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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review:Little Rock at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

hough it fails to flesh-out the constellation of historical personages that parade through its scenes, this historical pageant scores when it comes to delineating the nine black students …

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Review:Woman and Scarecrow at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

an ambitious play brimming with references to popular culture, literature, and mythology, and daringly juxtaposes the parable of Lazarus with the five nevers and four howls of King Lear.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review:The Jewish King Learat curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

this is NOT Shakespeare's King Lear although Jacob Gordin's plot heavily draws upon the Bard's material, transposing it to Lithuania and beginning with a Purim feast

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Review:Dance Nation at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

No play on the New York boards is fiercer or more original than Clare Barron's satire and unusually cast tween-aged group portrait

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review of Henry V: at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Though helmed unevenly by Robert O'Hara, this Mobile Unit production scores with Zenzi Williams in the nominal role Henry V (2018 Off-Broadway)

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review:King Lear at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Anthony Sher puts the grandeur back into Shakespeare's sublime tragedy.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review:Three Small Irish Masterpieces at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Three Small Irish Masterpieces a delightful triple-decker culled from the "Celtic Twilight"

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review:Until the Flood atÂcurtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Perhaps the real take-away from Dael Olandersmi.h's solo play is that the conversation on racism in our country must continue and that many voices need to be heard. . . .

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review:Ballyturk at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review:Disco Pigs at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsgh's break-through two-hander at the Irish Rep

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Review: A Christmas Carol at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Dickens' holiday classic at the Merchant House Museum.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review:Oedpius El Rey at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a soul-stretching experience, a fine opportunity to experience a great classic in a steamy Latin key

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: Richard III at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a ground breaking take on the famous anti-hero in German as part of BAM's New Wave Festival

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Measure For Measure at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Elevator Repair Service applies its unique stylistic tricks to Shakespeare's problem play, and it lots of fun. . .

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Loveless Texas at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost reimagined in American rawhide and cowboy boots

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: Shakespeare Festival at the Brick at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A sampling of reviews from the Brick's August Festival

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Measure For Measure at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Staged by Simon Godwin in modern-dress and with fresh bite and emotional immediacy.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review:Hamlet at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Double-distilled in English and Farsi, with original music performed live by Mohsen Namjoo, this Waterwell production is as refreshing as spotting a patch of black-eyed Susans along an old d…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: Mobile Unit Twelfth Night at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

another free Shakespeare production from the Public Read More

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: A Gambler's Guide to Dying at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

- Only a stone wouldn't be moved by how this real-life story that launches this year's Brits Off-Broadway festival falls out

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review:Drunkle Vanya at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

There's nothing hi-brow about this production. However, it will not only whet your whistle but will re-whet your appetite for Chekhov.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

All-Female The Tempest at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

- The last an best of Phyllida Loyd's gender bending, prison plays set trilogy prison plays

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review: Master Harold . . .and the Boys at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/masterharold16.htm by Deirdre Donovan

- A beautifully staged, well-acted revival of Athol Fugard's autobiographical gem . . . Read More

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Review:Coriolanus at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a new production by the Red Bull Theatre Company just as New York voters are poised to vote for their next president.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Review: Two Class Acts: Ajax and Squash at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A double bill by A. R. Gurney ends the Flea Theater's residence on White Street, before moving to a larger space.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Review: Hamlet-Mobile Unit at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Mobile Unit's production staring award-winning Brit Chukwudi Iwuji at the Public's downtown home

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review: 12th Night at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Public Works Musical adaptation headlined by Broadway Stars and a 200-member ensemble from all over New York

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Review: Engagements at curtainup.co by Deirdre Donovan

Lucy Teitler invites you to see the darker side of romantic relationships and how marriage commitments can be undone in a wink.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review:Liberty: A Monumental New Musical at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

f you ever have wondered about that monument that looms so majestically in New York harbor, this family friendly musical is a good starting point for learning some historical facts about the…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: Othello by Deirdre Donovan

Shakespeare with a dash of Verdi and traditional Jewish Moroccan songs and the Center of Jewish History

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: King and Country at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

-Although we follow 4 kings' individual journeys in this Henriad, the real protagonist here is the nation, and how it gains its identity. Shakespeare, if he were still alive, would likely gi…

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