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Brown’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

As novels ripe for musical adaptation go, Kiss of the Spider Woman is no Les Misérables .
Prison breaks
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 09, 2012

A feisty Lady Windermere’s Fan at Brown

Late 19th-century England may have imprisoned, ostracized, and fatally broke the health of Oscar Wilde, but not before he took up his pen and successfully dueled with British hypocrisy in several successful social satires.
Social insecurity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 11, 2011

Brown examines Oscar Wilde’s Trials

Oscar Wilde was a late 19th-century wit, wastrel, and brazenly flouncing esthete.
Public images
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 07, 2011

Review: Brown's As You Like It turns the tables

There can be too much of a good thing, as Rosalind in As You Like It brings up in the course of things, thereby introducing the phrase to the English language. In a related caution, familiarity breeds contempt, as an Aesop's fable had it.
Role reversal
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 11, 2011

Winter theatre preview: From the Bard to Becky Shaw

From the latest Pulitzer winner for drama to a musical adaptation of a popular board game, and from the Bard to Becky Shaw, Rhode Island theaters are certainly starting 2011 with varied offerings.
Gionfriddo, Synge, Ibsen, and more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 31, 2010

Review: Brown tackles Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind

Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime was scheduled for this season at Brown University Theatre/Sock & Buskin, but the playwright pulled it from production availability to update the 1972 play, as he had done in 1995.
The beast within
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2010


Fall Theater Preview: Musicals and more

If we've come to know anything about 2nd Story Theatre, it's that we shouldn't presume to know what plays to expect.
Belting it out and acting up
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010

Unfettered farce

Farce is designed for more than pleasant laughter and fingertips-to-palm applause. In celebration of that, an all-stops-out production of Molière’s Tartuffe is being staged at Brown University Theatre (through October 4), and it gets the audience to pu
 Brown’s Tartuffe puts the roar in uproarious
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2009