The Theatre: The Best Plays: May 19, 1924

These are the plays which, in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important:


COBRA—A play exposing in vivid spurts the chills and fever of sex life.

THE OUTSIDER—Lionel Atwill and Katherine Cornell vibrantly give a medical quack a dose of his own medicine.

SAINT JOAN—Bernard Shaw valiantly assures the Maid of Orleans of her place in history.

THE MIRACLE—Prodigious medieval religious spectacle, rampant with mobs, deaths, coronations and other edifying sights.

HELL-BENT FER HEAVEN—A naturalistic study of Kentucky mountaineers in religious-complex throes. (Winner of the 1924 Pulitzer Prize.)


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