Thursday, November 17, 2022

Sounds impressive to me …

… Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt” Is a Work of Bitter Greatness. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

 The play’s title refers to Vienna’s old Jewish ghetto—Leopoldstadt—and the suggestion is that the ease and comfort its deracinated characters think they have attained outside it is illusory. They are no freer outside and in greater danger.

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