American theatre

America is a land where theatre is divided against itself, where the tail has not found the head, where the decorative and the essential dance apart. See, her two great inventions, the Musical and the Method, turn their backs on each other. On the one hand, look, an exercise in the extremes of form, on the other, the extremes of content. A technique of illusions and an illusion of technique. When will she recognize the middle ground?

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