The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Nov. 3, 1958

The Family Reunion (by T. S. Eliot) opened a season at the off-Broadway Phoenix Theater that will consist of works by Nobel prizewinners. Though written 19 years ago, The Family Reunion has, perhaps with reason, never before been professionally staged in the U.S. It is difficult to stage, since both the inwardness of its drama and the trickiness of its dramaturgy are difficult to project. Yet the play is worth producing, however serious its shortcomings. For it more than endeavors; it experiments. And it not only has a certain academic interest where it...

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