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Rupert Goold has an alchemical knack for engaging audiences with difficult subject matter

Rupert Goold and his company Headlong have never run short on ambition. Cataclysmic, divisive narratives, especially those that loom large in today’s America, are their starting points. As director of Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London and the phenomenally successful ENRON by Lucy Prebble (reviewed by Prospect‘s Michael Coveney here), Goold has shown an alchemical knack for engaging audiences with complex, recondite subject matter. Yet his latest offering, Decade—an immersive theatrical experience based on 9/11, set in…

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