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MUSIC AKD THE STAGE. f [By Bohemian.] . The Allan Wdlkie Sbakspearean season M continuing to good houses. Tonight the company trill present the 'Merchant of .Venke,' and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 'Othello.' and on Thursday and Friday 'As You like It.' -dytie Hine. Memories of a capable young Adelaide artist an recalled by nevra of Mias Clytie Hinc's fine progrees in musical circlw of the old country. She has won high en comiums iram authoritative critics, And Ins an established influential place. After leaving the Adelaide Conservalorium Miss Jline was trained in London bv Madame Jloduna Hcnson, at the Royal College, where she held the Lilian Eldie Scholu1 rtip. Havinft sungtbe part of Frcii in The Ring,' iliss Hine joined the Den not tour, and suivequcntly became associa ted m 1014 with Sir Thomas Bcecham, for whom she has appeared in important Einging rolcts. The takntcd vocabsc was



the soprano in 'Kine CM,' which was imscniod at the 105tii ooncert of the Shef fit-Jd Amateur Musical Society, and took parr in the Christmas production of ''The ilessiah,' in connection with the Hul! Harmonic Society, which had a cbont* of '200 performers. Her season of ^rand opera iu association with Sir Thomas Boeoham, extending from May 9 to Juno 3 of this year, was a series of bril liant achievements. Of act work, .n 'Tbe Critic' a journals* wrote:— 'Chiei credit for the siiocft* of the performance is due to Miss Hine, ... it was no small part, 60 tliat Puffs approbation, 'she Hangs it all in tune,' was fully merited. Miss Hine, indeed, rs one of the most bril liant members of 'Jtus company.' In 'Tbe Magic Flute' at the Aldwych, Miss Hine 'scored a distract suoces. Miis Hine scored a distinct success.' Miss nine some time ago married Mr. John Mundy, a noted 'cello piavcr, and they have one child. — Drumatic Record.— 'Peg o' My Heart,' which has been Staged eight times a week throughout the J. & N. Tait season, terminated a record run of 111 performances at the Palace Theatre, Sydney, on the occasion of the farewell on the Wednesday evening, 'rue J. C. Williamson production of 'Get-Rich- Qukk Wallingford,' at the Criterion, with Jwd. Niblo. scored 00 performanctf in October, 1913, so that it has taken nearly four years to eclipse this record for spoken drama in Australia. According: to a Sydney journalist, the late George Kignold made 78 appearances in ''In tbe Ranks' as long ago as 1SS7, and this achievement was not closely approached until Bert Bailey and Edmund Dujrgan's Australian melodrama, 'The Squatter's Daughter.'' was staged 72 times under William Anderson's manage ment at the same bourn. Mr. Frank Thornton and the late Charles Arnold did not get berond the fifties with 'Charier** Aunt,' and 'What Happened to Jones'- also at the Criterion. On the other hand, 4&ese latter figures only represent a mid dling run in musical pieces, which cod ptaoiij push into the seventies, and often

approach tbe century. In 1881 'La Fille du Tambour Major' was the first Austra lian production .to reach 100 performance!!. Ultimately a long succession of J. C. Wil liamson pieces yielded 'Florodora' i iuo in Melbourne, 94 in Sydney), 'Mother Goose' (97). 'A Country Girl' (86). 'Our Miss Gibhs' (230 in Sydney, ending May 10, 1911). 'Toe Quaker Girl' (104 in 1912). and 'So Long, Letty' (115, ending April 14, 1916)— placing spoken drama completely in tbe shade. It will be seen, however, that Sara ABgood and her colleagues have passed all the musical comedy runs, except the unapproachable 'Bliss Gibbs,' with which tbe name of Blanche Browne is identified, and the musical farce, 'So Long, Letty.' —'The Story of the Rosary.'— A rather interesting fact in connection with 'The Story of the' Rosary.' the drama J. C. Williamson, limited, have acquired for production in Australia, is tha,t auer a long run in England. American managers awakened to the attractiveness of tbe drama and its money-making possibilities, and competed cagerlr for the rights of pro duction in the United States. Walter Howard received so many offers that he was able not only to pick the highest bid, but to also make bis own terms as regards tbe production. The stipulation was made hy the author that be should produce the p'.ay in America, select bin own artistv, and that the amount upcnt in ptiUing on the play should be rach as to give it an ela borate spectacular presentation. These were agreed to, and the result was an enor mous suerees throughout America. Even Boston, the 'City of Culture.' welcomed 'The Story of the Rosary' with packed bouse*. -Sir Herbert Tree. $r Hcrberb Tree k still in the United States, producing Shabinearean play* with hifl accustomed elaboration. He \* said to have achieved a wonderful *nccw. es pecially with his 'H«niy VOL.' and 'The Merchant) of Venice.' His contribution of profits to the Red Crops Fund amounted in one remittance to £700. -Cyril Ben. Mf . Cyril Bell, who married Mrs. Robert Brough, and is well known in Australia m a member of tbe J. C. Williamson and Dimmer Dramatic Companies, is now a 6ub-lietuenant of the British Navy, serving aboard H.M.S. Hermionc. While await ing bift call to his naval duties, Lieut. Hell enlisted with the Army Service Corps, plac ing his motor car at tie service of the War Office, and served for several months in tbe north of France. —New Songs.— Messrs. Chappell & Co., Limited, have forwarded from Melbourne several new songs. Tladyn Wood has added an effec tive waltz number, 'I bring you toy.' to h«s extensive fat. 'Gipsies,' by Graham Peel, should prove a, useful teaching sons for tin soprano voice. A pretty little song with hanni inz refrain is 'Take me to flowerbml with you,' by Dorothy Foreter. Other piccos were 'The perfect rong,' a piano melody bv Joseph Carl Briel, and a dreamy waltz, 'The long trail,' by Claude B. Yeareley. — Lieut.-Col. Cain.— Lieut.-Col. Cain, of the Salvation Army, left Adelaide yesterday for an extensive tour in the south-east. He will be absent for about 10 days, and during that time will conduct meetings and inspect the work of tbe Army at Mount Gambier, Milliccnt, Narracoorte, Murray Bridge, Stratbalbyn, Victor Harbour, and Mount Barker, and return to Adelaide on Tues day, August 1.