The Press: And on the Other Hand

Like other Manhattan drama critics, the New York World-Telegram's William Hawkins and the New York Sun's Ward Morehouse had often disagreed about plays. Though the merger of the two newspapers (TIME, Jan. 16) had put Hawkins and Morehouse to work for the same boss, they were still sitting on opposite sides of the aisle. Last week, in the World-Telegram and Sun, Critic Hawkins found T. S. Eliot's new play, The Cocktail Party, "wordy, static and depressing, as well as artificially acted . . ."On the same page, Columnist-Critic Morehouse wrote that The Cocktail Party, was "literate and enormously interesting . ....

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