Donne Undone

From the February 2000 Print Edition

However much traditional standards are leveled in our late democratic society, American theater will persist in challenging putatively oppressive values and the figures who enforce them. So I concluded after seeing Wit , the play by Margaret Edson that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and is . . . . Continue Reading »

A Third Way?

From the February 1999 Print Edition

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson Basic, 318 pages, $25, $14.95 If there are moments in history when “the road not taken” might have changed the course of events, the famous “Monkey Trial,” . . . . Continue Reading »