4.5 out of 5
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A woman is restless.
A woman is suffocating.
A woman is silenced.
The woman revolts.
A visceral expressionist masterpiece, Sophie Treadwell's play <i>Machinal</i> was first seen on Broadway in 1928, London in 1930, and was later revived in the 1990s.
This edition was published alongside the 2018 production at the Almeida Theatre, London, directed by Natalie Abrahami.
'gripping... doesn't loosen its hold on the senses until its shattering climax' - <i>Independent</i>
'stingingly fresh and provocative' - <i>Time Out New York</i>
'[a work of] rare and disturbing beauty' - <i>New York Times</i>