Elizabeth Lardie

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Dead Wessex’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles

That we have not yet fully outlived the Victorians seems self-evident, given the political right's priggishly austere agenda for women's reproductive health and rights.
Victoriana’s old clothes
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 21, 2012

A friendly take on fear

The theologian John Calvin (Peter Brown) trudges about the set of Keith Reddin's Life During Wartime , spreading his cheery take on the human condition: "All human works are nothing but filth and defilement."
Stage Presence
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Outdoor expressionism in Fenix Theatre's Love’s Labour’s Lost

One of Shakespeare's earliest and lightest-of-the-light works, Love's Labour's Lost , is this year's Shakespearean offering of the Fenix Theatre Company.
Collision of minds, hearts, and well, more
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 22, 2011

An Irish classic

Matriarch Juno is the only one of the Boyles who brings in any coin: Her husband Jack is a drunken boor who, to avoid working, feigns aches in his legs.
The strong ensemble of Juno and the Paycock
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 14, 2010

All in the family(1)

“Home” isn’t necessarily a discrete, concrete place.
Lives and cultures clash in Lanyard premiere
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 12, 2008