'Night, Mother | Critical Review by Richard Gilman

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Critical Review by Richard Gilman

SOURCE: A review of 'night, Mother, in The Nation, Vol. 236, 7 May 1983, pp. 585-86.

Gilman provides a mixed evaluation of 'night, Mother, finding it competently written but "commonplace and predictable. "

The hyperbole machine is operating on Broadway again. Upon a modest two-character play with nothing flagrantly wrong with it—but not much to get excited about either—the reviewers have lavished nearly their whole stock of ecstatic adjectives, to which encomiums a Pulitzer Prize has just been added. Even before Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother reached New York City, Robert Brustein likened it to Long Day's Journey Into Night. (That Brustein's American Repertory Theater had given the play its premiere, in Boston, might have had something to do with that wild comparison.) Well, O'Neill's best play and Norman's do have something in common: they both bring us unpleasant news about...

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