Prospect in Theatricals -- Indiana Role Indy News 10 Aug 1901 + role of Wilstach Brothers

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Prospect in Theatricals -- Indiana Role Indy News 10 Aug 1901 + role of Wilstach Brothers - PROSPECT Ifl THEATRICALS l THE SEASONTSj...
PROSPECT Ifl THEATRICALS l THE SEASONTSj OPENING IS CLOSE AT HAND. GOSSIP OF COMING EVENTS PlayS in Which the Noted Actors wiH be Seen Otis Skinner Contemplating Contemplating a Revival Indiana Play Writers. 1 I W are barely cut of the hot weather j yt and aJr. ;idy the thought of many peo - j pie arc turning toward th theatrical ra - 1 son and the feaH of good things in the j amusement line that 13 promised. That ! people are hungry fr that form of amuse - l ment that JoaJ" them away from the tragic theater of lift - to the ideal btory af presented on the stage may be Judged, partly, by the enthusiasm wit,h which even a commonplace melodrama with ccthlrg remarkable about it was received at the Park Theater all the week. There would seem to be ample justification .for the early opening of all the theaters. The new theatrical eeaaon is to - be re markable by reason of the many Old fa roiite wb.o are to come forward prominently prominently and for the new" f&voritea who art to test. throujgh a starring tour, the stability stability of the favor they have won. In New - York the season - w ill open August 19. j when; three - piaya will be offered: "Arc ii'ou.k Mason?" at the'Garrick; "The Monrton Wife,' - ' at the Fourteenth Street land MAilzonn." at the Academy. On Au miat 26 William Faversuam begins his ca - reer as a star at the Criterion In "A Royal Klvaa." and on August 31 "Tom Moore will le presented at the Herald Square Early In September the Empire opens wth John Drew in "The Second in uommana. and about the same time James iv. HacK ett appears at - Wallaces; Sothern begins nls season at the yaraen ana me rtogem brothers start al the Knickerbocker The Rostonians have a new opera by DeKoven and Smith, called "Maid Marian " Most of the .characters are those the public became familiar with in "Robin Hood'. the snertn or xsotunr ham. Friar Tuck. Will . Scarlet, Allan Dale. Dame Dorden and the rest. "Lorna Doone," which has had a run of seven weeks In' Chicago, has been brought to a close. The reason given Is that the actors. In the company; had been previously engaged for thl!wlnter s pro ductions. and had to bet i rehearsals, but there is more than a suspicion that the. Dlav was pretty much of a failure, it follows the novel fairly closely, and la said 'to be well written as a tlay, but It lacks finish and distinction, and Is too uniformly somber to win the affection of the public. It Is said the play will be re modeled and tried again In Mew York. Some wonder has been expressed that Otis Skinner, in contemplating a revival of " France ca da RiminC should have elected to stick to the play as made by Boker. and revisedroy Lawrence Barrett, rather than to assay the work written" by graduated "An lng four Stephen Phillips, which was the literary sensation in London last season. Mr. Sklnner admits that Mr. Phillips's poetry 1,, ?lM,nSl the treatment of a great theme like that f of Paola and France sea. He asks: "Has e(jy Stephen Phillips added anything which tells us more of Paola and . Francesca? ; Has he made them live before us more rat bodily or - with more vivid life 7 'Has he I 2 J i even presented them with their first sim I plicity, the great simplicity of DanteT No. he has written an insincere poem, lacking the poignancy of emotion and the magnificence of Imagination requisite ror the ideal treatment 01 me menu. Much is heard of the lavlshness with which Mr. 8klnner proposes to invest his revival of this play; special scenery and costumes are being made lor tne proauc tion. It will oben at the Grand Opera House. Chicago, on August 26. It will be seen In Indianapolis early in the season. . No prospect for. the coming season Is more pleading than - that of the Manhattan Theater, New York, and Mrs. Fiske's Venture Venture there. Mrs. Flake stands almost &lon in her fight against the theatrical ; syndicate and whatever tne result nas 'been to her, financially, there is no doubt I but that , her finely Independent attitude I has redounded greatly to her honor. . It is not that the general public Is in an at - ' tttude - of hostility - to the syndicate, rather ' there is evidenced a desire td give credit ' to .the syndicate for such good as It has - been able to accomplish, but the Idea of a i lotj of theatrical managers who frankly , have no artist! - anob'.tlous; who are in the ' business simply because there are dollars j to be mode, righting a woman : who has i (proved herself an artist to her finger tips. is. not a rieaant one to - contemplate. j Therefore it Is with a feeling of Joy that I theatergoers learn of Mrs. Fiske's tri - I umph against the powers that be and hone that ner new piay. rounded on A. E. W. Mason's "Miranda of the Balcony," may , win success. Mrs. Fiske's company is already engaged in rehearsal, and the company is a strong one throughout. The play . win start cany in oepiercDer. It is interesting to note how large - a place Indiana takes In the world of the atricals. There are . Indiana that t tive novelists central whose " work has been found especially adaptable to the stage, such as Lew Wal - - Hace and his "Ben llur ; Maurice Thomp - include son and. "Alice of Old Vlncennes"; raid (. nanes Major ana v nen J.mgntnood Was In Flower"; George McCutcheon and "Graustark ; Booth Tarklngton and Beaucaire," and a number of others. In dramatists. Indiana has not been prolific. although the name of Joseph Arthur oc curs Immediately and Paul' Wilstach, whose "A Capitol Comedy" is to be played this season by Tim Murphy, Is an Indiana man. - in the list of Indiana actors one finds the names of Alice Fisher of Terre Haute. Wlllla - n Inrcrsolr or I.favette I Grace Golden, the grand opera singer, of which iisw a. a cs. i i . vi a uv i cs ea. i it l - luuuiiui aia, i t s l Logansport, Louise Closser Hale of In - from Harry The day's The of of dlanapolls, Samuel Miller Kent of Kent land. Rose Melville of Terre Haute, OUis Mack of Indianapolis and a host of oth ers, in th managerial forces, also. In - dlanlans flgnre. - There are the three Wilstach brothers; Paul, who for five years has managed Richard Mansfield; Frank J... who took De Wolf Hopper to London, aad who for two years has been Viola Allen's rnanager, and Claxton, who Is associated with the management of, Adelaide Thurston in a new play, "Sweet cipver - j thanes Miller, of the Llebier forces, is an Indlanlan, and so Is Bert D4sher, who was for so long a time the riant nand man of Charles Hoyt: Locise Closser Hale, who has won much prominence by her clever article In the Bookman on "Historic Englishmen Englishmen on the - American Stage," Is to play In the same company with her husband, - Walter Hale, this season. Mr. Hale Is to be the leading man for Mary Manner - lng in "Janice Meredith," and' Mrs. Hale will play the part of Sukey, the negro servant, in tne piay. i - - J. Grand signed iilng in stock Is Kee for looks .lively suited been 'The Gaiety son, the

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 10 Aug 1901, Sat,
  3. Page 10

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