The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Feb. 24, 1947

Craig's Wife (by George Kelly; produced by Gant Gaither) is just as unpleasant as she was 21 years ago. But she is still pretty fascinating. Playwright Kelly's Pulitzer Prizewinner about a coldly selfish woman, who dominates her husband and cares only for the house that is a symbol of security, is still vivid theater. George Kelly, in his own way, is as relentless as Harriet Craig.

Most things date in some respect after almost a quarter of a century; but here it is much less the playwriting than the playwright. Kelly's approach to Mrs. Craig, beyond what it suggests of the...

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