Bentley, Eric
November 1953
New Republic;11/23/53, Vol. 129 Issue 17, p20
Entertainment Review
This article focuses on the theatrical production "Tea and Sympathy"; and "Sabrina Fair," by Samuel Taylor. The two plays, indeed, represent respectively the two current forms of perfection--quasi-realistic drama and quasi romantic comedy; and the Playwrights' Company, which produced them, must be credited as the most accurate students of perfection in the imperfect city of New York. Like Tea and Sympathy, the production at the National has Hit written all over it. For, contrary to general opinion, a hit is recognizable at sight. If it doesn't have a bloom like a fruit, it has something equivalent to icing on a cake or chrome on a Cadillac. Taylor chose for his style a vein of banter, which enables him to claim and disclaim as he pleases.


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