Theatre: New Plays: May 18, 1925

The Critic. If you con your memory of school days you will recall that Richard Brinsley Sheridan wrote this play very long ago. Today it is fresh, modern. Whether the urge to satire and to burleque has penetrated the farmhouses and the uplands is difficult to say. Certainly our cities and our comic literature are crammed with it. They are crammed, furthermore, with exactly the type of satire and burlesque which Sheridan devised for The Critic.

A terrific melodrama of history called The Spanish Armada is a play...

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