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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1896)
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Alexander Salvini played D'Artag
nan at the Lansing on Tuesday night
to good business, very good, considering
what other men as good as he have
played to. Ihe audience was enthus
iastic and applauded with frequency
and vigor. The tint time I saw Sal
vini in this play the action was so rapid
and there was so much of it I overlook
ed the detail and the unconscious
touches that the son of his father
mould naturally put in, not so much
for the audience as for his own satis
faction. On seeing him
again I find the detail is
not there. Sal vim's D'Artagnan is a
poser. He is a graceful young man
with his body in good control, iiis
exit in.every scene is through a window,
head first or feet first. He uses his fist
to break in doors, his feet to kick, and
between times his sword constantly.
D'Artagnan is not Dumas musketeer
exactly. D'Artagnan of the book has
spells of thinking. He does not make
so much of "Bob." his sword, nor
threaten inn-keepers and servants with
it. He is a more composed gentleman,
with a nobler bearing, he showB some
thing more of lineage than Salvini pre
sents. Adelaide Fitz Allen, as Anne of
Austria was a dignified and haughty
queen as well as a beautiful woman.
Lulu Klein as Constance perhaps real
ized her part more than any one else.
The company was a good one and de
serves good houses wherever it goes.
From the many pulpits next Sunday
satan will receive a body blow and sin
will be condemned in vigorous language,
but none of the moral lessons preached
by the clergy can be more powerful,
and picture with more realism the ortho
dox hell, as does Morrison's production
of "Faust," which will be seen here at
Funke opera house on Wednesday, Feb
ruary 26. The pulpit orator cac give a
description of the abode of the damned,
as he fancies it, but the Morrison com
pany presents the entire internal ar
rangement of the lurid dwelling place,
with its darts of tire and electric Hashes
while at the same time there isgiven an
impersonation of his satanic friendship,
so weindly wicked and horrifying as to
cause one to shudder with fear and ab
horrence. Electricity comes into play
frequently and flashes of the mysterious
light are almost constantly seen. A
cross starting into light by the church
wall daunts the fiend amid his loudest
boastings, flowers leap into glowing
blossoms in the scene where Marguerite
gives herself to her lover, but it is in
the Brocken 6cene that the acme of
"light effect" is attained; fiery dragons
pass through the air, leaving a train of
sparks behind and a veritable cataract
of electric fire descends at the close.
"Eight Bells" will merrily chime at
the Lansing theatre lhursday, Febru
ary 27. A pantomimic comedy presented
by such an agile corps of performers as
the Brothers Byrne cannot help but be
a success. The elasticity of this style of
show enables all sorts of surprises to be
'introduced ad lib. and these the Byrnes
and their company to sprinkle with pro
fuse generosity through three of the
liveliest acts ever seen on the stage.
The acrobatic feats follow so thick and
fast as to bewilder an auditor, the plot
gets lost once in a while,- but no one
seems to worry about it.
"Eight Bells" has been here before,
but it is in better form now than ever.
There has been a lot of new life infused
into it and some of the life appears to
be a bid for sudden death, for no one
but a steady-nerved, well trained athlete
could manage to get through an even-w
ing of this kind of work without serious,
perhaps fatal results. Mr. John F.
Byrne, the principal of the brothers, is
gifted in many ways and the much mis
used term ' a whole show in himself"
fits him exactly. The Roman btatuary
and an acrobatic quadrille for a finish
are among the star acts. The revolving
ship which imprisons the brothers in
their rooms like squirrels in a tread
wheels, evokes thunderous applause.
Helene Brno plajs the role of Mnie.
Blotter in a dashing way and con
tributes some pleasing vocal numbers
and a lively dance. The others in the
cast, a dozen or more, fill in the dialogue
Beach A; Boners popular minstrels
will play at the Funke next Frida ard
Saturday, at popular prices, 10, 20, 30c
something new in minstrelsy. This
is one of the largest and most complete
companies on the road.
ICO J P st.
If you want the finest flour in the city
call at 1008 P street; they sold four cars
last week and are continuing the sale at
50 cents to 91 per sack this week. Do
not payMhe high prices asked, but give
the Alliance P street store a call. They
sell all groceries cheap for cash. 1008
ED. A. CHURCH, Mgr.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Ixx edition IVo. S
F. O. ZEHRUXG, Moit.
Wednesday Eve Feb 26
Original, famous, scenic, dramatic
With its wonderful electric
and calcium effects.
THE iRU 'MEN SCENE"
With genuine flashes of lightning
and the magic rain of fire. Produced
here in its entirety. The entire pro
duction entirely nev this season.
Seats on sale at Dunn's drug store
Monday at 9 a. m. Regular prices.
FRI. and SAT. Evenings
and Sat. matinee 2:30 p. m.
Feb. 28 and 20.
30 RECOGNIZED ARTIST
Everything guaranteed strictly
Watch for our uniformed band at 12
o'clock each day
Prices, entire lower floor, and 2 rows in
balcony 30 cents. Last ten rows 20c
Gallery 20 cents to adults and lOcents
to boys under 15 years. Seats on sale
Wednesday at 9 a. m. at Dunn's drug
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