Bentley, Eric
November 1953
New Republic;11/30/53, Vol. 129 Issue 18, p21
Entertainment Review
The article discusses several playwrights. Two recent plays are successful enough to be worth attention yet are kept from complete success by the defects of the new mode. These are "American Gothic," by Victor Wolfson and "The Trip to Bountiful," by Horton Foote. Wolfson recounts the events that lead to the murder of a second wife by the first. The setting is a New England that recalls "Ethan Frome." The murderess is a poor, demented creature. There is a recent play, which, affords a corrective to the current trend of shy, sensitive, structureless atmospheric playwriting. This is T. S. Eliot's "The Confidential Clerk."


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