Romance

   This three-act romantic melodrama by Edward Sheldon opened on 10 February 1913 at Maxine Elliott's Theatre for 160 performances. When Harry Putnam sheepishly tells Bishop Armstrong, his grandfather, that he is engaged to an artist, he expects the old man to condemn his choice. Instead, the Bishop recounts his time as a young rector when he met the great opera diva Margherita Cavallini and fell in love with her. Noting her past as another man's mistress, Cavallini realizes that they are from different worlds and although she loves him, ends their relationship so that he might continue his work. Harry is moved by his grandfather's story and when the evening newspaper arrives revealing that Cavallini has died, the curtain falls on the old Bishop gently touching some faded mementos of his long-ago love affair. Romance toured and was frequently revived well into the 1920s, including a successful 1921 Broadway revival starring Doris Keane and Basil Sydney, but a 1948 Sigmund Romberg operetta based on the play, My Romance, failed to find favor.

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