"People believe everything they hear," runs a mordant song lyric by Maria Irene Fornes, "not what they see." By which Fornes didn't mean that people believe the exact words spoken to them, but that they prefer to settle for hearsay rather than experiencing something from themselves. And I'm as guilty as the next fellow: I've been staying away from Richard Maxwell's plays, under the impression—based on hearsay—that they wouldn't be to my taste. My only previous experience of his work, the... More >>>