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IpVENIlTO IiEBOEB-PHILABiiJjDPHIA, SATURDAY, NOVTSMOBBB 14, 1914.
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INROAD -- "The Beautiful Adventure."
fconifeuy ndoplcd from the French by
' GeOTRfr Bserton. stnrrins Ann Mur
tRfetTtt'Strene Franklin, the popular
TStfniedlenue, anil a varied bill.
V SiXf f tM THEATRE - "ttlndlo Waken,"
. ny Stttftley Houghton, produced for the
rtrt time in this city.
fALNWT - "OamaBcd Goode," by
lt.PHJ-"A fair of Sixes," farce by
award I'eple. Two business partners
utoot n cold hand, the winner to retain
.IIP lltlBlnoxs. (tin loser In lieeomfi liln
d8tiy-servant for a year. Maude Eburne
Inimitably funny as a slavey.
iffOtitliisrr "Sari." Hungarian operetta,
;,twith snxzl llajoH and Irene Fowlowska.
fj'-anu! Hajos, as Sari, an Hungarian
- kin, transported to Paris, Is Inimitably,
i fcnyly fuiiny and lust captivating, atlas
' nwlowska sings oporatlcally lind
GARMCK-'The Dcbutanle," now mu-
, weal comedy, with book by If. B. and
, It. 1$, Smith and music by Victor Her
ticrt. A trite plot, enlivened by bits of
Jilstmmtliiff music, with Hazel Dawn as
roseate as over.
f fc.YmC-"Tho Story of the Rosary,"
. Elaborately started melodrama, which
"- , Avlll weary soino In the first act and
- thrill others to the last, appreciation
being- u matter of taste.
pB. Iden Payne Declares Pro
ducers Must Interpret Dra
matists Instead of Hacking
Plays Dubious Dramas.
.- It Was nt the Little Theatre the other
;Xnormng. B. Iden Payne was directing
' rehearsal of "Hlndle Wakes." '
Sitting before the actors. Mr. Payne
'fllr.ected their , "business" which means
X- Gestures and action on the stage by al-
;most Imperceptible movements of one
v,'Jianrt. Himself repeating the lines, he
; coached the actors In the modulation or
Tlse of the voice.
Painstakingly persistent, he was In
tent on expressing every shade of mean
Ing, every tone of emotion. Beforo com
ic Jug' to this country, Mr.1 Payne earned a
.'itinlque reputation as a producer In Man-
t.;chester, " England, with his repertoire
S&'-'A change will 'take place in the pro-
f.duelng of dramas," said he, chatting
. In pauses of rehearslmr. " "It has been
' , ctiatomajy for producers to1'-, take a
, dramatist's manuscript, practically tear
;Jt; apart, rewrite it. and distort the au
thors conception. Drnma has. been too
ruthlessly produced in this mechanical
ifWR and the author Ignored.
s'The public wants unity in tho drama.
k ;a harmonious ensemble. The majority of
ik;plays are simply hodge-podges. From
ft'my experience I believe that the public.
, 'both in England and America, Is b"e-
jj coming impatient with the mechanically
K' produced drama. There Is a movement
toward the intellectual and artistic pro-
t' duction of dramas as the author Intend-
-. ea inent xo ue proaucea.
tA, producer should primarily follow the
.author. Otherwise originality, Intent and
f-,"meanlne are lost. When a dramatist
writes a play he has a definite concep-
Sti'ori in mind. The duty of the producer
lis to interpret that conception. He must
Jhave an Intuitive sense to do so, and he
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fgllUPfc WW UIUIV.
He must indeed some-
iiitnes mow more
about the author's
Omeanlng than the author does himself.
inis is essential to the nignest art in ttie
drama. We are getting away from the
tontre. Tho time will come, I am sure,
iwhen producers will be compelled to in
perpret, rather than hack, the dramatist's
E?f,nt.- v, I. m A 1 ,,.- .1,.. I,U
ino i,i(U9 -wieatre, tu una uiy ttivm
fthose in New York and Chicago, is
CjurSo.tte. It has what regular theatres do
Hlioi nave, an nimospnero 01 us own
U.tiawmlnv lnllmt nuntnt SllrH thAA-
.6, ,ue, at,uv, ..... - .
cs have been familiar, of course. In
iris and London, delightful bijou affairs,
tore the intellectual and brilliantly Do-
ihiralaa Ufa of these cities foregathered.
fe inauguration of theatres of this sort
itea a growing appreciation of the
the intellectual and the eaoteria
oag us. Last week, with the open-
ftmKiP yae jrunon ana uay inBuini m
' QTitW York, another was added, and pres
jfntly the Toy Theatre, which will seat
;iji will open ,1a Boston. The Punch and
IwSjr Theatre Is the very littlest piay-
0Ua in new xofk ana was nuui oy
les uopkins, wno is aiso us oireo-
'r. The theatre is complete architectu
ral!? tn Itself, and while the seating ca-
'ifiaaltY la smalt, the stage is ample for
t prsduqtlon of the regular Una of
RjtMgpMi or even miniature operas. Tho
-lH3ir$ opvusq wun ia? jjniuutuuu di
tt Marriage or uoiumoine, wnico
S,with the life of the circus and
rm to-sliow that clowns and dancers
rm Busa sfl any of us.
alwsr produced In yean has eajused
BmuA eonflletlns opinions as "The Song
td joajf," by Edward Sheldon, wmen.
tSas IM ass"W 9 roe 10-
nitfM. 8y son the pUy was considered
fmrkU tmMpJH UUon of huaian life
I 4k stage. sincero and wholly exalt
itiM dtfuk'lion of a woman's quest of leva.
8.f Mm it was declared superfluous,
-feiwslMUM Wtaww opia-
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John Drew, coming to the Broad,
his home on Long Island.
Ion may be, Sheldon did a rcmnrkable
"stunt," nnd ono cannot but nUmlro his
verve and courage. Charles Frohman, In
tho enrly days of tho production, stated to
tho press that ho considered It a great
play. Did Mr. Frohman change his opin
ion? For he decided not to produce It In
New York. However, A. H. Woods was
told of tho play, came to town to see It,
Ukcd it, and bought It from Mr. Frohman.
He will produce It in Now York,
Brloux'a "Damaged Goods," which will
come to tho AValnut next week, Is an
other drama praised and condemned pro
and con. Benjamin B. Hampton onco
said it was nn Ibsen plot carried out
with n lack of good manners. The brll-
jllant editor of the St. Louis Mirror, Wil
liam iuarion needy. Is a Brlcux fan. To
"Brleux says we can't take tho young
man Into the stricken home; to the crib
with Its misshapen baby; to tho hospital;
therefore, lot us put on the stage the
things ho might see In those places.
"And thero goes up a howl against
such stage plays. I can't see why. "TIs
the mission of tho stage,' says tho great
est man who ever wrote for the stage,
'to hold, as 'twere, tho mirror up to na
ture.' Brieux'a play does precisely that
thing. His play tells society that tho
things It refuses to discuss are tho very
things which, because of the silence kept
about them, nro undermining society, hot
mly physically, but morally."
"The Beautiful Aventure"
a Triumph Over Comstock
"The Beautiful Adventure," which An
thony Comstock tried unsuccessfully to
suppress when It appeared In New York,
will open a week's engagement at the
Broad Monday night.
That Atine Murdock, of charming his
trionic ability, "or Mrs. pardon, dear Mrs.
Thomas Whlffen, who will make her
last appearance after a stage career of
60 years, are in the cast, arouses not so
much Interest as the fact that In
assailing this play as naughty, Com
stock was "stumped" In his tedious and
too-long tolerated foolish interference
with publishers, play producers and pic
"The Beautiful Adventure" Is adapted
from the French of R. de Flers and A.
de Caillanet by George Egerton.
'The play begins with the final nrenarn-
tlons for the wedding of Helene de Trevll-
lace, a romantic spirited girl, to Valen-
tin le Barroyer, a methodical, unimagina
tive, though well-meaning Individual. The
guests are assembled when, through the
precipitate arrival of her cousin Andre,
whom she really loves, but who, through
the machinations of an unscrupulous aunt,
she believes no longer cares for her, she
discovers her aunt's treachery In time
and flees with her lover to her grand
mother's cottage In the country, to the
great consternation or the wedding party.
The grandmother eagerly awaits the ar
rival of the bride, and naturally assumes
that Andre is the bridegroom. By his
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Drama of a
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graclous attention he captivates tho old
lady so entirely that It Is Impossible to
correct tho mistake.
Mrs. Whlffen is said to havo achieved
one of tho greatest triumphs of her long
career as tho witty, tender, old grand
mother. My! A Princess
Annie Sakcr, who plays the role of
Princess Vcnetla In "The Story of the
Rosary" at the Lyric Theatre, has acted
princesses In the course of her appear
ances In the melodramas by Walter How
ard seven times. '
"I adore women of action," Bays Miss
Saker via' her press agent's matter. "The
Princess Venetla is Mr. Howard's best
woman character, because she Is the
most human. Her emotions are very
sincere, her grief Is very real, her love
very true nnd Btrong. Mr. Howard has
written the play so simply and sincerely
that it has never yet failed to reach
an audience, as do all simple and sincere
Miss Saker, we are told, has one
"recreative devotion" golf and "also
possesses the ambition to be a success-
f ul playwright.'
Mr. Paumler produced In London Miss
Saker's play, "A Passing Cloud," which
"may be done In this country before she
leaves." "This was written." says the
press agent, "when she was but IB years
of age." He does not tell us how long
ago! Last season Miss Saker was about
to head her own company in South Africa
In such plays as "Mrs. Dane's Defense"
and "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." "But
Mr. Howard wrote Princess Venetla for
her and prevailed upon her to remain in
So how could she resist?
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V V 'imWi f - :S&- ' '". AdvcCntureU- Anna Pavlowa-Mctropolitan Opera
0 VJS fpl $ $m- c'.i Broad. House, November 23.
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MwliSi'SlErSs: ia.'A An excellent proof of this is in I 1 VCv I
Carolyn Lilja, "Potash and Perlmut
ter" Garrick, November 23.
at the Walnut
"Damaged Goods," the much talked
about play of Eugene Brleux, will open a
one week's engagement at the Walnut
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opvEua ma latest and uhkatkst musicai, comedy bcccess
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AND A BmOINO AND DANOINQ CHQEUS OV SS OIRLS YOIIT.T. ennninfn .
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Automobiles Worth 50 Cents
a Pound, Chorus Girls $8
Hero Is a press agont story. It is un
edited. Let 'em talk:
"It has been figured out from a con
seusus of figures furnished by big pro
ducers that the averago musical comedy
production costs at the rate of 11000 per
chorus girl. That Is. a production with
40 girls will cost $40,000 to stage; one
with CO girls, $60,000. As the usual chorus
girl weighs US pounds, a musical show
will cost 8 per each pound of chorus
"It Is Interesting In this connection to
know tho ratio between chorus girls In
musical shows and automobiles. Auto
mobiles cost CO cents a pound If you
flguro that a $600 car weighs 1200 pounds,
"An excellent proof of this Is In
Thomas W. Ityley's musical comedy,
'The Queen of tho Movies,' which will
soon come to the Forrest Theatre. In
this production there are 40 chorus girls.
Tho producing of the play cost Mr.
nyley $70,000 to the penny. It being one of
the costliest musical comedy productions
that has evor graced the American
stage. It may also be mentioned that
Mr. Ryley'a big Blx-cyllnder touring
car, which weighs S000 pounds, was pur
chased by him for Just one-half ' that
number of United States dollars. There
fore a chorus girl in a Joy ride has a
value of $8.50 a pound. A chorus girl
anywhere else has; a value of $S a
Weill Weill Weill s
We assume the difference between the
cost per chorus girl and what the chorus
girl receives goes to the stage settings.
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Hfut Sale for All Prrformancr of the
last Week, Including ThanbtstTlns Jlst
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Telegraph "Melodrama de Luxe."
Ledrcr "Maieively Handiome."
Ilullctlo "Immense Eatlifaetlon."
Prres "Nethlne liner has bean ehown"
Jlecofd 'Aroueed applause of larce audience.
Thrilling Melodrama of Modem War and Eternal Lots
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How "Potash and
BY MONTAOUE GLASS
Of the innumerable Inquiries with which
I have been bombarded ever since the
"Potnah and Perlmutter" stories first saw
tho light of print, the oho oftencst re
peated is whether or not Montague Glass
la my right name.
Now, for the confession! Tho surname
"Olnss" was practically forced on me, so
to spenk, for my father, James D. Glass,
was n lllicn merchant In Manchester.
Let us pnss on to the next Inquiry:
"Was I eter In tho cloak and suit busi
ness?" I will not deny it further than
to say .that I have never been In any
business but the law business, which in
New York city Is the trouble department
of every other business In Ihe directory
from "Architectural Iron Work" down to
"Yarn. Cottons and Woolens."
Manv renders have nskcdr "Vho are
the Originals of Potash and Perlmutter,
Henri' t. Foldman, Hammett Brothers,
Kllnger & Klein, etc.?" To all of which
I make reply that thcro aren't any. Abo
and Morris are composite characters, as
Is Henry D. Fcldman.
Of course, Potash and Perimeter's ad
Ventures are pure Action, but their speech,
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FRIDAY NOV- 27IHARHY AMnNAUYNIftHT
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MON-nnnriiT, snows in tub most
Advanced Broad and
Vaudeville Snyder Ave.
Grflnd Festival BUI
An Aggregation of' Stars Never
Before Seen at Popular Prices
Hoey & Lee
First Time at Popular Prlcea.
Robert L. Dailey & Co.
IN "OUIl BOB"
IN "THE MINSTREL MAN"
exponents of melody
Cleggr Hartman & Co.
IN VAUDEVILLE ECCENTRICITIES
Warren & Francis
IN NIFTY NONSENSE
THREE SHOWS DAILY 2:15 7 9
Mate. AH Seats 10c. EVKI. 10, 20, SOc
ARCH ST. ABQVK TU
Under New Management
Commencing Monday, Nov. 16
J. Leubrie Hill
ANP HIS FAMOpB
ta tie feUowed wl(h
HIGH CLAS BURL;BSflUE
I NO HIOHBH
thought and ftctlonare not. I mean by
fill aim nuiiuii - -- ...-
this that for ten years i w '"-"-
almost dally nt bankruptcy "'""::;
closing of title to property "'":
ences with reference to tho entering into
or dissolution of copartnerships. There
I had an opportunity to see many' Pot
ashes and PerlmuUcrs stripped to the
skin, for there Is nothing that more ef
fectually peels off n man's J"
acquired politeness nnd manners than a
good old-fashioned scrap over a real estate
or copartnership difficulty. -,,...
The wide circulation of the Saturday
Kvenlng Post contributed largely to the
popularity attained by these stories, and
It was not long beforo the suggestion
was made that Abo and Morris be put
on the stage.
The play, "Potash and Perlmutter,"
based on Mr. Glass' stories, will come to
the Garrlck November 23.
Coming to Metropolitan
With the largest company of dancers
sho has over brought to America, Anna
Pavlowa will come to tho Metropolitan
Opora House November 23. Mllo. Pav
lowa will give now ballets nnd novel
dancing features and will havo with her
a complete symphony orchestra, con
ducted by Theodore Stier of London.
Of tho new members of Mllo, Fav
lowa's company, M. Ivan Clustlne, di
rector of the ballpt, was for many years
premier danseur classlquo nt tho Bt.
Petersburg Imperial Opera. His skill
as a producer led to his appointment
to tho post of maltro de ballet of both
tho St. Petersburg and Moscow Opera
Houses, a position ho retained for five
years. M. Clustlne was nt ths Paris
Grand Opera for the past two seasons.
Among tho leading solo dancers are
M. Alexander Vollnlne. Miles. Stephanie
Plaakowleaska nnd Stnsla Kuhn and M.
Warslav Wasslnskl. M. Vollnlne, pre
mier danseur classlquo of the Moscow
Imperial Opora House, was lending dan
seur with Miles. Kathorlne Geltser and
Adeline Gcnco In this country.
In nddltlon to tho Introduction of now
ballets nnd effective divertissements, a
modern ballroom soiree will be offered
by Pavlowa for tho first time In her
In this part of the program Mile. Pav
lowa will dance the gavotte 'Renais
sance, tho music of which was written
by Philip I. Jacoby, of San Francisco;
tho Czarina waltz, with music by Henry
B. Ackley and Harry Auorbach, of Chi
cago, and tho Pavlowana, with music! by
Edward C. Mooro, of Chicago. Mile. Pav
lowa gavo u $500 prlzo to each of these
composers. Tho dances are nil orig
inal with Mile. Pavlowa.
Next season Pavlowa will tour Aus
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A Society Play by Genevieve O, Hilnee
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