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De Michael Arlen

Green Hat (The) (1925-??-Adelphi Theatre-London)

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Théâtre: Adelphi Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
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Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 01 janvier 1925
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Nigel Playfair
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Avec : Beatrix Lehman, Ronald Sinclair, Herman De Lange, Frederick Leister, Eric Maturin, Leonard Upton, Norman McKinnel, Julian Royce, Tallulah Bankhead, Barbara Dillon, Geoffrey Wincott, Harold Anstruther, Beryl Freeman, Mignon O’Doherty, Beryl Freeman, J. W. Mason, Cyril Nash
Presse : The Green Hat vexed the critics. Ralph Wright, reviewing it for the New Statesman, found Michael Arlen ‘an irritating writer’. Wright was particularly irritated by the ‘smart and thin style’ of Arlen’s prose, the boastful parade of knowledge about modern literature, and, last but not least, by the self-assurance of the man-about-town on matters related to women and sex:
There is a sort of epigrammatic cocksureness on all the details of love-making that I find particularly unpleasant: an assumption that love has something to do with silk underclothing at one moment and at the next a rhetoric outburst on almost Wellsian lines of optimism. I do wish he [Arlen] would be a little more modest and show a little better taste when dealing with the subject.1