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URI’s Marat/Sade finds pleasure in pain

To compare a crazed society to a madhouse is a trite observation. But it became an astute metaphor and powerful theatrical experience when playwright Peter Weiss created Marat/Sade , as URI Theatre is robustly demonstrating (through October 23).
Musical madness
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 21, 2011
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A painful case

Is it living in a wishy-washy culture of sheepish PBS humanism and numbing political correctness that makes the nasty, psychopathic amorality — no, immorality! — of Patricia Highsmith's novels so savory and appealing?
Patricia Highsmith's ultimate mystery
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 05, 2010
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Female trouble

At some point while watching the features in the Harvard Film Archive's "Le Film Maudit" ("cursed films") series — perhaps during the "Circle of Shit" chapter in Pier Paolo Pasolini's SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM — you might ask yourself, which is mor
"Le Film Maudit" at the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009
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Review: The Kindly Ones

Those put off by the soft-pedaling of the SS in the movie adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader might be wary of Jonathan Littell's memoir of fictional war criminal Maximilien Aue.
Inside the Reich
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2009

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Hamlet variations we'd like to see
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008
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Czech imbalances

Just about everyone who survived the time with memory intact waxes nostalgic about the ’60s, but perhaps none more so than Czechs.
‘Rare Bohemian Cinema’ at the MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2006