"If only Zero Mostel hadn't died!"
But he did.
Wesker wrote a fascinating book - if you are a 'theatre person' such as I am - and love hearing about what happened before a show opens. However, Wesker very pointedly and pompously considers himself the 'World's Greatest Playwright - too bad there must be actors to screw it up!' At no point does Wesker think his script is the basis for most of the problems both off and on stage. After all - HE WROTE IT! It's perfect.
It wasn't... and thereby hangs the tale, amazingly reconstructed by Wesker from his own copious notes and diaries. All the tretchery, back-stabbing and back biting, name-calling and finger pointing - all put on perfect display in front of the cast and crew. Glamorous, it is not!
Would the show have been saved if Zero hadn't died ... meaning his 'star-power' may have carried it to success? The world will always wonder, but after reading this ... I think not!