Sunday, April 24, 2011

“The Little Chaos” Is a Charming Brechtian Mashup

Though “The Little Chaos” takes its title from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1966 short, it's primarily a deconstruction of the director's first feature, the deconstructionist “Love Is Colder Than Death.” Using text not only from Fassbinder's films, but also from Jim Jarmusch's “Stranger Than Paradise,” even a postmodernist novel called “The Dead Father” by Donald Barthelme, the play is a heady Brechtian mashup that surprisingly charms rather than ironically alienates.

To read the rest of my review visit The House Next Door at Slant Magazine.

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