Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 20, 1933

Doctor Monica (adapted by Laura Walker from the Polish of Marja M. Szczepkowska; Robert Martin, producer). The oval, heavy-eyed face of Alia Nazimova is now lined and pouched with old hysterias. Her mouth pulls naturally down at the corners. Her pictures make her look either like the bedraggled murderess at the scene of the crime or like Mary, Queen of Scots. Yet the baroque stumblings, wrist-wavings, jaw-droppings, head-wagglings with which Miss Nazimova documents Doctor Monica seriously involved Manhattan audiences in a play that should have been a dull and outdated feminist tract.

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