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Professor Baker Again

The indifference of the authorities at Harvard toward Professor Baker and his famous drama course, which has resulted in moving the course bodily to Yale, is probably the result of an old Brahmin tradition in Back Bay that any one having to do with the theatre is just a wee bit declasse. It is all right to work around footlights in Hasty Pudding theatricals, with the proper patronesses, but beyond that one simply does not go. However, as Professor Baker can probably do his work much more efficiently at Yale, the existence of this attitude at Harvard would seem to be of a purely local importance. Robert Benchley in Life

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