The Theatre: Third Jeeter

The rôle of Jeeter Lester, the ragged, flea-bitten patriarch of Tobacco Road, is beginning to take on some of the qualities of Hamlet. A great number of actors want to play it, and, by last week, three already had.

A year ago last week marked the Manhattan opening of the play about a poor-white-trash family listlessly starving to death in the country back of Augusta, Ga. It took some weeks before the theatregoing public began to perceive in Tobacco Road not a picture of stupid depravity, but an uproarious...

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