Theater: The Heart Is a Peopled Wound

Freud argued that suicide is the would-be murder of another person deflected against the self. Could the reverse be true? Might a murder be a suicide performed upon someone else? Such is one tentative meaning that could be derived from Marguerite Duras' simultaneously luminous and opaque play, A Place Without Doors, which is having its U.S. premiere at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater. Another tentative meaning might be that life is a mystery on a scale that reduces the solution of a murder to the pettiest of puzzles. Since Marguerite Duras is a French...

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