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Critical Essay | Edith Oliver

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Edith Oliver

SOURCE: "Over the Edge," in The New Yorker, Vol. XL, No. 7, April 4, 1964, pp. 78-9.

In the following excerpt, Oliver praises the "deadly wit and passionate wild comedy " of "Dutchman, " but felt that the anger expressed by the black character, while justifiable, was ineffective.

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Robert Hooks and Jennifer West as Clay and Lula in the 1964 Cherry Lane Theatre production of "Dutchman. " Robert Hooks and Jennifer West as Clay and Lula in the 1964 Cherry Lane Theatre production of "Dutchman. "
"Three at the Cherry Lane," is an original and talented young dramatist. For about three-quarters of the way, his play has a kind of deadly wit and passionate wild comedy that are his alone, and then, sad to say, he almost literally sends it all up in smoke, under what I feel is the mistaken impression that in order to have point and impact...

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