Critic's Notebook: British and American actors square off in tight Tony Award race
Advertisers would have us believe that the world is divided between Mac and PC users. But the world of acting is still split along lines that go back half a century to two titans, Laurence Olivier and Marlon Brando
British technical polish versus American Method is one way of describing the schism. Cross-pollination in theater, movies and TV would seem to have rendered all this obsolete. But as this year’s competitive Tony race for best lead actor in a play reveals, old traditions die hard.
To read my critic’s notebook on the subject of the U.S.-U.K .acting divide as played out this season on Broadway, click here.
Photos: Al Pacino in "The Merchant of Venice." Credit: Joan Marcus / The Public Theater