21 Jul 2011

Inside a Master Class: Breathe, Punctuate, Forget Led Zeppelin


By Erik Piepenburg [NY Times, 21 July 2011]
IN the Terrence McNally play “Master Class,” the opera diva Maria Callas (played by Tyne Daly) understands pedagogy to mean wiping the floor with young students’ ambitions.

“Try isn’t good enough,” Callas scolds. “Do.”