In response to:

The Disaster at Lincoln Center from the April 2, 1964 issue

To the Editors:

Of course, about the state of the New York theater and that includes the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, Miss Hardwick is right. When she says, “The destruction of the American theater seems to have come from the fact that producers and directors and actors do not know that the drama is a branch of literature,” she fails to include, however, another culprit—the reviewers of the major daily newspapers. They are models of inadequate knowledge, mediocre taste, and sophomoric pretensions.

Thank you especially for Mr. Marcus’s reviews!

Edward Earle Penn

The City University of New York

This Issue

April 30, 1964