The Irish have a specific relationship to land -- whether they own it or not. Land, and all its myriad meanings, is the thematic undertow to The Quare Land, the latest production for The Irish Rep at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theater.
In the history of art, the importance of patrons has rarely been underestimated. The egregious result of Solomon Guggenheim's support for Rudolf Bauer is one of the most disturbing instances. In Bauer, it receives superlative treatment.
Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.