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Richard Wilbur

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  • FALL 2010: A Voltaire musical? Must be Mary Zimmerman at the Goodman

     
    Director Mary Zimmerman conducts a rehearsal with members of the cast of "Candide" at the Goodman Theatre. (William DeShazer/ Chicago Tribune) In the Goodman Theatre rehearsal room, almost bare except for a clutch of warm bodies, a group of overheated.......
  • 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?......
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...