Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Feb. 21, 1938

How to Get Tough About It (by Robert Ardrey; produced by Guthrie McClinticj. In plays like Stevedore and Waiting for Lefty the facts and threats of labor conflict were introduced as dramatic themes, integral to the play. Last week Playwright Ardrey ushered in the second stage of proletarian drama, using strikes and scabbing not as a serious theme, but merely as streamlining, as a means of gearing his play to 1938. Ten years ago he probably would have thrown in a psychiatrist's office for the same reason. His story concerns a young waitress in...

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