TITLE

THE MODERN SHAKESPEARE

AUTHOR(S)
Bentley, Eric
PUB. DATE
May 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;5/12/52, Vol. 126 Issue 19, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article literally criticizes Margaret Webster's play "Saint Joan." movement. Over-direction where G.B. Shaw's story speaks for itself and silences have far more eloquence than the angel voices which Miss Webster played on the phonograph. Under-direction wherever, in the story, things happen and mean something and the happenings and meanings have to articulated. One example among many is the turning-point of "Saint Joan" where the Dauphin decides the Maid has gone far enough and deserts her. far enough and deserts her. The actors were pleasantly placed so as to be visible and form a semicircle but movement was nowhere used to prepare or underline the awful event. The drama in the scene was not released.
ACCESSION #
14455786

 

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