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  1. Acting and Reciting
    The New Republic, January 26, 1953, pp. 22-24
  2. [+]
    Aid to Poets (Review)
    Newton Demands the Muse, by Marjorie Hope Nicolson
    1. Newton Demands the Muse by Marjorie Hope Nicolson
    The Saturday Review, October 12, 1946, p. 26
  3. [+]
    Ambiguities of Exile (2 Reviews)
    No Road Back, by Walter Mehring
    1. No Road Back by Walter Mehring
    2. Germany: A Winter's Tale, 1844 by Heinrich Heine
    The New Republic, February 19, 1945, pp. 268-269
  4. American Theater '47-48: A Report
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1948, pp. 232-239
  5. Andersen's Boomerang
    The New Republic, February 23, 1953, pp. 22-24
  6. Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (1973)
    2 Reviews
  7. Autumn on Broadway
    The New Republic, October 26, 1953, p. 20
  8. [+]
    Bad Thesis, Good Book (Review)
    The Poet in the Theatre, by Ronald Peacock
    1. The Poet in the Theatre by Ronald Peacock
    The Partisan Review, November 1946, pp. 596-598
  9. [+]
    To Baudelaire via Allen Tate (Review)
    Baudelaire: A Criticism, by Joseph D. Bennett
    1. Baudelaire: A Criticism by Joseph D. Bennett
    The Nation, January 20, 1945, p. 78
  10. Bernard Shaw (1948)
    3 Reviews, 3 Readable
  11. [+]
    Bernard Shaw's Fabian Platonism (Review)
    Everybody's Political What's What?, by Bernard Shaw
    1. Everybody's Political What's What? by Bernard Shaw
    The Saturday Review, October 28, 1944, p. 9
  12. Betti, Shumlin, Drake
    The New Republic, October 27, 1952, pp. 23-24
  13. [+]
    The Bishop Orders Our Tomb (Review)
    Star of the Unborn, by Franz Werfel
    1. Star of the Unborn by Franz Werfel
    The New Republic, March 4, 1946, p. 322
  14. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Brecht: Poetry, Drama, and the People (Review)
    The Trial of Lucullus, by Bertolt Brecht
    1. The Trial of Lucullus by Bertolt Brecht
    The Nation, July 31, 1943, p. 130
  15. Bright Tragic Thing
    The New Republic, May 4, 1953, pp. 22-24
  16. Broadway and Its Intelligentsia
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1947, pp. 211-221
  17. Broadway: Autumn 1952
    The New Republic, December 1, 1952, pp. 23-24
  18. Broadway's Missing Communist
    Commentary, September 1956, pp. 244-247
  19. [+]
    A Case of Heart Failure (Review)
    Heart of Europe!, by Klaus Mann and Hermann Kesten
    1. Heart of Europe! by Klaus Mann and Hermann Kesten
    The Nation, May 27, 1944, p. 630
  20. Literature and the Arts
    [+]
    The Case of O'Casey (Review)
    Rose and Crown, by Sean O'Casey
    1. Rose and Crown by Sean O'Casey
    The New Republic, October 13, 1952, p. 17
  21. A Century of Hero-Worship (1944)
    A Study of the Idea of Heroism in Carlyle and Nietzsche, with Notes on Wagner...
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  22. [+]
    Chaplin's Mea Culpa (Review)
    Limelight (1952 Film), by Charles Chaplin
    1. Limelight (1952 Film) by Charles Chaplin
    The New Republic, November 17, 1952, pp. 30-32
  23. [+]
    Charles Peguy (Review)
    Men and Saints, by Charles Peguy, Anne Green, and Julian Green
    1. Men and Saints by Charles Peguy, Anne Green, and Julian Green
    The Nation, November 11, 1944, p. 595
  24. Classic Theatre (1958)
  25. Cpt. Bligh's Revenge
    The New Republic, February 15, 1954, pp. 21-24
  26. Books
    [+]
    Decline of the West (Review)
    European Witness, by Stephen Spender
    1. European Witness by Stephen Spender
    The New Republic, January 13, 1947, p. 38
  27. Deep are the Roots?
    The New Republic, November 9, 1953, p. 21
  28. [+]
    Dewey's Bulldog (Review)
    Education for Modern Man, by Sidney Hook
    1. Education for Modern Man by Sidney Hook
    The Saturday Review, April 20, 1946, p. 22
  29. [+]
    Do Ideas Make Literature? (Review)
    From These Roots, by Mary M. Colum
    1. From These Roots by Mary M. Colum
    The Nation, February 3, 1945, p. 135
  30. Drama Criticism
    The New Republic, April 14, 1952, pp. 22-24
  31. Drama Criticism
    The New Republic, April 28, 1952, pp. 22-24
  32. Drama Criticism
    The New Republic, May 5, 1952, pp. 22-24
  33. Drama Now
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1945, pp. 244-251
  34. [+]
    Dramas in Translation (2 Reviews)
    Scandinavian Plays of the Twentieth Century, by Hjalmar Bergman, Par Lagerkvist, and St...
    1. Scandinavian Plays of the Twentieth Century by Hjalmar Bergman, Par Lagerkvist, and Stig Dagerman, ...
    2. Seven Plays by Maxim Gorky
    The Nation, July 7, 1945, p. 17
  35. The Dramatic Event (1955)
    An American Chronicle
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  36. End as a Yes Man
    The New Republic, January 4, 1954, p. 20
  37. [+]
    Enduring Victorians (2 Reviews)
    George Eliot: Her Life and Books, by Gerald W. Bullett
    1. George Eliot: Her Life and Books by Gerald W. Bullett
    2. Matthew Arnold: A Study in Conflict by E.K. Brown
    The Saturday Review, June 5, 1948, p. 16
  38. Essays of Elia
    The New Republic, March 30, 1953, pp. 30-32
  39. Literature and the Arts
    [+]
    Eugene O'Neill's Pieta (Review)
    A Moon for the Misbegotten, by Eugene O'Neill
    1. A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill
    The New Republic, August 4, 1952, p. 17
  40. [+]
    Exit Franz Werfel (Review)
    Between Heaven and Earth, by Franz Werfel
    1. Between Heaven and Earth by Franz Werfel
    The Nation, December 9, 1944, p. 723
  41. Fleurs de Lys
    The New Republic, June 29, 1953, pp. 22-24
  42. Folklore on 47th St.
    The New Republic, October 19, 1953, pp. 20-21
  43. [+]
    Franz Werfel's Open Secret (Review)
    Poems, by Franz Werfel
    1. Poems by Franz Werfel
    The New Republic, February 18, 1946, pp. 258-259
  44. From Leo X to Pius XII
    The New Republic, April 27, 1953, pp. 23-24
  45. From the American Drama (1956)
  46. From the Modern Repertoire (1957)
    1 Review
  47. From the Modern Repertoire: Series One (1949)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  48. From the Modern Repertoire: Series Two (1952)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  49. God Bless America
    The New Republic, December 28, 1953, p. 18
  50. Good Play Well Done
    The New Republic, January 25, 1954, pp. 20-24
  51. Graham's Journey, I
    The New Republic, June 9, 1952, pp. 22-24
  52. Literature and the Arts
    Graham's Journey, II
    The New Republic, June 16, 1952, p. 18
  53. Graham's Journey, III
    The New Republic, June 23, 1952, pp. 22-24
  54. Guilding the Lilli
    The New Republic, February 2, 1953, pp. 22-24
  55. Hellman's Imagination
    The New Republic, January 5, 1953, pp. 30-32
  56. [+]
    The Humanities at Chapel Hill (Review)
    A State University Surveys the Humanities, by Loren C. Mackinney, Nicholson B. Adams, a...
    1. A State University Surveys the Humanities by Loren C. Mackinney, Nicholson B. Adams, and Harry K. Russell, ...
    The Saturday Review, January 19, 1946, p. 17
  57. I Have a Bright Idea
    The New Republic, December 29, 1952, pp. 22-24
  58. [+]
    I Hear Olivier Singing (Review)
    The Beggar's Opera (1953 Film), by Peter Brook
    1. The Beggar's Opera (1953 Film) by Peter Brook
    The New Republic, July 20, 1953, p. 20
  59. The Ill-Made Play
    The New Republic, January 11, 1954, p. 20
  60. The Importance of Scrutiny (1948)
    3 Reviews
  61. In Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1966, pp. 97-110
  62. In Search of Theater (1953)
    1 Review
  63. In Search of Theatre (1953)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  64. In the Midst of Death
    The New Republic, October 20, 1952, pp. 30-32
  65. Italian Theatre
    The New Republic, October 5, 1953, pp. 18-19
  66. It's all Greek to Me
    The New Republic, December 15, 1952, pp. 22-24
  67. [+]
    Julius Caesar, 1953 (Review)
    Julius Caesar (1953 Film), by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    1. Julius Caesar (1953 Film) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    The New Republic, August 3, 1953, p. 20
  68. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Kazan, Kazan (Review)
    Elia Kazan: A Life, by Elia Kazan
    1. Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan
    The Nation, July 16, 1988, pp. 62-65
  69. Let's Get a Divorce and Other Plays (1958)
    1 Review
  70. Letters
    Commentary, October 1970, pp. 5-29
  71. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 30, 1991, pp. 49-52
  72. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 6, 1996, pp. 65-68
  73. The Life of the Drama (1964)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  74. Books and the Arts
    Literature of the Third Reich
    The Nation, February 6, 1943, pp. 206-207
  75. [+]
    Maiming the Bard (Review)
    Shakespeare's Histories at Stratford, 1951, by J. Dover Wilson and T.C. Worsley
    1. Shakespeare's Histories at Stratford, 1951 by J. Dover Wilson and T.C. Worsley
    The New Republic, September 22, 1952, p. 27
  76. A Major Musical
    The New Republic, April 6, 1953, pp. 30-32
  77. Literature and the Arts
    Merchant of Venice (L.I.)
    The New Republic, July 14, 1952, p. 18
  78. Miller's Innocence
    The New Republic, February 16, 1953, pp. 22-24
  79. The Modern Shakespeare III
    The New Republic, May 12, 1952, pp. 29-32
  80. The Modern Shakespeare, IV
    The New Republic, May 26, 1952, pp. 22-24
  81. Literature and the Arts
    The Modern Shakespeare, V
    The New Republic, June 2, 1952, p. 18
  82. The Modern Theatre (1955)
    2 Reviews
  83. [+]
    A Mosaic of Mann (Review)
    Essays of Three Decades, by Thomas Mann
    1. Essays of Three Decades by Thomas Mann
    The Saturday Review, June 14, 1947, p. 9
  84. [+]
    Mrs. Woolf's Art (Review)
    Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist, by Joan Bennett
    1. Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist by Joan Bennett
    The Saturday Review, October 13, 1945, pp. 35-37
  85. Naked Masks: Five Plays (1952)
    1 Review
  86. New Dramatists
    The New Republic, November 30, 1953, p. 21
  87. Books in Review
    [+]
    Nineteenth-Century Lives (8 Reviews)
    Teresa, or Her Demon Lover, by Austin K. Gray
    1. Teresa, or Her Demon Lover by Austin K. Gray
    2. For Thee the Best by Mark A. Aldanov
    3. William Ernest Henley by Jerome Hamilton Buckley
    4. John Henry Newman by John Moody
    5. John Henry Newman by Charles Frederick Harrold
    6. The Trollopes by Lucy Poate Stebbins and Richard Poate Stebbins, ...
    7. A Portrait of Shelley by Newman Ivey White
    8. The Shelley Legend by Robert Metcalf Smith and Martha Mary Schlegel, ...
    The New Republic, January 7, 1946, pp. 26-27
  88. A Note on American Culture
    The American Scholar, Spring 1949, pp. 173-184
  89. Notes on Bertolt Brecht
    New Politics, Fall 1965, pp. 77-80
  90. ...Notes on Broadway
    The New Republic, November 1, 1954, pp. 23-24
  91. Old Possum at Play
    The New Republic, November 22, 1954, p. 124
  92. Old Possum At Play?
    The New Republic, February 22, 1954, pp. 22-24
  93. On Acting
    The New Republic, January 19, 1953, pp. 22-24
  94. On Being Read To
    The New Republic, May 11, 1953, pp. 22-24
  95. Literature and the Arts
    [+]
    On Staging Yeats' Plays (Review)
    The Collected Plays of W. B. Yeats, by W.B. Yeats
    1. The Collected Plays of W. B. Yeats by W.B. Yeats
    The New Republic, June 15, 1953, p. 17
  96. On the Sublime
    The New Republic, March 2, 1953, pp. 23-24
  97. [+]
    The Other Germany Again (2 Reviews)
    Germany: A Winter's Tale, 1844, by Heinrich Heine
    1. Germany: A Winter's Tale, 1844 by Heinrich Heine
    2. Against the Current by Carl F. Wittke
    The Nation, February 10, 1945, p. 163
  98. [+]
    The Other Germany (Review)
    Germany: A Self Portrait, by Harlan R. Crippen
    1. Germany: A Self Portrait by Harlan R. Crippen
    The Nation, July 1, 1944, pp. 22-23
  99. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Our Culture and its Critics (Review)
    No Voice Is Wholly Lost, by Harry Slochower
    1. No Voice Is Wholly Lost by Harry Slochower
    The Nation, July 28, 1945, p. 87
  100. [+]
    An Oxford Book of Symbolism (Review)
    The Heritage of Symbolism, by C.M. Bowra
    1. The Heritage of Symbolism by C.M. Bowra
    The Nation, February 12, 1944, pp. 191-192
  101. Patriotism of Protest
    Treason of the Experts
    The Nation, December 13, 1965, pp. 466-469
  102. The Perfect Play
    The New Republic, November 23, 1953, pp. 20-21
  103. Pickwick in Love!
    The New Republic, October 6, 1952, pp. 30-32
  104. Pity the Dumb Ox
    The New Republic, March 16, 1953, pp. 22-24
  105. The Play (1951)
    A Critical Anthology
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  106. The Playwright as Thinker (1946)
    A Study of Drama in Modern Times
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  107. The Poet in New York
    The New Republic, December 1, 1952, p. 22
  108. [+]
    Positive, Wholesome, and Wise (Review)
    The Shape of Books to Come, by J. Donald Adams
    1. The Shape of Books to Come by J. Donald Adams
    The Nation, November 25, 1944, p. 660
  109. The Premature Death of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1945)
    The American Scholar, Winter 1946, pp. 69-76
  110. The Problem Is: "We Have Too Many Rights"
    "Going over to the Enemy"
    The New Republic, May 17, 1969, p. 12
  111. [+]
    The Problem of the Anthology (Review)
    A Treasury of Satire, by Edgar Johnson
    1. A Treasury of Satire by Edgar Johnson
    The New Republic, October 22, 1945, pp. 548-549
  112. Books & Comment
    The Psychology of Farce - II
    The New Republic, January 13, 1958, p. 17
  113. Books & Comment
    The Psychology of Farce
    The New Republic, January 6, 1958, p. 17
  114. The Recantation of Galileo Galilei (1973)
    Scenes from History Perhaps
    1 Review
  115. Report from the Academy
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1945, pp. 422-433
  116. [+]
    Rescuing Beatrice Webb (Review)
    Beatrice Webb, by Margaret Cole
    1. Beatrice Webb by Margaret Cole
    The New Republic, May 20, 1946, pp. 736-737
  117. The Return of Eugene O'Neill
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1946, pp. 64-66
  118. [+]
    A Theatre Miscellany (Review)
    Chekhov the Dramatist, by David Magarshack
    1. Chekhov the Dramatist by David Magarshack
    The New Republic, July 7, 1952, p. 23
  119. [+]
    Romanticism of Jacques Barzun (Review)
    Romanticism and the Modern Ego, by Jacques Barzun
    1. Romanticism and the Modern Ego by Jacques Barzun
    The Nation, January 8, 1944, pp. 46-48
  120. [+]
    Scholars and Ladies (Review)
    A Victorian Album, by Lucy Poate Stebbins
    1. A Victorian Album by Lucy Poate Stebbins
    The Saturday Review, March 15, 1947, p. 21
  121. Seven Plays by Bertolt Brecht (1961)
    10 Chapters, 638pp - 1 Review
  122. Shakepeare's Politics
    The New Republic, February 1, 1954, pp. 20-24
  123. Shaw at Ninety
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1946, pp. 109-115
  124. The Story of Stefan George
    The Partisan Review, July 1942, pp. 321-330
  125. Theater
    The New Republic, November 15, 1954, pp. 21-22
  126. Theater
    The New Republic, November 29, 1954, pp. 22-24
  127. Theater
    The New Republic, February 21, 1955, pp. 28-32
  128. Theater
    A One-Man Dialogue on the Barrault Repertory
    The New Republic, March 18, 1957, pp. 20-24
  129. Theater
    The New Republic, August 9, 1969, pp. 31-33
  130. Theater Chronicle
    The Partisan Review, July 1954, pp. 411-417
  131. The Theater of Commitment
    Commentary, December 1966, pp. 63-74
  132. Theatre
    The New Republic, April 5, 1954, pp. 21-24
  133. Theatre
    The New Republic, August 9, 1954, p. 22
  134. Theatre
    The New Republic, December 13, 1954, p. 22
  135. Theatre
    The New Republic, December 27, 1954, p. 21
  136. Theatre
    The New Republic, July 12, 1954, p. 21
  137. Theatre
    The New Republic, July 26, 1954, pp. 20-21
  138. Theatre
    The New Republic, November 1, 1954, p. 22
  139. Theatre
    The New Republic, October 4, 1954, p. 22
  140. Theatre
    The New Republic, October 18, 1954, pp. 22-24
  141. Theatre
    The New Republic, September 6, 1954, p. 21
  142. Theatre
    The New Republic, September 27, 1954, p. 22
  143. Theatre
    The New Republic, April 11, 1955, p. 28
  144. Theatre
    A Directly Sensuous Pleasure
    The New Republic, April 9, 1956, p. 29
  145. Theatre
    A Great Play Superbly Done
    The New Republic, April 23, 1956, p. 21
  146. Theatre
    The Other Orson Welles
    The New Republic, April 30, 1956, pp. 29-32
  147. Theatre
    The New Republic, February 13, 1956, p. 20
  148. Theatre
    The New Republic, February 27, 1956, p. 21
  149. Theatre
    The New Republic, January 2, 1956, p. 20
  150. Theatre
    The New Republic, January 16, 1956, p. 29
  151. Theatre
    The New Republic, March 12, 1956, p. 29
  152. Theatre
    The Garden Where Nothing Will Grow
    The New Republic, March 26, 1956, p. 21
  153. Theatre
    The Talent of Samuel Beckett
    The New Republic, May 14, 1956, pp. 20-21
  154. Books & the Arts
    The Theatre of Interpretations
    The Nation, August 25, 1969, pp. 148-149
  155. Theatre of War: Comments on 32 Occasions (1972)
    1 Review
  156. Thirty Years of Treason (1971)
    Excerpts from Hearings Before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, ...
    3 Reviews
  157. Three Religious Poems
    The Nation, November 16, 1957, pp. 366-369
  158. [+]
    Two Esthetes (Review)
    Oscar Wilde: His Life and Wit, by Hesketh Pearson
    1. Oscar Wilde: His Life and Wit by Hesketh Pearson
    The New Republic, August 5, 1946, p. 148
  159. Unbouyant Billions
    The New Republic, November 3, 1952, pp. 22-24
  160. [+]
    Universities and the "Whole" Man (Review)
    The Mission of the University, by Jose Ortega y Gasset
    1. The Mission of the University by Jose Ortega y Gasset
    The Saturday Review, December 23, 1944, p. 8
  161. [+]
    Urbane Literature (Review)
    The Pleasure of Their Company, by Louis Kronenberger
    1. The Pleasure of Their Company by Louis Kronenberger
    The Saturday Review, December 28, 1946, p. 23
  162. [+]
    Virtuoso of Decadence (Review)
    Poems, by Stefan A. George
    1. Poems by Stefan A. George
    The Partisan Review, May 1943, pp. 303-308
  163. Within This Wooden O
    The New Republic, May 25, 1953, pp. 22-24
  164. [+]
    Young Man Out of His Time (Review)
    Dickens, Dali and Others, by George Orwell
    1. Dickens, Dali and Others by George Orwell
    The Saturday Review, May 11, 1946, p. 11
  165. No Items Found