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Sunday, September 23, 2007


'Gatz' at On the Boards

Elevator Repair Service, an experimental theater group from New York City, reads the entirety of The Great Gatsby—start to finish, the whole book, every sentence. It's an anaerobic endurance sport and an inspired idea. The Great Gatsby is a perfect prose performance, which is why staging always ruins it. The Great Gatsby starring actors? They'll just be in the way. The Great Gatsby starring the sentences in The Great Gatsby? Hell yeah. It's long, but the end is great.See Review (On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. 4 pm, $24.)


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this sounds pretty good, probably not as boring as sitting through an entire reading of Lyotard's "On Postmodernism" by a Carnegie-Mellon undergrad. ohs me a silly 20something and still suffering the residual effects. ok, that's it for me today on slog, finito, i promise. but until next time enjoy this
hat tip to Fnarf's wife

Posted by June Bee | September 23, 2007 11:16 AM

Didn't the late Andy Kaufman already do this?

Posted by COMTE | September 23, 2007 11:34 AM

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