Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Jul. 16, 1928

SERIOUS

PORGY—Black Magic applied to the doings of Negro fishmongers (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes as the favorite who makes a fine finish in a small-town tragedy (TIME, Nov. 21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Judith Anderson replacing Lynn Fontanne in Eugene O'Neill's lengthy and provocative biography of a lonely lady (TIME, Feb. 13).

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—In which a chorus girl's brother is compelled to demolish her reputation in order to save her life (TIME, Oct. 3).

THE SILENT HOUSE—Those charming poisons, administered by an expert Oriental (TIME, Feb. 20).

DIAMOND LIL—A sight-seeing tour of the...

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