Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fabulous Takedown of Thoreau’s Walden

Kathryn Schulz has delved deeply into the murky waters of Walden, and written for the New Yorker a fascinating critique of the work and, by extension, of the well-loved American transcendentalist writer. I found most of the points in her … Continue reading

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Seasonal Literary Traditions: Reading James in the Fall

Jason Diamond writes for Lit Hub about his tradition of rereading Henry James’ Turn of the Screw every fall, on the same bench (with a hot coffee) in Washington Square Park. Diamond, a Brooklyn-based writer, reminded me of the unique … Continue reading

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Biographile on the Occasion of Miller’s Centennial

Jennie Yabroff writes for Biographile a succinct summary of Miller: of his life, the importance of his works, and his philosophy that theater is the “art of the present tense.”

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My Review of ASP’s Othello

Othello is a particularly tricky Shakespeare play to stage, and I was intrigued by the decisions made in the ASP production, directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. Read the review if you’d like to see why.

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My Review of Company One’s Dry Land

Here is my review of C1’s season opener, Dry Land, by Ruby Rae Spiegel. A great production of a great new play, touching on lots of hot-button themes.

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Relevant Reads for October 2015

I posted my October Relevant Reads on the My Entertainment World site. Here are my choices: A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara) How to Read a Novelist (John Freeman) The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller (edited by Christopher Bigsby) City on … Continue reading

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My Review of SpeakEasy’s appropriate

Read my review and try to catch this innovative show before it closes on October 10th.

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