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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
Vaudeville, successfully re-established by the Fuller-Brcnnan management at the Princess Theatre, will, however, cease temporarily at the end of next week. On, Monday the bill will be reinforced by the inclusion of Carrie Moore, who proved so vital ain attraction on her last- visit here.
Mr John Fuller, jtm., who has been in town for the past few days, has gone on to Invercargill to arrange "for a short vaudeville season there by the company at present playing at. tho Princess Theatre. It is probablo that when matters Fettle, Fuller-Brennaii will run vaudeville "down below " intermittently. Edith Latimer, an actress who appeared in this country with Wilson Barrett, is sterling in tho U.S.A. with 'The Garden of Allah.*
Miss Irby Mai shall, a Queenslander. who was her* with 'The Blue Bird/ is playing second lead parts in tho Now York production of 'The Elder Son.' Tit the cast also is Miss Cynthia Brook,e, w'no was seen in the Dominion in. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
The Kennedy Family -will play a return season in Dunedin from December 26 to Jannuiy .7. 'iheir tour of the Dominion will occupy threo months. Miss M. B. Hopkins, well known in Dunedin, playt-d the part of the Princess of Bhonp in a recent production of ' A Country Girl' by the Amateur Operatic Society of Hasting?. The 'Daily Telegraph' accorded her high praise. Miss Hopkine appeared hero with the Pollards. News of the death of Mr Lempriere Prinple, the well-known basso, will be received with reafi'ot by theatregoers. Mr Prfngte was born in Hobart, and his father, whose stage name was Charles Lempriere, was a well-known operatic singer (baritone) in the seventies. For the most part. Mt I'ringle's musical career M-as in England, but he is well remembered as a member of Mr George Mnsgrove's first grand opera company, his most notable part being that of Mephistopheles in ' Faust." Mr Priogle later, in Melbourne, supported Madame Mclba. in scenes from opera, and made subsequent appearances in light opera. His greatest success of late years was in 'The Chocolate Soldier,' in which he re-appeared in London quite recontlv.
Miss Ellen Teny spent a day in Auckland last- week on arrival of the Makura from Sydney : en routo>. to Vancouver. The celebrated actress has just concluded a sucoecsful tour in Australia. and speaks warmly of the hospitality offered her. It is probable that she will give recitals in the United states before continuing her journey to London. "The Ileal Thing' and 'Mum's the Word' are t'wo productions 'to be put on by thr» Smith-Mo\er Comedy Company in Melbourne when they return from Sydney. These farces will go on when the company urine to the Dominion towards the middle of next year. Miss Ceii.i Ghiloni -will be the Fairy Queen in the Williamson panto. 'Cinderella.'
Wellington City Council have passed a by-law dealing with the practice of theatre managers of charging extra admission money i'oi* " early doors" after 7.30 p.m. It provides that it shall be the- duty of tlv> liconsee of every licensed building to '-n----sure that the building shall throughout be opened tt> arid aeceseiblo to the public on the payment, of the ordinary minimum advertised prices for the neriod of at least half an hour immediately preceding fho ccnimenceir.eni of the pie-je. Every entertainment elntll for tho purposes of the clause be deemed in every case to commence at the- opening overture or at tho beginning; of any musical item, or at the commencement of anv other performance preliminary or introductory to the main entertainment.
Word was received from England recently by Clyde Meynell, of .T. 0. Williamson, Ltd., stating that his brother, General Yan Straubcnzee, had been appointed to the command of the 35th Infantry Brigade of Lord Kitchener's new army. General Van Straubenzee, who was formerly in command of the Suffolk Re-
giment, has seen a good deal of active service, having fought in India and South Africa. The van Straubeiuees are a fighting family, their name figuring prominently in the Army List. Only two of them, Dr Clyde Van Straubenzee (Meynell, who adopted this name for professional purposes instead of using tho longer one) and a cousin, have not adopted the Army as a career. The latter, Lieutenantcommander Van Straubenzee, commanded the cruiser Suffolk. Two of Clyde Meynell's cousins were killed and two wounded in the Boer War. His father fought through the Crimean War, the Afghan campaign, and the Indian Mutiny. His uncle 2 Sir Charles Van Straubenzee. was Gioverfnor /of Malta. Thje Straubenze/cs are of Dutch extraction, having gone, over from Holland and settled in Yorkshire.
Mr 0. P. Heggie, the South Australian actor, who has done so well in London, has been engaged to " produce " and play the leading part in a Hans Anderson's fantasy in New York. Mr Heggie appeared hero with W. F. Hawtrey. Among the Russian officers on the Prussian frontier is M. Tretiakoff, a wellknown singer in the Petrograd Opera, and formerly an artillery officer. To encourage the men he sang in the trenches military songs relating to Peter the Great, tho soldiers joining in the chorus. He also sang songs from Tchaikowsky's operas. Mr -Alexander Watson was a passenger by tho Ventura recently for San Iraucisto, where ho is to begin an American tour under the direction of the J. B. Bond Lecture Bureau. It is not unlikely that Mr Watson will revisit Australia in about two years.
Miss Violet Loraine, tho clever principal " boy " of the ' Pu*ss in Boots' pantomime, is now appearing in 'Hullo, Tango,' the "biy revue, arid is eaid to be winning great popularity by her singing of a patriotic song, ' My Brave Volunteer.' Dolores is giving a series, of recitals in West Australia. She returns to Melbourne early in December, and stays over Christmas.
Members of the male contingent of the Russian Imperial Ballet, who appeared at Covent Garden, London, are now serving with the colors against the Germans and Austrians.
Ambrose Manning is appearing at the Strand Theatre, London, as Father Christinas, the part he played here with the late Wilson Barrett.
Madge Titheradge is playing with Cyril Maude in the London production oi ' Young Wisdom.' Sir Herbert Tree, has sent a. cheque for £2OO to Sir Squire Bancroft for the relief of actors and actresses suffering through the war. The handsome Australian actress Owen Burroughs has been engaged by Fred Xiblo to play the blackmailer in the fanemelodrama •Seven Keys to Baldpate.' Xot long after the recent, publication of a book on singing methods, which appeared with Caruso? name affixed. a ringing teacher named Jleyerheim, living in London, accused the Italian tenor of having appropriated entire pages from her writings for the book. Now. in the ' Corriere Sella Sera.' Caruso makes reply to tho charge by disclaiming all connection with the book published as his, and protests against the use of his name in associationwith it.
FOOTLIGHT FLASHES, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
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