The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 11, 1957

The Potting Shed further establishes Graham Greene's position in the theater. Like Greene's The Living Room, The Potting Shed is more trenchant than artistically rounded, but the feeling it leaves, as not many stage works do, is that the playwright is more important than the playwriting. Just as Greene's conversion to Roman Catholicism has crucially conditioned the substance of both plays, so, from his coming late to the theater, both plays suffer in form from a novelist's conditioning. But the religious motive involves a deeply serious, perturbed and constantly probing man, and the...

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