Mar 18, 2010

Bertolt & Wystan's Malfi

As the Red Bull Theatre is doing a production of Webster's Duchess of Malfi that's been getting mixed to positive reviews, I expressed here my wish that someone would revive the Brecht/Auden version that was originally commissioned for Broadway but never produced until the Theatre of NOTE did it, memorably, in L.A. in 1998 (I was there).

As if in answer to my prayer, Red Bull is generously offering a reading of the Brecht/Auden Malfi next Monday night. I'm not sure I can make it, but I can heartily recommend it, and not only to Brechtophiles.

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