Theatre: Old Play in Manhattan: May 2, 1938

The Circle (by W. Somerset Maugham; produced by William A. Brady). Revived last week, 17 years after the original Broadway production starring Mrs. Leslie Carter and John Drew, Maugham's The

Circle still "played" and still had point. The plot, like the title, is Euclidean, demonstrating how two triangles are equal in all respects. The husband, the wife and the lover of Triangle A are the older generation from whom the young people of Triangle B refuse to profit. The facts that Lady Kitty (Grace George) ran off with Lord Porteous and that they turn...

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