Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"Salvage" Flotsam and Jetsam

So far, the critical consensus for "Salvage," the final part of the Broadway production of "The Coast of Utopia" trilogy, is mostly favorable, as Istanbul's Today's Zamen notes in picking up a story from Reuters.

In greater detail, Ben Brantley in the NY Times deemed the production "brave and gorgeous."

Meanwhile, the Westport Library will host “Who’s Afraid of Tom Stoppard? Navigating The Coast of Utopia,” a lecture by Mark Schenker, associate dean at Yale College, for apprehensive theatergoers.
Finally, it's unclear whether David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York, is frightened of Stoppard, but he certainly doesn't like "Rock 'n' Roll." He's also obviously not a "Star Wars" fan. While putting down Stoppard, the professor badly paraphrases Harrison Ford's literary critique of George Lucas. The actual (perhaps apocryphal) quote is "George, you can type this shit, but you can't say it."

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