Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jun. 2, 1930

The Tavern. The year 1922 will be remembered by many for the long skirts of its debutantes and the catch-phrase of its coxcombs: "What's all the shooting for?" Last week, a season after the reappearance of long skirts, the source of the byword recurred—a revival of Actor-Producer George Michael Cohan's The Tavern.

To clarify the piece—which can be safely categorized neither as burlesque, travesty or satire—audiences were advised through the programs that: "The vagabond who comes into The Tavern is the unmasked Cohan. And yet this vagabond could have...

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