Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

In this whimsical trifle a canny Scotch bride, chatting with her prosaic English husband after their honeymoon, confesses to a secret. She has discovered how to become beautiful, and has acted upon her discovery. This, it seems, was made in a play found by her in the bed of the late W. Shakespeare, containing a scene between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots, the latter of whom is offered pardon if she will reveal her "secret of beauty". This Mary avows - in an interview illustrated on the stage - lies in two words, "Be good". This theme, which recalls the lines of Charles Kingsley, is handled in the characteristic Barrie baby-way, and is as harmless as an undramatic copy-book. Recommended for License. Ernest A.Bendall.

Licensed On: 12 Apr 1916

License Number: 185




British Library Reference: LCP1916/8

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66129 R


Date Theatre Type
14 Apr 2016 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London Unknown Licensed Performance