Every play is a partisan act, giving only the playwright's view of the events it describes. When it's fiction, and the playwright has dreamed up the whole thing, he or she can be cut plenty of slack: It's his or her dream, not ours. The playwright's challenge is to make that dream world seem at least a fair parallel that sheds some light on the one we live in. When the play deals with events we know about or remember living through, the challenge becomes tougher. We instinctively check the playwright's vision against... More >>>