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13 Dec 2006

Best of All Possible Worlds, Updated for the Paris Stage

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/13/theater/13cand.html

voltaire.pngBy ALAN RIDING [NY Times, 13 December 2006]

PARIS, Dec. 12 — In the early 1950s, after Lillian Hellman was interrogated by the House Un-American Activities Committee, she sought revenge by persuading Leonard Bernstein to work with her on a musical adaptation of Voltaire’s great satire, “Candide.” To both playwright and composer, it seems, the parallels between the Inquisition and the McCarthyist witch hunt were self-evident.

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