Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Joann Green Breuer
Book Review: “From a Distant Relation” — Drowning in Yiddish
What is evident throughout these superb tales of turn-of-century shtetl life is their authenticity.
November Short Fuses – Materia Critica
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Fuse Theater Recommendation: Tennessee Williams’ Original Acts Staged with Aplomb
In the perceptive hands of director Joann Green Breuer, the combination of scripts (stretching from the 1940’s to the 1970’s) proffers a compelling meditation on Tennessee Williams’ exploration of women and desire, as well as some surprising spins on his classic plays.
Fuse Film Clips: Focus on the Boston Jewish Film Festival, Final Films
A Jewish film festival is at heart a communal event, even longer than Hanukkah. If one needs proof of community, see who the sponsors are. By Joann Green Breuer. My final film of this year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival was The Girl from a Reading Primer, directed by Edyta Wroblewska in Poland. It is short […]
Book Review: Mamet’s Minimal-Minded ‘Theatre’
Theatre by David Mamet. Faber and Faber, 157 pages, $22 Reviewed By Joann Green Breuer David Mamet’s concise and consistently frustrating book, Theatre, informs even while it infuriates, arguing for throwing out babes with the bath water as if theatre could, or should, make a splash without them. Get your towels out. But as you […]