Roses Of Picardy
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
This is a silly but well-meant play. The old Duke of Southminster has married a very young wife and she falls in love with the hero, Jack. Also the duke's son falls in love with Jennifer who loves Jack. All go to the front, where the duke is a general. The duchess runs a hospital at Boulogne and makes love to Jack who will have nothing to do with her. Jennifer refuses the duke's son, Parkyn - only an honble [sic], poor fellow, in spite of his birth - and Parkyn in revenge gasses Jack when the latter ought to be carrying a dispatch, but Jennifer, now a member of the women's flying squad, takes it instead. Parkyn, detected, shoots himself, the Duchess repents, and everybody is happy. The Duchess of 'Southminster' running a hospital at Boulogne rather suggests an actual person, but I do not think any harm is meant. The flying business and the military business generally is absurd but inoffensive. On p.41 I have marked a mention of the Queen which may be thought disrespectful, though it is not intended to be so. Recommended for licence. G. S. Street. All reference to the king and queen cut by authors.
Licensed On: 13 Jul 1918
License Number: 1666
British Library Reference: LCP1918/12
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66194 U
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