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All's Well on Boston Common
I think of Measure for Measure , with its fanatically chaste heroine, and All's Well That Ends Well , with its lovely lass in pursuit of a lout, as Shakespeare's "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" plays.
| August 05, 2011
I kick off my highlights of 2009 with praise for a theater company that has just finished its inaugural season: The Legacy Theater Company, founded by former City Theater artistic director Steve Burnette.
2009 was full of newness + energy
| December 25, 2009
A smooth course
A Midsummer Night's Dream is arguably the Bard's sultriest, silliest, and most gossamer comedy. As such, of course, it is also among the most oft-produced al fresco summer offerings in the whole canon.
Fenix's breathtaking Dream
| August 14, 2009
Review: The L Word
I'll admit I've been hazardously vocal around the office about my enthusiasm for The L Word , which will wrap itself up for good over the course of a scant seven remaining episodes. Can you blame me?
| January 20, 2009
Smart women, tough choices
Welcome back to the director’s chair, Tina Packer.
All’s Well in Lenox, Going to St. Ives via Gloucester
| July 22, 2008
Audiences must have developed shock absorbers over the course of the past 50 years.
Orfeo’s Look Back in Anger; WHAT’s What the Butler Saw
| June 24, 2008
If Viagra had existed in La Belle Époque, The Ladies Man would be a very short show.
Shakespeare + Company’s The Ladies Man; Gloucester Stage’s Billy Bishop
| June 10, 2008
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dizzy dance of a drama, meandering mystifyingly between May Eve and Midsummer Eve under a moon that goes from new to full swifter than arrow from the Tartar’s bow.
Boston Ballet illumines George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
| January 24, 2008
Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
| July 31, 2007
In honor of dancing dirty, as well as Patrick Swayze’s open-shirt-pelvic-thrusting summer camp fantasy, we offer this list of the dirtiest dancing music videos we could find.
The 15 dirtiest dancing music videos
| May 24, 2007
Grand choral works
The traditional Roman Catholic liturgical text for a requiem mass is a prayer for the dead, evoking horrors of the last judgment.
Johannes Brahms’s A German Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
| March 28, 2007
Making a connection
He has a fan club and an MBA, which might not make all that much sense.
Phil Ayoub follows his Heart
| March 07, 2007
Life’s enchanted cup
The buzz about Trinity Repertory Company’s Our Town has centered on its double-barreled depiction of community.
Our Town at Trinity; BTW’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
| February 07, 2007
Manuel Gómez Pereira’s ensemble comedy about five mothers and their sons the day before the young men are set to be married as part of Spain’s first legal gay marriage ceremony sends out whispers of Pedro Almodóvar. Watch the trailer for Queens (Quic
Women of a certain age
| September 20, 2006
Wild and crazy
This month, Erik Narwhal is celebrating 15 years in the business, a feat in itself and surely a reason to party.
Erik Narwhal and the Manatees celebrate 15 insane years
| September 13, 2006
Strong, silent type
A mirror as well as a shadow, Piero is Renaissance Italy’s international artist of mystery, by turns painful and rejoicing, always involuntary.
Piero della Francesca, Italy’s international artist of mystery
| August 30, 2006
A few years back I raved about a band called Holiday.
The new sound of Neo Nouveau; plus Wetlands Preserved
| August 02, 2006
Love and war
Shakespeare might have subtitled All’s Well That Ends Well (presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at Cambridge Family YMCA Theater through May 14) Smart Women, Foolish Choices .
All’s Well That Ends Well ; The Man Who ; Boots on the Ground
| April 25, 2006
7 Down: Studio whose early stars included Fred Astaire and Katharine Hepburn.
No sharp corners here.
BY MATT JONES
| February 09, 2006
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