Fascinating, moving 'Hamlet' at London's Almeida Theatre

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LONDON — “Too too solid flesh” becomes thematic in this fascinating and moving Hamlet at the intimate Almeida Theatre. Everybody... Read more

'Ugly Lies the Bone' at National Theatre: A little too ugly

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LONDON — An import from America, Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino concerns discoveries in treating chronic and extreme pain... Read more

Superb remaking of 'Hedda Gabler' at National Theatre

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LONDON — Ivo van Hove, the Amsterdam-based director, has done it again with this sensational production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler... Read more

'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