Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 11, 1937

The Star-Wagon (by Maxwell Anderson; Guthrie McClintic, producer). In the preface to his verse tragedy Winterset, Playwright Anderson announced his abiding belief in poetry for the stage, but prophesied that it would triumph only when "an age of reason will be followed by an age of faith in things unseen." The Star-Wagon makes at least as much claim: upon ''things unseen" as the ghostly Dutchmen for last season's High Tor, but observers, who found his last four plays marred by turgid dialog and prose which often bore only the typographical mask of...

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