Regarding "The Importance of the Taper's 'Caesar' " (Counterpunch, May 20):
By publishing Tony Kushner's rebuttal of Sylvie Drake's negative review of "Julius Caesar," The Times is guilty of, in Brutus' words, "a several bastardy."
To put Kushner's comments into perspective, not only did Oskar Eustis direct Kushner's "Millennium Approaches" at the Taper, Too last year, but he has also directed many of Kushner's other plays and they are close friends.
This looks like a case of mutual back scratching to this put-upon theatergoer. It's like asking George Bush to investigate his own involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.