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Review: Cold Souls

Paul Giamatti can't heat up Cold Souls
What if human souls were as interchangeable as hearts, kidneys, movie concepts, and auto parts? Writer/director Sophie Barthes's feature debut toys with the notion, but instead of breaking new ground, Cold Souls settles for rehashing elements from other films.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 17, 2009

Review: ASP's The Duchess of Malfi, Nora's The Cherry Orchard

Dying breeds
T.S. Eliot famously opined that John Webster saw "the skull beneath the skin."
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2009

Touched by grace

Andre Dubus’s unending gifts
This, around November, when New England’s bones start to show — and I realized my heart was beating faster. The story had quickened my pulse.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 01, 2007

The mind’s eye

Trinity gets dramatic on WRNI
Several Trinity Repertory Company actors sit before microphones in a WRNI studio.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 03, 2007

Why blame Chekhov?

Eifman’s Seagull, plus [bjm_danse] and Susan Marshall
The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg have been scavenging Russian literature for 30 years now in search of suitably theatrical subjects.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 02, 2007

Bird brain

Boris Eifman’s The Seagull
The plays of Anton Chekhov don’t take well to dance.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 29, 2007

Terpsichore’s delight

The joys of spring dance
Traveling troupes and local dancemakers spring up around the Boston area this season.
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 13, 2007

Home fires

The Cherry Orchard; Brontë; Sailing Down the Amazon and Haiku
There’s not a samovar in sight, and American playwright Richard Nelson has sharpened and pared down the script.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 17, 2007

Rethinking Chekhov

The Huntington steps into The Cherry Orchard
Conventional wisdom and introductory drama classes describe Anton Chekhov’s final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard , as a prescient statement about his country’s future, written in 1903 as the playwright was dying.
By IRIS FANGER  |  December 28, 2006

A winter’s tale

The season ahead on area stages
Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 28, 2006

Full bloom

Trinity’s extraordinary Cherry Orchard
Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard is about change, and so too is this debut production by Trinity Repertory Company’s new artistic director, Curt Columbus.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006

Hello, Columbus

Trinity’s new artistic director bows with Chekhov
Last year was quite the highpoint for Curt Columbus.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 12, 2006

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