Theater: Blind Passion

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller

Some dramatic revivals are like toys in an attic. One remembers them fondly. They look oddly shrunken and faded. At a touch, a faint puff of dust rises.

So it is, unfortunately, with Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Though Miller strove for Greek myth, his play is more of a tabloid melodrama. A simple stevedore named Eddie (Tony Lo Bianco) in Red Hook, Brooklyn, allows two of his wife's Sicilian relatives, illegally smuggled into the U.S., to live in his home. The younger one, Rodolpho (James Hayden), falls in love with Eddie's...

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