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Curst Flesh: The Testimony of Therese Raquin

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Curst Flesh: The testimony of therese raquin. Maureen Brennan adopts a lugubriously libidinal persona--half Vincent Price, half Norma Desmond--to tell, of all things, the story of 19th-century naturalist Emile Zola's Therese Raquin. Billing the work as movement theater (talk for ten minutes, swoop around suggestively, repeat), the Brooklyn-based Brennan creeps through Zola's tale of adultery, murder, and bourgeois insurrection, reducing it to a one-woman episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. --Justin Hayford

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