Lanford Wilson | Critical Essay by Johan Callens

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Lanford Wilson.
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SOURCE: Callens, Johan. “When ‘The Center Cannot Hold’ or the Problem of Mediation in Lanford Wilson's The Mound Builders.” In New Essays on American Drama, edited by Gilbert Debusscher and Henry I. Schvey, pp. 201-26. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1989.

In the following essay, Callens cites Wilson's The Mound Builders as an “existentialist inspired portrait of contemporary life.”

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; 

(W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”)

The Mound Builders, was first produced by New York's Circle Repertory Company on February 2, 1975, under the guidance of Marshall W. Mason, Lanford Wilson's usual director. It could have been the...

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