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Brustein takes another look at Will's world

Call it the revenge of Tom Stoppard. Considered a great contemporary playwright by most theater writers, Stoppard has been something of a punching bag to Robert Brustein, one of America's most distinguished critics.
Bardic fun
By ED SIEGEL  |  September 23, 2011
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Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011
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2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009

Boston Theater Marathon XI

BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XI, SCHEDULE OF PLAYS, SUNDAY MAY 17
Schedule of play
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009
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New blood

The famously adventurous American Repertory Theatre is soon to be taken over by a woman who spent her summer directing . . . the vintage Broadway hits Kiss Me, Kate and Hair ?
ART and the Huntington (and Boston theater) get a youth transfusion
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 10, 2008


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Paint by numbers

Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women are really one tall woman, and she’s a tall order.
Three Tall Women at the Lyric; 7 Blowjobs from Theatre on Fire
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2008
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Master-servant/Master-mistress

Figaro and Count Almaviva are holed up in a sacked mansion opposite the Bastille.
Figaro at the ART; The English Channel at Suffolk
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007
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Bard in the bar

Will Shakespeare is holed up in the Mermaid Tavern, where he’s writing sonnets rather than plays because it’s 1593 and the London theaters are shut against the raging plague.
Shakespeare navigates Brustein’s English Channel
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 29, 2007
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Endurance act

Playwright Janet Kenney was wearing a tiara and serving as a kind of royal den mother when I checked in at the Calderwood Pavilion Sunday for the Boston Theater Marathon.
Backstage at the Boston Theater Marathon
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  May 22, 2007
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Drama loading

No sooner has the final runner staggered past the Prudential than it’s time to gear up for another long-distance event: the Boston Theater Marathon, which takes place this Sunday, May 21.
Preparing for the Boston Theater Marathon
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  May 16, 2006


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Streep daze

Hollywood came to Boston last week.
The actress gets toasted (and roasted) and the Coolidge
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 14, 2006