TITLE

THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK

AUTHOR(S)
Mairet, Philip
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;9/21/53, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Entertainment Review
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on T.S. Eliot's new play "The Confidential Clerk." It is an essay in the higher melodrama. Can it be that a poet, tired of being told that his drama lacked theatrical construction, determined at last to show what he could do? True, this piece is in the same tragi-comic vein as the last. The play deals with the offspring of liaisons, and with the delayed effects upon their parents. It points a social, not a transcendent, moral. The plot hinges upon no less than three cases of bastardy that have occurred in the same family about a quarter of a century before the curtain rises.
ACCESSION #
14484530

 

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