THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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ROYAL ADELPHI THEATRE

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1896-1897

Edited by Thirza Cady

A Publication of

The Adelphi Calendar Project

Alfred L. Nelson and Gilbert B. Cross, General Editors

Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Systems Analyst

1992

Contents

Theatre Information

Royal Adelphi Theatre. Doors open 7:30, curtain 8:00.

Ticket prices: private boxes (grand tier) 3 guineas, private boxes (pit tier) 2 guineas, private boxes (upper circle tier) 1 guinea, orchestra stalls (reserved) 10/6d, balcony stalls (reserved) 6/-, upper circle (reserved) 4/-, upper circle (unreserved) 3/-, pit 2/6d, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

26 August 1896 - 4 September 1897

312 performances: 22 matinee, 290 evening

Charity (1): H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Hospital Fund (27 Feb 1897)
Dark (31): Preparations for the new piece (7 Dec 1896, 8 Dec 1896, 9 Dec 1896, 10 Dec 1896, 11 Dec 1896, 12 Dec 1896, 14 Dec 1896, 15 Dec 1896, 16 Dec 1896, 17 Dec 1896, 18 Dec 1896, 19 Dec 1896, 21 Dec 1896, 22 Dec 1896)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1896)
Funeral of Agostino Gatti (18 Jan 1897)
Passion Week (12 Apr 1897, 13 Apr 1897, 14 Apr 1897, 15 Apr 1897)
Good Friday (16 Apr 1897)
Passion Week (17 Apr 1897)
Preparations for the new piece (10 May 1897, 11 May 1897, 12 May 1897, 13 May 1897, 14 May 1897)
Preparations for the Theatre-francaise Company (14 Jun 1897, 15 Jun 1897, 16 Jun 1897)
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (22 Jun 1897)
Non-Resident Theatre Companies (80): By arrangement with Charles Frohman, Empire Theatre, New York (15 May 1897, 17 May 1897, 18 May 1897, 19 May 1897, 20 May 1897, 21 May 1897, 22 May 1897, 24 May 1897, 25 May 1897, 26 May 1897, 26 May 1897, 27 May 1897, 28 May 1897, 29 May 1897, 1 Jun 1897, 2 Jun 1897, 3 Jun 1897, 3 Jun 1897, 4 Jun 1897, 5 Jun 1897, 7 Jun 1897, 8 Jun 1897, 9 Jun 1897, 9 Jun 1897, 10 Jun 1897, 11 Jun 1897, 12 Jun 1897)
Theatre-francaise, Paris (17 Jun 1897, 18 Jun 1897, 19 Jun 1897, 19 Jun 1897, 21 Jun 1897)
Theatre-Francaise, Paris (14 Jul 1897)
By arrangement with Charles Frohman, Empire Theatre, New York (15 Jul 1897, 16 Jul 1897, 17 Jul 1897, 19 Jul 1897, 20 Jul 1897, 21 Jul 1897, 21 Jul 1897, 22 Jul 1897, 23 Jul 1897, 24 Jul 1897, 26 Jul 1897, 27 Jul 1897, 28 Jul 1897, 28 Jul 1897, 29 Jul 1897, 30 Jul 1897, 31 Jul 1897, 2 Aug 1897, 3 Aug 1897, 4 Aug 1897, 5 Aug 1897, 6 Aug 1897, 7 Aug 1897, 9 Aug 1897, 10 Aug 1897, 11 Aug 1897, 12 Aug 1897, 13 Aug 1897, 14 Aug 1897, 16 Aug 1897, 17 Aug 1897, 18 Aug 1897, 19 Aug 1897, 20 Aug 1897, 21 Aug 1897, 23 Aug 1897, 24 Aug 1897, 25 Aug 1897, 26 Aug 1897, 27 Aug 1897, 28 Aug 1897, 30 Aug 1897, 31 Aug 1897, 1 Sep 1897, 2 Sep 1897, 3 Sep 1897, 4 Sep 1897)

The Season

The Adelphi fall season started with Boys Together, an "original drama" by Haddon Chambers and Comyns Carr billed in the Times as an "innovation in melodrama" (27 August 1896). The innovation was that greed was not the reason for the villain's dastardly behavior, but unreasoning, undying hatred. The plot still had a persecuted hero, some ambitious settings, and the climactic confrontation between hero and villain at the climax.

While the play was described as a praiseworthy attempt to leave the beaten path of conventional melodrama, it failed to convince the critics. The author's work was compared unfavorably with Henry Pettitt in his former successes. They especially took Comyns Carr to task, accusing him of letting material considerations take precedence over those of art.

The story concerns the fortunes of two men who had been to school together as boys (hence the title).

The hero, Frank Villars, is about to sail with his regiment to Egypt when the villain, Hugo Forsyth, reappears in his life. Forsyth hates Villars because of a "well-deserved" boyhood thrashing. A further complication arises because Forsyth is the husband of Ethel Wood, Villars' betrothed. She believes him dead.

Off the two men go to Egypt, only to be captured and imprisoned, giving Forsyth a great opportunity to plot and carry out his revenge. He almost succeeds, and Villars pursues the villain to exact his own vengeance. The climax of the play takes place in the Tyrol, where Villars has tracked Forsyth. The two struggle and find themselves suspended precariously over an abyss. This scene was immortalized on theatre posters. In vain, Villars tries to save his enemy. Once more good triumphs over evil, and the hero returns to the arms of the long-suffering heroine. It was Adelphi melodrama at its best.

William Terriss was described by reviewers as showing tremendous energy while declaiming his lines with inflated chest and noble accent. Faint praise perhaps, but after the description of Jessie Millward's tearful fashion plate, and Harry Nicholls doing all that was "feasible" in the comic relief, moderate enthusiasm was as much as could be expected.

The elaborate staging also came in for praise, as it often did in Adelphi melodramas. Special mention was made of both the scenes in the Sudan and the backdrop of the Tyrolean mountain peaks in the finale. After opening on 26 August, it ran through 5 December 1896.

On 23 December 1896, the Adelphi winter season opened with a revival of Black-Eyed Susan by Douglas Jerrold. The play had originally opened some 70 years before but remained a perennial favorite. For many years, T. P. Cooke had been identified with the part of William in this nautical drama. It was a credit to Terriss that his hornpipe, yarns and songs could captivate audiences in much the same way.

The story concerns the carefree sailor, William, who is court-martialed for striking his superior officer. The incident was precipitated by an insult to Susan, played by Jessie Millward. Her performance was praised "for her really beautiful and superbly womanly portrait of the devoted Susan" (Theatre, 1 February 1897). Charles Fulton, Harry Nicholls and Vane Featherston were also commended.

Another revival, All That Glitters Is Not Gold, was added to the bill because of the comparative brevity of Black-Eyed Susan (two hours). Some of the actors were in both pieces. Among them were Luigi Lablache, J. D. Beveridge, Oscar Adye, Charles Fulton, Harry Nicholls and Kate Kearney. They were joined by Jarvis Widdicomb, and the Misses Margaret Halston and Vane Featherston. Although All That Glitters Is Not Gold was of the same period as Black-Eyed Susan, it did not elicit the same response. The play was referred to as less dramatically effective, and even as better left in retirement. Retired it was in the first week of May to make way for an American import.

The American production of Secret Service opened 15 May 1897. The Theatre (1 June 1897) declared it "the best play of its kind which America has yet sent us." It follows the basic rules of melodrama and includes a war theme. The heroine of one side falls in love with the hero of the other. Love rises above politics. After bowing to these conditions, the author brought a small part of the American Civil War to the London Stage.

The action takes place at a home in Richmond, Virginia, while the city is under siege. A Northern spy in disguise in the home of a Confederate officer is trying to maneuver into a position for espionage, and inevitably falls in love with the general's daughter. There are many intricacies and twists within the plot, and plenty of opportunity for Northerners and Southerners to show their nobility.

The Times felt that Gillette went out of his way to provide a happy ending (17 May 1897, p. 15). In the natural course of events, the spy, once unmasked, would indeed be shot. However, both the heroine and the plot contrived to commute his death sentence to imprisonment.

The actors were all commended, from the forceful yet restrained performance of William Gillette, down to that of the merest supernumary. There were many small parts in addition to the listed cast which included Misses Ida Waterman, Blanche Walsh, Odette Tyler, Alice Leigh, and eighteen-year-old Ethel Barrymore.

The middle of June brought the return of Sarah Bernhardt making her annual visit. Her first presentation, Lorenzaccio, was an adaptation by M. Armand D'Artois from Alfred de Musset's four act drama. Mme. Bernhardt apparently did her best, but the rest of the cast was judged "fairly adequate," with Darmont as the Duke Alexandre de Medicis receiving slightly more favorable mention (Theatre, 1 July 1897). Lorenzaccio was likened to a boyish Hamlet, fighting the oppressive rule of Florence by his relative, the Duke. The reviewers, on the other hand, felt the role to be nowhere near the complexity of a Hamlet.

The next play, Spiritisme, by Victorien Sardou, opened at the Adelphi on 6 July 1897. According to several sources, the play had had little previous success, either in Paris or America. One reason for inclusion of the play may have been the second act where the actress's powers were taxed to the upmost. Alas, not even Sarah Bernhardt could "galvanize into life a piece so inherently feeble and tedious" (Theatre, 1 August 1897). Conveniently for all, the play had only three performances. The remainder of the plays in Mme. Bernhardt's season were familiar and favorites of her London audience.

La Dame Aux Camelias was performed six times. Written by the younger Dumas, the play was a favorite vehicle for Mme. Bernhardt. In the summer of '97 the play was presented in period costuming; bare shoulders for the women and plum-colored coats and nankeen trousers for the men.

Frou Frou was staged at the Adelphi at the same time as Mme. Rejane was playing in it at the Lyric. There was an obvious comparison, with the Times feeling that Mme. Bernhardt's identification with the part in the past was only one reason she seemed to be on the favorable side of the comparison (2 July 1897). The other French actress played the part with a different character, probably deliberately. The divine Sarah, the Times felt, would continue to interpret the character of Gilberte as the public had come to expect (2 July 1897, p. 10).

When the Bernhardt season concluded on July 14, the American company returned and continued performing Secret Service. When the Americans left on 4 August, the Adelphi Company, headed by William Terriss and Jessie Millward, took over. (For convenience, the editors have designated the productions as if they were different pieces). Despite the complete change in the cast, the English production was well received. The Adelphi troupe "closely imitated their predecessors in accent and make-up." Creagh Henry as the Southern secret service agent and Miss Georgie Esmond as Caroline Mitford received special mention. In its "somewhat louder key," the Times felt the month-long run an undeniable success (7 August 1897).

During the season, Agostino Gatti died. His funeral was held on 16 January 1897, and the theatre was dark.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Artois, Armand d' (adpt) Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897)
Carr, J. Comyns Boys Together (26 Aug 1896)
Chambers, C. Haddon Boys Together (26 Aug 1896)
Dumas fils, Alexandre Dame aux Camelias, La (25 Jun 1897)
Etrangere, L' (13 Jul 1897)
Gillette, William Secret Service (15 May 1897)
Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897)
Helevy, Ludovic Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897)
Jerrold, Douglas W. Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896)
Meilhac, Henri Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897)
Morton, John M. All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896)
Morton, Thomas All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896)
Musset, Alfred de Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897)
Remon, W. (trans) Magda (28 Jun 1897)
Sardou, Victorien Fedora (3 Jul 1897)
Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897)
Tosca, La (8 Jul 1897)
Sudermann, Herman Magda (28 Jun 1897)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Blewitt, T. W. Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896)
Furst, William Secret Service (15 May 1897)
Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897)
Puget, Paul Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897)

Actors

Abingdon, William L.

Hugo Forsyth (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Adams, Lionel

Lieut. Tyree (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Adye, Oscar

Frederick Plum (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Hatchett (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Colonel Lannock (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Allen, H. Marsh

Wilfred Varney (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Alsop, M. L.

Henry Dumont (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Angelo, Mons.

De Narville (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Gerard (1) in Etrangere (14 Jul 1897); M. de Siriex (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Baron de Cambri (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Scoronconcolo (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); performers (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Marescot (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Mons. Angelotti (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Attwood, Alban

Herbert Askew (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Barrymore, Ethel

Miss Kittridge (27) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 12 Jun 1897)

Bertaud, Mons.

Ivan (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897)

Beveridge, James D.

Jasper Plum (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Doggrass (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Tom Wrake (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Bligh, Carter

Lieut. Foray (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Bliss, A.

first War Dept. messenger (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Bremont, Mons.

De Sartorys (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Philippe Strozzi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); D'Aubenas (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897)

Brennan, Joseph

Brigadier-Gen. Nelson Randolph (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Brown, Walter

messenger B (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Brule, Mons. Andre

Arthur (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Tebaldeo (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); un monsignor (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Buxton, T. E.

Lieut. Allison (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Camus, Mons.

commissionaire (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Valori (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Chameroy, Mons.

St. Gaudens (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Remonin (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Gretch (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Brigard (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); un precepteur (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); De Kelbs (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Attavanti (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Colas, Mons.

Desire (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Giomo le Hongrois (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Philippe (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Trivulce (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Cole, J.

Gurney (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Cole, Maule

Lieut. Tyree (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Covington, Edmund

Captain Lister (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Crowe, C.

messenger B (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Dara, Mons. Jean

Comte de Giray (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Boroff (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Le Cardinal Cibo Malaspina (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Georges (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Trevilhac (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Darleigh, Webb

Quid (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Peters (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Darmont, Mons. Albert

Gerard (1) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897); Loris Ipanoff (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Alexandre de Medicis (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Heffterdingk (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Scarpia (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Dempsey, William

Lieut. Pike (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Deneubourg, Mons.

Gustave (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Clarkson (1) in Etrangere (14 Jul 1897); Rouvel (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Valreas (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Julien Salviati (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Max (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Stoudza (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Cavaradossi (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Denton

midshipman (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Drew, I. N.

Sergeant Wilson (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Drew, Maurice

Jonas (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Durand, Mons. Edouard

Ceccho (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Duval, Louis

Lieut. Allison (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Favart, Mons.

le Procureur (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Fernand, Mons.

Georges (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Le Petit Strozzi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Fischer, H. Trant

Raker (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Fisher, Charles

Blue Peter (77) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 16 Mar 1897)

Fulton, Charles J.

Stephen Plum (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Capt. Crosstree (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Gaylord

Corporal Matson (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Gerard, Mons. Armand?

Maffio (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); un sergent (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Giblin, Charles W.

second War Dept. messenger (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Gillette, William

Lewis Dumont (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Gollan, Campbell

Mr. Benton Arrelsford (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Gueringer, Mons.

Le Petit Salviati (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Guiraud, Mons.

Basile (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); un marchand (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Des Aubiers (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Capreola (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Guitry, Mons. Lucien-Germain

Armand Duval (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Duc de Septmonts (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897)

Hadfield, H.

second War Dept. messenger (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Hards, Ira

messenger from the Winder Hospital (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Hatch, G. A.

messenger A (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Henry, Creagh

Mr. Benton Arrelsford (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Hicks, Edward P.

artillery orderly (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Hyde, W. E.

third War Dept. messenger (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

James, Horace D.

Jonas (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Kingsley, A.

fourth War Dept. messenger (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Lablache, Luigi

Sir Arthur Lassells (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); admiral (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Hassan (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Lacroix, Mons.

Moriceau (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Tchileff (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Venturi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Eusebe (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Laroche, Mons.

Clarkson (1) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897); Pierre Strozzi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Parisot (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897)

Latour, Mons.

Paesiello (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Leclerc

un officier Allemand (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Lefrancais, Mons.

Gaston Rieux (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Valentin (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897)

Leslie

Lieut. Maxwell (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Lindsay, James

Hon. Fred. Cholmondeley (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Lovell, R.

artillery orderly (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Macdonald, J. W.

Reginald Lane (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Mackintosh, William

Rudolph Klein (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Maynard, Frederick

cavalry orderly (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Melton, Cyril

Jacob Twig (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Agha Fula (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Morey, H. A.

Corporal Matson (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Mori, M.

Eddinger (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Neilson, Francis

Lieut. Maxwell (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Nicholls, Harry

Toby Twinkle (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Gnatbrain (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Viscount Ayot (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896); Brigadier-General Nelson Randolph (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Perry, Albert H.

fourth War Dept. messenger (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Phillips, Alfred P.

Ginger Smith (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Piron, Mons.

Georges Duval (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Cyrille (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Bindo Altoviti (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Pitou, Mons. Augustus

un orfevre (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Pollard

orderly (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Porter, Caleb

Arab messenger (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Powell, W.

cavalry orderly (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Rickard, James

Eddinger (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Ripert, Mons.

[Le Docteur] Loreck (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Sire Maurice (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Davidson (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Spoletta (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Schultz, Martin

Lieut. Ensing (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Smith, William B.

Lieut. Foray (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Somerset, C. W.

Earl of Harpenden (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Stebler, Mons.

domestique (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); le portier (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Thomas Strozzi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Bastien (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); le General (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Strickland, F. G.

Sergeant Wilson (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Terriss, William

William (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Frank Villars (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896); Lewis Dumont (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Teste, Mons.

Leon Strozzi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Schiarrone (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Vincent, Paul

Ploughshare (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Wade, Stanley

messenger from the Winder hospital (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Wallis, C.

Lieut. Ensing (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Warrener, T.

Sergeant Ellington (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Warterbury, J. W.

first War Dept. messenger (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Weir, Charles

Henry Dumont (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

West, P.

third War Dept. messenger (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Widdicomb, Jarvis

Harris (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Seaweed (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Wilson, J.

messenger A (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Wilton, Henry

Sgt. Ellington (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Woodruff, Henry M.

Wilfred Varney (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Actresses

Bernhardt, Mme. Sarah H.

Marguerite Gauthier (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Mistress Clarkson (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); La Princess Fedora Romazoff (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Gilberte (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Lorenzo de Medicis (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Magda (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Simone (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Floria Tosca (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Berthilde, Mlle.

Mons. Angelo (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Boulanger, Mlle.

Nanine (3) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 26 Jun 1897); Baronne Ockar (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); une dame (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); La Princesse Orlonia (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Canti, Mlle. Andree

La Comtesse Olga (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Thecla (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); La Reine Marie Caroline (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Darmont, Mlle.

Nanine (2) in Dame aux Camelias (12 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897)

Desvergers, Mlle.

ecoliers (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Dufrene, Mlle. Blanche

Catherine de Septmonts (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Louise (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); La Marquise Cibo (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Esmond, Miss Georgie

Caroline Mitford (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Featherston, Miss Vane

Martha Gibbs (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Dolly Mayflower (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Grandet, Mlle. Marie

Prudence (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Marquise de Rumieres (1) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897); gouvernante (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Marie Soderini (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); Augusta (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897)

Halstan, Miss Margaret

Lady Valeria (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Hardy, Miss Mabel

Miss Kittridge (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Kearney, Miss Kate

Lady Leatherbridge (110) in All That Glitters Is Not Gold (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Mrs. Babbage (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Kingsley, Miss Alice

Lady Ayot (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Labady, Mlle. Marguerite

Olympe (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); unk1 (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Mlle. de Tournis (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Baronne de Cambri (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Louise Strozzi (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); performers (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Raymonde (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897)

Leigh, Miss Alice

Martha (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Lestrange, Miss

Martha (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Marshall, Miss May

Miss Kittridge (20) in Secret Service (15 Jul 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Millward, Miss Jessie

Susan (118) in Black-Eyed Susan (23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897); Ethel Wood (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896); Edith Varney (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Nesbitt, Miss

Miriam (91) in Boys Together (26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Pateman, Miss Bella

Mrs. Gen. Varney (27) in Secret Service (I) (5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Rockmann, Mlle.

Anais (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897)

Roland, Mlle. Yves

ecoliers (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

Ross, Miss Hope

Caroline Mitford (20) in Secret Service (15 Jul 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Seylor, Mlle.

Nichette (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Marquise de Rumieres (1) in Etrangere (14 Jul 1897); Dmitri (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Pauline (4) in Frou-Frou (30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897); Catherine Ginori (7) in Lorenzaccio (17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897); performers (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897); Gilberte (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Gennarino (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Tyler, Miss Odette

Caroline Mitford (27) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 12 Jun 1897)

Van Reysen, Mlle. A.

Delphine (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); une suivante (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Van Reysen, Mlle. M.

Clara (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897)

Van Reysen, Mlle. O.

Adele (5) in Dame aux Camelias (25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); Marka (2) in Fedora (3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897); Yvon (2) in Spiritisme (6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897); Luciana (4) in Tosca (8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

Van Reysen, Mlle. O.?

unk2 (2) in Etrangere (13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897); performers (3) in Magda (28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897)

Walsh, Miss Blanche

Edith Varney (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Waterman, Miss Ida

Mrs. Gen. Varney (47) in Secret Service (15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

(farce, 2 acts) by Thomas Morton, John M. Morton (110 times, 23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Summary Cast:

Black-Eyed Susan[; or, All in the Downs]

(musical drama, 2 acts) by Douglas W. Jerrold, T. W. Blewitt (comp) (118 times, 23 Dec 1896 - 8 May 1897)

Summary Cast:

Boys Together

(drama, 4 acts) by C. Haddon Chambers, J. Comyns Carr (91 times, 26 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1896)

Summary Cast:

Dame aux Camelias, La

(tragedy, 5 acts) by Alexandre Dumas fils (5 times, 25 Jun 1897 - 14 Jul 1897)

Summary Cast:

Etrangere, L'

(comedy, 5 acts) by Alexandre Dumas fils (2 times, 13 Jul 1897 - 14 Jul 1897)

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Fedora

(drama, 4 acts) by Victorien Sardou (2 times, 3 Jul 1897 - 5 Jul 1897)

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Frou-Frou

(comedy, 5 acts) by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Helevy (4 times, 30 Jun 1897 - 3 Jul 1897)

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Lorenzaccio

(drama, 5 acts) by Alfred de Musset, Armand d' Artois (adpt), Paul Puget (comp) (7 times, 17 Jun 1897 - 24 Jun 1897)

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Magda

(comedy, 4 acts) by Herman Sudermann, W. Remon (trans) (3 times, 28 Jun 1897 - 30 Jun 1897)

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Secret Service

(drama, 4 acts) by William Gillette, William Furst (comp) (47 times, 15 May 1897 - 4 Aug 1897)

Summary Cast:

Secret Service (I)

by William Gillette, William Furst (comp) (27 times, 5 Aug 1897 - 4 Sep 1897)

Summary Cast:

Spiritisme

(comedy, 3 acts) by Victorien Sardou (2 times, 6 Jul 1897 - 7 Jul 1897)

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Tosca, La

(drama, 5 acts, 6 tableaux) by Victorien Sardou (4 times, 8 Jul 1897 - 10 Jul 1897)

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Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians


Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1896-1897 Season

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