Carey Mulligan’s ‘Acting of The Highest Order’

Carey Mulligan’s performance in the new play, Through a Glass Darkly, is a revelation: “If you want to experience the shock of illumination that acting, at its best, can achieve—and only occasionally does—you need to see Ms. Mulligan’s performance,” Benjamin Brantley writes in The New York Times. Mulligan plays Karin, a young wife who slides into mental illness on a family vacation in a script adapted from the Ingmar Bergman film. She “creates the illusion of someone who has no idea that she’s being observed” Brantley writes. “Ms. Mulligan convinces us that we are seeing through Karin’s very skin. Such vision is a rare and frightening privilege afforded only by acting of the highest order.”