Produced by Chuck Greif
PLAYS OF TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW
TURANDOT PRINCESS OF CHINA
A CHINOISERIE IN THREE ACTS
AUTHORIZED ENGLISH VERSION,
LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN
First Edition, January, 1913
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TURANDOT--Princess of China
ALTOUM--Emperor of China, her father
ADELMA--Princess of Tartary, favourite slave of Turandot
ZELIMA--Another slave of Turandot
BARAK--(Under the name of Hassan), Skirina's husband; formerly Major-domo of
CALAF--Prince of Astrakhan
ISHMAEL--Major-domo of the beheaded Prince of Samarkand
PANTALONE--Prime Minister of the Emperor Altoum
TARTAGLIA--Lord High Chancellor of China
BRIGELLA Captain of the Imperial pages
TRUFFALDINO Chief Eunuch of Turandot's harem
PRINCE OF SAMARKAND... (Silent)
Eight Doctors. Female Slaves and Eunuchs of the harem. A Headsman. Soldiers of the Palace Guard.
SCENE: Pekin.--All the acting characters wear Chinese costume, except Adelma and Calaf, who are in Tartar dress.
Cast of the play as produced at the St. James's Theatre, London, on January 18, 1913, under the management of Sir George Alexander.
Altoum--J. H. BARNES
Ishmael JAMES BERRY
Tartaglia--E. VIVIAN REYNOLDS
Prince of Samarkand--AUSTIN FEHRMAN
The action takes place outside the gates of Pekin, and inside the Emperor's Palace.
MY FRIEND THAT GREAT ARTIST
The very affecting history of the cruel Princess Turandot and the handsome Prince Calaf may be read in those Persian tales which are known by the name of _The Thousand and One Nights._