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THE MORALITY OF EMOTIONS peace dull and maddening, and who
John Galsworthy's "Loyalties" is commits a daring and partially justi-
admittedy realism at ita best-pro- Ied crime to sooth his protesting
found, iiuminative, and searching. Itt! spirtit-and incittentally to pay his for-
posesses all the earmarks of great me mistress heart balm.
literature and a compelling theory-- Finally it seems to me that Gals-
but even above and perhaps in spite of worthy has curiously missed the point
this it is good theater, and to many ef his play in the title. It is true that
his most truly dramatic play. the characters prattle a bit on the
The cast, with the exception of the cris-cross ft tiendshis and class
leading lady, was imported from Eng- distinctions, generally ignoring ti
land, and directed by Basil Dean, a fact that these loyalties often reat to
kind of a continental Arthur Hopkins. the favor of toe thief. Actually the
The acting, needless, to say, was quite play concerns the hectic boredom and
faultless if you look for perfect photo- unrest e:i shee appart since tit
graphic realism. The other outstand- wild days A ts ' var and the sutse-
ing feature was the positive genius sient outturt o unreasonable im-
of the leading man and the almost morality. It is indeed a dissertatina
ridiculous gawkiness of the women. on our jazz ge ither than a second
To a certain extent, it is quite What "Merchant of Veree," as the critics
its advertisements claim it to be, "a have been content to call it.
thrilling expose of crime and detec- The ironic -omment with which the
tion." It tells a story of a theft inplay ends comes back. "Loyalty!"
a conventional English manor house, cries a woman and her cry can be
and with steady and compelling force beard from London to New York and
untwists the mystery until the guilty even to our minature Main street-
man is found. Unlike the usual le- "We've all been loyal. But it's not
tective "drama the gentleman is rec- enough."
ognized at the very outset. The story.
in short, utilizes the crime only as alWhie still on Galsworthy, you may
skeleton on which to display sibte be interested to know that during the
and finite characterization. It deal' week of the twnty-first the Ypsilanti
rather. with the social conflicts that Players will present an all-Gals-
arise because the theif is a soldier and duction of the season. The perform-
a gentleman and his victim one of the nce will include among other things
"nouveau riche" and a Jew. There "i "The First and Last" which I have
particular significance in the r'aiac- mentioned before and which, in my
ter of the thief--a braye and gallant humble opinion, is the author's great-
lentensnt drig the war. iholit,'- eltplay, alon with "The Silver Box"
so many other, finds the routine 'o I '"Strife"
THE LAST SUPPER JAZZ
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conscience, though even at the time she That's the type that's crazy about
hoped, she was certain . . . Each jazz.
night she had waited for him, but to- Next we have the "hig-bros"-
night was the evening before the wed- great old word, isn't it? Oh, they
ding, it was his last free night, and simply despise jazz! They just can't
she knew he would come. stand it! They plug up their ears
It was quite unnecessary for the when they hear it; they say it's wick-
nobleman to remind ier that she ed and ought to be suppressed; they
could never hope to fomatly mona even go so far as to declare that they
theue. Bth, even in terlosary would far rather hear "classical mu-
the Due. Both, even in their closest i. Ys, hy'eagatbn,
moments, mutely recognized the fact. sic" Yes, they're a great bunch,
It was omehing fixe and inviolable.thsjazrze.I'sigtod
sport to get them howling at this dee-
She could understand why the Duo picable din which surely means the
was attracted to her, why he wanted ruin of the nation.
her even on his wedding night. The lusicians, as a whole, and those
Lady Trenton, he had told her, had who have the gift of getting at the
been p cked for his bride in her child- truth of things are those who are
hood. She was beautiful, but like all merely amused by jazz. EmersonWhi-
English from across the channel, she thorne strikes it about right in an
was cold and impersonal. She was article written for the Musical Di-
tall, blue-eyed. Her hair was flaxen, gest some time last summer. Ie says
but she was cold and impersonal. that it is mighty clever stuff, not so
While she . . . and the girl ran much the pieces themselves, but the
her hands over her body and over her way they are orchestrated. Also, he
tull hips. says that when he has been working,
She had set the table in the center it is a relief to turn on a jazz record
of the room and placed on it food. She or two and let a bit of innocent folly
had placed the pewter tea pot in the play upon the mind.
center and the brass plate filled with There are some whose minds are
bread and fruit, so purely aesthetic or so totally in-
Therew neres um glo.ing eiiiers i volved that jazz music never enters
the fireplace, and a cane urned : them. This type is rare indeed. But
the corner of the roons. the average person who never turns
a thought toward jazz is the kind
Once more she glanced at the tiny lwho never turns a thought toward
clock, and then she heard footsteps anything else either. These are, for
at the door and a knock. She smiled instance, the unemotional tusiness
and opened the door. man, the typical society crowd, blase
- --- fraternity men and sorority women
"When Samson ran off with the of our colleges and universities.
gate-posts of Gaza, if he ever did so, They're the ones who are perfectly
or when he visited his Delilah, or safe. They can't hurt anybody's feel-
caught his foxes, or did anything else, ings by saying that they like Beetho-
what has revelation to do with these ven and Chopin much better than
things?' Paul Whiteman, or on the contrary,
Paine, "The Age of Reason" that jazz is simply wonderful.