TITLE: SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION
AUTHOR: HOWARD BARKER
WHERE: MARK TAPER FORUM, LOS ANGELES
THE BOTTOM LINE: In her U.S. stage debut, British actress Juliet Stevenson proves she is truly, madly, deeply talented.
EMMA THOMPSON HAS THE OSCAR and Miranda Richardson had a nomination, but as Tinseltown audiences are discovering, the most interesting British stage actress of the under-40 generation has long been a waif-eyed, bassoon-voiced, ironhearted daredevil named Juliet Stevenson. U.S. audiences are apt to know her only from the cult film Truly, Madly, Deeply. But on the boards in London, her range is astonishing, from the hoydenish Rosalind in...