Theatre: Revival

Romeo and Juliet. The occasion of the 366th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth was seized upon by the Civic Repertory Theatre as an opportunity for presenting Romeo and Juliet. Generally content with a small part and the direction of her company, Eva LeGallienne this time took upon herself one of the title roles. The performance had a somewhat Bohemian disregard for the usual trappings of Shakespearean drama. The text, trimmed, sounded unusually businesslike curt, direct.

The balcony of Juliet is a witness-box on which most good actresses have at one time stood...