The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Oct. 17, 1955

The Diary of Anne Frank (dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett) does well with a difficult assignment, achieves through quiet sensibility what could be wrecked by staginess. From young Anne Frank's real-life chronicle of herself and seven other Jews hiding out during the Nazi occupation in an Amsterdam garret (TIME, June 16, 1952) have come vivid stage pictures of their huddled, muffled, weirdly commingled existence. It was an existence fated to end in Nazi concentration camps and death, but for the two years it lasted, it proved a fascinating mixture of the...

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