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Taking it on the chin: Martin Crimp

A weekly compendium of the articles what I read and enjoyed:

Edward Albee may be afraid of Virginia Woolf, but, on the occasion of the play’s revival, he isn’t afraid to speak candidly to the L.A. Weekly about playwrights, critics, and the theatrical milieu.

The Guardian‘s theater coverage continues to thrill. This week features an interview with the misanthropic Mr. Crimp, who will soon enjoy a revival of his play Attempts on Her Life (New York audiences saw this play some years ago at Soho Rep). Playwright Mark Ravenhill offers an essay on whether or not artists are apt judges of their own work.

The New York Times strips off for the Harry-Potter-naked fray. The article restates earlier British material, but does feature the quotation, from an adolescent filly, “We’re all kind of freaked out about seeing his — well, him naked.” Hear, hear