A Letter From the Publisher: Sep. 30, 1985

For most of its history, TIME has had only two drama critics: Louis Kronenberger (1938-61) and T.E. (Ted) Kalem (1961-85), who died of cancer this summer. Their successor is Associate Editor William A. Henry III, who this week inaugurates the new theater season with his reviews of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance and Athol Fugard's The Blood Knot. Henry also wrote a critique on the "Festival of India," a series of events in the U.S. celebrating that ancient civilization's arts and culture.

Since his debut as a dramatist at the age of eight in North Plainfield, N.J., in a one-act...

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