Business: Old English

The drama of business does not always go unrecorded. Sometimes it yields good ore to a professional playmaker. John Galsworthy, for instance, devised a play called "Old English" (which had a successful run in New York and London last year) from a meditation which must have taken shape some— what like this:

"Old English—he's got to stand for something. A deep—hearted old jingo, tough as an acorn. Hearts of oak—wasn't that an old song? The acorn-heart of England. Ships, of course, and exports; that will be his business. An oak can stand...

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