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Brustein takes another look at Will's world

Call it the revenge of Tom Stoppard. Considered a great contemporary playwright by most theater writers, Stoppard has been something of a punching bag to Robert Brustein, one of America's most distinguished critics.
Bardic fun
By ED SIEGEL  |  September 23, 2011

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

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

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
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

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009


Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009
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Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008
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Call of the cash

Naming The Merchant of Venice after Antonio is like naming Medea after Jason.
The Merchant of Venice ; Voyeurs de Venus ; The Oil Thief
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 11, 2008
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Buffalo’d Bard

It’s nifty that Boston has snagged the world premiere of Richard Nelson’s new play, How Shakespeare Won the West , which opens the season at the Huntington.
This West doesn’t win the East
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 17, 2008
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Unkindest cuts

Those who went to high school in the 1960s may feel a wave of déjà vu at the American Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar .
Julius Caesar  at the ART; The Scene at Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2008


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Endurance act

Playwright Janet Kenney was wearing a tiara and serving as a kind of royal den mother when I checked in at the Calderwood Pavilion Sunday for the Boston Theater Marathon.
Backstage at the Boston Theater Marathon
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  May 22, 2007
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Hit or myth

From Shakespeare to Shaw, statues have come to life on stage.
Persephone debuts at the Huntington; Valhalla comes to Zeitgeist
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2007
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Home fires

There’s not a samovar in sight, and American playwright Richard Nelson has sharpened and pared down the script.
The Cherry Orchard; Brontë; Sailing Down the Amazon and Haiku
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 17, 2007

Flashbacks: April 7, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  April 05, 2006