Bernard – How We Danced

How We Danced While We Burned and La Justice
Kenneth Bernard's provocative absurdist plays defy description. Seldom staged, these plays present an aburdist romp of gallows humor deliberately intended to delay the executioner with laughter and recognition. The playwright's advanced sense of irony renders revelatory what in less deft hands might seem deliberately and merely offensive.

Kenneth Bernard's provocative absurdist plays defy description. Seldom staged, these plays present an absurdist romp of gallows humor deliberately intended to delay the executioner with laughter and recognition. The playwright's advanced sense of irony renders revelatory what in less deft hands might seem deliberately and merely offensive. How We Danced While We Burned sets the Holocaust in a beer hall in Hell. La Justice has been called Bernard's most accessible play and takes place in the context of a Kafkaesque trial where the crime has not yet been revealed. How We Danced While We Burned sets the Holocaust in a beer hall in Hell. In La Justice -- Bernard's most accessible play -- a Kafkaesque trial is conducted about an unrevealed crime.

Kenneth Bernard's provocative plays present an absurdist romp of gallows humor intended to delay the executioner with laughter and recognition. Bernard's advanced sense of irony renders revelatory what in less deft hands might seem merely offensive.

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