The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 24, 1930

Grand Hotel. About once a season comes a play so superlative as this. People have been going to see Grand Hotel for some time in Max Reinhardt's Berlin theatre, elsewhere in Europe. It was written by Vicki Baum, staged, directed and produced (with Harry Moses) in Manhattan by Herman Shumlin. It is difficult to imagine a better translation than that which William A. Drake has made. Originally titled Menschen Inn Hotel (People in a Hotel), the play manages to grasp a large chunk of existence, thrust it into a Berlin hostelry, expose...

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