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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (12) by Robert Shuman

  Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED ANNOUNCES WRITER-PRODUCER VIRTUAL SPEED DATE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020 AT 2:30PM by Robert Shuman

(via Michelle Tabnick, Michelle Tabnick Public Relations) Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is offering their popular  Writer-Producer Virtual Speed Date event on Sunday, November 8, 2020…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

BEN BRANTLEY ON SHUTTING THE STAGE DOOR BEHIND HIM by Robert Shuman

(Jesse Green’s and Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/13; Photo of Karen Finley: Credit…Dona Ann McAdams;  via Pam Green.) After 27 years and more than 2,500 re…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (11) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.  

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

7 FACTS ABOUT THE MARIINSKY THEATER IN ST. PETERSBURG by Robert Shuman

(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond the Headlines, 10/15.) Long before the Bolshoi was founded in Moscow, this leading Russian theater was a favorite with emperors and em…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

SONIA FRIEDMAN: I’VE CLOSED 18 SHOWS AND PAUSED 10. HERE’S MY CURE FOR THEATRE by Robert Shuman

(Friedman’s article appeared in the Guardian, 10/15; Photo: Chaotic and farcical … The Pin – Ben Ashenden, left, and Alex Owen – are coming to the West End. Photograph: Oliver Rosser…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

TONY AWARDS 2020: FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS by Robert Shuman

(Brent Lang’s article appeared in Variety, 10/15.) Tony Awards “Jagged Little Pill,” a ferocious reimagining of Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name, captured a leading 15 Tony…

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CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (96) by Robert Shuman

It is easy to dream and create theories in art, but it is hard to practice them. It would seem that there is nothing simpler than naked passion and nothing else. But the simpler the thing is…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (10) by Robert Shuman

 Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.  

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BEN BRANTLEY: WHY I’LL NEVER STOP BEING A THEATER CRITIC by Robert Shuman

(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/13; via Pam Green.) After 27 years on the job, the writer Ben Brantley bids farewell with one last recommendation: Watch a show a…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

DRAMA DESK AWARD-WINNING WORKING THEATER LEADS THE NEW DIGITAL AGE OF THEATER ANNOUNCING 2020-2021 SEASON by Robert Shuman

DRAMA DESK AWARD-WINNING WORKING THEATER LEADS THE NEW DIGITAL AGE OF THEATER ANNOUNCING 2020-2021 SEASON PRESENTING WORKS BY LEILA BUCK, MICHAEL PREMO, RACHEL FALCONE and LISA RAMIREZ WORK…

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Monday, October 12, 2020

MANDY PATINKIN IS STILL SINGING by Robert Shuman

(Rachel Syme’s article appeared in The New Yorker, 10/11;  From his converted farmhouse, in upstate New York, the actor talks about his four-decade career and his social-media stardom in …

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (9) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

BROADWAY SHUTDOWN DUE TO VIRUS EXTENDED AGAIN UNTIL MAY 30 by Robert Shuman

(Mark Kennedy’s article appeared on the AP, 10/8; via the Drudge Report.) NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late M…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

HOW ARE AUDIENCES ADAPTING TO THE AGE OF VIRTUAL THEATRE? by Robert Shuman

(Vinson Cunningham’s article appeared in The New Yorker, 10/5.) With so much time away from in-person performance, we are undergoing a worldwide reconstrual of what it means to be a mem…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (95) by Robert Shuman

I understood that on the stage truth is that in which the actor sincerely believes. I understood that even a palpable lie must become a truth in the theatre so that it may become art. For th…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (8) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.  

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

‘THE GREAT HUNGER’ REVIEW: AMBITIOUSLY STAGED, WITH SCENES OF RARE BEAUTY by Robert Shuman

(Sara Keating’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 10/5; Photo: Cora Venus Lunny, Caimin Gilmore and Olesya Zdorovetska in the Abbey Theatre’s production of The Great Hunger by Patrick…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

10 MAIN RUSSIAN POETS YOU NEED TO KNOW by Robert Shuman

(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond the Headlines, 10/5.)  (Public Domain; Tretyakov Gallery; Anefo / Croes, R.C. (CC BY-SA 3.0 NL) Poetry is usually lost in translation…

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

MURRAY SCHISGAL, WHO BROUGHT THE ABSURD TO THE MAINSTREAM, DIES AT 93 by Robert Shuman

(Will Dudding’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/2; via Pam Green.) With “Luv” on Broadway and “Tootsie” on the screen, he wrote with knowing, slightly askew humor about …

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LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (7) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

HOW I MET THE RECLUSIVE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE by Robert Shuman

(Roxana Robinson’s article appeared in the New Yorker, 10/1; Photograh: Georgia O’Keeffe lived in a small village in rural New Mexico and rarely gave interviews. Seclusion and withholdin…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND RAISES NEARLY $20 MILLION FOR ARTISTS by Robert Shuman

(Sarah Bahr’s article appeared in The New York Times, 9/24;  Photo: Elizabeth Alexander, the president of the Mellon Foundation, said, “We continue to call on others to join us in suppo…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (94) by Robert Shuman

From the moment of the appearance of if the actor passes from the plane of actual reality into the plane of another life, created and imagined by himself. Believing in this life, the actor c…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

PHOENIX THEATRE ENSEMBLE: CRAIG SMITH TALKS TENNESSEE WILLIAMS–NOW ON YOUTUBE (LINK BELOW) by Robert Shuman

A PHOENIX THEATRE ENSEMBLE FUNDRAISER NOW ON YOU-TUBE! Tennessee Williams was in residence for his final NY play in the 80’s, the intensely personal and autobiographical Something Cloudy, …

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LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (6) by Robert Shuman

Many thanks to Christine L. who is playing a perfect game of ‘Beat the Bard’, 1-5. Send answers through Leave a Reply/ Comments, if you would like to play, too. Thanks so much, Christine…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

PAN PAN THEATRE CAPTURES ECHO OF BECKETT’S POETRY by Robert Shuman

(Amy O’Connor’s article appeared in The Irish Times, 8/29; Pan Pan’s production of WHAT IS THE WORD is due to screen in Belfast and Paris in the coming weeks. Photograph: Robbie Jack/C…

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Monday, September 28, 2020

***** ‘FAITH HEALER’ REVIEW – THIS VIRTUAL FRIEL IS THE STUFF OF MIRACLES by Robert Shuman

  (Clare Brennan’s article appeared in the Guardian, 9/27. Indira Varma, David Threlfall and Michael Sheen in rehearsals for Faith Healer at the Old Vic. Photograph: The Old Vic/Getty Im…

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (5) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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NEW YORK’S ARTS SHUTDOWN: THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN ONE LOST WEEKEND by Robert Shuman

(from The New York Times, 9/23; Article by Michael Paulson, Elizabeth A. Harris, and Graham Bowley; Photographs by Dina Litovsky, Victor Llorente and Daniel Arnold; via Pam Green.) We zero i…

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S LAST PLAY FOUND IN SCOTS COLLEGE IN SPAIN by Robert Shuman

(Reevel Alderson’s article appeared 9/19, BBC Scotland.) A rare edition of Shakespeare’s last play has been found in a Scottish Catholic college in Spain. The Two Noble Kinsmen, written …

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