The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 13, 1948

Red Gloves (adapted from the French of Jean-Paul Sartre by Daniel Taradash; produced by Jean Dalrymple) reached Broadway figuratively picketed by the man who wrote it. Sartre had, on hearsay, denounced the U.S. version as a "vulgar, common melodrama with an anti-Communist bias" (TIME, Dec. 6). Though he might justly complain of a translation and a production that (except for Charles Beyer's brilliant acting) are pretty wooden, Red Gloves itself seems pretty typical Sartre.

The setting is a Middle European monarchy during World War II. Most of the play takes place in 1943 when...

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