Monthly Archives: August 2016

NURHAN ARMAN: CONDUCTOR OF SINFONIA TORONTO AND MAESTRO ON FOUR CONTINENTS: A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

James Strecker: Please tell us about one or more projects that you have been working on, are preparing, or have recently completed. Why do they matter to you and why should they matter to us? Nurhan Arman: Throughout this summer … Continue reading

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STRINDBERG’S THE DANCE OF DEATH AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: INSIGHTFUL, MOVING, AND UNAVOIDABLE REVELATIONS

Fiona Reid as Alice and Jim Mezon as Edgar in The Dance of Death. Photo by David Cooper. For the Shaw Festival’s production of Strindberg’s The Dance of Death, William Schmuck’s set is an existence-defining circular space with bars on … Continue reading

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MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: AN UNFORGETTABLE PRODUCTION THAT IS “UNFLINCHING, UNRELENTING, PROFOUNDLY MOVING, AND EMOTIONALLY PAINFUL TO WATCH”

André Sills as Sam, Allan Louis as Willie and James Daly as Hally in “Master Harold” …and the Boys. Photo by David Cooper When I saw the first New York production of Master Harold and the Boys in 1982, I … Continue reading

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AUTHOR & PETA FOUNDER INGRID NEWKIRK: A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

INTRODUCTION: My purpose in these interviews for my blog James Strecker Reviews the Arts is to give readers a deeper understanding of creative people  and their work, however the latter perceive it. JAMES STRECKER: Please tell us about something you … Continue reading

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