Me, last June, discussing a trailer for Robert Wilson’s production of The Threepenny Opera at the Berliner Ensemble, coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music:
I don’t see
[Robert Wilson] delivering on the earthy humor, sensuality and vitality that runs through Brecht’s writing. Maybe the Berliner Ensemble will be bringing that to the table, maybe not. But I sort of think that even if they did bring it to the table, he might quash it.
Ben Brantley in the New York Times, yesterday, in a review of said production:
This allows for some grimly gorgeous scenic moments, but not for the nose-thumbing vitality that was said to have energized Berlin audiences of the late 1920s. And be warned: There are longueurs, especially in the seemingly interminable, two-hour first act