Proof of love

Great plays tend to make mediocre movies. The elements that make a play successful don’t always provide the plot and visuals that are the keys to memorable cinema. Complicating matters further is the fact that theater is, by design, dialogue-heavy. The screenwriter who plans to cram long monologues or extended dialogues into the script is doomed.

David Auburn’s play Proof won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was only a matter of time before some brave souls brought it to the screen. That they succeed as well as they do speaks volumes about the power of its theme.

 

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