Sholom Ash’s play, “The God of Vengeance” is the subject of a bitter attack in the Sunday “Express” which vehemently upbraids the licensing authorities for permitting the company of Jewish players from Vilna, Poland, to produce this piece in London.
The “Express” recalls that the play, to which it refers as a “foul spectacle”, had been suppressed in New York and demands an explanation of the authorities for countenancing its appearance here.
The authorities have retorted with the excuse that no one in the department is able to read Yiddish.
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