Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tuesday Poetry: W.B. Yeats, “Adam’s Curse”

Welcome to Tuesday Poetry. Last night, I got to hear former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky recite W.B. Yeats’ poem “Adam’s Curse” at the Wilbur Theatre, during the Slate Culture Gabfest’s Boston Live Show. An audio recording of Pinsky reciting the … Continue reading

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Boston Theatre: Knock! The Daniil Kharms Project

imaginary beasts, part of the Emerging Theatre Company program at the Boston Center for the Arts, is putting on a wild new show titled Knock! The Daniil Kharms Project. Translated by Irina Yakubovskaya, directed by Matthew Woods, with dramaturgy by … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 Patrick Modiano

The wait is over. No, Philip Roth didn’t win it (a shame), and Murakami didn’t win it (thank Jesus); the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to the Frenchman Patrick Modiano. Here is some of the coverage: … Continue reading

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Boston Theatre: Comedy of Errors

Actors’ Shakespeare Project is putting on a circus-themed production of Shakespeare’s (arguably) earliest play at the Brighton High School auditorium, now through October 19th. I reviewed the show for My Theatre (Boston). You should check it out; while I consider … Continue reading

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Annie Baker’s “The Flick” out in Paperback

Annie Baker’s work crashed into my life last spring when I reviewed two Boston productions of her work: Boston College’s Circle Mirror Transformation, and the New England premiere of The Flick from Company One. The latter particularly grabbed my attention. … Continue reading

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