The Merchant of Venice, 17 March 1894, Image 7 of 10
Tuesday, March 20 Next Week Tuesday, March 20 The Important Production of America with all the grandeur which marked its wonderful career at the World's Fair, Chicago. Seldom, if ever before, in the history of the stage has a spectacular production in one city almost immediately acquired a national reputation; but this is the case with Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau's presentation of Imre Kiralfy's historical pageant and spectacle "America." It is a matter of confirmed agreement on all sides that few people attended the World's Fair, at Chicago, who did not also attend a presentation of this glorious spectacle and all who did so attend became, at once, enthusiastic advertisers – so to speak – of the presentation's magnificence. Very soon it was spoken of from one end of the land to the other. Since last summer "America" has been given in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, and always has achieved a triumph. Soon it will occupy the Tremont Theatre stage, and it is certain will find a grand welcome in this city. At their home theatre, naturally, Messrs. Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau intend to give it the finest possible setting and most adequate production. The opening of its season at the Tremont will be on Tuesday night, March 20, Monday night being taken for the final preparations. They who have seen it need not be told of its superb, superlative grandeur, and no amount of space in description could give just idea to those who have not yet witnessed a presentation. Nearly a score of matchlessly beautiful scenes, superb allegorical and historical tableaux, magnificent ballets, processions, beautiful music, and, in fact, the acme of art. A slight idea of the grandeur of the spectacle can be deduced from the following synopsis of scenery and incidents: - Prologue. Scene 1. – Santa Fe. Scene 2. – The Departure from Huelva. Scene 3. – The Voyage of Discovery. Scene 4. – San Salvador. Scene 5. – Triumphal return to Barcelona, Grand Processional Pageant by the entire Corps de Ballet, Grand Chorus and Corps of Auxillaries. Act I. Scene 1. – The Plymouth Plantation, 1621. Scene 2. – Merrymount, 1623. May Song. May-pole Dance. Solo, with variations. Mlle. Teresina Magiloni. Original Juggling Act by Sylvester Schaeffer. Messrs. Basco and Roberts in their comic eccentricities. Grand Ballet of Merrymakes. Grand Finale, Bacchanale Chorus and Dance. Act II. Scene 1. – Washington Crossing the Delaware. Scene 2. – The Surrender of Yorktown. Scene 3 – Peace and the Triumph of Liberty. Scene 4. – The Temple of Peace. Entrance of Peace, Liberty Independence, Happiness, Love, Friendship, Kindness and Benevolence. Entrance of Progress, Commerce, Industry, Wealth, Prosperity, Agriculture and Invention. Entrance of Civilization, Liberality, Generosity, Humanity, Toleration, Culture and Grace. Entrance of Education, Intellect, Knowledge, Reason, Judgment, Strength and Action. Entrance of Fine Arts, Literature, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Poetry and Music. Entrance of Science, Perseverance, Invention, Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mechanism. Grand ballet of Arts and Sciences, introducing the Premier Danseuse Assoluta, Mlle. Terestina Maglioni. A superb finale dansante by the Premiers and the entire corps de Ballet. Act III. Scene 1. – The Palace of Progress. Grand ballet of American Inventions. Franklin's Lightning Rod. Whitney's Cotton Gin. Hoe's Printing Press. Morse's Electric Telegraph. Howe's Sewing Machine. Yost's Typewriter. Bell's Telephone. Edison's Phonograph and Electric Light. Scene 2 – The Early Pioneers in the Far West, 1845. Scene 3 – The Close of the War of Secession, 1865. The Famous Schaeffer Troupe, in their Original Marvellous Acrobatic Feats. Scene 5. – The Triumph of Columbia. Congregation of Nations, and Grand Cortege of the States and Territories of the Union. On Sunday night next, a grand concert will be given in this Theatre in aid of the Working Boys' Home. A superb list of artists will appear in a programme full of good things. This noteworthy and most commendable charity deserves the greatest attention and fullest patronage. Seats are now on sale at the Tremont Box Office.
Houston & Henderson, ladies should try our celebrated "Melba Gloves" in both kid and suede. For beauty of finish, elegance of style, and durability they are unsurpassed. Washington St., Cor. Temple Place.
Expert Watchmaker. People desiring an expert's services to assist them in selecting Watches, Jewelry and Gems for purchase, will find Mr. Smith's services valuable. F. H. Smith 6 Winter Street.
When Shopping, or down town on any other business, Ladies should remember the place where dainty lunches are so quickly services with delicious Chocolate: - Enter either Temple Place or Washington St. St Clair's. Pure Home Made Candies, fresh daily.
Jellison's Honey and Horehound. Immediately relieves trouble. Price 25 cts. Per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Removal, Henry Mais, wig maker and hair cutter, has removed to pleasant and commodious quarters in the Jefferson Building, 564 Washington St., opposite Adams House. Take elevator.
MME. E. Jordan, 58 Winter St., Room 11. Manufacturer and dealer in hair goods. Ladies and children's hair cutting, curling, singeing, shampooing a speciality.
Baldwin Bros. Co., Stock Brokers. Branch Offices at Tremont House private office for customers. American House, Private Office for customer. 23 Boylston Building. 7 Exchange Place. Accounts negotiable at any office.
Houghton and Dutton. Matinee Laced Gloves. Made from choice Kidskins, especially for our fine retail trade. Colors, tan, brown, gray and black. Price, $1.50. Also, gents' dogskin street gloves with Pique stitch and one clasp at wrist. Our "D" Glove. Call for our D. Glove. It is equal to any other $1.50 glove. We sell it at $1.00 a pair. We call particular attention to the perfect fit of this glove. Ladies Hosiery and Underwear. The most satisfactory hose for ladies is our "Daisy Black," which we sell for 25c a pair. Extra quality, in two different weights. Guaranteed Dyes. One of our special values this season is our Ladies Ecrue Jersey ribbed Vest, with silk ties and either long or short sleeves. Pants to match. Price, 50c each. Opera Glasses. A full line at the very lowest prices.
© Image copyright The National Trust 2023