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The 39 Steps at Portland Stage


On other stages, The 39 Steps wraps up a run of performances highly satisfying to watch. In this satirical homage to Hitchcock's classic film, a...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2010
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Review: Portland Stage's The 39 Steps works the funny bone

The driving force of Hitchcock's 1939 film The 39 Steps is suspense, as unwitting bachelor Richard Hannay gets caught up in espionage, train escapes, weapons technology, and the future of Europe and the world.
Comedy, not suspense
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 08, 2010
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Fall Books Preview: Reading list

Even if you’re not back in the classroom, autumn inspires a desire to learn, to restore the intellectualism that was fried by too many beers and barbecues and sunburns. Fortunately, Portland is full this fall with opportunities to spark your smarts.
Smartening up the seasonal transition
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2010
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Fall Arts Preview: Not quite Oklahoma!

Perhaps the most anticipated Maine premiere this season is the darkly caustic family apocalypse of August: Osage County (October 14-November 7), the much-lauded 2007 tragicomedy by Tracey Letts, to be produced by the GOOD THEATER .
August: Osage County + steampunk robots
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 17, 2010
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Spy ware

Hitchcock fans will feel right at home with the DVD box of the 2008 BBC production that's making its American debut this Sunday on Masterpiece Classics .
PBS does The 39 Steps
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010
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Channeling Hitchcock

The classic British hero is cool, collected, witty, slightly bored, well-mannered, and possessed of lightning-fast reflexes when needed.
The 39 Steps Lead from the Huntington to Broadway
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  September 04, 2007