The Sisters Rosensweig | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Michael Coveney

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Critical Review by Michael Coveney

SOURCE: A review of The Sisters Rosensweig, in The Observer, August 14, 1994, p. 11.

In the following review, Coveney offers a mixed assessment of a London production of The Sisters Rosensweig, but praises Wasserstein for her "clever mix of emotional comedy and old-fashioned Broadway wise-cracking."

Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig is a well-wrought comedy about growing older without sex and learning to live with your family. Some folks around me were not sure about 'schtupping' but they soon caught on; we've all seen She Schtups to Conquer, after all, and that's how Sara Goode (Janet Suzman) proceeds with her fake furrier (Larry Lamb), 'the furrier who came to dinner.'

As an American comedy set in London, the play's jaundiced squint at Jewish displacement in middle-class life was always deliberate: the idea...

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