentine S.ava',;^- 

Mrs. Samuel Brown ..Miss Sophie Larkin 
—King's, Hammersmith. 

UNDINE, " Idyll of Forest and Stream," the 
pantomime and music by Manuel Klein. 
May 20. 
The Lord of Rose Hill 

Mr. Douglas Payne 
The Lady of Rose Hill 

Miss Margaret Murch 

Jacqueminot Miss Irene Ash 

Ursula Miss Katherine Strong 

Atheling ,...Mr. Maximus Weily 

A Court Jester Mr Oliver Smith 

A Shepherd Mr. Harold Marshall 

Undine Miss Annette Kellermann 

—Oxford. 

UNOiRT'HO.DOX BISHOP, AN, comedy, in one 
act, by E. M. Thorpe. (Produced by the 
Qncomers Society.) June 27. 

Priscilla Brown Mise Mildred Orme 

Letitia Brown Miss Daisy England 

Kesiah Miss Betty Stannard 

Susie Vernon Miss Olive Banbury 

Jack Ingleton Mr. Paul Wynter 

—Little. 

UNSE/E'N KIiSXS, mythological verse-play, in 
one act, by Eva Gore Booth. (Produced 
by the Independent Theatre (Company.) 
Jan. 25. 

Cuculain Mr. Patrick Quill 

Cathvah Mr. George Fitzgerald 

A Bard Mr. Breffni O'Rorke 

Niamh Miss Violet Mer vyn 

Nineen Miss Helena Molony 

X Stranger 

Mme. Constance de Markievicz 

First Singer Miss Nettie Edwards 

Eileen Furlong Miss Eileen Furlong 

—Abbey, Dublin. 



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UNSER DOKTOR (OUR'DOCTOR), Volksstuck 
People's play) with incidental songs, in 
four acts, by Leon Treptow and Louis 
Herrmann. (Produced bv the Deutsches 

. oiK'StneaietT, vve«t. ijonoons.; re^o. ^. 

Lebrecht Herr Ernst Kuehl 

Johanne Lebrecht Frau Olga Sylge 

Paul Lebrecht Herr G. T. Lambert 

Captain Patersen Herr Max Bergaiii 

Koscheu Petersen 

Fraulein Hedda Kostner 

Tubbecke Herr Alfred Golt€rmann 

Else TUbbecke 

Fraulein Hedwig Rohmann 

Muimmel Herr Richard Mueller 

Fritz Stiiraner Henr Max Sylgs 

Hasse Herr Karl Bach 

Lilli Fandango Fraulein Olga Romberg 

Mispel Herr W. J. Schmidlin 

iScheffler Herr Hains Kamm 

Teckelmann Herr Fritz Haass 

Emil Herr Erich Sylge 

— Court. 

UP A TREE, comedy, in one act, by G. Lally. 
Juno 25- 

Poppy Vamder'ben't .... iMss Vena Mar.ihaH 
Lady Lessingham ..Miss Cathleen Nesbitt 

Lord Culvertoo Mr. Charles Lascelles 

—Court. 

USURERS, THE. SociaUst play, by Mr. asxA 
Mrs. Leon Le.iust. (Produced by the British 
SociaUst Party Dramatic Society.) April 
14. 

— Walton College, Liverpool. 

USURPERS, THE, comic opera, by Dudley S. 
P^ge, composed by H. SullivanrBrooke. 
(Produced by amateurs,) October 28. 

Valeric Mr. Joim Doran 

Count Saftrojiie Mr. Philip Williams 

General Skopia Mr. B. M. Jary 

Baron Teuchra Mr. Basil Neale 

Cronio Mr. Dudley Page 

Elbassan Mr. S. Broad 

Kroja Mr. T. O. Eiaris.h 

•Taf ar Mr. Percy Wright 

The Iman ■- Mr. E. Broad 

Jamema Mrs. Harry Howes 

Lezah Miss Isa White 

Rem? Miss Ethel Spome 

Murah Miss Grace Page 

Amara Miss May 'opkiss 

Nana Miss Jessie Dunning 

The Almah Mi.=s B. Rowell 

Princess Thalia Miss Trixie Smith 

— Royal, Kings Lynn. 

VEGETARIANS. THE. The Cambridge Uni- 
versity Footlights Dramatic Club presented 
a dietetic absurdity, in two acts, by H. 
Rottenberg, muMc toy J. W. Ivimey, extra 
numbers by C. F. Smyly and Alan Murray, 
extra lyrics by James Heard and R. F. 
Patterson. June 13. 

Jim Carthrop Mr. R. M. Dexter 

George Renfrew Mr. G. A. C. Moor© 

Edward Frensham . . Mr. P. D. Ravenscroft 

Algernon Gormeigh Mr. C. J. W. Miller 

Philip Burt Mr. 0. D. Winterbottom 

Henry Cote Mr. H. Cuthbertson 

Thomas Artoe Mr. H. C. M. Farmer 

William Berry Mr. E. F. H. Taylor 

Newton Pippyn Mr. 0. W. Nicholson 

Arthur Choke Mr. W. S. Watkins 

Elihu P. MacFaddist Mr. L. S. Straker 

Benjamin Berwick, F.R.S. 

Mr. S. d'a Luard 

Solomon Kantegel Mr. J. B, Neale 

Eberiezer Pott Mr. W. E. Harris 

Porter of Botolph Hall .. Mr. R. W. Goss© 
Dr. Welphed Boddy 

Mr. S. H. Greville-Smith 

Professor Gastrico Mr. R. A. Evans 

Iris Carthrop Mr. M. Cuthbertson 

Ethel Maine Mr. D. Carmichael 

Miss Beaskin Mr. H. V. Teemant 

Mrs. Myrtle Mr. G. L. Cazalet 

—Court. 



ViEiNiET'IA'N MGHT, A, sipectaiCUilar wordaess 
play, in four scenes and thirteen episodes, 
•by Carl Vollmoller, with music by Fni^ed- 
rich Bermann. November 11. 
The Young Strangier .. Mr. Paul Bieusfeklb 
The Young Marquise .. Mis.s Miaria Carmi 
The Bridegroom from Mestre 

Mr. Joseph Klein 

The Lover Mr. Hans Felix 

Pipistrello Mr. Ernst Matray 

X Venetian Girl 

Miss Gertrude Hesterberg 
The Hotel Proprietor. .Mr. Berthold Reissig 

Trappola Mr. George Hoetzel 

— Palace. 

VERDICT OF CONSCIENCE, A, episode, by 
Ivan Fintih. October 11. 

Ruth Miss Joyce Moor© 

Her Husband Mr. Edmund Daly 

Oldv© Mr. Ivan Firth 

Clavier Hall, W. 

VERY MUCH MARRIED, farce, in three acts, 
by Vane Sutton- Vane. June 20. 

Mrs. Dowsett-Greene Miss Emily Luck 

Miss Sophia Chatfleld . . Miss Ruth Norreys 

Lamhert Mr. Clifford Heatherley 

Lord Ceresby Winterport 

Mr. Ernest Thesiger 

Mr. Basil Fyske Mr. Vane Sutton- Vane 

Mr. Justiniaii Dilke, J.P. 

Mr. Clarence Derwent 
Miss Dora Adams ..Miss Vera Cunningham 

Mr. Finch Mr. Edward Viner 

Hotel Manager Mr. St^cey Hamilton 

Miss Dod Miss Mar.iorie Rose 

\riRs Winifred Lock Mi=s Nin^i Hazel 

Pauline Miss Faith Celli 

Miriam del Tolga Mi.ss Ruby Muler 

—Little. 

VICAR OF WAKEFIELD, THE, adaptation of 
Goldsmith's novel by Herbert T. Ranger. 
(Produced by amateurs.) April 24. 

Dr. Primrose Mr. W. H. Banks 

Squire Thornhill ....Mr. Herbert T. Ranger 

Mr. Burohell Mr. H. 0. Barnett 

Moses « Mr. Douglas Grundy 

Pick ..'' Master Phillott 

Jenkinsoii Mr. Bruce Norman 

Offloer Mr. H. B. Harding 

Mr. Symonds Capt. d© Pledge 

Olivia Miss Brenda Harvey 

Sophia" ." Miss Eileen Growse 

Mrs P'ri'mTO.s© M^s C Holmes 

Mrs. (Symonds '^"^^^^.l ^l^^'' 

—Winter Gardens, Cheltenham. 

VICE VERSA, F. Anstey's comedy, in three 
axjt^, tra.nsf erred from the Comedy to the 
Glotoe. January 6. Lai^t performance (the 
42ndi), Jamuairy 20. 

VILLAGE FIRE BRIGADE, THE, skit, in one 
.scene. Produced by Alfred Lester (Janu- 
ary 29, Tivoli). January 22. 

-Crouch End Hippodrome. 

VILLAGE SPORTS, THE. London production 
of a revised ver-sion of the Karno sketch. 
November 11. —South London. 

VIOLETS, romantic drama in three art>. 
ladtapted by Huiglh Myttoo from "The 
Flowers That Bloom im the Spring." Janu- 
ary 13. ... „. 

Lady Mildred Miss Ridgway 

Oueen Pajma Miss Humdall 

Tatters Miss Kathleen Alcock 

Policeman Mr. A. Sterry 

Earl of Thalston Mr. F. W. Hodare-^! 

Andante Picoadiffi Mr. E. Kidi^ay 

Teddy Bear Mis.<; D. Welby 

PocT Master Frank Sturt 

Smutty .-...Master R. Alcock 

Housemaid Miss M. Salmon 

Slimey Miss O. Rldgway 

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VIOLIN-MAKER OF CRE-MONA, THE, a re- 
vised version of Jerome K. Jerome's one- 
act play, adapted from " Le Lutliier de 
Or^moivo " of Francois Copp6. (Originally 
produced at the Novelty, March 31, 1888) 
February 26- 
Faddeo Ferrari ..Mr. C. Mayiiard-Brown 

Giannina Miss Ada, HatchwtU 

Sandro Mr. Fred Hill 

Flllippo Mr. Ernest Rivarz. 

— Olynipia, Shorciiitcn. 

VIPERESS'S VENGEANCE, THE, OR, THE 
FINGERMARKS OF FATE, a melodrama, 
by George R. Siras. July 2. (Aetora 
Orphanage Garden Party.) 

Hector Sifmor Frederiro Volpesl 

Dodo Sisnor Kennothoff Douslaskoff 

Titus Squcleh Si;;nor Cyrilo Mandi.ii 

Paul Popemoff Sifrnor O. B. Clarencetto 

Dr. Bertillon O'Brien.. Edwardi Sassalozzi 

Aubrey Signor Georgeous Tawdofskl 

Marmaduke SIsmor Henri KitOTfT 

Warder Sismor Ernesto Grahamskofl 

DLavola Signorlna Evelynina D'.Mroyrttl 

Mrs. Tlbbets ..Signorina Cicellar Richardski 

EflSe Signorina Verakoff CobumosL 

— Botanic Gardens, N.v.^ 

VISITB DE NOCES, UNE, play, in one act, 
by A. DTimas fUs. May 5. 

De Cygneroy M. Hubert DaU 

Lebonnard M. A. T-ouzan 

Un Domestique M. Pierre Maupne- 

Lydia Mile. Norva 

Mme. de Cygneroy ..Mme. Fan.ay Tellier 

—Little 

VISIT OF THE KING, THE. ScottL^h coineay, 
in one act, by E. V. Lucas. December 2. 

Josejih Robb Mr. Watson Hame 

Provost Alexander Mr. Milroy Cooper 

Jeames Geddes Mr. George Grels 

,Tohn Divots Mr. Ian O. Will 

Major Wheeny Mr. Dickson Moffatt 

Mr. Gowans Mr. Ga\Tin BlaKe 

Isabella Howard Miss Ina Grant 

Mrs. Alexander Mrs. Arthur Yates 

Robina Robb Miss Laura Cowie 

Katrine Robb Miss Dorothy .Adams 

Christina Mr.i. Stuart .\dam-s 

A Nurse Miss Elspeth Cameron 

Mrs. Robb :..Mlss Floreince Haydon 

— Palace. 

VOYSEY INHERITANCE. THE. Revival oi 
the comedy, in five acts, by GranviUe 
Barker. (Originally produced November 7. 
1905, Court.) September 7. Last peirlorm- 
ance fthe 80th) November 16. 

Mr. Vovsey Mr. Edmund Maurice 

Mrs. Voysev Mi«s Florence Haydrn 

Trenchard Voysey Mr. Eugene Mayeur 

Honor Voysey Mi.ss Geraldine Oliffe 

Major Booth Voysey ..Mr. Charles Fulton 

Mrs. Booth Voysey Miss Janet Hope 

Christoper Master Eric Rae 

Edward Voysey Mr. Arthur Wontner 

Hugh Voysey ..Mr. E. Harcourt-WilUams 

.Mrs. Hugh Voysey Mi.ss Grace Lane 

Ethel Voysey Miss Barbara Everest 

Denis Treconing Mr. Charles Maunsell 

Alice Maitland Jean StPTlins Maokinlay 

Mr. Booth Mr. William Farrcih 

The Rev. Evan Colpus Mr. Charles Daly 

Peacey Mr. MofTat Jolir.«tch 

Phcebe Miss Gwynneth Galton 

Mary Miss Vera Cunningham 

— Kinsswav. 



WAGER, THE, musical comedy, by Violet Gib- 
bons and Cyril Stacey. January 24. 
Sir Barker Grevllle ..•) ,rr ^ c r-,KK^„- 

Dlggs I" -^^'^- "J- S. Gibbons 

Maximilian Greville Mr. R. R. Bowles 

Stella West Mii?s Violet Gibbons 

Gloria Golden.. Mrs. R. E. Grice Hutchinson 

George Napier Mr. De Lisie Busb 

TIi6rese Miss Dorothie Pidcock 



The Wager tconlinueil). 

Mrs. Beamer Miss Elspeth MarKng 

Obadiah Jobbs, P.C. 

Mr. Bruce Bairnsfati)cr 
Hilary Campion ..Mr. T. Weldoa Thoni.son 

First Magistrate Mr. G. Martin 

Second Magistrate Mr. J. V. Par.«ons 

Magistrate's Clerk Mr. W. Pjdler, )un. 

— Watson HaTi. Tewkeshurv. 
WALDIES, THE, play, in four acts, by George 
J. Uamlen. (Produced by the Stage So- 
ciety.) December 8. 

Mrs. Waldic Miss Gwynneth Galton 

Euphemia Waldie ..Miss Cathleen Ne.sbitt 

.\Ieck Waldie Mr. Philip Leslie 

Hannah Waldie Miss Ellen O'Malley 

John Waldie '.Mr. Charles Bibby 

Jeanie Miss Ethel Evans 

James Pritchard Mr. Anthony Warde 

Leslie Fyfe Mr. Ewari Brooke 

Allan Ross Mr. Norman McKeown 

— Ha^Tnarket. 

WALLABY JACK, ome-act play, by G. Trevor 

Relling and Margaret Chute. .August 29. 

Wallaby Jack Mr. Nigel I.orlng 

Sergeant James ..Mr. W. Garrett Hollick 
— Pier, Eastbourne. 
WALLED IN, in one act, by Harold Weston. 
July 11. 

Edith Frainpton MLss Mary Mannering 

(Jordon Grah.am Mr. Nigel Loriiig 

Ernest Littleton Mr. D. Lewin Marmering 
— Gaietv, Hastimgs. 
WALTZ SCREA.M. A. .-iketch, invented ami 
arranged by Fred Kamo, writteia and 
composed by Frank Calvert and Orlanilo 
Powell. .March 25. 
AcCount Rendered Benedictine 

Frank Calvert 

M. Kummell Mr. H. Matthews 

Grand Marnier Chas. Usher 

Maraschino di Zara Florence Marsh 

Mile. Anisette Miss Reme May 

Creme de Menthe Didshe 

Miss Mabel Medrow 
— Hammersmith Palace. 
WASHING-HOUSE KEY, THE, Scotch comedy 
sketeh. October 21. 

Mrs. Robertscn Miss N. "Walters 

Mrs. Todd Miss B. Armvtape 

Wjllie Todd Mr. J. C. Burch 

Effle Robertson Miss MoUle Lindsay 

—Bedford. 

WATER NY.MPH, THE. romaivtic ballet, in 

one scene, arranged by Lydia Kya.<;ht, witb 

music by Pouney and sole variations by 

Kadlez. Apri] 2. 

The Naiad Mile. Lydia Kyasht 

Tlie Magician Mr. Edward Kurylo 

— Empire. 
WAYFARER'S CHRISTMAS VISION, THE, 
my.stery play. December 14. — Old Palace, 
Croydon. 
WRD'DIN-G .MORNING. THE. musical version, 
adapted by .Adrian Ross, with music by 
I^achlan M.Tclcan of the " Aiiatol " play- 
let. September 30 

Max Mr. Robert de Bruce 

Franz Mr J. Watson 

Lona Miss Mariette Dulac 

Amatol Mr. Leslie Stiles 

— Tivoli. 
WEEK-ENDi, THE, stageright production of a 
farce. In three acts, by Charles Dickson. 
.April 9. 

Svlvester Bradley Mr. Bert Morley 

Nathaniel Goodnow Mr. Clive Currie 

Philip Cummintrs Mr. Cecil Calvert 

George Washington White 

Mr. Richard Norton 

Wilson Stone Mr. Charles Danvers 

Malvlna Bradlev . .Mass Marciierite Murch 

Mrs. Daphne Wilder Mi.^.V Ethel Royale 

Imogene Cummings ..Miss Blanka Stewart 

Vilma Miss Darrell 

— ]Ladbroke Pall, W. 



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WiEIill^OGTON', musical military spectacle by 
H. Chance Ne-wtcn, lyrics by J P, Harring- 
ton, mu&ic by John Keat. January 22. 

—Oxford. 

WHAT A DOG! farcicaJ absurdity. March 4. 
Dick Twister, alias Fido Mr. Fr^d Conquest 

Joe Fakewell Mr. Frank Gordon 

Jenkins Mr. Fowler Thatcher 

Policeman Mr. J. Stevens 

Mrs. Easy Mias Kate Vernon 

— Holborn Empire 

WHAT'S FAIK IX LOVE, ome-act play, by 
O. A. Arfwedson. July 21. 
Mary Waring ..Miss Constance Arfwedson 
Jack Maitland, M.D. 

Mr. F. Ambrose Flower 
The Earl of Maoiiston ..Mr William Fazan 

lord Townby Mr. Basil Osborne 

Davis MLss Mimi Raydor 

— Kehearsal. 

WHAT WOMEN WILL DO FOR LOVE, drama, 
in four acts, by J. H. Clyndes and Walter 
Raltoun. (ilay 30, Prince's, Blackburn.) 
December 2. 

Kittie Sharp iMiss Carlotta Anson 

Lilian Strong Miss Madge Clare 

Jlartha-Angelina Robinson 

Miss Florence M. Daly 
Colonel Strangeways ..Mr. FYed C. Ingleby 

Desmond O'Gorman Mr. Frank Hertie 

Sandy McDousal Mr. Gerald Smythe 

Reginald Robinson Mr. Carl Valleiider 

Lumpy Slagg Mr. Ambrose Horton 

Governor of the Prison . .Mr. Geo. Shreeve 

Dr. Molyneux Mr. A. E. Rose 

.Toe Sharkey Mr. J. Whiteside 

Jim Roseblade Mr. J. Leicester 

Dick Sugden Mr. T. H. Winter 

John Strong Mr. Wilson Howard 

—Royal, Stratford. 

WHEELS OF TIME, THE, play, in three epi- 
sodes, dramatised by Robert H. Rowell 
from a novel by Mrs. Florence L. Barclay. 
December 17. 
Dr. Deryck Brand . . Mr. Robert H. Rowell 

Flower Miss M. Robinson 

Jeannette Miss F. Robinson 

Stoddart / Mr. C. Hudson 

— Assembly Rooms, Benton, Newcastle. 

WHEN THE DEVIL LAUGHS! dramatic play, 
in one act, by John Conrad. Oct. 12. 
Sir Henry Ingram, F.R.C.S. 

Mr. T. T. Warren 

Geoffrey Warrington Mr. John Conrad 

The Devil Mr. H. Gardner 

Thompson Mr. J. W. Fortune 

Lady Sylvia Ingram Miss Rita Carson 

—Bedford. 

WHEN WE BEGIN TO THINK, comedy, by 
R. J. Dunkelsbuhler. Jan. 26. 

A Young Man Mr. P. A. Gawthorn 

Henry Mr. Gerald Wiltshire 

—Little. 

WHERE IS WiTILLIAM? fance, in three 
acts, by A. J. Nib. produced for the firsj 
time at the West End (Fulham, April 11, 
1910.) Feb. 13. 

— Court. 

WHERE'S THAT GIRL? musical sketch, by 
" Neil Erskine.' Revised version of IN 
SEARCH OF A GIRL Nov. 20. 
Andrew aiolyneux . .Mr. Alec Torrington 

Mollie Desmond Miss Mollie Stoll 

Mamie Miss Dorris O'Donnell 

Hon. Percy Fitzsneeze 

Mr. Reginald Masters 
—Clavier Hall, W. 

WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS. Revival of 
fairy play, in four acts, by Clifford Mills 
and John Ramsey, music by Roger Quilter. 
(Origmally produced December 21, 1911, 
• Savoy.) December 11.— Garricjs. 



WHERE THERE'S A WILL—, four-act 

comedy, by Bernard Parry. Nov. 26. Last 
performance (the 4Gth) January 4, 1913. 

Richard Temp'e, K Mr. Paul Arth'ir 

W'illiam Burchell Mr. M. A. Morand 

Harry Redgrave Mr. Vernon Steel 

Herbert Mossop Mr. Spencer Trevor 

Mr. Crossfield Mr. Howard Sturge 

Hilda Burchell Miss Dora Barton 

Dolly Graham Miss Dorothy Minto 

Mrs. Burchell Miss Vane Featherston 

Pearson Miss Elizabeth Rosslyn 

-Criterion. 

WHIRLIGIG OF TIME, THE, play in one act, 
by Clara Elstob. Jan. 30. 

Grace Mervyn Miss Agnese de Liana 

Harry Mervyn Mr. Frank Harris 

Rt. Hon. James Charteris 

Mr. Nigel Severn 

Maid Miss Audrey Webb 

— Studio 

WHITE AS A LILY, drama, in four acts, by 
Charles Darrell. November 4. 
Lord Mount-Arliston ..Mr. Lionel Belmore 
Gordon Canterville ....Mr. Edward Avlnal 
Hon. " Dicky " Birchenough 

Mr. Herbert Maule 

Tom Puttiker Mr, A. B Lyors 

George Maltby Mr. Dallas H. Keamil 

Guillaume Mr. William Paget 

Gesler Mr. Walteir Denhim 

Parldns Mr. Alfred Renton 

P.C. Andover Mr. George Wenham 

Dowager Lady Harriet Mount-ArHston 

Miss Evelyn Vaudray 
Leah Van Zalma ..Miss Stella Cnrmlfhnel 

Judy Puttiker Jliss Marion Beresford 

Bobbie Aliss LussaTwie 

Susie Miss Trixie Gem 

Eireen Beauclaire Miss Dorothy White 

—Elephant and Castle 

WHITE GIRL SLWE. THE. melodrama, in 
four acts, by Joseph M. WharnclifTe. De- 
cember 12. 

Tom Henderson Mr. Frank V. Fenn 

Gerald Denvers Mr. James Jarrett 

Will Plumpton Mr. Syd. Claydon 

David Lennard Mr. J. L. Inglis 

Luke Darvel Mr. Jack Armitage 

Don Pedro Castellano. .Mr. Francis Cavans 

Dickson Mr. Leonard Kendall 

Policeman Mr. Leonard Conroy 

Slader Gellimun Mr. Ned Hiizzee 

Eva Lennard Miss Gilroy 

Moll Carrington Miss M. Brammer 

Ro.se Drummond Miss Carew 

Claire Fontenoy Miss Hilda Beverley 

—Gaiety, Methil. 

WHITE SLAVE, A, play, in four acts, by 
Edward Thane. December 9. 

Victor Ashton Mr. Joseph Millane 

Sir Anthony Paget Mr. J. O. Stewart 

Jim Gardner Mr. Edwin Maydew 

Bernard Crawford Mr. Geo. Porteous 

Billy Jarvis Mr. Oliver Seymour 

Count Paul ZaIoski .. Mr. Stanlev Villiers 

Giovanni Mr. Oswald Peters 

P.C. Blake Mr. A. Snelling 

Pete Clark Mr. Arthur Ross 

Sam Kelley Air. Frank Evans 

Spike Fennell Mr. James Revill 

David Thomas Mr. .John Miller 

George Morton Mr. Arthur Rodnev 

Barker Mr. Ernest Dutton 

Wilson Mr. W'illiam Walsh 

Jessie March Miss Jennie Clare 

Inex Morella Miss Graham Edwins 

Keerie Paget Miss Mabel Rose 

—Star, Swansea. 



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WHITE SQUAW. THE, dramatic sketch, in 
one scene, by R. 8. Beresford. Fc-ftruarjfcS. 

Harold Trevor Mr. R. S. lleresfora 

The Sheriff Mr. Jtnlin Turner 

Leon Dupreau Mr. Theo Pinaud. )un. 

Rosy Sefton Miss Cissie Cleveland 

Brown Eyes .Miss Florence Russell 

— Victoria Hall, S.K. 

WHO LAUGHS LAST, conie<ly episode. Pro- 
duced by J. R. Crauford. Jiinuary 29. 
Colonel Mark Coverdale 

Mr. J. R. Cr:iuford 

Leonard Cooper Mr. Hiibirt Willis 

Howson ...Mr. Percy Crniifonl 

Kvelyn Millbrooke MLss Gladys Morris 

— Hippodrome, Easttooume. 

WHO SHALL WIN HIM? one-act farce, by 
Thomas J. WiUiams. February 24. (Pro- 
duced by amateurs.) 

—Royal Albert Hall. 

WHOSE HAT? duologue, by Violet Gibbons. 
April 11. 

^Boddington, Cheltenham. 

WIDOW. THE, farcical comedy, in three' acts, 
bv Hubert Stuart. October 29. 

Peter RoLf Mr. A. LubimofI 

Jeffrey Sasie Mr. Lenard Caivert 

Reginald Sage ..Mr. R. Malcolm Strachan 

Allan Lettern Mr. R. F. Thompson 

Lena Wisheart .Miss Adela .Mass>n 

Jesse Rolf Miss Vida Varrull 

Charlotte Sage Miss Ethel St. B.irbe 

Annie Horton ..Miss M. K. J^llis 

— Eehearsial. 

WIDOW OF WASDALE HEAD, THE, fantasy, 
in one act, by Arthur W. Pimero. Oc- 
tober 24. Ijas.% performance (tlhe 27th) 
November 5. 

Sir John Hun.slet Mr. A. E. Anson 

Mr. Edward Fane Mr. Vernon Sttel 

Tubal Mr. Wil,.e Warae 

Reuben Mr. J. WoodJilI-Birde 

The Visitor Mr. Fred Kerr 

Mrs. Jesmond Miss Margery Maude 

— Duke of Yorke's. 

WIDOW WHO DID. THE, comedy monologue, 
by Wal Pink. January 29. 

— lEmpire, ILivenpooI. 

WINDS, play for children, in three acts, by 
Kitty Barne and L. W. Wheeler, and music 
hy Kitit.y Bame. (Produced by amateurs) 
(November 29, Court.) January 18. 

Air Miss Frankie Browno 

Tornado Miss Matheson 

Mistral ., Miss Famell 

Bora Miss A. Primrose 

Scdrocco Godfrey Pliillips 

iFresh Breeze Miss Marjorie Younfr 

Simoon Leonard Bartlott 

Squall Eric Puchards 

Breath of Air ..Miss Audrey Tudor-Davies 

1st Puff of Wind Dennis Pepce 

2nd Puff of Wind Valentine Pogge 

Calm Miss Stanford 

l.st Doldrum Miss D. Streatfleld 

2nd Doldrum Miss Freda Pegge 

3rd Doldrum Miss Gipsy Pegge 

4th Doldrum Miss Noreen Richards 

Jim's Mother Miss Lucy Bame 

Sally Miss Nancy Harrington 

Tony Miss Dorothy Pegge 

— Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 

WINDS, play for children, written by Kitty 
Barne and D. W. Wheeler, composed by 
Kitty Barne. (Produced by amateurs.) 
November 29. 

Air Mrs. Christopher Lowther 

Breath of Air Miss C. W. Baxendale 

Calm Mrs. D. J. Thomas 

Hurricane Miss Dykes Spicer 

Mistral Miss Olive Dickens 

Bora Miss Elaine Dickens 



Wind» (eontinrud). 

Tornado Miss Violet Mouncey 

Simoom Miss Mary Trotter 

Sirocco Miss I. M. Lewis 

• Fre.sh Breeze Mi.ss Angela Hubbard 

First Trade M'ind Miss U. N. Grifllths 

Second Trade Wind. .Miss Olga Dykes Spicer 

Gust (Jeorge Tatham 

First Puff of Wind C. Bonham-Carter 

xSecond Puff of Wind D. Bonham-Carter 

Third Puff of Wind Ian Black 

Draught Owen Grifiith.s 

First Doldrum Miss Doreen Par.^ons 

Second Doldrum.. Miss B. Gordon Cleather 

Third Doldrum Miss Meriel Green 

Fourth Doldrum Miss Norah Burbury 

Fifth Doldrum Miss Yolande Barron 

Sixth Doldrum Miss G. Y. Hunter 

Dancing Breeze Miss Eileen D'Esterre 

Dancing Doldrum Miss Gracie Curnook 

Mrs. Hall Miss Lucy Barne 

Sally Miss Olga Wharneford 

Tony Miss Dorothy Neville Rolfe 

— Court. 

WTNITER'S T.VIiE, THE, Granville Barker's re- 
vival of Shakespeare's play, arranged in 
two parts. September 21. Last performance 
(the 53nd) November 2, follwved by thir<-e 
si)ecial matinees. 

Time Mr. Herbert Hewetson 

Leontes Mr. Henry Ainley ■ 

Mamillins Master Eric Rae 

Camillo Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Antigonus Mr. Guy Rathbone 

Cleomenes Mr. Frederick CuUey 

Dion Mr. Frederick Morland 

Poli.xenes Mr. Charles Graham 

Florize! Mr. Dennis Neilson-Terry 

.\rchidaTOus Mr. Felix .\ylmer 

Mariner Mr. Francis Roberts 

Old Shepherd Mr. H. 0. Nicholson 

Clown Mr. Leon Quartermaine/ 

Autolycus Mr. .\rthur Whitby 

A Servant Mr. Eric Lugg 

Another Servant Mr. J. P. Turnbull 

A Gaoler Mr. Herbert Alexander 

An Officer of the Court Mr. John Kelt 

The Court Poet Mr. H. B. Waring 

A Lord Mr. George Burrows 

Another Lord Mr. Frank Conroy 

Paulina's Steward Mr. Nicel Playfair 

Hermione Miss Lillah McCarthy 

Perdlta Miss Cathleen Nesbitt 

Paulina Miss Esrn^ Beringer 

Emilia Mi.ss Enid Ro.se 

Mopsa Miss Janet Ross-Johnson 

Dorcas Miss Efga Myers 

A Lady Miss Mary Devereh 

Another Lady Mi.ss Vera Dyer 

Guards, Ladies, .and Pea.sants : — Messrs. 
Maurice Tosh, O. Ch.ilmers Colona, Misses 
Margaret Bnihlintr, Muriel Somerset, Anna 
Ne.sbitt. Rhoda Symons, Angela Colenso, 
Blanche PaylinK 

—Savoy. 

WITH THE PURLISHER'S COMPLIMENTS, 
musical sketch, libroto by Mrs. k. E. Bun- 
tin, music by Mrs. Maitland Malcolm. 
March 6. 

Netta Miss (^olquhoun of Luss 

Jack Mt, Ian Falconer-Stewart 

Hans Mr. Graeme Goring 

— .Lauriston Hall, Edinbiirgh. 

WOMAN AND WINE, revival of the drama, 
in four acts, by Arthur Shirley and Ben 
Landeck. February 7. La.st performance 
rthe 87th) April 13. 

Dick Seymour Mr. Henry Lonsdale 

Hugh Seymour Mr. C. F. Collings 

Alphonse Beaudet Mr. Mavor Cooke 

Carlo Mr. Ferry 

Professor Sawter Mr. Herbert Williams 

Charles Sawter Mr. Fred Ingram 



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^VQmaAlanll Wint (contiwixd). 

Phineas Collins Mr. Bellenden Clarke 

Mark Parkins Mr. Percy Baverstock 

Due Arnac Mr. Fred Elsworthy 

Bob Tipton Mr. Page Lawrence 

President of the Court Mr. Charles Wingate 

I'ierre Crucru Mr. Fred Morgan 

A Waiter Mr. A. Bachner 

Joseph Mr. Adams 

Foreman of the Jury Mr. Thomas 

An Advocate Mr. Eric Lugg 

Janet Marlow Miss Eva Dare 

Madame Perinet Miss Blanche Stanley 

Susanue Miss Edith Marchant 

Mary .\ndrew3 Miss Janet Alexander 

"La Colombe " Miss East PiObertson 

Marcel Rigadout Miss Ethel Warwick 

— Prince's. 

WOI\L\N HE W.OTED, THE, drama, in four 
■acts, by Lodge Percy and Henrietta Schrier. 
December 23. — Hoyal, Stratford. 

WOMAJJ" INTECRVEiNBS, A, play, in one act, 
by Hartley Manners. August 12. 

Paul Winthorpe Mr. Templer Powell 

Quinn Mr. Billington 

Colonel Brent Mr. Michael Santley 

The WomajB Miss Ruby Miller 

— Tivoli. 

WOMAN WHO WANTS. THE, fantasy, in 
one scene, by Edgiar Allan Woolf. Septem- 
ber 23. 

Violet Esmond Miss Gertrude Bibby 

^he" NerHo^baiid [ ^r- Wynington Barnes 
The Man of the World.. Mr. Frank Esmond 
The Theatrical Manager 

Mr Ailfred Hemming 

A Spirift Mr. L^on M. Lion 

— Tivoli. 

WOMAN WHO ATONED, THE, a comedy 
drama, in two acts ,by Augusta Txillock. 
(Originally produced under . the title of 
Judith, as a one-act piece, at the Central, 
Altrinicham, JuTie 15, 1908, and at the 
Palace, Boston, in four acts, under the title 
of The Woman Who Sinned, December 7, 
1908. Subsequently played. May 10, 1909, 
at the Royal, Edmonton, as Judith, the 
Woman Who Sinned.) July 8. 

Jack Carringtooi Mr. Eric Niorman 

Eugene Darville Mr. Roy J. Cuthbert 

Percy Hogg Mr. Ernie King 

Sergeant Jones Mr. Frank Marlow 

Bill Scamp .. Miss Louie Watson 

Hooligan Mr. Francis Nelson 

Counsel Mr Hesketh Wood 

Silas Norrris Mr. Fraink Marias 

Hester Norris Miss Dorothea Vivian 

Maudie Green Miss Rosie Watson 

Mrs. Sergeaait Jones ..Misa Violet Gordon 

Meg Scamp Little Ruby 

Judith Sartoris Miss Aoigusta Tullock 

—Royal, Woolwich. 

\VOMAN WHO LMATTflBRflEID, THE. one-act 
play, by Eithel Dame. January 22. 

Wilfred Crocker Mr. Charles Rock 

Mrs. Leyster Miss Edith Cartwright 

Street Singer Mr. G. Hobbs 

Mario Mr. Cyril Keightley 

— Pa-vlMon, Glasgow. 

\TOMENKINiD, play, m one act, by Wilfrid 
Wiliaam Gibson. (Prodiuoed' by the Birming- 
ham Re<pertory Cbmpany.) February 24. 

Eara \ 

Jim I 

Judith Ellershaw... \ The Pilgrim Players. 

Phoebe Martin 

^liza I 

— .Edigbaatflo Assemibly Rooms, Birmingham. 



WOMEN OF FRANCS, THE, Tomantic play, 
im four acts, founded by Arthur Shirley 
and Beu Landeck cm a book of letters, 
" A Friend of Marie Antoinette.'' June 12. 
Last performance (the 127th) September 28. 
Chevalier ile Villeroy ..Mr. Henry Lonsdale 

Corporal Pache Mr. Herbert Wiltouns 

The Due de Brissac 

Mr. Edmund Kennedy 

Cliarles Capet Miss Mary Glynne 

Philippe d© R6cour Miss Ada Glynne 

General Ohaumette Mr. Edward Valentino 

Paul Mr. Percy Baverst/xik 

F6dor Mr. Cecil Tire.sllian 

Citizen Couthon Mr. Charles Wingate 

Sergeant Garbetto Mi. Fred Ekwofthy 

Jacques Mr. Ferry 

A Priest Mr. Charles E. Gordon 

Citizen Brdmont Mr. William T. Riaey 

Simon the Cobbler Mr. Fred Powell 

Madam Simum Miss Nellie Kelsie 

Sanson Mr. Fenn Challis 

Pierre Mt. George Crassy 

Jean Mr. M. Smith 

Ben Barclay Mr. H. Preece 

Lady Atkyn Mise Hetta Bartlett 

Suzanne Miss Evelyn Hope 

Lizotte Miss Mairy Penn 

Margot Miss Gertie Andrews 

Clementine Miss Eva Dare 

Marie Antoinette Miss Ethel Bracewell 

Valerie de Brissac ....Miss Noraji Kerin 
•- liyceum. 

WOMEN OF SHAME, drama, in seven scenes, 
by William Melvyn. August 12. 
William Dorrington ..Mr. William Melvyn 

Reggie Harwood Mr. Will Collins 

Clifton Clyde Mr. Jack Dannley 

Percy Percival Mr. Fred M. Hood 

Caleb Catchem Mr. A. A. Tomlin 

Rev. Bro. Meek Mr. George Overs 

Rev. Bro. Mild Mr. Edward Benson 

Jack Warden Mr. Arthur Britton 

Ckiunt De Laval Mr. Fred White 

Old Meekiin Mr. Jack Watts 

P.C. Wilks Mr. Cecil Renton 

Lucian Hdlfene Miss Oissie St. Elmo 

Flossie Flax Mr. Phyllis Rae 

Mrs. Dorrington Miss Beatrice Hill 

Tottie Granville Mr. Marian Keith 

Sylvia Dorrington Miss Irene Munio 

— Victoria. Broughton. 

WONDERFUL GRANDMAMA AND THE 
WAND OF YOUTH, new children's play, in 
two parts, by Harold Chapin, music fey 
J. H. Foulds. December 26. 

Buddy Master Harold French 

Sissy Miss Joyce Robey 

Goodfellow Miss Molly Shiells 

Peggy Mr. Tom Kilfoy 

Will Patch Mr. Brember Wills 

Daddy Kidlet Mr. Beirnaird Copping 

Mummy Kidlet Miss Marie Royter 

Captain Scarabang Mr. Jules Sbaw 

Clown Mr. Alec Payne 

Old Joey Mr. Francis Hope 

Old Lady in Flowered Gown 

Miss Ellinor Arnp 
Toll-gate Man. .Mr. Frank Forbes-Robertson 

Bodger Mr. H. F. Maltby 

Grandmama Mise Hilda Sims 

Ring Ma-ster Mr. Alfred Hilliard 

First Watchman Mr. Ernest Haines 

Second Watchman Mr. George Blythe 

Third Watchman .. Mr. Charles Courtnev 

Fourth Watchman Mr. Paul Hansel'l 

Host Mt. James Dillon 

First Waiter Mr. Leonard Chapman 

Second Waiter .. Mr. Norman E. Laughton 

First Minion Mr. James Dillon 

Second Minion Mr. Raymond Conway 

Third Minion Mr. Henri Gisbourne 

Fourth Minion . . Mr. Norman E. Laughton 
— Gaiety, Manchester 



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WOOIN" O'T, THE. comedy, in one act, by 
JauitM Si.Tvrayeou''. January 31 

Tajimiua VViahart Mr. I'arry Gunn 

Rev. Cha3. Eadie Mr. J^, B. AltAan-l i 

Mrs. Eadie Mibs llilda StlrUiic 

— AUiaiiibra, Glasgow 

\V0R1J;>K AND THE CUVLDE, THE. Pro- 
duccxl by the pupils of Mr. N'u^ciit Monck'.-) 
School of Acting, lor the Urst time on Lliu 
FiOdern stage, an anonyinoas fifteenth cen- 
tury morality-play. FebruaJ-y 29. 

The Wo.-ld Mr. Patrick Murpliy 

The Mother Miss Una Nic Shiubhlaigh 

The Child M:uster Felix Huglies 

Manliood Mr. Nugent MoncK 

Coasci«nce Mr. A. Patrick Wilson 

Felly Mr. Phil p Gulry 

Perseverance Mr. Chas. Power 

Pride Miss Ethel Fletcher 

Covetousness Miss Maidha Gallagher 

Wrath Miss Katlileen O'Bilen 

Envy Miss Roberts 

Indolence Miss Nel Byrne 

Gluttony Miss G Laird 

Luxury Mi.ss Men O'Belme 

Page .Mis.s P. Goodwin 

—Abbey, Dublin. 

WORLD OF BOREDOM, THE, revivaJ of the 
English version, by Martia Leonard and 

J. T. Grein, in three acts of Pailleron's ] 

comedy, Le Monde ou Von s'ennuie. (On- ' 

finally produced in England at the Strand, I 

February 12, 1901.) December 5.— St. I 

James's. I 

WOULD YOU HANG HIM? Sketch, by Fred j 
Moule. December Iti.— Bow Palace. 

WRITTEN IN RED. detective drama, in four : 
aet«, by F. M. Douglas. December 26. 

John Redwood Mr. H. A. Saintsbury 

Amoa Larpent Mr. Sam Livesey 

Ambrose Faber, M.D. .. Mr. Charles Vane 

Joirdan Bull Mr. Drelincourt Odium 

Isaac Leverson Mr. Rothbury Evans 

Viscount Carswell Mr. A. H. Steerman 

Inspector Webb Mr. Philip Hewland i 

Mr. Teale Mr. Charles Terric 

Roesiter Mr. Desmond Brannigan ' 

Mr. Hilton Mr. Arthur Hambling 

James Boyle Mr. Fred Grove 

Thorney Miss Gillian Deverell 

Janet Royle Miivs Armine Grace 

Hilda Larpent Miss May Chevalier 

—Court. 

YACHT "GRASSHOPPER," play in one act. ' 
adapted from the French by Raymond ' 
Needham. March 10. ' 

Guy Ponsonby Mr. W. Anning I 

The Skipper Mr. R. Seddon 

Julie Bomshon Mdlle. Juliette Mylo 

—Clavier Hall, W. 

YEARS BETWEEN, THE, sketch produced by '• 
Horace Hunter. Sept. 30. 

Major Van Holtz Mr. Horace Hunter ' 

General Xmier Noivard Mr. Ribton Haines i 
Count Ivan VassilofI ..Mr. Charles Jeffries ' 

J^^ea .. Mr. w. Fenton 

OouQtess ^udla Vassiloff , 

Miss Vera Delange 
— Chatham Empire. 

YOUNGER GENERATION, THE. comedy, in 
three acts, by Stanley Houghton. (Nov 
21. 1910. Gaiety. Manchester; May 8 
1912, Coronet.) First West End perform- 
ance Nov. 19. 



The Younger Oeneration (continued). 
James Henry Kennion 

Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Mrs. Kennion Miss Ada King 

Maggie Miss Hilda Davies 

Reggie Kennion Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Grace Kennion Miss Caroline Bayley 

Thomas Kennion -Mr. Nigel Playfair 

I Mr. Leadbitter Mr. Norman Page 

Mr. Fowle Mr. Luke Forster 

I Arthur Kennion Mr. J. Woodall-Birde 

i Mrs. Hannah Kennion Mrs. Crowe 

I Clifford Kawson Mr. Ewan Brook 

I — Haymarket. 

i VOUNG MAN'S FANCY, A, comedy, in three 
! acts, by H. V. Esmond. (Sept. 12, Opera 

ilouse, Oheltenhiun.) S<'pt. 17. Liist per- 
I forniance (the 35th), Oct. 18. 

I Ivord Porth Mr. C. M. Lowne 

I Hon. Gerald Porth Mr. Charles Maude 

I Lord Pierton Mr. Roland Pertwec 

I Worgan Mr. Thomas W' eguelin 

I Steele Mr. Charles Bishop 

Lady Julia Ventermere Miss Lottie Venne 

Ella Grant Miss Enid Bell 

Madame Monpansier 

Miss Marianne Caldwell 

Cora Miss Dora Bartoji 

Mrs. Macherew Miss Nellie Bouverie 

Miss Rudder Miss Jane Comfort 

Clara Miss A vice Scholtz 

Emily Miss Eileen Barry 

Clarinda Miss Elspeth Innes-Ker 

Waitress Miss Joy Lumsden 

— Criterion 

YOUTH AND A THEORY, one-act play, by 
Brodie Bass. March 10. 
Professor Baldwin ..Mr. Lancelot Lewder 

Clorinda Baldwin Miss Jane Wells 

Josephine Stubbs Miss Rowena Jerome 

Kenneth Dalkeith Mr. Leslie Rea 

—Clavier Hall. W. 

ZAZA. Miss Ethel Warwick's revival of the 
play, by Pierre Berton and Charles Simon, 
adapted by David Belasco. October 7. 
Last performance (the 40th), Nov. 12. 

Bernard Dufre^ne Mr. Guy Standing 

Due de Brisac Mr. H. Asheton Tonge 

Jaques Rigault Mr. Philip Hewland 

Cascart Mr. H. A. Saintsbury 

Blac Mr. Leslie Ryecroft 

Joly Mr. Heath Haviland 

Hector Mr. Kenneth Basham 

Verneau Mr. Frederick Binnington 

Rosa Bonne Miss Kate Kearney 

Madame Dufresne Miss Minnie Grey 

De vonne iliss Nancy Girling 

Lisette Miss Constance Bachner 

Toto Miss Dorothy Burgess 

Alice Morel Miss Beatrice Ainley 

Florianne Miss Madeleine Meredith 

Lolette Miss Florence Grimaldi 

Juliette Miss Madeleine Bowland 

Flower Girl Miss Esme Frances 

Nathalie Miss Irene Cameron 

Zaza Miss Ethel Warwick 

— Queen's. 

ZIN'GARI, I, opera in two acts, libretto by 
E. Cavacchioli and Guglielmo Emmanuel, 
founded on a romance by Pushkin, music 
by Leoncavallo. Sept. 16. 

Fleana Rinalda Pavoni 

Radu Egedio Cunego 

Tamar Ernesto Caronna 

II Vecchio Armando Santolini 

—London Hippodrome. 



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AUTHORS OF THE YEAR. 

AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS WHOSE PLAYS, OPERAS, ETC., 

HAVE BEEN PRODUCED OR REVIVED DURING THE YEAR 1912, ALSO OF THOSE 

WHOSE WORKS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UPON BY DRAMATISTS, INCLUDING AUTHORS 

OF FOREIGN PLAYS Fr>,OM WHICH ENGLISH ADAPTATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. 

No references are included to the plays of Shakespeare or to familiar operas. 



ABBOTT, H. R.— "The Fortune Tellers." 
ACRERYANT, ALBERT.—" Celle qu'on 

adore." 
ADAMS, ARTHUR.—" Pierrot in Austrahu." 
ADDERLEY, J. E.— " Epiphanv." 
ADKINS, F. J.— "The Heritage." 
ADRIOPLE, WALTER.—" Multonamah." 
AKERMAN, PORTLAND.—" Grannie's Pen- 
sion." 
ALEXANDER, ELIZABETH.—" The Cicada." 
ALLEN, INGLIS.— " If we Had Only Known." 
ALLEN, KENNEDY.—" Anybody's Wife." 
ALLEN, MAX.— "For Love and the Navy." 
ALMAN, SAMUEL.—" King Ahaz." 
AMBLER, LEONARD. -" Saxorra and the 

Prince." 
AMHERST, SYBIL.— " Job." 
ANDERSON, ARTHUR.— " The Daring of 
The H'Arum Lily," "The Grass 



GRAHAM.—" The Maiden in 



■ The Cottage on the 



(Revival.) 
Fair in 



Diane," 

Widows.' 
ANDERSON, 

Mars." 
ANDERSON, MILLER. 

Moor," " Nameless. 
ANSLE, PHCEBE.— "The Motive." 
ANSTEY, F.— "The Brass Bottle." 
APuCHER, J.— "Judas Maccabeus.' 
ARFWEDSON. C. A.— ' What's 

Love," •• The Hero's Mound." 
ARKELL. REGINALD.—" Colombine." 
ARMAND, R.— " The Moon of Carthage." 
ARNOLD, EDWIN.—" Buddha." 
ARNOLD. VICTOR.—" Pierrot's Last Adven- 
ture.". 
ARNSTEIN, MARK.— "The Singers." 
ARTHURS. GEORGE.—" The Understudy." 
AUSTIN, CHARLES.— " The Bombshell." 
AUSTIN, JOHN.—" How One Woman Did It." 
AVERY, W. T.— "DoUy Dye." 

BACCHUS, REGINALD.— " Bill Adams." 

BUFFALO, YOUNG.—" The Cowboy and the 
Girl." 

BAGALL, BERNARD.—" Faces in the Fire." 

BAHR, HERMANN.—" The Fool and the Wise 
Man." 

BAILEY, WARD.—" An Arabian Vengeance." 

BAKER, ELIZABETH.—" Edith." 

BAKER, J.S.-" Patching It Up," "A Day's 
Sport. 

BAKONY, KARL VON.-" Autumn Man- 
oeuvres." 

B-^LDWIN, CHARLES.—" Perkins the Pun- 

BALFOUR, MARIE C.-" Herb o' Joy." " Mere 
China." 

S'^J^l^-^i-"^' ROLLO—" Monte Cristo." 
B.\NTOCK, LEEDHAM.— "CoaJs to Ne^'- 

castle," " The Bargeman's Derby." 
BARCLAY, MRS. FLORENCE L.— " The 

WheeJa oif Time" 



BARING, (MAURICE.—" TJie Double Game," 

■■ Katherin© Parr." 
BAR;ING, (STEPH.^IE.— " Rose of Love " 
BARKER, GRAiN'VlLLE.- " Tlie Voysey In- 
iheiriitance " (revival), " Prunella " (re- 
vival), "Das Marclien." 
BARKER, H. W.— " The Fugitive." 
BABNAS, MARGERY.— " L' Amour d© Pier- 
rot." 
BARNE, KITTY.—" Winds." 
BARNES, F. D.— " Tihe Moon Of Cartbaige." 
BAiiiRETT, WILSOJS-.- •• Betn-My-Ohree " (re- 
vival). 
BARR, ROBERT.—" Lady Eleanor— Law- 
breaker," " The Hanging Outlook." 
BAPJtIE, J. M.— " Pantaloon " (revival), 
•■ Rosalind " (revival), " Peter Pan " (re- 
vival). 
BARRS, HERBERT.—" Repentance ' 
BARTELS, WOLFGANG VON.— " The Little 

Dream." 
B.iRlLETT, HUBERT.— " 'Awkin's Ordeal." 
BASS, BRODIE.— " Youth and a Theory." 
BAX, CLIFFORD.-" Poetasters of Isaphan." 
BAXTER, F. N.— " Golden Doliphins." 
BAVLi-JY, HAROLD.—" Oh, Smiley! " 
BAYNES, EUSTACE.— "A Garden of Mirth." 
BAYNES, SIDNEY.—" A Garden of Mirth." 
BEACH, REX.—" The Barrier." 
BEAUMARCUAIS.— " The Barber of Seville " 
BEDFORD, EDWARD.—" How He Did It " 
BEDFORD, HENRY.—" Ructions." 
BEEBY, ROBERT.—" A Modern Judas." 
BEETHOVEN.-" The Gate of Life." 
BELASCO, DAVID.— " Zaza." 
BELL, JOHN H.— " Multonomah." 
BELLOC, HILAIRE.— " The Candour of 
Maturity." 

BENAVENTE, JACINTO. -" Bias of the 

V\orld. 
BENNETT, ARNOLD.-" Milestones." 
oH^T^Tnl' ARNOLD, " The Great Adventure." 
BENNETT, P. R.— " Mary Edwards." 
BENNETT, J. B. STERNDALE.-" Minerva's 

Husband. 
BE-WELL. ARCHIBALD H.-" The Magic 

§^Snlt°^??'^^- S--" The White Squaw." 
BERGLR. — Carmen." 

BERMANN, FRIEDRICH.-" Pierrot's Last 

Adventure. ' " A Venetian Night." 
BERNARD TRISTAN.-" The Little Caf6 " 
R^^^^-iH^p'^n-r^^'P'^LPH.-" PrinLi Caprice." 
BERNHARDT MAURICE.-" Une Nuit de 

Noel sous la Terreur." 
BERR. GEORGES. -"The Pink Lady." 
BERTON, PIERRE.-" Zaza." (Revival ) 
BBSIER RUDOLF.-" Kipps " ' 

?^?,^i^^' HARRY.-" Princess Caprice." 
BEVAN WALTER.-" Another Dog Story " 
BEVERLEY, EDWIN.-" Three ChSpterTfrom 



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BINGHAM. O. W. RAPER.— * At Bay." 
BIILMIXUHAM. GEORGE. -" Eleanor's Enter- 
prise.' 
BISSON. ALEXANDRE.—" L'Htroique Ic 

Cardunois." 
BLOW, SYDNEY.—" The Girl ia Possession," 

•■ 'Hie Persian Slave." 
BODANZKV. ROBERT.— " Gipsy Love," 

" Autujim Manames." 
BODEN, HARRY.—" The Motor Bandits." 
BOHR, FRANCIS.— "The Sacrifice." 
BOIELE, E. C— " The Cricket ou the Hearth." 
POtiTH, GORE-, EVA.—" Unseen Things." 
BOTTOMLLY, H. H.— " The Desert." 
BOLLTER, B. C— " The Mystery of Epiphany. 
BOVILL, C. H— " Everybody's Doing It," 

■ The Dancing Viennnese. ' 
BOWMAN, ISA.—" The Girl in the Picture." 
BOWYER, FRED.—" The Cruise of the Mas- 
cot." 
BOYLE. ^VILLIAM.— " FamUy Failing." 
BRADFORD, MANSFIELD.—" A Rank Out- 
sider." 
BRADLEY, ALICE.—" The Governor's Lady." 
BRADSHAW, PERCY V.—" H.M.S. Robertus," 

" Queer Fish." 
BRA_MMER, JULIUS.— "The Dancing Vien- 
nese." 
BRANDON, JOHN G.— " The Slave Runners," 

" The Man." 
BRANDON, R. A.—" The Oregon E.xpress." 
BRANDON, W.— " The Man With His Back to 

the East." 

BRAXSCOMBE, ARTHUR.—" The Boy Scout." 

BRIGHOUSE, HAROLD.—" The Oak Settle," 

" The Odd Man Out." " Little Red Shoes." 

BRIGHT, DORA.—" Poor Pretty Colombine," 

" La Camargo." 
BRINTON, J. C— ■ Fully Insured." 
BRISTOW, P.—" The Casino Girl." 
BRISTOWE, SYLVIA.—" A School for Life." 
BROADHURST. GEORGE.—" Just Little 

John," " The Price." 
BRODZKY, LEON.—" The Humour of It." 
BRONTE, P.—" Her Half Step-Uncle." 
BROOKES, CECILIA.—" December 13." 
BROOKFIELD, C.H.— " The New Regime " 

(revival), " Dear Old Charlie " (revival). 
BROOKING, CECIL.—" Ring Off." 
BROWN, GILBERT.—" Out of the Fog." 
BROWNE, WALTER.—" Everywoman." 
BROWNING, H. S.— " A Member of Tatter- 

sali's." (Revival.) 
BROWNSON, JOHN.—" The Kiss." 
BRUNO, ALFRED.—" Thumbs Up." 
BRUO, ALBERT.—" The Big House." 
BUCALOSSI, ERNEST.—" The Little Boss." 
BUCHANAN, ROBERT.—" Trafalgar." 
BUCKLE, G. F.— " The Contract." 
BULGER, GODWIN.—" Basil Dunthwaite 

Comes Home," " The Message." 
BUNTIN, MRS. A. E.— " With the Publisher's 

Compliments." 
BURNAND, FRANCIS.—" On the Beach." 
BURTON, GEORGE.—" The Right Mr. 

Wrong." 
BYNG, G. W.— " The Mastery of Music." 

CAIN, HENRI.—" Une Nuit de Noel Sous la 

Terreur." 
CAINE, HALL.—" Ben-My-Chree (revival). 
CALDERON, GEORGE.—" The Maharahi of 

Arakan," " Revolt," " The Seagull." 
Ci^LTHROP, DION CLAYTON.— " The 'Mind 

the Gates ' Girl," " The Mask." 
CALVERT, FRANK.—" A Waltz Scream. 

" The Hydro." 
CAMERON, GEORGE.—" Billy." 
CAMPBELL, .U.LAN.— " Dust of Egypt." 
CAMPBELL, J. A.—" The Queen Mother." 
CAMPBELL, JOSEPH.— " Judgment." 
CANNAN. GILBERT.—" The Perfect Widow," 

" Marv's W^edding," " Miles Dixou." 
C.'^^NTRELE, MRS. E.— " The Slave Runners." 



CANTRILL, HAROLD.— "The Devil and the 

Hindmost." 
CAPEL, GEORGE.—" Little Fay." 
COPPE, FRANCOIS.— "The Violin-Maker of 

Cremona " (revival). 
CAPPER. MABEL.—" The Betrothal of No. 

13." 
CAPUS, ALFRED.—" Les Maris dc Leoutine." 
CARLILE, C. DOUGLAS.—" Scamp Hawkins." 
CARR, COMYNS.— " Oliver Twist " (revival), 

" Sairc-y Gamp." 
CARR, PHILLIP.—" Shock-headed Peter ' 

(revival). 
CARRAGHER, P. CHARLES.—" The Spae- 

wife." 
CARRICK, HARTLEY.—" The H'Arum Lily," 

" The Grass Widows." 
CARROLL, SIDNEY WENTWORTH.— " Big 

Game." 
CARSE, ROLAND.—" The Regimental Im- 
presario." 
CARSON. LINGFORD.— " The Great White 

Chief." 
CARTER, EDITH.—" L'Amour de Pierrot." 
CARTON, R. C— " The Bear Leaders." 
CARTWRIGHT. CAROL.—" Appropriating An- 
tony." 
CARVALHO, A. F. D'ALMEIDA.—" Roses all 

the Year." 
CARYLL. IVAN.— "The ©uchese of Dant- 

zic " (revival), " The Pjnk Lady." 
CAVACCHIOLI, E.— " I Zingari." 
CHADWICK, GEORGE W.— " Everywoman." 
CHANCE, A.—" The Question." 
CHAPLN, HAROLD.—" Wonderful Grand- 
mamma and the Wand of Youth," 
" Muddle Annie," " Elaine," " Art and 
Opportunity," " The .Autocrat of the 
Cotfee Stall," " The Dumb and the 
Blind." 
CHAPLIN, SYD.— "The Hydro." 
CHARPENTIER, GUSTAVE.— " Louise." 
CHASSAIGNE. J. C. DE.— " The Musical 

Duke." 
GHATTERFEE, B.C.—" Ayesha." 
CHILDERSTONE, CHARLES.—" The Sailor 

and the Nursemaid." 
CHOPIN.—" An Autumn Idyll." 
CHUTE, MARGARET."— Wallaby Jack." 
CLARENCE, LAURENCE J.—" The Agency." 
CLARKE, CUTHBERT.— " Everybody's Doing 

It." 
CLIFTON, CECIL.—" The Gold Thread." 
CLONSTON, J. STORER.— "The Duke." 
CLUTSAM, G. H.— " After a Thousand Years," 
" The Pool." 
. CLYDE, CONSTANCE.—" Mr. Wilkinson's 
Widow." 
CLYDE, JOHN.—" Beside the Bonnie Briar 

Bush " (revival). 
CLYNDES, J. H.— " What Woman Will do for 

" Love." 
COCHRAN, HOWARD.—" Tempo Furloso." 
COLEBY, WILFRED T.— " The Dusty Path," 
" The Real Napoleon," " Her Point of 
View," " Aunt Bessie." 
COLLARD, AVALON.— "Her Half Step- 
Uncle." 
COLLENS, SEWELL.— " From A to Z," '• Just 

Like a Woman." 
COLLISON, HOUSTON.—" The Rebel." 
COLQUHOUN, H. J.—" The Axe of Wang." 
i CONNELL, NORREYS.— " An Imaginary Con- 
' versation." 

I CONRAD, JOHN.—" When the Devil Laughs." 
! CONWAY, LUCIE.— "The Meeting." 
' COOKE. LEONARD.—" Scotland for Ever." 
COOKE, STANLEY,—" Sunday Morning." 
I COONER, H. J.—" A 1,000 to 1 Chance." 
COOPER, W. S.— " Love's Enemy." 
COSENS, MONICA.—" Pam and Billy." 
COURTENAY, FREDERICK W. — " Bonnie 

Borderland." 
COURTNEY, W. L.— " (Edipus Rex." 



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COWBRICK. C. E.— " Sir Kobin Hall." 
COWEJf, LAURENCE. — " Looking for 

Trouble," " Before and After." 
COWEX,- LEWIS.—" A Little Splash." 
CRAUFORD, J. R.— " Who Laughs Last." 
CRAVEX, A. SCOTT.—" Princess Caprice." 
CRAWFORD, MRS. T. C— " The Ideal Wife." 
CROCKER, ALFRED.—" The Sacrifice." 
CULLUM, RIDGWELL.— ' The Devil's Keg." 
CURTIS, ARTHUR.—" The Rescue Boat." 
CUTHBERTSON, J. M.— " Sickle and Cross," 

" The Cavern." 

DALNOW, DAVID.—" Ferdinand." 
DANE, ETHEL.— " The Woman Who Mat- 
tered." 
DAXTAS. .JULIO.—" Roses All the Year." 
DAREWSKI, MAX.— "Oh! Molly." 
DARXLEY, HERBERT.— ' The Man," "Potts 

in Port." 
DARXLI-:Y, J. H.— " A Noble Sacrifice." 
DARRELL, CHARLES. — " A Girl's Good 

Luck," " White as a Lily." 
DAUDET, ALPHOXSE.— " Three Days in the 

Life of Sapho," " Sapho " (revival). 
DAVID, FELICIEX.— " The Desert." 
DAVIES, HIBERT HEXRY.—" Doormats." 
DAVLF.S, JAMES.— "The Garden Citizens." 
DAVIES, NAUXTON.— " The Human Fac- 
tor." 
DAVIES, SIDXEY.— " A Garden of Mirth." 
DAVIS, RICHARD HARDIXG. — " Black- 
mail." 
DAWSOX, ERXEST.— "The Pierrot of 'the 

Minute." 
DAWSOX, FORBES.— "The Triumph of the 

Bliiid." 
DAY, S. R. OIISS).— " Out of Deeip Shadows." 
DEARMER, MRS. PERCY.—" The Dreamer." 
»E BATHE. LADY.—" Helping the Cause." 
DE BURGH, BEATRICE M.— " Lady Betty's 

Baking." 
DE COURVILLE, ALBERT. — " Hullo ! Rag- 
time." 
DELACOUR.— " Dear Old Charhe." (Revival.) 
DELAXD, MARGARET.— " The Awakening of 

Helena Ritohie." 
DELSCHAFT, KATE.— " The Imp of the 

Human Heart." 
DEXTOX, JACK.—" A Queen for a Wife." 
DEXVLLLE, ALFRED.— " The Miracle." 
DESCAVES. LUCIEX.— " Seven Bhnd Men." 
DE SELIXCOURT, HUGH.— " Beastie." 
DEVYLARS, MME.— " The Medium." 
DE WALDEN, LORD HOWARD ( ' T. E. 

Ellif ").— " The Children of Don." 
DICKENS, CHARLES.— " The Cricket on the 
Hearth," " The Great Beyond " (from " A 
Tale of Two Cities"), " Sairey Gamp," 
" Oliver Twist." 
DICKSOX, CHARLES.—" The Week-end." 
DIX, AIRLIE.— " PhylUs." 

DIX, FRANK.— "The Girl from the Jam Fac- 
tory," " Signposts." 
D'OBERVAL.— " La Fille Mai Gard^e." 
DOCKER, F. A. W.— " Love's Enemy." 
DOME, ALEXAXDRE.— " Bill Adams." 
DONOVAN, DESMOND.— " The Gay Lady 

Doctor." 
DORGOVONSKY.— " Amarilla." 
DORYNXE, JESS.—" The Surprise of His 

Life," " The Telegram." 
DOUGLAS, F. M.— " Written in Red." 
DOWN, OLIPHANT. — "The Maker of 

Dreams." 
DOWNTOX, H. M.— " St. Oswald of Xorthum- 

DRIXKWATER. ALBERT E.-" The House 
That Jack Built." 

DRIXKWATER, JOHN-.- ' A Fantasy." 

DRUGO.—" Amarilla." 

DRUEY, W. P.— "The Playwright," "Cala- 
mity Jane. R.X'." 



DUMAS, ALEX.—" Monte Cristo." 
DUMAS, A., /iZs.- " Une Visits de Noces." 
DU MAURIER.— " Trilby " (revival). 
DL'XBAR, JOHX.— "Two Little Scout Boys." 
DUXKELSBAHLER, R. J.— " W'hen We Begin 

to Think," " Just Three Kisses." 
DUNN, GERALD.—" A Dear Little Wife." 
DUXSAXEY, LORD.— "The Golden Doom." 
DURELL, L. F.— " Man, the Artful Dodger." 

" Three Knocks," " Perkins in Paris." 

ECKERSLEY, ARTHUR.—" Susan's EmbelUsh- 
ments," " The Rescue Boat," " The Hart- 
leys." 
EDDY, ARTHUR J.—" The Great John 

Ganton" 
EDDY CHARLES.— " Her Ladyship's Nose," 

" The Odd Woman." 
EDEX, PAT.— "The Gold Diggers." 
EDWARDS, A. HERBAGE.— " The Burden." 
ELGAR, EDWARD.—" The Crown of India." 
ELI.IS, T. E. (Lord Howard de W'alden).-- 

" The Children of Don." 
ELLIS, WALTER.—" Little Willie." 
ELLSWORTH, EDITH.— " Love's Enemy." 
ELSTOB, CLARA.—" The Whirligig of Time," 

" Her Kingdom." 
ELSTOX, CLARE.— " Ria's Luck." 
ELVEY, MAURICE.— " Miss Julia." 
ELWES, EVA.— "For Her Son." 
EMDEN, WALTER.—" Bessie, the Daughter of 
the Blind," " Beggar of Bethn-al Green." 
EMDEX, W^\LTER.— "" Dreamland." 
EMMANUEL, GUGLIELMO.— " I Zingari." 
ERSKINE, ELLA.—" The Roman Road." 
ERSKINE, HERMANN.— " The Great Be- 
yond." 
ERSKINE, NEIL.—" Where's that Girl." 
ERVINE, ST. JOHN G.— " The Magnanimous 

Lover." 
ESSERY, PHILIP.— "The Pedest.al." 
ESMOND, H. V.—" Sandy and His Eliza," 

" A Young Man's Fancy." 
ESTEC, POL D'.— " Striking Home." 
EURIPIDES.—" Medea," " Alceetis." 

FALL, LEO.—" Princess Caprice." 
FALL, RICHARD.—" Arms and the Girl." 
FEARNLEY, GEORGE.—" The Boy Scout." 
FELIX, PACEY.— " Bonnie Borderland." 
FENDALE-PERCY.— " Helping the Cause." 
FENN. FREDERICK.— " The Girl in the 

Taxi," "The Olive Branch," "The Gay 

Ladv Doctor." 
FEXNIMORE-GLYNN, G.— " A Sporting 

Oflter." 
FERGUSON, J. A.—" The Curate Calls." 
FERNALD. C. B.— " The Cat and tie 

Cherub " (revival), " 98.9," " The Diamond 

Coronet." 
FERRARI, ERMANO WOLF.—" Giogelli Delia 

Madonna " (" The Jewels of the 

Madonna "). 
FIELD, ARTHUR W.— " The Pride of Byzan- 

tia." 
FIELD. LILA.— " The Children's Dream. 
FILIPPI. ROSINA.— " An Idyll of New Year's 

Eve " (revival). 
FINCK, HERMAN.—" The Malingerer." 
FIRTH. IVAN.— "The Flapper and the Hang- 
man." " A Verdict of Conscience." 
FITZGERALD. AUBREY.—" Springtide." 
FITZMAURTCE, AUBREY.—" The Ragged 

Patriot." 
FOXSOX, FRAXTZ.— " Little Miss Llewelyn." 
FOREST, HELENE.— " Sapho." 
FORREST. C. A.—" The Shepherd." 
FORSYTH. BERTRAM.—" Hester." 
FOULDS. J. H.— " Wonderful Grandmamma 

and the Wand of Youth." 
FRANCE. ETHEL A.—" The Imp of the 

Human Heart." 
FRANCIS, BEARD.—" Twice Removed." 

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FRENCH, PERCY.—" A Frog He Would A- 

wooing." 
FREUXD. MRS. F. E. WASHBURN.— " The 

Fool and the Wise Man." 
FREWIN. HARRISON.—" Elijah." 
FRIEDMAN, JAKE.— "The Dutch Corporal." 
FHOYEZ. MAURICE.-" The Musical Puke." 
FULI.ERTON. PERCY.— " The Lamplighter.' 
FULTON. GREN^ ILLE.— " Paid in His Own 

Coin." 
FYFE. H. HAMILTON.— " Race Suicide." 



GAGGS, J. WOOF.—" Sons of a Mighty Em- 
pire." 
GALLIENNE RICH.ARD LE.—" Orestes." 
GALSWORTHY, JOHN.—" The Little Dream," 

" The Pigeon." " The Eldest Son." 
GARNETT. EDWARD. — " The Spanish 

Lovers." 
GARDEN, H.E.— "The Devil's Key." 
GARROD, W. V.—" A Mother's Vengeance." 
GASKELL. LADY KATHERINE MILNES.— 

" An Ansel of Grief." 
GATTIE, FREDERICK.— " The Last Chance." 
GILBERT, LEWIS.—" A Girl Wifliout A Con- 
science." 
GIBBONS, VIOLET.— •' Whose Hat?" "The 
Waeer," " Crooked Nails," " As Once in 
May." 
GIB=ON, W. W.— " Mates," " Womenkind." 
GIDEON. MELVILLE J.—" Kill that Fly." 
GILBERT, JEAN.— "The Girl in the Taxi." 
GILBERT, W. S.— " Broken Hearts." 
GINGOLA, HELENE.— " Looking for Trouble " 
GINNER, RUBY.—" An Autumn Idyll." 
GIRVIN, BRENDA.— " Pam. and Billy." 
GLASBY, CONSTANCE.—" Sinners." 
GLAZOUNOV.— " Araarilla." 
GLIDDON, W. T.— " The Folly of a Fool." 
GLENNY, CHARLES.—" Bushed." 
GLIXKA.— •' First Love." 
GLORIEL, GEORGE —" The House." 
GLOVER, EVELYN.— " Chat with Mrs. 

Chickv." 
GOLDSMITH, OLIVER.— " The Vicar of 

Wakefield." 
GORDON, HERBERT.—" A Rank Outsider." 
GORE, IVAN P.—" Cupid Intervenes," " Pre- 
toria's Love Story," " The .Mormon and 
the Maid." " .\ Lamb Among Wolves." 
GORING, GRAEME.—" His Last Refuge." 
GOSTLING. MRS. AYRTON.— " AH Souls' 

Eve." 
GOSLING,, FRANCES M.— " The Lips of La 
Sauterelle. ' " Tea and Bannocks," " Perkin 
Warbeck," " Early One Morning," " The 
Third Time." 
GOULDING. EDMUND.-" 0^1 1 of tihe Fog " 
GR.A^HAM. HARRY.-" The ' WmA the Gates' 

Girl." 
GR.\N.\GE. K. M.^LP.\SS.-"The Fl.ipper and 
the Hangman," " The Kid," " The Passin" 
of Alct-ste." 
GR.VTT.^N. H.ARRY.-" Curios." "A Heaxt 

Case. 
GRAY. GEORGE.— "The People's King" 
GRAY. GEORGE A. DE.— " The Price of Free- 



dom. 

GREENBANK. HARRY.-" The Geisha." (Revl- 
val.) ^ 

GJuEENB.VCK. PERCY.-" Autumn Ma^ncB- 
uyres. " Princess Caprice," " The Dancinc 
Mistress. ' '' 

GREGORY. LADY.-"Macdar.a-h's Wife" 
" The Travellinc Man." " The Bocie Man'" 
Darner's Gold," " Hyacinth Halvey." 

GREIN, J. T— " The World of Boredom " (re- 
vival). , ^ 

OR^V-VvvxB. -^-"The Mi.^iical Duke" 

GROSSMITH, GEORGE.-" Kill That Fly " 
" The Guide to Paris," " She Was no 
iady," "Everybody's Doing It " 

GROVES, CHARLES.-"The Golden Wedding." 



GRUNWELD. ALFRED.— " The Dancing Vien- 
nese." 
GUEST, MRS. HADEN.— "The Proselyte." 
GUILRERT, INSPECTOR.—" Kit Carson." 
GUILLEMAND. MARCEL.—" The Pink Lady." 
GUNGOIKE. T.— " Un Bon Modfele." 



H.UG, ROTHWELL.— " Kynaston's Wife." 
JlAI^fES, H. E.— "Pebbles on the Beach." 
HAINES, J.—" Nina's Dream." 
HALES, CLAUD.—" The Folly of a FooL" 
HALL, OWEN.—" The Geisha." 
HAMILTON, BERNARD.— "The Combat." 
H.AMILTON. CICELY.—" The Constant Hus- 
band," " Diana of Dobson's " (revival). 
HAMILTON, COSMO.— "The Blindness of 

Virtue." 
HAMILTON. HENRY.— " Autumn Manoeu- 
vres," " The Duchese of I>.intzic " (re- 
vival). " The Crow n of India." 
HAMILTON, MARGUERITE.—" A Dream of 

Dresden China." 
UAMLEN, GEORGE J.—" Barbara Grows 

Up," "The Wnldies." 
HAMUND, ST. JOHN.— "'The Democrats." 
HANKEN, ST. JOHN.— " The Constant 

Lovej." 
HANNAN, CHARLES.— "The Lodgers." 
Il.VNNON, JAMES.— "Men Mast Work and 

Women Must Weep." 
HANRAY, LAURENCE.—" A Roman Holi- 
day." 
HAPi.DINGE, GEOFKPuEY.— " The Broken 

Vase," " His Mother." 
H.\RGREAVES, REGINALD.—" A Question 

of Tactics." 
HARRINGTON, J. P.— " WeHington." 
HAkiasON. EDITH.— " stage Struck." 
HARROP, GEORGE H.— " Sons of a Mighty 

Empire." 
HARTY, HAMILTON.—" Proud M^isie." 
HAHWOOD, H. M.— " Honour Thy Father." 
HARWOOD, JOHN.— "Molly and I and the 

Baby." 
HASTINGS, B. MACDONALD.— " Love— and 
What Then?" " Tlie Tide," "The New 
Sin." 
HAUPTMANN, GERBART.— " Lonely Livet " 

(revival). 
HAWKINS, GRACE.—" The Transformation of 

Bacchus." 
HAWKINS. LESLIE.—" The Right Mr. 

Wrong." 
HE.\RD. JAMES.— "The Vegetarians." 
HELLEM, CHAS.—" Striking Home." 
HERMERDE. EDWARD G.—" Proud Maisie." 
HENDERSON. LALLA.— " Tea and Bannocks." 
HENGLER. ALBERT.—" The Smuggler," " The 

Redskin." 
HENRI, JACQUES.— "The Missing Maid." 
IlERiniAN, LOUIS.— " Unser Doktor." 
HEWLETT. H. W.— " Sanoya." 
HEWLETT, MAURICE.—" Callisto." 
HEWSON. J. JAMES.— " Love, Law, and the 

Lady." 

HICKS. SEYMOUR.— " Pebbles on the Beach." 

HIGGINBOTHAAI, ROBERT. — " The First 

Stone," " The Big Race," " As Others See 

Us." 

HIGGINBOT'TOM, HUGH.— " The Moon of 

HILL. GR.AHAM.- "A Man's Way." 
HILL, H. BRINSLEY.— " A Noble Sacrifice." 
no.\RE. DOUGL.^S.- " The (Jirl in Posses- 
sion." " The Persian Slave." 
nOBSON. FLORENCE E.— " A Modern Cru- 

.sader." 
HOFFE. MONCKTON.— " Improper Peter." 
HOLBROOKE, JOSEF.—" The Children of 

Don." 
HOKRI, PERCY.—" Bohemia." 
HOOD. ARTHUR.—" Johanna of Booker's 
Flat." 



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HOOD, BASIL.—" The Five Frankforters," 
" Gipsy Love." 

HOPE. ANTONY.—" Tlie Adventure of Lady 
Ursula." 

HOUGHTON. STANLEY.—-' Pearls," " Fancy 
Free." " Hindle Wake.s," " Phipps," " The 
Day of Reckoning," " The Younger 
Generation." 

HOUSDEN, F.— " A Blind Girl's Love," "One 
Life, One Love." " The Mormon and His 
Wives," " The Pride of the Prairie." 

HOUSMAN, LAWRENCE.—" Prunella " (re- 
vival). 

HOWARD KEBLE.— " The Embarrassed 
Butler." 

HOWARD WALTER.—" The Lifeguardsman," 
" The Ragged Prince," " The Soldier Prin- 

HOWE, EVA MAY.— " The Dream Woman." 
HUBBARD. PHILIP E.— " The Gentleman 

Who Was Sorry." 
HUDDLESTONE, JOHN R.— " A Garden of 

Mirth." 
HULLAH, ANNETTE.—" Calli.sto." 
nUNA. LUDWIG.— "The Kiss." 
HUNTER. HORACE.—" The Years Between." 
HUNTLEY, G. P.—" Curios." 
HURGON, AUSTEN.— " Arms and the Girl," 

" The Blue House." 
HUTCHINSON, MURIEL.—" The Experimen- 

HYERMAN3, HERMAN.—" The Ghetto." 

IBSEN. HENRICK.— " The Hero's Mound." 
INGLIS, GUY H.— "In Search of a Girl." 
INKSTER, LEONARD.—" The Emancipation." 
IRVINE. J. H.— " A Sense of Humour." 
IRVING, LAURENCE.—" The Barber of 

Seville," " The Terrorist," " Typhoon." 
IVIMEY. J. W.— " The Vegetarians." 

JAKOBOWSKI, EDWARD.—" The Myrtle 
Maiden." 

JEFFERSON, ARTHUR.—" A Night in 
Society." " A Daughter's Devotion." 
'• Perils that Beset Women " (revised ver- 
sion of "The World's Verdict"). 

JENKINS, GEORGE.— "The Eve of Warg." 

JENNINGS, FRED. S.— " The Girl with a 
Million." 

JENNINGS. GERTRUDE E.— " The Girl Be- 
hind the Bar." *' The ' Mind the Gates ' 
Girl." 

JEROME, JEROME K.— " The Violin Maker 
of Cremona " (revival). 

JESSOP, GEORGE H.— " Alias Mrs. Fairfax." 

JOHN, GWEN.— " Edge of Dark." 

JONES, ' EDWARD.—" Maid Marjorie," 

" Marusa." 

JONES, GUY.— "The Democrats." 

JONES, HENRY ARTHUR.—" Dolly's Little 
Bills," " Mrs. Dane's Defence " (revival). 

JONES, SIDNEY.—" The Geisha " (revival). 

JORDAN, PERCY.—" Another Dog Storv." 

JUDD, J. S.— " The Hanging Outlook," " The 
Rebel." 

KADELBURG. GUSTAV.— " Die Beruhmte 

Frau." 
KADLEZ.— " The Water Nymph." 
KALEDASA.— " Kumar Sambhava." 
KALMAN, EMERICH.— " Autumn Manoeu- 
vres," " The Blue House." 
KARNO, FRED.— "A Waltz Scream," "Per- 
kins, the Punter," " The Big House." 
" The Hydro," " Thumbs Up." 
KENDALE, LENNOX.— " Decree Nisi." 
KENTISH-WRIGHT. DOROTHEA.— " A Fan- 
tasy." 
KERKER, GUSTAV— "The Grass Widows." 
KIMBALL, DAVID.— "The Duke." 
KIMBERLEY, MRS. F. G.— " The Pet of the 

Ranch," " The Collier's Lass." 
KING, JULIAN.—" L'Entente Cordlale," " The 
Simple Life," " The Misery that Tempts." 



KIPLING, RUDYARD.— " The Man Who Was " 

(revival). '' 

KIS'''>f ' IIC'KER. HENRY.— " The Turning 

Point." 
KLEIN. CHARLES.-" Find the Woman." 
KLEIN. M\NUEL.— " Undine." 
KNOBLAUCH. EDWARD.—" Milestones." 
KOHTjEH. BRUNO.— " Antie." 
KORSAKOV. RIMSKY.— " Scheherazade." 
KYASHT, LYDIA.— " First Love." " The Water 

Nymph." 

LABICHE.— " Dear Old Charlie." (Revival.) 
LACLAND, HERBERT.— "Twice Removed." 
LAIRD, W.— "The Call." 

LALLY. G.— " Reggie's Double." " The 
Escape." " Up a Tree." " The Temptation 
of Sir Galahad." 
LANDECK, BEN.— " Women and Wine" (re- 
vival). " The Women of France," " In a 
Man's Power, " Kit Carson," " The Circus 
Girl." " The Open Door." 
LANE, GERALD.—" The Monte Carlo Girl." 
LANGDON. C. E.— " Kalr-en-Neda." 
LANGFORD. S.— " Bastien and Bastienne." 
LARA. GEORGE DE.— " Tbe MIssin? Maid." 
LIEDHAM. FRANK.—" The Seaside Review " 
LEEDHAM. STANLEY.— " The Seaside Re 

view." 
LEHAR. FRANZ.—" Gip.<iy Love." 
LEIBBRAND. C. H.— " Oh. Smilev ! " 
LEJUST, MR. and MRS. LEON.— " The 

Usurpers." 
LENE, CHARLES G.— " Glaucns." 
LEON, H. M.. " Domestic Differences " 
LEONARD. A.— "Captain Brassbv. V.C." 
LEONARD, MARTIA.— " The World of Bore- 
dom " (revival). 
LEONCAVALLO.— "I Pagliaeei " (revival), 

" I Zangari." 
LEVER. LADY.— "The Insurance Act." 
LINCKE. PAUL.—" The H'Arnm Lily." 
LINCOLN, L.— " The Madman and the Maid." 
LEON. LEON M.— " Filby the Faker." "Play- 
ing the Game." 
LEONE, G.— " The Latest New York Sensa- 
tion." 
LERON. EMILIE.— " Le Passion et I'Assomp- 

tion dn divin Pierrot." 
LESLIE. FERGUS.— "The Lie." 
LESTER, ALFRED.— "The Village Fire 

Brigade." 
LETHBRIDGE, OLIVE.—" "Hie Pedestal," 

" The Prime Minister." 
LETTOYER. MELCHTON.— •• Typhoon." 
LEVEY. STSSTE.— " Oh ! Mollv." 
LEVEY. STVORT.— " Carntiirider'^tantinople." 
LEVY. .TO.ciE r;.— " Seven Blind Men," " Strik- 

ine Ho-np." " The Mrdium." 
LEWIS. MRS. EDWARD.— " Roses All the 

Year." 
LEWIS. H. H.— " The Latest New York Sen- 
sation." 
LEWIS J. M.— "Proxy," "The Second Honey- 
moon." 
LEWIS-RANSOM, S.— " The Malingerer." 
LIBTN. Z.— " The Broken Hearts." 
LIGHTFOOT. T. B.— " After a Thousand 

Years." 
LILLY. A. C— " The Gentleman Ranker." 
LITriTFTET.D. EAIMA.— " Allah's Orchard." 
LLOYD. HERBERT.— " Two Little Scout 

Bovs." 
LOATES, TARR.— " A London Outcast." 
LOflK^. W.— " Thp Little Prospector." 
LOCKE. WTTTT4TVI J.— "An Adventure of 

Aristide Pujol." 
T.OVsrtM.E. H^R^Tr).— "A Little Splash." 
TOTTVOA. E._" Three Knocks." 
LOVF'TT NEVILLE.— " The Passing of the 

Balllfr." 
LOWNDES. BELLOC (MRS.).— " The Decree 

Made Absolute." 
LOWNDES, F. S. A.—" The last Green." 



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LUCAS. E. V.—" The Visit of the King." 
LUCK, A.—" Three Knocks." 
LUDLOW. W. II.—" (iolden Dolphins." 
LVOXS, A. NKIL.— "Tlie GcntUman Who Was 

Sorry." " A Penny Bunch " (also called 

" Three Common i'eople "). 
LYON'S, JOSKI'II.— " Miivver, Liza, and the 

.Moke." " Out West." 
LYTTLKTO\. KDITII.— " The Thumbscrew," 

" Peter's Chance." 
LYTTOX, BULWER.— •■ Glaucus." 



MACDOXAGH, THOMAS.—" Metempsychosio." 
MACHUGH. AUGrSTIX.—" Officer 666." 
MACKIXXOX. KWAUT.— " One Afternoon." 
MACLARKX. .lOIIX.— " The Miracle." 
M\CLKAX. ALE.X.— " At the Sign of the ' Two 
Crows," " The Grey Mai^k," " By the 
King's Leave." 
MACLEOD, XORMAX.— " The Starling." 
MVCXAMARA, FRAXCIS.— " The Schemer?." 
MACXAMARA. GERALD.—" Thompson in Tir- 

N'a-X'oge." 
MACOWAX. XORMAX.— " The Cli.ilk Line," 

" The Demagogue." 
MACRAE, Fl'.AXK.— " Annette." 
MAETERLIXCK, M.— " The Death of Tinta- 

giles," " Marv Magdalene." 
AI\ITLAXD, FREDERICK.— " Xo. 1 Gerrard." 
MAITRA. H. X.-" Av(sha." 
MALCOLM, MRS. MAITLAXD.— " With the 

Publisher's Compliments." 
MALLGCH, GEORGE RESTOX.— " Arabella." 
MAXBY, ALFRED DE.— " Mephisto." 
MAXX, KATHERIXE.— " The Scottish Emi- 
grant." 
MAXXERS^ J. HARTLEY.—" A Woman Inter- 
venes," " The Great Game." 
MARCHMOXT, A. W— " By Right of Sword." 
MARCHAXT, PETER, LE.— " The Turning 

Point." 
MARRIS, EDWARD.—" Faking the Film." 
MARSHALL, ROBERT.—" The Second in Com- 
mand." 
MARSOX, CHARLES.—" Just Like Nettie." 
MARTIX. J. SACKVILLE.— " A Question of 
Propriety." Cupid and the Styx," " Nellie 
Lambert." 
MARTYX, EDWARD.—" Grange Colman." 
iMARVIX. .TEAX.— " The Cow Puncher." 
MASCAGXI, PIETRO.— " Cavalleria Rusti- 

cana." 
MASKELYXE. XEVIL.— " All Souls' Eve." 
MASOX. SYDXEY.— "For Valour." 
MASSEXET.— " Le Jongleur de Notre Dame," 

" Don Qiiichotte." 
MATTHEWS, CAMEROX.— " The Black Hor- 
ror." 
^lATTOS, A. TEIXEIRA DE.— " Th^rfese 

Raquin."' " Mary Magdelene." 
MAUD. AYXMER.— " The Cause of It All." 
MAUDE. LOUISE.—" The Cause of It All." 
MAXWELL. FRED.—" Don Cicsar de Bazan," 

" Lord Harkaway." 
MAYXE. X. THORPE.— "Tliou Shalt Not," 
MAYXE. RUTHERFORD.—" The Drone." 
McALISTER, J. A.—" The Pride of Bvzantia." 
McCALLUM. FRAXCES A.—" At Aphrodite's 

Temple." 
McCUXX. HAMISH.— "The Sailor and the 

Xursemaid." 
McEVOY. CHARLES.—" The Situation at 

Newburv." " The Red Hon." 
McGEOPH. DAISY —" Collaborators." 
McKKOW'X, XORMAX.—" Travellers." 
McLELLAX. C. M. S.— " The Pink Lady." 
M'LEOD. FIOXA.— "Celtic Faerv Poems." 
McOUIRE, T. C— " Multonomah." 
MEADS. FREDERICK.— "The Crime of 

PovertT." 
MEGRUE. ROY COOPER.—" Her Only Way." 
MELVILLK. FREDER.ICK.— " The Monk and 
the; Woman." 



MELVILLE, WALTER AXD FREDERICK.— 

■' Adventure* of the Count of Monte 

Cristo." 
MELVVX, WILLIAM.-" Women of Slianu." 
MEXDELSSOHN.— " ElijaJi." As an opera. 
MERRICK, LEONARD.—" The Tragedy of a 

Comic Song," " The Impostor." 
.MICHELL, SYBIL.—" Early One Morning." 
^ "Four to One." "The Morning's Work." 
fJMIDDLETOX. THOMAS.—" A Posy on a 
I Ring " (coiid. vers. " A Chaste' Maid in 
" Cheapside "). 
MILL, C. WATSON.—" "Mid Pleasures and 

Palaces." 
MILLER, WYXX— "The Picture." 
MILLS. CLIFFORD.— " Wliere the R.ainIx)W 

Ends " (revival). 
MOEFAT. GRAHAM.—" A Scrape o' the Pen." 
MOXCKTON, LIOXEL.— "The Dancing M:i<i- 

t.ress." 
MOXKHOUSE. ALLAN.—" Mary Broome," 

"Resentment," "The Education of Mi. 

Snnace." 
MOXTGOMKRY. JAMES.—" R^adv Monev." 
MOOR.AT, JOSEPH.—" Prunella " ' (revival). 
MOORE. CHARLES.—" The Lion and the 

Lamb." 
MOORE. DOROTHEA.—" By the King's 

Leave," " The Grev ifask." 
:\I0ORE. E. HAMILTON.-" A Little Christ- 

Tna.s l^T'Tacle." 
MOORE. EUNICE H.— " The Dove Uncaged." 
MOREAU. EMIL.—" Elizabeth, Reine d'.Angle- 

terre." 
MOREUX. 
■\rnT>f: \x. 
MOTtRTS. 
MORRIS. 

Bnc"!' 



4. — " Tlie SnbrpnTine." 

SYDNEY.—" Phvllis." 
M4RG \T>ET.— " Callisto." 

XETTSON.— " The Honour of 
vs." " Trinrx^d." 



the 



MrvT?T?TSrtN. kkvveTH — " Dolly Dye." 
ArAPT>TSOX. ATAPY— " LoTi*>ly Lives." 
AroT?TnN. MTOH\FT, — " T'n<>' Imnostor." 
MOFLE. FPED.—" Would You Hang Him?" 

" Tiio JTrvrmon Dancer. " 
-vrA7VT>T. — " Rnstion aid Bastienne." 
\rTn?-R(vv. AT.AV- "The Vp!retflrian.s." 

\TTTPT? \V. OTLP-T^RT _" (TfVr.i'S R^^Y." 
\TTT-D,T?, \Y T r— " M-ivHce THarte." 
ATVTTiq vrTTJ.T A,AI.— " The Ru'^tler." 
MYT^OV, HUGH.— " BvgKNne Dav.s," " Vin- 

lertc!." - ■ 

N'.\.PPE«. J. M.— "The Key that Took the 

Wron.e TU'rnine." 
NASMITH, PRANK.— "The Day of Reckon- 

injg." 
XT3AT. JOHN.—" Everybody in Search of For- 
tune," " Wellington." 
X'EEDHAM. RAYMOND. — " The Novice." 

" Yacht ' Grafisli.nnper.' " 
NELSOX^ TOM.—" Perkins the Punt«r." 
vi:-,pnTV LUCIEX.— " The Olivp Branch." 
NEUREY. TEUENOE.— " The Goddees of De- 

s+Tne.tioni." 
X-'ETWTO'X. H. CHAXCE.— " Welliniston." 
NII/E, A. J.—" Where is Williaim?" 
XICP^T.LS E. D.— " The Marriage Markeit," 

" The Gladiators." 
viO/T,\N. J. F— "Tlie Grptat Bevooiid." 
XORA1 AN. VALROY'.— " Tfbi» Lilv of Tripoli." 
NORTHCOTE, A.—" The Choice." 



0'0r>.vvm>. K. NOLAN.-" Lucifer and H .^ 

Amgel." 
OiTiDTE APoTHUR C— " KinUng. D&tective." 
OFFKYBACH.— " The Guide to Paris." 
OR;ONKOWSKI, GEO'RG.— " Tihe Gixl in the 

Ta\i." 
OLIVER. J. H.— '•' Tam.gled Wedlock." 
OLTVT-R XOR^FAN.— " December 13." 
O'NEILL, NORMAN.—" The Golden Doom." 
ONSLOW, HUGH.—" The Lord Mayor's Party." 



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OUVRY, J. DELAHAIZE.— " The Match- 
girl's Dream of Fairyland." 
O'RELL, MRS. MAX.—" For Peace and Quiet." 
O'REILLY, J. P.—" Phyllis." 
O'REILLY, W. H.— " The Myrtle Maiden." 
OWEN, HAROLD.—" A Little Fowl Play." 



PAGE, DUDLEY S.— " The Usurpers." 
PAGE, ELLIOTT.—" Prepary Croary." 
PAGE, GERTRUDE.—" Pathfinders." 
PAILLERON.— " The World of Boredom " (re- 
vival). 
PAL, N. — " Ayesha." 
PALMER, JOHN.—" Over the Hills." 
PARKER, GILBERT.—" At Point o' Bugles. ' 
PARKER. LOUIS N.— " Drake." 
PARR, MAUDE.—" Pam and Billy." 
PARRY, BERNARD.— " Where There's a 

Will " 

PASS-MORE, AVALTER.- " Queer Fish." 
PASTON, GEORGE,—" The Kiss." 
PATRICE, MAURICE.— " The Gay Lady Doc- 
tor." 
PATTERSON, R. F.— " The Vegetarians." 
PAULL, H. M.— " The Painter and the Million- 
aire," " The Lady Cashier." 
PAUL, WILLIAM.—" Sweeping the Country." 
PAULTON, EDWARD.—" A Double Woman." 
PAULTON, HARRY.—" A Double Woman." 
PAULUS, JAN.—" The Birthright." 
PEAKE, C. M. A., " Day and Night." 
PEILE, F. KINSEY.— "The Maa Who Was." 
" Biff," " The Shooting Star," " Twelve 
o'clock." 
PEMBERTON, MAX.—" Diane's Diamonds," 

" Hullo, Ragtime! " 
PERARD, J.—" The Submarine." 
PERCY, LODGE.—" The Woman He Wanted." 
PERINI, EDWARD.—" The Drum," " The 

Flame." 
PERiRETTE, W. H.—" State Insairance." 
PETEKvMAN, JOiE.— " TJi© Station Master," 

" The Seaside Review." 
PHEBBiS, Mrs. HARLO-W.— '.' The Raci." 
I'HILIPS, AUSTIN.—" Playing the Game." 
PHILLIPA.— " Oh ! What a Surprise! " 
PHILLIPS, STEPHEN.—" Eaerywoman." 
PHILLPOTTS, EDEN.—" The Secret Woman," 

" The Go.iden Wedding." 
I'HILPOTT, STEPHEN R.— " Bill Adams," 

" H.M.S. Robertas." 
PIATTI; PETER G.— " Everytocdy in Search 

Q& Fortune." 
PINERO, ARTHUR WING.— " The ' Mind-the 
Paint' Girl," "The Amazons" (revival), 
" The Widow of Wasdale Head." 
PINK, WAL.— " Patching It Ud," " A Day's 
Sport," " Shylock Hyams," " The King 
Thev Kouldn't Kill," " The Widow who 
Did." 
PLANQU'BTTE, ROBERT.— " Les Cloches de 

Oorneville " (revival). 
PLAYFAIR, NIGEL.—" Shock-Headed Peier " 

(revival), " The ' MJnd-the-Gates ' GirJ." 
POCOCK, A. H.— " The Btanderers." 
POLE, MRS. RICHARD.—" The Baker Street 

Mystery." 
POLLOCK, JO<HN.~"Maile'modsei'e Diana," 

" The Man Who Was Dead." 
PONiSONBY, CLAUDE.— " Percy, the Altru- 
ist." 
PONSONBY, EUSTACE.—" The Diraigon." 
POUNEY.— " The Water Nymph." 
POWELL, ORLANDO.—" A Waltz Scream." 
POWELL, DUDLEY.—" Perkins in Paris," " A 

Queer Fish," " The Hydro." 
POYSER, ARTHUR.—" Burnhara Beeches," 
" Captain Scarlet," " The King's Arms." . 
PRAGA, MARCO.— "The Ideal Wife." 
PRICE, FRANK.—" Bobby Bobs Up." 
PRICE, GRAHAM.—" The Song of the Seal." 
PUSHKIN.—" I Zingari." 
PVM, PAUL.— "The Ne'er Do Well." 



QUILTER, ROGER.—" Where the Rainbow 
Ends " (revival). 



RADFORD, MRS. DOLLIE.— " The Ransom." 
RAE, NITA.— "A Daughter of Israel." 
RALEIGH, CECIL.-" The Sunshine Girl," 

" Nance Arden." 
RAMSEY, JOHN.-" Where the Rainbow 

Ends " (revival). 
RANGER, HERBERT T.— " The Vi^ar of 

Wakefield." 
RAPHAEL, JOHN N.— ' Between Five and 

Seven." 
RAWSON, MRS. STEPNEY, " After Wor- 
cester." 
REAN, CLIFFORD.—" The Queen and the 

Man." 
REDFORD, G. A.—" Contrasts." 
REES, ROSEMARY.—" The New Gun." 
REINHARDT, HEINRICH.— " The Daring of 

Diane." 
REINHARDT, MAX.—" (Edipus Rex." 
RENNEF, SIDNEY.—" His Prairie Bride." 
RIVERS, PAULINE.—" Sons of a Mighty 

Empire." 
RHODES, KATHLYN.— " A Man's Wife." 
RIADA. — " Married by Force." 
RICHARDSON, HARRY.—" The Girl in the 

Picture." 
RICKETTS, GEORGE.—" The Station Master." 
RIDGEWELL, CHARLES.—" The Bombshell." 
RISQUE, W. H.— " The Duchess of Dantzic " 

(revival), " The Geisha " (revival). 
RITTENBERG, MAX.—" Axes to Grind." 
ROBERTS, OSBORNE. — " The Children's 

Dream." 
ROBERTS, R. H.— " The Garden Citizens." 
ROBERTSON, MRS. B.— " Behind the Foot- 
lights." 
ROBjiRTSON, J. A.—" A Frog He Would 

A-Wooing." 
ROBINS, GERTRUDE.-" Old Jan." 
ROBIN,S0>N, COLA.— " Betty's Little Joke." 
ROBINSON, LENNOX.—" Patriots." 
ROBSON, FRANK.—" The Great Beyond." 
ROCK, CHARLES.—" A Bit of a Risk." 
RODBN, COUNTESS OF.—" Dorindia." 
ROFA'S, FERNANDO DE.— " The SpamlvU 

Lovers." 
ROLLING. G. TREVOR.-" Wiallaiby Ja.ok." 
ROLLS. IE. C— " A Sudden Call," " Olh ! 

Molly." 
ROONiE Y HUBEiRT.— " Slumbeilaai.d." 
RjOS. FPoAiNOESCH Die.— "Bias of the World." 
R0.SE. APfTiHUR.— "The Little Burglar," 

" The PhilaQthropist," " The Splendid 

Silence." 
ORiQiSE, S. C— " Buddlha." 
ROSENKRANTZ, A.—" The Gate of Life." 
ROSS, ADRIAN.— "The Dancing Mistress," 

" The Wedding Morning," " Gipsy Love." 
ROSS, J. HALFORD.— " Our Twins." 
ROSSLER, CARL.—" The Five Frankforters." 
ROTHSCHILD. HENRI DE.— " La Rami)e. " 
ROTTENBURG, H.— " The Vegetarians." 
ROUGHWOOD, PHILLIP.—" Bushed." 
ROWE, FRED.—" Snookered." 
ROWELL, ROBERT H.— " The Wheels of 

Time." 
ROWLANDS, GEORGE.—" Potts in Port," 

" The Boat Race." 
RUBENS, PAUL.—" The Sunshine Girl." 
RUBENSTEIN, ANTON.— " The Demon." 
RUSSELL, MRS. HASLINGDEN.— " Grannie'.'. 

Pension." 



SALTER, M.— " Trilby." 

SALTOUN, WALTER.—" What Women Will 

Do for Love." 
SANDEM.A.N, CHRISTOPHER.—" The Match- 

8ARGENT, FREDERIC— " An Object Lesson." 



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SAKGENT, UliKULKT C— " Coals to New- 
castle," " The Uargt-man's Derby," " A 
Grain of Truth," " IJluebottks," "Hang 
It." 
SAKKANY, CHAS.— "The Latest New York 

Sensation." 
SAKTDKE, JEAN.— "The Grip." 
SAWAUD, W. T.— " The Dragon," " GlastoD 

bury." 
SAXE-WYNDHAM, H.— " The TransformaUon 

ol Bacchus." 
SCHLEASSNEK, ELLIE.— •' Crtditors." 
SCHUNTHAN, FUANZ VON.—" Die Berahmte 

Frau." 
SCHNITZLER, ARTHUR.—" Das Marchen," 

" Liebelei." 
SCHRiEK, HENRIETTA.—" The Woman He 

Wanted." 
SCOTT, HELEN MCLEOD.—" The Head o' th' 

House." 
SCOTT, M. F.— "Family Rights." 
SCOTT-GATTY, Charkg.— " The Military Girl." 
SCOTT-GATTY, MURIEL.—" The Military 

Girl." 
SCRYMGEOUR, JAMES.—" The Wooin" O't." 
SCUDAMORE, LIONEL.—" The Man Who 

Livtd Again." 
SE.\TON, MORRICE.— " Frenchy." 
SELF, C. S.— " The Ghosts of Spectre 

Grange." 
SELINCUURT, HUGH DE.—" Getting What 

You Want," " The Dream of Death." 
SELLON, REV. FATHER.—" Bad Dreams and 

Good Fairies." 
SETON, HENDY.— " A Penny Bunch " (also 
called " Three Common People "), " Pier- 
rot's Little Joke." 
SEYMOUR, :MARJ0RIE.— " Sanoya." 
•SHANNON, ANNE.— " Preparing Croaly." 
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD.— " John Bull's 
Other Island " (revival), " Captain Brass- 
bound's Conversion " (renval), " Man and 
Supermaa " (revival), " Mrs. Warren's 
Profession " (revival), " Overruled." 
SHAW, LUCY CARR.— "Miss Julia." 
.SHELDON, GEORGE.— "An Ocean Maid." 
SHELDON, H. SOPUUS.— " The Havoc." 
SHELLEY, HERBERT.—" Bill Adams," " Uncle 

Sam." 
SHEPHERD, MAY.—" A Matrimonial Error." 
SHIRLEY, ARTHUR.— "In a Man's Power," 
•• Forgotten," " The Circus Girl," " The 
Open Door," " Women and Wine " (re- 
vival), " The Women of France." 
SHIRLEY, C— "At Silver Creek." 
SHIRLEY, CLARE.—" Kalr-en-neda," " The 

Hand ot Fate." 
STDNEY HERBERT.— " The Big House." 
.SI.MUN, MAX M.—" Between the Acts." 
SI.M(jN. CHARLES.—" Zaza." 
SIMPSON, HAROLD.—" The Lion and the 

Lamb," " The Submarine." 
SIMS, GEORGE R.— " The Member for SIo- 
cum " (revised version), " The Viprcss s 
Vengeance." 
SKEA, JAMFS.— " Captain of the ' Sarah 

Jano,' " " A Rough Reception." 
SMITH, MARY S.— " The Pa^^iing of Claude." 
S.MYLY, C. F.— " The Vegetarians. ' 
SMYTH, B.— " Bessie, the Daughter of the 

Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green." 
SONCHET, H. A. DU. — ' The Man from 

Mexico." 
SOPHOCLES.-" OJdipus Hex." 
SORLEY. STEPHEN.— "A Mans Way." 
SOUVESTRE, EMILE.— " Falling His Crest," 

" The Medium." 
SOWERBY, K. G. (Miss).— " Before Break- 
fast," " Rutherford and Son." 
SPL.\TT, M. G. (Miss).— "The Decree Made 

Absolute." 
SQUIRES, GRAHAM.—" The Democrats." 
STACEY. CYRIL.—" The Wager." 
STAKE, THOMAS.—" Saxorra and the rrlnec." 



STANLEY, VICTOR.—" A Padded C(s)ell." 
STAYTON, FRANK.— "Love in a Railway 

Train," " Tantrums." 
ST. CLAIR. WINIFRED.—" Two of the Old 

Boys." 
STEAD. W. TROTTER.— •• Perkin Warbeck. ' 
STEIN, LEO.— 'Das Opi>erlam." 
STEINER, MAX.—" Bits of Dresden." 
STEPHENS, RICCARDO.— " The Right to 

Die." 
STEVENS, J. T.— " The Cruise of the Mascot." 
STEWART, DYER, M.— " The Eye of Wang." 
STEWER, JAN.— *• Revel Day.' 
ST. JOHN, CHRISTOPHER.— "Macrena," 

" The Coronation." 
STORMONT, LEO.—" N— O— .' 
ST. QUENTIN. EDWARD.--" Scotland for 

Ever." 
STRAUS, OSCAR.—" The Dancing Viennese." 
STRINDBERG, AUGUST.—" Creditors," " Miss 

Julia." 
STRONG, AU.STIN.— " A Good Little Devil." 
STUART, HUBERT.— "The Widow." 
STUART, RALPH.—" A Dollar Did It.' 
SUDERMANX.— " Magda " (condensed). 
SUGDEN, CHARLES.—" The Limit of the 

Law." 
SULLIVAN, BROOKE H.— " The Usurpers." 
SUTRO, ALFRED.— "The Death of Tinta- 

giles," " The Bracelet," " The Fire Screen.'' 
SUTTON-VANE, VANE.—" Very Much Mar- 
ried." 
SWAN, MARK E.— " Just Like John." 
SWETE, E. LYALL.-" Pitch and— Soap." 
SWINLEY, E. ION.— "The Aspirations of 

Archibald," " Keepers of the Garden." 
SYDNEY, HERBEPvT.— " PoMa in Port," " The 

Boat Race." 
SYMONDS. P. BIDDULPH.— " Four to One." 
SYRETT, NETTA.— " The Dream Lady." 

TAGORE, R. NATH.— " The Maharani of 

Arakan." 
TANNER, JAMES P.—" The Dancing Mis- 

TATE. J. W.— "T1i€ Understudy." 
TAYLKR, ALISTAIR N.— " Ring Off." 
TAYLOR, EMILY.— " Kittv of Ours." 
THANE, EDWARD.—" A White Slave," " At 

Silver Creek," " The Mockery of Marriage." 
THOMAS, A. E.— " The Rainbow." 
THOMAS, BRANDON.— "Charley's Aunt" (re- 
vival), " Marusa." 
THOMAS, TREVOR.—" The Poetry of 

Flowers." 
THOMPSON, ALEX. F.— " Princess Caprice." 
THOMPSON, CHARI/OTTE.— " Rebecca of 

Sunnybrook F.xrm," " The Awakening of 

Helena Ritchie." 
THARP. ROBERT C— " Kill that Fly." 
THORPE. E. if.—" An Unorthodox Bishop," 

" A Bit of Blue Riblion." 
THURSBY, CHARLES.—" Ttie Coron-atioc." 
TILLER. JOHN.—" Bits of Dresden," " A 

Garden of illrth." 
TIPPETT ISABEL.--" Such Stuff as 'Eroes axe 

M.Tde of." 
TOHEKHOF. ANTON.—" The Seagull." 
TOLSTOY. LEO.—" The Man Who Was Dead." 

" \ Livioig Corpise," " The Cause ol It 

All." 
TONSLEY, C. J.—" Sir Robin Ball" 
TOnSE. ALFRED —" The Beftter MaJl." 
TOWVROE, B. S— " A Nation in Arms." 
TOWNSHEND. MARCHIONESS.—" John and 

the Couturiere," " All Souls' Eve." 
TRARIEUX, GABRIEL.—" Un Soir." 
TPiKPTOW. LEON.—" Unser Doktor." 
TULLOCK. AUGUSTA.—" The Womain Who 

Atoned." 
TUNBRTDGE, W.— " Phyllis." 
TURNER, MONTAGUE.— " The Park Keeper." 
TYRWHTTT-DRAKE, E. H.— " Sir Francis 

Drake." 



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UNWIN. GEORGE.— " The Missing Maid." 
TJRICH, JOHN.— "The Cicada." 



VACHELL, HORACE ANNESLEY.— " Sunny 

Bushes," " Jelfs." 
VALCROSS. WILLIAM.— •' Striking Home." 
VERNON, H. M.— " All Men are Fools," 

•' Don't You Believe It." 
VISEUSI, ACHILLE.— " La Biscapesa." 
VOLLMOLLER, CARL.—" A Venetian Night." 

WADE, WILLIAM.—" Tracked." 
WOLFGANG. HAROLD.—" The Man." 
WALKER, T. WARBURTON.— " Golden Dol- 
phins." 
WALLACE. G. CARLTON.— " Apple of Eden, 

The." 
WALLACE, LEW.—" Ben Hur." (Revival.) 
WALLACE, STANLEY.— "The Casting Vote." 
WALLER, WALLETT.— " A Bit of a Risk." 
WALLIS. BERTRA3I.— " B&ttv's Little Joke." 
WALSH, SHEILA.— " The Gambler." 
WALSHE, DOUGLAS.—" H.M.S. Rohertus." 
WALTER. EUGENE.— "The Easiest Way." 
WALTHER, OSKAR.— "Das Opferlam." 
WALTON, G- H.— " The Hand of Destiny." 
WARD. FREDERICK.—" The Bigamist." 
WARD, FREDERIC.—" The Legacy." 
WARE, FABIAN.— "The Chalk Line." 
WAREING, ALFRED.—" The Tragedy of a 

Comic Song." 
WATSON, F. MARRIOTT.—" The Man 

Tempted Me." 
WATSON, H. MARRIOTT.—" At Bay." 
WATSON. W. G.— " The Heart of a Fool," 

" Memories." 
WENGEROVA, 2.—" The Man Who Was 

Dead." 
WHARNCLIFFE, JOSEPH M.— " The White 

Girl Slave." 
WHEELER, D. W.— " Winds." 
WHITBREAD, J. W.— " Robert Emmett." 
WILHELM, C— "La Camargo." 
WILHELM, JULIUS.—" The Daring of Diane," 

" The Grass Widows." 
WELISCH, ERNST.—" Princess Caprice." 
WELLS. H. G.— " Kipps." 
WENOR, THEO.— " Oh, Smiley ! " 
WEST, ARTHUR.— " Captain Billy." 
WESTON. HAROLD.—" Walled In." 
WHARNCLIFFE, JOSEPH M.—" Foiled by a 

Woman." 



WHARTON. ANTHONY P.—" At the Barn." 
WHEELER. C. E.— " Das Marchen." 
WHEELER, L. W.— " Winds." 
WHITE, ARTHUR.—" The New Detective." 
WHITE, BARTON.—" Of! the Map." 
WHITTY, EDWARD. — " The Hand of 

Destinv." 
WICHELER, FERNAND. — " Little Miss 

Llewelyn." 
WICKHAM, JOHN J.—" The Question." 
WIGGIN, KATE DOUGLAS.— " Rebecca of 

Sunnybrook Farm." 
WILLIAMS, THOMAS J.—" Who Shall Win 

Him?" 
WILLIS, H. G. (Miss).— " Afte- Good-night." 
WILLNER, A. M.— "The Grasd Widows," 

" Gipsy Love." 
WILSON-BARRETT, ALFRED.— " The Jew of 

Prague." 
WILSON, CHRISTOPHER.— " The Combat." 
WILSON, RATHMELL. — "The Snake 

Woman," " The Experimentalist*." 
WILSON, W. CRONIN.— "The Great Game." 
WIMPERIS, ARTHUR.—" The Sun&hine Girl," 

" The Girl in the Taxi." 
WINDERMERE, CHARLES.—" How He Rose 

to the Occasion," " Just the Thing." 
WOLF-FERRARI, ERMANO.— " Sussanen's 

Geheimniss." 
WOOD. HARRY.—" The Redskin." 
WOOD. HICKORY.— " Thumbs Up." 
WOODVILLE, H.— " Confederates." 
WOOLF, EDGAR ALLAN.— " The Woman 

who Wants." 
WARD. LEO.—" A l.ODO to 1 Chance." 
WORRALL, LECHMERE.— " Ann." 
WROUGHTON, CECILY.-" The Fenton 

Pearls." 
WYBURD, ELXIS.— " His Leading Lady." 
WYNGATE, F. B.— " The Otpen Question." 

YEATS, W. B.— " Celtic" Fairy Poems," " The 

Countess Cathleen," " The Hour Glass." 
YORKE, ARNOLD.—" The Devil's Mail." 
YOUNG, WILLIAM.—" Ben Hur." (Revival.) 

ZANDONAI, RICCARDO.— " Conchita." 
ZANGWILL, ISRAEL..— " The Melting Pot." 
" Six Persons " (revival), " The Next Reli- 
gion." 
ZAZELL, H. M.— " An Elopement." 
ZOETE, BERYL DE.— " Bias of the World." 
ZOLA, EinL.— " Th^rfese Raquin." 



PICTURES AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY. 



The stage was not largely represented 
on the walls of the Roj-al Academy in 
1912. The portraits included one of Anna 
Pavlova by John Lavery, A.R.A., with 
the title of "La Mort du Cygue " ; one 
of Mr. Dion Boucioault by Mr. Byam 



Shaw ; and a third of jVIiss Christine 
Silver taking a call, by Mr. G. J. Coates. 
There were a marble bust of Miss Evalyu 
d'Alroy by Mr. W. C. K. King, a minia- 
ture of Miss Marie Lohr by Mrs. E. R. 
Carnac, and a miniature of Anna Pav- 
lova by Miss Hilda Griffith. 



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GENERAL MEETINGS OF SOCIETIES, FUNDS, 

ETC. 



JaOuary 17.— The AnuuiiJ Londcm Meeting of 
the Showmen's Guild ol Great Britain was 
held at the Koyjiil AfeTicultural Hall, Isling- 
ton, in connection with the World's Pair. 
^Ir. Fred Bibby (Manchester) presided. 

January 24.— A Meeiting ol kinematograpli 
theatre propraetors, convened by Mt. 
t">runJ{ Ogden Smith, -was heJd at ttie HoJ- 
born Kestaurant for the purpose of form- 
ing an Association of Exhibitors. 

January 28.— The 8ixt.h Annual General Meet- 
ing" of tJie Variety Artists' Federation was 
held at the Criterion Restaurant, Mr. W. 
■H. Clemiart {Cbainman) presiding. 

February 9. — Tho Aruvual General Meeting of 
(the Theiatrical Managers' Association, pre- 
sided over by Sir Herbert Tree, took place 
at the Tavistock Hotel. 

Febi-uary 13.— A Genena/l Meeting of the Kine- 
matograph Exhibitors' Association of 
Grtiat Britain and Ireland was held at the 
Holborn Kec»tauraJiit. Mr. R. T. Jupp 
(Provincial Kinematograph Theatres, 
Limited) presided. 

February 20. — The .\nnual Service of tihe 
Actors' CMrch Union took place at St. 
Peter's Clmrch, Eaton Square. The 
preacher was tlie Rev. J. Stephen Barnase, 
Hector of St. LawTence Jewry, and the 
A.C.U. Chaplain for West Central London. 
The Vicar, the Rev. J. Stores, assisted at 
the service. , 

February 28. — SJr Herbert Beerbohm Tre« pre- 
sided at the Annual General Meeting of 
the Actors' Benevolent Fund, which was 
held on the stage of His Majesty's. 

March 19.— The 21st Annual General Meeding 
of the .\ctors' Association was held at His 
Majesty's, with the President, Sir Herbert 
Tree, in the chair. 

March 29.— The Annual General Meeting of the 
Royal General Theatrical Fund was held 
ontlie stage of the St. Jiaimee's, Sir George 
Alexiander presiding. 

April 28.— The Annual Meeting of the Concert 
Artists' Benevolent Association was held 
in the Criterion Restaurant, with Mr. Geo. 
Robins dn the chair. 

.\pril 28.— TJie Annual General Meeting of the 
\'ariety Artists' Benevolent Fund and In- 
stitution was held at the Bedford Head 
Hotel, Maiden Lane, Strand, with Mr. 
Charles Coborn in the chair. 

-May 14.— Tlie Annual General Meeting of the 
Rehearsal Club was held at the St. 
James's, with Mr. Rutl'and BarrLngton in 
the chair. 

May 31.— Sur George Ale.\iander, L.C.C, pre- 
sided at the Sixteenth .\nnual GeneraJ 
Meeting of the Actors' Orphanage Fund, 
which was held at the Playhouse. 

June 5. — The .•\nnual General Meeting of the 
Travellinu Theatres Managers' Association 
was held in the foyer at the Kingsway, 
Mr. A. E- Drinkwater presiding. 

July 9.— The Annual Meeting of the Catholic 
Stage Guild was held at the Vaudeville. 
Sir CSiarles Santley presided. 

July 23. — The twelfth annual conference of the 
.Vctors' Church Union was held at the 



Kennington, under the chairmanship ot 
the Bishoi) of Winchester (Dr. Talbot). 
This followed a meeting at King's College, 
Strand, in w^hich chaplains only took part. 

July 30.— A special General Meeting of the 
Actors' Association was held at 32, Regent 
Street, for the purpose of considering a 
resolution relative to the method of filling 
up vaOiincies on the Council which occur 
during the year. Mr. Ben Webster pre- 
sidel. 

August 16.— The Annua' General Meeting of 
the Music HaU Home Fund was held at 
the Three St;igs Hotel, Kennington Roail, 
6.E. Mr. Walter de Frece (president) occu- 
pied the chair. 

September 10.— Convened by the .Actors' Asso- 
ciation, a mass meeting of the theatrical 
profession was. held at His Majesty's, to 
discuss the Sunday opening of theatres and 
music halls. The president of the Asso- 
ciation, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, was 
in the chair. 

September 22.— At a special meeting at the 
Trocadero Restaurant, called by the Va- 
riety Artists' Federation a resolution was 
passed almost unanimously advocating the 
entire closing of aL' places of public enter- 
tainment on Sunday. 

October 4. — Annual General Meeting of the 
O.P. Club at the Adelphi Hotel.' 

October 11. — The Ajinual General Meeting of 
the Playgoers' Club was held at th£ Club 

October 18.— The first General Meeting of the 
newly formed Vaudville Producers' -Asso- 
ciation was he'd at the Bedford Head, 
Maiden Lane, Strand, with Mr. Herbert 
Darnley in the chair. 

October 26. — Annual General Meeting of the 
Music Hall Ladies' Guild at the Bedford 
Head Hotel, Maiden Lane, Strand, W.C. 
Jliss Irene Rose presided. 

October 27. — Annual General Meeting of the 
Music Hall Artists' Railway Association 
at the Bedford Head Hotel, Maiden Lane, 
Strand, W.C. Mr. Joe Elvin presided. 

November 7. — The autumn General Meeting of 
the Theatrica' Managers' Association was 
held in the Banqueting Hall at Gatti's 
Restaurant, King William Street; Strand. 
Mr. Cyril Maude took the chair. 

November 10. — A Special General Meeting of 
the Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund and 
Instiution, convened to pass the rules and 
constitution of the Society, was held at 
the Bedford Head Hotel. Mr. E. H. Lucas 
presided. 

December 3. — The Annu.al General Meeting of 
the Catholic Stage Guild was held at the 
Soda'ity Hall, 114, :Mount Street, W. The 
Rev. Father Smith presided. 

December 6. — The twentieth annual meeting of 
the Theatric\l Ladies Guild of Charity was 
held at St. James's Theatre. The presi- 
dent (Miss Fanny Brough) was in the chair. 

December 29. — A mass meeting of persons en- 
uaged in dramatic, variety, and picture 
theatres met under the auspices of the 
National Association of Theatrical Em- 
ployees to consider the question of demand- 
ing an all-round increase of wages. Mr. 
James O'Grad.v, MP., presided. 



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OBITUARY. 



Ahrahams, Frederick. Aged 00. .Time 1(1. 
Alexander, .\l!eii. Aged (i4. March 23. 
Alle.=;tree, iMary (Geraldiue Alice Mary Ed- 

dowe.s). July 10. 
Allen, Kobert Henry. October 13. 
Allitsen, Frances. October 1. 
Ansell, Albert Edward. June 30. 
Ardworth, Mrs. Fred (Cissy Highton). Aged 

30. June 17. 
Armitage (Hill), Percy. Aged 34. July 18. 
Airmstnong, Haydm. Aged 36. August 24. 
Ashton, Henrietta. May 11. 
Atkin.s, Will. Aged 58. August 7. 
Avone, Thos. L. Aged- 60. June 3. 
A.xmann, Edmund. Aged 41. October 10. 

Bach, Albert B. Xovember 19. 

Bale. Edwin. March 20. 

Bancroft. Mary Jane. Agpd 62. March 15. 

Barber, Wdlliam Charles. Aued 53. August 17. 

Barnes, J. E. July 4. 

Barr. Mrs. Olive. Aged 88. April 15. 

Bartholomew. Mrs. January 9. 

Bartlett, Fred. Aged 73. October 12. 

Batty, Mrs. John. April 21. 

Bedford, Robert Wilton. January 27. 

Beecham, Charles. Aged 41. June 3. 

Beilair, Jennv (Mrs. J. F. Warden). Aged 75. 
October 31. 

Bentley, Dave. Aged 30. October 12. 

Bentley, Joseph. April 20. - 

Billington, Dan. Aged 58. April IS. 

Bird, Sam. Aged 54. July 15. 

Bisson, Alexandre. .\ged 64. January 27. 

Black, Marjorie. May 5. 

Bolton, Arthur. February 6. 

Bond, Barry (Barrington W. Griffiths). Octo- 
ber 10. 

Bontems, (Mrs. Lucy. Aged 75. May 31. 

Booth, Juaiu.s. December 9. 

Boothman, James. August 24. 

BorellJs Mme. Anita. October 6. 

Bostock, Frank C. Aged 46. October 8. 

Boswell, A. P. Aged 55. January 23. 

Bowman, Arthur. February 1. 

Brewster. John Edward. Aged 58. August 13. 

Brooks, Mrs. Ellen IMargaret. June 21. 

Bryer, James William. September 15, 

Buckstone, Mrs. J. B. Aged 73. December 15. 

Burnard, Fred. April IS. 

Caine, Mrs. Sarah Hall. December 27. 
Calmour. Alfred C. Aged 55. November 6. 
Cameron, Marguerite Winifred Morton. Aged 

5. October 15. 
Cannell, Sarah. Aged 7. August 4. 
Carey, Pat. Aged 53. October 7. 
(Jarlton, Amy. Aged 71. October 10. 
Carlton, Neil. Aged 58. November 16. 
Carroll, Agatha (Mrs. J. E.). May 28. 
Cathcart, Charles. Aged 56- December 26. 
Cave, Joseph Arnold. Aged 89. November 20. 
Chasemore. Sarah Elizabeth. November 14. 
Chester, Elizabeth Edith. February 16. 
Chute, James Macready. Aged 55. February 

15. 
Clarke, Hamilton, .\iged 72. July. 
Clarke-.Jervoise, Florence, Lady. October 18. 
Clement. John Maurice. ,\ged 71. Febiuary 24. 
Clements, Charles. February 20. 



Coe, Beulah. Aged 38. August 25. 

Cole, Mrs. Charles. JNIay 21. 

Coleridge-Taylor. Samuel. Aged 37. Septem- 
ber 1. 

Conlon, Edward Jerrold. Aged 61. March 8. 

Correy, Elizabeth. Aged 63. August 17. 

Costello, Mrs. Tom. October 4. 

Costelloe, Mrs. E. Aged 63. September 13. 

Cottell, Victor Eansdowne. October 23. 

Crane, Edith (Mrs. Tyrone Power). Aged 40. 
January 3. 

Craven, Thomas. January 19. 

Crawford, Matt.ie. December 4. 

Crawford, Kobert. Aged 73. January 14. 

Crawley, Dan. Aged 40. October 22. 

Crighton, Mrs. Sarah. Aged 70. Julv 14. 

Croker, T. F. Dillon. Aged SO. February 6. 

Crotty. Ann. Aged 72. January 5. 

Cunard, James. January 31. 

Cushing, Mrs. December 3. 

Cyril. Professor (Albert Higgins Heppe'I). Aged 
44. May 27. 

Dacre, Frank. June 13. 

Dalton, Kat-e (Mrs. Geo. Ellison). Aged 62. 
July 8- 

Daniby, Frank. May 13. 

Dauncey, Silvanus (Wm. John Jones). Novem- 
ber 24. 

Davidson-Mayne, Mrs. Ann. Aged 78. Decem- 
ber 8. 

De Rozel, Baron Moritz. October 10. 

Dewhurst, Frances Clana. Aged 50. April 26. 

Dockwray, Charles. August 23. 

Dorrill, Cliarles C. Aged 51. November 26. 

Douglas, Josie. December 30. 

Duckworth, Mrs. W. M. Aged 67. April 28. 

Duval, Cynthia Erol. October 14. 

Dyer, Teddy. Aged 67- October 12. 

Edwin. Mrs. Walter. December 6. 
Ellis, Frank. Aged 42. August 6. 
Ellis, Marion. Aged 21. July U. 
Emery, Mrs. PvOse. Aged 61. December 9. 
Esty, .A.nD.ah Baldwin. July 24. 

Faber, Beryl. May 1. 

Falkner, Mrs. T. H. (Kate Helmslcy). Aged 61. 

Jannary 6. 
Farrar, .\theling. July 3- 
Finlay, Edward J. February 1. 
Finney. .Mrs. James- May 6- 
Fitzgerald, John. Aged 74. January 21. 
Ford, Ro&ina. Aged 56. November 15. 
Fossett, Emma. Aged 84. June 4. 
Foster, F. Carlton. Aged 29. September 18. 
Fox. Polly (Mabel PhilUps). Aged 29. July 16. 
Frankliiii, .^nne. .Aged 90. July 5. 
Friedman, lllizabeth (Bessie Willow). Marcli 10. 
Friend, Wilton. Aged 76- February 14. 
Frost. Alexander G. (Temple). September 10. 

Gallagher, Major John Patrick. Aged 79. 

January 12. 
Gandy, Sidney. .\ged 46. February 14. 
Genoa, Dolly (Mrs. Harrv BralT). June. 
Gifford, Lillie (5Irs. Charles Groves). Aged 

63. December 12. 
Gilmore. Mrs. Harry. .-Vged 41. .\pril 27. 
Godfrey, Frederick W. ,4ged 43. August 8. 

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THE STAGE lEAK BOOK. 



Coldon, Giorgo Fuller. February 17. 
Uoodicllow, Herbert William (Bert Wa.l.). 

Aged 51. March I. 
fiordon, Barney, .\prjl Z'o- Aged 59. 
Gordon, D'Arcy Johnston. July 1. 
Gordon, Lizzio (Lizzie Scohie). Ai)ril 4- 
Gorton, Belle (Mrs. Leslie Gaze). May 14. 
(Jraint, Agues Wright Hall. Aged 25. April 15. 
tJray. Mr.s. December 26. 
(ireen. Jessie. November 13. 
Greensniit-h. Emma. Aged 65. February 6- 
Grcsham, Alfred. Aged 49. April 8. 
Griesley. Samuel. Aged 45. October 8- 
Orifliths. Marington W. (Barry Bond). Oet-r-ber 

10. 
Grimes. Margaret. April 24. 
Gros.«mitli, George, .Marcti I. 
Groves, J. W. October 27. 
Grove.s Mrs. Charles (Lillie GiUord). Aged 63. 

December 12. 
Guyer, Charles Starry. Aged 43. Sept<;mber 12. 

Haggar, Gwyneth. October 9. 

Hague, Amy Florence. Aged 45. February 5. 

Harland, Fred (Wm. Richard Ku.?s). November 
15. 

Harrii, Henry B. April 15. 

Harrison. Edward. Aged 44. May 28. 

Harrison, Florrie. December 4. 

Harvev, Mr*. John (Cariotta Zerbini). Aged 
69.' April 15. 

Hei&n© (Winter), Kose. May 5. 

Henry, Mrs. David. June 8. 

Henrichel. Louise. November 16. 

Henton, Mrs. Hirara. January 51. 

Heppel, Albert Huggins (Professor Cyril). Aged 
44. May 27. 

Hicks, Margaret. July 29: 

Hill (Armltage). Percy. Aged 34. July 18- 

Hill, Emily Caroline. February 4. 

Hoare, Elizabeth. August 10. 

Holland, Jessie (Mrs. Leland Jones). February 1. 

Holman,' Gertrude (Mrs. Sydney Smith). Novem- 
ber 1. 

Horrocks, Joseph Robert. Aged 45. July 30. 

Howard, Mrs. J. B. Aged 84. November 17. 

Howe, Charles Haxry (Fred ManmeTs). Novem- 
ber 4. 

Humi)hr€ys, Mrs. F. W. (Marie Longmore). 
September 16. 

Hunt, H. Creagh. Aged 59. February 27. 

Hyatt, William. July 10- 

Jennings, Cfeorge. December 12. 
Johnson, Clara. Aged 55. February 8. 
Johnstone. Mattie. Aged 22. April 20. 
Jones, Hilda. June 3. 

Jones, Mrs. Louisa Mary. Aged 81. Septem- 
ber 28. 
Juditt, Mme. Aged 85. October 27. 

Kahara. .\pril 22. 

Kelly, Thomas (Kelly Robinson). Aged 73. 

February 9. 
Kenway, Rebecca. Aged 89. February 3. 
Kcnyon, Rose. January 51. 
Kirk, George. September 10. 

Kraton, Harry. Aged 30. October 20. 

Kuhe, WiUiani. Aged 89. October 8. 

lAng, William. February 28. 

LaureJ. Mrs. Syd. Februarj- 28. 

I*.>lie, Henry. .\ged 68. DeceinbL-r 5. 

Leslie, Wallie. January 6. 

Lester. Mrs. W. R. Aged 71. June 13. 

Lewis, Tommy. .\ged 29. July 11. 

Lewis, Walter. February 8. 

Lincoln. Frank. Aged 53. January 2. 

Lodge. Henry Bedford. March 4. 

LorreJl, Florence (Florence Clementine Wood). 

Aged 36. December 2. 
lyjtto, Alt October 31. 
Ixjuise, Marie. May 1. 



Ix)wthor, Lancelot 8t. George. Aged 32. 

October 24. 
Liiliino, Lily. Aged 20. April 24. 

MacDonald, Wm. March 16. 

.Maitiand, Monte. Aged 51. May 15. 

.Macsden, J. 1'. June 15. 

ALir.x, Surah. Doceiiitier 6. 

.Mason, D. Sampel Butler. Sei»tcmber 26. 

Ma-s-senet, Jules. Aged 70. August 13. 

.Matthison, Mrs. Henry (Mme. Kate Wynne). 
March 9. 

May. Alec. June 29. 

.May. Mr.>. John. Deceniltor 28. 

Mayville, Harry. Aged 37. Febru.iry 12. 

.McC^artliy, Ju.stin. Aged 81. -A^pril 24. 

-McClelland, Nellie Lawrenc* (Mrs. Henry 
McClelland). Aged 51. November 4. 

McNally, Theresa. Aged 55. May 25. 

Sleier, Dave. Aged 35. June 4. 

Middleton, John Frederick. Aged 2?. Feb- 
ruary 5. 

Mignon, Clarice. September 24. 

.Mit<;hcll. Mrs. Rhoda. February 7. 

^litzi (of the Two Leons). November 17. 

Mocck-t-on, Lily. Aged 35. January 28. 

Moore, John. Aged 60. February 1. 

Morgan, Fitzroy. October 23. 

Morgan, Wilfred Robert. June 22. 

Mortimer. George Charles. Aged 87. August 7- 

.Uorton, Mme. (Julia d'.^lbertc). Aged 
57. September 9- 

Morton, W. E. April 16. 

Moss, Sir Edward. Aged 60. November 25. 

Monro, (Jeorge. Aged 25- May 22. 

Murphy, W. H. October 13. 

Nesson, Alfred Clarke. October 25. 
Newham, Fred W. November 2. 
Newsome, Jane. Aged 87. January 2. 
Newsum, Mrs. E. (Dorothy Ruby). June 9. 
Norris, William Micklefield George (Sirron), 

August 15. 
Nuttall, Harold. Aged 27. August 6. 

O'Connor, Reginald, March 2. 

Owen, Charles. Aged 38. October 7. 

Paget, Martha Elizabeth. Aged 82. .\pril 1.',. 
Paget, Rose Vernon. October 13. 
Papini, Guido. Aged 65. October 2. 
Penley, W. S. Aged 59. November 11. 
Penman, Charles. April 5. 
Percy, Ernest. Aged 44. June 17. 
Pheli)s, Fredericks. Februarv 7. 
Phillips, Mabel. Aged 29. July IC. 
Pinder, George Ord. Aged 43. June C. 
Pitt, Rose Ellen Dibden. March 28. 
Polonaski, Eugen. Aged 62. January 1. 
Power, Mrs. Tyrone (Edith Crane). Aged 40. 

Januarv 3. 
Price, Charles H. Aged 80. July 14. 
Purvis, Walter. Aged 45. June 19. 

Rabinoff, Mme. La Salle. September 9. 

Ramsey, Edward. Aged 41. March 3. 

Reed, Frank Arthur. Aged 56. January 16. 

Reilly, Phil (Graham Craig). April 22. 

Reynolds, Mrs. Eliza. November 4. 

llicordi, Commendatore Giulio. Aged 71. June 
6. 

Riley, Michael Prank. December 18. 

Risson, Carl. Aged 69. June 18. 

Ritchie, Robert. Aged 24. August 21. 

Robinson, Frederic. Aged 81. October 19. 

Robinson, Kelly (Thomas Kelly). Aged 73. 
February 9. 

Rodwell, Mrs. Rosetta Elizabeth. August SO. 

Rogers, James. Aged 33. August 4. 

Rosen, Frederick. .\ged 40. March 4. 

Royston, Arthur, june 22. 

Ruby, Dorothy (Mrs. E. Newsum). 'June 9. 

Russ, W^m. Richard (Fred Harland). No- 
vember 13. 



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209 



Russell, Caroline. February 28. 
Russell. Mrs. Harriett Ellis. Aged 66. April 
20. 

St. John, Florence. Aged 57. January 80. 

St. Ruth, Walter H. Aged 81. March 14. 

Saker, Mrs. Edward. Aged C-t. February C. 

Saltley, Leona. July 12. 

Sari.wme. William Thomas Fletcher. Decem- 
ber 28. 

Sante, Mrs. Aged 86. August 16. 

Sargent, Richard Edward. March 31. 

SavlUe, Mrs. Emily. August T. 

Scobie, Lizzie (Lizzie Gordon), .\pril 4. 

Scott, John. Aged 57. July 3. 

Sennett, Annie Merton (Mrs. Charles Scnnctt). 
Aged C7. February 11. 

Sergeant, Will. Aged 60. November 30. 

Seymour, Phoebe. Aged 75. Nov. 25. 

Shaw, Tom. Aged 45. October 26. 

Shenton, Edward B. Aged 65. September L 

Simpson, Catherine Raynor. June 1. 

Sirron (William Micklefield George Norris). 
August 15. 

Slater, C. Dundas. Aged 60. July S. 

Smart, Richard. June 19. 

Smerdon, R. Aged 71. June 19. 

Smith, Mrs. Sydney (Gertrude Holman), No- 
vember 1. 

Snazelle, G. H. May 17. 

Snow, Ellen Rebecca. March 2S. 

Snowball, Mrs. June 30. 

Snowdon, Walter. Aged 50. July 15. 

Soldene, Emily. Aged 72. April 8. 

Stead, W. T. April 15. 

Stebbing, May Isabelle. May 2. 

Stevenson, Rhoda. July 16. 

Steyne, E. T. April 21. 

Stoker, Bram. Aged 64. April 20. 

Stone, W. P. Aged 44. December 17. 

Studt, John. August 31. 

Sullivan, Kate. Aged 56. July 28. 

Swingler, J. W. February 17. 

Taylor, Jessy Olivia. August 13. 
Telford (Amos), Richard. February 23. 
Temple, Alexander G. (Frost). September 10. 
Temple, Richard. Aged 65. October 19. 
Terry, Edward O'Connor. Aged 68. .4pril 2. 
Tierney, Eliza. Aged 80. Jiily 29. 
Tiltman. Nan. Aged 38. November 25. 



Travis, Edna May. October 11. 
Treadgold, W. T. Aged 67. February 2. 
Trotfere, H. April 9. 
Tvler, Leslie. Aged 48. August 19. 
Tyrrell, Margaret Ann. Aged 52. September 
20. 

Unsworth, Wm. Frederick. Aged 61. October. 

Verne, Arthur. Aged 48. January 3. 
Vernon, Mrs. W. H. Januai-y 25. 
Vokes, Jessie. Aged 33. November 24. 
Vokes, Robert (Bob). Aged 50. March 2. 

Wade, Bert (Herbert William GoodfeUow). 

Aged 31. March 1. 
Wiikeman, Helen Beatrice. July 25. 
Walford-Jfenrv. Marie Louise. Aaed 23. M.-iv 1. 
Wallett, Ru.s.sell. Aged 44. March 9. 
Waller, Mrs. Lewis. Aged 50. November 14. 
Wullis. Maria. November 1. 
Warden. Mrs. J. F. (Jenny Bellair). Aged 75. 

October 31. 
Wareham, Henry James. Aged 40. February 

21. 
Watson, Fred W. June 28. 
Watson, Harold Stewart Strathearn. May. 
Weisht, Chas. Jos^. .\ged 61. November 21. 
Wellings, Charles Svdnev. Aged 51. October 

25. 
Whaley, Joseph. November 13. 
Whitm'ee, Clara Buckmaster. January 11. 
Widdicombe, Victor. February 27. 
Willey, Mary Augusta. March 12. 
Willow, Bessie (Elizabeth Friedman). March 

10. 
Wingard, Professor (Stephen John Woodley). 

Aged 64. December 28. 
Winkelmann, Hermann. Aged 62. January IS. 
Winter, Rose Helene. May 5. 
Womack. George. Aged 30. January 29. 
Wood, Florence Clementine (Florence Lorrell). 

-Aged 36. December 2. 
Wood. Frank Percy. August 22. 
Woodley, Stephen John (Professor Wingard). 

Aged 64. December 28. 
Wynne, Mme. Kate (Mrs. Henry Matchison). 

March 9. 

Yates, Frederick. Aged 40. October 14. 
Young, Carrie. Aged 22. March 30. 




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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



ANNUAL DINNERS, BANQUETS, ETC. 



January 7.— Mr. Albert Vojcc (Presklent of 
tho A.-^ociatioiO oceuf>ie<1 the iliair at the 
N>w Yejir's Baiwjuet of th* Terriers' Asso- 
ciation, hehl ;it Piuoh'.s Kestaurajit, War- 
<A>ur Street, \V.C. 

January 10.— Luncheon to ProfeissOT Max Rejn- 
iiar<Jt, siven by the Albert Committee at 
the Carlton Hotel, the Duke of Argyll pre- 
siding. 

February 7.— The Annual Ball of tlie ActorB' 
Association took place tsX the Holborn 
Hesrtaurant. JMr. C.ml Maiide presided at 
snipper, and among tJie speakers were Sir 
Herbej-t Tree and Mise Cklad^'e Mclntoah. 

February 11.— To ce'ebi-ate the fifteenth anni- 
versary of the birtih of tlie Association, 
the E.\-e<utive Conuiiittee of the Music 
H-all Art!i<t.s' Railway Association airranged 
a <iinner and dance, which took place at 
the Criterion Restaurant. 

Febmary 18.— The fifteentli Annual Dinner of 
the Gallery F.irst-Xightejb' Club took place 
at the Fjiascati -Restaurant. The Presi- 
dent, Mr. Jrames Kenny, occupied the 
dtair. 

Majch 17.— The sixty-seventli Dinner in connec- 
tion witli the Royal General Theatricai 
Fund was lield at the Whitehall Rooms, 
HoteJ Metropole. Mr. Lionel de Roth- 
schild, M.P., occupied the cbriiT. 

M.arch 31.— The President, Mr. E. MarBhaH 
Hall, K.C.. M.P., occupied the chair at the 
twenty-eighth .Annual Dinner of the Play- 
goers' Cltib, whicli was held at tie Hotel 
Cecil. 

April 6i — The membeffs of the Kinem^atograiph 
Trade held their fourOi Annual Dinner at 
tJie Hotel Cecil, under tlie chairman.shiip of 
Sir Ernest Sliackleton. 

April 23.— A company numbering just over 100 
gaUiered in the Alexandra Room of the 
Trocadero Rest-aurant to do honour to Mr. 
Harry Ma^fters, who was relinquishing the 
position of general manageff of the London 
Theatres of Varieties, Limited, in order to 
take up a partnership in the aaencv busi- 
ne«! with Mr. Jack Soiners. Mr. Walter 
GiblKHis acted as ohairman, and Mr. 
Waker do Frece Nvas in tiie ^icc-c.h^air. 

April 30.— The fifth Annual Luncheon of the 
National Association of Kinematogr'aph 
OiK-rators (Branch Xo. 10 of the N.A.T.E.) 
wcis given in the Sheraton Hall, at the 
I'opUjar Cafe. Mr. Ed. H. M'a.«on, Prer-i- 
dent of the Ai«ociiation, was in the chair. 

May .■). — The Annual Dinner and Bail of the 
Terriers' As.sociation took j)l'ace at the 



Horns Hotel, Kennington. Mr. Harry 
Barnard, tlic Pres'dent of the Association, 
occupied the chair at dinner. 

May 12.— Tlie New Vagabonds' Clubs 
" Othello " Dinner at the Hotel Cecil. 

May 19.— The O.P. Club gave a complimentary 
dinner at the Hote' Cecil in honour of ADps 
Phyllis Neilson-Terry. Sir Herbert Beer- 
bolim Tree preside*]. 

October 20.— The O.P. Club celebrated the suc- 
cess of " Milestones " by a dinner, at which 
prominent flayers representative of the 
three periods dealt with in that play re- 
sponded to the toasts of " 18C0," " 1885," 
and •■ 1912,' at the Hotel Cecil under the 
chairmanship of the Club's president, Lord 
Howard de Walden. 

November 20.— The First Annual Dinner of the 
Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund and In- 
stitution was held at the Whitehall Rooms, 
Hotel Metropole, under the chairmanship 
of Earl Winterton. Mr. Frank Alien was 
in the vice-chair. 

November 25. — The Eccentric Club held their 
twenty-second -\nniver.'iary Dinner at the 
Hotel Cecil. The chair was occupied by 
3Ir. Walter de Frece. the vice-chairman 
being Mr. George Graves. 

December 1. — A large and distinguished com- 
pany assembled at a Dinner given at the 
Trocadero Restaurant in honour of Mr. 
Wiiliiam iPoel. 

December 3. — Annual Dinner of the Moigicians' 
Circle at .\nderton's Hotel. Mr. Nevil 
Maskelyne occupied tJie chair. 

December 8. — A Dinner wat; given at the Mid- 
land Hotel, Manohestesr. to Mr. Edwin T. 
. Heys in recognition of his work as mana- 
ger of tlie Gaiety Repertory, Manohester. 
air. Edwwrd Acton presided. 

December 7.— Fifty-flfth Annual Dinner of the 
Savage Club at the Connaught Rooms, 
Lord Mou Won presided, and Sir John Hare 
reiplied for "The Visatoirs." 

Decembex 8.— Tlie Annual Dinner of Wie 
Actors' Asoociation was held at tlie Hotel 
Cecil. The chair wias occupded by Mr. CjTil 
Maude. 

Decennber l.i. — The twenty-second Annual 
Dinner of tlie A<itors' Benevolent Fund wia-s 
held at the "WlMrtehall Rooms. H.H. the 
Duke of Teck presided. 

December 22.— The Playgoers' Club gave a 
" Peter Pan " dinner at the Hotel Cecil. 
Mr. Alarshall Hall, K.C.. M.P., preside! 
over a gathering of about 500. 



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THE AMERICAN STAGE. 

PRINCIPAL, PLAYS PRODUCED IN AMERICA, AND IMPORTANT REVIVALS IN 
NEW YORIi FROM DECEMBER 1, 1911, TO NOVEMBER 30, 1912. 



ADELAIDE, drama, in one act, by Hugo 
-Muller, adapted by Da\id Bisi)ham. — New 
Aiii^ttrdam, New York. May 'il. 

AFFAIK.S OF ANATOL. THE, sequence of 
ciii.sadi?s, by Arthur Schiatzler. Produced 
bv Winthroi) Ames. — Little, New York, 
0«-tober 14. 

ALIAS MR. KOSEBERRY, presented by the 
Walter N. Lawience Players. — Proctor's, 
Fifth Aveuie, New York, June 24. 

ALL AT SEA, playlet, by .Jette:fcon De.\ngelis. 
Proctor's, New York, August 2b. 

AND THEY LIVED HAPPY EVER AFTER, 
t:ansl;itiid from the German by Philip Bar- 
tholo.iiae. Produced by the Bartholomae- 
Miles Peebles company at Union Square, 
New York. October 21. 

ANGELUS, THE, ph<.y, an three acts, by Neil 
Two'iiey.— Washington, September 19. 

ANTIQUE GIRL, THE, book and lyrics are by 
William Le Baron and Cecil De JHlle, 
nmsic by Robert Hood Bowers. — Colonial, 
New- York, Januarv 29. 

ARM OF THE LAW, THE, playlet, by Roland 
West.— American, New Yorfk, October 4. 

ARGYLE CASE, THE, play, in four acts, by 
Harriet Ford and Harvey J. O'Higgins, 
written an co-operation with WilUam J. 
Burns. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger, 
Atlantic City. October 17-— Broad, Phila- 
delphia, October 21. 

AT PINEY RIDGE, dramatic sket-ch. by David 
Higgins. — Hammerstein's, New York, April 
29. 

AT TH'E. BAETt,ACKiS, operetta in one act, by 
Ctecil B. de Mille, lyrics by Grant Stewart, 
nm>io by Robert Hood Bowers, produced 
by Jesse L. La^ky— Keith's Aihambra, New 
Y'ork, September 30. 

AT VERSAILLE«, 1780, a comedy in four 
acts by Louis N. Parker, founded on H. 
de Vere Stacpool's novel, " The Order of 
Release," produced under the direction of 
the liiebler Company. — Princessj Toronto, 
Oot., Can., No\ember 11. 

ATTACK, THE, play jn three acts, by Henri 
Bernstein, adapted into English by George 
j^igerton. produced by Charles Frohman. — 
Star, Buffalo. August 29; Garrick, New 
York, September 19. 

AWAKENINti OF MINERVA, THE, farce in 
one act. by Claude Gillingwater, produced 
by Arthur Hopkins.— Colonial, New York, 
S'eptember 9. 

AZTEO ROMAINC(B. AfN, a spectacular play In 
four acts, by Orestes Utah Bean, music by 
Harold Orloii. (Produced some years ago 
as " COrianton " in Salt Lake City).— 
Manhattan Opera House, New York, Sep- 
tember 18- 

BARIBARAZA. play by J. Hartley Manners.— 
Alcazar Theatre, San Francisco, Oal.. 
August 19. 

BARGAIN, THE, drama In four acts, by Bil- 
liard Booth and Cora Maynard.— Criterion, 
New York, March 28, matinee. 



BARON TRKNCK, comic opera in two acts 
and three scenes, with book by Henry Bios 
som, lyncs by F F. «chrader, and music 
by Fehx Albdni, produced by F. C Whit- 
ney.— Ciasino, New Y'ork, March 11 

BARRIERS BURNE© AWAY, romantic drama 
in tour act§, by George MSddleton, from 
the novel by E. P. Roe.— Prospect, New 
York, February 26. 

BAOHEILORS AND BESNEDlCriS, comedy in 
three acts, 'by Jackson D. Baa.g and J^mes 
Montgomery, produced by H. H lYazee — 
Coairt, SprmgheJd, Mass., October 30; Cri- 
terion, New Y'ork, November 2, 1932 

^^'-'^™ i>>'J^ THE JACOBIN, one-act play 

November 2t"''^="""-^'^"'^''^' ^^''^ ^^^' 

^''^^omSTt^'H"/^"r-=^^* dramatisatioB 
irom Robert Hichens's novel by James 
Bernard Fagan. (Produced by Chtnes 

livM'^^n^\l.^'^^'''^' ^'^ York, Nov. 11 
BELLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THE drama 

NA'! Dec. '^'''"- O'-P^*^"'"' Watertor,,t 

BEN HUR, rev'iCal. Drama in six acts and 

fourteen scene^s, by William Young, fiom 

livpH^'T^' ^^ ^'^^"'" L*^"' Wallack Re- 
vived by Klaw and Erlanger. New Am- 
sterdam, New York, Dec. 23r 1911 

BETSY comedy with music, 'in three acts 
Zy\vTu' f\^f''^ Chambers! Ij-rics 
H "'," ^;. .^.^"^^'^e, jun. (originally pr5- 
Rvrnn ''r^^l'' Butterfly"). Produced by 
Byron Chandler. Herald Square, New 
lork, Dec. 11, 1911. 

BETWEEN TRAINS, Sketch in one act by 
il^ ll ■^'*"' '^^^^"^' New York! 

^^^^h'^C^U'^'^TP ^'^y^*^*^ ^y Frederick Orrea 
iiartlett Actors' Society Benefit. Play- 
house, New York, April 26. (Previously 
produced in Boston.) ^ 

W.Hnn'^T'n^^'^^' ^^^' -"•='y by Richard 
1911 ^'' Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 25, 

BIRD OF PARADISE, THE, Hawaiian plav 
m three acts and five scenes, by Richard 
VValtonTully Produced by Oliver^rorosco 
Dalys, New York, Jan. 8. 

BLINDNESS OF VIRTUE, THE, Cosmo Hamil- 
ton s four-act play. Produced bv William 
Morris, Princess, Montreal, Canada. Sept. 

York 0^''^'"""*^ ^*'*'^ ^'^'^^'■''' ^'''' 
BOUGHT and" PAID FOR, a drama in four 

acts by George Broadhurst. Produced by 
i^T>r^^'^^rA\.^'"-^^' Princess, Chicago, Oct. 21. 
BRIGAMI^O, operetta in one act, book and 

music b.v A Bela Laszky.-Irving Place, 

New \ ork, Jan. 2. 

BROADWAY JONES, a comedy, by George M 
Cohan, produced by Cohan and Harris.— 
George M. Cohan Theatre, New York. Sen- 
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BRUTE, THi:, a play in three acts, by Fre- 
deric Arnold Kumnicr.— Newell Theatre, 
White Plains, N.Y., October 4; Thirty- 
Ninth Street, New Vork, October 8. 

IIL'NTY HULLS AND STKINUS. Parody on 
•' Bunty Pulls the Strings," in two scenes, 
by Edgar Smith, with music by A Bald- 
win Sloauc, and lyrics by E. Kay Goctz. 
Produced by Weber and Fields.— Broad- 
way, New York, February 8. Uevived, 
Coflier's Conitdy, New York, August 26. 

BITTERFLY BARONET, THE, play by 
KoUMt Keith Snow.— Castle Square, 
Boston, October 28- 

Bl TTERFLY ON THE WHEEL, A, drama, 
iu four acts, by Edward G. Hemmerde, 
K.C., and Francis Neilson, M.P. Produced 
by Lewis Waller, Thirty-ninth Street, 
New Y'ork, January 9. 

l.'VBB\GES AND KINGS, play, in three acts, 
by Hugh Ford and Joseph Medill Patter- 
Mju, from O. Henry's story. Produced by 
llie Alc;izar Stock Company.— Alcazar, 
Saa Francisco, July 1. 

C ^FE CABARET, THE, sketch by Vincent 
Bryan. Presented by Mabel Hite.— FiftJi 
Avenue, New ^ork. May 13. 

CALL OF PARIS, THE, play, iu one act, by 
Virginia Harned. Oii>heum Theatre, 
Brooklyn, N.Y., September 2. 

CAPTAIN JOE, comedy, in four acts, by Alice 
Garst«nberg. Produced by the American 
Academy.— Empire, New York, Feb- 
ruary 8. , ^ , , 

CARNIVAL, THE, play, in four acts, founded 
by Compton Mackenzie upon the novel of 
the same name.— Alexandra, Toronto, 
Canada, November 16. 

C\SE OF BECKY, THE, play, in three acts, 
by Edward Locke. Produced by David 
Belasco.- Bela.-co, New Vork, October 1. 

CAUGHT WITH THE GOODS, lour-act 
comedy, by lloby Danenbaum.— Columbia, 
Milwaukee, September 30. 

CHARITY GIRL, THE, musical play in three 
acts, libretto and lyrics by Edward Peple, 
added lyrics by Melville Alexander, music 
by Victor HoUaender. Presented by the 
* Georgo W. Lederer Production Company.— 
Studebaker, Chicago, 111., July 29; Globe, 
New York, October 2. 

CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK. A., play, in one 
<lct. Produced by Thomas A. W'ise.- Fifth 
A\enue, Ne .v York, February 19. 

CHOSEN PEOPLE, THE, drama, in four acts, 
by Eugene Cliirikoff.— Garrick, New York, 
March 21. 

CL(;WN, THE, playlet, by Edgar Allen Woolf. 
—Colonial. New York, May 29. 

C.O.D., thre^; act farce, by Frederic Chapin. 
Produced by John Cort.- Schubert Theatre, 
Rochestei', New York, October 4; Gaiety, 
New York. November 11. 

COMEDY FOli WIVES, A, playlet, by Owen 
Johnson. Produced by Arnold Daly.— Ham- 
mer>tein'.'^, New York, October 14. 

CO:XIE ON, THE, playlet, in one act, by Grant 
Stewart.— Fifth Avenue .New York, June 5. 

COMING HOME TO ROOST, play, by Edgar 
Sehvyn. — HoUis Street, Bost-on, October 14. 

CONCEALED BED, THE. a Scottish sketch, 
by Graham .Moffat, presented by Graham 
Moffat's Players. — Union Square, New Y'ork, 
October 21. 

COPY, one-act play, by Kendall Banning and 
Harold Kellock. — Colonial, New York, De- 
cember 18, 1911. • 

COUNTESS NADINE. THE, drama in one act, 
by Joseph A. Golden, produced by Blanche 
Walsh and company. — Proctor's Fifth 
Avenue Theatre, New York, September 9. 



COUNT OK LUXEMBOURG, THE, comic opera 
in two acts, from the German of Willner 
and Bodanzky, music by Franz Lehar, Eng- 
lish lyrics by Adrian Ross and Basil Hood, 
American version by Glen Macdonough, 
Iiroduced by Klaw and Erlanger. — Tre- 
inont, Boston, Mass., August 26; New Am- 
sterdam, New York, September 10. 

COUSIN KATE, comedy, in three acts, by 
Hubert Henry Davies, revived by Charles 
Frohman. — Empire, .New York, Januarv 29. 

COWARD, THE, play, by George Broadhurst, 
Alhambra, New York, January 9. 

COY'OTE, GUSSIE, Western comedy.— Proctors 
Fifth Avenue, New York. September 30. 

CROOK, THE, four-act play, by William J. 
Hurlbut, produced by James K. Hackett. 
— Olympic, St. Louis, October 27. 

CZ.\R PAUL I., historical drama, in five acts, 
by Dmitri Mereshkovsky. — Garrick, New 
York, March 18. 

DAD AND MOTHER, a one-act comedy, by 
Abigail Marshall, presented by Thomas A. 
Wise. — Proctor's, New York, July 1. 

DAUGHTER OF HEAVEN, THE, a dramatic 
spectacle in three parts and eight scenes, 
by Pierre Loti and Judith Gautier, English 
adaptation by George Egerton, produced 
by the Liebler company. — Century, New 
York, October 12. 

DEAR OLD CHARLIE, farce in three acts, 
by Charles H. Brookfield, produced by the 
Shuberts.— Maxine Elliott's, New York, 
April 15. 

DETECTIVE KEEN, a one-act melodramatic 
farce, by Percival Knight, presented by 
Daniel Frohman. — Keith's, Union Square, 
July 1. 

DEVIL'S DILEMMA, THE, farce, by Jessie 
Straus and Lee Arch. — Woman's Musical 
Club, Cincinnati, March 13. 

DIAMOND NECKLACE, THE, one-act drama, 
by Frederic A. Kummer, presented by 
Daniel Frohman. — Keith's Union Square, 
New Y'ork, September IG. 

DINGBAT FAMILY, THE, a musical comedy 
by Mark Swan, music by John W. Bratton, 
produced by Liebler and Bratton. — 
Lyceum, Paterson. N.J., October 23. 

DISCOVERING AMERICA, a modern play in 
four acts, by Edward Knoblauch, produced 
by Mr. Lewis Waller. — Daly's, New York, 
September 7. 

DIVORCE QUESTION, THE, by William An- 
tony McQuire, produced by" Messrs. Row- 
land and Clifford. — Whitney Opera House, 
Chicago, April 20. 

DOLLAR DID IT, A.— Burbank Theatre, Los 
Angeles, October 12. 

DO'RINTDA DA(RBS, by Eleanor Maud Crane. 
American Academy Matin6e. — ^Empire, New 
Y'ork, March 14. 

DOVE O'F PEACE, THE. a comic opera, in 
three acts, dramatic plot toy Waillace Irwin 
and Walter Damrosch, lyrics toy Wallace 
Irwin, music by Walter Damrosch.— 
Lyric. Philadelphia, October 15; Broadway, 
New York, Ntovem.ber 4. 

DRUMS OF OUDE, THE, a one-act play by 
Austin Strong, produced by David Belasco. 
— Colonial, New Y'ork, November 25. 

EGYPT. j)lay, Sn four acts, toy Edward Sheldon, 
produced by Margaret Anglin. — Garrick, 
Ohicayo, October 2. 

ELKVATKXO A HUSBAJKD, play, in four acts, 
by Clara Lipman and Samuel Shipman, 
produced by W'erba and Luescher.- 
Liberty, New Y'ork, January 22. 

ELI.T.\H, presented as a grand opera, in three 
nets and five scenes, by the Majestic Graitld 
Opera Co.— 'Pittsfield, "Mass., October 25. 

ETERNAL WAILTZ THE, a satirical operetta, 
toy Leo Fall.— Palace Music Hall, Chicago, 
October 14 



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l;^^L'Al'E, THE, I'lay, by Paul .Vrmstrong. 
produced by Oliver Morosco. — Burbank 
Theatre, Los Angelos. October 28. 

KVA, a musical drama in three act«, by Glen 
MacDonough, b;ised on the original by Win- 
ner and Bodanfiky, music by Franz LehaJ, 
produced by Klaw and Erlanger. — ApoUo, 
Atlantic City, N.J., November 27. 

KXPLORiElR, THiE, drama, in lour acts, by 
W. Somerset Maugham, produced by Lewis 
Waller. — ^Daly's, J\"*ew York, May 7. 

FAI-TH A'X'D COUNTRY, play, by Carl Schoen- 
herr.— Broadway Palace, New York, Febru- 
ary 7. 

FAli&BLY TI'X'E, Uiramia, in one act, by 
Johajma Eedmond, produced by the Irish 
Players. — ^Ma.\ine Elliott's, New York, I>e- 
oember 20, 1911. 

FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, by George Bernard 
Shaw. Messrs. Shubert, managers. — 
Comedy, New York, Sept^niber 16. 

F.VTHER, THE, drama, in three acts, by 
August Strindberg, translated by Edith and 
W'amer Oland. — Berkeley, New York, April 
9. 

FATTED CALF, THE, comedy, in tbre« acts 
and four scenes, by A'rthur Hopkins, pro- 
duced by William A. Brady, Limited. — 
Albany, N.Y., February 12; Daly's, New 
York, February 20. ' 

FE.\R, dramatic sketeh, in one act, by Charles 
Lamb, from M. D. Post's story, " The 
Nameless Thing." — Brighton Beach Music 
Hall, July 29. 

FIGHT, THE, American comedy, in four acts, 
by Bayard Villier. — Colonial, Providence, 
R.I.. October 28. 

FINE FE.\THERS. play, by Eugene Walters.— 
Cort Theatre, Chicago, August 12. 

FINISHING F.\NXY, a comedy drama, in four 
acts, by Lee Wilson Dodd, produced by 
A. S. Stern.— Haxrisburg, Pa., November 25. 

FIRST AFFAIR, THE, a prehistoric mimo- 
dramatic sketch, by W. Cronin Wilson, 
music by Leonard W. Chalk.— .\t Winter 
Garden, New York, November 2. 

FIRST LOVE, a one-act operetta, book by Ray- 
mond W. Peck, lyrics by Melville Alexander, 
and music by .\natol Friedland. — Orpheum, 
Brooklj-n, September 30; Colonial, New 
York, October 7. 

FLOWER OF THE PALACE OF HAN. THE, 
Chinese drama, in five scenes, by Ma 
Tcheu-Yuen, adapted in French by Louis 
Laloy, and rendered into English by Charles 
Rann Kennedy, produced by Winthrop 
.\mes. — Little, New York, March 19. 

FLYERS, THE, comedy, in three acts and two 
scenes, by George Barr McCutcheon.— 
Lyceum, Rochester, New York, January 15. 

FOLLIES OF 1912, THE. by H. B. Smiti, 
by Raymond Habbell, produced by Zleg- 
feld.— Moulin Rouge, New York, October 
21. 

FOOL OF FORTUNE, A, comedy, in three acts, 
by Martha Morton, revived by Joseph 
Brooks.— Garrick, New York, January 12. 

FORTY-FIVE MINUTES FROM BROADWAY, 
musical play, in three acts, by George M. 
Cohan, revived. — George M. Cohan's, New 
York, March 14. 

FOUR-LEAF CLOVER, A, protean playlet, by 
Robert Hildreth.— Hudson, N.J., January 
19. 

FRAU GRETEL, DIE, farce, in three acts, by 
Bernard Buchbinder, produced by Gustav 
Amberg. — Irving Place, New York, Decem- 
ber 25. 1911. 

FROM BROADWAY TO PARIS, a music.il 
revue in two acts and twelve scenes, by 
George Bronson Howard and Harold At- 
teridge, music by Max Hoffman, produced 
by the Shuberta, Winter Garden, New York, 
November 20. 



FROU FROU, drama, in five acls, b\ MciUiao 
and Halevy, adapted by Harrison Grey 
Fiske, revived by Mme. Simone.— Hudson, 
New York, March 13. 

FRUEHLINGS ERWACHEN. tragedy, in three 
acts and fifteen scenes, by Frank Wede- 
kind.— Irving Place, New York, March 22. 

FUJIY.\M.\, Japanese operetta, in two scenes, 
produced by George Choor. — Proctor's, 
Twenty-thiid Street, New York, April 15. 

GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI, A, con- 
densed versin of the four-act play of the 
same name, presented by Joseph Hart. — 
Colonial. New York, November 18. 

GL.\UBK AND HEIM\TH, tragedy, in three 
acts, by Oarl Schonheir, produced by 
Gusti.v Amberg. — Irving Place, New York, 
February 7. 

GIRL, THE, a one-act comedy, by Edward 
Peple, produced under the direction of 
John W. Rumsey and Edgar MacGregor. — 
Keith's Union Square, New York, October 
14. 

GIRL FROM BRIGHTON, THE, a musicrtl 
comedy in two acts, book and lyrics by 
Jean C. Havez, music by William Becker. — 
Academy of Music, New York, August 31. 

GIRL FROM MONTMARTRE, THE, farce in 
three acts, by Harry B. and Robert B. 
Smith from the French of Georges Fey- 
deau and Rudolph Schanzer, music by 
Henry Bereny, produced by Charles Froh- 
man. — Criterion, New York, August 5. 

GIRL IN PAWN, A, play in one act, by Cecil 
Spooner, produced by Cecil Spooner Stock 
companv. — Metropolis, New York, July 8. 

GOING THE LIMIT, farce by Augustin and 
Albert Glassmire.— Polls Theatre, Wilkes 
Barr, July 22. 

GOOD-NATURED LIAR, A, sketch in one act, 
written and produced by Albert 0. W'ar- 
burg.— De Kalb, New York, August 1. 

GOVERNOR'S LADY, THE, in three acts and 
an epilogue, by Alice Bradley, produced 
by William Elliott and David Belasco.— 
Republic Theatre, New York, September 
10. 

GRAIN OF DUST, THE, drama in four acts, 
by Louis Evan Shipman, founded on the 
novel bv David Graham Phillips, produced 
by James K. Hackett.— Criterion, New 
York, January 1. 

GREAT G.A.MB, THE, drama in one act, by W. 
Cronin Wilson, produced by Lewis Mealier. 
-Dab's, New York, May 16. 

GREYHOUND, THE, melodrama in four acts 
and si.x scenes, by Paul Armstrong and 
Wilson Mizner, produced by Wagenhals 
and Kemper.— Astor, New York, February 
23. 

GYPSY, THE, a romantic operetta in two 
acts, book and lyrics by Frank Pixley, 
music by Gustav Luders. Produced by 
John Cort.— Park Theatre, New York, 
November 14. 

HABEN SIE NICHTS ZU VERZOLLEN? farce 
in three acts, from the French, by Maurice 
Hennequin and Pierre Veber, translated 
into German by Max Sehoenau. — Irving 
Place, New York, January 11. 

HALF WAY TO PARIS, musical farce in three 
acts, by Paul M. Potter, lyrics by Arthur 
J. Lamb, music by John T. Hall.— Court 
Square, Springfield, Mass., April 19. 

H.\MLET, tragedy, by Shakespeare. Revived 
by Ian MacLaren. — Wallack's, New York, 
April 23. Another revival by John E. 
Kellerd— Garden, New York, November 18. 

HANKY PANKY, musical comedy in two acts, 
book by Edgar Smith, lyrics by E. Ray 
Goetz, music by k. Baldwin Sloane. Pro- 
duced by Lew Fields. — Broadway, New 
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llAKVESr, Balirii-al play ill tlirec actb, by 
Lennox Kobinsoii. Produced by the Irish 
I'lavers.— Maxiiie Elliott's. New York, De- 
. iniber 18, 1911. 

HAWTHOR.VK 01 THE I'.S.A., a conicdy- 
rDiiiancf in four acts, by .laiiifs Bernard 
Fagan. I'roduct'd by Cohan and Harris. — 
.\st-or. New Vork, November 4. 1912. (Pro- 
duced as •• Hawthorne. U.S.A." at the Im- 
perial, Lnnikiii, May 27, 1905.) 

HELL HATH NO I'l'UY. play in three acts, by 
Cecil Owen and diaries \V. Bell.— Prospect 
Theatre, New York, July 1. 

HELPING THE CAUSE. Produced by Mrs. 
Langtrv.— Colonial, New York, Septeniber 
30. 

THE HIGH ROAD, a drama in four acts, by 
Edward Sheldon. Produced by Mrs.. Fiske 
and company. — His Majesty's. Montreal, 
October 14 : Power's. Chicago, October 27 ; 
Hudson, New York, November 19. 

HBLMELBETT, DAS, musical farce, in three 
act«. Book by Franz Wa,^'ner and Heinz 
Reichert., music by Fritz LeJiner. Pro- 
ductd by Gustave Amberg.— Irving Place, 
New York. November 23. 

HOKEY POKEY, iKrt-pourri, in two scenes, 
with dialogue by Edward Smith, lyrics by 
Edgar .Smitli and E. Ray Goctz, music by 
John Stromberg, X. Baldwin Bloane, ami 
\V. T. Francis. Produced by Weber and 
Fields.— Broadway, New York February 8. 

HIGHER COURT, THE. American play, in 
' three acts, by Henry Irving Dodge. Pro- 
duced under the ausipices of the National 
I'edvration of Theatre Clubs.— Maxine 
Elliott's, New York, October 6. 

HONEST JIM BLUNT, a comedy, in three 
acts, by William Boden. Produced by 
the Liebler Coinipaay. — Hudson, New 
York, September 16. 

HONOUR IS SATISFIED, sketeh. Produced 
by W. L. Abingdon.— Proctor's, Fifth 
.\venue. New York, March 25. 

HOUSE DIVIDED. A, pby, by Allan Davis, 
Produced by Wm. A. Brady— Hj-perion, 
New^ Haven, Conn., June 4. 

HUSHED UP, one-act play, by Harrison Arm- 
strong.— Fifth Avenue, New York, May 29. 

HYACINTH HALVEY, comedy, in one act, 
by Lady Gregory. Produced by the Irish 
Players. — Maxine Elliott's, New York, De- 
cember 5, 1911- 

l.\I.\GE, THE. comedy, in three acts, by Lady 
Gregory, by the Irish Players. ^Maxine 
Elliott's, New York, December 21. 1911. 

IMPULSE OF THE MOMENT, THE, one-act 
play, by Chanaing Pollock and Charles 
Hanson Tov\ne. Produced by B. Cun- 
ningham and Co. — Proctor's. Twenty-Uiird 
Ktreet. New Vork, February 26. 

IN FIFTY YE.\RS, farce-comedy, by Morgan 
Wallace. — Hartmann, Coiuiiibus, O., July 1. 

IN OLD NEW YORK, one-act play, by Tom 
Barry. Presented by Harry Beresford.— 
Keith's, Union Square, New York, June 17. 

IN THE GRAY OF THE DAWN, play, in one 
act, by Mary Asquith and David Higgins. — 
Proctor's. Fifth Avenue, New York, Sep- 
tember i. 

INCOMPATIBLES. THE. comedy, in three 
acts, by Anna Stcese PJchardson and Ed- 
mund Brecse. — Hudson. Union Hill, N.J., 
Julv 15. 

INSPECTOR FROM KANSAS, THE, comedy 
sketch, in one act, by Grant Stewart. Pro- 
duced by Olive May.— Fifth Avenue, New 
York, July 15. 

ISLE O' DREAMS, romantic comedy. In four 
acts, by Rida Johnson Young. Produced 
by Chauncey Olcott.— McVieker's, Chicago, 
October 27. 



11 HAPPENED IX POTSDAM, by A. 11. 

Wilson. — Academy of Music, Pa., January 

29. 
IT NEVfiR HAPPENED, mu-sical comedy, by 

Ren. Shields. iiiu.>i<; by Frank L. Callahan.— 

Paytoa's, Lto Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., 

Februiry 26. 

JACKDAW, THE, comedy, in one act, by Lady 
Gregory. Produced by the Irish Players.— 
Maxiiic Elliott's, New York, December 11, 
1911. 

JULIA FRANCE, play by Gertrude Athertou. 
Produced by Mrs. Fiske.— Princess, Toronto. 
Can., January 17. 

JULIUS CESAR, a tragedy, by WilUam 
Shake.si)earc. Produced by William Faver- 
sham. — Lyric, New York, November 4. 

JUNE BRIDE, THE, three-act Vieiine.-e oper- 
etta. Weber and Field's production. — ISoi- 
ton, September 25- 

JUNE MADNESS, jilay, in three acts, by 
Henry Kitchell Webster. Produced by 
Winthrop Ames.— Albany, New York, Scj)- 
tember 21; Fulton, New York, September 
25. 

JUNGB FRITZ. DER, drama, in four acts, by 
Ferdinand Boiui. — Irving Place, New York, 
March 8. 

JUSTICE, drama, in one act, by Edgar James. 
Produced by Julias Stegej. — Alhambra, 
New York, March 22. 

JUST LIKE JOHN, a farce, in three acts, by 
George Broadhurst and Mark Swan. Pro- 
duced by William A. Brady and George 
Broadhurst, Inc.— Teck, Buffalo, April 18; 
Forty-eighth Street, New York, August 12. 

JUST TO GET MARRIED, comedy, in three 
acts, by Cicely Hamilton. Produced by 
William A. Brady.— Maxine Elliott's, New 
York, January 1. 

KIDDIE, play, in one act. — Broadway, New 
York, April 2. 

KINDLING, play, in three acts, by Charles 
Kenyon. Produce! by Edward J. Bowes. — 
Daly's, New York, December 5, 1911. 

KING HENRY V., Shakespeare's play. Revived 
by Lewis Waller.— Daly's, New York, Sep- 
tember 30. 

KISMET, in three acts and ten scenes, by 
Edward Knoblauch, produced by Harrison 
Grey F'iske and Klaw and Erlanger. — 
Knickerbocker, New York, December 25, 
1911. 

KREUZELSCHBEIBER. DIE. comedy in thi.e 
acts, by Ludwig Anzengruber. — Irviu'.; 
Place, New York, April 10. 

LADY FROM OKLAHOMA, THE, three-act 
drama, by Elizabeth Jordan-Garrick.— De- 
troit, Mich., July 15. 

LADY OF DREAMS, THE, romance In four 
acts, adapted by Louis N. Parker, from 
the French by Edraond Rostand, produced 
by the Liebler Company. — Hudson, New 
York, February 28. 

LADY OF THE SLIPPER, THE, a musical 
fantasy in three acts, book by Anne Cald- 
well and Lawrence McCarty, lyrics by 
James O'Dea, music by Victor Herbert, 
produced by Charles Dillingham. — Chest- 
nut Opera House, Philadelphia; Globe 
Theatre, New York, October 2-3. 

LADY PATRICIA, comedy in three acts, by 
Rudolf Besier, produced by Harrison Grey 
Fiske.— Empire. New York. February 2t5. 

LAND OF DYKES, THE, by Herbert Hale 
Winslow, music and lyrics by A. Von 
Tilzer, presented bv Sam Chip and Mary 
Marble.— Colonial, New York, October 14. 

L.\TE MR. ALLEN, THE, a comedy-sketch, 
by Mar Tully and Bozeman Bulger.— 
Keith's Union Square, New York, August 5. 



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LEUACY. THE, by Arthur Sclmitzler, trans- 
lated by Mary L. Stephenson. — American 
Ac-adeniv matinee. — Empire, New York, 
March 14. 

LET GEORGE DO IT, musical comedy in two 
acts and four scenes, by Aaron Hottniaii, 
. founded on drawings by George McManus, 
with songs by Paul West and Nat D. Ayer, 
produced by Lefller-Bratton Company. — 
West End, New York, April 2:i. 

LIB. play, in one act, by Anne Moore. — 
Broadway, New York, April 2. 

LIEbELEI, a tragedy by Artliur ScJinitzler, 
produced by Dr. M. Baumfeld. — Irving 
riace, New York, November 29. 

Lll'lOK. THE, play, in three scenes, by Aaron 
llottmau. — Hamraersite.in's, New York, 
April 1. 

LIFE S SHOP WINDOW, dram.a-tisa.tion of 
Victoria Cross's novel by W. H. Cliftoixi. 
— St. Louis, Mo., June. 

LILY OF POVERTY FLAT. THE, drama, by 
Marion Russell, from the poem " Her 
Letter," by Bret Harte. Produced by the 
Cecil Spooner Stock Company. — Metropolis 
Theatre, New York, November 11. 

LITTLE CHURCH AROUND THE CORNER, 
THE, a playlet, by James Horan. Pro- 
duced by Inez Macauley. — Proctor's, New 
York, .\ugust 19. 

LITTLK MlbblONAIRE, THE, a play with 
music, in three acts, by George M. Cohan. 
—Cohan Grand Opera House, Cliicago, No- 
vember 24. 

LITTLE MISS BROWN, a farcical comedy, 
in three acts, by Philip Bartholomae. 
Produced by William A. Brady and Philip 
BartJiolomae, Inc.— Cleveland, April 22— 
Forty-eighth Street, New York, August 23. 

LITTLE WOMEN, dramatised from Louisa M. 
Alcott's story by Marian De Forest; 
staged by Jessie Bonstelle. Produced by 
Wm. A. Brady.— Playhouse, New York, 
October 16. 

LIVE WIRES, sketch, by Ivy Ashton Root. 
Presented by Minnie Dupree. — Fifth 
Avenue, New York, April 29. 

LOOK WHO'S HERE, musical comedy, in 
three acts, by Rida Johnson Young, lyrics 
by Paul West, and music by Jerome D. 
Kern.— Adelphi, Philadelphia, October 24. 

LOVE AFFAIR. THE, play, by Frederick 
Paulding.— Plainfeld Theatre, Plainifeld, 
N.J.', November 27. 

LOVERS' QUARREL, A, ojjera, in one act, 
by Atitilio Parelii.— Metroplitan Opera 
House, Philadelphia, Pa., March 6. 

LYDIA GILilORE, drama in four acts amd 
five scenes, by Henry Arthur Jones, pro- 
duced by Louis Niethersole.— Baltimore, 
January 27; Lyceum, New Y^ork, Febru- 
ary 1. 

MAOUSHLA, romantic comedy in four acts, 
by Rida Johnson Young, prcduced by 
Augustus Pitou.— Grand Opera House, New 
Y'ork, February 5. 

MAKIiNG GOOD, drama, in four acts, by Owen 
Davis, produced by William A. Brady.— 
Auditorium, Baltimore, January 6. ; Fulton, 
New Y'ork, February 5. 

MAMA'S BABY BOY, musical farce, in three 
acts, adapted with lyrics by Junie McCYee, 
music by Hans S. Linne, and additional 
aiumbers by Will H. Becker, produced by 
George W. Lederer. — Broadway, New York, 
May 25. (Previously produced in Phila- 
delphia.) 

MAiN AND SUPERMAX G. Bernard Shaw's 
lilay revived, produced by Ldebler and Co. 
—Hudson, New Y'ork, September 30. 



MAN FROM COOK'S, THE, musical comedy, in 
two acts, from the French by Maurice Or- 
donneau, with English book by Henry 
Btosfiom. ajid mudic" l>y Rtiyniond Hubbell, 
produced by Klaw and Erlanger. — Aca- 
demy of Music, Baltimore, February 12; 
New Amsterdam, New York, .March 25. 

MAOv" FROM THE NORTH, THK, playlet, by 
Bernard Coughlin — Keith's, Union Square, 
New York, September 2. 

MAN IN FRONT, THE, a dramatic episode in 
one act, produced by Minnie Dupree and 
Company.— Union Square Theatre, New 
Ycflk, November II. 

MAN ON HORSEBACK, A, play by Booth 
Tarkington, produced by Jwines K. 
Haekett.— Columbia Theatre, Sa.ni Fran- 
cisco, Col., August 19. 

MAiRDI GRAS BALL, operetta, in three acts, 
by Carl Wilmore, produced by Josephine 
Cleineint. — Keith's, Boston, July 8. 

MARIONETTEiS, THE, comedy, in four acts, 
adapted by Gladys Unger, from the French 
by Pierre Wolff, produced by Charles 
Frohma-n,— Lyceum, New York, December 
5, 1911. 

MARRIAGE-NOT, THE, comedy, in three 
acts, by Joseph Noel. Produced by Cecil 
De Mille.— Empire, Syracuse, N.Y., April 
22; Maxine Elliott, New York, May 13. 

MASTER OF THE HOUSE. THE, American 
comedy in four acts, by Edgar James, with 
acknowledgments to a German source. 
Produced by Messrs. Shubert.— The Thirty- 
ninth Street, New Y'ork, August 22. 

MEIN LIEBSCHEN, sketch. Produced by Joe 
Hart.— Bronx, New York, February 27. 

MERCHANT PRINCE, THE, sketch, by 
Stephen Champlin. Presented by Harry 
Holman.— Proctor's, Twenty-third Street, 
New York, June 17. 

MERE MAN, a comedy in three acts, by 
Augiistus Thomas, produced toy Willdam 
Harris. — Lyceum