Cigarette a Child of the Army by Barry Montour
'Cigarette a Child of the Army' by Barry Montour. The lyrics are by E. Warham St. Leger, with music by J. Haydn Parry (1864 - 1894). First produced at the Theatre Royal in Cardiff on 15th August 1892 and the Lyric Theatre in London on 7th September 1892. A romantic opera, set in 1805, about two feuding French noble families. The title character not only bears the name of the heroine of Ouidas novel Under Two Flags (1867) but, like her, is a vivandiere, who loves the hero, and helps him, but loses him. Touring to the Theatre Royal in Bournemouth on 2nd May 1914. The image is of a saluting female soldier standing on a battlefield. Along the bottom of the illustration we see a smoldering cigarette on which are the words 'Theatre Royal' and 'Comic Opera'. Date: 1892
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Cricket Match between Actors and Authors at Lord's Cricket G
Illustration showing a number of the players in a one-day match between actors and authors held at Lord's cricket ground, June 1905. The actors won the match by 8 wickets and 7 runs. Clockwise, from top left: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle loses his wicket for 2 runs; C Aubrey Smith bowling; E.W. Hornung looking skyward; R. Evett fielding; Kenneth Douglas fielding at point; Gerald Du Maurier and V. O'Connor making the winning run; Oscar Asche bowling; Haydn Coffin trying to field and keep his hair tidy. In the centre are Major Philip Trevor and Leo Trevor, looking a lot like Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
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