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Lillian Hellman

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Play by play: August 14, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 14, 2009

Play by Play: August 7, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 07, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009


Play by Play: July 3, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 03, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009
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The mouths of babes

The terrorism of emotional manipulation and smear campaigns is certainly alive and well anywhere that somebody wants a certain kind of power.  
Mad Horse’s chilling season opener
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2008


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A battling brood

Although Lillian Hellman wrote Another Part of the Forest as a prequel after The Little Foxes , it was by no means an afterthought.  
2nd Story’s stormy Another Part of the Forest
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008
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Mad Horse starts new midweek theater series

This month, Mad Horse Theater Company offers the inaugural installment of a new way to savor theater: in an array of morsels, with no waiting until the weekend.  
Darkness falls early
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 09, 2008

Morality plays

The next six weeks of American life will be marked by a theatrical onslaught of ambition, contention, and colorful character development.
It’s hard to escape politics this fall
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 10, 2008
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Old acquaintance

Lillian Hellman turned the pot down from boil to simmer for The Autumn Garden , her 1951 attempt to be Chekhovian.
The Autumn Garden in Williamstown; The Widow’s Blind Date in Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 22, 2007
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Send in the clowns

They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007


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Schmucks unlimited

It’s April, supposedly the cruelest month, but after a winter that seemed like 150 days of March, how bad can it be?
2006: A first-quarter scorecard
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  April 05, 2006
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Wendy Wasserstein,1950–2006

Wendy Wasserstein, who died Monday of lymphoma at the age of 55, was a successful, committed commercial playwright — Lillian Hellman with a sense of humor.
In Memoriam
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 02, 2006
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Busted

If you are one of the more than 3.5 million readers (and climbing) who forked over $22.95 for James Frey’s autobiographical account of his addiction to booze and cocaine, and his subsequent recovery from the depths of spiritual squalor, you were robbed
The Smoking Gun shoots author James Frey, and bags Oprah and Doubleday in the process
By THE PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  January 20, 2006