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In Your Choice Lies Your Talent

In Your Choice Lies Your Talent

WHAT WAS IT about the combination of the acting theories of Constantin Stanislavsky and the United States of America in the middle of the 20th century that produced such vehement loyalties and feroci...

Signifying Nothing

Signifying Nothing

IT COMES LATE in the play, this claim that language is too late: “There would have been a time for such a word.” And with that, Macbeth launches into one of the most meaningful speeches about mea...

What Fourth Wall?

What Fourth Wall?

Image credit: Gal Stark Arad-Kabiri   WHEN RITA — the brash Liverpudlian hairdresser from Willy Russell’s 1980 play Educating Rita — recounts her first visit to the theater, she remem...

How to Write a Musical

How to Write a Musical

  ¤ After seeing the musical Fun Home, I felt changed in some way, taken apart and put back together. I’ve been recommending the show to everyone, but when someone asks me what it’s ab...

Interview Robert Schenkkan - March 24, 2014

Interview Robert Schenkkan - March 24, 2014

PLAYWRIGHT ROBERT SCHENKKAN sat directly behind House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last month when she attended his new Broadway play about President Lyndon Johnson. According to Sc...

The Anatomy of Disgust

The Anatomy of Disgust

Photo by: Isabel Asha Penzlien WRITING in mid-19th-century France, literary critic Charles Augustine Sainte-Beuve concluded that a classical work of art was simultaneously “new and old, easily cont...