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Michael Frayn

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Taking aim

Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2010

The farce within

Farces have been keeping audiences slapping their knees ever since cavemen learned to trip into the fire on purpose. A case can be made that the most exquisitely funny farce ever devised is Michael Frayn's Noises Off .
CTC'S Noises Off is a laff riot 
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 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 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 24, 2009


Play by play: April 17, 2009

Theater around town
 Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009
after_list

Letter from London

How could you not fall in love with this city?
The foggy joys of Europe’s most international city
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 05, 2008
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War games

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 16, 2008

Primary colors

Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007
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Role playing

For a couple of hours, this talented troupe has us believing that it’s just that simple — and that funny.
PC acts up in Noises Off
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 30, 2007


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Serious business

Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007
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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

Dark laughs

When Tom Stoppard unleashed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead on the London stage in 1966, he put the play back into plays.
Tom Stoppard ponders this mortal coil
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 07, 2007
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Off-stage

“All the world’s a stage,” waxes Shakespeare’s Jaques, but nowhere is that more true than backstage.
Portland Stage looks behind the curtain
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 31, 2007
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Let’s get physical

Shakespeare’s super-dainty Kates become cannoli in The Taming of the Shrew on Boston Common.
The Taming of the Shrew on Boston Common; Copenhagen at the Publick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 01, 2006


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Bard or beard?

This season the Publick Theatre will be doing Shakespeare in the park with a twist.
Shakespeare steps on the Publick stage
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  June 20, 2006