The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Jan. 18, 1954

Mademoiselle Colombe (adapted by Louis Kronenberger-from the French of Jean Anouilh) is an amorality play written in Gallic terms, i.e., the playwright never reveals whom he is rooting for. This has proved dismaying to Broadway audiences in the past because, though relishing a good fight between right and wrong, U.S. playgoers prefer to know which is which. Opposed in the turn-of-the-century plot are Eli Wallach, a young man top-heavy with virtue, and his wife Julie Harris, who cannot see why he must do everything the hard way when the easy way is so much...

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