FRANCE: Dramatic Policy

In France the national theatre (Comedie Francaise) is so intimately connected with the government that a Premier might well be overthrown upon the issue of his Cabinet's dramatic policy. Last week the Chamber gave Premier Briand a vote of confidence, 350 to 152, in support of the withdrawal from the Comedie's repertoire of La Carcasse, a new play which has been widely denounced as "insulting to the soldiers of France." The plot featured adultery by a French general's wife, embezzlement by his soldier son.

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