The Theatre: Frieze Dried


Book and Lyrics by ERICH SEGAL Music by MITCH LEIGH

Robert Fitzgerald has advanced a plausible theory: not only had Homer never written anything before the Odyssey; he had not read anything before it. This puts Erich Segal way ahead of any preliterate Greek singer. Segal has not only written other works, including Love Story; he has apparently ransacked every Homeric adaptation from Aeschylus to James Joyce for this musical production, Odyssey. "Why copy when you can steal?" he asks in a program footnote to the execrable production at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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