Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Jun. 6, 1927

Patience. Gusto and gay abandon are the birthright of the rollicking operettas of W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Seymour Sullivan. And while Vivian Hart as the saucy dairy maid, James Watts as the lavender Bunthorne and Joseph Macaulay as the poet Archibald, carol sweetly, they play with more diffidence than zest. A chorus even less frolicsome than the principals was likened by one reviewer to "a daisy chain of serious Smith or Bryn Mawr girls." The proceedings are applauded in genteel style by players in two stage boxes, outfitted in the costumes of...

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