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A Taste of Honey Criticism

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When A Taste of Honey opened on Broadway in October, 1960, most critics seemed more taken with the author's age than with her play. Almost every review commented upon Delaney's age, and a few upon her six foot height, but few endorsed the rousing success that the British critics bestowed upon the play. Most New York critics, instead, praised the cast and director, offering mixed praise for the play's content. These critics took a wait and see attitude toward Delaney's future prospects as a successful playwright.

In his review of A Taste of Honey, the New York Time's Howard Taubman stated that the play was "an evocation of disenchantment done with touching honesty." Taubman cited the play's honesty and "plainness of truth" as strengths of the writer, whom, he stated has a way of telling a story that is "modest, almost muted." Much ofTaubman's praise, however, was directed toward...

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