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January 14, 1912 - Image 3

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M ss Isabella Kizer Played in Open Air Production
White House Lot


Few actresses' are so favored as to
have the opportunity of playing before
the President of the United States, yet
Miss Isabelle Rizer, who will play the
role of Charlotte Verrinder in "The
Magistrate" had this distinction short-
ly before entering the university. The
Coburn Players, portrayers of Shakes-
peare, were giving open air perform-
ances for President Taft on the White
House Lot and they employed Miss
Rizer, whose home is in the capitol
city, to carry some small parts during
their engagement.
Her previous experience had been'
limited to amateur theatricals in the
schools of her city but her talents won
the immediate recognition of Mr. Co-
burn and he was most anxious to-have
the young high school miss remain
with his company. She agreed and
played three or four engagements in1
the cities surrounding Washington un-

til the strenuous life of travelling and
acting compelled her - to leave the
troupe and return home.
Miss Rizer comes by her talents
quite naturally. She has played in am-
ateur productions all her life and has
carried many heavy parts. Her sister,
who has been behind the footlights for
some time has achieved considerable
success in Miss Charlotte Walker's
companies. She is at present 'with the
"Thais" company in New York, where
that play has had a phenomenal run,
Charlotte Verrinder, the role in
which Miss Rizen will make her de-
but in Ann Arbor, represents the socie-
ty flirt of today. Her one regret at
her engagement to a military officer is
that she cannot longer charm the men
with her glances. It is not an easy
part but Miss Rizer handles it in a
style that is worthy *of the most ex-
perienced actress.



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Photo by Rentschler
the title role in "The Magis-
t of London police judge.

Irama 1
Photo by Rentschler imber,
ISABELLERentsc e higi
plays the part of a romantic aly's
lady with flirting propensities. a


'he Clever British Playwright Whose
Popularity Has Won Himn
Wide-Spread Fame
Without a doubt the most popular
.ramatist of the century in England
a Sir Arthur Wing Pinero. Second to
.±o one of his protession he has amused
.ne british public since 1885 when
.awn broke on his genius, and play
overs of Britain began to applaud the
.yew master both for his ability to give
genuine pleasure and charm, and for.
.he literary excellence of his work. As
a, handier of subtle humor, Pinero has
ao competitor. Since the days when
jliher Goldsmith entertained a drama
roving race, no one has risen in the
profession who can take the laurels

Perhaps Pinero will be better recog-
nized by his master work "Sweet Lav-
ender." This represents another class
of work which he essayed and was suc-
cessful in, later in his career. Of the
:haracter of the sentimental comedy,
.he new class of dramas that he wrote
.ncludes "The Princess and the Buttei
ly," and "Trelawney bf the Wells."
Versatility is another of his virtues.
-e has also dealt in dramas featuring
the nobler and deeper passions. Among
.hese are "The Profiigate," "The Ben-
efit of a Doubt," "The Thunderbolt,"
and "Mid Channel."
That Sir Arthur Wing Pinero is rec-
ognized as something more than th(.
>rdinary playwright, is testified to by
the fact that the living playwright ha:
enjoyed the reputation of haiving 2
book written on his life by H. Hamiltor
Fffe, and entitled "Arthur Wing Pi-
iero, a Study."

Phioto by Renischler;
She will carry the role of "The
Magistrate's" wife.
Mrs., Posket, whose desire to appear
young causes many complications for
herself and son, will be portrayed by
one of last year's Comedy Club stars
Mary Palmer, who was seen as the
title loving American mother in the
last production, has been assigned the
task of impersonating an opposite type
-that of an English mother. She has
proved herself most capable of this
sort of a role and promises to afford
the audience much pleasure with her
worries and suspicions at "The Magis-
trate's" actions.



Ezra-thesolemn faced rueben c
"Title-Mart"--was. Mr. Wilbur's
role in college dramatics. He pl
the part with such success that he
been cast to portray a London '
by." Sergt. Lugg is nobody's fool


schle I

e music mistress.
whom the part
written, is Miss
homeless little
'the author of a
catches the wild
Cis. Her exper-
various roles in
Gifted with a
ray the typically
omises to carry

from Pinero's brow. That his drama
will live to be read by the posterity of
future centuries, as have those of the
rare Goldsiith to whom he has been
compared, is the firm belief of the crit-
Like Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Pinero
not only writes plays, but he knows
the stage. Like "that sweet bard of
Avon" he spent years during his earlier
life in learning by practical experience
as an actor, the workings of the stage.
By years of obscure work as a hack
writer for the playhouses, adapting
from the French, dramatizing novels.
and scribbling one act curtain rais-
ers, he emerged into the limelight of
fame in 1885, when he wrote a series
of three act farces, "The Magistrate,"
"The Cabinet Minister" and "The
Schoolmistress" which won a distinc-
tion on account of their easy, natural
style, full of fresh invention.
With these dramas, Pinero's place in
the profession was fixed beyond a
doubt. Never since the days of Gold-
smith and Sheridan had the Enmish
speaking world enjoyed the plays of an
author as they did and do those of the
living Britisher,


Photo by Rentschlei
He is to be seen as Cis Farringdon.
the nineteen year old "little boy" with
full grown tendencies.
As in the "Title-Mart," Mr. Birney
will be seen this year in the role of
a young Englishman. Gifted with the
ability to deliver the accent of an
English gentleman he will have little
difficulty with his new part.
The "Inspector" of two years' ago
established him as an actor of no mean
ability when appeared as one of the
"twins" in that production. As the
English lord in last year's play, he
achieved great success with his subtle
comedy and romantic stage bearing
Cis Ferrington represents the typical
gentleman of fashion, with rooms at a
hotel and wine suppers. The part of-
fers exceptional opportinities in the
thespain art and is what might be
termed the "hero" role of the play.
Miss Mary True, who plays Beattie
Tomlinson, is known to the cast as the
"suffragette" actress because of her
views on the question of women's

Photo by Rentschlei'
The love-sick Captain Vale, some. s
what worried by an "affaire de coeur." i:
In Campbell, the campus will see a ii
new,actor at Michigan, but one who is 1:
in no sense a new one in the game a
Broad experience 'in amateur drama- I
tics has made of him a finished player t
whose clever manner of handling his l\
part is none short of the professional V
From Missouri, where he has played h
in "The Rivals," "The Cricket on the r
Hearth," "The Chaffeur," and several 1(
one act playlets with great success, he d
brings a reputation for playing to d
enthusiastic audiences. h

Col. Lukyn.
soles means
spelling and
md a line in

It takes some strength to be a hotel
proprietor hence his stage title, Achille
Experience in such plays as "Twelfth
Night" and "Le Malade Imaginaire"
has fitted Mr. Syverson for the part of

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