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They Should Have Left Vanya and Sonia and Masha to Chekhov

Parody has roughly the same staying power as the latest YouTube video or a song written by a thirty-year-old about life in middle school.  Highbrow parody, I suppose, can last longer—indeed, Kevin Brewer’s Island; or, to Be Or Not to Be, a recent, wonderful sendup of Shakespearean comedy, could easily sustain decades of revivals.  Vanya […]

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Ahem…All the World’s a Stage

Last year, the New York Shakespeare Exchange debuted with an excellent production of King John—to this day one of the best Off-Off-Broadway shows I have seen.  At first, it was a little disheartening to learn that artistic director Ross Williams had chosen to follow it up with a comedy in the style of Shakespeare instead […]

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