The Theater: Westward Ho

Four years ago a famous Parisian troupe, headed by a famous acting couple—Madeleine Renaud and Jean-Louis Barrault—paid their first visit to Broadway. Offering chefs d'oeuvres variés—Shakespeare, Marivaux, Molière—as well as novelties and knickknacks, they particularly scored with their lighter, wittier, most Gallic productions, revealed Director-Actor-Pantomimist Barrault as one of the theater's most agile minds and bodies. Last week, again brought over by Impresario Sol Hurok, the Barrault troupe again promised a menu of both classics (Molière, Lope de Vega, Ben Jonson) and moderns (Salacrou, Giraudoux).

On his present trip to the New World, Barrault began by saluting another man's more famous voyage...

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