The Theater: Shaw-Inspiring Spectacle

From a 45-year-old play, the Army & Navy Relief Funds benefited handsomely last week, but a thirsty theater public benefited more. Revived with an all-star cast at special Broadway matinees, Shaw's Candida was greeted by despairing critics the way castaways greet a ship.

With a cast that donated their services and worked in perfect harmony, Shaw's comedy (of a radiant woman fought over by her stuffy parson of a husband and her mooning poet of a suitor) had an acquired warmth as well as a residual wit. In the title role which she first...

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