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Artificial Inspiration
New York Sun  |  May 14, 2014
Excerpt: “It wants to be read in a big voice,” Tennyson once challenged a would-be reciter of his work. “Can you make yours big enough?” The Victorian Poet Laureate was referring to a bold mode of public speaking, one that has fallen out of favor today, not ...

Bad Trip
New York Sun  |  May 11, 2014
Excerpt: Edgar Allan Poe dedicated his final great work, a “prose poem” called “Eureka,” to “those who feel rather than to those who think—to the dreamers and those who put faith in dreams as in the only realities.” Such readers, and theatergoers, will find ...

Iraq War Veterans, in Their Own Words: 'In Conflict'
New York Sun  |  September 29, 2008
Excerpt: As a source of firsthand information about American soldiers' experiences in the Iraq war, "In Conflict," a documentary theater project now at the Barrow Street Theatre, is irreproachable. Artistically, however, Douglas Wager's adaptation of Yvonne ...

A Wizard Casts His Spell in the Stable: 'Equus'
New York Sun  |  September 26, 2008
Excerpt: From Don Quixote to Forrest Gump, one fictional savant after another has carved his way (they're almost always men) through Western culture, unfettered by the suffocating mores of society as he inspires the surrounding hordes of the "well." ...

Mamet Versus Mamet
New York Sun  |  September 22, 2008
Excerpt: As a connoisseur of pissing matches large and small, David Mamet must be amused by the offstage drama that surrounds the two dueling Mamet revivals opening on Broadway this fall. Producers of the two shows — "Speed-the-Plow," which opens October 23 ...

Decent Melodies, Bad Wigs: 'A Tale of Two Cities'
New York Sun  |  September 19, 2008
Excerpt: Who says you can't walk out of a Broadway musical humming the score anymore? My subway ride home from "A Tale of Two Cities" was filled with fond musical memories, as stirring martial songs of revolution jostled for primacy with plaintive laments sung ...

A Pre-Feminist Fantasyland: 'The Marvelous Wonderettes'
New York Sun  |  September 18, 2008
Excerpt: "The Marvelous Wonderettes," a candy-colored import from Milwaukee, is, in a way, the purest form of jukebox musical: a transparent excuse to hear a hit parade from the 1950s and '60s performed live. ...

Into the Breach, Out of the Chaos: 'Beast' and 'Anger/Nation'
New York Sun  |  September 17, 2008
Excerpt: The wooden boxes that litter the set of "Beast," Michael Weller's muddled picaresque, are both instantly familiar and jarringly unusual. Long and wide enough to comfortably house bulked-up young men and women, they are draped in the stars and stripes ...

New $200K Playwriting Prize Goes to Kushner
New York Sun  |  September 17, 2008
Excerpt: Tony Kushner is the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, a new prize carrying a $200,000 cash gift, the New York Times reported yesterday. ...

Dancers, Ogres & Horses
New York Sun  |  September 17, 2008
Excerpt: Do you prefer your singing underdogs prepubescent and British or flatulent and green? Either way, the fall season should have something for you. "Billy Elliot" (opening November 13) garnered ecstatic reviews in London in 2005; Elton John has by many ...