The Theater: The Winner

The Theater

For the first time in its ten-year history, the New York Drama Critics' Circle last week chose the season's best American play on the first ballot. The choice, Tennessee Williams' touching picture of a troubled family, The Glass Menagerie (TIME, April 9), easily met the majority requirement with nine out of 14 votes.*

The Glass Menagerie is 31-year-old Playwright Williams' first Broadway production. But he has written eight other plays, including Battle of Angels, which the Theater Guild closed out of town four years ago, and You Touched Me, which Guthrie McClintic plans to bring to Broadway this fall. Though delighted...

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