The Theater: New Offering on Broadway

Dear Liar is a "comedy of letters" that Actor-Director Jerome Kilty wove out of the 40-year correspondence between Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Bernard Shaw. What results is no play, nor is it meant to be. Katharine Cornell and Brian Aherne are intentionally dramatic instruments rather than impersonators. In form, the whole thing, which reached Broadway after a road tour of 66 cities, most resembles a set of verbal duets. Adapter Kilty, with an ingenious try, displays neat workmanship, and the two stars have gone gallantly at their rather anomalous roles. But pleasant and provocative as it is, Dear Liar falls flat,...

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