The MacLamity

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

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A very good shot at explaining not only why political plays are generally bad plays, but also who some political plays aren't bad at all. "The biggest problem with such political artists as Tony Kushner, Sam Shepard, and Tim Robbins is not that they are leftists, but that they coast on their leftism. Their plays are as self-satisfied as they are simpleminded--and self-satisfaction is the death of serious art and creativity more generally."