Play by Play - Theater Essays & Reviews, 1993-2002

by Jonathan Kalb

This collection begins with a brave and piercing appraisal of the state of current theater criticism, in a section Kalb characteristically calls “Critical Mess.” He goes on to revisit the work of Samuel Beckett, as performed in well-meaning efforts to bring it to a new, wider (TV) audience; to consider today's political theater, particularly in the flourishing form of one-person shows; to explore the theatrical landscape of a reunited Germany, where the Berliner Ensemble is no longer a showcase for the East, and finally to cover what's going on back home in New York – everything from The Lion King and Dame Edna to plays of David Mamet and Arthur Miller (new and old) and to the latest trends in the Broadway musical.

Publisher: Limelight Editions

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 274

Dimensions: 9.5 X 6.5 inches

ISBN: 9780879109899


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