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Page 119 text:
ROSE o' PLYMOUTH TOWN
A Romantic Comedy
by Beulah Marie Dix and Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland.
PRESENTED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS
OF THE ALTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR
THE BENEFIT OF THE TATLER
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1912
. Paul Scott
Miles Standish, Captain of Plymouth . . .
. Clyde Schmoeller
. Alice Joesting
Garret Foster, of Weston's men . . .
Philippe de la Noye
Miriam Chillingsley, cousin to the Captain .
Barbara Standish, wife of the Captain . .
Resolute Story, aunt to the Captain .
Rose de la Noye, sister to Philippe ....
of the Plymouth Colonists
A DRILL-DUHCQ of the Winds,
Between Acts Il and III.
PLACE: Plymouth in New England. PERIOD: 1622-1623.
ACT I. Scene-Living Room in Captain Standish' Home. Time-An
early morning in August.
The value of corn is exemplified by the harsh punishment which is the
peigalty for stealing corn. Garret Foster, of Weston's men, appears in a bad
ACT II. Scene-Dooryard in front of Captain Standish' home. Time
-A late afternoon in October.
The corn has ripened, and an attempt to follow the custom of the Indians
upon Ending the red ear leads to serious complications.
ACT III. Scene 1-Same as Act I. Time-A night in March.
Garret Foster, who has been banished, returns at the risk of his life to give
warning that the Indians are on the war path.
Scene 2-Same as 1. Time-The next afternoon.
Garret, wearing john's red coat, saves the stockade. The Captain recog-
nizes the coat, gives the credit to the latter, but Rose discovers the truth.
Music by High School Orcheslra.
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"Rose 'o Plymouth Town."
To be taken back to Plymouth in 1621, and to renew an old acquaintance
with Miles Standish and the Plymouth colony is a rare privilege, and this the class
of 1913 made possible for its friends April 12, by presenting "Rose o' Plymouth
Town". The play is a romantic comedy which admirably protrays the spirit of
the time it was a crime, punishable at the whipping post, to pick a few ears of
green corny when the people lived in daily dread of Indians, and yet appeared out-
wardly calm and unmoved by the danger surrounding them.
Although most of the players were absolutely without experience of the
kind, yet owing to much work and careful drilling, they seemed entirely free from
embarrassment on the stage, and the dialogue was spirited and apparently spon-
taneous. The characters were protrayed with a keen insight and understanding
of the parts. Adele Sotier seemed actually to be the gay and sprightly French
maiden, an exotic rose transplanted to a bleak and hostile soil. She threw herself
into her part with remarkable enthusiasium. James Forbes, as the bashful
younger brother, always raised a laugh by his clever interpretation of Philip de la
Noye. Paul Scott was the "fearsome Captain of Plymouth" even before he
appeared in armor and with the marks of battle upon him. The part of Miriam,
the sweet, timid little Puritan maid, was very well taken by Alice Joesting, and
Elva Weber was just what a calm and devout Puritan matron should be. Bessie Stal-
lings, as Aunt Resolute, who Hgoes forth to take her daily frightingf' added many
humorous touches. Walter Wood took a rather thankless part very creditably,
though he isn't cut out for a villain, and Clyde Schmoeller's interpretation of
Garrett Foster was good throughout.
In fact the play showed exceptional ability and was the result of a great
deal of patient effort and hard work. Adele and Clyde will assure you that a
natural and concerted sneeze is not the easiest thing in the world to do, nor is it
quite so simple as it looks to serve bean porridge and keep up a conversation at
the same time.
A great deal of credit is due to Miss Naylor, who was tireless in her efforts
in drilling the players, as well as to Miss Wempen, who acted as business manager.
Between the third and fourth acts, ten junior girls in Grecian costumes and
carrying branches of blossoms, gave a very pretty and graceful dance called "The
Dance of the Winds," the success of which was due to Miss Bowler's careful train-
"Everything but what the name denotes."-Miss MEISER.
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"ROSE 0' PLY
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