May 3, 2006

Blood Will Out

Zachary Pincus-Roth, a Newsday colleague, makes a case for more stage violence. Count me unconvinced, though I will second his Medea memory with my own recollection of Stefan Novinski's staging at the Boston Court last year: There was no spattering of gore but there was a harrowing moment in which the door behind which Medea was killing her kids suddenly popped open, and a kid's arm shot out pleadingly, before it slammed shut again. Cheesy but gripping.

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