THEATER: A Comedic Lee Harvey Oswald

John Malkovich intriguingly adapts a J.F.K. conspiracy novel

In all likelihood the Warren Commission was right: there was no conspiracy behind the murder of John F. Kennedy. But almost from the moment of the ) murder, works such as Barbara Garson's Shakespearean satire MacBird!, Richard Condon's gothic novel Winter Kills and Oliver Stone's film JFK have suggested the story makes a better myth if Lee Harvey Oswald were a cat's-paw instead of a gnat who changed history. The major boon to conspiracy theorists is that the facts do not fit neatly into the Warren Commission scenario. Unfortunately, they fit even less neatly into any alternative, which is why theorists...

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