The Theatre: New Plays: Oct. 22, 1923

Launzi. The season of the astute Mr. Arthur Hopkins (director of destiny for Ethel Barrymore, John Barryrnore) opened with a drama by Molnar, author of Liliom, adapted by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Pauline Lord, whose performance of Anna Christie was one of the great things of the American theatre, was the star. Particularly auspicious were the omens since the play had attained brilliant Continental success. And so the curtain rose.

When it fell for the last time the audience had witnessed on the stage true tragedy. The production was a hopeless failure.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!