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The Earth moves

There is an element of bare-bones pageantry in Brecht's play — which, the dramatist being a Marxist, has as much to say about knowledge and the marketplace as it does about the father of modern science's impassioned head butt to the opiate of the people
The Life of Galileo ; Spring Awakening ; Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Play by Play: March 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2009

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Play by play: March 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009

Play by Play: February 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009


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Suspicion

With John Douglas Thompson’s Moor, more is evidently more.
Othello at Shakespeare + Company, Doubt at Gloucester Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 12, 2008
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All at sea

The Ocean State is a character as colorful as any of the ragtag denizens of Side by Each.
Local color spices Side By Each at the Rhode Island Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 05, 2008
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Mad men

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 24, 2008
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Oscar winner?

The Lyric offers some sly, Wildean touches in a discreetly pruned, generally creditable production.
The Lyric’s Importance of Being Earnest
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 13, 2008
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Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007


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Wake-up call

Life is but a dream — or so Rinne Groff would have us believe.
What Then dreams up a better world
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 14, 2007
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Stage craft

If your escape to New York must include a tune-filled stage show, then the documentary of your dreams is ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.
The magic in ShowBusiness  and Casting About
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 05, 2007
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Dead men walking

Hamlet’s “undiscovered country” is the subject of Nobel laureate Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.
ART ventures into No Man’s Land ; SpeakEasy stages a Parade
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 22, 2007
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Land ahoy

Unlike The Birthday Party and The Homecoming , now staples of the repertory, this play by the 2005 Nobel laureate is seldom mounted.
Vintage Pinter takes the ART stage
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 03, 2007
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History tours

Silence could be golden, but British playwright Moira Buffini can’t resist throwing in cheaper metals.
Silence at New Rep; trying at MRT; Olympia Dukakis in Rose
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 24, 2007