The New York Times (New York, New York) 27 March 1916 Page 11

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The New York Times
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27 March 1916  Page 11 - DINE SIR HERBERT TREE. Noted Actor tho Guest of...
DINE SIR HERBERT TREE. Noted Actor tho Guest of tho Twilight Twilight Club at tho Aotor. Sir Herbert Beerbohtn Tree waa tha rueat last nifht at a dinner given. In bis honor by tha Twilight Club In tho ballroom ballroom of tha Hotel McAlpla. After the dinner, at which soma COO or COO men and women were served, Auruatua Thomas, aa Chairman, directed tho fire of an oratorical battery manned by Xrvln Cobb. Louts Anspacher, William . .Norman Guthrie, th nev. Dr. Merle FU Croix Wrlht. Lawrence Grant, and Frank CrowBlnahlrtd at the English actor. When these had finished Sir Herbert said er few words. He was In a festive mood and refused to dlscu.s the drama tn serious terms. . ' , " .Now that J am here, he said, -you -you will expect roe to a y some thin a about tho theatre. VeU. I wU not attempt to InfUct opon you a aertoua diseertatlon on the much-rexed much-rexed much-rexed subject of the dritma. past, present, and future, for tt Is alter dinner. If 1 were asked what It ia that besets tho serious drama of today I should say it ia the dinner and thia after-dinner after-dinner after-dinner spirit. The serious drama Is suffering from tho epidemic of late dining. . . , When we hare dined well wo do not re by preference to witnesa a trasedy. What ia tragedy' An empty stomach. What Is comedy? A full one. After a good dinner the arerage man la not, repentantie is not revenueful, hla mind A.m in tha helchta of ! niac ins tlnn r descend lo the oepms ui deieir. Ilia animal nature Is upper mt during tha process of digestion, and In tnia state he nlll prefer the gentle tltillatlon of a comic song lo the dogma of a drama - Hut in the name of fashion people will endure much; they will even endure the higher drama. Hut eameslne. Is not seriousness any more than grlrr is gayety." . , yei.ea the speakers at the giieata table were Justl.-e Justl.-e Justl.-e Charles I. Ouy. Klsle Ferguson. Haddon Chambers. Andre de Mrtsson, Jane Cowl. -Katherine -Katherine Kidder. Maniel Frohman. and With Wynne Matthison. - " -

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