“No Man’s Land”: My FT Review

The Financial Times newspaper has published my assessment of Harold Pinter‘s “No Man’s Land,” which has just opened on Broadway in a production starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (pictured). Bottom line: “As for the play itself, which I was lucky enough to see as a lad with its original stars, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, I find new things in it upon each listening. Its deliberate obtuseness can be frustrating: are the characters caught in some limbo between life and death, or merely so soused that nothing they say could possibly make any sense? But, as with most of Pinter, the act of enjoyment trumps the act of understanding. I only wish I had found a bit more enjoyment in this production.” Most of my New York colleagues bow down before Great English Actors and so were much kinder than I.

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