The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Apr. 5, 1948

The Respectful Prostitute (translated from the French of Jean-Paul Sartre by Eva Wolas; produced by New Stages, Inc.) reached Broadway from Paris via Greenwich Village. Produced in February by a Village group only founded in October, The Respectful Prostitute throve so well in a bandbox that it is now tackling the big time. There it may thrive, too, thanks about equally to skill and sensationalism.

A short two-acter, Prostitute is Existentialist Sartre's blast at racism and reaction in the U.S. South (which he visited briefly in 1946). The play tells how Lizzie McKaye, a...

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