So Studio's Galileo wasn't uniformly marvelous? Perhaps it was ever thus: On April 14, 1967, the critic Walter Kerr said the John Hirsch production starring Anthony Quayle was the most assured thing that had yet been done at the then-new Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.
But there were reservations: "The supers on the fringes still seem unable to put foot on the Beaumont stage without announcing that they are acting," Kerr wrote.
Still, he said, "there are controlled and clearly spoken vignettes from [among others] ... Ted Van Griethuysen and Shepperd Strudwick as an assortment of stubborn and/or grieving clerics. On the whole, better than average work for the house."
No wonder our boy Ted seemed at home in Galileo's study...