The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: May 13, 1940

Love's Old Sweet Song (by William Saroyan; produced by The Theatre Guild in association with Eddie Dowling). Opening the night before the New York Drama Critics Circle voted Saroyan's The Time of Your Life the best play of the season, his Love's Old Sweet Song gave the verdict a Bronx cheer. An adolescent free-for-all, with characters more like Mexican jumping beans than people, Love's Old Sweet Song is a travesty on many things, including the art of William Saroyan.

The play tells of an old maid (Jessie Royce Landis) who gets involved in a...

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