The Theater: New Plays on Broadway, Nov. 28, 1960

Advise and Consent (adapted from Allen Drury's novel by Loring Mandel) makes good theater, not for dramatizing anything in political life that seems explosively immediate or real, but by often making vivid use of politics as people, of politics as warfare, of politics as dirt or pay dirt. In its stage adaptation, Allen Drury's bestselling tale of the senatorial fight over a President's nominee for Secretary of State abounds in sharp dilemmas over shadowy issues and in moral positions lacking defined points of view. In terms of political substance, Advise and Consent is...

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