The Theatre: Pauvre Richard

The first and the latest American Ambassadors to France have both delighted Frenchmen. They like Myron Timothy Herrick, and they thought Benjamin Franklin was délicieux. Therefore Parisians were a-tiptoe with anticipation, last week, as the state-owned Théâtre de L' Odéon (second only in kudos to the Comédie Francaise) started rehearsing Pauvre Richard.

The Paris première of Poor Richard will be on the night of March 22, 1929, not an anniversary of anything but, roughly speaking, the Sesquicentennial of B. Franklin's arrival in Paris. The play, by Playwright Louis Evan Shipman of Manhattan...

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