March 1952
New Republic;3/17/52, Vol. 126 Issue 11, p22
Entertainment Review
The article focuses on the theatrical production "Mrs McThing," by Mary Chase and the literary style of Chase. Most of the writing is ordinary. There is nothing literary about her personality. Chase's fantasy is spontaneous and theatrical. It expresses itself in action, in a manner of feeling, thinking and living, which is beyond the goodness of speech or concern for elegance of form. It is not careful, economical or disciplined. The play is not entirely even but like the play it is fresh and alive in just the right places. Helen Hayes embodies the spirit of the occasion with her attempted "high society" propriety which is shattered by her own childish bedazzlement into a hundred charming pieces.


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