| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis.
Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams'"A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Broadhurst Theatre has one thing that distinguishes it from its predecessor productions -- it's performed by a cast of mostly African American actors.
Blair Underwood and...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Multiple Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey will star in Sam Shepard's "Cirse of the Starving Class" in early 2013 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
The announmcement will be made Monday night, along with the other shows slated for the 2012-13 season for the...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The return of Judith Ivey, a "world premiere" work about Louis Armstrong and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" are among the shows for the 2012-13 season at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
The 48th season opens with the new one-person...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| May 22, 2012
Actor Blair Underwood is the first African-American man to star in a Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." He stopped by live to talk about this Tennessee Williams classic which has has extended its Broadway run to Aug. 19.
| Jul 5, 2008
Reading "The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal" is like watching a cobra devour forest vermin. Even if you don't have much feeling for the prey, you may pause at the thought of what might happen if the monster turned its attention on you.
Not that Vidal...
| Mar 17, 2010
| 12:44 PM
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway's Key West home, where the American author lived in the 1930s, has been designated a literary landmark.
Hemingway, who lived in the Spanish-colonial home with his second wife Pauline and their two sons,...
| Nov 21, 2009
Chicago's Feltre School offers discussion of the great works, in a no-commitment setting.
One thing to know about our book club: The discussions are intelligent without being fussy, and fun without being frivolous. Author we'd most like to meet: Yann...
| Aug 29, 2010
Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
| Oct 4, 2009
Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
| Feb 8, 2009
In Donald Margulies' new play, "Time Stands Still," a top photojournalist recovers from a near-fatal roadside bomb blast as her long-term relationship with a reporter undergoes its own test of survival. Margulies, whose widely admired plays "Sight Unseen"...