Bashing Hemingway Off-Broadway: John de Groot’s Papa
Commentary on the play, which propagates all of Hemingway’s negative qualities. Investigates reasons behind de Groot’s distorted view of the author by comparing this 1996 version with his earlier, and more restrained Papa: A Play Based on the Legendary Lives of Ernest Hemingway (1989). Ends with a request for a play that explores why Hemingway was a major writer and celebrates the man and his art.
North Dakota Quarterly