The Theater: Unisex in Embryo

THE PHILANDERER by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Attending Manhattan's Roundabout Theater is a little bit like rummaging in the attic of Grandmother's house. The dramatic curios presented during the eleven years of this theater's existence have sometimes been dusty, archaic, erratic and slight, but almost in variably fascinating. The Roundabout has developed a reputation for being the place to see plays that one would never get a chance to see otherwise.

The Philanderer is no exception. It is Shaw's second play, and has apparently not been staged in New York for 62 years. If...