The Theater: New Play In Manhattan, Apr. 30, 1951

The Long Days (by Davis Snow; produced by Tait-Buell) is one more of those gnarled, harsh dramas laid in a New England farmhouse. It concerns nine characters named Adams, who are not uncharacteristically lined up eight against one. The one is the matriarch of the family (Frances Starr), a fiercely dominating woman who puts the farm above its inhabitants, her ancestors ahead of her descendants. A hurried and lurid ending shows that she was not only intensely possessive but .pathologically possessed. Playwright Snow writes with great seriousness, but little power or skill. The Long Days has all the greyness of New...

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