The Theatre: New Plays: Oct. 18, 1926

The Immortal Thief. Last season, Mr. Hampden revived Kennedy's The Servant In The House. This season he begins with Tom Barry's The Immortal Thief in a continued effort to reconcile once closely related religion and drama. Perhaps it is because Mr. Hampden's particular symbols of religious fervor are alien to modern audiences that his efforts fail to win popularity.

The Immortal Thief originates in the New Testament account of the crucifixion. In Walter Hampden, innately a scholar and a gentleman, it is difficult to see a tigerish outlaw of harsh Jerusalem. Yet there...

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