The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: May 19, 1930

Ada Beats the Drum. Ever since Henry James discovered that the stupid exploits of U. S. citizens in Europe made good literary material, perennially there has cropped out some work in which appears a gruff but indulgent father, a silly mother and a romantic daughter, all making the Grand Tour for the first time. Ada Beats the Drum is concerned with the antics of Mr. & Mrs. Hubbard (of Keokuk, Iowa) abroad. Having rented a villa in the south of France, Mother Hubbard (Mary Boland) encourages her husband, without much trouble, to frequent the...

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