TITLE

POST-WAR FRENCH DRAMA

AUTHOR(S)
Becker, William
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;9/7/53, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Entertainment Review
ABSTRACT
The article discusses some recent French plays. Writer Julien Green is of American origin and his play called "South," suffers from a thoroughly unreal perception of the American background against which it is set. In France where few people know or understand the issues of the Civil War, "South" has been a major success. Yet "South" did not seem to me more false than Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." The play is not outright bad but with its tedious and fancy metaphysical dialogue, it is faux bon, which is worse.
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14481347

 

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