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The Famous Protean Actor, in - "Cruel Coppinger,"
Written and Acted entirely hy
Paul Lavelle (A Gentleman), Capt. Coppinger (A Pirate).
Sir Clifford Ross (A Wealthy
Jolly Bob (A King's Officer).
Red George (One of the Smugglers).
Hans Schmidt (Coppinger's
Scene 1: Paul Lavelle 's Apartment in London.
Scene 2: Coppinger's Cove at
Welcomhe Mouth, Cornwall.
Period of the Play-1790.
Three weeks elapse between
Scenes 1 and 2.


Paul Lavelle
Sir Clifford Ross
Hans Schmidt
Paul Lavelle

A Listening Piny written for
Richardby Hughes.
Presented by R. E. JEFFREY.
The Captain of a Rum-Runner
Mr. Harris (The Schooner's Mate)
A Pirate (whose voice is heard through a megaphone)
Other Sailors.
All up and down the coast of the Eastern States of America from off New York to the end of Long Island there now stretches what is called Rum Row : it is a mixed collection of the vessels of every nation, from battered old wind-jammers to tramps and even yachts.
There is an ever-increasing numbers of pirates who await their chance either to capture liquor or the hard cash that has been paid for it. Something of the methods of these pirates you will see in the play. The action does not take place actually on Rum Row itself, Full farther north off the coast of Maine. The boat you will board to-night is a small fast-sailing schooner which has left the Row itself, and, in order: to cut the profits of the motor-launch middle-men, has gone up north to run its cargo ashore. The night is wild and squally with a high sea running. The desperate little vessel has successfully put in to shore, landed her cargo, and is now beating for the open sea.


Richardby Hughes.
Presented By:
R. E. Jeffrey.

2LO London

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