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    Reader comments on A Lie of the Mind

    Subject: Nothing Wrong With The Script
    Date: Dec 7, 2003
    Sender: AnnonymousPrevious | Next

    This review seems to be awarding the production far too much credit and the playwright not nearly enough. A Lie of the Mind is supposed to take place in the old, run down, classic country-western America. Sam Shepard's country, horse country, which the set, costumes, and lighting absolutely do not reflect. Mike looks like a middle class businessman, Baylor looks ok but Meg would never get that close to him in that scene, and Jake looks waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much like a rich stuck up white boy. From the pictures alone it is obvious that this production has not captured the style of A Lie of the Mind. Sam Shepard's plays are the kind that should be done right or not done at all. Sorry, but the problem here is not the script. The script is beautiful and extremely strong when it is done well and correctly. The weaknesses you've outlined are caused by the production and the production alone.

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    Comment index:

    » Nothing Wrong With The Script «   from Annonymous, Dec 7, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from John, Dec 12, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Raquel, Oct 5, 2004
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Barbara, Oct 7, 2004
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Precious, Mar 9, 2006
  • scene 2, my opinions.   from dan scott, May 17, 2004
  • High School   from Lauren, Oct 30, 2006
  • » Nothing Wrong With The Script «   from Annonymous, Dec 7, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from John, Dec 12, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Raquel, Oct 5, 2004
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Barbara, Oct 7, 2004
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Precious, Mar 9, 2006
  • scene 2, my opinions.   from dan scott, May 17, 2004
  • High School   from Lauren, Oct 30, 2006