Playwrights => Athol Fugard discussion => Topic started by: Iain Fisher on March 07, 2013, 10:07:37 PM

Title: Blood Knot
Post by: Iain Fisher on March 07, 2013, 10:07:37 PM
An interesting review:

"Fugard’s 1961 play is metaphorical, next-to-plotless and interrupted by surrealism. Under focused direction, a production can develop an internal logic, but this staging by Kevin Jones feels bloated. As the darker-skinned brother, Don Kenneth Mason is fine, but Ben Newman gives a one-note performance as his fairer-skinned sibling. They spend the entirety of the play—close to three hours—in a one-room shack, a space just as claustrophobic for the audience as for the characters. Profile’s Fugard-only season has impressed so far, but its production of his breakout work—which so inflamed the apartheid government that his passport was revoked—lands with a thud."

Blood Knot is at Theater! Theatre! in Portland, Oregan, USA to 17 Mar 2013.

The article by Rebecca Jaconson is here
www.wweek.com/portland/article-20352-the_race_is_off.html (http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20352-the_race_is_off.html)