The Theatre: Castigating Audiences

Thespians Have Taken to Arguing the Point with Patrons

Lately there has been an outbreak in the theatres of what might be called neighborly quarrels between the actors and the audiences who paid money to see them act. Early last season Richard Bennett when playing in repertoire for the Theatre Guild set the fashion by chiding audiences in the West, particularly in Detroit, for not showing a greater appreciation of his loving efforts to entertain.

Actor Bennett made quite a feature of stepping out of his part and rebuking the natives for not rallying in...

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