The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 10, 1958

Sunrise at Campobello (by Dore Schary) extends from Aug. 10, 1921 to June 26, 1924—from the day that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken with polio to the moment when he rose, at the Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden, to nominate Al Smith for President. The interval between represents a catastrophe in F.D.R.'s life out of which he forged a victory; it has thus all the contours of the classically beleaguered hero. In addition, Sunrise at Campobello offers the classic motif of external pressures, with F.D.R.'s imperious mother wanting her crippled son, by returning to Hyde Park, to put himself...

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