The Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 5, 1927

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

SERIOUS

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes at her brilliant best as a flirt who fell disasterously in love.

SPELLBOUND—The dark fascinations of hate distil a murder. Principally Pauline Lord.

THE LETTER—Katharine Cornell shoots and tells.

Civic Repertory Theatre—Wherein one may revel in various good plays, well done, low priced.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE—The only Ibsen item of the season, thoughtfully contributed by Walter Hampden.

PORGY—Negroes chant for the dead; shoot craps; go on a picnic; stab;...

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