March Short Fuses — Materia Critica

March 2, 2023
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Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.

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Theater Review: A Flawed But Compelling “Ajax” at the American Repertory Theater

March 3, 2011
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Though it ends on an image of uneasy forgiveness, Ajax revolves around a worm hole of irrationality – Athena takes extreme actions and makes uncompromising demands but still insists on the “balance” of the gods

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Coming Attractions in Theater: February 2011

January 28, 2011
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A hold-onto-your seat month with some intriguing world premieres, including a musical version of a Korean folktale, an attempt to turn Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound into a rock event, and a cerebral confab featuring Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. By Bill Marx. King Lear by William Shakespeare. Directed by Michael Grandage. NT Live screens the…

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