The Theater: Big Week in Manhattan

After three months largely concerned with gimcracks and revivals, Broadway itself revived last week. On successive nights, three established U.S. playwrights—Maxwell Anderson with Joan of Lorraine, George Kelly with The Fatal Weakness, Lillian Hellman with Another Part of the Forest—brought showers or real rain to parched ground:

Joan of Lorraine (produced by the Playwrights' Company) was really Ingrid Bergman's evening—her first on Broadway since 1940—for Maxwell Anderson has written not so much a play as something playable. But it is enough to call forth all that is charming, serene and radiantly childlike in...

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