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Jordan Sayle

Questionable Answer

Talk about suffering for the sake of art. The prescription for a fully realized performance on the stage offered by the Swiss author Robert Walser (1878–1956) involves you, the actor, emitting a “lion-like roar” and disgorging a “fiery-green snake” from your “pain-warped mouth,” then sticking a knife in one eye.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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