There were, at various points, half a dozen versions of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus floating around. The playwright was trying to square the circle and make his metaphorical work about the tragic view of sublimity from the world of mediocrity better fit the record of musicological history. He never did. He never could. He didn’t need […]
Archives for November 13, 2019
Review: Edward Albee’s Occupant at Theater J
“It’s not the person,” cries the sculptor Louise Nevelson (Susan Rome) in Edward Albee’s Occupant, “It’s the work they do!” Would be it that Albee had heeded his character’s advice. Then we might have had a gripping, insightful drama about the sculptor and her work — some of the most significant American sculpture done in […]
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