Religion: No Living Room for Sin?

Books, movies and the stage sometimes tell as much about the spiritual state of an era as the churches. Broadway's most notable failure this season was Roman Catholic Novelist Graham Greene's play, The Living Room (TIME, Nov. 29), in which an adulterous triangle destroys itself in the helpless presence of a paralyzed priest, against a background of bigoted neurosis. In London the play ran to packed houses for 38 weeks; in Manhattan it lasted just 21 performances. Last week the Roman Catholic weekly, Commonweal, registered a well-taken complaint:

"The New York opening of Graham Greene's The Living Room provided some interesting insights...

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