Emily Mann Still Life - Essay

Still Life

(Drama Criticism)


Michael Feingold (review date 25 February-3 March 1981)

SOURCE: "Home Fronts," in The Village Voice, 25 February-3 March 1981, pp. 75, 77.

[Still Life premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1980 and debuted Off-Broadway early the following year at the American Place Theatre. In the following highly favorable review of the latter production, Feingold praises the writing, acting, and staging of the piece.]

"As incredibly civilized as we are in this room," says the nice young man, "these things go on." The things he is talking about are murder, mutilation, child-killing, schizophrenic breakdowns,...

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