Review Roundup: ‘Look Back in Anger’

Posted on: February 8th, 2012 by Roundabout

The Wall Street Journal
Still Angry After All These Years
Terry Teachout

"Mr. Gold's direction is so passionately precise that it contrives to make most of the rough places plain enough. As for Mr. Rhys's performance, it's flat-out phenomenal. I suspect it will be a long time before another revival as well cast and thrillingly staged as this one comes to New York."

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'Look Back in Anger' suffuses '50s heat
Linda Winer

"There are powder-kegs of fury in director Sam Gold's galvanic, comfortably erotic, nasty revival, not to mention four incisive actors cutting deep into the hyper-articulate verbal and body language."

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Time Out New York
Director Sam Gold shakes up the 1956 English shocker in a stripped-down revival
David Cote

"The acting is jazzy, sensual and dirty. Rhys is thrilling, with a great ear for his slashing speeches and a splash of Richard Burton’s whiskey growl in his timbre. Goldberg abases herself with perilous abandon. Parry is well cast as the flinty, arch Helena, and Driver continues to impress with his sly, boyish ardor."

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New York Post
A look at good 'Anger' management

Elisabeth Vincentelli

"Gold’s bold, imaginative staging makes a strong case for Osborne in the 21st century."

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Look Back in Anger is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre, Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre through April 8, 2012.  For more information, click here.

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2011-2012 Season, Look Back in Anger, Roundabout Roundup

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