The Merchant of Venice, 3 July 1917, Image 2 of 3
Programme. 1. Overture – Empire Ladies' Orchestra. (Musical Director: Mr. Victor Willis.) 2. Mons. Sacha Lasserson, the Great Russian Violinist. 3. Miss Laura Evans-Williams, the Famous Soprano, will sing "Ah ! fors e lui". 4. "The Women's Tribute." An Excerpt from "The Pageant of Fair Women," by Louis N. Parker, so successfully presented in the Queen's Hall recently. Britannia – Lady Tree, Truth – Miss May Whitty, Faith – Miss Marion Terry, Hope – Mrs. Edward Hulton, Love – Mrs. Joyce Carey, Courage – Miss Amy Brandon-Thomas, Pity – Miss Fay Davis, Youth – Miss Gwendoline Brogden, Wife – Miss Dorothy Parker, Sweetheart – Miss Phyllis Titmuss, Muse – Mrs. Val Ellis, Drama – Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Music – Miss Joan Maclean, Art – Miss Gwendoline Floyd, Postwoman – Miss Vane Featherstone, Worker – Miss Wish Wynne. Mother : Madam Clara Butt, who will sing "Have you news of my boy Jack?" 5. Miss Maude Royden will speak subject: "Mothers and their babies." 6. Madame Clara Butt will sing "My Treasure." Interval. During which Souvenir Brooches and Satin Book-covers will be sold for the benefit of the Day Servants' Hostel. 7. Mr. Ben Webster and Miss May Whitty in a Play, by Warrington Joy, entitled "His Reputation." 8. Madame Elsa Stralia, the Famous Australian Soprano, will sing Aria from "Ernani-Indolani." 9. Mr. W. H. Squire, the Celebrated Cellist. (a) "Dreaming" – Schumann (b) "The Merry Harvester" – Senallie-Squire. 10. Miss Ellen Terry and Mr. William Stack in the Trial Scene from "The Merchant of Venice." Cast. The Duke – Mr. Tom Heslewood, Antonio – Mr. H. R. Hignet, Salarino – Mr. Basil Bowden, Shylock – Mr. William Stack, Bassanio – Mr. Cowley Wright, Nerissa – Miss Marjorie Heslewood, Gratiano – Mr. Henry Oscar, Clerk of the Court Mr. Eric Ross and Portia – Miss Ellen Terry. 11. Madame Clara Butt will sing "Aside with me" S. Liddle. 12. God Save the King" First verse by miss Laura Evans-Williams. God save our gracious King, long live our noble King, God save the King. Send him victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God Save The King. Second verse by Madame Clara Butt. O'Lord, our God arise, scatter his enemies and make them fall. Confound their politics, frustrate their knavish tricks, on thee our hopes we fix, God save us all! Third verse, in which the audience is requested to join. Thy choicest gifts in store, on him be pleased to pour, long may he reign. May he defend our laws, and ever give us cause to sing with heart and voice God Save The King. At the Piano: Mr Harold Craxton. Stage under the direction of Mr. Bertram Iles (Manager, Shepherds Bush Empire) and Mr. David Cowis. Hon. Steward: Mr. F. G. Cressy. Piano by Chappell & Co. Floral Decorations by T. Johnson, Bedford Park, W.
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