The Theatre: The Best Plays: Dec. 17, 1923

These are the plays which, in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important:

Drama

RAIN—Jeanne Eagels rapidly making Sadie Thompson the most widely known courtesan in the world. Sex in the South Seas.

TARNISH—Expert disquisition on the evil that men do and how they act when they are found out.

SEVENTH HEAVEN—Melodrama of Paris in War-time soothed to a syrupy conclusion. Worth while because of Menken's magnificent performance.

QUEEN VICTORIA—Fragmentary but shrewdly illuminating pageant of 60 years of English history.

MOSCOW ART THEATRE—The most distinguished unit...

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