Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 7, 1938

Shadow and Substance (by Paul Vincent Carroll; produced by Eddie Dowling). Last season Eddie Dowling's production of Shakespeare's King Richard II, with Maurice Evans, attracted big business and critical bravos. Last week he did it again, this time with a modern Irish religious play, first given a year ago in Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre.

Producer Dowling has bolstered the play's shadowy situations with the best actors he could hire on either side of the Atlantic. Forty-four-year-old Sir Cedric Hardwicke (youngest actor ever knighted) plays the witty Canon...

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