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SUNDAY OCTOEUti 5, 1321.



Plusic and Drama


An E

nglish Hamlet

[n A Russian Theater

Reber Johnson And The Matinee Musical


Constantin Stanislavsky, co-director 'rs; in lri~?ht theatrical )cstumues
of the Moscow Art Theatre Players, Ni hvn fathers in their caps, who'
undoubtedly the most perfect organi- W>Wd uvely ad JlaStClly, with
nation of actors in the world has pre- tto theimpudent
sented his autobiography in a re- jatrwcm g. t reateifngfa nhar e of.br ss
markable book on the theatre, "My , hri aten nbelieae dis-
Life In Ars,"um' n z: ith un,:believable dis-
Life In Art," published by Little
Brown and Company recently. i
To begin to recount the adventures, tifl(Iray m e pituri'e. phe fre-
misfortunes, and triumphs of this a re y im into a tae
amazing personality is futile and out a turned by hin into a stage.
of place for the moment but it is itae slay acsnth1. The (dtpest back-
'possible to reprint and excerpt fromj ane asX mThmg ir a the shape of
his book concerning the famous pro- a aUit m The pl ay actors were
duction of "Hamlet" in 1911 at his r I ths Ista aui
t r dby the rrinendostrap that we have
theatre under the direction cf Gordon on cur loscow stage. Two great col-
Craig. It is a unique example of the ;uinus marked the proscenium of the
fusion of two great artists, a master I stage within te stae In the black
actor and master stage lirectur. auditorium on a high throne the King
"Craig widened to a great extent,"ani Quen '-resided. On both sides
Stanislavsky says, "the inner cantents long tlie walls sat several rows of!
of Hamlet. To Craig, Hamlet was the cour1ers. They, as well as the King
best of men, who passed like Christ and the Queen, were dressed in shin-
across the earth and became the vic- ii, gold cstimes and cloaks, and
tim of a cleansing sacrifice. Hamlet res"'mbed bronre statues. The court
was not a neurasthetic and even less actors mounted the fVrestage in their
a madman, but he had become differ- gaudy costumes, with their backs to

By Xar~on Barlow. in a non technical manner. Which is3
Reber Johnson is coming to Ann all a great help to the audience.
Arbor; he will follow in Paul White- I So much for the immediate and
man's trail of splendor, as an after- specific future of the Matinee -Musicale.
glow, or as a blessed relief, as you Beyond the eighth of October there
will. Paul Whiteman himself will be will be, for one thing, a study courseF
here October 7. October 8, at 3:30 in chamber music, illustrated and op-
o'clock is the time set for Mr John- en to all members. Then, too, there
son's appearance. The Michigan Un- .
ion assembly hall is:the place, and the I will be occasional meetings along
Matinee Musicale is the organization more practical and applied lines for
which acts as his sponsor. active members only, that the mem-
Reber Johnson will perform Wednes- bers may participate in as many in-
day with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Maier, the strumental and vocal combinations
couple, you remember, who have been,- .
affixed to our school of Music during possible. Late in October, there wiu
the absence of Mr. Lockwood. Un be a reception and Conversation, with
doubtedly you will also remember Mr. a capital C, in Martha Cook building.
y yaier's u name in connection with a Mrs. Edgar Stillman Kelly who car-
conert sgiven hereanfewears inh ries after her name such titles as 'Na-
by Maier and Pattison. Of course,!I tional Chairman of American niusic'
even though you are new in Ann Ar- will tell "How composers composes,"
bor, this combination of names should and illustrate upon the piano.
not leave a blank and aching void in Lest we forget, however, there is
your mind, for the two of them have more that must be told about Reber
traveled considerably over the coun- Johnson. He is assistant concert
try, master of the New York Symphony
Lois Maier-the aforesaid Mrs.I Orchestra and concert master with-
Maier-has had all manner of honors out qualification of the Lit le Sym-
heaped upon her. She Is a Phi Beta' phony, an organization which is con-
Kappa, a graduate of Vassar college, ducter by George Barrere.
and receives numerous compliments
about her personality and her art IIIIItIIIIIIIII!!IIIIIJlI
throughhthe press. At one time, she
taught in the David Mannes school.
If urged but gently she will speak of
the pieces she is to play, briefly, and
e .si

As a man who inherits $7,000,000,
lBses it in Wall St., and cleverly wins
it all back again, Fiske O'Hara comes
to the Whitney theatre tomorrow night
in "The Big Mogul." The play deals
with the love story of the hero and
lis private secretary, who turns out
t) be the daughter of the stock-
Ircker who tries to beat him. Miss
Pat Clary will play the leading role,
and in the second act a concert will
be introduced featuring Mr. O'Hara
and Miss ;Patsy O'Brien of the
Metropolitan Opera Company with
Miss Catherine Downey at the piano.
* * *
"TheWhole Town's Talking" which
opens at the Garrick theatre in De-
troit today in a small town story of
gossip over the back fence. It in
volves* a rather humorous love plot,
which is twisted and tangled until it
is almost absured. The cast present-
ing it includes Frank Lalor and
Cat?'erine Owen.
* * *
For its third big week, "The Green-
which Village Follies" is showing at
the Schubert-Deroit theatre, and Alice
Bradv is tfi( leading attraction on the
Temple's bill.


ent from other people because he had Ihe Loolights and the audience, and
for a moment looked beyond the walls their faces to the King and Queen,
of life into the future world where adorsrmed the play.
his father was suffering. He looked "Meanwhile hiding from the ing
deep into earthly life in order to solve behind one of the colums on the
the msteryand t~ meaing f1)-torestage, Hamlet andl Horatio watch-
-the mystery and the meaning ofbe-- (ehe oneof te colmns o the
ing; love and hate, the convention- n ao nte Super-O ch st
ralities of court life, began to mean al- e the Kingo aptrebled nHamlet,
e together different things to him, and We tiger, threw himself into the By Valentine Davies ! defining his music
problems too difficult for a simple depth of the trap toward the King and Paul Whiteman is noted for three fact it is really n
mortal which were placed before him i specialties; his corpulence, his moust- music nor Paul N
mortl wich lacd beorehimhis courtiers. In the drakness there
by his murdered father brought him was a confusion, a scandal; the King ache, and his music; of course his interpreting lesse
to confusion and despair. These in- ran through a bright swath of light music has done the most to make him pcsitions. It is h
human tortures made Hamletsome on the forestage, followed by Hamlet, famous, but the other two are factors orchestrations wh
sort of superman in the eyes of thewho leaped after him a bloodthirsty which should by no means be neglect- pieces of interest1
simple mortals who lived the hundrum beast on the track of his prey." ed. Can you imagine an orchestral and which raise th
life of the court among the little cares outft boasting two large cream and hated "Jaza" to t
of life; a man unlike any-other, and Before such a magnificent vision red pianos, about four average size genuine "America
therefore insane. filled with the kekttle drums, a life sized celeste also That there was
a genuis can give to a fellow artist's ktl
This widened interpretation of in cream and red, not to speak of was well proven b
-Hamlet showed itself in the outward tion of John Barrymore's production, various hecklephones, and of course who took a definite
side of the production also. The di- Fr the Elizabethan mustiness of I saxaphones in every key in the alpha- set it in a classici
vine right, the power, and despotism io;e draw us tin of bet. Can you therefore imagine such result, his "Rhaps
I-apden's draw to singularly minor1
of the King. the luxury of court life productions. It should be said again: an aggregation being put through its charming a comp
were treated by Craig in a color of Godon s It of be gain: Whiteman? And what would a pic- angle as has been
j god tht aproahednaivte.Gordon Craig is one of the greatest
gold that approached naiveteinds the theatre ever has known; he ture of the originator of modern negie hall in a cr
"For this he chose simple gilt paper only waits now for a desciple to x- American music be without the New York apers
very much like that used to decorate ploit his ideals wih a practical com- mustache? praise.
eChristmas trees, and pasted it on all pletess.One critic has said "Whiteman's Thus it seems a
the screens used in the court scenes music is like nothing else on earth" had started someth
of the play. The King and Queen Jfwhich is doubtless true, but obviously form of Music wh
sat on a high throne in golden and 1EAl TIE iIC.iGA DAILY a too easy way of getting away from come may be rank
brocaded costumes, among the golden
*41ls of the throbn room, and from =f'''"'....!llliBltil--
their shoulders there spread down-I-
ward a cloak of golden porphyry, wid- 1┬░At the Sign of
-ening until it occupied tie entire =
width of the stage and fell into the TAE GOLDEN OAKS INN
trap. In this tremendous cloak there T
were cut holes through which ap-
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slipping rays of projectors that made Corner of Forest and South University
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and threatening glow. It was a (-Phone 3361-W
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saw it in his torturing visions, in his _F111__________________l______________________i_________________l__il ___II __IIIN _
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"Another unforgetable scene o
Hamlet in Craig's production dsem " V
bowlled the entire inner contents of
the pictured moment. Imaginea
long, endless corridor, beginning from S t r
the first wing on the forestage and
passing in a semi-circle to the last 209-211 East Washington Street
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c. As a matter of
ot Paul Whiteman's
Whiteman's way of
er geniuses' com-
his semi-symphonic
ich make these
to the music critic,
em above the much
he coming field of
something in this
y George Gershwin,
ely "jazz" theme and
rhapsody form. The
ody in Blue," is as
osition from every
heard inside Car-
ritic's age. All the
were loud in its
s though Whiteman
Ning, perhaps a new
ich in the ages to
ed as classical. Of


course this may sound exaggerated,
but did you ever read what Beethoven
and Wagner's contemporaries thought
of them? At any rate Whiteman has
at least given the progressive part of
the musical world something to think
about which more than most of the
modern composers have done.
Musically speaking it appears that
he has accomplished two things: he
has set a pace which few of his com-
petitors (for he seems to be in a class
by himself, at present) have been
able to keep up with, and secondly he
has taken much that is cheap and un-
harmonious out of the modern dance
orchestra, setting a new standard for
dance music, a -standard- that is much
more truely musical than it has ever
been before.

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