GERMANY: Blasphemous Play

Sophisticates of smart Berlin and worldly Hamburg have witnessed and applauded, during the past month, a modernist farce in which an actor programmed as God waddles upon the stage in plus fours, shakes cocktails for his cackling crony St. Peter, and holds hands upon a sofa with Mary Magdalene.

Naturally such a play is not for rustics or provincial cityites. Last week the Author-Producer, famed Walter Hasenclever, made the questionable move of taking his farce, Marriages Are Made in Heaven, away from the great German metropoli and out to Frankfurt-am-Main. There good...

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