The Theater: The View from London

The Queen has no more devoted subject than the American tourist who plumps into his stalls seat with the indelible conviction that, as advertised, he is in "the theater capital of the world." The choice is wide, and seats, by Broadway standards, are both reasonably priced and easily obtained. When it comes to aesthetic caliber, the argument that all things dramatic are invariably ordered better in London than in New York City seems to contain as much myth as substance. British theater is often more impressive in bounty than in boldness, more remarkable...

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