Bill Barclay

Theater Review: Hotel Nepenthe — Rooms with a Comically Existential View

February 28, 2011
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Hard luck stories and ghostly characters flit in and out of the creepy yet elegant Hotel Nepenthe, an antique nest where guests are given leopard skin coats while they await their existential fates, sometimes lying in the bathtub. “For its own interests, humor should take its outings in grave company; its cheerful dress gets heightened…

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Theater Review: A Timely ‘Timon of Athens’

May 28, 2010
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This Shakespearean drama is savage and sour, its astringent vision of anger as the sole motive for living anticipating the death’s head satire of Swift, Céline, Thomas Bernhard, and Samuel Beckett. Timon of Athens, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Bill Barclay. Presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at the Midway Studio, Boston, MA, through June 13,…

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