Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Review "The Silent House"

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Title

Review "The Silent House"

Description

This review of the play "The Silent House," which was performed at Shubert Theatre in New York City. The writer first criticizes the accents of the actors, claiming he thought they were speaking another language before finding out they were speaking with thick New York accents, "the mushiest enunciation in town." This writer also likens the accents to Yiddish. The play featured many characters with non-European names, including Ho-Fang, who the writer of this review calls "a domesticated chink." The contents of the play or these characters' roles, however, are not explored in depth.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1929

Contributor

Caroline Weber
Gabby Kiser

Language

English

Type

Identifier

MessengerLV.3.30-1929

Files

Citation

Brandon, John G. and Pickett, Geo., “Review "The Silent House",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 19, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/67.