The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 8, 1943

The Patriots (by Sidney Kingsley; produced by The Playwrights' Company and Rowland Stebbins) dramatizes the historic struggle between Jefferson and Hamilton—and does it vividly enough for Jefferson's ardent democracy (TIME, Feb. 1) to shimmer in the present as well as shine from the past. Covering the ten fateful years between 1790 and 1800—when the naked, squalling infant republic had no pacifier but a weary, aging George Washington—The Patriots shows his fervent Secretary of State and his fiery Secretary of the Treasury leaping at each other's throats in their completely opposed efforts to save the...

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