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The brilliant little singer and commedienne, Miss Veruona Jarbeau and her company of comedy artista, who played here last year to a packed house, will present her successful play "Starlight" at the Grand Opera House, on Thursday evening, Feb. 5th. Miss Jarbeau is a painstaking artist and everything she does is done well.-.Her exuberant flow of life and spirits fiuds vent in froiicsome antics and bubbling good natnre and a spontaneity of vocalism that captured all hearts. Ingenious with rustic simplicity and sweetness as the Italian peasant girl, witehing with roguish abandon as the French grisette, undulating with graceful motion and sibilant song as the romantic seƱorita, sportive and piquant with catching topical airs, Miss Jarbeau is intereting and charmin; is when she first appeared in the title role. A pretty ;iiTs face, a properly moulded ankle belonging to the same girl, a snateh of song, an efticaeious pun, a bit of motion, a frivolity, an extravagance - these, mingled with no reason ani little rliythm, are theatrical sweetmeats for which there is a contemporaneoua demand, and which abound plenteously in "Starlight." Miss Jarbeau s distinctively individual. She is eminently versatile and gifted with mach presence of mind. She is attractive in person and style, and eyidently untiring. She pervade "Starlight" with song, imitations, iinpersonations, gowns and a topical song, and one cannot help sitting to the end of the play. Whether a mountain maid feeding a goat with apples, or a knuwing young woman of this period singing a French song in a French way, she demonstrates continually the theory that Mr. De Wolf Hopper used to set forth in entjaging melody to the efi'ect that it isn't so much what une does as how one does it. Arrangements have been made with James K. Applebee, the well-known Shakespearian scholar, whose lectores last week proved so successful, by which he will lecture in University Hall on the seventeenth of this inonth. The lecture will be given under the auspices of Unity Club, and the subject of the lecture will be "Charles Dickena as a Sentimentalist and Humorist. The Unity Club desires to aid in welling the gymnasium fund and to do so it has undertaken to bear the expenses t' this lecture and turn the proceeds over to the gymnasium fund. Mr. Applebee is (m u:ill v aa interesting in his lectores on Dickens as he is in his Skakespearian lectures.


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