Books: Fiction: Mar. 7, 1927

Saxon Dawn

THE KING'S HENCHMAN—Edna St. Vincent Millay—Harper ($2). Folk who must bide their time to hear how Composer Deems Taylor upheld his end of a notable collaboration, will wonder, reading this play, which was written first, his music or the Millay words? If she followed him, he must have written right beautifully. If he followed her, the music needed little more than orchestrating. In the speeches set down here, scarcely a line falls upon the ear without touching a clear note—a misty whitethorn treble, superstitious minors, full-throated, Beowulfian bass. Had...

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