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April 18, 2008



1) Motortown, Stephens' lasr play, appears to be based on Buchner. Perhaps that may be a reason for his work to be performed in Germany.
2) Austrian basement situations (using your under the floorboards metaphor)could be described as topical, rather than tedious.
3) Shakespeare must hold the record as being one of the most subsidised writers ever - Mao being the only rival that springs to mind.
4) Perhaps you could describe the plot of Othello using only the first half of the play.


I absolutely agree - I also left at the interval (unfortunately we were in the centre otherwise we might have escaped earlier).

Lots of good stuff on at the National at the moment - but this is a stinker!

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