Theater: Best Plays in Manhattan: Jul. 2, 1928

SERIOUS

PORGY—The Theatre Guild's spectacularization of life among the Negroes on the Charleston docks, in a return engagement (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes in a true tragedy of love in a small Southern town (TIME, Nov. 21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize play performed with tireless excellence by a Guild cast (TIME, Feb. 13).

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—A chorus girl wriggles in the witness chair (TiME, Oct. 3).

THE SILENT HOUSE—Fun for shock absorbers (TIME, Feb. 20).

FUNNY

BURLESQUE—Love behind the footlights of the two-a-day (TIME, Sept. 12).

THE ROYAL FAMILY—Haidee Wright and others very much at home in a gay chronicle about stage notables (TIME, Jan....

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