Monthly Archives: October 2013

LONDON 4: Ghosts, Chimerica, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.

Ghosts: It’s Ibsen, of course, and one of my favorites:  in my opinion a very difficult play to do for modern audiences, dealing as it does with the sins of the father and a very unscientific venereal disease without a … Continue reading

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LONDON 3: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Much Ado About Nothing, and One Man Two Guvnors!

Home again, and cursed with chest colds regenerated on Virgin Atlantic! I’m going to briefly hit all six of these plays in two posts, just so I can remember what I saw and what they did or didn’t do for … Continue reading

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LONDON 2: Music, Music, Music

Here we are again, now sitting in another departure Lounge, this one at Heathrow. Almost two weeks ago it was Dulles, with much to look forward to.    Seems like yesterday … also a year ago.  Tired and eager to get … Continue reading

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LONDON 1: Welcome Back

Many years ago, Joan and I were living in northern Vermont, and I was in the early stages of my theatre binge trips to New York.   Friends and early pre-internet research persuaded me there might actually be a cheaper way … Continue reading

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The STEPPENWOLF Visits

  1987?  That’s a long time ago, and remains only in the dim recesses … etc. etc.  (I had to look up dates and plays online to be sure of my own history).  That was the year I last went … Continue reading

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Side Tracking: Mom, the U.S.S. Intrepid, and the Freedom Tower,

      Here’s a REAL side line.  I just found this blog post among my drafts, originally written on April 13, 2012:  a year and a half ago.  I must have left it in draft form and forgotten to actually … Continue reading

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On Arena Stage’s “THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN”

Just in case anyone might want to run up to the Arena Stage in Washington to see The Velocity of Autumn,  I want to talk briefly about it.  It has only four more days to go, closing next Sunday.   Being … Continue reading

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