New Plays: Nude Frontier

Nude Frontier-There is a kind of reverse snobbism in the theater these days in which the drawing room apes the gutter and nudity is the ultimate in chic. Such plays can be crude (Che!), deviant (Geese) or playful (Hair). For a good part of the evening, Oh! Calcutta! is diverting and civilized, though it scarcely provides the "elegant erotica" that Kenneth Tynan promised when he devised the show. Far from being a sexual stimulant, Oh! Calcutta! is an anaphrodisiac.

So much word-of-mouth stimulation preceded opening night as to make the evening almost...

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