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Summertime and a lush arboreal landscape is an unexpected setting for Samuel Beckett's flinty Waiting for Godot , and this reviewer is already stirred.
History + mystery
| June 17, 2011
Animal Crackers; plus Passing Strange and At Home at the Zoo
The classic Marx Brothers films are like anarchy in a bottle.
| May 13, 2011
Play by Play: June 5, 2009
Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
| June 05, 2009
Play by play: May 29, 2009
Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
| May 29, 2009
I don’t know that David Mamet’s is a fine Romance , and it certainly doesn’t conjure love at first scene.
Mamet’s Romance with ART; ASP’s Much Ado About Nothing
| May 22, 2009
By the time you read this, you've either seen or missed one of Boston's most exciting opera productions, Opera Boston's brilliant version of Shostakovich's The Nose .
Opera Boston doesn't blow The Nose — plus Yannick Nézet-Séguin's BSO debut and the return of Lang Lang
| March 03, 2009
Robert Crumb at MassArt
R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
The beast in me
| February 03, 2009
Get over it
Okay, you survived the college-application process; you filled out the miserable FAFSA forms; you sweated out the wait for acceptance letters; and cut your best financial-aid deal.
What every freshman should know about going to college in Boston
| September 02, 2008
The awful truth
Among the signal directors of 1930s comedies — one thinks of Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitsch, and George Cukor — Leo McCarey’s name has been largely forgotten.
Leo McCarey was better in the ’30s
| June 02, 2008
“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
| May 07, 2008
Ordure in the court
“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
| November 06, 2007
In Rough Crossing , British playwright Tom Stoppard demonstrates that even in the manufacture of abject silliness he’s smarter than anyone else.
Rough Crossing, plus West Side Story and Herringbone in the Berkshires
| June 27, 2007
Real women do burlesque
The catcalls get louder just before I peel off my top.
Putting the tease — and some other things — back in striptease
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 17, 2007
Smiles all around
Born in France in 1921, the spry octogenarian Chris Marker plays detective with a camera in Chats perchés|The Case of the Grinning Cat , which is playing all week at the Brattle Theatre.
Marker’s cats; Bujalski and the Times
| January 17, 2007
This article originally appeared in the June 17, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Jagger and company: to the manner reborn
| November 14, 2006
It’s a boy's world
The third season finds the Entourage entourage continuing their pursuit of sex and toys.
Entourage ’s Hollywood playpen
| June 06, 2006
Good knight out
Hark — do you hear clippety-clop, clippety-clop? Is it horses’ hooves? Or the staccato percussive beat of coconut shells?
Spamalot gallops into Boston
| February 28, 2006
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