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Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 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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Royal fun

As You Like It  accomplishes what every production of a Shakespeare comedy tries to do.
Colonial’s rousing As You Like It
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 22, 2008
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Streets where you live

The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008


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Moonbeams

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dizzy dance of a drama, meandering mystifyingly between May Eve and Midsummer Eve under a moon that goes from new to full swifter than arrow from the Tartar’s bow.
Boston Ballet illumines George Balanchine’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 24, 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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Conquering Cleopatra

Packer returns to Shakespeare’s far-flung tragedy as Cleopatra.
Shakespeare + Company’s Tina Packer boards the barge
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 24, 2007
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Sifting Shakespeare

“For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the bottom of God’s secrets.” That quotation from the 1557 Geneva Bible’s First Corinthians is the unlikely foundation of Ron Rosenbaum’s The Shakespeare Wars .
Ron Rosenbaum on Bottom, bottomlessness, the Bard, and . . . Ron
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 19, 2006
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Glower power

It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  September 06, 2006


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Just a gigolo

Two guys on Berkshire stages are trying to parlay sexual prowess into deep pockets this week.
Sweet Bird of Youth ; The Merry Wives of Windsor ; The Price
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 25, 2006
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Bard for life

Stewart's decision to return to the stage has all but halted his film career. "I haven't talked to my agent for months,” he says. “We have nothing to say to one another."
X-Men: The Last Stand took 20 years off Patrick Stewart's life
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 26, 2006
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Close companions

The characters of Jean-Paul Sartre’s iconic 1944 one-act No Exit are in Hell.
No Exit , Les Liaisons Dangereuses , and Little Women
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 23, 2006