The Theater: Exquisite Anarchy

A LETTER FOR QUEEN VICTORIA

Written and Directed by ROBERT WILSON

Texas-born Robert Wilson, 31, is one of the theater's most lauded aesthetic anarchists — a modern child of Dada. While his current experiment is called A Letter to Queen Victoria, it has nothing to do with Queen Victoria. She does appear briefly in the person of Wilson's 88-year-old grandmother, Alma Hamilton, who is adorned in a white gown, black sunglasses and a regal red sash. Unlike The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin (TIME, Dec. 31, 1973), which lasted twelve hours and...

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