Monday, December 24, 2007

Review: Mikhail Baryshnikov in 'Beckett Shorts' - Topix

I was happy to see this is in production. A number of years ago Joe Dunne and his wife ran the A.C.T., American Contemporary Theatre in Buffalo, NY and from what I recall he was perhaps a friend of Beckett's, and put on some avant guard theater there. At the time Eric Bentley, formerly of the Columbia University theater department, who was one of the first to translate Bertolt Brecht I last see was staging a production at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre in 1999. Nancy Reagan would probably would have liked to attend I recall she saw Baryshnikov in Kafka's "Metamorphosis" was it? Interestingly overlooked perhaps it the connection between Brecht and Klabund "Dichtungen Aus Dem Osten: 'Das Kirschblutenfest' and 'Die Geisha O - Sen'"

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