The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Nov. 5, 1956

Separate Tables (by Terence Rattigan) brings quicksilver to a Broadway season still lacking in blood. A big London hit, Separate Tables is as much stunt as drama in effect, as much production as play in appeal. The author of The Winslow Boy and 0 Mistress Mine has written two short plays with a shared background —a small, drab, English seaside hotel—and a recurrent roster of guests. In passing from one play to the other, only the two leading players, Margaret Leighton and Eric Portman—and they vary garishly—have new roles.

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