'Profoundly affectionate': A splendid, surgically accurate play about intimacy

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LONDON — The Royal Court Theatre bills itself as a “writers’ theatre,” specializing in cultivating new talent. What... Read more

Sly, gender-bending 'Twelfth Night' at National Theatre

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LONDON — What better way to start of week of theater in London than with a surprising, dazzling Shakespeare at the National Theatre?... Read more

Dark, gory, deliciously authentic 'White Devil' at Shakespeare's Globe

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LONDON — Remember that scene in Shakespeare in Love when the young Will comes upon a filthy street urchin playing with rats? When he... Read more

'The Liar": A puff pastry, amusing and clever

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Truthiness, fibs or fabulations, Fictions or humbugs or disinformations, Deceits or canards or “alternative facts” — All... Read more

'Jitney' at the Friedman Theatre: The enriching intensity of August Wilson

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Of all the intense, shocking father/son confrontations that roil American drama — Willie and Biff in Death of a Salesman, Big Daddy and... Read more

'The Present': Early Chekhov, all there and finely done

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Forget the samovar. This is a vodka party, not a tea party, unused as we may be to Chekhov’s characters getting drunk and dancing on... Read more

'Prudencia Hart': A wee dram of scotch, and a healthy draft of verbal fun

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It begins, as all good pub shows should, with a wee dram of Scotch (what else for this very Scottish play, where the accents are even tastier... Read more

Chaos comes again in 'Othello' at New York Theatre Workshop

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It is director Sam Gold’s magic: humanize the great, the iconic, the tiptoed-around. This is not the impulse to high concept, to replay... Read more