(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 3/8.)

I am normally wary of any new play that could be called "Chekhovian": it implies something fragile and wispily atmospheric. But Richard Nelson's extraordinary play about the pioneering playwright-director Harley Granville Barker combines a command of realistic detail with a sense of suffering and loss that genuinely evokes the Russian master.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/mar/08/farewell-to-the-theatre-review 

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