Laurie Winer (review date 30 January 1995)
SOURCE: Winer, Laurie. “Wit Probes Bleak Poetry of Death at South Coast.” Los Angeles Times (30 January 1995): 3.
[In the following review of the Los Angeles production of Wit, Winer states that the play is “a little short of reaching its full potential.”]
[In Edson's Wit,] Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., believes she understands life and death. She is, after all, the country's foremost scholar on the 17th-century poet John Donne, who, she says, explored mortality “better than any other writer in the English language.”
The trouble is, Dr. Bearing has stage-four ovarian cancer and “there is no stage five.” The doctors with...
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