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Jerusalem—a triumph. But here’s what it missed

By Alexander Fiske-Harrison  

Mark Rylance's "alternately swaggering and mewling charms."

Jez Butterworth’s play, Jerusalem, has been universally praised by critics, and it recently won  the best actor Olivier award for its lead, Mark Rylance. And justifiably so: it is a stunning and fascinating play. However, it is not a “fair review” that I want to write, but an exploration of what was wrong with it, because that is what is interesting to me. What was right with it can only be properly appreciated by going to…

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