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Adelaide Quiz And The Lantern Newspaper Archives Nov 14 1895, Page 14

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Adelaide Quiz and the Lantern (Newspaper) - November 14, 1895, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia mems about mummers. John Sims Reeves is the name of the famous English Tenor. The John seems to spoil the general Euphony. The company which t. V. Twinning has taken out to India includes the names of Lucia a r Wood and Jennie Lee. The beauteous Lucia although a trifle Waxen featured was at one time a member of George Ringold s company and later on she was a member of the b. & b. Combination. She always gave signs of Promise but the Promise has not so far been realized. Miss Maud Rene recently married to Sims Reeves is according to the Sydney referee both Young and Beautiful. Harold Ashton Well known in Ade Laide where he served an apprenticeship As a journalist is now stage managing for Charley Hollo Way at the Melbourne Alexandra. The " gaiety girl company had a splendid Send off in Melbourne the House being the record one of the tour. Sir Henry Irving is Only Plain " mister Irving while he is in the United states the majority of people after his death will Only remember him As the Pink Terrace scene in the land of the Moa is says Sydney referee a Triumph of stage realism. Alfred Dampier has been doing Good business at her majesty s theatre with robbery under arms and we May expect Alfred to return to Adelaide one of these Days. There is at least one Man in this holy City who will be glad to see Maginnis and o Hara once More. He considers robbery under arms one of the finest plays Ever put on the stage and he guarantees to occupy a front seat in the gallery every night of its production. The Cunard family Are now in Sydney. They have apparently not had the most profitable of times in their Queensland wanderings. Jerome k. Jerome has written a piece for Arthur Roberts for which or. Osmond Carr has furnished the music. % miss Essie Jenyons one still thinks of her As miss has been very unwell but is now much better. Cecil Hope has left the gaiety girl company and is off to South Africa to try his Luck there. Fitzgerald Brothers closed their season with their new London com Pany last saturday night and then left for Brisbane. The w. & m. Pantomime in Sydney did not pay last year and so there is to be no pantomime in the City of the Beautiful Harbor this year so far As the firm Are concerned. Nor is this to be regretted. The Days of pantomime Bave gone by. In fact there is no pantomime nowadays. It is As dead As Julius Caesar. The burlesque which brings on a lot of pretty ladies in tights and introduces the la e3t songs allegedly comic is what the australian youngster has to put up with and the australian youngster having a mind of his own begins to find this sort of thing tiresome and votes pantomimes a bore. Even the gorgeous transformation scenes that have been provided for his Benefit fail to allure him. Singe his bibs As the Nigger minstrels Delight to Call him is a Giddy old boy of 73, who has hardly a note of music left in his at one time voice and who will Cost the australian speculators who Are bringing him out a pretty Penny before they Are done with him. Charley Macmahon bobbed up serenely with the Ken Otoscope at Virgo s . Show and the latest invention of Edison was received both with amazement and interest. Governor Buxton had to put his hand in his pocket several times at the " tamasha. But he seemed to enjoy himself and the pocket was apparently deep. The " old Kentucky " show at the lyceum theatre has been boomed by a Puzzle the prizes for which were two reserved seats to the show. By and Bye nobody will be induced Tov enter a place of amusement unless he is offered a packet of louies a plug of tobacco a Robbier of whisky and a Clove at the Entrance door. The takings at a Benefit performance in Adelaide some Little time Back were Only �5. And yet the House was described As having been " Michael Davitt and Mark Twain went away to new zealand by the same Steamer. Most people would think such an association strange but Mark Twain is much More of a Democrat than Many folks imagine. Mark after touring new zealand will come Back to Australia lecture in Queensland and then go to England by the Torres Straits route. Miss Hilda Spong was engaged by " Dot Boucicaut to appear with the b. & b. Company for a period of six months at a salary of something like �20 a week. She has not played once since the engagement commenced but is drawing her screw All the same. Ted Sass is a most versatile sort of fellow. He not Only acts but he is an Amateur photographer and he writes plays and verses As Well. How Many tenors have there been during the existence of the Royal comic opera company. One recalls the names of Woodfield who was one of the earliest members of the organisation of Boyle who made one appearance As Nanki poo in Adelaide and then went on a colossal bust his place being taken by Fitzgerald who was and still is a member of the chorus of leu mane who is still in the land of the living and owns a Wattle Plantation Down bal Hannah Way and of Tapley who is about to leave for England. And now we have Courtice pounds. A Man who owns such a name ought to be Able to sing for a kingdom. In the foregoing list some names have been left out. Knight Aston for example used to sing Tenor parts although he had a Light baritone voice and there were others who Are for the moment lost to memory. These reflections Are interest ing because they show what chances a Tenor has nowadays. With a Little study of deportment there is no Especial reason Why he should be a particularly Good actor he can be assured of an income of at least �1,000 a year so Long As his voice holds out. Good baritones Are almost As plentiful As flies in a restaurant cake but tenors seem like the poet to be born and not made. Johnny Toole is leaving his theatre and is going to Prospect the suburban districts of London. But the baggy breached comedian is Well nigh played oat. And so far As Toole is concerned he has made sufficient Money to the " enabled to comfortably retire and he should retire and let people think of him As he once was and As he now is not funny. One is glad to hear of the Success of Fattie Browne in London because she was always a Clever and conscientious artist. By Hediye Cei Ivain papers persist in the announcement that she is coming out to Australia to marry " Dot Boucicaut. Quiz believes that there is not the slightest truth in the statement. How newspapers and newspaper critics love one anbth0r9 to be sore. Clement Scott in the daily Tele graph came Down on a piece called bogey like a thousand of bricks. The critic in turn got Guyed by the the play goers at another House. Then the topical times it London paper of authority in the dramatic world owned we believe by Fred Horner goes for Clement Bald headed. It talks of the preposterous faustian that he penned and says " after the critic had Guyed the play and the player in that peculiarly Bumpious brutal manner which called Forth so much remark some of the play goers Guyed the critic then it Eye " the conceit of this self appointed dictator is simply colossal concluding with " it was not to severe criticism of " bogey that objection was taken but to the studied offensiveness and outrageous arrogance of the language in. Which it Wes the parting shot is can it be fair for a Man who is himself in the habit of sub mitting plays to managers to sit in judgment on the work of his rivals x obviously not. Sydney referee. Have you Ever read the following old superstitions regarding the wedding garments married in White you have chosen All right married in Grey you will go far away married in Black you will wish yourself Back married in red you will wish yourself dead -7 married in Green ashamed to be seen married in Blue you will always tee True married in dead you will live in a whirl married in yellow. Ashamed of the fellow married in Brown you will live out of town married la Pink your spirits will sink. Harland & Clark s b3etbac Over 2,000 in present use. Al Harland & Clark general hotel plumbers Gas fitters Pewter ers &c., Wakefield Street three doors East of Freeman Street Adelaide. Robe criterion hotel. Charles Savage having taken a fresh lease of the above has papered and renovated it and will have Mack pleasure in catering for his numerous visitors As Nesoal. Private bed and siting rooms almost adjoining the hotel. He is prepared to meet customers with trap on arrival of train we would like to go on to Robe on the same evening

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