26 MARCH 1927, Page 40

• Galsworthy has sometimes made upon his own art are

used skilfully for purposes of interpretation. In his analysis of motives and interests, Mr. Coats even counts up the number of barristers, country folk, policemen and criminals that appear in the, total of Mr. Galsworthy's plays. The effect is disturbing ; the plays under this departmental treatment seem like carefully constructed legal cases, , for the natural illusion of dialogue in reading or acting is absent. How- ever, Mr. Coats certainly communicates the unmistakable Galsworthian flavour.