(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/4.)

I would be a liar if I didn't admit that August Wilson's play, last seen at the Tricycle 20 years ago, has its odd turgid moments. But, as with Eugene O'Neill, who was clearly one of Wilson's mentors, the periodic wordiness ultimately yields tremendous drama: what we see is conventional naturalism turning into a richly symbolic study of the need to both acknowledge, and reject, the psychic burden of slavery.

via www.guardian.co.uk

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