THEATRE BOOK OF THE YEAR: 1949-1950 by George Jean Nathan

THEATRE BOOK OF THE YEAR: 1949-1950

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This perennially entertaining theatrical reviewer again dusts off the waxworks of dramatic claptrap, cauterizes the inexcusable and offers palms where due. Mr. Nathan, pattering around his particular province, covers musical comedies, revues, experimental as well as commercial theatre and usually makes his points of criticism with a not too finely pointed stiletto. And at any given moment he takes off into digressions on theatrical history, playwriting, acting, direction, casting, make-up, local and imported traditions, any and every ramification of the theatre. The eighth in his yearly accounting, this is again for drama shelves and classes, thoughtful followers of the theatre.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1950
Publisher: Knopf