The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Sep. 22, 1941

The Wookey (by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, produced by Edgar Selwyn). Mr. Wookey, a tugboat captain, is a little Cockney who runs his East End family with as much assurance as Winston Churchill runs the British Empire. From the day before Britain enters World War II through the height of last September's great Blitz, he and his family go through blood and tears and low comedy.

The audience loves it and for a good reason. The Wookey is something that a large part of the English-speaking world still delights in: the humor of Punch, Every character, every situation, every line in the play...

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