Jean Anouilh | Critical Review by Harold Clurman

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SOURCE: Clurman, Harold. “Traveller without Luggage, The Committee.” Nation, New York, N.Y., (5 October 1964): 202.

In the following unfavorable review of the 1964 New York production of Traveller without Luggage, Clurman argues that the play “shows some of the salient features of Anouilh's personality and an attitude which were to place him in the front rank of French playwrights between the late thirties and the fifties.”

Since Jean Anouilh's Traveller without Luggage has suffered, as have many other French plays in the past, in being transferred from the boulevards to Broadway, I shall not dwell on its production at the Anta Theatre. The cast includes several talented actors—Ben Gazzara, Mildred Dunnock, Rae Allen, to name only three—and there are some well-played passages, notably in the second scene, but the right tone is never found. This...

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