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Re: “ REVIEW ‌ Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

You seem to take issue where there is none and it is obvious you misread some of my points. My knowledge of theatre, for your information, does extend beyond a bit of Cabaret and a mish mosh of theatre folklore. Of course there is no such thing as a Brechtian hero - the whole idea is antithetical and if you were able to read my words and comprehend them properly you would see that I state exactly that - Brechtian hero IF SUCH AN IDEA IS EVEN FEASIBLE. However you seem bent on my dislike for Ms.Hensrud's performance, which again you overstate. The particular character she's playing here, and I don't need to go through the entire encyclopedia of personages created by Brech and Weill, is exactly the role I'm describing. And remember I'm writing for an audience that may not have your deep erudition and extensive knowledge of theatre trivia. If there is some other reason you're upset about my review other than that I didn't think Ms. Hensrud was a perfect fit for that role than you should certainly make a point of that and not recycle my own opinions against me. It is laughable and incredibly stupid for you to accuse me of pigeonholing anyone or anything. I have spent my life fighting stereotypes and categories - but it is evident that you're view of what I wrote is colored by my particular comments on one role at the expense of all else I may have said.

Posted by rivas2750 on May 29, 2007 at 6:33 PM

Re: “ REVIEW ‌ Faustus, The Last Night

>>Fernando, I haven't seen Faustus yet, but am going this week. I'm wondering: who do you think is most responsible for what you saw? Do you think Dusapin's piece is unsalvageable? Or do you think it could work under the direction of someone other than David Herskovits? (Do you think it's his hand that drowned it?)<< Herskovits direction may not have helped matters but I don't think he's responsible for the lack of theatrical movement. To be sure there are some beautiful musical moments and I appreciate the workmanship of this piece enormously but there's just nowhere for the drama to go. And unlike Beckett, whose ghost seems to hover over the concept of this production, there is no poetry to the anti-theatre.

Posted by rivas2750 on May 29, 2007 at 6:18 PM
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