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Sword play

The Three Musketeers fights on at NSMT
Some ideas die hard — especially when they’re good ones.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 27, 2007


Old acquaintance

The Autumn Garden in Williamstown; The Widow’s Blind Date in Gloucester
Lillian Hellman turned the pot down from boil to simmer for The Autumn Garden , her 1951 attempt to be Chekhovian.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 22, 2007


Would you like Mozart with that?

Don Juan Giovanni and Figaro fuse theater and opera
Tracy Chapman sang about revolution that “sounds like a whisper,” but at the American Repertory Theatre the French Revolution will be broadcast loud and clear.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  August 21, 2007



Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at S+C
Critic Harold Bloom compares Cleopatra, more in her infinite vitality than in her “infinite variety,” to that Shakespearean life force Sir John Falstaff.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 15, 2007


Wake-up call

What Then dreams up a better world
Life is but a dream — or so Rinne Groff would have us believe.
By: IRIS FANGER  |  August 14, 2007


When in Rome . . .

TBTS returns with A Funny Thing
Pretty soon the last four years might seem like just an unusually long winter break.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007


Teen spirit

The Corn Is Green at Williamstown; Romeo and Juliet at the Publick
The Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of Emlyn Williams’s The Corn Is Green marks the first time this play has been trotted out in years.
By: STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007


Balloon moon

A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 2007


Visiting hours

Dear Liar and The Belle of Amherst in Gloucester
George Bernard Shaw liked to call Shakespeare “the other one.”
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 24, 2007


Conquering Cleopatra

Shakespeare + Company’s Tina Packer boards the barge
Packer returns to Shakespeare’s far-flung tragedy as Cleopatra.
By: IRIS FANGER  |  July 24, 2007


Dream team

Bringing the Bard to Boston Common
The fairies are creeping on their bellies along the carpet of the Wang Theatre rehearsal-hall floor.
By: IRIS FANGER  |  July 17, 2007


Love bites

A Marvelous Party; Mr. Marmalade; Misalliance
Noël Coward may not have been born in a trunk, but he moved into one early.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 18, 2007


Send in the clowns

Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007


Pass the jelly

John Kuntz toasts Mr. Marmalade
It came about “because I knew a girl who wanted to wear a tutu on stage.”
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 10, 2007


Pony tale

OTB meets the INS at Gloucester Stage
Playwright Mike Batistick stirs the melting pot in Ponies, a brief, Mametesque dark comedy that’s getting its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 03, 2007


Party animals

ART celebrates Noël Coward
Sir Noël Coward remains one of the most bankable of dramatists.
By: IRIS FANGER  |  July 03, 2007


Sea foam

Rough Crossing, plus West Side Story and Herringbone in the Berkshires
In Rough Crossing , British playwright Tom Stoppard demonstrates that even in the manufacture of abject silliness he’s smarter than anyone else.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 27, 2007


Feels like teen spirit

Disney's High School Musical graduates to the stage
Forget Tony and Maria, or Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski.
By: IRIS FANGER  |  June 29, 2007



Kiki & Herb; Lucia’s Chapters; Our Son’s Wedding
The Eternal Feminine gets a workout this week.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 19, 2007


Wily Scot

Billy Connolly slays 'em at the Loeb
When Billy Connolly checked the time after nearly two hours of performance and said, “I could go on for days,” he was met with cheers and applause.
By: JON GARELICK  |  June 19, 2007


Flying solo

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Judy Garland; RFK; Nightingale
No man is an island — not even in solo performance.
By: CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 13, 2007

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