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Wit Essay

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In the following review, Franklin says, "Wit has riches of acting, writing, and stagecraft that you revel in, even in the atmosphere of death."

Margaret Edson's Wit, having concluded a three-month run at the MCC Theatre, has recently reopened, at the larger Union Square Theatre; far and away the most celebrated new play of 1998, Wit stands a good chance of maintaining that status well into the new year. I confess to approaching it with wariness. There was that daunting, daring title, for one thing: right up front, the play seemed to declare itself an occasion that the audience had better be prepared to rise to. En garde! And there was the fact that the play concerned the life and death of a John Donne scholar: it would probably be too studied one would be counting the ways in which it missed, or too easily hit, its marks. Perhaps...

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