Archive for November 17th, 2008

Read the New York Times review of “The Waves,” on stage now from the National Theater of Great Britain as part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers season.

Reviewer Ben Brantley calls the multi-media show “a remarkable, genre-defying work…that raises the bar for literary adaptations.”

He goes on to say it “comes closer to capturing Woolf’s throbbing love for — and fear of — the paradoxes of human existence than any play, movie or novelistic homage I’ve ever come upon.”

Here is how a member of the VW Listserv described her personal response to the play: “I should say that the performance brought out in me a much sadder feeling than the book does. For me, the lines spoken by actual people, then, felt so much sadder and lonely than they do on the page…Woolf continues to move us!”

Get more details about the production on Blogging Woolf.

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