Thanks to the 22 year old S Clark who persuaded me to see William Finn's "Elegies" yesterday afternoon.
An autobiographical work by the American lyricist/composer it is curious concatenation of witty Broadway style stuff and yet deeply reflective and challenging.
Personally I feel satisfied when theatre makes you cry (it did). Fixes you to your seat in disbelief (it did) at the power of the emotion generated.
The singers were just fantastic. But what struck me most was the recaptured sense of Elegy that is in Finn's text.
Truly deep and profound toiuching stuff which had a true sense not only of elegy but of eulogy.
I will try and track down some of the text during the day to post them here.