Theater: A Barb for Broadway

It can be said to her eternal credit that Felicia Lamport was the first per son ever to worry about the poor fellow "who felt his old Krafft ebbing." She did this in a volume of light verse titled Scrap Irony that is the envy of some of the finest punsters in the language. In the current Harper's, Rhymester Lamport, 47, wife of a Harvard law professor, turns her pen to the sick state of the American stage. Excerpts from her Gallagher-and-Shean routine, titled Mr. Masoch and Count de Sade:

OH, Mr. Masoch, Oh, Mr. Masoch! Is there...

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