The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Mar. 7, 1955

The Dark Is Light Enough finds Christopher Fry occupied with the soberer side of life—or, at any rate, of language. Described as a "winter comedy" and set, during the 1848 Hungarian revolt, in an Austro-Hungarian country house, it uses the framework of costume drama to pursue philosophical truth. Fry's titled chatelaine is a sort of spiritual Lady Bountiful who hides in her house a scoundrelly deserter who was once her son-in-law. The situation, affecting a great many people, new-facets such old themes of romantic drama as love, compassion, loyalty.

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