Useful oversimplification: French plays are about sexual morality, British plays are about political morality, American plays are about lying. Our dramatic literature teems with the lies people tell each other, the lies they tell their families, the lies they tell the community, the lies they tell themselves. If mendacity isn't, as one of the most lied-to characters in American drama calls it, "the system we live in," uncovering it certainly seems to be our ongoing... More >>>