“Hitchcock” Play: My FT Review

The Financial Times has posted my review of the off-Broadway premiere of “The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock,” by David Rudkin. “Thirty-four years after his death, the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock continues to grow. Or, should I say Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, as the title of David Rudkin’s play, part of 59E59’s Brits off Broadway series, emphasises the middle initial: how else to echo T.S. Eliot’s “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”? Rudkin’s work, which is stimulating if a little too elliptical, began life as a “film for radio.” It was broadcast in 1993, well before such recent movies as ‘The Girl‘ and ‘Hitchcock’ explored the director’s relationship with his icy leading ladies and his canny wife, Alma.”

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