The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 22, 1928

Faust. Wrapped with the finest trappings of the Theatre Guild and propelled by delicious off-stage airs, Goethe's masterpiece was revealed to Manhattan theatregoers as a tedious, mouthy drama several acts too long. There were moments when it was possible to believe in Mephistopheles, as played by Dudley Digges, an urbane and prowling devil; but his villainies were those of a barroom miscreant, his sacrilegious witticisms those of a sophomore, and it was impossible to get excited about the events which led up to the doctor's tragedy.

Faust (George Gaul) was seen early in...

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