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WSG to the Pall Mall Gazette, June 8, 1900, p. 3

COMEDY THEATRE.

To the EDITOR of the PALL MALL GAZETTE.

Sir, – Two of my plays, "Pygmalion and Galatea" and "Comedy and Tragedy," are to be revived to-night at the Comedy Theatre, which, in a brief space of time, has passed into the hands of Miss Janette Steer – a lady who plays the leading part in each play.

Although I have, by contract, expressly reserved to myself the right of stage-management in every detail, circumstances have arisen which have caused me to cease to concern myself with the parts of Galatea and Clarice.  These parts will, presumably, be played by Miss Steer in accordance with her own views.

While I am prepared to admit that Miss Steer’s interpretation may be characterized by much that is excellent, I am anxious, in fairness to myself, that it may not be assumed that her performance is necessarily a reflex of my intentions.

  Yours faithfully,
    W.S. GILBERT.
Harrow Weald, June 7.


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