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The Blue Room Essay | Critical Essay #4

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Critical Essay #4

Kroll focuses on the performance of Nicole Kidman in his review of The Blue Room, finding the actress to be the greatest attraction to seeing the play.

The most passionately anticipated movie in years is Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut," starring Tom Cruise and his wife, Nicole Kidman. Now that desire is being partially slaked by the appearance of Kidman onstage in London in David Hare's erotically charged new play The Blue Room. While Kubrick edits the closely guarded film in his London lair, Kidman is hitting the boards like a fireball, scorching the normally nonflammable critics. The Daily Telegraph swore that Kidman was "pure sexual Viagra." The Guardian said, "She is not just a star, she delivers the goods." As for Kidman, she's acting in the 250-seat Donmar Warehouse because "you cannot look just to movies to be fulfilled."

"The Blue Room" is Hare's modernized version of...

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