Bentley, Eric
May 1954
New Republic;5/3/54, Vol. 130 Issue 18, p21
Entertainment Review
This article presents information about theater. The plays "The Magic and the Loss," by Julian Funt and "The Girl on the Via Flaminia," by Alfred Hayes are both good productions. Giving an accurate picture of middle-class life in Manhattan, New York, "The Magic and the Loss" tells how a businesswoman comes to be threatened with the simultaneous loss of a son, a lover, and a job. "The Girl on the Via Flaminia" tells how, in 1944-45, an Italian girl agrees to be the mistress of a GI she does not know, how she is made to feel she is a whore and a traitor, and how she kills herself.


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