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The Rose Maid is an English adaptation of the Viennese operetta, Bub Oder Madel,composed by Bruno Granichstaedten. The book is by Harry B. Smith and Raymond Peck and the lyrics by Robert B. Smith. It opened at the Globe Theatre, New York, on 22 April 1912 and ran for 181 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

THE DUKE OF BARCHESTER   (a young nobleman) Mr. J. Humbird Duffey
SIR JOHN PORTMAN   (the Duke's uncle, a wealthy bachelor) Mr. R. E. Graham
PRINCESS HILDA VON LAHN   (in love with the Duke) Miss Edith Decker
DENNIS Mr. Ed Gallagher
SCHMUKE Mr. Al Shean
CHUMLEY   (a banker and loan broker) Mr. Arthur Laceby
DAPHNE   (daughter of the Duke's housekeeper) Miss Adrienne Augarde
ANGELA
BERENICE
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Miss Emilie Lea
Miss May Emory
THE HONORABLE BERTIE WALPOLE   (a young naval cadet) Mr. Philip Sheffield
GWENDOLEN BRUCE   (a young American heiress) Miss Dorothy Follis
MYRTLE DOOLITTLE Miss Louise Brunelle
MAMIE MORRIS Miss Eithel Kelley
MABEL WILLING Miss Grace Williams
MADELEINE MIGGS Miss Sadie Melles
MADGE MORTIMER Miss Jane Rock
MAUD SCHUYLER Miss Anne Raymond
COUNTESS BERTRAND   (a chaperone) Miss Juliette Dika
BLATZ   (a hotel keeper) Mr. Harry Lambart
COUNT ORLOFFSKY OF RUSSIA
THE MARQUIS CASSAIGNAC OF FRANCE
DUKE D'ESTE OF ITALY
HON. MEMBER OF GERMAN CAVALRY
HON. MEMBER OF EAST INDIAN LANCERS
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Officers)
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Mr. Alfred Darling
Mr. Charles Wheeler
Mr. E. L. Spencer
Mr. F. McCullough
Mr. Philip Sheffield

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Salon in Barchester House, London.

  • Overture
  • No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "When music is lively and all hearts are gay ... Dance on! in merry revelry.  As long as the lights burn and music will play..."
  • No. 2 - Song - Duke and Chorus - "When friends are gathered 'round, I feel that life's not a dream but real;  and ev'ry happy laughter peal is like old wine to me..."
  • No. 3 - Duet - Bertie and Hilda - "Can you picture what the bliss is for a husband and a wife, with just bread and cheese and kisses and a plain domestic life? ..."
  • No. 4 - Duet - Daphne and Bertie - "In gay oriental attire arrayed, high up on a pedestal displayed a little China maid ... And not far away is a heart within..."
  • No. 5 - Duet - Daphne and Chorus - "Roses white or roses red in course of time must perish;  as before our eyes they shed the lovliness we cherish..."
  • No. 6 - Song - Duke and Chorus - "When life seems a bore and the days drag along, when you can't pursue a road but it ends all wrong..."
  • No. 7 - Telephone Song - "Here is a situation needing investigation, ponder it well!  Think it over, think it over!  Where can we get information? ..."
  • No. 8 - Finale Act I - Duke, Chorus and others - "I have lived free as air, I have loved beyond compare, I have found life is a treasure, one round of pleasure..."

ACT II   -   At Ostend - one week later.


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