And the woman studied is somehow out-of-date, somebody who went into the ash-can long ago. The issues are not clear, either. Does Gar mean to indicate that the Communist winning of China is a good thing? Does he mean that there is never too much Government control in a democracy?
It may be that Gar is evading his talent. He sets out to do something daring, bold, ruthless, and revolutionary. His talent is for form, a leaping but controlled imagination, the right thing at the right time. Kurt suggests that Tallulah could play the part. 2 But even so, would she be liked enough to be interesting? 3
Sincerely, Max Maxwell Anderson
[ New York City]
March 17, 1949
Script and music finished. Great encouragement from Playwrights Company. Expect start rehearsals early September. Hope you can be in New York then. It happens we have used the ending you suggested. Best regards 2
Max and Kurt