"It is with curiosity, profound regret, and a cool sort of reverence that one takes up the last work of the sole indisputable genius among contemporary British women-of-letters....As in most of her novels, the cream of 'Between the Acts' lies between the lines--in the haunting overtones. And the best of the show--the part one really cares about--happens between the acts and immediately before the pageant begins and just after it is over. So the play is not really the thing at all. It is merely the focal point, the hub of the wheel, the peg on which to hang the bright ribbons and dark cords of the authors supersensitive perceptions and illuminated knowledge. It is in her imagery, in her felicitous gift for metaphor, for cadence, for exciting association...that her special genius lies."Woolf, Virginia is the author of 'Between the Acts', published 1970 under ISBN 9780156118705 and ISBN 015611870X.