The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Oct. 23, 1939

Skylark (by Samson Raphaelson; produced by John Golden) ushers in the season's first drawing-room comedy. It is a triangle play about the husband, the wife (Gertrude Lawrence) and the advertising agency that has the husband bewitched. Says the wife: Choose between me and your job. He chooses her, becomes her dream man again. Then he breaks his word and takes another job; but this time, for reasons Playwright Raphaelson keeps piggishly to himself, it's hip hip hooray with the wife.

Skylark has the sleek look of good drawing-room comedy—a luxurious stage set, a pile of monogrammed wisecracks, a cynical bachelor, a sophisticated...

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