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iVXT TPjEEK : "THE MISLEADING LADY," MARIE GAHILL AND RICHARD GAR,
T IT E N P. V W E E K
BROAD "The Mlslendltig Lady," with Paul Dlclcey, ono of tlio rn .u
broad, "sociological" fnrce of a gentleman from I'atauotila wlin ti CT
tames a flirtatious vbung; ornament of good Boclety. Into tho nini . Wl
most amusing; lunatic, wlio thinks himself Napoleon. Ponulni- i.i t
New York. Two weeks. p or la" 6
FORREST "80 111 the Shade." with Itlehnrd C.nrn Mi.i. r..i.m
tlonal cast. Quy Holton and Jerome Kern's musical comedy of hii H!
Philippines, with the "human hot tomalo" impetuous ladyiniiSJii'
living the play tries for "punch" and KlfiliMyk.w ' ' s-'"ly JHHHfL IWr-ilHBi'fVSl ii flijy&yiirfj3
Bete nowhere at nil. And all through- I BHrS " f JkKmWmtW!SSMM, iPlMpllsl
In the dancing nnd singing particularly I KSsBE' - X iJiiHHBBIIaalm-MllNT' 's yPV' ilKii?ii
are signs of the tailor-made play dc- II Mf$0mmtP'i BBBHBPPiSftltfM'ilil? 3ffi!vSsX;l!l f
signed for an Ingenue-star. ill EfUiK rk BffiSlHE'i.fSI4t.M, ' :;3SSJ
If Mr. Browne keeps on writing for Hi ffg&mjs&iz J$ i A TSbHHHHbvw!! " !JSflels3sl
Broadway t'nero seems no future for him. f&&jKiak v JffiUrl .MmM?!Wmi teS&t&g38?
only lallure, nnanclal as well as artistic. IliHelffii -v BaMMMK3saBaOroW . m III
If ho can hold himself In to the writing sSIPSS? ', liBBPMPffi? wm&a&i I
of simple, genuine farce, however slight; fKjM?& , x ',MHRSSmI& Esifil&aSS?
If ho can direct his attention to specific WXM'f " N WMBMSMM-1 WMM$M III
states of mind and specific audiences that l . V '" x SmSSSMMlMSSWM3&i wzM&
would appreciate their statement and v illl akwBMSM III
analysis, he may get somo where. Many W Hsl ' HgM WSSW
nnother "popular" writer has made over v tSgA i- ySHBHSSl WBmr
his art before It was too late. W VSA ' aBJWBHSmlfal Wnnr
THE week's productions In Philadel
phia theatres bring up again the prob
lem of Porter Emerson Browne. And one
of his two now plays seoms to supply a
It Is a harsh thing to say, but there
Beems to be a dark myBtcry In why any
body should produce a. play by Mr
Browne. Unfortunate as aro some of tho
workings of our theatre system, It would
hardly bo fair to explain It by the fact
that his first piece, that ghastly travesty.
"A Fool There Was." made n good deal
of money. "The Spendthrift" did not
prosprr. And as for tho country comedy,
"Wild Oats," presented for one week In
Boston last fall, amusing as some of its
turns wero. Its laughter was very hol
low. "A Girl of Today" has yet to make
her bow to Broadway, but It doesn't seem
rery risky to prophecy failure. Why
should managers keep on?
A Very Different
Sort of Thing
Out of all this gloom, but of all these
rather bitter reflections. "Rich Man, Poor
Man" lifted tho present writer, at least,
to some sort of fair appreciation of Mr.
Browne's talents and his place In the
theatre. As near as it is possible to
judge, the playwright Is more victim than
"Rich Man, Poor Man" In a simple, un
affected little play, with an amusing and
plausible idea behind it. With an appar
ent sincerity and with no display of tho
usual comicalities and "punch" that are
supposed to make a "Broadway success,"
It puts forward a number of Ingenious
propositions nbout wealth and Itf effect
on people. "Rich Man. Pobr Man" bears
a sort of relation in kind, though not In
quality, to tho Ingenuous but thoroughly
Interpretive work of the writers for the
Irish Players. The piece gives the Im
pression that Mr, Browno might have
written It with no thought of Broadway
In mind and for production in some local
theatre preferably in Bellow Falls, Vt.,
where part of the scene Is laid.
What the Theatre
Did to Mr. Browne
Everything else of Mr. Browne's seems
to have Its eye on Broadway. "A Girl
of Today," for Instance, has comic relief
of the very latest Broadhurst variety,
yet not half so human and plausible. It
attempts a plot with surprise In it and
achieves only the obvious. In the at
tempt of the girl to save her lover frorri
marrying her and having to work for his
nrotd 6t and Montiomery Av.
mr.no wixoN-NinDHNOER. am.iur.
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ii. u r.
How I Don't
Write My Plays
By GEORGE M. COHAN.
I never wrote a play In my life; that Is,
I never wrote a complete play. My plajs
aro built. I get an Idea, whether for a
straight dramatic plceo or a musical
show, and that's all I need. I Buppoao
that I do have it nil In my mind, but
It Is In a very nebulous state, and It
Isn't on paper In any form, not even as
notes or a scenario. With the Idea In my
head and I know in a vague way Just
about what's going to happen In the
action: that Is, the big situations that are
part of the Idoa I engage a company and
Sometimes tho first act Is written, some
times not. Sometimes it is complete, nnd
sometimes It Is hardly more than a
sketch. But we start, and the play builds
After tho first act is completed I re
hearse It When It has been fixed to
suit me I find that tho second net has
naturally suggested Itself, and I write
It, nno so on. Everything depends upon
how the preceding act "goes." I have
called a rehearsal of a musical show
with only the opening chorus written and
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Continued on race rive
M outlay evening, in advance of
production in Philadelphia, the dra
matic editor of the livening Ledger
"THE MISLEADING LADY,"
Coming to tho
from a performance of Messrs. God
dard and Dickeis comedy in Brooklyn.
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WiXY WKaiC SEATti 8EI.I JM
THE MISLEADING LADY
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Jy "THREE WEEKS"
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NEXT WEEK nujt
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nnnoUncemfltlt nf flntn nnd for rnvliuvA nnn lin mit.tfl ,1AMM... . a'nte
ADBLPllI"Pee o' My Heart," wth an
excellent cast. Hartley Mannors' pop
ular and nmusingr comedy of tho Im
petuous young Irish girl and what sho
docB to a sedato UngllBh family.
LITTLE "Hlch Man, Poor Man," with
tho resident company. A comedy by
Porter Emerson Drown which shows
that 5th nvonuo Is just aa out of It
In Vermont as a chorus rtrl In 5th
avenue. Ingenious and Ingonuous.
LYRIC "Dancing Around." with Al Jol
son. A Winter Oardon show with a
hussar hero who- Is looking for a
boauty spot and finds a whole- ballroom
ful. Al Jolson convulsively ruins tlio
WALNUT "Tho Trait of tho Lonesome
Pine." Eugono Walter's effective
dramatization of John Fox, Jr.'s, talo
of tho Cumberland Gap. Returning: for
a fortnight's stay.
KEITH'S Joan Sawyer and Company,
modern dances; Claude Ollllngwator and
company. In "Wives of tho Woh"; Fan
nlo Brlce, with new songa and sayings;
Frank Fogarty, "Tho Dublin Minstrel";
B. A. Itolfo'a "Colonial Days"; Coakloy,
Hnnvoy and Dunlevy, blackfaco como
dlnns; Beaumonto and Arnold In "Tho
Doctorlne"; Schooler nnd Dickinson,
and Hcarst-Sollg motion pictures.
NIXON'S GRAND Tho Eight Royal
Dragoons, singers and Instrumentalists;
John P. Wndo nnd Company In "Marss
Shelby's Chicken Dinner"; Joe Cook's
"Ono Man Vaudovlllo Show"; Cole,
nu33ell and Davis In "Walters Want
ed"; Tho Dohertys In "Nutty N6n
senso"; Julln Oonzalos on tho trapeze,
nnd comedy motion pictures.
GLP BE" Adventures on the Roof of tho
iJirth, moving pictures taken by Fred
erick Burlington In tho Alps; George
l'ollx and the Barn- Qlrls, Harry Breen
in monologue. Clayton Konney and
Martin Rooney in "Tho Happy Me
dium'; Eddlo Barto and Floronoo
Clark In "Marooned"; The Heddors,
equilibrists; Alf. Grant and Master
Hoag In "A Chip of tho Old Block";
Jergo nnd Hamilton and tho Three
WILLIAM PENXThe Five Naval Ca
dets, vocallnts; Percy Wolton and Com
pany In "Ills Mean Disposition"; the
Lclghtons In "The Party of the Second
Part"; McMahon, Diamond and Chap
low In "Tlio Scarecrow"; Dave Fergu
son, mnnnrrnttaf n.,.4 r. ,,
Dinette." u oro"y aa?Ii
ati9 KEYS (first half of vW
niicn. in xho viuago Cabaret'' .
Dolmar and Brown In "On the' 5
Earl and Bartlett, Jimmy niSS
monologist; Do Marcoy's BabS
Kcoloy Brothers In "Fun InTW
nastum." (Second half of wkS
Shea in "Tho Vlllago Cabawii;
Rosebud Minstrels, the Four Dontrt
.Tu- :u,.v"v,.""";." ""?,'
Bongs and dances. ,
AMERiaAN"Thn ArA.1 n..,
detective drama manufactured brlSJ
voy J. O'HIgglns and William Banu J
'"-'u uy "uucii xiiuiara, Flrit imt
EMPIRE "St. Elmo," with th eSI
Dramatic Stock Players. The UaM
In thn nnnli1nn m "af
tV Vu . t i . j ""'"'o WiaMlJ
w'uu iuiu iieai me company,
DUMONT'3 Repetitions of "Bllb-iSl
Dav In Jdrrniv" nml "n,.,j J.1
a Loaf, or Flower Io Going Ud" 3
? nddltlon of Will Lawrincil
'wa w WVWIiJCII. iM
OARRIOK "Baen Keys to HMm
George Cohan's masterly dramjB
tlon of thn Rtnrv nf Iho ,, ,
who went up to a deserted Inn In li
tor to wrlto a novel. The andlm
encountors many surprises and ma
LYRIC Robert Mantell In ShAkMn.iSj
and classic repertory. The playj InitJ
ma newly staged "King John'
"King Lear," "Macbeth," 'Hunlttf
"Othello," "Tho Merchant ot Venial
"Romeo nnd Juliet," "Richard ml
"Julius Caesar," "LouIaXI" and"RIij
METROPOLITAN De Wolf Hopper ii
uuocri oc ouuivan upera Uompiny:
a fortnight of repertory. Flrit neb
Monday. Tuesday, Saturday jnit'n
and night, "The Mikado"; Wednesii
matinee, "Yeomen of the Gtarf
"Trial by Jury"; Thursday and Frli
"Tho Pirates of Penzanco." Sect
week: Monday, Tuesday and Saturda
matinee. yeoman of tho Quart
Wednesday matinee, "The MlkiJol
Wednesday night, "The Sorcerer" si
Continued on I'azf'lTi
2 Showa Dally MaQneee. a P. M.. 25o and BOo. Nlg-hte. 8 P. II.. 23o to II.O?
NDXT WEEK vS
SETTING A PACE FOR THE VAUDEVILLE WORLD!
PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY!
THE PEERLESS QUEEN OP THE DANCE 'j
ASSOCIATED WITII GEORGE HARCOURT & JOSEPH C. SMITHl
In Vivid Interpretations of Themea of Terpsichore a
ACCOMPANIED m HEIt rAMOUB PEHSIAN OAHDEN OHCHE8THA I
THE MOST-TALKED-OP SKETCH IN A DECADE
GILLIMWATERLYLE & CO.
IN THE TIMELY INCIDENT PLAY. "WIVES OF THE IUC1I."
THE FUNNIEST GIHIj ON THE STAOB
PRESENTING NEW CHARACTER BONOB AND CrtEATIONS
THE EVER-rOPULAR "DUBLIN MINSTREL"
THE HIBERNIAN HUMORIST IN KOLK'LORB STORIES
II. A. ROLITD'S PRETENTIOU8 PRODUCTION
A FEAST OF MELODY FOR MUSIC LOVERS
Coakley, Hanvey & Dunlevy
Schooler & Dickinson
Benumonte & Arnold 3
Bradley & Norrls 1
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