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"scapino"    1974       directed by frank dunlop     circle in the square, new york

the play, jim and director frank dunlop received a total of forty eight rave reviews.
both jim  and frank dunlop received a tony award nomination.
jim also won the outer critics award and the drama desk award   

reviewer myron galloway   montreal star
"jim dale, actor, singer, dancer, acrobat, vaudevillian, composer, has adapted  moliere's les fourberies de scapin in collaboration with frank dunlop into a piece called, simply, scapino. he may very well be one of the most talented and certainly the funniest comedians in the annals of the theatre. special trains should be put on to bring people into new york from all over the country just to see dale........"

reviewer   john simon   new york  
"jim dale is one of the five or six funniest comedians i have ever seen, and if i should be granted a dying wish, it would be for a command performance by him - so i could die laughing!"

reporter  jack o'brian  new york
"jim dale is the most brilliant lunatic on broadway since bert lahr, and his star-billing in "scapino" merely reflects the finest review of any season, any time!"

reviewer   clive barnes    new york times  
"mr. dale is one of britain's leading television comics, but has also, in addition, worked for years as a classic actor, first with the national theatre and now with the young vic. he is a natural successor to grimaldi and the rest. his timing is like a chronometer with bells on, and his relationship with his audience - so vital in this kind of humor, is impudent but warm. it is comedy as old as greece."

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