Beth Henley | Criticism

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The only question [in Am I Blue, a one-act by Beth Henley,] is whether the familiar comedy of a jabbering eccentric girl and a neurotically square older boy will be transfigured by any flash of wild poetry, and Ms. Henley is no verbal magician, though her proficiency at churning out arbitrarily absurd gags is enough for the many, here as in Crimes of the Heart. The few will recall that essay in which Tennessee Williams defines Southern writing as the shrill demonstrativeness of a little girl playing dress-up, and will wonder no less at his foresight than at his vindictive accuracy. (pp. 101, 103)

Michael Feingold, "Israel in Greece" (reprinted by permission of The Village Voice and the author; copyright © News Group Publications, Inc., 1982), in The Village Voice, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, January 13-19, 1982, pp. 101, 103.∗

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