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society, who make their reappearance at the Princess s Theatre on Friday and Saturday next have a history unique in that of amateur dramatic clubs in this City." The society have just completed tho third year of their existence and it may safely be said that they have lived longer and produced more dramas than any similar institution of the kind here. Of the innumerable entertainments in which the society have taken part it is of no purpose to dwell, as local playgoers are well acquainted with these productions The society have without ostentation assisted many private individuals and many charitable organisations, and the management, when appealed to, have never refused to-assist in promoting benefits for cases of genuine distress. Apart from these facts, however, it is

generally recognised that the society have fayrly.won a reputation for complete and even performances, combined with suitable and elaborate staging; Of recent years the entertainments of .the society have steadily increased m popular favor, and on every occasion the: seating capacity of the Princess’s Theatre has been severely taxed. On Friday and Saturday next the society appear in' the first New Zealand production _of' Palgrave ' Simpson’s comedy-drama Fate s Decree.’ and the funds of the Dunedin Free Public Library, in aid of which the drama is to be staged, may be expected to be materially benefited,' ■. ■ .

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THE ROSCIUS DRAMATIC SOCIETY., Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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THE ROSCIUS DRAMATIC SOCIETY. Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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