The Theater: New Plays In Manhattan, Dec. 4, 1950

Ring Round the Moon (translated from the French of Jean Anouilh by Christopher Fry; produced by Gilbert Miller) is as French as a duel in the Bois, and as airy and evanescent as skywriting. A "charade with music," it assembles a fashionable group for a ball at a chateau where not only the guests, but their words, their wit, their desires, their very frustrations are expected to dance. With its adroit Christopher Fry translation, evocative Poulenc music, elegant Dufy curtain scrawls, charming 1912 Castillo costumes, Ring Round the Moon comes in the most...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!