THEATER: EVER AFTER

A NEW HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY UNEASILY STRADDLES TWO WORLDS

IN 1928, WITH THE STOCK MARKET ballooning to new highs and the Depression a year off, Philip Barry's drawing-room comedy Holiday opened on Broadway. It returned last week while the market was again in the clouds. Since the play is all about riches--about the enticements and confinements money imposes on the young--its return looks opportune. Between its first appearance and the latest, however, something seemingly bigger than a Depression (or a world war or a revolution in social mores) has arisen to obstruct its revival: a movie. In 1938 George Cukor directed Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in the leads, and...

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