The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Oct. 20, 1947

Man and Superman (by George Bernard Shaw; produced by Maurice Evans) sets forth what is very likely Shaw's best-known theory but remains one of his least-seen plays. Longwindedness is its only very serious fault. After 42 years, Shaw's once explosive thesis (it is really woman who pursues man) may have all the soothing familiarity of a nursery rhyme; but after 42 years the play remains a wickedly witty comedy about the basis of marriage and the War Between the Sexes. And about anything else that happened to pop into Shaw's head.

As John Tanner, who knows what women are up to but...

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