historical fiction

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Hilary Mantel's power play

Endings, perhaps more than beginnings, set the tone in historical fiction.
King's Man
By CLEA SIMON  |  May 11, 2012

Review: PSC winningly turns the Wright brothers upside-down in Center of Gravity

The set of Portland Stage Company's Center of Gravity is a spacious, elegant network of cables, a ladder, and a ramp.
Into the distance
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Trinity Rep’s Crucible is potent

The Crucible is a profoundly moving story, especially when inhabited by the talents at Trinity Repertory Company. This is the third time the group has taken on Arthur Miller's masterwork of American theater, the last a quarter-century ago.
Hidden agendas
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2011