The Short Version: Sarah Ruhl, author of impossibly beautiful plays, brings us a collection of short essays on the theatrical experience, on motherhood, on writing, and on creativity in general.
The Review: My last performance in college was in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. (Incidentally, it was one of the first book reviews on this blog.) And it was in college that I developed an abiding love for Ms. Ruhl’s plays – for their oddity, their beauty, their poignancy, and eventually for their wonderful difficulty. As a performer, I’ve only ever been challenged so much one other time – and as a theatergoer, I can count on Ruhl to provide a theatrical experience made all the stronger by knowing just how difficult those actors are working to make the show float like a cloud across the several hours traffick of the stage.
It turns out Ruhl’s gift with language extends…
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