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RECENT PLEASURES: A REVIEWER’S NOTES ON ELISABETH LOUISE VIGEE LE BRUN, PETER TOGNI WITH STACIE DUNLOP, AND THE DEPARTING JACKIE MAXWELL OF THE SHAW FESTIVAL –THANK YOU, JACKIE!

PLEASURE 1: Several years ago I was walking through London’s National Gallery on the way to view The Adoration of the Shepherds from about 1640 by the Le Nain Brothers. Was this profoundly gentle painting more the work of Antoine? … Continue reading

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THE DIVINE: A PLAY FOR SARAH BERNHARDT AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: A PRODUCTION THAT IS CHALLENGING, REWARDING, AND MEMORABLE THROUGH AND THROUGH

Theatrical, of course. After all, this is a play titled The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt. But in Michel Marc Bouchard’s new work, we have, as well, theatrical in religion, in industry, in society, in intimate relations, in one’s … Continue reading

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THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL -PROFOUND, MOVING, POTENT AND UNCOMPROMISING- A PRODUCTION THAT ALL SHOULD SEE

The Shaw Festival’s production of Tony Kushner’s “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures” resonates with deep and elusive truth on a number of levels. We in the audience cannot avoid what we … Continue reading

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SHAW FESTIVAL: J. M. BARRIE’S THE TWELVE POUND LOOK & MOSS HART’S LIGHT UP THE SKY

THE TWELVE POUND LOOK The typist, Kate, played by Moya O’Connell, is unknowingly hired by Lady Sims, played by Kate Besworth, to do some work for Sir Harry Sims, played by Patrick Galligan, and Kate turns out to be his … Continue reading

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SHAW FESTIVAL 2010

SERIOUS MONEY Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money depicts a frenzied and pummeling world of buy and sell, “takeover mania,” and insider deals -with champagne, coke, sex, silk shirts from Jermyn Street, and all else that money can buy as a bonus. … Continue reading

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Shaw Festival 2010 Reviews

SHAW FESTIVAL 2010 THE CHERRY ORCHARD Under Jason Byrne’s keenly-attuned direction, the lighting of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is not merely a supportive atmospheric element, but a something of a metaphysical echo to the characters, a narrator of their inner … Continue reading

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