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MACCABE

The best house that has been aaen at the Oddfeliowa' Hall for a long time greeted Mr Frederick Mapcabe 'on hla appearance on Saturday evaßlng. Noither Maooabe nor hia eutertaiomßnt has muoh changed since his previous visit, exoept that his voice gives evidence of wear, and the faelnating ladles whom he used to impersonate m the various melodramaß, tragedies, and operettas whioh formed the second part of Mb entertainment have now a representative of their own sex. Mr Maopabe on hig appearing on the stage on Saturday evening met a warm recep tion, and he at onoo established a perfect understanding with hie audienoe, and tbe title of the entertainment, " B. 'gone dull Oa*e," was amp'y justified d'urinz the next ooupla of hours. The oharaoters pourtray od In the fi-st part were Mr Solemn Sides, the senile, Hea'eys, after dioner speaker ; tbe lady-killer, of the I>undr«ary type, with his vapid inanity ; and the /modern troubadour" of the past cod of London, with his faith pinned to a «• top note' whiob hia whe. zy vo : oe signally fails to reach, all the traits of Oiese wellkoowa oharnc^ors beitg brought out with the most perfeot humor, oraatine a ponataut rJpp'e of laoght^r freqaent'y breaking out m a roar. Macoabe's wonderful ventrl'oquial powers were shown, as he .alone .shows this art, without fignres or other aida to the Imagination, and brought down uns-mtod applause at every point. The comedietta "The Magic Statue" formed Ihe second part of {he programme. Maooate m this repreionts two character 7 5 / * 5 W ,fh r ' and Mr Goodman a a udont, «md Mdlle Minnia asmuied the character of the lattor's roqsin, a dashing young lady who aesutneg va- ious diseuieei m order to overcome Mr Goodman'a daclared hatred of her 8"x. The lady firqt appeara at : tbe i student' s room m travelling attire, und afer being received by tho waiter retires ) behind the ourt»ins and ia quckly dleoloaed as a ma rblo statue, a rißt,o a lly draped. Other rapid changed f paUlahda ? 06rand a Highland laddie being represented, each with a national danpe very gracefully executed, and finallly appearing m walkmg costnmq again. Goodman and Robert are meantime popping ont and In, tbe vsry oppoalto chataot.rs of thoslu^ent— » H aetlo I because ho has no ra! ah for his former vices— and tho amusing old reprobate of ' a waltor— hwdenad by hi« experience of rtl grades of socieiy from tbe poerage to : a maslo ball -wore capital importations. 1 pastoral love aong by Robert, with bloating ohorai. by thope of tho audlonoe who had 'gottlrt hearts and sweet voW 1 (!) was a groat buocosb. At tho nonclusfpi ! llr &iao«bo expressed bis gratification st kao manner \a which he hurt boon rcoslvrd, ] aid retired amid a final bnr*t of applauae. i Ihe ' P^no roaompanlmonla wore played , oy *lr J. O. B ,«man, who In tf c Interval ] piayed somo of bU own oompoaltlonß,

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MACCABE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2227, 16 September 1889

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MACCABE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2227, 16 September 1889

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