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Review: Henry's Crime

If you had to compare it to a Russian classic, Malcolm Venville's mild comedy about a nobody (Keanu Reeves) who gets busted for a crime he didn't commit might suggest half-baked Dostoevsky or lightweight Gogol.
False conviction
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2011

Wine and Chekhov

The cherry nerd orchard  
Failure: A Comic Strip
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 04, 2010

The rules of his game

Given that every theater season seems to bring a new production of a Chekhov play, it's surprising that so few movies have been made of his dramas, or of his short stories. Or maybe not so surprising: Chekhov is perilously difficult for filmmakers.
'Celebrating Chekhov' at the Museum of Fine Arts
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 22, 2010

Tender mercenaries

If Chekhov had been home on the range instead of the steppes, he would have been Horton Foote.
Foote's Estate moves to Hartford
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 12, 2009

Review: ASP's The Duchess of Malfi, Nora's The Cherry Orchard

T.S. Eliot famously opined that John Webster saw "the skull beneath the skin."
Dying breeds
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2009