The Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Sep. 3, 1928

SERIOUS

PORGY—Noisy, colorful Negro tragedy, brilliantly carried on by the Theatre Guild (TIME, Oct. 24).

COQUETTE—Familiar types—stern father, scapegrace lover, virgin daughter—in tragic and surprising play (TIME, Nov.21).

STRANGE INTERLUDE—Nine acts of Eugene O'Neill and the Theatre Guild (TIME, Feb. 13).

MELODRAMA

THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN—Sizzling statistics on chorus girls in court (TIME, Oct. 3).

THE SILENT HOUSE—Chinese mischief in London in which an idol shows his clutching claws (TIME, Feb. 20).

DIAMOND LIL—Crime and punishment, how it was practiced on the Bowery long ago (TIME, April 23).

THE FRONT PAGE. The new season's first hit—a press room piece, full of sound and flurry (TIME, Aug. 27).

FUNNY

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