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Music

Puppets & Performance Art: 69°S (The Shackleton Project)

February 9, 2012

Antarctic artiness at the Paramount.

Music

Boston Premiere of Laurie Anderson’s “Delusion”

September 28, 2011

John Stephen Dwyer reviews Laurie Anderson’s new touring show Delusion.

Theater

The Merchant of Wall Street: Theatre for a New Audience’s “Merchant of Venice”

April 6, 2011

I assume Arts Emerson’s program for The Merchant of Venice quotes TMZ.com‘s reporting on Mel Gibson’s notorious antisemitic remarks next to passages by Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt to demonstrate that the antisemitism of Shakespeare’s Venice is still present today and in the “in-the-near-future” setting of this Theatre for a New Audience production at the Cutler […]

Theater

ERS Services Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”

March 22, 2011

For a book that’s mostly about drinking and eating, it’s no surprise that Elevator Repair Service chose to set their 3 1/2 hour staging of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises in a bar, and named it after the Café Select, the watering hole Hemingway’s emasculated doppelgänger Jake Barnes and his expat circle frequent. Probably due […]

Dance

A Clown, a Ballerina, and a Moore: Basil Twist’s “Petrushka”

November 13, 2010

Puppets playing puppets much better than Diaghilev’s dancers ever could.