Theatre: New Plays: Jan. 24, 1927

Ghosts. Ibsen's tragedy employing a pathological mishap as symbol of the hideous immorality that easily hides beneath "respectability," is familiar to Broadway. Last year it was done, and the year before and. . . . The plot is taken up with the attempt to build an orphan asylum in honor of Chamberlain Alving, deceased, the while his son's brain softens from inherited syphilis. As a play it is remarkable less for its profundity than for the technical mastery with which it swells through a gorgeous crescendo to a thunderclap climax. Interpretation of...

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