The Green Pastures Criticism

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The Green Pastures is Connelly's most outstanding literary achievement, garnering him a Pulitzer Prize, and, according to Ward W. Briggs, Jr., "theatrical immortality." Paul T. Nolan states, "The Green Pastures is the finest single piece of writing that Mr. Connelly has ever done," adding, "'The Green Pastures' . . . is the one play by Connelly that has never, except for minor cavils, been criticized for artistic 'faults."' Walter C. Daniel comments that, during its first year-and-a-half run in New York, The Green Pastures "had gained praise from practically every source. It had kept the legitimate theater alive, literally, and had brought thousands of Americans and many visiting foreign dignitaries to see the spectacle at the time the nation was reeling from the pangs of economic disaster." Daniel goes on to state, "The Green Pastures presented night after night the dramatization of a shared religion and a vision...

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