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ARNOLD WEINSTEIN’S THREE AMAZING COURSES ON LITERATURE…plus Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, and London

A BRIEF NOTE Because I’ve decided to give a good chunk of my existence over to completing several books on which I am working, I haven’t had much time or mental or emotional space to do much reviewing for the … Continue reading

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SOULPEPPER: DAVID MAMET’S OLEANNA

“It’s just a course,” says Prof John. He speaks from the world of academic concept where he, on the verge of tenure, is secure, assertive, intellectually confident, professorally efficient, and a man of patronizing empathy. Yes, he is annoying. But … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (SOULPEPPER IN TORONTO)

As terrifying as it is, “the spirit world” that torments Joseph Ziegler’s Scrooge, in Soulpepper’s enthusiastically heartwarming A Christmas Carol, might be, ironically, a preferable fit for the man. The corporeal world, after all, is a pleasure-less place for him … Continue reading

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SOULPEPPER THEATER: DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Albert Schultz’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is so exquisitely unforced, so subtly true to human desperation, so consistently acted with unfailing integrity by an exemplary cast, that its beauty hurts without relief. As Willy Loman first … Continue reading

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SOULPEPPER THEATRE IN TORONTO 2010

DOC Doc, with Diana Leblanc directing Sharon Pollock’s Canadian classic of 1984, opens like a frenzied Altman film of simultaneous or overlapping words inside a tormented skull. Is this the playwright’s mind to which we are witness? Her characters can’t … Continue reading

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