Theatre: Old Play in Manhattan: Dec. 26, 1938

Androcles and the Lion (by George Bernard Shaw; produced by the Federal Theatre). The old fable of Androcles, who removed a painful thorn from a lion's paw, which caused the lion, when they met again in the Roman arena, to fall upon his neck instead of his limbs, has come a long way. A generation ago Shaw put the fable into play form as a droll picture of the early Christian martyrs and a juggling act on religion. Last week the Federal Theatre, seeing in Shaw's play "a pertinent dramatic discourse upon the...

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