The Daily Telegraph



The importance to the stage of this promised emergence of a discrimina­ting public is evident. The film-play, owing to its greater economy of money and space, has been able to do two things which the theatre proper could never have done. It has created a new play-going public, and it has turned an ignorant public which did exist into a sophistica­ted and critical one. In these days, when every little country town and almost every village has its picturethe­atre, there must be thousands of experience­d playgoers who a generation back might have lived without seeing a play at all.

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