Theatre: Past & Present

In London's famed Madame Tussaud's all the great characters of history are exhibited in wax. On Broadway this season much the same thing is being done in grease paint. Already Abraham Lincoln, Jesse James, Pieter Stuyvesant, Gilbert & Sullivan, Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde have been on view;* this week brings Danton and Robespierre; the next few weeks promise Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Richard III, General Howe, Queen Elizabeth, Madame Jumel, Lord Byron, Herod and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Such a run on the history books is abnormal. For, despite the...

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