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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1916)
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Tlrnivleto thontr. rnnllnpo nd vBln.
i AVoinody, Vcbrimry S. Tht ply
; wriurn by Arnold It-nntt, th novellnt.
I wlr act. Plctuivaqua Sicily In to b one
I of th fwlurfi of Ihn Orplioum Tniyfl
AVfckly'g fxrlimtvo motion plniurrn, and
nil Kdwurd KnoMnurj. th author of ; Joumny to Touralne. Prsnr. rV alio
! "Klmrt.-' Tha action of the pr-p i lx abown.
1 anrrarta ovrr mora than half a century i
and lhra of tha i-haractara git tlirough t Tha annual ncaamant of tha Or-
I all tho vlrlaaitmlra of tha fifty-two yaara. ; ptirum Road Phow. under direction of
Th play ehowa -oushful di-lrriDlnatlon
Martin Back, ia arhadiiVrt for tha waak
of February 11 Eldl Foy and tha "evaa
Ilttl Foy. la the headline feature of
the bill. Fatlma, one ef the principle
danolne irtrle for Abdul Hamld. la alM
apeclally featured with tha Road Bhow.
(Continued on Fae Hvmr-CA. Foot.)
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At Me OrpAeum
cryatalliina Into hardnaaa and ohatlnar- ;
with tha proifrea of or. and thr rr
captivity to new lilcua yli-lillnn to litirca
aoninif rotiaorvntlam. Thn acana la a
drnuit; r"..i m Kriihiaton Oore. It ia
1" In la fliat act and the quaint drea"f
and ftirnltun'. tha darln ot tiarlrurta In
ridlnx ulon In a hanaoni cabriolet, tin'
novelty of the hath to m. all atrlae a
j pleaalnit note. It la lit tsxo when the cur
tain rlsca on tlie aecotid act. lilrl clerka.
j electric light and telephonea are wlord
itiovaltlea. while young women are forbld
i den to read "OtiMn" and very exciia.'t hty
anxloua to ace "The Mlkailo." Another
a-eneratlon panaea. In the third act we
find tha more familiar tnplca of till be
ing 1lse iaMMl une aplrlt alono rntalna
tinehanaed-thv aplrlt of love and ro
mance, 'Tha Coward," to be presented by IJI-
llan Klnaahiiry and company, la to be one
of the atellar offerlnaa tlila a-eek at the ;
Orpheum. and a aecond headline feature ;
will be the aklt, "KonaaaylnKa," contrlb- ;
"ted by Ueorge AVhltlnn and Kadle Hurt.
A third ronaplctioua act will be Arthur
McWettera and tJraca Tyaon In their '
"Revue of Revuea." Mla Klngabury haa I
appeared with varloua of tho Itelnaeo and
Krohman orffKnlxutlnna. Her one-act of
ferlnn. "The Coward." la of military at
moaphere. It haa to do with tha recr.ilt- I
Ing- of volunteer a. Itrlght entertainment
la offered by Mr. Whitlnit and Mr. Hurt,
whoae aonga are lyrlo melodlra. quite dlf- ,
ferent from other acta In vaudeville. !
Kuvorlloa In mualcal comedy aa well aa '
In vaudeville are MoWattera and Tyann,
whoae act cnnalata of aonRa, entertalnlntc '
chatter, anme dances and travesty. Mlaa
Tyaon la one of the beat mlmlca on the
at.ie. tleneral'" ICd Irvine, the comedy
juggler, la alao arheduled for thla bill.
The Five Annapolla Boya Include Frank '
Thorndyke, Fred Barnea. Harry Wehater.
Herbert Haeker and Wilbur Layering. 11 j
known for their work In light opera or (
mi alcal comnily. F.d Morton, formerly a
police acrfrcant In Philadelphia, la a
ainger for whom the phonograph haa j
been a capable preaa agent. The Leon t
Slatera hang by their teeth from a ball-
bearing apparatus which whirls at a j
high rate of speed. They also do a clever i
fRAfjOEIS EKE: FED. 9T
THEATRE rim st uic n.ro.-i.c.
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VKIOES WBDBXKSAT 1CATISSB, gSo-SOe. BTHWlMtMi iJOo.Te
ttCWoMy Home' - At 3oyd$
MA HA had on busy week at
the theater, with three nlghta
given over to saying good
bye to Sir Johnston Forbes
Robertson, and three to en
joying ourselves with the
Coburn Players. No modern player haa
I achieved the fame that ia Forbea-Robert-on's;
he la admittedly the foremost
actor of his time, a place won and held
by dint -of, hard work and, through tho
! development of a wonderful' gift f
understanding; and expressing the things
I that appeal to man. It la not so much
tha subtlety aa the simplicity of hla
art that has made him great. This was
made most plain In his presentation of
"Hamlet," a play ha haa made peculiar
ly bia own. No other great actor haa
'taken thla part at exactly the pitch as
sumed by Forbea-Bobertso. One or an
other may have approached him in a
point or two; for example. Walker
Whiteside gave the role more of a
human and less of a mystic quality than
any other now recalled save the great
star who has Just passed from us; in
tha "soliloquy" Whltealde and Forbes-
; Robertson were as one. Mr. Sothern on
, dowed. In Omaha at least, the "closet"
' acene with the tenderness that so dls
, tlnguished the great English actor; but
' noither of these Americans was capable
of the sustained excellence that makes
tha Forbes-Robertson performance such
: a triumph for the Intelligent application
' of the art of expression to the majestlo
thought and sublime poetry of the
' drama. Edwin Booth's Hamlet .Jiaa
( long stood as the standard by which all
others are gauged, but Mr. Booth, studi
ous as he was, and accomplished to the
uttermost, lacked much of satisfying aa
completely by his illumination of the
role as does the English actor. Mr.
. Booth was wont to clothe his Hamlet
' with something of mystery, a quality ac
centuated by his seeming to hold fre
quent communion with the Ghost; this
I haa become "traditional" among Amer
ican Hamlets, who have copied Booth
' to the best of their ability, with a result
they have only aucceeded in exaggerating
or distorting the peculiarities of tho
great American without in any way
achieving a close approach to his art.
The Forbes-Robertson Hamlet is di
vested of all the tri'mpery of tradition.
. and is endowed with nothing of mystery
or supernatural quality, and In Its sim
plicity becomes the noblest and most
majeatlo of all the long lines ef Hamlets
' known to this department, which In-
aliij.il a 1 1 .wla. rfnWN from VMu'in
1 Booth and Lawrence Barrett to George
C. Miln and fandford Dodge.
Just why Forboa-Hobertsnn retains
'The Light That Failed," unless It be
for "the tired business man," ia not ex
plained. It la rot worthy the care he bc
stows upon It. When one recalls Kip
ling as a singer of "Barrack Itnom
' Ballads" and "Departmental Ditties,"
and thinks of Mulvany and Ortherls and
some of his other heroes, even Mowgli,
It ia pretty hard to realise that he Is
guilty of D)ck Heldar and Malsle. But
ha Is, and It only goes to prove that the
best of ua turns out some mighty poor
stuff onca In a while. 'The Passing of
tha Third Floor Back"waa well chosen
for the final exit of this great actor from
our stage. He blessed ua with his pres
ence while here and he left us a memory
to be cherished. It waa a privilege to
have seen It, and It will be pleasant al
ways to recall him. In full possession of
hla faculties, with no diminution of his
remarkable power, qtiletly dominating
the stage, and going on to a well earned
' rest. The publlo is loath to concede to
a favortta actor tha rtg'at to real, but
Forbea-Robertson has earned It. and with,
all our regrets at his going, we will fol
low him Into prWaU life with genuine
sincerity of wlah that ha will "live long
in 7 Am to AtkrriiS9
dona in a way that Is worihy both of
tha object and of tha players. In pre
senting "The Yellow Jacket" they have
snumed a task from which more notable
actora have shrunk, and havo achieved
thereby something that Is Just a little
bit mora worth while than aucoess that
la only represented in coin of the realm
It may not be that these devoted work
ers will ever see tha day when either
can say, "Now, I will take mine ease,'
but they may be sure that If they con
tinue aa they have thus far gone, the
theater will be their debtor In the end,
In their present venture, they are spread
ing delight In a way that ia not to be
summed up in cold words. " 'TIs not In
mortals to command success, but we'll
do more. Bempronlus; we'll deserve It,"
might well be their motto. And may good
luck go with them, and the strength 'to
endure In their efforts, and maybe In time
some greater measure of tangible reward
will be theirs.
"Nobody Home," tha musical comedy
success which F. Ray Comstock and
Elisabeth Marbury will present at Boyd's
theater for an engagement of three nights
commencing Sunday, February t. will
come here with the original caat Intact
as presented for alx months In New York,
four months In Boston and three months
in Chicago. The cast Is headed by Law
rence Grossmlth, of the old English fam
ily of actors, who gives a new and un
usually pleasing characterization of the
"much-abused" silly Englishman type.
Other well known players are Charles
Judels, Maude Odell, Zoe Barnett (last
seen here in the leading role of "The Red
Rose"). Mtgnon McOibeny, Nigel Barrie,
(for sercval years dancing partner for
Joan Sawyer), Carl Lyle, Oeorge Ly
decker, St. Clair Bayfield, Coralle Blythe,
(Vernon Castle's slater) and numerous
others. The music, by Jerome Kern, one
of the moat popular composers of the
present day. ia overflowing with the
catchiest airs that send the crowds away
from the theater in a happy frame of
mind alnglnc; and whittling the haunting
melodies. The chorus is composed of very
pretty jrlrls who can sing and dance and
there will be an augmented orchestra of
twenty musicians. Mlas Elsie de Wolfe,
formerly an actress, dealgned the scenery
and costumes of which there are no two
alike. One of tha features of the per
formance la the dancing by Quentln Tod
and Helen Clarke, latest "finds of
Elizabeth Marbury, who managed and
was largely responalble for the success
of the Castles. Mr. Tod and Mlas Clarke
give exhibitions of a new cake-walk, an
ultra fox trot and a modernised one-atep.
"It Pays to Advertlke," Cohan and Har
ris' latest faree hit, which ran for one
entire year at the George M. Cohan thea
ter in New York. Is coming to the Bran
fleis for three nights, commencing Thurs
day. February 10. Rol Cooper Megrua
and Walter Hackett penned "It Pays to
Advertise." which tells a breeay, good
natured story of the commercial success
of a young man. Cyrut Martin quarreled
with hla son. and the latter goee Into
business In the new way of strenuous ad.
vortlalng, determined to succeed. Ha
scores a big success, and before the ad
vertising campaign finished tha father
U glad to buy into the new firm. When
the playera glibly tell of the success of
the country's moat advertised successful
busincaa houses through their respective
publicity mediums, then there hardly
need be anything local in the estimate
placed upon the work of the play pro
ducers who entertain while proving that
every line of bualneas la sure to become
stagnant unless It Is advertised. Cohan
and Harris' company for this engagement
will Include Elsie Glynn. M. J. Sullivan.
Georgette Leland. James I. Mitchell, Dan
lei A. Anderson, James J. Gardner, Ruby
Herrlman. H. N. Dudgeon, Felix Mo
Clure, Doris Jordan, Page Spencer and
Direct from her long run at tha Park
theater, New York City. In her new
comedy, "tt Washington Square," comes
May Irwin, high priestess of mirth and
laughter. Miss Irwin brings here the
entire original production and east, an!
will open her engagement at Boyd's
theater for three performancea be
ginning next Friday, with matinee Satur
day, "SS Washington Square,' Is the same
comedy that Mlsa Irwin produced In
Washington at a special performance
given for the president and the National
Press club, taking her whole company
to that city, following her letter to Mr.
wtiaon, suggesting mac re eatabllnh a
department of laughter, and naming her
aa his secretary of mirth. The play la ft
dramatisation of the novel by the author,
Leroy Scott, and waa staged under the
personal direction of William Collier. Th
same supporting company will be snun
that waa selected for the premier of tho
play in New York, and Includes France
Gaunt, George Clark, A Id rich Bowker,
Clara Blandlck, Julia Ralph, Leonard
Holliater, Charlotte Carter, Joseph Wood
burn, Max A. Meyer, Henry Hanson and
William Bully. Mlas Irwin will sing sev
eral songs, among them such favorites
as "Mtjr Mother's Rosary," "I've Been
Floating Down tha Old Green River," and
"My Old Kentucky Home." '
An avalanche of mall orders and , re
Iterated requests over tha telephone for
eats to the four performances of "Daddy
Long-Legs" at tha Brandois theater, Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday, February
14. 15 and 18. with matinee Wednesday,
show that theatergoers of thla city are
extraordinarily interested In tha Impend
ing appearance of Jean Webster'a fas
cinating comedy. Tha demand for reser
vations that have reached the box office
of the Brandels theater indicates that tha
play Is eagerly awaited here.
The dramatic atudents of Mr. Edward
Lynch will present ".Milestones" at the
2:30 l.RUi3 0:20
Tot Tea Performanoea.
TAITDAKD STOCK P4MAI
at moyib rxxcxa
"The Man From Tha West"
A Cplaadld Oosnady Drama.
1 A eaarvel Beats Mfc af f.
whnra. ui Bat. aaserv
MIX! WBBX "TUanrEBT AMD
Do .You Eat Duck Eggs? No, of Course Hot
Well, then, why not? When a hen lays an egg she
makes a noise about it. But when a duck lays an tgg
the darn fool keeps quiet about it. The duck doesn't
Festival of Laughter For Omiha Opens d
Theatre, Thurs. Night, Feb. 10
COHAN AND HARRIS9
RIp-Roaring Farco flit
"OKaJtafi rxrm cmmm
DAVE MAR I OH U1.1!,
In tha aUmmota Sjeaala Pro4uetlea.
- AROUND THE WORLD " K.
A Hint at gnnsa. aaaaM. 1a1ts an4 Pratt? (llrla.
Xiadlea'. DIM Kattaea Week Bays.
Pop. Mat. Tues.v 25c-$1.00
THREE NIGHTS BEGINNING TONIGHT
Popular Prlca Matlnea Extra Tuesday
MARBURY AND COMSTOCrCOFFER
The Chicago find (Sew Ycrk Musical Cemedy
With Original Cast of 60 Headed by Lawrence Grossmlth
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FO ORCHESTRA OF ) Ml'HiriANS.
O MONTHS XKW YORK 3 MONTH CHICAGO
The Cfiburna mere already well known
here by a too-small circle as earned
werkrr in the higher phasee of the
theater. Thy take their profeaaion ecrl
ovry, and it is limit rt.txxl In aivam-e
ihat whatever they undertake will '
and Ftaoto Flays
OVm. 3 Nights Beg. Next Thursday Nights. 25c-$1.50
u With Matinee Saturday I Mat . . 25c-$1.00
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Oomady Bar Aet
I. AST X.AUQH COMEDY CO.
In Thrllle and Biuprla
Blayara and Maalotaas
Third ' Epiaode' Today ''T X B
TXABQB CABB OT KA1Y
VAOIi" with Edaa Mayo and
X.ary B. Waithal. "TIE BOUOK
alCIi" a drama of tba Under,
world. TX.B OETAWAT,"
16c- AD MISSION -10c
Vboae Donrla 999
Knrril Baata lOo Extra.
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UttKT AND TOCK M3 tUH
avmy raoti tun smat'
MAHQU AM) ALOW. Af9
OFFICIAL REPORTS of
AND IS LAUGHING VET
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Tkc tTW fwtf Of
HOMOKUA TO 0AV AHO
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The Best Pley She EverH&d- nysuh
GENERAL I R WINS ARMY
GtNCRAL VON GLOOMS ARMY.
Will Prove to the Omaha
Public Why This Attrac
tion Has Deen Selling
Out at Every Pcrfor
ma nee In Every City
Doing the Biggest Busi
ness of Any Legitimate
Attraction on the Road
Chicago Collapsed! Ksnsss City Howled!
St. Louis Roared! Denver Yelled!
St. Joseph Deosnded An Extra Lktinec!
Early TurnatYay st The Grand Thestro in Topeka!
Follow the Crowds to Tho Brandels!
Prices: flight, 25c-$1.50; Mat. 25o$1.00
THREE DAYS. Beginning Monday, Feb. 14, Mctlne. Wtd.
Return of Last Season's Sensational Success
COMCOY Or.TMC oXv
&y Jean Webster
RENEE KELLYas JUDY
l'i ci" (All Performance.) 2.VloI.M. ' Reat Sale Tomorrow.
irheaa Booglaa 44. H
MATINEE XMOW NWHT 1
A0 THE 11KST OF VAL'DEVILLE. B
WEEK STARTING SUN.V FEB. 6
Kingsbury & Co.
a Sadie Burt
Back From t. Trontl Th. Klag-. of Harmony,
"GENERAL" ED. LAVIKE The FIVE AXKAPULIS BOYS
Tha Saaa Who Has "aoldlarvd" AU Xa M a Crnlaa to tha taaa of
Kla Llfa. Harmony -
rn MQBT0M LECX SISTERS & CO.
E.W. litwnlVn asaatioaal ComWtUa Iroa Jaw
Tana.TUla'a m star ln-ar. and Tifh wtra Act.
XataraaUonal rarorttas TaadarlUa aad Xoaloal Ooaaady Btara.
Arthur FMVattcrs & Grace Tyson
Presenting Their "REVUE OF REVUES"
Tha WorM at Work ana lajr Axonod th. World with tha Orphaaaa C.
oalt's ltotJonFlotttr. rhotof rapUar,
yaUClii Matla.a, raJlary, lOo. Bsat aaate (axo.pt Saturday aai BuadtTi
8ft. vry Miht, lOo, 8io, &Oo aad Too.
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