Tuesday, May 06, 2008

What Was the New Rep's Rachel Corrie?

The whole idea of contextualizing performances, whether it be through post show, pre-show or programmed pairings of plays seems to be on the rise.

Thom Garvey, in three parts tries to tease out the success or failure of the New Rep's recent pairing of the controversial My Name is Rachel Corrie, and Pieces.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

2 comments:

Ian Thal said...

Part of what made Garvey's series so valuable is that he did something I haven't seen any writer do: discuss how the play's Rachel Corrie is a politically censored version of the Rachel Corrie who wrote a diary, sent emails, and whose political career was otherwise well documented.

Thomas Garvey said...

I just want to note that I was also quite critical of Zohar Tirosh's Pieces for sporting a similar pair of political blinders.