The Theater: Disgrace Under Pressure

ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN Arranged by ERIC BENTLEY

This documentary collage, currently on view at Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theater, is at least as old as the Salem witch hunts. Author-Teacher-Critic Eric Bentley has arranged some of the testimony elicited from suspected Communists and fellow travelers by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the late '40s and early '50s. The witnesses are exclusively from the Hollywood and Broadway communities and include, among others, such figures as Larry Parks, Jose Ferrer, Abe Burrows, Elia Kazan, Jerome Robbins, Lillian Hellman, Lionel Slander, Arthur Miller and Paul Robeson. (Bentley seems no...

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