Sunday, November 17, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (54) by Robert Shuman

We, who knew the true nature of the Theatre, understood that the boards of our stage could never become a platform for the spread of propaganda, for the simple reason that the very least uti…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

BACK ON CATFISH ROW by Robert Shuman

(Geoffrey O’Brien’s article appeared in the New York Review of Books, 11/21.)   Porgy and Bess an opera by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, at the Metropol…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ÉDOUARD LOUIS WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THEATER NOW by Robert Shuman

(Joshua Barone’s article appeared in The New York Times,  11/6; via Pam Green.) The French wunderkind’s books have quickly become magnets for the stage. Adaptations of “History of Vio…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

LET’S GO–DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III, DIRECTED BY GARRY HYNES (ONLY UNTIL 11/23) by Robert Shuman

The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater comp…

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NEW BROADWAY “WEST SIDE STORY” TO KICK UP A FUSS: NO INTERMISSION, FAMOUS SONG AND BALLET CUT, VIDEO PROJECTIONS FOR SETS by Robert Shuman

(Roger Friedman’s article appeared on Show Biz 411, 11/10; via the Drudge Report.) Last year, director Ivo von Hove brought his hit London production of “Network” to New York and cause…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

TANIA FISHER INTERVIEW BY LORI BEEDSLER by Robert Shuman

Interview with Tania Fisher, Author of Children’s Book, “Grandma’s Garden” By Lori Beedsler   Briefly, what’s the book about? To a grown up all that happens in this book is that a…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (53) by Robert Shuman

Doctor Stockman became popular at once in Moscow, and especially so in Petrograd. “The Enemy of the People” became the favorite play of the revolutionists, notwithstanding the fact that …

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MARTIN SCORSESE: I SAID MARVEL MOVIES AREN’T CINEMA. LET ME EXPLAIN. by Robert Shuman

(Martin Scorsese’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/6.) When I was in England in early October, I gave an interview to Empire magazine. I was asked a question about Marvel movie…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

LORI BEEDSLER, CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: “GRANDMA’S GARDEN”–AUTHOR TANIA FISHER, ILLUSTRATOR RILEY HAGAN by Robert Shuman

Children’s Book:  “Grandma’s Garden” Author Tania Fisher, Illustrator Riley Hagan Review by Lori Beedsler A simple and inviting title, once you enter “Grandma’s Garden”, you w…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

POWER PLAYS: THEATRE AND EAST GERMANY, 1989 (BBC RADIO 3) by Robert Shuman

POWER PLAYS Listen As East Germany crumbled in 1989, actors were centre stage. Andrew Dickson discovers how had theatre had survived under communist rule, with its censors and secret police …

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Friday, November 1, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (52) by Robert Shuman

Chekhov always had the best of opinion about military men, especially those in active service, for they, in his own words, were to a certain extent the bearers of a cultural mission, since, …

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PETER BROOK INTERVIEWED by Robert Shuman

(Stuart Jeffries’s article appeared in the Spectator, 11/2.) ‘THE ONLY PLACE I CAN’T GET MY PLAYS ON IS BRITAIN’: PETER BROOK INTERVIEWED Stuart Jeffries talks to the loquacious 94-y…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: ‘CITIES IN DUST’ by Robert Shuman

Back by popular demand.  Happy Halloween, from Stage Voices

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Monday, October 28, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (51) by Robert Shuman

The men of Chekhov do not bathe, as we did at that time, in their own sorrow. Just the opposite: they, like Chekhov himself, seek life, joy, laughter, courage. The men and women of Chekhov w…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

REVIEW: DOUBLE, DOUBLE, BURGER AND TROUBLE IN ‘SCOTLAND, PA’ by Robert Shuman

(Jesse Green’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/23; via Pam Green.) When “Macbeth” meets McDonald’s, a meaty new musical is born. When classics get adapted or updated, I of…

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (50) by Robert Shuman

In talking and acting so that the spectator does not understand either the words or the problems of the actors, all that the actor really accomplishes is the letting down and lowering of the…

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“DAVID’S PLAY” BY TOM ROWAN TO BE PERFORMED AT THE NYC INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL.  by Robert Shuman

“David’s Play” by Tom Rowan to be performed at the NYC International Fringe Festival.    Express Lane Productions is proud to present David’s Play, a new play by Tom Rowan (Kiss an…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (49) by Robert Shuman

To heighten tone means to heighten the mood of the audience, to strengthen the interest of the spectator in the performance; to quicken tempo means to live more strongly and intensively and …

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THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED TRU LOVE BENEFIT, SUNDAY, DEC. 8 by Robert Shuman

Theater Resources Unlimited TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams Honoring James Morgan and Haley Swindal Sunday, December 8, 2019 (via Michelle Tabnick) Theater Resources …

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (48) by Robert Shuman

The prevalent mistake of beginning stage directors and actors is that they think that the heightening of tone is the quickening of tempo; that playing in full tone is loud and quick talking …

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LET’S GO:  ‘SUGIMOTO BUNRAKU SONEZAKI SHINJU’ (OCTOBER 19–22, 2019 AT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL) by Robert Shuman

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki U.S. production premiere October 19–22, 2019 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall At the turn of 18th-century Japan, a clerk and a …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (47) by Robert Shuman

The work of stage direction began. As was the custom I wrote a detailed mise en scène,—who must cross to where and why, what he must feel, what he must do, how he must look. . . . (MLIA)

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PLAY FOR TODAY: REWRITING ‘PERICLES’ by Robert Shuman

(Adam Smyth’s article appeared in The London Times, 10/24.) Ben Jonson’s comedy The New Inn (1629) was, by all accounts, a theatrical disaster: ‘negligently played’ at the Blackfri…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (46) by Robert Shuman

Chekhov was most enthusiastic about Hauptmann’s “Lonely Lives.” He saw it for the first time and he liked it more than any of his own plays. (MLIA)

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Monday, October 14, 2019

“TONYA PINKINS’ TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: WOMYN WORKING IT OUT!” AND “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” (REVIEWS FROM NEW YORK) by Robert Shuman

By Bob Shuman Director Tonya Pinkins asked six American women of multi-cultural backgrounds to compose one-acts on the theme of women oppressing women—her seven actors are all women, too…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (45) by Robert Shuman

The Chekhov mood is that cave in which are kept all the unseen and hardly palpable treasures of Chekhov’s soul, so often beyond the reach of mere consciousness. The cave is that vessel in …

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STREAMING LIVE: TUNE IN FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF INTERNATIONAL OPERA STAR JESSYE NORMAN (TODAY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019) by Robert Shuman

Tune In for the Funeral Service of International Opera Star JESSYE NORMAN Today, Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT/10:00 a.m. PT) ABC-TV (Augusta, GA) NBC-TV/CBS-TV (Aug…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (44) by Robert Shuman

I know of no greater idealism than that which believes in a better future although it is surrounded by hopeless circumstances. (MLIA)

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WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL THEATER ADVISORY: TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF FESTIVAL INCLUDES TWO U.S. THEATER PRODUCTION PREMIERES by Robert Shuman

White Light Festival Theater Advisory   Tenth Anniversary of Festival Includes Two U.S. Theater Production Premieres   The premiere of Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (43) by Robert Shuman

There are plays written on the simplest of themes, which in themselves are not interesting. But they are permeated by the eternal, and he who feels this quality in them perceives that they a…

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PETER HANDKE: AN ADVERSARIAL TALENT AND CONTROVERSIAL NOBEL LAUREATE by Robert Shuman

(Hugo Hamilton’s article appeared in the Guardian, 10/10.) Since his 1966 debut The Hornets, the Austrian playwright and author has tested, inspired and shocked audienceshares It was, undo…

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