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Modern Theater

A Strindberg Rarity -- Mr. Bengt's Wife -- An Answer to Ibsen's A Doll's House?

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Mr. Bengt's Wife, in its American premiere treated me to an insightful view of the master in his early development. A no-holds-barred tale of hysteria, gender expectations and personal redemption, it is the mirror opposite of the mature and organized Ibsen's A Doll's House.

And the Walls Came A-Tumbalin' Down

Tony Asaro | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Tony Asaro

What is the purpose of a wall? To separate my house from yours. To keep people out. In theatre, the fourth wall serves to distance the audience from what is happening onstage.