The overall thesis of this short book/long essay is that both Charles Dickens and Prince embody a certain kind of rare genius combined with a freakishly inexhaustible work ethic.
Theater Review: “Madame Defarge” — Epic Lite
Director Ellie Heyman and her talented cast have their hands full with this new work because it is, in some ways, a tale of two musicals.
Film Review: “The Invisible Woman” — The Elusive Story of Boz’s Babe
We do feel Charles Dickens’s heart tenderly beating, swept away by Nelly Ternan’s poised beauty, and it’s touching in an almost Chekhovian way, his being smitten by a love which can only bring sorrow.
Theater Interview: The Lyric Stage’s Great Expectations
Like just about everything nowadays, the word epic has been downsized, cut and packaged for the short-attention-span generation. Sure, there are ballyhooed mammoth projects, such as the recent films of James Cameron, but the director/producer pulled them off after years of preparation and with millions of dollars at his disposal. By Chantal Mendes. You want […]