Theatre: Abbey's Return

The least dressy of the world's four great theatre organizations* arrived in Manhattan last week for a month's stay before touring the U.S. Far less numerous than New York's Jews but no less demonstrative, the city's Irish gave the Abbey Theatre players from Dublin a warm Hibernian welcome. Drama lovers in general were glad to have the troupe back after a two-year absence, but the first offering, Sean O'Casey's The Plough & the Stars, was strictly for Irish ears. Its brogue was so thick that the play remained practically unintelligible to non-wearers of...

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