Sabbath's Theater è il romanzo che Philip Roth preferisce, tra quelli da lui scritti. Assieme ad American Pastoral. "I think it's got a lot of freedom in it," he said of Sabbath's Theater. "That's what you're looking for as a writer when you're working. You're looking for your own freedom. To lose your inhibition to delve deep into your memory and experiences and life and then to find the prose that will persuade the reader." guardian.