The Times (London).
30 December 1948
A programme acknowledgement for "funeral furnishings" augurs well for a grand guignol bill, and two of the three pieces are horribly up to standard. That the latest is set in 1894 suggests that the author holds a proper romantic view of murder, which ceases to be sordid when it was done before we were old enough to read about in the newspaper or done, at any time, for love of Venice.
Oddly enough, it is the piece remotely connected with an actual crime that tells least on the stage. Mr. Pirkis's proffered solution to the mystery of Jack the Ripper is as good as any other guess, but it lacks the essentially theatrical colour of the other plays.
|Early Ripper Plays|
|Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 4 October 1891|
|Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 8 January 1889|
|Press Reports: East London Observer - 17 August 1889|
|Press Reports: El Siglo XIX - 6 June 1896|
|Press Reports: Galveston Daily News - 29 January 1890|
|Press Reports: Manitoba Daily Free Press - 8 January 1889|
|Press Reports: The Two Republics - 12 August 1896|
|Press Reports: The Two Republics - 21 January 1894|
|Press Reports: The Two Republics - 6 June 1896|
|Press Reports: Times [London] - 11 April 1930|
|Press Reports: Times [London] - 30 December 1948|
|Press Reports: Williamsport Sunday Grit - 27 September 1891|
|Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper Of Eene Misgreep|
|Ripper Media: The Ripper (Adolf Paul)|