Posts Tagged ‘Paul A. Rubens’

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The Blue Moon

April 29, 2013

colour lithograph cover (after original artwork by Richard Pannett) to the score of The Blue Moon, a musical play by Harold Ellis, revised by A.M. Thompson, with lyrics by Percy Greenbank and Paul A. Rubens and music by Howard Talbot and Paul A. Rubens, published by Chappell & Co Ltd, London, 1905, printed by H.G. Banks Ltd.

The Blue Moon, was first produced at the Opera House, Northampton, on 29 February 1904, before its London premier at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on 28 August 1905. The principal parts on the opening night in London were played by Courtice Pounds, Fred Allandale, Walter Passmore, Willie Edouin, Eleanor Souray, Florence Smithson (a stylized portrait of whom is on the above score cover), Billie Burke and Carrie Moore.

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Hylda Lewis and Garnet Wilson in Tina

December 24, 2012

Hylda Lewis (fl. early 20th Century), English dancer, and Garnet Wilson (fl. early 20th Century), English actor and dancer, in a UK tour of Tina, 1916 (photo: unknown, UK, 1916)

Tina, the successful musical play by Paul Rubens and others, which had opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 2 November 1915, was still running when a UK touring company was sent out on the road early in 1916. The title role was played in London by Phyllis Dare and on tour by Dorothy Waring; their understudy in both London and on tour was Gracie Sinclaire. Other members of the touring company were Vernon Davidson (Carlo, played at the Adelphi by Godfrey Tearle), Ellis Holland (Antonio Belloni, Adelphi: Ben Osborne), Clifford Seyler (Rinaldo, Adelphi: Rohan Clensy), Billy Stephens (Nico, Adelphi: George Gregory and Fred Wright), Madge White (Rita, Adelphi: Mabel Sealby), Maria Minetti (Carmen, Adelphi: Yvonne Reynolds), Aida Dawson (Freda, Adelphi: Luna Love and Florence Vaughan; and Garnet Wilson and Hylda Lewis stood in for the Adelphi dancers, Jan Oyra and Dorma Leigh.