Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Molière’s 'The Misanthrope': Humanity Isolated by Technology

A modern interpretation of Molière’s The Misanthrope, is described by NY Times Reviewer, Ben Brantley as a ‘wildly tossed salad’.

Producer, Ivo van Hove speaks of his interpretation as an indictment of the lonely ‘liquid society’ of contemporary life, in which individuals are isolated from one another by technology.

This production… “is chock-full of devices like cellphones, Blackberrys, computer notebooks and digital cameras that simulcast the stage action into windowlike screens.”

The full review can be found at:
Ben Brantley, ‘No Wonder He’s Cranky: He’s Covered in Condiments’, NY Times, 25 September 2007.

Image: “individuals are isolated from one another by technology.”