Monday, May 18, 2009
Last night I went to a staged reading of two monologues, written and performed by David Hare (directed by Stephen Daldry) at The Public Theater. Berlin, and Wall. The first was a meditation on Berlin, and it was brilliantly thoughtful. Brilliantly meandering and focused. Brilliantly witty and sad. I loved it. The second was about Jerusalem. It had a very, very different tone. A bit more of a lecture, less of a personal/political meditation and more of a political/political meditation. Still, the personality, the brilliant writing, the sense of urgency and passion. I felt honored to witness these works, and was amazed at this man's talent.