Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 22, 1935

Flowers of the Forest (by John van Druten; Katharine Cornell, producer). Scientific romancers have for years toyed with the notion of a super-radio which, reaching out into time and space, would overtake receding sound waves, reproduce such historic utterances as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address or Shakespeare's remarks after the opening performance of Hamlet. With more daring than credibility, Playwright, van Druten (Young Woodley) has seized upon the idea of recapturing thoughts expressed in the past as the crux for a dramatic sermon on the wastage of war. A rich and sympathetic husband...

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