Bentley, Eric
June 1952
New Republic;6/16/52, Vol. 126 Issue 24, p18
This article presents the author's comments on Martha Graham's theatrical dance. Martha Graham has the edge over them in that dance is of itself more primitive than literature or opera. Dance energy can be sublimited into Mozartopera or even into Shavian discussion plays, but that is only to say you can't banish dance from the theatre altogether. It would be natural to suppose it would come back in its own person after a period in operatic or literary dress. The ecstatic theatre takes the form of modern dance, the pantomimic theatre takes the form of realistic drama.


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