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I' PIERROTS ON THEIR DIGNITY.

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I' PIERROTS ON THEIR DIGNITY. THEY REAP GOOD HARVEST FROM SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENTS. Pierrot is deeply angered by a statement which he regards as derogatory to his art and dignity. "Tii'iS is the time ok tuie year," he reads, "wtoeu your untUiployed actor spends 7s 6d on a cheap costume. and makes for the seaside, to repair hia broken fortunes in tiie di«giuae of a myster- ious minstrel." In truth, t.he day is lotng past when the busi- ness of al fresco entertJuiments was canted on in this casuad way. Artista of the highec-t dis- tinction—Mr Malcolm Scott, for insta.nce—bcok a Pierrot engagement alternatively with one at the Palace Theatres. In North. \V aies resorts the .names of Ade,Jer and Sutton are almost household wcrde. They have about fifteen troupes under th, lir direction, who v 5 t the principal" resorts in England 3.ud4 Wales, and their entertainments are always of the best possible clafs. Mr W. J. Churchill, of IJandudno nj,nstrel fame, was at one time a celebrated "Pierrot," and Mr Whit CuniiHo occasionally done the picturesque garb of these seaside entertainers. For years past the entertainment of visitors to the seaside has been systematised are carefully as that, say, of the Moss Empire tour. It em- plovfi no fewer than 1000 artists at this moment, and 'it is now almost unknown for Pierrot to solic't tho casual contribution of his audiences. Probably he was better off when he did 60. Then a certain stigma attached to the business, and the perfortner, hiding his blushes for choice under a suit of burnt cork, jcaousJy concealed his dentitv. But he was content to come back to London in the autumn with a hundred sov- ereigns or so as his share of the takings of the t r () IH).(\. The music publishers reap a rich harvest out of a Pierrot. They allow him to st-ng the songs of popular music-hall favourites, iaiid make him up a. temptingly cheap parcel of song's, for the sale of a ballad mado popular by the sad sea waves is greatdy increased. On the West Coast there is an elaborate cr- ganisation of al fr-eoco entettaintnents by a firm running twenty troups and interchanging week- ly. The company is usually made up of four vocahsts. capable of rolos and concerted piece?, a comedian or "drawing room entertainer," and a lvanist. This fiirri keeps from one to two hundred peo- ple employed throughout the summer, at salaries ranging frci n £ 3 to £ 10, with an occasional star ensae-ement. The work is more exacting than that of the music hall or the concert-hall, but the life is healthy to a degreo. Fa: iure, of Perrot proprietors airc .not frequent and many of them makes fortunes.

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