The Theatre: Old & New Play in Manhattan

Romeo and Juliet (by William Shakespeare; produced by Laurence Olivier). Since Sothern & Marlowe, no pair of actors has undertaken Romeo and Juliet with more of an aura about them than Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Last year Olivier emerged as a great romantic lover in the movie version of Wuthering Heights, and Miss Leigh, at the moment, is the most talked-of cinemactress in the world. Both are young, extremely good-looking, and they themselves are in love.

(They cannot marry until their divorce decrees become final.) But last week one of the most glittering first-night audiences in Manhattan's history saw a production...

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