The Theatre: Drama

The Best Plays

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


"LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH !"—Lionel Barrymore in a shiny new version (Belasco) of the clown yarn—he who could smile for everyone but himself.

THE LADY—The rumble of melodrama returning like a pleasant echo from the hills of 20 years ago.

IN THE NEXT ROOM—Hushed melodrama of the who-killed-him school of mysteries.

SAINT JOAN—The Theatre Guild reaping further distinction with Bernard Shaw's tonic chronicle of the deadliest female.

ROSEANNE—The bitterness of Southern Negro life told in a play with...

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