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Monday, February 15, 2021

‘Tom Stoppard’ Tells of an Enormous Life Spent in Constant Motion by Dwight Garner

Hermione Lee’s biography of the playwright and screenwriter covers his rigorous research and writing habits, his famous friends and his political thinking.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

‘Mike Nichols’ Captures a Star-Studded Life That Shuttled Between Broadway and Hollywood by Dwight Garner

Mark Harris’s biography tells the story of the writer and director who formed a beloved comedy duo with Elaine May and directed movies including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Story of the Lehman Brothers, from Bavaria to Alabama, and From the Heights to the Crash by Dwight Garner

Stefano Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy,” a novel in verse related to his play of the same name, covers 160 years in the life of the Lehmans and their business.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Critic’s Notebook: Prepare to Be Provoked. Caryl Churchill Is Back. by Dwight Garner

One of Ms. Churchill’s merits as a playwright is that she tends to divide people. Her play, “Light Shining in Buckinghamshire,” returns to New York.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

In Hindsight, an ‘American Psycho’ Looks a Lot Like Us by Dwight Garner

When Bret Easton Ellis’s novel was published in 1991, he and his protagonist, Patrick Bateman, were equally vilified. But Bateman’s bloodlust, materialism and obsession with Donald J. Tr…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Books of The Times: A Literary Romance, Rich in A-List Names by DWIGHT GARNER

Harold Pinter’s widow, Antonia Fraser, recalls their years together.

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Books of The Times: ‘Kay Thompson’ By SAM IRVIN by DWIGHT GARNER

A biography of Kay Thompson, the eccentric entertainer and author of “Eloise,” written by Sam Irvin.

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Books of The Times: 'Humorists: From Hogarth to Noël Coward' By PAUL JOHNSON by DWIGHT GARNER

A British scholar writes his appreciation of the chuckle- and the guffaw-producing.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Books of The Times: ‘Echo’s Bones,’ a Beckett Short Story Rediscovered by Dwight Garner

Samuel Beckett’s “Echo’s Bones,” a short story, is being published eight decades after his editor rejected it.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Critic’s Notebook: Deciding How to Expose Children to Challenging Cultural Fare by Dwight Garner

A judgment call for parents: When is it appropriate to introduce children to challenging cultural material — whether it is sexy or profane, creepy or violent, or simply adult and intense?

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

‘February House’ Evokes Brooklyn’s Bohemian Past by Dwight Garner

In the new musical “February House,” W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee are unlikely roommates in pre-hipster Brooklyn.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ArtsBeat: Staging Your Own Theatrical Table Reading by Dwight Garner

The only thing better than reading a play like Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” is reading it aloud with people you like. What plays would you enjoy reading with friends?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Books of The Times: Peering Beyond a Monologist’s Stage Presence Into His Uncensored Mind by Dwight Garner

Nearly 40 years of self-absorbed musings and uneasy feelings written by a searching and troubled artist have been condensed into “The Journals of Spalding Gray.”

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