Ever since I became the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, I’ve been seeing two or three plays a week, which appears to satisfy most of my interior demand for plot-driven narrative. When I’m not watching a play or a film, I now find I’d just as soon go to the ballet, look at paintings, or listen to music. And what do these latter art forms have in common? They’re not narrative-driven, at least not in the way that novels and dramatic TV series require you to follow a verbally articulated story line as it unfolds through time. I get enough of that at the office….
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