produced and which shall not. Perhaps the Board should make this decision but the states-general didn't seem to feel that way when last we met, and if we do delegate that power to the Board, perhaps we should say so openly.
When I finish this play I am working at, I shall get very serious about that one-set inexpensive comedy which is to keep so far under our budget requirements that it will look like a garter-snake marching through Washington Square arch. 2
March 5, 1938
Dear Margery: 1
The months go by and become years and still I haven't written to you. I won't try to apologize even though my conscience will probably bother me forever because of my complete neglect of you when I had heard that you were ill and felt very certain you were depressed. I'll begin at the beginning and try not to cover all the ground.
The Souvenir seemed to me a producible play, with a little work, whereas the other two did not. Also it had some fairly good poetry.
As for Wilbur and the contest festival, I gave him what I thought might fill his theatres, though I wasn't at all sure. 2 Certainly I can't take responsibility for the quality of the plays that come in. I will continue to do my poor best in regard to the verse play contest, even to coughing up money if necessary, at any rate, I don't want you to have to borrow from the bank. As to your three choices, I don't want to try to write anything; I'm trying so hard to write a play that I don't want