Theater: Lo and Hum as Ho and Hum

LOLITA by Edward Albee

The placards read INCEST ISN'T SEXY and RAPE ISN'T FUNNY. The picketers shouted, "Lolita is a lie, pass it by!" and "Three-five-seven-nine, don't make profits from this crime!"

They need not have wasted their cardboard or their chants. The Broadway adaptation of Lolita forestalled them. After bombing in Boston, it limped into New York to be greeted by financial difficulties, internecine strife and 60 or so members of a feminist group called Women Against Pornography.

"What we are protesting," said WAP Coordinator Barbara Mehrhof, "is not just Lolita but...

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