The recent and sadly brief visit of Peter Stein’s wonderful Electra with the National Theater of Greece was a joy to me, if only because this supreme production returned the theater to its life source—namely the dramatist. Nothing, I believe, could be timelier or more important.
Contra our current avant-garde movement—as well as the Read More
1) Inside the Skeleton
The growing debate over whether to rebuild the World Trade Center recalled to me an afternoon I spent inside the skeleton of the Twin Towers when they were still under construction. An afternoon back in 1970 when they hadn’t yet been topped out and the upper floors were still open to Read More
A performance of unarguable greatness is taking place under our noses. Let me not hesitate. Zoë Wanamaker’s Electra is a miraculous achievement–one of the finest performances I’ve ever seen.
Should you, by chance, disagree, one or the other of us will have to shoot ourselves. You! But it will not come to that. Ms. Wanamaker, Read More