Theater Review: “The Wife of Willesden” — Pleasantly Bawdy

March 6, 2023
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If the production sends at least some of the audience members back to the magnificent poetry of The Canterbury Tales, it would have done a mitzvah.

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Theater Impressions: Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” — Diane Paulus Turns “The Tempest” Into a Circus

May 19, 2012
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A.R.T artistic director Diane Paulus, entrepreneur extraordinaire, seems to have plucked impulse for character and meandering plot from a watered (down) idea of The Tempest.

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Theater Commentary: The Artist Takes the Fall

February 9, 2007
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Increasingly, artistic directors are expected to be super-successful fundraisers, an unstable hybrid of peddler and visionary that throttles artistic independence.   By Bill Marx The failure to renew the contract of Robert Woodruff as artistic director of one of America’s major regional theaters, the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, is symptomatic of a new…

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