The Birthday Party | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Henry Hewes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Birthday Party.
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Critical Essay by Henry Hewes

SOURCE: “The Frisco Kids,” in Saturday Review, Vol. 44, No. 34, August 26, 1961, p. 26.

In the following review, Hewes commends the San Francisco Actor's Workshop for maintaining a roster of quality offerings, and praises its production of The Birthday Party.

What happens to most idealistic young artists who attempt to set up theatres around the United States is that they begin by producing Yeats's A Full Moon in March and end up by finding themselves obliged to present F. Hugh Herbert's The Moon is Blue. It is therefore a heartening surprise to discover that the San Francisco Actor's Workshop, now in its tenth year of operation, is offering a repertory of plays by Genet, Beckett, O'Neill, Albee, Shakespeare, Shaw, and Pinter. Particularly surprising is the last named, for Harold Pinter is a...

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