Bentley, Eric
November 1954
New Republic;11/15/54, Vol. 131 Issue 20, p21
"The Dybbuk," is currently on stage at the Fourth Street Theatre, which strikes as a very happy example of a modern playwright. The Dybbuk is not at all a pious play, nevertheless there is something in it that is religious in a broader and perhaps a deeper sense. S. Ansky makes real to people whose religious tradition is perhaps the main thing in their lives. The American adaptor of the play, Henry Alsberg, maintains that it is a study of split personality. The only "modern" character in the play and he is also a classic character is a young man who is at once spiritual and sensual to the highest possible degree.


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