Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 2, 1934

Gentlewoman (by John Howard Lawson; Group Theatre, producer). The heroine (Stella Adler) of this play is a soft Park Avenue widow who announces, with unjustified assurance: "My head is full of epigrams and my heart is full of tears." The hero (Lloyd Nolan), a communistic Casanova, replies, "You are smeared with perfume and emotion." As might be anticipated, their alliance is not lasting. At the end of the play he is headed for Iowa City, plotting to become a nuisance to the government. She, unmarried still, is planning an accouchement. She hopes...

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