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The horror of genocide in Yermedea RAW
As difficult as it is to capture onstage an enormity such as genocide, a play at Brown University Theater is doubling the stakes by also addressing the maternal consequences of the deaths of young innocents.
This brutal world
| September 28, 2012
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.
| November 11, 2011
Review: Brown's Talk is true to its name
Everyone does it, to varying degrees of success or defeat. The ancient Greeks did it to lofty philosophical purpose, although their reward for their most prominent proponent was a goblet of poison.
The art of conversation
| April 15, 2011
Review: Brown's As You Like It turns the tables
There can be too much of a good thing, as Rosalind in As You Like It brings up in the course of things, thereby introducing the phrase to the English language. In a related caution, familiarity breeds contempt, as an Aesop's fable had it.
| March 11, 2011
Review: Brown tackles Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind
Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime was scheduled for this season at Brown University Theatre/Sock & Buskin, but the playwright pulled it from production availability to update the 1972 play, as he had done in 1995.
The beast within
| October 01, 2010
Pulling the strings
Bourgeois society has always been an easy target because it has always been such a broad one.
Brown’s Lulu is a tragic farce
| March 12, 2010
Farce is designed for more than pleasant laughter and fingertips-to-palm applause. In celebration of that, an all-stops-out production of Molière’s Tartuffe is being staged at Brown University Theatre (through October 4), and it gets the audience to pu
Brown’s Tartuffe puts the roar in uproarious
| October 02, 2009
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