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Moor power for free

The climax of Othello is less hot-blooded murder than ritual sacrifice, and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company staging is built on that idea.
CSC's Othello on Boston Common
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 06, 2010

Moral surgery

You know upon meeting Becky Shaw that you're in the presence of a smart, snappy writer. But you picture playwright Gina Gionfriddo as someone more akin to Theresa Rebeck than William Makepeace Thackeray.
Becky Shaw at the Huntington; Entertaining Mr. Sloane at the Publick; Othello at Actors' Shakespeare Project
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 19, 2010

Play by Play: March 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, March 5, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

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

Mad love

The destructive power of jealousy makes a good subject for opera.
John Harbison's Winter's Tale, Dvorák's Rusalka, Hans Graf with the BSO, Mark Morris's music
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 24, 2009

Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008


All's well that is Welles

Some of the best of the last Orson Welles flicks at the HFA
Some of the best of the last at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  November 24, 2008


With John Douglas Thompson’s Moor, more is evidently more.
Othello at Shakespeare + Company, Doubt at Gloucester Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 12, 2008