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The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington • 31

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Spokane, Washington
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'i THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW, SPOKANE, WASH. SUNDAY MORNING TTBRUARY 21 191I a GENERAL A DVERTISTNG GENERAL ADVERTISING 1 GENERAL ADVERTISING GENERAL ADVERTISING GENERAL ADVERTISING New Owners of Clem Theater AR SI WAR PLAY STIRS NEW YORK 111111141 iriall Y. at It nt in 4 (If heatre ler to OY ire Nr nd Jlit ed. tin ted this renult by making tbs mat watts between the acts very short. except the one after the second act, which is three or four minutes longer than the uaual entr'acte.

This wait le empha, st7ed on the program with the intima tion that the women. as well as the men in the audiences, are expected to leave their seats and gain the relief of a change from the sitting posture by repairing to the coffee room. This brings every one back for the last act In a refreshed condition and prepared to enjoy it more. The Ames plan, which is, of course, not practicable with places Involving extensive changes of scenery, but is easy in the cane of most plays, has decided advantages. With New York's geographical layout busy men find it difficult to get from their offices to their homes, dress, dine and get to the theater on tune.

A formal with the hour net even as early ea 7 in an Impossibility If a theater afterward is part 'of the entertainment The effort to accomplish this is responsible fur a good deal of the grumbling St the Inconsiderateness of noisy parties who come late to the theater. EVett people from out of town who are staying at hotels find it difficult to dine In comfort and get to the play in time for the first curtain. London's plan of a curtain-ratmer to amuse the early comers has never tcund favor at the bands of American managers, to whom it means only additional expense without additional come. It would SteM as though Mr. Ames ban found a solution for a difficulty, more particularly in the came of the light comedies so much in vogue and which are stretched out in every peasible way to fill out the allotted time.

(Formerly the Clem) Now Under New Management MM. Ni 1111111101 ,0 401W 1.11.510tdoleeneeemel Lee fil Will C. Hopkins. Showing exclusively in Spokane the celebrated (leneral Film company's first run pictures, consisting of high class drama and comedy, besides the llearst-Selig illustrated weekly news service. The General Film Company's repertoire comprises the leading plays and novels of the day, delineated by actors and actresses who are at the top of their profession, thereby insuring the highest type of amusement and maintaining the high standard of this theater.

Into certain river the waterrnan who pulled him into bin skiff "I get you. Steve," since when the expression had been adopted Into the American language. This method is carried even to the plays climax. when the final curtain goes down on the hero saying to the woman whotti be has finally scoured as a bride, "Aw, SW. now I've got your goat's number." tp Late.

At the Little theater the curtain does not ring up until quarter of nine. In spite of this apparent tardiness the performance is over at the usuat hour, a little before 11, and no one has any feeling that the play' has not been of the usual length. Mr. Amen aohloves 1 Pawtucket" was an instantaneous onocess, and the morning alter its production Mr. D'Orsay, having read the morning papers, awoke to the consciousness that he was a great actor.

And ever since Mr. D'Orsay bRn been the Earl of Pawtucket in whateVer play or surroundings he has appeared. Salisbury Field wrote the book from which the farce "Twin Beds" was made into a Play. He also wrote a called "The Rented Earl." which included a farcical theme possible for stage use if properly bandied. It is the same idea that was utilized in somewhat different fashion in "The Man From Blank ley's," where a bastesti, shy one guest at dinner, sends to a department store which prides itself on being able to supply anything any one wants and delivers, for a consideration, a properly acceptable person to fill the vacant chair.

Avoid Lona Sbarks. "Toil never catch me going about giving people good advico," said the 'loan with a superior air. "That. a fact," Answered his client, "Your business owes its existence tO the fact that people won't take good advice when it's ham Age-herald. ensud tram page ono, part four) co of Shakespeare, because they of the nature of the play; of You Inger generation who go or who th nt for educational purposes, and eprinkling from our population who know of Shake- esre cur greatest dramatic author, pp itfi ind who, more or less familiar with works, come to the presentations of his plays in a real apirit of self-imerevement through greater acquaint' le with our dramatic classics.

113Robert Mantell has taken advan. tppe of a season which has been bar. eon of Shakespeare to, come here for a four weeks' season with a repertory of wen plays, all of them except 'Richelieu" Shakespearean tragedies. If spite of the facts that the star does eat rank ea a great actor of classic roles, that his company is a road company and that his productions are road prO. Auctions, the engagement is a fairly iereAtitill one, even if not enormously readable.

lit. Manton is a good actor. although cot I great one in the ambitious underlaince on which he ventures. He ham the necessary qualifications of physique voice, and is well versed in the traditions of the English stage, for he served a long apprenticeship over there to provincial companies before he made mark in America in modern playa. 11, sae surrounded himself with a fairly good company, who play their pitte according to tradition and, unfortunately.

with the traditional Shakespearean el ocu tion. For general effect, even this is verso better than to have a company of contemporary American actors come on Id play one part with a western tusg, another with the nasal tones pf New England, another with a southern drawl and another with the tough Fptech of the Bowery. Of course, there I happy between these modern, local defects of speech and the macerated conventionalism of the old non' Shakespearean elocution. but it le difficult; in fact, impossible to in the present condition of the American theater. In default of it and in view of the difficulty of the Shakespearean tragedies on (le stage in any form of presentation el should credit Mr.

Mantell with quite se accomplishment in the way of fairly creditable presentation. and especially with being able to play a four weeks' tegegement in a metropolis given over to thoroughly as New York is to the tailrely frivolous. Apotheosis Loseraave D'Orsay. Augustus Thomas some years ago erame acquainted with the personality of LSWrance D'Orfitty, who at that had achieved no distinction of ter kind as an actor. About the pores'.

eittles of D'Orsay he wrote the play which afterwards became a big rriOn, maker under the title of The Earl of hwtacket" The play was hawked shout from manager to manager, and is every case turned down because see of them had any knowledge of goreay's personality and what Mr. l'homes proposed to do with it. Finally Kr. Thomas found a theater, and largely On his own responsibility put the into rehearsal. He developed al emphasised all the trOrsay possiWale.

as an English swell of the tery dragoon type, and showed the ittOT many ways in which to make 'OM effective with an audience. The result was that Earl ot Today's Program GENERAL, ADVERTISING GENERAL A DVERTISIN which will be continued for tomorrow and Tuesday Features the Charming Actress EDITH STOREY In the romantic Drama tfge -17011flt; V3crr 0 sirs i'ciU ott 1 a vd icix ei 't'4 et 4 "0 'Garry of the Royal Mounted" and one of the amusing Bray Cartoons, Pathe Comedy Between matinee and night Selig drama Admission to Any Seat trtIVNONIZ Nei the Belied Earl. The trouble with "The Rented Earl" is not any deficiency of Mr. D'Orsay in filling the part and giving effect to the lines provided for him. The part perfectly suited the actor, as he is, and the actor went 1111 far as he could with the material supplied by the author.

If Mr. Field had been Mr. Thomas steering Mr. D'Orsay in a new role he would have supplied more original material in the way of lines and situations than can be found in "The Rented Earl." and he would have found some way to put a bit of novelty Into the D'Orsay mannerisms. In their present estate both the play' and the actor are suggestive of only past performances, using that term as it is used both in the theater and on the turf.

As it is. with Mr. D'Oreay as he has always been since he first achieved prominence and with "The Rented Earl" not a marvel of originality in the way of a farcical play, the combination makes a fairly amusing evening'e entertainment The best of it le the stupid but amiable British nobleman's efforts to understand and acquire the use of American slang. This is exemplified in the xplanation be accepts for "I get you. Steve." It bad been narrated to him that a certain prominent citizen named Stephen Brodie had a habit of Jumping from high places, and that once, when he jumped from a particularly high bridge ALWAYS 10c I SZSZ9 SZS7S2 MEI S2 OM SEM EMU SZVS2 SZSZS2S2S2S2S2S2S2 S2S2S2052S2 VW2S2 SEM SZS252 E2S2S2 SZSZSZ SZSZS2 2S2S2 MS2 RZSZS2 VS2S2S2Y2S2 SZSEZ 202 I 'ILil; ISpokane's Newest and Most Complete Place of Amusement ItliT460ir I 1 CLEKHEI oI A 'SHE 11 Opens Its Doors to the Public Tomorrow, Monday, Feb.

22 Beginning the First Performance at 1 P. M. Preceded by a half hour pipe organ recital on the ma gnificent Kimball four-manual instrument just installed, with Professor W. H. Donley presiding.

A I I i 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 MADAME THICK The Famous Players Star MARY I PICKFORD Opening I in "Mistress ress Nell" Adapted from the romantic drama by Geo. C. Hazetton 1 Attractions I FILMED IN FIVE INTERESTING REELS i 1 411,1 DRAMATIC SOPRANO in selections from her repertoire, and W. H. DONLEY, ORGANIST :1 I I ZSZOZSc(I i 1 1.

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