THEATER ABROAD: Comeback for Lisl

"It was the kind of evening," wrote German Critic Friedrich Luft, "when a critic is reduced to admirer and fan." Night after night crowds stormed the box office of West Berlin's Renaissance Theater without success: the four-week limited engagement of Jerome Kilty's Dear Liar had been sold out overnight. Based on the series of "wicked, wicked letters" that George Bernard Shaw exchanged over the years with Actress Stella (Mrs. Patrick) Campbell, the play crackled with the thrust and parry of Shavian wit neatly done in German. But for once G.B.S. himself was being upstaged by an even more powerful...

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