In their review, the New York Times calls the revival “dynamic,” and suggests the reason for Dutchman’s enduring popularity: “. . . it resists simple allegory. . . . [It] suggests that certain social problems are insoluble. They are destined to recur, while others look on with seeming indifference.”
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