The Theater: Old Plays in Manhattan, Mar. 26, 1951

The Green Pastures (by Marc Connelly; suggested by Roark Bradford's Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun; produced by the Wigreen Company in association with Harry Fromkes) still has an appeal after 21 years. Once again a set of Bible stories, as they appear to a Negro preacher conducting a Southern Sunday-school class, is made living and bright on the stage. The Green Pastures has a storybook simplicity, a picture-book vividness. It has the folk imagination's ability to recreate in its own image, to animate with its own sufferings, to interpret with its own...

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