The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 5, 1949

That Lady (by Kate O'Brien; produced by Katharine Cornell) is ornate claptrap laid in 16th Century Spain and starring Katharine Cornell. The lady in question is Ana de Mendoza y de Gomez, a widowed princess who wore a patch over one eye, and her heart, to her undoing, on her sleeve. Cruel, capricious Philip II was Ana's devoted friend until she became his Secretary of State's enraptured mistress; thereafter the King, out of pique and jealousy, hounded the lovers implacably. The Secretary (Torin Thatcher) escaped at last to Aragon; Ana was kept a prisoner for life in her walled-up palace in...

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