playbill.htm August 17, 2005
The text of the following playbill was pasted inside a copy of "Trilby" that I obtained on e-Bay. I have tried to maintain the fonts as closely as possible, but HTML is not all that friendly. And, the spacing is off. The original is about 4x6 inches.
Week of March 18, 1895
A Play in Four Acts
Dramatized by arrangement with Harper and Brothers from George DuMauriers Celebrated Novel, by Paul M. Potter.
. . . . PRESENTED BY . . . .
" Plaisir d'amour ne dare qu'un moment
TAFFY . .. Mr. BURR MCINTOSH
THE LAIRD .. ... Mr. JOHN GLENDINNING
LITTLE BILLEE . ... Mr. ALFRED HICKMAN
SVENGALI .. ... Mr. WILTON LACKAYE
GECKO Mr. ROBERT PATON GIBBS
ZOU ZOU . ... Mr. LEO DIETRICHSTEIN
DODOR . ... Mr. HERBERT AYLING
LORIMER . Mr. V. M. deSILKE
REVEREND THOS. BAGOT .. .. Mr. EDWARD L. WALTON
COLONEL KAW . . Mr. REUBEN FAX
PHILIPPE . Mr. MOREL BEAN
TRILBY . ... Miss VIRGINIA HARNED
MRS. BAGOT . .. Miss BERTHA WELBY
MME. VINARD . Mme. MATHILDE COTTRELLY
ANGELE . . .. Miss GRACE PIERREPONT
HONORIE . .. Miss LUCILLE NELSON
MIMI . . Miss MONTA ELMO
MUSETTE . ... Miss JOSEPHINE BENNETT
scene of the play is laid in Paris, and the action takes place " In the
the present century.
I Latin Quarter. Studio
of " The Three Musketeers of the Brush."
ACT IIThe Studio. Christmas Eve
ACT IIIFover du Cirque des Bashibazoucks. Five years later.
ACT IVHotel Bristol. One week later.
the evening the orchestra will perform the following Trilby selections?
CHOPIN IMPROMPTU . ... Chopin
REVERIE .. Vieuxtemps
PARAPHRASE Ben Bolt . .. Brode
TRILBY POLKA . . Beliza