The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Dec. 7, 1942

The Pirate (by S. N. Behrman; produced by The Playwrights' Company & The Theater Guild) is the season's gayest bore. Everything conceivable has been done to make it seem that Playwright Behrman has really written a play. The sets are charming. The incidental music is lively. The costumes are gorgeous. Above all, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne—he at his most swashbuckling, she at her most mischievous—romp and cavort for all they are worth.

An opéra bouffe laid in the West Indies of a century ago, The Pirate tells how the young wife of...

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