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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Unseen Script Offers New Evidence of a Radical Lorraine Hansberry by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

A play based on Charles W. Chesnutt’s “Marrow of Tradition” shows the writer of “A Raisin in the Sun” attuned to the history of white violence.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Rewriting Greek Tragedies as Immigrant Stories by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Luis Alfaro, whose latest play is an adaptation of “Medea,” appreciates such “primal” points of origin: “They get to the essence: why we hurt each other, this inability to forgive.…

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Surprising Timeliness of “Hamilton” in London by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner writes about the opening of the musical “Hamilton” in London in the era of Brexit and Donald Trump.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

How Will “Hamilton” Play in England? by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner writes about how Lin-Manuel Miranda’s American Revolution musical “Hamilton” will be received in London for its West End début.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

With Her Eerily Timely “Indecent,” Paula Vogel Unsettles American Theatre Again by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

When the Yiddish writer Sholem Asch presented his play “God of Vengeance” at a Warsaw salon in 1906, his mentor, I. L. Peretz, told him to burn it. It’s a shtetl tragedy: a Jewish brot…

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Opinion: Behold, Steve Bannon’s Hip-Hop Shakespeare Rewrite: ‘Coriolanus’ by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

A rap musical based on Shakespeare provides an unexpected look into the ideals of Donald Trump’s chief strategist.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What Kind of Novels Did Shakespeare Write? by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

In October, the publisher Hogarth rolled out the first in its ambitious new line of Shakespeare plays retold by contemporary novelists. The pairings are promising: Margaret Atwood, a master …

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