Typed letter signed to the playwright Richard Pryce,

Nigel Playfair
Publication details: 
6 November 1922, on letterhead of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
SKU: 1368

English actor-manager and director (1874-1934), knighted in 1928. He thanks him for his letter about the play "The Immortal Hour" (1907) by Fiona Macleod (William Sharp). "I am delighted that you liked it so much, and I think that gradually the public is beginning to find it out. / It will amuse you to hear that the night before last I saw a performance, at my little boys' school, of "The Dumb Cake"; a pirated version revised from memory. Some day I must tell you about it, and especially about the Second Act which he thought fit to add to it." In 1907 Pryce had adapted Arthur Morrison's "Divers Vanities" as "The Dumb Waiter". Docketed at the foot of the page, and with traces of previous mounting to the reverse. Slightly creased and worn.