The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 14, 1957

Small War on Murray Hill was the late Robert Sherwood's last play and very likely his mildest one. Telling how British General Sir William Howe (Leo Genn), not too happy about the issues of the American Revolution, dangerously dawdled while occupying New York to enjoy the charms of a patriotic Mrs. Murray (Jan Sterling), the play brings Minerva into the old conflict of Venus v. Mars. Smacking much less of the bedroom than the drawing-room, Small War perhaps smacks most of all of the library. In his use of various characters, Sherwood turned vaguely speculative as to just how, while a...

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