11 July 2018

Trivia Pursuit Question of the Review: What great film director tried to adapt Theodore Dreiser’s “An American Tragedy” in the early 1930s?

 

One of the best things that theater and film can do is take...

06 July 2018

Noël Coward meets John Osborne in Enid Bagnold’s mid-1950s The Chalk Garden. This funny yet pointed two-acter set in an upper crust country house in Sussex, England is sort of somewhere between a Victorian era drawing room...

28 June 2018

 

Naomi Wallace’s genre (and gender) blending Slaughter City is a cross between a Clifford Odets type of play about the working class and a Rod Serling TV episode set in “a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man...

26 June 2018

Review Fun Fact: “Mr. Memory” was based on an actual vaudeville-like act.

 

You don’t have to be the British music hall savant “Mr. Memory” - or a man who knew too much - to remember that Alfred Hitchcock was...

21 June 2018

 

 

“Updated” and “re-imagined” versions of classics often misfire but like the transformation of Romeo and Juliet into West Side Story Eduardo Machado’s reworking of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata is one of...

21 June 2018

 

 

 

Trivia Pursuit Question of the Review: What movie ends with the song “We’ll Meet Again” and what happens when this WWII era song is heard?

 

One of the best things the...

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