Dunbar Deene Diplomatist
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
This is an effective little spy-play based on the familiar motive of the interference of love with proposed treachery. The intending traitors propose stealing from the victim whom she has deliberately fascinated some important diplomatic papers for transmission to her employer, a German General, her object being to gain a pardon for her brother, unjustly sentenced to death. In carrying out her scheme she falls in love with the diplomatist, who finds out her plot, reproaches her bitterly, but forgives her when he learns her excuse for her almost-accomplished crime. To save her brother he proposes sacrificing his own career, and allowing her to fulfil her base mission, when in the nick of time comes the news that the German General has been assassinated. So the curtain falls upon a mutual love that may be free from dishonour. Recommended for license. E. A. Bendall.
Licensed On: 17 Dec 1914
License Number: 3071
British Library Reference: LCP1914/36
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66084 D
|26 Feb 1915||Oxford Theatre, London||Unknown||Licensed Performance|