edited by Naomi Paxton
Naomi Paxton describes Tradition as ‘a thought-provoking piece about an actress visitingher parents, and deals with their support for her career and their expectations of her future. Inspired by the suffragist and actress Fola La Follette’s passion for acting and written by her husband, George Middleton, it is a quietly moving piece about family life, female aspiration and women’s work.'
Tradition was first performed at the Berkeley Theatre, New York City, on 24 January 1913. It was first published that same year as part of Middleton’s One Act Plays of Contemporary Life by Henry Holt and Company.