The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Sep. 28, 1953

End As a Man (adapted from his novel by Calder Willingham), though an off-Broadway production, is the first work that the new theater season can take any particular pride in. Far from perfect, and indeed a good deal less than a play, Playwright Willingham's picture of life in a Southern military academy is for two reasons generally good theater. Some of it is well written, and much of it is extremely well acted.

It is a brutal picture, with a core of horror imbedded in its accounts of mere hell-raising. All but one of the principal characters are fairly scarifying as future...

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