The Boom and Bust of Lehman Brothers Is Dramatic, but Not Good Theater

Mark DouetSam Mendes’ production of The Lehman Trilogy at Britain’s National Theatre begins where most people know it will end, with files being removed from recently emptied offices of glass, steel, plastic and neon lights while offstage voices murmur about impending bankruptcy. It’s clearly 2008, when one of the greatest of all American banks collapsed, precipitating the global financial crisis whose ripples are with us still. But the moment passes, leaving the audience with an obvious question. How, why did such a disaster occur?The Italian dramatist Stefano Massini’s play—which opened...

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By: The Daily Beast - Thursday, 12 July

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