'Night, Mother | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Simon

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Critical Review by John Simon

SOURCE: "Journeys into Night," in New York Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 15, 11 April 1983, pp. 55-8.

In the highly favorable review below, Simon declares that 'night, Mother "combines the lucent objectivity of a case history with the sublime subjectivity of language, style, art."

Whatever else it is, it is Marsha Norman's new 90-minute, intermissionless play, 'night, Mother: honest, uncompromising, lucid, penetrating, well-written, dramatic, and as unmanipulatively moving as we expected from the author of the remarkable Getting Out. Though there are many laughs, I cannot tell you that the play isn't, as the popular parlance has it, "depressing." But I can tell you that it gleams with wisdom, reeks of observed and comprehended reality. That it is something to feel, think, and talk about; that it will force you to examine and re-examine...

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