Excerpt from Bibi: A Comedy of Toys; A Spectacular Musical Play
Bibl - Very pretty little brunette. Must be bright, pert and coquettish. Assumes great affectation of speech, walk and man ner. Make-up: Face powered; cheeks and lips rouged and eye brows blackened. Hair done up in a psyche knot, with ﬂowing French bang in front. Costume: Very stylish modern gown of bright red silk tulle. High - heeled French slippers. Red silk stock ings. Natty French poke bonnet tied jauntily on right side of head with red tulle strings. Lorgnette on long gold chain. A number of glistening rings on the fingers of both hands. Large diamond earrings and other ﬂashy jewelry on corsage. Mechan ical toy pug dog on chain for her to wind up and lead off, .
Prince - Preferably a blonde. Long curly hair, falling on shoulders. Bright and gentlemanly in speech and action. Powder face and rouge cheeks. A fancy dress costume consisting of tunic, cape and tights. All black is very effective, or a combina tion of blue and pink. The color of this costume should harmon ize with that of Bibi's as the parts run together. Fancy hat with a long feather. Little gold-headed cane.
Angelica - A very ragged costume. The best effect is obtained by wearing two or three old dresses one over the other. An old tarlatan costume that is much crinkled and mussed gives the de sired effect. Tie an abundance of old ribbons about the arms, waist, neck, etc. One black stocking and one fancy colored stock ing. Old odd slippers tied on with strips of white cloth. Sun bonnet tied around neck hanging down back. Very rosy cheeks. Acts awkwardly, yet lively. Walks toed in and carries her fingers sticking out as though stuffed.
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