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First Sight of Woman

In 1621, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley rewrote the story of the fall of man with their Jacobean tragedy The Changeling: Beatrice (Sara Topham) is engaged to marry Alonzo de Piracquo (John Skelley), but she is in love with Alsemero (Christian Coulson), who is equally smitten.  He tells his friend, Jasperino (Justin Blanchard), “I love her beauties to the holy purpose, / […]

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The Forces That Go Bump in the Night

The phrase “horror comedy” has become anathema to me.  It almost always constitutes the cynical rehashing of genre tropes for the purpose of attracting fans—besides, any horror movie worth its salt knows that there is no horror without comedy, and these products are rarely crafted with any love for genre clichés; it is the same […]

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High Resolution

“The first thing is that the audience appear to be confronted by their own reflection in a huge mirror.  Impossible.”  So begins Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound as well as Annie Baker’s new play The Flick, which is set in a dilapidated movie theater for which the play is named, one of the eight […]

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