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Logo   Princess Beggar

Presented at the Casino Theatre, New York, on January 7th, 1907.

Cast of Characters

KING OTTO XXX   (of Vagaria) Eddie Garvie
PRINCE KARL   (his only son) Robinson Newbold
COUNT ROLLO   (Karl's friend) George Tennery
CASPER   (Elaine's Father) Guy B. Hoffman
HANS VON SPRUDEL   (an Insurance Doctor) Edward M. Favor
BARON LOMBARDO   (a Financier) Stanley H. Forde
ERNINA   (Baron Lombardo's Daughter) Helen Marvin
ANTICKIA   (the royal housekeeper) Edith Sinclair
ELAINE   (a girl from the woods) Paula Edwardes
EDITHA of England
MARGARET of Scotland
KATHLEEN of Ireland
HELENE of Greece
ZULEIKA of the Orient
DOLORES of Castile
GRETCHEN of Prussia
(The Beauties) {
Ruth Gould
Hazel Troutman
Grace Madison
Ella Rock
Julia Gloss
Mazie Folette
Edith Daniels
Grace Walton
ADELA Amy Forsslund
FREIDA Anna Oltman
MAJOR DOMO J. S. Bergman
MAX Frank Lladdis
FERDINAND Albert Wilson

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Throne room in King Otto's Palace.

ACT II   -   Hermitage on the Island of Ferns.

  • No. 9 - Opening Chorus - "Our work is now before us;  we step with lively tread and sing our matin chorus while some lie a-bed.  In forest fresh and vernal..."
  • No. 10 - Solo - Prince Karl - "When lovers told their rhapsodies I smiled.  I may have seemed to fancy them beguiled; have even with amusement and surprise..."
  • No. 11 - Song - Elaine and Chorus - "The rain is heavily falling, and pattering on the leaves;  the clouds look quite appalling, no doubt of it..."
  • No. 12 - Duet - King and Hans - "How doth the little busy bee ... Delight to bark and bite ... To gather honey all the night ... And eat it all at night..."
  •  (4 verses)
  • No. 13 - Song - Elaine and Chorus - "In the twilight as I wander, and I hear the faint sound of the bells, mem'ry wakens and I ponder o'er the scenes of the past..."
  • No. 14 - Song - Lombardo and Male Chorus - "Two woodmen swung their axes keen, by birth the two were brothers;  they hewed down fine trees day by day..."
  • No. 15 - Trio - Hans, Elaine and King - "I'm a hermit old and rude, and I've lived in solitude for nearly half a century or less ... I'm another and it's queer..."
  • No. 16 - Song - Ernina and Chorus - "I know of a flow'ret small and bright, with heart that is golden and petals white, that holds up its head from the lawn so gay..."
  • No. 17 - Finale Act II - "Too late!  too late, I can't be wed, my wealth and my estates have fled ... They all belong to me ... That's plain as plain can be..."
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