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Prospect Recommends: Sweet Nothings

By Michael Coveney  

The great Swiss director Luc Bondy—who has just produced a controversial Tosca at the New York Met—returns to the Young Vic where, in 2004, he directed a compelling update of Sophocles by Martin Crimp, Cruel and Tender. This time, it’s a new version of Arthur Schnitzler’s Viennese tragedy Liebelei, reworked by the talented Scottish playwright David Harrower. A young man has an affair with a married woman. At a party, he flirts with a girl who falls headlong in love…

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