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WINTER'S TALE' TOPS

ALDEN SEASON

By "Thespian"

^pHE John Alden company's performance last night

of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" was the best effort of their season at the Theatre Royal.

The acting was brisk and neat, without being overdone, and the mixture of tragedy, scintillating comedy, and fairy- tale romance was obviously en- joyed by cast and audience alike.

Neva Carr-Glyn's perform- ance as Pauline was her most sincere of the season, while James Mills, as the rogue, and William Rees and Alistair Rob- erts as the earthy farmer and son, were responsible for most of the comedy.

The beautiful scenery and costumes and clever grouping gave a most pleasant pictorial effect.

James Workman as Camillo, one of the four Lords who paraded through the play, was better than in "The Merry

Wives."

. Huia Munro was stately and beautiful as' the wronged Queen Hermione, but her noisy breath- ing was distracting, particular- ly in the trial scene.

Owen Weingott (Antigonus) played most competently.

John Alden's masterly por 1- --

ti-ayal of the unreasonably jealous King of Sicilia was well

received.

The King of Bohemia (Max Oldaker) was a most forgiving brother, despite the unkind things said about^him.

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