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A feisty Lady Windermere’s Fan at Brown

Late 19th-century England may have imprisoned, ostracized, and fatally broke the health of Oscar Wilde, but not before he took up his pen and successfully dueled with British hypocrisy in several successful social satires.
Social insecurity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 11, 2011

Brown examines Oscar Wilde’s Trials

Oscar Wilde was a late 19th-century wit, wastrel, and brazenly flouncing esthete.
Public images
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 07, 2011
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Review: The Hedgehog

Eleven-year-old Paloma (Garance Le Guillemic) agrees, and plans to kill herself on her 12th birthday because she doesn't want to end up like the other members of her family — goldfish in a bowl.
Mona Achache's adaptation of Muriel Barbery's best-seller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 02, 2011
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'I did not have sext with those women'

Anthony Weiner, New York's embattled sexting congressman, seems determined to ride out the storm.
Can congressman Weiner survive wanker-gate?
By EDITORIAL  |  June 10, 2011

Review: Dramatic Rep's ambitious Gross Indecency

In the center of Gross Indecency 's simple, book-laden set sits a single green carnation in a crystal vase.
Wilde's trials
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 10, 2011
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The man in the yellow fur coat

The cultural critic Mark Dery worked as a clerk for Manhattan's Gotham Book Mart in the early '80s. One afternoon, he was taken by surprise.
As the Boston Athenaeum stages an Edward Gorey retrospective, his biographer reflects on the artist's lasting legacy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 04, 2011


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Review: An Ideal Husband

"Nothing succeeds like excess," Oscar Wilde famously opined.
Wilde thing: this Gloucester Husband is not ideal
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 20, 2010
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Lovely luxury

"In matters of great importance," observes young Gwendolyn, "style, not sincerity, is the vital thing."
Good Theater's rich, colorful Earnest
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 19, 2010
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Communication breakdown

As soon as the interview gets going, her cell phone buzzes.
Trinity Rep answers the Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 19, 2010
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Infinite pleasure

Admit it, fellow scribblers. You'd sell your soul to come up with an opening sentence like "Of the things we fashioned for them that they may be comforted, dawn is the one that works."
John Banville's playful universe
By ED SIEGEL  |  February 19, 2010
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Into new worlds

The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 01, 2010


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On Westminster: Coffee and Iggy Pop

Andrew Losowsky and Lyra Monteiro, husband and wife, are huddled around a small table in a chilly and mostly empty room on the bottom floor of the Kresge building on West-minster Street in downtown Providence.
Storytelling Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 11, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Me and Orson Welles

With Orson Welles, it's all in the voice — which over the course of four decades could sell anything from a Martian invasion to Paul Masson wine.
Richard Linklater casts a spell
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 11, 2009

Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009
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The games people play

Who’s afraid of Edward Albee?
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Caretaker; Little Black Dress
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 09, 2009


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West coasting

As I watched this season's 16 Project Runway hopefuls squinting into the setting sun during their champagne reception atop the Title Guarantee Building in Los Angeles, it was hard not to view the scene as a sad little metaphor for the state of the sho
Is Project Runway walking in circles?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Boston theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009
Company of Thieves live in the studio!

Company of Thieves live in the studio!


Hear Company of Thieves perform "Oscar Wilde" live in the WFNX Green Room here!...
By Charlie  |  June 10, 2009


Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Theater around town
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 24, 2009


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Trivial pursuit

It's difficult to put on an awful performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest .
Trinity Rep's winning Earnest
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 24, 2009

Play by play: April 17, 2009

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

Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009
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Old horse, new saddle

But what about this matter of throwing a saddle on an old warhorse again? Well, the rider this time around thinks that the play is still as frisky as a colt. She hasn't directed this before, but she has seen it five or six times.
Trinity Rep finds importance in Earnest
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 10, 2009