The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 14, 1938

Danton's Death (by George Büchner; produced by the Mercury Theatre). Mars Director Orson Welles having blasted the U. S. into an uproar over the radio, Mercury Director Orson Welles turned last week to the peace & quiet of the French Revolution.

Written a hundred years ago by a young German revolutionary while the police were patrolling his house, Danton's Death has somehow struck the fancy of modern revolutionaries in the theatre, was produced in German in Manhattan by Max Reinhardt in 1927. It reveals the "moderate" Danton (Martin Gabel), weary of bloodshed, broken in...

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