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Fall Theater Preview: The event’s the thing

Artistic directors have suddenly morphed into event planners. Both the American Repertory Theater’s Diane Paulus and the Huntington Theatre Company’s Peter DuBois speak of programming not plays but “events.”
Fall on Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 17, 2010
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Past and present

A book as scrupulously observed and beautifully wrought as Andrew Motion’s In the Blood can provide a shock of recognition. This, you think, is what memoir was meant to be.
Andrew Motion's is a memoir to savor
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 27, 2008
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Dynasty

What would induce a tiny fringe contingent to take on the six hours of Robert Schenkkan’s 1992 Pulitzer-winning spectacle, The Kentucky Cycle ?
Small troupes take on The Kentucky Cycle
By IRIS FANGER  |  September 26, 2007
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A boy’s life

Adaptations of the character-packed novels of Charles Dickens should be all the rage in post-MTV theater.
A dizzying run through David Copperfield
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 21, 2006
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Infamous

Comparisons are invidious but also inevitable, especially in this camp follower to last year’s lauded Capote . Watch the trailer for Infamous  (QUickTime)
Where's the story?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2006
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006