The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 20, 1930

Children of Darkness. History is apt to make the ladies of bygone centuries seem lovelier than our own. and the scamps of other times appear far more appealing in their outrageousness than contemporary racketeers. Playwright Edwin Justus Mayer (The Firebrand), always partial to historical gloss, has developed his newest play from suggestions given by the late great Novelist Henry Fielding in History of the Life of the late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great. The scene is laid in the house of Mr. Snap, gaoler of London's Newgate Prison, in the year 1725....

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