Sunday, February 16, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (72) by Robert Shuman

Perhaps in our art there exists only one correct path—the line of the intuition of feelings! And out of it grow unconsciously the outer and inner images, their form, the idea and the techn…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

RADICAL NEW WEST SIDE STORY PAINTS AN ANGRY YOUNG AMERICA by Robert Shuman

(Brian Schaefer’s article appeared on Bloomberg, 2/13.) In spring 2016, Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove was in New York, preparing his Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Cr…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

‘THE MIKADO’ FROM THE ‘THE MIKADO’ FROM THE NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS (NYGASP)—REVIEW FROM NEW YORK by Robert Shuman

By Bob Shuman The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) brought its production of The Mikado to the Kaye Playhouse over the holiday season (12/27-1/5)—perhaps especially top…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL IS WIPED OUT BY VIRUS by Robert Shuman

(Norman Lebrecht’s article appeared on Slipped Disc, 2/10.) Message from HKAF: We regret to inform our friends and supporters that the February and March performances and events of the 48t…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

NEW APP LETS YOU HEAR CHAUCER’S THE CANTERBURY TALES IN ORIGINAL 14TH-CENTURY ENGLISH by Robert Shuman

(Ellen Gutoskey’s article appeared, 2/4, on mentalfloss.com; via Pam Green.) One of the many reasons Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th-century magnum opus The Canterbury Tales is considered a gr…

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

FREE THINKING: SAMUEL BECKETT & THE PURPOSE OF CULTURE by Robert Shuman

(Released On: 05 Feb 2020, BBC 3.) Listen  Lisa Dwan tells Philip Dodd what playing Beckett taught her about herself and feminism; playwright Mark Ravenhill, arts editor Jan Dalley & s…

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KIRK DOUGLAS: LAST OF HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE by Robert Shuman

(Robert Berkvist’s article appeared in The New York Times, 2/2; via Pam Green.) Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose rugged good looks a…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (71) by Robert Shuman

Playing a role in a play that was one of the social and political productions, I struck on the line of the intuition of feelings and forgot the politics in the play, which became all the str…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

LIZA MINNELLI OPENS UP ABOUT MOM JUDY GARLAND, WORKING WITH FOSSE AND GOING TO REHAB by Robert Shuman

(Marc Malkin’s article appeared in Variety, 2/4.) Liza Minnelli is getting ready to be photographed for the cover of Variety. She’s wearing an off-the-shoulder black beaded shirtdress…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

REVIEW:  CARRIE COON IN ‘BUG’ IS THRILLING, OLD-SCHOOL STEPPENWOLF — THE GREATEST ‘BUG’ EVER (SV REVIEW PICK, CHI) by Robert Shuman

(Chris Jones’s review appeared in the Chicago Tribune, 2/4.) Like a sleeping Midwestern beast loosed from its cage of self-imposed timidity and graduate-school moralism, the old-school Ste…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (70) by Robert Shuman

I only had to assume the manners and habits [of the character], on the stage or off, and in my soul there were born the feelings and perceptions that had given them birth. In this manner, in…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

WHY ALL NEW YORK HOTELS TURNED AWAY FAMOUS SOVIET WRITER MAXIM GORKY by Robert Shuman

(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond the Headlines, 1/28.) America in the early 20th century turned out to be an even more puritan country than Russia. In the spring of 19…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

FOR 13 YEARS, HE HAS HUMANIZED THE VILLAIN OF ‘OKLAHOMA!’ by Robert Shuman

(Laura Collins-Hughes’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/20; via Pam Green.) There was blood on the floor as usual, and on the costumes, too, when “Oklahoma!” finished its Bro…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (69) by Robert Shuman

From the intuition of feelings I went to the outer image, for it flowed naturally from the inner image, and the body and soul of [the character]-Stanislavski became one organically. (MLIA)  

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

TOM STOPPARD INTERVIEW: ‘I ASPIRE TO WRITE FOR POSTERITY’ by Robert Shuman

(Douglas Murray’s article appreared in The Spectator, 1/27.) Tom Stoppard talks about inspiration, growing older and his new play, Leopoldstadt Sir Tom Stoppard is Britain’s — perhaps …

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (68) by Robert Shuman

From the intuition of feelings I passed naturally to the inner image with its peculiarities and details. (MLIA)

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

CURSING CORIOLANUS by Robert Shuman

(Lauren Shook’s article appeared in Shakespeare and Beyond, 1/7; via Pam Green.) In 1608, famine plagued England. Preachers responded with sermons begging the gentry to show compassion for…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (67) by Robert Shuman

I sincerely sympathized with Stockman (“The Enemy of the People”) and understood his feelings when his eyes saw the rotten souls of the men who had once been his friends. I feared in tho…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

IN HAMLET AND IN LIFE, RUTH NEGGA DOES NOT HOLD BACK by Robert Shuman

(Robert Ito’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/17; via Pam Green.) The Ethiopian-Irish actress returns to a “completely destroying” stage role. Next: a film adaptation of a 19…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (66) by Robert Shuman

In those days (1905) “The Enemy of the People” (Ibsen) had not only artistic but social meaning and was to a great extent the expression of the time. It is not remarkable that the play a…

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

REVIEW: ARTHUR MILLER’S DYING ‘SALESMAN’ IS REBORN IN LONDON by Robert Shuman

(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/ 2; via Pam Green.  Those who like Death of a Salesman may also enjoy End Zone, playing at Dixon Place, 2/25.) An electrifying re…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED JANUARY PANEL DISCUSSION NEW YEAR, NEW RULES:  THE UPDATED EQUITY AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 202 by Robert Shuman

BE A PRODUCER! Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the January Panel, New Year, New Rules: The Updated Equity Agreements and Contracts, on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30pm at …

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

DIXON PLACE ANNOUNCES 2020 SEASON AND CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL CO-PRODUCTION WITH NATIONAL QUEER THEATER by Robert Shuman

Dixon Place is thrilled to announce our 2020 season, featuring nine commissioned original productions and four puppetry productions, including Concrete Temple Theatre, Sara Juli, Eszter Bali…

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (65) by Robert Shuman

Naturalism on the stage is only naturalism when it is justified by the inner experience of the actor. Once naturalism is justified, it either becomes necessary (especially in Tolstoy’s pla…

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Monday, December 30, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (64) by Robert Shuman

We studied the buildings, and made plans of them, of the natural geography and topography of the courtyards, barns, outhouses, and main structures of the estate. We studied the customs, the …

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

HOW A JERRY HERMAN SONG LANDED A TRIPLE PUNCH by Robert Shuman

(Jesse Green’s article appeared in The New York Times, 12/27; via Pam Green.) A comedy number from the flop “Mack & Mabel” found the unexpected sweet spot between Irving Berlin and…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

IRISH THEATRE IN 2019: A DRAMATIC YEAR THAT LEFT THE FUTURE UNCERTAIN by Robert Shuman

(Peter Crawley’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 12/7.) Theatre in Ireland this year was bookended by two crises, a state of play mirrored by the work   It was a dramatic year for th…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HELLO, DOLLY! COMPOSER AND BROADWAY LEGEND JERRY HERMAN DIES AT 88 by Robert Shuman

(Mark Kennedy’s article appeared in Time Magazine, 10/27.) Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as Mame,…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (63) by Robert Shuman

We exaggerated the outward and external side of manners. . . . . This resulted in naked naturalism. And the nearer it was to reality, the more ethnographical it was—the worse it was for us…

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