Theatre: Critics' Award

Late in 1935, dissatisfied with the Pulitzer awards for drama, Manhattan's play critics decided to make annual awards of their own. For 1935-36 they chose as best American play Maxwell Anderson's Winterset, for 1936-37 Anderson's High Tor. Meeting this week, the New York Drama Critics' Circle awarded their 1937-38 plaque to John Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men (TIME, Dec. 6), chose Thornton Wilder's Our Town as runner-up, singled out Irish Playwright Paul Vincent Carroll's Shadow and Substance as the season's best foreign play.

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