The Living Theatre Criticism: German Requiem - Essay

Criticism: German Requiem

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Hornby, Richard. Mad About Theatre, pp. 133–34. New York: Applause, 1996.

[In the following excerpted review, Hornby gives a mixed assesment of The Living Theatre's production of German Requiem.]

Long-time theatregoers will be interested to know that the Living Theatre is alive, if not completely well, in a tiny store front theatre on the lower East Side of New York. The Living Theatre, founded in 1948 by Julian Beck and his wife, Judith Malina, became an important part of the experimental Off-Broadway movement in the fifties. It was also an important part of my own early theatrical experience; I saw all its major productions thirty years ago—William Carlos...

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