The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 14, 1929

Caprice. "Life is so much easier," says the dyspeptic but incorrigibly playful Albert Von Echardt, "when you have a great many ties to choose from." He communicated this illuminating morsel of information to his bastard son, poetic and bumptious youth of 16, whom he was meeting for the first time. Albert had in fact been unaware of his child's existence until its mother, a somewhat charming though intensely idealistic creature, whom he had once betrayed and since forgotten, visited him. The purpose of her visit was to ask that Robert be...

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