Emily Mann Execution Of Justice - Essay

Execution Of Justice

(Drama Criticism)


Leslie Bennetts (review date 9 March 1986)

SOURCE: "When Reality Takes to the Stage," in The New York Times, 9 March 1986, Section 2, pp. 1, 4.

[Execution of Justice received its Broadway debut on 13 March 1986 at the Virginia Theatre. In the following piece, which appeared just prior to the premiere, Bennetts provides background on the genesis of the play, its staging, and its author.]

If someone had invented the plot, it might seem too incredible: a straight-arrow city official resigns from his post, then changes his mind and requests his job back—but the mayor has already decided to appoint...

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