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Last writes: Brustein explains Shakespeare’s will

It's one of the intriguing whydunnits of literary history: what possessed Shakespeare to leave his wife, Anne Hathaway, no more than his "second-best bed"?

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 22, 2013

Cold comforts on stage: The new theater season

Stretching from Beethoven to Brustein and from Palm Springs to North Korea, the new theater season is all over the map.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 21, 2012

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