This post is a long excerpt from an essay of mine published a few months ago, “‘But, what euer you do, Buy’: Richard II as Popular Commodity” (in Jeremy Lopez, ed., Richard II: New Critical Essays, London and New York: Routledge, 2012, 223-44). You’ll find the concluding sections and full citations in the [...]
Two days ago, the actor and director David Ferry posted a letter on Facebook and the Praxis Theatre website excoriating the city’s young — 35 and under — theatre practitioners for their alleged silence in response to the firing of Ken Gass, the influential long-time Artistic Director of the Factory Theatre. This letter [...]
I saw and loved Of Mice and Morro and Jasp on Friday, but I wasn’t planning to write about it. I don’t really feel qualified to discuss clown shows — I have a lot of affection for the genre, but I don’t know enough about it to be more than a naive spectator. Take one [...]
Bad news first: Debbie Tucker Green’s play is not perfectly formed. The script’s first half, an extraordinarily poetic exploration of domestic abuse and its impact on those around the victim and the abuser, weaves together three essentially disconnected characters’ monologues, characters here separated from each other by lines of red sand that occasionally are crossed, [...]
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