The Theatre: Definitely Hungarian

The Dominant Note in the Coming Theatrical Rhapsody

Not so very long ago Hungary was, to the happy masses, simply a place where wars started. Even such tiny fragments of the masses as detached themselves temporarily for cultural adventuring in Europe seldom penetrated the interior as far as Budapest. With London they were theatrically acquainted, with Paris, with Berlin, and even to a slight extent with Vienna and Moscow. The barrier of distance plus the barrier of language, almost insuperable except to the penetrating student, blocked cultural roads to Budapest. Then some wandering prospector...

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