4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 32

The Golden Apple. By Lady Gregory. (John Murray. 5s. net.)—

A fairy play in three acts setting forth " the adventures of the King of Ireland's son who goes in search of the Golden Apple of Healing," written with all the ironic humour characteristic of Lady Gregory's work and of a certain section of the Irish dramatists. The play is intended for children, but we doubt whether it will find as much favour with them as with audiences of a riper age. Certain boys and

girls there are, no doubt, sufficiently disillusioned to endure a giant who wears stilts to keep up his reputation of " giant-ness," but we believe—and hope—they are few. All right-minded children demand that their giants should be giants and no nonsense.