The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 15, 1929

Man's Estate. Beatrice Blackmar and Bruce Gould have set down with strength and fidelity a story that is covered by millions of rooftops throughout the world— the story of ambition fastened to earth by the inevitable tendrils of dependence. It is their first play and it has, here and there, the gaucheries of inexperience, but it seldom loses its hold on the fundamental truth on which it is based—the fact that, in the curiously woven pattern of human life, there is no such thing as independence.

The story is as simple as life itself...

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