Mysteries of the Vernacular

Theater

There is a place in theater for talky received naturalism. A lot of very good actors were trained up in it and are comfortable with it, and their bravura performances often justify what is a high charge-per-minute for a form more gracefully expressed in television and novels.

Spalding Gray on Zen and the Downtown Theater Scene

Theater

Ellen Pearlman, who is writing a book on the relationship between Zen Buddhism and the American avant-garde, spoke to Spalding Gray this past summer at his home in the Hamptons.

Excerpt from I, the Undersigned Cardiac Case (1981)

Theater

ACT 1, SCENE 1
Prison cell. Light coming through the bars from the corridor. From time to time, we glimpse a pacing guard.

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