Jenny: Your face is the face of a great saint. Lord George (with a cry of pain): No! Jenny: Yes! Surely you are that good man for whom I have waited. Therefore
do not kneel to me, but rise and suffer me to kiss your hand. For my love of
you is lowly, and my heart is all yours. Lord George: Nay, you are a queen, and I must needs kneel in your presence.
A Play in Words and Music. Clemence Dane's stage adaptation of Max Beerbohm's novella about the transfiguring power of love.
Based on: Max Beerbohm's story Directed: Maurice Colbourne Location: His Majesty's Theatre, London Proprietor: Joseph Benson Lessees: H. M. & S. LTD.
Opened: April 8, 1936. In spite of good notices, the play wilted quikly. Cast: Vivien Leigh (Jenny Mere), Ivor Novello (Lord George), Malcolen Russell (The Spy),
and Kenneth Howell (Woodman)
Vivien Leigh wrote to Gliddon:
I can't help feeling that this play is of tremendous importance, firstly because it's
essential I should work again and quickly, and that it will be a wonderful experience which
is just what I want.