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1 he T h eatre Royal  The Theatre Royal If Mr. Yal Stevens were to take a baillot on ins grea.test capture of his already great autumn season, I believe that lie would find an over- whelming majority of the playgoers with him in declaring Daddaltiins tiliie greatest capture that Merthyr has had for years. That 1 should probably be in a minority of one against-having cast my vote for Pygmalion "—does not mean anything at all. I know when I am in a minor- ity, and the general nature of the experience does not make me lose any sleep.. And, mark you, no one more than myself has enjoyed the great work of Louis Calvert and, Ernest Hendrie, rather more than less Ernest Hendrie, whose in- terpretation of the canny Srotsman is delightful. Daddalums preaches no .sermon, presents no problem in morals. It is just a sentimental play that depends chiefly on great acting, and that.: is getting. For such a piece as this Mr. Calv«~' is the man to choose, a man who can so lose bfl" self in a character that, he is the cliaracte' the duration of the play, who can weep an laugh, joke an(I get angry, with just the ?Ve1.' empha.sis that this type of work dema.-n" rarity. Francis Lester as the wicked, 14 mately regenerated "Tamas" is a FI)Iendi(i niately regenerated "Tammas" is a I have a warm spot in my heart for t*1 can- tankerous Ellen as told by Beatrice B' a admiration for the almost genius ¡ t/h w'1Üc Miss Edyth Olive plays her part ? d, aughter, (drr's fine mo- and M1 appreciation of Dorothy (Arr'.  m07 ment of renunciation in Act 1? ?' Fdwai, q,' Bonfield must also be mentin? for culturedj work, and W. Edward St.??s playmg of Donald" is a capable pie^ of work. But it is next week's rlfY that is beginning to glamour me. The pIll. t,hat in "A Warning and three acts can h.,y,e as one o the oontra ideas in the story tlKtt a famous-New iork doc- tor makes use of -^nnan subjects in order to further his ox]ents for the sake of human- itv at. large, ors tremendouR possibilities. In the develonniftot of the sttory it is shown that the subjects .so utilised are utterly worthless memoors lally. This opens up a question w hether heartless criminals meriting the extrenjs elJalt, would not benefit the St?te amd mA?m kind a' a whole by being placed at the dispose of the medical fraternity for surgical expuey ment, instead of being committed to the forrare costly trial and eventual execution. There i lie strong oast, including George Howard, FranH it Strickland, Oampbell Goldsmith, Betty Debery ham, Maudie Grayson and Maud Morton Powe

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