The Theater: Liv in Limbo

ANNA CHRISTIE

by EUGENE O'NEILL

When an ethereal beauty named Julie Haydon played the role of a prostitute in Saroyan's The Time of Your Life, most of the critics lambasted the producer for a casting blooper. Critic John Mason Brown noted that his colleagues seemed singularly omniscient in knowing precisely how a prostitute should look. The luminous and lovely Liv Ullmann is no one's image of a prostitute either. But Anna Christie is such a cheap, cosmetic come-on of a drama as to vie with any streetwalker.

Eugene O'Neill is a prime example of...

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