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Review: My Week with Marilyn
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) didn't distinguish the résumés of either Marilyn Monroe or Laurence Olivier. It did mark a highpoint in the life of 23-year-old Colin Clark.
| November 25, 2011
Welles + Olivier spar, commiserate at Players’ Ring
How does a star negotiate a changing age?
| September 30, 2011
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
| January 22, 2010
But Ozon has a wry plan, for the conventionally told tale switches tone and becomes a very funny bodice ripper itself.
Inglorious kitsch melodrama
| December 16, 2008
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
The novel and the Granada TV adaptation
| July 23, 2008
Wendy Wasserstein might have chosen a lesser light in whose shadow to cast a play than King Lear .
The Huntington’s Third ; the ART’s Copenhagen ; ASP’s Henry V
| January 16, 2008
Masterpieces and mysteries
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
| January 14, 2008
The Austen adaptations
| January 09, 2008
Think Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson.
Michael Caine remaking Michael Caine
| October 17, 2007
The Last Legion
The battle scenes look ho-hum in the wake of 300 , as director Doug Lefler sticks stolidly to the old school.
A load of poppycock
| August 22, 2007
Am I the only film critic with this vainglorious dream?
When the reviewer becomes the reviewee
| August 22, 2007
No sooner had I finished last week’s review than Shannon Hale’s Austenland turned up on my desk.
The further adventures of Austen wanna-bes
| May 29, 2007
Not about heroes
Guns and cocoa butter are the subjects of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 Arms and the Man , the first of the great Irish contrarian’s “Plays Pleasant.”
Lyric Stage’s Arms and the Man ; Gold Dust Orphans’ The Milkman Always Comes Twice
| May 10, 2007
Oliver Twist gets the Brecht treatment in Neil Bartlett’s new adaptation at American Repertory Theatre.
ART’s Oliver Twist , the New Rep’s Orson’s Shadow
| March 01, 2007
A winter’s tale
Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
The season ahead on area stages
| December 28, 2006
It’s easy for me to say, because I don’t have to put butts into seats, but wouldn’t it be great if a local repertoire house programmed a series of adaptations of the late British novelist Graham Greene?
There's much more to Graham Green than The Third Man
| May 22, 2006
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