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Her Little Highness is a musical comedy with music by by Reginald de Koven and book by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf based on Pollock's play Such a Little Queen. It opened at the Liberty Theatre, New York, on 13 October 1913 were it lasted a mere two weeks.

Dramatis Personæ

HERZOGOVIANS

ANNA VICTORIA   (Queen of Herzogovina) Fraulein Mizzi Hajos
BARON COSACA   (Her Prime Minister) Mr. Neal McCay
GENERAL MYRZA   (Commanding the Army) Mr. Wm. Struntz
HERR RUMLER   (Lord Mayor of Mostar) Mr. Wm. McCarty
THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN Mr. Francis J. Tyler
A CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD Mr. George Dunston
FIRST LADY IN WAITING Miss Mae Emory
FIRST MISTRESS OF THE WARDROBE Miss May McCarty
FIRST LADY OF THE BEDCHAMBER Miss Jane Elliott
A GROOM OF THE STOLE Mr. Harry Wagner

BOSNIANS

STEPHEN IV   (King of Bosnia) Mr. James Davis
PRINCE NIKLAS Mr. Holton Herr
THE DUKE OF RAVANICA Mr. Francis Bolger

AMERICANS

ADOLPH LAUMAN   (of Lauman & Son) Mr. Willard Lewis
ELIZABETH LAUMAN   (His Daughter) Miss Louise Kelly
ROBERT TRAINOR   (General Manager for Lauman & Son) Mr. Wallace McCutcheon
MADELINE SCHUYLER
ETHEL WINTON
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  (Friends of Elizabeth) {
Miss Ethel May Davis
Miss Mae Murray
NATHANIEL QUIGG Mr. McCarty
MARY ANN Miss Della Niven

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Throne Room of the Palace at Mostar, Herzogovina.

ACT II   -   Living Room of an Apartment in Amsterdam Avenue, New York.  
(Two months later)

ACT III   -   Grounds of the Lauman Residence, Irvington-on-Hudson.
(The following evening)

  • No. 15 - Opening Ensemble - "The night is young and so are we (and so are we), let songs be sung of jollity (of jollity);  Soon moons grow cold and gray the sea..."
  • No. 16 - Romanza - Queen and Chorus - "Sad is she! .. Native land, there you lie far across the sea where your waving trees bent by each breeze now beckon me."
  • No. 17 - Czardas
  • No. 18 - Song - Cosaca and Chorus - "The Ladies, Lord bless 'em!  We love to caress 'em!  They're put upon earth for us men!  There's something about 'em..."
  • No. 19 - Song - Trainor and Men - "Gentlemen, lift your glasses.  We're going to chat and think, and think!  Of chatting the use is, as an excuse to drink..."
  • No. 20 - Finale Act III - "It is the Queen!  It is the Queen!  The only one I love!  And it's drink, drink, drink to our nation; and drink, drink, drink to our Queen! ..."
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