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  • On the eve

    Off to a good start, with the cleaning in preparation for Kathleen’s family’s descent upon us this afternoon, accompanied by the lessons and carols from King’s College on the radio. Kathleen and J.P. are finishing up the tapas for...
  • Birthday wishes for Mr. Wilbur

    Distracted by the making of paragraphs and domestic duties, I overlooked that March 1 was the ninety-first birthday of Richard Wilbur, one of our most distinguished poets. I heard him read once when I was undergraduate, and a more urbane, witty, and...
  • Canadian couple drive modern twist on Moliere farce

    Canadian couple drive modern twist on Moliere farce
    'Tis the season for sucking up at company holiday parties — or, as Frank, the central character in David Ives' "The School for Lies" would put it, this is prime time, baby, for "two-faced pestilential etiquette." Perchance you indulged in a little...
  • New Anthology Celebrates Two Centuries of Connecticut Poetry

    New Anthology Celebrates Two Centuries of Connecticut Poetry
    If states were poets, California would be big and craggy like Robinson Jeffers, but who would Connecticut be? A consensus of Nutmeg Staters might say Wallace Stevens, the stolid, conservative insurance executive by day who, in his spare hours,...
  • Court Theatre to stage 'Jitney,' Moliere and more

    Chicago's Court Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season. Bereft of new work or major reinterpretation, it seems notably less ambitious than in recent years, but will likely please those who like to see familiar, well-regarded titles. The season begins...
  • Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'

    Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'
    The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry An Anthology Edited by Ilan Stavans Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50 Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?" And now, the question:...
  • Music review: 'Candide' at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    "Candide" -- failed book by Lillian Hellman, delicious lyrics by Richard Wilbur, inspired score by Leonard Bernstein -- opens on Dec. 1, 1956, in New York and closes two months later after 73 performances. Broadway applies the f-word. A flop?......
  • A Noise Within announces its first season in its new theater in Pasadena

     
    A Noise Within will open its new home in Pasadena with a season of Shakespeare and other old favorites as well as some less frequently performed works. The classical repertory company -- which will be marking its 20th anniversary --......
  • Theater review: 'The Bungler' at A Noise Within

     
    Charlotte Stoudt reviews A Noise Within's effervescent staging of Molière's "The Bungler"...
  • Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden

    Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden
    When hundreds of people showed up for a outdoor poetry reading in Farmington in 1992, causing a traffic jam, "it dawned on us," said an organizer, "this was going to be a yearly thing." That was an understatement. That first blockbuster evening has...
  • Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1

    Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1
    Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.   It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...
  • A literary stamp to these three houses

    A literary stamp to these three houses
    In 1937, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay came close to refusing an honorary degree from New York University when she learned she had been excluded from a reception for male recipients of the doctorate at the Waldorf-Astoria and instead was to have a quiet...