The Theatre: New Plays: Jun. 7, 1926

Rahman Bey. Fakirism has about as much relation to the theatre as have cats to cablegrams. Yet, since Rahman Bey is spreading the message of his Egyptian cult from theatre stages in the U. S., his efficacy as a show must be reported. He is an uncanny novelty, but he is not a very good show.

The fakir's tricks, then, are not recommended to those who have two hours and a half and crave simple pleasure. Some blood is spilled, but there is little laughter and no love interest. The appeal is partly to the...

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