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THE OREGON SUNDAY .'JOURNAL, PORTLAND. SUNDAY I.IORNINO. NOVEMBER 12, 1905.
"MIS. WARREN'S PROFESSION"
r.IARQUAr.1 GHAND THEATOE
MARQUAM GRAND TI Eli
raon sum m.
9 (From The loxxrmVt Owl Correspondent)
NEW YORK, Nor. 1,-rArnold
Paly brought his production
' of the Bernard 8haw play,
"Mrs. Warren' Profession," to
-the Garrlck. Its advent had been her
alded by a bitter controversy In which
Mr. Dal, Mr. Shaw and Anthony Com
took had taken prominent part. The
" mayor of New Haven had previously
topped performances of the play In
that city. Not since the great "Hapho"
Incident had there been such caviare
for a certain element of the public
' Thank to I hie advertising, . the en-
trance to the Garrlck theatre wa
jammed witn crowaa wnicn .tnreaienea
a stampede---Uvea the -alreet-ln front
cf the theatre1 was crowded with curl
Joslty seekers.. Beats In, the bands of
speculators eoia ion aosura prices.
high as 126 or 130 each, while even In
; the gallery they went, at 110 and I VS.
-, Two women approached a speculator
( who had but two seats left. ' They were
In the last row of the balcony and the
.speculator wanted $10 for them. The
" women urged him to take less, but he
" would not coma down a cent. -Where-.
upon the women- went through - their
. pocketbooka and finding that they had
i only to, one woman hastened home to
procure the extra dollar while the other
buttonholed ' the. man In . order that he
; should not get away .from them 'mean
while. That la a sample of some of .the
scenes enacted at the entrance of the
: Oarrick theatre.-- ', ... .
Skinned by Speculators. -
Twenty-four hours later thera was
' only half a house, at the Garrlck theatre
and there waa no crush, no crowd. - -But
' In the meantime further performances
of th piece had been stopped by the
" police and. "Candida," ' another' , Bhaw
play, had been substituted. - A treat
many people had bought tickets from
;. speculators at fabulous sums both for
. "that night and for" the succeeding
nights. It Is hardly' necessary to say
. 1 that when they came to return their
tickets the speculators could not be
"'found and the only redress which might
' be had was the return of the face value
of their tickets, namely 12 each. Bo
whatever elae may be said about , this
- play. It has don soma good at least In
'forcing home th pernicious practice
of th theatr speculator . f
- And now for th play, the presenta
tion of which the London censor re-
. fused to permit,' which has been stopped
by . the police of both New Haven and
New Tors' after-a single performance
- In each city, - Mr. Daly Is - reported to
have said after the New Haven Incident
;r; that he would rest his case-with th
critics and. If they Judged th play was
- - Immoral and1 unfit that he would with
draw ft. - ., ... -' -
' It has been long sine such scathing
words have been said of any play as
war, said by every New Tork paper of
' "Mrs. Warren's Profession." s .:.;.
, Thr Is really llttl to be gained by
a discission of this play. ' In on way
It reflecta the best of Bhaw Just a In
rsnother It shows him at hls-wont ' It
Is not without forceful, strong scenes
-;r-ot - dramatic- value. - It lacks, however,
-..that passion of convlnoingnesa which Is
essential to ever stage piece, that la,
j Judging, it "frora . the . purely- technical
' ground and " leaving aside th moral
Question It is dialectic - rather . than
dramatic, although Its subject and the
essentials of Its story In the bare nar-
ration would, appear to. be Intensely
. dramatic Somehow It seems eold
" blooded, almost statistical, too true . to
' faota snd not true enough to .Imagina
tion. It lacks th Interpretive power to
' fore horn th very lessons which " It
brings up. It Is almost purely mental
and Its coM-bloodedneea If the term
might be . used strikes . on with th
force of a blow. , At least this Is ths
Impression which a reading of th play
yokes. ..- . s w
- Moral or Zmmorat :. ,',. ! ; ,'
When you com to th ever-Insistent
. moral question. It la safe to say. that If
our attention had not been forced upon
It a great many of as would not have
ELSIE GRESIIAM PROVES THAT .
, PLAY IS
-----Mle Elsie Greshara, who Is to ap
pear at the Empire theatre soon In '"A
' -' Broken Heart," la among th cleverest
of , America's popular-price stars, and
has a following which should Insure
- big business for th attraction when It
visits Portland. .
. Miss Oreahsm has been with Balvlnl,
Mansfield and Jeffenon and has learned
JULES ECKERT GOODMAN.
given It a thought . Th theme Itself Is
old as" the ""profession", around which
It oenters. It Is not a pleasant subject,
but It la purely a matter of treatment
which decides whether or not It Js moral
or Immoral. , One thing the devotees of
Bhaw have Indubitably In their favor Is
that It Is a question whether anything
as photographic and, on . might aay,
economlo as. this can be Immoral. This
does not mean, of course, that tnr is
justification 1 1 or .ita' presentation upon
the publl stag.- The clinic Is not for
aeneral view. BO toe wnoie roauer -re-
verts acaln to one. of taste, as was said
In this column a week ago. In speaking
of the approaching presentation. or tnia
play. , j , . '. 1 U-.-
It mlaht be remarked, however, ' that
Ita most disagreeable Incident., probably,
that of love, between half . brother and
sister,: is not unlike the great them In
Ibsen's "Ghosts." There is,. or course.
a world of difference In treatment, but
there are those who would call ven
"Ghosts". Immoral, vu as they would
unwittingly condemn In th sam breath
such plays as "Oedipus." -To -mentlon
such a play as "Ghosts" In connection
with 'Mrs Warcena ;prpfesslon". Is to
call at one its position.' Perhaps, after
all, Mr. , Shaw has given his play th
best designation, when, by plaolng it with
the plays which he, did. and. under ths
title which he selected, he tacitly dubbed
It-"unujeasant," And whatever els it
la, unpleasant-' It certainly la. Yet' on
cannot but think -what a splendid, -won
derful thing this play-might have been
If It had had the uplift or emotion ana
the coloring of sympathy fort human
frailty and endeavor; If, instead of being
a dramatia propaganda, It had been, a
great dramatlo story. - , . , '-
Three Shakespeare. Productions. ..
To . turn from Bhaw, to Shakespeare,
there have - been - three Shakespearean
plays produced this week.- Over at the
Garden . theatre Mr. Robert Mad tell, who
began on Monday night with Bui wer's
"Richelieu,". Thursday presented "Othel
lo,". Mr. Mantell appearing -as th Moor.
- Adequate, la th word which naturally
springs to mind In thinking of Mr. Man
tail's work. Rarely-la It Illumined by
flashes of genius,, but nearly always is
It characterised by merit and expressed
with good taste and In manner suggest
ing a. soundness snd thoroughness of
training. His performance of . "Richard
III'.' Is especially good, full of color and
with a aplendld restraint. These quali
ties are apparent in almost all that he
does.1. He has had th training seen all
too seldom at present upon ths stage.
The performances which he Is giving .at
present at ' ths - uaraea tneatre i ar - or
Interest and merit. .'V , ". - .'
: Over In . -Mendelssohn '; hall.:. where
"Everyman' was first presented In this
country, Mr. Ben Greet has - Inaugu
rated a series of Shakespeare's - plays
acted '' In the .' Elizabethan manner."
Whether ' th method - of - production
Which Mr. Greet exhibits Is .-. Ellsa
bethan or not is on of some debit.
The old accepted idea of the bare KUsa
bethao stag has been called Into rather
serious question recently. In a man
ager's not on ..ths program t there Is
written: VThls - drama . Is generally
quoted by those anxious to prove that
Shakespear neither; anticipated nor. do-J
sired elaborate settings and mountings;
the subject -Is too broad for discussion
her. It Is certain he never used them.
It may as well be stated her that out
dbject Is to give these plays as nearly
as possible .as .they were written, to
show their valu as drama and litera
ture and In no spirit, of opposition te
th . public 'that' prefers more scenery
and less Shakespeare. '
At least there. can be no doubt as to
the views of th man who wrote this,
be h Mr. Greet or his press agent. It
Is a pretty sweeping statement to say
"that Shakespeare neither anticipated
nor. desired'" .. elaborate settings. No
one can of course say what he desired,
When It Is considered that scarcely t
years after Shakespeare's ' death there
were elaborate mountings of plays upon
th Ellsabethan stage, effect of me
chanical nature to challenge comparison
with those ' of . today; this broad, d
NOT THE ESSENTIAL
v H. . $ .
. , t "
about all th trlokt of th .trade. Sh
has ' magnetism snd InSlvlduallty ' and
was on woman who refuted th as
sertion that th play triakes th actress.
In substantiating her theory two years
ago, eh took a new play over old terri
tory and th business dons by' th com
pany Increased nearly II per cent over
tb business of th year before, :,
olalv ' statement admit '. at ' least of
Scenery In Elizabeth's Time. - -.
In this connection It might b worth
whll to quote from Anthony--Wood's
"Th Floating Island" was presented
by the -students -of Oxford at Christ
Church hall befor Charles I.i Here ar
Wood's-" words of description: "That
night, after the king, queen and two
princes had supped they saw a comedy
acted In Christ Church hall, but auob
an on It was that It had more of th
moralist than the poet in It.
It, was aoted on a goodly; stage reaching
from the upper end of the hall, almost
to the hearth place and bad on It three
or four openings on each side' thereof
snd partitions-between them .
out of .which th - actor issued. - Th
aid partitions they could draw In apd
out ' according , to , the , nature of the
screen whereon : were - represented
churches, .dwelling houses, palaces, etc.,
which- for . Its variety bred very great
admiration. Over all was delicate paint
ing resembling sky, clouds and at th
upper end a great fair . shut of two
leaves .that opened ' and shut without
any visible' help. Within which war
set "forth the emblem of the whole play
in. a. very .sumptuous manner.' .Therein
was the perfect- resembjance of the bil
lows 1 of the sea rolllnr. snd an arti
ficial', Island, with churches and houses,
wavtng up and .down and floating, as
lso rocks, trees and hills. Many other
fins pieces of work and landscape did
also, appear at sundry openlnga thereof
and a chair was seen to eome gliding
on ths stage without visible help."- .
This Is really not bad for a soenlo
production and this w"as not more than
to years sfter . the death of Shakes
peare. Of course a word should be said
anent th fact that this play was pre
sented before the king and queen and
was something In the nature of a mask
and ' even Wood - remarks about Its nn-
usualness. , Still w do know something
about1 ths effects which - Inlgo Jones
produced, snd while he may not be
Elizabethan In ' the strictest sense, he
comes very close to being so. It Is
hardly probable that : scenery should
have developed to th degree suggested
In th description above without hav
ing had some standing 20 years neror.
As Mr. Greet says, however, "th sub
ject is too broad for discussion here,"
and after all- there Is wry little that
can be absolutely proved one way or the
other. ' Certain scholars feel very
strongly one view and others- have no
less strong opinions of a directly oppo
site character. Meanwhile w have Mr.
Greet' production of "Henry ViM
There is one thing which this under
taking la to be commended for and that
la that It is making an educational ap
peal and Is placing before a great many
school children a more vivid view of
the poet's, work. There were '-quit a
number of young boys and girls present
th other afternoon and ther were
keenly enthusiastic. - Th Idea also ap
peals strongly, to students snd whether
It evokes-sppcoval or-discussion it will
hav a salutary effect
Ths Uerchsnt of Venice." . .. .
Mr. Bothern and Miss Marlowe have
not. tried -to-.be- Ellsabethan-by the-extinction
of acenery In their production
of "Th Merchant of Venice." On th
oontrary, they bar presented the play
with a beauty -and tonal valu which
hav yarely been surpassed upon our
tag. Th mounting la exquisite and
th lights, ar managed with a sens of
artistry seen rarely; the costuming Is
as - varied as It Is beautiful. Above
everything there 1 atmosphere and
warmth to It all breathing of Venloe
and Italian landscape. Shakespear
possibly never dreamed of such a thing,
but It would hav delighted him. prao-
ucai oramatist tnat he waa
Of Mr, Bothern's Shylock it may be
said that It Is Interesting and that It
has moments of Inspiration. . Bo far
ths Impression conveyed Is that it fa
"new," that it needs th seasoned ton
of deflnlteness, needs decisiveness and
constant convincingness. There are bits
that fairly surprise on by their fitness
and Inspiration, -but ther are other bits
which seem a trifle rough and uneven.
Mr. Bothern has followed rather la
the etepa of Kean than In those of Mao
ready and Irving, though at tlmea he
seme to combine both Interpretations.
HI -Shylock lacks dignity. on one side
and on th other lacks racial differen
tiation. -. His Jew Is Jew only on th
surface; scratch him and you will find
a Gentile. Tou cannot portray the
Hebrew ' by merely assuming ' certain
mnm and mevsmonte; a-whoJa-Ixepd 1
or mind is necessary. This, to me. Is
the . greatest . flaw In Mr. gothern In
terpretation; it lacks th racial quality.
This Is very evident when one has seen)
such an actor as Jacob P. Adler In, this
part, who brought to it th splendid for
th cringing, persecuted, acute,
wheedling, proud, intellectual endow
ment of the Hebrew. Tou feel too much
of the villain In Mr. Bothern's portrayal;
too llttl ef ths man behind the villain.
Above all It leaves the .Impression of
being unsettled, undecided.. Tou never
ar quit euro of the' viewpoint. It 1
therefore, aa stated at th beginning,
a performance of moments, some of th
speeches being dons with rare beauty
and force. ; " .. ..V
Miss Marlowe's Portia. - ' '.;
Miss Marlowe's Portia Is a picture to
be placed In the nam gallery with her
Juliet and her Bee. trine, a creation of
beauty and appealing Charm. Ther I
a splendid womanliness combined with
a spirit of youthful fun In Miss Mar
lows which make her ' peculiarly fitted
to this role. - Above all her voice is a
perfect instrument, for thn demands of
the part, especially In th trial scene.
Sh mad Portia first, last and always
essentially feminine, a woman whom ex
perience had given a mental grasp and
a dignity,, yet a woman who underneath
eherished always a romantic dream. Sh
was gracious. Under, yet . Arm i when
there war-rieed of firmness, a Portia
who could carry In her heart for year
the picture of a Basaanlo, yet one, too,
who could extract the last farthing of
payment v from a Shylock, . Abov all
she was a Portia -who could play th
pranks of th ring incident, th pur
glrllshness or her nature-being always
clos to th surface. Ther has bees
few ' more .' engaging Shakespearean
pictures offered on the sta ge than this
Portia of Miss Marlowe. -
For th Test it might be said that the
acting throughout waa very satisfying
and tb stage management excellent.
There were several other openings
this week which can b scarcely more
than mentioned. At th Broadway the
atre "Veronlque," a comic opera- worthy
of the Tiame, waa presented -by an En
glish company, which haa scored
Heavily. , Miss Marie Cahlll In a new
musical ' comedy, "Moonshine," opened
en Monday night at the Liberty theatr
and seema to hav mat a favorabl fVt'
eeptlon. -At th New Amsterdam th
new Dm ry Lena spectacle, "The white
Cat." wa presented. last night. It is
vaguely on ths lines -of Its predeces
sors, '"Mother Goose" and Humpty
Dumpty," and la of standard. -.-rr.
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