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NEW YORK, Nov. 29-The production
of "Julius Caesar' at theHerald Square
theatre by Richard Mansfield Is to be
the big event of next week. Mansfield's
greatest achievement is his creation of
Brutus. Mansfield rather surrenders the
first act to sumptuous pageantry. The
second act at night in Brutus's orchard
"brings the character more explicitly be-
vlsion Is thrilling. In a frenzy he rouses
his attendants, but they fly from the
maddened man, and panting and gasp
ing, rooted to the spot, unable to take his
eyes from the fancied spectre, he stands
a marvel of epic expression as the cur
tains close him In. This Is commented
upon as Mansfield's masterpiece, beside
which he has never done anything so fine
except In this same role in the next act,
when, a defeated general, on a rock at
the foot of a stricken pine, more like an
Olympian than a human, Brutus dies.
"Imprudence," Henry V. Esmond's
much talked of play, is well received at
the Empire with William Faversham in
the star role. It Is an English comedy
written on conventional lines.
"A Country Girl" continues on her
charming way at Daly's. The legitimate
formance of "A Chinese Honeymoon" at
the Casino occurred on the same date.
After nearly a two years' absence, Mr.
N. C. Goodwin and Miss Maxine Elliott
will again appear at the Knickerbocker.
The engagement will begin December 1,
and they present a new play by Made
line Lucette Ryley, entitled "The Altar
of Friendship." Mr. Goodwin has a con
genial role and Miss Elliot Is seen to ad
vantage. The new play at the Bijou, "The Mock
ing Bird," in which Miss Mabelle Gil
man blossoms forth as a star, is the work
of Sidney Rosenfeld and A. B. Sloane.
The first act shows the Place d'Armes,
the second the salon of the Marquise,
and the third the garden of the Marquis.
The story Is laid in old Louisiana, hing
ing on the troubles of the French and
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Many fascinating productions that must be classed among the big popular successes of the season are to be seen in
the New York theatres. Although the reception they are meeting with in the metropolis would warrant an extended
run In nearly every Instance, the managers of many of them will stick jto their date schedules and embark on big
road tours in the near future. Thus theatre-goers the country over will fie afforded an opportunity to meet the win
some commediennes and clever impersonators whose faces are to be seen In the above picture.
fore the spectator. In the senate Brutus
is again only a dominant figure In an im
pressive and glorious scene. It appears
to have been In the forum that Mans
field first gave broad swing to the power
with which he had Invested the role and
which he had up to that time only Indi
cated with nice promise. But he cement
ed his triumph in the tent scene. It Is
rilght and only the pale uncertain flame
of a table lamp breaks the darkness. The
quarrel with Casslus seems to have en
thused the audience to a remarkable de
gree, but It was the ghost scene which
electrified everyone. All have gone save
the armored guards before the door of
the tent and the boy Lucius, -who has
played himself to sleep over his lute.
Brutus sits at his table brooding over a
book. A ray of light steals through the
darkness and falls upon the silent man.
It grows until it suffuses him. He seems
to have anticipated and dreaded what he
knows he shall see If he dares lift his eye
along the path, of light. He blanches,
trembles, but finally starts terror
stricken in the hallucination of the pres
ence of the great Caesar's ghost. No one
sees the spectre except Brutus, for it
exists only la the Imagination of the
haBt4 "mn. Hte encavater with the
comedy and refined work of the princi
pals, the sprightly action and delightful
singing of the chorus, have made a more
favorable impression on New Yorkers
than any piece of a similar nature has of
late years. Mr. Norrls Is simply a reve
lation in the comedy role, and Miss Ash
ley is most charming with her songs,
dances and beautiful dresses.
Mary Mannering continues to draw
well at the Garrick in "The Stubborness
Mrs. Langtry's engagement will follow
that of Miss Mannering at the Garrick.
Julia Marlowe expects to begin her
New York engagement at the Criterion,
under the management of Mr. C. B. Dil
lingham, on Dec 8, the engagement of
Virginia Harned having been extended
until Dec 6.
The star event of "A Ghlnese Honey
moon" last week was the benefit given to
Mrs. Annie Yeamans on the sixty
seventh anniversary of her birthday.
Mrs. Yeamans is one of the greatest
comediennes the American stage ever
produced and has twice made a circuit
of the globe, playing In almost every civ
ilized country. The benefit kindly ar
ranged for her by the Shubert Brothers
and her fellow players netted Mrs. Yea
mans a handsome sum. The 260th per-
Spanish there, with a love story between
the heroine and a young military officer
to spice it.
So closely Is Mrs. LeMoyne's new play
at the Garden theatre, "Among Those
Present," supposed to portray society life
that some of the -leaders of the smart
set are making nightly visits to the
theatre to see which of their members
have been characterized. On a recent
evening Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish and Harry
Lehr occupied a box, and spent the even
ing trying to decide If they were actually
depicted In the characters of Mrs. Clinton
and Tommy Dodd.
A new Clyde Fitch comedy succeeds
"The Two Schools," at the Madison
At Mrs. Osborne's playhouse "Tommy
Rot" and "Iris" continue to draw fash
ionable crowds to both matinee and even
ing performances. The revised book Is
not yet completed, but It Is being re
hearsed. It puts Henry Conor forward
in the leading comedy role.
"The Silver Slipper" has an odd plot.
It Is a fantastic story of an astronomer
who discovers a commotion In Venus,
which results In the descent to earth of
a Venus, sextet. The scenes shift from
a college to Venus and thence to Paris.
"The Wild Rote.' much strengthened.
'and with an even livelier and prettier
chorus, is at the New York.
"Ninety and Nine," at the Academy of
Music, Is proving a wonderfully strong
attraction. The novelty of a man bear1
ing the sinner's burden, instead of a wo
man, seems to have touched a human
chord. Beyond this It is unmistakably a
Amelia Bingham has arranged with the
Shubert Bros, for the production of a
Clyde Fitch play which will follow
Weedon Grossmith's "Night of the
Party" at the Princess after the holidays.
The latter play has firmly established
Mr. Grossmith's claim to rank as a com
edian of the first water, and is one of the
most acceptable offerings In New York
at present writing.
The new features of the Eden musee
are: John Mitchell, president of the
United Mine "Workers, Gov. Odell, and
Gen. W. T. Booth. De Kolta still con
tinues outmarvelllng the marvellous, and
many new moving pictures are presented.
Harry Beresford Is making a great
hit on the road, under J. J. Coleman's
management. In "The Wrong Mr.
Wright." All of the many people engaged
in Mr. Beresford's support have been
especially selected for their eminent fit
ness to properly portray the several ex
acting roles to which they have been
Among the unique personalities of the
stage this year Is the appearance of
Pauline Frederick, the Boston society
girl who made her debut on the profes
sional stage this season as a singer with
the Rogers Brothers In "The Rogers Bro
thers in Harvard." She is accompanied
en tour by her mother, a maid and a man
servant, and receives as much attention
as a comic opera prima donna, which she
Is determined to be some day. Remark
ably attractive In her personality, arid
possessing talent and a splendidly "culti
vated voice, she could have undoubtedly
aspired to a higher position, even at the
start, than to sing In a chorus. But she
determined to begin at the bottom and
work her way up, developing her talents
by the practical experience which one
can only attain by actual work on the
stage. Her future will undoubtedly prove
the soundness of her judgment.
John Griffith, whose stellar work In
"Faust," "Richard in." "The Gladiator."
and other plays has made him famous,
has been engaged to tour the country In
a revival of Shakesperian plays. Man
ager Arden Benedict has arranged for
unusually magnificent stage settings to
back Griffith's work.
HERBERT E. CLAMP.
Judge Why didn't you go to the as
sistance of the defendant in the fight?
Policeman Shure, an' Oi didn't know
which av them wus going to be th de
fendant, your Honor. Chicago News.
"So my son threw a lump of coal at
you?" "He did," answered the Indignant
pedestraln. "Well, I'll attend to his case.
From his extravagance you might think
we were millionaires." Washington
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