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Title:One of the Best
Description:One of the Best by Seymour Hicks and George Edwardes.  Scenes from the play, which was loosely based on the Dreyfus affair.  A super, Richard Archer Prince, conceived his murderous hatred for Terriss during a fake rehearsal for this piece.
1st Performance:Dec 21, 1895
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Mar 4, 1896, p. 246
Review:The Illustrated London News, Mar 4, 1896, p. 243

"ONE OF THE BEST," AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE.

Photographs by Frank Dickins, Sloane Street S.W.

"One of the Best" is fitly named.  Produced on Dec. 21, Messrs. Seymour Hicks and George Edwardes' melodrama has run to crowded houses ever since and is likely to do so for a long time to come.  The play is picturesque, for, with a keen instinct for effect, the authors decided on staging a Highland regiment, than which there is surely nothing more striking in the whole range of military uniform.  They have also told a story, which, if un-English, has had the advantage of actuality across the Channel in the shape of the Dreyfus incident; and, at a time when the country palpitates with melodrama, it is not surprising that "One of the Best" should be a great success.  It is somewhat curious that Mr. Terriss, the splendid hero of the piece, is the father-in-law of one of the authors, Mr. Hicks, while Mr. Edward Sass, who, as Sir Archibald M'Gregor, has to pronounce sentence on the young lieutenant, is the brother-in-law of the other author, Mr. George Edwardes.  Both the authors, by the way, were originally intended for the army.

 

The Illustrated London News, Mar 4, 1896, p. 245

 

 

The Illustrated London News, Mar 4, 1896, p. 246

 



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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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