NEXT WEEK -- EAST LYNNE by Gladys Hurlbut
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NEXT WEEK -- EAST LYNNE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A nice performance by a veteram of the theater -- the theater of stock in the sticks and gone forever trouping. She gives a full production to life on tour, from her own trials and tribulations as a near-sighted stage struck girl, to the way up the ladder to leading woman and the personal events of her career. The types of leading man, juveniles and seconds, the unending grind of stock and road company work, and the dream of New York -- with always an annual failure there -- are fully retailed as are the characteristics of audiences, the problems of wardrobes, the close attention small towns pay to their stock companies, the calamities on stage -- and off, the techniques of shaking the scenery -- and the passing of the local and/or touring companies. And at the end, the chance of a Broadway hit. -- Life With Mother and the terrific sentimental effect of her return to the stage. A satisfying part of the theatrical record, with an introduction by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouss, and a postscript by Dorothy Stickney, this has some of the bubbling charm of A Feather On My Nose by Billie Burke.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1950
Publisher: Dutton