Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 11, 1929

A Wonderful Night. Best known of Johann Strauss operas is Die Fledermaus (The Bat), which has been presented to various English-understanding audiences as Night Birds, The Merry Countess and is now offered by the Brothers Shubert under a persuasive title which suggests a Shubert burlesque or a cheap cinema. Since the humor—depending on a husband's seduction by a masked beauty who turns out to be his wife—is not certainly apparent to modern audiences, other Viennese values must be emphasized. Chief among these, of course, is the music, which the Shuberts have duly...

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