The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Apr. 6, 1936

Idiot's Delight (by Robert Emmet Sherwood; Theatre Guild, producer), though all about the next World War, is nothing so pretentious as the film of Herbert George Wells's Things to Come (see p. 43). Playwright Sherwood got a belly-full of fighting in the last War, is now afraid that another Armageddon is forthcoming. In the printed version of Idiot's Delight,* there is evidence that he had misgivings about his work's presentation before hostilities actually began. "What will happen before this play reaches print or a New York audience," says he in a postscript, "I do not know." That the nations of Europe...

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