THE GRAND INQUISITOR by Fyodor Dostoevsky & recited by Laura Bush, who is performed by Mary Ewald.
"The show, produced by New City Theater director John Kazanjian, is brilliant. Ewald is funny...With a Texas twang, Ewald dramatizes the defensiveness and rationalizations of the clever and ruthless 16th-century Inquisitor...Though the recitation of Dostoevsky's words demand athletic listening, it quickly becomes clear that this 1880 tale can be heard as a parable of contemporary politics...it scatters intellectual fairy dust..." Joe Adcock, Seattle P.I.
" For the thoughtful who take part - at a distance, it may be, and by solitary reflection - in the fiercest battle of the day, the deep division over the idea of the state, and the place of religion, there is a document that should be read to concentrate thought and guide choices. It is a section some 20 pages long in Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov. [...] it bears a title: 'The Grand Inquisitor'.
FROM DAWN TO DECADENCE, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
by Jacques Barzun
1703 13th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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