Theater Abroad: Through a Twisted Glass

No mere stage work could be expected to evoke the tale of horror that issued from the trial of Adolph Eichmann. But in London last week, audiences reeling out of the St. Martin's Theater were convinced that they had experienced something like a surrealistically twisted version of the Eichmann affair. The play is The Man in the Glass Booth. The booth is a criminal's bulletproof dock, but the drama is anything but shatterproof.

The bizarre story, written by Playwright Robert Shaw,* is packed with comedy that is by turn bleak, black and breezy,...

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