The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Oct. 29, 1956

The Apple Cart, written in 1929, was perhaps the last of Shaw's plays to kick up any real dust in the theater. Indeed, it marks the point in his career when Shaw began to collect dust as well as kick it up, began to seem stale as well as brilliant. Less the work of a master than of a past master, The Apple Cart still had vital things to say and on occasion a great gift for saying them. There was still the fun of watching a superb showman up to his old tricks-but some...

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