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It is, for example, absolutely indispensable to comedy. ... The hope for
intelligence in the theater is not through conventional “seriousness,” whether in
the form of analysis (bad example: After the Fall), or the documentary (weak
example: The ...
We have up to now lacked a full-fledged example of Artaud's category, “the
theater of cruelty.” The closest thing to it are the theatrical events done in New
York and elsewhere in the last five years, largely by painters (such as Alan
For example, in Le Journal d'un Curé de Campagne, there is a scene in which
the priest calls anxiously on the Vicar of Torcy. We see the priest wheeling his
bicycle up to the Vicar's door, then the housekeeper answering (the Vicar is ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review