Beth Henley | Criticism

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["Am I Blue"] is a comedy and comes equipped with a good bit of manic energy. Looked at in perspective, and taken for the collegiate exercise it is, the broad, buzzing, bittersweet piece makes its announcement plain as plain can be: Miss Henley is talented, Miss Henley is going to become a playwright. Indeed, the shape of the near-cartoon and the shifts from gaudy extravagance to sobering sentiment are in surprisingly firm hands. If I'd only managed to believe that Miss Henley's dwarflike girl and gangling boy would actually spend an entire evening (not to say night) together, I'd be happy to do several backflips for you. I didn't exactly believe. I kept thinking that fellow would have the good sense to git (the play is of the Southern school), much, much sooner. (p. 3)

As with "Crimes of the Heart," I found myself digging in my heels at...

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