Religious devotion isn’t a requirement for attending the theater—thank God—but watching a play demands that we take much on faith. We trust that characters are who they say they are, we accept that a few sticks of furniture constitute a room, we believe that the scenes are really occurring. Most playwrights seem grateful for this audience gullibility, but a few—Genet, Dürrenmatt, Albee, Stoppard, etc.—turn this credulity to their advantage and do it with such skill that we feel positively grateful... More >>>