The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Nov. 6, 1950

Mrs. Warren's Profession (by George Bernard Shaw; produced by Theatre Venture) inaugurated a Greenwich Village enterprise with a play not seen on Broadway for almost 30 years. Some reviewers laced into the play as though it were as scandalous to revive anything so dated as it was once considered to produce anything so daring.

After 56 years, the greater part of Mrs. Warren is utter deadwood—obsolete in method, lean on wit, smacking of 19th-century melodrama. In 1950, it is much more of a problem play for directors than for theatergoers. In general, the current production is weak. But the two crucial scenes...

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