Theater: Love in the Mind's Eye

A Severed Head, by Iris Murdoch and J. B. Priestley, plays a game of musical beds with three men and three women, but it is not about sex. It is a witty, ironic, urbane, satiric, unsettling, elusive, philosophical comedy about the nature of reality.

A British wine merchant, Martin Lynch-Gibbon, comes home from his mistress, Georgie, one late afternoon to be told by his wife that she wants a divorce. Antonia knows nothing of Georgie, but she has fallen in love with her American psychoanalyst, Palmer Anderson. Far from abandoning Martin, Antonia and Palmer...

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