The Theater: British Sketchbook

The Brooklyn Academy of Music's ambitious British Theater Season (TIME, Jan. 28) has opened its second series: three plays by the Actors Company. The troupe is a two-year-old touring cooperative with more promise than polish. Its rules are truly democratic: all decisions about repertory and casting are made by vote. Butto keep chaos from the door -the director of each production has the usual artistic control. That divided authority may explain the unevenness of the fare. The blasted heath of King Lear would seem to be a British company's natural territory; instead, Shakespeare...

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