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Jan
23
2017

Antony and Cleopatra

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Leura Everglades Gardens, January 22 7/10 Imagine two Donald Trumps cohabiting in the White House, and you have a snapshot of one aspect of the kaleidoscopic relationship between Antony and Cleopatra. Of course Trump is a vulgar, hollow caricature of himself compared with Shakespeare’s great protagonists, but they share some less-than-endearing traits: rampant narcissism, expecting […]

Jan
10
2017

Ladies in Black

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Lyric Theatre, January 8 7.5/10 One’s ability to succumb to Cinderella stories tends to wither with age – and I don’t mean reaching one’s riper years. About 10 should do it. So this withered fruit sat with arms folded, little inclined to cut a musical version of Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black […]

Nov
12
2016

A Door Ajar

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Fairmont Resort, November 11 8.5/10 Dylan Thomas was already dead when Under Milk Wood, the only true masterpiece in the history of radio plays, was recorded in 1954, with a 28-year-old Richard Burton voluptuously intoning the poetry as First Voice. Endlessly revised, the work was still being rewritten up to Thomas’s death, and therefore may […]

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