The Theater: New Plays on Broadway, Mar. 7, 1960

The Tumbler (by Benn W. Levy) was the sixth Broadway production to open in February and close within a week. A harrowingly pretentious verse drama, The Tumbler was the deadliest of the six, while also providing the most newsworthy casualties: Director Laurence Olivier, Actors Charlton Heston, Rosemary Harris and Martha Scott, and a playwright who once wrote Springtime for Henry.

Toys in the Attic (by Lillian Hellman) slaps a slumped, lethargic theatrical season into awareness. The reason is not just that Toys has a sense of tautness, insight and power; it also has a...

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