The Theatre: Playwrights, Inc.

To many playwrights, producers seem a kind of necessary evil. Not only because they may blow hot & cold; not only because they may meddle. Also because, as the playwrights see it, they hog too much of the profits, impose too much of a capital-&-labor relationship.

Last week Broadway producers got their worst smack in the face in years. Five major playwrights—Maxwell Anderson, Robert E. Sherwood, S. N. Behrman, Sidney Howard, Elmer Rice—curtly announced that they were going into business for themselves, as a group.

Although the announcement was made before the new group...

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