The Prince and the Pauper

"The Prince and the Pauper." Proceeds to Go to Y.W.C.A. Cast to Return Early After Easter. Trinity Tripod, April 7, 1914

A photograph and description appeared head of the performance of the Prince and the Pauper in the April 7 Trinity Tripod:

"It has been decided that the production of "The Prince and the Pauper" by the "Jesters", on April 23 and 24, will be for the benefit of the Young Women's Branch of the Y. W. C. A., as was originally planned. During the winter the management of the play was given to understand that in April the Young Women's Branch would be engaged in a building fund campaign, and that it would be unable to connect itself with the production to be given at that time. Consequently, it was decided to give the play for the benefit of the college and entirely on the responsibility of the college body. Now, however, the information has been given that, after all, the Young Women's Branch will be in a position to be connected with the play, and, as it is very anxious to be so, the management has consented.

Preparations for the production are going on with much energy, especially in the case of the mob. No effort is being spared to make the play highly successful, and to put on the finishing touches. the cast has consented to return to Hartford on April 16, four days after the college opens after the Easter vacation. In view of the able coaching of Mrs. Henry A. Perkins, the capable cast, and the worthiness of the cause in which the play is to be produced, only the enthusiastic support of the entire college body is needed to insure its success."

Finale, Act IV (Prince and the Pauper) Trinity Ivy, 1915

The set of the play, Finale, Act IV. 

Jesters' Premiere a Triumph. Very Artistic and Finished Production Given of Dramatization of Mark Twain's Novel "The Prince and the Pauper."

As Trinity College accepted male students only, the female role was often played by men in many theater productions. The Prince and the Pauper was one exception: "As the feminine roles were believed to be too important and too difficult to be acted by the college men they were entrusted to the more theatrically talented girls of Hartford." 

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The Prince and the Pauper