The Theatre: New Plays: May 12, 1923

Pride. The French, one remembers, are a gay and polite people, fond of dancing and light wines. Perhaps if they saw more of the English and American plays that are written about them they would be neither so polite nor so gay. At any rate, in most American drama, the French male character who is old enough to have a crêpe-beard has, in general, the choice between just two roles. He is always noble, and if he does not display his noblesse oblige by pursuing the chaste young heroine around and around the...

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