Monday, 7 February 2011

Hans Keilson -- Comedy in a Minor Key

Nice and short.Just the slice of the action the participants know not the wider story annoyed some who wanted more but agreed that is the point of it.

Just a sense that people did suffer natural unremarkable deaths unheroically and unfairly, often alone and helpless, while monstrous events occurred around them. But I also got a horrifying sense of how lives could change so utterly and completely after a stupid oversight and how easy it was for me to imagine how the couple felt – numb, terrified hysterical, finished all at the same time.

Readable and unusual