Friday, June 26, 2020

Imagined encounter …

… ‘The Habit of Art’ Review: An Imagined Reunion - WSJ. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Theater people being what they are, the collision of play and play-within-the-play leads to richly farcical occurrences, but “The Habit of Art” is at bottom a serious exploration of the artist’s life, one that is conjured out of an ingenious act of the theatrical imagination: Mr. Bennett supposes that Britten (David Yelland) approached Auden (Matthew Kelly) in 1972 to seek counsel about his last opera, a stage version of Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice.”

See also: Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART is Streaming Now.

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