Archive for the 'Plays' Category

What the myth of Faust can teach us

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  What the myth of Faust can teach us: The legend of a man selling his soul to the devil ‘seems to have particular resonance at times of moral crisis’, writes Benjamin Ramm on the BBC Culter website on September 26, 2017.

Little is known of the actual Johann Georg Faust but there is some evidence of his magic tricks, that he studied at Heidelberg University and died in an explosion (Credit: Alamy)

 

September 23, Anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s Death

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read:   The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays-– Play V, “The Struggle is Not Yet Over”

Click Here to Purchase:  The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays by Robert Lippman on IPBooks.net

The Beasts Have Arrived, in a Yiddish ‘Rhinoceros’

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Beasts Have Arrived, in a Yiddish ‘Rhinoceros’ By Alexis Soloski in The New York Times on Septmmber 14, 2017.

From left in foreground, Luzer Twersky, Caraid O’Brien and Malky Goldman in New Yiddish Rep’s “Rhinoceros.” CreditPedro Hernandez

Exploring a Troubled Mind

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Exploring a Troubled Mind by Dr. Siri Galhenage on the Island website on August 8, 2017.

Take it from an old friend, Bob, you just gotta see this

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


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Take it from an old friend, Bob, you just gotta see this by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on the Arts Journal website on August 1, 2017.

photo Manuel Harlan

Democracy—Not Donald Trump—Dies Brutally in ‘Julius Caesar,’ Just as Shakespeare Intended

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Democracy—Not Donald Trump—Dies Brutally in ‘Julius Caesar,’ Just as Shakespeare Intended: The Public Theater faced sponsors’ withdrawal and right-wing outrage over the assassination of a Trump-like Julius Caesar. That isn’t the most shocking thing you’ll see onstage by Tim Teeman on the Daily Beast.com on June 13, 2017.

Courtesy of the Public Theatre

Liesl Tommy’s Macbeth: An “updated” version, with pluses and minuses, of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Liesl Tommy’s Macbeth: An “updated” version, with pluses and minuses, of Shakespeare’s tragedy By Nick Barrickman on the World Socialist Web Site on May 16, 2017.

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Macbeth (Photo: Scott Suchman)

Who pays The Ferryman? It’s complicated

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Who pays The Ferryman? It’s complicated by Paul Levy on the Arts Journal website on May 12, 2017.

Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly. Photo: Johan Persson

Death and Waltzes: The Exterminating Angel

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Death and Waltzes: The Exterminating Angel Reviewed by Paul Levy on the Critics Circle Website on April 26, 2017.

Making What You Will of Malvolia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Making What You Will of Malvolia by Paul Levy on the Arts Journal website on March 21, 2017.

Tamsin Greig as Malvolia photograph by Marc Brenner

Scholars Behind Bars

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Scholars Behind Bars: Review of:  College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration by Daniel Karpowitz and Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann,  Reviewed by Jonathan Zimmerman in The New York Review of Books on February 23, 2017 Issue.

Anna Deavere Smith in Notes from the Field, her play about American education and the criminal justice system, which she performed at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, before the production came to New York

Broadway Cast of ‘God Of Vengeance’ Arrested on Obscenity Charges

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Broadway Cast of ‘God Of Vengeance’ Arrested on Obscenity Charges on the Forward website on January 14, 2017.

The article about the arrest of the cast of “God of Vengeance” on obscenity charges has been translated from the Yiddish by Chana Pollack from the March 7, 1923 edition of the Forverts.

Shakespeare study turns into a comedy of errors

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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Click Here to Read:  Shakespeare study turns into a comedy of errors by Jonathan Bate in the London Times on January 2 2017.

Inside the Actors’ Dream Studio

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

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Click Here to Read: Inside the Actors’ Dream Studio: Actors talk about when their onstage roles become entwined with their dream lives By Finn Cohen in The New York Times on December 29, 2016.

Simon McBurney in “The Encounter.”
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Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump: ‘I Know What I’m Going to Fight for in the Years to Come’: The lyrical genius reflects on his huge year, including his Oscar-worthy tunes in ‘Moana,’ the otherworldly success of ‘Hamilton,’ and his show’s message to VP-elect Mike Pence by Marlow Stern on the Daily Beast website on December 27, 2016.

Folksbiene Comes To Broadway: In a first, the Yiddish theater company will produce ‘Indecent’ at the Cort

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

indecent3Click Here to Read:  Folksbiene Comes To Broadway: In a first, the Yiddish theater company will produce ‘Indecent’ at the Cort by Sandee Brawarsky in the Jewish Week on December 6, 2016.

Scene from Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ based on Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance,” which is headed for Broadway, Carol Rosseg

Teenagers Grapple With Their Demons in ‘Wilderness’

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Review: Teenagers Grapple With Their Demons in ‘Wilderness’ By Charles Isherwood in The New York Times on October 26, 2016.

Welker White, center, plays Mom in “Wilderness” at Abrons Arts Center. CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times

Review: A Portrait of Living With Mental Illness in ‘The Pen’

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Review: A Portrait of Living With Mental Illness in ‘The Pen’ By Laura Collins-Hughes in The New York Times on October 18, 2016,

Nancy Anderson in “The Pen,” part of the “Inner Voices” program at TBG Theater.
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God of Vengeance To Be Staged in Yiddish

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  God of Vengeance To Be Staged in Yiddish by Olivia Clement on the PlayBill website on June 17, 2016.
The cast of Indecent (Carol Rosegg)

Avi Hoffman discusses Yiddish take on Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Avi Hoffman discusses Yiddish take on Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman by
Brad Wheeler in The Globe and Mail on August 25, 2016.