The Theater: New Plays In Manhattan, Apr. 7, 1947

Bathsheba (by Jacques Deval; produced by Maximilian Becker & Lee K. Holland in association with Sylvia Friedlander) is just an ancient vehicle used to get British Cinemactor James Mason onstage for his first appearance on Broadway. Mr. Mason's performance as King David is an agreeable one, but it far from compensates for Mr. Deval's play.

In retelling the famous Bible story of how David lusted after the beautiful Bathsheba (Pamela Kellino, Actor Mason's wife), seduced her, and then sent her husband Uriah to be killed in battle, Playwright Deval has altered the intense black-&-white...

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