I think I underestimated this play a little. I thought, ah a nice little intermezzo, but it turned out to be a more difficult read. Having already seen it performed (in Dutch) I knew the plot, plus the fact that the dialogue shoots back and forth over the page; it's hard to keep your mind on track. And yet, this play still kicks you in the face, with its language, its violence and its surprising twists. Can't wait to see another performance or perhaps the classic movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

13 July 2009


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