After several years in creation, in 1956 Goodrich and Hackett’s adaptation, The Diary of Anne Frank, opened on Broadway to immediate critical acclaim. Brooks Atkinson, theater critic for the New York Times, called it a ‘‘lovely, tender drama’’ and lauded Goodrich and Hackett for treating Anne Frank’s diary ‘‘with admiration and respect.’’ He noted that creating a play out of the diary was practically ‘‘impossible’’ yet asserted that Goodrich and Hackett ‘‘have absorbed the story out of the diary and related it simply.’’ New York...
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