Early Plays , and: A Moon for the Misbegotten (review)

Early Plays , and: A Moon for the Misbegotten (review) EARLY PLAYS dir EctEd by r ichard MaxwEll, woost E r Group/NE w york c ity staGE at st. aNN's warEhousE, b rookly N, FEbruary 1 5­March 11, 2012 A MOON FO R THE M ISBEGOTTEN dir EctEd by J. r. sull ivaN, pE arl thEatrE, NEw york city staGE ii, March 6­april 1 5, 2 012 Two recent productions in New York City, The Wooster Group/New York City Players' Early Plays and The Pearl Theatre Company's A Moon for the Misbegotten not only presented works from opposite ends of O'Neill's career but also demonstrated widely divergent approaches to staging his works. Early Plays, a production of three of O'Neill's S.S. Glencairn one-acts--Moon of the Caribbees, Bound East for Cardiff, and The Long Voyage Home--had an all-star cast of downtown theater artists, including actors from The Wooster Group, New York City Players, and Elevator Repair Service. But the real star of this refreshing production was the text itself thanks to Richard Maxwell's deadpan directorial style that privileged O'Neill's words over actors' delivery. Meanwhile, The Pearl's A Moon for the Misbegotten, with one key exception, embraced quick-paced and often slapstick physicality. Eug En E O' nE ill RE v http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Eugene O'Neill Review Penn State University Press

Early Plays , and: A Moon for the Misbegotten (review)

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EARLY PLAYS dir EctEd by r ichard MaxwEll, woost E r Group/NE w york c ity staGE at st. aNN's warEhousE, b rookly N, FEbruary 1 5­March 11, 2012 A MOON FO R THE M ISBEGOTTEN dir EctEd by J. r. sull ivaN, pE arl thEatrE, NEw york city staGE ii, March 6­april 1 5, 2 012 Two recent productions in New York City, The Wooster Group/New York City Players' Early Plays and The Pearl Theatre Company's A Moon for the Misbegotten not only presented works from opposite ends of O'Neill's career but also demonstrated widely divergent approaches to staging his works. Early Plays, a production of three of O'Neill's S.S. Glencairn one-acts--Moon of the Caribbees, Bound East for Cardiff, and The Long Voyage Home--had an all-star cast of downtown theater artists, including actors from The Wooster Group, New York City Players, and Elevator Repair Service. But the real star of this refreshing production was the text itself thanks to Richard Maxwell's deadpan directorial style that privileged O'Neill's words over actors' delivery. Meanwhile, The Pearl's A Moon for the Misbegotten, with one key exception, embraced quick-paced and often slapstick physicality. Eug En E O' nE ill RE v

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Published: Sep 5, 2012

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