The Theater: Steinbeck in Sweden

Opening in Stockholm last month, John Steinbeck's anti-Nazi, inferentially Norwegian The Moon Is Down proved such a smash that it speedily moved to a bigger theater. Swedish critics, speaking of evergrowing Norwegian resistance, praised Steinbeck for prophetic insight, remarked that The Moon Is Down is truer today than when it was written.

Judging by reports which have sifted through, the widespread U.S. criticism that the Nazis in the play are too weak has not been voiced in Sweden.


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