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IOtympia Skating Rink, Pentwe.
Otympia Skating Rink, Pentwe. The first grand gymkhana was held at the Olympia Roller Skating Rink, Fen- tre, on Thursday evening. There was a good list of entries for the various in- teresting and exciting competitions. The evening's entertainment was well organ- ised by Mr. F. T. Studd, the manager, assisted by capable omcials. The nrst event was extremely amusing—a. gents' quick lunch race, in which there were seven competitors. The two-lap race was preliminary to a lunch, which was by no meana a- meagre, one. Mr. F. G. Hop- kins, 57. Bute Street, Treorohy, proved an easy winner or the handsome dressing case awarded as nrst prize. There were only live couples ready for the 3-lap couple race—the winners, after a keen race, being Miss M. A. Hopkins and Mr. E. W. Lewis, Treorchy, a nice dressing ase falling to the lot of each prize- winner. A ladies' balloon race proved extremely dimcult, and the conditions of the race had to be altered before com- petition could proceed very far. After several attempts the race was hnally run, and Miss Katie George, Pentre, fully deserved the prize. A very tight struggle for supremacy was witnessed in the 10- lap handicap race, run off in three heats and a hnal. The nrst prize-winner was Mr. Mel Evans, Treherbert, and second prize-winner Mr. E. W. Lewis, Tre- orchy. The next item was a hockey match between Pontypridd and Pentre, each) team consisting of five members. This half-hour proved intensely exciting, as the play was very fast and clever. The final score of 5 goals each is a fair indi- cation of the even play. A ladies' 4-lap handicap for a handsome dressing case as prize was won by -Miss Alice Phelps, Teorchy. The tit-bit of the evening for the onlookers was the gents' obstacle race. the prize being a set of fish knives and forks. Mr. F. G. Hopkins, Treorchy, proved an easy winner. A gents' back- ward race over 3 laps was won by Mr. Mel Evana, Trehorbert, the prize awarded being a handsome set of carvers. A bladder hght between Beds and Blues proved very exciting and interesting. The final contestants were the respective cap- tains, Mr. W. Johns and Mr. F. J. Studd, who fought valiantly for a long time, neither side succeeding in knocking off his opponent's hat, while the stock of armaments, namely, bladders tied to sticks, ran short. The match was renewed on Saturday evening, when an exciting Tussle tor suprerna-y ended in a win tor Captain Johns. the music during the evening: was given by the hand, under Mr. Blaker's conductorship, one of the special Items on the musical programme being a waltz song, Rinking." This song has been composed by a promising young musician, namely, Mr. Frank StuÔ a son of the popular manager at the Olymnia Rink. The music is light, catchy and effective, and Is sure to become exceedina-lv popular in the Valley. The prizes were presented by Mrs. Wight, of Ystrad, who congratulated the prize- winners upon their well-earned success. The oiBcials were:—Judges, Messrs. H\ G. Hill. Tom Williams. D. Rees and F. C. Davies:. starter, Mr. W. A. Fyfe; handicapper. Dr. CosteIIo: stewards, Turner, and Messrs. J. Foster and W. Johns.
THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy, ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, February 7th, 1910, and during the Week, Frank Bertram's Company in the Stirring Play in Four Acts- Eno% in nm& THE BREEB OF TM TRESHAMS By JOHN RUTHERFORD. By arrangement with Mr. Martin Harvey. Early Doors, 6.45; Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PR!CES AS USUAL. Next Week, Welcome Return t ? *ST &? E* *?'? S? ? ?i*F ? Visit of the Romantic Venetian Dram?— ?tTBE.. Nw3??&S?B<t
Amusements. Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Why Girls Leave Home is the title of one of the greatest bioscopic produc- tions ever witnessed. To reveal the plot would be to give the show away, but without a. doubt it is one of the most ingenious pictures we have ever seen and alone well worth the money paid for ad- mission. Another iine film is entitled Muggins, V.C." This picture shows the village Muggins at home and at the 'I seat of war-how everyone pooh-poohs him as the village idiot and subsequently worships him as the hero of the day. €SiN Ryland. the favourite London come- dian, in songs and stories, appears with great success. Cliff treats the audience to a few of his extremely funny jokes and immediately sends his hearers into roars of laughter. Ctiff loses none of his old piquant style. Athletes of no mean order <re the Athlones, who are a pair of finely developed physical culturists. Their pre- liminary posing shows what can be done in the way of musical development and comes in for a very fair share of applause. A welcome return visit is paid us by Gus Hindei!, the man from Looming. His topical aong was great, and fairly cap- tured his audience by a political refer- ence to Mr. Lloyd George and a topical reference to Freddie Welsh. Beale and Broadway, Yankee comedy merchants and damcera, are well to the front with a budget of comicalities' whilst Howard and Thorne wind up a strong programme in a screamingly funny sketch, Mary Ann."
Empire, Tonypandy Three of a. Kind," the sketch pro- duced at the Empire this week by Miss Ethel Arden and George Abel's Com- pany, is one of the most farcical pieces of acting ever witnessed on local boards. The whole plot centres on the facial (and other) resemblances of three gentlemen boasting hair and beard of an aggres- sively ginger hue, and the contre- temps arising out of the situation is side- splitting. Harry Weldon Is also great a.s a comedian. His impersonation of "StiNy, the Goalkeeper," is memorable. Lizzie Glenroy is a Scotch damsel boast- ing a good voice, and is besides a very clever dancer. Her Irish jig and Scotch skirl were vigorously applauded. The Claymore Trio. vocalists, humorists and jugglers, are well to the fore with smart patter and clever tricks. The Brothers Lawrence arc a, capable duo, and are experts in sand dancing. Rich Taylor is another interesting personality, and his ventriloquism is 'decidedly novel and clever. A very clever turn is that pre- sented by the Two Butterflies, gymnasts. The feats on the trapeze are a marvel of skill and training, and they are well worth the applause given them. The Empire- scope has some capital pictures.
Palace Forth Messrs. Poole are certainly to be con- gratulated upon the quality of their pro- gramme, as well as upon their innovation this week. Not only is there, & superior combination of artistes, but the show has been extended an hour. Topping the bill are Verno and Voyce, two inimitable comedians in original and vocal scenas. They are an uncommonly smart duo, and evoke rounds of applause. The celebrated Stein-Eretto Troupe display wonderful ability. Their performance of hand balancing and other acrobatic feats are par excellence, and should be seen to be believed. Randolph King, protean artiste, contributes the finest one-ma.n programme yet staged at Forth. Apart from the dramatic art he displays, the rapidity of his changes are most amazing and almost incredible. He secures great applause. The Two Jays, kwarrelsome komedians, are really good and make a fine hit; as also do the Sivronis, burlesque artistes, in Opera, Gone Mad." Very fine also is Woolmer Young, light vocal comedian, who deserves the plaudits bestowed upon him. Bennett and Stirling, singers and dancers; and the Fontellaa are also deserving of praise. Last but not least are the Palascope pictures, which are both interesting and highly entertaining.
Tivoli Pentre. This week's entertainment is of a high standard, exceptionally fine pictures being shown. Miss Ella's Performing Lions head the programme, and her world-wide reputation is maintained. Miss Ella has four splendid specimens under complete control. They have been well trained to perform several unique feats. Miss Ella risks her arm and head by putting them in the open mouth of one of her play- mates." Tennyson and Wallis, comedians, have good songs and smart patter, which cause amusement and laughter. Their representation of two policemen is good. Smith and Johnson are an extremely entertaining American comedy couple, and are well applauded for their efforts. Mr. Edgar Harper, of Tonypandy, scores a success with his illustrated song-an ex- cellent vocalist singing with exipression and marked enect. The Sisters Brenton provide a good turn also, their best feat being rhythmical skipping. Of the pic- tures it is needless to sav more than that they are among the best in the Valley. Revenge," depicting scenes from a powerful drama, is an exceptionally good film, and Wild Birds is certainly interesting and very instructive.
Opera House, Treherbeft
Opera House, Treherbeft The F. R. Benson Shakespearean Com- pany (South), staged at the Opera House this week, is billed as an expensive engagement" but it may safely be said that when the management secure such engagements for the Treherbert theatre, expensive or otherwise, they will always command the heartiest support of local Opera House patrons. This week's attrac- tion may be taken as an example. Crowds of people (Including a large percentage of teachers and students), not merely from Treherbert, but from many parts of the Valley, flock nightly to the theatre to witness some of the finest plays of the immortal Shakespeare being most success- fully interpreted bv this renowned com- pany. Although the strenuous section of the audience is not frequently enabled to indulge its taste for the popular guffaws and giggles in most of the. Shakespearean dramas, the really good serious acting is appreciated and enjoyed to the full. On Monday night, the nrst play, The Merchant of Venice." was a conspicuous success, %hanks chieny to the splendid talent of Mr. Balliol Holloway and Miss Emil Leslie-the mainstays of the com- pany. What' a Shylock" was Mr. Balliol Holloway! The persecuted Jew, the avaricious moneylender, the Chris- tian-hater, and malicious Jyrant were all one in Mr. Holloway's great impersona- tion. In build, voice, and manner he could not be. better suited for this part. He stands out prominent from the rest of the caste as an actor of extraordinary theatrical talent, and it would be worth while seeing him in the different leading
CMOt?E* THEATRE OF E-nn?inC- VAR!ET!ES, TONYPA.NDY. Proprietofs The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. General Mn.na.ger ,vii. WALTEri BRIGHT Assistant Manager Mr. WILL PEARSON e-3Q Two Performances M!ght!y. 8-45 Monday, Feb. 7th, 1910 a. ret during the week. Miss HARRIETT VERNOM, EVERYBODY'S FAVOURITE, in all her Latest Successes, including EMBLEMS. Special Dresses. Speciat Scenery. Special Enects. STELLING & DOG, Entertaining Speciality. THE DEVONSHAWS, Musical Comedy Sketch Artistes. BERT WILLIAMS. Ventriloquist. ALEC KENDAL, Comedian. G. W. WEBBER. Renowned Baas Vocalist. AUGUSTIN & HARTLEY. World's Greatest Barrel Jumpers. LESLIE RACE. Popular Vocal Comedian. EMPIRQSCOPE, A'v.ays Entertaining. The Popular Dramatic Actor, JAMES WILLARD (HIMSELF) AND COMPANY, presenting an Intensely Dramatic Episode, THE ACE OF HEARTS." A Story of Two Men a,nd a Woman, by James Willard. Note the Priced—GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d.); PIT, 6d.; CIRCLE & STALLS, Is.: GRAND CIRCLE, 1/6; ORCHESTRA STALLS, 1/6; BOXES, 10/6 (to seat 5). SINGLE SEATS, 2/6. Advance Booking for everv Performance without extra chajge. Box Office Open Dfdtv from 11 t' 4. Telephone 1\0. 42. Note the Times.—First House: Doors open at 6.15, commence at 6.30 p.m. Second House: Doors opem a.t 8.30, commemce at 8.45 p.m. All Children must be paid for. Seats not guaranteed. No money returned. The management reserve the right to refuse admission.
New WofknDen s Hatt Ferndale.
New WofknDen s Hatt Ferndale. Messrs. Travis Green and .Arthur Hinton's principal company are staging for the whole of this week their great play, Home, Sweet Home," by Frany Lindo. Mr. Arthur Hinton, who takes the part of Stephen Armitage," a young fisherman and captain of the lifeboat, is an actor of nrst-class merit, and few of his equals have been seen in Ferndale. David Armitage (his father) is weH impersonated by Mr. Fred G. Kay. Mr. Charles Clifford gives a splendid repre- sentation of the "Duke of Ancestor." Lucas Lyie," the Duke's private secre- tary (the heavy part of the play), is interpreted with great feeling by Mr. G. Moreton Williams. Mr. Arthur Kirwin gives an excellent personification of "Solomon Keary," an old sailor, who ap- pears in every act and has a great deal to do, and does it with great credit to himself. The leading actresa is Miss Florence Zillwood, who impersonates with [great skill) Joan" (David Armitage's adopted daughter). Others who deserve special mention are Messrs. Arthur Beau- fort, Walter darke, Charlton Morton, Rupert Lorry, Misses Lizzie Routhe, Maude Camneld, Bessie Franks, and Little Hilda Bokes, who takes the. part of "Dora." On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next, a rare treat is assured the public at this theatre, when Mr. Harry Benet will present his company in the panto- mime, Dick Whittinfrton." Mr. Benet, who has made himself such a favourite by his clever character studies in Sergeant Brue and Lady Sla-vey companies, apnears this time as "Idle Jack. The company also includes Mr. Denis Lynden, another old favourite. Miss Nellie Dyson will appear as Dick," and Miss Stella. Millar as "Alice." The company is forty strong, and includes the famous La' Dor Troupe, the greatest acrobats extant. The scenery and dresses are of unusual ex- cellence. The tour is under the direction of Mr. Will Kloof, of Kloof and Ramsey. We should advise our readers to book seats early for this splendid production.
Football Season j9-!0. For Quality and Price go to the Poou!&f Rhondda Ooupon Photographers, Distance no Ol*ct. A1l1dnds of Photography undertaken HARRISON & EY.INS, Low 3r Tony a dy. ENTRANCE—Through 0. S. FVANS', tionmwnger, 811d :at Eieanor Stret. 484 few quouftl 0 [HIPPO R E TONYPANDY I¡, Sole Lessee Mr. WILL STONE. General Manager Mr. EDGAR HARPER. ? T? ?OM?/, /-e?. 7??, ?? ?7'??e WeeA. 0 '3jf? ?eJ? .T?r?cE ?rj???i?? O.J'U HORACE WHEATLEY The Famous Irish Comedian and Dancer. I NELLIE NAVETTE, Comedienne. NORMAN AND NOYES, Comedians and Dancers. MAUDE FRED MARSHALL and PARR (Contralto). (Tenor). Entertainers and Vocalists of a very high order. MAXIMILLIAN TRIO An Ac)-to suit you all. WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC MOSCOPE. STILL LEADING. All Children must be paid for. PEOPLE S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d Early Doors, 4d- Pit, 6d Early Doors 9d.; Stalls, t/. Early Doors, Is. 3d. P,Emma PENTRE. Sole Lessee Mr. WILL STONE. General Manager ? ?. ?, Mr. EDGAR HARPER. Resident Manager Mr. R. MOTHERSILL. ?EX T?f? Monday, February 7, ?? ??? ?-?? ??? N!ght!y- 0-?<L? JF 3L." ? d .JE» C30 p I. ;e& x The Famous London Comedian. London's Premier Instrumentalists, PARKES & PRICE, A Wealth of Harmony. KITTY WAGER, Chic Comedienne. IL 4Ie b The Wizard of the Sphinx, in a Spectacular Act of Egyptian Mystery. PHILLIPS & BRISTOW, Singers and Dancers. MADAM HENGLEUR And her Wonderful Troup of Performing Russian Poodles and High Jumpers. Will Stone's E!ectw!c Bioscope, Always Up-to-date. DON'T- FORGET—6 30 and 8 30 People's Popular Prices—Ga!!ery, 3d, Early Doors, 4d Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Circle, Is., Early Doors, ts 3d Reserved, Is 3d. OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors .< Poole's Theatres, Limited Manager Mr. M. B. Pedlar. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7th, 8th and 9th, TRAVIS GREEN & ARTHUR HINTON'S PRINCIPAL COMPANY in the Great Play of Intense Homely Interest- &A W AftL m Aoft Home, Sweet Home! By FRANK LINDO Mr. Arthur Hinton as Stephen Armita-ge." Nightly ft 7-30. Doo!s open at 7-15. Early Doors a,t 7. First Circle 2s.; 2nd C!rc!e Is. 6d.; Pit Is.; Gallery 6d. Early doors, ;ll. eKtra to all parts New Workmen's Hall, Ferndate Resident Manager-Mr. DAVID WILLIAMS. ) Pecreta.ry-Mr. WILLIAM JAMES. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 7th, 8th & 9th, THREE NIGHTS ONLY: Mr. Harry Benets Pantomime, entitled- DICK WHITTINGTON 40 ARTISTES 40. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 10th, llth & 12th, THREE NIGHTS ONLY,! Miss Inez COn'Apany in THE PMKBE AND THE BEBEAR MA!D PRICES OF ADMISSION-Orche!tr!) St-Hsand FrUld R w u, Circ)' '2/ Reserve, ?/s: Second and Third Row Circle and Stalls, 1/6, Early door, 1/9 Upper and F'id? C,rele an Pi' S tUs, 1, Ecrly doo-s, 1/3; Pit, 6d., Eady. door3, M. Sea a m iy now he b: oked at the A'aBiget's Otfi e at the Hall. ?Np?S CARDIFF ? MPIRE; ? ? ?v?. ? .A. JL. E (QUEEN STRRET) Managing Director. OSWALD StOL. -0- TWICE NIGHTLY-6.45 and 9 o'clock sWe! Seats booked daily by Post or Tela. No. 6!S -0- Kjt? Monday, Feb 7th 19)0, and! ttur<t? 3 ? the We&h. j? THE JEWELS, The Latest a.nd Great. Spectacular Protean Pro ? duction entitled "Change," or "The Haunted Bt Castle." A Comedy Drama in Four Lightning M Tansfonna.tions. The Most Wonderful Ex. K hibition of tage Craft ever seea. K GITTO, the Great Welsh Double Voiced Vooaliat ?L THE ATHLONES, World Famous Athletea. FIELDING & HULL, Eotertainefa. m? LES BOMANIS, Continental Musical Artistes. B? Margarec PABKER & Co. present "Lucky Jim. Hiit BILLY HOBBS. the Darktown Danciag Coon, ? ? with Darktown Ditties. JENNIE HARTLEY, with Pleasing Songs ancf. Delightful Dances. ?? THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE, shewing New BJ' Pictures. B?t From the London Hippodrome. ? N MOBAN & WISER Sensational BooccerMg H? J)MB Throwers. !t it PALACE !jj anN Haa ?? ?? ??? PORTH. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Limited Managing Director Mr C. W. Pools Local Manager Mr. J. W. Bynorth Monday, Feb. 7, and during the Week. SPECIAL NOTICE.—It having been mentioned by many of our Patrons that 11 o'cioctc at night is too late for those living at a distance and having Co be up early, we having decided that for the future we shall only giv-e Ø" ONE Peffofm&Mce & Night. Instead of two. We shall introduce an extn hour per night of the most UP-TO-DATE LIVING PICTURES, in addition to our SPLENDID VARIETY COMPANIES WEEKLY thus giving One Bis Three Hours Show from 7 to 10, And as the Palace is large, there will be no Advance m Prices. Thus the cheapest seats will only cost you 1do per hour. No other Palace in the United Kingdom wilt put on such a Big Show for so little money. Open Nightly at 6-50. Early Doors at 6-40. Commence ab 7 o'clock, and finish about 10 o'clock nightly. Special Engagement of ED"E"FORD. The Australian Sundowner. President of the Face Trust. THE RANGERS. The Apex of all Trick and Comedy Cycle Acts. Lydia NEILSON'S BOYS and GIRLS in their smart and Up-to-date Drawing-Room Scena, entitled-" A Drawing- Room Rehearsal." Mr. John R. Poole presents GODFREY PRICE, the Celebrated Welsh Baritone. SAM WILLIAMS, Character and Chorus Vocal Comedian, Madge CLIFFE and Evelice VANSTAN, Comedy Duo, introducing Piano, Singing, Cello and Violin, entitled-, An Actress's Protege." HOWARD AND WALLIS, in a Side-Splitting Sketch- "Taming a Wife." THE PALA8COPE with all the Best Animated Pictures. The PALACE BAMO of selected Musician'. One of the best in the provinces. Conductor-Mr. Stuart Lane The Spanish GOLD!N!S, Carpet Spinning Extraordinary, with Marvellous Electric Effects. Moat Novel Act of the 20th Century. Circle, t/- (Early doore. 1/3, reserved at 1/3). Pit- and Balcony, 6d. (Early doors, 9d.) GatHery, Set.- (Early doors, 4d.) Bicycles stored in a spesia! room free of charge. Smoking permitted in all parts. No whistling or shouting aUowed M r. Poole respectfully asks the public to assist him in maintaining good order in all parts of the house. Nothing will be permitted on the Stage to offend the most fasti- dious. The Management reserve the right to refuse ad- mission without explanation. 007 NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD EVERY EVENING AT 7.15. LAST WEEK of Milton Bode and Robert Bedford's BRILLIANT FAIRY PANTOMIME- I&, DICK WHrmMCTOK The mosb Corgeoua Pi eduction ever seen in Wales. LAST MORNING PERFORMANCE SATURDAY at 2. Chitdren under L2 years of age admitted to these Performances at the following reduced prices—Dress Circle, 8s; Orchestra Stalls, 2s. and Is. 6d.: Pit Sta.Hs and Barony, Is.; Pit, 6d. Next Week-THE FLAG LIEUTENANT! Box Office at Theatre, 10 to 5 and during the I Performance. Nat. tet Cardiff 376. Royat CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. TTHEATRESCOPE with all the Latest Pictures. Monday, February 7th, and evepy evening during the week. Welcome Vi&it of the World-famed Roman Ptay- L A V I A N The Greatest Creation of the late Wilson Barrett. WILLIAM MACLAREN as "Claudian." LILY C. BANDMANN as "Almida." Supported by their Company of 50 Artistes, including Full Chorus and Principal Dancer. Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/ Gallery, 6d. Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extratoallparts. Next Sunday— GRAND PtCTORtAL COMCERT. Printed for the Propa'ietora by MeMMk BvtHiB & Short, Tonypajidy, Mid pcMMM< ?y the Proprietors, "The .Rhomd?a liejz,er Limited, at their O&cea, BM<A- zior BaHdinga, De Winton Btreet, Ton- pandl, ia the Qowft ef Ghmmo%iL
Opera, at Mardy.
Theatre Royal; Tonypandy. Mr. Sam Duckworth is to be congratu- lated on having secured such an attrac- tion as the late Wileon Barrett's marvel- lous creation, Claudian," for the patrons of the Royal this week. That the treat is thoroughly appreciated is shown by the well-nlled bouses that obtain nightly. Mr. William Maclaren as "Claudian Andriates," a rich nobleman of Byzantium, isj of course, the centre ngure of the piece, and his masterly act- ing alone—to say nothing of the spirited co-operation of his chief colleagues— serves to give life and interest to this classical play. which is of a character which used to be supposed unattractive to the majority of theatre-goers. It is, however, to such plays as these and to such acting that the stage owes its eleva- tion in public opinion within recent years, and those who visit the Royal this week cannot fail to be impressed with the interpretation of sentiments and motives which are &fter all little, if at all, dif- ferent from those of the present day. The curse pronounced against Claudian by "The Holy Clement" (Mr. Geo. Roberts) and its inevitable working out in every particular of his life and aims, the infatuation of "Almida." (Impersonated! by Miaa Lily C. Bandmann, whose power- ful interpretation of the character is most pre'r pathetic and aNecting), the troubles of '?Agazil," Almida's lover (Mr. Douglas! Barle), all appeal strongly to the sym- pathiea of the audience; while the comic simplicity 01 Belos (Mr. C. T. Chaloner) ives a welcome vein of humour t<? .¿'e play. Miss Stella Dorin in a cymbal dance provides an agreeable interlude. Miss Maud Garth gives an admirable interpretation of Esessa," aister of Almida. The appreciation of the audience is shown by frequent and enthusiastic recalls of the principals. The culmination of the play through Its three wta ia enthralling, and the earthquake scene ia a triumph of stage effect. The la.st. act of all. Claudian's Palace in 'Ruins/' with the death of daudian, is superbly impressive. Next week. Martin Harvey's master- piece. "The Breed of the Treshams," will be staged at this theatre.
Opera House, Treherbeft
roles each night this week. Miss Emit Leslie's interpretation of Portia was given with tact and very good expres- sion. Her "Portia was practical in the great Court Scene, sweet and playful in the moonlight scene, of the last act, and mistress of herself throughout. Mr. Douglas Rubery as "Bassanio" was all that is desired as a polite, courteous and noble gentleman of Venice but a certain unnatural element in the voice seemed to mar the effect. "Nerissa" (Miss Con- stance Bromley) was played with becom- ing (Jkarm and grace. "Jessica." (Shy- lock's daughter) was a tynical Jewess is impersonated by Miss Majorie Palgrave. Antonio (the Merchant of Venice) was played by Mr. Charles Warburton. His was a very quiet kind of Antonio, enec- tive as such, but perhaps rather too life- less. Mr. Burge&s-Barrett must not be forgotten. He gave a faultless imper- sonation of Lancelot Gobbo." Old Gobbo (Lancelot's father), although an unimportant part, is worthy of note. This part was nlled with great effect by Mr. Frank Weir. His treble, piping and whistling voice was perfect for this old man character. "Macbeth" was presented on Tues- day, Taming of the Shrew on Wednes- day." and The Merry Wives of Windsor" on Thursday. The respective perform- ances on Friday and Saturday nights are "Macbeth" and "Hamlet." "The Twelfth Night will be a matinee per- formance on Saturday afternoon.