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Woolf’s Orlando on stage at USM

Insights into both the masculine and the feminine are at the center of Virginia Woolf's Orlando , a fabulist commentary on the fluidity of gender and sexual identity.
Shifting time and gender
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 20, 2013
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Lyric's Or, mines the Restoration

Liz Duffy Adams's dramaturgical homage, Or, , is more florid than floral and sometimes clever bordering on cute. But the play, being given a brisk area premiere by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston (through November 6), is ingenious.
Before and aphra
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 21, 2011
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Culture notes

You have to give the BeloJo some credit for publishing Tom Chandler's missives on the local poetry scene.
Poetry and prose; not-so-young adults; the return of invective
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 22, 2011
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Review: Megan O'Connell writes on the walls of Gallery 37-A

Once Orlando, the eponymous protagonist of Virginia Woolf's novel, awakens from a seven-day slumber to find that he is, in fact, a woman, Woolf sends her into gypsy country.
Text changes
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 22, 2011
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Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses

Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to gi
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2010


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After images

Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
Karen Finley does Jackie
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 28, 2010
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2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009


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The games people play

Who’s afraid of Edward Albee?
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Caretaker; Little Black Dress
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 09, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

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

It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009
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Swing, tramp, and trudge

The Bebe Miller Company performed the complex, well-crafted, multimedia piece Necessary Beauty at the Bates Dance Festival July 31 and August 1. Right away, the performance drew you into an ongoing flow of movement, sound, and images.
Bebe Miller’s Necessary Beauty at Bates
By JUNE VAIL  |  August 07, 2009


For My Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron

For My Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron


  ALBUM ART A new exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art opened on July 4. The traveling show "For My Beloved Sister Mia: An...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009
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States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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I sink, therefore I am

Seascape , Edward Albee’s 1975 Pulitzer-winning meditation on evolution and mortality, gets all wet at Zeitgeist Stage Company.  
Zeitgeist’s expanded Seascape. Plus Gutenberg! The Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 08, 2008

Fair game

There is a big difference between games that are consciously edgy or controversial, such as Postal or Super Columbine Massacre, and games that are intended as nothing but exploitive pornography, such as Custer’s Revenge.
Boston Phoenix Letters: May 9, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 07, 2008


April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008

March 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 03, 2008

February 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008
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Nerd noir

This volume, the first published solely as a graphic novel, is the comic as fetish object.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ’s Black Dossier
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 03, 2007
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Babbling books

April comes like an idiot, Edna St. Millay wrote, babbling and strewing flowers.
Chabon, Murakami, Bukowski, and more
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  March 13, 2007


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Perfect Balance

Harold Pinter once said that his plays were about “the weasel under the cocktail cabinet.”
Trinity polishes Albee’s Pulitzer winner
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 06, 2007
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Robert Altman

There’s a scene in Robert Altman’s Vincent & Theo where Sien (Jip Wijngaarden), the prostitute who lives with Van Gogh (Tim Roth) and poses for him, takes a break from an arduous modeling session.
1925 – 2006
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 27, 2006
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Last of the Tuba

In a 2006 performance in the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy, MaryPat Warming wore a costume with a third prosthetic breast, stood with the Madonna’s poise at the edge of a wall with the vista of Florence unfolding behind her, and endeavored to consume
MaryPat Warming’s burial of feminist theory
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  October 11, 2006
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Another family, another island

Heidi Pitlor’s debut novel, as the plural title suggests, is about more than just one person’s significant day.
Heidi Pitlor’s many birthdays
By DANA KLETTER  |  August 17, 2006