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Four political dramas that play around with form

Four political dramas that play around with form

The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness.

A false dichotomy between aesthetics and politics persists nonetheless. It bears reminding in this intensely polarized era that "political" is not the same as "ideological" and that an interest in power relations, economic divides and injustice is hardly proof of a programmatic imagination.

The New Group's sensational off-Broadway revival of David Rabe's Vietnam-era play "Sticks and Bones," with a stellar cast led by Bill...

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