The Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 21, 1927

These are the plays which, in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important.

SERIOUS

THE LETTER — Katherine Cornell fanning into flame the embers of a minor murder tale.

PORGY — Negro acting in a Negro tenement story about a cripple's love affair.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE — A sel dom-acted Ibsen piece amply played by Walter Hampden.

Civic REPERTORY THEATRE — A collection of variously excellent plays given by Eva Le Gallienne's able troupe.

ESCAPE—Not conspicuously excellent Galsworthy startingly well-played by Leslie Howard.

COQUETTE—Reviewed in this issue.

MELODRAMA BROADWAY—Unlovely inhabitants of the underworld reveal secrets of night life, bootlegging & sudden death.

INTERFERENCE—Immaculate English description of a...

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