Tiny Alice Essay

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In the following review, Taylor depicts that the success of the production lies within its "coruscating dialogue."

Hartford Stage continues to carry the flame for Edward Albee's rarely produced 1964 enigma Tiny Alice, its current re visitation being the play's first major revival since Hartford Stage mounted it in 1972. It was well worth a second visit, for no matter how much of a puzzlement the play may be, there's no denying that it contains some of Albee's most gleamingly coruscating dialogue. Has Albee ever written anything more brilliantly, bitingly vicious than this play's opening scene between a lawyer and a cardinal who have utterly loathed each other since they were at school together?

And since one of the greatest pleasures of theatergoing is hearing and seeing accomplished actors exploring and reveling in splendid dialogue, this production is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the New England theater season, not...

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