F Scott Fitzgerald

Theater Review: The A.R.T.’s Not-So-Great “Gatsby”

June 17, 2024
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The creators of “Gatsby” have fashioned some inventive ways to make the story seem more contemporary. None of that, however, seems enough to justify the enormous amount of energy and talent that was expended in this production.

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Book Review: “The Great Gatsby” — The Greatest American Novel?

October 11, 2014
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There’s no debate: The Great Gatsby is the Great American Novel, with Moby Dick and Huckleberry Finn as also-rans.

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REVISED: Judicial Review #11: “The Great Gatsby” — A Great Opera?

May 20, 2013
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This Judicial Review deals with the Boston premiere of John Harbison’s opera version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Read the reactions and join the conversation.

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Fuse Commentary: Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Kitsch? A Glimpse of Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby

May 26, 2012
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Judging by the trailer for The Great Gatsby, it looks as if director Baz Luhrmann’s habitual excess will overwhelm the lyrical beauty and subtle power of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s prose.

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Theater Review: All Glory to “Gatz” — “The Great Gatsby” Takes the Stage

March 31, 2012
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In “Gatz,” F Scott Fitzgerald’s words come at the audience like bullets because they are so relevant to so much of American life today. And create the kind of catharsis, that peculiar combination of pity and fear, that is the mark of truly great theater.

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