Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 17, 1930

A Glass of Water. About one hundred years ago Parisian society waxed ecstatic over the plays of a romanticist, Augustin Eugene Scribe, whose name is still glamorous to many drama students. Anyone who wishes to learn what ridiculous and hollow charades enthralled Paris of the '305 and '405 may now see the American Laboratory Theatre perform a play of Scribe's in which Queen Anne of England, the Duchess of Marlborough and a simple heroine named Abigail Churchill vie with each other for the favors of a Captain of the Guards. The entanglements...

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