British Commonwealth of Nations: Australian Lincoln

Some weeks ago a plump little man entered the office of the U. S. Consul at Melbourne, Australia. Said he: "I am about to portray the role of Abraham Lincoln in Mr. Drinkwater's play of that name, which we are shortly to produce at the Melbourne Repertory Theatre. May I ask your advice as to the playing of the role?"

In the Consul's office is a man of suavity and tact. He showed his plump questioner a portrait of President Lincoln, a tall, full length portrait. He...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!