The Stage: Voices of Protest

Inevitably, the war in Viet Nam has turned playwrights into polemicists. Last week three different antiwar plays attacked the problem — often with high emotion, sometimes with low taste.

> In London, Peter Brook's Royal Shakespeare Company opened at the Aldwych Theatre with a jazzy, quasi-musical melange of mixed authorship called US. The title stands for U.S., as well as us, meaning the British; but the show plays more like Marat / Sade Goes to Viet Nam. In a series of unrelated psychedelic scenes, it portrays America's role in the war as hypocritical at best, barbarian at worst.

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