Thinking About Theater

A Playwright's Political Madhouse (Part II)
Our theater's vitamin deficiency: not enough George Bernard Shaw.
A Playwright's Political Madhouse
Our theater's vitamin deficiency: not enough George Bernard Shaw.
Vacancies for Visionaries (Part II)
The recent deaths of Zelda Fichandler and James Houghton leave the theater with a special kind of job openings — for true believers.
Vacancies for Visionaries
The recent deaths of Zelda Fichandler and James Houghton leave the theater with a special kind of job openings — for true believers.
Notes on O'Neill's Ghosts (Part II)
Long Day's Journey Into Night haunts America for so many reasons.
Notes on O'Neill's Ghosts
Long Day's Journey Into Night haunts America for so many reasons.
The Crucible's Historical Melting Pot (Part II)
Witch-hunters, blacklisters, and many cultural crosscurrents infuse Arthur Miller's play.
The Crucible's Historical Melting Pot
Witch-hunters, blacklisters, and many cultural crosscurrents infuse Arthur Miller's play.
Our Shrinking Repertoire (Part II)
New plays are fine (when they're fine), but what about the great plays?
Our Shrinking Repertoire
New plays are fine (when they're fine), but what about the great plays?