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PANE TWO

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 1921

And for the evening I was lucky canrh to Net asngle for filter
Hamoden's yrano (e Bergerac.
CONCERNING11ow To G(TdTHERE
Those who, a cople of weeks ago, read my first itnere oaso'Trinity
Clhurch and the Woolworth Building will know that I had cheked my~
bag and was making mny headuarers t te Commtodare: Htel. Fromis
there it is noft. at to the National Theater, so I took the say'potiynt
wailked. °1 walkedl (IownIFith and caise as--"IL odwi is si -es a tilts"
CONI'EtNINC NI EKWIAR.
This lad tben myis'rst otportniitytolk on ith iiniof
being telirst wt imle that I had f ondti--_o0,now ta h ;ol treo d
I eosiivedinvtiselftoithetliiiit. It as ihee taI t he :' l s ci i
of te iay sthiht' aeage ian at litigan ioildit s'er
IIt ha ali-ttlyibeenia.keentitsapoittentito o ', nt ~ v
see-itatiyone withtisitittctie nctiwear. I hdapaeonyc id
tow-eve, ytheiii' '-itiitonthatothtis tmor buidtipat -stcm% ,ue
by tCiiristmais titttertointhte wittdowiii, of fel'I1 a-et t
CONt'R'ING tLE-ADINGt LAtDItES
FitiiI eil-st-sr iivseli noso tr -. 'Thtose'of ys-es h, as' ,s;.t -
Wfalter I aiotden'slproiutiotns in Ann Arboheno nly hi ' tatf
moan, himself, as tn actor andin tterpretr; o ot t eee t-. r>,tol
tiradneions witenot of the calibre thtitle has gt'ti to this Cy rnoiiid
IBergerac. And yo siill regreftlly retenter his ladingo iil tli e" 1
'sweeling toid twailing and gnasing of tet.' N Yo re 'bi' toer'e"-tt-
wtailingik tteonttuandthtat simpering tt'ili't ii -reoie itt me
as I (lid when in that openitg pre-cotcer scene 01 Cran, I recognizd
that sob-choked nasal crying out: "Oranges, mil, alt-,ers srp, lemo- f
ado". Rledusced to the ranks of Orange Girl, a super'.XXhattjuticie tits
seemed to e, thatt siesas bhumbly about witt shorn epaletsusah is herI
due for o harrowing her performance of Shakespeare. Ant so Carroll
M~soas takes Mabel M4oor's place as Hlanstden's letiding laiy. In n
announcetnent of future productions- I find, in Roneo and Jietlttie wli
have a new Jtuliet, in Hanmlet a nei Opielia and in The Merhat o
Venice a unew Portia. Hoggishly I wishit that le -oud give ttis nsa' lail
his Desdemna.a
CONCERNING CYRIANO DE ERGE.RAC
This prtiu lar eenitig fr swhick I hatpeted to e lcty eouitgh
to get a sigle for VWalter lIanidns Cyranoitsde Bergerac tos te 2th
aittntveroitty of the tplay. lFor it was on Deeoter 2t, 197, that laris
first saiw toqutein in this, Iostand's gratest play. Robert Mnsfieli
plaed it in this coutry, i couple of years later. AntI thtI is tt lat tat
it has be en soen icce,
13u1 now lHamtpden atIproduced this new 'Briati Hooker translation;
and le has done it with such skill and adeptness that even Gere Jeati
Nathan, avowedly tprejudiced againtiHanpden prodction, has ranked
this as far sueior to the Mansfield Cyrano
It in a tale of those grand old days of 1640, when a delectable old
bruiser like Cyrano could forbid the appearance on the stage of an over-
done actor-oven though le was a favorite-and get away with it. In fact,
it is in the little businesa of enforcing his demands that Montleury retire,
that we first meet Cyrano. And tie first thing that we notice is his nose.
It is npon this-the nose-that the whole story in base; and to that state-
ment he would have taken exception, and I would have been picked up in
pieces, for he was very sensitive sot his nose.
I will not telt you the story, however, for thoe of you who do
iot knovw it, there awaits thin beautiful Brian Hooker translaton, which
has been tibliotned by th enry Holt & Company. It in a man's love tory
--a soldier and a poet, he loven Roxanne-it in a tragedy,
And what a delectable old bruiser he is. 13e would fight at the drop
of a hat and the next night make words like these:
"And what is a kiss when all is done?
A promise gien under sel-a vow
Taken before the shrine of memory--
A signature acknowledged-a roy dot
Over the i of Loving-a secret whispered
To listening lips ar-a nmoment made
Immortal, weit a rash of wings unseen-
A sacrement of tblosom, a new song
Stng by two hearts to an old simple tune--
The ring of one horizoo around two ouls
Together all alone!"
(Utnderstand, this was in 144'.) And he again drawnsituti a figure as
this:

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"OverheadIlhe utoon
Hung like a gold watch at the fob nfl heaven,
Till suddenly some Angel rubbed to cloud,
As it might ho bin handkerchief, across
The shining crystal, and-the night came down"
CONCERNING THlE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY
And Ohen I was out in the night, with mty hat brim pulled down over
one eye. First the lights struck me an inane gymnastics and I sympathized
with tnmbril in Aldonts Huxley's latest book, Antic Ilay, 'alen he expos-
tulates to Mirs. Viveash thatt "These things (electric igns) are the
epileptic nymbsol of alt that 'a most bential and idiotic in contemporary
life-there flickiers, there gibbet's and twitches-wshat? Restlessness, ohs-
traction, refusal to think, anything for an unquiet life." And still some'
thing rushed uip and with Mrs. Viveash answvered: "Row I adore them!
Too lovely!"
CONCERNING ONE FIFTY-FIVE
And so it was at the end of nay first day in New York city. I had
walked miles, had aeon The Swedes and Cyrano, the Commodore Hotel
and Trinity Church, Wall Street and the Bowery, so I clinabed into a taxi
and watched the meter spin 'round as I whirled to the Twenty-third street
station and my train, which started back to 0inderella's pots and pans just
an hour and fifty-five minutes later than fairy story schedule.

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