The Theater: Mixed Masters

ISADORA DUNCAN SLEEPS WITH THE RUSSIAN NAVY

by JEFF WANSHEL

There are certain plays — and this is one of them — that can be called "blender drama" pureed bits of other, better works. The ingredients of Jeff Wanshel's comedy, Isadora Duncan Sleeps with the Russian Navy, are Tom Stoppard, Jules Feiffer and Pirandello, who seems as essential to this brand of ersatz drama as red dye No. 2.

The formula starts with a play within a play or, in this case, a screenplay.

A Hollywood screenwriter (David Ackroyd) is writing a movie about Isadora...

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