Perhaps we could all use some diversion from the agonies of Eddy and Oedipus!
Tom Lehrer has one of the most remarkable biographies I have come across recently. Check him out: Tom Lehrer. Long associated with Boston, Harvard, and MIT both as scholar and as an ultra-smart satirist, he here memorably sums up the eternal Oedipal dilemma.
And then there’s Woody Allen. Will traditional Greek tragedy stagings ever be quite the same after Mighty Aphrodite?
Or will we ever be able to look at “mother” in quite the same way after New York Stories?
And let’s let Robert de Niro have the last word…