The Theater: Quiet, Please

Playing Macbeth in Pittsburgh, Maurice Evans could hardly get through his love scenes with Judith Anderson against the whistling and giggling of schoolchildren in the audience. At intermission, he stepped before the curtain, asked all who were seeing a play for the first time to raise their hands. Up went hundreds. Said Evans: "I thought so," then pleaded good-naturedly with the kids for a break. He got it.

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