Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jun. 11, 1928

Diplomacy. Hitching a galaxy of stars to this antiquated vehicle by Victorien Sardou, George Crouse Tyler surprised Manhattan playgoers by the excellence of his judgment. The play, as translated by Sir Gerald du Maurier, seemed nearly as neat and sparkling as it did on the evening of Queen Victoria's "command performance," nearly half a century ago. Surely it was well played. William Faversham, 60, perhaps stung to effort by the recent and successful theatrical activities of his eldest son William Faversham Jr., gave an impeccable performance as Henry Beauclerc, the suave ambassador who,...

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