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most shocking plays! "Ghosts" is one.
"Ghosts" "the most obscene piece
of dramatic writing that ever pois
soned the atmosphere of stageland"
was the way horrified critics de
scribed on the occasion of its first
presentation years ago. Today, the
unshocked audiences sit through the
play without showing the slightest
emotion other than nervous laughter
at the wrong places.
The other Ibsen play is "John Ga
briel Borkman." It is presented by
"The Modern Stage," which, by the
way is one of the most interesting ex
periments in new theaterdom now
being conducted in New York.
"The Modern Stage" was founded
by Emanuel Reicher, a veteran pro
ducer of Germany, whose fame has
spread throughout Europe and who
has been putting on a series of plays
"for subscribers only" here in New
York, since the war broke out. With
him his daughter, Hedwig Reicher,
is winning high praise for her acting.
And now, as for Bernard Shaw,
whose play, "Mrs. Warren's Profes
sion," aroused such a typhoon of
horror a few years ago, why, they
are actually playing three of his
dramas in this city today! And his
audiences are not even bored to ex
tinction, as are those who see the
TODAY'S TESTED RECIPE
By Caroline Coe
Bran Muffins Mix 2 cupfuls of
graham flour with 1 cupful of bran,
1 teaspoonful of soda and tea
spoonful of salt. Warm iy2 cupfuls
of milk, add 2 tablespoonfuls of mo
lasses and 1 tablespoonful of butter;
allow to cool.
Beet the liquid into the first mix
ture. Bake in greased muffin pans,
in slow oven, 1 hour.
Now the scientists have discovered
that growing boys should be permit
ted to be lazy. What we want to
know is how any one thought they
, could be-kept from it,
MAX TURNED TRIOKJDN THEM,
BUT COT PICTURES"'
Max Asher sent a message to the
German-American ' society recently
to the effect that Count Van Gulden
would arrive in New York at a certain
hour. A large. delegation of German
citizens was waiting at the ship land
ing to greet him and Max, made up
as the count, walked smilingly down
the gangplank and proceeded to
hearty- handshakeswith the Ger
mans. The camera man took athe scene
and, thanks -to Asher's clever ruse,
true color was added to a moving
We are interested in that Dubuque
man who spread rat poison on his
bread and ate it by mistake for but
ter. Our interest includes a desire to,
learn where he bought his butter. , "
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