The Theater: Three-Star Classic

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Over their drinks, theater people sometimes play a game: they dream up casts for great plays. With opium-pipe prodigality, they sometimes devise a Hamlet in which Lionel Barrymore plays the second gravedigger, a Macbeth in which Tallulah Bankhead plays the third witch. But they know that not only would the cost of such productions be staggering, but collecting all the right people would be a super human feat.

Not for nothing is Katharine Cornell the top-ranking actress in the U.S. theater as well as a successful producer as well as the wife...