“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness”
A few days ago I mused very briefly about how audiences and theatre artists in this fraught 21st century might respond to the “absurd” drama of the 20th. Soon we’ll have a chance to see just that with a new production of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame.
Back to basics
Maybe, just maybe, the Theatre of the Absurd of the 1950s and 1960s makes just as much sense in the 2020s.
Like father …
A continuum of theatre experience runs through my six decades (so far) and denying it won’t do anyone any good; one must face the facts.
Opera as high (and low) drama
A few Saturdays ago, I found myself in the unusual position of having three full hours at home alone, family temporarily scattered around Manhattan, and I took the opportunity to do something I hadn’t done in years: listen to the live Metropolitan Opera broadcast on WQXR. Turning up the volume on the stereo, I sat […]
I stopped writing about theatre a decade ago, around the same time that Richard Foreman retired from the stage. I’ve been back to the theatre a few times since then, but I haven’t yet come across theatrical experiences quite as liberating as Foreman’s plays. His work was something of an acquired taste, perhaps, but I […]