Foreign News: Hamlet by Command

Like most people George V and Queen Mary greatly prefer musical comedy to Shakespeare. Last winter directly after His Majesty had been snatched from death, the royal pair went for the fourth time to Rose Marie, very much a bit of charming tinkle and fluff (TIME, Nov. 18). Later Their Majesties went to two or three plays without music. It was not until last week, however, that King George turned, as one eventually does, to Shakespeare and to Hamlet. It was the Bard's birthday (April 23), and Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson was opening an...