The New York theater's a system so old and sluggish that some days its blood hardly seems to circulate at all. For more than a decade now, the transfusions that have done the most to bring it back to life have come from a troupe of foreign artists performing, in an unfamiliar language, productions by a master whom most Americans know only as one of the world's great film directors. This year, they're scheduled to arrive at a time when the official spring season will be long past and most of New York will be heading for the beach, but it's a safe bet that no spring arts event will build up as much anticipation, or last as long in the memory, as this one:... More >>>