The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Oct. 8, 1945

Deep Are the Roots (by Arnaud d'Usseau & James Gow; produced by Kermit Bloomgarden & Ge"brge Heller) is a bad play that is yet worth seeing. Artistically it is crude; psychologically quite false. But as melodrama it proves lively theater, as social drama it provokes thought; and the production has much of the skill that is wanting in the play.

In Deep Are the Roots, the authors of Tomorrow the World bring a Southern Negro back from war to the Bourbon Senator's household in which he grew up. Having become an officer, a hero and...

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