The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 5, 1938

Glorious Morning (by Norman Mac-Owan) has been playing for seven months in London. In the make-believe State of Zagnira a young medical student inspires a whole troupe of her family and friends to declare their belief in God although they know that under their totalitarian government that declaration means death. They die. A timely subject, handled with some suspense but little art.

Gloriana (by Ferdinand Bruckner) is about Queen Elizabeth, the Earl of Essex, Francis Bacon. Robert Cecil, Philip II of Spain, Northumberland. Mountjoy and many another Elizabethan. It makes all of them out dull people.

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