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What Made The 2012 Staging Of A Thousand Clowns So Good
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What Made The 2012 Staging Of A Thousand Clowns So Good

Mounting an old play for today's audience is indeed risky business.  However, great acting, great direction, and a wonderful environment can reduce that risk. The first theatre of the 2012-2013 season of MCT was Herb Gardner‘s A thousand clowns. This staging of the 1962 classic was the directing debut of Jonathan West, and it eliminated that risk. Herb Gardner shouldered the script of this play, and it opened in the year 1962. Jason Robards played out the character Murray Burns. Murray’s life revolves between two worlds, which are of him and another person. His world has just one guest. It is Nick, his nephew aged 13 years. The two of them reside together. Murray is indeed amusing, and his wit paves the whole play. However, his humor has a sign of sorrow at its heart. Director Jo...