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combine to make an ensemble rarely, if ever, equalled anywhere.
It will be of exceptional interest to the public that a special performance of Parsifal will be given on Good Friday afternoon, April 21. It is interesting to note the production which will be given for the first time in Boston. Among these are "Boris Godunoff" by Moussorgsky, Der Rosenkavalier" by Strauss, "The Taming of the Shrew" by Goetz, "Mme. SansGene" by Giordano, Geraldine Farrar appearing as Mme. Sans-Gene. The Wagnerian repertoire include Tristan and Isolde (Wednesday evening, April 5), Lohengrin (SaturLohengrin (Saturday. April 8) and "Die Meistersinger" on Saturday afternoon, April 22.
The Saturday matinees are, Saturday, April 8, "Madame Butterfly," by Puccini, for Saturday, April 15th, "Pagliacci,"by Leoncavello and "Haensel and Gretel" by Humperdinck. Saturday matinee, April 22, "Die Meistersinger," by Wagner.
At the two performances ballet divertissements will form the second half of the program; thus, Saturday evening, April 15, "La Sonnambula" and a Ballet Divertissement; on Wednesday evening, April 19, "The Barber of Seville," and a ballet divertissement. Two performances of Verdi's "Aida" will be given, Friday evening, April 7 and for the closing performance April 22, also, two perform
PAGEANT OF BOSTON
By JENNIE F. COPELAND
This pageant was written and produced as the result of the study of Boston for one season by the Literary Department of the New Century Club of M.
It was given indoors with a setting of outdoor scenery. It is so simple that it can be managed by any ambitious club or school. The individual parts are so short that it did not require a great amount of time for rehearsal.
The general expense was kept well under $25. Each one taking part furnished her own costume at a cost of from fifty cents to one dollar, except a few who preferred to hire their
So many people were given something to do that much interest was aroused, and a real spirit of "team work" and "get-together" resulted.
The time required for presentation is 1 hour and 25 minutes. It should move briskly and without waits between the scenes or episodes. All actors should enter from the same side and pass out by the opposite side.
PROLOGUE BY THE SPIRIT OF BOSTON
Ye people of
here to see The story of Boston in Pageantry; All worry and care dismiss from your mind
And I the thread of the play will unwind.
I, the Spirit of Boston, have power To bring back the past and all its rich dower.
Left home, country, friends and all that men love.
For God and for freedom to this land they came
With no thought of riches, honor or fame.
'Twas such men as these that built the free school.
They sought for freedom from England's harsh rule.
Again they shed blood for righteousness' sake
When the cause of the slave was wavering at stake.
These men had culture enshrined in their heart,
Literature, learning, music and art; Each they pursued with the fondest devotion.
Every new cause was hailed with emotion.
That you too, may see the life that they led,
I'll call back the years that long since have fled.
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From out the dim past four maidens
Their dance performing by this pleasant mere.
Then forth comes a brave the tale to relate
How the white men have come who
will steal their estate.
Away in wild terror the maidens flee. Next William Blackstone, the Hermit,
Whose farm on Shawmut with good springs is blest.
He sends for Winthrop, who by sickness distressed
Glad, moves his people to Shawmut's three hills.
The Puritan heart now with sadness fills
At the rollicking deeds of Morton's band.
A woman now on the scene arrives. For her views on religion the court contrives
To condemn and banish Anne Hutchinson.
Lest she be possessed by the Evil One. Anne Hibben's condemned to be hanged as a witch.
'Tis only her temper strung at high pitch.
Though Mary Dyer God's praises sang As Quaker she must on the gallows hang.