Monday, April 09, 2007

Yet more preaching to the converted...

The Sunday Times's Christopher Hart makes the important points about so-called 'political theatre' in his review of Landscape with Weapon, a new play by Joe Penhall at the National. Rather like David Hare's Playing with Fire, this one ( a debate about arms and war between two brothers) affects to bring in a convincing opposing view at one point, only to abandon it outside the comfort zone. This way, of course, theatre-goers are allowed to flatter themselves by their 'open-mindedness.' Perhaps we're seeing a mini-trend here.

Read the whole review in Sunday Times Culture

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