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April 9, 2015

Go, Read: Michael Paulson Profiles Alison Bechdel For The NYT

I don't know that I have any comments at all about this Michaeul Paulson profile of Alison Bechdel near the Fun Home play's opening at the Circle in the Square Theater. It's pretty straight-forward as far as these things go, and Bechdel as a serious, high-functioning artist with several decades of work to her credit doesn't provide any author the chaos or drama that might juice up a piece as kind of a salacious, biographical look-in. It feels like a serious, well-earned high-five. I do find it interesting that the stage has become a strong place for these extremely personal comics memoirs to find a second artistic life. That makes sense on a whole bunch of levels. I hope to see the show and am happy for every way this has been a positive experience for Bechdel.
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