Theater Review: Anne Washburn’s “Antlia Pneumatica” — All Sound and No Dramatic Fury

April 28, 2016
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Long stretches of the evening ask the audience to listen to annoying children’s voices in the dark.

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Theater Review: “Mr. Burns” at the Lyric Stage — Not so Electrifying

April 14, 2016
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Anne Washburn has a number of good ideas in this play, but the execution falls short.

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World Theater: Sucked Dry, or Let Romania Speak for Itself

November 1, 2008
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By Bill Marx Earlier this month, Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, stoked up the cultural consternation machine when he implied that American writers are too provincial to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. American literary life is “too isolated, too insular” he opines, its writers don’t translate particularly well and they aren’t…

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