Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 16, 1928

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

SERIOUS

MAX REIXHARDT'S SEASON—Germany pours her dearest treasures of the theatre for the U. S. taste (TIME, Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Jan. 2; this issue).

COQUETTE—The snap of heart strings in a flirt's tragic battle against village prejudice. Helen Hayes. (TIME, Nov. 21).

PORGY—Laughter and sobs in a close-up of Negro life in the poor quarter of Charleston (TIME, Oct. 24).

Other well regarded serious productions: THE IRISH PLAYERS; CIVIC REPERTORY THEATRE'S series; ESCAPE; BLESS YOU,...

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