TITLE

ENGLISH THEATRE: A BUDDING TRADITION

AUTHOR(S)
Becker, William
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;9/21/53, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information related to English theatre. The single outstanding development of the post-war period in British theatre has been the tentative emergence of what may yet prove to be a fully operative traditionalism. Such an observation is likely to surprise some Americans. For one often hears in this country, both from Anglophiles and from apologists for Broadway, that the supposed superiority of the British theatre to our own is entirely due to British "traditions." Today the achievements of the postwar period look considerable, though the situation remains tentative and unstable, especially at the Old Vic, whose history over the past few years has reaffirmed the evident fact that institutions, at least until they become the agencies of a traditional discipline, are no better than the people who run them.
ACCESSION #
14484535

 

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