One of the most touching moments—which I think moved every one of us—was Cain’s remorse for having killed his beloved brother because God had refused his sacred offerings. Just a few days earlier I had witnessed Queen Elizabeth’s sudden remorse for her beloved Deveraux’s death at the LAOpera. The absolute shock of what Cain has just done in this play presents an entirely new vision of what, in the Old Testament, is simply presented as an unforgivable crime which dooms him to an expulsion as severe as Adam’s and Eve’s.
time are difficult to re-create, as they featured
large casts and were highly personal in terms
of actor input and content…unique products
of their time and place. …At this point we have
to the audience of today, yet so many of his
themes are universal enough to make me
believe that it has a good shot.