The Theater: Sportive Immortals

From the wonderful people who gave Broadway Story Theatre comes Ovid's Metamorphoses. If the current show seems a trifle less exhilarating than Story Theatre, it may be that Director Paul Sills' way with a fable is not applicable to every author. A childlike romp through the Grimm Brothers' goose-pimply fun house is distinctly different from a childlike romp through aphrodisiacal Jovian glades and bedrooms. It de-eroticizes Ovid. He has been altered, as one says of a cat. Ovid was a great worldly poet and wit. Arnold Weinstein, who freely adapted the Metamorphoses, is...

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