The Theater: A King in Darkness

I HAVE A DREAM Conceived and Directed by ROBERT GREENWALD Adapted by JOSH GREENFELD

A persistent fallacy in the theater is to imagine that because a man has lived a highly dramatic life, the intrinsic excitement of that life can be transferred automatically to the stage. The fallacy is compounded if the man involved has exercised a visible impact on the history of his times. Supposedly, this ought to confer heroic stature on him. It rarely works that way, and I Have a Dream, a documentary series of vignettes based on the life and words of Martin Luther King fails because the...