Bentley, Eric
October 1954
New Republic;10/4/54, Vol. 131 Issue 14, p22
Entertainment Review
This article presents information on several theatrical productions. The season has opened with a couple of plays which neither arouse profound admiration nor incite a critic to that scornful, if witty, dismissal which is the usual alternative. Some of the plays are "Home Is the Hero," by Walter Macken and "All Summer Long," by Robert Anderson. These plays stay stubbornly in the smaller world, untransformed, and one might almost say: unformed. "Home Is the Hero," seemed very badly directed by Worthington Miner. At least it would be hard for a mere spectator to place anywhere else the blame for bad blocking and timing and a forcing of the pace as by an amateur imitator of Kazan. "All Summer Long," was, as it were, much better bred. The standard of production was higher throughout. The child actors seemed, as they usually do, better than the adults.


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