(Michael Feingold’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 2/29.)

Nobody, I sincerely hope, will ever revive Jesse Lynch Williams's Why Marry?, a slick, inanely talky comedy, flirting vapidly with "advanced" ideas that became, in 1918, the first play ever awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. But a few choice passages from it, for which I regrettably have no space here, would handily demonstrate the quantum jump that American drama took when the second Pulitzer for Drama was awarded, two years later, to Eugene O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon (Irish Rep).

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