Attention Must Be Paid

TITLE: THE LAST YANKEE

AUTHOR: ARTHUR MILLER

WHERE: OFF-BROADWAY

THE BOTTOM LINE: The subject is neurosis, but this chamber play from an old master gives cause for celebration.

Theater is, at heart, just people in a big room trying to talk -- the characters with one another, the playwright with the audience.

Arthur Miller has been at it, listening and talking, for a half-century; the author of Death of a Salesman knows the stage's limits by now. In his poignant new play, The Last Yankee, he takes as his subject things the theater has a hard time showing: the outdoors on...

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