The Theater: Old & New Plays in Manhattan

Macbeth (produced by Maurice Evans in association with John Haggott) may at last pay its way on Broadway. Actors from E. H. Sothern and Robert B. Mantell to Lionel Barrymore and Philip Merivale have wrestled with its intractable horrors, have never made them popular. The blood-soaked tale of its towering, ambition-haunted criminals gets in places too much beyond human size to be fully communicable in the theater. The raging fevers of its hero's mind somehow strike cold upon the hearer's heart. But last week Actor Maurice Evans and Director Margaret Webster, who as...

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