The Theater: Happy Hooker

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

It is beginning to seem as if Mrs. Warren's Profession is as old as Mrs. Warren's profession. Still, after 70 years, the market for both remains strong. Producer Joseph Papp's new mounting at Manhattan's Vivian Beaumont Theater is an opportunity to see again Shaw's comedy about a fallen woman who is as prosperous and self-justified as any other successful capitalist.

Shaw said that Mrs. Warren was written for women "to draw attention to the truth that prostitution is caused, not by female depravity and male licentiousness," but...

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