|Venue||Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW|
|First Date||28 January 1939|
|Last Date||30 March 1939|
|Part of a Tour||Yes|
|Description||Clare Boothe's "The Women" ls scintillating and cynical play.
Saturday night's audience at the Theatre Royal had been interested beforehand by reports about the frankness of the dialogue and the prevalence of sex as a topic of discussion. These reports were amply confirmed. There are more than 40 characters in the play, and they seldom ceased talking
about marital infidelity.
"The Women" deals with a particular class in New York. The author herself has called it "a clinical study of an isolated group." But she casts many shrewd glances, also, at the
lot of womankind in general, and to that extent "The Women" ls a first-class play, with considerable depth and understanding in it. Most of the characters, however, are too hard and too brittle to do anything but decorate the surface.
|Description Source||Reviewer's Opinion|
|Primary Genre||Theatre - Spoken Word|
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|Text Nationality||United States of America|
|Further Information||The programme contains brief biographies and photos.|