Oct 11, 2005

What's a Fugleman?

At last my erstwhile Times colleague James C. Taylor not only likes something at the Center Theatre Group—he actually prefers it to its original New York production! The play in question is David Mamet's Romance and the review is here.

And for those who wonder what a "fugleman" is, as I did, here's what dictionary.com says:

1. A leader, especially a political leader.
2. Archaic. A soldier who once served as a guide and model for his company.

I think Mamet would prefer the latter definition.

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