Jean Anouilh | Critical Review by Eric Bentley

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SOURCE: Bentley, Eric. “Good Play, Well Done.” New Republic (25 January 1954): 20-1.

In the following review, Bentley praises the sets and acting in the 1954 New York production of Colombe.

Optimistic plays are very depressing. “Too bad reality is different,” you say in the lobby. It takes a pessimistic play to cheer you up. When you say “Life isn't as bad as that” you are half way to declaring that everything in the garden is lovely. The great tonic of the Broadway season is Mademoiselle Colombe by Jean Anouilh, a tale of the futility of boy's meeting girl.

It is a production of many pleasures Boris Aronson's sets alone are worth the trip to the Longacre. This designer, whose reputation is for thoroughness and grandeur, shows himself, here as in My Three Angels, to have...

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