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John Banville talks to Michael Miller about Love in the Wars, his English adaptation of Kleist's Penthesilea
July 15th, 2014
John Banville and Michael Miller discuss Love in the Wars, his free English adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's play, Penthesilea, with a digression about the rest of Mr. Banville's work,[...]
July 8th, 2014
by Arts Press
Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and The Berkshire Review! "I just spent about an hour browsing through your Berkshire Review and am staggered at its breadth and de[...]
July 7th, 2014
by Nancy Salz
Brigadoon at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago June 27-August 17, 2014 (extended) Music by Frederick Loewe Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Revised Book by Brian Hill Directed and Choreographed by Rachel Rockwell Musical Direction and[...]
July 3rd, 2014
I've never visited Montreal without feeling sorry to leave it or longing for the next opportunity to go back. While the excellent Montreal Chamber Music Festival was the centerpiece of[...]
Crowned: Opera Odyssey’s June Festival, plus Guerilla Opera and Commonwealth Lyric Theater, and OperaHub
July 1st, 2014
by Lloyd Schwartz
For a city that hasn’t seemed very welcoming to opera, Boston has had a lot of opera going on lately. Since Opera Boston closed on January 1, 2012, there’s been onl[...]
- A Singer’s Notes 88: Dreaming with BottomTony Simotes' location for Shakespeare and Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream was a voodoo-haunted New Orleans. The best part about his production was he gave it to us straight. The supernatural characters, Oberon and Titania, were clarified and humanized into something that almost approached matter-of-factness. This made me hear the play verKeith Kibler
- Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Berkshire Theatre GroupIt has been said that the sign of a good musical is when the audience leaves the theatre humming a tune from the show. Not so with Stephen Sondheim. His ability to dazzle us with his lyrics, his verbal brilliance and wit, causes us to ponder his lyrics on the way up the aisle and wonder how he pulls it all off. The post Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night MusiNancy Salz
- Music and More at New MarlboroughThe village of New Marlborough lies on Route 57 about fifteen minutes east of Great Barrington. Its principal feature is the village green, where the well-known Inn on the Green stands next to the historic Meeting House. The latter is the home of New Marlborough’s enterprising “Music and More” series, directed by Harold F. Lewin, which is now in its twenty-tKeith Francis
- A Singer’s Notes 87: Innocence and Experience: Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s June Moon at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalMusic has no morality. It hangs around with the villains, and it blesses the good. It makes whatever you are "more." June Moon by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, has, like so many shows of its vintage, the ghosts of European operetta along for the ride. It is a show with no outright villains, only cardboardKeith Kibler