New Hands Detonate ‘Doctor Atomic’

By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH [NY Times, 10 October 2008]

AS love duets go, this one places an unusual premium on the life of the mind. A wife recites Muriel Rukeyser. Her husband comes back with Baudelaire. He pushes her down on the bed. She tugs his tie. Then he notices the time, adjusts his clothes and leaves for work.