The Theater: Babbling Dervish

DR. HERO

by ISRAEL HOROVITZ

Imagine life as a sneaker-shod Dionysian ballet, reeling from the Marx Brothers to Samuel Beckett, from Madison Avenue to the groves of academe, from the incontinence of diaper days to the impotence of a palsied hand of poker in an old folks' death house. That will give you some brief notion of Dr. Hero. Yes, the central figure is our old friend and sometime bore, Everyman; but dismiss your initial, legitimate worries. This Everyman is no gullible Candide looking for the best of all possible worlds, no dour Diogenes...

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