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Robert Mantell As Hamlet

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At the Grand Opera House, on Tuesday evening next, the popular young actor, Robert Mantell, will make his first appearance in this city in a handsome production of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, "Hamlet." As the Prince of Denmark, this actor has added another brillant dramatic portrayal to his reportory and his impersonation of the Dane is warmly commended. The Washington Post says: The audience at the National last night had the satisfaction of seeing one of the handsomest Hamlets that ever graced the stage. Nor is this all that is to be said of Mr. Mantell's assumption of the role. It was a carefully studied and intelligently presented conception of the part,suchasmanybelieved to be beyond the star's powers. Mr. Mantell resorts to no trickery or cheap effects. He had no "original ideas" of Hamlet to ventílate, he simply reproduced Shakespeare's ideal as nearly as possible. The resultwas gratifying." The Philadelphia Press of November 29, 1890, also says of him. Robert Mantell revealed his "Hamlet" for the first time in Philadelphia at the Walnut last evening. Every seat in the house was filled, and the favorable verdict of the audience was indicated by frequent applause and curtain calis. Mr. Mantell makes an ideal "Hamlet" in appearance - tall, graceful, "the glass of fashion and the mold of form." He gives the royal Dane iight brown hair.