The Living Theatre Criticism: The Apple - Essay

Criticism: The Apple

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Simon, John. Review of The Apple. Hudson Review 15, no. 1 (spring 1962): 119–20.

[In the following excerpted review, Simon ridicules The Living Theatre's production of The Apple as well as the play itself.]

Just why The Apple is called The Apple I can no more tell you than why it is called (not by me!) a play. Perhaps it is not even called The Apple on all nights, but is freely improvised as preversely as possible by the seven actors who use their own names, so as to shock and rattle us into buying the greatest amount of lemonade and coffee from the same actors during one intermission, and to bid as high as can be, during...

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