Theatre: Revival: Dec. 23, 1935

When Alia Nazimova revived Ghosts on Broadway last week Reviewer Brooks Atkinson of the New York Times, in line with the current critical tendency to regard the plays of Henrik Ibsen as dated, called the drama "only a temperate statement of an ugly thought with a milk-&-gruel attack upon authority and pious idealism." Nevertheless, nobody but Eugene Brieux has since staged the tragedy of venereal inheritance so terribly as Ibsen. As for timeliness, the final "mercy murder" in Ghosts might have been cribbed from last month's front pages (TIME, Nov. 18 et seq.)....

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