Playwrights and Control

“Caryl Churchill’s instructions about charitable donations circumscribes the very identity of her own play.”

What about Albee, Beckett, etc. – playwrights dictating all sorts controls for their work …

“The direction of your arguments come to the conclusion that a work of art is political so far as it is good, which means you’ve emptied the term of its meaning.”

“There are any number of ways to produce the Churchill play directly counter to her apparent intentions.”

But there’s the implication that direct political advocacy from a major institution is somehow in bad taste – that there’s a preference for something more graceful.

“Isn’t this the problem that so many people have with Micheal Moore?”


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