Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fiction and Reality: The Voysey Inheritance

There are two versions of "The Voysey Inheritance" available -- Mr. Mamet's adaptation from Vintage and Harley Granville-Baker's longer original scanned into Google Books. Both are transfixing reads against the unfolding backdrop of the incredible Madoff revelations.

There is this obvious question: Across all the years of wondrous returns from this Wizard of Oz, didn't a small cloud of question pass through the mind of, say Jeffrey Katzenberg or Steven Spielberg or Carl Shapiro to ask, How is he doing this?

Daniel Henninger has a fascinating column on a play for our times.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Steven Spielberg produce this play as a movie for the mass media?
He could have a cameo appearance -
as himself.