Friday, February 23, 2007

"Salvage" Pro and Con

Elysa Gardner in USA Today wrote that she "felt like a kid unwrapping the last of my presents after a fabulous birthday party" and was not disappointed.

But John Simon of Bloomberg News spent all of a paragraph on the play, finding it drier than T.S. Eliot's "The Dry Salvages."

Still, Roma Torra at NY1 recommends getting a good night's sleep beforehand and says, "There's a treasure that awaits, but only if you're fully prepared to receive it."

Neverthless, Eric Alterman at The Nation remains dubious, believing that the play "suffers from all kinds of insoluble problems."

Meanwhile, "Rock 'n' Roll" receives a warm welcome from the Czechs, complete with a performance by the Plastic People of the Universe.

And finally, Stoppard's translation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" is reviewed in the Yale Daily News. Pay particular attention to the photo caption.

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