December 2nd, 2007

writing

Is he dead? review

This star-studded play that Mark Twain wrote in 1898 truly embodies that which is Mark Twain. It is his style, form, wit, parody, engenuity, and literary form. Playing to nearly sold-out house, I was quite amazed at the amount of humour this play held. It seemed to be written as a farcical melodrama, plays popular during Twain's period, for it certainly plays that way in parts, but it never truly seems that way, showing Twain's creative style. The sets are gorgeous, as is the lighting. While not a really long play, it is truly wonderful and not too overbearing. It is truly a surprise.

4 1/2 out of 5.