The inescapable prison of "Waiting for Godot" is turned into a Chicago street corner that two men can't escape except through death.
The author of "Jerusalem" borrows effectively from Friel, Steinbeck, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Riverdance in his look back at a Northern Ireland that even Margaret Thatcher would applaud. How this play will perform in Ireland, if it ever gets there, is anyone's guess.
Demons lurk upstairs, as well as in the basement, where an emotionally unstable man has taken up unexpected residence in his sister's house. This thriller gets scary long before you even realize it's a thriller.
Young girls and one boy in a dance competition grow up but never leave their adolescence behind in this poignant comedy. There's nothing trivial about being 13 years old.
In fact, there's nothing worse. Taking up temporary residence in a Queens, N.
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Coping with rage after her husband's dumps her for a much younger woman, a middle-aged woman finds little comfort from a father who's about to marry a much, much younger man. Arguably the most underrated new play of the year.
A foundling in the 18th century teaches us much about unbridled capitalism. But even as Strindberg was finding artistic success, his personal life was starting to fracture.
Increasingly disillusioned with what he saw as the hypocrisy of Swedish society— and frustrated by an accusation of blasphemy leveled against his writing by the highly conservative Stockholm courts—he spent almost two decades in self-imposed exile, travelling through Europe and trying to manage his declining mental health. It was an issue that would follow him for the rest of his life, the result of what some people claimed was great intellectual strain, and others the byproduct of a series of unhappy marriages and unhappier divorces.
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Each of his three marriages ended disastrously, and his distrust of the opposite sex often spilled over into his famously autobiographical work. As Strindberg was writing the tripartite dance between Alice, Edgar, and Kurt onto the stage in that spring of , he was in the midst of an artistic transition of his own.
Looking beyond the naturalistic drama that had made him famous, he was starting to explore a psychological expressionism that would define later plays like Dream Play and Ghost Sonata. The Dance of Death exists somewhere in between these two poles, carving out a spot for itself in its energetically tight juxtaposition of both styles. It is a unique work of a unique playwright, and one that resonates just as much today as it did at the turn of the twentieth century.
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