The Theatre: New Plays: Jan. 21, 1924

Andre Chariot's Revue of 1924. There is one insurmountable advantage which English musical comedians and comediennes have over their American prototypes. They are all somehow bred to the idea that they are to marry royalty; they act the part. Conversely, there is an equal advantage our own players have over the English. American comedians, ingenues and prima donnas generally originate in the carefree substrata of society. They retain a certain impudent irresistible gaminerie.

What seems to be a very nearly flawless example of the British style was introduced last week by the...

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