Chekhov

Tomfoolery With the Classics? Play It Straight, Please

5 days ago   |   NY Times

Two London productions that play fast and loose with their literary sources lack the theatrical magic of another show that gives viewers the original, unadorned.
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N.Y.U. Skirball Season Reinvigorates the Classics

6 days ago   |   NY Times

Elevator Repair Service will premiere a show inspired by Chekhov's “The Seagull,” and the Classical Theater of Harlem's hip-hop-infused “Seize the King” gets an encore.
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Three Stars, Three Ways, Three Classic Plays

26 days ago   |   NY Times

On British stages, Saoirse Ronan, Cush Jumbo and Ian McKellen present contrasting approaches to Shakespeare and Chekhov.
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At the Avignon Festival, a Bleak Start

4 monthes ago   |   NY Times

Grief. Rising fascism. Utopias gone wrong. The plays were grim in the early days of the annual theater event in France.
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When Tragedy Strikes, What Does Criticism Have to Offer?

8 monthes ago   |   NY Times

It's easier to find meaning in fiction than in the senseless mass killings of our reality, which seem to render the critical perspective pointless, even silly, at times.
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George Saunders Conducts a Cheery Class on Fiction's Possibilities

10 monthes ago   |   NY Times

In “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,” Saunders analyzes the “physics” of storytelling with the help of Chekhov, Tolstoy and other Russian masters.
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Modern Family: 1914

Modern Family: 1914

11 monthes ago   |   Shorpy

The globular tree, the unhinged affect, the undercurrent of barely suppressed rage - yes, it's our annual holiday missive from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey!...
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Theater to Stream: ‘Uncle Vanya' and an Ayad Akhtar Revival

One year ago   |   NY Times

Constance Wu and Samira Wiley star in a Zoom-ified Chekhov play, and Ars Nova punches above its weight with a 24-hour telethon.
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On the Decision to Postpone Guston Exhibit Indefinitely

One year ago   |   Structure and Imagery

Philip Guston's “Head II,” 1969, one of the works in the postponed show. (National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Edward R. Broida) From the Washington Post's art critic...
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6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend

One year ago   |   NY Times

Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch, read or listen to while we're housebound.
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