The Theater: Shavings

CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION

by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Somewhat in the manner of royalty, Ingrid Bergman deigns to make an infrequent city-to-city tour before her oohing and aahing subjects. Lovely to look at, graciously regal in bearing, exotically foreign in accent, she does not remotely intend for any playwright to steal the spotlight. An assiduous search through a trunkful of lesser Shaw has provided the perfect vehicle in Captain

Brassbound's Conversion, a D-minus play for a C-plus actress. It is now parked briefly on Broadway before wheezing into the hinterlands.

Despite the fact that Shaw wrote...

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