Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: May 7, 1928

SERIOUS

COQUETTE — Still the saddest play in town — about a little Southern girl whose pretty face was her misfortune (TIME, Nov. 21 ).

STRANGE INTERLUDE — Nine acts of Eugene O'Neill which tell, without wasted words, the intricate story of an unhappy woman (TIME, Feb. 13).

Also TWELVE THOUSAND, MARCO MIL LIONS.

MELODRAMA

DRACULA — A bad count in a big cloak (TIME, Oct. 17).

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN — Mary was somebody's mamma but nobody's fool (TIME, Oct. 3).

THE SILENT HOUSE — Reasonably parodied, in the Greenwich Village Follies, as THE VIOLENT HOUSE (TIME, Feb. 20).

Also DIAMOND LIL (for Mae West erners),...

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