PAPAL STATE: Car of Thespis

Once more Pope Pius XI's loyal Count Dalla Torre, editor of Osservatore Romano rushed into the breach last week and attacked the Fascist Party. Cause of the quarrel: the perambulating Fascist theatre, grandiloquently known as "Car of Thespis." From distant Sardinia word reached the Vatican last week that the Car of Thespis was not only performing the works of bald, exotic Gabriele d'Annunzio, anathema to good Catholics, but that the Fascist players had added insult to injury by playing Gabriele d'Annunzio's La Figlia di Jorio (Jorio's Daughter) on the most holy...

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