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Clandestine couplings

Although prolific British playwright Harold Pinter directed much of his professional attention to the outer world of political affairs, he focused it most narrowly in a little play about more intimate affairs. Betrayal charts the gradual emotional chan
Epic stages Pinter's time-twisting 'Betrayal'
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 03, 2013
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Back to the past: Pinter revived at the Huntington

Betrayal , which premiered in 1978, is Nobel laureate Harold Pinter's most straightforward and also his most straight-backward play.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 30, 2012
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Acorn’s must-see production of a Pinter classic

Almost everything goes unsaid in Harold Pinter's 1958 classic, The Birthday Party .
Turning up the heat
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 02, 2012
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The second half of the season brings surprises

Those who missed out on LOREM IPSUM's Threepenny Opera this fall should get in line early for its spring production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, at SPACE Gallery (March 22-April 1).
Comedy and danger
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 30, 2011
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The Originals stage Pinter's Betrayal

Harold Pinter's masterwork Betrayal is a story of a British triangle.
Reverse psychology
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2011
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Review: USM's production of Pinter's Betrayal

For years, married literary agent Jerry (Sage R. Landry) has conducted a love affair with Emma (Meredith Lamothe), the wife of his best friend, Robert (Patrick Molloy), a book publisher.
Affairs of memory
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2010


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Interview: Oliver Sacks, on The Mind's Eye

Over the past 40 years, since the publication of Migraine in 1970, neurologist Oliver Sacks has written 10 books and countless articles, examining what happens when specific parts of a human brain go haywire or stop working.
Oliver Sacks floats some thoughts on biophilia, smoking pot, and anti-science lunacy
By AMY FINCH  |  October 22, 2010
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Review: Gamm Theatre stages Glengarry Glen Ross

As a playwright, David Mamet is tritely, inaccurately, and frequently accused of being a misogynist. But the evidence of his 1982 Glengarry Glen Ross indicates quite the opposite.
Leading men
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2010
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Cool drink on a hot day

Alan Ayckbourn has been often dismissed as the British Neil Simon. He's also been hailed as a playwright of such acute insight that, if you look beyond the laughs, he deserves to be mentioned in the same critical breath as Harold Pinter.
With Table Manners, Gloucester Stage gives Ayckbourn his due
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 02, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

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Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010


Play by Play: May 21, 2010

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Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010
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Review: 44 Inch Chest

What to do with a kidnapped cuckolder?
Suffocated by chewy, self-congratulatory dialogue
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 05, 2010

Play by play: October 30, 2009

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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

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Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

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This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009


Play by play: October 9, 2009

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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009
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The games people play

Who’s afraid of Edward Albee?
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Caretaker; Little Black Dress
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 09, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

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Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009


Play by play: July 17, 2009

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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009


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Dire Strait

If the selections in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival are any indication, nobody in that country lives happily ever after these days.
Strained relations in the Boston Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 24, 2009

William Friedkin at the Harvard Film Archive

However we may still praise, and therefore bury, the American New Wave, we do still run the genuine risk of slipping down the wormhole slicked by present-moment techno obsessions and amnesiac entertainment-media narcissism.
William Friedkin, the New Hollywood’s most daring pulp-realist provocateur.
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  February 10, 2009

Sweet Caroline for Senate?

Just like everyone else, P+J have been following the saga of Caroline Kennedy and the New York senate seat.
Thoughtful leadership could dispel the stench of celebrity
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2008
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New and old

First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
The best of 2008's theater productions
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2008