Towering Strength

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...

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