Monthly Archives: April 2014

LE MISANTHROPE @ La Comédie Française

Paris, Monday, 21 April. Now that sounds exotic.  Originally, I wasn’t going to write this one up.  On the other hand, I’m here, and I did take myself to the Comédie Française for a matinee performance of Le Misanthrope.  And … Continue reading

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THE REALISTIC JONESES

New York, Saturday, 19 April. Will Eno is back in New York. I wonder why I do this to myself … that is, buy a ticket to his new play knowing full well that I will have no idea what’s … Continue reading

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ACT ONE at Lincoln Center, New York

Moss Hart published his autobiography Act One in 1959.  He died of a heart attack only two years later in December of 1961.  In his introduction, and now repeated in the opening lines of the stage version, he said,  “The … Continue reading

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Arena Stage’s CAMP DAVID

Compromise!  That’s a big word these days.  President Obama came into office on the promise of compromise, which I always thought was a good word, until the opposing party transformed it into something akin to appeasement, as “nefariously practiced by … Continue reading

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MARK TWAIN TONIGHT

  The first time I ever saw Hal Holbrook do his impersonation of Mark Twain, I think I was still in college.  He first conceived of the idea and performed it in 1954, when he was 29.  He’s now been … Continue reading

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I’M BACK: GETTING NEAR TO BABY

I know, I know.  It’s been a long time.  I’ve been coaxed by friends to get back in the saddle and start writing again.  Everybody tells me if you’re going to enter into this blogging business (which already sounds like … Continue reading

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