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The Big Hurt: The Year Ahead
Predicting the future is a little silly.
| December 21, 2012
Review: Men In Black 3
Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg), a fifth dimensional alien, can see the infinite possibilities each moment possesses and the infinite contingencies that caused it to happen.
| May 25, 2012
One of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's most famous concerts was one that didn't take place. Nearly 30 years ago, the BSO announced Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex , to be staged by Peter Sellars, with Vanessa Redgrave narrating.
Operas at the BSO, plus the Cantata Singers, the BYSO's Macbeth, and Christine Brewer
| January 21, 2011
Your words are not your own
Plagiarism is a serious charge.
Less Otten. More Originality.
| May 14, 2010
Orwell and Shakespeare in a Minute
"I thought we were going to be talking about windmills," Jenny Sawyer mutters as she looks into the camera, sandwiched between two pigs.
Second-Hand Books Dept.
| January 29, 2010
Ever since the Greeks learned to keep their masks on straight and not bump into the statuary, theaters and theatergoers have been learning more and more about how the magic works.
Rediscovering the thrill of discovery
| December 23, 2008
A powerhouse play
For a play titled Small Tragedy , playwright Craig Lucas certainly has packed in a bundle of large feelings.
URI’s compelling Small Tragedy
| October 16, 2008
The trouble with Greek tragedies is that they tend to be Greek to us.
Trinity Rep’s thoroughly modern Dreams of Antigone
| October 02, 2008
Cry me a river
It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.
The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
| October 01, 2008
New + old classics
As if freshly presenting stage classics isn’t challenging enough, new adaptations are in the lineups this fall at two companies, Trinity Repertory Company and the Gamm.
Life on the boards
| September 10, 2008
Fall on the boards
There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
| September 08, 2008
It’s a contemporary adaptation of the Greek legend, most famously presented in Sophocles’s Antigone , aiming to make the story of duty and honor relevant to modern audiences.
Perishable’s thought-provoking tig
| June 17, 2008
Sidney Lumet may be 83, but his new film makes Quentin Tarantino and even the Coen Brothers look geriatric.
Sidney Lumet shows how it’s done
| November 07, 2007
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Modern times are tough for the Greeks.
Rediscovering Greek history
| September 20, 2006
Of the three operas recently competing with one another, Opera Boston’s presentation of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia was in some ways the most fun.
Opera Boston’s Lucrezia Borgia , the BSO’s Oedipus Rex
| May 09, 2006
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