Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Feb. 12, 1951

The Green Bay Tree (by Mordaunt Shairp; produced by Shepard Traube) seemed a better play 17 years ago, and unquestionably received a better production. It is still a reasonably interesting theater piece; it still provides a brittle, glassy surface for certain emotions to skate over if no longer cut beneath.

In the new production, it is rather a sybaritic than a homosexual Mr. Dulcimer who has brought up his adopted son Julian to have the most expensive tastes and play a purely decorative role. Then at 23 Julian falls in love. Mr. Dulcimer can...

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