Helen Shaw was even more brutal about the same points.
Further reflection. I saw the original twice, and its less well received revival, and can bear witness: many of us adored the piece and championed Wagner's text as a true play rather than a collage for a genius performance artist. (It's performed by theater departments in women's colleges with larger ensembles for just that reason). I fear that Wagner's play, such a beautifully crafted work in its day - that second act was able to wring earned tears -- may lose its beloved luster forever after this revival.