Richard Nelson

Fuse Stage Review: Richard Nelson’s “Hungry” — The Terrible Beauty of Theater

March 29, 2016
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Richard Nelson’s family members talk to each other, not to us. We are privileged to be permitted to listen in.

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Jazz Concert Review: Mark Harvey and The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra—Boston Giants

October 12, 2015
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trumpeter–composer Mark Harvey’s imaginative conducting made the pieces work together in fascinating ways.

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Theater Review: Gloucester Stage Company’s “Sweet and Sad” — Subtle to a Fault

June 16, 2015
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Richard Nelson does not compel us to pay attention to his characters’ psychological disclosures, and his reluctance to underline is refreshing.

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Fuse Theater Commentary/Review: On American Stages — No Politics, Please

March 14, 2015
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In 1939, Clifford Odets wrote that ‘we are living at a time when new art works should shoot bullets.” Fat chance of any shots coming from our voluntarily disarmed theaters.

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Theater Comment: Richard Nelson’s “The Apple Family Plays” — An Edenic Experience

December 11, 2013
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Dramatist Richard Nelson’s language is plain poetry, which passes as prose. It is conversation, as another poet hymned, transmogrified.

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Theater Commentary/Review: A Not So Dumb “Month in The Country”

August 10, 2012
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Given the Russian writer’s modernist pedigree, should director/playwright Richard Nelson and translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky be punished for putting some “unevenesses” into their staging of Turgenev’s finest play, “A Month in the Country”? I think not.

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Theater Review: Dumbing Down “A Month in the Country”

August 8, 2012
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A 19th-century Russian masterpiece presented in a translation and a production whose mishmash of style distorts the play and confuses both actors and audiences.

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