Theatre: Arraigment

Arraignment

Mode-arbiter Condé Nast made quaint obeisance this month to Quakery by decreeing as first "special issue" of Vanity Fair ever published, a Sesquicentennial Number. Though the Sesquicentennial achieves little prominence except its mention on the cover, an arraignment of Manhattan's last theatrical season in 67 compressed capsules of reproof give to the issue an appropriate Quaker tone. Mr. George Jean Nathan, a critic steeped in theatre lore, discerning though scurrilous, able though loud, composed the 67 indictments with nice variety of language. A few follow:

"1. A play in which an act...

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