When Shakespeare said, "Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere," he was talking about power struggles that, if not as cosmic as the metaphor he chose, were at any rate matters of giant importance, like who should rule England. The line kept running through my head this past week, while I was watching what seemed to be, in their varying ways, the aesthetic equivalents of a Shakespearean power struggle. When the elements of a production battle among themselves over which is to rule, what's involved may not be as grave as questions of kingship, but the result often... More >>>