The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Oct. 16, 1939

Speak of the Devil (produced by the Everyman Theatre). Johann Wolfgang von Goethe must have turned in his grave last week when his immortal Faust was produced under the title Speak of the Devil. Then again, he may have been delighted it was not called Faust.

For the Everyman Theatre made no effort to give Goethe's masterpiece the least shred of dignity or meaning. With a leering eye on the box office, it resurrected the Urfaust, that youthful first draft which Goethe himself threw into the wastebasket, and made it the basis for most...

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