Harold Clurman (review date 1968)
SOURCE: Clurman, Harold. Review of The Living Theatre. Nation 207, no. 14 (28 October 1968): 445.
[In the following review, Clurman argues that The Living Theatre is a cult, not a theater.]
There are more than a few people in Europe and America who believe that the company known as The Living Theatre (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is making a vital contribution to the theatre. Having seen three of its four presentations I judge that Le Living (as the French call it) is more concerned with “living” than with theatre.
The company disarms criticism. Its productions are a way of life, closer to religious manifestations than to either art or...
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