Professors (and psychologists) of literature have argued that there are only 7 basic plots in all storytelling. Or maybe 9. Or 36. Or, according to mythologist Joseph Campbell, one plot. Laura Linney now stars on Broadway in a play about one woman’s story. Or maybe everyone’s story.
Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews a new play at Manhattan Theatre Club at Samuel J Friedman Theater on Broadway My Name is Lucy Barton.